Orlando is a major city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan region. The city-proper population is 238,300 making Orlando the 80th largest city in the United States.
Orlando and Orange County originally became the center of a major citrus-growing region, and by the late 1930s was Florida's largest inland city. Orlando is now a World City heavily urbanized with various industries. The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, located 21 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, is the home of Walt Disney World. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the first most visited American city in 2009.
There are 115 neighborhoods within the city limits of Orlando and many unincorporated communities. Orlando's city limits resemble a checkerboard, with pockets of unincorporated Orange County surrounded by city limits. Such an arrangement can be cumbersome as some areas are served by both Orange County and the City of Orlando. This also explains Orlando's relatively low city population when compared to its metropolitan population. The city and county are currently working together in an effort to "round-out" the city limits with Orlando annexing portions of land already bordering the current city limits.
Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.
Entertainment and performing arts:
The hip hop music, metal, rock music, reggaeton and Latino music scenes are all active within the city. Orlando is known as "Hollywood East" because of numerous movie studios in the area. Major motion picture production was active in the city during the mid-to-late 1990s, but has slowed in the past decade. Probably the most famous film-making moment in the city's history occurred with the implosion of Orlando's previous City Hall for the movie Lethal Weapon 3.
Orlando is a lucrative retail market with at least five major upscale department stores and more than 50,000,000 square feet of shopping space in Central Florida.
The Florida Mall is the largest mall in Orlando and one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 1,849,000 sq ft. There are over 250 stores, seven anchor department stores, and the Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center Tower.
The Mall at Millenia is a contemporary two-level upscale shopping mall, including the department stores of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus. The mall covers an area of 1,118,000 ft.
Orlando Fashion Square is the nearest indoor shopping mall to Downtown Orlando and one of the first to open in the city. The mall features 4 anchor department stores and a 14-screen Premiere Cinema theater.
Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores, a skate park, and a theater.
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WUCF 89.9 FM Orlando, FL University of Central Florida Jazz
WPYO 95.3 FM Maitland, FL Hip Hop
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WLOQ 103.1 FM Windermere, FL Smooth Jazz
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WRMQ 1140 AM Orlando, FL Gospel Music
Central Florida Community Arts Presents I Love You, You're Perfect, NOW CHANGE, Directed by CFCArts' Donald Rupe
ORLANDO, FL, January 28, 2016 – This February, the inaugural season of the Central Florida Community Arts
(CFCArts) Theatre will proudly present the comedic musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, NOW CHANGE.
This hysterical musical focuses on the ins-and-outs of the relationships between men and women. Through a series
of hilarious scenes and songs, the musical takes a closer look at dating, marriage, and even divorce. This play is not
appropriate for all audiences. Performance dates are: 2/19, 2/20, 2/26, 2/27, 3/4, and 3/5 at 7:30pm 2/21, 2/28,
and 3/6 at 3:00pm
I Love You, You’re Perfect, NOW CHANGE will be held at CFCArts’ Central Campus, which is housed on the grounds
of Central Christian Church, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, 32804. Please park behind the church, going around
the left side of the building, and taking care to turn before I-4 entry ramp, which is next to the church’s driveway.
Seating for all I Love You, You’re Prefect, NOW CHANGE shows is limited and advanced purchase is strongly
recommended. Guaranteed seating can be purchased in advance for $15 (credit card/Paypal) or, if available, can be
purchased for $18 at the door. Tickets for Industry Night are just $12! Doors open 30 minutes before show time and
all seating is general admission. Ticketing problems or questions? Contact the CFCArts Box Office: (407) 937-1800
ext. 710 or email@example.com
Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) entity that exists to enrich our community's
quality of life by making the arts accessible and affordable for all. Joshua Vickery, founder and Executive Director of
Central Florida Community Arts, created the organization to create opportunity for artists of all ages to come
together and perform. CFCArts provides an inclusive and welcoming creative platform where individuals can
connect by joining an artistic family, perform for audiences across the socioeconomic spectrum, and use their talents
to serve the community.
Proceeds of all tickets purchased will go to the Central Florida Community Arts
organization, which includes an over 300 member Community Choir, a 100 member Symphony Orchestra, a
Children and Youth Arts Program, a Young Artist Orchestra, CFCArts Theatre, and the CFCArts School of Performing
Arts for students of all ages. Besides producing seasonal concerts, the heartbeat of CFCArts is to give back to the
community by partnering with local non-profits and charities and performing, for free, at their fundraisers or for the
clients they serve.
Check out the CFCArts website at cfcarts.com for more information.
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