August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

People paved the way to Punta Gorda's progress, recovery

Saturday's Xtreme Makeover celebrates a community's renewal

Triumph over tragedy — it feels like that should be the mantra of a small community in southwest Florida that was ravaged by Mother Nature five years. More...

The Taking (and retaking) of Pelham 1 2 3'

Hollywood was green before green was cool, because Hollywood loves to recycle movies. So we have remakes of classics ("3:10 to Yuma," the upcoming "Harvey") as well as American versions of foreign films. More...

LATEST FILMS

'Julie & Julia'

Cooking 524 recipes in 365 days is difficult by any standard. But Julie Powell (Amy Adams), an overworked and emotionally drained aspiring writer, isn't looking for easy. More...

Punta Gorda entrepreneur reclaims "the artist within"

Born in New Orleans, Patricia "Patti" Rogers Presseller learned early to appreciate the comforting surroundings of original arts and crafts created by her parents, Margaret Donovan Rogers and Henry Melvin Rogers. More...

BEACH READING

'Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease'

By John Heidenry (St. Martin's Press, $25.95) On Sept. More...

GIVING

Charley and the Charlotte Community Foundation

Like so many other businesses and organizations in our area, the events of Aug. 13, 2004 made significant changes to the Charlotte Community Foundation and its operation. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to be a copycat when dealing with someone who uses unfair or even unkind methods to reach a goal. As always, do the right thing the right way, and you'll win in the end. More...

CAPSULES

Soul Power .. (James Brown, B.B. More...