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Film Review: 'Restrepo'

Film Review: 'Restrepo'

August 11, 2010

As Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman so aptly observed, "War is hell." And, unless you've fought in one, it's an unimaginable experience. Directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington eliminate the abstraction of war in their new documentary, "Restrepo."

Roxane Caravan explains the significance of her classroom beach ball (VIDEO)

Roxane Caravan explains the significance of her classroom beach ball (VIDEO)

August 11, 2010

A&E cover girl Roxane Caravan, Director of Lakewood Ranch High School's Drama Department, held onto the beach ball from her summer camp production of "High School Musical."

Ballroom dancers bring glitz to the Ritz

Ballroom dancers bring glitz to the Ritz

August 11, 2010

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota proved the perfect venue for the Florida State DanceSport Championship, a six-day dance-off held Aug. 3 to Aug. 8 in the Ritz ballroom. Vendors filled the hallways with racks of dazzling costumes, shoes and accessories, as participants (young and old) pranced by bedecked in outfits rivaling those worn by “Dancing with the Stars” contestants. For those who traveled to Sarasota for the competition, the week was a blur of sequins and Viennese waltzes. Produced by Lakewood Ranch residents Larry and Dianne Dean, owners of Dance Consultants Unlimited, the annual state competition is the final and fourth leg in the Triple Crown DanceSport series.

GALLERY AROUND THE CORNER: Hodgell Gallery

GALLERY AROUND THE CORNER: Hodgell Gallery

August 11, 2010

The Hodgell Gallery was established as the Hodgell-Hartman Gallery in 1976.

Ballet den mother

Ballet den mother

August 11, 2010

Not every ballerina wants to be a prima. Isabel Dubrocq skipped performing and went straight into teaching at the age of 15.

Classroom Drama

Classroom Drama

August 11, 2010

With less than two weeks left before the start of school, Lakewood Ranch High School's no-nonsense theater teacher tells it like it is.

In the recording studio with Twinkle (VIDEO)

In the recording studio with Twinkle (VIDEO)

August 4, 2010

Here's a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Twinkle as she records the song "Joy" for the "Beautiful Noise" soundtrack. The Sarasota singer even has a small cameo in the film.

GALLERY AROUND THE CORNER: Frary Gallery

GALLERY AROUND THE CORNER: Frary Gallery

August 4, 2010

"The art here is experimental, ironic and passionate without necessarily being too edgy," gallery owner Lori Frary says.

Celeb designer teams up with Sarasota art studio

Celeb designer teams up with Sarasota art studio

August 4, 2010

Sarasota designer Ed Marin pulled an all-nighter last month working with former 'Queer Eye' star Thom Filicia.

Soul Sister

Soul Sister

August 4, 2010

Sarasota's favorite frontwoman steps into the recording studio to make 'Beautiful Noise.'



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