The Key Chorale concert set for Jan. 15 at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key has been postponed and rescheduled for May 6 due to COVID-19-related concerns. On that day, the award-winning symphonic chorus will present Choral Splendor in 40 Parts. Tickets are $40. Visit keychorale.org for more information.
By Rodger Skidmore It will be a good New Year How do we know? Well, for starters, last year is over. And, Rachmaninoff is alive and well, and will be here in Sarasota this month. Well, at least his fingers will be — in that Garrick Ohlsson will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 […]
By Rodger Skidmore Shape-shifters of yesteryear Opera takes many forms. Because the French like ballet, around 1645 many Italian operas that were produced in France included a mini-ballet — if you want an audience to buy tickets, give them what they want. Soon, many operas featured a ballet between acts and the Paris Opera became […]
Enjoy a look at the incredible creations brought forth by the artists during the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, held Nov. 12-15 on Siesta Beach. Check out the video on this website as well!
By Rodger Skidmore When pigs fly We’ve all heard that expression, representing something that can’t happen. The equivalent in France is, “When chicken get teeth.” In Russia, it’s, “When the crayfish will whistle on the top of the hill” — that one’s a bit cumbersome, and might lead one to believe that crayfish can whistle, […]
By Rodger Skidmore Way too much music The pianist and composer Eubie Blake wrote more than 1,000 songs (well, he did live a long time). However, Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will not be playing and singing all of them during any of their performances of the Broadway musical Eubie! It is limiting that number […]
The Mellow Mushroom and Coastal Flow are both offering another round of art classes. At the Mellow Mushroom, 6727 S. Tamiami Tr., Brush Up and Wine Down is bringing its artistic touches to attendees interested in painting a beer stein or wine glass. For tickets, visit brushupandwinedown.com. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. […]
By Rodger Skidmore How to (not) waste your time America’s, and the world’s, fascination with found objects did not start with the Broadway musical Stomp, that show about such items as broom handles, innertubes and garbage cans: The entire field of archeology is nothing but the sifting through of detritus left by the “us” of […]
Coastal Flow, located at 7216 S. Tamiami Tr., is hosting an acrylic pour class for those looking to learn how to decorate a glass vase or a canvas. It is being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and costs $45 per person. Local artist Jenni Chase will lead the class. Register by texting […]
By Rodger Skidmore The 3-Ring Circus was a big deal 50 years ago. There were so many acts that John Ringling’s circus had three different performances going on at the same time in order to fit everything in before you left the tent. In New York’s Madison Square Garden, the tent was actually large tent-shaped […]