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One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s musical comedy “Anything Goes” will sail into the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando.

Filled with musical theatre’s greatest hits, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes,” this winner of three 2011 Tony Awards comes with our highest recommendation.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The often wacky, sometimes weird, and always wonderful festival of plays and musicals called Fringe will present 100 performance groups in Fringe 2015.

The Orlando International Fringe Festival’s philosophy is to be 100-percent uncensored, 100-percent non-juried, and 100-percent accessible.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s a tale as old as time. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to the Dr. Phillips Center.

Let the whole family experience the enchantment. “Beauty and the Beast” is appropriate for all ages.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The National Association of Letter Carriers will head-up the nation’s largest single-day food drive on May 9.

Called Stamp Out Hunger, this drive is held as school programs close for summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of food.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

My favorite Tex/Mex restaurant, Cocina 214, will host the third annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 3 starting at 10 a.m.

Hey, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” as this fundraiser for Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Paws Rescue offers a (hilarious) race as well as music, food and drink specials.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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.”