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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 12, 2016
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Art Walks The
After 20 years in the fashion industry,
Malerba decided to create something out
of the ordinary, thus came her couture
recycled fashion designs. She will be
showcasing a full collection of twenty
Malerba is an Italian-American artist
who was born in Puglia in Southern Italy.
She studied art in high school and then
went on to study at Accademia di Belle
Arti, a fine art institute in Florence. After
earning a degree in art, with primary
coursework in scenography, set design,
and costume history, Malerba moved to
Lake Como in Lombardy to work as a
textile designer. She has created textile
designs for well-known fashion design-
ers, such as Dolce Gabana, Versace, and
Cavalli. Working in Italy was an extraor-
dinary time for Malerba to grow as an
She was born with a penchant for
examining the beauty of life. Every morn-
ing, she wakes up with enthusiasm to
bring her ideas, her art to life. Colors,
objects and shapes fascinate her. She
enjoys combining diverse concepts.
Malerba's work has been showcased
in galleries all over Italy and America,
winning the Raffaello Sanzio first-place
award in Rome in 2006. She produces
a great range of art from abstraction to
The opening celebration and fashion
show will be catered by Chef Mike Gavala
of G3 Catering.
Also during Art Walks the Runway
Weekend of Fashion:
Friday, February 26 - Two local bou-
tiques, Swanky Boutique and Co-op
California, take to the runway with some
of their hottest looks.
Saturday, February 27 - Art and Haute
Couture Fashion collide, stimulating all
of the senses with creations by local and
worldwide couture designers: Sha Ali
Ahmad with Ahmad Couture, Evgenia
Luzhina-Salazar and Helen Gerro.
Adriana Gomez's Elements of Body Art
will, once again, be creating body art that
will be brought to life using the human
form as a canvas.
Art Walks the Runway hairstyles will
be created by Red Salon & Spa. A make-
up team will be led by Geancarla Sprella
A. and Patricia Flores, certified makeup
artists. Room design is by Planned
Perfection, Florals and Décor.
Tickets for the opening VIP party are
$40 advance/$50 at door. Cocktails are
at 7 p.m. and gthe runway show is at 8
For the Friday, February 26 local
fashion show, tickets are $20 in
advance/$25 at door. Cocktails are at 7
p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.
Couture Fashion on Saturday,
February 27 is $30 in advance/$40 at
door, with cocktails at 7 p.m. and gthe
runway show at 8 p.m.
A VIP Pass is $125 (limited number
available). It includes preferred seating
and access to all of the fashion show
For more information or tickets, visit
www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933.
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place Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The center is at 2301 First Street, Fort
John Lennon's sister Julia Baird,
author and a director of the Cavern Club,
will be in attendance selling and sign-
ing copies of her book Imagine This:
Growing Up with My Brother John
Lennon at the general merchandise table
before, during and after the show. This is
Baird's third tour with the band.
The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary
tribute band. The lads grew up as child-
hood and school friends, just like the
Beatles. They are the official Beatles
tribute band representing the City of
Liverpool and from 2002 to 2012, they
were the resident tribute band at The
Cavern Club, the nightclub in Liverpool
where The Beatles perfected their act
before launching a global rock music
revolution in the 1960s.
Since 1999, the band has played sell-
out shows in more than 20 countries,
recreating the Beatles' most popular hits.
The show spans the Fab Four's entire
catalogue, and with four costume changes
and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and
charm, The Mersey Beatles recreate the
Beatles' sound and image with amazing
To purchase tickets ($39 and $59 VIP,
including a meet and greet with the band
and Julia Baird), visit www.sbdac.com.
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Lee County, including roughly 1,200
hotel room nights and $6,000 in resort
tax collections, according to Jeff Mielke,
executive director of Lee County Sports
"We are very happy to be back in Lee
County," said Tom Giffen, president of Roy
Hobbs Baseball. "We appreciate the hospi-
tality in a community that has been incred-
ibly welcoming and provided great venues
and professional services from grounds
crews to hotels to vendor services."
Operated by Lee County Parks and
Recreation, five baseball complexes play
host to more than 200 days of amateur
baseball tournaments a year when they
aren't being used for spring training
games. The estimated economic impact
of these events is $50 million annually.
Named after fictional baseball hero
Roy Hobbs as depicted in the book, The
Natural, by Bernard Malmud, the Roy
Hobbs Baseball's annual Sunshine Classic
in Fort Myers has expanded to include
amateur player divisions for age 18 and
up, with divisions for age 75 and older.
Lee County Sports Development was
created in 2003 to meet the growing
demand for sports development in Lee
County, and is recognized by the Florida
Sports Foundation as one of the state's
25 Regional Sports Commissions.
For more information, call 533-2221 or
The classic is named after fictional base-
ball hero Roy Hobbs as depicted in the
book, The Natural, by Bernard Malmud
Nearly 200 players and a dozen teams
participate in divisions for the 50-and-over
and 60-and-over crowd
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