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Adopt-A-Thon: free-ish cats and dogs

Orange County Animal Services will hold its annual Adopt-a-Thon Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal of this event is to give homeless and abandoned animals a second chance to live long and healthy lives in safe, loving homes. The event will feature:Free food and beverages
Educational workshops
Exciting prize giveawaysNot sure if you are ready for a pet? This is a perfect opportunity for you to interact with pets and talk to volunteers and staff about the realities and responsibilities of pet ownership. (Source: OcNetPets)

Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards

Have you sent in your nominations for the Local Hero Award and Neighborhood Builder Award? Bank of America will award $450,000 in grants and recognition to deserving individuals and non-profit organizations in Central Florida (Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties). Read more

Marketing class for non-profits

Gotta fill a house? Take this class.
Rollins is offering a marketing class for non-profits for $220. The class will cover• What is a brand?
• Why is a brand important to nonprofit organizations?
• Why nonprofit organization’s need branding.
• How to develop a brand and tell a story.
• Analyze your current brand.
• Review strengths and weaknesses of your organization's current brand.
• Begin to develop your brand development process by connecting your brand to your mission.
• Exciting offer to work with selected nonprofits on a brand management project.

Grants for folks who write about the arts

The Creative Capital | Warhol FoundationArts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants ranging from 3,000 to 50,000 USD. Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories:articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, short-form writing. Application Deadline — Monday, June 8, 2009

Swine Flu!

We're all gonna die!

A community transformed by arts

Former Pittsburgh mayor turned senior research fellow with the Urban Land Institute Tom Murphy spoke in Shreveport, LA April 28th about it's goal of "transforming the region's identity by building stronger partnerships among arts organizations, elected officials and private investors. He led Pittsburgh between 1994 and 2005. 'If we did it in a rundown, rustbelt city, you can do it here'""Murphy spoke about how Pittsburgh lost 150,000 jobs between 1978 and 1985, after which community leaders — elected officials, private investors and arts organizations — decided to establish, build and, in part, publicly fund a Cultural Trust district dedicated to the arts.

In 1985, he said, the 10-block area has 22 massage parlors and X-rated theaters. Today, it's home to 15 "legitimate" performance venues — including the symphony, ballet and theaters." (Source)

LADIES!!!!! Pinklight Bazaar is May 3

Photo Credit: Tisse Mallon
Pinkight Bazzar is back, classy ladies of Orlando!

See our photos from their 2008 swanky event.

What and Why:
Pinklight Bazaar is a reoccurring female-powered event created to support & raise awareness about the breakthrough arts & crafting community in Orlando and beyond! We usually have two events per year.

Also, we just think that there needs to be more girly events in orlando. more pink. more glitter. more polka dots. more pink champagne. more girl love/bonding. what is with all this catty bullshit between ladies? chill and EAT CUPCAKES.

Although the events are centered on girls, gentlemen are more than welcome to attend AFTER the ladies happy hour (which happens the first hour of each event), though they must be very comfortable with their sexuality and embrace the color pink.


Vendors:
handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry from both STRAY CREATIVE and SILVIA PRIETO, vintage & reconstructed clothing by ETOILE BOUTIQUE, all-new original artwork by JENN BENN…

Travel to gay old London with Scottie

Art Events Travel is launching a gay-people-and-their-friends travel service called "Birds of a Feather Tours" with an inaugural trip to London, October 20-26, 2009. The trip (and all "Birds of a Gay Feather" tours) is being led by local writer and theatre favorite Scottie Campbell. Price of the trip is $2695 per person double occupancy and $3395 for single occupancy. Travelers making their initial payment by May 15 will receive a $200 discount. The trip will benefit the Orlando Youth Alliance. To book your trip or for further information: 407.895.1301 or info@ArtEventsTravel.com. (Photo Credit)

Downtown Pour- May 16

Saturday, May 16, 4-8pm, the South Eola District hosts the Downtown Pour event. (Eola Drive between Pine and Church St.) Sample 200 high-end wines, micro brews, imported beer, sample from the gourmet tasting stations from award-winning local restaurants and enjoy the live entertainment.

Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Buy your passes at one of the participating South Eola District establishments including City Fish Restaurant, Sanctuary Diner, Graze Restaurant, The Beacon, 310 Lakeside Restaurant, Stardust Lounge, Relax Grill, Post Parkside Apartments and the ReMax Sales Center located on the ground floor of the Paramount directly next to Publix.

Hey Tourists: Loch Haven Cultural Pass

Tourists staying in the I-Drive area now have an easy way to get to and experience cultural Orlando. With the new Loch Haven Cultural Pass produced by Red Chair Project, tourists pay $25 adults/$15 kids for 20% off admission to the Orlando Science Center, Orlando Museum of Art and the Mennello Museum of American Art within 14 days of purchase. For $10 more ($7.50 for children) they can get a bus ride from I-Drive to Loch Haven Park.

Here's what I see: the "Orlando Morning Culture Pass." For $20, a bus takes a tourist from I-Drive to Loch Haven Park (muffins on the bus), downtown for a stroll around Lake Eola, to Mills 50 for lunch and back to I-Drive by 1pm for them to get back into the theme park groove. Eh? Eh?

Universal Orlando sued: That was my idea!

This is not the ride.
ICC Designs, an Orlando-based business that has for over 25 years designed and produced theme park attractions, recently filed suit against New Line Cinema and Universal Orlando for theft of its idea and design for a “Halloween Horror Nights” attraction, featuring New Line characters “Freddy,” “Jason Voorhies” and “Leather Face.” (Source)

2009 Orlando Fringe reminders

The Green Lawn of Fabulousness aka The Beer Tent
Patrons Choice Awards
See a show you think deserves special recognition? Give it an award.-voting begins on opening day
-vote on this page
Patron Reviews
See a show you loved? Hated? Spread the word of mouth online.-Write them
-Read them
View Daily Schedules for May...14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 |24 | 25
More helpful stuff on our 2009 Fringe Guide

Photo: Godrick the giant puppet

"Godrick" the puppet at the Playground Music and Arts Festival at Lake Eola Park Orlando happening today. (Photo Credit: @orlandopuppet)

Photos: Childrens Art Festival

We sent Orlando photographer Kristina Renee Cook to cover the Maitland Art Center's event called the Children's Art Festival Saturday, April 25, 2009 10 am – 2pm. Please view the rest of her photos in our Flickr set. The theme for the event was "Wild about Native American Culture" and was described as "a variety of children’s events and activities to showcase the architectural historic art center." It took place at The Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751. More info: 407-539-2181

"Buy local" sign removed in Fort Myers

March 25, 2009: "In Fort Myers, Fla., people driving by Clancey’s Restaurant saw this huge sign outside: “Support the local economy. Patronize locally owned businesses.” ...However, code enforcement officials made the restaurant take the sign down. The restaurant is currently working to get a permit to put it back up." (Source, Source) Keep up with the Fort Myers Redevlopment Agency on Facebook.

Pop artist James Rosenquist loses house and art

(From FloridaToday.com) "Pop artist James Rosenquist has lost his west Florida home and art for an upcoming show to a brush fire. Don Ruths, a Florida Division of Forestry spokesman, says the fire also destroyed two studios on the property. Rosenquist said all of the art for a show in New York City in the fall was also destroyed. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum organized a retrospective of his work in 2003. He said he was totally wiped out." (Painting found on this blog)

Orlando #6 most dangerous city in US

Forbes magazine listed Orlando as the 6th most dangerous city in the United States.

From 2007, but still...

This is a quick and interesting watch. The cops won't allow a cameraman from "the media" to walk along the same sidewalk as a "civilian." Does anyone know why?

Wanzie introduces Orlando to the CringeFest

Michael Wanzie, GodFather of Orlando Indie Theatre, introduced Orlando to the hilarity of New York Cabaret cabaret/musical theatre/vocal coaching guru Seth Rudetsky March 21, 2009. Now he's got a new one: CringeFest (website). He won't be bringing it to Orlando, however, like he did with Rudetsky. He is attending it as an artist and representative of Orlando this summer. Read his fabulous description of the festival and about his productions.

