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The ‘Angel of the Ballet,’ Harriett Lake, will be honored in a one-night only show.

The dancers of the Orlando Ballet company will choreograph new works and perform alongside Artistic Director Robert Hill for Orlando Ballet: A Tribute to Harriett, Best of Broadway at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Happy 75th Birthday to the Morse Museum!

The elegantly sophisticated Morse Museum, which opened its doors on the Rollins College campus on Feb. 17, 1942, is generously celebrating its 75th anniversary with free admission throughout February.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Catch the final performances of ‘A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder’ through Feb. 12!

“Getting away with murder can be so much fun,” and there’s no better proof than the knock-’em-dead show that earned unanimous raves and the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This musical comedy at the Winter Park Playhouse reaffirms that true friendship is the key to everlasting love.

"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" takes place at a bachelorette party where best friends share thoughts about love, marriage and the dating game.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Come out to the fourth annual Fire in the Park Chili Cook-Off to Cure from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Big plans are underway for this event filled with award-winning chili, chicken wings, live music, games and family fun – all with a focus on raising money for breast cancer research.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Picasso, Einstein and Steve Martin walk into the Mad Cow Theatre…

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” comic-genius-playwright Steve Martin’s first full-length play, takes place in 1904 in a Paris bar and popular hangout for artists. It's playing at the Mad Cow Theatre through Feb. 19.

Josh Garrick: February preview

Get a sneak peek at all the best cultural events happening in February.

It’s a form of art exhibit as members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland present 30 tablescapes of amazing creativity.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Originating in the Scottish Highlands during the 11th Century, Highland Games have long been an audience-favorite spectacle.

Originating in the Scottish Highlands during the 11th Century, Highland Games have long been an audience-favorite spectacle.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your New Year's Calendar

Josh Garrick’s super sale art exhibit at Bloomingdale’s

Hosted by the Orlando Downtown Arts District and Bloomingdale’s at the Mall of Millenia, the public is invited to the final day of my art exhibit featuring my printed on aluminum artwork.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your New Year's Calendar

You want to stay close to home, but you still want sophistication to bring in the New Year?

Celebrate New Year's Eve at 8 p.m. in the Alfond’s Park Avenue Ballroom with dancing to The Buzzcatz, chef-attended food stations, an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas day carillon concert at the Bok Tower

Especially during the holidays, the magnificent gardens surrounding the Bok Tower create a fairytale atmosphere for the entire family.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

John DiDonna, Morgan Russell, and Monica Tamborello portray all the roles, transforming themselves from character to character as “Dickens by Candlelight” returns to the Shakespeare Center.

Feel like part of the production as actors speak beside you – or pour your tea – in my favorite re-telling of the Dickens’ classic.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Written and performed by David McElroy, Southern Winds Theater presents Mr. McElroy’s one-man presentation of “A Christmas Carol."

McElroy performs all 37 characters of the Dickens’ classic from Tiny Tim to the Three Ghosts.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas in the Park is a way for the museum to share their rare Tiffany collection with the public, and in this, its 38th year, the event is still free.

Today at 6:15 p.m., a signal will be given to turn on the Morse Museum window lights – which look particularly magical in the Park – and Winter Park’s holiday season begins.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Thanksgiving Holidays

With a host of festive events, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens!

Celebrate the season with the historic Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, special carillon concerts, winter garden tours, and the colorful poinsettia displays lining the River of Stone.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Presented by the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, the Orlando Ballet's “Beauty & the Beast” is a re-interpretation of the classic tale.

With original music composed by Orlando’s own Arcadian Broad, young Broad literally made history as he created both the music and the choreography for this highly recommended new ballet.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Beginning in 1976, the Rotary Club of Maitland has consistently produced the only art festival in Florida with nighttime hours.

With original, juried art surrounding beautiful Lake Lily, families and friends enjoy the lights that enhance an evening of art buying on Nov. 11-13.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Science Center’s Neanderthal Ball offers a blend of cocktail party with prehistoric mixer.

Celebrate our evolution! It’s a night of Neanderthal revelry at the most fun gala this side of the Stone Age.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This familiar story of seduction and transformation is on pointe and as expressive as a silent movie.

The Orlando Ballet always has fun with Halloween, and choreographer Michael Pink’s celebrated ballet “Dracula” combines the horror of Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 story with dramatic choreography, theatrical sets, and a colorful score by Philip Feeney.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s more than coincidental that Orlando Shakes will present the “Jekyll/Hyde” story by Robert Louis Stevenson near All Hollow’s Eve.

Fascinating and deviant, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" captivates audiences who experience the play’s moral lesson while watching the lead actor transform before them.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

For your Halloween season, trick or treat yourself to the all-new Phantasmagoria VII "The Cards They Are Dealt" at the Shakespeare Center.

Be very afraid. Phantasmagoria’s troupe of “Steampunk Survivors” are more dangerous than gypsy fortune-tellers, and they are joined by dancers, soldiers, puppeteers, and fire-breathers.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

The Dr. Phillips Center’s Great Lawn will be transformed into an 8-hour “Bacon Bonanza” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday.

On Oct. 8 thousands of people will descend on Orlando to celebrate all things covered, wrapped, and smothered in bacon.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

An art exhibit that began in Athens in 480 B.C.

Your Arts Editor – Josh Garrick – returns to the Henao Center with a free and open to the public opening on Oct. 1 beginning at 7 p.m.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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

Fun Tex-Mex, 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.

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

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."

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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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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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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!

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

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.

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Restaurant review: Sprinkles

And he said, “Let it be known,” Sprinkles, the cupcakery is open.

The much-anticipated opening of the Disney Springs Town Center on May 15 was so much sweeter for this foodie, because I was invited to stop in and have a personal taste at the brand-new Sprinkles.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Come out to Northland Church on May 12 and 13 for 'A Night on the Red Carpet.'

The Central Florida Community Arts' Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform excerpts from award-winning shows of stage and screen from the past 50 years.

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