Making It Real

Ringling College Collaboratory Offers Students Professional Experience

In late 2014 the college formalized its commitment to providing every student on campus with professional experience.

03/15/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Star Power

Sophia Loren to Accept Legend Award at 2016 Sarasota Film Festival

The Academy Award-winning actress will accept the award during an appearance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Star Talk

Dylan McDermott’s “Sugar” to Begin Shooting Locally in May

Actor Dylan McDermott was back in town this week to promote his web series, "Sugar," and a new partnership with local nonprofit Selah Freedom.

03/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

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

Star Talk

Actress Helen Hunt Visits Ringling College

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt visited Sarasota this week and spoke to students and fans at Ringling College of Art and Design.

02/24/2016 By Megan McDonald

Spirits of Sarasota

Drink of the Week: Cinebistro's Ginger Peach Whiskey Punch

Sarasota's new Cinebistro serves up spirits with serious star power.

02/19/2016 By Hannah Wallace

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

Dinner and a Movie

CinéBistro Opens Friday at Westfield Southgate

CinéBistro is part movie theater, part restaurant, part bar.

02/08/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Date Night

CineBistro Opens This Month at Westfield Siesta Key

The 35,000-square-foot space includes a modern bar and dining area and comfy leather seats in the theaters.

01/25/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Article

WBTT's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the first in August Wilson's landmark play cycle.

01/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Two Sundance Films Revisit an On-Air Sarasota Suicide

Christine Chubbuck’s hair-raising on-air suicide has inspired not one, but two new films.

01/07/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Sarasota's Austin Abrams Appears on AMC's The Walking Dead

Abrams also boasts an impressive resume of film roles.

11/03/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

The Players' Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this musical based on an Ian Fleming book.

10/30/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

5 Great Arts Events for October

Our must-dos this month.

10/01/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

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

Article

Ringling College Screens New Feature Film “My All-American”

Two Ringling College grads worked on the new film "My All American," which stars Aaron Eckhart and Robin Tunney.

09/16/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

"The Greatest Show on Earth" Was Filmed in Sarasota in the '50s

A behind-the-scenes look at what the filming of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth" in the 1950s was really like.

07/21/2015 By Larry Kelleher

Article

Coming Attractions at Southgate and Sarasota Square Malls

We get a sneak preview of whats in store for Westfield-owned Southgate and Sarasota Square Malls.

07/07/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

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