IT'S UNUSUAL TO CELEBRATE HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS ON THE SAME
WEEKEND......BUT HERE WE ARE!!!!
Eight days for Hanukkah while all the Christmas celebrating will be over tonight. Seems like only yesterday we were preparing for Thanksgiving. Now here we are with one week left in 2016. So lets make the best of it and see what this week has to offer.....
I had the opportunity to witness first hand what I've been raving about for several weeks now, and was not disappointed. Seeing Million Dollar Quartet on Friday and then Guys And Dolls on Saturday was easily the best weekend of Sarasota theatre I can remember. Both shows deserve the hype you've read here since they opened.
Who remembers Stubby Kaye? He was in that original Broadway production. Then came Nathan Lane. But in the hands of talented Todd Budnopane, Nicely-Nicely Johnson takes on a new dimension in the show stopping Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat. In addition, the staging, scenery, costumes and orchestrations are Broadway quality.
|Elvis, Jerry Lee, Cash, Perkins|
In a smaller venue, Quartert is better than the production seen a few years ago at Van Wezel. The entire ensemble is outstanding, but no one plays Jerry Lee Lewis like Brandyn Day. What an amazing young talent. A real treat for this holiday season.
|HOPE YOU GOT ALL YOUR SHOPPING DONE IN TIME|
Both would go back if in the area. However it's a long trip just for breakfast and lunch.
Located at 6656 Cortez Rd. W. Bradenton, Sage is open daily 7am-3pm. You can call them at 941-792-3970 By clicking here, you will be taken to a web-site befitting a high end restaurant. Menu is available as well.
If going, Randy and Pam suggest giving yourselves ample time since parking is a challenge.
60 MINUTES Tonight(Sunday)is featuring an exclusive HAMILTON segment with the original Broadway cast....
Another Must See Television event is Tuesday night on CBS. The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs 9-11. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, this year's recipients include Al Pacino, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, and the Eagles.
Nominated last year, the Eagles had to delay their acceptance due to the illness and eventual passing of founder Glenn Frey. I don't have a list of participants, but you can count on Carol King, Phil Collins, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger and Yo Yo Ma to perform.
This week's traditional restaurant will celebrate their 5th anniversary next May!!! In that short time, Mozzarella Fella, has not only become a lunchtime favorite, thrived with their catering, attract long lines for carry-out, but now during season are open for dinner as well. The menu is still full of great Italian sandwiches, salads, pasta and daily specials.
Located 1668 Main St. and very near the new location of Visit Sarasota County, with the following hours: Mon/Sun 11am-5pm; Tues-Sat 11am-9pm. Wine and beer available at all meals. Not lots of seating, though there are a few tables for outside dining. Bottom line, if you are looking for something quick, reasonable and DELICIOUS, you've come to the right place...Mozzarella Fella. For carry-out call 366-7600.
JIM'S RANT......No rant this week....have a glorious holiday in Paradise. Let's work hard to keep the good will and happiness these holiday's bring throughout 2017......See you next year....