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Van Wezel

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a theater in Sarasota, Florida.

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Congratulations to the Van Wezel, which was just named the No. 1 theater in its category by Venues Today magazine. ht…
Congressman Vern Buchanan's Saturday town hall has been moved to the Van Wezel to accomodate more people:…
Rep. Vern Buchanan is holding a public town hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Van Wezel.
Resident of the Van Wezel area is not happy with the homeless population ruining his lovely walk on the bay and...
The Golden Boys perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall​ in Sarasota, FL on Sat, Jan 14th at 8pm. Get tickets…
Happy 47th birthday, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! Here's story we did on its 45th.
Happy Birthday Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall!! 47 yrs ago today we opened our doors, do you know what th…
Would love 2 tix to dirty dancing on Tuesday st Van Wezel? Anyone?
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, located in Sarasota, hosts performances by top-name artists, young upcoming performers, and much more.
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Date night to see the Nutcracker with Bae 🎄 @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Bozz Scaggs with the Robert Cray Band to Play the Van Wezel This Winter -
The sunset behind the theater tonight @ Van Wezel…
Paul Mattison of Mattison's City Grille, Mattison's Forty-One and Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel takes over.
It was a beautiful day at Sarasota Bay! PGMS Grade 7 field trip to the Van Wezel for a rocking play about Civics!
We are going up tonight in Sarasota. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.
Yacht rock Friday just got better. Gordon Lightfoot is performing at the Van Wezel in Sarasota this Friday night.
I might go to at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL - Apr 27
with Robin Roberts in the Van Wezel in Sarasota Monday morning.
Enjoyed your show tonight at the Van Wezel, great sound,
get your for Aretha Franklin in on tuesday, mar 29
two Hamilton tickets with air fare, hotel and spending money went for $7,500 at the Van Wezel Stages Josh gala auction Sunday
"e-Nabling the future" . Martin van Wezel, e-Nable Volunteer, Designer and 3Dprinter, e-NABLE in Genderfoyer
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Bring the family for an evening at the Van Wezel on 3/9 for FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT
Kate van Wezel building on successful fire mgt in the Gulf - look @ the improvement!
Can't wait to see you Feb. 28th at the Van Wezel Center, Sarasota, Florida.
Check out this upcoming concert: Daryl Hall @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Get your tickets now for Josh Groban at the Van Wezel for February 28th at 8pm!
A music with 2 great traditions producing 1 refreshing sound at The Van Wezel PAH:
awesome show Friday wezel! We made it to the opening night at O2 last summer. Cheers -
you need to come to southwest Florida! Van wezel. Just our school would sell out the place.
Just leaving the Van Wezel after seeing John Cleese and Eric Idle with my son.we had such a great time! I was right!
Eric Idle and John Cleese! Yes, you read that right! (@ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL)
Dinner before a show at the Van Wezel! (@ Mandeville in Sarasota, FL w/
Rick Springfield in concert at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, October 15th @ 8pm.
"Break A Leg" on your Sarasota, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Gig. This is 1 of the most outstanding Venues in the USA.
Come by Roast before heading out to Van Wezel tonight or tomorrow night!. John Cleese and Eric Idle perform...
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October begins with a ‘bang’ at Van Wezel. The 2015-16 season will be starting off with a beloved smash-hit...
Mary Bensel will be our Rotary speaker on Tuesday, noon, at the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel, Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, Florida.
looks like fun! Tell Mr. Van Wezel we love our new Hi-Tec's, picked them up yesterday in the states!
From the Palms to Van Wezel, B.B. King's presence felt around our area
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Too cute! Children from Stage Door Preschool kick up their heels at the Healthy Start luncheon at the Van Wezel.
😞 newspaper clip on B.B. King's 2005 performance at the Van Wezel Performing arts Center in Sarasota:
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Van Wezel receives National Endowment for the Arts grant | Observer Media Group
'Whoever looks at the past , stands with his back towards the future' C. Van Wezel
Show and tell with my new little friend @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota shares its love with Tony Bennett this Valentine's Day at the Van Wezel on February 14, 2014 at 8pm. With too many awards to tally including countless strings of Grammy's and Emmy's, with albums selling both Platinum and Gold and a Citizen of the World Award from the United Nations, Tony Be...
Amazing first concert last night with the awesome musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra and Violinist Giora Schmidt in Bradenton. Looking forward to the second one tonight at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! Barber's School for Scandal Overture, Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony. If you're in the area, come see a show!
Mary Kenealy Events is planning three amazing events coming up in the next two weeks, don't miss out! First is the Van Wezel Foundation's 13th Annual Gala, then The *** Vitale Pre-March Maddness VIP Reception, and then Tidewell Hospice's Compassion in Caring Luncheon!
