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Studio Theatre to Honor Betty Schoenbaum
SARASOTA - Florida Studio Theatre is pleased to thank loyal supporter
Betty Schoenbaum for a recent generous donation. Mrs. Schoenbaum
has established a fund at the Community Foundation to underwrite
FSTs extensive childrens programs. FST offers two Educational
programs, The WRITE A PLAY Tour program and the Florida Studio Theatre
School. The WRITE A PLAY tour inspires students to write for the
Young Playwrights Festival and reaches over 60,000 children yearly
throughout Florida, Israel, Scotland, and Russia. The FST School
offers theatre training to over 600 children yearly.
Art Festival Award Winners Announced
$3,000 Best of Show: Tony Savoie
$1,000 Award of Excellence: James Oleson, Jr.
$1,000 2-D Judge's Choice: Sheila F. Crawford
$1,000 3-D Judge's Choice: Robert Kastrinos
$500 Award of Distinction: Ted Head
$500 Award of Distinction: Bruce Nawrocke
$500 Award of Distinction: Rick and Iris Austin
$500 Award of Distinction: Roger Bulkley
Merit Award: Marjorie Muething
$250 Merit Award; Keith Ruddick
$250 Merit Award; David and Ann Reif
$250 Merit Award: Jay Canterbury
$250 Merit Award: Mark Blanchette
$250 Merit Award: Dom Rodi
$250 Merit Award: Zhiyong Ye
$250 Merit Award: Michael Bond
$250 Merit Award: Polly Podolsky
and Culture Center of Hollywoods Executive Director Joy Satterlee
to Receive ArtServes Arts Administrator Award
Hollywood Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Executive Director
Joy A. Satterlee, APR, has been selected to receive ArtServes
Encore Award in the Arts Administrator category. Satterlee will
receive her award at an awards luncheon slated for Friday, May 18,
at Hyatt Pier 66. As
the Centers executive director, Satterlee oversees and directs
all aspects of the $1.5 million, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit,
contemporary arts organization. She joined the Center in July 2002
as deputy director and became interim director in May 2004 before
being named executive director in April 2005.
W. Dreyfoos Honored At Retirement Luncheon - City and County Proclaim
March 23 Alexander W. Dreyfoos Day West
Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel and the Palm Beach County Board of
County Commissioners proclaimed March 23 Alexander W. Dreyfoos Day
in recognition of the philanthropists upcoming retirement
as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Raymond F. Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts. Community leaders feted Dreyfoos during
an invitation-only retirement luncheon . March 23 in the Kravis
Centers Cohen Pavilion. During the luncheon, Mayor Frankel
and County Commission Chairperson Addie Greene presented Dreyfoos
with special proclamations in recognition of his numerous contributions
to Palm Beach County culture and education and his leadership role
in the construction and management of the Kravis Center for the
past 25 years. In addition, Kravis Center announced it reached its
$31 Million Encore Capital Campaign Goal For New Cohen Pavilion.
CENTER ROLLS OUT HALF-OFF TICKETS (H.O.T.) PROGRAM
- As part of its ongoing initiative to make the performing arts
as accessible to as wide and diverse an audience as possible, Carnival
Center for the Performing Arts today launches new programs designed
to make lower-priced tickets available to students, seniors, and
groups of 20 or more. As part of the new H.O.T. at Carnival Center
program, full-time students and seniors (65 and over) are now eligible
for Half-Off Tickets to same-day performances of most Carnival Center-presented
shows. Furthermore, groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounts
ranging between 10% and 50% on tickets purchased in advance, depending
on the size and age of the group.
ORLANDO-UCF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PERSONNEL CHANGE Orlando
- Amy Kaiser, who has served as our Managing Director, will be leaving
at the end of this season. Amy has decided to pursue other professional
opportunities. The Festival agrees that Amys departure is
in the best interest of the Festival as this will allow both Amy
and the Festival to continue to prosper and grow professionally.
Her service to the Festival during the past year has included a
number of major moves forward and we very much appreciate her professionalism
and courtesy in the timing of this decision. The Festival will now
seek a replacement and re-tool the search process to fit the Festivals
current staffing, support, and mission resources. The Festival is
set to begin a national search in hopes of finding a new managing
director by June 1st.
Contemporary Artists Hosts Members Tea
SARASOTA - Sunday, March 11th the annual WCA Members Tea was
held at the Siesta Key home of Grace Landon. This event is one of
several opportunities the organization offers in an effort to help
members build strong supportive relationships as they relate to
their art careers. In addition to existing members, the annual tea
is an opportunity to introduce prospective members.
Orchestra Leadership Announced for 2007/ 2008 Season
Sarasota The Florida West Coast Symphony announced leadership
changes in the Youth Orchestra Program effective for the 2007/2008
season. Andrew Lane, principal youth orchestra conductor since September,
2002 will complete his leadership tenure at the end of this season.
He will remain on with the Florida West Coast Symphony as a pops
conductor and has taken on an expanded role advising the Symphony
with its pops and lighter programs. Dirk Meyer, assistant conductor
of the Florida West Coast Symphony, will assume the role of conductor
of the Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Philharmonic when the orchestra
is seated next fall. John Dupuis, a faculty member of the Summer
at the Symphony program and cover conductor of the Youth Orchestra
program will assume the leadership of the Youth Symphony which will
be vacated when Dirk Meyer assumes his new role next fall.
Playwrights Initiative announces World Premiere Playwright Orlando
- Women Playwrights' Initiative (WPI) has selected Ree Howell and
her script Five Women in Havana as its fourth annual World
Premiere production. The North Carolina-based playwright expects
to be in Orlando for both a developmental reading June 10 and for
the fully-staged production. Writing it was a six-month process,
and thats long for me, said the self-described reclusive
writer. And its only my second project with strong roles
for women! Howells
script was inspired by a collision of events: a major hurricane,
an interest in Cubas near future, interviews by Helen Mirren
and Meryl Streep where they lamented the lack of significant roles
for women, and her fathers appeal that she get out of
her office more.
Playhouse Unveils Commemorative Book, Honors Major Donors and Sponsors
at Book Signing Reception
Coral Gables - Donors, sponsors, civic leaders and longtime patrons
of Actors' Playhouse were feted at an exclusive book signing reception
on February 26 at the Westin Colonnade Hotel. The event, sponsored
by the Paladin Coral Gables, marked the official unveiling of the
theatre's newly published commemorative book, Miracle on the
Mile: The First Ten Years of Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.
The book's author, Coral Gables resident and business owner Connie
Crowther, signed books and posed for photographs with guests, many
of whom are featured in the book.
month's featured artist is Poet and Photographer,
aka ORK (Old Rusty Knight). A veteran, Chuck has been writing for
over forty years. Now when published, much of his poetry is accompanied
by an expressive photo. Learn
month's Lifetime Achievement Spotlight
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