Private Lives

Meet Venice Symphony Concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck

It’s full circle for new Venice Symphony concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck.

01/01/2018 By Ilene Denton

Season Preview

Your Guide to Venice 2017-18 Arts and Entertainment

Our must-see shows of the 2017-18 arts and entertainment season.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Banjos by the Water Keeps Music by the Myakka River

For 30 years or so, the Gulf Coast Banjo Society has been adding to the ambiance of Snook Haven.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Manasota Key’s Restored Palm House Hosts Artistic Explorations

Since 2015, the Hermitage has had a second, lesser-known space for many of those visiting artists to present lectures, salons and workshops free and open to the public.

10/25/2017 By Ilene Denton

Season Preview

Venice Theatre Plays Host to An International Gathering of Stage Artists

Venice Theatre will host WorldFest for the third time in 2018.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Holiday Cheer

What's Your Favorite Venice Holiday Tradition?

We ask Venetians how they spend the fall and winter holidays in Florida.

10/24/2017 By Pam Johnson

Food, Wine and Fun

Kick Off Your Season with Winefeast

This annual event benefits the Sertoma Club of Venice's charitable causes.

09/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Heats Up with Summer Cabaret Festival

Lots of different stars and styles will be onstage throughout the summer months.

06/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Symphony: Finding Maestro!

The orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature seven conductors vying for the music director position.

06/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Jazz Legend Dick Hyman Leads 2017 Sarasota Jazz Festival

The Venice-based pianist will both perform and be honored, as well as celebrate his 90th birthday.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Hoops Hero

Wes Meltzer Helps Keep Older Guys in the Game

For the past 17 years, no one has played a larger role or commanded more respect in adult basketball in South County.

03/01/2017 By Kim Hackett

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

Productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rhonda Sudik

Review

Venice Theatre's Stage II's Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan's play about a historic set of interviews receives an intimate production.

01/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Private Lives

Mary Moscatelli Leads Venice Art Center Through Hyper-Growth

The number of visitors to the Art Center has more than doubled.

01/06/2017 By Ilene Denton

My Venice

What to Do with Kids in Venice

Where do you love to take your children or grandchildren?

01/04/2017 By Pam Johnson

Flashback

Flashback: Venice Orchestra, 1926

Back in the Florida boom of the 1920s, Venice was a lively musical spot.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

My Venice

Previewing the Holiday Season

Venetians tell us the seasonal events they're most excited about.

12/02/2016 By Pam Johnson

Natural Beauties

Clyde Butcher's New Book Celebrates Our National Parks

The new book covers more than five decades of his work at 33 national parks.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Private Lives

Meet Venice Theatre's Eric Watters

All the world’s a stage for Venice Theatre’s Eric Watters.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

With a Song in Her Heart

Nella Valenti Creates a Haven for Live Music

"The Cookie Lady of Venice," a lifelong music lover, turns her restaurant into a hotspot for jazz.

12/02/2016 By David Hackett