May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

THE DEVIL'S MUSIC

MICHE BRADEN BRINGS BLUESWOMAN BESSIE SMITH TO LIFE

“I JUST WANT TO OOZE SEX!” MICHE Braden declares about her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.”  The title character “was very sexy,” the act More...

Marcus Jansen exhibit opens at Davis Art Center

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host its first solo exhibition by local resident and internationally renowned painter Marcus Jansen on Friday, May 6. More...

‘Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man’

by David Remley (University of Oklahoma Press, $24.95)

Like many characters who were involved with the settling of the American West, the myths and folklore surrounding Kit Carson are difficult to separate from the truth.  More...

What the Japanese disaster means in Southwest Florida

There’s nothing like a tsunami smack in the middle of an industrialized nation, coupled with a meltdown (the nuclear type, not the economic type), to point out a singular truth: We are not yet all one, but we’re a damn sight closer than w More...

Business News

the numbers are in

and they are: Lee per capita income down 4 percent

THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ECOnomic Analysis has released figures for 2009 showing that Southwest Florida has been slammed — and slammed hard — by the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression.  The BEA report provid More...

Habitat for Humanity, Northern Trust forge partnership

Bank buys $500,000 of Habitat mortgages

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named Northern Trust as its first Corporate Community Partner. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Managing risk

Sometimes the most important part of investment management is managing unrealized profits and protecting your portfolio from unexpected losses that could wipe out gains.  Investors should consider using a variety of risk management techniques wh More...

Real Estate News

Verandah offering buyer incentives for a limited time

Homebuyers at Verandah have only until May 9 to take advantage of a $25,000 credit on custom-built homes.  More...

Architecture lecture series concludes

The third and final lecture in the annual series presented by the Florida Southwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects takes place at the Miromar Designer Center on Thursday, May 5, beginning with a wine reception at 6 p.m. More...

Sandoval first quarter home sales rise in 2011

Sandoval home sales in 2011 increased by more than 83 percent over the first quarter the previous year.  The 524-acre Cape Coral community, created by Bonita Bay Group, recorded 44 sales, compared to 24 sold in 2010.  “Buyers recogniz More...