Students explore Civil War, honoring veterans at the Van Wezel
Dinner at Patricks Pub in Sarasota followed by an evening with Linda Eder at the Van Wezel! Wooo Hooo
Saw Merle Haggard last night at the Van Wezel!! Dinner at Marina Jacks! Great evening , thank you Bill!
Excited that next week my wife, HJ and I will be traveling to Florida with the rest of The Blenders to do 3 shows with Jay Leno!... Feb. 7 - Sarasota, FL Van Wezel - Performing Arts Hall Feb. 8 - West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center Feb. 10 - Naples, FL - Artis ...So in honor of throwback Thursday here is the original program from Caesar's Palace with Jay in Las Vegas from some 20+ years ago!
The Haggard show at Van Wezel was great last night. Fortunately, I found my way home from Sarasota with help from the phone GPS around midnight.
My final Xmas present. Merle Haggard at Van Wezel. Surprise for sure. Now my journey will b complete if I can c Whalen Jennings. Good show I never saw so many canes and walkers n one place n my life
We saw Merle Haggard perform last night at the Van Wezel. It brought back so many memories of so many of our country singers past & present! He had a great show. Go to to read all about it! :) It was fun to see his youngest handsome son, Ben, perform on stage with his dad.
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REVIEW: Merle Haggard entertains, his way, at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. READ MORE:
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The veteran performer and host will be at the Van Wezel for his first performance after leaving The Tonight Show. The show coincides with the Van Wezel Foundation Gala, which supports the Performing Arts Hall, including its Education & Outreach department. For more information, call the Box Office a...
They're sharing a drink thats called lonelyness but it's better than drinking alone uit the pianoman van Billy Joël
John Legend at the van wezel April 27 oh my gooob
Linda Eder, who built a Sarasota fan base in "Svengali," returns in concert Thursday at Van Wezel.
Who caught this unlikely collaboration at the can see one half of the duo at the Van Wezel on Feb. 26! Here's a hint... It's not Metallica. Tickets:
I know Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, but come join SBT that morning for a custom Downtown Historic Tour. We are meeting at the Van Wezel parking lot at 10:30 am, and will be done by 12:30 giving us all plenty of time to make it to watch the BIG GAME. Call me if you wanna join us. PEACE.
BWW Interviews: Linda Eder Returns to Sarasota with a Concert at Van Wezel... .
I did a phone interview with Pete Seeger in the early 90s and then went to hear him play at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (the purple palace) in Sarasota Florida. He was a nice guy.
Thanks for the nomination Dan Stacey from flatout Frank. Next in line Remco van Wezel!
Just ate a cookie dough flauta in the bathroom of the Van Wezel.
I went to Van Wezel to see Platon. He is a famous photographer. His presentation was very good.
Looking forward to seeing the world renowned professional photographer Platon tonight at The Van Wezel
Heading to Sarasota next week to the Van Wezel - with my new show 'Swinging with the Big Band'! Who's coming to...
Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins Set to Perform on Back-to-Back Nights at Van Wezel, 2/8-9... .
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Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall tonight!
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Emergency personnel have closed one southbound lane of North Tamiami Trail near the Van Wezel due to a car accident. Use an alternate route if possible
Tickets and information for Johnny Clegg’s upcoming concert at Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota on 23 March 2014.
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MUSIC NEWS: John Legend to play Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in late April -
New email notification. Excitement!!! Kenny Rogers is coming to the Van Wezel. Disappointed again.
Great weekend- Friday Chamber Choir and Drama Department did an outstanding job with the Broadway Themed 2 hour show at the Chelsea Center. Saturday night the wonderful chorus booster officers treated me to a night at the Van Wezel with the Sarasota Orchestra's Broadway Bound concert with Vocalists Christine Noll of Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde/Ragtime, Susan Egan who was Tony nominated as the original Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Gary Mauer who starred in the Broadway productions of Phantom playing the Phantom and Enjolras in Les Miserables. A former student was in Gloria Musicae chorus along with several friends I used to sing with in Florida Voice. Today I saw Carousel at the Players Theatre of Sarasota with a former student in the cast. Sarasota is a great place for the Art's which are alive and well. Plus I won the 50/50 again.
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Having the best weekend ever!! Lots of love and support from all my girls. Love you all! Eilidh Tait Chantal Halligan Klaassen Tasha Van Wezel-Swiderski and Lan Lam
Look what's going on at the VAN WEZEL in SARASOTA!! March 24th - Get your records now before the concert gets closer, or else I won't have much in stock! :) (VIP Tickets? Get your stuff signed!)
Last night's 1700 seat sold out concert at the Van Wezel was thrilling to be part of. What a privilege to sing with Tony nominated performers and the phenomenal 60+ piece Sarasota Orchestra. So much fun. Take 2 tonight. I can't wait!
