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Scene & Heard by Heidi Kurpiela

Scene & Heard

Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.

by Heidi Kurpiela

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Scene & Heard 10.07.10

Gallery owner featured in People; ‘Antigone Now’ starts Sarasota tour; Ray Peper plays dress-up in Baltimore and Selby launches garden variety series.

Scene & Heard 09.30.10

Johnson to ring in the Rover's birthday; 'Oklahoma' is the place to be next month; Say hello to a new contemporary art group; RIAF gets a kick in the 'Butoh'; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 09.23.10

WBTT raises the roof at Marina Tower; Fans cheer ballet’s downtown invasion; s/ART/q counts its T-shirt money; Theaters enjoy record early ticket sales; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 09.16.10

Parents: It’s time to let your children act out; Head to Ringling to catch an odd exhibition treat; VW announces a season of Sarasota premieres; Correction: Tea & Tarot; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 09.09.10

Will Tuckett works his royal magic in Sarasota; North Trail museum opens on a ‘whim’; and Asolo Adventurers just can’t sit still.

Scene & Heard 09.02.10

Sarasota filmmaker gets a ‘raw deal’; Yearlong sculpture contest takes shape; Calling all Sarasota screenwriters …; VT’s ‘Evil Dead’ is a bloody fun time; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 08.26.10

Nun-turned-house sitter pens memoir; Graphic-tee lovers: Get your s/ART/q on; Parkland Gallery finds art in poetry; Asolo rep seeks Renaissance dog; Gloria Musicae searches for its voices; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 08.19.10

'Little' singer's star continues to rise; The Players Theatre reveals its dark side; The Venue refreshes the Rosemary District; Art Brawlers get ready to rumble; and hot tickets.

Scene & Heard 08.12.10

Ballet soloist dancing for two; ‘Hot August Night’ rescheduled; Jeff Hazelton extends his 3D art exhibit; Mystery authors plan to haunt the Hyatt; and Documentary film classes.

Scene & Heard 08.05.10

Elizabeth Van Riper goes off the air; ‘Lil Chris’ gets kudos from the county; Bend it with the masses; The Brualdis stayed cool for their 50th; and hot ticket.

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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