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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on April 17, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments
“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.…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on March 29, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on March 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
“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.
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on February 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on February 13, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
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,…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 17, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on January 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 26, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 25, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on November 20, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments
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)…Continue
Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on November 20, 2015 at 5:35pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John R Math on November 3, 2015 at 7:19am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on October 28, 2015 at 6:35pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John R Math on October 24, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Added by First United Methodist Church on October 16, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments
By Andrew Ford
In her later years, Evelyn shared her time between Yardley,…Continue
Added by Sheila Brannan Longo on October 9, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by John R Math on October 3, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments