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Popping Pops and and Freud’s Last Mad Cow Session: Culture Worth the Miles

| March 9, 2011

A free pops concert by the Orlando Philharmonic at Winter Park’s Central Park, the Boston Pops’s tribute to Cole Porter in Longwood, art in Maitland, Freud’s last session at the Mad Cow Theatre, and more.

Epcot’s Flowers, Chocolate Science, Shaffer’s Equus: Culture Worth the Miles

| February 28, 2011

From truffles to crepes at the Orlando Science Center’s Chocolate festival, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s one-man Beowulf, the Orlando Ballet’s ¡Bailamos! and Peter Shaffer’s Equus at the The POINTE Performing Arts Center.

Depression-Era Art, Piano Extravaganzas, Bands, Brews, BBQ: Culture Worth the Miles

| February 23, 2011

A New Deal for Artists: works from the Depression at the Mennello Museum of American Art at Loch Haven Park, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Tzimon Barto and Laurent Boukobza in their ‘Double Piano Extravaganza,’ and more.

Leon Redbone, Anne Frank and Orlando’s Art & Living Expo: Culture Worth the Miles

| February 16, 2011

Winter Park’s Morse Museum is expanding, Orlando’s Downton Art Living Expo, Leon Redbone at the Plaza Theatre, and the “Diary of Anne Frank” at the Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park.

Pride, Prejudice, State Fairs and Curious George: Culture Worth the Miles

| February 8, 2011

It’s state fair time in Tampa, harbor nights at Portofino Bay, Richard Rogers’ music at the Orlando Philharmonic, Curious George at the Orlando Science Center, Jane Austen at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and more.

ArtsFest 2011: Free Art in 81 Central Florida Venues, Feb 4-13 (and a Boat Show)

| February 2, 2011

ArtsFest 2011 means all events from Feb 4-13 are free in 81 arts and performing in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. A wonder sampling of what the Central Florida arts community has to offer. Plus a boat show.

Who’s Afraid of Musical Menopause–Or Virginia Woolf? Culture Worth The Miles

| January 25, 2011

“Menopause, the Musical,” at Orlando’s Plaza Theatre, Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “West Side Story” at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House, and more.

Zora Neale Hurston Festival in Eatonville, Jan. 22-30

| January 24, 2011

The Zora Neale Hurston Festival in nearby Eatonville (just north of Orlando), Jan. 22-30, celebrates the life of one of Florida’s and black and American literature’s greatest 20th century voices.

Oh Hell! To Choose Love By Another’s Eyes: Culture Worth the Miles

| January 18, 2011

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, “Five Course Love,” a manatee festival in Orange City, the Best of Broadway, and more.

Animal Kingdom Hippos, the Parthenon, and a Candlelight Vigil: Culture Worth the Miles

| January 11, 2011

Wild Africa Trek, a unique 3-hour new African-wildlife inspired experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Josh Garrick’s photographic Parthenon retrospective, honoring MLK and swimming in watercolors at Maitland’s Watercolor Society.

A Cabaret in Winter Park, Bryce Hammond Returns to New Smyrna: Culture Worth the Miles

| January 4, 2011

Artist Bryce Hammond returns to his native New Smyrna’s Arts on Douglas Gallery, Heather Alexander is Born to Entertain at the Winter Park Playhouse, brash talent at the he Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park and the Toronto Symphony.

Culture for the Visiting In-Laws

| December 22, 2010

Arts columnist Josh Garrick saves the day with a list of suggestions, should you find yourself stuck with in-laws (or any extended family) and the perennial question: “What else is there to see?”

The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and Beguiling Genders: Culture Worth the Miles

| December 13, 2010

Three actors portray all of the characters in Dickens’ Christmas Carol at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center, Michael Andrew at the Plaza Theater, The Nutcracker (of course) by the Orlando Ballet, and more.

From Handel’s Messiah to a Boat Parade: Culture Worth the Miles

| December 8, 2010

A Messiah performance by the Orlando Philharmonic, the 7th Annual Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade, Paperworks exhibit at the Eustis Museum of Art, Florida sculptor Barbara Sorensen at the Museum of Florida Art, a free holiday concert by the Maitland Symphony Orchestra, and more.

A Little Frankenstein to Brighten the Holiday Season: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 26, 2010

You want culture? Free culture? You’ve got it: Winter Park’s Central Park offers the annual Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concerts Nov. 28; on Dec. 2, it’s the Bach Festival Choir singing to the illumination of the Morse Museum’s Tiffany windows. Plus Frankenstein and much more.

