March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

‘Madama Butterfly’

Beloved opera coming to three Southwest Florida stages

“It’s exquisite music,” says Andrew Kurtz. More...

When one woman’s ‘pound’ is a young tween’s ‘hashtag’

THE DIVA DIARIES

Just so you know, I’m hip. I’m sure of it. I know that actually talking on the phone is a primitive practice, so I communicate almost exclusively by text instead. More...

At Florida Rep for a spell: the trials of youth

ARTS COMMENTARY

Year after year, school kids devote themselves to that annual torture called the spelling bee. They memorize long lists of words they’ll never use in real life, as well as prefixes, suffixes and foreign languages. More...

Sharing time with those who are aging

GIVING

My friend had tears in her eyes as she shared her visit with a woman she hadn’t seen in years at an assisted living complex.  The facility was comfortable and well appointed and the woman had excellent care, but it was an emotional experie More...

Famous hand

CONTRACT BRIDGE

Those who consistently perform well at the highest levels of the game certainly are deserving of the reputations they have earned. But the chances are that if you watched a top expert play, you would not be greatly impressed.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 8 P.M. Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida   See portraits of the 2017 honorees — authentic, passionate and inspiring women who will leave a lasting impact on the people, environment, economy and culture of So More...

FGCU presents performance artist in solo show and with students

The Theatre Program in the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University presents an Artist Residency with Tim Miller that includes a solo performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and a student-devised performance under Mr. More...

‘T2: Trainspotting’

LATEST FILMS

“Trainspotting” (1996) was a jolt of a movie, an unpleasant inside look at heroin addiction and the hardships it entails. More...

Performers turn out in force for I Love the ’90s Tour

Somewhere between Young MC and Vanilla Ice’s performances at Germain Arena this weekend during the I Love the 90s Tour, it hit me. I’m old. More...

Ghostbird presents ‘No. 27’ at Shangri-La in Bonita Springs

FGCU theater professor Barry Cavin and Ghostbird Theatre co-founder Katelyn Gravel have teamed up to write “No. 27.”  More...

Don’t think it can’t happen

FLORIDA WRITERS

This fascinating techno-thriller grows out of the reality of nonstop cyberwar that, while largely invisible, is constantly going on all around us. More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid having someone else take credit for the project you started by finishing it yourself. Then it will be you lovely Lambs who will be wearing those well-deserved laurels.  More...

Mastersingers concerts set

The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, along with the City of Palms Youth Choir and the Mastersingers Festival Orchestra, will perform “New Dawn” on two weekends in April. The first presentation will be at 7 p.m. More...

Hope Chest keeps on trucking with new donation

Thanks to a forward-thinking gift from donors Tom Duncan and Sandra Moriarty, and support from Wallace International Trucks, Hope Chest Resale Stores in Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers are now offering pickup service for oversize items in a new d More...

‘Things My Mother Taught Me’ delivers laughs, perspective

Katherine DiSavino’s “Things My Mother Taught Me,” on stage in the Off Broadway Palm through April 29, centers around Gabe (played by James Putnam) and Olivia (Katie Pankow), two 28-year-olds (OK she’s only 27 and onehalf) who More...

FILM CAPSULES

Beauty and the Beast ..½   More...

FARMERS MARKETS

Wednesday   Lakes Park Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, Lakes Regional Park, 7300 Gladiolus Dr. Local produce, fresh seafood, native plants, cut flowers, artisan foods. Live music. www.buylocallee.com.  More...