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Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 9-15

Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Van Wezel, Jim Breuer at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Paul Duffy plays Irish music and more.

03/08/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 10 Things to Do: March 2-8

A jam-packed Sarasota Jazz Festival, WBTT’s newest musical revue, Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point and more.

03/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 9 Things to Do: Feb. 23-March 1

Spring training starts, Mote premieres an exhibit with teeth, Lang Lang at the Van Wezel and more.

02/23/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 16-22

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show, Orioles Springfest and more.

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 11 Things to Do: Feb. 9-15

Circus Sarasota, Twyla Tharp, Madama Butterfly, Chagall at Selby Gardens and so much more.

02/09/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 2-8

Sarasota Highland Games, Itzhak Perlman at the Van Wezel, Lakewood Ranch arts festival and lots more.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

"Spend the Night with Billy Crystal"

The comedian-actor-writer appears with Bonnie Hunt on his latest tour, offering film clips and stories as well as jokes.

01/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Alexander Tamargo

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Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Gladys Knight and Kenny Rogers at the Van Wezel, the Suncoast Blues Festival and more.

01/24/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 19-25

Tribute to Elton John, Illusionist Adam Trent, Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival and more.

01/18/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Talking with Riverdance Associate Director Padraic Moyles

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour visits the Van Wezel Jan. 24-25.

01/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 12-18

Glee’s Matthew Morrison and Michael Bolton at the Van Wezel, Ringling by the Bay and much more.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 5-11

Dirty Dancing at the Van Wezel, Thunder by the Bay, the Minnesota Orchestra and much more.

01/04/2017 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 29-Jan. 4

The Moscow Ballet Nutcracker, last chance for the Asolo Rep’s Guys and Dolls, Jungle Jack Hanna and more.

12/29/2016 Photography by Ilene Denton

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Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 22-28

“High Flying Holidays” with Sailor Circus, Community Chanukah Celebration, Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions and more.

12/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

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Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 8-14

Full moon kayaking, holiday boat parade, Garrison Keillor at the Van Wezel and more.

12/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Talking with Matthew Morrison

The Glee and Broadway star appears at the Van Wezel Jan. 12.

12/01/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Courtesy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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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

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Your Top 7 Things to Do: Nov. 17-23

The Asolo Rep season opens with Guys and Dolls, Lindy on the Lawn at Historic Spanish Point, and lots more.

11/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Million Dollar Quartet

A high-energy production takes a look back at a moment in rock 'n' roll history.

11/14/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Holler

The Final Curtain

Is It Time to Tear Down the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall?

Ilene Denton on her love for the Van Wezel—and why she feels its time for a new performing arts hall.

10/27/2016 By Ilene Denton