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Spotlight: Poetry Slam, Florida Art, Local Composers, Print Party and Sanford After Dark

Ever been to a poetry slam and thought “Hey… I can do that!” but really you can’t because let’s be honest you’re only interesting when you drink and no one wants to see a drunk slam poet. For all of you untalented dreamers out there, attend the Poetry Slam Workshop by Ward Rubrecht. Rubrecht will share the insight into crafting personal stories for the stage. The workshop takes place Saturday 2-4 at City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando. A group art show offering an indirect look at living in Florida called Roadsides and Skylines runs this weekend at the Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown Orlando. A concert premier of new works by local composers called “Works with sound” is …
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Intersection host Matthew Peddie on stage at the Orlando Repertory Theater with actor Avis Marie Barnes, producer Beth Marshall and Orlando Rep creative director Jeff Revels. Photo: Isaac Babcock, Winter Park / Maitland Observer

Intersection: Performing Arts In Central Florida

With TV, video games and attractions vying for attention, Central Florida’s performing arts venues are stepping up their game to get people in the door. Performing Arts from Shakespeare to interactive theater are on the move… but is everyone benefiting from the change?  
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Nicolas Horvath Performs 10 Hours of Philip Glass

When composer Philip Glass was 15 and working as the classical buyer in the family record store, he ordered four copies of the complete Schoenberg string quartets, to his father’s dismay. But rather than send them back, he shelved them. It took seven years to sell all four sets, but Glass learned his father’s lesson: “I can sell anything if I have enough time.” That same expansive sense of time can be found in pianist Nicolas Horvath’s approach to Philip Glass’s music. Starting at noon on Sunday, September 6, Horvath will perform Glass Worlds, an epic solo recital consisting of every note Glass has written for the piano – as well as homages to Glass from more than a dozen …
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