10 Reasons to Think Local & Independent

The Daily City meets Casey of Grandma Party. (View photos: 2007, 2008)
10 Reasons to Think Local & Independent
Source: Ourlando; View Local Businesses

1. Keep Money in the Neighborhood. For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into the local community and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chair store, only $14 comes back.

2. Help the Environment. Independent businesses make purchases requiring less transportation and are usually located in commercial corridors and in-town instead of developing on the fringe. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

3. Support Community Groups. Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owner businesses.
4. Invest in the Community. Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here, and are more invested in our future.

5. Embrace What Make Us Different. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distin…

MetroMix: Orlando Grafitti

I am falling in love with Metromix by the day. Check out their 45 page Orlando graffiti photo album. Love.

Orlando Sentinel makes the Wall Street Journal

The Orlando Sentinel got a mention in a Wall Street Journal graphic showing the decline of the newspaper in North America.

Meet the Guitartown Artists Sunday

From the Downtown Arts District: "Bring out your friends and family and Meet the Artists of Orlando GuitarTown at the Downtown Orlando Farmer's Market this Sunday at Lake Eola from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We've been working around the clock to reunite 72 hand-painted guitars that have been seen throughout Downtown Orlando. After the event this weekend, the guitars will be prepared for a motorcade on April 4th (?) at which point they will be transported to the Universal Orlando Resort for the Live Auction on May 7th. The auction also includes an exclusive performance by Blue Man Group at the Sharp Aquos Theatre." (Source)

Dead bodies on license plates & in museums

Dead body on a license plate: A license plate with the image of Jesus and another with a cross would be available to Florida motorists if lawmakers pass a bill now in the legislature.

Dead body in a museum: Florida state lawmakers are debating if its ok to publicly display the body of a dead person for educational purposes if it’s unclear if the person gave permission. (This is in reference to the traveling Bodies exhibit. You know, the one France closed.)

Interview: Greg Rollett

Local Orlando Social Media Guru Greg Rollett did an interview with Viralogy host Jun Loayza April 24, 2009. People ask me why I cover topics like marketing on this blog. I think its a universal topic. We market ourselves every day when they make friends, look for employment, keep employment, keep our friends, or do the obvious: sell stuff. Find Greg on twitter: @g_ro

TV News wants your opinion on TV news

News 13 is throwing a TweetUp to Tuesday, May 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wall Street Cantina, 19 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando. The goal of the tweetup is "to bring together News 13 tweets with News 13 personalities." The point? "We want to hear what you have to say about the news!" Jackie Brockington, Ybeth Bruzual, Scott Harris, Danny Treanor and Lisa Bell are all scheduled to appear.

Discuss TV news with the people who are directly involved in producing in? Hells yeah!

Orlando likes Hispanics. Ole'.

April 23, 2009: "Hispanics can join biracial committee as whites. A group of Hispanic activists were told today that in order to participate on the Orange County schools biracial committee, they would have to be counted as whites. The committee is part of the review process for the district's proposed school closures. Activists rejected the district's compromise, calling it ridiculous and an insult to their culture."

Apr 22, 2009: "About 21 percent of Orlando’s residents are Hispanics, so (Mayor Buddy) Dyer is trying to get the word out to Latino business owners and consumers (about the City of Orlando's Buy Local Hispanic Stuff Site)."

Ole'.

Looking for Tampa photographer/writer

I got a media invite from Simeon Rice and Lucid Dream Entertainment to attend a press listening party 6-9pm for their new artist Yashi at The Kennedy in Tampa, Tuesday April 28th.

Open bar and free food! Woo!

I can't go. Boo!

I am looking for a photographer/writer in Tampa who can attend and would like to cover the event by taking photos and doing a write-up for The Daily City.

