Dr. Phillips Center Announces The Residency Festival with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Special Guests Oct 3-8, 2023

Dr. Phillips Center Announces The Residency Festival

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts today announced The Residency Festival, featuring the return of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, and a cross-section of the world’s most impressive artists creating six one-of-a-kind concert experiences from October 3-8, 2023.

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CitySurfing Orlando Turns 13 Today!

CitySurfing Orlando Turns 13 Today!

Hello readers new and old! Today is a very momentous day as CitySurfing Orlando celebrates its 13th anniversary today.

It was September 2, 2010, when CitySurfing Orlando first went online, and I’m proud that 13 years later this blog is still serving up the latest news to help you enjoy living in Orlando and Central Florida.

Here was our very first post:

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‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Starring John O’Hurley Coming to The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden Sept. 8-24

'Every Brilliant Thing' Starring John O'Hurley

The Garden Theatre, in collaboration with Victory Productions, is set to host John O’Hurley, renowned for his role in “Seinfeld,” in a one-person show called, “Every Brilliant Thing.”

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A List of Hurricane Idalia Closings in Central Florida

Hurricane Information For Orlando

Idalia has become a hurricane as it approaches Florida, so businesses and cities/counties have started posting closures and alternate hours.

Counties now included in a declared state of emergency:

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier,Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, and Wakulla counties.

To make it easier on you, I’m compiling this list of Hurricane Idalia related announcements that I will be updating as needed, so please bookmark this page until the storm passes. I also recommend Rep. Anna V. Eskamani’s list of Hurricane resources.

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Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando Reduces Pricing for Florida Residents Ahead of Idalia

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photo: Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Ahead of the impending arrival of what is now Tropical Storm Idalia, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has activated its Florida Resident Distress Rates, giving evacuees a safe, affordable place to call home as they ride out the storm.

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