2013-11-21

‘Something Intangible’ is the real thing: Sheer genius

ARTS COMMENTARY


Art and commerce may walk handin hand, but the journey’s not always smooth. They tug and pull at each other, demanding dominance. Each needs the other, but a peaceful coexistence isn’t always possible. Creativity thrives in chaos, in novelty, in the unexpected. Creativity dwells in possibilities. Business requires order, precision, absolutes. Business worships predictability. “Something Intangible,” playing at the Gulfshore […]

LATEST FILMS

The Best Man Holiday


Sometimes the best experiences at movies come when you least expect it. Take “The Best Man Holiday,” for example. Having not seen its predecessor, the critically lauded and reasonably successful (see below) “The Best Man” (1999), “The Best Man Holiday” is a pleasantly surprising, well-rounded, thoughtful, funny and heartfelt look at a group of African-American friends caught in between the […]

HOROSCOPES



¦ SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new development could snarl travel schedules or other holiday-linked projects. Some flexibility might be called for to deal with the problems before they get too far out of hand. ¦ SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) High-energy aspects dominate, both on the job and at home. Use this time to put some […]

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KOVEL: ANTIQUES


It’s time to think about Thanksgiving and the abundant dinner expected for the holiday. Tradition today suggests a menu of turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed onions, sweet potatoes and apple or pumpkin pie. A green-bean casserole and deep-fried turkey are newer ideas. But the first Thanksgiving probably featured very different food: deer, turkey, wild birds, perhaps even passenger pigeons, […]

Community Concert Series brings world-class artists to Fort Myers



World-renowned artists from Europe, Israel and the United Kingdom will travel to Fort Myers to perform for the Fort Myers Community Concert Association in its 65th annual concert series. Tickets are going fast for the five performances, which organizers say are among the best ever offered by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association. All performances will be at the Barbara […]

State sweep snags unlicensed contractors



The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation recently conducted a week-long sting targeting unlicensed contractors in the Cape Coral area. Working together with the city of Cape Coral local licensing department, investigators identified 21 individuals through advertisements and consumer complaints who were publicly offering to perform professional services that require a state of Florida license. The operation was part […]

THE PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM

... celebrates 10 years in Sarasota


SINCE HIS DEBUT AT CARNegie Hall in 1963 (at the tender age of 18), Itzhak Perlman has delighted and amazed audiences with his virtuoso violin performances. Without a doubt, if you have the opportunity to hear Mr. Perlman perform live, it is an experience you will not forget. Mr. Perlman is, however, about more than just creating his own beautiful […]

CAPSULES



(Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman) Thor (Mr. Hemsworth) must save Jane (Ms. Ortman) and protect the universe from a longthought dead Dark Elf named Malakith (Christopher Eccleston). The action is rousing and the comic relief is spot on. There’s no doubt that Thor’s movies are the best of the Avengers’ individual efforts. Rated PG-13. (Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Robert […]