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  • Art for everyone

    Art for everyone
    I'm loving all the public art around Central Florida. It comes in all forms — sculptures, murals, assemblages, earthworks, mosaics, yarn-bombing, even topiaries — and can be found almost anywhere. Downtown Orlando and the nearby Mills 50...
  • Southern Winds Theatre's 2014-15 season

    Southern Winds Theatre's 2014-15 season
    Southern Winds Theatre, run by David McElroy and Marylin McGinnis, will be on tour with its well-known productions during the upcoming theater season. But first, the group participates in "What the Dickens Orlando," the yearlong celebration of British...
  • Miss Rosa: 'PBS found me in Orlando'

    Miss Rosa: 'PBS found me in Orlando'
    Miss Rosa is coming home. Jennifer Peña, who plays the teacher on the PBS Kids lineup that includes “Curious George,” was a 27-year-old Orlando actress when she landed the national role in 2008. She graduated from Poinciana High School in...
  • Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection

    Space innovators seek Orlando gamer connection
    There's a new effort afoot in Central Florida to connect the struggling space industry to young, innovative tech minds in Orlando, which could boost interest in space and bring fresh ideas to Kennedy Space Center. Sparked by an event over the weekend at...
  • Materials are growing focus of green building, expert says at HKS event

    Materials are growing focus of green building, expert says at HKS event
    The Orlando office of HKS architects is focusing on green building practices this week with the firm’s annual global GreenWeek event. The local office hosted a talk by Mikhail Davis, an expert on green building materials, on Tuesday for its...
  • Free spooky Charles Dickens stories from 'Phantasmagoria'

     Free spooky Charles Dickens stories from 'Phantasmagoria'
    Explore Charles Dickens' creepy side in a free program by Orlando's "Phantasmagoria" troupe and the Orlando Public Library. As part of "What the Dickens," the local yearlong celebration of the Victorian-era British author, the "Phantasmagoria"...
  • Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!

    Star of yearlong Orlando celebration? Charles Dickens!
      If "Charles Dickens" conjures up frantic nights sweating over essays about 800-page tomes, banish that ghost of school days past. A yearlong "What the Dickens" celebration across Central Florida will feature pub crawls, a Victorian feast, movies,...
  • Haunted tales open doors to old St. Augustine's past

    We're moved into prime day-trip weather, when cooler temperatures brighten the prospect of strolling historic streets, and none are more historic than St. Augustine's. I've always loved historian Michael Gannon's quip that by the time the Pilgrims...
  • Check out Friends of the Library bookstore for bargains

    Check out Friends of the Library bookstore for bargains
    If you visit the Orlando Public Library downtown, be sure to head up to the third floor to browse the Friends of the Library bookstore. Paperback books start at $1, and hardbacks at $1.50. Magazines, maps, compact discs and other items also are...
  • Orlando 'Panorama' photo exhibit captures community spirit

     Orlando 'Panorama' photo exhibit captures community spirit
    Percy Riva found his camera near the Orlando Public Library. Kelsey Godfrey spotted hers while shopping along Park Avenue in Winter Park. Others were in places such as the downtown Lynx bus station and Downtown Credo coffee shop in College Park. All...
  • Orlando Sentinel reading campaign picks 'The Fast and the Furriest'

     Orlando Sentinel reading campaign picks 'The Fast and the Furriest'
    A couch-potato kid and his rambunctious dog are at the center of the book selected for the Orlando Sentinel's 2013 One Book One Community reading campaign. Central Florida children — and the adults in their lives — are encouraged to share...