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‘The BrassFest’ opens EUMC concert season
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
On Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood, The First Brass of Sarasota opens the Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry 2016-2017 … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:27AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Memories Shower of Stars Tribute See “Memories” perform at the Cultural Center, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. This trio of entertainers will bring back their popular show that … Find out how to read more online.
Home cooking at Bud’s Restaurant
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
It may say Bud’s on the front window, and on a sign inside, but the Venice restaurant and its name now belong to Sara and Al Werden. Former factory employees … Find out how to read more online.
One hundred years of protecting wonder
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
It seems like only yesterday that the National Park Service was created to look after the 35 national parks and monuments in existence. Actually, it will be 100 years ago … Find out how to read more online.
Players welcome a new season of music and laughter
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Theatergoers are in for a treat during the Charlotte Players’ 2016-17 season. In addition to another outstanding lineup of comedies, musicals and special events, the community theater will unveil an … Find out how to read more online.
Sun Events launch features free concert
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
In an effort to fill a noticeable void in arts and entertainment events in the area, Sun Coast Media Group and Arcadian Publisher/JG Big Star founder Joe Gallimore have teamed … Find out how to read more online.
Kickstands Up! Searching for biker-friendly bars in Southwest Florida
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Just mentioning the word biker will have people conjuring up images of Marlon Brando in “The Wild Bunch” or Billy Jack movies from the 1960s; where the lone former Green … Find out how to read more online.
Environmental artist gives public art to children’s libraries
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Local artist Richard J. Hinger has been creating sculptures specifically for children’s libraries, pieces which can currently be viewed in 25 libraries in Southwest Florida. The project, “Lehighton Letters”, presents … Find out how to read more online.
Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron to appear at Visani Comedy Dinner Theater
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Season two winner of NBC’s hit reality series “Last Comic Standing,” comedian John Heffron has become the comic to watch and love. This Detroit funnyman won the competition, as well … Find out how to read more online.
Make America Rock Again with Trapt and Saliva
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Saliva and Trapt are joining forces with P.O.D., Saving Abel, Tantric, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones, Drowning Pool and Puddle of Mudd for the Make America Rock Again tour, … Find out how to read more online.
Art Center Sarasota’s final cycle exhibitions: August 25-September 30
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota’s 2015-2016 exhibition season, entitled “In the Studio,” continues with its seventh and final exhibition cycle, which runs Aug. 25-Sept. 30. “Full Fathom Five,” in Gallery One, showcases … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 24 2016 10:28AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Don’t Breathe Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min. | Rated R | Horror, suspense/thriller A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking … Find out how to read more online.
FST presents the final 2016 Summer Cabaret production: The GiGi’s
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre introduces audiences to the vivacious vocal trio, The GiGi’s in the final Summer Cabaret production of the season. These three female singers use their own unique blend … Find out how to read more online.
Big Orange Music Festival in Punta Gorda
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
International recording artist JJ Grey and Mofro is set to headline the First Annual Big Orange Music Festival, Sept. 9 and 10 in Punta Gorda. There will be two stages … Find out how to read more online.
The Goldtones launch fall/winter schedule
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Doo-Wop fans and lovers of the classic sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s are making The Goldtones one of Florida’s hottest singing groups. Ed Diana, one of the quartet, … Find out how to read more online.
Italian specialties with a modern twist at Villa Capri
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Since taking over the Villa Capri Italian, Seafood and Pizza Restaurant in February 2015, Nick Mack has added more items to the menu and lowered prices. “We welcome customers who … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band announces the 2016-17 concert schedule
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Concert Band and their artistic director Bob Miller, are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016-17 concert season. The concerts will contain a variety of music … Find out how to read more online.
Art Center Sarasota announces 2016-2017 Season
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Art Center Sarasota’s 2016-2017 exhibition season, entitled “Common Ground,” showcases the works of professional and emerging artists living and working in Florida. According to Lisa Berger, the center’s director, “The … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Aug 19 2016 11:36AM
OPENING THIS WEEK Ben-Hur Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min. | Rated PG-13 | Action/adventure/drama Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala … Find out how to read more online.



