Archive for October, 2015

Will rape/murder case bring a chill to the downtown Orlando lifestyle?

ORLANDO — There could be a chill running through the minds of some residents of downtown Orlando today. It’s not that a single high-profile criminal case — the arrest by Orlando Police homicide detectives of Stephen Michael Duxbury on Friday in the murder or Sasha Samsudean — is likely to scare people away from downtown. [...]

Jewish Cinema: “The Ghost Writer”

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, a Polish court rejected a request to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the U.S. for being a fugitive from the law. The judge in Krakow, Dariusz Mazur, called the request from the U.S. “inadmissible.” Polanski, 82, is a citizen of both France, where he was born, and Poland, where [...]

Thoughts on pet safety on Halloween night

ORLANDO — On Halloween night, as the sun is setting, expect to see plenty of children in costumes running from one door to the next, eagerly trick or treating and filling their bags with candy. But wait — never mind the children, who are still likely to be in bed by 8 o’clock. How about [...]

New music director Eric Jacobsen makes his debut

ORLANDO — Seated on the stage at the Bob Carr Theater, looking both momentarily relaxed but also highly energized, Eric Jacobsen thought for a moment when a man in the audience asked him when he had first developed a passion for the music of Maurice Ravel. Jacobsen had already spent several minutes talking to the [...]

It’s nibbling at your ear at night: Beware the Bloody Rabbit

“It was pouring out when R.T. Robeson jumped on the bus that would carry him from downtown Orlando to the building in an older, somewhat less fashionable section of the city. He had never visited the building before, but a Miss Gardenia was expecting him …” ORLANDO — So begins author Michael W. Freeman’s disturbing [...]

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