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Could it be? Yes, season is here!
The Ringling International Arts Festival is this weekend. This is the big event happening right now in Sarasota. There has been a tremendous amount of coverage dedicated to it, so I wont add anything here. Now, if you want something else to do, I composed a list … AND it is exciting!
We’ve already mentioned ‘White Fang’ at the FreeFall Theatre, and ‘In the Heights’ at the West Coast Black Theatre in previous articles. You might not want to miss them; both shows are excellent. They each run for a few more weeks. Check out Bonnie’s review of ‘In the Heights” here: http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/profiles/blogs/in-the-heights-...
The 38th Clearwater Jazz Holiday is this weekend with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Postmodern Jukebox. Both bands are playing tonight! I’m a fan of their work. Scott Bradlee has rearranged many popular modern songs and given them a very cool jazz/swing vibe. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a really good name for a band, and “You & Me & a Bottle make 3” is an even better song. Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald are playing tomorrow and the Avett Brothers on Sunday.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are at the Amalie Arena.
The Descendants are playing the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista tonight. The documentary Filmage was released a few years ago chronicling the story of this influential band. If you love a good story, this is a great watch. Lead singer Milo Aukerman left the band in 1987 to persue a PHD in Biochemistry, but returned a decade later and recorded the album “Everything Sucks”. A 20th anniversary pressing was just released and I’ve been playing it non-stop! It’s a bit of the drive, but for die-hard fans it is just up the road.
The Lords of Acid are at the State Theatre in St. Pete tonight. They will be playing the 1994 album Voodoo-U in its entirety. This will be worth the price of admission once they bust out “Marijuana In Your Brain”. I saw them at the Trocadero in Philly in 1994. That was before the Internet and thankfully there are no pictures circulating. Ha! Check them out!
Have fun this weekend