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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 16-22

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show, Orioles Springfest and more.

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

Asolo Rep's Born Yesterday is More Timely Than Ever

In a year where politics continues to dominate the conversation, this Garson Kanin comedy both sparkles and inspires.

02/15/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Gary W. Sweetman

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2017-18 Season

Artistic director Nate Jacobs let WBTT supporters in on the news at a "Hush Hush" party.

02/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff

In Town

Geena Davis Is On a Mission for Gender Equality in the Media

In Sarasota, the Academy Award-winning actor talks movies, politics and even archery.

02/13/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

After a Devastating Accident, The Circus Proves the Show Must Go On

Here's our review of Circus Sarasota's 20th anniversary performance.

02/13/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ian Dean

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: Feb. 9-15

Circus Sarasota, Twyla Tharp, Madama Butterfly, Chagall at Selby Gardens and so much more.

02/09/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

The ageless comedienne-actress fills the Van Wezel with her memorable characters and energy.

02/09/2017 By Kay Kipling

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

Preview

Sarasota Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season

The season includes three mainstage premieres for the company, as well as a world premiere for its youth opera.

02/06/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 2-8

Sarasota Highland Games, Itzhak Perlman at the Van Wezel, Lakewood Ranch arts festival and lots more.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Ideation, a Comedy-Thriller, Takes Some Drastic Turns

Kay Kipling reviews the downtown theater's new production.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Fun for a Cause

A Laughternoon with Dave Barry

The humor columnist appeared at the Hyatt Regency at a luncheon benefiting the Library Foundation for Sarasota County.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Preview

A Feast for the Senses to Open at The Ringling

Objects from medieval Europe help to present a different view of what many may see as a dark period.

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by The Ringling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's brownsville song (b-side for tray) Puts a Face to a Heartbreaking Statistic

Kay Kipling reviews the moving Kimber Lee play.

01/30/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Holler

Preview

Global Luminaries Glass Weekend

Glass artists and glass lovers converge on Sarasota for this third annual event.

01/27/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Review

"Spend the Night with Billy Crystal"

The comedian-actor-writer appears with Bonnie Hunt on his latest tour, offering film clips and stories as well as jokes.

01/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Alexander Tamargo

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