Television

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 9: 'Cheers to Sunday Funday!'

Who would have thought that the most interesting character in this show about 20-somethings on the beach would be Pauly's sweet grandmother?

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

RECAP

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 8: 'Deflect, Deflect, Deflect'

You might be surprised that season two of Siesta Key is nearing its end. My editors are just surprised that I'm still writing about it.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Technology

Wireless Communications Company Rebrands

Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently changed its corporate name to Vislink Technologies, Inc.

02/28/2019 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

Sneak Preview

Antiques Roadshow Taped at The Ringling to Air Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11

The museum hosts an advance screening Jan. 15.

12/31/2018 By Ilene Denton

Entertainment

Season Two of MTV's Siesta Key Starts Jan. 22

The new season will feature "a lot of love, a lot of heartbreak, a lot of friendships and drama," according to cast member Madisson Hausburg.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Sweet victory

Sarasota Pastry Chef Wins Food Network Competition

Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Lyndsy McDonald swapped candy canes for candy corn to win Food Network's 2018 Halloween Baking Championship.

10/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Education

Ringling College Adds New Entertainment Design Major

The program will cover design for theme parks, museums and exhibitions, zoos, retail establishments, restaurants and more.

10/24/2018 By Staff

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

Arts

Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director

Celine Rosenthal, previously an artistic associate and directing fellow at Asolo Rep, has joined the theater's senior leadership team.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Arts

Van Wezel Makes Three New Marketing Department Hires

Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently hired Stephen Baker, Thomas Gravelle and Natasha Herrera.

08/31/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Movie Rental Shop Closing

Video Renaissance, which houses a collection of more than 35,000 titles, is shutting down this Saturday.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Arts

Classical Music Nonprofit Names New Development Director

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast recently hired Kurt Rachwitz.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Arts

Embracing Our Differences Selects New Executive Director

The nonprofit recently named Sarah Wertheimer as executive director; she has served as the organization's associate executive director since 2014.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Claws Renewed for Third Season

The TV network TNT announced Monday that its show Claws, set in Manatee County, will be renewed for a third season.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Media

Radio Station Shifts Format

The Sarasota radio station WSRQ is changing its programming from talk radio to music beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff