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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

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The Patterson Foundation’s Legacy of Valor

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June 2013

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Circus performers

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June 2013

Sarasota Film Festival Cinema Tropicale

Sarasota Magazine Limelight Galleries

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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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March 2013

Rodeo Days

By Kay Kipling It’s man against beast when brave cowboys (or cowgirls) take to the ring March 8-10 for the 85th annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo in DeSoto County, at the arena on Heard Street. It’s a proud tradition of Cracker country, started back in 1928 to raise money for an American Legion building. Now […]

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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

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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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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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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