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Arts & Entertainment

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Behind the Scenes of the Van Wezel With Technical Director Steve Brown

Technical director Steve Brown lifts the curtain of the Van Wezel, where he oversees 140 or so performances each season.

11/03/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Shane Chalke Has Lofty Goals for Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Shane Chalke embraces Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

11/03/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Sarasota's Austin Abrams Appears on AMC's The Walking Dead

Abrams also boasts an impressive resume of film roles.

11/03/2015 By Kay Kipling

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Our Top 6 Events For November

Our top picks this month.

11/03/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Your Guide to Sarasota's 2015-2016 Arts and Entertainment Season

Must-see shows, bright new stars and more.

11/02/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Giving Hunger the Blues Returns to Southside Village on Nov. 8

The all-day music fest Giving Hunger the Blues returns to Southside Village on November 8.

11/02/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

A Day in the Life of Les McCurdy of McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

One day with Les McCurdy of McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute.

11/02/2015 By Pam Daniel

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Behind the Scenes with Van Wezel Executive Director Mary Bensel

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall executive director Mary Bensel shares some of her most unforgettable behind-the-scenes memories.

11/02/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Portraits From a Community Theater Audition

We meet a cast of characters at The Players auditions for its 86th Broadway season.

10/30/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Mr. Chatterbox

The New York Post's Michael Riedel is Coming to Town

New York Post theater critic Michael Riedel has penned a book about Broadway and its ups and downs.

10/30/2015 By Robert Plunket

Slideshow

Guide to Giving/Greater Good Awards

Guide to Giving/Greater Good Awards

09/30/2015 By Rebecca Baxter

Eat & Drink

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The Latest Sarasota Dining News

A preview of coming culinary attractions this season.

11/04/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Muse at The Ringling

Our food critic reviews the new Muse restaurant at The Ringling Museum and visits downtown Sarasota's new Beulah.

11/04/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Where to Find Sarasota's Best Pumpkin Dessert

Our judges put their palates to the test to find Sarasota's best pumpkin dessert.

11/03/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Chef Judi's Five Top Tastes This Month

Here's what Chef Judi ate and loved this month.

10/28/2015 By Judi Gallagher

Article

Sift Bakehouse's Christine Nordstrom Expands Her Baking Empire

Nordstrom, who also owns Rise commercial kitchen and two Styr cafes, recently opened her downtown Sarasota bakery.

10/28/2015 By Megan McDonald

Fashion & Shopping

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On Trend for 2016: Everything Precious

Fashion forecasters were abuzz over the 2016 trend dubbed “precious,” encompassing a return to extraordinary home decor, jewelry and accessories.

10/29/2015 By Carol Tisch

Health & Fitness

Activism

Planned Parenthood's Barbara Zdravecky Gears Up for Battle

With Planned Parenthood under renewed fire, regional leader Barbara Zdravecky gears up for another contentious battle.

10/30/2015 By Kim Hackett

Article

Sarasota Physician Works with World-Class Athletes in Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Daniel Lamar treats world-class athletes at Coastal Orthopedics; plus, a breakdown of non-prescription pain relievers, genetic testing and more.

10/30/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Home & Real Estate

Article

Top Real Estate Sales, November 2015

8306 Sanderling Road and 1240 Hillview Drive are this month's top Sarasota residential real estate sales.

11/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

It's a Classic: The Elkins Loop Chair

The beloved Loop chair was brought to the public in the 1930s by Frances Adler Elkins.

11/09/2015 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Step Inside an Art Deco Home in Cherokee Park

This month's Home of the Month was built in 1937 in Sarasota's Cherokee Park neighborhood.

11/03/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Home Tour: A Ski Lodge-Inspired Longboat Key Condo

Step inside a renovated Longboat Key condo that takes creative cues from a cozy ski lodge.

11/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Neighborhood Watch: Shoreland Woods

A look at Shoreland Woods, a charming West of Trail neighborhood bounded by Siesta Drive and South Osprey Ave.

10/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

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Luxury Home: Modern Ski Lodge - Nov. 17, 2015

Designer Mark Dalton gives a Longboat Key condo a renovation inspired by a ski lodge.

11/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

Going Up

A By-the-Numbers Look at Hotels in Sarasota County

912 new hotel rooms are planned for downtown Sarasota by 2017.

11/03/2015 By Staff

Article

Nancy Parrish Founds Protect Our Defenders

Sarasota's Protect our Defenders provides support, public education, policy reform and free legal representation to victims of sexual abuse in the military.

11/03/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

Article

Only in Sarasota: The Umbrella House, Lido Shores

For this month's Only in Sarasota illustration, John Pirman focuses in on Paul Rudolph's iconic Umbrella House in Lido Shores.

10/28/2015 By John Pirman