December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

AIRPLANE READING

Books provide glimpses into the world of airports

CHANCES know will be in an airport this month.  You might have to pick up family or friends coming for a visit, or your college kids returning home for winter break.  Maybe you’re traveling north to visit family for the holidays, choo More...

BEACH READING

‘The Wild West in England’  ‘Buffalo Bill From Prairie to Palace’   More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

The art of listening
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LATEST FILMS

‘Playing for Keeps’

..  Is it worth $10? No   Of all the great mysteries of Hollywood, Gerard Butler’s appeal is chief among them. More...

Symphony, Chorale and Ballet partner for ‘Deck the Halls!’

Get into the holiday spirit with “Deck the Halls!” a holiday extravaganza at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Stunning replica to dock on Fort Myers Beach

The 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx will be sailing into Fort Myers Beach at noon Thursday, Jan. 3.  More...

Art Basel provides an overwhelming, star-studded experience

Imagine the best art museum you’ve ever been to. Now multiply that by, like, 200. Then add a thousand. This is Art Basel. It is amazing. More...

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ returns to Fort Myers

Moscow Ballet will present the North American premiere of 10-time IBC medalist Olga Kifyak in celebration of 20th anniversary of the “Great Russian Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 26, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Opera at the movies

The Met presents ‘Aida’ Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series continues with Guiseppe Verdi’s “Aida.” The performance will be broadcast live in HD in cinemas across the country beginning at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. More...

Red Sox seek anthem singers

Think you have what it takes to sing in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 11,000 people? The Boston Red Sox are looking for new talent to perform the national anthem for the upcoming 2013 Spring Training season at JetBlue Park.  More...

Santa Claus to pose with pets

Santa Claus will greet and pose for photos with family pets during a special Holiday Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Bell Tower Shops. More...

Pelican Preserve hosts Tribute Band Concert Series

WCI Communities is inviting the public to participate in its Tribute Band Concert Series at the Pelican Preserve Amphitheater in Fort Myers.  The schedule include:  Jan. 25: The Long Run, featuring the music of The Eagles  Feb. More...

Catch South Florida actor in touring show

Stephen Anthony recently graduated from Florida State University, and he’s already engaging in a life of crime.  Well, at least onstage.  Mr. More...

Project Tolerance film, update come to Holocaust Museum

The Holocaustt MMuseum & EdEducationti Center of Southwest Florida in Naples will host Project Tolerance, an exhibit endorsed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and anthropologist Jane Goodall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. More...

GIVING

Getting in the gap

Picture Sienna, a beautiful highschool student with a spinal chord injury from a car accident. She was wheel-chair bound and told by her doctors she would never walk again. Then she walked across the stage to receive her diploma. More...

CAPSULES

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Sample art classes for free at the Alliance

The Alliance for the Arts' next “Try It!” workshops begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Two exhibits, one reception at The von Liebig

The Naples Art Association presents “National Art Encounter 2012-13” and the “Members’ Gallery All-Media Exhibition” at The von Liebig Art Center. More...

ART BASEL

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Teddy Bear toss nets 6,000 stuffed animals

IBERIABANK recently partnered with Germain Arena for the third year as the title sponsor for the annual Teddy Bear Toss. More...

CALL TO ARTISTS

Art on the Lake poster worth $1,000

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is asking artists to participate in the 2013 Art on the Lake poster design contest. Artists’ work will be displayed at the fifth annual outdoor art show. The winning artist will receive $1,000 cash prize. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 13-16, 8 P.M. Best of WGCU Tune in to find out what’s WGCU-TV.   More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Hot potato

Occasionally, a player has the opportunity to make a play that is so unusual, it raises the question of how anyone might be smart enough to think of it when the moment of truth is at hand. More...

Soap stars meet Eden kids

Soap opera actors in town for the 14th annual Soapfest on Marco Island recently joined students from Eden Autism Services to create works of art. More...

Estero art show seeks young artists

The 11th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6, at Miromar Outlets. The juried fine art and fine craft show features original and personally handmade work by the artists in the show. More...