- Friday February 1, 2013
- 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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Veteran actor and director Tom Aposporos narrates "Frost, Whitman and Langston Hughes: Poems About America," which captures the breadth of the American experience with quintessential examples of the power of poetry. The production looks at America from a variety of poetic lenses: Whitman’s ecstatic Civil War-era odes to our land and people, Frost’s meditative and philosophical homage to traditional New England values and Hughes rhythmic, pounding and incisive personification of the Black experience in America. Readings will be interspersed with narration exploring the poems, their meanings, and why they are as prescient now as when they were written.
PHOTO GALLERY: NewGate School Winter Festival
Students of NewGate School performed in its annual Winter Festival Friday, Dec. 20. The performance was held outside underneath Christmas lights and included holiday songs as well as some Broadway classics. Afterwards families mingled while munching on cookies and sipping hot chocolate.
Weekend Best Bet: Greet the Light
Cap off your measly 9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight with a great event Saturday night. Don't miss The Ringling's Greet the Light Winter Solstice Celebration — it starts at 7 p.m.
Overlay district could provide boon for Rosemary
A proposed Rosemary Residential Overlay District would allow for higher-density housing developments in the area, which the city believes will spur growth.
PHOTO GALLERY: First Presbyterian Preschool Pageant
First Presbyterian preschoolers and their families celebrated the holiday season at the school’s pageant Friday, Dec. 20. Students wished Jesus a happy birthday by singing songs like “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. Afterwards, families spent the afternoon creating Christmas cookies, ornaments and cards.