March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Totally captivating and endearing

THEATER REVIEW

It’s not always easy bringing a classic musical to life. The style and sensibilities are so different from what passes for musicals today (think the vapid “Legally Blonde” or the horrible “Rock of Ages”). More...

LATEST FILMS

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” much like the “Happy Feet” films before it, has all the subtlety of a hammer to the skull. More...

COMING UP AT BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island. The Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. For tickets more information, call 395- 0900, the Strauss Theater box office at 472- 6862 or visit www.BIGARTS. org. More...

COMING UP AT THE PHIL

The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. ¦ The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra More...

Sanibel and Captiva history comes alive in new book

Southwest Florida’s coastal islands are among the state’s — and the nation’s — most enjoyable treasures. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

High-class defense

Assume you’re East, defending against three notrump. You might not agree with North’s opening bid, but there’s nothing you can do about that. West leads a heart, which you win with the ace. What should you play next? More...

SAVE THE DATE

Explore Scotland at Grey Oaks More...

‘Third on Canvas’ brings artists out to work en plein air

More than three dozen artists, including John Stobart, one of the world’s premier maritime painters, will set up their easels and break out their brushes to work en plein air when “Third on Canvas” comes to Third Street South from 1 More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Kathy French, lampwork artist

Kathy French was inspired to take up bead making as a hobby when she saw beautiful beads on the Internet. Also known as lampwork art, she’s been doing it for about nine years now. More...

Bach Ensemble set to perform Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’

The Bach Ensemble of Naples performs J.S. Bach’s “Mass in B Minor,” one of the most difficult choral works ever written, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. More...

CAPSULES

Act Of Valor (Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Alex Veadov) A team of Navy Seals attempts to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent (Sanchez) and stop a terrorist (Veadov) from attacking the U.S. Starring real (and un-credited) U.S. More...

Art lectures at The von Liebig continue

The final two lectures in The von Liebig Art Center’s 2012 series are coming up. More...

Go ‘Incognito’ and go home with an original piece of art

Two-hundred international, national and local artists are creating 200 original 8-by-10-inch pieces of work for “Incognito,” a raffle organized by the Friends of Art at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

St. Patty’s day decorations growing in popularity

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a thousand years. The modern celebration on March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland, with church in the morning, then a parade and dancing, eating and drinking later in the day. 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...

This week on WGCU TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 8 P.M. Great Performances The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall More...