February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

WEST SIDE STORY

The world’s greatest love story told in two tongues

“WEST SIDE STORY” changed the face of musical theater when it first appeared on Broadway in 1957.  More...

‘Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery’

By Jennie Erin Smith (Crown, $25)

When many of us visit our American public zoos, we rarely consider that some of the animals being exhibited were possibly stolen from other parts of the world and smuggled into this country by professional thieves.  More...

‘The Rite’

The makers of “The Rite” have no right to ask moviegoers to pay money to see it. What a silly, derivative, easy production this is, saved only marginally by Anthony Hopkins’ stellar-as-usual performance.  More...

Alliance launches free family outdoor movie nights

Lee County Alliance for the Arts invites families to join the community at Under the Stars, a free outdoor movie series. More...

Acclaimed singer/songwriter to play at the Promenade

Recently returned from appearances in New York, Paris and Havana, singer/ songwriter Wendy Webb will be featuring songs from her newly released album Moon On Havana Live at the Promenade in Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.  More...

Grammy nominee to perform at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Myers will host award-winning Southern Gospel Artist Bobby Bowen in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. The concert is open to the public. More...

COMING UP AT BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information or to purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or visit www.BIGARTS.org. ¦  Florida Rep’s ‘Sylvia’ hits Sanibel   More...

Black Maria Film Festival comes to Fort Myers in March

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Edison State College and BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island will host the 30th annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival for a fifth season March 19-21. More...

Outdoor concert series to feature crowd-pleasing tunes

The Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series will feature three concerts: Doug Cameron on Feb. 27, Davina & The Vagabonds on March 27 and The Juice on May 1. More...

Families welcome to free outdoor concert

The Gulf Coast Symphony presents a free outdoor Symphony at Sunset concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Four Freedoms Park. The park is located at 4818 Tarpon Court in Cape Coral’s CRA District.  More...

Seafood and country sounds draw thousands to Everglades City

Imagine 50,000 people in a town with a permanent population of 500. That’s what happens in Everglades City during the town’s annual seafood festival the first weekend of February. More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

An immigrant story with a Jamaican lilt

¦ “Ginga’ Root Tea: An American Journey,” by Naomi Pringle. Book-broker of Port Charlotte. 292 pages. $15.   More...

Foundations for giving

GIVING

With the recent tax changes and other changes that relate to charitable giving, I have been asked a lot lately about the differences between types of foundations and about how community foundations work. These questions are a good sign. More...

ARTIST PROFILE

Peter Zell

>>Where can we see your work? Members Gallery of Alliance for the Arts throughout February. Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery on Sanibel in April. Also at BIG ARTS shows and Sanibel-Captiva Art League library shows on Sanibel. More...

Band continues Harry Chapin’s mission

Can music really help feed hungry people? Yes, and Pamela Templeton with Ft. Myers Toyota aims to prove it. Ms. More...

Benjamin Taylor headlines benefit concert for Eden

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Taylor, the son of music legends James Taylor and Carly Simon, returns to Naples to headline the “Alive in the World Concert,” a benefit for Eden Autism Services Florida, on Friday, May 6, at the Philharmonic Ce More...

Rauschenberg hosts concert featuring classical favorites

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery presents Classic Favorites for String Quartet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. More...

World’s largest shells focus of new exhibit on Sanibel

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club has funded the design and fabrication of a new permanent exhibit titled “World Record-Size Shells” which was recently installed in the Great Hall of Shells at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. More...

Craft guild hosts shows, joins Art Council

The Southwest Florida Craft Guild will displays a juried exhibit titled “The Annual” at the Cape Coral Arts Studio throughout February. More...

Artist displays hand-made pillow art

Darlene Cecil, a former Naples ad agency and art gallery owner, has launched a new company that createss one-of-a-kind lavender-filled designerr pillows. Meet the artist and see herr work from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,,  - Feb. More...