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Photo Gallery: Country Life Music Festival in Punta Gorda

Check out photos from opening night near Punta Gorda featuring performances by Billy Currington, Jamey Johnson and more. … Read more »


Theatre Odyssey marks 10 years of 10-Minute Plays

Company hopes to expand its reach and production style in coming years…. Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Giving thanks for a great career

An emotional honor at the Community Video Archives Luncheon… Read more »

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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 »

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Recreating 'Faune'

Breaking the code of Vaslav Nijinsky’s notation for his historic ballet…… Read more »

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Sarasota surfers honor 'Shark Lady' in ceremony on Turtle Beach

On Sunday evening, they gathered on Turtle Beach. Surfers in board shorts. Environmentalists in bright shirts. Old men in black shoes and socks. They hugged…. Read more »

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American Stage in the Park reaches for the 'Heights'

Tony-winning “In the Heights” brings rap and hip hop styles to the annual outdoor festival… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

Cheap Thrills | Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Top 5 For Free Apr. 23-29

Lots of fun for not a lot of cash…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Saturday | This Weekend 

DeSoto Grand Parade

Ranked as one of the largest parades in the South, the DeSoto Heritage Festival Grand Parade features over 150 illuminated parade entries, community groups, music… Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday | Section | Soundboard | Sunday | This Weekend 

Country Life Music Festival puts area on music map (updated 4/25)

UPDATED 4/25 with photo gallery and more coverage of Friday-Sunday fest with Reba, Hank Jr., Billy Currington, many more playing near Punta Gorda. … Read more »

Featured | Saturday | Section | Soundboard | This Weekend 

Suncoast Blues Fest headliner Bobby Rush on going from chitlin circuit to Grammys

Headliner Bobby Rush on going from chitlin circuit to Grammys…. Read more »


Booker grad says farewell to 'Chicago Fire'

Charlie Barnett starred for three seasons as firefighter and paramedic Peter Mills on NBC drama… Read more »

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Players get 'Lucky' to end the season

Charles Busch’s comedy is about a young man who hits a lucky streak… Read more »

Comedy | Featured | GLBT | Section | Sunday | This Weekend 

Kathy Griffin talks to us about 'Fashion Police' and more before her show at Van Wezel

Comedian talks to us about ‘Fashion Police’ and more before her show at Van Wezel…. Read more »

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Top 5 Things To Do Today 4/22

Roberta Flack at Van Wezel, Bob Dylan at Ruth Eckerd, baseball, comedy and theater…. Read more »

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Some hiccups, but no major glitches, as film fest wraps up

With new programming team, greater diversity, and some controversy, too… Read more »

Cheap Eats | Featured | Restaurants 

Cheap Eats: Buddy Brew Coffee

Great coffee, mediocre food…. Read more »

Featured | Friday | GLBT | Saturday | Sunday | This Weekend 

Urbanite Theatre extends debut production

Anna Jordan’s “Chicken Shop” will now run through May 10 at new theater company… Read more »

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