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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 07.29.10

Family bonds show at Art Center exhibit; Out with the old, in with the new; and ‘Master Daters’ seeks hopeful romantics.

Scene & Heard 07.22.10

Golden Apple show becomes a sleeper hit; Barbershop singers perform at Songfest; and Jazz Juvies get rock-star treatment.

Scene & Heard 07.15.10

Ballet grad competes for international fame; Sarasota Opera singer goes from rags to riches; and ‘Avatar’ art opens to rave reviews at G.WIZ.

Scene & Heard 07.08.10

WBTT singers spur afternoon dance party (with VIDEO) and Suggestive sketches heat up Art Center.

Scene & Heard 07.01.10

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.

Scene & Heard 06.24.10

‘And the Tony for best field trip goes to … ’; Corcoran continues to woo Hollywood execs; and Longboat saxophonist shops around his memoir.

Scene & Heard 06.17.10

Mimi Edlin and friends make their stage debut and 'Menopause' gives girls a reason to go out at night.

Scene & Heard 06.10.10

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.

Scene & Heard 06.03.10

BeauBeau designer gets patent approval; Talent agency signs Lakewood Ranch grad; and Asolo Rep still scouting for outlaw.

Scene & Heard 05.27.10

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.

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