National Ballet of Ukraine to perform in Orlando for humanitarian benefit event
Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Ginsburg Family Foundation have announced a first of its kind performance by the world-renowned National Ballet of Ukraine to benefit Ukrainian citizens, refugees and veteran services, according to a news release from the Dr. Phillips Center.
Dr. Phillips Center completes construction on new performance theater
There were lots of cheers and excitement Wednesday as leaders announced the official completion of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando with the debut of a brand-new, world-class theater in January called Steinmetz Hall.
From sci-fi to science: Film presentation shows how Nichelle Nichols changed the face of space
ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Orlando plans to observe Women’s History Month, in part, by showing a film from a local filmmaker that highlights the contributions of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols to NASA. The film is directed and produced by Todd Thompson, and shows how Nichols took her career in sci-fi television to a career in science itself. AdNews 6 spoke to Thompson about the documentary back in 2019 right after it showed to a standing-room only crowd at the Orlando Film Festival. “It’s important for me to tell stories that enlighten mankind and the world and make the world a better place,” said Thompson. “Nichelle certainly did that with her impact on NASA.”For more information on the film, click here.