Update

WBTT Makes Change to 2020-21 Season Schedule

The season opener is now slated to be a production of The Soul Crooners.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Back in Business

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Reopens in New Space

Many of the area's other art galleries have reopened, too.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Future Was Female

Emma E. Booker Taught Generations and Transformed Black Education in Sarasota

To mark Amendment 19's 100th anniversary of giving women the right to vote, we're telling the stories of influential local women.

06/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Call to Action

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Charge Racism

Five current black students accuse the Conservatory, Asolo Rep and Florida State University of institutional racism in a letter signed by dozens of supporters.

06/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Now in Progress

Will Community Theater Seasons Go On? And How?

Artistic leaders have needed to be flexible in adapting to COVID-19 restrictions.

06/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Different Look

Being Seen at The Ringling Focuses on Female Photographers

The photography exhibit now on view offers the gaze through women's eyes.

06/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Future Was Female

Who Was the Celebrated Pioneer Who Gave Palmer Ranch Its Name?

Bertha Honore Palmer was a famed Chicago socialite—and so much more.

06/15/2020 By Kay Kipling and Ilene Denton

When Will the Shows Go on?

Van Wezel Makes Changes to Upcoming Broadway Series Season

Restrictions due to COVID-19 continue to affect Broadway touring production schedules.

06/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Playing On

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 25th Anniversary Season

The series of concerts, mixing classical, pops and more, is set to return in September.

06/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

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