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February 2013

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 2/8/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. People are still buzzing about Bill Bowers’ powerful Sarasota debut a couple of years ago. He returns to the Historic Asolo Theater tonight through Saturday with Beyond Words, a poetic mixture of music, monologues and mime that’s part of the Ringling Museum’s intriguing “Art of Our Time” initiative. Photo by David […]

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January 2013

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 1/25/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. On the heels (pun intended) of his history-making walk over Niagara Falls and before he tackles the Grand Canyon this summer, daredevil wire walker Nik Wallenda will headline this year’s edition of Circus Sarasota, opening Friday in the Big Top on 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. Through Feb. 15; tickets start at […]

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January 2013

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 11/18/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. If you’re nuts for musical theater, Sarasota Orchestra’s pop series opener is right up your (Shubert) Alley. “Bravo Broadway” features Doug LaBreque (Phantom of the Opera, Showboat), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast) and Lisa Vroman (Les Miserables) backed by the full orchestra. Friday and Saturday night at the Van […]

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January 2013

Walter Isaacson on Writing, Sarasota and Steve Jobs.

By Megan McDonald You’ve probably heard Walter Isaacson’s name before: He’s a former TIME magazine editor, the former chairman and CEO of CNN, a member of the board of directors of Teach for America and the current president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. He’s also a prolific […]

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December 2012

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 12/6/2012

Your Weekend Top 5 1. The Van Wezel opens its Broadway season tonight and tomorrow with the national touring production of Catch Me If You Can. The Tony Award-nominated musical relates the wild adventures of con man Frank Abagnale, who, in pursuit of the good life, poses as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer. […]

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November 2012

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 11/29/2012

Your Weekend Top 5 1. Kitty, the Patagonian sea lion,above, is all smiles because she and her BFFs, Rose and Stella, will be wintering at Mote Aquarium.  The special exhibit, “Sea Lions: On the Water’s Edge,” opens Saturday, after a rollicking Sea Lion Soiree Friday night in the Mote courtyard. (Get your tickets for the cocktail […]

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November 2012

Capturing Camelot: A Q&A with Kitty Kelley

By Megan McDonald Kitty Kelley will visit the Women’s Resource Center next week to discuss and sign her new book. Kitty Kelley, the writer known for her popular—and often controversial—biographies of American celebrities, has just published a new book: Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys, which features more than 200 photos of […]

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November 2012

My Closet, My Self

“Closetologist” Jackie Walker on the psychology of our closets.

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November 2012

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Your Weekend Top 5 1. The Asolo Rep opens its much-anticipated “All-American Character” season Friday night with the Tony Award-winning musical 1776. Directed by Tony winner Frank Galati (who directed the Asolo’s triumphant My Fair Lady last season), it’s a lively look at the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence—a fitting balm after our […]

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March 2011

Weekend Recap: The Ringling International Arts Festival and Chillounge Night 2011

It was another jam-packed weekend here in Sarasota—particularly Saturday night, which saw the announcement of the 2011 Ringling International Arts Festival performance schedule as well as the fourth annual Sarasota Chillounge Night. Look for more from our Arts & Travel blogger, Charlie Huisking, tomorrow regarding the Ringling International Arts Festival lineup, but here’s some background […]

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