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Upcoming Events this Month...
Its a Wonderful Life
Where: Orlando Repertory Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street
Where: Sands Theater Center
Julie Weitz: Hidden or Missing
SUWANNEE OLD-TIME MUSIC WEEKEND
Where: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
ART in the HOUSE: Collected Works from Children at The Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless
Where: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Where: FSU MoFA
Southeast & Keys
Where: Mosaic Theatre
Every X Marks Somewhere
Where: Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery
Marilyn Horne Artist in Residence Lester Lynch
WINTER PARK - The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased
to once again partner with the Marilyn Horne Foundation to present
baritone Lester Lynch as part of the Foundation's Artist in Residence
Program. This program brings the best voice talent to communities
throughout the United States to encourage, support, and preserve
the art of the vocal recital. Marilyn Horne started the Foundation
in 1993 and said of its mission, "Vocal recitals were essential
to my development as a singer. I want young singers in this new
millennium to have the same opportunities I've had in bringing the
art of song to audiences everywhere."
Miami Arts Organizations Create Justin Macdonnell Award
Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project, City Theater & South
Florida Composers Alliance to Present First Annual Award in
Miami - A group of leading Miami arts organizations announced
the creation of an annual Justin Macdonnell Award to support locally
based performing artists and the creation of new performance works.
The Award is named for Justin Macdonnell, the departing Artistic
Director of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. During
the Centers first year, Macdonnell sought out diverse and
challenging programming and collaborated with many Miami artists
and cultural organizations. Mcdonnells support of and enthusiasm
for local artists received praise from many in the arts community.
Crealdé to Enter 2008 with Extraordinary Funding Support
WINTER PARKNew facility, new funding needs, new supporters!
Crealdé is proud to announce the approval of our first-time
$40,000 grant request to Orange County Government to fund tourist
development of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. During the Orange
County Tourism Development Funding grant review process, Crealdé
was awarded the top score in our category, securing $40,000 of Orange
County support to promote and market the new Heritage Center to
potential visitors from throughout Florida. With the generous funding,
Crealdé will, for the first time, reach visitors to our state
at highway welcome centers, as well as through advertising in national
and state-wide publications. Our goal is to join the efforts of
the City of Winter Parks Chamber of Commerce, Hannibal Square
Merchants Association, and Park Avenue Merchants Association
to inspire visitors from out of the area to visit and explore Winter
YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS NAMED
Sarasota - Two local high school students were announced as
soloists for a special concert with the Florida West Coast Symphony
in February. The winners were selected based on a competition between
nine of the most promising, up-and-coming young musicians in the
area. Nine students performed their memorized concertos on Saturday,
November 10, in Holley Hall in front of an audience of more than
100. The participants were judged by a panel of musicians and educators
who teach, perform and coach around the world, evaluating the hopeful
young artists' technique, intonation, rhythm, interpretation, stage
presence and overall impression. First Place was awarded to Emily
Charlson, a Booker High School student who played the piano. Second
Place was awarded to Rebecca Reale, a Venice High School student
who played the violin. Runner-Up, was awarded to Nicole Riccardo,
a Booker High School student who played the flute.
Manatee Players and Manatee Childrens Services team again
Bradenton - The Manatee Players are once again collecting toys
to help the Manatee Childrens Services provide a Merry Christmas
for abused and neglected children in our area. Unwrapped toys can
be brought to the theater at 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton
either in the daytime between 9 and 5 or brought to any performance
of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The age range of needed items runs up to age
18. Donations of personal items, such as underwear, socks and toiletry
items are welcome, too, as well as gift wrap supplies such as paper,
tape and bows.
Manatee Players Receive $100,000 Challenge Grant
Bradenton - The Manatee Players $15 million Capital Campaign received
a big boost with the announcement of receiving a $100,000 challenge
grant from the William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation. Contingent
on the campaign reaching a $7.5 million level, the grant was awarded
after intensive fundraising. This is the second award from the Selby
Foundation since the beginning of the campaign in 2002.
NINTH ANNUAL CRYSTAL VISION GALA NETS MORE THAN $100,000 Benefits
Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Education Programs
Hollywood. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood netted
more than $100,000 at its Ninth Annual Crystal Vision Gala, which
was held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino. Over 300 VIPs, government officials and art patrons attended
the black and white chic event, which honors individuals in government,
community service, business and from the public. This years
winners of the Crystal Vision Award for Support of the Arts included
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau President
and CEO Nicki E. Grossman (Chairmans Award); Silvia Flores,
MD (individual); City of Hollywood Police Chief James Scarberry
(government); Attorney David W. Singer (community service) and Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (business). Also special recognition
will be given to retiring City of Hollywood Commissioner Sal Oliveri.
This month's featured artist is painter, Charles
Peck. Charles has been drawing and painting his entire life.
He was told he started at the age of 3. Though he doesn't remember
that, he doesn't remember a time when he wasn't.
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