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Youth in Service Memorial Day outdoor concert

Youth in Service Memorial Day outdoor concert

North Port, Florida -- The Sarasota Concert Band will present its Annual Memorial Day Outdoor Concert, “Youth in Service” on May 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Phillippi Estate Park.

This event is open to the public. Enjoy this open-air, outdoor venue. Concert will feature patriotic music, light classics and popular tunes. Food and drinks will be available from vendors.

Local schools present classic plays

Local schools present classic plays

Sarasota, Florida -- Support musical theater and local community performers by checking out some of the plays the schools of the Sarasota County School District will perform this May.  

On Thursday, may 16 100 Gocio Elementary students will present the musical play "Annie KIDS" at 7 p.m. It will be held in the school cafeteria, the public is welcome and admission is free.

Thursday, May 23, Students of Ashton Elementary will perform the musical play "Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior." It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. 

4th of July concert with the Gloria Musicae Singers

4th of July concert with the Gloria Musicae Singers

Sarasota, Florida -- The Gloria Musicae Singers will have a July 4th Concert in Sarasota this year. 

The acclaimed singers will salute Independence Day with a multimedia concert of popular and patriotic tunes celebrating America. The concert will also feature the Florida premier of Alan Gershwin's anthem tribute to the Gettysburg Address. 

There concert will also feature songs by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Stephen Foster, and a tribute to the Andrews Sisters and the Big Band Era. 

Venice Theatre and Loveland Center pay homage to Ed Sullivan

Venice Theatre and Loveland Center pay homage to Ed Sullivan

Venice, Florida -- Come support local theatre and see a performance of A Really Big Shoe! The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan. 

The original musical variety show written by Venice Theatre’s playwright-in-residence Ronald Myroup, chronicles important guests of “The Ed Sullivan Show." Over the 22 years that the show was on air, many unforgettable stars appeared. From Julie Andrews, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis to Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz, this pioneering television show was truly the epitome of entertainment.

Viva Florida: Arts in the Park

Viva Florida: Arts in the Park

Venice, Florida -- Residents are invited to the Arts in the Park even on April 27.

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the local arts community. Arts in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 at the Garden of Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Boulevard. 

The event will be hosted by the City's Parks and Recreation Division and will feature:

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.

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."