March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

PORTRAYING THE BIGOT

Actors who play tough roles say sensitivity is the key to being true to the play and to themselves

“BEST OF ENEMIES,” WHICH PLAYED AT FLORida Repertory Theatre a few months ago, opens with a grand Cyclops addressing his fellow Klansmen, gleefully talking about how Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. More...

GIVING BRIEFS

C.A.R.E. holds dart tourney   More...

Fort Myers Film Festival gives awards in 7 categories

The Fort Myers Film Festival concluded March 12 at Broadway Palm Theatre with a champagne and dessert celebration of all filmmakers who were part of this year’s programming. Awards were presented in seven categories. More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Celebration of photographer Antonio Suares   More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you don’t know the full story behind the request. Don’t rely on someone’s unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act.   More...

Theatre Conspiracy to stage world premier of Lindsay play

The world premiere of Jeff Lindsay’s “The Cave” opens in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on March 24. Set during the Civil War, the play involves themes of race, belief and mortality. More...

Pop icon Debby Boone to ‘swing’ with Southwest Florida Symphony

The Southwest Florida Symphony closes its 56th season of pops with a weekend of performances featuring Grammy Award-winning 1970s pop icon Debby Boone in her signature production called “Swing This: Vegas, the 60s and Me.”  More...

Hermitage beach event highlights ‘Story Telling Now and in the Future’

“Two thousand years ago when Calusa tribe members sat at sunset listening to stories on Manasota Beach, they could not have imagined how we tell tales today,” said Patricia Caswell, program director and co-founder of The Hermitage Artist More...

A cruel past threatens to wreak havoc on an uncertain present

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Mangrove Lightning” by Randy Wayne White. Putnam. 352 pages. Hardcover, $27. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

LATEST FILMS

The cartoon is better. More...

‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is the very definition of funny

Florida Repertory Theatre will stage the multiple Tony-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in the Historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.  More...

Southwest Florida Symphony strikes a chord with Small Stage Symphonies

One of the unexpected treasures of the season is the Southwest Florida Symphony’s Small Stage Symphonies. A little off the beaten path of the big productions at the Barbara B. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3: Death Do Us Part (finale)   More...