If you (a) live in Tampa and (b) can write and take photos and (c) want to attend this event and send me photos and a write-up, email me. Tell me about yourself, send me some links to your photography and/or writing. The pay is a sense of fulfillment and some link love.

Maitland Art Center: Childrens Art Festival

Dommerich Elementary Moms hang over 650 pieces of student artwork
The Maitland Art Center is doing a Children's Art Festival called Wild about Native American Culture. Kids of all ages ready to experience art activities and live performances at the architectural historic art center. Read more here and here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009; 10 am-2pm; The Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751; FREE for children; Adults admission $3.

Kip Watson honored

Orlando dancer and teacher Kip Watson was honored for his sixty-three years of contributing to the art of dance with the Central Florida Dance Award during Thursday night's “Sculpted Bodies," a UCF dance concert. The show runs through Sunday and plays at Orlando Rep.

Watson’s influence on dance in Central Florida dates back to 1968 when he founded the School of Performing Arts, Orlando’s first paid professional dance company. Watson later founded what would become the Orlando Ballet and helped form the Florida Dance Association. Today, Watson co-directs Harwood-Watson Dance Studios, a dance school he created with wife and fellow dancer Eliza Harwood-Watson in 1985. (Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel)

Orlando Phil Fundraiser June 13

The fifth annual Jeans & Jewels party, a fundraiser for the Orlando Phil, "goes beachy" this year with Beach Boys music, dancing, a Meiner’s Catering buffet, open bar, silent auction, all while you wear your fave jeans and jewels, "real or faux."

Saturday, June 13, 7:00pm, Winter Park Farmer’s Market, 200 W. New England Avenue. Call 407-896-6700 x 223 for the $65 tickets. All reservations must be made in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. Neither will your jewels, real or faux.

Loomstate at Target: Go Green?

I got a note sent to me about Target carrying Loomstate, an eco-friendly brand of clothing. With it being Earth Day, I thought it was worth a mention. "The Loomstate for Target collection was created with a commitment to an environmentally responsible future - all of the cotton used in the Target collection is 100 percent certified organic."Sounds great, but I don't know what it means and I know nothing about "eco-friendly." So I asked an expert: Julie Norris, owner of Dandelion Communitea and member of Ourlando."It's awesome when large companies pay attention to consumer demand, and hopefully they will see a positive impact of this limited-time-only campaign enough to carry organic clothing year-round, not just when the press is good around earth day. According to Loomstate's website, the factories they use have high environmental and labor standards (but they do not indicate Made in the USA or cite any third party certifying agents for fair trade…

Christine Ebersole on Air America

Christine Ebersole, the actress who did not play Mrs Lovett in Orlando, did do a live interview yesterday with Air America’s Break Room Live. Just before the interview, she learned she was nominated for a Drama League Award for her work in the currently running Broadway show Blithe Spirit. Christine discusses her role in “Blithe Spirit,” Broadway and the recession, Barack Obama, the Federal Reserve, with Break Room Live hosts Marc Maron and Sam Seder. Thanks, Courtney!

Sculpted Bodies opens, Bodies closes

"The Dancer" (Photo Credit)
"Sculpted Bodies," a dance show at UCF opens April 23, 2009 in Orlando.
"Bodies," a traveling art/science exhibit, closes April 22, 2009 in France.

Dan Akroyd pushin' booze

Photo Credit: Brian Feldman
"You can see Dan Aykroyd when he visits Central Florida to promote his Crystal Head Vodka. He will be making two appearances Monday: At the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Store, 2726 S. Orange. Ave., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At CityWalk's Rising Star from 10 p.m. to midnight." Source

Shakes on a plain billboard

Photo CreditThoughts on this billboard design? I have none.

Auditions: Bathhouse the Musical

Bathhouse the Musical, a show that began at the Orlando Fringe in 2006, is (a) still alive and (b) being produced in Tampa by Arts on 9th, 1513 9th Ave, Ybor City (which is Tampa, apparently). Audition for it.

Watch King Lear- right now

I am wowed by PBS' new video web portal offerings, which include, get this, Sir Ian McKellan in King Lear!

