What I've Learned

Karen Solem on Her Long Career Working with Romance Authors

For two decades, Solem has been one of the most influential figures in the genre of romance fiction.

11/16/2017 By David Hackett

Culture

Economic Impact of the Arts the Topic at Oct. 25 Luncheon

Johnette Isham and Jim Shirley will discuss the impact of the arts, culture and creative industries on our regional economy.

10/19/2017 By Staff

Technology

College to Offer Virtual Reality Degree

Sarasota's Ringling College of Art and Design will begin offering a degree in virtual reality development next fall.

10/19/2017 By Staff

Planning

Grant to Help Nonprofit Plan Art and Events for Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion

The City of Bradenton recently began moving forward on an eastward expansion of the Bradenton Riverwalk.

10/11/2017 By Staff

The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key Reality TV Show Extended

MTV is shooting an additional eight episodes of the reality show Siesta Key, set in and around Sarasota.

10/02/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling College Computer Animation Graduates Win Student Academy Award

Beth David and Esteban Bravo recently won a 2017 Student Academy Award for their animated short, "In a Heartbeat."

09/20/2017 By Staff

The arts

New Workshops Created to Help Artists Develop Business Skills

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is hosting a series of four workshops designed to help artists build business and administrative skills.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Tourism

2018 Thunder By the Bay Dates Set

Suncoast Charities for Children this week announced the dates and location for next year's 20th annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival.

08/25/2017 By Staff

The arts

North Port Author Wins Silver Medal

Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.

08/10/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

MTV Reality Show Set on Siesta Key Debuts

MTV's new "summer soap docuseries" Siesta Key, which was filmed in and around Sarasota, debuts at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/28/2017 By Staff

The Arts

Theater Director to Take on New 'At Large' Role

Florida Studio Theatre associate director Kate Alexander is resigning from the theater's board of trustees and stepping away from day-to-day operations in order to take on a role as associate director at large.

07/21/2017 By Staff

Media

New Studio Helps Businesses with Facebook Live Streams

The video production company Mars Vision Productions recently built SRQ Live Studio.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key MTV Reality Show Premieres July 31

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/07/2017 By Staff

Technology

New Website Connects Users to Pop-Up Classes

Sarasota's Laura Daniel Gale recently launched Talent Pool SRQ, a website that allows users to sign up for pop-up classes on topics as wide-ranging as raw food, collaborative painting, calligraphy and juicing.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Media

Local Realtors Featured on HGTV Show

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Joe Murphy Team will be featured on an episode of the HGTV show My Lottery Dream Home that airs Friday.

06/14/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

TV Show Set Locally Premieres June 11

Claws follows a group of women who work in the fictional salon Nail Artisan of Manatee County.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Construction

TreeUmph! to Break Ground on New Hernando County Location

TreeUmph! Adventure Course is hosting a special celebration on Wednesday, May 3, to break ground on its new Hernando County location.

04/28/2017 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By Staff