Worth the Drive

These Sarasota Performances are Worth the Drive

Travel up the road for these compelling performances in Sarasota.

11/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Meet the Conductor

Venice Symphony’s New Conductor Troy Quinn Takes the Baton

In Quinn’s world, works by film composers like John Williams or Danny Elfman and even a pop hit like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” mingle with more traditional programming, such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

11/12/2018 Photography by Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Kicks Off 2018-19 Season Next Month

Musicals, comedies and a bit of drama are in the mix.

08/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

The World Onstage

International Thespians Arrive for a Festival of Plays at Venice Theatre

AACT Worldfest takes place June 18-23.

06/01/2018 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

From the Editor: Happy Spring

Let's get outside and do something.

03/02/2018 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Your Guide to Venice's 2017-18 Arts and Entertainment Season

Music, dance, theater, festivals and more.

10/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

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

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

Gulfcoast Glories

The Myakka River is an Idyllic Slice of Venice

The river offers a sense of escape from the bustling world surrounding it.

10/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

On Hurricane Irma

Thankfully, Venice was spared the worst.

10/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

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

From the Editor

From the Editor: Venice's Hot Neighborhoods

Spring fever hits early.

03/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

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

From the Editor

Here Comes the Busy Season

Behind the scenes of our best restaurants cover story.

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

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