Councilman John Gunter to fill Mayor Coviello’s seat after untimely death

first_imgFormer mayor, police captain for Cape Coral dies at 85 February 27, 2021 Former Miami Mayor elected as Florida Democratic Party chair January 11, 2021 Advertisement Cape Coral city council addresses Waste Pro trash issues April 9, 2021 AdvertisementThe council voted against holding a special election and voted in favor of appointing someone from the council. Mayor Coviello passed away due to an unexpected medical incident. The City of Cape Coral released a statement on Jan. 15: It is with profound sadness and grief that we confirm that Mayor Joe Coviello passed away unexpectedly today. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Diane, his two sons, Ross and Alex, and the rest of his family.We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family while they mourn their loss.Mayor Coviello was elected in November 2017 and was a pillar of the community and served the citizens of Cape Coral with dignity and respect. His passing was due to an unexpected medical incident any further details will be announced as they become available.Click for Mayor Coviello’s obituary. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Cape Coral City CouncilMayor Advertisement Cape Coral community says final goodbye to late Mayor Joe Coviello January 20, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral City Council voted Wednesday to fill Mayor Joe Coviello’s seat after his untimely death on Jan. 13. John Gunter, a District 1 councilman, will finish the rest of Coviello’s term through Nov. 2022. He was sworn in around 6 p.m. Six council members voted in favor — only Councilman Rick Williams voted no. Before the decision, Gunter was set to be interim mayor until the city decided whether they would hold a special election or vote to fill Coviello’s seat. Both Gunter and Williams expressed interest in the position at Wednesday’s meeting. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Great jazz to great opera to great country-folk-rock

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsGreat jazz to great opera to great country-folk-rock Sep. 26, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedNewsNoteworthyGreat jazz to great opera to great country-folk-rockCharles Andrews2 years agoChick CoreaGerald ClayBossa NovaLa Bohememiles davis And don’t forget the movies!HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:GERALD CLAYTON QUARTET (important young jazz lion born in Utrecht, NL but LA all the way, his daddy is Venice-born famous composer-big band leader-classical and jazz double bassist John, from LA County HS for the Arts to USC’s Thornton School of Music with Billy Childs, then off to NYC to study with master Kenny Barron, second place in the prestigious Monk jazz piano competition, four Grammy noms, tours and records the last six years with the amazing Charles Lloyd, musical director of the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, I adore his ethereal touch and exploring mind in his playing so go get yer ticket NOW and then come back and finish the column, because there’s lots more), Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m., Jazz Bakery, Moss Theater, SM, $25-$35.LA BOHEME — LA OPERA (I’m not a Boheme expert, saw it just once before, at LA Opera in ‘93, boy have a lot of fat ladies sung since then, for me and them, it’s a chestnut but you’ll want to see this one, it’s gotten a boost from Berlin’s star stager Barrie Kosky, nothing too radical, not set in the Kremlin or underwater, but with some appealing modern touches, the big rotating stage for the Cafe Momus scenes is so packed with frantic characters you can’t take it all in, the singing is outstanding, especially the four main actors and the characters are so endearing and strong, especially the women, that you won’t need your handkerchief unless you want to wave it in the air, huzzah! ), Sat, Wed 7:30 p.m., also 10/6, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, DTLA, $24-$354.— also, Opera at the Beach, 9-camera hi-def broadcast from Dorothy Chandler, big LED screen, English and Spanish subtitles, Sat 7:30 p.m., gates open 5:30, bring chairs and blankets, SM Pier, freeRECOMMENDED:TONIGHT! — JOSH NELSON TRIO (have never seen Nelson but Sam First, always reliable bookers, calls him “one of LA’s most well-respected pianist/composer/arrangers,” presenting four different combos this week, I’m recommending the Fri-Sat quartet because of Larry Koonse, guitar and Darek Oles, bass, whom I have seen and highly recommend), Thurs-Fri-Sat 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., $10-$20.TONIGHT! — Celebrate Bossa Nova with ANGELO METZ GROUP featuring Marcele Berger and Natália Spadini (OK, OK, another group I haven’t seen myself but I do know there’s not that many Brazilian music concerts here so for y’all who dig it I thought you should know, the Skirball knows what they’re doing when it comes to world music, this group will pay homage to the album “Elis & Tom,” a collaboration between legendary composer-arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim and the iconic singer