February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Loverly, indeed

All The Naples Players want is for audiences to fall in love with ‘My Fair Lady’ — again

“Transformation, a love story, acceptance, change.”  That’s what director/choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara lists when you ask her what “My Fair Lady” is about.  The battle of the sexes?  “Yes, but More...

A panoramic novel about how America began its global ascent to power

FLORIDA WRITERS

How does Robert Macomber keep doing this? The 13th installment of his splendid Honor Series once again transforms a pile of historical fact into a work of colorful, well imagined and highly suspenseful entertainment.  More...

From traditional to contemporary, ‘Stitches in Time’ showcases quilts

The Naples Quilt Guild holds its annual quilt show, “Stitches in Time,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd. The show opens at 9 a.m. both days and closes at 5 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. More...

HOROSCOPES

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Keep a low profile in order to avoid being lured away from the job at hand. Focus on what has to be done, and do it. There’ll be time later to enjoy fun with family and friends.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

The LEGO Batman Movie ...   More...

‘Fist Fight’

LATEST FILMS

Schools such as the one in “Fist Fight” surely do not exist. If they do, I don’t want to know about them. This movie is a crass, unrealistic and, worst of all, unfunny look at a high school that is truly out of this world.  More...

Strange-looking antiques, collectibles may be one piece of a set

ANTIQUES

Strange antiques and collectibles with mysterious shapes and unknown purposes are sometimes part of a larger piece. Mysterious wooden wheels with wooden spokes and about a 45-inch diameter were popular in the 1950s. More...

‘Year by the Sea’ and Alzheimer’s documentary coming to Silverspot

Silverspot Cinema in Mercato rolls out the red carpet for author Joan Anderson and producer Laura Goodenow when “Year by the Sea” opens Friday evening, Feb. 24.  More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ The Naples Art Association holds its annual “For the Love of Art” on Saturday evening, Feb. 25, at NAA headquarters, 585 Park St. More...

Our critic’s Oscar prediction? ‘La La Land’ will soar

There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about. Will “La La Land” walk away with a record number of Oscars? More...

Ina Pinkney’s in the dining room at the Hilton for Jewish Book Fest

The second annual Collier County Jewish Book Festival continues Monday, Feb. 27, with breakfast with Ina Pinkney at the Hilton Naples. Ms. Pinkney recently closed her fabled Chicago breakfast restaurant. More...

Cantors sing tunes ‘From Bimah to Broadway’

Six cantors will perform a program ranging from operatic arias to contemporary Israeli folk songs and Broadway show tunes at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road.  More...

Florida Rep’s ‘Mockingbird’: Shattered illusions and racism in the South

ARTS COMMENTARY

That justice and right don’t always prevail is a bitter truth to swallow, no matter what our age.  It shatters our world when we first learn this, and it disheartens us when we’re reminded of it — again and again — as gro More...

From darkness into light

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Assume you’re in four hearts and West leads the queen and another club, which you ruff. The problem is to find the best method of play — and this is not easy even if you look at all four hands.  More...

Beautifully made glass always wins my heart

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My passion for antiques was fueled early on by my mother, who loved to collect, and both of my grandmothers, who loved to tell stories and preserve objects that were part of family history. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY,FEB. 23, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3: Game, Set & Murder More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Members and guests of the Naples Press Club will hear from David Goldstein, director of the Collier County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, at the club’s lunch meeting Thursday, March 2, at Tiburon Golf & Country Club. More...