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Cirque du Soleil presents ‘OVO’

Cirque du Soleil presents its newest touring show, “OVO,” never before performed in Florida.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

In the shadow of his great-grandfather’s singing tower, Dr. Tomas Bok recently dedicated 8 acres of new garden spaces at Bok Tower Gardens.

The largest expansion in 87 years of the gardens’ history, the new spaces include the Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden, the Wild Garden, the Outdoor Kitchen, the Edible Garden and the Alexander Discovery Center.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

One Voice Orlando: A Celebration in Song, is the benefit concert from the opera community for the Pulse tragedy.

Come see 'One Voice Orlando: A Celebration in Song' at the Dr. Phillips Center on Sept. 11 for evening of beautiful music for a cause.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

The annual Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month includes more than 90 restaurants offering three-course meals for $33.

Even if you have champagne tastes, and a beer-bottle budget, we can all afford to indulge our palates in this glorious, month-long celebration of Orlando’s sophisticated dining universe.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

You’ve seen the “Three Tenors.” Imagine that concept translated for men with deep voices.

Three Baritones – Gabriel Preisser, Nathan Stark and Bryan Myer – will share the bill at the University Club in Winter Park on Aug. 28.

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Restaurant review: Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Chuy's has earned the reputation as the most fun place to eat Tex-Mex at a great price.

Chuy’s is all that it’s supposed to be. When the food is good (and fresh) why not let it be fun too.

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The final free outdoor movie in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring the family, some chairs and a banana or two to Lake Eola Park on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. as Orlando hosts a free screening of "Minions."

One Voice Orlando to benefit Pulse victims

Music for a cause

Residents can support the Pulse shooting victims while hear world-class opera by attending the One Voice Orlando benefit concert on Sept. 11.

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Alice Cooper draws from horror movies and vaudeville for a stage show.

Alice Cooper will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. with VIP “Insanity” packages available for the concert.

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Showcasing Orlando’s eclectic culinary scene, the Orlando Main Street Restaurant program is offered now through Aug. 13.

Each restaurant offers a Main Street Restaurant Menu in conjunction with their everyday menu encouraging residents to dine out in one of Orlando’s Main Street restaurants.

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The free outdoor movie series in Orlando’s Lake Eola Park begins at 6 p.m. on chosen Fridays with activities and music from Mix 105.1.

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy free movies including July 29: “Jurassic World,” and Aug. 26: “Minions" at Orlando’s Lake Eola Park at 6 p.m.

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Restaurant review: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

A round of applause for an Italian restaurant with a delicious flair.

Needless to say, BRAVO! gets six thumbs up (there were three of us). Here was a restaurant that I had never tried and we loved the ambiance, the décor, the service and the food.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This oddly named musical won three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, so yes, it’s the real-deal.

“Urinetown” is said to have catapulted the American musical comedy into the 21st century with its wicked comedy and incisive honesty.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

The Chicago Tribune calls 'The Brothers Size,' 'The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.'

“The Brothers Size" will be performed at the Mad Cow Theatre through July 11.

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Restaurant review: 310 Park South

I was surprised to realize that 310 Park South has been turning out meals in the heart of downtown Winter Park's oldest shopping district for 17 years!

Restaurants have come and gone on the Avenue, but 17-years-strong deserves some kind of historical plaque or a proclamation from the mayor.

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