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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: Art Center Sarasota
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Sybarite5
Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Sybarite5 Returns to Sarasota for 3 Genre-Busting Concerts
April 29th
New Music Idol 2.0
at The Hub - 9 p.m.
April 30th
The Shuffle Effect GALA Concert
at Holley Hall - 8:30 p.m.
May 1st
The Shuffle Effect Matinee
at Holley Hall - 2:30 p.m.
Tickets for Holley Hall concerts are available
in advance at onlineor call 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets for the Hub only are available at the door.



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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Alliance for the Arts Presents 2011 Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series
Bring your blankets, chairs, coolers, family and friends. Live jazz concerts are back in rhythm, in the Lee County Alliance for the Arts 2011 calendar of events. Presented at the Alliance open-air amphitheatre, the Bruce T. Gora SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERT SERIES features three concerts: Doug Cameron - February 27th, Davina & The Vagabonds - March 27th and The Juice - May 1st.
"The concert series is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday evening and unwind with fellow music-lovers," says Lydia Black, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Arts. "Concerts cater to all tastes, from Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock to Big Band and Swing."
Kicking off the series on Sunday, February 27th is one of the true innovators of the contemporary and electric violin, Doug Cameron. With eight CD's to his credit, Cameron has long been an international favorite on jazz radio. An arranger and composer as well, Doug features many of his own compositions on his CD's. A veteran of the Los Angeles studio scene, Doug has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists including George Benson, Doc Severinsen, Tom Petty, Cher, The Allman Brothers, Dionne Warwick and many others as well as numerous motion pictures and commercials. Hear a preview of his music online at http://www.dougcameron.com/#/home
Taking the stage on Sunday, March 27th Davina & The Vagabonds are known in The Twin Cities, Minnesota as being the busiest band in town because of their hard-working professionalism, high energy stage performance, and original sound. Their music has been described as, "…hot jazz-blues-cabaret-soul-lounge-rock that warms the soul an just plain makes ya wanna dance," by John Hammer, Blue Monday. Listen before the concert at <http://www.davinaandthevagabonds.com/index.html>.
Mention the words "soul, rhythm and blues" in the same sentence and the Lee County community knows who you mean. The Juice, a band composed of SWFL's most experiences and talented musicians will wrap up the 2011 concert series on Sunday, May 1st. With a show that has been described as "Sealed Fresh, 100 Percent Natural Blues and Soul," The Juice radiates energy with their mix of unique talent. They have opened for national acts and are active participants in local festivals and events in the southwest Florida area. Band members include Richard Ianuzzi - the founder and drummer for the group, Joe Connors - guitarist and lead vocalist, Lynn Richardson -vocalist, Michael Baer - on the keyboard, Doug Simonson - trumpet, Ernie Cantu - vocalist and saxophone and Larry Hobbs - bassist.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and coolers to picnic on the lawn as they enjoy an evening of live music. Concerts are set to begin at 5PM. Doors open at 4PM. Proceeds from the concert series will benefit Alliance Education Programs, ARTreach and set the stage for future outdoor concerts at the Alliance.
Tickets will be available January 1, 2011 at the Alliance for the Arts located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor and at the door. General admission is $15 per person. Alliance members may purchase series tickets to all three concerts for $35 per person - become an Alliance member today. For tickets call (239) 939-2787 or buy online at www.ArtInLee.org, click on Events & Exhibitions.


