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The Orlando Philharmonic will announce today that it is buying the iconic Plaza Live Theatre on Bumby Avenue, where the orchestra will update the 1,000-seat music hall to accommodate chamber music concerts while also keeping a schedule of rock, jazz,...
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Touring Broadway musical "Memphis" is larger than life, much like the Tennessee city that gives the show its name. Full of exuberant dancing and rhythm-and-blues wailing, "Memphis" starts rocking from the first glimpse of an underground nightclub and...
As the keyboardist for Bon Jovi, David Bryan knows plenty about rock music. But Broadway? Not so much. That didn't stop him from writing the score to "Memphis," the stage musical appearing in Orlando from Tuesday to May19, and winning three Tony...
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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: QUEEN'S "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA": 8 p.m. June 15; Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando; $1-$35; 407-351-5483. JAY & SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE: screening of the film and Q&A with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes: 8 p.m....
Of course everyone knows music enhances the emotion of a story. Just imagine "Jaws" without that duh-na, duh-na, duh-na-duh-na-duh-na… Or Scarlett O'Hara vowing "Tomorrow is another day" without the melodramatic strains of "Tara's Theme." But I...
At the height of Steely Dan's popularity in the 1970s, the studio-oriented team of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker didn't take their act on the road that much. Not so in the 21st century, when Steely Dan have embarked on numerous tours, including one...
I intended to write a thoughtful treatise on the state of American theater vis-à-vis "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical." But then a large piece of glitter wafted into my eye, I exclaimed "Oy, mate, that bloody well hurts!" and I flounced out...
It hurts the national pride a little when you realize the snippets of "The Star-Spangled Banner" heard in the opera "Madama Butterfly" aren't meant to be a friendly nod to the land of the free and the home of the brave. In Giacomo Puccini's beautiful...
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"Fate strikes down the strong man," cry out the lyrics of "O Fortuna." "Everyone weep with me!" The dramatic "O Fortuna" is the best-known movement of "Carmina Burana," the collection of medieval poems set to music by Carl Orff in 1935-36. The poems...
Christopher Wilkins was part conductor, part ringmaster Saturday afternoon as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra teamed with Cirque de la Symphonie for a program of light classical favorites and circus acts. Come to think of it, there may not be much...
Bill Allen thought the circus deserved better. Why, he wondered, did society hold dancers and musicians in high regard while circus performers were treated like, well, a sideshow? An entertainment producer and talent representative, Allen had been...
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When the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra began presenting opera in 2009, it added a new wrinkle: The musicians would be onstage with the singers. The orchestra began mounting opera productions after Orlando Opera closed its doors. And while the now-...
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