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01/04/2013

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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 87 Among his numerous awards and honors, Bell has been an Avery Fisher Prize recipient, and he was named Musical America���s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, the release notes. The Sarasota Concert Association also presents Munchtime Musicales, a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber artists based in Sarasota. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musiRecently appointed music dical genres ��� including classirector of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, he is the Joshua Bell/Contributed photo cal, folk and jazz ��� and feature first person to hold the title both vocal and instrumental since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orches- performers, the release continues. tra in 1958, the release points out. The 2012-2013 concert season will continue Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradi- with the Sarasota String Quartet on Jan. 16 varius. at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Tickets are $40, $50, $60 and $70. Tickets and Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Seating information for the Great Performers Series is open; no reservations are taken. For more are available by calling 955-0040 or visiting information about Munchtime Musicales, call www.scasarasota.org. 351-7467 or visit www.scasarasota.org. BRASSY BROADS RETURNING FOR ONE WEEK ONLY She���s coming back! Brassy Broads of Broadway, featuring Kathy Halenda, will return to Sarasota for a limited engagement beginning Feb. 19 in the Goldstein Cabaret at Florida Studio Theatre, the theater has announced. ���From wistful ballads to show-stopping Broadway classics, Ms. Halenda combines her powerful vocal style and energetic personality to create a performance that will touch as well as tickle her audience,��� a news release says. ���Brassy Broads of Broadway is a musical tribute to the larger-than-life characters of American musical theatre ��� the women who put the ���broad��� in Broadway,��� the release adds. Halenda���s ���ladies��� include Mame Dennis from Mame, Mama Rose from Gypsy, Fanny Brice from Funny Girl, Dolly Levi from Hello Dolly, Reno Sweeney from Anything Goes, Miss Mona from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie Oakley from Annie Get Your Gun and Sally Bowles from Cabaret ��� ���with the zany playfulness of Ms. Halenda herself thrown in,��� the release points out. Halenda previously appeared in all three of FST���s productions of Sophie Tucker as well as No Way to Treat a Lady, Shakespeare���s Greatest Hits, Inspired Lunacy and The Robber Bridegroom, the release adds. Brassy Broads of Broadway will run through Feb. 24. Single tickets range from $29 to $32; they may be purchased from the FST box office in person, by calling 366-9000 or by going online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org. FST is located at 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. %

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