A Change in the Wind

Longtime Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director Jim Shirley Plans to Retire

Shirley will step down in December after 13 years leading the organization.

08/03/2022 By Kay Kipling


Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Kicks Off Its Season in October

A combination of classical, jazz, pops and more will highlight the "Ever Onward" season.

07/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Key Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season

Season 38 will offer a mix of classical, Irish, holiday and folk music and more.

07/28/2022 By Kay Kipling

The Pursuit of Beauty

Selby Gardens Announces Upcoming Tiffany Exhibition

Artist-designer Louis Comfort Tiffany is the subject of the 2023 Goldstein Exhibition series.

07/27/2022 By Kay Kipling

Sad News

Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Bramwell Tovey Has Died

The news is a shock—and a loss to the music world.

07/13/2022 By Kay Kipling


Romance Rises with a Southern Accent in FST's Maytag Virgin

The two-character play by Audrey Cefaly insists that there is life after loss.

07/10/2022 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's Athena Fences with Friendship

The show centers on two young women in training for competition, and for life.

07/07/2022 By Kay Kipling

Art Is All Around

Sarasota's Unconventional New Gallery Spaces Are Showing Fresh Work by Local Artists

Visual artists in Sarasota are always finding new ways to display and sell their work, sometimes in locations you might not know about.

07/01/2022 By Kay Kipling


aactWorldFest Returns to Venice Theatre This Month

Against some challenging odds, the international community theater event will be back with a full slate of shows.

06/08/2022 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Diverse Voices

Restaurant Owner Poonam Maini on Finding Her Way to a New Life in Sarasota

The owner of Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine worked to overcome an abusive marriage and build a thriving business, and now gives back to the needy in her native India.

06/06/2022 By Kay Kipling


With FST's 'Ring of Fire,' The Man in Black Is Back

FST's 'Ring of Fire' summons up the spirit of the country music legend.

06/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

Game Changer

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Shariffa Ali as Major Theater Award Winner

Theater artist Ali will create a new work and receive a $35,000 cash prize.

05/31/2022 By Kay Kipling

Class Reunion

The Sarasota Music Festival Is Back

For the first time since 2019, the classical music fest returns in full, June 6-25.

05/26/2022 By Kay Kipling

Nonstop Fun!

Six Great Nonstop Destinations from SRQ Airport

Here are some of our favorite places to fly to for a short, fun getaway—no layovers required.

05/23/2022 By Megan McDonald, Kim Doleatto, Samantha Lane, Chloé Cuyler, Kay Kipling, and Allison Forsyth


Chicago Is Home to Captivating Museums, Architecture and Theaters

And, if you’re a baseball fan, a pilgrimage to Wrigley Field is a must.

05/23/2022 By Kay Kipling

Right on Time

Asolo Rep Breaks Out Two Timely Shows to Close Its Season

Both have local connections.

05/19/2022 By Kay Kipling


The Venice Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season

Some renowned guest soloists join the orchestra in its seven-concert series.

05/17/2022 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep Scores in Timely Fashion with 'Eureka Day'

Jonathan Spector's play set in a private school during a mumps outbreak has topicality in spades.

05/15/2022 By Kay Kipling


Looking Ahead to the Community Theater Season

Expect musicals, comedy and a drama or two for 2022-23.

05/13/2022 By Kay Kipling


Florida Studio Theatre Heads Into Summer with Six Shows

Music and comedy are the main focus of the summer season's offerings.

05/10/2022 By Kay Kipling