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Weekend Sounds: March 1-3

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 …

When guitarists/singers Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald started Slightly Stoopid in 1994, they were out front of a second generation of bands that wanted to build on the reggae-rock sound that was …

A cramped apartment, a family struggling to escape the past, and a Gentleman Caller who brings the one thing they all desperately crave—hope. The Glass Menagerie …

Nottage Play Opens Friday at Asolo

On Friday, Asolo Repertory Theatre will open its production of Intimate Apparel, "a searing, sensual, and powerful story, by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage."

Weekend Sounds: February 23-25

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 …

Local Manatee County artist Honey Silvas recently unveiled her first solo art exhibition at the Palmetto Library. The "Elevate" exhibit showcases a collection of five breathtaking …

Interview: Godsmack Drummer Shannon Larkin

After 20-plus years as the drummer in Godsmack, one would think drummer Shannon Larkin had seen it all – and undoubtedly, he has seen a lot. But he said when the group wrapped up rehearsals for …

After more than a decade of sold out events, the Bradenton Blues Festival has been permanently canceled by Realize Bradenton, the non-profit founded in 2010 to implement the City of …

Weekend Sounds: February 16-18

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 …

The Bradenton Area River Regatta and Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival are two of the biggest annual events in Manatee County. This Saturday, and for the first time, they will take …

2024 Best Picture Oscar Preview

Here’s something I don’t even consider the tiniest of hot takes: I don’t care about the Oscars. Okay, I guess I sort of do. I enjoy guessing who’s going to win and getting all …

Theater Review: Born With Teeth

SARASOTA — On Friday, the Asolo Rep opened Liz Duffy Adams’s Born With Teeth in the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. The 90-minute, two-actor drama presupposes …

River Regatta Returns Next Weekend

BRADENTON — The annual Bradenton Area River Regatta kicks off on Friday, February 16, with a “Friday Night Flash” drone light show at 7:15 p.m. The show can be viewed from …

Weekend Sounds: February 9-11

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 …

Interview: Nuno Betterncourt, Guitarist for Extreme

The equivalent of being a musical chef, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt is a gifted songwriter/instrumentalist/producer who refuses to compromise or be rushed with the creative process. His band …

Theater Review: The Chinese Lady

On Friday, American Stage opened Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady, a historical drama telling the story of Afong Moy, the first known Chinese female to immigrate to the United …

Weekend Sounds: February 2-4

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 …

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Returns Feb. 17-18

For the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages each February to celebrate the region's cultural history and honor the men and …

Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has always sought to give fans something unexpected each time he releases an album. I don’t want to be a predictable artist like in the sense that you hear …

Weekend Sounds: January 26-28

BRADENTON — 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 …

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