Video: Chess in concert preview

This Chess concert is coming to PBS in June for all you theatre dorks out there. Maybe they will feature it later on their new video portal. (Source) I care less about Idina Menzel's ponytail and Josh Groban's machine gun vibrato than I do the animated chess pieces, dramatic font and movie-like style of the opening. Wow.

Andy Milonakis: Tweet Tweet B****

Twitter is THE topic du jour right now: people hate it, love it, talk about it, whine about, and well, now at least one person raps out it. Comedian Andy Milonakis has a great Twitter anthem perfect for the club and your office's public address system. Save it for Friday to blast to your co-workers or get it out now so you can get the cred for discovering it first. Either way, tweet tweet, bitch! (Source, Source)

Learn: Money Makes the Web Go Round

Money Makes the Web Go Round: During this event, learn about other business models beyond advertising. There are dozens of ways to monetize your website, and in this session, Steve Spalding and Nathan Thompson of Crossing Gaps Consulting will help you uncover the ways that will work best for your business. Find out how to best optimize your website to make you money around the clock. Sign Up Now

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Pre-Reg for Non-members $10.00, At Door: for Non-members $15.00. Location: Valencia Community College Downtown Center Chicone, Bldg. 190 S Orange Ave.Orlando, FL 32801. Contact: Dana DeLapi

Carolina Moon rises till May 9

Michael Wanzie's new play Carolina Moon: A Campy Trailer Park Tragedy has been extended through May 9, 2009. The Parliament House's Footlight Theatre, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL, Saturdays at 8PM through May 9, 2009. Tickets/Reserved Seating ($15) available at WANZIE.com/boxoffice"Wanzie plays truck stop waitress-Deloris Scrud, resident drunk – Mrs. Hank Flinders, Real Radio (Monsters) personality Bubba Whoop-Ass Wilson, 300 pound ballerina – Normal Anne, Iron lung captive – Lenny Laidwright, and Parliament House owner – Don Granatstein

Wooten plays singing Detective Lugnut, Southern Baptist – Betty Bradley, Melmac freak with a tic – Mellie Tupper, cross dressing street walker – Latonya Tyrone, former Monster – Sexy Savannah, and Parliament House owner Susan Unger"

Brown-bag some birds of prey tomorrow

Maitland Historical Society is putting on a free Lecture and tour of the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, April 22nd 2009 at Noon at the Garden Club at Lake Lily Park, Maitland. Reservations: 407-644-2451.

"Bring a brown bag lunch and hear about the history of the Audubon Society in Maitland from speaker Leslie Poole. Then, enjoy a free tour of the nearby Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, courtesy of the Audubon Center."

Taste it, Winter Park

The 24th Annual Taste of Winter Park, sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is April 22, 5-8pm at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, New York Ave, between Lyman & New England, Winter Park. $45 tickets. (Source, Source)

Life on the Non-Equity Road

Tour: The Real Tour (Watch all the episodes)
"Tour: The Real Tour" is a new video series created by some folks on a non-equity tour currently on the road for 20 more days. (Note: I had nothing to do with this video, nor am I on the tour about which the video is about.) I wanted to share it because I think the video editing is great, the topic is timely (more non-equity tours are sure to be headed out onto the roads real soon due to the economy) and perhaps audiences would like to see what life is really like for one group of touring non-equity actors._______________________________________
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Central Florida Architectural Guide?

