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Tamiami Brass Quintet concert

Tamiami Brass Quintet concert

North Port, Florida -- The talented Tamiami Brass Quintet Concert features local artists who are donating a hour long performance to help kick off National Library Week. 

The repertoire includes light classical jazz, ragtime, folk and traditional American music. 

The even is free and open to all ages. 

Located in the Julian Room of the North Port Library from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jazz on the Water

Jazz on the Water

Sarasota, Florida -- The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present "Jazz on the Water" with the Ashwood Jazz Trio in May. 

The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents its annual “Jazz on the Water” cruise, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3-5 p.m., aboard LeBarge, which departs from Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

Guests will enjoy the swinging sounds of Henry Ashwood and his Ashwood Jazz Trio.

Tickets are $30 for Jazz Club members; $35 for non-members. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale; guests are requested not to bring coolers.

Annual Siesta Fiesta

Annual Siesta Fiesta

Siesta Key, Florida -- Come celebrate the 35th Annual Siesta Fiesta. 

April 13 and 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Siesta Key Village welcomes its premier spring celebration of the arts in an highly anticipated annual tradition in this popular arts destination.

Free Ariel Quartet concert

Free Ariel Quartet concert

Sarasota, Florida -- The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) announces its next event in classical music performance and education: The acclaimed Ariel Quartet.

The quartet will be in schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties, May 1-7, 2013, as part of The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast's "Education Outreach Program."

Siesta Fiesta this weekend; roads closed

Siesta Fiesta this weekend; roads closed

Siesta Key, Florida - Arts, crafts, and music combine for Siesta Fiesta this weekend. The event celebrates its 35th year on April 13 and 14.

More than 250 artists and crafters will take part. The artists will line Ocean Boulevard, while crafters will display their wares throughout Siesta Key Village.

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to cars starting at Ocean and Canal and running through Beach Road.

Free film screening

Free film screening

Sarasota, Florida -- Dayton O. Hyde, cowboy, conservationist saving the land, water and wild horses of the west, award winning author, and star of "Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde" will be at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 at 1993 Main Street in Sarasota at the screening of the film on Wednesday, April 10 at 3pm.  

Sarasota Photography Exhibit Wraps Up, Meet The Artists

Sarasota Photography Exhibit Wraps Up, Meet The Artists

Sarasota, Florida-Here's your chance to speak to the artists behind the fine art photography exhibit called "Florida in Context" at the Sarasota County Visitor Information Center and History Center Museum.

The exhibit is on display through April 10 as part of Florida's Viva Florida 500 celebration promoting Florida's history and the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon to "La Florida" in 1513.