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The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, from a family home with its own arcade to a condo right by Disney Springs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to its world-class theme parks, Orlando is a popular year-round destination.The city can be expensive during peak times, but we found top-rated Airbnbs under $300 per night.Experts and the CDC also say Airbnbs are safer than hotels due to minimized contact with others. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Orlando remains one of the most-visited cities in the United States. The proliferation of wor...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Disney, Trends, United States, Airbnb, Interior Design, Orlando, Disney World, Ritz, Disney Springs, Winter Park, Airbnbs, Lake Buena Vista, Paul Oswell, Downtown Orlando

Jacksonville Symphony seeks Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer

Jacksonville Symphony seeks Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer to work in close collaboration with President & CEO, Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Music Director to help enrich the human spirit through symphonic music. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: The Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and assessing Jacksonville Symphony’s development plans in support of the organization’s strategic vision an...
Tags: Art, Florida, Board of Directors, Jobs, Washington, Jacksonville, Board, Board of Trustees, Times Union Center, Northeast Florida, Cao, Jacksonville Symphony, Courtney Lewis, Marketing and Communications, Deanna Tham, Jacoby Symphony Hall

Curious Cribs: Boldly Rent Where No Man Has Rented Before

Who would imagine a Florida mansion just might be the perfect place for a die-hard (and deep-pocketed) Trekkie to live long and prosper? Financial investor Marc Bell, a Tony-winning Broadway producer, former co-owner of Penthouse magazine, and lifelong “Star Trek” fan, is seeking a tenant who’ll transport themselves to his delightfully playful “Trek”-themed Boca Raton […]
Tags: Florida, Design, Broadway, Penthouse, Tony, Boca Raton, Marc Bell, More Dirt, Marc Bell Real Estate

The good, bad and ugly of owning a historic home amid the pandemic

What homes are optimal for living and working through stay-at-home orders and social distancing? It may depend on lifestyle and what a buyer is willing to put up with.
Tags: Florida, Design, Windows, New York City, Lifestyle, Radio, Idaho, Fires, New Homes, Agent, Rhode Island, Minimalist Design, Boise, Newport, Hudson Valley, The Corcoran Group

Producing Artistic Director – American Stage Theatre Company

American Stage Theatre Company (American Stage) is looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial minded visionary to lead all aspects of operations and programming for this highly respected cultural bedrock of the St. Petersburg, Florida community. The Producing Artistic Director is the chief executive reporting directly to American Stage’s Board of Trustees and is responsible for ensuring that the company has the required capacity to execute an exciting annual plan of theatrical programs that re...
Tags: Art, Florida, Jobs, St Petersburg, Wilson, Board, Tampa Bay, Board of Trustees, St Petersburg College, St Petersburg Florida, Strategic Advisory Board, SPT, Management Consultants for the Arts, COVID, BIPOC, American Stage Theatre Company

A look inside Jeffrey Epstein's real-estate portfolio, from the Palm Beach mansion set to be demolished to the NYC townhouse on the market for $88 million

Epstein's massive real estate portfolio played an essential role in his alleged sex trafficking ring. Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images Jeffrey Epstein owned an expansive real-estate portfolio that played a major role in the sexual-abuse allegations against him. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that his New York City and Palm Beach homes were hitting the market for a combined $110 million. On Nov. 2, the Journal reported that a real-estate developer signed a contract to ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Design, Finance, New York City, Trends, Nes, Features, Getty Images, Fbi, New York Times, Paris, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Upper East Side, New Mexico

Florida Performance Venues Are Very Confused About Reopening (Thank You, Gov. DeSantis)

“The governor’s controversial lifting of pandemic protections [on Sept. 25], even as coronavirus infections rose, was just one of multiple conflicting and confusing directives from the state, counties and cities of Florida. … For official live-entertainment venues, the state’s Phase 3 plan … says concerts halls and auditoriums [may] ‘re-open fully with limited social distancing protocols.’ … But the situation for smaller venues, many of which are technically bars, is often different.” – Variety...
Tags: Art, Florida, Issues, 10.08.20

Marie Hale, Founder Of Ballet Florida, Dead At 87

A Mississippi native who began studying dance at age 2, she settled in West Palm Beach in her late 20s and began teaching. In 1973, she founded Ballet Arts Theater of Palm Beach, which grew to a four-productions-per-season schedule and a school with 300 students and a record of placing graduates in some of the world’s top troupes. In 1986, Hale reconstituted BAT as Ballet Florida, one of the few fully professional dance companies in the state. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Florida, Mississippi, People, West Palm Beach, Hale, 09.22.20, Marie Hale, Ballet Arts Theater of Palm Beach

