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Time to say goodbye

Today’s a day I never thought I’d see – the day I’m stowing away my critic’s shingle and hanging up my critic’s hat.

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Dr. Phillips Center gets a boost (and aims to build a concert hall)

Artist's frendering of the Dr. Phillips Center

Davis Gaines, who’s on the board of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, forwarded me this email from Richard Russell, who’s in charge of raising the money to get the center built.

Some of it is from the favorable press the center got during last week’s groundbreaking. And some of it is more encouraging to fans of the project — that the center’s proponents are trying now to go ahead and raise the money to build the shell of the concert hall that will complete the project. That would make us fans of classical music, dance and opera very, very happy. Here’s Richard:

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Postcard from Broadway: ‘The Normal Heart’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Joe Mantello and John Benjamin Hickey in 'The Normal Heart' (photo by Joan Marcus)

When reports of the horrors of AIDS first reached the Orlando Sentinel, in the early and mid-1980s, no reporter in the newsroom was assigned to cover the story. It took the newspaper’s dance critic, who was already hearing indications of how the epidemic would hit close to home, to persuade editors that this was a story that had to be heard.

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Sentinel features Rob Morrisroe

Here’s a lovely obituary of Rob Morrisroe by the Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Kunerth. It ran in this morning’s paper.

A reminder that the memorial service for Rob, who died last week of pneumonia, is 7 p.m. Tuesday. Here’s more information from the Moonlight Players in Clermont:

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