Textbook example: Tim Sukits wades into the battle between Rich Swier and the Sarasota County School Board

Published July 28, 2010 I approach the Sarasota County Schools building a bit after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 to see a handful of people in front passing out white T-shirts with green lettering that reads “Choose History, not His-Story.” As I pass through the foyer and enter the meeting room I spot about three […]

2010 Spring Arts Preview — The Noise Issue: Inane regulations have prevented Sarasota from becoming a great live music town, but the times might be a-changin’

Published in Creative Loafing Sarasota, January 27, 2010   In 1996, Phil Dasher, at the time president of the Condominium on the Bay Association, was determined to have noise from The Quay, a now-demolished outdoor mall across from the condos, shut down. After the nightclub In Extremis opened, Dasher says the area quickly went downhill. […]

Sarasota’s Svend Asmussen reflects on a career as one of the most sought-after jazz violinists of the past century

Published Dec. 14, 2009 Sitting across from Svend Asmussen in The Jazz Club of Sarasota office, it’s easy to see how he blends into the Sarasota community. A full head of white hair sits atop his blotchy, wrinkled face, which somehow still holds the boyish look it’s had throughout his 93 years. A cane rests […]