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  • Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants

    Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants
    The Orange County Board of County Commissioners this week accepted the recommendations of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Board to provide $2,085,400 to a long list of arts organizations. The money comes from the Tourist Development Tax. About 2...
  • Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The museum is at 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors,...
  • Google doodle honors Eatonville's Zora Neale Hurston

    Google doodle honors Eatonville's Zora Neale Hurston
    If you looked at Google's homepage this morning, you may have seen a familiar face. Today's Google doodle honors author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a longtime resident of Central Florida's Eatonville. Hurston was born 123 years ago today in...
  • Most groups beat individual goals in United Arts campaign

     Most groups beat individual goals in United Arts campaign
    The 17 organizations designated as cultural partners on the pledge form for United Arts' Campaign for the Arts mostly beat their goals in the annual spring fund drive. These partner organizations determine their individual goals and then report them to...
  • United Arts awards 2014 operating grants

     United Arts awards 2014 operating grants
    Signature arts groups such as the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park will receive more money for operating expenses from United Arts than last year. But others, such as Orlando Museum of Art, the...
  • Orange County hands out Cultural Tourism grants to 24 groups

    Orange County hands out Cultural Tourism grants to 24 groups
    Two dozen arts and cultural organizations received cultural tourism grants from Orange County this week. In total, $1,870,171 was given out by the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs office. The money is geared toward programs and projects that will...
  • Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'American Voices'

    Concert review: Orlando Philharmonic's 'American Voices'
    To evoke a person's soul, sometimes even the best words must give way to music, as shown in the world premiere of "Zora! We're Calling You!" Saturday night. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra debuted "Zora! We're Calling You," a commissioned work that...
  • It’s Zora Neale Hurston Festival time

     
    My colleague Kelly Fitzpatrick has put together a guide to this year's Zora! Fest, which shines its artistic spotlight on Haiti, a year after that nation's devastating earthquake. This year's Zora! Fest — officially the Zora Neale Hurston Festival...
  • Leadership change for Zora Neale Hurston Festival

     
    My colleague Joseph Freeman looked at the recent organizational changes to the leadership team at the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival. Eatonville native N.Y. Nathiri will no longer hold the top post at the festival, which has been running a deficit....
  • Darden CEO Clarence Otis Jr. honored for supporting the arts

     
    Clarence Otis Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, has received a prestigious national award for his company’s support of the performing arts, including a $5 million commitment to the Dr. Phillips Performing...