April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

STAND-UP FIRST

Veteran comedian Louie Anderson still having a blast at what he does best

In the world of comedy, it takes a lot to stay relevant, especially if your career spans more than three decades. More...

Characters bedeviled by trauma and loss in complex psychological thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

This delicately constructed thriller from award-winning Lisa Unger explores the distance and proximity between two women whose paths cross in strikingly unusual ways. More...

Classic Chamber concerts presents violin virtuoso for season finale

Canadian violinist Lara St. John started playing the instrument 44 years ago, when she was just 2. Her first appearance as a soloist was at age 4. And by the time she was 12, she and her violin were touring Spain, France, Portugal and Hungary.  More...

ETC … Readers Theatre wraps up the 2017 season with a classic

The Naples Players’ ETC … Readers Theatre closes the 2017 season with Langdon Mitchell’s classic “A New York Idea” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30. More...

Seances, swordfights and Shakespeare in ‘I Hate Hamlet’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Let’s put it this way: I didn’t hate “I Hate Hamlet,” but I didn’t love it either. It’s a play adored by actors because it glorifies the theater and boasts of the superiority of the stage over the TV screen. More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller) In the early 1900s, British explorer Percy Fawcett (Mr. Hunnam) leaves his family behind to search for what he believes is an undiscovered city. Mr. Pattinson plays his right-hand man, and Ms. More...

Multiple-year Scholarships Becoming the New Norm

SCHOLARSHIPS AND POST-SECONDARY EDUcation have the power to change lives for high school seniors and the growing numbers of nontraditional students returning to the classroom to finish degree or certification requirements or completely change careers More...

A paperclip sparks memories of Grandma and a road trip

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was raining the summer day we visited the Lincoln birthplace in Kentucky. I was 8 years old, and I’m embarrassed to admit I remember crying because I thought I wouldn’t get to see the hallowed spot where our 16th president was born. More...

Jude Law stars as Dumbledore

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I have been a fan of Jude Law ever since “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and I absolutely love him in the “Sherlock Holmes” films. Can you tell me what he has coming up? — Layla C., via email More...

‘George Washington’s Teeth’

... and five other plays you’ve never heard of

Ask anyone about George Washington and they’ll probably tell you three things, only one of which is true: 1. He was the first president of our country. 2. More...

Kids’ art will make ‘Big Impressions’ for Collier Child Care Resources

Collier Child Care Resources’ fifth annual “Big Impressions by Little Artists” takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Hilton Naples. More...

Spiritually cerebral ‘The Christians’ opens at Gulfshore Playhouse

Gulfshore Playhouse’s 2016-17 season comes to a close on a thought-provoking note with “The Christians,” in which playwright Lucas Hnath addresses forged relationships and the splits that divide them.  More...

Auditions set for summer KidzAct shows

Tryouts for the KidzAct summer productions of “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” and “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and 13, at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

HOROSCOPES

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if you’re proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. More...

Creation of an illusion

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Although bridge is primarily a game of percentages, it nevertheless offers plenty of opportunity for ingenuity. For example, take this case where South got to four spades on the bidding shown. More...

Where are they now?

Catching up with former scholarship recipients who are changing the world

IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO WONDER WHAT FORMER classmates and colleagues, friends and first loves are doing these days. More...

‘Free Fire’

LATEST FILMS

In the history of movies, I don’t think more characters have survived more gunshot wounds than as seen in “Free Fire.” Bullets connect with various body parts, yet for the longest time, no one dies. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Raisins and Almonds   When a young man is found dead at the Eastern Market, Phryne is plunged into the diverse worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy and poison.   More...