It's Showtime

The Sarasota Culture Collective is Accepting New Members

The Culture Collective allows anyone ages 21 to 39 to experience Sarasota's vibrant and growing arts community.

12/07/2017 By Ella Melzer

Christmas Time Is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas Live Show Brings Vince Guaraldi's Soundtrack to Life

The national touring show hits the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

12/04/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Things to Do With Kids

Sarasota has plenty for kids to do.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

Cuban Guitarist Renesito Avich Livens Up Sarasota

Arvich plays the national instrument of Cuba—a tres guitar—all over Sarasota.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

It's Getting Hot in Here

98 Degrees Will Perform at the Van Wezel During Its Christmas Tour

Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a second Christmas album and holiday tour.

11/16/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Will Travel for Art

Local Arts Groups Offer Cool Cultural Trips

From Cuba to Italy, there's a trip for every arts lover.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Blues Man

Joe Louis Walker Will Headline This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Walker brings his scorching sound to this year's fest.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's 2017 Arts and Entertainment Season

In a season packed with drama, dance, music, arts and more, the shows, festivals and concerts you must see.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Mr. Chatterbox

Sarasota's Hottest New Arts Groups

A cartoon view of some unlikely new organizations.

10/30/2017 By Robert Plunket

Review

RIAF 2017 Continues with African Music, Iranian Theater and More

Nobuntu, EnsemblenewSRQ and a mysterious one-person show intrigue audiences.

10/20/2017 By Kay Kipling

Music to Our Ears

Violin Shop Sarasota Opens on First Street

Violin Shop Sarasota makes, sells and repairs string instruments in its new downtown Sarasota store.

10/18/2017 By Ella Melzer

Preview

Annual Celebration of the Arts Coming Oct. 23

The evening at the Van Wezel highlights the artistic talent of Sarasota County.

10/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

Ready for RIAF

Preview: Ringling International Arts Festival

Hot tickets at this month’s festival at The Ringling.

09/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Way Down Low

How a Sarasota Educator Got the FBI to Investigate the Lyrics of a Rock Song

"‘Louie Louie’ leaped up the chart on the basis of a myth about its lyrics so contagious that it swept cross country quicker than bad weather.”

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

Preview

The Pops Orchestra Heads Into "A Season of Celebrities"

The community orchestra offers pop, classical and jazz concerts featuring well-known names.

08/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

It's Alive!

A Monster Season for New Music New College

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein turns 200, and NMNC plans a big musical celebration.

07/31/2017 By Kay Kipling

Heat Index

Goodbye, Gregg Allman

Sarasota Blues Festival producer Barbara Strauss remembers Gregg Allman.

07/26/2017 By Barbara Strauss

Love Means Trouble

Sarasota Opera Season: Women on the Verge

Sarasota Opera has announced its casts for the 2017-18 "femme fatale" season.

07/21/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale's 2017-18 Season Offers Musical Variety

From holiday songs to French Impressionist pieces to the work of Danny Elfman, something for everyone.

06/20/2017 By Kay Kipling