May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Arts & Entertainment News

Our Cellist

How I went back to kindergarten to learn to play the cello

IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK to school later in life. Maybe they audit classes or take online courses. Me? I went back to kindergarten. It all began when my editor gave me an assignment early last year. More...

Llama llama (hey hey), red pajama!

I remember a story from when I was a little girl, though I don’t remember all the details. More...

HOROSCOPES

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A “tip” about a co-worker’s “betrayal” might well raise the Bovine’s rage levels. But before charging into a confrontation, let an unbiased colleague do some fact checking. 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...

FILM CAPSULES

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ..   More...

NOTES ON THE ARTS

Concert raises funds for wounded vets More...

A highfalutin’ find that’s better than, ahem, just desserts

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My name is Scott, and I hoard china. I live in a 1,200-square-foot house with two cats, five sets of silver and 10 sets of china. There. I feel better now. The only good thing I can say? I’m not indiscriminate. More...

Lab Theater’s ‘55 and Over’ sure to provide laughs

According to the 2014 Census, 11.4 million of the 43.1 million Americans who lease apartments or homes spend more than half their income on rent. Nearly 2 million are seniors who have no savings and no income except for Social Security. More...

Hibiscus Festival moves to History Park

The late Harry Goulding would be proud that Punta Gorda’s annual Hibiscus Festival will soldier on despite the loss of its traditional venue. More...

An alliance of necessity in a world where loyalty is bought and sold

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Shining Path” by William Schnorbach. Aristos Press. Hardcover, $29.95; trade paperback, $17. More...

‘Alien: Covenant’

LATEST FILMS

Admit it: We all despised “Prometheus” (2012), right? It was too long, too confusing and didn’t seem to have much to do with the “Alien” franchise at all. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 8 P.M. British Antiques Roadshow   Similar to the American version, this BBC series invites members of the public to have their antiques and collectables examined and valued by experts.   More...

GIVING BRIEFS

Denim & Diamonds features dinner, concert   More...

Sara Rue stars in new Hallmark movie

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Can you tell me what Sara Rue has been up to? I loved watching her on “Bones,” but now that it’s over, I wonder what she’s doing next.  — Hailey H., via email   More...

But of course, collectors collect items showing a collection

ANTIQUES

Collecting is a pastime in almost every country. Children start collecting with, bottle caps and free toys that came with a Happy Meal. More...