Hope Kinney and Sherri Penxa celebrated the grand opening of their store, Painting with a Twist, Friday, Feb. 15. Guests watched a ribbon-cutting ceremony before an instructional painting lesson, featuring wine and light food.
Mike Marraccini has taken the Sarasota Ballet box office from a room full of cardboard boxes to a real box office.
With book by Patricia Resnick and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, The Players Theatre production of "9 to 5" is a farcically entertaining retrospective on office politics gone wild, circa 1979.
Florida Studio Theatre has put together another highly professional entertaining evening of toe-tapping tunes and terrific talent.
The red carpet and the glitz and glamour are just icing on the cake, but it's a delicious indulgence in which to partake. This year's Oscar race is already controversial and looks extremely close. Although my speculations as to the winners may not coincide with the academy's, here it goes.
"The Pearl Fishers," written by Bizet when he was almost 25, is the 19th century's answer to what would become silent movies: not much plot, lots of histrionics and a definite demand on audiences to suspend their disbelief.
Norman and Sylvia Samet moved in September 2001 into their Longboat Key home. The couple spends "six months and one day" each year on Longboat Key. The rest of the year is spent in Greensboro, N.C.