Arts & Entertainment

Flowers, Poetry and Light

Patti Smith Named Selby Gardens’ First 'Artist in Residence'

Smith’s artistic residency will include two return visits to Selby Gardens—one in 2023 and one in 2024.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Preview

The Sarasota Ballet Announces Coming Season, New Dancers

Six world premiere pieces are included in the 2022-23 season.

04/28/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season

The five-series season presents Masterworks, Pops, Great Escapes, Discoveries, Chamber Soirees, and a guest turn by Yo-Yo Ma.

04/26/2022 By Kay Kipling

Film News

Summer Movie Series at Sarasota Opera Will Begin May 22

Both series will feature classic films and filmed performances of operas and ballets on Friday nights and Sunday matinees.

04/26/2022 By staff

Thought Provoking

Alexis Thompson's Threat? Wins 2022 Embracing Our Differences People's Choice Award

Thompson says she was initially motivated to create the piece after Breonna Taylor was killed by police in 2020.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Review

Asolo Rep's Knoxville Well Worth a Long Wait

The world premiere musical was due to open more than two years ago. It's a triumphant example of delayed gratification.

04/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Lectures

USF Ukraine Speaker Series Continues on April 27

Katarzyna M. Zajdel-Kurowska, former member of the Management Board of the National Bank of Poland, will be the keynote speaker.

04/22/2022 By Staff

Talks

Bookstore1Sarasota Will Host Interview Series With Sarasota Leaders

The public is invited to participate in the discussions.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Up and coming

Singer Aurora Newcomb Discusses Her New Single and Her 'Magical Folk-Punk' Sound

Aurora Newcomb discusses her latest release ‘Far From Fiction’ and her upcoming EP.

04/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Back to the drawing board

City Rejects Art Slated for Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 Roundabout

City commissioners said they felt “lukewarm” about the coral-like sculpture recommended by the Public Art Committee.

04/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Film History

Costa Ronin Stars in a New Documentary About Late Soviet Film Star Oleg Vidov

"Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story" recounts the life of a celebrated Russian film star who was blacklisted during the Cold War and defected to America.

04/18/2022 By Megan McDonald

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns

Razzle Dazzle 

Hard Heart Burlesque Shimmies Its Way Onto the McCurdy’s Stage

Catch the show at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre on Sunday, May 8.

04/13/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sports

New World Championship Events Coming to Nathan Benderson Park

They include a canoe marathon and the stand-up paddling world championships.

04/11/2022 By Staff

Review

FST Brings Drag Queen Glam to Panama City with The Legend of Georgia McBride

This comedy by Matthew Lopez goes for some big laughs, but tries for heart, too.

04/11/2022 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Photos: The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner

The prize dinner honored this year's winner, composer Angélica Negrón, and welcomed musical artists Gavin Creel and Nick Photinos.

04/11/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Star Turn

Jacqueline Bisset on Her Long Career and New Film

The film star sat down for an interview hours prior to the screening of her latest movie, "Loren & Rose," at the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Talks

USF to Present 'Ukraine: What’s Next?' Speaker Series

The four-part series will kick off with Ret. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, former supreme allied commander for Europe, on April 13.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Talks

Urbanist Richard Florida to Present in Bradenton on April 27

Florida will discuss our economic future and his thoughts on where cities are headed post-pandemic.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Limelight

Photos: Child Protection Center's Blue Ties & Butterflies

The evening at Michael's On East benefits the CPC's programs in the community.

04/07/2022 Photography by Lori Sax