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SEASONS the Musical Fundraiser!

By: Denna Beena Contributing Writer

Pink Hair Productions (aka me!) is producing SEASONS Mix and Mingle Cabaret to be held this Sunday night March 30th. I'm not going to lie, we've pulled together some pretty fierce talent for the evening. Who is hosting you wonder..... none other that the lovely and talented Mark Baratelli himself! 
The idea of the night is there will be blocks of entertainment throughout the evening beginning at 7:30. In between you'll have the opportunity to view the beautiful galleries of CityArts Factory, mix and mingle! One of the current displays in the #TwitterArtExhibit, it just opened this past 3rd Thursday and is amazing.

Entertainment for the night includes:
Sarah Hanchar aka Happy Pink Girl 
You may remember Sarah from past Fringe shows Happy Zombie Girl, Debbie Does Dallas the Musical and Happy Pink Girl Sings. Sarah is an ensemble member of SAK Comedy lab and entertains at not one, not two but THREE theme parks! 
Sarah is the true definition…

CarVersations | Strangers Start Your Mouth Engines

By Mark Baratelli
Staff Page

January 21, 2011 | Mobile Art Show is an official venue and official part of Downtown Arts District's Third Thursdays Gallery Crawl, a large monthly visual arts event that takes place in downtown Orlando. We are very grateful for City Arts Factory's continued support of our endeavors.

The idea of the show is that art and creativity should not be tied down to a location, that it can be picked up and brought anywhere. This allows for cross-pollination of artists into neighborhoods they might not normally get the chance to have their work seen in, and sometimes it means neighborhoods and areas of town void of art and creativity can, for a few hours, enjoy what other neighborhoods have on a regular basis. Mobile Art Show #19 | Mark Baratelli's CarVersations

Orlando Sentinel | Mobile Art Show features ‘CarVersations’ with Brian Feldman tonight
Orlando Weekly | Last-minute addition to tonight’s Third Thursday Gallery Hop
Our monthly art show is back! Mobile Art Show is TONIGHT (January 20, 2011), 7pm - 9pm, at the corner of Orange and Pine in downtown Orlando. $1 donation. Our show is an official venue in the Downtown Arts District's Third Thursday gallery crawl and has been going strong since 2009.

This month's show is called "Mark Baratelli's CarVersations" and veers into performance art territory for the first time in Mobile Art Show history! This show is intended as a recurring series. Participants pay a $1 donation, get into a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier and receive 5 minutes (no more) with a local person of note. What transpires can be deep conversation, awkward silence, The person is different each time the show takes place.

Out & About #7 | Elizabeth Maupin

Out & About With Jeremy Seghers
Featuring Mark Baratelli
Fridays 12pm-1pm | WPRK 91.5FM

Episode #7 (1:03) | This episode features theater reviewer Elizabeth Maupin. (Original Air Date: 6/4/10)

Elizabeth Maupin | Maupin spent 26 years as the theatre critic for the Orlando Sentinel. She now runs a theater review blog on her own.

About The Show: The Daily City contributor Jeremy Seghers hosts a theater/arts radio show Fridays noon to 1pm on WPRK 91.5 fm. The final 15 minutes of the show feature MEditor Mark Baratelli giving an events and news wrap up.

Editor Mark Baratelli on Media Panel At Kids In Need National Network Summit

Photo Credit: Tisse Mallon Editor Mark Baratelli will be speaking on a Media Panel with the Program Director of The Philips Phile on 104.1 and the News Director for WKMG July 25, 2010 at the Kids In Need National Network Summit in Orlando Florida at the Renaissance SeaWorld.9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Media PanelWhat is the media looking for in your press releases? Let’s ask them and learn how to pitch compelling stories that they’ll be fighting to cover.

Presented by:

Mark Baratelli - Editor, The Daily City (

Katherine Brown - The Philips Phile Program Director, Real Radio 104.1FM (

Bob Kotek - News Director, Local 6 WKMG (

Thomas Thorspecken Sketches Your Humble Editor

Sketch stolen from Thomas Thorspecken
Sketch stolen from Thomas Thorspecken
By Mark Baratelli
June 1, 2010

I was sitting on The Green (I will not add the "... of fabulousness" until it is indeed fabulous) one evening during the 2010 Orlando Fringe Festival, and I wondered why the outdoor stage was bare. I scheduled some time for the next evening and had nothing planned for my hour. I showed up with one plan: talk.

