Music Behind Bars

Can Music Help Prisoners Dealing with the Stresses of Incarceration?

“A lot of inmates believed they benefited from the performances and look forward to more opportunities," says Sarasota corrections treatment specialist Sandra Goluch.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Year of the Bird

In This Year of the Bird, 10 Species Local Birdwatchers Love to Spot

Sarasota is a bird lover's paradise.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More of the Coming Season

In addition to its Broadway, dance and classical seasons, the hall offers plenty of song, thrills and comedy.

08/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Series Concerts Lines Up Its 23rd Season

Classical and pops music fans will find a range of offerings on the schedule.

08/17/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Kicks Off 2018-19 Season Next Month

Musicals, comedies and a bit of drama are in the mix.

08/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days' The Turn of the Screw Still Haunts

Psychological terrors await in Jeffrey Hatcher's spare adaptation of the Henry James classic.

08/10/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Confronting Life and Death with Urbanite Theatre's Wakey, Wakey

Will Eno's intimate play about a man facing his mortality is simple but eloquent.

08/06/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST Brings Back the 1980s with Other People's Money

It's deja vu all over again with Jerry Sterner's tale of Wall Street greed.

08/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Great Performers Series Presents a Classical Season

Single ticket sales are now available for the 74th annual season.

08/03/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Manatee Players Kick Off the Season with Newsies

The musical, based on a true story, opens Aug. 9.

07/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane Is Fun and Fanciful

The original musical holds appeal for children and adults alike.

07/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Joyful Noise

Blue Rooster's Gospel Brunch Shakes Up Sunday Mornings

White, black, young, old, locals and visitors alike, they’re all here to leave their cares behind for a couple of hours while enjoying Sarasota’s gospel band, Truality.

07/26/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Mark Your Calendar: "Brothers in Song" Free Event at the Hermitage

Musicians Ralph Farris and Robert Mirabal team up on a new work.

07/24/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Players Heads for Its Last Season in Its Sarasota Home

A move to Lakewood Ranch is in the works, but the veteran group's 89th season commences here in September.

07/20/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

More Laughs at Florida Studio Theatre During Improv Fest

A Tennessee Williams melodrama and a rocking musical wind up the weekend.

07/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Sarasota Improv Festival Mixes Styles for Laughs

Here's a peek at how three of the fest's troupes entertain.

07/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dogs Days Theatre Sparks the Summer with What the Butler Saw

Joe Orton's 1960s farce still hits the mark today.

07/13/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Venice Symphony Season Welcomes New Music Director Troy Quinn

The 2018-19 season, which begins in November, offers a range of pops and classical music.

07/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Entertains with Murder for Two

The musical comedy mystery brings out the best in its two very busy performers.

07/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Ballet Presents "A Season of Tributes"

Works by Ashton, Balanchine, Graham and Robbins are on the 2018-19 schedule.

07/03/2018 By Kay Kipling