May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

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How I went back to kindergarten to learn to play the cello

IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK to school later in life. Maybe they audit classes or take online courses. Me? I went back to kindergarten. It all began when my editor gave me an assignment early last year. More...

The reluctant traveler packs her bags, casts her anxieties aside

THE DIVA DIARIES

According to the smart people at Merriam Webster, the definition of wanderlust is “a strong desire to travel.”  And as we ease into travel season, I’m realizing more and more that I’m not only a homebody, I may even have More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 8 P.M. British Antiques Roadshow   Similar to the American version, this BBC series invites members of the public to have their antiques and collectables examined and valued by experts.  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 9 P.M. More...

It’s personal and personalized

GIVING

My latest coffee shop order is an iced grande cinnamon almond milk macchiato with sugar free cinnamon dolce, hold the caramel drizzle. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou) This is the origin story of how Arthur (Mr. Hunnam) came to be king and how he got revenge on the man (Mr. Law) who killed his parents. More...

Arts for ACT, DAAS opening during June’s Art Walk night

Arts for ACT Gallery and DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts are joining forces to present a collaborative exhibition featuring approximately 25 artists who are members of DAAS CO-OP.  The opening reception is in conjunction with the Fort Myers A More...

SoCo Second Saturday art event returns June 10

Another artful night will be held at the cultural district of SoCo from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Royal Palm Square.  SoCo Second Saturday is the new arts and cultural event in Fort Myers. More...

Sara Rue stars in new Hallmark movie

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Can you tell me what Sara Rue has been up to? I loved watching her on “Bones,” but now that it’s over, I wonder what she’s doing next.  — Hailey H., via email   More...

County hosts Senior Softball-USA Masters draft event

Lee County will host the Senior Softball USA Masters MegaDraft, Friday through Sunday, June 16-18. More...

Ahoy, boaters: Free safety check offered before Memorial Day

In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, the Fort Myers Powers Squadron, the San Carlos Bay Sail and Power Squadron and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin is offering free vessel safety checks at the Yacht Basin, 1300 Lee St. More...

Lab Theater’s ‘55 and Over’ sure to provide laughs

According to the 2014 Census, 11.4 million of the 43.1 million Americans who lease apartments or homes spend more than half their income on rent. Nearly 2 million are seniors who have no savings and no income except for Social Security. More...

Llama llama (hey hey), red pajama!

ARTS COMMENTARY

I remember a story from when I was a little girl, though I don’t remember all the details.  It was in a children’s magazine, and I think it was called “The Llama’s Pajamas.” It might have been about a llama who didn More...

HOROSCOPES

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A “tip” about a co-worker’s “betrayal” might well raise the Bovine’s rage levels. But before charging into a confrontation, let an unbiased colleague do some fact checking. More...

Famous hand

CONTRACT BRIDGE

This deal occurred in a U.S.-Argentina match in 1958. South was B. Jay Becker, editor of this column from 1955 to 1987. The following is his own account of the deal:  More...

‘Alien: Covenant’

LATEST FILMS

Admit it: We all despised “Prometheus” (2012), right? It was too long, too confusing and didn’t seem to have much to do with the “Alien” franchise at all.  More...

Artists host Art Loft Food Drive to help Community Cooperative

The Union Artist Studios, Ocasiocasa and Studio 204 invite you to their first Art Loft Food Drive, Saturday, June 10, to help the Community Cooperative of Southwest Florida. The event starts at 6 p.m. More...

Take a Memorial Day Guided walk on the wild side at Wild Turkey Strand; recall World War II history

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a free, guided walking history tour of the Lee County Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, formerly part of Buckingham Army Airfield. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the airfield’s closure.  More...

An alliance of necessity in a world where loyalty is bought and sold

FLORIDA WRITERS

Billed as “A Lone Wolf Thriller – Book One,” William Schnorbach’s book is a piece of novelist history that sets several fascinating characters against the turmoil in Peru born of corrupt government and a brutal revolutionary f More...