Video of load out of Five Little Monkeys at the Van Wezel Theatre in Sarasota. This is where we're touring, y'all!!
Surprised my mother on her 81st birthday, We got tickets at the Van Wezel to see Engelbert Humperdinck. It was a great show, He's 77 years old.
Jerry Lewis is appearing at the Van Wezel Tuesday night at 8 and nobody will enjoy the show more than he does. He says appearing before a live audience still gives him an adrenalin rush like nothing else. And he says he owes it to his audience to go full throttle, to give them everything he's got. A...
Do you have tickets for the Van Wezel Foundation luncheon Voices Over the Bay? Key Chorale's Chamber Chorus is do not want to miss this!
President George W. Bush spoke at the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on January 14th. The Sarasota Police Department helped with security at the event. Here are few of the photos provided to us from Robert Pope Photography
Last night enjoyed the talents of Katharine McPhee @ Van Wezel in Sarasota - a fantastic voice - Also in hoops Kansas sent a message to the Big 12 with their win at Iowa St. I just finished working out & now will head to First Watch in LWR.
AHH! Tonight I have the privilege of sitting in the front row of the Van Wezel to see the beautiful and talented Bernadette Peters in concert. Words cannot explain my excitement!
NEW THIS WEEK Long awaited "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens today (Friday). It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action. FYI, "12 Years A Slave" remains the only four star movie out this summer and "Gravity" remains the biggest seller at $240-million. Country star Clint Black is at Van Wezel tonight (Friday night) at 8:00. Tickets start at $40. Go to The Sarasota Fine Art Festival "Virtual Gallery" is this Saturday ad Sunday at Gulfstream and Main. Admission is free. Go to Point of Praise is this Sunday on Siesta Key. We're now on Eastern Standard Time and it starts around 5:00. Lanterns should be released around 7:00 pm. Monday night, the Woodland Singles will dine at Pablanos on SR 70, just west of Caruso Road. Start time is 6:30! Bring friends. REOCCURING The display of "Da Vinci Machines" continues at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium at 1005 First Avenue West. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunda ...
Smokey you are like wine get better /better with age - Loved ur shows at Van Wezel & Mahaffey
Jazz chanteuse Diana Krall returns to Van Wezel in Sarasota | Music | Bradenton Herald via
Patch Giveaway: Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Show at Van Wezel: Yo Gabba Gabba! says he's just a friend, but Biz...
Looking forward to planning at the Longboat Key Club, the Van Wezel, Palmetto Riverside B&B and The Riverhouse!
Leroy Jones at the Van Wezel. I wrote this during an especially upsetting time in my life. The most comforting...
Thanks for sharing your photo, Emily! We had a great time playing Van Wezel '.' Sheryl Crow‏
Belated Valentine's Day celebration: Drunken Poet (spicy papaya salad and sushi!) and Sheryl Crow at the Van Wezel ( drummer's parents live in Sarasota!). Good times!
SHERYL CROW will be performing at the Van Wezel today and tonight for the annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala! The Founders will be rocking in black-tie like penguins at a fish fry!
A 39-year-old woman says she was choked by another theatergoer — a complete stranger — Tuesday night following a performance at the Van Wezel...
Wow!! I'd love to see Diana Krall at the Van Wezel in April.but, $80 - $115 is just a bit much for my wallet.
At Walter Isaacson lecture at Van Wezel...should be good!
the Sarasota Ballet presents the world premiere of its dazzling circus-themed version of The Nutcracker at the Van Wezel. This is Sarasota, after all, so Clara runs off to join the circus.
Lithgow's one-man show was due to perform Feb. 4, 2013 at the Van Wezel.
The 15th Annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour starts this Friday at the Van Wezel in Sarasota. For those in...
Good time seeing Glen Campbell perform tonight at Van Wezel
Big weekend ahead!...TONIGHT (Friday) I am playing fiddle at the Tampa Bay Storm Football game!...SATURDAY I am playing noon-130 with Richy Kicklighter (Bo Diddley, Allman Brothers) and Tim Nancy's BBQ in Sarasota (301 S. Pineapple Ave)...THEN 430p-6 I am playing with Matt Facciola for the Grand Prix boat Races...on the main stage at centennial park (by Van Wezel).right after the bikini contest!!!...ALSO be sure and come by nancy's BBQ all day long for the Music Festival I am organizing: 12-130 The CBGB Trio (Richy Kicklighter, Tim Calandra, and me ) 2-330-KoKo Ray And The Soul Providers 4-530-Big T and the Tornadoes 6-730-The Mumbo Jumbo Band This is gonna be so much fun! Great music, great BBQ, Great drinks and cold beer!.See ya there! Yehaw!
Frank Langella on red carpet at Van Wezel for opening night of right before I interviewed him
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