An Appreciation

The Founders of WSLR and Fogartyville Are Stepping Down. Their Impact on Sarasota Has Been Immense.

Arlene Sweeting and Dave Beaton have been community fixtures for decades. Now they're moving on.

04/18/2024 By Stacey Altherr

Rock Out

Where to Hear Live Local Music in Sarasota and Bradenton

After buzzy energy of the early 2000s and 2010s, the pandemic and changing economics took a toll on the local music scene. But there is still one out there—and it's been struggling to recover and find itself again. 

01/24/2024 By Stephanie Churn Lubow

Flying Colors

The Progress Pride Flag is Flying at City Hall This Week. Here’s What It Stands For.

"We’re not a political party. We are humans, and this is about a community coming together to show support," says Shannon Fortner, executive director and founder of the Fabulous Arts Foundation. 

05/10/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Read This

You’re Invited to a Free Banned Book Fair and Read-In on May 3

In response to recent censorship legislation, the public is invited to join in a book fair to increase access to books, read banned ones and connect.

04/27/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Arlene Sweeting Gives a Voice to Underrepresented Communities

In 2004, Sweeting partnered with the New College Student Alliance and 96.5 WSLR was born.

01/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

On the Radio

Activist Demetrius Jifunza Will Discuss Amendment 4, Voting Rights With Legal Aid of Manasota

Jifunza was instrumental in the passage of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to more than 1 million people in Florida previously convicted of felonies.

12/19/2022 By Staff

Film Screening

'Outta The Muck,' a Documentary About Black Life in Florida, Screens Tuesday Night at Fogartyville

This Florida narrative of love and power celebrates community, family and a unique history of Black achievement.

11/14/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Calling All Artists

Arts Nonprofit Issues Call for Submissions for Upcoming Exhibit

Art 4 Change, a nonprofit that uses art to promote social justice, is asking artists to submit work by Friday, Oct. 28.

10/24/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

The Fogartyville Vibe

Peace Out, Artistically and Socially, at Downtown Sarasota's Fogartyville

Fogartyville charms with its 1960s coffeehouse vibe.

10/01/2019 By Stacey Altherr

Time travel

Vickie Oldham Kicks Off Monthly Newtown Bus Tours This Weekend

The Newtown & Overtown History Bus Tour takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

08/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 24-30

Jazz, comedy and rock ‘n’ roll at the Van Wezel, an international tennis tourney and Cigar Box Guitar Fest.

11/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 8-14

Ski-A-Rees fall season starts, A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Fest and more.

09/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Aug. 4-10

Very Merry Jerry Day, Music on Main, Woman’s Exchange annual sale and more.

08/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: July 14-20

Comedy, bluegrass, a full-moon cruise and more.

07/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 12-18

A celebration of Asian arts, the Harvey Milk Festival returns to Five Points Park, a cool modern furniture sale and more.

05/12/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 21-27

Beatnik bongo jazz at Fogartyville, previews begin for the Asolo Rep’s Josephine, comedian Brian Regan at the Van Wezel and more.

04/21/2016 By Ilene Denton


Best of Sarasota 2013: Arts and More

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

05/15/2013 By Megan McDonald