Creative Loafing

Art

Why a Sarasota painter removed a non-nude painting from a Sarasota Orchestra gallery (Published February 10, 2010)

A day on the high seas with Sarasota artist and fishing captain Tom Stephens (Published March 24, 2010)

Golden boy: The work of Ringling Museum Conservation Technician/Gilder Dave Piurek will be available to wear at S/ART/Q’s second screen-printing party (Published September 8, 2010)

Arty pARTée: Organizations all over the Suncoast are joining forces to launch Festival sARTée in an effort to brand Sarasota-Manatee as a premier arts destination (Published October 6, 2010)

Industry standard: A Ringling photography student is working to realize Sarasota’s fashion potential (Published October 20, 2010)

Business

Brand aid: Ringling College’s fourth annual International Design Summit highlights the importance of design in building a business (Published February 3, 2010)

ShamWow: How Shamrock owner Derek Anderson is helping turn around east Ringling Boulevard (Published March 10, 2010)

Cheap trick: A business model tailor-made for economic recession has allowed the Sarasota Guitar Company to thrive in a hurry (Published June 2, 2010)

Publisher’s clearing house: Even with a drop in book sales, local authors still strive to get their work in the hands of readers (Published June 23, 2010)

Columns

The Local Original: CL debuts its new column covering all aspects of the Suncoast original music scene (Published September 29, 2010)

The Local Original: An overview of the Suncoast music scene reveals progress and change (Published October 13, 2010)

The Local Original: Getting paid for musical art is not a Suncoast tradition (Published November 17, 2010)

Education

Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences teams with ShelterBox USA to help Haiti (Published March 3, 2010)

Textbook example: Tim Sukits wades into the battle between Rich Swier and the Sarasota County School Board (Published July 28, 2010)

Vlad the Educator: One of the world’s greatest pianists teams up with his former student to open Cultural Center Miracle in North Port (Published December 15, 2010)

Green Living

The Green Issue: Life and death — from green sex toys to an eco-funeral (Published April 14, 2010)

The Green Issue: How to reduce your transportation waste (Published April 14, 2010)

Movies

Immaculate Perception: On the Sarasota set of movie director John Pocino’s latest labor of love (Published Dec. 21, 2009)

The horror film, the horror film: On the set of the eminently quotable Mangrove Slasher II (Published April 28, 2010)

Diamond in the rough: The producers of Beautiful Noise are making Suncoast film production a top priority (Published July 21, 2010)

Absolutely fabulous: The 12th Annual LGBT Film Fest covers the full spectrum of gay life (Published August 18, 2010)

Once upon a time: Anthony Paull and Something Spilled Productions represent SRQ at this year’s LGBT Film Festival (Published August 18, 2010)

Slash and learn: The story of locally produced horror flick Mangrove Slasher II’s murder, and how the film is now rising from the grave (Published September 15, 2010)

Music

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)

Online organizing: Music Scene and Be Seen launches a new website in an effort to unify supporters of original live music (Published February 17, 2010)

Newcomer’s Guide: Which songs to sing at our most popular karaoke spots (Published March 17, 2010)

Local music: The Terry T. Trio deepens its family bond through music (Published May 5, 2010)

Band of brothers: Before signing with Universal Republic, Boyce Avenue achieved world notoriety DIY-style (Published May 27, 2010)

Fresh Muphins at Mattison’s: A local restaurant chain gives original music a spin (Published July 14, 2010)

Making money from scratch: How the Vinyl Music Festival is bringing Sarasota together to rethink its economic game (Published July 14, 2010)

Come original: Out of all the live music venues on the Suncoast, three have stood firm in their long-time support for original music, thanks to their owners (Published September 22, 2010)

Back and blue: The Sarasota Blues Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with the hottest line-up in its long and storied history (Published November 4, 2010)

Rock this way: The Rockstarr Bentley Landing Party is really Five Points Collective’s first lesson in musical promotion through community collaboration (Published December 1, 2010)

The Local Original: Artists of the 941 are called to crank it up once again with submissions for Noise Ordinance 2 now being accepted (Published December 8, 2010)

Politics

The Noise Issue: Inane regulations have prevented Sarasota from becoming a great live music town, but the times might be a-changin’ (Published January 27, 2010)

Making its case: How Mattison’s City Grille convinced the Sarasota City Commission to change its tune on downtown outdoor live music (Published February 17, 2010)

Talking’ health care: Listening to what locals have to say about new health care legislation (Published March 31, 2010)

WSLR shake-up: A change at Sarasota’s community radio station leaves the anti-noise ordinance movement without one of its most prominent voices (Published April 21, 2010)

Milking it: The 1st Annual Harvey Milk Festival aims to entertain while getting the word out about the fight for LGBT civil rights (Published May 20, 2010)

Sounding off: County Commission candidates speak up on the noise issue (Published October 27, 2010)

Q&As

Q&A: Nico Muhly (Published February 24, 2010)

On the world stage: Acting troupes from 11 countries make their way to Venice for the 2010 International Theatre Festival (Published June 16, 2010)

War is hell: Award-winning documentary Restrepo sends viewers on a deployment to the deadliest place in Afghanistan (Published August 4, 2010)

Reviews

Local Music Review: Dan Rixon’s In My Head (Published January 6, 2010)

Local Music Review: Youth (Published January 13, 2010)

Local Music Review: Fancy Rat’s debut self-titled EP is a dance-happy hodgepodge of revelry (Published June 30, 2010)

Sports

Newcomer’s Guide: How to enjoy Suncoast waters (Published March 17, 2010)

Newcomer’s Guide: The best places to play your favorite sports (Published March 17, 2010)

Theater

The 5th Annual Got a Minute? Play Festival brings out the best for a great cause (Published August 25, 2010)

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