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February 2013

Top Tickets: February 2013

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 the package. Show […]

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February 2013

L.A. Style

        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 desert, giving a fresh and accessible modern image to […]

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Architect John Potvin and his wife Kathy.
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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Photos Courtesy Steppenwolf Theatre and Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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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Saranova and Me (Gary Kelley)
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

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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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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July 2012

Summer Fun

Sarasota has become a year-round city, with more full-time residents—and summer tourists—than ever before. These days, earthshaking thunderstorms and air-conditioned movies aren’t the only entertainment, as arts groups have extended their seasons and camps and special events cater to every imaginable interest. And now that the snowbirds have flown back North, you can discover new […]

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July 2012

Best In Shows

Boldest Interpretation of Shakespeare That would be the Asolo Rep’s and director Michael Donald Edwards’ Hamlet, Prince of Cuba. For me, not everything in this updated and relocated production worked, but it certainly took chances, and the performances that were done in Spanish (with English surtitles) were a new and welcome reach-out to our Hispanic […]

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