February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

‘The Exonerated’: Amazing tales of Death Row innocents

Everyone knows the sting of being falsely accused. Depending upon who’s doing the accusing, it can lead to hurt feelings, ruptured friendships, damaged reputations. More...

LATEST FILMS

‘Safe House’

He’s played cops, criminals, civil rights leaders and heroes. But let’s be honest: Our favorite Denzel Washington is badass Denzel Washington. More...

February is for French films at FGCU

Brush up on recent French films every Thursday (and one Wednesday) in February with a screening at the Sugden Welcome Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. Attendance is free. More...

Lely’s Olé Art and Jazz Fest delivers art, music and more

Lely Resort hosts the third annual Olé Art and Jazz Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. More...

Church concert will benefit The Immokalee Foundation

British soprano Belinda Bradley and German pianist Joja Wendt join forces for an evening of entertainment to benefit The Immokalee Foundation beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Naples United Church of Christ. More...

Naples Music Festival goes country with headline act Diamond Rio

With more than 10 million albums sold, Diamond Rio has had nine No. 1 hits and 22 Top 10 singles.

The fifth Naples Music Festival is just around the corner and with a few new twists. Set for Sunday, April 1, and with Diamond Rio as the headline act, this year once again brings award-winning talent to downtown Naples. More...

CBS’ Bill Geist at literary lunch

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County welcomes Emmy Awardwinning CBS News correspondent and New York Times best-selling author Bill Geist as guest speaker at the annual LVCC Literary Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...

CLUB NOTES

It’s high season for clubs and organizations to hold special events and programs for members and guests as well as regular meetings. Here’s what some of them have planned. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

By George! Washington collectibles garner interest

Presidents Day, still officially named George Washington’s Birthday, is celebrated on the third Monday in February. But it has not always been celebrated on that day. George Washington’s birthday, Feb. More...

SAVE THE DATE

Royal Palm school to honor Donahues More...

Wild &Crazy

Bold ‘Das Barbecü’ embodies the spirit of revitalization at a small Sanibel playhouse

WHEN JUSTIN COWAN SAW “DAS BARbecü,” he knew instantly that he wanted to bring it to the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. “It was the craziest night of theater I’d seen. More...

Photographers invited to focus on ‘Camera USA’ competition

The Naples Art Association is seeking submissions for the exhibition “Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012.” Photographers are invited to enter one photograph taken in the United State after Jan. More...

Scholarship winner returns to perform in ‘Americana’

The Voices of Naples community chorus presents “Americana” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Naples United Church of Christ. The ensemble of 70 singers under the direction of Douglas Renfroe is celebrating its 10th anniversary. More...

CAPSULES

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island More...

Enjoy the Oscars at Café Lurcat with film festival friends and fans

Cafe 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. More...

Portraits of artists

Crayton Cove gallery exhibit celebrates Neapolitan artists

“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 through Feb. More...

ETC… Readers’ Theatre presents four short readings at the Sugden

“Sex, Lies and Audio Tapes” is the theme of four short play readings presented by the Naples Players’ ETC…Readers’ Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

‘Alive in the World Concert’ will benefit Eden Autism Services

Singers-songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rodney Crowell headline the 2012 “Alive in the World Concert” for Eden Autism Services Florida. More...

Zestful debut puts Lucy Burdette in the limelight

¦ “An Appetite for Murder” by Lucy Burdette. Obsidian. 320 pp. $7.99. More...

Library friends host author breakfast

Friends of the Collier County Library hosts the second annual “Bagels & Book Clubs” breakfast at 9 a.m. Monday, March 5, at the Hilton Naples, with guest speaker and New York Time best-selling author Deborah Crombie. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

It takes two to tango

This deal comes from a team-of-four match. At the first table, South wound up in six clubs doubled after North had opened with a weak two-heart bid. More...

This week on WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 9 p.m. The Queen’s Palaces Palace of Holyroodhouse – Part 3 Fiona Bruce visits one of Britain’s smallest palaces, Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse. ¦ FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 9 p.m. More...