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Good news: In recent research, USA Today’s Tripology found that Orlando was the top destination for family vacationers.

The award recognizes affordable family destinations that travellers are most interested in – one more reason to take pride in our hometown!

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Director Ken Howard takes on this re-envisioning of Michael Wanzie’s wildly successful comedy with a cast of Central Florida’s favorite actresses.

Comic references to a community within walking distance of the theater make for some very funny art-imitating-life moments.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

In one of the funniest musicals ever presented at the Winter Park Playhouse, “SHOUT! The Mod Musical” returns to the Playhouse through July 19.

The hit musical tells the story of five women coming of age in 1960s London and features an incredible collection of ’60s classics.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

While the three-dimensionality of sculpture makes it a favorite for art-lovers, most art patrons have little concept of the steps necessary to bring a metal sculpture to a finished state.

OMArt’s “original art party” is at the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Each summer the Morse Museum organizes free programs for elementary-school-aged children. The series begins Friday, June 27, with a family-friendly film showing.

After the films, children and parents will take guided tours of the galleries to see objects actually exhibited at these fairs. How cool is that?

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More than 100 orchestra and rock musicians will come together to present an eclectic concert featuring some of the best music ever to come out of England.

Focused on symphonic compositions of the early 1900s and rock ‘n’ roll from the late 20th century, this concert features everything from “Pomp and Circumstance” to the greatest hits of The Beatles.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Experience the charm of Winter Park’s Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll, where you spend the evening exploring Park Avenue’s shops and restaurants.

Discover new shops, check out the fashions, gift ideas and menu items as you enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres along the way from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Beginning June 6, Art & History Museums – Maitland will devote its museums to exhibits related to war and conflict in a manner unique to each museum’s mission.

New exhibits recognizing the 70th anniversary of D-Day open at Art & History Museum's - Maitland on June 6.

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The Maitland Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites us to an evening of seafaring music in a free concert for children of all ages.

We can ‘Sail Away’ on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Maitland Presbyterian Church at 341 N. Orlando Ave.

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The wacky, weird and wonderful festival of plays called Fringe will present 100 performance groups in Fringe 2014.

The oldest, non-juried festival in the United States, 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

The wacky, weird and always wonderful festival of plays called Fringe will present 100 performance groups in Fringe 2014.

The oldest non-juried festival in the United States, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival’s philosophy is to be 100 percent uncensored, 100 percent non-juried, and 100 percent accessible.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Philharmonic has created a series of brilliantly produced operas – with the unique idea of placing the Orchestra on-stage with the singers performing in front of the orchestra.

On May 9 at 8 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m., the Philharmonic will present Giuseppe Verdi’s most melodious and popular work – “La Traviata.”

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

When you have a holiday like Cinco de Mayo, I strongly support the good folks at my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant Cocina 214 in their decision to turn one day into a three-day festival.

Historically, May 5 marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but here in Winter Park, it allows Cocina 214 to have ‘ambassadors’ from Jose Cuervo and Corona serve up drinks.

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More than 13 million people have seen “Jersey Boys,” the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons.

Led by the unique voice of Frankie Valli, these four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Now the 'Jersey Boys' are back in Orlando!

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Review: Olive Garden's new menu

If your idea of your local Olive Garden is “unlimited soup and salad,” – have I got news for you!

The flagship chain of Darden Restaurants recently unveiled the most significant menu ‘evolution’ in the restaurant’s history, including more than 20 new menu items.

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