Friday, May 22, 2015

Making sense of Disney and Universal's messy joint custody of Marvel

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:01 AM

With the recent news of Universal partnering with Nintendo, many in the theme park fan community have once again begun speculating about the future of Marvel at Universal Orlando. With all of the rumors, speculation and recent news, I’m going to attempt to summarize what we know, what we...

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According to Mayor Dyer, Tomorrowland had a $7 million economic impact on Orlando area, film incentives needed

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Florida filmmakers are hoping the legislature in Tallahassee will eventually pass tax incentives to boost the movie industry in the Sunshine State. But for the makers of Disney’s Tomorrowland, that future is now, as the film was partially shot in Central Florida, giving a small boost to the local...

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Fringe 2015 review: "Messages"

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 8:57 AM

Messages by Zeta Dance Group is a short program of dance stories inspired by the different messages we get in our daily lives and how each of us interprets those messages. At the beginning of the performance, director Erin Tunbridge invited the audience to reach under their seats to...

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Florida is still cleaning up nearly 1 million tires that were dumped in the ocean back in the '70s

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 7:58 AM

It comes as common knowledge that tires shouldn't be dumped into the ocean — or any trash for that matter. Unfortunately, this concept wasn’t as obvious in past decades when environmentalists thought it would be a good idea to dump nearly a million tires into the ocean in the...

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Days of future past: Disney uses yesterday to create Tomorrowland

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:57 PM

4 Stars   The portal to the future lies in the past, at least if you’re Disney. Mining the ghosts of such luminaries as Jules Verne, Nikola Tesla and, yes, Walt Disney, the creators of Tomorrowland have created a grandly magical, if scatterbrained, vision of our future that’s neither...

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It's now slightly easier to get craft beer and pretzels at SeaWorld

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:41 PM

While most of the focus at SeaWorld Orlando has revolved around the new roller coaster  (details on that will officially be announced on May 28) other improvements to the park are also in the pipeline. The carnival games area near Shamu Stadium recently closed and were quickly demo’d. The...

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This Little Underground: Jim Ivy's Tangled Bell Ensemble debuts at the In-Between Series

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM

The local rule is that if Jim Ivy is involved, it’s gonna be weird or smart, often both. For the consistently intriguing music monthly the In-Between Series, he rolled out a rather grand conceptual experiment with the debut of his Tangled Bell Ensemble (May 18, Gallery at Avalon Island). Using...

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Segafredo Mills Park brunch buffet starts this weekend, May 24

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:04 PM

They say that brunch without booze is just a sad breakfast, so get ready to get real happy, morning mavens. Segafredo Zanetti, the coffee-centric bistro in the newly minted Mills Park development next to Fresh Market, is rolling out their brunch offerings starting this Sunday from 11 a.m. to...

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Sam Flax wants you to teach an art class

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Sam Flax, one of the last independent art stores located in the Orlando area, is searching for artists who are passionate about their craft to teach classes as part of their “Introduction to Art” series. These classes are offered free to the public are not limited to any specific art...

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