December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

2015: Ring in the new year right

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

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Waxing royally on the topic of personal space

THE DIVA DIARIES

I am totally into the British royal family — I always have been. I’m a hopelessly devoted anglophile. Quiz me on anything to do with the Tudors, Hanovers or Windsors — I’ve got answers. More...

Angels aren’t just cookie cutters and tree ornaments

GIVING

Do you know an angel?  More...

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

LATEST FILMS

At long last, the bloated, self-important, seemingly endless “Hobbit” trilogy has ended. Mercifully. More...

Fort Rock to bring Slipknot, Godmack, Papa Roach and more

Monster Energy Fort Rock will bring some of the biggest rock bands together Saturday, April 25, at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, for its third consecutive year, after selling out last year with 12,500 fans in attendance.  More...

Travel the meanest streets in this bold, gut-wrenching mystery

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Blue Avenue” by Michael Wiley. Severn House. 224 pages. Hardcover. $28.95.   How noir is it? Very. More...

An exceptional exception

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Winning at bridge is more a question of how many mistakes you make rather than how often you make brilliant bids or plays. More...

Santa’s mode of transportation a source of inspiration for designers

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Santa Claus traditionally arrives in his sleigh, but children born in the past 100 years or so have wondered why Santa doesn’t use faster, newer ways to make his Christmas Eve journey. More...

Joe Bonamassa rocks on, and on, and on

Joe Bonamassa is taking an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to his live show and sticking to the same format he introduced in the United States on his tour last fall. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 7 P.M. PBS NewsHour   The PBS NewsHour continues to provide indepth analysis of current events with a news summary, live interviews and discussions of domestic and international issues.   More...

HOROSCOPES

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You’ll have many fine opportunities in this New Year. But be warned: Reject offers of “help.” You work best when you’re free to be your own creative self.   More...

FILM CAPSULES

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Diana Ross tickets on sale Friday

Diana Ross will perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16. Tickets for the “In The Name of Love Tour” go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. More...

‘Who Stole the American Dream?’

BEACH READING

By Hedrick Smith (Random House, $18)   If you believe that things haven’t been quite right with the American economy for some time, but you’re not exactly sure why, then “Who Stole the American Dream?” will serve as More...

Book celebrates Norman Love’s works of edible art

Norman Love will introduce his new book and sign copies of “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love” from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Norman Love Confections Miromar Outlets location. More...

‘House of Cards’ sets date for new season

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I am in serious “House of Cards” withdrawal! When will it be back?  — Tillie F., Atlanta   More...

Check out these eight ways to spot Santa

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

It’s not too late: There’s still plenty of time to catch up with old St. Nick to file your “I’m nice” list of Christmas wishes. More...