Ringling College Receives $15 Million Donation

The donation is the college's single largest gift ever, and the first eight-figure donation since the founding of the college in 1931.

01/29/2018 By Susan Burns


Catholic Charities Gala

Chandeliers ornamented the annual gala, which helps provide emergency shelter for homeless families and affordable housing for low-income families.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Forks and Corks Grand Tasting

Sarasota-Manatee Originals showed off their best fare, and vintners vied for Best of Show medals at the annual grand tasting.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Circus Arts Gala

A Winter Wonderland theme transformed the circus tent with snowflakes and a decor featuring lots of white.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Florida Studio Theatre Plants Seeds of Satire with Native Gardens

The Karen Zacarias play pits two couples against each other in a backyard war over territory.

01/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

Circus City

The Ringling and Ethel's "Circus: Wandering City" Debuts Tomorrow

The Historic Asolo Theater is hosting a performance by the musical group ETHEL.

01/25/2018 By Jordan Noyes


SaraSolo Festival Returns for Fourth Season

Solo artists take center stage for this annual festival.

01/25/2018 By Stephanie Isaac


NCJW Women in Power Luncheon

Four women were honored at the annual National Council of Jewish Women event, held at Michael's On East.

01/25/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Lido Dorset, Lido Beach

This month: a mod moment at Lido Dorset.

01/25/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

That Manilow Magic

Barry Manilow Comes to the Van Wezel

The singer makes his Sarasota debut on Feb. 16, at the Van Wezel Foundation's annual gala.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

The Funny Farm

Inside Daredevil Bello Nock's Sarasota Retreat

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has his Batcave. And Sarasota’s own Bello Nock—who is about as close to a superhero as you can get and still be human—has his Funny Farm.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Holy Writ

Brandon Farris Is Rising in the World of Christian Rap

Farris is better known by his stage name, YB.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Strictly von Schmidt

Remembering Longtime Sarasotan Eric von Schmidt

If you’ve loved folk music from the 1960s on, you probably owe a debt to Eric von Schmidt.

01/25/2018 Photography by Kay Kipling


Venice Equestrian Tour Presents Grand Prix Jumping Competitions

The height of season runs now through March 2.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 25-31

The Cleveland Orchestra, Sarasota Highland Games, lots of dance and more.

01/24/2018 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards 2018

Embracing Our Differences Fosters the Spirit of Inclusion and Diversity

Last year, the nonprofit received more than 10,000 entries from 115 countries and 48 states before 45 winners were chosen.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns


Jewels on the Bay Opening Night Party

The event kicked off this year's designer showhouse benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

01/22/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Glass Act

Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion Now Open at The Ringling

The new pavilion houses important pieces of studio glass art from around the world.

01/22/2018 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Morning After Grace Goes for Laughs Before Heart

It takes a while for Carey Crim's play to feel real.

01/21/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 18-24

Taste of St. Armands, Moon Over Myakka, two new plays at FST and more.

01/18/2018 By Ilene Denton