| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Kathy Ramsberger said it succinctly on Thursday afternoon: "This November, we're on."
The president of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Ramsberger was announcing many of the center's shows for its debut year.
The $514 million...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
For two glorious weeks, SunRail was the place to be in Central Florida.
Riding was free. And folks flocked to it — including families, commuters and especially retirees, who swarmed the trains as if they were running directly to an early-bird...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the words of county singer Toby Keith, "I love this bar."
In the past year and a half as the Orlando Sentinel's night-life columnist, I've said those words more times than I can count. Restaurants, parks, housing: All are essential parts of a...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year.
So it's no...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup:
WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:24 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns.
The plan to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Do you commute to downtown Orlando? Mayor Buddy Dyer wants you to ditch the car for a day on Friday, May 9, for the annual Bike to Work Day as part of National Bike Month in May. Dyer will lead cyclists from Loch Haven Park along Orlando Urban Trail to...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Even as Orlando Museum of Art celebrates its 90th anniversary with an exhibition of centuries-old paintings, director Glen Gentele has an eye on the future.
"I want this museum to be resonant in the community, in the state, in the Southeast region,"...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:03 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic officials knew Victor Oladipo would experience growing pains after they decided to play him at point guard this season for the first time in his basketball career.
But Oladipo has surpassed expectations on the first...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Hot cocoa? Snow angels? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire?
While your Northern friends and family can brag about how pretty the snow looks on Christmas morning, we Floridians understand: It's just better down here.