Tag: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Scott PowersMarch 27, 2017

After weeks of testimony before his committee on various college and university budget requests, Chairman Larry Ahern of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations laid out his proposals Monday to slash Bright Futures money, financial reserves, university support for private organizations, and non-recurring programs, including Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center. Ahern, a Republican state representative […]

Scott PowersSeptember 9, 2016

In the next move in Orlando’s tourism money chess match, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has agreed to put $45 million toward finishing Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The move, assuming Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer agrees and the appropriate boards all sign off, means the postponed-into-limbo final phase known as the acoustic […]

Scott PowersJune 16, 2016

Pool report on the visit of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to Orlando, to offer comfort and support to families, employees, first responders and others from the Pulse nightclub massacre, filed by Orlando Sentinel reporter Steven Lemongello: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were at Amway Center for two hours […]

Scott PowersMay 6, 2016

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has sent messages on two controversial fronts involving the county’s lucrative tourist tax, asking the Tourist Development Council to put up money to attract the NFL Pro Bowl and to think about pushing for an ordinance to deal with future tourist tax issues. The latter request — Jacobs actually only softly suggested […]

Scott PowersApril 1, 2016

With Orange County’s bed tax flush from record tourism, Orlando’s tourism community wants to see more of that money spent on tourism marketing, the convention center and area sports and arts venues, including the next phase of construction for the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association and Orlando’s three major […]


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