Friday, July 19, 2019

Entertainment

Center of Anna Maria Island

Tour of Homes returns

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – One of the biggest events of the year is just around the corner and tickets are on sale now. The...
Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

Expect comic mayhem at next Island Players show

A new play is coming to the stage at The Island Players Theater this weekend. From March 7 to 24, The Island Players will...
Murder, mayhem and nostalgia on stage at The Center

Murder, mayhem and nostalgia on stage at The Center

ANNA MARIA – The Center of Anna Maria Island’s annual Murder Mystery is a favorite night out for many Islanders, but this year’s festivities...
Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

Heritage Day celebrates Anna Maria’s history

ANNA MARIA - As part of Manatee County’s Heritage Days celebration, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day Festival...
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Eric Von Band releases new CD

CORTEZ - Local musician Eric Von has a new CD, released the first day of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival on Saturday and coming...
Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

Marshall Tucker Band comes to Anna Maria

ANNA MARIA - It’s not an April Fool’s joke. The Marshall Tucker Band is coming to The Center of Anna Maria Island for a...
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Food, fun, fine at fishing festival

Updated Feb. 23, 2019 - CORTEZ – The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival drew 15,000 lovers of all things nautical last weekend thanks...

De Soto Memorial a haven for history, nature

BRADENTON – De Soto National Memorial is open, now that another federal government shutdown has been averted. The park had closed its exhibits and programs...
Historical society readies for busy season

Historical society readies for busy season

ANNA MARIA - A record 8,000 people visited the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum last year, according to Society President Lynn Brennan. She...
Vassar rocks The Center

Vassar rocks The Center

ANNA MARIA - Soulful songs, the pounding of piano keys and cheering Phil Vassar fans shook the rafters of The Center of Anna Maria...
JazzFest coming to Island next week

JazzFest coming to Island next week

ANNA MARIA - The 16th Annual JazzFest will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m. at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave. JazzFest...
Janis Ian charms the Island

Janis Ian charms the Island

HOLMES BEACH - Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and author Janis Ian shared her wit and musical talent with three groups of listeners estimated to...
Cortez will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

Cortez will rock, swing, jump and jive during fest

CORTEZ - The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will feature eight musical acts the weekend of Feb. 16-17, including homegrown Cortezians Eric Von...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Solve the Cortez history mystery

Updated Jan. 25, 2019 CORTEZ - We have a winner! Hugh Holmes Jr. of Terra Ceia, Florida submitted a photo of the 2000 Cortez Commercial Fishing...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour wows ‘em at Studio

ANNA MARIA - Actress Jane Seymour capped a busy day in Manatee County by hosting as many as 200 people at a party at...