March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Florida may be wacky but it's ours

Craig Pittman, who penned popular book on weird Florida, joins other authors at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Author Craig Pittman arrived without his machete for a Florida Weekly interview at a Panera Bread plopped down in a patch of Pinellas County urban sprawl more than 100 miles north of Fort Myers.  “It’s in the car,” Mr. More...

GIVING BRIEFS

TEAM Punta Gorda holds golf tourney   More...

Classic Naples-based mystery series says adieu with class

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Death in the Dark,” by Kinley Roby. Privately published. 277 pages. Kindle e-book, $2.99. More...

Need a good laugh? Head to Lab Theater for “Play On!”

We are all creatures of habit to varying degrees, and whenever someone or something threatens our routine, chaos is likely to ensue. More...

FILM CAPSULES

Kong: Skull Island ..½ More...

HOROSCOPES

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A patch of roiling water in the workplace could be threatening, but stay the course and you’ll soon be clear of it. Then go out and have a great time with loved ones.   More...

Series starring singer Jewel returns in April on Hallmark

Q: Last year I saw a movie on cable that starred Jewel, the singer, and she solved a murder mystery. It was based on a book series, so I was wondering if they were planning to make the movies into a series.  — Lyla F., via email   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...

Improv on the page

Children’s book author never gave up the art of ad-libbing

When author Chris Grabenstein attends a book festival or speaks at a school, he’s greeted like a rock star — especially by those in the 8- to 12-yearold range.  Even reluctant readers love his books.  Third through sixth graders More...

Gabriele Childs’ ‘transformational’ art goes on display

All artists are masters of the transformative process. They take a blank canvas or a piece of clay and, through creativity and hard work, convert it into art. More...

Pitcher this: A Toby find that smiles across the ages

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I remember the first Toby jug I bought.  It depicted a little fat man holding a mug.  It could not have been more than 3 inches high and, though crudely painted, had the most beautiful cobalt blue glaze on its coat. More...

Victorian American furniture includes a number of different styles

ANTIQUES

Many authors define American Victorian furniture in terms of one of the many design types used from 1840 to 1900, but all of them are Victorian. More...

‘The Sense of an Ending’

LATEST FILMS

For a movie that highlights the ending in its title, “The Sense of an Ending” doesn’t have much of one. It’s anti-climactic, if anything. More...

Royal Scottish National Orchestra on stage March 20

Famed violinist Nicola Benedetti joins ensemble

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will appear in concert at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Monday, March 20, as part of its first United States tour in more than 35 years.  More...

Pedal and Play puts the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

The season may be winding down, but there are still plenty of events to keep you busy. Don’t let season fatigue stop you from enjoying these fun outings. Pedal and Play in Paradise More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Monologues recount the impact of race   A variety of “Racial Monologues,” personal vignettes about how race has impacted one’s life, will be performed at 7 p.m. More...