Season 1

Aug. 19, 2020

Suncoast Musical Power Couple, Rich and Stacy Ridenour, Join the Club

He's a concert pianist who will have you in stitches, while she has made her musical career as an administrator from the Kalamazoo Symphony to the Sarasota Opera. Together, Rich and Stacy Ridenour have conquered the world and...

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Aug. 17, 2020

Cassandra Holmes, Executive Director of the State College of Florida …

How does a little girl from Arcadia go from working at Disney to leading the $62 million endowment fund as the Executive Director of the State College of Florida Foundation? Cassandra Holmes is here to tell us. From Mickey Mo...

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Aug. 14, 2020

Steve Orich, Orchestrator for the Jersey Boys Broadway Musical, Joins…

He lives 20 paces from the Asolo, has worked with Stephen Sondheim to Angela Lansbury to David Letterman and everybody in between, was nominated for a Tony award and won a Grammy award for his orchestration of the Broadway hi...

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Aug. 12, 2020

Suncoast Musical Power Couple, Lynne Lash and Bernadette Cattanach, J…

Lynne plays oboe in the Pops Orchestra, the Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, and sings in Key Chorale. Bernadette sings in Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, and serves as president of their board of directors. Since moving to S...

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Aug. 10, 2020

Band Director at Manatee County's Braden River High School, Jeramiah …

Over 500 students participate in the arts programs at Braden River High School and band director Jeramiah Bowman oversees one of the largest, most visible, and highly successful entities at the school: The Marching Band of Pi...

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Aug. 7, 2020

The Ringling College of Art and Design's President, Dr. Larry Thompso…

From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Ringling College of Art and Design, find out how Dr. Larry Thompson came to the helm of the Suncoast's (and the world's!) preeminent art college 21 years ago. Not even …

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Aug. 5, 2020

Musical Power Couple Fernando and Betsy Traba Join Our Club

He is the principal bassoon and she is the principal flute of the Sarasota Orchestra. Together, they have been making music in the woodwind section for 27 years. Learn what Fernando and Betsy Traba have to say about their liv...

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Aug. 3, 2020

The Players Centre for the Performing Arts's Artistic Director, Jeffe…

From Ohio farm boy to Sarasota Renaissance man, Jeffery Kin has found his home in our theatre world at the Players Centre for the Performing Arts. As they were navigating closing their long time theatre to prepare for the mov...

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July 31, 2020

Liz Bergmann Dances Into Our Club

What's it like to teach dance for a living? To be on the faculties of the University of Michigan, Cal State Long Beach, Shenandoah University, Florida International University, and Harvard? Then "retire" to Sarasota where you...

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July 30, 2020

The Asolo Repertory Theatre's General Manager, Corinne Deckard Joins …

You've seen a play or a musical at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, you've marveled at the talent and magic before your very eyes, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes and who takes care of managing all …

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July 27, 2020

The Sarasota Opera's Executive Director, Richard Russell Joins the Cl…

What's it like navigating a $9 million opera company through a pandemic? Richard Russell can tell you, and he does so openly and honestly. With a positive spirit and an amazing calmness to his voice, Richard tells us of his …

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July 23, 2020

Meet Suncoast Music Power Couple-Jon Godfrey and Jenny Kim-Godfrey

It's Couples Day and Robyn Bell is interviewing Suncoast musicians Dr. Jon Godfrey (guitarist, composer, teacher, and church music director) and Jenny Kim-Godfrey (soprano, music director, teacher, marketer, world traveler, a...

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July 20, 2020

Janene Amick, Chief Executive Officer of the Manatee Performing Arts …

Join Robyn Bell as she welcomes Janene Amick to the club. They talk about everything from the Manatee Performing Arts Center's pandemic experiences to Janene's vision for the Bradenton cultural arts scene to her favorite acti...

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July 10, 2020

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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts this week on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider tr...

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