The New World Music Band: Caribbean Salsa, Live at the Museum!

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Modernism Museum Mount Dora will be hosting the New World Music Band, led by flute and saxophone virtuoso Gabriel de David! The concert will take place in the museum gallery on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included, which begins at 6:30pm.

The New World Music Band plays Caribbean salsa and will feature a quartet of guitar, drums and percussion, all led by Gabriel de David on flute and saxophone. Gabriel de David has been a professional musician and teacher for more than 25 years. He holds a master’s degree in music education and has played with many renowned Puerto Rican salsa groups.

Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the sparkling and white wine reception which precedes the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez4189.

All Hallows’ Masquerade Ball celebrates 40 years with another night at the museum

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TAMPA – Fall is upon us. Pumpkin everything is everywhere. Halloween is right around the corner. And for many Tampa area LGBT folks, that also means it’s time to start getting prepared for the annual All Hallows Masquerade Ball. On October 15, the ball returns to a previous, popular venue,the Museum of Science and Industry. This year’s event is special, as the ball celebrates its 40th anniversary. Highlights of the anniversary event will include an open theme, the customary costume contest, and a special guest performer to entertain partygoers.

What started out as a Halloween house party forty years ago has grown into one of the biggest parties in the city for the holiday. The origins of the ball date back to 1976.The inaugural party was a held by a group of friends in the home of a local physician. Within a few years, the party was moved to private venues due to the number of guests. As the years went on, the guest list expanded. In the late ‘70s, the number was around two-hundred. Last year there were well over two-thousand attendees and similar numbers are projected for this year.

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PHOTOS! Orlando Fringe Festival Museum

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The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates its 25th birthday this year and on May 17, they hosted the opening party for the first-ever official Fringe museum.

The museum is located in the Orlando Museum of Art and features exhibits commemorating every past festival, as well as set or costume pieces from landmark productions. The museum will be digitally preserved after it the festival. Pictures of each exhibit will be available online – the pieces total over 1400.

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Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights

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ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states.

Sept. 2 marked the formal launch of the LGBT Institute, housed at the Center for Civil and Human Rights less than 15 months after the museum opened.

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Condom portrait of Pope Benedict blasted by archbishop

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to display a portrait of Pope Benedict that’s made from 17,000 condoms.

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the museum’s decision to display the art piece called “Eggs Benedict” is insulting and callous. Some patrons have dropped their membership and at least one donor has ended financial support of the museum.

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New York museum embraces gay pride in honor of Victorian-era photographer

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NEW YORK (AP) — A museum dedicated to a Victorian-era photographer who challenged gender roles is expanding its mission by championing tolerance and sending a contingent to New York’s gay pride parade.

The Alice Austen House on Staten Island has celebrated Austen’s work as a pioneering female photographer since the site opened to the public in 1985.

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July Third Thursday at OMA

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Watermark hosted its July Third Thursday social at the Orlando Museum of Art July 17, sponsored by Stonewall Bar Orlando. The Hammered Lamb provided light bites. Heather Henson’s IBEX Puppetry, a local puppet production company, also performed at the event, wowing the crowd with its artistic spectacle.

Follow the jump to view more photos from the event.

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