April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Double the fun

VAC’s Emerging Artists offer 2 for the price of 1

EVERY YEAR THE Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, chooses one talented individual to carry the title of Emerging Artist of the Year. Not so for 2017. More...

Putting one’s life on the lines . . . of ruled notebook paper

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Look Beyond the Mirror: A Creative and Simple Approach to Discover and Write the Story of Your Life” by Penny Lauer. Privately published via the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 156 pages. Trade paperback, $15. 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...

And you may ask yourself, how did I get here?

ARTS COMMENTARY

Jim Starkey feels as if he’s trapped and he’s “never getting loose.” As he puts it, life feels like “One compromise after another, just a constant slipping.” Things have not turned out as he’d hoped and drea More...

HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lamb’s gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy.   More...

Fourth annual Smoke on the Water promises hot time down by the river

The fourth annual downtown barbecue competition, complete with sizzling music acts, raffles and a special play area for the kids, is sure to be smoking hot this year.  More...

Alliance offers art program for children with autism

The Alliance for the Arts, in partnership with Family Initiative Inc., continues weekly art classes for young artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder in April and May. More...

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita

Over the course of his musical career, Chris Hillman has enjoyed enough success to satisfy several lifetimes. More...

Venice Theatre to offer summer classes for kids and adults

Online and phone registration is open for Venice Theatre’s summer adult classes and TheatreFest ’17, the popular annual children’s theatre camp. There are five camp sessions and a variety of adult classes being offered. More...

For the love of Bug-eyes, and other old toys

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

You could say Bug-eyes and I met cute. It was 1982 or ’83 at a luncheon in Venice. Whoever was supposed to go with my mom had bailed, so I joined her for the luncheon and the doll show that followed. More...

‘The Lost City of Z’

LATEST FILMS

When I was 10 years old, my father sat me down to watch “The Godfather” (1972). I didn’t understand most of it, but I was old enough to grasp Dad’s intention in showing it to me, which was the emphasis on family. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 10 P.M. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Death at Victoria Dock   Phryne witnesses a shooting at the docks in the middle of a strike.   More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Westcoast Black Theatre presents “Dearly Departed” More...