Is there a pdf/print or audio book/audio tour for those of who love architecture, that can guide us around Central Florida architectural highlights? Who would I ask to find out about this?________________________________________________
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Bitch to the NYTimes

In a discussion that started April 15, 2009, The New York Times arts blog Artsbeat is inviting artists of all types to share how the economy is affecting their work."What effect is the economy having on your life and work as an artist, writer, actor, or musician? Tell us your story by commenting on ArtsBeat or by e-mailing us at artsbeat@nytimes.com."________________________________________________
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Happy 1st B-Day Redefine

Redefine clothing and art source (website) celebrates it's 1 Year anniversary May 8th from 9pm-2am with the "Sorry U Missed Us" art installation show. It's free and an all ages event. 213 N. Magnolia Ave, Orlando FL 32801 (MAP) Original wall murals and art: Photorealism Stencil Artist DECOY, Illustration and Pop Artist SOCKY CHOP, Graffiti Artist NEO SOE. Live music: DIVINCI of Solillaquists Of Sound, BEEF WELLINGTON, RUBOX (Beatboxer), & DJ SURESHOT.________________________________________________
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FX Show photos by MetroMix

Metromix's Tanya Hansongot some great shots of sci-fri geekery at the recent FX Show held April 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. The FX Show bills itself as "The Coolest Show on Earth," and these photos prove it.________________________________________________
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Central Florida Earth Day May 2

The 4th annual Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; and live music and entertainment. Central Florida Earth Day will draw those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach. Where: Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 (MAP)________________________________________________
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Etoile has more new stuff

Etoile Boutique has a bunch of new merch for summer.
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NTDWO: Armani... hotel?

(This is a NTDWO post) Who knew Giorgio Armani had a hotel? Armani is a clothing brand. Now they have hotels? Makes me wonder what other brands (or orgs?!) out there could extend their brand to other product types to make money.
-Orlando Opera CDs?
-Orlando Fringe Festival Think Tank?
-Grandma Party Personal Shopping?
I dunno. (Photo Credit) *NTDWO= Nothing to Do With Orlando.________________________________________________
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Chitty Chitty No Show

I wish the reason the cast of the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang skipped their own opening night party was dramatic and full of scandal. Like, they read Elizabeth Maupin's bang bang review and issued a refusal-to-attend email. Or the chorus of unpaid underage locals didn't do a good job, so the cast kicked them out of the theatre and went to Bennigans for happy hour. But no. No drama. Just one press rep who forgot to tell the cast about the party, which left Orlando Broadway Series patrons and employees eating and drinking with themselves.

So, that being said, all our wonderful photographer Kristina Renee Cook has to show you are shots of food and guests. Wheee! See all 20 photos from the party.


This would be a photo of the cast, but...________________________________________________
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Using Twitter to Market Your Art

Regina Anderson of Impression Art shared a smart use of her twitter account as an artist on TwiTip.com:"I am a handcrafting artist, so I made a list of ‘artsy’ cities, located their media names in Twitter, and began following them one at a time. Almost all of them followed me back. As I read through the tweets, I found business names, mostly shops and boutiques, mentioned in each city, so I started following them."Read the full story________________________________________________
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txt_show might be late to Barcamp Orlando 3

Performance artist Brian Feldman's Lynx bus was 30 minutes late today, which means he might not make it on time to his scheduled 5pm @txt_show performance at BarCamp Orlando 3. Will he make it? Wont he? Do you care? Stay tuned.

UPDATE 4:04pm:Porche Boxter to rescue________________________________________________
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Wanzie creates downtown theatre scene

Its official. Orlando will now have a downtown theatre scene. Thank you, Michael Wanzie. (Photo Credit: Tisse Mallon)________________________________________________
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Orlando Sentinel gives BCBS good exposure

I bet the marketing folks at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida are glad they bought ad space on the Orlando Sentinel video player today. They have a logo below the player and a pre-roll ad inside it. But what is the player... playing? Gential exposure, dead children and a mother shooting her son then herself. Blue Cross and Blue Shield's ThePoweroftheHumanVoice.com anyone? The Sentinel sure gave them good, um, exposure.*

*And yes, I know these are uber-popular stories on the Sentinel's website, which got BCBS's ad seen by many. But does the insurance company really want the eyeballs associating it's brand with these... "stories"?________________________________________________
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BarCamp Orlando is tomorrow

Reminder: Barcamp Orlando 3 is tomorrow, April 18, 2009. Yes it's geek-centric... for now. Arts people, creatives, etc... Go. Watch. Meet. Learn.________________________________________________
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