Scene & Heard
Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.
by Heidi KurpielaRSS Feed
Gallery owner featured in People; ‘Antigone Now’ starts Sarasota tour; Ray Peper plays dress-up in Baltimore and Selby launches garden variety series.
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.
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.
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.
Will Tuckett works his royal magic in Sarasota; North Trail museum opens on a ‘whim’; and Asolo Adventurers just can’t sit still.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Other YO Blogs
Le Bell Canto
Let's Talk Shop
PHOTO GALLERY : Booker High School Prom
Booker High School students attended the prom Saturday, May 19 at Michael’s On East to complete a memorable milestone. Students chose a Lucky Hearts Ball theme, which was very much like Las Vegas. Approximately 220 students attended the prom.
PHOTO GALLERY : Pine View Cobalt Dance
Pine View students packed the dance floor Saturday, May 18 at the Municipal Auditorium for the traditional Cobalt Dance. The dance that was started as a potluck dinner in a chemistry classroom has grown tremendously since the 1970’s. Students still uphold the tradition of the Pine Cone Awards and hand them out to classmates with quirky talents. Juniors put on the dance for the seniors and chose an Italian theme for Cobalt 2013.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life
East County residents rallied in the fight against cancer, as they participated in the Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life May 18 and May 19, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
PHOTO GALLERY: Nolan Nights
Nolan Middle School hosted its annual Nolan Nights fundraiser Saturday, May 18, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
20 Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Lynn Burgess
10:00 am - 11:00 am
20 Fun Fitness for Parkinsons
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20 Annual Meeting of Friends of the Selby Public Library
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
20 KEEP MOVING! New Treatments for Those who Suffer from Knee Pain
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm