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Springer to appear in celeb-packed VW show; Small hosts open studio at bayou bungalow; and Hot Tickets.
Sarasota elf resumes YouTube shenanigans; 'DWTS' pro to bust butts at Empire Ballroom; Tori Sparks comes home for the holidays; and Hot Tickets.
Sweethearts release new CD; FST breaks subscription record; Holiday Bazaar offers hot items; Sarasota ice skaters keep it real; and Jungle Gardens goes wild for 70th birthday.
Dancer lands Clara in ‘Nutcracker’ — again; 'Tis the season for Fuzión; Happy birthday to Art Off Clark; Sculptor moves his junk into Selby Library; and Hot Tickets.
Hubbard flaunts his design chops; Putterman earns achievement award; and Is Drag Queen Bingo going on tour?
Sarasota gets 'DWTS' fever; Manatee Players' injured nun takes bow; Oleda Baker reveals her fountain of youth; and Local chimp gets up close and personal with Jon Stewart.
Kopp notches second pre-Broadway show; The Artist Series’ Chopin must go on!; Boros gets jiggy at the Irish Rover; Correction; and FST doo-woops like it's going out of style.
Let them eat cake!; In case you didn’t know, vampires are hot; Russian ‘Nutcracker’ holds opens auditions; Oscar winner in town for ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and Powerful Parkinson's exhibit opens.
Sarasota novelist strikes up movie deal; s/ART/q branches out with invitational; and G.WIZ adds a Fab Lab to its inventory.
Jamie Kirkell ties one on during sARTée; FST plans ‘Happening’ dances for FunFest; Crème de la crème of craft shows returns; and Vinca Quartet plays a free-for-all.
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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