Her story: June LeBell is the first female radio announcer on a major classical music radio station and spent her career hosting numerous award-winning programs. She’s currently The Observer’s music reviewer, and leader of sold-out SILL series Musical Conversations.
The news: LeBell will be hosting a new program on WSMR where she’ll host, produce and book guests from around the world for Sarasota listeners.
First guest: Marilyn Horne, the famous 80-year-old Mezzo-soprano opera singer.
When: The first program will broadcast in October. Stay tuned for details.
Where: Featured February, at Michael’s On East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.
What: This lunch entrée is part of the two-course lunch menu for $18.95 a person.
Ingredients: Accompanying the salt-seared hanger steak are pommes de terre sarladaise (potatoes cooked in duck fat), sautéed wild mushrooms and au poivre sauce (pepper steak sauce).
Best Paired with: Cotes du Rhone, Andre Brunel, Rhone Valley, FR, 2011
Medium: Macro Lens
Size: 40 inches by 60 inches
On Display: In “Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz” from Feb. 8 through Feb. 16, at the IceHouse, 1314 10th St.
Inspiration: “I like to get up close and personal to the flowers, which is of course, very similar to Georgia O’Keeffe; she wanted to get up close and personal and force you to look at it. I like to get up close because when I did, I was just amazed at the complexities and the uniqueness of each flower… Hopefully, you can feel that it is alive. Sometimes when flowers are on paper or as photographs they are very beautiful, but you can’t feel the twinkle. I hope you can feel the twinkle.”
A&E Editor's Picks:
Thursday, Feb. 6
Chamber Series: ‘East & Middle East’
5:30 p.m. at Holley Hall
Tickets $29 to $37. Call 953-3434.
New Stages: Lost Wax
7:30 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater
Runs through Saturday.
Tickets $30. Call 359-5700.
8 p.m. at The Ringling
Museum of Art
Tickets $10. Call 359-5700.
Thursday Nights Live, New Orleans Jazz
8 p.m. at The Longboat Key
Tickets $15. Call 383-8811.
Friday, Feb. 7
Circus Sarasota Winter Performance
7 p.m. at the Big Top (12th Street and Tuttle Avenue)
Runs through Feb. 23.
Tickets $12.50 to $25.
8 p.m. at Venice Theatre
Runs through March 2.
Tickets $10 to $28. Call 488-1115.
Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen
8 p.m. at Venice Theatre
Tickets $59. Call 488-1115.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Sarasota Orchestra Association
10:30 a.m. at Holley Hall
‘Back by Popular Demand’
Magic of Manatee Sweet
3 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center
Tickets $18. Call 794-0218.
‘Il Trovatore’ by Giuseppe Verdi
7 p.m. at Sarasota Opera House
Runs through March 22.
Tickets $19 to $120. Call 328-1300.
8 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tickets $65 to $85. Call 953-3368.
Sarasota Concert Band
8 p.m. at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center
Tickets $15. Call 552-5325.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Suncoast Concert Band
3 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church
Tickets $5. Call 907-4123.
‘Just the Two of Us’
Sarasota Pops Orchestra
3 p.m. at Riverview Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20 to $25. Call 926-7677.
7 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tickets $50 to $70.
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28 Heroic Brass - Thriving
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29 FuziÃ³n Dance Artists Master Class with Larry Keigwin
30 Cine Selby
Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.
Sound of scholars
Local students Caleb Upton and Matthew Vaadi received some help for their upcoming studies to the tune of $1,000 each from the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The scholarships were made possible through the Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both students plan to use the funds toward a career in music.
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