Florida Rep brings Mark Rothko and his paintings to the stage
THOSE WHO WORK IN THEATER WILL TELL YOU: Each play they produce contains its own set of challenges. Full Story
Asolo explores the world of Mark Rothko in ‘Red’
Audiences at the Asolo Repertory Theatre are seeing “Red.”
John Logan’s fictionalized account of a relationship between artist Mark Rothko and a protégé is a straight drama, and a bit of a departure for a theater known for productions of musicals.
But director Lou Jacob does not see that as a problem. Full Story
St. Patty’s day decorations growing in popularity
St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a thousand years. The modern celebration on March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland, with church in the morning, then a parade and dancing, eating and drinking later in the day. American collectors are beginning to look for decorations and memorabilia from St. Full Story
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¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 8 P.M.Great PerformancesThe Phantom of the Opera at RoyalAlbert HallTake a front-row seat for the 25thanniversary performance of AndrewLloyd Webber’s The Phantom of theOpera. Full Story
COMING UP AT THE RENAISSANCE ACADEMY
Lifelong learning classes enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda: Full Story
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Rotary presents night of music
The Rotary Club of North Port Central will host an evening of music starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. The musical group Claudio B & Company will offer a night of entertainment. Full Story
Symphony announces legacy campaign
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has announced a $1 million Symphony Legacy Campaign, with a $100,000 lead gift from the Kenneth Neumann estate. Full Story
Charlotte County Jazz Society announces scholarship auditions
The scholarship committee of the Charlotte County Jazz Society is preparing for its 2012 scholarship awards, having met with representatives from local high schools who will help the society recruit deserving scholarship recipients.
Auditions will be held at the Charlotte County Cultural Center music room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Full Story
‘Hello, Dolly!’ : Totally captivating and endearing
It’s not always easy bringing a classic musical to life.
The style and sensibilities are so different from what passes for musicals today (think the vapid “Legally Blonde” or the horrible “Rock of Ages”).
It’d be easy to categorize “Hello, Dolly!” as irrelevant and dusty.
It’d be easy to misstep when performing it. Full Story
Having new eyes
Collaboration, integration, consolidation, alliances, joint ventures, strategic restructuring… The nonprofit community is buzzing with these terms, but it’s not just jargon. These forms of collaboration are becoming cornerstones of what every nonprofit organization’s dialogue and deliberations should include. Full Story
¦ PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel suddenly overwhelmed by a flood of responsibilities. But if you deal with each one in its turn, you’ll soon be able to hold your head above water and move on. Full Story
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” much like the “Happy Feet” films before it, has all the subtlety of a hammer to the skull. Yes, environment-friendly themes are important to impart on impressionable young minds, but it’s so overbearing that it’s hard to enjoy the animation, songs and sweet story. Full Story
Act Of Valor ...
(Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Alex Veadov) A team of Navy Seals attempts to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent (Sanchez) and stop a terrorist (Veadov) from attacking the U.S. Starring real (and un-credited) U.S. Navy Seals, the action is appropriately intense and, we presume, authentic. The story falters at times, but this is worth checking out. Rated R. Full Story
Leslie DaCosta Musician
ARTISTS AMONG US
¦ What is your medium of choice?
My primary medium of choice is the saxophone. Flute, clarinet and voice are my second mediums.
¦ Tell us about your background. Full Story