Work in Progress

New Play Babel in Staged Reading at Florida Studio Theatre

Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger is in town to hone her play about expectant parents facing a dilemma.

04/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Honor Killing Hits Hard

This world premiere production about a journalist covering the murder of a young Pakistani woman tells a shocking story.

04/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

A Peek Inside Her Life

Actress-Author Ali Wentworth Entertains at Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Wentworth's newest book offers "half-baked advice" from her own mistakes.

04/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Gloria Delivers a Sharp Jolt of Recognition

The play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins offers comedy, tragedy and an incisive look at human nature.

04/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Season Announced

The 2019 season will welcome Caroline Kennedy, Shaquille O'Neal and former FBI director James Comey.

04/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Star Shine

An Evening with Beau Bridges at Ringling College

The actor-director shared stories of his long career in Hollywood and more.

04/06/2018 By Kay Kipling

Interview

Meet Greenfield Prize-Winning Playwright Martyna Majok

The Polish-born writer tells tales of the immigrant experience.

04/02/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Delivers a Powerful Story with The Things They Carried

The one-actor piece derived from Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War memoir makes for compelling viewing.

03/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Cheers to 20 Years

Twenty Years of Sarasota Film Festival Memories

A look back at SFF highlights.

03/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

A Quick Peek

Get Ready for Van Wezel's 2018-19 Broadway, Dance and Orchestra Shows

Show titles and dates were announced Monday night at the performing arts hall.

03/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Film Festival Announces 2018 Film Line-Up

The 20th annual fest takes place April 13-22.

03/22/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Curtain Up: Asolo Rep Announces Its 60th Anniversary Season

The 2018-19 season opens in November with the classic musical The Music Man.

03/20/2018 By Kay Kipling

Knowledge is Power

Facing the Medical Future with Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician spoke about cancer prevention, detection and treatment in the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall series.

03/19/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Roe: A New Way to See a Longtime Battle

Lisa Loomer's play shuns taking an easy path, focusing on the two women at the heart of a landmark court case.

03/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Sarasota Film Festival Announces First Films and Stars

The 20th annual event kicks off Friday, April 13.

03/16/2018 By Kay Kipling

Home Again

The Shoreline Beckons in the Art of Returning Native Son Mike Solomon

A selection of Solomon's paintings will be on exhibit at Alfstand& Contemporary Gallery through April 14.

03/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Lineup Announced

The festival takes place Dec. 1 along Bradenton's Riverwalk.

03/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lanie Robertson's play imagines one of the jazz legend's last performances.

03/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Star Power

John Lithgow Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Lithgow shared stories from his long career on stage and screen (and also sang a song about manatees).

03/07/2018 By Kay Kipling and Megan McDonald