Get our issue, highlights, free stuff and more.  

COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

September 8, 2014
By
COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

Well hello!!!! Welcome to our gracious blogging room. It’s been a bit since your dais darlings have convened for a game of Go Fish (it was totally a month ago), mostly because they’ve been cobbling together the next fiscal year’s budget (we won’t be sitting around for that production at 5:01 p.m.) where they...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | 1 Comment »

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts releases “Focus on Local” videos

August 8, 2014
By
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts releases “Focus on Local” videos

Last week, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts released a series of videos it shot and produced about local arts organizations in Orlando. The series, called “Focus on Local,” highlights a lot of our favorite arts groups – the Creative City Project, for instance, the video for which is below: We also...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in The Gist | No Comments »

COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work. A Very Special Gay Edition.

June 23, 2014
By
COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work. A Very Special Gay Edition.

Seeing as there are still vestiges of Pride in the air – June is basically LGBT Pride month everywhere but here, because here it’s all about the bearded-bear Benjamims that fund the heaving beast of GayDays in June – today the mayor will present (via the consent agenda) the case for the city council...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »

OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

June 12, 2014
By
OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

It rained trebles and basses, SunRail cars drove by and drowned out polite anticipation, people scrambled and were bopped on the head by looming television cameras, the mayor’s spokeswoman Heather Fagan laughed off a TV MEDIA question about red light cameras and class-action suits and this guy – THIS GUY – made an appearance...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, Culture 2 Go, The Gist | 1 Comment »

Motown comes to Otown: 2014-2015 Broadway Series Announced

March 18, 2014
By
Motown comes to Otown: 2014-2015 Broadway Series Announced

Orlando’s high-rolling arts supporters — including His Honor Buddy Dyer in a bow tie — showed up at Church Street Station’s spectacular Cheyene Saloon tonight (March 18) to learn the lineup of Broadway series touring musicals that will make up the inagural slate on the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center’s Walt Disney Stage. The...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Culture 2 Go | No Comments »

YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: on drunken nepotism, dark histories, and dumb DPAC moves

February 19, 2014
By
YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: on drunken nepotism, dark histories, and dumb DPAC moves

BECAUSE NEPOTISM MEANS NOTHING IN THE DRUNKEN FLORIDA LEGISLATURE: “Rep. Matt Gaetz recently held himself out as a man who accepts responsibility for his mistakes. He brought up his 2008 DUI arrest during a meeting last week of the House criminal justice committee, which he chairs. The topic: a bill that would keep mug...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown | No Comments »

Red Chair Scare: United Arts swallows the Arts and Cultural Alliance, pretends everything is just fine

October 11, 2013
By
Red Chair Scare: United Arts swallows the Arts and Cultural Alliance, pretends everything is just fine

Though it’s been rumored for some time, last night the news finally broke in the Orlando Sentinel  that United Arts of Central Florida – under the relatively new leadership of Flora Maria Garcia – was “merging” with the struggling Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida, the group (funded by United Arts) responsible for...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, Culture 2 Go | No Comments »

“A harmonious marriage”: Orlando Philharmonic closes $3.4 million deal to buy Plaza Live

August 7, 2013
By
“A harmonious marriage”: Orlando Philharmonic closes $3.4 million deal to buy Plaza Live

In what Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra executive director David Schillhammer called a “harmonious marriage” this morning over a plastic table, it’s now an actual real thing that the Phil has a new headquarters in the slightly worn live music venue (and former movie theater) The Plaza Live on Bumby Avenue. The Phil acquired the building...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, Culture 2 Go | 1 Comment »

Video: WarHorse’s “Joey” Makes Surprise Appearance at Orlando’s Abbey

March 29, 2013
By
Video: WarHorse’s “Joey” Makes Surprise Appearance at Orlando’s Abbey

On Wednesday night (3/27/13) the Florida Theatrical Association held a party at The Abbey theater to celebrate Fairwinds' 2013-2014 Broadway Across America touring season. The upcoming lineup of plays, which was officially announced last month, includes award-winning hits like Book of Mormon, Once, and Evita. FTA president Ron Legler, DPAC's Kathy Ramsberger, and Orlando...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Culture 2 Go | No Comments »

The show must go on? Tomorrow, DPAC and Florida Theatrical to announce their agreement.

January 31, 2013
By
The show must go on? Tomorrow, DPAC and Florida Theatrical to announce their agreement.

From what we’re hearing through various grapevines of drama, tomorrow is the day that DPAC will announce how it is exactly – or in “circle” fashion – that it’s going to move forward with Florida Theatrical Association in terms of presenting Broadway shows in the new performing arts center. You may be aware that...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Bloggytown, Culture 2 Go | No Comments »