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Review: Fiddler on the Roof

By Georgia Williams | March 09, 2019

Watching the most recent musical at the Dr. Phillips Center, “Fiddler on the Roof,” was a very conflicting experience. On one hand, it was an exceptional performance with a stellar cast, but on a deeper level it was haunting because of its connections to historical events in Russia and the Ukraine. Good art, by its very nature, should make one […]

A life full of flavor: Celebrating 50 years of a local chef ’s service

By Georgia Williams | February 28, 2019

He moved to the Orlando area from Washington D.C. amid the chaos of the riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Since then, chef George Vogelbacher has been bringing fine French dining to the Orlando area for decades. “In 1968 we packed up our Mustang and our cat and moved to Florida,” Vogelbacher said. It began when he opened a […]

The women behind the arts

By Georgia Williams | February 28, 2019

Because March is International Women’s Month, it is appropriate to celebrate the women of Orlando who have worked so diligently to enrich the many arts offered here. Some are unsung heroes and others are flamboyant divas, but no matter how they have helped, without them Orlando would never have the rich culture that inspires so many. Harriett Lake, a Tribute […]

Bravo Bailamos!

By Georgia Williams | February 16, 2019

“Bailamos” is the Spanish word for “Let’s Dance,” and dance they did! The Orlando Ballet’s Companies brought forth a diverse program with a Latin flavor. Artistic director Robert Hill and local TV anchor Ybeth Bruzual provided an interesting commentary that helped even the novice ballet patron understand the local professional ballet company’s vision. There were contemporary and classical pieces woven […]

Lovin’ our community’s artists

By Georgia Williams | January 29, 2019

Because February is all about love, and it is also Black History Month, this month’s column is focusing on all of the love that is expressed in our communities’ art forms. First, let’s begin with the notable talents of some of our African American neighbors. Norm Lewis, a graduate of Edgewater High School, has had a successful Broadway and film […]

Counting my blessings

By Georgia Williams | December 20, 2018

When I started writing the O-Town Art articles for the Downtown Community Paper I had no idea how many blessings would come my way. Tuesday night the spirit of Christmas came to the Dr. Phillips Center with the production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” A post WWII America needed Mr. Berlin’s story of love and redemption, and maybe it is […]