Troubled Times

Sarasota's Black Community Reacts to the Death of George Floyd

A chorus of voices speaks out about racism, justice and our future.

06/02/2020 By Susan Burns, Megan McDonald, Heather Dunhill, Kay Kipling, Jessika Ward, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Musical Fireworks

Choral Artists of Sarasota July 4 Concert Will Go On Virtually

The annual patriotic celebration of Independence Day is still planned; it's just different.

06/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Reading List

Required Reading: Books Set in Sarasota

Staying close to home? (Aren't we all these days?) Settle down with one (or more) of these works with Sarasota settings.

06/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Interview

Author Peter Kageyama on What Public Art Means to Sarasota and Other Cities

"Arts and culture are absolutely essential for emotional engagement with a place."

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Taxing Question

Selby Gardens and Other Nonprofits Face Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst's office has mailed intent- to-deny letters to several organizations, which they say threatens their operations.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Live on Stage!

FST's Bowne's Lab Reopens for Dining and Improv

All of FST's stages have been closed due to the coronavirus, but laughs are on the way again.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Tuning Up

Sarasota Orchestra Presents Music Moves Us: SMF Edition

Faculty and fellows of the canceled 2020 Sarasota Music Festival will share musical "postcards" online.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Lobster and Art

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Fund-raising Event Dates

The popular lobster bake and the Greenfield Prize Dinner are scheduled for the coming season.

05/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

One World Circus

Circus Arts Conservatory Presents a Live Virtual Show

International performers are taking part in the first-time virtual offering, May 31.

05/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Shows in the Works

Asolo Rep Presents Making Musicals

Online audiences will get to choose their favorite in a four-part new musical competition starting May 21.

05/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Marking a Milestone

Celebrations Planned for Graduating Seniors

Traditional graduations may be on hold right now, but there are still events set to honor seniors.

05/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Van Wezel Announces Changes to 2020-21 Subscription Series

Two shows announced earlier have been taken off this season's schedule.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Baby Bird Spotting

For Many Birds, Nesting Season Is Here

We asked the Sarasota Audubon Society chapter what birds we might see and hear on our nature walks.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Looking Ahead to Sarasota Opera Season

The 2020-21 season is set to begin in late October.

05/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

An Evening of Soul

WBTT Presents April Fools Fete Fund Raiser Online

Popular WBTT performers entertain in a recorded program, and you can get a meal, too.

05/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2021 Great Performers Series

Among the highlights: a performance by the Cleveland Orchestra.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Future Prep

Florida Studio Theatre at Work Behind the Scenes

Although theaters are closed right now, there's a lot going on to get ready for reopening.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

In the Works

A New Public Art Idea Salutes Diversity

Plans are afoot for a permanent piece in Bayfront Park.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling