Under the Stars

The Alliance for the Arts is bringing the Stardust Memories Big Band to its amphitheater stage for an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Coolers, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged as concert-goers enjoy some of the greatest hits of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and others.

The Stardust Memories Big Band is a professional 17-piece jazz ensemble led by Craig Christman.  » Read more

The Latest Sanibel Wave

Lily & Co. Jewelers introduces a new design for its exclusive ‘Sanibel Wave’ pendant. The latest piece features two dancing dolphins, one with a full body of pave diamonds to capture sparkling waters surrounding Sanibel Island. A juvenile dolphin has a diamond solitaire eye and jumps from Abalone and Mother of Pearl waves encompassed in an elegant halo of diamonds.

“The Sanibel Wave pendant has been a huge hit,  » Read more

Meet the Director

Ocean’s Reach has been pleased to host Ann Nieman, director of the BIG ARTS production of Noises Off, the wildly outrageous comedy playing at the Strauss Theater until February 17th.

Ann’s past credits on Sanibel Island include Lend Me a Tenor and Stepping Out.

An award-winning director/choreographer, Ann has created over 200 productions for respected regional theaters across the U.S. and Europe,  » Read more

A Wizarding Experience

The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform music from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as part of a video/movie experience.

The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ score.  » Read more

Just WOW!!

“Over 40 years.”

When we asked longtime guest Harold B. from Hartford, IL just how long he’s been searching for a junonia, that was his answer.

And we believe him. The amazing shell — which is considered the island’s most coveted seashell due to its elusiveness — is rare indeed. And Harold’s was one of the most perfect and prettiest we’ve ever seen!  » Read more

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