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New Season, New Works for ensembleNEWSRQ

The season celebrates past masters while introducing premieres by today's composers.

07/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Some Like It Hot

We Tried It: Latin Dancing at The Venue

Do I have what it takes to become a salsa queen?

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let Them Praise His Name in the Dance

The Westcoast Gospel Chorus Celebrates 50 Years of Joy and Music This Saturday

The chorus is honoring the legacy of its founder, Bishop Henry Porter, with a free performance.

07/16/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Venice Symphony Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is the first programmed by music director/conductor Troy Quinn.

07/08/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Perlman Music Program Suncoast Receives $20,000 Grant from The Exchange

The funds will help support three programs presented by Perlman Suncoast throughout its 2019-2020 season.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Preview

The Ringling's Art of Performance Showcases International Artists

Different forms of dance and music take to the stage beginning in October.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale Turns 35 With Its Coming Concert Season

The ensemble teams with several other arts groups on music ranging from classical to bluegrass to gospel and more.

06/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

It's a Sweet 75 for the Sarasota Concert Association

The association celebrates its 75th anniversary with its coming 2020 season.

06/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents an 'Encounter!' Season Including a World Premiere Work

The season celebrates both Earth Day and composer Stephen Sondheim.

06/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota Promises 'New Faces, New Stars' in Coming Season

Audiences will also hear some returning favorites in the 24th season, starting in October.

06/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductors for the Coming Season

Conductors from around the country and the globe will lead the orchestra in concerts featuring Mozart, Mahler, Dvorak and more.

06/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Fills Riverwalk Once More This December

The festival weekend offers a full day of music, plus an "appetizer" concert and a blues brunch.

06/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Mic Check

How Siesta Key's Brandon Gomes Turned a MTV Reality Show Into a Smart Business Move

“I’ve been doing music since before the show came my way,” says Gomes. “Once MTV realized people were interested in my music career, the transition was natural.”

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Sarasota Opera 2019-20 Season Brings Back Some Favorites

The season also marks the return of the Artists Choice Concert.

05/23/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

What I've Learned

Love of Rock Music Launched David McGough's Starry Career

McGough, 60, has a new book, "Fame," that features his photographs and stories of Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and scores of other celebrities.

04/30/2019 By David Hackett

Appointments

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

Marcy Miller will be responsible for overseeing Artist Series' administration, programs, policies and strategic planning.

04/30/2019 By Staff

The Purple One

Miss Prince? Purple Reign Pays Tribute to the Legend

Jason Tenner has been imitating the inimitable in Las Vegas for 22 years. He brings his show to Sarasota on Saturday, May 4.

04/23/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker