Star Power

Academy Award-Winning Actress Sissy Spacek Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

The actress, currently starring on the Netflix hit series "Bloodline," was here as part of the college's film program.

02/16/2016 By Megan McDonald


Behind the Scenes with Van Wezel Executive Director Mary Bensel

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall executive director Mary Bensel shares some of her most unforgettable behind-the-scenes memories.

11/02/2015 By Megan McDonald


5 Great Arts Events for October

Our must-dos this month.

10/01/2015 By Kay Kipling


An Interview with John Cleese

The Monty Python alum talks to us about his upcoming Van Wezel debut, his career and the people (and pets) he admires.

09/25/2015 By Hannah Wallace


Ringling College Film Program Takes Off

Ringling College is harnessing star power to involve students in feature films —and more.

06/30/2015 By Megan McDonald


Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night

"Time Out of Mind" stars Richard Gere as a homeless man in New York City.

04/13/2015 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Film Festival Kickoff Party

Fest organizers announce the film and party line-up.

03/26/2015 By Kay Kipling


Rosie O'Donnell is Selling Her Casey Key Home

Rosie O'Donnell is selling her Casey Key home after just three years.

02/11/2015 By Bob Plunket


Top Tickets: March 2014 Sarasota Events

Arts editor Kay Kipling's top tickets for March 2014.

03/01/2014 By Kay Kipling


Actor Luke Wilson Speaks at Ringling College

Actor Luke Wilson premiered his new short film, "Satellite Beach," to a packed crowd at Ringling College of Art and Design.

02/05/2014 By Megan McDonald


Sarasota Real Estate News: January 2014

Rosie O'Donnell buys a home on Casey Key, plus more news and notes from the top of the market.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton


Party Girl Hops on the Party Train at Key to the Cure 2013

Veronica Pastore hops on the pink party train at Key to the Cure.

12/02/2013 By Veronica Pastore


James Carville and Mary Matalin Purchase Homes in Sarasota

A new wave of stars and CEOs discovers Sarasota real estate.

12/02/2013 By Bob Plunket


Sarasota Season Preview 2013: Sarasota Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts and More

Your guide to the must-see shows, stars and special events for 2013-2014.

11/01/2013 By Kay Kipling


Rosie O'Donnell Buys $5 Million Dollar House on Casey Key

The strange story of how Rosie O'Donnell came to buy a $5 million dollar house on Casey Key.

10/28/2013 By Megan McDonald


Politics & Bedfellows: Famous Political Couple Buys Two Sarasota Condos

Democratic strategist James Carville and his wife, Republican consultant Mary Matalin, buy two condos in Sarasota.

10/01/2013 By Bob Plunket


Florida Studio Theatre's The Underpants

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews FST's production of this comedy adapted by Steve Martin.

07/01/2013 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Peter Bogdanovich Closes Conversation Series

Writer and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich closes the Sarasota Film Festival's 2013 Conversation series.

04/15/2013 By Kay Kipling


Tom Brokaw Visits Sarasota

Veteran TV news anchor visits Sarasota, capping off the Ringling College Library Association's 2013 Town Hall lecture series.

04/08/2013 By Megan McDonald


Theater Review: Harvey

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews The Players' production of "Harvey."

04/04/2013 By Kay Kipling