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Style Magazine features AnythingArts.com's Bonnie Silvestri!

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Style Magazine- May 2016:…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ashton and Balanchine - a pair for the ages

Sarasota Ballet knocked it out of the park again with its evening with Ashton and Balanchine. The Sir Frederick Ashton piece, “Enigma Variations,” debuting stateside, captured a classic setting in the late 19th century with some of the most elegant performances we have seen all season.…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on April 17, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

"The Sam Cooke Story" is a brilliant production about a singularly gifted artist

“The Sam Cooke Story” featured an incredible artist whose life was cut short under very suspicious circumstances. In a remarkable performance, Cecil E. Washington, Jr. was transcendent as Cooke, singing some of the most beautiful songs ever written and performed by a singular musician. Washington’s voice seemed to be touched by divinity with his dulcet tones and charismatic stage presence, he was perfectly cast as the prodigiously talented Cooke.…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on March 29, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Asolo Rep Serves Up a Pleasurable and Thought-Provoking Evening with "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

by Bonnie Beth Silvestri

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” now playing at Asolo Repertory Theatre is a perfect bookend to “West Side Story,” the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers of different racial backgrounds that opened the 2015-2016 season. In “Guess Who,” set at roughly the same time, a young nurse, Joanna Drayton (Ally Farzetta) brings a charismatic and accomplished doctor John Prentice (A.K. Murtadha) home from her travels to Hawaii to meet her parents Christina and Matt…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on March 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

"Ah, Wilderness" is playing at the Asolo Rep through April 10, 2016!

“Ah, Wilderness” is a perfectly cast and performed tableau of life at the turn of the century when an upper middle-class, intellectual family, the Millers, come together for a long weekend to celebrate the country’s founding on the Fourth of July. This piece of Americana is lovely and insightful even if a bit twee when viewed in the context of some of the heavier-hitting material in the American Character series at Asolo Repertory.

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on February 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Still time to see uproariously funny "Living on Love" at Asolo Repertory

Among the best shows this season is the uproariously funny “Living on Love” – a delightful tonic (there are even still a few seats available for Valentine’s Day) about big egos, young romance, and everlasting love. Vito (Karl Hamilton) and Raquel (Rebecca Caine) De Angelis are immensely popular and charismatic performers who each hire a scribe to ghostwrite their personal memoirs. Vito is known simply as “maestro” and Raquel is fittingly called “diva,” and everything about them is…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on February 13, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

January 22 ,23 24, 2016: The Sarasota Native American Indian Festival

The Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, on Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-5.



Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the of the Native American people at the Sarasota Native American Indian Festival. Enjoy finding authentic, handmade,…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 17, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

It's time to go "All the Way" with Asolo Rep!

“All the Way” is a riveting drama, anchored by outstanding performances by three tremendous actors portraying three great men, Lyndon Baines Johnson (Nick Wyman), Martin Luther King, Jr. (A.K. Murtadha), and Hubert Humphrey (Karl Hamilton). The play recently opened at Asolo Repertory and continues through April 9th.

 

Wyman’s tour-de-force turn as LBJ was electrifying. He used his height, lanky physique, and perfect comic timing to create a larger-than-life President. We are…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on January 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Don't Miss "A Motown Christmas"

Celebrate Christmas with the Westcoast Black Theatre Company’s World Premiere of “A Motown Christmas” through December 31, 2015.

 

Westcoast Black Theatre Company has proven once again a powerhouse - always game for an entertainment celebration.

 

The indomitable Nate Jacobs participated in the show, which he created and adapted, and it was wonderful to see him on stage. The entire cast has beautiful voices, but there was something especially enthralling to see…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lessons in Hostility and Peace Onstage in the Broadway Classic "West Side Story"

Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night,” that is if you are lucky enough to have tickets to see Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Broadway masterpiece “West Side Story.”

 

A former Upper West-sider myself, the “meet cute” between the co-stars of this production was very relatable and modern. The emotional connection between dashing Tony (Mark Koeck) and beautiful Maria (Jenna Burns) was riveting. The twosome shared wide-eyed innocence, a belief in the power of love, and not…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 26, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

A Triumphant Night Celebrating Three Knights of the British Ballet

Sarasota Ballet - how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Less than a month after the corps skillfully handled the varied work of the company’s choreographers in its “Theatre of Dreams” production, the dancers took on the rarely performed work of three knighted British choreographers. All three of the pieces were exquisite works of art worthy of international acclaim performed at the glorious Sarasota Opera house.

 

As Sarasota matriarch Betty Schoenbaum proclaimed when I…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 25, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Fine Art, Antique & Asian Auction - November 28, 2015

Old Masters paintings, Thornton Utz illustrations, an Austrian valley landscape by Franz Reinhold (1816-1893) and a variety of antiques, artifacts, silver, bronze, sculpture, glass and jewelry are among the eclectic items to be auctioned off Saturday, November 28, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. EST at…

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Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on November 20, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Sarasota Trading Company Grand Opening - Nov. 27. 2015

Join us for the Grand Opening of Sarasota Trading Company under new management. View fine art and antiques while enjoying beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sarasota Trading Company is located in historic downtown Sarasota at 522 S. Pineapple Avenue. Open to the public. Telephone: (941)…

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Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on November 20, 2015 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Sarasota Ballet's 25th Season Opener Was the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of!

The Sarasota Ballet’s season opener “Theatre of Dreams,” was a refreshing and delightful beginning to the 25th anniversary season. This production showcased the immense talent of the company as well as the burgeoning development of a corps of choreographers for a company whose star is on a meteoric rise.…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5th Annual Botanicals Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its November 2015 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to be viewed online.  The “Botanicals” theme of this exhibition was considered to be any art which depicted flowers, herbs, leaves, plants and related…

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Added by John R Math on November 3, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Soars in "The Color Purple"

“The Color Purple” currently playing at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is a revelation. I have been falling more in love with WBTT every season. The cast and artistic team put their hearts and souls into every production, and the talent of the entire troupe is electric.

 

Last season, my favorite show was “Knock Me a Kiss,” which offered a fascinating glimpse into the private lives of famed Harlem Renaissance intellectual W.E.B. DuBoise and his family. I also delighted in…

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Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on October 28, 2015 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Call for Entries – 5th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an open art call for the gallery’s 5th Annual “Animals” Juried Art Competition for the month of November 2015.  The gallery invites 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s December 2015 online group art exhibition.    

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their…

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Added by John R Math on October 24, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Music Fine Arts at First Church

Added by First United Methodist Church on October 16, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Evelyn Faherty Landscapes Will Be on Exhibit October 2015

By Andrew Ford

Collectors of fine landscape paintings are well familiar with the beautiful impressionist landscapes of Evelyn Faherty (1919-2015), an artist from the Pennsylvania impressionist school of painting.

In her later years, Evelyn shared her time between Yardley,…

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Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on October 9, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

5th Annual SeaScapes Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its October 2015 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to be viewed online.  The “SeaScapes” theme as considered for inclusion in this exhibition was art with scenes of coastal living,…

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Added by John R Math on October 3, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

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