Jay Gatsby would feel right at home in Sarasota. With our wealthy newcomers and lavish social life, it's the perfect place for a glamorous multimillionaire with a mysterious past.
One of the Y Angels and equally as dedicated to Children First and The V Foundation, Dawn Epstein makes a difference in the Sarasota community â€”Â in a quiet, but impactful way.
If you haven't started watching The Observer's online video series "Patron Saints," now's your chance. It focuses on the people who make Sarasota the arts community that it is â€” the patrons. Each video spotlights a patron and a different performing-arts venue.
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline â€”Â she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
Richards and Kesler start their next act
Nicholas Lewis has played violin since the age of 6, composed music since age 13, and, now, at 18 years old, he's playing conductor to a real orchestra.
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