If you haven't started watching The Observer's online video series "Patron Saints," now's your chance. It focuses on the people who make Sarasota the arts community that it is â€” the patrons. Each video spotlights a patron and a different performing-arts venue.
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline â€”Â she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
Richards and Kesler start their next act
Nicholas Lewis has played violin since the age of 6, composed music since age 13, and, now, at 18 years old, he's playing conductor to a real orchestra.
Since 1990, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive has been the home of the Longboat Observer. As the Observer Media Group grew, so did the staff.
Southside Village â€” located on Hillview from Tamiami Trail to Osprey and on Osprey from Hyde Park to Arlington â€” may well be the friendliest, "foodiest" neighborhood in town.
A charmingly irreverent and sweetly nostalgic stroll through childhood dilemmas of the 1970s, â€œHow to Eat Like a Child â€“ And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up,â€ is now playing at Venice Theatre.