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Monday, May 2, 2011
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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Monday, May 2, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Monday, May 2, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Where: Asolo Theater
Monday, May 2, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling
7 p.m.
Tickets: $7
February 21, 2011
Funny Girl - Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif; Rated G; 149 minutes; 1968
February 28, 2011
Women in Love - Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates; Rated R; 131 minutes; 1970
March 7, 2011
KLUTE - Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland; Rated R; 114 minutes; 1971
March 14, 2011
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1974
March 21, 2011
NETWORK - Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch; Rated R; 121 minutes; 1976
March 28, 2011
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones; Rated PG; 125 minutes; 1981
April 4, 2011
On Golden Pond - Katherine Hepbrun, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 1981
April 11, 2011
Sophie's Choice - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol; Rated R; 157 minutes; 1982
April 18, 2011
Terms of Endearment - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow; Rated PG; 132minutes; 1983
April 25, 2011
Places in the Heart - Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris; Rated PG; 113 minutes; 1984
May 2, 2011
Moonstruck - Cher, Nicolas Cage; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 1987
May 9, 2011
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd; Rated PG; 99 minutes; 1989
May 16, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald; Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
May 23, 2011
Dead Man Walking - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn; Rated R; 127 minutes; 1995
May 30, 2011
Fargo - Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy; Rated R; 97 minutes; 1996
June 6, 2011
Monster's Ball - Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Milos Addica; Rated R; 111 minutes; 2001
June 13, 2011
Iris - Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton; Rated R; 90 minutes; 2001
June 20, 2011
The Hours - Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2002
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Art after 5
Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Art after 5
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults $10 / Children (6-17) $5 / Children 5 & under Free
May 5, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 30, 2011
Enjoy a cocktail on the Museum of Art loggia and stroll through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Children of all ages will marvel at the Circus Museum's Howard Bros. Circus miniature and the Wisconsin railroad car.
For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Friday, May 6, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Friday, May 6, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Where: Asolo Theater
Friday, May 6, 2011
Artist Series of Sarasota
May 6 & 7, 2011,
7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2011, 2 p.m.
Operetta Favorites: The Student Prince
Bernstein, Glitter and be Gay
Schubert, Ganymede
Strauss, Cacille
Faure, Notre Amour

May 22 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Arias & Art Songs with Courtenay Budd, soprano and Charles Wadsworth, piano

June 5 & 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 / $35, $30 for Museum members
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Friday, May 6, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 6, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Friday, May 6, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Friday, May 6, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 6, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Event Title: Clyde Butcher
Where: Venice Gallery & Studio
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Saturday May 7th Clyde Butcher will be giving a short lecture in his Venice darkroom at 9:00am and 1:00pm. There is no charge for the lecture but we have limited seating. Email info@clydebutcher.com or call (941) 486-0811 to make reservations.




Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Where: Asolo Theater
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Artist Series of Sarasota
May 6 & 7, 2011,
7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2011, 2 p.m.
Operetta Favorites: The Student Prince
Bernstein, Glitter and be Gay
Schubert, Ganymede
Strauss, Cacille
Faure, Notre Amour

May 22 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Arias & Art Songs with Courtenay Budd, soprano and Charles Wadsworth, piano

June 5 & 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 / $35, $30 for Museum members
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Where: Sarasota Opera House
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sarasota Orchestra's Journeys to Genius Series Presents
Irving, George and Aaron: Inventing the America Sound

In this multi-media format, see the stories and hear the music as Maestro Leif Bjaland and the Sarasota Orchestra present a concert experience about Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
The parents of Berlin, Gershwin and Copland came through Ellis Island within 15 years of each other. Gaining insight from their experiences as the sons of immigrants, Berlin, Gershwin and Copland created a genre of music called "The American Sound" that is reflective of the shared experiences of many of America's immigrants.
Growing up within a few blocks of each other in New York City, the lives of Berlin, Gershwin and Copland often intersect, overlap and share common themes.
Through narration and musical excerpts including Copland's Appalachian Spring, Berlin's Blue Skies, and excerpts of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the Orchestra brings to life the stories of these men who greatly influenced American music history.
May 7, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sarasota Opera House
How: Tickets start at $25. Call the box office (941) 953-3434 or visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org to purchase tickets.


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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 7, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Mother's Day
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Where: Asolo Theater
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Artist Series of Sarasota
May 6 & 7, 2011,
7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2011, 2 p.m.
Operetta Favorites: The Student Prince
Bernstein, Glitter and be Gay
Schubert, Ganymede
Strauss, Cacille
Faure, Notre Amour

May 22 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Arias & Art Songs with Courtenay Budd, soprano and Charles Wadsworth, piano

