Archive for February, 2013

02/28/2013

From the Editor: 10 GOOD YEARS

When we walked out of The World’s Fastest Indian, George and I were sniffling. The true-life story of a 68-year-old New Zealand man with heart disease who set a world speed record on his souped-up 1920s Indian motorcycle had thrilled and touched us. He died soon afterwards, but he’d lived so fully and fearlessly that even […]

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02/28/2013

TOP TICKETS

Miss Saigon At long last, the Manatee Players open their new home at 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, with this Claude-Michel Schoenberg-Alain Boublil-Richard Maltby Jr. update of the tragic tale of Madame Butterfly. It’s a dramatic show for a dramatic new space. Runs March 28 through April 14. 748-5875, manateeplayers.com.   Of Mice and Men […]

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02/26/2013

Star of the Opera Luncheon

Limelight: People & Parties

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02/25/2013

The Met Lifestyle: Spring 2013

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02/24/2013

Take Stock in Children Sailors & Sandals

Limelight: People & Parties

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02/22/2013

WEB EXTRA: Matthew McLendon Talks Ringling and Ritts

By Taylor Meredith   As the curator of modern and contemporary art at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Matthew McLendon has many responsibilities—including overseeing around 5,000 objects (a third of the museum’s permanent collection), conducting research on all the museum’s different collections, and perfecting and sharing those  collections with an audience. His […]

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02/20/2013

Sarasota Exotic Car Fest

Limelight: People & Parties

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02/18/2013

The Van Wezel Program Book

Click the image above to view the digital edition of the Van Wezel Program Book. Related Articles: Noisemaker—Bleu Book Architecture Guru Carl Abbott Releases New Book Sarasota’s Georgia Kossoff Creates Affairs of the Heart CPR Program

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02/11/2013

Web Extra: More Parties to Die For

[easyrotator]erc_77_1360612074[/easyrotator] Looking for even more parties to die for? Here are some more behind-the-scenes photos from just a few of Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes’ over-the-top events. Rainer and Wolfes will be speaking at this year’s Ringling in Bloom; to read their party-planning tips, click here. Related Articles: Web Extra: Historic Egmont Key “If It’s […]

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02/1/2013

Restaurant Review: Yummy House

By John Bancroft The marvelously well-named Yummy House on the North Trail is first and foremost an excellent restaurant serving delicious dishes, both familiar and exotic, in a pleasant, upbeat dining room done in understated earth colors and with tables dressed in white cloths. That its primary fare is Hong Kong/Cantonese is a deliriously happy […]

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02/1/2013

Silver Stars: The Best Silver Serveware From Local Shops

By Carol Tisch 1 Fresh catch from the January gift fairs: just-introduced Mariposa serving bowls in recycled aluminum like Sea Border ($144) or Oceanus Starfish with aqua porcelain glaze ($159). White Egret, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island, (941) 778-3782. 2 Super bowls by superstar designers for Alessi include the stri-kingly simple stainless steel Ovale […]

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02/1/2013

Good Deal: Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

By John Bancroft The place: Nancy’s Bar-B-Q, 301 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-2271. The goods: Nancy Krohngold describes her cozy Florida retro restaurant—the one with the red tractor out front at the corner of Ringling and Pineapple—as “a fast casual barbecue joint.” The drill: Regular readers know we love Nancy’s for all the right […]

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