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Artist Ana Lazovsky, of Israel, wipes down her sculpture titled “Big Copacabana Wave” in Kissimmee on Oct. 21.

Downtown art designed to spark discussion

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer You may like the “Camo Sumo” sculpture installed in front of Kissimmee City Hall last week. You may not. Either way, you’re talking about the art on display downtown, and that’s exactly the point. “We want to invoke emotion and conversation. It’s only been 24 hours and there’s already been conversation about the camo piece. That’s what we want,” said Brianne Stefek, executive director of

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  • Reception set for artist of the month

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm

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The works of artist Kenneth Wilber will fe featured at the New York Artist Shop in St. Cloud Friday.

    The New York Artist Shop, 1124 New York Ave., St. Cloud, is hosting an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, featuring the month’s artist of the month: Kenneth Wilber. According to a artist shop press release, Wilber said, “I have been an avid outdoorsman my entire life and the wildlife and surroundings that go with it.  Ever since I can remember, I have tried to capture this on

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  • What’s your favorite Orlando area historic icon? Vote now 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibit

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

              What’s your favorite memory from historic Orlando? Ronnie’s Restaurant? Rosie O’Grady’s? There is still time to submit your favorites for the Orange County Regional History Center’s 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibition: 1960-1985. “The submissions that have been coming in so far have been great. Places such as Ronnie’s and Rosie O’Grady’s made a lasting impact,” said organizer Jason Zangari, in a release from the

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  • ‘Seussical Jr.’ coming to Kissimmee

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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St. Cloud City Council, City Manager Tom Hurt, Parks and Recreation Director Stephanie Holtkamp, and Parks and Recreation Operations Manager Erin Ochs recognize Parks and Recreation’s Recreation Supervisor Ron Riley as he retires after almost 22 years of service to City of St. Cloud, Parks and Recreation, and the community.

      The magic of Dr. Seuss will be brought to the downtown Kissimmee this month. Actors ages five through 15 will perform “Seussical, Jr.,” a musical based entirely on Dr. Seuss’ works at the historic Berlinsky Community House from June 27 to June 29. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, the play will follow Horton the Elephant through his journey from the colorful lands of Jungle Nool to the

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  • Let’s get physical with wine at a science center tasting

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you really like wine you should go to The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center Saturday, May 10. This is more than just another wine tasting event. This special event fundraiser, now in its fourth year at the center, is more like a wine odyssey, exploring all you need to know about wine growing, unless you plan on starting

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  • There never can be too many chefs. United Way Gala set to return May 10, event raises almost $300,000 for needy

    Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor For the Heart of Florida United Way, it doesn’t get any more important than the 22nd Annual Chef’s Gala. The event, held each year at the Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World, is the biggest fundraiser for the charity, which serves Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties. Last  year’s event raised more than $296,000 for area residents through the various programs funded by the United

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  • Gone with the Wind exhibit is coming to Central Florida

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    The Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibition Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel. The exhibition features the original gowns, costumes and artifacts of the film and is derived entirely from one collector, James Tumblin, who has the largest private collection of memorabilia from the film. The exhibition runs August 16 – November 30. James Tumblin,

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