March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

This week on WGCU TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 8 P.M.Country Pop LegendsCountry pop legends unite to performtheir biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Countymusic star Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down memory lane. More...

Sundials popular throughout the ages

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

A stick’s shadow, sundials, clocks, watches and wristwatches have all made it easier for a person to tell time. The earliest known sundial dates from about 800 B.C. More...

More teeth, less politeness for a more accurate ‘Tru’

THEATER REVIEW

God broke the mold when She made Truman Capote. More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Expect to happily plunge right into a hectic social whirl starting at week’s end. Your aspects favor new friendships as well as the strengthening of old relationships. More...

CAPSULES

This Means War ..½ (Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine) Two CIA operatives (Hardy and Pine) compete for the same woman (Witherspoon) in this lighthearted action-comedy. As long as you don’t take it seriously, it’s good clean fun. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival to feature world premiere of ‘Mambo Man’

The Fort Myers Film Festival will feature the world premeire of the documentary “Mambo Man — The Story of Pedro “Cuban Pete” Aguilar” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. More...

Remembering Peg Longstreth

Jan. 16, 1939 – Feb. 17, 2012

Peg Goldberg Longstreth had a passion for music and art and wrote about them both with a keen eye. She had strong opinions, both on and off the page. A classically trained pianist, she knew what to listen for when reviewing concerts. 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...

‘The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers and the Coming Cashless Society’

BEACH READING

by David Wolman(Da Capo, $25) More...

Jansen gallery opens during Art Walk

The public is invited to the grand opening of UNIT A - Contemporary Art Space, from 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 2, at 1922 Evans Ave., Fort Myers. More...

You’ll learn a lot simply by watching

GIVING

Clearly, the last few years have been a challenging economic period for organizations in the philanthropic sector, but believe it or not, there are a number of groups doing well, including higher education. More...

‘Act Of Valor’

LATEST FILMS

“Act Of Valor” is unique in that the filmmakers worried so much about getting things “right” and making it “authentic” that they forgot to tell a solid “story.” More...

Charlotte Symphony to feature Scandinavian classics, American youth

The classical Scandinavian composers Jean Sebelius and Edvard Grieg have long charmed the universe of music. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s Scandinavian Night performance at 7:30 p.m. More...