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Barnes & Noble: Gone By New Year’s?

By: Michael Levin

If anyone gives you a Barnes & Noble gift card, be sure to cash it in by the end of the year.

This may be the last year that Barnes & Noble bookstores remain open.

It’s bad news for people who love books. It’s worse news for the next generation of readers, who may never experience buying a book in a bookstore.

B&N has been closing about 20 stores per year since 2012 and has said it will continue to do so for the next several years. But its financial position is bleak.

This follows a decades-long period of expansion, moving into neighborhoods where privately-owned bookstores thrived, destroying those stores with cut-price best-sellers, and all but owning the book business.

Borders collapsed because of poor choices -- weak locations, an overemphasis on music, and, worst of all, selling off its online bookstore to Amazon for $20 million in the 1990s. Chump change, by today’s standards.

So why is B&N on the ropes if it has virtually no competition today from c…

Mothers Day at Grand Bohemian Orlando or Celebration, St Augustine

The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 12 artistically inspired boutique hotels and restaurants, has Mothers Day options! 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando – Orlando, Fla.
Three-Course Prix-Fixe Brunch in The Boheme – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.$55 per person with sparkling wine or Mimosa.Endless Brunch in the Johann Strauss Ballroom – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.$69 for adults and $25 for children.Bohemian Hotel Celebration – Orlando, Fla. Luxurious Lakeside Dining at Bohemian Bar & Grill – 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.$59.99 per person with complimentary Mimosa. Casa Monica Hotel – St. Augustine, Fla. Grand Champagne Brunch at 95 Cordova – 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.$69 for adults, $29 for teens, $9 for children.

They Might Be Giants Selects Orlando Artist's Video to Represent Their Latest Track "Am I Awake"

In late February, They Might Be Giants put out a call for music videos based on their track “Am I Awake” to support the release of their new compilation album, Idlewild. The band demanded “...beautiful, bold, stylish, contemporary, psychedelic, mind-bending” entries. Jack Fields, a local artist known for his work with puppets, digital animation, and video, delivered. Posted on the They Might Be Giants video channel as an official representation for the track, his award also includes $1,000.00 and a pre-release copy of the compilation album. The video will also be released on the band’s Vimeo Channel later this week.

Enlisting his creative partners Hannah Miller, John Regan III, and April Tennyson, Jack and his team embarked on a whirlwind week of building and shooting. Most of the puppet characters were chosen from Jack’s personally-created menagerie of existing creatures, but a typewriter monster had to be fabricated nearly overnight from garbage lying around their studio by Hannah to…

Garden Tea Party in Ivanhoe with Retromended Vintage

Retromended Vintage (1231A N. Orange Ave,) is throwing a Garden Tea Party Saturday 1pm-6pm in their courtyard. 

Not your average "Tea Party"

★ ★ eat
★ ★ drink
★ ★ shop
★ ★ mingle

Come and enjoy craft cocktails, light bites and of course tea.

We're turning the courtyard into an extension of the store and we'll haveTammy Jo Fashion here with her new Tea Party Line that is perfect for summer!

Come dressed in your favorite "I'm having tea" attire ... whether its classic 50s, Atomic or something else entirely. Just get creative!

There will be a free raffle with awesome gift cards and goodies from our fellow Ivanhoe Peeps.

First 10 guests get a free vintage tea cup!

After the party were heading over to The Hammered Lamb for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

Much appreciated if you could help us spread the word. Talk soon!

TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar May 2014 Schedule and Truck Listing

Friday, May 02 KISSIMMEE 6–9pm, Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave, 900 Degreez Pizza, C&S Brisket Bus, CaroBama, Charlie's Bakery, Curbside Chef, Dixieland Diner, El Cubanito, Fork in the Road, Korean Taco Box, Mayan Grill, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles, Midnight Sun Ice Cream Sandwiches, Over Rice Food Truck, Tamale Co. Food Truck, The Big Cheese, The Crepe Company, The Pastrami Project, Treasure Island Treats, Wako Taco, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck

Saturday, May 03 SANFORD 5–8pm, 265 N. Palmetto Ave, Cafe Rouge Express, ChiPhi Philly Cheesesteaks, Curbside Chef, Fork in the Road, Korean Taco Box, Mayan Grill, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles, OverRice Food Truck, Rubio's Baja Grill, Tastebuds Catering, The Crepe Company, The Swat Truck, Up in Smoke BBQ, VooDoo Kitchen, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck

Sunday, May 04 ORANGE CITY 5–8pm, KMart, 810 Saxon Blvd, Bem Bom Food, Cafe Rouge Express, Mayan Grill, Midnight Sun Ice Cream Sand., Monsta Lobsta, Rubio's Baja Grill, Saig…

Free Dozen Krispy Kreme When You Buy a Dozen on Hero Appreciation Day @KrispyKreme #HeroAppreciationDay,

On Monday April 28, visit any of the five Krispy Kreme shops below to buy a dozen doughnuts and get a FREE dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts

Locations: 
Daytona Beach | 980 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Open 24 hoursMelbourne | 2040 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935, Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday) and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)Winter Park | 1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL 32789, Open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday) and 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)Millenia| 4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939, Open 24 hoursKissimmee| 5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL 34746, Open 24 hoursThe purpose of this is to share the extra dozen with the unsung heroes in your life in celebration of National Superhero Day. 
No coupon necessary. Offer not valid at grocery or convenience stores.

A Taste for Learning Fundraiser at Rosen Shingle Creek

Valencia College Foundation and Orlando Health Foundation are putting on Taste for Learning fundraiser Saturday, May 17, at Rosen Shingle Creek. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased online. Expect food, wine and spirits paired with an auction to benefit scholarships and medical education.

100 percent of all sponsorships, tickets and auction receipts directly benefit student allied health scholarships and medical education. Every Valencia health scholarship is doubled, expanding the reach of each gift into our community.

For this year’s tasting and auction, ABC Fine Wine and Spirits has invited vintners from around the world who donate hundreds of their finest wines, as well as provide exceptional auction items. Taste will feature over 100 wines coming to Orlando from throughout this country, as well as Australia, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

This year’s event will feature a selection of worldwide spirits, craft beers and a personalized Maker’s Mark dipping station.

Guests…

Orlando Fringe Preview Party at Parliament House

Orlando Fringe Festival is on its way in May (god save us) and Michael Wanzie is hosting his own sort-of Fringe preview party Tuesday April 29th 6-9pm at Parliament House. Folks with shows will be there, Fringe-themed trivia games will be played, drinks will be drunk and some arguments might ensue (a typical happening at a Wanzie trivia night). 

To add to the insanity, there will be free hot dogs and chips to wash your vodka down with. But I beg you: when you order your drink, make sure you tell them DO NOT give you a Parliament House pour. They pour the STIFFEST drinks that will land you on your butt in minutes. 
Be sure to vote in our 6th Annual Audience Choice Awards for your favorite Fringe shows this year!

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Free Movie Night in the Park

Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Free Movie Night in the Park is April 26, 2014 at 8:00pm along the lawn of Loch Haven Park, at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. This is a FREE event! Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and picnic baskets. No chair rentals or concessions will be available.

This outdoor screening, Presented in association with Enzian Theater, will feature Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. (Rated PG-13).

Ivanhoe Village Main Street will be hosting a complimentary bike valet 7-10pm. All cyclists must have a photo ID to drop off and pick up their bicycles.

Submit Your Photos to Appear in the 2015 Historic Preservation Board Calendar

The popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar has been produced by the City since 1991 to showcase some of Orlando’s most treasured historic resources. The City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board is currently seeking photographs for the 2015 calendar which will feature Orlando’s historic local landmarks, landmark signs and national register properties. Professional or amateur photographers may submit black and white pictures that capture the individuality, history and aesthetic of Orlando’s historic sites. Selected photographs will be included in the 2015 calendar.

