Scene & Heard
Find out what's "scene" and heard in Sarasota's arts and entertainment world.
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The story behind our SEASON photo shoot; Orchestra maestro has middle-school flashback; Van Wezel spoils ‘Mamma Mia’s’ youngest fans; and If you can only make two shows this week ...
Toronto ballet star gets a hometown welcome; Sarasota music school rocks onward and upward; and The Fine Arts Society savors a taste of s/ART/q.
Pastel painter searches for a good Sarasota garden; and Sarasota Opera plans to stir the pot in 2011.
Lido Beach scene an asset to Hallmark e-cards; Can the Eroica Trio make chamber music sexy?; Wine connoisseur hopes to toast to a new TV show; and Hermitage shares famous composers with Sarasota.
The Players Theatre rearranges some furniture; Sarasota Elf gets serious and starts whispering; and Woody Allen’s banjoist drums up local ties.
Jazz Juvies receive anonymous donations; Sarasota Ballet revives Carnaby Street chic; Pink flamingos collect dust as construction delays; and 'Galileo' gamble pays off for Asolo Rep Theatre.
Werner Herzog breaks in new Ringling film lab; Joan of Arc is this season’s opera darling; WCBTT season rocks another ‘supreme’ start; and more!
'Design Star' Jason Champion spotted at IKEA; Van Wezel celebration hits the sweet spot; Riverview freshman’s rock fantasy comes true; and much more.
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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PHOTO GALLERY: Ageless Creativity Concert
The Al Hixon Jazz Group performed for the Ageless Creativity Concert honoring Al Hixon, Thursday night at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
PHOTO GALLERY: Siesta Isles Association meeting
The Siesta Isles Association held its semi-annual membership meeting Thursday evening, Oct. 24, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
24 Rod McDonald
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
24 "WEST SIDE STORY"
8:00 pm - 2:00 pm
25 Free picture framing seminar
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm