In the Spotlight

Sarasota Film Festival Opens with Mike Wallace Is Here

The documentary about the late television journalist is both personal and wide-ranging.

04/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

As always, new works and new voices in theater will be presented.

04/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite Visits to Sign New Book of Essays

The "Cathy" creator has long had a connection to Sarasota: her parents.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Heat Index

The Sarasota Film Festival Keeps the Movie Mojo Going All Year-Round

And this year's festival will take place April 5-14.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Au Revoir, Anu

Exit Interview: Departing Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Anu Tali

"One has to win people on your side in order to change things. We were able to achieve so much together thanks to agreeing on things.”

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

FST and Playwright Mark St. Germain Present World Premiere: Wednesday's Child

The new play, opening in April, deals with infertility, surrogacy and murder.

03/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

Titles were also announced for Dog Days Theatre and FSU/Asolo Conservatory seasons this week.

03/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's Buyer & Cellar Both Entertains and Touches

The one-man show offers a fictional peek into the world of Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement.

03/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Timing Is Everything with Asolo Rep's Noises Off

Michael Frayn's ever-popular farce continues to deliver.

03/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Film Festival 2019 Announces Its Line-up

Festival organizers revealed film titles, special events, stars and more during a kickoff party Tuesday evening.

03/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Aretha Franklin Gets Her Due in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Season Closer

Love Sung in the Key of Aretha delivers a blend of the Queen of Soul's many hits.

03/17/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

The Lion King Brings Spectacle, Imagination and Heart to the Van Wezel

At long last, the megahit musical roars its way into Sarasota.

03/17/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Ringling Opens Two New Shows Focused on Contemporary Art

One combines modern work from the museum's collections with gifts from private collectors; the other is a solo debut.

03/15/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's In A Word Mingles Comedy and Tragedy with an Unusual Approach

Lauren Yee's play about the aftermath of a child's disappearance is sometimes surreal.

03/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 50th Anniversary Season Broadway and Classical Series

The Broadway season presents 10 shows, with seven of them Sarasota premieres.

03/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Lost Art Is Found

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Celebrates 50 Years—and a Surprise Return

A stolen painting by artist Jon Corbino comes home.

03/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Recap

Caroline Kennedy Appears at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall

Kennedy spoke of White House memories, international relations and her love of reading.

03/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

A Night at the Opera

Sarasota’s Own Adelaide Boedecker Makes Her Sarasota Opera Professional Debut This Month

Boedecker became involved with the Sarasota Youth Opera the summer after second grade and says, “I fell in love with it."

02/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Review

Circus Sarasota 2019 Offers Thrills, Laughs and Beauty Under the Big Top

This year's edition of the circus brings new international acts to the one-ring show.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling