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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  31 Friday – 2 Sunday   More...

Posted 3/29/2017 02:42 PM

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Artis–Naples  Apr. 2 & 4 Sypert Salon  Apr. 8 Jay Leno  Apr. 9 Matthew Morrison with Naples Philharmonic  Apr. 12 – 16 “Cabaret”   More...

Posted 3/29/2017 02:42 PM

Fred Nold, taking artistic liberties

Artist Spotlight

When one looks at Fred Nold’s paintings the scenes look real. “But they’re not,” he said. “I try to get the essence of what the painting is.”  More...

Posted 3/14/2017 07:15 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  1 Wednesday   More...

Posted 3/1/2017 02:00 PM

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Artis–Naples  March 5 Willie Nelson & Family  March 6 Smokey Robinson  March 10 m-pact  March 14 – March 19 “Something Rotten!”   More...

Posted 3/1/2017 02:01 PM

To some talented college students, spring break is for singing

For 11 seasons, the Franklin & Marshall College Chamber Singers have been traveling to Southwest Florida for their annual spring tour, entertaining local audiences and showcasing the talents of 20 of the college’s best singers. More...

Posted 3/1/2017 02:01 PM

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Artis–Naples  February 16 Upright Citizens Brigade  February 20 Twyla Tharp Dance  February 22 Art After Hours  February 28 Miami City Ballet with Naples Philharmonic   More...

Posted 2/15/2017 06:43 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  February  2 Thursday   More...

Posted 1/25/2017 11:47 PM

Memories transferred to canvas

Artist Spotlight

After the last of his staff left the office for the day, Jim Plesh would stay behind and paint. The weekends, too, were another opportunity to paint his own personal fine art.  More...

Posted 1/25/2017 11:47 PM

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Artis–Naples February 7 – February 12 “Beautiful”— The Carole King Musical February 13 Jodie DeSalvo February 14 Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band More...

Posted 1/25/2017 11:47 PM

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Artis–Naples January 17 – January 22 “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” January 24 Gladys Knight January 26 Rock Legends More...

Posted 1/11/2017 09:47 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples More...

Posted 1/11/2017 09:47 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples January 2 Monday More...

Posted 12/28/2016 09:21 AM

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Artis–Naples  All That Jazz with Martin Taylor January 4  Forbidden Broadway January 7  Minnesota Orchestra with Alisa Weilerstein January 8   More...

Posted 12/28/2016 09:21 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  December  16 Friday – 18 Sunday   More...

Posted 12/14/2016 12:26 PM

Marjorie Pesek’s layered imagery fools the eye

Artist Spotlight

From a distance, Marjorie Pesek’s artwork looks like painting. Visitors to her shows swear it is. It’s only in stepping up close that the magic of her art is revealed. Pesek calls it layered imagery. More...

Posted 12/14/2016 12:26 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  December  1 Thursday   More...

Posted 11/29/2016 08:01 PM

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Artis–Naples  December 3, 4 “The Nutcracker”  December 5 Havana Cuba All-Stars  December 8 – December 10 Joshua Bell with the Naples Philharmonic   More...

Posted 11/29/2016 08:01 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples November 18 Friday More...

Posted 11/15/2016 06:30 PM

Randy Coleman enjoys creative conflict

Artist Spotlight

Randy Coleman was ready for something new after he retired from a 25-year career as a lawyer, consultant and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. More...

Posted 11/15/2016 06:30 PM

Calendar

B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples November 2 Wednesday More...

Posted 10/26/2016 11:58 AM

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Artis–Naples  November 1 Miami City Ballet with Naples Philharmonic  November 2 ZZ Top  November 9 “Turandot”  November 12 Patchouli & Terra Guitarra   More...

Posted 10/26/2016 11:58 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples October 3 Monday More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:56 PM

Her toolbox includes brush, wax and a blowtorch

Artist Spotlight

Deborah Martin likes to draw, which is not unusual for an artist with a master of fine arts degree in painting. She also enjoys working with molten wax in a process called encaustic. In addition, she works with a blowtorch. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:57 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples September 3 Saturday More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:59 PM

For Teresa Benjamin it’s all about body movement

Artist Spotlight

A Starbucks morning, for many, means coffee and conversation. For Teresa Benjamin it means sketching the customers. More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:59 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  August  8 Monday   More...

Posted 7/27/2016 07:58 AM

Painting with pops of color

Artist Spotlight

Kaata Mrachek paints with a large trowel on panel. Her Everglades Series captures places that are familiar but not typical. “I want you to see the composition but I want it abstracted so the whole story isn’t told,” she said .  More...

Posted 3/29/2017 02:42 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  17 Friday   More...