June 5 & 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 / $35, $30 for Museum members
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Monday, May 9, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Monday, May 9, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Monday, May 9, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Monday, May 9, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Monday, May 9, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Monday, May 9, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Where: Asolo Theater
Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling
7 p.m.
Tickets: $7
February 21, 2011
Funny Girl - Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif; Rated G; 149 minutes; 1968
February 28, 2011
Women in Love - Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates; Rated R; 131 minutes; 1970
March 7, 2011
KLUTE - Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland; Rated R; 114 minutes; 1971
March 14, 2011
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1974
March 21, 2011
NETWORK - Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch; Rated R; 121 minutes; 1976
March 28, 2011
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones; Rated PG; 125 minutes; 1981
April 4, 2011
On Golden Pond - Katherine Hepbrun, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 1981
April 11, 2011
Sophie's Choice - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol; Rated R; 157 minutes; 1982
April 18, 2011
Terms of Endearment - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow; Rated PG; 132minutes; 1983
April 25, 2011
Places in the Heart - Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris; Rated PG; 113 minutes; 1984
May 2, 2011
Moonstruck - Cher, Nicolas Cage; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 1987
May 9, 2011
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd; Rated PG; 99 minutes; 1989
May 16, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald; Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
May 23, 2011
Dead Man Walking - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn; Rated R; 127 minutes; 1995
May 30, 2011
Fargo - Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy; Rated R; 97 minutes; 1996
June 6, 2011
Monster's Ball - Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Milos Addica; Rated R; 111 minutes; 2001
June 13, 2011
Iris - Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton; Rated R; 90 minutes; 2001
June 20, 2011
The Hours - Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2002
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Art after 5
Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Art after 5
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults $10 / Children (6-17) $5 / Children 5 & under Free
May 5, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 30, 2011
Enjoy a cocktail on the Museum of Art loggia and stroll through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Children of all ages will marvel at the Circus Museum's Howard Bros. Circus miniature and the Wisconsin railroad car.
For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 12, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Event Title: Quartet Duo
Where: Holley Hall
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM EST

Final Chamber Soiree of the Season: Quartet Duo

This memorable chamber concert features the Sarasota String Quartet performing the solemn beauty of Shubert's String Quartet No. 13 (Rosamunde) and the folk-like melodies of Ginastera's cowboy inspired String Quartet No. 1.
Shubert's String Quartet No. 13 was the only one of his string quartets to be published in his lifetime. Ginastera waited until his career was well established before writing his first string quartet.
Wine tasting and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be offered before the Chamber Soiree at 4:30 p.m.
When: May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Holley Hall
How:
Tickets are $24 to $30. Call the box office (941) 953-3434 or visit www.SarasotaOrchestra.org to purchase tickets.

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Event Title: Bora Yoon
Where: Asolo Theater
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
May 12, 2011
The Artists of the Hermitage Retreat
Bora Yoon
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5
Bora Yoon, an experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer, creates architectural soundscapes from everyday found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices, and voice.
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Friday, May 13, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Friday, May 13, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Friday, May 13, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 13, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Friday, May 13, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Friday, May 13, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 13, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 14, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The North Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show
April 26 - May 14, 2011
Please join us for the Opening Receptions
Elementary Schools - Wed, April 27, 5-6:30pm
Middle & High Schools - Thurs, April 28, 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
This annual exhibition is coordinated by Debra Markley, MS- Art Department Chair and AP Art Teacher at Sarasota High School. Elementary and Middle school teachers will award 10-12 Best of the Best awards to their students. High school students will compete in 12 categories (Non-Graphite Drawing in Color, Non-Graphite Drawing in Black and White, Tempera and Watercolor Painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Mixed Media, Digital Design) for 1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention. Several Special awards will be given for: Most Creative, Most Original, Most Expressive, Most Marketable, and Esther Freeman Best of Show Award. Ringling College of Art and Design will award two $5,000.00 scholarships to seniors in the show and State College of Florida will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to seniors. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr., 941-365-2032, www.artsarasota.org
For more information please contact Zach, Chief Exhibition Coordinator zach@artsarasota.org or (941) 365-2032 707 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 www.artsarasota.org


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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Monday, May 16, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Monday, May 16, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Monday, May 16, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Monday, May 16, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: Classical Christian Academy art students
Where: Art League of Fort Myers
Monday, May 16, 2011
Reception: Mother's Day from 2:00-4:00 pm
Show on display through May 16th
Location: Art League of Fort Myers
1451 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33902
The Art League of For Myers proudly presents Classical Christian Academy art students, 5th through the 9th grade in our gallery in the Heart of the River District. Students of art instructor Sherry Diaz will exhibit from May 2nd to May 16th. Ms. Diaz chose a beautiful array of delightful art from each her student's portfolio. 30 pieces will be available for your visual pleasure.
The students will have their art for sale providing you with an opportunity to add to your collection of original works. Sales of student art to benefit CC Academy art program.
A reception will be held on Mothers Day from 2-4 at the Art League for parents, students, friends, neighbors and family. This event is free and open to the public.
We will have an exciting time! Come join us to celebrate our great artists of the future! And, of course buy some wonderful art. The kids are really excited to share their work with you.