Music Boxes, Puppets, and Highwaymen Artists: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 17, 2010

An exhibit of music boxes at the Orlando Science Center, the 6th Annual Orlando Puppet Festival, Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” at the Mad Cow Theatre, the Highwaymen’s African-American art, and more.

Art at Bargain Prices in DeLand and Free Shakespeare: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 8, 2010

Some 87 Florida artists have donated work to be auctioned off in support of the Museum of Florida Art in Deland on Nov. 11; plus the The Red-Nosed Reindeer Romp, a free “Twelfth Night,” “Grease” and plenty more.

Pubescent Spellers on a Musical Stage, Art’s Aquatic Depths and Sunset Symphonies: Culture Worth the Miles

| November 3, 2010

A staged, musical and interactive spelling bee as you’ve never seen it before, Doug Rhodehamel’s aquatic explorations at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Bok Tower Gardens’ 9th Annual Sunset Symphony Concert, and more.

A Halloween Concert of Myth and Poetry and a Neanderthal Friend-Raiser: Culture Worth the Miles

| October 27, 2010

The Orlando Philharmonic’s Halloween concert, Edward Gorey at the Orlando Museum of Art, ‘Girls Night: The Musical,’ and the Neanderthal Ball friend-raiser at the Orlando Science Center, plus plenty more.

Gorey Stories, Deadly Artists and International Arts Day: Culture Worth the Miles

| October 18, 2010

Slightly frightful stories to go with Halloween and Edward Gorey at the Orlando Museum of Art, Mozart’s time machinery, oral histories come to the celery stage, International Arts Day on Oct. 25, and more.

Beethoven, a “Bachelorette” Named Giselle, and Old Blue Eyes: Culture Worth the Miles

| October 12, 2010

Beethoven’s 5th, Beethoven’s 9th, “Noises Off,” the recreation of the Orlando Ballet Company, a little Batman thrown in and more Museum of Florida Art auctions.

Hope, Art, and Winnie the Pooh: Culture Worth the Miles

| October 5, 2010

“The Art of Hope” at Crealde’s Jenkins Gallery, the Winter Park Autumn Festival, Winnie the Pooh at the Orlando Repertory Theater, Phantasmagoria’s haunting puppetry, and more. Josh Garrick’s latest picks.

French Maids Worth the Miles, Not To Mention Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

| September 30, 2010

French maids like you’ve never seen them before, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival returns, Kevin McKenzie at the Orlando Ballet, words to works at the Orlando Museum of Art, and more.

Mahler’s Greatest Hit and Museum Madness in DeLand: Culture Worth the Miles

| September 20, 2010

Plenty of art, sculptures and museum days in DeLand, Mahler’s great “Resurrection” Symphony performed by the largest orchestra the Orlando Philharmonic has ever assembled, and lots more.

Culture Worth the Miles: Nature Walks and Art Along the Highway

| September 14, 2010

Have a hand in a community masterpiece at an “Eat, Paint and Party” arts district benefit at Orlando’s Sonesta Hotel Downtown, the art of the Florida Highwaymen (26 black artists of the 1950s and 60s), and more.

Shakespeare, Hitchcock, and Mexico: This Week in Orlando

| September 7, 2010

Alfred Hitchcock, comedian? Absolutely, with “The 39 Steps” at the Shakespeare Theater; “Pride and Protest” at the GLBT History Museum; pianist Santiago Rodriguez at the Shakespeare theater on Sept. 19, and more.

Culture Worth the (Orlando) Magic: The Week’s Calendar Collage

| August 30, 2010

Eat royally, save money and support the arts: Orlando’s September magical dining experience; the art of collage gains new respectability, and soars to the Magic’s heights; Stephen Sondheim’s Mad Cow, and more.

Uzi Is As Art Does: The Week’s Cultural Ammunition in Orlando and DeLand

| August 24, 2010

Three new exhibits at Stetson University; Charles Turzak’s WPA prints and murals on exhibit at Winter Park’s Polasek Museum; a little Uzi art at the Neon Forest Art Gallery, and more.

Bach, Ballet and Cirque: Cultural Season Begins This Week in Orlando

| August 17, 2010

Printmakers Nathaniel Currier and James Ives and harness racing, the Orlando Philharmonic’s Sounds of Summer, innumerable performers at Bob Carr, and more for your calendar.

This Week in Orlando: Dancing With Princess Leia and Fred Astaire

| August 9, 2010

Edward Gorey, the artist behind “Dracula” and “The War of the Worlds,” at the Orlando Museum of Art; SunRail as art muse; Roy Alan as Fred Astaire, and more.



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