June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

‘Henry Clay: The Essential American’

BEACH READING

By David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler (Random House, $30) Henry Clay has been shortchanged by historians. He is relegated to a mere footnote in most history texts, but his impact on our country was both indelible and profound. More...

Presenting the Donor Bill of Rights

GIVING

Did you know there are professional fundraisers? They are a group of fundraising professionals motivated by an inner drive to improve the quality of life through the causes they serve. More...

‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

“Everything changes with time,” the heroine of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” says, and the comment is very apropos. This is a visual effectsfilled movie with terrible dialogue that’s based on a video game. More...

Turning Leaf’s summer series announced

Turning Leaf Productions and The Cultural Center Theater will present three productions this summer. A new show, “Ladies of Song,” will be presented Saturday, June 19, featuring Valerie Sneade and special guest star Judy Alexander. More...

Summer theater camp keeps kids creative

The Charlotte Players is offering two summer drama workshops at the Charlotte Performing Art Center in Punta Gorda. Both workshops start Monday, June 14, and run through Friday, June 25. More...

The Survivor

“As I staggered toward the funny building by the single street light, I saw two people peering at displays behind glass on the wall. The town was quiet, and I assumed it was somewhat rural as it sat hard on the Everglades National Park. More...

Acting pro has Equity vision for Charlotte County

Actors like to quote lines from plays, musicals, favorite playwrights and composers. If you’re a thespian or you know one, you know this is true. Dennis Hall, Equity actor and Deep Creek resident, is such a person. More...

This week on WGCU TV

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The end of the world — and thanks for the fish

ARTS COMMENTARY

Jo: “Why am I here?” Jules: “That’s something we all want to know, isn’t it? Is there a ‘purpose’ to our form and substance? Or are we simply the random More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Expect to learn something new about an old problem. This could provide some insight into how the problem began, and why it still defies efforts to find a resolution. Good luck. More...

CAPSULES

Sex and the City 2 (Sarah Jessica Parker, John Corbett, Cynthia Nixon) Facing difficult times at home in New York City, the girls (Parker, Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall) travel to Abu Dhabi, where Carrie bumps into old flame Aidan (Corbett). More...

Artists work adorns public places in June

During the month of June, area artists will be exhibiting at various Charlotte County locations open to the public. Artwork can be seen during each site’s regular business hours. . Caroline Wiseman, jewelry — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

The Manic Era

FLORIDA WEEKLY FICTION CHALLENGE

In every life, privileged or doomed to call itself human, there comes an unavoidable moment when one is confronted with the palpable presence of one’s most private fear. For Harper Riley, this moment was happening now. More...