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Upcoming Events this Month...
Painting in Italy: Bernard Martin and Tom Sadler
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Catch Me if You Can
Where: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach
Anne Frank: A History for Today and A Private Photo Album
Where:Florida Holocaust Museum
Russian Patriarchate Choir
Where: University Auditorium, UF
Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
Where: Orange Park Community Theatre
TROMPE L'OEIL: The Art of Illusion
Where: Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
Southeast & Keys
The Subject Was Roses
Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks
Clyde Butcher's Cuba
Where: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Florida West Coast Symphony Welcomes Gordon Greenfield as Chief
SARASOTA - The Florida West Coast Symphony is pleased to welcome
Gordon Greenfield to their senior management team as chief marketing
officer. He began work at the Symphony on October 1, 2007. "We
are delighted to have a person of Gordon's profile join the Symphony's
senior team," said Joseph McKenna, the Symphony's president
and CEO. "His experience in marketing and his knowledge of
the region are certain to benefit our organization."
Kissimmee Main Street 2006 Kissimmee Sculpture Experience Peoples
Choice and Kids Choice Awards.
KISSIMMEE - Kids Choice - Guardian
by Frank Joseph Gady; Peoples Choice Renewal
by Mindy Colton.
Over the past year the public has viewed and voted on the 11 sculptures
placed throughout Historic Downtown Kissimmee as part of the Kissimmee
Sculpture Experience. As a result of the voting, Mindy and Frank
will each be awarded a $500 cash prize and plaque.
Sarasota's Florida West Coast Symphony's Website Ranked Among
the Best in the Nation
SARASOTA - Sarasota's Florida West Coast Symphony's web site
was recently ranked among the best in the nation, joining other
distinguished symphony orchestras like the Nashville Symphony, the
Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. This past year,
the Symphony revamped its site, www.fwcs.org, allowing the purchase
of tickets online. This upgrade qualified the site to be reviewed
by the Arts Journal's orchestra management blogger, Drew McManus,
in his annual orchestra web site review. In its first year of assessment,
the site ranked eighth when compared to the 83 other professional
orchestra web sites evaluated.
Art Supporters to Receive Awards at Ninth Annual Crystal Vision
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors
Bureau President and CEO Nicki E. Grossman (Chairmans Award);
Silvia Flores, MD (individual); City of Hollywood Police Chief James
Scarberry (government); Attorney David W. Singer (community service)
and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (business) will receive
the Crystal Vision Award for Support of the Arts at the Art and
Culture Center of Hollywoods Ninth Annual Crystal Vision Gala
on Saturday, Nov. 3. Also that night, special recognition will be
given to retiring City of Hollywood Commissioner Sal Oliveri.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Student Rush Tickets
Orlando - The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra continues its ticketing
opportunity for students of any age. Rush Tickets are
now available for all of the Philharmonics Phil at Carr Series
concerts, both matinee and evening performances. Rush Tickets are
$10 each, and can only be purchased at the Orlando Philharmonics
Will-Call window at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W.
Livingston Street, Orlando, beginning two hours before any Phil
at Carr Series performance. Students in high school and college
must provide a valid student ID when purchasing Rush Tickets. This
offer is limited to one Rush Ticket per student. Rush Ticket seating
is available in the Silver and Bronze seating areas of the auditorium,
and is subject to availability. For additional information, please
phone the Orlando Philharmonic Box Office at 407-770-0071.
Kravis Center Offers New Service For People With Hearing Loss
WEST PALM BEACH - The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing
Arts is pleased to announce a new service called Live Performance
Captioning (or open captioning) that will allow deaf or hard of
hearing audience members to more fully enjoy Broadway performances
at the venue. Open captioning is a text display located on either
side of the stage that scrolls the words in synchronization with
the performance. Generated by a computer operator to keep pace with
the performance, lyrics, dialogue and even parenthetical descriptions
of important sound effects are displayed in easy-to-read amber letters
two inches high. The new service will be unveiled during the 2 p.m.
performance of Broadway Across Americas presentation of My
Fair Lady on Nov. 3.
Erika von Tiehl to Emcee Awards Gala
Hollywood Erika von Tiehl of Channel 4 (CBS) will emcee
the Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Ninth Annual Crystal
Vision Gala, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This black and white chic
fund-raiser for the Art and Culture Center will honor individuals
in government, the arts, business and from the public and feature
a performance from Beatlemania Live!
