Video games aren’t just about mindless button pushing anymore, as systems like the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox Kinect are encouraging players to get up off the couch and get moving. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to USF’s Active Gaming lab as the Executive Director of President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition visits researchers who are looking at how these games can help fight childhood obesity. Also: Experts at USF are looking at how video games and "active gaming" can be used in schools to battle childhood obesity, and their work recently caught the attention of the nation’s top physical fitness director. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has the story.
Simply Gourmet Caterers is taking afternoon tea to a whole new level. In February, the Sarasota-based catering firm will feature a traditional royal English tea service on Tuesday afternoons, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, at 2 p.m., at the Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 North Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMSLC) is one of the nation’s premier repertory companies for chamber music. Offering more than 40 concerts annually, CMSLC features some of the most renowned wind, keyboard and string musicians in the country.