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Where: Asolo Theater
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling
7 p.m.
Tickets: $7
February 21, 2011
Funny Girl - Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif; Rated G; 149 minutes; 1968
February 28, 2011
Women in Love - Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates; Rated R; 131 minutes; 1970
March 7, 2011
KLUTE - Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland; Rated R; 114 minutes; 1971
March 14, 2011
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1974
March 21, 2011
NETWORK - Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch; Rated R; 121 minutes; 1976
March 28, 2011
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones; Rated PG; 125 minutes; 1981
April 4, 2011
On Golden Pond - Katherine Hepbrun, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 1981
April 11, 2011
Sophie's Choice - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol; Rated R; 157 minutes; 1982
April 18, 2011
Terms of Endearment - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow; Rated PG; 132minutes; 1983
April 25, 2011
Places in the Heart - Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris; Rated PG; 113 minutes; 1984
May 2, 2011
Moonstruck - Cher, Nicolas Cage; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 1987
May 9, 2011
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd; Rated PG; 99 minutes; 1989
May 16, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald; Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
May 23, 2011
Dead Man Walking - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn; Rated R; 127 minutes; 1995
May 30, 2011
Fargo - Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy; Rated R; 97 minutes; 1996
June 6, 2011
Monster's Ball - Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Milos Addica; Rated R; 111 minutes; 2001
June 13, 2011
Iris - Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton; Rated R; 90 minutes; 2001
June 20, 2011
The Hours - Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2002
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Art after 5
Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Art after 5
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults $10 / Children (6-17) $5 / Children 5 & under Free
May 5, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 30, 2011
Enjoy a cocktail on the Museum of Art loggia and stroll through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Children of all ages will marvel at the Circus Museum's Howard Bros. Circus miniature and the Wisconsin railroad car.
For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 19, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Where: Asolo Theater
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
May 19 - 21, 2011
Rennie Harris Puremovement
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Founded by international Hip-Hop dance ambassador, Rennie Harris, RHPM performs authentic street dance techniques and provides audiences with the essence of Hop-Hop while avoiding exploited stereotypes.
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org <http://www.ringling.org> for more information.

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Friday, May 20, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Friday, May 20, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Friday, May 20, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 20, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Friday, May 20, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Friday, May 20, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Event Title: BEVERLY A. SMITH ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST ARTIST
Where: Celery Barn
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
BEVERLY A. SMITH ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST ARTIST
Celery Barn "Gallery Walk" at Towles Court
Friday, May 20th from 6-9:30pm.





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Where: Asolo Theater
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
May 19 - 21, 2011
Rennie Harris Puremovement
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Founded by international Hip-Hop dance ambassador, Rennie Harris, RHPM performs authentic street dance techniques and provides audiences with the essence of Hop-Hop while avoiding exploited stereotypes.
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org <http://www.ringling.org> for more information.

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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 9:00 PM EST
May 20, 2011
Hip-Hop Lounge - Exhibition Preview
9 p.m - Midnight
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door
DJ Imminent, dance floor, cash bar, food vendors & more in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Tickets include admission to the special exhibition Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art.
Must be 21 or over. Valid ID required.
For more information, visit www.ringling.org or call 941.359.5700 x5705

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Armed Forces Day
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Saturday, May 21, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 21, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Event Title: Artists in Action
Where: Art Uptown
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Art Uptown 'Artists in Action' May 21
The sidewalk in front of Art Uptown on Main Street in Sarasota will be crowded with artists making art on Saturday, May 21. That's when the gallery presents the next in its series of Artists in Action, a daylong program of artist demonstrations. Demonstrations run from 11 am to 3 pm.
Among those demonstrating will be fabric artist Nancy Faris, who will weave a two-dimensional wall piece. Painter Rita Rust will demonstrate watercolor techniques. Artist Janine Hoffman will work in colored pencils on an action portrait of a sports figure. Painter Brendan Coudal will be working in oils, painting an undersea panorama, while Jon Greeley will work on a figurative oil pointing. Artist Jamie Friedlie will paint landscapes of familiar area spots. And clay artist Amy Webber will demonstrate her innovative pottery techniques.
Art Uptown, Sarasota's oldest cooperative fine art gallery, is located at 1367 Main Street. The gallery has been continuously exhibiting the works of local artists for over 30 years. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-4. Telephone 941-955-5409. www.artuptown.com.


