Sinfonia Gulf Coast will present “The Bernstein Beat” on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 pm at Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach. The performance features Sinfonia’s full orchestra performing several of Bernstein’s works including the beloved “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.”
Tickets start at $29.50 and can be purchased online.
Sinfonia concertmaster Mari Thomas will perform the regional premier of American composer Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto entitled “Fire & Blood.” The piece is a musical depiction of the life-size murals by artist Diego Rivera, who was commissioned by Edsel Ford to represent the Detroit auto industry. The concerto was commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and premiered in 2003 with Ida Kavafian as soloist.
Jamie Bernstein, daughter of iconic composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein, will host the evening. Ms. Bernstein will share her insights on growing up surrounded by music and incredible personalities in addition to providing the highlights from that morning’s performances of “The Bernstein Beat” for more than 2,200 Okaloosa and Walton County school children.
To learn more or purchase tickets, visit Sinfonia Gulf Coast or call (850) 269-7129.
The CHASTE Company – a new crafted-spirits company founded by long-time friends and locals Bess Grasswick and Ricky Fannin – recently introduced its first line of ready-to-serve premium cocktails with the release of CHASTE No. 850.
Fannin, a bartender at a small luxury resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, created CHASTE No. 850 — then known as “The Ricky” — to give his customers a sophisticated alternative to the typical beach cocktail.
“The Ricky” quickly developed a cult following among locals and visitors alike, so Grasswick and Fannin decided to bottle the drink, creating a ready-to-serve cocktail that doesn’t sacrifice taste and craftsmanship for convenience.
By Lauren Lege
Simon and Garfunkel, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, some things are just better when you put them together. Just ask breakfast and lunch. They love togetherness, and so will you when pancakes meet BBQ pork in a collaboration tasty enough to make you sing.
Stinky’s Fish Camp really throws down for brunch, starring Rockstar Crawfish Pie with two sheared eggs and sides to make you smile. Sunday brunch also features French Toast with warm maple syrup and fresh berries, among other delicious dishes.
And, of course, the staple Sunday Brunch Bloody to lighten any load you’re still carrying from the week to wash it all down. Sundays at Stinky’s are always a great way to wind down.
Havana Beach at the Pearl offers brunch from 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM daily. Located in the picturesque Rosemary Beach, USA Today named Havana Beach #2 in the country for best breakfast, and their pictured dish is also featured on their brunch menu: Soft Shell Crab Benedict.
Some local favorites on the brunch menu include their Momma’s Chicken and Biscuits, their Shrimp and Grits Primo and their Veggie Burger with jasmine rice, squash, portabella mushrooms and barley.
Here’s a fun map that shows a little bit of the secret recipe behind the magic of 30A … Are we missing an essential ingredient? Let us know in the comments section below!
ArtsQuest – a fine arts festival produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) – announced that it will have a new home this year in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The 26th annual ArtsQuest festival is scheduled for May 11-13, 2014.
“We’re excited to find a home in a central South Walton location that embraces the spirit of ArtsQuest,” said Jennifer Steele, executive director of the CAA. “With accommodations, restaurants, sidewalks, spacious lawns and ample parking, Grand Boulevard will provide ideal logistics for our festival which continues to grow from year to year.”
CAA released a call for all interested artists to apply for the juried festival before February 21, 2014. Visit the ArtsQuest website to apply now.
WaterColor Inn & Resort recently ranked #3 among the Top 40 Resorts in Florida according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. In the magazine’s 2013 survey results, WaterColor Inn & Resort ranked among an elite group of resorts scoring above 90. The designation was determined by a survey where travelers were asked to rate each resort’s location, overall design, service, dining, activities and more.
“Being included on the list as one of the Top 40 Resorts in Florida re-enforces the work our team does everyday,” said WaterColor General Manager Andrew Czarnecki. “Our team is dedicated to excellent service, and making sure that each and every guest has a memorable vacation.”