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Recent Work

  • The romance is contagious Published 04/24/2009 at 2:21 p.m.

    After 37 years, she’s still not sure he’s her type. One thing that Frankie Ray and Maryellen are certain of: they are delighted to be appearing together at Senior Tequila’s, in Golden Gate.

  • When Marco met Berlin Published 04/10/2009 at 4:22 p.m.

    It’s “Thanks for the memories,” in English, or “Vielen Dank fuer die Erinnerungen,” in German.

  • Ben Dunlap and his guitar Published 04/03/2009 at 5:29 p.m.

    It requires a special type of music or a particular CD to engage with on those long, solitary drives through canyon folds or back country hills in the spring or fall, with the wind in your face.

  • The Pete and Howie Show captivates the crowd Published 02/27/2009 at 3:45 p.m.

    Upon entering Norm’s Restaurant and Lounge on a Thursday or Friday evening, at first you hear the gentle strains of a keyboard playing. Then, you notice Pete Byers is behind those pensive, sweet tones of “It’s a Wonderful World.”

  • Youth and talent abide with the Wholetones Published 02/06/2009 at 5:33 p.m.

    This evening at Bayshore Coffee Company — a tiny shop with a dozen plain tables, concrete floor and an eclectic collection of art and faux paintings — the room is brimming with an audience waiting for the music to start.

  • Big names, crowds come to Off the Hook Comedy Club Published 01/05/2009 at 11:04 a.m.

    When you arrive at 599 S. Collier Blvd., and first enter Captain Brien’s Seafood and Raw Bar, the aromas of fresh seafood and seasonings waft through the air in a family friendly, casual dining area. It is equipped with simple ...

  • Dan Vass Published 12/28/2008 at midnight

    When Sasso’s Restaurant on Marco Island hosts Dan Vass, the ambiance in the lounge is like opening up your home and inviting 30 or 40 of your closest friends and family over for drinks, dinner and a little entertainment. Except ...

  • Rod Mackenzie, taking music by storm Published 11/28/2008 at midnight 1 Comment

    Like Brigadoon on the beach, the Capri Fish House becomes a thatch-roofed time machine when Rod Mackenzie performs.

  • Ray Nesbit, a seamless musical performer Published 11/21/2008 at 12:02 p.m.

    Ray Nesbit appears Friday and Sundays at the Snook Inn.

  • Tony G, a lyrical love song Published 11/14/2008 at 11:57 a.m.

    Lyrics to a love song are often enough to make someone swoon. Especially if those lyrics are delivered by a voice that is deep and resonant, similar to what it might sound like if you could hear chocolate: sweet and ...

  • Myles Loud: one stop entertainer Published 10/31/2008 at 12:28 p.m.

    There is a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” at Porky’s Last Stand on Marco Island. Some of it is even on the dance floor, but a whole lot of it is on the stage.

  • Playing with poise: Mike Cohen Published 10/24/2008 at 11:59 a.m.

    The sweet and intricate sounds of a jazz ensemble emanate from a cozy corner of Kurrents in the Marco Island Marriott.

  • Frank Carroll is a music trailblazer Published 09/14/2008 at 12:03 a.m.

    Whether it was Woodstock or Bob Marley that helped shape Frank Carroll, one thing is certain — this self-proclaimed “hippie who never grew up,” just plays the music he feels like playing. Viewing the world though his dark, reggae-tinted sunglasses, ...

  • Jebry & all that Published 09/07/2008 at 12:03 a.m.

    The voice: it’s not tautly classical, not wispy and ethereal, and thankfully not the hormonally nasal sound that infiltrates current pop music. It’s a voice that makes you comfortable, like the girl next door or your best friend — who ...

  • Your Movie Review: August 31, 2008 Published 08/31/2008 at midnight

    What was the last movie you saw? “Indiana Jones — the Crystal Skull.”

  • Your Movie Review: August 17, 2008 Published 08/17/2008 at midnight

    What was the last movie you saw? Indiana Jones — the Crystal Skull.

  • Your Food Review: August 3, 2008 Published 08/03/2008 at midnight

    Have you been to a good restaurant lately? Yes. The Bayhouse.

  • Magnificent Mile: Tour Naples by trolley Published 07/13/2008 at 12:03 a.m.

    If you’ve lived in Naples for a decade or more, most residents would call you a native. Those born and bred in Southwest Florida who have stayed in the area are few and far between.

  • Your Movie Review: Renting movies is better than going to the movies Published 04/13/2008 at midnight

    Do you go to many movies? No. I watch a lot — rent them. I don’t want to pay $10 to see a movie.

  • Your Food Review: Restaurant staff indicator of good food Published 04/13/2008 at midnight

    That’s surprising. Your first indication how a restaurant will be is not food-related? No. Because a restaurant is like a wave in the ocean. It starts at the front door and runs through the place. It starts with the hostess, ...

  • Magnificent Mile: Janes Scenic Drive Published 04/06/2008 at midnight

    Shortly after, within a few hundred feet, a small group of manufactured homes appears on the left side of the road. Be prepared — your foot should be poised over the brake pedal when you see those homes, as that ...

  • Your Food Review: ‘Everyone loves Girl Scout cookies’ Published 03/30/2008 at midnight

    Why does everybody love Girl Scout Cookies? There is something for everybody. You can get rid of the guilt with the fact that the money is going to a good cause.