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THE RIVER - AUGUST 28, 2015
Song Of The Jasmine Comes To
Barbara B. Mann On September 12
Raaga, Inc., a Southwest
Florida-based Indian arts
and culture organiza-
tion, is pleased to present Song
of the Jasmine at 7:30 p.m.
on Saturday, September 12 at
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts
Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in
Fort Myers. In collaboration with
jazz saxophonist and composer
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dance
Directors Aparna Ramaswamy
and Ranee Ramaswamy of the
renowned Ragamala company
explore and transcend the bound-
aries between the sensual and
spiritual in human experience.
Drawing on the work of Tamil
Bhakti poet Andal, this colorfully
staged production follows the jas-
mine’s path between the world of
man and the world of the gods. A
musical ensemble of saxophone,
guitar, South Indian flute, mridan-
gam drum and violin provides a
pulsing, soaring sonic landscape
filled with mystery.
The New York Times said,
“Song of the Jasmine is a soulful,
imaginative and rhythmically conta-
gious collaboration with the superb
jazz composer and alto saxophonist
Rudresh Mahanthappa.” The paper
offered high praise for Ragamala,
too, raving that it “shows how
Indian forms can be some of the
most transcendent experiences that
dance has to offer. This is an excel-
lent company.” Dance Magazine
raved, “Aparna Ramaswamy is a
marvel of buoyant agility and sculp-
Tickets start at $45 and are
available at the Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall Box Office.
formance.php?id=741 or call 481-
4849 or 800-440-7469 for tickets
and more information.
Ragamala dancers performing in Song of the
Ragamala dancers performing in Song of
Adocumentary film on the journey
of Trailways Camp, a camping
experience far adults with special
needs Presented by the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation and The Robert
V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund.
Get the inside story on Sanibel resi-
dents Jerry and Sharon Miller, founders
of Trailways Camps and special change-
makers in Southwest Florida.
Happy Trails will make its local pre-
miere on Thursday, September 24 at
Sanibel Community Church, located at
1740 Periwinkle Way. A reception will
be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m., followed by
the video presentation at 5 p.m .
After the documentary screening, an
interview with the film’s director, Rusty
Farst, will take place.
Seating is limited and reservations
are required. To RSVP, contact Andrea
McKiddie of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation at 274-5900 or
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Ding’ Darling Photo Contest
in the state of Florida, which may include parks, refuges, backyards and other open
• Panoramic photos are not allowed.
• Filters, cropping, enhancements and boarders are permitted. However, adding any
elements not existing in the original scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their discre-
tion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines.
• Each participant may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award.
• Judging will be anonymous. Please do not put your name or anything that will
identify you on your photograph.
• There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a
resident of the five-county region.
• Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure)
• Explanation of photograph (minimum of 100 words)
All photos will become the property of the society. Photos may be used by the soci-
ety in any way with appropriate credit.
After the images have been submitted electronically, they will be printed out for
judging. The winners of the contest will have their images matted and displayed in the
“Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center.
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling-
society.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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come, first served. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Pre-
sale tickets are not available. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The Sunday afternoon concert
series continues every month throughout the 2015-16 season. Visit ArtInLee.org or
call 939-2787 for more information. To learn more about the Acoustic Music Society
of Southwest Florida visit www.Palmgrass.org.
The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial
Boulevard in Fort Myers.
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