Jan Van Wart, the subject of this week's Backstage Pass feature, plays a phonograph record from his massive (and impressive) collection.
Van Wart is an auditorium support specialist at State College of Florida's Neel Performing Arts Center and a freelance set designer. A hobby phonograph collector, he estimates that he's acquired more than 400 cylinder phonograph records and 2,000 disc records.
To read more on Van Wart, pick up a copy of The Observer.
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.