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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.”

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The first free spring Florida Blue Concert at 5 p.m. on April 9 features Jill’s Cashbox, a six-piece band with a deep love of rock/country music.

Telling the stories of their lives through their music, the concert is free – no tickets required.

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Commentary: Envisioning a 21st Century Orlando

A bold plan for a 21st Century Orlando

"Orlando is going to lead America through the 21st Century,” Dyer said.

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I admit it. “Heathers the Musical” is one of my guilty pleasures.

This hilariously homicidal new musical mixes murder, kinky love, comedy and some great songs with the anguish of high school bullying.

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Restaurant Review: BoiBrazil

Take your tastebuds to Brazil

Step into BoiBrazil, a new concept restaurant on Lyman Avenue (just off Park Avenue) in Winter Park, and you step into a total Brazilian meat-lover’s experience.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The much-loved Jerry Herman’s hit Broadway shows will sing and dance their way onto the Winter Park Playhouse stage with “Showtune!"

Recipient of the 2009 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theater, Jerry Herman wrote the hit Broadway musicals “Hello Dolly!,” “Mame,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Mack and Mabel,” and more.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The much-loved Jerry Herman’s hit Broadway shows will sing and dance their way onto the Winter Park Playhouse stage with “Showtune!"

Michael Edwards will direct, Roy Alan will choreograph and Chris Leavy will music direct.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Here is a clever way to donate to five charities while eating one spectacular dinner.

We are all invited to enjoy the offerings of five of the finest chefs in Florida at the annual 5C Charity Event to be held at The Alfond Inn on March 13.

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A tribute to one of the most beloved singers of all time, this Orlando Philharmonic concert relives the highlights of Judy Garland’s 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Broadway, television and recording star Karen Mason brings to life favorite tunes by Judy Garland.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In the free two-day CalligraFaire event we are invited to watch the learned members of the Scribes of Central Florida as they demonstrate the ancient, and the new, art of calligraphy.

Members will write your name on free bookmarks, discuss the history of calligraphy, offer items for sale, and offer 50-minute intro-classes so you can try your hand at calligraphy.

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Restaurant Review: Brio Tuscan Grille

Experience a tasty 'Tale of Two Risottos' at Brio through March 27.

At Brio Tuscan Grille restaurants, they truly do work to bring the special tastes of the Tuscan countryside to our tables with fresh-daily ingredients and Tuscan-inspired recipes.

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I’ll have mine “shaken, stirred or blended” on Feb. 22 when I join several judges for the 2016 Margarita Madness Competition at Cocina 214.

We’re all invited to imbibe and participate at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 as we seek the “best original margarita recipe of 2016.”

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