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News Anchor Heidi Godman to Emcee Sarasota Opera’s Salute the Stars

Gourmet Awards Luncheon Celebrates the Artists of the 2010 Season

March 4, 2010

Patricia G. Horwell, Communications Officer
 (941) 366-8450 ext. 332

Be among the first to know which Sarasota Opera Artists are being honored this year – and hear them perform – as Heidi Godman, news anchor for Sarasota’s WWSB ABC 7, emcees the Sarasota Opera’s Salute the Stars, an inaugural awards event, on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will celebrate and honor the achievements of Sarasota Opera Artists from the 2010 Season with awards – local and national. Previously, these scholarships and awards were presented at a variety of venues.
The luncheon will be held in the Peterson Great Room of the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, and will feature a gourmet meal and live performances by Sarasota Opera award winners.
This year’s honors will include: the Bradenton Opera Guild’s Helen Jepson Dellera Fellowship Award, Daniel L. Mandelker & Marlene Harris Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, several awards from The Sarasota Opera Guild, The Stuart R. Silver Scholarship, The Shoshana Foundation’s Richard F. Gold Career Grant, The Nancy Williams Staff Incentive Award, and the David C. and Joan Herrold Wood Staff Incentive Award.
Tickets are $65 per individual or $100 per patron, which includes a listing in the program and preferred seating. Call (941) 366-8450, ext. 402 for reservations.