January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

$1.62 million in NEA grants help make art work

“Art works everywhere,” says Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. More...

Unreal reality: There’s no accounting for taste

THEATER REVIEW

Back when I was in college, I had a friend who’d declare, “There’s no accounting for taste…” She’d pause for a couple of beats, then finish her sentence: “…or the lack of it.” I’d laugh ev More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. More...

CAPSULES

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Start the New Year in good ‘Company’

TheatreZone’s production of “Company,” Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece about New York marriages, opens Thursday, Jan. 5, at the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples. More...

COMING UP AT THE PHIL

¦ The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Prokofiev’s Fifth,” the third program in the orchestra’s Classical Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 5-7. The Concert Prelude begins one hour before each performance. More...

The tensions between real and recreated cabinets

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Some furniture styles are so popular that they are copied by cabinetmakers for hundreds of years. More...

History on display

Whether you’re admiring or acquiring, antiques shows can take you back in time

SHOPPING AT AN ANTIQUES SHOW IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH A museum where the artifacts are not just kept locked behind glass, you can take them home. From art to jewelry, and from decorative glass to sculpture, buying something historic has many benefits. More...

Young musicians star in upcoming Erich Kunzel Community Concert

Young artists from the Naples Music Club share the spotlight for the next presentation in the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series coming up at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. More...

Classic rocker Steve Luongo to connect with local audiences

Drummer, songwriter, record producer and filmmaker Steve Luongo launches his national tour in downtown Fort Myers, appearing at the Florida Repertory Theater from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Best of 2011

LATEST FILMS

2011 was an overall solid year at the movies. It pushed boundaries, made us laugh, asked questions and, at its best, moved us to tears. More...

Cocktail competition will yield the first ‘Naples Original’ libation

Key West has its Margarita, New Orleans its Hurricane. Kentucky has its Mint Julep, the Caribbean its Rum Punch. New York City has its Manhattan, and Naples is soon to have its Naples Original. More...

‘Les Miz,’ 25 years later

A classic returns to the boards with new staging and scenery

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th anniversary production of “Les Misérables’ are on sale now for performances Jan. 24-28 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. More...

‘Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves’

BEACH READING

by Sheldon Garon(Princeton University Press, $29.95) Americans are spendthrifts when compared with many other parts of the world. We save little, even though the United States has weaker social safety nets and a relatively youthful population. More...

SAVE THE DATE

Tennis fashions for Music for Minors Music for Minors, a nonprofit organization that provides musical instruments for students in Collier and Lee county schools, holds a luncheon and tennis fashion show on Wednesday, Jan. More...