May 2009

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Featured Story

Orlando's Music Beat: Part 1

From jazz to rock, blues to metal, we present 20 music acts that call Orlando home.
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In This Issue

Dining Awards 2009

Our readers name their favorite restaurants in dozens of categories.

Dining Hall of Fame

Orlando magazine honors three individuals, a team and a singular restaurant as Dining Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Famers have made lasting contributions to the area’s dining scene.

Masters of Taste

 Orlando’s four master sommeliers passed a rigorous test to reach the top of their profession.


Passing the Gavel

 Upon retiring from the Florida Supreme Court bench, Charlie Wells reflects on the 2000 presidential recount and returning home to Orlando. 

In St. Pete, Easy Does It

 Once known as a retirement haven, the Gulf Coast city has gotten better with age.

Star Bursts

 At the Florida Film Festival, Glenn Close and Jon Voight talk about heroes, villains and what makes a film a classic.  

Alan Grayson

 He’s the newly elected U.S. representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Grayson, 51, lives in Orlando with his wife and five children, ages 4 to 14.  

Shades of Beauty

Tim Quinn, makeup artist to the stars, shares 10 tricks of the trade.

Top Picks

 May's best bets in the arts and entertainment.

Outdoor Couture

Fashionable furnishings help turn alfresco spaces into showrooms for entertaining and relaxing.

He's a Big Shot

 Jeff Chase plays two roles in the new Star Trek film. But the roles aren’t as big as the actor who plays them.  


Scandalous Behavior, of That I'm Positive

"Crotty and Demings dealt from the bottom of the deck, turning up the “denial” and “victim” cards, respectively, when they reacted to scandals involving them."


Magic Moment

Henry Maldonado's American Journey

 The son of a Venezuelan military officer, Henry Maldonado adapted to change early on in his life. Living in different places around the world and making new friends were part of the education of Maldonado. After studying film at Boston University, Maldonado found his calling in local TV news production. In 2001, he came to Orlando as the vice president and then general manager at Orlando’s WKMG-Channel 6. His periodic editorials on Local 6 made him one of the most recognized faces in Central Florida. Recently, Maldonado, 60, announced he would retire this summer and pursue filmmaking.

Bling to Bring Maternal Bliss

Indulge Mom with one of these beautiful gifts on her day.
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Featured Page

The Stage Is Set

A guide to live music venues in Orlando.
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Guides & Resources

Vacation Planner

Your next getaway is only a click away. Search our database for a great vacation experience.

2016 Premier Veterinarians

2016 Pet Resource Guide

Check out our searchable 2016 list of some of the best pet resources in the Orlando area.

Premier Realtors

Check out our 2016 searchable database of Orlando's premier realtors.

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2016

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2016

Our annual list featuring 224 of the area's finest dental professionals.

Guide to Private Schools 2016

Our searchable annual database will help you chart an educational course for your family.
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