Scene & Heard
Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.
by Heidi KurpielaRSS Feed
Family bonds show at Art Center exhibit; Out with the old, in with the new; and ‘Master Daters’ seeks hopeful romantics.
Golden Apple show becomes a sleeper hit; Barbershop singers perform at Songfest; and Jazz Juvies get rock-star treatment.
Ballet grad competes for international fame; Sarasota Opera singer goes from rags to riches; and ‘Avatar’ art opens to rave reviews at G.WIZ.
WBTT singers spur afternoon dance party (with VIDEO) and Suggestive sketches heat up Art Center.
Losey’s ‘Harp Dreams’ air on national TV; Neil Diamond tribute singer stars in local film; Finally, WBTT gets its own Sarasota venue; and hot tickets.
‘And the Tony for best field trip goes to … ’; Corcoran continues to woo Hollywood execs; and Longboat saxophonist shops around his memoir.
Mimi Edlin and friends make their stage debut and 'Menopause' gives girls a reason to go out at night.
DNG alum graces cover of Dance magazine; Hair-band enthusiasts await superstar shredding; Local actress/blogger vies for Oprah’s day job; and hot tickets.
BeauBeau designer gets patent approval; Talent agency signs Lakewood Ranch grad; and Asolo Rep still scouting for outlaw.
Budding songbird has ‘big’ plans for musical future; Thespian adventurers will hobnob with Plummer; and Upcoming Art Center concert already a ‘Disaster.’
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
Sarasota cruises in district semifinal against Palmetto
The Sarasota girls basketball team beat Palmetto 52-24 Wednesday night.
PHOTO GALLERY: University Park Women's Club Fashion Forward luncheon
The University Park Women’s Club held its annual Oh La La Fashion Forward event on Jan. 28. The luncheon featured models in clothing from Dream Weaver on St. Armands Circle, and there was a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds donated to charity.
Sarasota County crime continues decline
Total countywide offenses followed a five-year downward trend with a 10% drop in 2014, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office data.
Commission hopes to rekindle affordable housing talks
At an informal meeting of the City Commission Tuesday, board members broached a number of big picture issues, including the need for more affordable housing in Sarasota.
29 SILL Global Issues Lecture
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
29 EXPERIENCE THE SARASOTA OPERA
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
29 LBK Chamber Annual Awards Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
29 SILL Global Issues Seminar
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm