March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

This week on WGCU TV

¦ 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. More...

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: More...

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. More...

‘Hello, Dolly!’ : Totally captivating and endearing

THEATER REVIEW

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”). More...

HOROSCOPES

¦ 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. More...

CAPSULES

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. More...

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 productio More...

St. Patty’s day decorations growing in popularity

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

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. More...

‘The Expats’

BEACH READING

by Chris Pavone(Crown Publishers, $26) More...

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. More...

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. More...

Having new eyes

GIVING

Collaboration, integration, consolidation, alliances, joint ventures, strategic restructuring… The nonprofit community is buzzing with these terms, but it’s not just jargon. More...

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

LATEST FILMS

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” much like the “Happy Feet” films before it, has all the subtlety of a hammer to the skull. More...

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. More...