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"I do not get tired of playing the same music over and over again, because the audiences are so infectious with what it means to them regardless if they grew up with this music or not."

- Jared Manucuso, creator of Rock & Roll Reignited with Not Fade Away.

[Arts & Entertainment]  Rock & Roll Reignited with Not Fade Away
Dylan Campbell, dylan@srqme.com

Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its Summer Cabaret series on Tuesday, June 14th with the performance of Rock & Roll Reignited with Not Fade Away - an hour-long show featuring revitalized rock and roll classics from artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison, and Buddy Holly.

Not Fade Away is a tribute band fresh off a national tour and created by frontman Jared Mancuso, who has performed nationally as Buddy Holly in Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story.

“We started Not Fade Away in 2016 based on an idea that we wanted to create a new style of tribute show. It was more about us and our relationship with the music - playing the music with a little more edge than it traditionally had and making it our own without going totally overboard,” says Mancuso.

The musical arrangements for Rock and Roll Reignited were created by Mancuso with fellow bandmate Nick Gallardo, who has performed internationally in the musical tribute show December ‘63.

“It’s such a neat thing as a performer to look around at your friends on stage with you and think, ‘wow we're doing this’. I don’t get tired of playing the same music over and over again, because the audiences are so infectious with what it means to them regardless if they grew up with this music or not. I love being able to connect with the audience in every show,” states Mancuso.

Even though Not Fade Away puts their own style on these rock classics, what makes the music particularly significant to Mancuso is how it has stood the test of time. “At its core it is so catchy and well done. We’ve done shows where the bulk of the audience is millennial, yet they were still all on their feet and dancing - it’s the type of music that sits in people’s subconscious,” attests Mancuso.

Rock & Roll Reignited With Not Fade Away will begin June 14th, 2022 at FST’s Court Cabaret. Run Time: 70 minutes with a 15 minute intermission 941-366-9000 

PIctured: Jared Mancuso, creator of Rock & Roll Reignited with Not Fade Away. Photo courtesy of Jared Mancuso.

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[New Leadership]  Van Wezel Foundation Names Julie Schwartz Director of Development

The Van Wezel Foundation is pleased to announce that Julie Schwartz has joined the Foundation as director of development. In this role, Schwartz is responsible for annual giving operations and fundraising initiatives to support the Foundation’s mission of creating and sustaining a vibrant performing arts center, advancing education and enriching communities by inspiring minds through the power of the arts.  Schwartz comes to the Foundation with more than 20 years of experience working at renowned arts and culture organizations. Most recently, Schwartz worked at Carnegie Hall in New York as a senior project manager, responsible for the strategy and implementation for the replacement of the Hall’s enterprise software system which is used for artistic planning, repertoire management and organizational operations. Prior to that position, Schwartz was director of development services for Carnegie Hall’s advancement programs. In addition, she has held project manager positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and senior development positions at The Clark Art Institute and Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

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[Grants]  Sisterhood For Good To Award 25 Grants and Over $76K on June 16

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, over $76,000 in grants will be awarded to a variety of charitable causes from Sarasota and Manatee County, bringing the total amount of giving SFG has provided since inception, to $208,441. The $76,850 is a $30K+ increase over 2021. SFG has come a long way since thier first two grants in 2013 of $500 each. Grants Impact: SFG positively assisted 3,147 individuals in 2021 and 5,501 in 2022 alone. Collectively since 2011, SFG has assisted 18,446 individuals in need, living in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. SFG is: An 100% volunteer, all-female 501(c)(3)* organization with common goals to positively impact qualified non-profit organizations in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, while embracing group philanthropy. 

