A&E Insider

Meet Jeffrey Kahane, the New Sarasota Music Festival Director

The festival celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year.

05/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-18 Season

A mix of classical, pops, jazz and cabaret highlights the season, dubbed "In Focus."

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Music to the Ears

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2018 Great Performers Season

The series commences in January and welcomes international musicians to Sarasota.

05/11/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra 2017-18 Season Features Violinist Midori

The renowned violinist is one of several guest soloists and conductors this coming season.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling

Breakthrough Bands

Catch Some Rising Musical Stars at the Harvey Milk Festival

The festival runs May 11-13 at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Act II

A Local Singer Discovers Her Half-Brother—and Revives Her Career

Twinkle Schascle Yochim and her half-brother Tony LeClerc make beautiful music together.

04/26/2017 By Dennis Maley

Preview

Gloria Musicae: A New Season--and a New Name

The long-established choral ensemble is now Choral Artists of Sarasota.

04/21/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Greenfield Prize Weekend Offers World Premiere, Award Dinner and More

A composition by Bobby Previte and a dinner honoring photographer David Burnett are highlights of the annual weekend.

04/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 12 Things to Do: April 6-12

Shakespeare at Selby Gardens, Sharks Tooth Festival, Sailor Circus and much more.

04/05/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Ringling International Arts Festival Takes Some New Turns

The festival, running Oct. 18-21, welcomes dance, theatrical spectacle and new work.

03/23/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Girl Groups Show Brings Back the Hits

The cast of this new revue covers music from The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and more.

03/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

Circling Back

Two Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Members Call Our Region Home

Jimmie Fadden and John McEuen on their 50-year-career and why they love Sarasota-Manatee.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Synesthetes

Chargaux Mixes Visual and Audio for One-of-a-Kind Art

The Ringling will welcome these Brooklyn-based musicians this Thursday, March 2.

02/28/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Jazzy Afternoon

Punta Gorda's Wine & Jazz Festival Returns Feb. 25

Wine, music and more at a Punta Gorda fest.

02/17/2017 By Pam Daniel

Get Into the Groove

Meet Walker Lukens, the Excellent Austin Singer Who Headlines the Next Ringling Underground Concert

"Bands don't go to Florida very often, but it's actually a great place to build a fanbase because of that. Audiences are a little more appreciative of people coming."

02/17/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Valentine's Day

Watch/Listen/Love: Our Favorite Valentine's Day Songs

Our editors share the songs that give them that loving feeling—plus a long and diverse playlist that hits every emotion.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Victory of the Violins

"Violins of Hope" Comes to the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Sixteen violins, played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, will be on display from Feb. 1-16 for public concerts, talks, exhibition and more.

01/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

100 Years of History

Listen to These Historical Recordings

Some sounds from our history.

01/04/2017

In Town

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Comes to Sarasota on Sept. 11 in Celebration of Pet Sounds

We asked Wilson about the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds and his career.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Announces 2016 Line-Up

The annual festival weekend also includes a free concert and a blues brunch.

06/22/2016 By Kay Kipling