Overheard in Orlando: Sam Harris comes to Central Florida!

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From Barry to Boone
Local lawyer Barry Miller’s foundation is known for assisting the arts, like the Orlando Fringe Festival. Now, Boone High School’s Thespian troupe is counting on donations raised from To Boone, with Love: A Benefit Cabaret and Silent Auction and the Miller Foundation. The funds raised on Feb. 20  will assist the talented Boon Braves as they head to the Thespian Society’s state competition. The Barry L. Miller Foundation of the Arts and Education offered to match up to $2,500 of the money raised. The foundation was founded in 2013 with the goal to provide financial support for scholarships and quality programming to individuals, artists, students, educational institutions, community groups, theatre companies and other artistic endeavors. Break a leg Braves!

G is not Good to Go
Recently Watermark reported Rick Kowalczyck, owner of Southern Nights, was in the market to purchase G.Bar in Tampa. The tips were received by reliable sources in both Orlando and in Tampa’s Ybor City. However, by the time we last went to print, Kowalczyck wasn’t available to verify whether or not he was looking to buy. Since the last issue, Greg Skeen, manager at Southern Nights, stated that the story was false and that Rick was not looking to make a purchase at the Ybor city hot spot. G. Bar owner Stephen Moss, however, said inquiries were made, but negotiations didn’t go beyond that. 

Harris to Headline
Broadway star, recording artist, Tony and Drama Desk award nominated singer Sam Harris will headline the Garden Theatre’s premier fundraising gala on March 7. As fans know, Harris got his start on Star Search when he amazed the world with his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Now is your chance to see him live at the reception atop the rooftop of the greenhouse adjacent to the Roper Garden Building. Get tickets at GardenTheatre.org/Encore.

Things Gong’ed right!
We had previously reported that the Center was looking for acts to perform for a fundraiser to benefit their senior program. The response was great with 17 acts that varied from magicians, drag performers to live singers. The Judges included Michael Wanzie, Billy Manes and George Wallace from the Fringe Festival who had to fill in for Ginger Minj who was stuck somewhere in the bitter cold. More than $3,000 dollars was raised and the winners who beat the gong were Beaux Patrick in first, Chris Bean in second and Stuart Goldman in third.

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