Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea
tells the story of Ruby, who steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show. But hours before the opening night curtain is set to rise, the cast learns that their theater is being demolished. With the help of some adoring sailors, Ruby and the cast set a plan in motion to perform the show in a naval battleship.

The show is known for its exuberant choreography.  » Read more

Historic Performance by Cuban Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida on Saturday, March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Since its inception in 1960, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.  » Read more

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Andy shared this photo that he captured of a Green Anole, the only anole species native to Florida.

Green anoles are medium-sized lizards with long tails. Sometimes called chameleons because of their color-changing abillity, they can be anywhere from emerald green to brown or gray. When stressed, they turn dark brown.

They’re getting harder and harder to find with competition from the hardy and non-native brown anoles,  » Read more

The King of Beers

The ever-popular Budweiser Clydesdales returned to the Fort Myers area last week, kicking off their visit with a return to the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade.

The massive horses — the living symbol for Anheuser-Busch beer company since 1933 — made various other stops around Southwest Florida, including an eight-horse “full hitch” walk through the Historic Downtown River District, where you-know-who couldn’t resist a selfie!  » Read more

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