Whats up pen friends of mine,

What a whirlwind of a month. It appears like Might is flying by!

Sam right here, again to carry you the most recent on Central Florida’s arts and leisure scene.

I really feel like I’ve simply been trotting alongside, spending some much-needed high quality time with household and pals, catching up on the very best books and reveals in my downtime (Whats up, “The Great” Season 3!!) and all that jazz.

However I at all times goal to have one thing thrilling up my sleeve and it appears Central Florida and I’ve that in frequent. There’s a lot occurring simply this weekend, from Daytona Seaside’s Welcome to Rockville music competition to the Orlando Fringe Competition to a New Smyrna Seaside jazz occasion taking up the town.

And that‘s only some of the arts and entertainment news in the area. To find out what’s occurring over the following few weeks, maintain studying!

Orlando Fringe

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Native theater followers gained’t be stunned to listen to that the thirty second annual Orlando Fringe Competition formally kicked off this week!

The 14-day competition, which relies in Loch Haven Park and options venues sprinkled across the Orlando space, runs till subsequent weekend.

It’s received all the pieces — nicely, besides unhealthy instances, terrible meals and uninspired worldwide performances. See what I did there? (It does have all these issues… Did I simply break it by overexplaining?)

Right here’s all the pieces it’s essential to know.

Nearer Look Q&A: See the Stars

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Ever wished to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stay? What in regards to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or Supertramp? Effectively, Melbourne’s Maxwell C. King Middle for the performing arts is giving audiences an opportunity to with its “Classic Albums Live” collection.

I received to talk with two of the rockers behind the quilt band that can take the stage to do these legendary albums justice.

To search out out extra, click on right here.

Extra Music, Films and Mayhem Close to You

Are you or are you aware an artist ages 16-24 in want of funds for a performing arts undertaking/training? If the variety of ravenous artist pals I’ve is any indication, I’d say the reply is sure. It may be laborious to get a head begin as a performer, however this LGBTQ+ Central Florida scholarship, named after well-known Broadway legend and Orlando Fringe favourite Sam Singhaus (aka Miss Sammy), is right here to assist. Discover all the main points on how one can apply right here.

What higher approach to enhance the Epcot Worldwide Meals and Wine Competition (nicely, apart from making the meals and wine free — are you listening Epcot?!) than with dozens of your favourite musicians in live performance? Eat to the Beat, a live shows collection on the competition beginning in July, options Boyz II Males, Billy Ocean, Air Provide, Hanson and extra. Who’s “and more?” Click on right here to search out out.

Ever heard of hip-hop duo Smilez and Southstar? In Riff On This’ version of “Where Are They Now?” host Samara Cokinos caught up with the Orlando musicians, who’ve performed so much since their prime 40 smash hit “Tell Me” got here out. Wish to know what they’ve been as much as? Click on right here.

Finish Credit

Thanks for sticking round to listen to in regards to the newest arts endeavors bringing Central Florida to life!

When you have something you want to hear extra about or in case you’re an artist or know an artist that has an upcoming undertaking you need to see shimmer within the highlight, please e mail me, Sam Dunne, at sdunne@wkmg.com.

Don’t fear, I don’t chunk. Solely sing and dance.

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