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Council Watch: Liveblogging your city at work so that you can just get your hair done

November 17, 2014
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Council Watch: Liveblogging your city at work so that you can just get your hair done

Welcome back to a weekday!!!! Odds are, if it’s a Monday, there’s nearly a 50 percent chance that there will be discussions and general wonderment at City Hall, mostly existing as a sort of vocal collage via your elected City Council members who do, on occasion, like to talk about themselves. We’ve fine-tooth-combed this...
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors

November 6, 2014
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors

“It’s a great day for Orlando!” speaker after speaker from the podium boomed at the audience of about 500 settled into white folding chairs on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which opened its doors to the public on Thursday, Nov. 6, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon-cutting, it...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

November 3, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

Ah the sweet, chilly breezes of autumn are upon us, and with them come a nail biter of an election face-off that’s bound to change how it is that you consider you very life in this quickly fading I-4 Corridor reality. Except none of that matters in City Hall; any politics there (at least...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

September 29, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

Good day, and welcome to the show. In about seven minutes, we’ll fall into yet another downward spiral of civic blurring in the service of trying to millions of dollars from going unnoticed. Today is the second read on the controversial College Park development The Princeton. Grumble, grumble, no growth, sprawl, grumble. Today sees...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

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

August 8, 2014
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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...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work. A Very Special Gay Edition.

June 23, 2014
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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...
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OVERTURE! CURTAIN LIGHTS! Inside the first look at the Dr. Phillips Center’s first season of programming!

June 12, 2014
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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...
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Motown comes to Otown: 2014-2015 Broadway Series Announced

March 18, 2014
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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...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: on drunken nepotism, dark histories, and dumb DPAC moves

February 19, 2014
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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...
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