Archive for November, 2011

11/1/2011

Health Report

Kale Waldorf Salad Serves 6 This variation on the classic Waldorf salad uses vitamin-rich kale instead of lettuce and blends apple and walnuts into the dressing for a creamy consistency without the traditional mayonnaise base. Ingredients 4 cups packed finely chopped raw kale, preferably dinosaur kale 1 large red apple (such as Fuji or Honeycrisp), chopped, […]

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11/1/2011

Highlights

Art Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The Petticoat Painters exhibition Provocative Petticoats continues through Nov. 10 in the Durante Gallery, with Fresh Paints from three Ringling College illustration grads on view through Dec. 15 in the Cultural Media Room. Opening Nov. 18 to run through Dec. 15: the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society juried show. […]

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11/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

The party no one wants to miss this fall is the Betty Schoenbaum tribute on Nov. 6 at the Hyatt, for the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center. Not that it’s going to be so fancy—it’s not black-tie—but because it promises social drama, a great life story, and a lot of emotion. Betty is a lesson to […]

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11/1/2011

From The Editor

Growing up, I loved fairy tales so much that for an entire year, I started every naptime by acting out Snow White. My mother would find an apple with one bite missing when she checked on me as I lay sleeping—presumably languishing under the spell of the Wicked Queen’s poisoned fruit. By the time I […]

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11/1/2011

Was Justice Served?

In the fall of 2008, 22-year-old Charles McKenzie III was a bright star in Sarasota’s glittering theater firmament. Handsome, charming and talented, he’d performed standout roles with virtually every local theater group, including professional roles at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre and Asolo Rep. Just back from New York City for his first audition, he […]

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11/1/2011

Design Stars

Once eclipsed by big-name design houses, independent jewelry artisans are flourishing, as customers seek out beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs—personal pieces that express the designer’s unique skills and sensibility. Already home to a number of talented jewelers, Sarasota has some rising stars on the horizon. These men and women are creating fresh and exquisite pieces that are […]

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11/1/2011

The Craft Beer Craze

Brewsky. Suds. Barley pop. A cold one. These names denote what beer has been for most of recent history—Everyman’s drink. Beer was a blue-collar libation meant to be cold, cheap and agreeably tasteless. It was the reward for a hard day’s work. It wasn’t anything to fuss over or savor. Oh, how times have changed. […]

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11/1/2011

This Way to Broadway

An old producer with a jaundiced view of Broadway recently surveyed the new crop of original musicals and said: “You know, from the looks of things, I’d say Spider-Man might win the Tony for Best Musical next year.” That the most expensive and dangerous show in Broadway history—$80 million and counting, four actors rushed to […]

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11/1/2011

2011 Season Preview

DANCE Dancing Diamonds The legendary Suzanne Farrell on the piece that’s at the heart of her collaboration with the Sarasota Ballet. BACK-STAGE STORY Every time I stage one of Balanchine’s ballets, I see something different. I’m constantly discovering another facet of his genius. I call Mr. B’s ballets “worlds” because each one is so different. […]

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