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[Scholarships Awarded]  Three Area High School Students and Four College Students Are Awarded College Scholarships from Embracing Our Differences

Anela Ajkic (Riverview High School), Mya Fraser (Venice High school), and Megan Meese (Riverview High School)—recently graduated high school seniors who served as members of their school’s Coexistence Club—were awarded $1,000 four-year renewable scholarships by Embracing Our Differences. They join Chloe Labrecque and Cam Pham, juniors at the University of Florida, who received their first scholarship in 2020; Emilia Przepiora, a sophomore at the University of Florida, who received her first scholarship in 2021; and Kennedy Hart, a sophomore at Rice University, who received her first scholarship in 2021. The students are part of an EOD scholarship initiative that grants annual $1,000 renewable scholarships to three students at regional high school Coexistence Clubs. Current Coexistence Club locations include Booker, North Port, Pineview, Riverview, Sarasota, Suncoast Polytech, and Venice high schools, IMG Academy and SCF Collegiate Bradenton and Venice in addition to two middle school clubs at Laurel Nokomis School and Venice Middle School. Coexistence Club members serve as docents for thousands of students who visit EOD’s outdoor exhibit every year in addition to designing and leading student-driven initiatives in their schools to promote inclusion and acceptance.

For 19 years, Embracing Our Differences has drawn on the passion and perception of artists, students, writers, and others to create powerful statements of diversity and acceptance in its annual outdoor public art exhibition consisting of 50 billboard-sized works of art and accompanying quotes. The scale and impact of this outdoor exhibition has continued to grow, attracting more than 4 million visitors since its inception. This exhibit is the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity. 

Pictured: Mya Frazer speaking at the 2022 EOD annual luncheon. Photo by Cliff Roles.

[Protection]  Protect Your Home and Family During Mosquito Season

Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services (MMS) is encouraging the community to 'Fight the Bite' as mosquito populations increase due to the arrival of rainy season. This is the time of the year when mosquitos carrying potential diseases thrive by breeding in standing water, and present a greater threat to those enjoying the outdoors. According to MMS Manager Wade Brennan, mosquito bite prevention is key to avoiding mosquito related illnesses in both humans and animals. Simple steps like treating or removing bromeliads, and eliminating potential breeding grounds, can go a long way to alleviating potential issues with mosquitos. Scheduling a service request, registering for spray notifications and learning about planned spray missions, along with additional information regarding MMS services, are available by visiting scgov.net or calling 311. 

[New Homes]  London Bay Offers Final Two Homesites at The Founders Club

Homebuyers at The Founders Club, Sarasota’s premier golf community, have two final opportunities to create the custom home of their dreams and enjoy golf membership without the wait list. Only two homesites are available, offering a choice of sweeping views across the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed championship golf course and a preserve. With only 262 single-family homes in 700-acres, The Founders Club’s low-density design maximizes vistas from every home and large homesites ranging from nearly half an acre to over an acre. Homebuyers purchasing one of the final two lots have the choice between renowned builders London Bay and John Cannon Homes and require a minimum of 3,500 square feet of living area. Available homesites in The Founders Club are priced from $740,000 for a picturesque preserve view to $930,000 overlooking the flag on the first green, a lake and wetlands. There are no CDD fees at The Founders Club. Three new custom model homes are now open for viewing and showcase luxury designs by AR Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes and John Cannon Homes. Visitors can stop by The Founders Club Sales Center Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at 3001 Founders Club Drive, three miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Road, Exit 210. For more information about The Founders Club, call 941-378-0900 or visit the community’s website at www.TheFoundersClub.com. 

[New Design]  Fishman & Associates Supports Expansion at Port Royal Club in Naples

Fishman & Associates is working with Port Royal Club in Naples, Florida to remodel all of their food service areas. Bob Daly, the president and owner of Fishman & Associates, made the announcement today. The remodeling includes two main kitchens, a service bar, and miscellaneous food service stations throughout the club house. Fishman & Associates was established in 1986 to provide food service design support to diverse clients nationwide. The business sectors they support include top restaurants, assisted living and retirement centers, private clubs, resorts, clubhouses, hospitals, other healthcare facilities, hotels, schools, churches, and more. The Fishman team has supported more than 360 senior living projects in 25 states. Its expertise includes kitchen design, bar and dining room layout, equipment specification, cost budgeting, refrigeration, and fabrication for new and remodeled food service facilities. 