Elis Regina, recorded in LA in ‘74 and still considered one of the greatest Brazilian albums of all time), Thurs 8 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, Sepulveda Pass, LA, $25 $20.TONIGHT! (ONLY – but moves to the Laemmle Monica Film Center Fri, for one week) — LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (this great doc will perhaps open your eyes with more respect for a woman who blazed early trails in male-dominated rock, 11 platinum albums, first artist ever to simultaneously top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts, 26 Grammy noms, 10 wins, always advocated for human rights, shared a mattress on the floor of the Governor’s Mansion with Jerry Brown, lived life and her art on her own terms and succeeded wildly, and as Dolly Parton declares, “that girl could sing ANYthing!”), Thurs, Landmark Theater, Westwood.TONIGHT! (ONLY – but moves to the Laemmle Monica Film Center Fri, for one week) — MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL film (musical giant, cultural icon Miles Davis, visionary, innovator, originator who embodied the word cool but was fiercely independent, featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, rare photos, the story of a singular talent unpacks the man behind the horn, I learned a lot, it is so well done), Thurs, Landmark Theater, Westwood.RICK SHEA (one of my favorite local troubadours, Rick rocks, folks around and goes up the country with his rich baritone and rich song stories, in this nearby tiny, friendly, since the mid-1950s watering hole with music every night and never a cover), Fri 9 p.m., Cinema Bar, Culver City, free.NICK MANCINI (cool cat jazz vibraphonist celebrates new album, great listening venue), Sat 9 p.m., Bluewhale, Little Tokyo, $20.FINAL PERFORMANCES for all four plays — “AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” (check my previous CURIOUS CITY column for some description of this excellently acted, thought-provoking adaptation by Artistic Director Ellen Geer of a classic Ibsen about… a poisoned water supply, and racial tensions, topical enough for ya?), Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon, $10-$42;“TWELFTH NIGHT” (they’re known for their mastery of the Bard), Sat 8 p.m., Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon;“MOBY DICK – REHEARSED” (based on Orson Welles’ 1955 adaptation of the novel, requires a lot of “acting” because there’s no leviathan on stage, no big ship — and yes, the company acts their whale tales off, you can see the big whaler, you can feel the white whale, and we even had a sub Ahab and he was sensational), Sun 4 p.m., T. Botanicum, Topanga Canyon, $10-$42;“THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH” (set in WWII-era New Jersey, and the Ice Age — !?! — Thornton Wilder’s oblique, mysterious, confusing, thought-provoking and wonderful), Sun 8 p.m., W.G.’s Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon, $10-$42.EASY RIDER (oh yes, I’m gonna be there, by any measure it’s a landmark film, with a kickass soundtrack, but for those of us who lived through it it’s an emotional, cultural touchstone — and while you’re there, if you go in the afternoon you can catch a Marlene Dietich pre-Code double feature, Morocco and Shanghai Express), Sun 7:30 p.m., Aero Theater, SM, $8-$12.SOUNDWAVES presents MICHAEL VINCENT WALLER (post-minimalist composer Waller’s work will be performed by R. Andrew Lee on piano and William Winant, percussion), next Thurs 7:30 p.m., Main Library, DTSM, free.CHICK COREA, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, BRIAN BLADE (hear the 2013 three-disc hit live recording by these three music giants come to life and you don’t even have to go to Slovenia, opined Allmusic, “…the three have an uncanny connection, filling space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness”), next Thurs 8 p.m., Royce Hall, UCLA, $15-$139..COMING ATTRACTIONS: ROGER WATERS film US + THEM, two days only! 10/2, 10/6 Laemmle Monica Film Center, SM, 10/6 Landmark Theater, Westwood; ELIANE ELIAS 10/4, JOEY DEFRANCESCO TRIO 10/5, JOHN CLAYTON’S BASS MONSTERS 10/6, Jazz Bakery, SM; VAN MORRISON 10/6, Hollywood Bowl; NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS 10/11, CACHE VALLEY DRIFTERS, Crary, Evans, & Barnick 10/20, McCabe’s, SM; LAEMMLE LIVE presents Elemental Music 10/13, DTSM; LIBRARY GIRL 10th Ann. Show + Party 10/13, Ruskin Group Theater, SM; Ace 20 Year Celebration with RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, Serpentwithfeet, Zola Jesus 10/18, Theater at the Ace Hotel, DTLA; TY WOODWARD 10/20, Jacaranda, DTSM.BODACIOUS BIRTHDAYS: GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898), CARLENE CARTER (1955), KOMITAS – Armenian-French composer (1869), DARBY CRASH – the Germs (1958), BRYAN FERRY – Roxy Music (1945), CESAR ROSAS – Los Lobos (1954), MARTY ROBBINS (1925), SERENA WILLIAMS (1981), JOHNNY APPLESEED (1774).Charles Andrews has listened to a lot of music of all kinds, including more than 2,000 live shows. He has lived in Santa Monica for 33 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. 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