Archive for November, 2012

11/1/2012

Only in Sarasota: John Henry’s Complexus

John Henry’s Complexus, U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. Part of the 2011-2012 Season of Sculpture, this work may find a permanent home in Sarasota; the Sarasota Public Art Fund is raising money to purchase the 70-foot-tall sculpture and give it to the city. (To learn more aboout the fund, contact Tom Savage at tjso84@aol.com.) Related […]

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11/1/2012

Sarasota After Dark: Nocturnal Nature

For spectacle and entertainment, you can’t beat the great outdoors. Moon Over Myakka Concert Series Myakka River State Park comes alive at night, to the tune of ‘gators, frogs, coyotes and all the other animals who call the park home. The Friends of Myakka add live music to the mix. Moon Over Myakka is a […]

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11/1/2012

Sarasota After Dark: Bandwidth

These local musicians deliver a range of sounds, from country to alt-rock and beyond. Listen up. Pound for pound, tune for tune, few Florida cities can touch Sarasota when it comes to musical talent these days. Believe it. Over the past few years, fans have witnessed a rising tide of ambition and creativity in what […]

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11/1/2012

Insider: Play

Mild temperatures, calm waters and consistent, favorable wind year-round make Sarasota Bay a sailor’s heaven and ideal locale for events like the 33rd annual Drumstick Regatta, Nov. 17, hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Lean Back: Competitive sailors often “hike out,” with their bodies fully extended over the water. This helps keep the boat from […]

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11/1/2012

Good Deal: Boothbay Harbor Lobster Direct

The Place: Boothbay Harbor Lobster Direct, 1839 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 556-9039. The Fare: Seafood market featuring Maine lobster airlifted in alive and sold at an excellent price ($6.99/lb. on a recent visit but varies), either steamed or ready to cook at home. The Drill: I owe this discovery to my brother, Frank, who never […]

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11/1/2012

War By Other Means

Tony-winning director Frank Galati, directing this month’s 1776 for Asolo Rep, reflects on a career spent on the battlegrounds of the theater.

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11/1/2012

Get The Look: Mid-Century Modern

When Robert and Julie Garvin purchased the renowned Philip Hiss Studio on Lido Shore’s Westway Drive, they set out to decorate the beautifully preserved library with furnishings worthy of its classic Sarasota School of Architecture style. Designed by Tim Seibert (then 25 years old and working in Paul Rudolph’s architecture practice), the studio was built […]

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11/1/2012

Top Tickets: November 2012

Little Nemo in Slumberland The Sarasota Youth Opera has a world premiere with this brand-new adaptation of the famous Winsor McKay comic strip, by composer Daron Hagen and librettist J.D. McClatchy. It’s not just for kids; McKay’s Nemo adventures remain magical more than 100 years after they first appeared in print. At the Sarasota Opera […]

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11/1/2012

My World: Mary Bensel

Van Wezel executive director Mary Bensel on hot tickets, pre-show panic and picky performers. What shows are often requested? I get Barbra Streisand all the time. I would book her in a hot minute, or Michael Bublé and Josh Groban. They would be perfect for the Van Wezel, but they’re still performing in arenas, and […]

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11/1/2012

Insider: Showtime!

Florida Studio Theatre’s Richard Hopkins will welcome fans to the grand opening of the expanded Gomperz Theatre at the Next Act Gala on Nov. 29. The theater now includes a full-service café and bar along with new lobby space, restrooms and more seats. With the building’s expansion (and a new cabaret space opening in January), […]

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11/1/2012

Insider: Hot Dish November 2012

Sun Garden Café’s Green Flash Salad While I’ve never seen the legendary “green flash” on the horizon at sunset, I can tell you the Green Flash Salad at Sun Garden on Siesta Key will make you a true believer in all things green. Fresh baby arugula and baby spinach, with a generous portion of sliced […]

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11/1/2012

Mr. Chatterbox: Ultimate New York Experience

This Month: The ultimate New York experience? If you ask me, it’s Bergdorf Goodman. Related Articles: The Ultimate Experience Guide Your Ultimate Guide to Gulf Seafood Letter From New York

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