[SOON]  GALLERY: SPAACES Gallery: Ah Who Run Dis , May 20 – June 11, Gallery hours.

Ah Who Run Dis, A Solo Exhibit by Krystle Lemonias. This work explores personal and political intersections of power that govern how people interact daily through an immigrant lens. It creates an entry point to consider the impact larger systems have on people from colonized nations. A subject is used to examine access, privilege, misuse, and obstruction to the status quo when one wields power. Each piece reflects the complexity of being resilient through society’s exploitive structure then, using this understanding to get over and ahead for one’s self. What is the cost of resilience? Who really has the power? This body of work shows intimate views of video, installation, prints, and performance. Opening Night Reception is Friday, May 20th, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm. Open Exhibition Dates are May 21st through June 11th By Appointment Only.

[SOON]  FOOD: Savor Sarasota 2022 Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week , June 1 – June 14

Summer never tasted so good! Are you ready for the annual #SavorSarasota Restaurant Week from June 1-14 when dozens of restaurants featured prix-fixe, multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $20 and $35 per person! Home to award-winning and legendary restaurants, there’s no better time to explore all the culinary experiences Sarasota County has to offer. From Peruvian palates and French cuisine to American classics and fresh seafood, you’ll feel like a local foodie in no time. Participating Restaurants include Duval's Fresh Local Seafood, Amore Restaurant, The Bistro @ Concession Golf Club, 99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop, Tripletail Seafood & Spirits, Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Cafe Evergreen, Michael's On East Restaurant, Libby's Lakewood Ranch, Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie, Opus Restaurant & Lounge, Ristorante San Marco, The Reserve Retreat, Andrea's Kitchen, Cafe Venice Restaurant & Bar, Dolce Italia, The Ringling Grillroom, C'est la Vie!, Rodizio Grill, Bijou Garden Cafe, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Selva Grill, Chaz 51 Steakhouse, Miguel's, Lucarelli's Restaurant, Pop's Sunset Grill, Fins at Sharky's, Bevardi’s Salute! Restaurant, Farlow's On The Water, Cafe Barbosso, Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge in Art Ovation, Flavio's on Main, Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen, Bohemios Wine and Beer Tapas Bar, Mattison’s Forty-One Restaurant and Catering Company, Green Zebra Cafe, and 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Florida Studio Theatre: Laughing Matters , February 9 – June 19, Varies.

Laughing Matters, FST’s hit musical sketch comedy show, is back for round six! And this time, nothing and no one is safe from a good-spirited roast. From never-ending Sarasota construction and the perpetual hunt for downtown parking to Mother Nature’s increasingly wild mood swings and our endless quest to stay young, Laughing Matters delivers fast-paced comedy inspired by the culture and politics of today. Laughing Matters, by head writer Rebecca Hopkins with contributing writers Kevin Allen, Sarah Durham, Stephan deGhelder, and Jim Prosser, will play beginning February 9, 2022 through June 19, 2022 in FST's Court Cabaret.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: The Florida Center for Early Childhood: Mind Matters Symposium , June 22, 9am-3pm

Join The Florida Center for Early Childhood for a full-day, virtual course on understanding and supporting early childhood brain development and mental health on Wednesday, June 22 from 9am to 3pm. Learn to identify brain differences, their implications, and strategies to address them.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Women Contemporary Artists Members Spring Exhibition , June 3 – June 24

The Women Contemporary Artists Members Spring Exhibition 2022 will take place at Ringling College of Art & Design Lois and David Stuhlberg Gallery, 1188 MLK Way, from June 3 – 24, 2022. The exhibition is open to active WCA members who may submit two entries only, $30 for one entry and $35 for two entries. Art specs are 2D - 36” x 36” max, mid-sized and smaller works preferred. All media. Diptych and Triptychs allowed, but must fit into size requirements and sold as one painting. 3D work 72” x 20” max. Pedestals are available. If accepted into the show, be prepared to sit for one sitting in the gallery, if needed, from 9-12 or 12-3 on Monday through Friday for the length of the show. You can do this with a friend. Awards are $600 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd, and 5 Merit Awards $100 each. Receiving on Tuesday, May 24 between 10 AM and 2 PM and Jurying on Tuesday, May the 24th at 3 PM.

