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April 2018

RCLA Presents: Karin Jones – An Architectural Tale of Two Cities

April 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Larry Thompson Academic Center, Ringling College, 2700 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34234 United States

Karin Jones is a native of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a degree in design and historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 1871, both Paris and Chicago were nearly destroyed within months of each other. Each city would rebuild from the ashes during the next three decades, one with a focus on elegance, conformity and classical decorum, and the other with the brash, masculine energy of…

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May 2018

Andrea Wulf

May 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States

AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDREA WULF   Ringling College Library Association together with the Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast present:      AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDREA WULF Best-Selling Author of The Invention of Nature, Science + Design Historian, Lover of Nature    TUESDAY, MAY 8TH, 2018 3:00 PM + LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING   SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE 61 N PINEAPPLE AVE, SARASOTA, FL   VIP Seating + Post Lecture Reception: $75 RCLA / CFGC Members | $90 Non-Members General Admission Seating Only: $45…

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RCLA Presents: Asolo Repertory Theatre – Tour, Lunch and Matinee of the Production “Ragtime”

May 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  The tour of the Asolo Repertory Theatre will begin with the international story of the company and historic Mertz Theatre. Guests will be taken on-stage and back-stage for an in-depth look at what it takes to produce world-class theatre. Guests will see behind the-scene spaces for the two theatres used by the Asolo Rep: the Mertz, and the Cook. As well as the Asolo Rep’s costume shop—where Costume Shop Manager, David Covach, takes guests through the ins and outs…

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January 2019


January 16
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors, including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine, in addition to being the highest ranked NBA athlete on Nielsen’s State…

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February 2019


February 4
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

JAMES COMEY Monday, February 4, 2019 James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders. He oversaw the federal response to mass shootings in San Bernardino in December 2015 and at Pulse nightclub in Orlando the following June, at the time the deadliest in the country’s history. He also worked to address key leadership, agility, and diversity issues within the Bureau.  Prior to his service…

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