Monday, December 30, 2013

People Who Died 2013: Actress Eleanor Parker

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Actress Eleanor Parker, who reminded us of when acting was treated as an art and as hard work, passed away near her home in Palm Springs in early December.

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People Who Died 2013: Theatre Downtown's Garrison Doles

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Garrison Doles helped found Theatre Downtown, one of the longest-running theater companies in the area.

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People Who Died 2013: City planner Kevin Tyjeski

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Kevin Tyjeski was the chief city planner for the city of Orlando and worked in the planning department for 18 years.

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People Who Died 2013: Orlando photographer Rick Lang

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Local photographer Rick Lang, a tireless documenter of the South, passed away July 9.

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People Who Died 2013: Jane Henson

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Jane Henson, mother of Orlando’s Ibex Puppetry founder Heather Henson and widow of Jim Henson, died in Connecticut April 2.

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People Who Died 2013: Orlando theater devotee Myron Blattner

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Orlando's theater community mourns the passing of Myron Blattner, arguably the staunchest supporter of theater Orlando has ever known.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Charles Dickens Auditions on January 5 at Mad Cow

Posted By on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

If the cavalcade of Chrismas Carols over the past few weeks didn't satiate your Dickens desire for the next year, you are in luck. Orange County Arts, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and Mad Cow Theatre are teaming up for a community-wide "What The Dickens" celebration throughout 2014, and they are...

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Friday, December 27, 2013

'Til Death Do Us Part: Revisited

Posted on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 7:39 PM

(We've been featuring some of this year's highlights this week, and were trying to figure out the best place to position this one. My story of the loss of my husband of 11 years, Alan Jordan, last year took on a life of its own in 2013, and...

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Things to love about the holidays at Walt Disney World

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM

  Walt Disney World really outdoes itself every year, as far as holiday events and decorations go. They market their yearly Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with promises of a holiday version of their Wishes fireworks spectacle, a Christmas parade, “snow” on Main Street and my personal favorite: free cookies...

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Universal Orlando quietly increased alcohol prices just in time for the holidays

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

If you pick up the current issue of Orlando Weekly, you'll find my guide to getting the most drink for your dollar from Orlando's theme parks. Sadly, since I filed that story, some of my favorite watering holes at the attractions went and raised their alcohol rates under the...

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