October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Buddy Holly comes to Broadway Palm

THE ACTORS STARRING IN A jukebox musical about the foreshortened but legendary life of Buddy Holly convened in a studio in Fort Myers on a warm rainy afternoon in late September. More...

Reunited … and it feels so good

THE DIVA DIARIES

I used to think high-school reunions happened mostly in the summer, but it seems like they’re popping up left and right, regardless of the season — probably because the handy dandy World Wide Web is making it so much easier for us to trac More...

Mileage that matters

GIVING

Recently I have been measuring and counting things. It all started with one of those hand-held pedometers that counts steps. More...

FILM CAPSULES

The Hero of Color City ..   More...

‘Veiled Threats’ coming to TV

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I know you like to read, so I was wondering if you knew the answer to this. I heard that one of my favorite books is being made into a movie. It’s called “Veiled Threats” by Deborah Donnelly. Is that true? More...

The Chairs in Your Parlor

The temperature sign over the bank read 101 degrees, the time, if anyone cared, was 11:15 a.m. She could see the translucent, squiggly waves bouncing off the parking lot surface of the old drive-in on the side of Highway17. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 10 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery Sherlock Season 1, The Blind Banker   A banker and a journalist recently returned from the Far East are both shot dead. Sherlock and John follow the trail to London’s Chinatown. More...

Meet Highwaymen artist Al Black at live painting demonstration

Al Black, an original Highwaymen artist, will give a live painting demonstration, talk about his inspirational life and offer a question-and-answer session with attendees from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4. More...

Mayhem, misunderstandings, disaster and sardines. It’s ‘Noises Off’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Dotty Otley doesn’t know what to do with the sardines.  Does she leave them on the table? Bring the plate off-stage? Bring them back on? More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Trying to make peace among quarreling family members, friends or colleagues can be tough. Expect some resistance, maybe even some expressions of resentment. But stay with it.   More...

‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’

LATEST FILMS

There are few generalizations that are always true, which is why using such lazy turns-of-phrase in writing is amateur and unprofessional. More...

Final round of contest gets underway

WRITING CHALLENGE

As we head into the final round, we’ve received about 160 entries for the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge. We think that’s pretty good, and a testament to engaged and intrepid readers with exceptional skill and heart. More...

Pregnant sheriff finds big trouble in ‘Life and Death’ sequel

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Life and Death on Siesta Key” by Sheila Marie Palmer. CreateSpace. 368 pages. Trade paperback, $14.99.   More...

Modern speakers may be art based on the beholder

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

What kind of antiques collector are you? Some collectors search for pieces from a past era; some want pieces with a connection to a famous person or event. More...