NEWS

Orlando Ballet gets set to open new home on Lake Formosa

Four ballerinas framed the podium as Orlando Ballet executive director Shane Jewell welcomed donors, local politicians and media to Orlando Ballet’s new home. Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, which sits on...

Walking tour company, general store to open in Church Street train station

You may have seen the banner hanging in front of the historic Church Street train station reading, “What would you like to see here?” Now, we know what’s coming. Around...

Teach-In program brings Hazardous Device Team to Howard Middle

S.T.E.M. students at Howard Middle School saw robots, drones and protective bomb suits this morning in a demonstration by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) Hazardous Device Team. Deputies demonstrated...

Page 15 to give away thousands of books to local children, families

Page 15 is celebrating National Family Literacy Month in November by giving away over 3,000 books to local children and families. Page 15, a children’s literacy program in Downtown Orlando,...

Art

O-Town Artist of the Month: Terry Olson: Orange County is his stage

Yes, you know him: that guy with the spiky hair, crazy, colorful ties and a huge smile. Yes, that is Terry Olson, the director of Orange County’s Arts & Cultural Affairs. Olson’s roots are far from sunny Florida. Born in Minnesota, he attended school in Alaska and graduated from college back in Minnesota. It took courage and a novel approach […]

People of O-Town: Alejandro “Lucky” Queris at Lowbrow Art Productions, LLC

At first glance, a tattoo seems like an everyday sight — an accessory — but, for tattoo artist Alejandro “Lucky” Queris, tattoos are more than just an accessory; they’re a story. “Everyone gets tattooed for different reasons,” Queris said. “When you are given the chance to help someone get through a rough time or to help heal someone psychologically, that […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: Robert Hill, keeping us on our toes

In the 10 years since Robert Hill came to Orlando as the artistic director of the Orlando Ballet, he has kept us all wondering what he will bring to the stage next. Whether they’re timeless classics like Swan Lake or the Nutcracker, Hill has also offered such works as the Battle of the Sexes, Vampire Ball, Ballimos! and Carmenia Burana. […]