Issue 21.23: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

By : Jake Stevens
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A peek behind the curtain: The Dr. Phillips Center brings Orlando’s arts into the 21st century with its grand opening this month, Inside: Our Annual Holiday Guide, MBA fires Orlando Pride director, suspends board, LGBT Welcome Center opens in St. Pete, Scott edges out Crist in governor’s race, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

Watermark Issue 21.23// Nov. 6-19, 2014

On the Cover:
The $514 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is set to debut this month in Orlando, and puts a 21st century spin on the arts in the City Beautiful. Illustration by Jake Stevens

Page 10 | Orlando News

The Metropolitan Business Association fired Come Out With Pride president Mikael Audebert amid allegations of mismanagement; The Dr. Phillips Center is exponentially fabulous and LGBT friendly; Saunders, Stewart lose re-election bids.

Page 12 | Tampa Bay News
Michael Smith easily wins his re-election to the Largo Commission; Hillsborough Commission races too close to call on election night; St. Pete’s LGBT Welcome Center finally opens its doors; St. Pete will turn red for World AIDS Day.

Page 27 | Giving her glow
The new Amazon Prime series Transparent delves into the story of a transgender woman sharing her journey with her ex-wife and their adult children. Judith Light talks about the project and why she decided to jump at the role of a lifetime.

Page 30 | Entertainment
Jobsite Theater’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom incorporates camp and music into the Charles Busch classic. We talk with director David Jenkins about his vision for the production, which runs at the Straz Center through the end of November.

Page 54 | Gallery W
Halloween fell on a Friday this year, meaning it turned into a weekend-long celebration of costumes and parties. Watermark had photographers everywhere, and we’ve collected some images of our favorite, festive costumes.

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