Review

Asolo Rep's Laura Osnes in Concert: A Fleeting Pleasure

The Broadway singer-actress performs two nights only, but the show offers a host of theater tunes.

02/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 4-10

SaraSolo returns with a virtual festival, Shakespearean romance from The Players, love songs from Artist Series Concerts and more.

02/04/2021 By Kay Kipling

Classical Music and Conversation

Sarasota Concert Association 'Musically Speaking' Series Kicks Off Soon

The three-concert series is virtual and free.

02/03/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Fun new exhibits at Mote and the Bishop, ballet and contemporary dance performances, choral concerts and more.

01/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 21-27

A burger and beer bash, an open-air art show, outdoor concerts, provocative panel discussions and much more.

01/21/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 14-20

Embracing Our Differences kicks off at Bayfront Park, concerts outdoors and in, Urbanite Theatre returns with a play reading and more.

01/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Open-Air Offerings

Asolo Rep Announces Four New Outdoor Shows

The company's new Terrace Stage will welcome shows featuring music and returning stars.

01/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 7-13

Outdoor concerts, rainforest masks for sale, astrophotography lessons and more.

01/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 31-Jan. 6

Your last chance for some holiday shows, plus the Sarasota Ballet's latest digital program and more.

12/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 24-30

Sailor Circus presents its holiday show, Van Wezel salutes the music of Budapest and Vienna, and more.

12/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 17-23

Asolo Rep gives us a little Christmas, it's Fiesta! Friday at Nathan Benderson Park, holiday pops ring out, and more.

12/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Teaching Kids with Talent

Rise Above Performing Arts Making Itself a New Home

The nonprofit aims to help musical and theatrical students spread their wings.

12/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 10-16

Selby Gardens lights up for the holidays, a Beethoven concert, Cabaret by the Bay and more.

12/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Teen Talent

Young Sarasota Musician Releases First Self-Produced Album

Brandon Wilson has released his first self-produced EP, and will perform a variety of songs with Music Compound on Friday, Dec. 11

12/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

The Latest News

Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to Upcoming Season

Four fully staged operas are still planned, but the titles and circumstances are different.

11/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Cassia Kite Transforms Color Into Sound

Musicians and composers "read" Kite's fiber colors, then dance and perform to her unique musical tapestries.

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest Updates

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Postpones Broadway, Classical and Dance Seasons

Due to Covid-19, the hall, like others across the country, must reschedule a number of performances to a later season.

11/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Think Smaller

New Choices for a Sarasota Orchestra Season

After postponing its original schedule of performances, the orchestra returns with a season of safer, smaller ensemble concerts.

10/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

NewStart

EnsembleNEWSRQ Announces 2020-21 Season

The chamber music ensemble begins its season with an October concert streamed online.

09/28/2020 By Kay Kipling

Active Listening

Doug Holland Runs Bradenton's Jerk Dog Records From His Home

Holland converted his porch into a cozy, one-room record shop that attracts listeners who span the gamut.

09/25/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson