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Flirting with fans at the Ringling

“Fan-Tastic!” a collection of more than 250 fans from the Ringling Museum’s collection opens in two galleries at the museum April 3 in two galleries at… Read more »


Mike Solomon works on display at Alfstad&

“Sea of Light,” a collection of large-scale, wave-shaped fiberglass sculptures, paintings and prints by Mike Solomon, goes on display for the month of April at… Read more »

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota shows its growth

When John Fischer joined Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota a little over a decade ago, it offered something like a half-dozen concerts per year. Next… Read more »


Waterfront art exhibits celebrate our differences

Display of supersized banners debuts in Sarasota’s Island Park and Bradenton’s Riverwalk…. Read more »

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival celebrates 'Things New'

Jerry Bilik has made a career writing music for TV shows, commercial accounts, and the marching band at his alma mater, the University of Michigan…. Read more »

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Rising waters: Living in a world of climate change

14,000-gallon aquarium art piece installed on bayfront adjacent to Cà d’ Zan…. Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' marries the personal and the political

Songs from the Weimar Republic, that 14-year span between the end of World War I and the rise of the Nazis in Germany, always sound… Read more »

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CREATIVE PROCESS: Ron and Harold Kendall can't live without art in their lives

Harold Kendall bought his first piece of art when he was 15 years old, at the Hatfield Gallery in Los Angeles, across from the famous… Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra to finish Masterworks season with 'melancholic but joyful' program

Next weekend’s final Masterworks concerts of the Sarasota Orchestra’s 2014-15 season have been, in the words of music director Anu Tali, “carefully selected to wish… Read more »

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Open house with new collection at Clyde Butcher's photography studio

Famed nature photographer Clyde Butcher and his wife Niki will unveil a new photography collection at an open house March 21-22 at Butcher’s gallery and… Read more »

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Jackie Evancho in concert March 24 at Van Wezel

Fourteen-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho, whose third studio album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s classical chart, will perform next Tuesday at the Van Wezel Performing… Read more »


REVIEW: Cirque des Voix an unusual and mostly effective blend of chorale and circus

At first blush, combining a 100-voice classical vocal ensemble, an orchestra and circus acts seems an odd mixture, sort of like a fish riding a… Read more »

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Ying Quartet in two performances

The Ying Quartet, which occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, will present two Artist Series of Sarasota concerts at 7:30 p.m…. Read more »

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Friends and fiction among the Amish

Wanda Brunstetter does not live in Sarasota’s Pinecraft neighborhood, nor is she Amish, yet she’s built a substantial career writing books — novels and cookbooks… Read more »

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: 'Lost & Found' by Brooke Davis

Three lives collide in Australian author Brooke Davis’s debut novel, “Lost & Found,” in a story that charmingly combines comedy and tragedy. The story opens… Read more »

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