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Susan Rife


AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Smiley takes on an entire century in her trilogy

I’m a big fan of Jane Smiley, having read and enjoyed just about all of her books. And I admire the premise of her “The… Read more »

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Teaching flutists how to practice correctly

The flute, says world-renowned flutist Robert Aitken, is both the easiest and the hardest instrument to play. Easy, because nearly everyone can pick it up… Read more »


NOW PLAYING July 5-11: Book and author events

  SARASOTA FICTION WRITERS meet at 6 p.m. July 7 at Selby Library, 1331 first St., for a writing workshop with guest speaker Linnea Sinclair,… Read more »

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What sets Florida art apart?

There’s something about the quality of the light in Florida that sets the artwork in “Florida Flavor” apart, in the eyes of artist Robert Tarbell…. Read more »

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Retired English teacher moves into art

Mixed-media artist Brenda Alcorn, who recently retired after teaching English for 30 years at Manatee High School, is the featured artist for July at Island… Read more »

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Celebrating Independence Day with music

If the mere thought of being outdoors in sweltering heat and humidity on the Fourth of July has you running for the air-conditioning, celebrate indoors… Read more »

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Beach program tonight, weather permitting

After the first summer beach program in June was canceled due to an impending thunderstorm, the Hermitage Artist Retreat takes another crack at it tonight… Read more »


'Fractal Art' and 'No Boundaries' at ArtCenter Manatee

Artist Joseph Presley combines mathematics with modern technology to turn multi-layered fractals into paintings in “Fractal Art,” which opened this week at ArtCenter Manatee. Since… Read more »

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Puppetry exhibit opens in St. Pete

“World by a String: Masters of Puppetry,” featuring puppets from the Pellone/Barrett collection and Florida artists, opens tonight at Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg…. Read more »

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A larger stage for fighting hate

John Sims’ project, “13 Flag Funerals,” is part of a 15-year effort to confront the racial history of the South. … Read more »

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Hometown girl a rarity at Sarasota Music Festival

Ye Young Yoo doesn’t have much of a home field advantage at the Sarasota Music Festival, even though she is that rarity at the three-week… Read more »


Key Chorale continues collaborations in new season

Key Chorale, Sarasota’s symphonic chorus, will continue its role as a producer of collaborative musical events in the 2015-2016 season, from community-wide choral events to… Read more »


Now playing June 14-20: Book and author events

BLOOMSDAY will be marked by a special reading of “She’ll Stick To Ye” by Jack Gilhooley at 2 p.m. June 14 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main… Read more »

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Festival moves into final week

Conductor Hugh Wolff has been on the faculty at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado for many years, but it took his son to get… Read more »

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A toe-tappin' sing-along

‘Hootenanny’ draws crowds to Asolo Rep after Sunday matinees of ‘Woody Sez’
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