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Come see fine art in Sanford!

Historic Sanford invites us to an art festival and art experience as 125 nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen line the city’s historic brick streets.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning musical “Guys and Dolls” introduces audiences to the most gentlemanly mobsters you’ll ever meet.

This all-American musical will be performed by talented students at the jewel-box Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College from April 17 to 25.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Ya gotta love this! It’s a day full of sweets (and more) to benefit the children and families who depend on Ronald McDonald House.

Now in its fifth year at the Winter Park Civic Center, bring the whole family to an old-fashioned ice cream social.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Based on the children’s classic by Roald Dahl, a young orphan named James runs away from his conniving aunts only to find himself in the center of a giant peach?!

Surrounded by human-sized insects, James is joined by a wise Grasshopper and a pessimistic Earthworm on his wild adventure.

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In two appearances at Rollins College, Roger McGuinn will give a free public lecture and a Q&A session.

McGuinn, leader of the influential ’60s group The Byrds, combined the genres of folk and rock with Gene Clark and David Crosby and founded The Byrds in 1964.

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Restaurant review: Jack's Steakhouse

Jack's new menu shines

Jack’s Steakhouse is a staple in Baldwin Park. It’s been here pretty much since Baldwin Park became Baldwin Park. But if you haven’t eaten there within the past five months, you’re missing out on the re-birth of a restaurant.

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Be there or be square, dude. Bring your steady to the Fab and Funky Dance Party this Friday at the Maitland Civic Center.

Gary Blalock and the Maitland Stage Band will open for Ricky Sylvia and The Buzzcatz on March 20 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Venue On The Lake.

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We may all mix pride with romance as the Winter Park High School Drama Department invites us to the French romantic classic, “The Three Musketeers.”

Running March 12 to 14 at 7 p.m. at the Winter Park Campus Auditorium, tickets are $10 at the door.

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Known as the Ansel Adams of the Everglades, the photography of Clyde Butcher will be celebrated with an opening at A&H’s Maitland Art Center on March 6.

Butcher has been honored by the state of Florida with the Artist Hall of Fame Award. The exhibit will run through May 17.

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The Dr. Phillips Center launches a two-year partnership with Florida Blue Foundation with their first outdoor concert featuring Tiempo Libre.

Free and open to the public, this concert is part of the Center’s stated mission – “Arts for every life.”

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Restaurant review: Hamilton's Kitchen

New chef expands offerings

In May 2014, The Alfond welcomed Marc Kusche as its new executive chef. Since then he's lowered prices and increased menu offerings.

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Celebrating the 80th annual Bach Festival, the Knowles Chapel at Rollins College will be the home of Concertos by Candlelight this weekend.

The program of signature works will include Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E featuring the renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Valentine's Calendar

Forget the box of chocolates – Harry Connick Jr. is bringing his N’awlins love to the Dr. Phillips Center on Valentine’s Day.

With more awards than he can count for his musical performances, and for his acting in movies, on TV and Broadway, Harry Connick Jr. is all about performing.

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Decorators, brides, wedding planners, hostesses and art collectors will be thrilled with a visit to the Holy Trinity Conference Center in Maitland for Tables Extraordinaire.

This inspiring four-day “fun-raiser” offers tours of 30 lavishly decorated theme tables and homemade Greek cuisine reminiscent of a trip to the Greek isles.

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They delivered the papers, until they made headlines … direct from Broadway comes “Newsies,” the smash-hit Disney musical.

Based on true events, “Newsies” tells the story of a band of underdogs who become heroes by standing up for what’s right.