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‘Our First 100 Days’ gathers indie artists for a cause

Entertainment news is very seldom known for getting too politically charged or involved in the democratic process, but as we’ve seen just this week, the two worlds are no longer mutually exclusive. President Donald Trump’s rise to power caught many entertainers first off guard then infuriated, as heavyweights and underdogs alike from the cinema, arts, television and music communities used their platforms to speak out against Trump’s initial decisions in office. Most notably, Meryl Streep shamed him for mocking a disabled reporter during his campaign, and more recently, speakers and winners spoke out at the Screen Actors Guild Awards...

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Full Pulp Ep. 7 – Jordan Axelrod

Full Pulp: Ep. 6 - Jordan Axelrod http://eaglenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Full-Pulp-Ep.-7-Jordan-Axelrod.mp3 We’re back with season 2 with local filmmaker and producer Jordan Axelrod. His film “Seven Ten Split” won an honor at the Fort Myers Film Festival in 2016. We sit down with the NYU alumni and discuss the importance of indie films, as well as his run-ins with broadway royalty and what he thinks about Wes...

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‘Telemetry’ fuses art and engineering

Artist and paper engineer Matthew Shlian will present his installation, “Telemetry” Thursday, Jan. 26 – March 2 at the FGCU Arts Complex main gallery. There will be an artist talk by Shlian Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in U. Tobe Hall located inside the music building, followed by a reception in the main gallery until 8 p.m. As a paper engineer, Shlian says his work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. His artwork revolves around folded paper and complex geometric structures. “Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy...

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Retirement workshop to be held at Cohen Center

The Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at FGCU will host a four-module professional development workshop on Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement. The 4-workshop will have two opportunities to participate: Tuesdays, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Cohen Center; and Thursdays, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 and March 2 at the FGCU Naples Center on 5th Ave. Admission to the workshop series cost $79 for singles and $99 for couples. The sessions will teach participants about financial basics, retirement income, investments, risk management and estate planning. The...

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Networking event for small business owners to be held

The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network will host a networking and discussion event about the small business outlook of 2017 for small business owners in Southwest Florida. The networking event will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at the Lee County Economic Development Offices in downtown Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Small Business Development Center. Business assistance specialist with the Lee County Economic Development Office, Warren Baucom, is the speaker of the meeting. Baucom will discuss topics including what’s happening locally, as well as learning about the mission...

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Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is anything but unfortunate

One of the most depressive book series for kids, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” has gone through a tumultuous past of poor adaptations. “Tumultuous,” is a word which here means “confusing” or “disorderly.” However, as it often does, Netflix breathed new life into this classic series. While stunningly popular children’s series like “Harry Potter” had an immediate claim to success with a cinematic adaptation, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” had – for lack of a better word—an unfortunate run with Nickelodeon’s 2004 big-screen adaptation starring Jim Carrey. Screenwriter Robert Gordon rewrote the original screenplay by Daniel Handler...

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Full Pulp: Ep. 6 – Sonet and Ludy

Full Pulp: Ep. 6 - Sonet and Ludy http://eaglenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Full-Pulp-Ep.-6-Sonét-Ludy.mp3 It’s the last episode of season one, and we’re coming in with double trouble! We sit down with Broward county singer/ songwriters Sonét and Ludy right before their performance at the first ever Eagle Radio listening party held last...

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Full Pulp: Ep. 5 – Wilder Sons

Full Pulp: Ep. 5 - Wilder Sons http://eaglenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Full-Pulp-Ep.-5-Wilder-sons.mp3   Luke is joined by Eagle News Entertainment & Lifestyle editor Allie Taylor to track down Southwest Florida indie rock band Wilder Sons on the Imperial River after their recent EP release show at Momentum Brewhouse in Bonita Springs. They talk about the band’s camaraderie and the rise, but inevitable downfall of the return of vinyl records and...

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Communication students to hold racial dialogue event

Students from the Critical Race Theory in Communication class are presenting the 5th Dialogue on Race at FGCU Monday, Nov. 14. The event will feature theatrical performance of the students’ racial identity search process and cover social issues of race, racism and privilege. This event is one of many responses to the racial hate crime incident that occurred on a white board in Seidler Hall last month. The hate crime sparked protests from students and resulted in a list of demands for equity at the school, which president Wilson Bradshaw addressed in a school-wide email. The event will be...

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Full Pulp: Ep. 4 Pt. 2 – Plight of the Maya

Full Pulp: Ep. 4 Pt. 2 - Plight of the Maya http://eaglenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Full-Pulp-Ep.-4-Plight-of-the-maya-4.mp3     We continue our interview with Southwest Florida slam poet/ prophet/ storyteller Joey Jennings about the origins of his spoken word project, Plight øf The Maya. If you missed the first part of this interview, you can go back in our archive to catch...

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