June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Naples Art Association puts photographs from around the country in the SPOTLIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT LIGHT, capturing an image with everything from bright white to coal black and all the gradations of gray — or color — in between. More...

Teacher turned sleuth stirs up suspects in feel-good murder mystery

FLORIDA WRITERS

Coral Springs writer Diane Weiner has at least one thing in common with her protagonist in the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery series: They are both veteran public school teachers who keep busy.  More...

Actors bring new twist to ‘Baby Jane’

In 1917, Baby Jane is a self-centered, blonde, blue-eyed child star. Her sister, Blanche, isn’t anything.  Within a few years, however, Blanche becomes a bona fide film actress. More...

Artists invited to apply for ArtFest

ArtFest Fort Myers is accepting applications for its 18th annual downtown Fort Myers juried fine art festival. Up to 200 professional artists will be selected to display and sell their original works at the show set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

Reflections on Sgt. Pepper at 50

ARTS COMMENTARY

It was 50 years ago this month when we first heard “It was 20 years ago today/ Sgt. Pepper taught his band to play.” It’s difficult to believe, but the Beatles’ iconic “Sgt. More...

Let’s not get rambunctious

CONTRACT BRIDGE

It might seem that declarer must go down one at three spades doubled, losing three diamonds and two trump tricks. But the fact is that South made the contract, and there was nothing the defenders could do about it after West’s club lead.  More...

‘The Mummy’

LATEST FILMS

“The past cannot remain buried forever,” Russell Crowe’s Dr. More...

Collectors just love all kinds of antique, vintage tennis items

ANTIQUES

Tennis started in the 12th century and was played without a racquet. The ball was hit with the hand. It was not until the 16th century that the game was called “tennis” and players used a racquet. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 10 P.M. The Bee Gees: One Night Only   Watch The Bee Gees’ 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 9 P.M. The Great British Baking Show: Cake   More...

Films made in Southwest Florida bring home to the screen

There’s a special thrill that comes with seeing your hometown in a movie.  All those familiar sights and sites, up there on the big screen: Look, there’s downtown! There’s the beach! There’s the courthouse! More...

Father and sons bring Latin sounds to Marco Island Center for the Arts

Cuban-born tenor Anibal Cruz and his two sons will perform salsa songs, Latin favorites and selections from the classic American songbook in concert from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. More...

From ‘Baby Jane’ parody to satellite radio

Naples resident Randall Kenneth Jones, who stars as Jane in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror,” takes the seat opposite Hoda Kotb as a guest on “The Hoda Show” on SiriusXM’s TODAY Show Radio (Channe More...

Musical comedy ‘Sister Act’ headed to the Sugden

The Naples Players present “Sister Act the Musical” June 29-July 30 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. More...

HOROSCOPES

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Don’t give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice.  More...

FILM CAPSULES

(Kate Mara, Common, Edie Falco) A Marine (Mara) and her bomb-sniffing dog bond and save lives in Iraq. It’s a touching story that also shows how in many ways the dog saves her life as well. Rated PG-13. More...

‘The poor man’s Wedgwood’ is tantalizing all the same

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Ruth Coons always comported herself with an air of refinement.  She and her husband, Ernie, had downsized to Fort Myers from New Hampshire clearly were a little more to the manner born than the rest of us.  They walked a miniature poodle na More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. More...

Coming soon to TNT

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Readers: TNT recently announced its slate of new programming, and I wanted to share with you all. More...

SAVE THE DATE

¦ PACE Center For Girls-Collier at Immokalee and presenting sponsor White House Black Market present the seventh annual Love That Dress! from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. More...