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Where: Asolo Theater
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
May 19 - 21, 2011
Rennie Harris Puremovement
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Founded by international Hip-Hop dance ambassador, Rennie Harris, RHPM performs authentic street dance techniques and provides audiences with the essence of Hop-Hop while avoiding exploited stereotypes.
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org <http://www.ringling.org> for more information.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Event Title: Singin' in the Rain
Where: Manatee Players
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Singin' In the Rain
Final Mainstage Production of this Season

May 5 - May 22
You won't want to miss this tap dancing musical extravaganza where it will actually, intentionally rain on our stage! Based on the classic MGM film, our production stars DeWayne Barrett as Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly's role) and Jonah Wright as Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Conner's role). The 2 female leads will be performed by Andrea Wright and Kim Betts. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office and also online.

Where: Asolo Theater
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Artist Series of Sarasota
May 6 & 7, 2011,
7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2011, 2 p.m.
Operetta Favorites: The Student Prince
Bernstein, Glitter and be Gay
Schubert, Ganymede
Strauss, Cacille
Faure, Notre Amour

May 22 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Arias & Art Songs with Courtenay Budd, soprano and Charles Wadsworth, piano

June 5 & 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 / $35, $30 for Museum members
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Sunday, May 22, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Monday, May 23, 2011
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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Monday, May 23, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Monday, May 23, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Alliance for the Arts
Monday, May 23, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Monday, May 23, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Where: Asolo Theater
Monday, May 23, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling
7 p.m.
Tickets: $7
February 21, 2011
Funny Girl - Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif; Rated G; 149 minutes; 1968
February 28, 2011
Women in Love - Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates; Rated R; 131 minutes; 1970
March 7, 2011
KLUTE - Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland; Rated R; 114 minutes; 1971
March 14, 2011
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1974
March 21, 2011
NETWORK - Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch; Rated R; 121 minutes; 1976
March 28, 2011
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones; Rated PG; 125 minutes; 1981
April 4, 2011
On Golden Pond - Katherine Hepbrun, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 1981
April 11, 2011
Sophie's Choice - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol; Rated R; 157 minutes; 1982
April 18, 2011
Terms of Endearment - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow; Rated PG; 132minutes; 1983
April 25, 2011
Places in the Heart - Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris; Rated PG; 113 minutes; 1984
May 2, 2011
Moonstruck - Cher, Nicolas Cage; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 1987
May 9, 2011
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd; Rated PG; 99 minutes; 1989
May 16, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald; Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
May 23, 2011
Dead Man Walking - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn; Rated R; 127 minutes; 1995
May 30, 2011
Fargo - Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy; Rated R; 97 minutes; 1996
June 6, 2011
Monster's Ball - Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Milos Addica; Rated R; 111 minutes; 2001
June 13, 2011
Iris - Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton; Rated R; 90 minutes; 2001
June 20, 2011
The Hours - Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2002
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Where: Asolo Theater
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Artist Series of Sarasota
May 6 & 7, 2011,
7:30 p.m.
May 8, 2011, 2 p.m.
Operetta Favorites: The Student Prince
Bernstein, Glitter and be Gay
Schubert, Ganymede
Strauss, Cacille
Faure, Notre Amour

May 22 & 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Arias & Art Songs with Courtenay Budd, soprano and Charles Wadsworth, piano

June 5 & 7, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano
Tickets: $40, $35, $30 / $35, $30 for Museum members
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.


