Preview

Key Chorale's 2017-18 Season Offers Musical Variety

From holiday songs to French Impressionist pieces to the work of Danny Elfman, something for everyone.

06/20/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Heats Up with Summer Cabaret Festival

A wide variety of styles and stars onstage all summer long.

06/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Symphony: Finding Maestro!

The orchestra's 2017-18 season will welcome seven finalists for the music director position.

06/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Naming True Packs Lots of Emotion

The two-character play, set in a Florida motel room, is a world premiere.

06/12/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Takes a Multimedia Journey

Video projections, puppets and more aid the four versatile actors onstage in this re-imagining of the Jules Verne tale.

06/12/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Players Promise "Sizzle" with a Summer Series of Shows

The community theater stays busy with a three-show season of comedy and music.

06/07/2017 By Kay Kipling

The Countdown Begins

Bradenton Blues Festival 2017

The December event promises a host of blues musicians and more.

06/06/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Kicks Off Summer Season with Burt and Me

The songs of Burt Bacharach drive this show about a lifelong fan.

06/05/2017 By Kay Kipling

Money for the Arts

The Woman's Exchange: Grants, and Good News

The longtime nonprofit organization awarded $250,000 to arts groups and students--and made plans for its expansion.

06/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Tribute

Saying Good-bye to Gregg Allman

The late, great rocker had ties to our area, and left behind lots of musical memories.

05/31/2017 By Kay Kipling

Score!

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Hits Million Dollar Milestone

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota puts up big numbers for student scholarships.

05/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Heat Index

Nancy Parrish Leads a National Battle Against Sexual Harassment in the Military

"I realized all my life experience led me to this moment."

05/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Animal Attraction

A Monumental Sculpture Exhibition Comes to The Ringling

Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is made up of 12 huge bronze sculptures.

05/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

A&E Insider

Meet Jeffrey Kahane, the New Sarasota Music Festival Director

The festival celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year.

05/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

New Voices

FST's Festival Day Celebrates Young Playwrights

Every year, the festival presents winning plays by students aged 5-18.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Grab Some Laughs with the Sarasota Improv Festival

The annual three-day fest welcomes improv troupes from around the country to entertain.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season: New Works, Fewer Dancers

The season was announced about the same time that a number of dancers' contracts were not renewed.

05/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

In three different series, the productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-18 Season

A mix of classical, pops, jazz and cabaret highlights the season, dubbed "In Focus."

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: St. Armands Circle/Lido Key/Longboat Key

Great food, fun activities, gorgeous homes--Lido and Longboat keys have it all.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kay Kipling