The arts

North Port Author Wins Silver Medal

Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.

08/10/2017 By staff

Entertainment

MTV Reality Show Set on Siesta Key Debuts

MTV's new "summer soap docuseries" Siesta Key, which was filmed in and around Sarasota, debuts at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/28/2017 By staff

The Arts

Theater Director to Take on New 'At Large' Role

Florida Studio Theatre associate director Kate Alexander is resigning from the theater's board of trustees and stepping away from day-to-day operations in order to take on a role as associate director at large.

07/21/2017 By staff

Media

New Studio Helps Businesses with Facebook Live Streams

The video production company Mars Vision Productions recently built SRQ Live Studio.

07/11/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key MTV Reality Show Premieres July 31

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/07/2017 By staff

Technology

New Website Connects Users to Pop-Up Classes

Sarasota's Laura Daniel Gale recently launched Talent Pool SRQ, a website that allows users to sign up for pop-up classes on topics as wide-ranging as raw food, collaborative painting, calligraphy and juicing.

06/22/2017 By staff

Media

Local Realtors Featured on HGTV Show

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Joe Murphy Team will be featured on an episode of the HGTV show My Lottery Dream Home that airs Friday.

06/14/2017 By staff

Entertainment

TV Show Set Locally Premieres June 11

Claws follows a group of women who work in the fictional salon Nail Artisan of Manatee County.

05/16/2017 By staff

Construction

TreeUmph! to Break Ground on New Hernando County Location

TreeUmph! Adventure Course is hosting a special celebration on Wednesday, May 3, to break ground on its new Hernando County location.

04/28/2017 By staff

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By staff

Entertainment

First Ringling College Soundstage Building Opens

Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions on Monday opened the first building completed as part of the college's new Ringling Studios Soundstage and Post Production Complex.

04/04/2017 By staff

Deals

DeSoto Square Mall Goes for $25.5 Million

Brooklyn's DeSoto Owners LLC last week purchased the DeSoto Square Mall from the New York company that previously owned the property for $25.5 million.

03/28/2017 By staff

Energy

Air Conditioning Company Posts Videos Highlighting Common Scams

Sean McCutcheon, the owner of Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, recently created a website and a series of YouTube videos intended to shine a light on deceptive practices in the air conditioning repair business.

03/07/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Ringling Grads Contribute to Animated Oscar Winner

Twenty-three Ringling College of Art and Design graduates worked on Zootopia, the film that won Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday's Oscars awards ceremony.

02/28/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Film Industry Panel, Networking Event Is Wednesday

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is holding its third annual 6 and a Mix event, which includes a speaker panel and a networking mixer, from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

02/27/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By staff

Data

Retail Federation Predicts Dip in Super Bowl Spending

The National Retail Federation is predicting that American consumers will spend an average of $75 per person for a total of $14.1 billion while watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

01/31/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Ringling Bros. Circus Shutting Down

The 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold its final performances in May.

01/16/2017 By staff

Planning

County Commission Approves New Ellenton Movie Theater

The plans include a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of commercial space on 7.3 acres near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

01/09/2017 By staff