March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Drawn to jazz, Jebry makes songs her own

Judy Branch grew up in Los Angeles with Cher as a best friend. At age 20, she was hired by trumpet player Harry James and began touring the world as a singer with his band. Throughout her career, she has performed with Wes Montgomery, Kenny Drew Jr. More...

A marvelous ‘Red’ that doesn’t match your sofa

There’s a moment in “Red” when William McNulty, as the painter Mark Rothko, roars at his young assistant: “I AM HERE TO STOP YOUR HEART, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? I AM HERE TO MAKE YOU THINK! More...

LATEST FILMS

‘John Carter’

“John Carter” tries to do everything and accomplishes nothing. More...

Start warming up to audition for summer’s ‘All Shook Up’

The Naples Players will hold auditions for the summer musical production of “All Shook Up” on Saturday, April 7, at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

Catch the spectacle of Cirque Dreams

Dance, shout and shake on over to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts for the Naples debut of Cirque Dreams; “Pop Goes the Rock” on Tuesday, April 17. Tickets for the one-time show are on sale now. More...

BIG ARTs seeks scripts for play reading series

BIG ARTS invites local talent to submit plays for the 2012-13 Community Theater play reading series. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 2. 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

Sorting antique names can be a tricky game

Seeking information about antiques and collectibles sometimes can be difficult because so many terms have more than one meaning. A “davenport” in England is a type of small desk. In the United States, it is a sofa. More...

Past repasts

Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: More...

food & wine CALENDAR

.Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m., Artichoke and Company: The restaurant hosts a pinot noir tasting and multicourse dinner party; $58, 1410 Rail Head Blvd., 263-6979. Reservations required. More...

Girls’ choir crosses the pond for Baby Basics

The acclaimed Chamber Choir of St. Mary’s School, Calne, group of young women ages 12-18, will perform a benefit concert for Baby Basics of Collier County at 3 p.m Sunday, March 25, at Naples United Church of Christ. More...

Mining the past

Erik Larson goes way back for details he expands into books

ERIK LARSON IS A TIME TRAVELER. Using letters, diaries, books, newspaper articles and extensive research, he delves into the past, seeking stories that once were wellknown but have been forgotten. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Michael Moukios, painter

Meet Michael Moukios. Chances are, if you go to many art events around town, you’ve probably seen him and his oil and acrylic paintings. More...

Living the ‘Dream’

In bringing the Bard to paradise, Actor faces his Shakespearean fears

I had a dream recently. More...

CAPSULES

Project X (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown) Three high school losers (Mann, Cooper and Brown) throw a party that gets so big they become legends. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival ready to roll

The red carpet rolls out for the second annual Fort Myers Film Festival March 21-25, with screenings of 77 films and numerous other events taking place at three venues. 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. ¦ “A Conversation with Louise Nevelson” 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 More...

Naples Opera Society sponsors trip to Florida Grand Opera in Miami

Naples Opera Society is offering special pricing for its trip to the Florida Grand Opera in Miami for Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” on Saturday, May 5. More...

Three Catholic cardinals spur a sea change in religious history

¦ “Cushing, Spellman, O’Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations,” by Rabbi James Rudin. Eerdmans. 157 pages. $18. More...

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Steppingstone to success

Lack of sufficient entries can be very bothersome at times, and many contracts fail solely because declarer lacks communication from one hand to the other. More...

SAVE THE DATE

Explore Scotland at Grey Oaks More...

Gordon’s on the River brings back supper club concept

Social dining clubs that offer amenities such as themed dinners, wine tastings and special access to facilities are few and far between these days. The novelty alone makes the Naples Harbour Yacht Club worth checking out. More...