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08/02/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 2, 2013 "This will be our last beach event of the summer," said Bruce E. Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage, in the release. "As always our STARs are a talented group of artists who happen to have 'day' jobs educating our children. … You'll be impressed by their talents and thankful that such a devoted group is sharing their talents with the children that pass through their classrooms," he added in the release. Page 91 Rodriguez is a media specialist for grades K-5 at West Hollywood Elementary School in Hollywood. Duval County had a winner with Melanie Webb, who teaches creative writing to ninth-graders as well as junior fiction and critical theory to students in grades 9, 11 and 12 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville. "The Hermitage is very proud of this program "One incentive in creating this program was that supports Florida arts educators," Rodgers to recharge the creative energy of artist/teachers in our state who will return to their classcontinued. rooms with a renewed sense of their artistry As in the past, this year's STARs teach chil- to give back to their students," the release dren from the kindergarten level through high points out. Malagon confirmed the goal: "The school in various counties around the state. Hermitage has provided me with an inspiraRocky Bridges teaches sculpture, painting, tional beautiful environment, where I have drawing and art history to 12th-graders at Har- deeply connected to my musical and spiritual rison School for the Arts in Lakeland; Beverly side by creating compositions, practicing and Williams teaches visual arts for grades 6, 7 and performing as an instrumentalist. I am looking 8 at Union Academy Magnet Middle School in forward to sharing this wonderful experience Bartow, the release notes. Both schools are in with my students and colleagues." Polk County. For more information about the STARs proFrom Broward County, STAR Ramiro Malag- gram or the Hermitage Artist Retreat, call on teaches music in grades K-5 at Discovery 475-2098 or visit the website at www.HermitElementary in Sunrise, while STAR Kristen ageArtistRetreat.org. WEBBER'S HIT NEARING END OF ITS RUN ON VENICE STAGE Venice Theatre's Summer Stock performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 4, on the MainStage, the theater is reminding potential patrons. Presented by the theater's Summer Stock troupe — which is in its seventh year — the show is directed by Brad Wages and choreographed by Michelle Kasanofsky, a release notes. Summer Stock is a theatre "boot camp" for senior-high and college-age performers interested in pursuing professional careers in theater, the release points out. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is a contemporary retelling of the familiar biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, the release explains. "Joseph, Jacob's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph experiences a series of ad-

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