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Theater review: "Satchmo at the Waldorf"

By: Jen Thuy-Tien
Contributing Writer
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Directed by Rus Blackwell
The Lowndes Shakespeare Center presents Terry Teachout’s “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” featuring a strong one-man performance by Dennis Neal as the iconic Louis Armstrong and Armstrong’s manager, Joe Glaser. Set in the dressing room at the Waldrof Astoria Hotel’s Empire Room, we meet a tired yet still charismatic Louis Armstrong preparing for what will be his last performance as he dies four months later. Armstrong talks about his troubled youth and growing up in poverty, his experiences on the road, race relations, his love for his wife Lucille and his relationship with businessman Joe Glaser all the while recording himself with a portable tape recorder for his book.
We watch how Jewish businessman Glaser played a role in the talented musician’s career and life as a manager and best friend. Glaser helped Armstrong gain popularity with white audiences, where the money was. When Glaser was not on…

I Met With An Accident Screening

The award winning feature documentaryI Met with an Accident is hosting an encore presentation of the film Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at 7pm at the Cobb Theater Plaza Cinema Cafe on Orange Ave in downtown Orlando.

This documentary tells the story of Benedict Das, a man in India who was involved in a terrible bus accident. The accident has a profound effect on his life and his relationships. The story, shot in Orlando Florida and Calcutta, India chronicles Benedict's inward journey as well as his physical journey towards standing on his own two feet. Along his journey, he's forced to face the demons of his past and come to grips with his fate.
Although tickets will be available at the door, advance ticket purchase is available online.

Bacon! The Experience

Doug Rhodehamel presents a celebration of the most magical food ever invented! 
BACON! THE EXPERIENCE will tickle, tantalize and overload every one of your bacon sensory organs. Saturday, October 15 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm SAY IT LOUD 1121 N MILLS AVE Orlando, Florida Sponsored by BAKON Vodka 5.00 suggested donation gets you in. ONE NIGHT ONLY Orlando conceptual artist Doug Rhodehamel has made one thing clear throughout his 51-show career: Common materials can be transformed into immersive, multi-sensory experiences. Art audiences have responded by embracing Rhodehamel, whose pieces turn up in thousands of homes and have appeared on literally all seven continents of the world. His latest endeavor will deviate from his traditional theme, as he will turn a most un-common material — bacon— into a smokey-flavored wonderland. Referring to what he deems “the Miracle of Bacon,” Rhodehamel contends that the “most magical food in the world” has an ingrained, nostalgic appeal. “When people hear ‘bacon,’ they…

Lazy Evening with Ohmega Watts at Substance Gallery

The Legendary Lazy parties don’t stop! On Saturday, October 1st, you will be able to ‘release yourself’ yet again. This time with Special Guest DJ Ohmega Watts ofUbiquity Records rocking SUbstance Gallery’s 10,000 Watts of EAW LA Boutique Sound. Joining him will be two of Orlando’s very own professional ass shakers: LT Smash and Kittybat

Now we all know how HOT it got last time. As Rich Medina said in Complex, “it was as hot as the devil’s boxers,” but this time around we will make sure the AC is on point and the fans are out. Needless to say, we expect the dance floor to still be absolute fuego.

Ohmega Watts - Do-Over Set 

This is a 21+ event for the grown and sexual.

Entrance - $5

Pictures from our previous Lazy Events here

SUbstance Gallery
[10,000 Watts EAW LA Boutique Sound]

Hard Rock Downtown ThrowDown FREE 40th Birthday Bash

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 3-11pm is the Hardrock Live 40th Anniversary Free Concert, featuring Collective Soul, Everclear, Tonic, DMC, Matt Hires, Parlor Mob and more. The concert will be located on Orange Avenue and Wall Street between Washington Street and Central Boulevard. Media Sponsorships does Media Sponsorships with events and orgs that are doing good things to make Orlando a better place. A Media Sponsorship includes you getting space on the site, Facebook and Twitter in exchange for us having some sort of similar level of presence at your event. If you'd like to inquire about what we can do as a Media Sponsor for your org or event, email Mark.

Downtown Credo THREEEEEE

Downtown CREDO presents THREE (III) on Saturday, October 8, 2011. It's a night featuring The Cook Trio and three food trucks: The Flattery, La Empanada, and The YumYum Cupcake Truck. $5-$10 sliding scale donation at door. Doors open and trucks arrive at 7pm and the Cook Trio go on at 8pm. Coffee, Beer, Wine by donation. Triplets get in free.

Mama Fu's Take Two

We retweeted a story by the Orlando Business Journal about the chain Mama Fu's wanting to bring a location to Orlando, and were surprised to find two folks saying it'd already been tried here once before and one tweet from 2009 confirming it. We wrote the company and asked if they thought the chain would succeed here after the first try.

The 2009 tweet confirming it:

@TheFTBazaar is Our New Home for Food Truck Bazaar News

We're moving most of our food truck bazaar tweets away from @TheDailyCity twitter feed and onto it's own feed called TheFTbazaar. We think foodies will appreciate the separation and allow them to only know about our food event news. We also think non-foodies will appreciate it, since we tend to go a little twitter-heavy about the bazaar around bazaar time. This will (hopefully) make both parties happy and get the news to the people who want it most. And if it doesn't work, we'll dump it and go back to normal!

Also, if you haven't already, join our Bazaar Group on Facebook. We're almost up to 1,000 folks there. Again, that's a place strictly for bazaar news. Yum!

And speaking of foodies, we want to do two new food events in 2012: Confection Fest (an Orlando dessert festival) and ClandesDine (a not-so-secret food rave). Stay tuned for news about those events.

Fantasy of Flight Haunted Hangar Walking Tour

Those accustomed to dealing with concrete, easy-to-prove concepts, such as the mechanics of an aircraft, the physics of flight or the value of a rare vintage plane are invited to fine tune their sixth sense this October as Fantasy of Flight explores the unexplained, unidentified and unexpected aspects of its world-renowned collection of rare and vintage aircraft and reveals some of aviation's most puzzling mysteries.

Fall Fringe Fundraiser Oct 17

Orlando Fringe Fall Fundraiser is Monday, October 17, 2011 at Orlando Shakes in the Loch Haven Park. The auction starts at 6pm and the show is at 7pm. The show is hosted by George Wallace, Eric Pinder and Gidget Galore. Below is the entertainment lineup. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling (407) 648-0077 or e-mailing Nicole Ledbetter at

Act 1: Emotions Dance, Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, Pepe, Janine Klein, Playwright’s Round Table, The Mud Flappers, Unveiling new Fringe logo and live auction.

Act 2: The Downtowners, Yow Dance, Winifed & Didi, Jeff Jones, Flamo the Flamboyant Magician and Gidget Galore

Epcot Food & Wine Festival App

Going to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival aka "Overpriced Tapas Walk"? There's an app for that.

What's Up Downtown? Info Meeting

Wanna go into work late Thursday? Then attend the "Whats Up Downtown" meeting October 6, 2011 at 8:30am at the Downtown Information Center (201 S. Orange Ave., Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32801) to hear Richard Forbes (Historic Preservation Officer, City of Orlando) and Samantha Nemeroff (UCF Athletics Assistant) speak.