| Nov 2, 2014
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public for the first time next week, but the story of its birth is a long one — more than 30 years in the making — full of shifting allegiances, uneasy partnerships,...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Today at 10 a.m. the Orlando Sentinel will live-stream the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The official opening of the estimated $514 million center will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting honoring...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Buoyed by a $1 million commitment from the city of Winter Park and record-setting season-ticket Broadway sales, officials and supporters opened Orlando's long-awaited arts center with smiles on their faces and history on their minds.
Under a warm and...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Nikesh A. "Nik" Patel, the hotelier and banker hit with federal fraud charges, has been a prolific political donor this year.
Campaign finance records show the 30-year-old head of Alena Hospitality and CEO of First Farmers Financial has contributed at...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If the decades-long saga behind this past week's opening of the spectacular new Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts were a Broadway show, its playbill would list many stars. Here are some, but not all:
¿Bill Frederick: He called for a new...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:49 AM
When the city of Orlando hosted a ribbon- cutting ceremony in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, there was a lot of talk about what a long-term game changer this project will be for the entire region.
“This dream started...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:57 PM
When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list.
The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Lawyers for Orange County and a citizens organization squared off in court Wednesday, arguing over Internet Protocol addresses and best practices for computer security.
Behind the technical jargon, the case is about Florida's public-records law and what'...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Still revered by doctors, the Hippocratic Oath dates back to the fifth century B.C. Of its nearly 400 translated words, most people recognize only a paraphrased snippet: "Do no harm."
There's also a line that reads, "Whatever houses I may visit, I...