February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Brad Meltzer

— thrillers fueled by insider details

BRAD MELTZER’S THRILLers are the literary equivalent of crack cocaine: highly addictive and impossible to stay away from once you’ve had your first taste.  More...

Author of ‘The Weird Sisters’ to speak at the Phil

Eleanor Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Weird Sisters,” will join Elaine Newton as her guest for Critic’s Choice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and at the same time Saturday, Feb. More...

GIVING

Improving lives through literacy

“The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has the great privilege of working alongside and in partnership with an incredible group of Southwest Florida nonprofits. More...

CAPSULES

Man On A Ledge ...   (Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell) An escaped convict (Worthington) threatens to jump from a New York City high rise in an effort to prove his innocence. More...

Don’t miss a night with‘Jersey Boys’

Wow!  If you somehow missed seeing “Jersey Boys” at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall last year, you have another chance this season. Don’t blow it this time around.  More...

COMING UP AT BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For tickets and discounted subscription rates, call BIG ARTS at 395- 0900, the Strauss Theater box office at 472-6862 or visit www.BIGARTS.org.  ¦ Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye  8 p.m. More...

Lee County school receives arts award

North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts received the Outstanding Arts School Award from the Arts Schools Network. The announcement was made during the organization’s national conference held at Lake Buena Vista.  More...

Vocalists to sing world premiere of ‘A Dream for Freedom’

Vocal Artistry will honor Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and martin Luther King Jr. with a multimedia concert experience called “peacemakers” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, downtown Fort Myers. More...

LEE COUNTY TURNS 125

Lee County celebrates 125 years with lecture series

The Lee County Library System will present “Pioneers & Legends of Lee County’s Past 125 Years — A Lecture Series.” The series is based on the resonant history and rich heritage of the people lucky enough to call Lee County More...

Romeo and Juliet ignites on stage

The passion burns to a fevery pitch.  Blood flows hot and fast.  There is love, tender and wild. More...

Theater group to aid tsunami victims

Last spring, shortly after the devastating earthquake in Japan, actor James Yaegashi called friends in the New York theatre to say, “We as a theater community have to do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world.&rdquo More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

A stitch in time saves nine

There are many hands where it is much more dangerous for declarer to have one defender on lead than the other. More...

Puttin’ on the Ritz for BIG ARTS benefit

BIG ARTS is Puttin’ on the Ritz for its upcoming annual benefit at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The benefit includes a special piano and vocal tribute by Steve Ross to the King of Debonair, Fred Astaire.  More...

Tickets on sale for Young Artists Awards gala

The Young Artists Awards Gala will showcase the best of young performing artists from throughout Southwest Florida at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. More...

Latest San-Cap Review to be unveiled

The San-Cap Review board of directors invites its contributors, sponsors, readers and the general public to a celebration of its new volume at the Sanibel Library from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. More...

Symphony to perform Brahms, Rachmaninoff

The Gulf Coast Symphony will perform Brahms Violin Concerto with guest violin soloist Timothy Schwarz and Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. More...

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author to meet fans

Event kicks off Celebration of Reading with the Bush family

Best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney will kick off festivities for the 12th annual Celebration of Reading with an exclusive book signing at Barnes & Noble Coconut Point from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.  More...

A bedroom-hopping farce: Dated, but fun at Florida Rep

THEATER REVIEW

Three bedrooms, four couples.  Imagine the possibilities.  British playwright Alan Ayckbourn did, and wrote a farce about it.  And in the same way some people name their dog Dog, he titled his bedroom farce “Bedroom Farce.” More...

LATEST FILMS

‘The Woman in Black’

Daniel Radcliffe will always be Harry Potter. He could win eight Oscars, cure cancer and establish world peace, and we’ll still refer to him as Harry Potter. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Terry Lynn Spry

¦ Favorite artist: Nina Conner  ¦ Where can we see your work? Wild Child Gallery, www.terrylynnart.com.  ¦ Are you currently working on any projects? More...

COMING UP AT THE DAVIS

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com.  ¦ The Art of Ikki & Polly Matsumoto & Sherry Rohl   Through Friday, Feb. More...

‘Borrow: The American Way of Debt’

“Borrow: The American Way of Debt” by Louis Hyman (Vintage Books, $15)

People have borrowed and lent to one another since the invention of money, but how Americans borrowed in the 20th century was entirely unique. More...

Wood carving on display

Wood carvers from around the United States will be exhibiting their wood carvings and demonstrating their various carving techniques at the annual Woodcarving Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Hardly like a bad hair day, ‘Shear Murder’ is a sheer delight

¦ “Shear Murder” by Nancy J. Cohen. Five Star. 246 pages. $25.95.   Nancy J. Cohen extends her Bad Hair Day mystery series with this latest entry in which trouble once again finds Marla Shore. More...

LEE COUNTY TURNS 125

¦ “The Early Pioneering and Influential Families of Lee County”  2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at South County Regional Library, Estero  More...

Play tells true-life story of “The Exonerated”

Theatre Conspiracy presents “The Exonerated,” an award-winning play about six former death row inmates who were eventually released after being found innocent. “The Exonerated” will be performed Feb. More...

Make-believe romp returns to the Rep

Florida Repertory Theatre’s Lunchbox Theatre Series continues with the return of a make-believe adventure about the power of using your imagination. Perfect for kids of all ages, “The Imaginators” plays at 11 a.m. More...

This week on WGCU TV

¦ THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 9 P.M. The Queen’s Palaces Windsor Palace – Part 2  Fiona Bruce visits Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle. ¦ FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 8 P.M. Washington Week  More...

Roller derby season kicks off

The Fort Myers Derby Girls kick off a fifth season of roller derby with an exhibition bout, The Edison Homewreckers Vs. The Betty Fords, at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Bamboozles Skating Center, 2095 Andrea Lane, Fort Myers. More...

Sex and chamber music: Unconventional discussion planned

Participate in a lively and thoughtprovoking discussion group, moderated by Gulf Coast Symphony trumpet player John Winters. More...

Catch an opera from The Met at your local movie theater

Opera aficionados can see The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” (“The Twilight of the Gods”) live in high-definition at movie theaters around the country beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. More...