Sounding off: County Commission candidates speak up on the noise issue

Published October 27, 2010 It’s been 10 months since our in-depth report on Sarasota County’s harsh noise and entertainment laws(printed Jan. 27), and not much has changed — except for all the musicians who have left town. Under Sarasota County’s entertainment ordinance, local establishments are not permitted to have live (human) entertainment past 10 p.m. unless they […]

War is hell: Award-winning documentary Restrepo sends viewers on a deployment to the deadliest place in Afghanistan

Published August 4, 2010 The treacherous terrain of the Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan is regarded throughout the U.S. military as one of the most dangerous posts an American soldier can be assigned. Long-time war journalists Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Jungermake their directing debuts with a documentary that follows Second Platoon, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne […]

On the world stage: Acting troupes from 11 countries make their way to Venice for the 2010 International Theatre Festival

Published June 16, 2010 American Association of Community Theatre’s 2010 International Theatre Festival June 22-27, Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, 488-1115 or, $230 for the entire event, $75 for single day passes including access to performances, workshops and parties, $25 show tickets for a block of three one-hour performances, visit website for more information. […]

Talking’ health care: Listening to what locals have to say about new health care legislation

Published March 31, 2010 With all the misinformation and rumors flying around about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform bill, we decided to hit the streets to find out what people are actually thinking about the newly passed legislation. We also went ahead and read through the […]

Q&A: Nico Muhly

Published February 24, 2010 NICO MUHLY: “What’s delicious about life is I have so many different types of projects that I just love” “Meet the Composer” Series with Nico Muhly 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 25, The Historic Asolo Theatre, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 360-7399 or,, free. The […]

Q&A: Sen. Bob Graham

Published Nov. 10, 2009 Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham is currently Chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism and a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He speaks in Sarasota next Wednesday. Sen. Bob Graham 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18, Hyatt Regency Sarasota, […]