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July 2014

Sam Woolf Returns to Bradenton on American Idol Live! Tour

Sam Woolf Returns to Bradenton on American Idol Live! Tour American Idol fans, take note: The American Idol Live! 2014 tour is coming to Sarasota on July 17 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and included in this year’s show is Bradenton native Sam Woolf, a graduate of Braden River High School, who finished […]

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October 2013

Ringling International Arts Festival Opens Next Wednesday

Here’s a preview of what you can expect at this year’s festival.

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March 2013

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: March 7, 2013

This Week’s Top 5 1. Opening Saturday night, the Sarasota Opera’s American Classics series takes on John Steinbeck’s masterwork, Of Mice and Men, which was transformed into an opera in 1970 by composer Carlisle Floyd. It’s a new way of experiencing the poignant story of Depression-era farmhands George and Lennie. Bonus for Sarasota Magazine subscribers: […]

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February 2013

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend, 2/22/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. At last, spring training starts this weekend, with the Baltimore Orioles squaring off against the Minnesota Twins Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium, and the Pittsburgh Pirates facing the Atlanta Braves Sunday afternoon at newly renovated McKechnie Field. On Friday from 9:15 a.m. to noon, you can go out to Ed Smith and watch the […]

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February 2013

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend, 2/14/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. Rain or shine, get ready to chill tonight at the Hangar at Flight Source with pop star Jon Secada. (It’s moved indoors from the bayfront Powel Crosley Mansion due to inclement weather.) The Chillounge Night folks bring their chic outdoor lounge furniture to Flight Source for a “Return to Romance”: […]

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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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February 2013

What to do in Sarasota This Weekend: 2/1/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. A triple treat from the supremely talented Sarasota Ballet this weekend: five performances of works by Sir Frederick Ashton (Birthday Offering), the company’s own Jamie Carter (Between Longing and Yearning, shown here) and Changing Light, a world premiere by Royal Ballet star Will Tuckett. At the FSU Center. 2. “Hot stuff” is how one […]

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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

What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend, 1/11/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 Achingly beautiful botanicals like you’ve never seen beforeby Philadelphia artist MF Cardamone are on exhibit through March 23 at Selby Gardens. Cardamone worked with Selby staff to incorporate plants found in the Gardens collection for her “Florida Fantastica” works. Lots of special events around the exhibit, including a luncheon Jan. 21 […]

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