Fri  Aug 19 2016 11:36AM
PORT CHARLOTTE Portside Tavern FUN summer golf scramble Portside Tavern’s FUN Summer Golf Scramble is Saturday, Aug. 20. There is an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $160 per foursome. … Find out how to read more online.
Big Night Out offers a dance band in demand
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Bruce Glasberg, trombonist for the band Big Night Out, said his group has developed over the last 11 years into one of southwest Florida’s most in-demand players of Latin, R&B … Find out how to read more online.
The hot dog — an all-American favorite
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Nothing says American like the hot dog. It has been the country’s food of choice at baseball games, and other sporting events, during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Many … Find out how to read more online.
Alliance for the Arts Announces Theatre Conspiracy’s 2016-17 Season
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Theatre Conspiracy and the Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd., just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers, is proud to announce their 2016-17 season, which includes … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Englewood Event Center presents BlackHawk
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
On Friday, August 19, Englewood Event Center presents “BlackHawk,” also featuring Flatwater. The doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Multi-platinum-selling country group BlackHawk have signed … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 10 2016 12:07PM
PORT CHARLOTTE JG Bigstar presents Kollections at the Cultural Center Theater On Sunday, August 14, at 7 p.m., JG Bigstar is proud to present “Kollections.” As one of the premiere … Find out how to read more online.
Remembering Jim Morris
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
On Saturday, August 27, beginning at 12:30 p.m., there will be a "Celebration for Jim Morris and His Music.” The event will take place on the Tiki Lawn at the … Find out how to read more online.
Wine Walk in downtown Venice
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
MainStreet merchants have scheduled another Wine Walk. This one is planned specifically to show MainStreet merchants’ “love of the locals,” the people who support local merchants all year around. Mark … Find out how to read more online.
Snooty’s birthday bash is set
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
South Florida Museum will celebrate Snooty’s 68th birthday on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Officially, it’s called Snooty’s 68th Birthday Bash & Wildlife Festival presented by Mosaic. The … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Plaza Mexico: A place for flavorful taste combinations
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
The menu at Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill, located on U.S. Highway 41 Bypass North in Venice, lists dozens of fresh, homemade lunch and dinner choices. “All our dishes … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Concert Band announces 2016-17 season
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
The North Port Concert Band will open its 30th season on October 27. This season will feature six concerts with conductor Dr. Dennis Silkebakken, at the Performing Arts Center, 6400 … Find out how to read more online.
Road Trip: Snooty is not the only draw to Bradenton museum
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
This month visitors to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton have something to scream about as well as something to love. The love object is Snooty who turned 68 last … Find out how to read more online.
Duval’s offers fresh, local seafood in Sarasota
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
When Josh Halbrucker and his executive chef Nils Tarantik took over the ownership and operations of longtime Sarasota restaurant Duval’s in 2013, they began to put into action some changes … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 10 2016 12:08PM
OPENING THIS WEEK Florence Foster Jenkins Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min. | Rated PG-13 | Comedy/drama In 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress and … Find out how to read more online.
Visions in black and white
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Port Charlotte photographer, Antonio Alfredo Suares, is passionate about preserving images of the past — but not in color. “We cannot stop progress,” explains Suares, “but we can preserve the … Find out how to read more online.
Simplicity is everything at
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Rosario Simone, owner of DaVinci New York Style Pizza & Restaurant in Port Charlotte, never sits down. Whether making pizza, homemade bread and rolls or garlic knots, he is constantly … Find out how to read more online.
One man band
Wed  Aug 10 2016 08:30AM
Scott Curts brings a wealth of variety to his tuneful solo act, born of a life in music that started when he was 5 years of age. “My early inspiration … Find out how to read more online.
Petting zoo returns to Edison Ford
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
The petting zoo has been such a hit with area children that Edison & Ford Winter Estates will have the animals back onsite at the end of the month. Kids … Find out how to read more online.


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