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The Sarasota Ballet Announces Its 24th Season Lineup

The Sarasota Ballet, the only professional dance company on Florida’s Gulf Coast, has announced the performance schedule for its 24th season, which starts on October 24 at the FSU Center for Performing Arts. Following the success of previous seasons, The Sarasota Ballet’s 2014-2015 season will include two full-length ballets, Will Tuckett’s premiere of The Secret Garden and back by popular demand, Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter). In addition, The Saraso…

Nathan Benderson Park Major Fundraising Success

Nathan Benderson Park Foundation, Inc., a new not-for-profit organization formed exclusively to provide fundraising support to Sarasota-Bradenton’s newest community park, has reached a major milestone during its first thirty days of existence.  The group has received commitments in excess of $3.5 million, putting the Foundation well on its way toward reaching its $11 million fundraising goal in the first year.  The donations pledged to Nathan Benderson Park Foundation, Inc. include a $2….

Asolo Rep Season Lineup


“Loesser hit the jackpot more than once in a career that extended from the Great Depression to the year Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. … With Loesser you always got both  the ‘wisdom and truth’ and the tangy cool martini wit. Long may his songs be sung.”  David Lehman for The New York Times

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie is a theatrical patchwork quilt scraps of biography and social history sewn together with bits of music and drama by four rem…

Evelyn & Arthur To Take A Stand Against Breast Cancer

With invasive breast cancer touching 1 in every 8 women, there have been employees, customers, and friends of Evelyn & Arthur stores that have been affected by the disease. The company has decided to take a stand and will do their part to help create awareness for early detection and will raise money to find a cure as part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2014 Walk.

 

For the months of August and September, Evelyn & Arthur staff are invited to dress d…

H&M to Open New Location in Sarasota

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics at affordable prices, is excited to announce a brand new location at The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida. The new store is set to open in the fall of 2014.

H&M is excited to open another location in Florida, a strong market for the retailer. The new location at The Mall at University Town Center, measuring approximately 22,000 s…

Public Invited To “Sneak Peek” Charity Preview

Those anxious for a glimpse inside the gleaming new Mall at University Town Center taking shape at I-75 and University Parkway will get their first chance at the Sneak Peek Charity Preview on Wednesday, Oct. 15, the night before the area’s premier shopping and dining destination opens to the public.

 

Ten local charities have been selected to benefit from the charity preview. One hundred percent of the ticket price will be donated to the following local charities: All Faiths Foo…

Designing from the Ground Up

When we first profiled Sarasota-based interior designer Richard C. Carpenter, A.S.I.D. in July, 2011, he had only recently relocated to SWFL from New York City. Now, nearly three years later, Carpenter has established himself as a busy, award-winning interior designer and a highly visible contributor to the Sarasota Arts and Design community.

Last Spring, Carpenter opened “RCC Design + Studio” on one of the hottest downtown streets in Sarasota, at 1280 N. Palm Ave, directly across from …

New Mall to Spice up Sarasota Dining Scene

Gulf coast residents and visitors in search of new dining destinations will find some palate-pleasing options in store at The Mall at University Town Center, now under construction in Sarasota, Fla. Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and Benderson Development Company, LLC today revealed five restaurants – all new to the market – opening with the center next year.

 

The 880,000-square-foot, $315-million Mall at University Town Center opens Oct. 16, 2014. With anchors Saks Fifth Avenu…

2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival

The four-day festival will honor the life and works of the acclaimed British choreographer and feature 10 Ashton ballets

The Sarasota Ballet formally announced today that they will host a four-day festival, April 30 through May 3, which will honor the life and works of the British choreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton. With events located throughout Sarasota, Florida, the 2014 Sir Frederick Ashton Festival will feature 10 of the renowned choreographer’s ballets, as well as several films and l…

Palmer Ranch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Kaleidoscope, a collage of member-created art depicting 20 different perspectives of life at The Glenridge, was unveiled in the atrium. The piece features a variety of media including watercolor, oils and papier-mâché.

The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of milestones that have made an impact on both the Sarasota community and the senior living industry.

 

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