June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Out of the box

Tommy Lee Cook wields beer, blues, hammers and nails, his own novels and blues-chart CDs into a formidable cultural force in east Lee County

IN THE CRICKET-EDGE OF DEEP TWILIGHT WHEN the green fields and ancient oaks glow like unplugged neon and his old mule peers from a flanking pasture at the unfathomable world of humans who want either live music in the backyard or an uncompromising ju More...

Florida Rep seeks child actors for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called “one of America’s top repertory companies” by The Wall Street Journal, is seeking child actors for roles in its winter production of Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird More...

Whet your appetite with an absurd play about hunger and longing

ARTS COMMENTARY

If they could only figure out how to set up a temporary restaurant or bistro in the theater, the Laboratory Theater of Florida would have a flourishing business.  That’s because the current production, “An Empty Plate in the Café du More...

HOROSCOPES

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what you’re ready to do to get it.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Blood and Circuses   More...

Pocket Change opens SummerJazz on the Gulf

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club invites everyone to its 31st year of free SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts starting with music by Pocket Change from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25.  More...

HBO to air Western sci-fi thriller based on 1973 Chrichton movie

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I saw an ad for a new HBO show called “Westworld,” and it looks really awesome. Can you tell me anything about it?  — Paul T., via email   More...

National photography contest exhibit offers striking images

THE PHOTOGRAPHS GRAB YOUR EYE and make you stop and look. And if they succeed, they’ll make you look at the world around you differently. More...

Lessons learned at sea

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you follow this column regularly, surely you’ll be filled with relief to know that not only did I survive my first luxury cruise, I made it back unscathed from my very first week out of these United States — ever.  More...

New performing arts center opening June 25 in Bonita

After years of planning and construction by Off the Hook Comedy Club owner Brien Spina, the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, a 27,000-square-foot venue in Bonita Springs, opens to the public Saturday evening, June 25. More...

Music works to create change

GIVING

Twenty-eight smiling faces beamed up at me with a mix of excitement and awe as I began our rehearsal for our side-by-side concert with the children in our Music- Works! program. More...

FILM CAPSULES

Now You See Me 2 ...   More...

‘Central Intelligence’

LATEST FILMS

“Central Intelligence” is an unfunny, horrid slog of a movie. Contrary to its title, it has no intelligence. The story is contrived and inane, and the action neither interesting nor exciting.  More...

The rush of roulette in a dark, decadent Las Vegas world

This, the second title in James Swain’s Billy Cunningham Series, continues to explore the exciting and often disgusting world of Las Vegas casinos. Billy knows how the resort casinos fleece their customers. More...