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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Event Title: Art after 5
Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Art after 5
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults $10 / Children (6-17) $5 / Children 5 & under Free
May 5, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 19, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 2, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 30, 2011
Enjoy a cocktail on the Museum of Art loggia and stroll through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. Children of all ages will marvel at the Circus Museum's Howard Bros. Circus miniature and the Wisconsin railroad car.
For more information call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org

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Event Title: The Word Begins
Where: Asolo Theater
Thursday, May 26, 2011
May 26 - 28, 2011
The Word Begins
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins is a journey of two young men (one white/one black) as they struggle with belief and morality in America, blending spoken word and Hip-Hop as they travel through the chaotic landscape. Presented by the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival.
for more information.

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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Thursday, May 26, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Thursday, May 26, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Thursday, May 26, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Friday, May 27, 2011
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Event Title: The Word Begins
Where: Asolo Theater
Friday, May 27, 2011
May 26 - 28, 2011
The Word Begins
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins is a journey of two young men (one white/one black) as they struggle with belief and morality in America, blending spoken word and Hip-Hop as they travel through the chaotic landscape. Presented by the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival.
for more information.

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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Friday, May 27, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Friday, May 27, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Friday, May 27, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Friday, May 27, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Friday, May 27, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Friday, May 27, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Saturday, May 28, 2011
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Event Title: The Word Begins
Where: Asolo Theater
Saturday, May 28, 2011
May 26 - 28, 2011
The Word Begins
Tickets: $35, $30, $20 / $30, $25, $15 for Museum members
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins is a journey of two young men (one white/one black) as they struggle with belief and morality in America, blending spoken word and Hip-Hop as they travel through the chaotic landscape. Presented by the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival.
for more information.

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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Saturday, May 28, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Event Title: Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Jazz Drawings by Martina Wald Exhibiting in Alliance Member Gallery
Lee County Alliance for the Arts exhibits the artwork of German native, part-time Sanibel resident, Martina Wald, in the Member Gallery on May 6th-28th. The exhibit features various pieces of Wald's jazz-related artwork, allowing guests to view or purchase while enjoying browsing the gallery.
Martina's artwork is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts. Wald focuses on the connection between musician and instrument by improvising and jotting down lines onto paper during the concerts. This process makes her work uniquely expressive of the tones and emotions conveyed through the music as it is experienced firsthand.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the Alliance on May 6th, 5:00-7:00PM, and is free and open to the public. The reception also presents the work of artist and News-Press Cartoonist, Doug MacGregor, whose exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye", will be on display in the main gallery at Alliance.
For more information on the artists and their work, visit Alliance for the Art's Website, www.artinlee.org, or call (239) 939-2787.


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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Saturday, May 28, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: Anything Goes
Where: The Art League of Fort Myers
Saturday, May 28, 2011
ART LEAGUE LAUNCHES MAY SHOW
The Art League of Fort Myers May Fine Art Show-Anything Goes-will be on exhibit May 6 to May 28. The show presents a delightful range of work by the member artists of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 P.M., as part of the League's participation in the May Art Walk.
The gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Hours of the gallery are 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: Alliance for the Arts
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Alliance Presents "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor"
Lee County Alliance for the Arts will exhibit the artwork of the local News-Press Cartoonist in, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," from May 6 to May 28. The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of Doug's work reaching across various topics.
A special opening reception for the exhibit, open to the public, will be hosted at the Alliance for the Arts on May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM. Light hors d'œuvres will be served as guests browse the gallery, meet the artist and have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork.
MacGregor's new book, "Get Creative, Turn on the Bright Side of Your Brain," will be available for sale as a complement to the exhibition. In addition, guests are invited to join Doug MacGregor as he leads a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, May 18th from 1:30- 2:30PM.
Doug MacGregor has served as the resident cartoonist for The News-Press for over twenty-nine years creating about five editorial cartoons per week. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists characterizes Doug's work as 'hilarious', "Whether it's roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, grinding lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving into special interests, Doug has covered it all!" Doug is inspired by, "The wonderment of everyday life, what's going on around us and keeping the humor in the forefront for everything we do creatively."
Don't miss this unique exhibit, "Poked in the Mind's Eye: The Humorous Perspective of Doug MacGregor," at the Alliance for the Arts from May 6th to May 28th. Experience the artwork May 6th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the opening reception or May 18th from 1:30-2:30PM at a Gallery WALK & TALK Tour with the artist. For more information visit www.ArtInLee.org or call (239) 939-2787.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the work of Martina Wald will be displayed in the Alliance Members Gallery. Martina's work is inspired by her love and passion for jazz music, as she composes all of her pieces while simultaneously viewing and listening to live jazz concerts.

