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Black Theatre Festival opens with fanfare and stars

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe founder Nate Jacobs is honored…. Read more »

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Maria Callas shares some gifts in 'Master Class' at Players Theatre

Opera diva returns to work with young singers, but winds up talking about her life and career… Read more »

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Family Fun: Bounce Down Under

A cool way to stretch your legs during the summer…. Read more »

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Top 5 Things To Do Today 8/4

Free family fun and more…. Read more »

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Kiyoshi's Sushi reopens, this time in Gulf Gate

After seven-year layoff, Kiyoshi’s Sushi reopens, this time in Gulf Gate… Read more »


Concert news: Hall & Oates at Van Wezel

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees headed to Van Wezel … Read more »

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Play! Embracing flooding at Myakka River State Park

Historic palm cabins rise above flooding at Myakka River State Park… Read more »

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Cuban students set a high bar

Exchange between Cuban National Ballet School and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School pays dividends…… Read more »

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Eat Near: Beach House adds invasive lionfish to its menu

Beach House on Anna Maria Island adds invasive lionfish to its menu… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Gecko's Grill & Pub - Hillview

Leaping lizards! Look at that drink and wait until you see the burger
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Cheap Eats: Blaze Pizza

Yet another “like Chipotle, but…”… Read more »

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Top 5 Things To Do Today 8/3

Because Mondays can be fun days, too. … Read more »

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Ballroom live, as it should be

The Florida State Dancesport Championships at the Ritz-Carlton puts “Dancing with the Stars” re-runs to shame…… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Fighting cell phone distractions in the theater

After you’ve paid for a ticket, shouldn’t you pay attention to the show?… Read more »

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Dance grads reunite as WolfBird

University of South Florida alums join forces for a performance by their new “mobile” contemporary troupe…… Read more »


Sarasota Opera announces principal singers for 2015-16 season

Company will bring an end to its ongoing Verdi cycle with productions of “Aida” and “The Battle of Legnano”… Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: New play puts a light touch on aging at FST

“Old Enough to Know Better” is based on interviews with hundreds of Sarasota area residents… Read more »

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AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: 'Go Set a Watchman' a provocative first draft

Like many other readers and fans of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” I have watched the unfolding drama of the publication of Harper Lee’s second novel… Read more »


Theaters celebrate black lives on stage

Plays and musicals as a tool to confront racism
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A rainbow of color

The colors almost literally jump off Tom Stephens’ canvases hanging in the Christy Payne Mansion at Selby Gardens, tropical hues turned up to near fluorescent… Read more »

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