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Fanni Green, Jamison Hudson and Tia Strachen discuss "In the Next Room"

04/11/13 Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Fanni Green, a professor of theatre and culture at the University of South Florida Tampa campus, discusses the play "In the Next Room by Sarah Ruhl. Sarah Ruhl the author has said that In the N ext Room "is not a sex farce about vibrators. It's about wet nurses; it's about the body. It's misleading to say it is purely about the object." Fanni says that to her, "In The Next room" is about discovery, longing, breastfeeding, "electric" connections, love, inventions and the human touch. Luckily...

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Chihuly Collection of glass art opens in St Pete listen

07/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Downtown St. Petersburg added another art destination over the weekend with the grand opening of the Chihuly Collection presented by the Morean Arts Center. It’s the first and only permanent collection of the prolific glass artist from Seattle.

"Isn't this an incredible room? I mean these pieces, and this is one of those great testimonies to Dale. He took tremendous risks when he was developing these chandeliers."

Before the grand opening on S...

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Pop singer on the changing music industry listen

02/23/10 Dawn Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In 1986, Glen Phillips was front man of the commercially successful band Toad the Wet Sprocket. Nearly 25 years later Phillips is still making music, with and without his former band, and sans the support of a major record label.

WMNF’s Dawn Elliott spoke with Phillips last week about the changes he’s seen in the music industry in the last two decades.

After the Toad the Wet Sprocket formed in 1986, they self-produced a couple of records and toured heavily. Toad signed a deal wi...

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Hillsborough County Commission discusses art funding, local talent listen

01/06/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners approved amendments to an ordinance that will likely curb the amount of money the county spends on public art. It can now constitute one percent or less of a public building’s project cost, and can go to zero in tough times. All projects will be capped at $150 thousand. But it was the inclusion of local artists - not the cuts – that were the big issue at today’s hearing. The issue drew an impassioned plea from activist Marilyn Smith....

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Sarasota Film Festival wraps up

04/04/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Samantha Buck, the director of 21 Below, talks about her film which captures the “real life” of a family in crisis. Jenny McGuire and Sophia Raab, producers, also participate in the discussion.

Ry Russo-Young is director of You Won’t Miss Me, the story of a struggling actress who is being released from a psychiatric care facility.

Kristin Isaacson, “Over the Hills and Far Away”, When Rowan Isaacson was diagnosed with autism at an early age, his parents sought answers fo...

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Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women on Farewell Tour

04/04/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women are one of the most successful and entertaining acoustic blues groups today. Ann Rabson and Andra Faye talk about their love of Skipper’s and the WMNF audience as they treat us with a concert on their farewell tour. Julie Black’s CD release party will be the opening for the concert on Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

UppityBluesWomen.com.

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Girls on Film in concert for WMNF

03/21/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Rio, Girls on Film is a four-piece female new wave band from Tallahassee. Girls on Film will be part of Synthetic Pleasures concert for WMNF, a night of electro beats, old wave synths and glamtronic noise at 9 p.m. March 27 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba, Ybor.

http://www.girlsonfilm.nu/index.html

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Sarasota Film Festival Opens

03/21/09 Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Holly Herrick, Programmer, Sarasota Film Festival discussed the upcoming festival - particularly films of interest to women and discussing issues affecting women.

Deborah Kampmeier, director, "Hounddog" discussed the controversy surrounding the rape scene in her film and the lead played by the young Dakota Fanning. "Hounddog premiered at Sundance in 2007. “Hounddog”, Friday, April 3, 8 p.m. http://www.hounddogmovie.com/

Ingrid Veninger, director, “Only” and writer, produc...

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Six Degrees of Separation

12/13/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Director and Actress from Six Degrees of Separation, a play being performed at the Gorilla Theater.

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Community activists meet in St. Petersburg

06/27/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Make Art Not War is a group of local artists and activists dedicated to working together to build bridges among the community. Last night, they held a free concert at Cafe Bohemia in St. Petersburg.

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