Orlando has 45 historic local landmarks, landmark signs and national register properties to choose as a subject. The various sites include churches, gardens, historic signs, commercial buildings and homes, schools and theaters. Each site represents a part of Orlando’s history, from the homes of historical figures like Jack Kerouac, Judge Cheney, Dr. Phillips and Dr. W. Wells to local schools such as Grand Avenue Elem…

Orlando.com

Last month, Orlando.com got 1.2 million+ page views. In addition, it experienced a $4 million gross revenue on tourism e-commerce from roughly 8,500 tourism product bookings. Tourists can book hotel rooms, get deals on local merchandise and attraction tickets and get general information about navigating the city. 

The thing was created in 2013. 
Businesses can pay $10/month to be listed on the site. You get a "microsite" with custom URL to showcase photos, printable coupon offers, products, reviews, social media activity, maps, and detailed information such as contact information, descriptions and other relevant details based on specific business category. 
The owners expect that businesses will get a boost in search engine optimization and exposure to a larger pool of prospective customers. 
Below is the microsite for our signature event, The Food Truck Bazaar. View it here.
Full Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post

Mom Wants Meat

Texas de Brazil (5259 International Drive, Orlando) wants your Mom to eat a meat dinner starting at 11am on Mothers Day Sunday, May 11. Families can enjoy Texas de Brazil’s signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage carved tableside in Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.
And Mothers will *not* receive a free corsage. They get a certificate for $25 off their next visit (limit two per table).

Regular Dinner is $46.99 Light Dinner is $24.99 Drinks, dessert, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional

Exploring the World of Romance

Extending their Summer Classical Season into a year-round entity, non-profit arts organization Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is proud to present their inaugural Spring Classical Season concert, Exploring the World of Romance!

Revealing the mystery of romantic composers, the CFCArts Classical Choir will sing selections such as Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Rossini’s I Gondoieri and Schubert’s Gloria. To be further guided through the musical foundations of the Romantic Period, the audience will also experience works of Neo-Romantic composers such as Randall Thompson and Jean Belmont in a beautiful concert that will feature the 75-voice choir and a feature chamber orchestra.

Exploring the World of Romance will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 3 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. General Admission tickets are $10 each, and are on sale now at http://cfcarts.com/exploring-the-world-of-romance/. Children age 12 an…

500,000 Meals For Osceola County Kids

Empowered to do more in the community, Osceola Connected is a group of 20+ organizations that are partnering with international non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere to package 500,000 healthy meals for hungry families in Osceola County. The meals packaged during the event will be distributed to organizations who provide human aid and to local food banks in Osceola County. This event is open to the public and is need of volunteers to help reach the meal goal.

On May 3rd and 4th, hundreds of community members from the Central Florida area will gather in Mills Park to hand-scoop, weigh, seal, and box over 500,000 healthy lentil casseroles. Even though some spots are filled, the event is still in need of volunteers to help package meals. The organizers will also have to raise the funds to cover the cost of the meals, $125,000 and need your help to reach their goal. All ages are welcome to attend the event and donations of newly purchased canned goods are welcome.

This event will be hel…

Taste of Winter Park 2014 Award Winners + Photos

On Wednesday, April 16, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Taste of Winter Park (webite | facebook | twitter) presented by CenturyLink, the organization’s annual food festival. More than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants served over 1,300 attendees with unlimited samples of unique culinary creations, steakhouse favorites, quality seafood, decadent desserts and a variety of coffees, teas, wine and beer. 

