Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Shows in the Works

Asolo Rep Presents Making Musicals

Online audiences will get to choose their favorite in a four-part new musical competition starting May 21.

05/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Van Wezel Announces Changes to 2020-21 Subscription Series

Two shows announced earlier have been taken off this season's schedule.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Looking Ahead to Sarasota Opera Season

The 2020-21 season is set to begin in late October.

05/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

An Evening of Soul

WBTT Presents April Fools Fete Fund Raiser Online

Popular WBTT performers entertain in a recorded program, and you can get a meal, too.

05/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2021 Great Performers Series

Among the highlights: a performance by the Cleveland Orchestra.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sing Out!

Venice Theatre Seeking Cabaret Performers

At the moment, VT is planning to stage its summer cabaret festival as usual.

05/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Music, Images and More

The Ringling to Broadcast ETHEL's Circus: Wandering City

The piece originally bowed at The Ringling in 2018; this is its first broadcast.

05/05/2020 Photography by Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Diversity Shines

Harvey Milk Festival to Continue, Virtually

Bands, visual art and advocacy are all still part of the festival.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Playing Soon

Music, Movies, and (Some of) Romeo and Juliet, All Coming Up

A virtual happy hour concert, Shakespearean monologues, and an all-new Sarasota Film Festival.

04/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Venice Symphony Announces 2020-21 Season

Music director/conductor Troy Quinn leads the orchestra and guest soloists in 17 concerts.

04/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Watch at Home

Asolo Rep Presents 'A Night at the Bluebird Cafe' on Facebook and YouTube

Artists from the company's upcoming production of Knoxville will present a performance including original songs.

04/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Amid the Pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Livestreams Offer a Dose of Community

With most activities curtailed by COVID-19, Lakewood Ranch residents are finding a new place to get together: online.

04/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Where's the Music?

Sarasota Orchestra Cancels Remaining Season Concerts and Sarasota Music Festival

Despite the cancellations, the orchestra intends to keep the music playing with videos and recordings.

04/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Express Yourself

How to Stay Well Through the Arts

Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton.

04/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Learn and Share at Home

Van Wezel Offers Arts-Based Remote Learning Opportunities

Artworks Anywhere will include live streaming and on-demand recordings of learning activities.

04/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Funk and Soul

Erik Iglesias Rodríguez, aka Cimafunk, on Music, Freedom and Style

Rodríguez's Afro Cuban funk will make you want to get up and dance.

04/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Announces Its 2020-21 Season

Guest conductors and soloists from around the world will perform all types of music.

03/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Winner for Jazz

Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents Satchmo Award

Clearwater-based Arbors Records founders Rachel and Mat Domber received the honor.

03/30/2020 By Kay Kipling