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With 25 of the finest voices performing in Central Florida, The Winter Park Playhouse will host a OneOrlando fundraising concert to benefit victims and families of the Pulse tragedy.

The Winter Park Playhouse stands as one with Orlando – offering their gift of musical theatre. That’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only!

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

If I had to recommend only one performance this year, it would be the World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet.”

The World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet” – concludes on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Performance to showcase guest artist dancers from around the world in their “star-turn” performances.

Josh Garrick: World Ballet Competition offers Orlando beauty, hope

Brave ballet performers come to Orlando

There is a beautiful confluence of art, talent, creativity, and courage in the 169 competitors at the World Ballet Competition.

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Josh Garrick: Reflecting on the Orlando shooting

The reason behind the shooting means nothing

We know that such an inexplicable act serves as an attack on our values, our freedom, and all we hold dear in our lives.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

CFCArts’ Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Symphonic Cinema’

It’s an epic finale concert for the Central Florida Community Arts’ Symphony Orchestra as they invite you to be swept away by the most beautiful film scores ever composed.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

Take a trip down melody lane with “Decades Rewind."

Take a trip down melody lane with “Decades Rewind,” featuring over 60 songs blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

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Restaurant review: Pepe’s Cantina

We had a wonderful time at Pepe’s Cantina and I happily recommend it highly.

When it comes to Mexican restaurants, in addition to wonderful food presented well, I want the meal to have an added level of fun.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

In honor of National Brisket Day, Chef John is throwing a Red, White and Brisket Party at 4 Rivers Smokehouse’s flagship Winter Park store.

OK – I’ll buy it. May 28 is National Brisket Day, so long as I can celebrate it with Florida’s founding father of barbecue, John Rivers.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

Orlando International Fringe Festival

The Orlando Fringe Festival takes over Loch Haven Park for the last two weeks of May with 800 non-juried performances, an outdoor stage, Visual Fringe, Kids’ Fringe and a beer tent.

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Restaurant review: Sprinkles

And he said, “Let it be known,” Sprinkles, the cupcakery is open.

The much-anticipated opening of the Disney Springs Town Center on May 15 was so much sweeter for this foodie, because I was invited to stop in and have a personal taste at the brand-new Sprinkles.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Come out to Northland Church on May 12 and 13 for 'A Night on the Red Carpet.'

The Central Florida Community Arts' Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform excerpts from award-winning shows of stage and screen from the past 50 years.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Orlando Ballet's “Beauty & the Beast” is a re-interpretation of this classic tale.

From the Beast’s imposing castle to the enchanted forest, this ancient love story illustrates the power of love through inventive choreography and a mythic cast of characters.

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Restaurant Review: Boca Kitchen Bar

Fresh and tasty

Open for a year and a half, Boca has claimed its niche in a corner that has not always been kind to ‘concept’ eateries.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It's a celebration as opera returns to the Dr. Phillips Center with the newly renamed Opera Orlando.

Their “Boisterous Rebirth” is a double bill of a play-within-a-play featuring Mozart’s “Impresario” (updated to modern-day Orlando) and Poulenc's “Les Mamelles De Tiresias.”

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

I can’t wait to see the Rollins College Theatre and Music Departments take on one of the biggest Broadway musicals of all time.

We all hope for great things as we enjoy the story of the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi hatch a plan to marry Horace Vandergelder, the famous “half a millionaire.”

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