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

Rapper's Delight

Venice Musician Dick Hyman Has Serious Hip Hop Cred

Hyman's work has been sampled in songs by Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul and Kanye West, among others.

06/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Why I Care

Young at Harp Uses Music to Raise Money for Children's Hospitals

Young at Harp raises money for children’s hospitals

05/31/2016 By Ilene Denton

Party for Your Right to Fight

The Harvey Milk Festival Delivers Art, Theater and Music with an Edge

The Harvey Milk Festival returns for a seventh year, with a run of events that begins Thursday evening and climaxes Saturday.

05/11/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hotshots

Local Band's Song Featured in Girls Season Finale

Good Graeff's "I Want That" was handpicked by actress Lena Dunham for inclusion in Girls' season finale.

05/09/2016 By Savannah Handerson

Holidays

Your Guide to Cinco de Mayo in Sarasota

From music to margaritas, there's something for everyone this Cinco de Mayo.

05/02/2016 By Savannah Handerson

My New Hometown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer John McEuen Settles Down on the Manatee River

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer John McEuen recently moved to a five-acre spread on the Manatee River from Manhattan.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Music

Kristin Chenoweth Makes Her Van Wezel Debut This Month

The Broadway vet chats with us about her career and her concert this month at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

01/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Bradenton Blues Festival Kicks Off on Saturday

In addition to an all-star lineup of musicians, photographer Joseph A. Rosen will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Blues Hands.

12/04/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

A Preview of This Season's New Music New College

Here's what to expect this season.

09/21/2015 By Steve Miles