Seven awards were handed out by the following panel of judges:
Mark Baratelli, owner/founder, TheDailyCity.comPam Brandon and Katie Farmand, editors, Edible OrlandoRicky Ly, food blogger, TastyChomps.comMegan Ribbens, web producer, Orlando Business JournalScott Richardson, food writer, The Park Press The seven awards:  The Coop: Best Entrée for its chicken and biscuit dishMarlow’s Tavern: Best Appetizer/Side Dish was  for its Ahi Tuna PokeCocina 214: Best Dessert for its tres leches cakeBest Booth Display: Orchid Thai CuisineBest Healthy Dish: Bosphorous for its white…

Win $1,000 in Seed Money to Fund Your Earth Changing Idea

First GREEN Bank has a chance for you to win $1000 in seed money from the First GREEN Foundation to fund an “Earth Changing Idea” and a $500 gift card to Patagonia retail stores.

Just show up to their branch at 862 S. Orlando Ave on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.to enter. There will also be family-friendly activities, food from local restaurants and interactive sessions with animals from the Central Florida Zoo and the Audubon Society. Throughout the day guests are invited to participate in a group paint by number activity, where they can create artwork that will be permanently installed in the Winter Park branch.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Announce A New Major Sporting Event

During his State of the City Address last week, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer highlighted the impact the Community Venues have on Central Florida. These venues continue to provide the community with the ability to host more games and events that uplift the economy.

Wednesday at 10am at the Citrus Bowl, Mayor Dyer will announce a new partnership between the City and a local sports foundation who will bring a major sporting event to the newly reconstructed Citrus Bowl. The sporting event will have a strong tie to a charitable cause making this more than just a sports or economic impact story.

Wonder what it is!

People’s Blues of Richmond to Play Southern Fried Sundays at Will's Pub

By Mark Baratelli, Publisher
TheDailyCity.com

Manic psych-rockers People’s Blues of Richmond is playing Orlando and we're kind of in love with them after hearing their latest album, Good Time Suicide. And this is saying A LOT since the most-played songs on youtube for us are Let It Go and Grown Woman. On April 20, they're playing Southern Fried Sundays at Will's Pub. This monthly event comes with a BBQ dinner and all the drinkies you can buy and slurp down. 

Orlando Fringe Must-See Show: Desperately Seeking the Exit

By Mark Baratelli, Publisher
TheDailyCity.com
So this guy writes a musical version of "Desperately Seeking Susan," the 80s film staring Madonna, using music done by the band Blondie. Apparently, it bombed. Hard. 
Vote for your favorite Fringe show in our 6th Annual Audience Choice Awards

Now the writer put together a one man show in which he tells the audience what the hell went on during that hot mess. 
WOO!

The writers name is Peter Michael Marino and he's done this show at Edinburgh Fringe and in two fringes in Australia: Brighton and Adelaide. Now he's (logically) coming to Orlando to make his US debut with the show.
Summary: In 2007, American playwright Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the film Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the music of Blondie. It opened on London’s West End…and closed a month later. DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT offers a comical, behind-the-scenes peek at how this $6 million musical was made and unmade: hatching the idea, deals wit…

20th Annual Y Celebration of Prayer Breakfast

20th Annual Y Celebration of Prayer Breakfast
First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway
7 am – 8:15 am
$50/per person
The YMCA of Central Florida will welcome nearly 1,000 people to its 20th Y Annual Celebration of Prayer breakfast, the largest event of its kind during Holy Week, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Orlando.

The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast is patriot, philanthropist and professional golfer Major Dan Rooney, USAF (Ret.). Recognized as People’s magazine Hero of the Year and ABC World News’ Person of the Year in 2008, Rooney will share his inspiring story of faith and how after he returned from his second tour as an F-16 fighter pilot in Iraq, his life forever changed. It put him on a mission to ensure that the sacrifices of our fallen military heroes would never go unappreciated or unrewarded. Rooney is the author of the moving life story A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith.

