March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

PORTRAYING THE BIGOT

Actors who play tough roles say sensitivity is the key to being true to the play and to themselves

“BEST OF ENEMIES,” WHICH PLAYED AT FLORida Repertory Theatre a few months ago, opens with a grand Cyclops addressing his fellow Klansmen, gleefully talking about how Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. More...

Theatre Conspiracy to stage world premier of Lindsay play

The world premiere of Jeff Lindsay’s “The Cave” opens in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on March 24. Set during the Civil War, the play involves themes of race, belief and mortality. More...

Pop icon Debby Boone to ‘swing’ with Southwest Florida Symphony

The Southwest Florida Symphony closes its 56th season of pops with a weekend of performances featuring Grammy Award-winning 1970s pop icon Debby Boone in her signature production called “Swing This: Vegas, the 60s and Me.”  More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you don’t know the full story behind the request. Don’t rely on someone’s unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act.  More...

A self-inflicted injury

CONTRACT BRIDGE

In this deal from a club duplicate, only one North-South pair made four spades even though the contract was unstoppable with correct play.  More...

Island Theater Company’s latest promises to fetch lots of laughs

The Island Theater Company on Marco presents the contemporary adult comedy “Men Are Dogs” April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum.  Playwright Joseph Simonella will attend the 7:30 p.m. More...

Lacy Chabert takes new baby on set for Hallmark movie

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I read that Lacey Chabert recently had a baby. How is she doing, and will she be taking a break from acting?  — Janet Y., via email   More...

FARMERS MARKETS

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Lab Theatre holds auditions for human trafficking play

Do you love theater that makes a difference in the world and people’s lives? Be a part of an important production that stands up for social issues and humanity. More...

Mac N’ Cheese challenge March 25 helps fulfill wishes

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida’s Youth Leadership Committee will be hosting a Mac N’ Cheese challenge event on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More...

‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is the very definition of funny

Florida Repertory Theatre will stage the multiple Tony-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in the Historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.  More...

A cautionary tale about (not) waiting for your big break

THE DIVA DIARIES

Regular readers of this column are probably pretty darned stoked for an exciting update on my amazing progress as I work out and get strong and fit. Last week I waxed on and on (and on) about how I had just joined a gym. More...

Southwest Florida Symphony strikes a chord with Small Stage Symphonies

One of the unexpected treasures of the season is the Southwest Florida Symphony’s Small Stage Symphonies. A little off the beaten path of the big productions at the Barbara B. More...

Stay curious, my friends

GIVING

Are you a student of wonder?  One of the five values that guides our team’s work at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is encouraging curiosity and exploration to promote learning and development from the inside out.  One of t More...

FILM CAPSULES

The Sense of an Ending ..   More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

LATEST FILMS

The cartoon is better.  More...

Fort Myers Film Festival gives awards in 7 categories

The Fort Myers Film Festival concluded March 12 at Broadway Palm Theatre with a champagne and dessert celebration of all filmmakers who were part of this year’s programming. Awards were presented in seven categories. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3: Death Do Us Part (finale)   More...

A cruel past threatens to wreak havoc on an uncertain present

FLORIDA WRITERS

Though many of Randy Wayne White’s earlier entries in his Doc Ford mystery series have generated fear, not one has been as persistently scary as “Mangrove Lightning.” An odd brew of local history, unnatural quirks in the natural wor More...

Estero concert to feature music by J. Brahms and P. Haas

The Estero Concert Series will feature chamber music composed by J. Brahms and P. Haas at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 26.  Featured selections are Clarinet Trio in A minor by J. Brahms and String Quartet No. More...