Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns in May

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Education

Professor Picked for Society for American Music Position

The organization brings together scholars, performers and students dedicated to studying, preserving, teaching and creating American music.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Energy

Air Conditioning Company Posts Videos Highlighting Common Scams

Sean McCutcheon, the owner of Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, recently created a website and a series of YouTube videos intended to shine a light on deceptive practices in the air conditioning repair business.

03/07/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Latin Chamber of Commerce Throwing Cinco De Mayo Party

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2017 Cinco De Mayo Festival from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

03/03/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling Grads Contribute to Animated Oscar Winner

Twenty-three Ringling College of Art and Design graduates worked on Zootopia, the film that won Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday's Oscars awards ceremony.

02/28/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Industry Panel, Networking Event Is Wednesday

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is holding its third annual 6 and a Mix event, which includes a speaker panel and a networking mixer, from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

02/27/2017 By Staff

Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By Staff

Article

WUSF-TV License Sold

The University of South Florida this week sold WUSF-TV’s public broadcast license for almost $18.8 million.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Honors

Osprey Club Recognized for Member Experience, Golf Course Redesign

The Oaks Club recently received the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine and Golf Digest recently recognized the club for the redesign of its Heron Course.

02/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Federation Predicts Dip in Super Bowl Spending

The National Retail Federation is predicting that American consumers will spend an average of $75 per person for a total of $14.1 billion while watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling Bros. Circus Shutting Down

The 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold its final performances in May.

01/16/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Rowing Mascot Name Contest Enters Final Round

The contest to name the pelican mascot of the 2017 World Rowing Championships concludes Sunday.

01/10/2017 By Staff

Planning

County Commission Approves New Ellenton Movie Theater

The plans include a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of commercial space on 7.3 acres near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

01/09/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Reality TV Show with Mote Scientist Debuts Saturday

Tracy Fanara of Mote Marine Laboratory will compete to host a popular science and engineering TV show during "Mythbusters: The Search."

01/05/2017 By Staff

New hires

Theater Picks New Development Director

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently named Debra Flynt-Garrett as the development director for the organization.

12/14/2016 By Staff

Entertainment

New Ellenton Movie Theater Moves Forward

The Manatee County Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of additional commercial space set to be built on 7.3 acres of land near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

12/09/2016 By Staff

The arts

Theater Launches $6 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently launched its Heart & Soul Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $6 million to transform the organization's 2.5-acre, two-building campus at 10th Street and Orange Avenue.

11/18/2016 By Staff

Retail

New Bookstore Opens on Anna Maria Island

The new bookstore Paradise Found AMI will celebrate its grand opening with a Black Friday sale on books, plants and original artwork.

11/15/2016 By Staff