Posted 3/14/2017 07:15 PM

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Artis–Naples  Mar. 14 – 19 “Something Rotten!”  Mar. 21 – 25 Naples Philharmonic Music of John Williams  Mar. 24 – 25 “Late Nite Catechism”   More...

Posted 3/14/2017 07:15 PM

Brenda Belfield, a master of light

Artist Spotlight

Naples artist Brenda Belfield is a master of light — not just on canvas, but as seen through her stained glass windows, 60 of them, in the august setting of Washington National Cathedral. More...

Posted 3/1/2017 02:00 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  February  15 Wednesday   More...

Posted 2/15/2017 06:42 AM

Getting into the zone with Tara Funk Grim

Artist Spotlight

Naples artist Tara Funk Grim was thrilled. Her painting “Ali Gator” was chosen for the 2017 Poster for ArtFest Fort Myers. ArtFest reportedly is Southwest Florida’s largest art festival, held in early February. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 06:43 AM

John Sebastian brings his ‘Magic’ to Naples

Do You Believe in Magic? John Sebastian, who transformed that question into musical gold in 1965’s Top 10 hit for the Lovin’ Spoonful will soon perform that self-penned tune and others from his extensive catalog for local audiences. More...

Posted 2/15/2017 06:43 AM

Music reflects the Jewish influence on Broadway

Wang Center at Opera Naples will be the setting Feb. 9 for an evening of Broadway music – more specifically, music reflecting the Jewish influence on Broadway.  More...

Posted 1/25/2017 11:47 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples January 14 Saturday – 15 Sunday More...

Posted 1/11/2017 09:47 AM

Peter Max is coming to town

Artist Spotlight

His artwork has sailed the seas on a cruise ship hull, flown the friendly skies on a jet fuselage, and graced Ringo’s piano.  While he has amassed a painting legacy over five decades, Peter Max will be connected forever to the “sixti More...

Posted 1/11/2017 09:47 AM

Australia: From penal colony to wine capital

When the first Europeans arrived in Australia in 1788 to establish a penal colony, no one would have guessed that 2½ centuries later, they’d be making some of the best wines in the world.  More...

Posted 1/11/2017 09:47 AM

James Neal Renfro reinvents the whimsical

Artist Spotlight

A visitor to James Neal Renfro’s art loft just off East Terry Street in Bonita Springs is in for a delightful sensory experience. More...

Posted 12/28/2016 09:21 AM

Multi-talented Irishman inspires through song

Ronan Tynan, an Irishman who will perform at The Stage in Bonita Springs on Jan. 26, said that when he was very young he had three ambitions. “One to become a doctor, one to become a singer and one to become an athlete.” More...

Posted 12/28/2016 09:21 AM

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Artis–Naples  December 15 – December 18 Naples Philharmonic Holiday Pops  December 20 ItzhakPerlman with Naples Philharmonic  December 26 – December 29 “42nd Street”   More...

Posted 12/14/2016 12:26 PM

Gary Bigelow is finding his voice

Artist Spotlight

Upon high school graduation, Gary Bigelow’s English teacher gave him this advice: To thine own self be true. Those words from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” have provided his compass through the years. “It stuck. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 08:01 PM

Olga Hirshhorn Collection reflects a lifetime of giving

Visitors to the Baker Museum at Artis-Naples can trace one woman’s adventures in travel and friendships through her extensive collection of works on view through July 23, 2017. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 08:01 PM

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Artis–Naples  November 17 & November 19 Naples Philharmonic Masterworks  November 20 Wang Chamber Music  November 27 Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016   More...

Posted 11/15/2016 06:30 PM

Sip and sample to music at Taste of Bonita

A three-day festival of food, drink and free music will take place Nov. 18-20 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. The Taste of Bonita, now in its 23rd year, is hosted by the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon. More...

Posted 11/15/2016 06:30 PM

Jo-Ann Sanborn creates the light

Artist Spotlight

Jo-Ann Sanborn sees more than green when she paints her favorite subject – the Everglades. “The colors are out there. It’s just a matter of looking,” said Sanborn.  More...

Posted 10/26/2016 11:59 AM

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Artis–Naples  October 8 Magic Carpet Family Concert  Oct. 8 Peter Frampton Raw  Oct. 15 Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx   More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:56 PM

3rd annual Bonita festival offers editing tips to filmmakers

A frightening clap of thunder breaks through the silence. Only a black movie screen is visible to the audience. Anticipation builds for the next moment.  More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:57 PM

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Artis–Naples  September 8 – Sept. 10 & 14 Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music  September 10 Magic Carpet Family Concert  September 16 West Side Tropico   More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:59 PM

Watching insects has never been so fascinating

Cirque du Soleil is presenting its newest arena show, “Ovo,” at Estero’s Germain Arena through Oct. 2, as part of a global tour of North America.  More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:59 PM