‘The Big Bang’
PITCHING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES ...
If you thought “Phantom of the Opera” was big, with its candle-lit lagoons and plummeting chandelier, or “Miss Saigon,” with its huge helicopter… well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Jed and Boyd want to produce the biggest musical extravaganza ever seen on Broadway.
How big? BIG! Full Story
SWFL Fashion Week events hit Punta Gorda April 29-May 2
Joanne Cetrangelo is originally from Long Island and has been the owner of Gianna’s, a full-service hair salon in Port Charlotte for more than six years. She’s lived in Charlotte County for 20 years and been a hair stylist for 34. Full Story
Hand-painted art pottery highly valued
Art pottery was first made in the United States by a group of women in Cincinnati who had seen the pottery exhibits at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Full Story
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The Civil War
The Cause 1861 - Part 1
‘A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke’
By James Horn (Basic Books, $26)
What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke remains one of the most intriguing mysteries in our national history. Full Story
Most importantly, this play is delightfully Wilde and Earnest
When we fall in love, do we fall in love with the person, or with our idea of them?
In Oscar Wilde’s classic “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at least three people fall in love with their idea of the other, rather than with the flesh-andblood person. Full Story
Keep your eye on the ball
A number of years ago, a member of my staff happened to know Mark Victor Hansen, the author of the famous and very popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. I remember the staff member saying that the reason Mark thought the series was popular was that it sounded like advice his mother gave him and everyone could relate to that. Full Story
¦ TAURUS (April 20 to May
Going to new places and meeting new people appeals to both the Taurean’s romantic and practical side. After all, you never can tell where those new contacts can take you. Right? Full Story
‘The Back-Up Plan’
A fresh approach is more than welcome in most genre movies, so “The Back-Up Plan” deserves credit for trying something different as a romantic comedy. Full Story
Formosa Betrayed Full Story
Octogenarian artist still carves stone by hand
Anne L. Nuzzo’s award-winning marble grouper has been on display at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda for the past month. The Scuptor’s Exhibit closes at 4 p.m. April 29.
The 85-year-old sculptor carves by hand, most often without the help of power tools. Perhaps that’s why the determined artist’s marble grouper was a favorite of the show. Full Story
Favorite performer gives free concert
Turning Leaf Productions turned over all its proceeds Sunday night in a free concert, the final of its Fab Five concert series.
Valerie Sneade, singer and founder of Turning Leaf, performed a favorite collection of songs in “The Barbra Streisand Songbook” to a crowd gathered at the Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte. Full Story
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre performs ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre presents the Hans Christian Anderson classic, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” playing April 29 to May 1. Full Story