March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

The king of horror kicks off The Big Read

COMMENTARY

What do you do when you’re hosting a community-wide event called The Big Read? You get a Big Author to help you kick it off. And when it comes to Big Authors, no one towers taller than Stephen King. More...

LATEST FILMS

‘Repo Men’

The inspiration behind “Repo Men” makes a lot of sense. We may think we “own” our houses and cars, but the truth is, the bank often owns much more of them than we do. More...

AT THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS

The Juice squeezes out jazz hits The Juice kicks off the Bruce Gora concert series at the Alliance for the Arts. The jazz band takes the stage at the Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheatre from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 28. More...

Space 39 features Ryan Metke

The work of Fort Myers native turned New York City artist Ryan Metke is on display at Space 39 in the Patio de Leon Fort Myers from April 2 to May 2. A reception is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. on April 2 to coincide with Artwalk. More...

‘Miracle at St. Ottilien’ reading at FGCU

Robert Hilliard of Sanibel presents a directed reading of his original play, “Miracle at St. Ottilien,” Sunday, March 28, at 4 p.m. at the studios of WGCUTV on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. More...

COMING UP AT BIG ARTS

Top jazz musicians play March 26

Jazz greats Roger Kellaway, Russell Malone and Jay Leonhart will perform at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26. More...

Prolific Lovegrove paints out loud, on wine bottles

Local artist Leoma Lovegrove offers a mini series of “Painting Out Loud” sessions from 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays throughout April. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own breakfast and watch as Ms. More...

Local author’s latest an instant hit

Fans of the Doc Ford mystery series gave author Randy Wayne White a thrill of his own as he found his latest novel, “Deep Shadow,” debuting at No. 6 on The New York Times best-seller list. Mr. More...

‘Meet The Artist’ at Spatini Teabar March 25

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center travels to Sanibel for “Meet the Artist,” featuring Hillary Kern and Matthew Engel from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25. More...

Artists put old vinyl records to use

“Turn, Turn, Turn – The Artistic Synthesis of Vinyl to Art,” a juried art exhibit five months in the making, comes to life this April. The show displays works that were made from record albums and covers. More...

Gospel star Natalie Grant performs in Fort Myers

“Natalie Grant’s Love Revolution Tour” launches at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the City Community Church in Fort Myers. The event is a family-friendly celebration featuring premier musical artists and fun activities for all ages. More...

Students demonstrate skills on the ivories

Head of piano studies and associate professor of music at Florida Gulf Coast University Michael Baron presents “A Two-Piano Concert” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Steinway Gallery, 28751 Tamiami Tr., Bonita Springs. Mr. More...

ART BRIEFS

‘Three Views’ features varied media More...

‘Sweet Charity’ on its way to statewide competition

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts presents their award-winning production of “Sweet Charity” for a Southwest Florida audience as they prepare to compete statewide. More...

BEACH READING

‘A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli’ By Mark Griffin (Warner Books, $15.95)

Author Mark Griffin, who has written extensively about American cinema, says he became fascinated with Vincente Minnelli in 1984 after seeing one of the director’s final films, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” The “lifea More...

Corporate social responsibility in China: Part III

GIVING

We are continuing our series this week talking in more depth about the Hong Kong Council of Social Services’ Caring Company Program. There are six Caring Company criteria. More...

CAPSULES

A Prophet ½ (Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif) While serving time in a French prison that’s divided between Corsicans and Arabs, Malik (Rahim) murders an inmate at the request of the Corsican leader (Arestrup). More...

Pops performance entertains in Estero

The Gulf Coast Symphony performs a free POPS in the Park concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. This concert is part of the Estero Festival of the Arts. More...

COMING UP AT THE PHIL

Here’s some of what’s coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. ‘Caveman’ looks at gender gap More...

Choraliers present ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’

The Choraliers return to Cultural Park Theatre Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. bringing back their unique blend of entertainment for the eighth year. More...

ART BRIEFS

Hamlet, live at The Met seen here More...

‘Passion and Fury’ showcases music, art and technological innovations

The Southwest Florida Symphony presents an evening of emotional extremes in “Passion and Fury,” which features the romantic “Piano Concerto no. 2” by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich’s volatile “Symphony No. More...

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

A Sanibel celebration of the written word Poets from throughout Southwest Florida gather to read and be heard at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Sanibel Library. More...

SoapFest brings daytime stars sans the drama to Marco Island

It’s a time to rejoice for daytime drama aficionados as the 12th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend approaches. More...

Race 2 the Finish gearing up to transform center

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and First Street transform into a motor sports arena starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, for the Race 2 the Finish fundraiser. More...

Choir and orchestra draw on Christ’s passion for performance

Joseph Caulkins conducts the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir of First Baptist Church along with members of the Southwest Florida Symphony in a presentation called “Portrait of Grace” 7 p.m. More...

Fashion show at Coconut Point celebrates local Dress for Success

White House | Black Market and Coconut Point are joining forces to help launch Dress For Success SW Florida from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25. More...

Performers needed to dance and sing while others enjoy their suppers

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will hold open auditions for adults and children for “Footloose,” “Seussical” and “Hairspray” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Auditions are on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...