April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

DANCING IN THE STREETS

The Punta Gorda Block Party returns to rock and rule

TODAY, THE DOWNTOWN AREA IS the bustling, quaint and clean heart of Punta Gorda. But it wasn’t always that way. In 1987, as the city was celebrating its first centennial, the infrastructure wasn’t cooperating. More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Fairy Tale Story Time at bookstore   Costumed characters visit Sandman Book Co., 16480 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda for story time. More...

‘Free Fire’

LATEST FILMS

In the history of movies, I don’t think more characters have survived more gunshot wounds than as seen in “Free Fire.” Bullets connect with various body parts, yet for the longest time, no one dies. 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...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Raisins and Almonds   When a young man is found dead at the Eastern Market, Phryne is plunged into the diverse worlds of Jewish politics, alchemy and poison.   More...

Rock the Fort

Phil Collen ready to create some ‘hysteria’

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen isn’t just getting older, he says he’s getting better. More...

Characters bedeviled by trauma and loss in complex psychological thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Red Hunter” by Lisa Unger. Touchstone. 368 pages. Hardcover, $25.99. More...

Seances, swordfights and Shakespeare in ‘I Hate Hamlet’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Let’s put it this way: I didn’t hate “I Hate Hamlet,” but I didn’t love it either. It’s a play adored by actors because it glorifies the theater and boasts of the superiority of the stage over the TV screen. More...

HOROSCOPES

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if you’re proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. More...

FILM CAPSULES

The Lost City of Z ...   More...