[SOON]  SPORTS: 6th Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic at The Meadows Country Club , June 24, 7:30am

The 6th Annual Bob Rizi Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Friday, June 24 at The Meadows Country Club course only. Player check-in and breakfast will be from 7:30am to 9am, with a shotgun start at 9am. $800 per foursome, which includes continental breakfast, tee sign, and lunch. The tournament is limited to 36 foursomes on a first come first served basis and two golf carts will be provided to each foursome. For more information and registration, visit suncoastsummerfest.org or call 941-706-3685.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Art Uptown Gallery: Moxie , June 25 – July 30
The July Gallery for Art Uptown will exhibit "MOXIE by Rita Rust." Rust's watercolor action portraits capture the feeling of joy that can be found even in the darkest times.
[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Selby Gardens: Seeing the Invisible , September 25 – August 31, 10am-5pm

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, opening on September 25, 2021 and ongoing through August 31 2022, as one of 12 participating gardens across six countries. Seeing the Invisible features works by more than a dozen international artists such as Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Isaac Julien CBE, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ first work in AR. Visitors will engage with Seeing the Invisible via an app designed for the exhibition downloadable to smartphones and tablets. Forging new links between botanical gardens located in diverse biomes around the globe, the exhibition fosters collaboration between institutions, artists, and audiences, highlighting the power of art to connect people around the world.

[SOON]  GALLERY: As long as there is sun, as long as there is light: Selections from the Bring Gift and The Ringling Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art , November 21 – August 13, Museum hours.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of As long as there is sun, as long as there is light. Selections from the Bring Gift and The Ringling Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run Nov. 21, 2021 – Aug. 13, 2023, in the museum’s Searing Wing. In 2020, The Ringling received a significant gift of art from Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring, in support of the modern and contemporary collection. Highlights from the gift include an important minimalist work by Anne Truitt and a monumental work on canvas by Gene Davis, both artists affiliated with the Washington Color School, an art movement during the 1950s to 1970s in Washington D.C., made up of abstract expressionist artists Additional works in the gift represent a generation of prominent artists who work, or have worked, in abstraction, including Clement Meadmore, Jules Olitski, Beverly Pepper, Rebecca Salter, Kenneth Snelson, and Yuriko Yamaguchi, among others. Also on view are sculptures and paintings by distinguished African American and Latin American artists from The Ringling collection, including William Edmondson, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Omar Rayo, Baruj Salinas, and Joyce de Guatemala.  

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch , January 2 – December 25, 10am-2pm

The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 90 curated vendors of the region’s best food and flavors, located at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch. It takes place every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Waterside Place. It’s your weekend destination for organic produce, meat, poultry, seafood, bread, pasta, juices and prepared foods. Stay up to date on vendors and events by visiting TheMarketLWR.com.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre Returns to Summer Programing with RABBIT HOLE , June 8 – June 19

The Players Centre for Performing Arts presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Rabbit Hole at Studio 1130 located in the Crossings at Siesta Key mall (3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239) June 8-19, 2022. Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture-perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart. 

[SOON]  GALLERY: Ringling College Galleries + Exhibitions Opening Receptions June 10th , June 3 – June 24, 5pm-7pm

Ringling College Galleries + Exhibitions invites you to attend two opening receptions for: Petticoat Painters, exhibiting June 3 - June 24 in the Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. Gallery and Women Contemporary Artists, exhibiting June 3 - June 24 in the Lois + David Stulberg Gallery. Join us on June 10th, 5-7 pm for the opening reception in each gallery and meet the artists. Both galleries are on the Ringling College campus and are open M-F 9-3 pm. While you're on campus don't forget to stop by Valetta's exhibition in the Thompson Gallery. Valetta will be exhibiting June 3 - August 12.

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