“His story will both …

Photos> An Evening with Susan Sarandon

By: Denna Beena Contributing Writer

Last night the Florida Film Festival hosted An Evening with Susan Sarandon, featuring Dead Man Walking held at the Enzian. Ms Sarandon was at the screening of Dead Man Walking which earned her an Oscar for her role as Sister Helen Prejean, a compassionate New Orleans nun, who becomes the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), murderer awaiting execution. She shared that this was only the second time she had seen the completed project on screen. Here are a few photos and videos from the night. 











Easter Sunday Brunches at Universal Hotels

Chefs at the deluxe on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are creating Easter Sunday brunch experiences, with family-friendly entertainment and menus to please the palate.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando offers a brunch buffet, along with Universal Orlando characters, strolling musician, face painter, balloon artist and a children’s activity table. Trattoria del Porto will be serving an all-you-can eat brunch from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm offering New York strip, grilled salmon, pork loin, pan-seared ocean bass, omelet station, pasta station, special children’s items, chilled seafood, salads and an array of desserts.  Adults: $64 | Children ages 3 - 9: $22 (under 3 complimentary)

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando offers a tropical paradise setting for Easter Sunday. Islands Dining Room will offer brunch from 10:00 am – 3:00 pmfeaturing roasted leg of lamb, stuffed chicken breast, pork loin, Port Canaveral red snapper, seafood raw bar, sushi station, stir fry s…

Florida GRAMMY Showcase April 23

The Florida GRAMMY Showcase provides up-and-coming artists invaluable exposure to a group of top music industry professionals who have the potential to push their careers to new heights. On April 23rd, the contestants will compete to win an artist-development package worth $25,000. The showcase is free of charge to the public. This year it takes place at Firestone Live in Orlando.


Orlando Fringe Must-See Show: Something’s Weird in Weeki Wachee

By Mark Baratelli
Publisher, The Daily City
Vote for your fave fringe show in our 6th Annual Audience Choice Awards 
Name of Show: Something’s Weird in Weeki Wachee
Our Opinion: Must-See
Why: the story, the cast, the local theme park link
About: The show features two faded Weeki Wachee Mermaid performers living in seclusion. (!!!)  Stop right there. I am sold. 
Their down-on-his-luck-theme-park-performer nephew moves in and discovers a bizarre secret.
What's more bizarre than to former mermaids? Can't wait to find out.  
The show stars two hilarious local theatre performers: Elizabeth T. Murff and Peg O'Keef. Trust me, they're hilarious. 
When The show is $11 plus the cost of a Fringe button ($7) and is playing at the Orlando Fringe Festival in the Orange Venue, which is inside the Orlando Shakes building. Gotta buy your tickets in advance.  Friday May 16n 10:45pmSaturday May 18 7:00pmMonday May 19 8:45pmWednesday May 21 10:30pmThursday May 23 10:30pmSaturday May 24 9:00pmSunday May 2…

The Sanford Stop of The Food Truck Bazaar Got a Shout Out By Orlando Weekly!

We are thrilled that Orlando Weekly gave our "The Food Truck Bazaar" a shout out in their "Annual Manual" magazine this year. And we're even more happy that they chose to highlight our Sanford location! Thank you!

Airbnb Team Comes to Orlando!

Curious to learn more about Airbnb? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re thinking of renting that spare bedroom down the hall, or hoping to fill those last few weeks in your vacation home - Airbnb is the easiest way to monetize your spare space.

The Airbnb team is in Orlando this week and hosting several events around town. All events are free to attend, and you’re welcome to bring friends!

Airbnb Pop Up Office
April 7 - 11, 10am - 2pm daily. 
Downtown Credo, 706 W Smith St, Orlando, FL 32804
Drop by for a coffee and chat with Airbnb staffers. The team will be on hand to answer questions about hosting, and show you tips and tricks to make the most out of your spare space - they’ll even be able to help you setup your first listing! Click here for more information and to RSVP

Hello Orlando!
April 11, 6pm - 10pm Snap! Space, 1013 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Join Airbnb and the Orlando community for an evening of drinks and mingling at one of downtown’s coolest new art galleries. Enjoy an op…

Underwater Robots Are Alive Thanks to Middle Schoolers!

