We got a mysterious e-mail in our inboxes today from Megalo Music, the booking and promotions company that manages the Cameo Theatre on E. Colonial Drive. Well, used to manage. According to the message we received, the Cameo and Megalo have parted ways:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that MegaloMusic will no longer be producing shows at The Cameo. The Cameo will continue operating, just under new management. We want to thank everyone that has played a role in our business. The artistic community in Orlando is second to none, and we are honored and grateful to have been a part of it. Please continue to support your local art scene, because you, the audience, are the ones that make all of the effort worth it. Have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving.
We e-mailed Megalo and called the Cameo for more details, and we'll share them when we get them. In the meantime, we'll be fretting over what will become of the programming we've grown to know and love and sometimes feel bewildered about. Rock & Roll Cinema, for instance, in which bands played live to classics like Easy Rider, showings of animated cult classic Heavy Metal, blues jams, hip-hop nights, fetish parties, punk shows ... it was all fair game at the Cameo. We wonder if the new management will embrace the same throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks ethos.