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BRAD MELTZER’S THRILLers are the literary equivalent of crack cocaine: highly addictive and impossible to stay away from once you’ve had your first taste. Full Story
Naples artists become the subject of art
In an unusual switch, the artists featured in an upcoming exhibition are not the creators of the works, they are the subjects.
“An Artist’s Tribute: Graphite Studies by Lionel Heddy” features candid portraits of 12 local artists who have been inspirational to other artists and helped document Naples. The show is on view Feb. 11-25 at ArtGallery Full Story
Sculptor carves out time and provides materials for promising young student
Alexander is a 12-year-old student in the sixth grade at Pine Ridge Middle School. His family recently moved here from South Africa, and English is his second language. He speaks Spanish, but some might suggest that art is his first language. Full Story
Author of ‘The Weird Sisters’ to speak at the Phil
Eleanor Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Weird Sisters,” will join Elaine Newton as her guest for Critic’s Choice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and at the same time Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Both presentations have been moved from the smaller Daniels Pavilion to Hayes Hall, the main performance hall at the Phil. Full Story
A bedroom-hopping farce: Dated, but fun at Florida Rep
Three bedrooms, four couples.
Imagine the possibilities.
British playwright Alan Ayckbourn did, and wrote a farce about it.
And in the same way some people name their dog Dog, he titled his bedroom farce “Bedroom Farce.” It’s at Florida Repertory Theatre through Feb. 25. Full Story
Boa feathers fly in ‘La Cage’ coming to the Philharmonic
“La Cage aux Folles” starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber comes to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Feb. 28-March 4. Full Story
‘The Woman in Black’
Daniel Radcliffe will always be Harry Potter. He could win eight Oscars, cure cancer and establish world peace, and we’ll still refer to him as Harry Potter. Such is the cost of being financially set for life before you’re a teenager.
The real question is, will we as an audience ever accept him as someone else? Full Story
Man On A Ledge
(Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell) An escaped convict (Worthington) threatens to jump from a New York City high rise in an effort to prove his innocence. There are many layers to the film, each of which is skillfully and gradually unveiled in a tense and exciting way. It’s a fun night out at the movies. Rated PG-13. Red Tails Full Story
Catch an opera from The Met at your local movie theater
Opera aficionados can see The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” (“The Twilight of the Gods”) live in high-definition at movie theaters around the country beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 11. Full Story
Enjoy the Oscars at Café Lurcat with film festival friends and fans
Lurcat hosts the second annual Naples International Film Festival Oscars Party on Sunday, Feb. 26. The restaurant on Fifth Avenue South will roll out the red carpet for guests who will sip champagne and enjoy a threecourse dinner. They’ll also fill out Oscar ballots and bid on silent auction items, with pro- ceeds to benefit NIFF. Full Story
Play tells true-life stories of ‘The Exonerated’
Theatre Conspiracy presents “The Exonerated,” an award-winning play about six former death row inmates who were eventually released after being found innocent, Feb. 10-25 in the Foulds Theatre at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. Full Story
Theatre Conspiracy joins in aid effort for Japan
Shortly after Japan was devastated by an earthquake, actor James Yaegashi called friends in the New York theater world. “We as a theater community have to do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world,” he told them. A consortium of more than 30 organizations formed, and now a nationwide event is under way. Full Story
Sailor’s valentines actually travel souvenirs
Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for centuries. By the 1790s, romantic cards were being given to that “special” person. The idea of cards and gifts has continued, and collectors search for all types of valentines of the past — everything from pasted-together lacy cards and “mechanical” cards that pop open into a 3-D display, to very modern talking cards. Full Story
A stitch in time saves nine
There are many hands where it is much more dangerous for declarer to have one defender on lead than the other. It follows that if he has a genuine choice between which of two different methods of play to adopt — one of which avoids the dangerous opponent, while the other does not — he should choose to steer clear of the player who can do him the most harm. Full Story
Hardly like a bad hair day, ‘Shear Murder’ is a sheer delight
¦ “Shear Murder” by Nancy J. Cohen. Five Star. 246 pages. $25.95.
Nancy J. Cohen extends her Bad Hair Day mystery series with this latest entry in which trouble once again finds Marla Shore. And once again, the beauty parlor owner and expertrt hairdresser cannotot resist taking a leadd role in solving thee crime. Full Story
It’s high season for clubs and organizations to hold special events and programs for members and guests as well as regular meetings. Full Story
¦ The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel. The combined “Monmouth Duo” meeting is hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Club of Naples. All alumnae of Pi Beta Phi chapters across the country and Canada are welcome. Full Story
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Holocaust museum plans celebration Full Story