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

Retail

Mall Christmas Attraction Debuts Nov. 11

The Mall at University Town Center will debut a new Christmas-themed attraction for kids on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/03/2016 Research by Staff

Construction

Theater Breaks Ground on Rosemary District Townhouse Project

Florida Studio Theatre officially broke ground on its Kretzmer Artist Housing Project this Wednesday.

10/27/2016 Research by Staff

Sports

BMX World Cup First Major Event at Revamped Sarasota Track

The world’s best BMX racers, including newly crowned Olympic champions, will race for the World Cup title at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

10/03/2016 Research by Staff

Giving

Women in a Changing World Event Features Industry Leaders, Olympic Gold Medalist

A handful of notable women from around the world are participating in Women in a Changing World, an event presented by the Women Ambassadors and benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

10/03/2016 Research by Staff

Honors

Ringling College Animators Win Student Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week held its 43rd Student Academy Award Ceremony, honoring Ringling College of Art and Design computer animation students Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu.

09/23/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Venice Symphony Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of The Venice Symphony appointed Christine Kasten as the symphony's executive director on Sept. 1.

09/21/2016 Research by Staff

The Arts

New College Professor Recommended for Literature Translation Grant

Amy Baram Reid's $12,500 grant will support the translation of the 2013 novel When the Plums Are Ripe by the Cameroonian novelist Patrice Nganang.

09/08/2016 Research by Staff

Sports

City Celebrates Grand Opening for Artificial Turf Field on Sept. 13

The City of Sarasota will hold a grand opening celebration for Turf Field Stadium, a new multi-sport facility at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex.

09/07/2016 Research by Staff

The arts

Music Program Picks Four New Board Members

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees.

09/02/2016 Research by Staff

Entertainment

Manatee County-Set TV Show Will Begin Shooting Soon

The new television show Claws will begin shooting in the area soon. The program will be executive-produced by Rashida Jones and her business partner Will McCormack.

09/01/2016 Research by Staff

Media

New Board Member Named Media Relations Director for PR Group

Su Byron recently joined the Board of Directors and has been appointed director of media relations for the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

08/31/2016 Research by Staff

Entertainment

Sanborn Studios to Pay Back Sarasota County $350,000

Sanborn Studios will pay back Sarasota County $350,064 as part of a final judgement in a lawsuit the county had filed against Sanborn for violating terms of a financial incentive agreement.

08/26/2016 Research by Staff