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Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

The Master Plan to redevelop 53 Bay front acres in downtown Sarasota to reach Commission in the fall.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process

Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process

Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie made it clear that the City is in no way “beholden” to the SBPO board, and she added that the City had not been consulted approval sought in naming or electing members to its board.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Once the plan is delivered in a year and the City Commission gets its hands on it, it will be akin to watching third graders toss a Fabergé egg around the room while praying it doesn’t hit the floor.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Mote is on the move

Mote is on the move

Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote moving too fast or are they the catalyst that could drive Sarasota’s bayfront redevelopment?

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tonight’s Loss, Sarasota’s Gain

Tonight’s Loss, Sarasota’s Gain

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra hosts St. Clair, Hanslip

Sarasota Orchestra hosts St. Clair, Hanslip

The Sarasota Orchestra as part of its Masterworks Series welcomes guest conductor Carl St. Clair, music director for the Pacific Symphony, to lead Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and guest artist Cholë Hanslip will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Performances at 8 p.m., Jan. 27 at Neel; at 8 p.m., Jan. 28 at the Van Wezel, and […]

January 6, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events | Read More »

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is a Christmas tradition and visual feast that creates lifelong memories for the whole family. Overflowing with 40 beautiful Russian dancers and set to Tchaikovsky’s famous music, this holiday favorite features 200 lavish costumes, larger-than-life puppets and nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effects. At the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. […]

December 9, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Van Wezel accommodates patrons with hearing loss

Van Wezel accommodates patrons with hearing loss

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is the first theater in Sarasota to install the revolutionary Hearing Loop System for those who suffer from hearing loss. The hearing loop is the only system that transmits performers’ voices from the stage microphone directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant equipped with telecoils for the clearest […]

September 2, 2011 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

Summon the Heros

Summon the Heros

September 11, 2011, marks the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The Sarasota Orchestra in partnership with the Van Wezel and collaborating arts organizations will commemorate the day that changed America with a multimedia concert program. The concert features touching and uplifting orchestral, choral and solo vocal performances, dramatic video footage and inspirational readings that highlight the […]

August 26, 2011 | Posted in Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

The Next Great American Country Star

The Next Great American Country Star

The Next Great American Country Star, One Night Rodeo, brings contemporary country jams (and cute guys in Levis) to one of the biggest Van Wezel FridayFests, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Aug. 12. The homegrown Bradenton boys became overnight local celebs when they won the honor of being named The Next GAC Star! Cory […]

August 5, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »