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RIAF to host a stylish soiree

Dress to impress at festival’s closing night party … Read more »

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RIAF PREVIEW: Piano Foursome to fill the stage with Steinways for Czerny's Quatuor Concertant

Piano students everywhere know the works of Carl Czerny (1791-1857), the Austrian pianist best known for “The School of Velocity” and “The Art of Finger… Read more »

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RIAF PREVIEW: These hills are alive...and lively

Choreographer Doug Elkins’ take on “The Sound of Music” features break dancing, nuns in black hoodies and three Marias…… Read more »

Sense and the City: Sarasota community radio is alive and kickin’

At WSLR, they know their music, and they serve it up in entertaining fashion…. Read more »

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2011 Ringling International Arts Festival lineup includes 'Barnum-like wonders'

From a 12-piece marching band to Irish dancing to a 2-1/2 hour version of “Hamlet” intercut with video of Richard Burton’s iconic performance, the 2011 Ringling International Arts Festival will be “eclectic” and “surprising.”… Read more »

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Ringling arts group heads to Tallahassee

Former Sen. President John McKay and leaders from the Ringling Center for the Arts will make an appearance in Talahassee next week to give testimony… Read more »

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Free student tickets for "Other Shore"

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous philanthropic couple, the Ringling Museum is offering free tickets to upcoming performances of “Other Shore,” the next artists in the museum’s… Read more »

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Makishi departs, but his input lingers

The recent announcement that Stanford Makishi, executive director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, is stepping down from his post, will not have… Read more »

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Baryshnikov Center director is leaving his post

The Baryshnikov Arts Center, which programs the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, is searching for a new leader. The New York Times reports that… Read more »

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RIAF: A newcomer's first impressions of the arts in Sarasota

I arrived in Sarasota less than a month ago to begin a position as a dance/arts writer with the Herald-Tribune.  After an 1,800-mile-plus drive from New… Read more »

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RIAF: Men in tights and women in the air

Sarasota Ballet’s Artistic Director Iain Webb and dancers from the company gave two lecture/demonstrations as part of the Ringling International Arts Festival’s RIAF 360 on Sunday,… Read more »

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RIAF: Local artists get Ringling showcase in Festival sARTée

About 150 people took a break from the shows at the Ringling International Arts Festival Sunday to cheer on some Sarasota area performers showcasing their… Read more »

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RIAF REVIEW: Jazz singer Kate Davis is wise beyond her years

There are times during a lively performance by Kate Davis when you might think she born in the wrong time period or that she is… Read more »

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RIAF: A taste of what's to come

If you enjoyed any of the contemporary dance performances at this year’s Ringling International Arts Festival, you were probably pleased to open your festival program… Read more »

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RIAF: Festival Forum explores passion for the arts

Most people who fall in love with the arts, have an “ah-hah” moment when a career or lifelong appreciation for the arts really hits them…. Read more »

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