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New Sarasota COVID-19 arts safety protocols take effect Sunday

Nearly three dozen Sarasota performing and visual arts organizations have now signed on to follow the same safety protocols agreed to by the initial participants in the #SafeArtsSarasota initiative. Nine of the county’s largest organizations made the original announcement of the safety measures to have consistent requirements for patrons attending...
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Syesha Mercado’s son could be home in weeks

Former “American Idol” contestant Syesha Mercado and her partner may soon be reunited with their young son Amen’Ra six months after he was taken from them following a medical checkup at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. “Conversations are in play and Ra should be home soon,” said...
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Art Center Sarasota Receives Grant from The Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture

The $4,395 grant is part of the Florida American Rescue Plan program, which supports operating, staffing, marketing, promotional, and safety expenses. (September 28, 2021) The Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture awarded Art Center Sarasota a $4,395 grant as part of its Florida American Rescue Plan program, which supports operating, staffing, marketing, promotion, and safety expenses.
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Rebelution & friends fill Florida’s Vinoy Park

“There’s nothing like roots reggae music” and you could feel that as you got closer to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, FL on September 17th. With dub style music in the air, reggae family came from all around to join together for Keznamdi, Kabaka Pyramid and, of course, the amazing Rebelution. The Good Vibes Summer Tour at Vinoy Park is like a small one-day version of Reggae Rise Up: it’s a magical place to hold a music festival with plenty of space, palm trees, hammocks, views overlooking the water and beautiful sunsets. Add in the spectacular light show, along with the phenomenal music and it’s an unforgettable experience every time.
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Art Ovation Hotel will feature Venice artist

SARASOTA — A Venice artist will have an exhibit featured in the Art Ovation Hotel of Sarasota from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. Wilhelmina de Haas, a member of the Venice Art Center, will have her art displayed at the hotel as the guest artist for the week. Her exhibit,...
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‘Wanderers’ bring their doo wop sound back to FST

The tight harmonies of the doo-wop sound have been part of popular culture since young, would-be stars started singing on street corners in their neighborhoods and creating a sound that captivated the world. Musical tastes and styles have changed since the explosion of doo-wop in the 1950s, but the sound...
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The Final Season of Claws Starts Right After Christmas

A fourth season of Claws, the entertaining-as-hell TNT drama set in a fictionalized Palmetto, was announced all the way in October 2019, but because of delays, the season will only see the light of day later this year. TNT announced on Thursday that the first episode of the new season will air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26.
MANATEE COUNTY, FL

Escape Reality | Immersive Art Experience Opens in St Pete Florida

Fairgrounds St Pete officially opens September 2nd. It is a15,000 sq foot immersive art experience that celebrates all things weird, wacky and wonderful about Florida. In this video we share a sneak peek of what the Fairgrounds St. Pete has to offer. Each room in the experience is designed for interaction. Escape reality in the story driven art installations. For information about planning a visit check out the Fairgrounds St. Pete website: <a href="https://fairgrounds.art">https://fairgrounds.art</a>/ If you enjoyed this video make sure to give it a thumbs up and let us know in the comments. For more St Pete and other travel content be sure to follow our channel. -- Music promoted by <a href="https://www.free-stock-music.com">https://www.free-stock-music.com</a> Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US</a> - Hot Coffee by Ghostrifter Official | <a href="https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official">https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official</a> - Wishing Well by Purrple Cat | <a href="https://purrplecat.com">https://purrplecat.com</a>
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Sidewalk images chronicle a centennial of Sarasota history

If you stroll down the area in Sarasota’s historic district starting at Laurel Street and South Orange Avenue, you’ll notice 40 sidewalk paintings, all part of the “Avenue of Art” celebrating images of Sarasota County’s Centennial. Heightening the visual experience is one's ability to use a QR code so visitors can visit the website of the Chalk Festival, which is sponsoring the creations, and learn about each scene as you explore. Although done in paint, the works of art are still temporary. Be sure to visit before power washers clean off the art Oct. 1.
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The Dead Daisies bring Sunset Strip rock to St. Petersburg this weekend

Self-described “supergroup” The Dead Daisies brings Sunset Strip rock and roll to St. Petersburg on Saturday for a show at Jannus Live. The band members’ names are unfamiliar, but they’ve all played the fame game at some point thanks to stints with mega groups like Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, and Journey. Though not at all a tribute act, thanks to a handful of original albums, the high-octane (read: “Kickstart my Heart”) version of “Fortunate Son” gets the most streaming love.
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Art Center Sarasota Receives Grant from The Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture

The Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture awarded Art Center Sarasota a $4,395 grant as part of its Florida American Rescue Plan program, which supports operating, staffing, marketing, promotion, and safety expenses. “Art Center Sarasota is delighted to receive support from Florida's Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture,” says Kinsey Robb, ACS’s executive director. “This grant will play an instrumental role in improving our organization’s communications outreach and accessibility through marketing and web design management. As one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Florida, we are honored to receive this support and excited to improve our reach!”
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Latin music brings rich history to Sarasota

On the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, the makers of Barbie announced the creation of two “role model” dolls: Celia Cruz and Julia Alvarez. Cruz was a Cuban-American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. In a...
SARASOTA, FL
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Top 6 concert picks for Sarasota-Bradenton-Charlotte: Sept. 23-29

Punta Gorda Southern food spot and venue Leroy's live music lineup this week includes bluesman Frank "Bang" Blinkal. The performer started out in the blues hub of Chicago, working at Buddy Guy's Legends club before joining the blues legend's band as a touring guitarist for five years. These days, he serves as a frontman himself, having released albums such as 2016's "The Blues Don't Care" under the name Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23; Leroy's Southern Kitchen & Bar, 201 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; 941-505-2489; leroyspg.com.
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The Florida Orchestra to open the season with Beethoven’s Fifth

Kicking off a season of performances that will showcase a full schedule of epic symphonies and beloved concertos, the Florida Orchestra will present Beethoven’s Fifth — boasting the most famous four notes in music — as well as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons for opening weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26, as part of the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series. Michael Francis, TFO music director, will conduct.
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The Revivalists to play Jannus Live

ST. PETERSBURG — New Orleans chart-topping rock band the Revivalists will perform Friday, Oct. 1, at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Susto also will perform. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The venue reports that this concert is sold out. For information, visit www.jannuslive.com. The Revivalists are...