Entertainment

Manatee County-Set TV Show Will Begin Shooting Soon

The new television show Claws will begin shooting in the area soon. The program will be executive-produced by Rashida Jones and her business partner Will McCormack.

09/01/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Economic Development Corporation Inks Deal with Mary Kenealy Events

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently selected Mary Kenealy and Janet Allen of Mary Kenealy Events to produce the organization’s meetings and events.

08/26/2016 Research by staff

Entertainment

Mixer with Comics Creator Set for Sept. 15

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is hosting an entertainment industry networking mixer with comics creator, writer, artist and designer Bob Layton.

08/25/2016 Research by staff

Education

Ringling Film Program Moves Up in Nationwide Ranking

The Hollywood Reporter recently ranked Ringling College of Art and Design as the nation's 16th best film school

08/22/2016 Research by staff

Entertainment

Local Family Picked for Disney World Ad

Leon Pitts II, a founding member and frequent performer with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, recently earned an opportunity to film a commercial for Walt Disney World with his family.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

The Arts

'How to Make Money in Music' Seminar Set for July 19

The event is intended to offer local musicians important information about the business aspect of music.

07/13/2016 Research by staff

Entertainment

Ringling College, Semkhor and WEDU Announce New Partnership

The three have signed a letter of intent to develop a new collaboration centered around Ringling College's new soundstage and post-production facility.

06/02/2016 Research by staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Pee-wee Herman, Paul Reubens and Sarasota

The comedian is making a comeback this month with a new movie on Netflix. We're reposting our award-winning story from 1991 about the Sarasota incident that derailed his career.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Article

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Opens at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Month

Tarra Conner jones stars as Ma Rainey in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Van Wezel Ticket Sale Begins Black Friday at 10 a.m.

Van Wezel's annual Black Friday ticket sale kicks off November 27 at 10 a.m.

11/24/2015 By Ilene Denton

Article

Behind the Scenes of the Van Wezel With Technical Director Steve Brown

Technical director Steve Brown lifts the curtain of the Van Wezel, where he oversees 140 or so performances each season.

11/03/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

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

Article

Remembering Roberta MacDonald

Bob Plunket remembers his dear friend, the indomitable Roberta MacDonald.

07/01/2015 By Robert Plunket

Article

Top Tickets: Sarasota Events for January 2015

Arts editor Kay Kipling's top picks.

01/02/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Vintage Sarasota: Lido Casino

This week: The Lido Casino in its prime.

06/03/2013 By Chelsey Lucas

Article

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota 2013

What to eat, buy, do and love in our city right now.

05/20/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

Best of Sarasota 2013: Arts and More

The best of Sarasota 2013: Best Sarasota arts, entertainment and more.

05/15/2013 By Megan McDonald