Film festival’s return puts Fort Myers on cinema map
Published 03/22/2012 at 9:42 a.m.
According to Eric Raddatz, film is all about delving into the human psyche. It’s a pursuit he characterizes as a personal obsession, and one he wants to share. That’s why he’s continuing the Fort Myers Film Festival, now in its ...
Buzzin' Around: Lee County Extension class ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ offers sweet success
Published 06/23/2011 at 3:15 p.m.
The University of Florida, IFAS Lee County Extension offers a four-week Introduction to Beekeeping course in association with BASF.
Color of obsession: Hibiscus show highlights blossoming passion in 60th year
Published 06/02/2011 at 12:20 p.m.
Crawfish Pie, Chili Fire, Five O’clock Shadow and Whip Cream. It’s no nefarious incantation, but it is part of a magic brew cooked up by retired surgeon Dr. Hy Lans. You don’t need a prescription. You just have to love ...
Burlesque beauties and drag kings: Hen House brings a show that’s part sexy, edgy and fun
Published 05/27/2011 at 11:34 a.m.
All of us could use a little spice in our weekend routine. So how about having a little fun while you shake up your gender role perceptions? A new show called “Pick Your Poison!” presented by Hen House Entertainment in ...
The girls behind ‘Jersey Boys’ at the Mann work as hard as the stars
Published 02/25/2010 at 10:46 p.m.
Behind every great man is a great woman, so the saying goes. For Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, as recounted in the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” 46 great women were behind the blue-collar-kids-turned-musical-superstars. Don’t expect a huge ensemble cast ...
Romantic night orbits around Irish tenor
Published 02/10/2010 at 7:57 p.m.
On the heels of its recent name change, Miromar Design Center — formerly the International Design Center — will be further transformed this month for Opera Naples’ presentation of “Romeo and Juliet — Then and Now.” The production, which will ...
Opera Naples accepts Caruso’s challenge with ‘Il Trovatore’
Published 01/20/2010 at 8:58 p.m.
According to Enrico Caruso, there is a simple formula for a successful performance of “Il Trovatore.” All it takes, he suggested, is “the four greatest singers in the world.” Evidently, the legendary tenor’s edict has done little to dissuade productions ...
Florida Rep’s ‘Santaland Diaries’ unwraps seasonal myths
Published 12/09/2009 at 10:24 p.m.
It’s not all tinsel and eggnog. It’s no Miracle on 34th Street. It’s the soft underbelly of holiday cheer as exposed by an out-of-work writer in elfin clothes. This Ghost of Christmas Reality is David Sedaris, reporting from the holiday ...
'Boeing' goes the humor: Farce, says Florida Rep, is the cure for the common recession
Published 10/21/2009 at 6:51 p.m.
Seat cushions at the Florida Repertory Theater do not double as flotation devices, but its production of “Boeing-Boeing” promises to buoy up theatergoers. And that’s just the point, according to Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. “Part of the reason why I ...
Bug out at the Calusa Nature Center with new show
Published 10/01/2009 at 2:02 p.m.
They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and we go to great lengths to keep them out of our homes. Arguably, a fear of bugs is one of the more culturally acceptable phobias. Maybe, though, insects simply suffer from a case of bad ...