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Local favorites and some new acts are part of the mix of 18 shows featured in the third annual festival. Read more »

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Fireworks, powerboat races and more on the greatest day of the summer! Read more »


A revised version of troupe's first show recalls two pasts this summer. Read more »

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Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix parade and block party with bikini contest, fireworks in Bradenton and more Friday fun. Read more »


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I'm a big fan of Jane Smiley, having read and enjoyed just about all of her books. And I admire the premise of her "The Last Hundred Years" trilogy, of ... Read more »

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The flute, says world-renowned flutist Robert Aitken, is both the easiest and the hardest instrument to play. Easy, because nearly everyone can pick it up and coax music out of ... Read more »


  SARASOTA FICTION WRITERS meet at 6 p.m. July 7 at Selby Library, 1331 first St., for a writing workshop with guest speaker Linnea Sinclair, winner of RITA, PERAL and ... Read more »

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There's something about the quality of the light in Florida that sets the artwork in "Florida Flavor" apart, in the eyes of artist Robert Tarbell. Tarbell spent last Wednesday and ... Read more »

Featured | Friday | Saturday 

Giuliano and Fabio Anastasini represent the 10th generation of circus performers in their family. Read more »


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OK, here’s my annual pitch for the Freedom Swim down in Charlotte County, which remains the best Fourth of July tradition on the Gulf Coast. It’s gloriously disorganized. It’s thoroughly ... Read more »


Another restaurant has joined the Southwest Florida Tex-Mex culinary fray: Fuzzy's Taco Shop opened in a newish strip mall on the north side of University Parkway this Monday. Fuzzy's ... Read more »

Featured | Saturday | Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix 

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is one heck of an excuse to party on the beach with 40,000 race fans. Read more »

Friday | Music | Saturday 

THURSDAY 07.02 John Russo the Singing Bartender: 4 p.m. (Il Panificio Gulf Gate) Scottie McFarland: 5 p.m. (Mattison's Forty-One) PB&J: 6 p.m. (Freckled Fin) Lisa Ridings Band: 6 p.m. (Flounders) ... Read more »

Featured | Movies | This Weekend 

Arnold is back, but not much else. Read more »
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