March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Florida may be wacky but it’s ours ….

Craig Pittman, who penned popular book on weird Florida, joins other authors at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Author Craig Pittman arrived without his machete for a Florida Weekly interview at a Panera Bread plopped down in a patch of Pinellas County urban sprawl more than 100 miles north of Fort Myers. “It’s in the car,” Mr. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 10:30 P.M.Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special More...

Need a good laugh? Head to Lab Theater for “Play On!”

We are all creatures of habit to varying degrees, and whenever someone or something threatens our routine, chaos is likely to ensue. More...

Community Foundation showcases new art exhibit

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will launch a new art display at its Community Hub in April. More...

HOROSCOPES

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A patch of roiling water in the workplace could be threatening, but stay the course and you’ll soon be clear of it. Then go out and have a great time with loved ones.  More...

‘These Shining Lives’ sheds light on the Radium Girls of the 1920s

In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Naples Players present Melanie Marnich’s historical drama, “These Shining Lives,” March 22-April 15 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Jessica Walck directs.  More...

All aboard for Naples Depot Museum exhibit showing ‘Life Along the Line’

The Naples Depot Museum presents “Life Along the Line,” a traveling exhibition courtesy of the O. More...

Series starring singer Jewel returns in April on Hallmark

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Last year I saw a movie on cable that starred Jewel, the singer, and she solved a murder mystery. It was based on a book series, so I was wondering if they were planning to make the movies into a series.  — Lyla F., via email   More...

FILM CAPSULES

Kong: Skull Island ..½ More...

Pitcher this: A Toby find that smiles across the ages

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I remember the first Toby jug I bought.  It depicted a little fat man holding a mug.  It could not have been more than 3 inches high and, though crudely painted, had the most beautiful cobalt blue glaze on its coat. More...

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” extended to April 2

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” has extended its nearly sold-out run to April 2, setting an 11-week record for the theater. For its final week, Lisa McMillan will join the cast. She is currently appearing in the New York production. More...

March resolutions: It takes three months for the gyms to clear, right?

THE DIVA DIARIES

A New Year’s resolution counts if I start in March, right? More...

Improv on the page

Children’s book author never gave up the art of ad-libbing

When author Chris Grabenstein attends a book festival or speaks at a school, he’s greeted like a rock star — especially by those in the 8- to 12-yearold range.  Even reluctant readers love his books.  Third through sixth graders More...

Who will cross the bridges?

GIVING

Recently there has been quite a bit of talk about bridge building in our nation and in our communities. More...

Points, shmoints

CONTRACT BRIDGE

The number of tricks a side can make often is determined by distributional factors rather than high-card points, as witness this deal from a match between Ireland and Italy.  The Irish declarer, Peter Pigot, got to four hearts doubled as shown a More...

Classic Naples-based mystery series says adieu with class

FLORIDA WRITERS

This is Naples resident Kinley Roby’s 11th and final Harry Brock Mystery. Though he had planned for it to be the last, an unexpected dilemma must have sullied the closure experience a bit. More...

The Naples Players cue up a season for all in 2017-18

The Naples Players have cued up excitement, engagement and entertainment with a 2017-18 season of timeless musicals, re-invigorated classics and relevant contemporary works. More...

‘The Sense of an Ending’

LATEST FILMS

For a movie that highlights the ending in its title, “The Sense of an Ending” doesn’t have much of one. It’s anticlimactic, if anything. More...

Victorian American furniture includes a number of different styles

ANTIQUES

Many authors define American Victorian furniture in terms of one of the many design types used from 1840 to 1900, but all of them are Victorian. More...