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A solitary poet turned 'rock star' will headline PoetryLife Weekend

It is not poet Billy Collins’ goal to get people to write poetry. Instead, he’d like them to read it rather than fear it, and… Read more »

Featured | Section | TV 

From Booker VPA to a Daytime Emmy Award nomination

When Jeanne Betty Weiner introduced her granddaughter Alexandra Fox around the Sarasota Bay Club this week, it went like this: “This is my granddaughter. She’s… Read more »

Arts | Featured 

Schwartz works being performed in NYC

Avant garde music composer Francis Schwartz, who also is a Sarasotan with his wife Marta, has had his works performed around the world, including at… Read more »

Sunday | This Weekend 

Jill Krasner works on display at Sarasota UU

“Nuances of Spring,” an art exhibit of watercolor, acrylic mixed media, and oil and cold wax paintings by Jill Krasner, opens with a reception on… Read more »

Arts | Friday | Saturday | This Weekend 

John and Duncan Chamberlain works on display for International Sculpture Day

Sarasota Sculpture Center, formerly known as Season of Sculpture, will celebrate International Sculpture Day with the first-ever public showing of two monumental works by John… Read more »

Arts | Blog | Saturday 

Qol Quartet to premiere 'Prayers from the Ark'

The Florida premiere of “Prayers from the Ark,” a dramatic retelling of the Noah story by contemporary composer Gwyneth Walker, will be performed by the… Read more »

Arts | Friday | This Weekend 

"Discover Da Vinci and Michelangelo" in multi-media show

“Discover DaVinci and Michelangelo: Side by Side,” an original theater performance, will be presented Friday night at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave.,… Read more »

Arts | Sunday | This Weekend 

Sarasota Youth Opera singers to perform Sunday night at St. Boniface Church

The final “Sundays at Six” concert of the season at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, will feature, for the second consecutive year,… Read more »


CONCERT REVIEW: Key Chorale celebrates Mozart's last year

The last year of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s too-short life was one of tremendous creative output, with 40 different compositions flowing from his pen. Key Chorale… Read more »


THEATER REVIEW: Lonely hearts find unexpected love in 'Chapatti' at FST

There are some surprises in Christian O’Reilly’s low-key love story about two lonely people in Dublin who meet cute and struggle to open their hearts… Read more »

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Sarasota Orchestra's 2015-2016 season heavy on the world's top soloists

Anu Tali, music director and conductor for the Sarasota Orchestra, has big plans for Sarasota beyond its “happy white beaches and good food.” “The overall… Read more »


Ekmeles explores the full range of the human voice

Jeffrey Gavett, founder of vocal ensemble Ekmeles, has this advice for the audience at next Saturday’s final concert in the New Music New College lineup:… Read more »


AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: 'Big Little Lies' takes a sharp look at bullying, by kids and adults

What happens in Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel “Big Little Lies” could happen in any upper-middle class enclave, but the Australian author has set her story… Read more »

This Weekend 

'Singspiration' will feature Belle Canto, Sarasota Young Voices

Belle Canto, the women’s singing ensemble whose name means “beautiful singing,” will mark Women’s History Month and springtime for its fourth annual “Singspiration” concert at… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

Ariel Quartet to perform Sunday

The “Hear & Now” concert series, which features the next generation of Perlman Music Program artists, will conclude its season with a performance by the… Read more »

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