Goodness Gracious

Jerry Lee Lewis Brings Throwback Rock 'n' Roll and Country to the Van Wezel

The man behind "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," "Great Balls of Fire" and other classics performs on Sunday, Jan. 27.

01/17/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tie a Ribbon On It

Tony Orlando Heads to Sarasota for First Live Performance at the Van Wezel

The Grammy nominee will perform on Jan. 28 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

01/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Technology

Three Social Media Hotshots Find Their Niche—and Their Audiences

How did fashion star Blair Eadie, comic Tiffany Jenkins and guitar man Sean Daniel become such social media powers?

01/10/2019 By Staff

Music Man

Sean Daniel’s Guitar Licks and Lessons Are Reaching Millions

Daniel's nearly 900 videos have attracted more than 20 million views.

01/02/2019 By David Hackett

Sneak Peek

Fridays@5 at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Collaborators Craig Lucas, Sean Hartley and Daniel Messe will discuss their new musical project, Prelude to a Kiss.

12/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

The arts

Director of Concert Series to Retire Next June

John Fischer will retire from the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in 2019 after serving as the organization’s managing director for 17 years.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Coming Soon

Talking with Musician Dave Koz, Coming to Van Wezel for Christmas

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018 heads to town Nov. 23.

11/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Spotlight

Castro Coleman Headlines This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Coleman won the International Blues Challenge in 2014.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

The Artful Child

7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids

Got a kid (or grandkid) itching to perform, paint or just discover the artist within? Sign ’em up for one or more of these opportunities.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

The Naughton Sisters are Some of the Most Exciting Pianists Performing Today

The 29-year-old identical twins will perform at the Van Wezel from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Tag team

Lyle Lovett Gives Fans a Stripped-Down Performance With Longtime Friend Robert Earl Keen

The duo will be performing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/18/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Opera Names New Communications Coordinator

Sarasota Opera recently hired Lana Mullen.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Pops Orchestra Season Tunes Up in November

Expect music from the likes of John Denver, George Gershwin, Frankie Valli and more.

10/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

What Do Bob Dylan and Liberace Have in Common?

Dylan will return to the Van Wezel Oct. 21.

10/04/2018 By Kay Kipling

Come Together

Arlington Park's Porchfest Turns Strangers into Neighbors

The third annual music festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 7.

10/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Music and Memories

Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" Farewell Tour

Simon's Madison Square Gardens concerts were reminders of all the songs he's made us love over the years.

09/24/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale Season Launches Oct. 27

The coming season blends tango, Christmas classics, circus-related performances and more.

09/14/2018 By Kay Kipling