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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.

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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.

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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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In light of the horrific attack at Pulse nightclub, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will present a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center.

AC2 is an unpredictable night of laughs and conversation with the multi-Emmy Award winning personalities, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen ( both donating their services for the one-night-only benefit going to OneOrlando.

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Josh Garrick: reflections on 'Beautiful Together'

A tribute to lives lost

By the end of this truly glorious performance, it was a question of who cried the most, some of us sharing hankies, napkins, whatever.

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With 25 of the finest voices performing in Central Florida, The Winter Park Playhouse will host a OneOrlando fundraising concert to benefit victims and families of the Pulse tragedy.

The Winter Park Playhouse stands as one with Orlando – offering their gift of musical theatre. That’s tonight at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only!

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If I had to recommend only one performance this year, it would be the World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet.”

The World Ballet Competition 10th anniversary performance gala – “the Olympics of Ballet” – concludes on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. with a Gala Performance to showcase guest artist dancers from around the world in their “star-turn” performances.

Josh Garrick: World Ballet Competition offers Orlando beauty, hope

Brave ballet performers come to Orlando

There is a beautiful confluence of art, talent, creativity, and courage in the 169 competitors at the World Ballet Competition.

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Josh Garrick: Reflecting on the Orlando shooting

The reason behind the shooting means nothing

We know that such an inexplicable act serves as an attack on our values, our freedom, and all we hold dear in our lives.

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CFCArts’ Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Symphonic Cinema’

It’s an epic finale concert for the Central Florida Community Arts’ Symphony Orchestra as they invite you to be swept away by the most beautiful film scores ever composed.

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Take a trip down melody lane with “Decades Rewind."

Take a trip down melody lane with “Decades Rewind,” featuring over 60 songs blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

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Restaurant review: Pepe’s Cantina

We had a wonderful time at Pepe’s Cantina and I happily recommend it highly.

When it comes to Mexican restaurants, in addition to wonderful food presented well, I want the meal to have an added level of fun.

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In honor of National Brisket Day, Chef John is throwing a Red, White and Brisket Party at 4 Rivers Smokehouse’s flagship Winter Park store.

OK – I’ll buy it. May 28 is National Brisket Day, so long as I can celebrate it with Florida’s founding father of barbecue, John Rivers.

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Orlando International Fringe Festival

The Orlando Fringe Festival takes over Loch Haven Park for the last two weeks of May with 800 non-juried performances, an outdoor stage, Visual Fringe, Kids’ Fringe and a beer tent.