Palm Beach Dramaworks Outreach Program A Big Hit for
West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Dramaworks collaborated with the
Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition in Literacy and the Arts
Day by performing an abridged version of New Kid, a play by
Dennis Foon. Adult immigrants who are learning English as a second
language, came from all over Palm Beach County and filled the Literacy
Coalitions Adult Education Center in West Palm Beach held
on October 3, 2007. The program was sponsored by the Town of Palm
Beach United Way in partnership with Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida opens 2007-2008 celebrating
it 10th anniversary with eleven professional dancers.
MIAMI - Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is celebrating its 10th
anniversary. What started as a youth semi-professional company in
1997 has already eleven professional dancers in its corps. The concept
of the company, similar to Joven Ballet de Camara de Madrid, and
Le Jeune Ballet de France, is to give recent talented ballet graduates
the opportunity to acquire performing experience and increase their
repertoire while earning a salary while getting additional training
to make further improvements.
This year's dancers are: Valerie Ackerman, and Gorky Flores both
graduated from Escuela Nacional Superior de Ballet of Peru. Lara
Garcia born in Madrid, Spain and graduated from the Real Conservatorio
Profesional de Danza de Madrid. Alina Hernandez from Miami and graduated
from Susana Prietos Ballet Etudes; Andrey Konkin, a graduate
from the School of Ballet of Perm and Mark Kudelya graduated from
the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersbug in Russia; Sabrina
Lord-Linde, graduated from the Bossov Ballet Theatre in Maine; Manuelita
Navarro born in the Republic of Panama and graduated from the South
Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, under
the tutelage of Stanislav Issaev; Yoshie Oshima from Japan who began
her training at the Michiko Matsumoto Ballet in Nagoya, Japan to
later graduate at Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersburg in
Russia. Also, Anna Ochoa from Ecuador and graduated from the Inge
Bruckman School of Ballet, Teatro Centro de Arte de Guayaquil and
Brian Ruiz born in Cali, Colombia, recently awarded Best Male Dancer
at the American Ballet Competition. He is a graduate from the Colombian
Institute of Classical Ballet (Incolballet).
Bach Festival performer to receive Kennedy Center Honors Award
Pianist Leon Fleisher honored for lifetime arts contribution
WINTER PARK - In February 2008, world-revered pianist Leon Fleisher
will perform Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 12 at the Bach Festival
Society of Winter Parks Annual Bach Festival. By then he will
carry a Kennedy Center Honors Award, a distinction of artistic legacy.
Fleisher will receive his award on December 1 at the 30th-annual
celebration dinner, hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza
Rice. On December 2 he will sit with the President of the United
States and First Lady Laura Bush at the annual Honors Gala. Fleisher
will be recognized along with actor/writer Steve Martin, singer
Diana Ross, film director Martin Scorsese, and songwriter Brian
Wilson of the Beach Boys. The gala will air on CBS on Wednesday,
December 26 at 9 p.m. (EST).
The Orlando Philharmonic Proudly Welcomes AirTran Airways as
the Official Airline of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Orlando - The Orlando Philharmonic is proud to announce a partnership
with AirTran Airways, establishing this popular airline as the official
airline of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of the partnership,
AirTran Airways, which is headquartered in Orlando, will assist
the orchestra with transporting guest artists and conductors to
and from Orlando throughout the season. AirTran Airways is also
the sponsor of two of the Philharmonics Phil at Carr Series
concerts, Symphonic Sorcery, held on November 3, and Radio Days,
held on January 19.
Caldwell Theatre Companys Board Trustee Joan Vinik Named
Junior League Woman Volunteer of the Year
Boca Raton Caldwell Theatre Companys longtime Board
Trustee, Joan Vinik, was awarded the Junior League Woman Volunteer
of the Year Award on October 26, 2007, at the Junior Leagues
20th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show Ceremony held in the Mizner
Center Grand Ballroom at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. For the
first time in the history of these Junior League awards, a $10,000
honoraria given by Woolbright Development in recognition
and honor of the efforts of this years award recipient
was awarded to the nominating sponsor, Caldwell Theatre Company,
in tribute to Mrs. Vinik.
This month's featured artist is painter, Amie
Gonser. Amie was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in 1974. She
grew up on an LSU owned research station just outside of Jeanerette,
LA. Drawing has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.
She remembers dressing as an artist for kindergarten career day.
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