Scene & Heard
Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.
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Guest conductors vie for maestro post; Comic's 'Today' show segment gets bumped (again)
Sigrid Olsen mugs for Oprah Magazine; Wallenda continues his media hot streak; Does this produce look familiar?
Wirries sells out her first solo show; Radioheads rejoice over new WUSF studio; Harvard dance director joins Carreño staff; Arts Discovery Tour postponed until 2012; and Hot Tickets.
Rosemary boutique comes out of ‘The Closet’; Arts Council forms a new ‘Alliance’; and Hot Tickets.
Sarasota Ballet has a ‘royal’ sellout; Local photographer gives barns their due; Must hear: John Pizzarelli and all that jazz; ‘Harry Potter’ illustrator will enchant you; and Hot Tickets.
‘La Bête’ scribe has a Valere moment; Inspired teens nab art awards at county art show; and Hot Tickets.
Nobody does ‘Misbehavin’’ like WBTT; ‘Twelve Angry Men’ equals one happy director; Art under the boardwalk, down by the sea; ‘Being Human’ opens at Selby Gallery; and Hot Tickets.
Former Sarasota ballerina’s star rises in Houston Ballet; The HuB Cup runneth over with Hollywood glamour; and Glitz up your weekend at the Five-Star Ball.
Carreño Dance Fest kicks off on the right foot; The stiletto secret behind our SEASON shoot; Another year, another Perlman Music Program residency; and Hot Tickets.
‘Inside the Rep’ offers intimate look at 2011 season; and ‘Intersections’ installs final sculpture.
About Heidi Kurpiela
I’m Heidi Kurpiela, The Observer’s A&E Editor. Here are a few things you should know about me before you read my blog: I’m a lousy singer and an OK dancer. I was once cast as a townsperson in my high school’s musical production of “Cinderella,” in which I delivered one line with great success. Other than superb impersonation skills, my flair for entertainment is limited to playing the clarinet and telling stories.
I grew up in rural Western New York; where my pastimes included 4- wheeling, snowmobiling, camping and playing hide-and-go seek in the cornfields behind my house. I graduated from Buffalo State College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in art history.
I live in a 1940s bungalow in St. Petersburg with my husband Joe and our asthmatic pug, Cubbie.
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The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce held its 6th annual Clays Tournament Friday, March 7. Nearly 75 chamber members competed in teams of four or five on twelve different open ranges. Members enjoyed friendly competition at the all-day event, which was held at the Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Clays in Nokomis.
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Sheriff's deputies will increase patrols and be on the lookout for underage drinking and drug use during this year's spring break season.
PHOTO GALLERY: McNeal Elementary Walk-a-thon
After raising $18,000 for their Wacky Wildcat Walk-a-thon March 7, McNeal Elementary students enjoyed time outside after their hard work. About 90% of the children raised at least $1 to go toward new laptops and Tablets for the school. Students in each grade level walked, jogged and sprinted as they competed to win gold, silver and bronze medals for the fastest times, per grade.
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7 Ring Sarasota
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8 Origiami Free Playday for the kids
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8 Genealogical Society of Sarasota
8 Sapphire Shores Art Festival
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