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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

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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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

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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November 2012

Saranova and Me

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

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