Express Yourself

How to Stay Well Through the Arts

Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton.

11:22am 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

Sing Out While Staying In

Key Chorale Launches Come Together Choir

Online choral rehearsals are replacing full-scale face-to-face ones due to the COVID-19 crisis.

03/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Makeshift Music

Catch a Virtual Concert From the Lead Singer of Have Gun, Will Travel Tonight

COVID-19 has put the kibosh on most concerts in Florida, but the singer in one of the area's best bands is still putting on a show.

03/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Arts Update

Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Orchestra Announce Changes

More cancellations and rescheduling due to COVID-19.

03/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Getting Creative

What You Can Do to Enjoy Art—Despite COVID-19

Some suggestions for your experience, as local organizations work to keep the arts coming.

03/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Asolo Rep Cancels Remainder of Season, and Other Arts-Related Closings News

All of our area's arts organizations are deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Flashback

Flashback: Pavarotti at the Van Wezel, 1978

Pavarotti sang at the hall in 1978 and again in 1980.

01/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

Twinkle, Twinkle

A Shining Spot, FST's Bright Star Has Been Extended to Jan. 12

A multitalented team has finessed a production with boundless creativity.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

'Tis the Season

Your Ultimate Sarasota Holiday Event Calendar

Have yourself a holly-jolly winter with these top music, theater and family activities.

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Preview

The Suffragist Project Marches On

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the full event calendar for a year celebrating women's right to vote.

12/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Musical Philanthropy

The Sarasota Buskers Play Music for a Good Cause

Proceeds from the new group's performances benefit the Child Protection Center.

11/22/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Heaven Can Wait

Singing Group Brings the Sounds of a Celtic Christmas to Sarasota

The Celtic Angels will perform Irish carols and holiday classics at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, Dec. 1.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sneak Preview

Conductor JoAnn Falletta Returns to Lead the Sarasota Orchestra Next Month

Falletta makes a return visit to lead the Sarasota Orchestra in concert Dec. 6-8.

11/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Tickets

Soprano Jessica Sandidge Makes Her Sarasota Opera Debut This Season

While new to the Sarasota Opera stage, she’s worked with maestro Victor DeRenzi before, and she’s visited Sarasota to hear friends perform here.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Violinist Sarah Chang Will Perform With Sarasota Orchestra This Winter

Chang was only 5 when accepted to the Juilliard School, and only 10 when she recorded her first album.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Blues Guitarist Toronzo Cannon Headlines the Bradenton Blues Festival

“I tell stories that make people feel ‘I’ve lived that’ or ‘I know that situation.’”

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling