The first time I drove to Cibao Grill, I almost missed it. As with many other restaurants in Naples, this family-owned establishment suffers from lack of exposure, tucked inside a strip mall on the corner of U.S. 41 and Neapolitan Way.
Stop by on any given day for lunch or dinner, however, and you’ll find the restaurant packed — always a good sign, if you ask me.
DJ Tiësto is coming to Naples.
If the full import of this information is lost on you, don’t fret. Naples deserves high praise as a world-class cultural destination, but has some catching up to do in the world-class trance-dance department. It will get a crash course at 10 p.m. on Monday, when the hugely popular Tiësto performs at Sway Lounge.
The event is part of club’s third anniversary celebration, and is one of 175 stops on Tiësto’s world tour promoting the Oct. 6 release of “Kaleidoscope,” his fourth studio album.
OK. We get it already. The Great American Songbook is, well, great.
From the ’20s to the ’60s a seemingly endless number of great songs were written by cadre of amazingly talented New York songwriters. Arlen. Kern. Lerner and Loewe. Rodgers and Hart. Porter. Gershwin. Berlin. Carmichael. Their works, known collectively as the Great American Songbook, in many respects represent the high point of our country’s songwriting prowess.
So to get a copy of Willie Nelson’s newest album, “American Classic,” wasn’t only not strange, it was expected. After all, Nelson, who appears at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Sunday, made recording these sort of albums cool 30 years ago with “Stardust.”
It’s Year Two for community concert bands, and they plan to make it a big one.
The Naples and Bonita Springs concert bands start their seasons soon — this Sunday for Naples and Oct. 25 for Bonita.
They are five guys who have one unique sense of style. From their stages names all the way to what they wear. If you go to one of their shows you will notice them wearing the well known geek outfit, equipped with helmets on their heads, glasses held together with tape, mismatched clothing, bow ties and suspenders, pretty much anything they can get their hands on. Their motto is to just have fun and not take life too seriously. Guitarist Scott Bush took time away from his pocket protectors to talk with us.