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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Florida’s most progressive farmers, gardeners, artisans, and non-profits will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Winter Park Harvest Festival in Central Park’s West Meadow on Nov. 22.

Taking place in the week before Thanksgiving, the Festival offers a farmers market, cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly activities and live music.

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The Winter Park Concours d’ Elegance – now in its 13th year – is a full weekend of activities.

Sunday’s Concours will display more than 160 of the world’s finest automobiles arranged by make and model, chronologically and by private collection for viewing interest.

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It’s been 20 years in the making, and now – from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 — the public is invited to take self-guided tours through Orlando’s brand new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

The tours will include special photo-ops and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events.

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It’s time to go hunting for your new Caveman Couture and step out in Paleolithic style as the Orlando Science Center welcomes you to the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball.

The Ball is also the wackiest (and most fun) Gala of the season, and while it may be held in a Museum, there is nothing stuffy about the coolest event this side of the Ice Age!

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Restaurant review: RA Sushi

RA Sushi does it all right – décor, food, service and welcoming atmosphere.

Most important is the taste, quality and originality of everything from signature bar drinks to appetizers that had me doing my “happy food dance,” to generous-portion sushi rolls that bring the idea of fusion to a whole new level.

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Dust off those fancy Western boots and get-on-down to Winter Park's West Meadow on Oct. 25 for the fourth annual Cows ‘n Cabs to benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center.

You can guess about the cows; the cabs are cabernets.

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