With Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Address and the start of the 2015 Florida Legislative Session both taking place this past Tuesday, the promi...
Florida lawmakers have officially started the 2015 legislative session. The one item they have to do is pass a state budget -- and this year they have...
A sign welcoming tourists to Miami Beach briefly offered visitors a confusing message.The flashing, portable sign along the Julia Tuttle Causeway on T...
Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last August, will not face federal civil rights charges over...
Targeting what one senator described as a "sick but profitable criminal enterprise,'' lawmakers have started moving to ramp up Florida's response to h...
Utilities won’t be able to up a customer’s rates because of how they read meters if a bill sponsored by  Sen. Charlie Dean (R--Ocala)  b...
Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the fed...

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FL Wildlife Corridor Expedition
Four explorers spent 100 days walking and kayaking the length of Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The mission – to publicize the need to connect the state’s remaining wild areas.

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By law, the only thing the Florida Legislature must do is pass a budget during the 60-day legislative session that is now under way. But lawmakers are working on many other issues, from how to spend money under Amendment One,...


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Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10 million...

Thanks to a $10 million gift from a retired Raymond James Financial executive, another University of South Florida business school has a new name. The USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is believed to be the first such...


Jazz Updates

Svend Asmussen
The Danish violinist Svend Asmussen has had a remarkable career. He played with Fats Waller in the 1930s, worked with Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and his own band had decades of popularity in...
Pianist Marcus Roberts rose to prominence with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, then with his own group. He's been a mentor to many artists, and a professor at Florida State...
Vocalist Jackie Cain (May 22, 1928 – Sept. 15, 2014) was half of one of the best-known duos in jazz history, Jackie & Roy. She was an icon in the cabaret world, with a smooth, feathery voice.

Classical Updates

June LeBell: Cliff Roles, Photographer
Cliff Roles is known in the Sarasota community from his former radio programs, his work as a ringmaster at the circus, and his photographs – which is why June invited Cliff to join her on June LeBell...

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Carnegie Hall Live Promo - pianist Leif Ove Andsnes
Join us for a broadcast of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra along with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2 and 4!
Live Performance at our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio
Be sure to listen to Classical WSMR for another live performance this Friday as Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents two rising young stars of classical music, violinist Adrian Anantawan and...

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