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Current Performance: Harry Belafonte in “Harry and Lena,” which runs through March 23.

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

If you could be anything other than a performer: A physicist. No, not really. I don’t have the grades for that, but I would like to be in the scientific realm.

What profession would you not like to do? I’d be a horrible lawyer.

What’s your least favorite word? Onomatopoeia.

What’s your least favorite sound? Something breaking.

What song always gets stuck in your head? Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”

If you could describe Harry and Lena in three adjectives, what would they be? Festive, passionate and charming.

Where: Jalea, 1532 Main St.

What: Saffron rice, chorizo, clams, shrimp, salad, mussel, scallop, chicken and olives

What else: Jalea is the newly remarketed, revamped and improved Sangria tapas bar. Since the update, you can now find Peruvian food on the menu.

Best paired with: Sangria

On Display: Gulf Coast Community Foundation, 1931 S. Osprey Ave. and State of the Arts Gallery, 1525 State St.

Size and Medium: Oil. 48 inches by 36 inches.

Inspiration: “I can’t say there’s any (specific) inspiration because I never know what I’m going to paint until I get in my studio and start painting. I love the texture of oil and I never know; it evolves. Sometimes I take away, sometimes I put in, sometimes the whole thing goes away. I never sketch. I just get in my studio and work with colors; colors I hate, colors I like, colors that may or may not work — but that’s the fun part about painting.”


Thursday, Feb. 27
Ringling In Bloom Designer’s Preview
5 p.m. at The Ringling
Exhibit runs through March 2.
Tickets $25. Call 359-5700.

Chamber Series: ‘Quartets’
Sarasota Orchestra
5:30 p.m. at Holley Hall
Tickets $29 to $37. Call 953-3434.

Lesley Flanigan and R. Luke Dubois
6:30 p.m. at Ringling Museum of Art
Tickets $10. Call 359-5700.

Ariel Quartet, The Beethoven Cycle: Complete String Quartets
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
7 p.m. at USF Sarasota-Manatee
Tickets $20. Call 350-2338.

34th annual Jazz Festival: Peter and Will Anderson
Jazz Club of Sarasota
7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre
Tickets $30 to $35. Call 366-1552.

Behind the Curtain: ‘Dreamfall’ with Leymis Bolanos-Wilmott
Fuzión Dance Artists
7:30 p.m. at New College fitness center. Free. Call 345-5755.

Friday, Feb. 28
Concert at Noon: Studio and Apprentice Artists
Noon at Sarasota Opera House
Tickets $5. Call 328-1300.

34th annual Jazz Festival: Alexis Cole Quintet
7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre
Tickets $30 to $35. Call 366-1552.

Program Five: Graziano, Ashton & DeMille
8 p.m. at FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Runs through March 3.
Tickets $30. Call 359-0099, Ext. 101.

Rhythm of the Dance
8 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tickets $40 to $55. Call 953-1552.

Saturday, March 1
Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski
34th annual Jazz Festival
7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre
Tickets $35 to $40. Call 366-1552.

Special Event: ‘Thrill of a Lifetime’
Sarasota Orchestra
7:30 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Hall
Tickets $10. Call 953-3434.

Tempest Trio
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
7:30 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater
Tickets $25 to $45. Call 306-1200.

Manatee Players
8 p.m. at Manatee Performing Arts Center
Runs through March 16.
Tickets $26. Call 748-5875.

‘The Flying Dutchman’ by Richard Wagner
Sarasota Opera
8 p.m. at Sarasota Opera House
Tickets $19 to $120. Call 328-1300.

Sunday, March 2
Ann Votto
2 p.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota
Call 365-7900.

‘Some Enchanted Evening’
Musica Sacra Cantorum
4 p.m. at St. Boniface Episcopal Church
Tickets $20. Call 405-7322.

Alton Brown ‘The Edible Inevitable Tour’
7 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Tickets $40 to $55. Call 953-3368.


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