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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

    Audrey Landers, American Actress, Singer, and Sarasota Resident, Joins the Club

    Audrey Landers, American Actress, Singer, and Sarasota Resident, Joins the Club

    Many know her as Afton Cooper, JR Ewing’s mistress on the hit 1980's television show Dallas, others may know her from her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line, others will recognize her from her many appearances on shows such as Happy Days, the Dukes of Hazaard, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Battlestar Galactica and many others.
    In 1996, she created the children’s television series The Huggabug Club, has her own fashion line, often guest hosts on the ABC-7 Suncoast View program, has performed as the feature artist for the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, and lives RIGHT HERE in Sarasota, Florida.
    This week, American actress, singer, producer, proud mother, and entrepreneur Audrey Landers joins Robyn on the podcast to talk about her life, career, family, and how terrifying Sarasota round-a-bouts can be!
    She is inviting us to her upcoming performance  at the Sarasota Opera House on Wednesday, April 19 for the Ear Research Foundation's Hear and Now Oil Baron's Ball. One in which you should attend!
    All that and more on this week's Suncoast Culture Club podcast.
    Come along and join the club!

    • Audrey Landers Facebook & Instagram & YouTube

    • Daniel Landers IMBd & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube

    • The Ear Research Foundation Hear and Now Oil Barons' Ball Tickets

    • The Ear Research Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram

    • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram
    Support the show

    • 36 min
    Joan Ellison, Songstress and Judy Garland Restorationist, Joins the Club

    Joan Ellison, Songstress and Judy Garland Restorationist, Joins the Club

    In 2016, she embarked on a mission to restore Judy Garland's original orchestrations, culminating in a song-for-song recreation of Garland's 1961 Carnegie Hall concert. At Michael Feinstein's invitation, she serves as Editor of the Judy Garland Carnegie Hall Concert Restoration Project for the Judy Garland Heirs Trust. Recently, she was given the privilege of restoring the newly-discovered MGM film arrangement of Over the Rainbow. And now, she will be performing these incredible arrangements with the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota.
    Join Robyn and Joan Ellison as they talk about Joan's amazing life and career, the painstaking recreation of the orchestral arrangements of Judy Garland's songs, and why she's never seen Renée Zellweger's movie JUDY.
    Then, go get your tickets to the Pops Orchestra's performances with Joan on Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Riverview Performing Arts Center in Sarasota and Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center in Bradenton.
    You can get your tickets at ThePopsOrchestra.org or by calling 941-926-7677.
    Come along and join the club!

    • Joan Ellison Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube & Twitter

    • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram
    Support the show

    • 26 min
    JoAnn Falletta, Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Joins the Club

    JoAnn Falletta, Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Joins the Club

    You saw her guest conduct the Sarasota Orchestra last February and now she returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m., courtesy of the Sarasota Concert Association, to conduct her very own orchestra, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic.
    For their Florida tour, conductor JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and guest violin soloist Sandy Cameron will  present  Kodaly's Dances of Galánta, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7. Tickets are available from the Sarasota Concert Association by going to SCASarasota.org or by calling 941-966-6161.
    JoAnn joins Robyn on the podcast this week to talk about her shift from guitar player to conductor, the incredible amount of organization involved in taking a symphony orchestra on tour, and just which movie gets her vote: Tár or Mr. Holland's Opus?
    All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!

    • Sarasota Concert Association Website & Facebook

    • JoAnn Falletta Website & Facebook

    • Buffalo Philharmonic Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter

    • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram

    • SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram
    Support the show

    • 32 min
    Linda Moxley, Executive Director of the Sarasota Concert Association, Joins the Club

    Linda Moxley, Executive Director of the Sarasota Concert Association, Joins the Club

    She has had an amazing career in marketing and public relations for orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony, but in October of 2020, she moved to Sarasota to be the first executive director in the 78-year history of the Sarasota Concert Association.
    Take a listen to Linda Moxley's fascinating life and career while learning all about the history and current offerings of the Sarasota Concert Association.
    All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.
    Come along and join the club!

    • Sarasota Concert Association Website & Facebook

    • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram

    • SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram
    Support the show

    • 43 min
    Scott Keys, Musical Theatre Director and Educator, Joins the Club

    Scott Keys, Musical Theatre Director and Educator, Joins the Club

    He was the theater teacher and director at Booker's Visual and Performing Arts High School for 22 years, has directed shows at nearly every theatre house on the Suncoast, has won so many awards, we don't have room to list them here, and now he is working on a brand new project called On the Roof featuring the music of Carole King and James Taylor to open at the Venice Theatre in January.
    Join Amanda Schlachter and Robyn Bell on this week's Suncoast Culture Club podcast as they interview the incomparable Scott Keys in a quest to find his story, passions, and inspirations. What you will find is the end of one era is the beginning of another!
    Come along and join the club!

    • Venice Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube & Twitter & Trip Advisor
    • The Players Centre for the Performing Arts Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube

    • Booker VPA Website

    • SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram

    • Manatee Performing Arts Center Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube

    • Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Pops Orchestra Presents "Hollywood Holidays" with Four Guest Film Makers from the State College of Florida

    The Pops Orchestra Presents "Hollywood Holidays" with Four Guest Film Makers from the State College of Florida

    The Pops Orchestra celebrates this holiday season with all your favorite Hollywood holiday film scores, featuring original movies made to the arrangements by four SCF Film students. Their teacher, Chris Bellanca, joins the Pops too as the featured narrator to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    Join conductor Robyn Bell as she talks to Lake Simms, Max Sorba, Michael La Placa, and Delaney Recupero about their lives as budding film makers, their experiences in producing the films for this concert, and the future careers they envision for themselves.

    You have two opportunities to see this show:
    1. Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Riverview Performing Arts Center and
    2. Monday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m at the Neel Performing Arts Center

    Get your tickets at ThePopsOrchestra.org or by calling 941-926-POPS (7677)

    The Pops Orchestra: Music You Love, Musicians You Know.
    We'll see you at the show!

    • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram

    • SCF Film Program Website
    Support the show

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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A real gem!

A wonderful, fun podcast for all things Suncoast arts. Love getting the inside scoop and getting to know the people behind our wonderful arts scene.

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