Cuba Forum

Federal officials recently participated in a forum with community leaders in Tampa to discuss what may lie ahead, as some restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba have been eased.

Then & Now 3/19: Gounod's "Faust"

On today's date in 1859, Gounod's "Faust" became a worldwide success after its first performance in Paris.  In 1883 the opera was performed at a gala at New York's newly built Metropolitan Opera House. And "Faust" was performed so often there that the building was soon dubbed the "Faust-spielhaus," a pun on Wagner's German "Festpielhaus" or "Festival Theater" in Bayreuth.  You can attend a gala of sorts next week as the Sarasota Opera presents their “Salute to the Stars” as they celebrate the outstanding Sarasota Opera Artists who will be honored in 2015.

The Jack Benny Show New Years Marathon (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

A radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy. Guests including Bob Hope, Bogart, Mary Livingston, Mel Blanc, Liberace and many more.

Florida Matters: Best Of

A re-broadcast of one of the best Florida Matters in 2014

Florida Matters: Best Of

A re-broadcast of one of the best Florida Matters in 2014

Toast of the Nation: Live All Night (9:00 PM - 5:00 AM)

Count down and party to jazz all night long from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight
across the country. This year Toast of the Nation travels to the Newport Jazz Festival, Winter
Jazzfest, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. It's a nonstop celebration of musical fireworks
that will keep you dancing and swinging all night long.

Capitol Steps New Year’s!

Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review called, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” Go ahead, tweet your friends and tell your family all about it. This special show is being recorded live at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. and is ready for you to enjoy as you prepare to ring out the old and ring in the new!

Saturday Night Jazz: 2014 Jazz Favorites (9:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Again this year, we’ll take a few hours and revisit some of the new releases that were favorites of our All Night Jazz audience. We couldn’t stop listening to guitarist Dave Stryker’s ‘Eight Track,’ reworking hits from the 70s, and our list is sure to include the latest from veteran pianists George Cables and Harold Mabern, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Bay Area guitarist Nate Najar’s Trio.

Bob Seymour’s Christmas All Night Jazz

Join Bob Seymour as you wind down from a full day of food, fun and festivities – with the perennial favorite, the Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, in its entirety! Also enjoy a sprinkling of seasonal songs and favorite ballads as you wind up Christmas.