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July 2013

Sarasota Tastemakers on What They’re Reading, Playing and Listening To

What I’m listening to: Thomas Koch, founder, Guitar Sarasota Miles Davis’ classic jazz album from the ’60s, Kind of Blue. There’s no guitar in Davis’ ensemble, and his music is the complete opposite of the classical guitar-playing that I do. I listen to it so I can ease out of the music I surround myself […]

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June 2013

Top Tickets: June 2013 Events

Arts editor Kay Kipling picks her June 2013 top tickets.

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June 2013

Exclusive: Nik Wallenda on Family, Fame, Fortune—and the Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda strides into this month’s walk across the Grand Canyon with a worldwide fan base and high hopes for expanding his family’s fame—and fortune.

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June 2013

Party Girl Saddles Up for the 2013 Cattle Baron’s Ball

Veronica Pastore hits the 2013 Sarasota Cattle Baron’s Ball–here are the details.

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May 2013

Catching the Rhythm: Choreographer Noah Racey

Choreographer Noah Racey’s “Pulse” opens at Asolo Rep this month.

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May 2013

Sarasota Events: May 2013 Top Tickets

Arts editor Kay Kipling picks her top Sarasota arts and entertainment events for May 2013.

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May 2013

Party Girl: Planned Parenthood Annual Dinner Celebration

Embracing the mission at Planned Parenthood’s annual dinner.

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Sarasota Count Fair, March 15-24.
March 2013

March 2013 Highlights

By Kay Kipling   ART Selby Gallery. Showing here through April 3: Abstract, adj.; Expressing a quality apart from an object, featuring works by a range of abstract artists. 359-7563. Ringling Museum of Art. Remaining on view through April 14: Paolo Veronese: A Master and his Workshop in Renaissance Venice. Continuing in the Searing Wing […]

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February 2013

WEB EXTRA: Matthew McLendon Talks Ringling and Ritts

Curator of modern and contemporary art Matthew McLendon on Ritts’ enduring legacy.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 […]

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February 2013

February Highlights

By Kay Kipling Nick Wallenda appears with Circus Sarasota, through Feb. 15.   Art Venice Art Center. A portrait and figure open show continues through Feb. 15, with a special fine arts show also set for Feb. 23 and 24. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. Remaining on view through Feb. 16: Phases of Identity, a collaborative installation […]

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February 2013

Top Tickets: February 2013

This month’s top events.By Kay Kipling Sheryl Crow Multiple Grammy winner Crow (All I Wanna Do, Soak Up the Sun) makes her Sarasota debut with a rocking concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Van Wezel; it’s also the night of the Van Wezel Foundation’s gala, with dinner and a cocktail hour part of […]

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February 2013

L.A. Style

Herb Ritts’ “L.A. Style” comes to the Ringling Museum.         Herb Ritts was a California kid who grew up to photograph some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, along with famous fashion models and other beautiful bodies. He often photographed his arresting subjects in iconic California sunshine, sometimes on the beach or in the […]

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November 2012

Curtain Goes Up for Florida Studio Theatre’s New Additions

By Kay Kipling Florida Studio Theatre formally opened its new, renovated, revitalized Gompertz Theatre on First Street Thursday night during its “Next Act” gala, which also took a look back at the theater’s 38-year history in Sarasota. Theater patrons had actually glimpsed the inside of the venerable theater (which started life as a silent motion […]

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Les Miz explodes onto the Van Wezel stage. (Deen van Meer)
November 2012

Sarasota After Dark: Best of The Season

Arts editor Kay Kipling picks the best of the 2012 Sarasota arts season.

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November 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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November 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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November 2012

Saranova and Me

Novelist and screenwriter Adam Davies takes a late-night tour with Sarasota’s greatest Lothario.

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November 2012

November 2012 Highlights

Kay Kipling’s calendar of the best arts and entertainment events for November. Art Venice Art Center. The Fall Members Show concludes Nov. 2 here; it’s followed by the Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibition, opening Nov. 9 to run through Dec. 8. 485-7136. Sarasota Chalk Festival. The festival continues its Circus City: USA celebration with street performers, […]

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August 2012

“It’s My Passion”

Matchless Thrills James Uihlein carries on a proud family tradition while savoring the adrenaline rush of polo. For James Uihlein, polo is a family tradition—his grandfather, Robert A. Uihlein Jr., helped introduce the sport to his native Wisconsin, where the family owned the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company for more than 100 years; and his father […]

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August 2012

Connoisseur’s Calendar

2012 BBC Proms, London Join up to 1,500 “Prommers” at concerts at Albert Hall and get caught up in the excitement that engulfs the city during the annual Proms. The program is packed with world premieres, classical favorites and internationally renowned musicians. Part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012, a four-year program of cultural events that […]

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