Episode 41: The Orange Blossom Chorus is represented by Club President Joseph Marzal and Chorus Director Matthew Boutwell. The chorus was chartered in 1949 and is the longest running all-male singing organization in Orlando. Men of all ages and walks of life take part to continue the 65-year-old mission to "bring men together in harmony and fellowship and enrich lives through singing." For concert or joining information, find them online at: www.orlandobarbershopchorus.org or on FB under OrangeBlossomChorus. 04-13-17
Episode 40: Hosts Joshua Vickery and Mary Thompson Hunt share with listeners and each other what it’s like for them to be in their new studio at Real Radio’s Magic 107.7 FM. The more spacious digital recording studio has space for more guests during each show with internet access, seats next to each other and a great view. The new space inspires a conversation of the history of the shows conception as it's soon to begin its second year on radio after a year on Orange TV/Vision TV in Orlando, Florida. Donald Rupe, who heads CFCArts’ Theatre joins hosts for the final segment to talk of the work he does and his newest production, "Once I Laughed," a musical inspired by the lives and music of The Andrew Sisters. 04-09-17
Bob Glickman of Glickman Productions speaks of his work and how it all started before the age of 10, when he saw a movie being filmed on the streets of his neighborhood in Miami. The entire production impacted Bob profoundly as he knew then that he would one day do that kind of work for a living. Listeners hear of his huge productions that have been experienced all over North America. From hospital openings, Olympic torch run's, theme park events, corporate celebrations, and more. Glickman Productions is one of our countries finest when it comes to making an event personal, meaningful, and memorable.
Jason Hunt and Thomas Thorspecken join Joshua and Mary on their first show dedicated to visual arts.
Jason is an accomplished award winning artist who has a studio at FAITH ARTS VILLAGE ORLANDO where every first Friday of each month he and the village of artists welcome guests into their studios on Colonial and Highland. Thomas Thorspecken has work published in Orlando papers and magazines regularly as he draws one to three drawings of the arts in Orlando each day. He has published books of his drawings as well. The two of them had their work projected onto the Suntrust Building during the 2016 Creative City Project. They happen to be Mary’s favorite Orlando Artists and Jason happens to be her husband.
Orlando Gay Chorus was founded by a few first members on Valentine’s Day in 1990 with a mission of service; “Inspiring individuals, the community and the world through excellence in musical entertainment.“ Since then they have grown to a choir of over 100 men, women, gay, straight, bisexal, and transgender lovers of music. This episode we hear the history, stories of growth, and how the Chorus became Orlando ambassadors after the Pulse tragedy here in Orlando as told by James A Rode; Artistic Director, Carol Studer; member Board of Directors, and Joel Strack, original member, tell the inspiring tale of their journey that continues strong.
David Schillhammer, newly appointed director of The Enzian join Joshua and Mary on this episode. David shares the history of Maitland’s art house movie theater and expresses his excitement for his new leadership role at The Enzian. The theatre has seatings at tables where guests can order fresh food and or a cocktail to enjoy while sitting in comfortable chairs. The theatre nestled away in a garden of beautiful trees is a huge supporter of the Florida film Festival. The venue is used for exceptional events ranging from premiering new films to weddings.
Ena Heller, PhD Ena spoke passionately the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College where she is director. The museum is open to the public and free. Listeners will hear of the museums history, mission, art, exhibits, tours, and opportunities to visit and volunteer.