| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Here's a look at milestone moments on the long quest to provide Orlando with a high-quality performing-arts center.
1926: Orlando Municipal Auditorium, later Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, is built for $175,000.
1962: A front-page Orlando Sentinel...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:57 PM
With a gleaming new performance venue open in Orlando, the fall concert schedule is brimming with a diverse lineup of favorites. Music fans will have their first opportunity to check out the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at shows...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The curtain is supposed to rise soon at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, but the project is over budget and behind schedule.
Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction and the center's managers have blamed each other, and now the parties...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Hometown Broadway star Norm Lewis will join veteran country singer Emmylou Harris and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow as headliners in a nearly three-week celebration of Orlando's new performing-arts center.
Dubbed the "Grand Premiere," next month'...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Three months from today — on Nov. 6 — Orlando's entertainment scene will enter a new era when government and arts-center officials gather to cut the ribbon on downtown's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. While the $514 million...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The long-awaited Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at last has an official opening date.
The ribbon-cutting on the downtown Orlando theater complex will be Nov. 6, with an opening gala the following night, center president Kathy Ramsberger...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:20 AM
When it comes to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Kathy Ramsberger said, it’s important to note that location isn’t all that important, but what is significant in the long run is how well this facility in downtown Orlando...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:44 PM
After each side vowed to go it alone, the leaders of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the organization that presents touring Broadway shows in Orlando are back at the negotiating table.
The renewed negotiations represent a last-...
| Jan 2, 2013
Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 7:59 PM
With a wave of his new gubernatorial wand as if he were casting off an evil spell over Florida's economy, Rick Scott's first move was to freeze all pending state business regulations.
It marked the beginning of the new governor's mission to...
| Feb 1, 2011
The Dr. P. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced its second large pledge in a week this morning — this time a half million dollars more from Tupperware Brands Corp. The Tupperware pledge is on top of an earlier $1 million pledge by the...