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Nutcracker, New Brew, Silent Disco and Orlando Remembered


The Nutcracker presented by Orlando Ballet, the recent beneficiary of over $160,000. dollars from the money middlemen at United Arts is tippy-toeing its way across the Dr. Phillips stage every day this weekend because little girls and ladies of a certain age. For tickets go to drphillipscenter.org Sugarplum candies are the inspiration for the beer called La Fée Dragée which is having its Bottle Release Saturday starting at 11 in the morning hello day drinking. The bottles will be for sale at Hourglass Brewery in Longwood all day Saturday. Fight your way through the ironic holiday sweaters and 90s tank tops to enjoy our city’s first (in a few years) silent disco. You get headphones and have a dance party …
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Mohammad Akhtar, president of Muslim Council of America, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Local Muslims gathered to share their thoughts and fears with the public.


Two weeks after the shooting in San Bernardino California, in which a couple thought to have been inspired by ISIS killed 14 people, local Muslims gathered to share their thoughts and fears with the public. A group, which included U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, listened as men and women talked about feeling threatened, bullied or looked at with suspicion. One woman said she was afraid to wear her hijab out in public after the San Bernardino shootings. A 17-year-old girl, who has lived in the United States her entire life, said she has a hard time making friends at school. Over and over again, Muslim Americans are asked to prove their humanity and that they …
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Image: Orlando Weekly 25th Anniversary logo, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando Weekly 25th Anniversary- A Look Back


25 years ago, Orlando was a different city – there was no Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center or Amway Center, Universal Orlando was just opening its doors to tourists and Orlando Weekly was just launching as The Weekly, a home-delivered weekly publication owned by the Toronto Sun. As the years have passed, we’ve seen a lot of change in the City Beautiful. Our downtown may not have the edgy outsider vibe that it used to, but it does attract what Mayor Buddy Dyer calls “world-class” performing arts. Dyer has realized the dream of having a performing arts center across from City Hall – a dream that originated with his predecessor Mayor Glenda Hood. And The Weekly has graduated to become …
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