Pioneering Tuba Virtuoso Constance Weldon Dead At 88

Believed to be the first woman to play tuba in a fully professional orchestra in the U.S., she was hired by the Boston Pops in 1955, after her second time at Tanglewood, and went on to hold positions in the North Carolina Symphony, the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra, and the Kansas City Philharmonic. (For a time, she was acting principal tuba for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.) A Florida native, she spent most of her career, more than 30 years, at the University of Miami and the ...
Tags: Art, Florida, People, Amsterdam, Kansas City, University Of Miami, Tanglewood, Boston Pops, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 09.07.20, Constance Weldon

Apple is about to open its first floating store that's shaped like a giant sphere — take a look

SINGAPORE - JANUARY 29: A floating glass orb, allegedly to be the new Apple flagship store at Marina Bay Sands is seen with the Central Business District in the background on January 29, 2020 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images Apple is readying its first-ever store that floats on the water in Singapore.Apple Marina Bay Sands features a unique dome design.This comes as Apple has been re-closing multiple stores due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Florida, Design, News, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Trends, Features, Retail, North, Getty, Apple Store, Marina Bay Sands, Straits Times

Florida to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes

It sounds like the premise for a 1950s horror movie: release 750 million genetically altered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and see what happens. But Florida and the federal government have approved this plan for 2021 and 2022. “What could possibly go wrong? We don’t know, because EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed,” Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessme...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Design, Animals, Gmo, Brazil, Epa, Cayman Islands, Mosquitoes, Florida Keys, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, Hawaii Florida, Brazil Panama, Jaydee Hanson, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Zika Chikungunya

Arts Indstries In U.S. Lost 2.7 Million Jobs To COVID: Brookings Study

“Examining the period between April 1 through July 31,” the Brookings Institution paper by Richard Florida and Michael Seman “estimates that some 2.7 million creative Americans were fired and more than $150 billion in sales of goods and services for creative industries nationwide evaporated.” – Forbes
Tags: Art, Florida, Richard, Brookings Institution, Issues, 08.11.20, Michael Seman

Doctors, Theme Park Visitors and More Weigh in on Disney World's Reopening

Vox has reported on the various opinions surrounding Disney World's reopening in the wake of the rising COVID-19 numbers in Florida, sharing opinions of medical health professionals, theme park visitors and more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Vox, Disney World, BWW News Desk

'Wake me up when this is over,' a print by Casey Drake Makes

I identify with this very much. I really enjoy Casey Drake's drawings and prints. You can purchase 'Wake me up when this is over' and 'Social Distancing,' shown above, on CASEYDRAKEMAKES, and follow the Florida artist and mom's work on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. She's doing some very cool YouTube videos that show her creative process, too -- in large scale chalk drawings on pavement.
Tags: Art, Facebook, Post, Florida, News, Creativity, Twitter Instagram, Quarantine Sucks, Casey Drake

Wake Up With BWW 7/17: BROADWAY BARKS, Immersive GREAT COMET Comes to Florida, and More!

Today's top stories tune in to last night's virtual Broadway Barks hosted by Bernadette Peters, learn about an immersive production of Great Comet coming to Florida next year, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Bernadette Peters, Broadway Barks, Stephi Wild

California Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Art Fraud Scheme

MIAMI (AP) — A California man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trying to sell forged art to a South Florida gallery. A federal judge in Miami sentenced Philip Righter, 43, who pleaded guilty in March to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to court records. Also Wednesday, Righter pleaded guilty to additional counts of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax fraud for a Los Angeles case. He received an additional five years for that case, but the t...
Tags: Art, Florida, Prison, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Fraud, Fbi, Andy Warhol, Miami, South Florida, Righter, Philip Righter, Jean Michel Basquiat Keith Haring Roy Lichtenstein

Florida Theaters Fear Disney World Drama Will Effect Future Talent Pool

Walt Disney World is now fully open, with two of its parks Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdomhaving opened their gates over the weekend, and two more Epcot and Hollywood Studios opening today, July 15. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, BWW News Desk

Executive Director – Orlando Ballet

Orlando Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position, working closely with Artistic Director Robert Hill. Orlando Ballet has seen significant growth, both artistically and operationally, over the past several seasons including the opening of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art facility. The next Executive Director, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the staff, and the board, will help craft a future vi...
Tags: Art, Florida, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mexico, US, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, New York Times, Ballet, Lincoln Center, Orlando, Board, Robert Hill, Hill, Cirque

Actors' Equity Asks Walt Disney World to Delay Reopening; a Surge of 5,000 New Virus Cases in Florida

Yesterday, Actors' Equity Association, the labor union representing actors and stage managers in live theatre, publicly asked that Disney delay the opening of Walt Disney World, and commit to regularly testing its returning workers for COVID-19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Disney, Walt Disney World, BWW News Desk, Actors Equity Asks Walt Disney World, Yesterday Actors Equity Association

