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Michael Kramer - The Johnny Appleseed of Jazz
Michael Kramer is a performer and teacher beyond compare but he came to this in a round about way. Mr. Kramer attended Rutgers University and was an accountant in New York City for 18 years. He was a self-taught pianist but also had some formal trainin ... Read more
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Backstreet Boys - Howie Dorough
In the old days (around 1999) the Backstreet Boys would record at Parc Records' recording studios owned by Pat Armstrong in Altamonte Springs when there were at home here in Orlando. Ashley Peters and Ashleigh Teicher just happened to be in the neighbo ... Read more
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EPCOT Space Celebration October 1997
In October 1997 EPCOT hosted meet and greets with a number of Astronauts from Mercury to Space Shuttle and I met most of them! It was great fun growing up in the 1960s as the country - through NASA - raced to achieve our slain President's challenge to ... Read more
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Key West at Sea World
In 1996 Sea World opened Key West at Sea World here in Orlando, featuring sea turtles, a dolphin petting area, a ray petting area, Key West style entertainment and more. They advertised a contest open to middle schoolers to create a billboard to promote t ... Read more
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Osborne Family Lights 2009
On Saturday, December 5, 2009, my daughter and I spent the day park hopping at Walt Disney World. This was our Christmas present to each other. It rained the first half of the day and then it got cold and windy, but we had a great time. At Animal Kingd ... Read more
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Orlando Opera - Elixir - Review Orlando Sentinel
VIEW Program . Orlando opera `Elixir' light but satisfying ORLANDO SENTINEL Feb 12, 2006, pg. B.3 Scott Warfield is an assistant professor of music history at the University of Central Florida. ABOVE: Dress rehearsal still for the Orlando Ope ... Read more
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Elixir of Love - Orlando Opera Company
VIEW Program Orlando Opera Company  Dr. Dulcamara (Rod Nelman) arrives in the village and peddles a magic elixir to townsfolk in the Orlando Opera Company's production of L'Elisir d'Amore. Photo by Tony Firriolo Bringing people to the opera is ... Read more
Places
StarTrek Experience - Universal Studios Orlando
The Star Trek experience was located in the New York area near Kongfrontation. It opened in 1992 (some sources say March 1991) and closed in 1996 (November 11, 1996). It allowed paying guests to take part in a 10-minute Star Trek episode performed in fron ... Read more
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Ghostbusters Spooktacular - Universal Studios Orlando Florida
ABOVE: From 1990 when the Ghostbusters Spooktacular and the stage show were part of Universal Studios in Orlando, Dr. Peter Venkman and his other Ghostbusters made appearances in their ambulance and posed for photos with park guests. The Ghostbusters at ... Read more
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EPCOT - American Pavilion
ABOVE:  On Saturday, December 5, 2009, my daughter Ashley Peters and I spent the day park hopping at Walt Disney World. This was our Christmas present to each other. It rained the first half of the day and then it got COLD and WINDY! We had a great time. ... Read more
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Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village
ABOVE: Finale at "The Glory and Pageantry of Christmas" which was presented at the Walt Disney World Shopping Village for many years. Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village If you lived in the Orlando area or just visited from the 1970s to the present, you r ... Read more