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Philharmonic Center for the Arts announces its 2012 - 2013 season
ANYONE WHO’S STROLLED DOWN FIFTH AVEnue South nows that facelifts are not uncommon in this town.
And now the Philharmonic Center for the Arts’ annual catalog has one too.
Designed in-house, the publication has a fresh, updated look, with plenty of white space. Full Story
Call to writers: The Florida Weekly challenge returns
Here at Florida Weekly, we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how. Full Story
Library exhibit showcases works by Neapolitan Joe Chicurel
An eclectic collection of 30 works by Naples artist Joe Chicurel remains on exhibit in the Friends of the Library West Wing Art Gallery at Naples Regional Library through July 31. The show is made possible by Friends of the Library of Collier County. Full Story
Boulderbrook seeks artists for new festival season
Nationally renowned festival organizer Richard Sullivan announces that his Boulderbrook Productions event management company seeks artists for 14 art festivals he is coordinating for the 2012-13 season throughout Florida. The schedule includes three new festivals added this year. Full Story
Free photowalk will focus on Instagram
Understand Photography and photographer Peggy Farren will host a free photowalk focusing on the Instagram app for cell phones beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at Mercato.
“No fancy cameras allowed,” Ms. Farren says. “This is all about composition and creativity using our phones.” Full Story
Highlights and suggestions for next season at the Phil
Every year, I look forward to the local performing arts venues announcing their upcoming seasons. (It helps to know there are fun things in store and motivates me to make it through another sweltering Southwest Florida summer.) Full Story
¦ LEO (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. Full Story
‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Wow, what a great film. Full Story
Sunday afternoon foreign films continue at FGCU Naples Center
In the heat of the day, why not chill out with movie? The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University has two more Sunday-afternoon screenings in its summer series of foreign films. Full Story
NIFF Film Society presents ‘The Player’
The Naples International Film Society presents “The Player” when the NIFF Film Society Summer Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Silverspot Cinema. Full Story
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Semi-rural Sarasota sets stage for murder, nostalgia, romance
¦ “Life and Death on the Tamiami Trail” by Sheila Marie Palmer. CreateSpace. 366 pages. $14.99 from Amazon.com; $9.99 Kindle e-book.
I would have called it “The Sheriffs and the Gypsies.” Certainly this book, a disguised, ornamented memoir presented as fiction, is better than the unpromising title it wears. Full Story
Fun, sometimes flirty jars for your tobacco
Why would a tobacco jar from the 19th century be shaped like a lady in a long, full dress? Tobacco jars were made in many unexpected shapes, and there are many figural tobacco-jar collectors today. Most jars were made from 1850 to 1900 in Bohemia and nearby countries. They were made of majolica, bisque, pottery, wood, even bronze. Full Story
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It’s never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organization’s event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full Story