Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly into Sarasota at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-NosedContinue Reading

Fantastic Negrito, an African-American singer-songwriter specializing in blues, R&B and roots music, is scheduled to perform on April 7 at the 2018 Safety Harbor SongFestfor the second consecutive year. Last year, Negrito was awarded a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for his record “The Last Days of Oakland” at the 59th Annual GrammyContinue Reading

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida Pinellas County Chapter presents its 26th Annual Bill of Rights Dinner featuring a keynote address by Susan Hernan, National ACLU President, to honor Floridians fighting for freedom within the community. The dinner, which takes place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:00–9:00pm at Banquet MastersContinue Reading

The Patel Conservatory will present the adorable Disney classic The Aristocats KIDS, on February 15-18 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater. Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades two through four and based on the beloved Disney film, is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twistsContinue Reading

It’s known as a date which will live in infamy, and for 96-year-old George Kondas, the attack on Pearl Harbor seems like it was yesterday. He’ll never forget the sight of hundreds of planes coming in from every direction, ships burning, the sinking of the Arizona, the Oklahoma turning overContinue Reading

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, VYB Dance will present its annual Heart 2 Heart Charity Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 9, with all proceeds benefitting programs of the University Area Community Development Corporation (CDC). The event will be held at the University Area CDC Community Center at 14013 North 22ndContinue Reading

Discounted admission and ride tickets for the 2017 Florida State Fair now are available at all area Walgreens through February 8, as well as online at FloridaStateFair.com. Individuals and families can save up to 30 percent off the price at the gate by buying in advance. The 113th Florida StateContinue Reading

Children in grades three through seven will get the chance to play street hockey with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players at the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC)’s free Tampa Bay Lightning Street Hockey Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Children will participate in street hockeyContinue Reading