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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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In this gripping drama, a family is caught up in a tug of war between justice and racism.

In this drama, told through the eyes of the 6-year-old daughter of small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, the family is caught up in a tug of war between justice and racism.

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Restaurant review: Scratch

Small space, big taste

Scratch’s humble storefront in no way prepares you for the charm you experience from the moment you step inside. But really it’s all about the food, and the food is wonderful.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In a celebration of the enduring relevance of past cultures and ideas, Art for All Spaces invites the public to the opening of “Reviving the Ancients” on Jan. 15.

eaturing the work of 24 artists, the works explore ways in which the human race has addressed questions of existence through image-making.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum will host an art exhibit in all mediums to celebrate Winter Park's historic architecture and to recognize the importance of historic preservation.

“Evoking a sense of Winter Park’s historic architecture,” the artworks will be displayed from Jan. 10 to 18.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The next exhibit at the Maitland Art Center tests that premise by pairing founder André Smith with the most prolific surrealist of the 20th century – Salvador Dalí.

Pushing the boundaries of the mysterious and irrational, we may visit the exhibit through Feb. 22.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

There's still plenty of time to see these great holiday performances that you won't want to miss.

These are all highly recommended, and in most cases we still have about two weeks to take in the performances.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

CFCArts Community Choir and Orchestra will transport us back to the 1930s and 1940s when the music of Christmas combined with the big band sound.

Follow the hero and his family as he makes his way home for the holidays and experience the music with a 280-voice choir and 55-piece big band orchestra.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The holiday season really gets going this weekend, with events across Central Florida.

This highly-anticipated free event, presented this year by the Morse Museum and the city of Winter Park, includes love, family, sharing, good cheer, and Christmas music.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The city of Winter Park invites us to celebrate the holiday season as the Orlando Philharmonic presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert in Winter Park’s Central Park.

The Philharmonic will present a free program of holiday favorites for all ages with audience members encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to re-stock the pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank.