NEWS

Plaza Live granted $10 million for renovation

The Plaza Live will be revitalized in a big way thanks to a $10 million grant from the Orange County Board of Commissioners, according to a press release. Plaza Live...

Downtown Orlando FAMU Law librarian competing in ‘Jeopardy!’

One of Florida A&M College of Law’s employees from the Downtown Orlando campus fulfilled her dream of being a “Jeopardy!” contestant after she grew up watching the popular quiz show,...

Colonial overpass officially opened

Downtown Orlando celebrated the official opening of the Colonial Overpass Bridge today, with members of the City, Downtown Development Board, Florida Department of Transportation, press, bicycle enthusiasts and others in...

Lake Lawsona/Fern Creek awarded by Orlando Historic Preservation Board

The Association was recognized for their efforts to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and their successful street sign topper project to help identify the Lake Lawsona...

Art

Dear Evan Hansen delivers poignant message in today’s high-tech world

The current Broadway play at the Dr. Phillips Center is a haunting reminder of the loneliness that most children experience as they grow from childhood and transition into being an adult. There is so much to unpack in this story and this writer will not spoil it for you. Before entering the Disney Theater, I knew nothing of the play. […]

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to change executive directors

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Christopher Barton are parting ways. Barton served as executive director of the Philharmonic since August of 2016 and resigned late this March. The search for a new executive director will begin within the next couple of months, according to Cristina Venturini, the associate director of marketing and communications for the Philharmonic. Venturini also said that […]

UCF arts takes over Dr. Phillips Center

UCF is headed downtown in April ahead of the highly anticipated opening of its downtown campus this fall. The 5th annual UCF Celebrates the Arts is returning for 10 days of performances and exhibits from April 5 through April 14. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has hosted the musicians and performers of UCF since it opened in […]