Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Gap year

The Director of an Oscar-Nominated Film Returns to Sarasota for a Special Screening

Filmmaker Bing Liu will be present at a showing of his documentary, Minding the Gap, at New College of Florida on Friday, April 19.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Artist Retreat Executive Director Will Retire

Bruce Rodgers, the founding executive director of The Hermitage Artist Retreat, will step down at the end of the year.

03/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Principal Picked for National Arts Education Nonprofit Board

LaShawn Frost was recently selected to serve on the board of the Arts Schools Network.

02/26/2019 By Staff

Education

Professors Win Arts Education Grants

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professors Helene Robinson and Phillip Wagner were recently awarded Pilot Research Grants of $5,000 each.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Let's get it

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key, Season 2, Episode 6: 'A Second-Tier Friend'

I have officially become numb to the manufactured plot lines of this show.

02/20/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Entertainment

Music and Motorcycle Festival Starts Friday

The 21st annual Thunder By the Bay takes place Feb. 15-17 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Arts

Director Honored at St. Pete Film Festival

Sarasota filmmaker Kathryn Parks was recently honored at the Sunshine City Film Festival for her short film 50 Words.

02/05/2019 By Staff

The Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.

01/18/2019 By Staff

The arts

Director of Concert Series to Retire Next June

John Fischer will retire from the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in 2019 after serving as the organization’s managing director for 17 years.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Teacher Wins National Award for Poetry Program

Joanna Fox of Booker Middle School was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Penguin Random House and received the publisher's Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Library System Picks New 'One Book, One Community' Read

Sarasota County will offer a series of events centered around David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Arts

New Art Gallery Opens Saturday

Gaze Modern is opening to the public this weekend at 340 Central Ave., Sarasota.

10/31/2018 By Staff

Words with Friends

Sarah Gerard Wants to Build a Literary Community in Sarasota

New College of Florida's writer-in-residence is organizing several literary events in the coming weeks.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Opera Names New Communications Coordinator

Sarasota Opera recently hired Lana Mullen.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Arts

Ringling Museum Names New Head of Educational Programs

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art recently promoted Laura Steefel-Moore.

10/10/2018 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 20-26

Jerry Seinfeld at the Van Wezel, Laura Benanti at the Opera House, a Historic Spanish Point Ghost Tour and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Fin

Can We Save Video Renaissance’s Film Collection?

Two fans of the legendary video store are raising money to purchase its immense collection and donate it to the Sarasota County library system.

09/13/2018 By Isaac Eger

Nonprofits

Former YMCA Executive Joins Embracing Our Differences Board

Larry Lev is the former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, New Jersey's largest YMCA association.

09/11/2018 By Staff