VIDEO: Actress Darlene Hope Chats With Her Friend Tara Quellhorst About Race in America

NYC-based African American actress Darlene Hope recently chatted with her friend Tara Quellhorst, a Caucasian actress from Florida, about the issues of race in America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, America, BWW News Desk, Darlene Hope, Tara Quellhorst

Executive Director – Orlando Ballet

Orlando Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position, working closely with Artistic Director Robert Hill. Orlando Ballet has seen significant growth, both artistically and operationally, over the past several seasons including the opening of Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art facility. The next Executive Director, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the staff, and the board, will help craft a future vision...
Tags: Art, Florida, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mexico, US, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, New York Times, Ballet, Lincoln Center, Orlando, Board, Robert Hill, Hill, Cirque

Taking Theatre Ed Online

In a sudden shift, Asolo Theatre in Florida had to figure out whether to keep going with its education programs even as students and parents were competing for limited Wi-Fi and screen time, and being assaulted with an awful lot of Zooms. “Among the questions they asked themselves … were, ‘What resources do we have? What videos can we make? Who can we interview? What pictures can we take? What archival footage is there? What can we do to continue this conversation with our community so that we ...
Tags: Art, Florida, Theatre, 05.29.20

Regional Spotlight: How Florida Studio Theatre is Working Through the Global Health Crisis

Today we're checking in with Florida StudioTheatre We chatted withRebecca Hopkins, FST's Managing Director. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Stephi Wild, Global Health Crisis

Repertory Theatre, Live From An Actual Florida Closet

Rachel Burttram Powers, co-founder and co-star (with husband Brendan) of Tiny_Theatre: “I started cleaning out a back closet because I thought, ‘What would happen if you made a theatre at home?’ We knew everyone was self-isolating. We both have a passion for new plays, and we have a lot of playwright friends who are very well established, and I just thought, ‘Let me just send an email to see if people would be game to play with us.'” Since March 21, they’ve appeared three days a week on Faceboo...
Tags: Art, Florida, Theatre, Brendan, 05.20.20, Rachel Burttram Powers

Prolific Producer Zev Buffman, 89

Buffman produced everyone, including Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes (it was a hit) and Muhammed Ali in Buck White (it was a memorable flop). But he “was even busier in Florida than on Broadway. Starting in 1962, he produced shows at the Coconut Grove Playhouse (which he owned) in Miami; the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale; the Jackie Gleason Performing Arts Center in Miami Beach; the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando; and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, Florida, People, Miami, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammed Ali, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Clearwater, Parker Playhouse, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Broadway Starting, Buffman, 05.01.20, Zev Buffman

One Theatre In The United States Is Showing New Movies

And that’s a drive-in in Ocala, Florida. (Of course it’s Florida.) “the Ocala drive-in made up the entire revenue of the top-grossing film of last weekend, Swallow, which brought in $1,710.” – WJXT (Florida)
Tags: Art, Florida, Media, United States, Ocala Florida, OCALA, 04.18.20

Regional Spotlight: How Florida Repertory Theatre is Working Through The Global Health Crisis

Now more than ever it is important to support theater and do our part to keep the art form that we love so much alive and as thriving as it can be during these unprecedented times. [Author: Chloe Rabinowitz]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Chloe Rabinowitz

Professional Wrestling Has Been Declared An Essential Business By Florida’s Governor And Will Resume

The decision, outlined in an from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office, could open the door for other sports to resume in the state. – ESPN
Tags: Art, Florida, Media, Ron DeSantis, 04.13.20

Judy Drucker, For Decades South Florida’s Leading Classical Music Impresario, Dead At 91

She brought to Miami (and, later, Fort Lauderdale) such artists as Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich, Itzhak Perlman, Luciano Pavarotti, Marilyn Horne, Beverly Sills, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kiri Te Kanawa, and almost every major symphony orchestra in the U.S. and Europe. (Not to mention dance companies like ABT and Alvin Ailey.) And, for her, they kept coming back. – South Florida Classical Review
Tags: Art, Europe, Florida, People, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Alvin Ailey, Abt, 03.30.20, Judy Drucker

Sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr, 89

Johnson, a sculptor who may be responsible for more double takes than anyone in history thanks to his countless lifelike creations in public places — a businessman in downtown Manhattan, surfers at a Florida beach, a student eating a sandwich on a curb in Princeton, N.J. — died on Tuesday at his home in Key West, Fla. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Florida, People, Manhattan, Johnson, Princeton, Key West Fla, 03.12.20, J Seward Johnson Jr

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