Archive for February, 2015

Nonprofit group works to protect endangered journalists

It used to be that when there were discussions about protecting journalists, these talks were happening at the height of the great recession, a time when newspapers and print journalism were taking a major economic hit and reporters, editors and photographers were losing their jobs and careers. With an improving economy, that’s no longer the [...]

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s new season: from Monty Python to elephants and piggies

ORLANDO — It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. Even William Shakespeare, in his play “Antony and Cleopatra,” wrote that “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.” Perhaps with that logic in mind, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is touting its 27th season as quite likely to become one of [...]

“Speed dating” event matches pets with loving homes

ORLANDO — Speed dating has been a popular mating ritual for years, a more formalized matchmaking process that encourages folks to meet a whole new and large group of people. It’s been recorded that the first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Cafe in Beverly Hills in 1998. There will be a speed dating event [...]

“Bloody Rabbit” explores the scary rise in anti-Semitism

ORLANDO — The Great Recession brought terrible hardship to millions of people, and R.T. Robeson is no exception. The Orlando man thought he had it all by his late 40s, but the recession took everything he had — his job, his savings, his home, car, even his cat. As he struggles to find employment, he [...]

Latin Night as Sandoval meets the Orlando Phil

ORLANDO — Sometimes conductors like to spice things up a bit, Albert George Schram noted, to cut loose and tackle something new. That’s exactly how Schram felt on Saturday afternoon, about an hour before the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra launched into a program of Latin music, an opportunity to demonstrate their rich musical diversity, the conductor [...]

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