Save Wednesdays this month for opera at the movies

The Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” summer encore presentations continue on Wednesday evenings through this month at theaters across the country. Participating theaters in Southwest Florida are the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples, Belltower 20 in Fort Myers and Town Center Stadium 16 in Port Charlotte. Tickets are $12.50, and all screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit […]

Pirate first person

Ahoy, my name is Captain Bloody Spike Pierce. I am here to tell ye the stories and history of the highly regarded Fishermen’s Village Pirate Fest. In 2010, Fishermen’s Village held a small, yet fun, pirate’s day with just five pirates. The following year it grew to about 25 pirates. Coming up on its third year, Fishermen’s Village wanted the […]


Theater¦ Caught in the Net – July 12-Aug.18 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre,Fort Myers. (239) 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.¦ Broadway Jukebox Revue –July 6-15 at Cultural Park Theater, CapeCoral. (239) 772-5862.¦ The Laboratory Theater’s Psycho Beach Party – July 6-28. 1634Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. (239) 218-0481.¦ Grease – At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 18. (239)278-4422 or […]

Mondays offers second chance to catch FMff’s best offerings

Film fans who missed some of the 77 movies screened during the Fort Myers Film Festival earlier this year have a chance to catch some of the best features at “Missed it Monday” starting Monday, July 30, and running through Sept. 3 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Admission is $5. Doors open for […]

Arts & Humanities names Slavkovsky Artist of the Month

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County has named fiber artist Nancy Slavkovsky as Artist of the Month of July 2012. Ms. Slavkovsky will be honored with a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10. Her work is on display at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, throughout the […]

Sign up for road trips to Florida Grand Opera

Sign up now for a seat on the bus when the Naples Opera Society travels to Miami for the Florida Grand Opera’s 2012-13 productions. The coach bus departs from and returns to locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples. Season tickets are $360 for mezzanine seats ($425 for rear orchestra seating) at three operas and include round-trip coach transportation, […]

Peace River Film Festival Events Announced

The Visual Arts Center has announced the events and dates of its second annual Peace River Film Festival. The festival has grown to four days and runs Sept. 20-23. The search lights will again light up the skies above the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda with the Gala Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The […]

Venetian community named business of the month

Venetian Golf & River Club, the Venice 1,039-acre master-planned community located along the Myakka River, was named the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce’s June business of the month. Each month, the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes top area businesses that demonstrate excellent customer service, quality products, commitment to staff and to community. Venetian Golf & River Club will also […]

‘Advanced Style’

Celebrating the fashion sensibilities (and idiosyncracies) of older women

FUNKY. ELEGANT. ECLECTIC. SLEEK. ALLURING. SOPHISTICATED. FUN. The chic women  photographed Cohen’s book  “Advanced Style,” embody it all.  They also all happen to be in their 70s, 80s and 90s, with a couple even 100 years and older. They wear oversized, asymmetrical hats, leopard skin-print coats, stacks of Bakelite bracelets, and tri-colored shoes. There are tailored jackets, bold splashes of color, mixed textures, layering. […]

‘All Shook Up’ will knock your bobby sox off


Remember when rock was in its infancy and music was exciting? You’d hear a song on the radio or spin a 45 on your record player, and it was like an instant shot of adrenaline: Your emotions were jazzed, and you just had to get up and dance. Watching “All Shook Up” at the Sugden Community Theatre opening night was […]