| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Patriotism and the arts are often connected — what American soul isn't lifted by hearing "The Stars and Stripes Forever," after all? — but music trumped politics Sunday afternoon in the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's last concert of...
| May 2, 2014
MOUNT DORA — The fun part of looking at Joshua Almond's sculpture is trying to figure if he is looking at something from very close up or from very far away.
One clue might be the title of his exhibit at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The number of teenagers getting behind the wheel of a car is on a downward slope, as more and more youngsters opt out of obtaining licenses.
Broward and Palm Beach counties each had roughly 3,000 fewer licensed drivers aged 15 to17 this year than they...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:06 PM
I'm still recuperating from a busy arts weekend in Central Florida. There was a lot of ballet to see — "Carmen" on Friday night, then Orlando Ballet's charming "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. It was heartening to see so many parents...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
William Shakespeare didn't write "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare," but he did inspire the production debuting Friday, April 18, at Rollins College. The real authors are in the audience, and they're different every night.
That's because "Lost...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The annual "State of America's Children" research report from the Children's Defense Fund tells us that our children are not doing well in health, education and emotional development. Child advocates are frustrated, because decades of research tell us how...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
WHAT: Former Rollins College student Aradhana Tiwari returns to campus to direct "The Clean House," the next production at the school's Annie Russell Theatre. The romantic comedy-drama opens Friday, Feb. 14.
"The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl centers on...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:28 PM
When St. Mark's Presbyterian Church couldn't afford a new pipe organ, Fred Stewart Mauk had an idea: Why not find a used one?
Mauk, organist at the Altamonte Springs church, kept his eyes peeled and in 1986 found a used pipe organ for sale at a church...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Bush Auditorium at Rollins College in Winter Park is the location of a growing event focused on entrepreneurs of all stripes called One Million Cups.
The event is part of a national program sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, one of the biggest...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills.
Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
So how did you celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday this year? What, you missed it?
Wednesday marked the 450th anniversary of the English writer's birth (at least as best as historians can tell; no one's sure of the exact day). That night, I...