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Life is a Cabaret: Westcoast Troupe revives its first show to mark its 15th season

A revised version of troupe’s first show recalls two pasts this summer…. Read more »

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Top 5 Things To Do Today 7/3

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix parade and block party with bikini contest, fireworks in Bradenton and more Friday fun. … Read more »

Arts 

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Smiley takes on an entire century in her trilogy

I’m a big fan of Jane Smiley, having read and enjoyed just about all of her books. And I admire the premise of her “The… Read more »

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Teaching flutists how to practice correctly

The flute, says world-renowned flutist Robert Aitken, is both the easiest and the hardest instrument to play. Easy, because nearly everyone can pick it up… Read more »

Arts 

NOW PLAYING July 5-11: Book and author events

  SARASOTA FICTION WRITERS meet at 6 p.m. July 7 at Selby Library, 1331 first St., for a writing workshop with guest speaker Linnea Sinclair,… Read more »

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What sets Florida art apart?

There’s something about the quality of the light in Florida that sets the artwork in “Florida Flavor” apart, in the eyes of artist Robert Tarbell…. Read more »

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Anastasini Brothers flip out for circus crowd

Giuliano and Fabio Anastasini represent the 10th generation of circus performers in their family…. Read more »

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Bring a buddy for Freedom Swim, Charlotte's Fourth of July tradition

OK, here’s my annual pitch for the Freedom Swim down in Charlotte County, which remains the best Fourth of July tradition on the Gulf Coast…. Read more »

Restaurants 

Fuzzy's Taco Shop opens on University Parkway

Another restaurant has joined the Southwest Florida Tex-Mex culinary fray: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opened in a newish strip mall on the north side of University… Read more »

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9 ways to watch the races like a pro

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is one heck of an excuse to party on the beach with 40,000 race fans…. Read more »

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Soundboard Live Music Calendar, July 2-8

THURSDAY 07.02 John Russo the Singing Bartender: 4 p.m. (Il Panificio Gulf Gate) Scottie McFarland: 5 p.m. (Mattison’s Forty-One) PB&J: 6 p.m. (Freckled Fin) Lisa… Read more »

Featured | Movies | This Weekend 

Movie Review: 'Terminator Genisys'

Arnold is back, but not much else…. Read more »

Featured | Movies | This Weekend 

Film review: "The Overnight"

A brief exploration of naughty friendship…. Read more »

Friday | This Weekend 

Black Diamond Burlesque - "Red, Hot & Blue"

For fireworks of a different sort this weekend, join the dames and gents of Black Diamond Burlesque for their “Red, Hot & Blue” revue. Special… Read more »

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Top 5 Things To Do Today 7/2

Dierks Bentley, Fleming’s Fan Fest and more Thursday fun. … Read more »

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Fourth of July Hootenanny

This event will include local, live music throughout the day plus lots of killer craft beer and BBQ. … Read more »

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The Great Outdoors Jam

This three-day festival in Lakeland features national, regional and local jam band standouts… Read more »

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Vans Warped Tour

Twenty-one years since its inception, Vans Warped Tour continues to evolve from a punk rock festival to one that incorporates acts from myriad genres… Read more »

Soundboard 

Dierks Bentley

Following crowd-pleasing opening performance for Miranda Lambert about two years ago, country singer Dierks Bentley returns to Amphitheatre in Tampa this week as headliner…. Read more »

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Uncle John's Band guitarist from Bradenton playing Grateful Dead festivities in Chicago

Bradenton physician Alan Gilman is the lead guitarist in Uncle John’s Band, which is playing during The Grateful Dead festivities this weekend in Chicago. … Read more »

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