I spoke about my cat who may or may not have cancer, waiting in line for a show I paid to see and then having to leave to move my car before it got towed, and other Fringe-related things... like how I felt the underuse of the outdoor stage was a mystery to me.

I came back the next night, same time, and did the same thing. People liked it and so did I. I spoke free association until I was talking about my time walking on stilts on a cruise ship in a parade.

The sound guy told me if there was open time on the schedule, I could come back another night. I came back a …

Orlando Fringe Festival | Impromptu Editor Talks

Your humble editor scheduled two performances on the outdoor stage on The Green May 24 and 25, 2010. What did he do? He sat in a chair and talked for 45 minutes each night. I say, its more fun to hear someone ramble on with a dulcet speaking voice and semi-interesting stories than listening to pop music and watching videos projected on the side of a food truck. But, to each his own.

If there are more of these performances to come, there will be no early notice. They'll probably be impromptu and based on the permissions given by the powers that be. But they'll probably be around 9pm or later.

Want to learn more about Orlando Fringe?
Orlando Fringe Festival
Audience Choice Awards

This is Say It Loud's Next Business Card

You are looking at Say It Loud's next business card. It was found lost in a bar in downtown Orlando, camouflaged to look like a business card. We got it. We disassembled it. It's the real thing, and here are all the details.

While Say It Loud may tinker with the final packaging and design of the final business card, it's clear that the features in this lost-and-found next-generation version are drastically new and drastically different from what came before. Here's the detailed list of our findings:

What's new
• Its no longer paper
• Orange on the back, translucent on the front
• There is no flash
• Grommet: allows top level to swivel full 360 degrees
• Secret compartment hiding a miniature megaphone
• Say it Loud is printed on the front but not the back

What's changed
• If you hold it between your fingers, it looks like a cheese sandwich
• Once you remove the megaphone, you can use the remaining hold for tongue play
• One entire business card can fit through one …

Mark Baratelli

Full-page feature in August 2013 Orlando Magazine

Mark Baratelli, Publisher of The Daily City newspaper and blog, has won the following recognition:

Inducted into the 2015 Culinary Hall of Fame by the Orlando SentinelWon the "40 Under 40" award from Orlando Business JournalNicknamed “Orlando's Food Truck Baron” by Orlando Sentinel “The Pied Piper of Food Trucks” by Orlando Business JournalNamed #39 Most Well-Known Local Celebrity in Orlando by Orlando Sentinel
...all for creating the nations original food truck tour: The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar. Baratelli turned “food trucks in a parking lot” into a 9-city, 40-truck, four-year-old company with over 500 events under its belt. Orlando City Soccer, Orlando Magic and Orlando Predators have chosen the company as their official food truck provider. 

The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar won the following awards: 
2012 Best Local Food Event from Edible Orlando Magazine 2012 Best Monthly Event from YELP OrlandoBaratell's brand ne… Live at Stardust

Starts January 2010 Live
The Daily City's brand new live interactive talk show " Live" is the third Saturday afternoon of every month, noon to 2pm, at Stardust Coffee in lovely Audubon Park. We're discussing Orlando topics, moderating panels, conducting guest interviews, listening to local musicians, and engaging in audience discussions. Editor Mark Baratelli and Live Event Coordinator Dan Ginader are the hosts.

Details Live
Third Saturdays, 12pm-2pm
Stardust Coffee in Audubon Park

The Daily City Chat | Does the Plaza Farmers Market Really Suck?

15:30 mins |Dan Ginader and Mark Baratelli do a semi-weekly Orlando culture podcast based on the top blog posts.

***Attention: I've been asked by Jeremy at Broadway Across America to pass this message along to readers:
"Ticketmaster policy states that there are no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. Discounts are determined by the show if or when they choose to offer them. Please do not contact Broadway Across America or Ticketmaster."

12-2-09 Topics:
-Free showing of Curious George Christmas movie
-Vendor has poor time at Plaza Theatre Farmers Market
-Help Portrait call for volunteers
-Rent tix are 2-4-1 AFTER Dan buys full-price tix
-We were not invited to Rent opening night party
-The Young Victoria reviewed by The Harried Husband
-Technically We're Drinking monthly meetup
-Orlando Sentinel Tweetup December 10, 6pm, Enzian

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