Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - Feb. 20, 2015

By Chelsey Lucas February 19, 2015

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Gary Marachek and Richie McCall. Photography by Maria Lyle.

Never Marry A Girl With Cold Feet…and other life lessons from Vaudeville

Feb. 18 – June 7

Vaudeville was the original American entertainment. Celebrate its greatest musical artists such as Fanny Brice, George M. Cohen, Jerome Kern, and Al Jolson at this rollicking show, featuring irreverent humor and unforgettable melodies like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Birth of the Blues,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “Nobody.” “Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet” opened this week and continues through June 7 in the Court Cabaret. For tickets, go to



Lino Tagliapietra

Jan. 6 – March 15

Lino Tagliapietra is widely recognized as one of the world's premier artists working in glass. This exhibit will include more than 30 works on loan from the artist, Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA, and the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection. For more information, go to



Both Your Houses

Jan. 21- April 12

Imagine a divided Congress. Imagine lawmakers more interested in lining their own pockets than serving the national interest. Imagine an idealistic young Congressman determined to expose the corruption by introducing a bill so stuffed with pork it is sure to oink itself to death. Will his fight cost him the support of his peers, his constituents, and the woman he loves — who just happens to be the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman? A comic masterpiece that could have been pulled straight from today’s headlines, this marvelous political satire is as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Colorful characters, sharp wit and glorious wisecracks reminiscent of 1930s screwball comedies add to the fun and fury. Go to for show times and to purchase tickets.



ETHEL’s Documeria

Feb. 20-21

Created by the musicians of ETHEL, Documerica juxtaposes the music of today with historic video imagery to explore the tensions between environmental devastation, memory, renewal, and rebirth in this compelling examination of a tumultuous era. This performance is part of The Ringling’s New Stages 2015, Re:Imagined, which explores the creative response to influences both historic and imaginary, ranging from a whimsical interpretation of historic cinema to a visceral engagement with an envisioned environmental catastrophe. Go to for tickets.



Miracle Ball

Feb. 21

Celebrate “For Children, Our Precious Gems” with the All Children’s Hospital Guild at this sophisticated, black-tie optional event. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, plus a silent and live auction. Find more information at


Jazz Hot Mamas

Feb. 21 – March 29

In this hot musical revue, Nate Jacobs salutes the great women performers of the jazz era such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Etta Jones, and Peggy Lee. They rose to stardom, broke barriers, and left a legacy few can match. Their phenomenal voices, style, and grace won over audiences around the world. Don’t miss this sensationally sizzling show! Get tickets at


Town Hall: Dan Buettner

Feb. 23

The Ringling College Library Association presents Sarasota’s premiere lecture series and Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who Have Lived the Longest, founder and president of Blue Zones, and National Geographic fellow. For more information, go to



Junior League Legacy Luncheon

Feb. 25

Speaker this year for the Junior League of Sarasota’s annual Legacy Luncheon is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author and social critic Anna Quindlen, who will share her thoughts on “How Reading and Writing Will Ensure Our Democracy.” Tickets are available at



The Sarasota Ballet’s 24th Season Gala

Feb. 27

Celebrate The Sarasota Ballet's 24th Season by paying tribute to one of the greatest male dancers the world has ever witnessed. Enjoy an elegant meal among fellow ballet lovers before basking in glorious performances of Balanchine's Apollo, Ashton's Jazz Calendar and Nureyev's Raymonda Act III. After the performance, feast on sumptuous desserts and lavish cocktails to end the night and welcome the dancers of The Sarasota Ballet. To reserve your place for this exclusive event, call 941-225-6505 or email [email protected].


Balanchine, Ashton & Nureyev

Feb. 27-28

The program will include an Ashton premiere of Jazz Calendar, Balanchine's famous Apollo as well as Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III. This piece is considered by some to be one of the most elegant, refined and challenging ballets in Russian tradition. The opulent score will be performed live by the Sarasota Orchestra. Go to for tickets and show times.



Dresden Philharmonic

March 1

Presented by the Sarasota Concert Association. Michael Sanderling, conductor, and Johannes Moser, cello. Go to for tickets.



Town Hall: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

March 4

The Ringling College Library Association presents Sarasota’s premiere lecture series and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, award-winning humanitarian and resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, who will be interviewed by Katty Kay, lead anchor, BBC World News America and guest commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. For more information, go to



March Forth! on March Fourth

March 4

Join Music Director Anu Tali for a unique evening of great music and gourmet dining to support the Sarasota Orchestra. Enjoy surprises orchestrated in four movements, introducing the future and featuring Xavier de Maistre, world renowned harpist. For tickets and information, go to

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