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‘Spring Awakening,’ a 19th-century play, inspires a 21st-century musical

The perpetual struggle through adolescence underpins a Tony Award-winning musical…. Read more »

Featured | Movies 

Artist Garry Walter's Florida- and marine-themed artworks chosen for movie set

Sarasota artist Garry Walter was stunned and thrilled when a movie production company asked to use some of his artwork in “Dolphin Tale.”… Read more »


ART REVIEW: 'Hanging in the Balance' showcases new generation of Chinese artists at Selby Gallery

Exhibit at Ringling College of Art and Design features the work of a group of young Chinese artists that shatters preconceptions, starting with the notion of China as the world’s most ancient culture. … Read more »


Artists offer 'Food for Thought' at Art Center Sarasota

Vicki Chelf and Jeff Schwartz explore their love of food through artwork on display at Art Center Sarasota…. Read more »


A Dogma-eats-dogma world in 'Savannah Disputation'

Characters face off on religious beliefs and faith in ‘The Savannah Disputation’… Read more »

So random: Almost anything goes at the Sarasota Improv Festival

What to expect this year? Well, anything…. Read more »


ART REVIEW: Visionary artists blur boundaries at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art

Syd Solomon put his exuberant signature on all his paintings. A bold gesture, but also superfluous. His style is unmistakable. Once you know it, you… Read more »


Sarasota's Best-Kept Secrets: A local's guide to living the good life

The hidden gems that make our area unique, for both locals and tourists…. Read more »


'Our Son's Wedding' is a marriage made in heaven at Florida Studio Theatre

Donna de Matteo’s comedy, “Our Son’s Wedding,” introduces us to an Italian-American couple, Mary and Angelo Lo Presto, who are about to take their son,… Read more »


'Aquarius' dawns again in 'Hair' national tour

Tony Award-winning revival of ground-breaking musical “Hair” comes to Tampa’s Straz Center…. Read more »


New musical 'Three Queens' looks at female world leaders

New musical incorporates elements from three previous full-length musicals…. Read more »


Two Jews take a leap of faith in Kabul in new play

Playwright Seth Rozin explores some serious issues with a dose of humor in “Two Jews Walk Into a War…”… Read more »


'The Innocents' at home in Asolo Rep world premiere

Even in a staged reading series with actors sitting behind music stands holding their scripts, Steven Drukman’s new play “The Innocents” stood out. “The story… Read more »


REVIEW: "The Jonestown Defense"

If director Greg Takoudes’ “The Jonestown Defense” gives you a feel of déjà vu, there’s a very good reason: He shot the film entirely on… Read more »

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Sarasota Film Festival honors the late Terry Porter

The late Terry Porter was nothing less than a visionary. Area film fanatics remember him as the resident quizmaster at Video Renaissance, an independent local… Read more »

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