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Friday, October 19, 2018

Aziz Ansari plays the Dr. Phillips Center in the wake of this year's #MeToo controversy

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Is it, perhaps, prophetic that Aziz Ansari’s very name says “sorry” to his audience? After gaining fame as the cool kids’ comedian through his stand-up work, which dissects current hip-hop and internet culture, and his Netflix show Master of None, an exegesis on dating and eating in NYC, Ansari...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Mennello exhibit explores identity, acceptance and change

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Local powerhouse art collector Robert Feldman loans works by 25 artists to the Mennello Museum for Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art, a powerfully resonant exhibition. As the nation grapples with rapidly changing norms of identity – some struggling to accept what feels...

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Creative City expands Immerse to two days of public performances

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Acrobats swinging on silks suspended over Orange Avenue, trumpeters emptying their spit valves on the sidewalk, sweat flying off ballerinas’ false eyelashes ... Immerse is truly immersive, allowing spectators to get up-close and personal with the working artists of their community. This year the CCP has expanded their massive...

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VHS Swap & Show screens classic '80s horror film 'Night of the Demons'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 6:00 AM

The VHS Swap & Show monthly meet-up at Stardust is an ’80s horror fan’s dream come true, even in non-Halloween months. But this week, they screen a jewel of the decade, 1988’s Night of the Demons, the tale of a group of teenagers who hold a seance in an...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Puerto Rican comedian Chente Ydrach is coming to Kissimmee this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Puerto Rican comedian Chente Ydrach is coming to Kissimmee this Sunday as a stop on his stand-up tour "Radical Afuego." Ydrach, who hosts the popular "Masacote With Chente Ydrach," will be performing Oct. 21 at the Salsa Latina Night Club, 2783 N. Orange Blossom Trail, at 9 p.m. Tickets are...

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Orlando author Vanessa Blakeslee launches her newest book with a party at the Imperial

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 9:06 AM

It’s been too long since we’ve heard from Vanessa Blakeslee, the UCF grad and local author. She’s been stretching her wings, doing stints at various writers’ residencies around the country, but now she’s back to kick off the tour for her third book, Perfect Conditions, with a launch party...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Disney World increases prices for annual passes and parking

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:09 PM

Walt Disney World raised the prices of its annual passes and parking on Tuesday. Here are the new annual pass prices for Florida residents, according to Disney World. Platinum Plus: $849, previously $829 Platinum: $749, previously $729 Gold: $609, previously $589 Silver: $479, previously $439 Weekday Select: $319, previously...

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Steve Martin and Martin Short coming to Orlando next spring

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Two out of three amigos are coming to Orlando. SNL legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't" tour to the Hard Rock Orlando on April 5, 2019. The two friends recently premiered a joint Netflix special on May 25 titled...

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Trevor Noah to come to Central Florida in first ever arena tour

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is set to bring his new arena tour to the Sunshine State early next year. The "Loud & Clear Tour" 2019 will kick off the new year, arriving in Tampa at the Yuengling Center on Jan. 20....

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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star JB Smoove coming to Orlando this March

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Comedian JB Smoove, also known as Larry David's roommate, Leon Black, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, will bring his "Lollygaggin'" tour to Orlando next spring. Smoove will be at the Hard Rock Live Saturday, March 30. Tickets go on sale October 19.  Besides giving Larry indispensable advice like, "you can't...

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