+ Welcome and welcome back
Asolo Rep has added two to its development staff. Amanda Chandler signs on after completing her MFA in Theatre Management at FSU, in Tallahassee. Vanderbilt graduate Anna Fogelman is returning to her hometown after five years in New York City. Laura Wood, who ran events for the Asolo for five years before leaving for the "Big Apple" is returning July 1, much to the delight of all.
+ Time flies when you're having fun …
Headed into the theatre for the opening of "My Brilliant Divorce" on Wednesday, June 26, Asolo Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards ran into Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Iain Webb. Edwards was telling him how quickly he had come to the 10th show of the season, which made the 60th show of his time here. Webb had to set him straight; "It's your 70th show," he said, "You've been here seven years." Sometimes a fella needs a friend ….
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29 EXPERIENCE THE SARASOTA OPERA
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
29 Masterworks Series: Enigma
30 Start an Artists Sketchbook/Journal
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
30 The Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents "Jazz at Two" with Kevin Celebi and Harmonic Sanity
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.