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Classic songs on Venice cabaret festival menu

Acoustic music and the great American songbook provide variety in weekend performances… Read more »

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Musical acts tune up for Venice Theatre's third Summer Cabaret Festival

Local favorites and some new acts are part of the mix of 18 shows featured in the third annual festival…. Read more »

This Weekend | 

Theater Review: 'Icons' brings some favorite stars back to Players Theatre

Despite pre-recorded music, some performers raise the energy level of original musical revue…. Read more »

This Weekend | 

Players Theatre brings 'Icons' to life

Local actors recall famed singers and actors from film, stage, TV and music worlds…. Read more »

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Sinatra, Dylan, those depressing songs

Dylan thinks Sinatra would be ‘amazed’ at his new album of standards. Music critic Wade Tatangelo isn’t so sure. … Read more »

Manatee student joins Michael Feinstein for Valentine's Day concert

A stage veteran, Drivas as a national finalist in Feinstein’s Songbook Academy competition…. Read more »

Manatee student joins Michael Feinstein for Valentine's Day concert

A stage veteran, Drivas as a national finalist in Feinstein’s Songbook Academy competition…. Read more »

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Review: ‘Sinatra: London’

New Frank Sinatra box set features unreleased gems including previously unreleased filmed concert from 1962…. Read more »

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New CD Reviews: Herb Alpert still going strong

Plus the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s “Duets.”… Read more »

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REVIEW: Choreography is the star in Sarasota Ballet's "My Way" program

An ambitious triple bill provides plenty of challenges … and also rewards……. Read more »

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New shoes for a new ballet

Dancers of the Sarasota Ballet will don ballroom shoes for the company premiere of Twyla Tharp’s “Nine Sinatra Songs”…… Read more »

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REVIEW: "Come Fly Away" a nonstop choreographic barrage

The former Broadway dance musical is impressively athletic, but fails to touch the heart…… Read more »

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REVIEW: 'Sammy Tonight!' a sweet reminiscence at WBTT

De’Zhon Fields swings through classics from the Rat Pack era in a tribute to “Mr. Entertainment…. Read more »

Movies | Music | 

'Manchurian Candidate' composer coming to Burns Court Cinemas

The multi-instrumentalist will discuss his career on Sunday (Jan. 22), followed by a screening of the classic 1962 film…. Read more »

FST celebrates the Rat Pack era in 'That's Life, Again'

The swagger of the Rat Pack era comes roaring back to life along with hits from the 1950s and 1960s in “That’s Life, Again,” which… Read more »