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The City of Bradenton is partnering with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders for what we hope will become an Independence Day staple: the Bradenton Baseball Mayor’s …

Interview: The Doobie Brothers

The name the Doobie Brothers conjures images of denim, leather, rock and roll, and bikers. It’s an image that’s been attached to the band during a half-century in which they’ve …

Urbanite Announces Season 11 Schedule

On the heels of a remarkably successful tenth season, Urbanite Theatre in downtown Sarasota announced its upcoming season. The black box theater's eleventh season will include its …

Weekend Sounds: June 21-23

It's another weekend, and you know what that means. If you guessed another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties, you would be …

Combat Vet Finds Solace Through Art

Zeke Crozier lives in Bradenton, but not too many years ago, he was in a helicopter in Afghanistan on his second combat tour. It crashed, and his life changed forever. Zeke suffered a traumatic …

Interview: Carlos Santana

Humility and spirituality are the twin engines that drive Carlos Santana and the common thread that’s run through his creative and personal life dating back to when he started the Santana Blues …

Weekend Sounds: June 14-16

It's another weekend, and you know what that means. If you guessed another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota, and surrounding counties, you would be …

Savor Sarasota: B&B Chophouse and Market

I recently had the chance to visit B&B Chophouse and Market in Lakewood Ranch for the annual Savor Sarasota event, during which participating restaurants offer three-course …

Interview: Robert Cray

If ever an artist firmly stood at the intersection of rhythm and blues it’s Robert Cray. While the Georgia native has earned numerous accolades (and quite a number of Grammys) for his acumen as …

Weekend Sounds: June 7-9

BRADENTON — A Summer and Soul flea market, a gypsy-jazz troubadour, and an American Idol alum are just some of the talents you can see this weekend. Be sure to stay in the know for another …

Theater Review: OAK

On Friday, Urbanite Theater in downtown Sarasota presented the world premiere of Terry Guest's OAK . A tight tale of Southern Gothic lore that recalls the works of Zora Neale Hurston …

Theater Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Tony Award-winning rock opera Hedwig and the Angry Inch came in with a roar at American Stage in downtown St. Pete on Friday night. The musical runs through June 9 at American …

ArtWalk returns to VOTA this weekend

Bradenton's Village of the Arts will host its monthly ArtWalk this weekend. This month's theme is “We LOVE Locals." The Village of the Arts is an eclectic live-work …

Rays Release Renderings of New Stadium Design

This week, the Tampa Bay Rays released renderings of the design for their new baseball stadium, which will serve as the centerpiece for the redevelopment of St. Pete's Historic Gas Plant district.

Interview: Truman Boyd of Les Miserables

The Victor Hugo classic comes to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa June 11-16. Preston Truman Boyd portrays Javert, arguably the most famous policeman in the history of literature and theater.

Savor Sarasota Kicks off Saturday

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week officially starts this Saturday, June 1. Participating restaurants in the prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu event were recently announced. Savor …

Southern Gothic Horror to Premiere at Urbanite

Too many have fallen victim to the freedoms promised by the red-eyed monster in the community along Odella Creek. Will cousins Suga, Big Man, and Pickle resist temptation or become …

MPAC to Host Tribute Tuesday Concert Series

The Manatee Performing Arts Center will kick off a Tribute Tuesday Concert Series that will include six top-tier tribute acts and run from October 2024 through April 2025, with two …

Weekend Sounds: May 31-June 2

A Dickey Betts tribute, a jazz trio, a 21-year-old rock guitarist, are just some of the talents you can see this weekend. Be sure to stay in the know for  another great lineup …

The Sarasota Players will present Happy Dale, winner of the 2023 New Play Festival, beginning June 13 at The Players Centre for Performing Arts in Sarasota. Following the death …

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