June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Power of the ARTS

THE ARTS ARE MORE THAN THEATER, DANCE, literature, film and music. They’re big bucks, mega-bucks, especially in the city of Fort Myers.  How big? More...

Who says every birthday should be a big deal?

THE DIVA DIARIES

Is it wrong to boycott your own birthday?  Yet another birthday is creeping up on me, and I’m just not into it anymore.  Don’t get me wrong. More...

A towering techno-thriller achievement with a grim political vision

FLORIDA WRITERS

Book 21 in the Kirk McGarvey series by David Hagberg is, among other things, a story about superluxury real estate, the investment strategies of the super-rich and the enormous vanity and sense of privilege that infects those who have virtually unlim More...

Camping it up with Blanche and Baby Jane

ARTS COMMENTARY

If ever a movie cried out to be mocked, it’s the 1962 classic “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” The psychological thriller revolves around two sisters who were both stars in their time. Fortune reversed their fates as they aged. More...

HOROSCOPES

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what you’re ready to do to get it. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman) An aging former movie star (Elliott) tries to reconcile his disappointing life after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mr. More...

Local playwrights invited to enter Naples Players’ new works contest

The Naples Players’ ETC … Readers Theatre is accepting original one-act scripts for its 14th annual Evening of New Plays contest for Southwest Florida playwrights.  Deadline for submission is July 31. More...

It’s American — choose your way to celebrate independence

Looking for something to do on Independence Day? Look no further. We’ve found lots of local events that combine all variety of activities — from 5Ks to block parties to parades — and fireworks, of course. More...

Massachusetts photographer takes grand prize in ‘Camera USA 2017’ competition

The Naples Art Association named Massachusetts photographer Brian Malloy recipient of the “Camera USA 2017” National Photography Award. Mr. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 4: The Departed   Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears: Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon’s job in London.  FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 9 P.M. More...

Fig Leaf Boutique provides New Life for Lost Treasures

GIVING

I found myself in a panic two days before a dear friend’s wedding because I did not have a dress to wear. I confess, I already had seven dresses hanging in my closet, but somehow, none brought quite the satisfaction I wanted.  More...

Hindsight vs. Foresight

CONTRACT BRIDGE

It is said that some of the best plays in bridge are made away from the table. Post-mortems often reveal winning plays that simply escape declarer in the heat of battle. More...

‘The Beguiled’

LATEST FILMS

“The Beguiled” is a dramatic exploration of morality during war, but it’s not told on the battlefield or anywhere near the front lines. More...

First Celebrates Freedom sing-along event to benefit Soup Kitchen

Hungry families and children out of school for the summer will benefit from an evening of patriotic music and fellowship at First Celebrates Freedom, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealers More...