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The Creative Process: For Dick Hyman, a world premiere in Venice

Piano legend writes concerto, which he will perform Saturday with the Venice Symphony…. Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra's Masterworks 6: A muscular harp concerto

Xavier de Maistre was 9 when he fell in love with his harp teacher. And because he loved her and wanted to make her happy,… Read more »

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As a child, my favorite fairy tales were those by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, not just because I grew up near a small… Read more »

Arts | Blog | Saturday | Section | This Weekend 

'Devil's Swamp' opens with reception Saturday

Works by American artist, Ringling College of Art and Design professor and three-time Hermitage Artist Retreat resident artist Michael Wyshock are on display March 3-27… Read more »

Arts | Blog | Friday | Section | This Weekend 

Opera and arias at Church of the Redeemer Friday night

A night of opera and arias will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Great Music in Sacred Spaces series at the… Read more »

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Botanical photography on display at State of the Arts Gallery

Works by botanical photographer David Leaser are on display at State of the Arts Gallery through April 1. Noted for his highly detailed large-scale images,… Read more »

Arts | Blog | Section | Sunday | This Weekend 

Dresden Philhamonic to perform SCA concert Sunday

The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) continues its 70th season with a Sunday afternoon performance featuring the Dresden Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Sanderling, with guest cellist… Read more »

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'Carmina Burana' at SCF Bradenton Sunday afternoon

The choirs and symphony orchestra at State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, will combine for a performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” Sunday afternoon. Orff’s 1936… Read more »

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Artist's Cafe opens in Gulf Gate

A new concept in art galleries has opened in the Gulf Gate district just south of Stickney Point road in Sarasota, where podiatrist Mathew Moshirfar… Read more »

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Asian focus for 7th RIAF

Ringling International Arts Festival will coincide with ‘soft’ opening of museum’s center for Asian Art… Read more »

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Syesha Mercado will headline Sarasota Orchestra's outdoor Pops concert May 9

The “American idol” alum will headline the orchestra’s outdoor pops concert…. Read more »

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Newcomers, old favorites for Van Wezel's 2015-2016 orchestra season

A world-famous violin virtuoso, a beloved Disney classic, two old favorites and an orchestra from Israel with a 12-year-old phenomenon as soloist will make up… Read more »


'Re:Purposed:' Finding artistic inspiration in cast-off objects

Artists find inspiration in cast-off objects… Read more »

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: 'Lila' by Marilynne Robinson explores another facet of 'Gilead'

‘Prequel” isn’t exactly the right term to describe “Lila,” the third of Marilynne Robinson’s novels set in a small Iowa town in the years before… Read more »


Darwin book author will speak at Holmes Beach City Hall

Tim Berra was an avid reader as child, and knew from an early age that he’d be a biologist when he grew up. “I read… Read more »

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