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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