Mariel Hemingway

2013-03-04

The Sarasota Film Festival had a major announcement today!  Several  films that were a big hit at Sundance plus  a new comedy from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach and a documentary about Mariel Hemingway, who will be making an appearance, will be the main attractions at the 15th annual Sarasota Film Festival taking place in Sarasota from April 5 through 14.

The SFF folks announced today that Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish” will be the opening film  this year with a screening at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on  April 5.  Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” will screen as the closing night film on April 13 at The Sarasota Opera House. James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” and Barbara Kopple’s “Running Crazy” are the festival’s centerpiece films.

Meredith Garofalo

2013-03-03

Meredith Garofalo, New Opportunities
by Laurie Mirkin

I spoke to Meredith yesterday, and I have to say that she can talk!  That makes my job so much easier, so I appreciate that, and Meredith has already done so much in her young life that I could barely keep up trying to write it all down.  Thanks, Meredith.

We talked about her love of music, which started when she was just a little girl.  She loved being in several different choirs as a young girl, and has taken acting lessons and participated in plays and musicals. She says she feels like a lot of her musical influence came from her grandfather, who had an accordion band.  I asked her if she’d be interested in acting, and I was surprised when she said she is seriously considering joining a local theatre company.  I can easily see where she’d be perfect for theatre.Meredith is from Cleveland, Ohio.  She’s got family there and also in New Port Richey. She has a younger sister who is 24, and her parents are both residing in Cleveland. Meredith told me she has worked in Ohio, Indiana, South Dakota and Florida, building her television career.  She has moved too many times and is happy to call Sarasota her home.  Her experience with ABC,Channel 7 in Sarasota, Florida, having come to a close, leaves her with time to really discover her surroundings and do everything she had no time to do before.

Ladies Sing the Blues Sarasota Florida

2013-02-15

Once every few months, the Sarasota/Bradenton area’s finest blues music performers get together and give a full-throttle performance to raise money to help local charities.  Every event is performed on behalf of a different charity, and the spirit of giving comes alive in the local talent that performs. Ladies SingContinue Reading

2013-01-10

From Lauren Mitchell…..this just in! We are so excited to announce our CD Release Party!!!!  The album is finally finished and we’re gonna GET DOWN and CELEBRATE!!  Please join us as we mark our triumphant return to The Palladium to celebrate the release of our debut album – “Please ComeContinue Reading

Lauren Mitchell

2013-01-07

Sarasotapost.com wants to be one of the 1st in SRQ to congratulate Lauren Mitchell and the Lauren Mitchell band for successfully completing their “Kickstarter” project. It is always a joy to acknowledge our local SRQ talent. And, congratulations to everyone who supported Lauren and helped to make this project aContinue Reading

Melanie Massell & Sande Caplin

2012-12-29

Does anyone recognize these 2? It turns out that the lovely lady and her band performed last night at the Manatees Sports Grill. Yes, the very talented Melanie Massell and her band, “Hot Item” put on quite a performance doing songs from Carol King, Mary Wells, Frankie Ford, Bonnie Raitt,Continue Reading

Steve Arvey

2012-12-28

  From a very reliable source, sarasotapost.com has some big news. Steve Arvey, the hardest working performer on Florida’s “left coast” is about to get involved in a new profession! We can’t say what it is yet, but stay tuned and we will have more news for you next week.Continue Reading

Randy Friese

2012-12-15

Saturday, December 8…..it was the “Party of the Year.”   Our pal, Randy Friese sure know how to make it happen.  By invitation only, it was a “who’s who” of Sarasota / Bradenton musical talent.  And oh……what food.  Randy & Mark Kracker provided some of the most mouth watering treats fromContinue Reading