January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Celebrating the Cello

Grammy-nominated cellist Zuill Bailey joins Southwest Florida Symphony on stage Jan. 21

Even when you’ve achieve international acclaim for perfecting your art, it’s still really fun to play with your friends. That’s what cellist Zuill Bailey will be doing Jan. More...

The antidote for bad start to 2017? Maximum binge TV

THE DIVA DIARIES

While 2016 reigned down a ration of misery for most folks, 2017 clearly thinks it can do better in the calamity department. In fact, in our household, 2017 is basically telling 2016, “Hold my beer — watch this.”  More...

Gulfshore Opera gala features ‘Diva on Detour’ Patricia Racette

Gulfshore Opera’s third annual gala fundraiser, “Diva on Detour,” will feature Patricia Racette and Craig Terry, collaborative pianist, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.  More...

‘20th Century Women’

LATEST FILMS

A movie as well written and acted as “20th Century Women” must be seen. It must be seen by teenage boys who don’t know how to act around girls. By teenage girls who allow peer pressure to dictate their actions. More...

Start your treadmills

GIVING

I went to a new gym last week. I realize lots of people went back to gyms over the past few weeks as part of a blurry-eyed pact they made with themselves on New Year’s Eve, but my visit was different.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3, Murder and the Maiden A woman is found dead near a RAAF base while Phryne investigates claims of sabotage and a missing officer. More...

Krystman, Zell exhibits open Feb. 5 at Arts For ACT Gallery

In February, Arts For ACT’s White Gallery in downtown Fort Myers will host exhibits of local artists Yvonne Krystman and Peter Zell  An opening reception for the exhibits is set for Friday, Feb. 3, during Fort Myers Art Walk. More...

Everyone has a story to tell

StoryCorps makes it easy to record yours for posterity

Think of it as a kitchen table that’s traveled all over the country, or a moveable campfire.  The Airstream trailer tucked in the corner of the downtown Fort Myers Regional Library parking lot has been the site of thousands of conversation More...

Theatre Conspiracy playwrights launch play reading series

Theatre Conspiracy will launch a play reading series beginning Jan. 23 that highlights the work of six local playwrights. Readings will be presented in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.  More...

‘Do This’: Struggling with autism at Gulfshore Playhouse

ARTS COMMENTARY

What do you do when life knocks you off track?  Ideally, you realize you’re in uncharted territory and make your way as best you can, creating your own path.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

Silence ..  (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson) Director Martin Scorsese’s latest follows two priests (Mr. Garfield and Mr. Driver) as they travel to Japan to find their mentor (Mr. Neeson). It notably lacks Mr. More...

HOROSCOPES

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You will find a way to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts.  More...

Auditions for ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ set

The Alliance for the Arts will hold auditions for its youth theater production of “Peter Pan Jr.” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. More...

Theatre Conspiracy’s ‘33 Variations’ a mystery about Beethoven

Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations” is a mystery involving one of the world’s greatest classical composers and a modern day musicologist who is desperately trying to figure out before she dies from ALS why Beethoven spent the fin More...

An interstellar relationship that is at once eerie, humorous and romantic

FLORIDA WRITERS

This new novel by Punta Gorda resident Malcom J. Brenner is largely entertaining, though at times a bit confusing. Mainly, it follows stretches in the life of Susie Louise McGonagle, a teacher whose life is for the most part drab and dispiriting. More...