Sizzling Red-Hot Gypsy Jazz

at the Marco Island Center for the Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts is pleased to present classical and crossover violinist Jeff Leigh and master guitarist Richard Battaglia appearing together as Gypsy Sojourn. “Hot Club” jazz or gypsy swing is a type of jazz music started by a Romanian guitarist called “Django” in 1930’s Paris. The style known today as gypsy jazz became popular in the United […]

New Pickleball Instruction Offered at the MIRC


As the flurry of excitement swirls with pickleball frenzy, the Marco Island Racquet Center welcomes USAPA Pickleball Ambassador, Jodi Pree, to the teaching pro staff. Pree is offering a variety of pickleball clinics and socials designed for all levels of play. “As an official USAPA Ambassador, teaching the basics, proper rules, technique, and etiquette are of highest importance. It’s always […]

Jacquelyn Pierce to be Honored at Center for the Arts Gala


The story of Jacquelyn Pierce’s life tells the tale of a young woman from the Midwest dedicated to educating school children in her earlier years, instructing college students in Women’s issues in her middle years, and then enlightening communities throughout the country with her vignettes of famous women in her mature years. While growing up her father told her that […]