By Rodger Skidmore Last tango in Sarasota Well, maybe not the last, but certainly the latest. The origins of the tango show that it has always lived between two worlds. Between the sacred and the profane, the classical and the improvisational, and between cities on either side of the Rio de la Plata. This […]
Siesta Key Crystal Classic volunteers are being sought for all positions. The event is slated for Nov. 10-13 on Siesta Beach, featuring sand sculpting participants from all over the world. Sign-up online by visiting signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/373099116049/false#/invitation. Or, call Mia in the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce office at (941) 349-3800.
The annual Music in the Gardens event, hosted by the Sarasota Garden Club, is set for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Music, dancing, beverages and food highlight the afternoon gathering. Visit SarasotaGardenClub.org, call (941) 718-3359, or email email@example.com. The club is located in downtown Sarasota at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts.
By Rodger Skidmore Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston and Madonna were born in August“They” say that August is a big month for singers and that must be true as there are lots of them performing in Sarasota this month. Three very special singers will be at Florida Studio Theatre’s Court Cabaret through Sept. 10. They bill […]
By Rodger Skidmore They lived at Ca’ d’Zan before John and Mable Ringling didWho specifically? Hard to tell, but during a period of a few thousand years a number of Native American tribes (Muscogee, Calusa, Seminole, etc.) lived along Sarasota Bay (or whatever it was called back then). They did not claim any specific spot […]
By Rodger Skidmore Is June the shortest month of the year? Yes, if you’re only interested in great classical music performed by top notch artists – then there are only 13 days in the month. And if you live for that kind of music, the only places to live in Sarasota are at Holley Hall […]
Musician Deven Starr’s assistance from fellow performers after suffering serious injuries is indicative of the Siesta Key way, he says By Hannah Wallace Deven Starr had never been in a car accident. But on Dec. 30, as the Siesta Key musician drove home from a gig in Cape Coral, he collided head-on with a wrong-way […]
Vendor registration for the 2023 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is now open. Each November the festival attracts more than 30,000 people to Siesta Key’s award-winning Siesta Beach. Here’s a chance to market your product or service at this year’s event. A limited number of vendor spots are available along the west […]
By Rodger Skidmore Spring leads to summer And the man to lead you on this journey, May 13 through June 11, is the Man of La Mancha. He, and his faithful manservant Sancho Panza, will meet with you most evenings at Asolo Rep’s Mertz Theatre (previews May 10 and 11). The original book, Don Quixote of La […]
The Romm Trio, a unique two-trumpet and piano ensemble, will entertain an audience at the Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Ave., at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 as part of the Siesta Key Chapel Art Series. Join the trio’s journey through music inspired by ballet, opera, baroque masterpieces, and even the tango. Visit siestakeychapel.org for […]