Want to hang out with dogs while you wait for your flight? Now you can at Punta Gorda Airport. Of all the airports in our region, I wouldn’t have picked Punta Gorda’s as the one that needed to bring in therapy dogs to reduce stress. The regional airport already has a reputation for convenience and … MORE>>
The seed for Tampa Bay indie rock darlings DieAlps! was planted nearly a decade ago when Connie and Frank Calcaterra met. An Austrian native, Connie was visiting the States as an au pair, and when her year here was nearly up, she met Frank. She went back to Austria, but the two kept in touch. … MORE>>
Pollo Tropical is under construction at Fruitville Road and Honore Avenue. My Midwest roots and I really have no idea what that means. The Miami-based, fast casual Caribbean chicken chain has a strong presence in Florida — specifically at Florida State University in Tallahassee and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Fortunately my newsroom is … MORE>>
The first wave of artists for the second annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival has been released. A diverse blend of multi-genre performers, including Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals are … MORE>>
National Theatre Live is bringing encores of favorite plays to select screenings this fall. The best part? This professional theater experience is only $20. MORE>>
If you read our review of the Plump Sisters’ debut show and thought “I’d have gone, if it weren’t already over; THANKS A LOT, unravel,” well, this coming weekend is your chance to catch an encore performance of “Vaudeville’s Dead” at the Starlite Room. “Sisters” Eleanor and Ester Plump (writer/actors Parker Lawhorne and Kelly Leissler, respectively) will … MORE>>
The Plump Sisters have burst onto the Sarasota scene with “Vaudeville’s Dead,” a campy, fun musical revue that drew sold-out crowds to the dining area of the Starlite Room this weekend. The “sisters,” Eleanor and Ester (actually actors and co-writers Parker Lawhorne and Kelly Leissler), are two of a trio of performers who string together … MORE>>
Think you know your Olympic sports? Try and get 100% on Kris Kudenholdt’s quiz.   MORE>>
Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend with a crap ton of famous guests. It'll also be crowded-- very crowded. it's best to hit these things up with a game plan. MORE>>
Time to show off your newshound skills in our Friday news quiz from Kris Kudenholdt: MORE>>