Inside Showcase: What's happening this weekend in Southwest Florida

Here's what's what across Southwest Florida this weekend. Check out a calendar, movie reviews, a dining review and more ... all from Friday's edition of Showcase.

Movie Dude: Let's take a turn away from the obvious vampire flicks ...

“Let the Right One In” is a film that didn’t make it onto a lot of people’s radar simply because they were too clogged with other things involving the fanged undead. Yet this Swedish film did so well in its homeland that it achieved cult status here before it was even released.

While he was toiling away as a struggling singer in his native Alabama, Taylor Hicks never thought about doing a Broadway show.

“It wasn’t something I’d ever dreamed of doing,” Hicks says, in his heavy Southern accent. Now, two-thirds of the way through an 18-month jaunt in the role of Teen Angel in the touring cast of “Grease,” the former “American Idol” winner considers musical theater just another part of his arsenal.

“I’m an entertainer,” Hicks says. “I want to have a very versatile career. So far, I’m just scratching the surface.”

Looking for Peruvian and Chilean fare? Restaurant critic Chiara Assi heads to the Latin Family Bakery.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Showcase events calendar.

Desperate to see the new "Twilight" sequel? It's coming. Check out the movie listings.

Find the right restaurant with our dining guide.

© 2009 marconews.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features