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Baby Wants Candy featured at expanded Sarasota Improv Festival

Summer comedy festival will grow to three nights in July at Florida Studio Theatre… Read more »

Arts | Section 

May 2015 Visual Arts Happenings

From galleries, to art fairs, to The Ringling, there’s always something going on…. Read more »


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 »


Country music festival draws big-name acts to Charlotte

About 20,000 people are expected to attend the weekend-long event… Read more »

Theater Review: 'You Should Be So Lucky' offers few laughs at Players Theatre

Charles Busch takes a scattershot approach to storytelling in season-closing comedy… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Giving thanks for a great career

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


LIVE UPDATES: Country Life Music Festival

Reporter Michael Scott Davidson and photographer Thomas Bender check out the new Country Life Music Festival in south Punta Gorda…. 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 »


Now playing April 26-May 2: Book and author events

JEFFREY R. ORENSTEIN will discuss and sign copies of “Fixing American Government” at 2 p.m. April 26 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota.; 365-7900…. Read more »

Venice Theatre extends 'Next to Normal'

Tony-winner gets two extra performances… Read more »

Manatee Players' leader wins national award

Rick Kerby to be honored this summer by the American Association of Community Theatre… Read more »

'Luck Be a Lady': Asolo Rep celebrates Frank Loesser

Gordon Greenberg creates an original musical about a couple built around Loesser’s hits…. Read more »

Arts | Featured 

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 »


Moving Ethos resurfaces

Dance troupe to debut a project two years in the making…… Read more »

Beer Geek | Drinks | Section 

Sarasota's JDub's brewery making debut outside Florida

Sarasota’s JDub’s brewery making debut outside Florida… 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 »

Friends remember Kevin Dean with music and humor

Singer Ann Morrison and humorist Bob Plunket lead remembrance of Ringling College professor… 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 »

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