Wrapped in Talent
Here Come the Mummies and diverse live talent play eight hours of nonstop music at Funkfest3
FUNKFEST 3, THE BRAINCHILD OF FATHER and son producers Matt and Nick Nemec, owners of Big Crush Distribution, will make its music heard through the streets of Punta Gorda Saturday March 31. Full Story
Edison State hosts ‘Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction’ series
The Peace River Center for Writers at Edison State College is providing area history enthusiasts a trip back in time with its series, “Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction.” Full Story
Classic jokes immortalized as collectibles
April Fools’ Day is the a for jokes, but so are many other days. Our ancestors enjoyed jokes any day of the year. By the 1850s, potters were making puzzle jugs with holes that let liquid dribble down a shirt front and beer mugs with a ceramic frog or snake inside waiting to appear when the beer was gone. Full Story
This week on WGCU-TV
¦ SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 9 P.M.Masterpiece ClassicGreat Expectations – Part 1Pip is a battered orphan boy whorises from blacksmith’s apprentice togentleman under the patronage of amysterious benefactor. Full Story
‘A Picasso’ that feels like a forgery
You know that game where you’re asked what famous person, dead or alive, you’d have dinner with if you could?
After seeing “A Picasso” by The Naples Players, I’m pretty certain I’d never pick Pablo Picasso for a dinner partner.
Artistically gifted, yes. Full Story
Baseball and philanthropy have more in common than you think
As a young baseball fan growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, spring training was something that I always looked forward to (it not only signaled the start of baseball, but the end of winter). Spring training was a time when you could follow all the teams (especially your favorites) and evaluate their perception, performance and priorities. Full Story
¦ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid having someone else take credit for the project you started by finishing it yourself. Then it will be you lovely Lambs who will be wearing those welldeserved laurels. Full Story
‘The Hunger Games’
Here’s some irony for you: The people most interested in seeing “The Hunger Games” are those who’ve read the book. But oddly, those who haven’t read the book will enjoy the movie more, because it works reasonably well on its own, though not as well as fans of the book will hope.
Yes, I have read the book. Full Story
21 Jump Street ...
(Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube) Youthful police officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) go undercover at a high school to infiltrate a drug ring. Off-the-wall funny and with great spirit, this serves as proof that cruddy old TV shows can make darn good movies. Rated R. Seeking Justice ... Full Story
‘No Paved Road to Freedom’
by Sharon Rushton(Soaring Reader Press, $19.95)
In the ongoing debate over immigration policy, those who would shut down out borders fail to realize that in doing so they would staunch the lifeblood that has made our country great. Cornel Dolana, a Rumanian immigrant who has made a life for himself in the United States, reminds us of our pluralistic heritage. Full Story
Edison State to perform ‘Hairspray’
Theatre Department earns Risk Award, Excellent review
After being recognized for its excellence and willingness to take risks, the Theatre Department at Edison State College Charlotte Campus has stepped up its game once again with the upcoming production of “Hairspray.”
The wildly successful and acclaimed musical comedy debuts on the Edison stage April 13 for a three-night run sure to please area theatre enthusiasts. Full Story
‘Dearly Departed’ opens March 30
Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, the colorful, eccentric and very dysfunctional Turpin family proves that living and dying in the Bible belt can be very untidy.
For audiences, that means hilarious. Full Story