April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita

OVER THE COURSE OF HIS musical career, Chris Hillman has enjoyed enough success to satisfy several lifetimes. More...

Putting one’s life on the lines . . . of ruled notebook paper

FLORIDA WRITERS

The seed for this highly effective guide to memoir writing, at once practical and motivational, is a course the author gave at the Renaissance Academy (continuing education division) of Florida Gulf Coast University. More...

You’ll love being part of PACE signature fundraiser

In anticipation of PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee annual signature fundraiser, Love That Dress!, organizers are calling on the community to give time and gently used dresses to top the $126,000 the event raised for the program last year.& More...

And you might ask yourself, how did I get here?

ARTS COMMENTARY

Jim Starkey feels as if he’s trapped and he’s “never getting loose.”  As he puts it, life feels like “One compromise after another, just a constant slipping.”  Things have not turned out as he’d ho More...

A play fit for a king

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Assume you’re East, defending against four hearts. Partner leads the queen of clubs, which wins, and continues with the jack, which South ruffs. Declarer crosses to dummy with a trump and returns a spade.  More...

For the love of Bug-eyes, and other old toys

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

You could say Bug-eyes and I met cute. It was 1982 or ’83 at a luncheon in Venice. Whoever was supposed to go with my mom had bailed, so I joined her for the luncheon and the doll show that followed. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Death at Victoria Dock   Phryne witnesses a shooting at the docks in the middle of a strike.   More...

Goodland gets ready for an Art Extravaganza

Leave it to someone on Goodland to combine fine art and funky fun. Local oil painter Tara O’Neill hosts her 14th annual Art Extravaganza from 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, at Little Bar Restaurant.  More...

Find fine art at Mercato this weekend

The Art Festival at Mercato takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. More...

Hit the road for Florida Grand Opera

Naples Opera Society invites opera aficionados to make the trip across the state to see Florida Grand Opera’s production of Guiseppe Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” (A Masked Ball) on Saturday, May 6. More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lamb’s gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

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‘The Lost City of Z’

LATEST FILMS

When I was 10 years old, my father sat me down to watch “The Godfather” (1972). I didn’t understand most of it, but I was old enough to grasp Dad’s intention in showing it to me, which was the emphasis on family. More...

The time is always right for collecting sundials

ANTIQUES

Pocket sundials were very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America. A surprising number are sold to collectors each year as ornaments or historic relics, or as interesting and attractive conversation pieces. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ Naples Garden Club members thought they had packed away all things Cinderella following their successful Naples Flower Show. But then “Miss Ella” herself made a surprise appearance at the April membership meeting. More...