April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

'George Washington's Teeth'

... and five other plays you’ve never heard of

Ask anyone about George Washington and they’ll probably tell you three things, only one of which is true: 1. He was the first president of our country. 2. More...

Creation of an illusion

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Although bridge is primarily a game of percentages, it nevertheless offers plenty of opportunity for ingenuity. For example, take this case where South got to four spades on the bidding shown. More...

Lang busts out of expected; ‘I won’t fail; I won’t like it’

Jonny Lang was going to be the next Stevie Ray Vaughan.  At least that’s what many people expected when he blasted onto the national with his major label debut album, “Lie To Me,” in 1997. More...

Throwback Thursdays take on a whole new meaning

GIVING

The gentleman at the monthly meeting of the Southwest Florida Historical Society had a twinkle in his eye as he shared the mischief he had created on the grounds of the historic Atlantic Coast Railroad Depot when he was a young boy growing up in Fort More...

Where are they now?

Catching up with former scholarship recipients who are changing the world

IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO WONDER WHAT FORMER classmates and colleagues, friends and first loves are doing these days. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller) In the early 1900s, British explorer Percy Fawcett (Mr. Hunnam) leaves his family behind to search for what he believes is an undiscovered city. Mr. Pattinson plays his right-hand man, and Ms. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Raisins and Almonds When a young man is found dead at the Eastern Market, Phryne is plunged into the diverse worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy and poison. More...

Jude Law returns as Dumbledore

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I have been a fan of Jude Law ever since “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and I absolutely love him in the “Sherlock Holmes” films. Can you tell me what he has coming up?  — Layla C., via email   More...

Rock the Fort

Phil Collen ready to create some ‘hysteria’

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen isn’t just getting older, he says he’s getting better. More...

We’ll go shooting through that scary silver tube

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Vacation  All I ever wanted  Vacation  Had to get away…” — The Go Gos   Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and stress free, but the planning that goes into one can be exhausting exasperating.  More...

Young Florida Rep troupe will stage ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

“Peter and the Starcatcher” upends the century-old story of how a miserable unnamed orphan comes to be Peter Pan, “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.” From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely he More...

Seances, swordfights and Shakespeare in ‘I Hate Hamlet’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Let’s put it this way: I didn’t hate “I Hate Hamlet,” but I didn’t love it either. It’s a play adored by actors because it glorifies the theater and boasts of the superiority of the stage over the TV screen. More...

HOROSCOPES

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if you’re proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. More...

Multiple-year Scholarships Becoming the New Norm

SCHOLARSHIPS AND POST-SECONDARY EDUcation have the power to change lives for high school seniors and the growing numbers of nontraditional students returning to the classroom to finish degree or certification requirements or completely change careers More...

‘Free Fire’

LATEST FILMS

In the history of movies, I don’t think more characters have survived more gunshot wounds than as seen in “Free Fire.” Bullets connect with various body parts, yet for the longest time, no one dies. More...

Lab Theater stages trafficking play, ‘Body & Sold,’ May 5-7

Over 100,000 American youngsters run away from home every year. Within 48 hours of being on the street, these teens will be approached by someone posing as a friend or Good Samaritan, offering food, shelter and love.  More...

Characters bedeviled by trauma and loss in complex psychological thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

This delicately constructed thriller from award-winning Lisa Unger explores the distance and proximity between two women whose paths cross in strikingly unusual ways. More...