October 1, 2007

Volume 3 Issue 10




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Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art undergo scrutiny in Can You Find It? by Judith Cressy.

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Read reviews and stories updated weekly. The month of September is jam-packed with events. Check back regularly for new reviews and stories. New to the review blog - Broadway Across America's Annie, Orlando Shakespeare Theater's A Comedy of Errors, and Rollins College's production of Equus.
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Upcoming Events this Month...


Silent Voices: The Culture of Signs in the Southern Landscape
Crealdé School of Art

East Coast

Something's Afoot
Sands Theater Center

Gulf Coast
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Tampa


North Central
Celtic Woman
Stephen C. O’Connell Center

David Ponsler
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach


Combined Talents: The Florida International


Southeast & Keys
Craig Kucia
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

inAppropriations: Contemporary Artists that Copy, Sample, Beg, Borrow and Steal
Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery

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Secretary of State Announces 2007 Florida Main Street Award Winners
Tallahassee, FL – Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning has announced the recipients of the Secretary of State’s 2007 Florida Main Street Awards. “I am proud to recognize the activities and accomplishments of this year’s honorees,” said Secretary Browning. “Their contributions to Main Street programs across the state are essential to the revitalization of Florida’s traditional commercial corridors.” Kissimmee Main Street is very proud to have received eight of those awards:


Honor Awards


  • Outstanding Fundraising or Membership Development Effort – Lucky Days Membership Drive

  • Outstanding Private-Public Partnership – Kissimmee Utility Authority

  • Outstanding Image Campaign or Promotional Materials – Kissimmee Sculpture Experience

  • Outstanding Economic Restructuring Program or Project – New Business Start-up Flow Chart


Merit Awards

  • Outstanding Local Florida Main Street Program Supporter – Phyllis Ross

  • Outstanding Rehabilitation Project – Charlie & Annette Diauto – 26/28 Broadway

  • Outstanding Special Event – Salsa Off Broadway

  • Outstanding Business of the Year – Shane Richards – Rich-Haven Interiors

Overwhelming Response Received for Palm Beach PopStar Competition
West Palm Beach, FL - Within just a few days of beginning the search for the first-ever Palm Beach PopStar, the staff at Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops has received an abundant number of entries. Talented individual singers were invited to compete in the Palm Beach PopStar competition with the winner appearing live in concert with the Palm Beach Pops at their November performance of “Contemporary Composers” in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, along with a prize of $500.

The Next Pop Star Announces Celebrity Judges: Joss Stone, Aubrey O’Day to Join Betty Wright and Other Industry Professionals Adding Excitement to Auditions
MIAMI BEACH - Pop Starz Productions, Inc., an affiliate of Pop Starz, Inc. (Stock Symbol: PSRZ) announced today the addition of two celebrity guest judges at upcoming auditions for its new televised reality vocal competition, The Next Pop Star ( Two-time triple Platinum award winning singer/songwriter, Joss Stone and Platinum award winning Pop singer Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane have agreed to join an already impressive panel of judges to select contestants for The Next Pop Star. Multiple Grammy-award winning recording artist, vocal producer and vocal coach Betty Wright along with finalist for the 2004 National competition entitled “Fame” for “triple threat” performers (singing, dancing & presentation) Moy, and former V.P of A&R – International Publishing for Warner Chappell Music, Patrick Conseil, round out the “dream team” of judges for the competition.


Art and Culture Center Announces Board Changes for 2007-08

Hollywood – The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood announces the following board officers for the 2007-08 year:


  • Alan Koslow, Esq., re-elected chair.

  • Michael Goodman, vice chair.

  • Dave Lottes, vice chair.

  • Tanya I. Davis, CPA, re-elected treasurer.

  • Carmen Hotchkiss, secretary.

  • David W. Singer, Esq. and Anna Smith were elected to serve as at-large members on the board’s executive committee.

Board members previously elected and continuing their service include Patty Asseff; Bonnie Barnett; Susan Best; Erika Butler; Donna Dickey; Steven Kozlowski, Esq.; Tony Lesesne; Barbara A. Marks; Jo Motlow-North; Nina Nissenfeld; Drazia S. Rubenstein; Hon. Eleanor Sobel; Wally Vincenty; and Misty Weinger, CPA, CVA. Honorary board members are Steve Becker, Gary Bitner, state Sen. Steve Geller, Dara Levan and Hollywood Police Chief James Scarberry.

ORLANDO - Joining forces to implement their mission to educate and develop new audiences throughout the state, Florida Theatrical Association will support the student-based performance troupe, BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT, for a fourth year in Orlando. BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT consists of an ensemble company of 22 freshman-to-senior high school students selected from several who auditioned.


The 2007-2008 Orlando performance ensemble of BROADWAY'S CLASS ACT is as follows:

Noelle Adderton, Longwood
Kenneth Barton, Longwood
Emma Broming, Orlando
Jade Budowsk,i Orlando
Kevin Bryant, Winter Garden
Bruce Costella, Orlando
Michael Kanago, Ocoee
Scheherezade Kahn, Winter Park
Savannah Lowe, Lake Mary
Shannon Lynch, Clermont
Lily MacKenzie, Orlando
Deirdre Manning, Oviedo
Joseph Manning, Oviedo
Leah Martin, Longwood
Dominque Minor, Chuluota
Kyle Mulcahy, Apopka
Dustin Russell, Clermont
Alex Salup, Clermont
Rebecca Santiago, Winter Park
Ansley Schulte, Oviedo
James Smith, Apopka
Marissa Toogood, Gotha


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This month's featured artist is painter, Marco Bronzini. Marco Bronzini's love of his native Provence and his passion for classical music and Italian Opera are reflected in the vivid colors and the sensuous lines of his paintings.
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