World Premiere Beatsville Jazzes at Asolo Rep

The new musical delivers a lot of cool in its take on Roger Corman's Bucket of Blood.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles


Asolo Rep's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Packs Plenty of Punch

The world of wrestling provides a forum for a bigger look at American culture.

04/10/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles


An Insightful, Fun, Somewhat Blurry Taste-Test of Downtown's Best Whiskey Drinks

Whiskey's everywhere these days, but who in Sarasota is pouring the good stuff?

03/20/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


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


NCJW Women in Power Luncheon

The annual luncheon at Michael's On East honored four women for their leadership in the community.

01/20/2017 Photography by Cliff Roles


Asolo Rep's The Great Society

Carrying on the LBJ story proves a huge task.

01/16/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles



The annual event to benefit Jewish Family & Children's Service took place at the Ritz.

12/12/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles


High Tide at High Noon

The luncheon and fashion show at the Sarasota Yacht Club benefits Planned Parenthood.

11/21/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles


Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon

The 12th annual luncheon welcomed hundreds to the Ritz-Carlton.

11/21/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles


Review: Asolo Rep's Guys and Dolls

This Broadway classic isn't gambling when it comes to entertaining.

11/21/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles


Artful Lobster Luncheon

The annual luncheon benefits the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

11/16/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles

Art and Architecture

Victor Lundy’s Artwork Takes Center Stage at Sarasota MOD Weekend

Included were four paintings rescued from the basement of City Hall.

11/14/2016 By Ilene Denton


MODWeekend Opening Party

Architect Victor Lundy was the guest of honor at the event that kicked off the weekend.

11/14/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Emerald City Ball

The event celebrated 17 years and also marked the official start of a capital campaign.

11/11/2016 Photography by Cliff Roles

Season Preview

24 Shows You Must See This Season

Our top 24 picks (in no particular order) in drama, dance, musicals, opera, art—and more

10/27/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 28-August 3

Jah Movement plays Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, last chance to catch Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Summer Experience Series

Summer Circus Spectacular Provides Thrills for All Ages at The Ringling

Acrobatics, juggling, comedy and more fun for all ages.

07/25/2016 By Felicity Warner

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Star Power

Mark Ruffalo Speaks at Ringling College Graduation; Screens New Film at Burns Court Cinemas

Actor Mark Ruffalo is in town to speak at Ringling College of Art and Design's graduation festivities today; his new film, Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution is Now, will screen for the public at Burns Court Cinemas tonight.

05/12/2016 By Megan McDonald

Theater Preview

Asolo Rep Announces 2016-17 Season

The company announced shows for both the mainstage and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.

03/15/2016 By Kay Kipling