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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Sunday, May 29, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Sunday, May 29, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day (Observed)
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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Monday, May 30, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Monday, May 30, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: Embracing Our Differences
Where: Island Park - Downtown Sarasota
Monday, May 30, 2011
Embracing Our Differences
Now thru May 30, 2011
Island Park - Downtown Sarasota


Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Monday, May 30, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Monday, May 30, 2011
Sarasota Music Festival
May 30 - June 18
The Sarasota Music Festival brings the best up-and-coming young musicians from around
the world to Sarasota for three weeks each June. This, coupled with the world-renowned faculty
artists who travel here to mentor and perform, makes the Sarasota Music Festival a magical
experience of exceptional concerts.



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Where: Asolo Theater
Monday, May 30, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Monday Night Movies at the Ringling
7 p.m.
Tickets: $7
February 21, 2011
Funny Girl - Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif; Rated G; 149 minutes; 1968
February 28, 2011
Women in Love - Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates; Rated R; 131 minutes; 1970
March 7, 2011
KLUTE - Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland; Rated R; 114 minutes; 1971
March 14, 2011
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson; Rated PG; 112 minutes; 1974
March 21, 2011
NETWORK - Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch; Rated R; 121 minutes; 1976
March 28, 2011
Coal Miner's Daughter - Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones; Rated PG; 125 minutes; 1981
April 4, 2011
On Golden Pond - Katherine Hepbrun, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman; Rated PG; 109 minutes; 1981
April 11, 2011
Sophie's Choice - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol; Rated R; 157 minutes; 1982
April 18, 2011
Terms of Endearment - Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow; Rated PG; 132minutes; 1983
April 25, 2011
Places in the Heart - Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris; Rated PG; 113 minutes; 1984
May 2, 2011
Moonstruck - Cher, Nicolas Cage; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 1987
May 9, 2011
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd; Rated PG; 99 minutes; 1989
May 16, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald; Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
May 23, 2011
Dead Man Walking - Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn; Rated R; 127 minutes; 1995
May 30, 2011
Fargo - Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy; Rated R; 97 minutes; 1996
June 6, 2011
Monster's Ball - Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, Mos Def, Milos Addica; Rated R; 111 minutes; 2001
June 13, 2011
Iris - Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Penelope Wilton; Rated R; 90 minutes; 2001
June 20, 2011
The Hours - Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2002
Call the Historic Asolo Theater Box office 941.360.7399, or on-line at www.ringling.org for more information.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Where: THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
May 21 - August 15, 2011
Beyond Bling: voices of Hip-Hop in Art
This exhibition brings together artists who, in the first decade of the 21st century, have provocatively incorporated signifiers of Hip-Hop/street culture into their work. It is an exhibition that incites further questions and expands our ideas of what it means to speak with a historically urban voice in this age of advanced globalization.
See this exhibition during regular Museum hours, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
This exhibition is included with regular Museum admission. Call 941.358.3180 for advance tickets.

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Where: Art Center Sarasota
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
GARDEN-A COLLABORATION WITH NATURE
Exhibition Opening Reception May 26 from 5-7 pm
Robert Creamer will be here!
May 26-July 30, 2011
ArtCenter Sarasota


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Event Title: George Gershwin Alone
Where: Mertz Theatre
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Hershey Felder as
George Gershwin Alone

May 18 - June 5 in the Mertz Theatre
Asolo Repertory Theatre presents the popular and critically acclaimed Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, a musical play directed by Joel Zwick with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone runs May 18th through June 5th in the Mertz Theatre.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue."
The Boston Herald called George Gershwin Alone "S'Wonderful!" and the NY Daily News called it "Stunning! Dazzling! Sheer Genius!" With sold out performances around the globe, this is multiple award-winning musical sensation is not to be missed.
Tickets start at just $17
Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388
Or visit ASOLOREP.ORG


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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sarasota Music Festival
May 30 - June 18
The Sarasota Music Festival brings the best up-and-coming young musicians from around
the world to Sarasota for three weeks each June. This, coupled with the world-renowned faculty
artists who travel here to mentor and perform, makes the Sarasota Music Festival a magical
experience of exceptional concerts.



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