Circus Posters Come to Town
Vintage artwork celebrates the Greatest Show on Earth
WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN, everything stopped.
Stores locked their doors, businesses closed and schools gave children the day off. Full Story
‘Sea You in September’ theme for Punta Gorda Gallery Walk
Gallery Walk returns to downtown Punta Gorda Thursday, Sept. 15, with the theme “Sea You in September,” inviting seasonal residents to partake in its artfully inviting environs. Full Story
The Circus Museum gets bigger and better
The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art’s Circus Museum in Sarasota is about to have 24,475 more square feet of fun, in a $7.5 million addition set to open Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission to the Circus Museum is free that day.
The addition adjoins the Tibbals Learning Center, which houses the world’s largest miniature circus, created by Howard Tibbals. Full Story
Nothing starts the bidding like a good finish
KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING
Original finish on antique furniture is not always a plus. Sometimes the furniture is so worn and scarred, it is too unsightly for the living room. Should it be refinished? If it is a rare 18th-century piece, be sure to make a decision with the help of a furniture expert who likes antiques. A good refinishing job may add thousands to the value. A bad job adds nothing. Full Story
This week on WGCU TV
. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 9 P.M. Richard Bangs’ Adventure with a Purpose Costa Rica: Quest for Pura Vida
The renowned adventurer explores the ecological nexus of North and South America — Costa Rica. The island nation is home to more species of animals and plants than found in the United States and Canada combined. Full Story
‘’S Wonderful’ has its moments, but ’s a bit uneven
“’S Wonderful,” the Gershwin revue playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, isn’t as ’s marvelous as one would hope.
It’s ’s OK, but doesn’t leave you wanting ’s more.
Perhaps we’ve overdosed on musical revues in this town. Full Story
Within your reach
AlbertAlb EinsteinEi i said,id “ProblemsP bl cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Full Story
¦ VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom. Full Story
Sports movies are rarely so good that they make me want to stand up and cheer, but “Warrior” did just that. It also made me cry.
This is a powerful, heartbreaking story about two estranged brothers who were torn apart as children but are now on a collision course to fight out years of anger with a $5 million purse on the line. Full Story
Local bead store owner featured in international magazine
The work of Dana Rudolph, owner of My Bead Gallery in Englewood, was recently featured in Bead & Button magazine. Her piece, One Square at a Time, was pictured in the magazine, a favorite of bead artists the world over. Full Story