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Counting my blessings

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 […]

Well Hello, Dolly!

It’s so glad to see you back where you belong. Betty Buckley defines classic Broadway Theater at its best. Her heartfelt love of performing stretches well past the footlights and even to the farthest seat in a full second balcony of the Dr. Phillips Center’s 2,700 seat Disney Theater. Buckley (Dolly Gallagher Levi) and her costar, Lewis Standlen (Horace Vandergelder) […]

The Most Wonderful Time of Year: Festival of Trees

Each year Orlando Museum of Art’s Council 101 presents a festival featuring decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, decorated dining displays, boutiques, and best of all, SANTA! This past week was a beehive of activity setting it all up before last night’s Gala Opening. Many individuals and businesses participate in decorating these amazing trees. The Orlando Ballet even donated a tree […]

Oh, what a night

Last night, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was an interesting mix of entertainment. In the Pugh Theater was high opera with “Tales of Hoffman” done in Steampunk style. In the Disney Theater was Broadway’s best, “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This Tony and Grammy Award “Best Musical” has been a favorite […]


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