More than 200 students from across the state will gather at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus on Saturday, April 12, to demonstrate their underwater robotics skills in the SeaPerch Florida Regional Competition, hosted by the Robotics Association of Embry-Riddle.

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony and competition beginning at 8:40 a.m. in the Student Center on the Embry-Riddle campus at 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Thirteen middle schools and high schools and three student clubs with an engineering/technology focus are fielding 42 teams of three to five students each. Participating from Volusia County are three middle school teams from Burns Science & Technology Charter School in Oak Hill and one team from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach.

The middle school and high school winners of the Florida competition will move on to the national competition at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., taking place on Saturday, May 17.

SeaPerch is an enga…

Fashion for Fox Fundraiser at Zou Zou Boutique to Benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation

Tonya Walker is an Orlando resident, Professor at a local college and a local blogger. About 7 years ago, she was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. She recently underwent Deep Brain Stimulation ("DBS") surgery to counteract the symptoms of the disease. The miraculous benefits of the DBS surgery have encouraged her to "go public" about her condition and take an active role in raising funds for the research to find a cure.

Her husband and she came up with the idea of the Fashion for Fox Fundraiser as their first event of this year to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. They are hosting the event at Zou Zou's Dellagio location, which is at 7988 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819. The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. 

The owner of Zou Zou (Wendy Ricchi) has graciously agreed to donate 20% of the gross profits to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The attendees will make a donation to attend the event, and we will…

FFF Movie Spotlight: Shorts Programs

By: Denna Beena Contributing Writer 

The Shorts Programs are usually some of my favorite films of the festival. So far I have seen 4 out of the 10 short programs offered. Fool's Day from the Program 1: Perfect Day is ranking as one of my overall favorite films of the festival! 
If you can't choose what to see at Florida Film Festival why not give one of these a try. 



Shorts Program 1: Perfect Day

Tue, April 8th 7:00PM - 8:55PMRegal Winter Park Village B


Shorts 2: Satelitte of Love

Wed, April 9th 4:30PM - 6:30PMRegal Winter Park Village B
Shorts Program 3: Vicious
Thu, April 10th 3:30PM - 5:20PMRegal Winter Park Village A

Shorts Program 4: Walk on the Wild Side

Thu, April 10th 8:30PM - 10:20PMRegal Winter Park Village A



Shorts Program 5: Animated 

Wed, April 9th 6:45PM - 8:30PMEnzian

Fri, April 11th 9:30PM - 11:15PMRegal Winter Park Village A


Florida Shorts: The Best of Brouhaha
Sun, April 13th 2:00PM - 3:45PMRegal Winter Park Village A #supportlocalfilm 

Midnight Shorts

Sat, April 12th 11:59PM -…

6th Annual TheDailyCity.com Audience Choice Awards- 2014

GO TO AUDIENCECHOICEAWARDS.COMTO VOTE!
The Daily City LOVES Orlando Fringe
The Daily City's owner Mark Baratelli friggin' loves Fringe: his solo show "Improv Cabaret" was a Fringe sell-out in 2006 and 2007. In it, he improvised a 30-40 minute solo cabaret act, complete with songs. In 2008, he came back with a solo half improv half sketch show called "How Do You Feel?," a take on self help gurus. In 2009, he saw a need at Orlando Fringe for a way for shows that didn't sell the most tickets to gain some recognition. So, through his blog, he created TheDailyCity.com Audience Choice Awards. 
How This Works
Fans nominate their faves in round one, vote for their faves in round two, then watch the winners get announced live on the outdoor stage the final Sunday of Fringe. 
Benefits to Performers
Winning one of our Audience Choice Awards gives performers one more "Best of" award to add to their marketing packet. 
Five Years of History: 
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2…