Artist SPOTLIGHT: Mila Apperlo sees light from a unique perspective

An accomplished stained glass artist, Mila Apperlo has been exhibiting and winning awards and accumulating collectors for her abstract paintings here and abroad. More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

Naples Big Band is on a mission of entertainment and education

During the Roaring ‘20s, the Great Depression and following World War II, big bands helped people relax, dance and have a good time even when the world around them was in chaos. Naples Big Band offers the same experience.  More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

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Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

ArtistSPOTLIGHT: Ancient art became Rothenberg’s new fascination

Marilyn Rothenberg tells of her Caribbean vacation a few years ago that took an unexpected turn. At a French resort in the Turks and Caicos she saw people doing what she thought was very unusual. More...

Posted 12/13/2017 09:21 PM

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Posted 11/29/2017 04:37 AM

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Artis–Naples  December 2 & December 3 Naples Philharmonic — “Handel’s Messiah”   More...

Posted 11/29/2017 04:37 AM

Artist SPOTLIGHT: Kathleen Bean’s imaginary world

Only Kathleen Bean could have persuaded 7th and 8th grade football players at a local school to lie on the floor and paint under their desks simulating a Michelangelo experience. “They had paint on their faces,” said Bean with a laugh. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

Amateur thespians reveal what draws them to the stage

Breathing life into a playwright’s characters onstage is an intoxicating endeavor for amateur thespians. More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Artis–Naples  November 1 Miami City Ballet  November 3 “Madama Butterfly”   More...

Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  October  5 Thursday   More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

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Artis–Naples  October 14 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  October 22 The Temptations and The Four Tops  October 28 Naples Philharmonic — Halloween Concert   More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

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Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Artis–Naples  Sept. 7 – 10, 13 Naples Philharmonic — Chamber Music  Sept. 9 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  Sept. 12 – 15 Naples Philharmonic — Trip to the Phil   More...

Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

Artist Spotlight: Suzanne French Luker on breaking the rules

Suzanne French Luker is not afraid of breaking any of the rules. More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:23 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples July 29 Saturday More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:22 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  July  2 Sunday   More...

Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

In a league of her own

Artist Spotlight

Every parent has heard the question coming from the back seat, “Are we there yet?” More...

Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

Cori Scheft has a passion for self-expression

Artist Spotlight

Artist Cori Scheft has a unique take on life and the best of her striking collages reflect her joyous perspective. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Artis–Naples June 1 & 2 Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music June 3 Pro-Am June 4 Festival of Great Organ Music June 9 Youth Chamber Music Festival Concert More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Artis–Naples  May 5 Deb & The Dynamics  May 12 “The Magic Flute”  May 18 & 19 Naples Philharmonic Patriotic Pops   More...

Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

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Artis–Naples  Apr. 12 – 16 “Cabaret”  Apr. 23 FGCU Wind Orchestra  Apr. 24 Lea Salonga  Apr. 29 Magic Carpet Family Concert   More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:42 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  April  1 Saturday   More...

Posted 3/29/2017 08:31 PM

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 08:31 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  18 Saturday – 19 Sunday   More...

Posted 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

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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 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

Guided swamp walks reveal hidden jewels

Corkscrew SIGHTINGS

Sunlight filters through the canopy overhead, reflecting lazily across the slowly moving waters darkened by tannins. More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

The SPOTLIGHT: our readers’ tastes

Chef Brian Lord voted Chef of the Year

Collier’s Reserve Executive Chef Brian Lord has been voted 2017 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation Caxambas Chapter of Southwest Florida. More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

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Artis–Naples  January 9 – January 13 Naples Philharmonic – “Casablanca”   More...

Posted 12/27/2017 03:54 AM

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Posted 12/13/2017 09:21 PM

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Artis–Naples  December 19 – December 24 “The Book of Mormon”   More...

Posted 12/13/2017 09:21 PM

Artist SPOTLIGHT: Viktorija Bulava: A figurative artist shaped by her rich environment

Riga, Latvia was once called Little Paris – a cosmopolitan city on the Baltic and a cultural center with a wealthy past. Riga is known for its richly decorated Art Nouveau architecture, colorful stained glass and sculptures. More...

Posted 11/29/2017 04:37 AM

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Artis–Naples  November 21 Randy Newman  November 26 Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour   More...

Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Posted 11/15/2017 04:27 AM

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Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

Juan Carlos Collada’s good omen

Artist SPOTLIGHT

For Juan Carlos Collada, butterflies are a good omen. “When I see a butterfly, I always think it’s going to be a good day,” he said. More...

Posted 10/25/2017 04:27 AM

Artist Spotlight Janine Wesselmann paints satires with sensitivity and humor

Janine Wesselmann has spent a lifetime observing people and their lives across all social strata and in the more elegant European and American capitals. More...

Posted 10/4/2017 04:22 PM

Popo Flanigan is where she’s supposed to be

Artist Spotlight

Popo Flanigan always wanted to be a painter. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Posted 8/30/2017 02:57 AM

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Broadway Palm  June 29 – Aug. 12 “Mary Poppins”  Sept. 7 – Oct. 7 “Groovin’”  Center for Performing Arts  Aug. 5 Improv Tonight!   More...

Posted 7/26/2017 05:23 PM

“Sister Act” is a fun night of theater

Opening night of “Sister Act” on June 29 was an off-Broadway success, with high-caliber acting, singing and choreography. The Naples Players performances, throughout July, are at Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theater in Naples. More...

Posted 7/3/2017 02:53 PM

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Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall  July 18 & 19 PAW Patrol Live  Broadway Palm  Jun. 29 – Aug. 12 “Mary Poppins”  Center for Performing Arts   More...

Posted 6/29/2017 12:19 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples June 4 Sunday More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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Posted 5/30/2017 09:56 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples May 4 Thursday – 6 Saturday More...

Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

A dramatic departure for Bill Kreutz

Artist Spotlight

Bill Kreutz figured it out. He found a way to bring the excitement of graffiti art onto canvas and present it as a traditional art form.  More...

Posted 4/26/2017 08:22 PM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples April 14 Friday – 16 Sunday More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:42 AM

Ted Bertz returns to his first love

Artist Spotlight

Ted Bertz’s paintings demonstrate an assured and bold sense of color. More...

Posted 4/12/2017 02:43 AM

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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 08:31 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 3/15/2017 02:57 AM

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  March  4 Saturday   More...

Posted 3/1/2017 04:45 PM