March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Florida may be wacky but it's ours....

Craig Pittman, who penned a popular book on weird Florida, joins other authors at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival

Author Craig Pittman arrived without his machete for a Florida Weekly interview at a Panera Bread plopped down in a patch of Pinellas County urban sprawl more than 100 miles north of Fort Myers.  “It’s in the car,” Mr. More...

Improv on the page

Children’s book author never gave up the art of ad-libbing

When author Chris Grabenstein attends a book festival or speaks at a school, he’s greeted like a rock star — especially by those in the 8- to 12-yearold range.  Even reluctant readers love his books.  Third through sixth graders More...

HOROSCOPES

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A patch of roiling water in the workplace could be threatening, but stay the course and you’ll soon be clear of it. Then go out and have a great time with loved ones.  More...

Points, shmoints

CONTRACT BRIDGE

The number of tricks a side can make often is determined by distributional factors rather than high-card points, as witness this deal from a match between Ireland and Italy.  The Irish declarer, Peter Pigot, got to four hearts doubled as shown a More...

Pitcher this: A Toby find that smiles across the ages

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I remember the first Toby jug I bought.  It depicted a little fat man holding a mug.  It could not have been more than 3 inches high and, though crudely painted, had the most beautiful cobalt blue glaze on its coat. More...

Island Theater Company’s latest promises to fetch lots of laughs

The Island Theater Company on Marco presents the contemporary adult comedy “Men Are Dogs” March 16-20 and April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Playwright Joseph Simonella will attend the 7:30 p.m. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 10:30 P.M. Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special   More...

Get to the Garden for Naples City Limits

The current state of country music has many longtime fans wondering, “What’s so great about trucks and beer?” and “How did a drum machine make it onto Cat Country?”  More...

Classic Naples-based mystery series says adieu with class

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Death in the Dark” by Kinley Roby. Privately published. 277 pages. Kindle e-book, $2.99. More...

Lavish and loverly: The Naples Players present ‘My Fair Lady’

ARTS COMMENTARY

The news that two theaters in Naples, just blocks away from each other, would present the same show in the same season was initially met with consternation. But theatergoers — and the venues themselves — need not have worried.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

Kong: Skull Island ..½ More...

‘The Sense of an Ending’

LATEST FILMS

For a movie that highlights the ending in its title, “The Sense of an Ending” doesn’t have much of one. It’s anticlimactic, if anything. More...

‘These Shining Lives’ sheds light on the Radium Girls of the 1920s

In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Naples Players present Melanie Marnich’s historical drama, “These Shining Lives,” March 22-April 15 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Jessica Walck directs.  More...

Series starring singer Jewel returns in April on Hallmark

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Last year I saw a movie on cable that starred Jewel, the singer, and she solved a murder mystery. It was based on a book series, so I was wondering if they were planning to make the movies into a series.  — Lyla F., via email   More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ “A Little Bit o’ Blarney” to benefit Collier Child Care Resources takes place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Clive Daniel Home. More...