Entries by Beth Graves

Giving Challenge in full swing in Sarasota

By: Amelia Hanks, Community Reporter SARASOTA — From noon Tuesday to noon on Wednesday, the Circus Arts Conservatory was hoping to raise $50,000 through the Giving Challenge. The money would be dedicated to its Circus Science Program, which has impacted more than 20,000 students since 2012. More.

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Ribbon Cutting at Sailor Circus for Junior League Improvements

BY SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION SARASOTA — The Junior League of Sarasota held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sailor Circus Sarasota this past weekend to commemorate the completion of recent improvements. The League’s New Member Class of 2017-18 has dedicated its time and resources to breathe new life into the grounds of Sarasota’s beloved Sailor Circus, a […]

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Circus Arts From The Heart

BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SARASOTA — Last Saturday, The Circus Arts Conservatory, The Junior League of Sarasota, The Heart Gallery of Sarasota and The Children’s Guardian Fund partnered together to host 60 foster children and their foster families for a special presentation of the Sailor Circus Academy. The purpose of the event was to provide a light-hearted atmosphere in which foster children and their foster families were able to enjoy dinner and a fun-filled show, many attending the […]

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This circus is choreographed to amaze. It’s in town for three shows this weekend

By Mark Lawrence, Herald correspondent   SARASOTA — Then, in an instant, the orchestra’s notes hit a crescendo. The 100-plus voices of the chorale join en masse. And the aerialist executes a take-your-breath-away move. Everything about the moment is choreographed to amaze. And a night full of such moments is precisely what makes the annual Cirque des […]

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Key Chorale and Circus Arts find new mood for Cirque des Voix

By Thomas Becnel, Staff Writer   SARASOTA — For the ninth production of Cirque des Voix — Circus of the Voices — Key Chorale and the Circus Arts Conservatory turn to the moody Hollywood music of composer Danny Elfman. His film scores describe dark characters ranging from “Batman” and “Beetlejuice” to “Spider-Man” and “Edward Scissorhands.” More.

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Sailor Circus presents The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth

By Wade Tatangelo, Entertainment Editor    SARASOTA — Sailor Circus returns to the Big Top for two performances Saturday of “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth.” The family-friendly production features awesomely-talented local students ages 8 to 18 displaying their skills with acts such as Acrobatic Adagio, Teeterboard, Lyra, Trampoline, Swinging Cradle, Juggling, Roller Skating, Aerial Silks, Web, Slack […]

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One day only Sailor Circus shows set for Saturday

By Scott Dennis, WWSB SARASOTA — Sailor Circus Academy students will shine under the spotlight as they present the 69th annual spring performance of “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth” – for one day only under the Big Top in Nathan Benderson Park behind the Mall at UTC. This is the first time Sailor Circus students have performed […]