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Friday, July 13, 2018

The country's first underwater museum is now open off the coast of Florida, and it's free

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Right off the coast of Florida, the nation's first underwater museum has made its debut in the Gulf of Mexico. Found off Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, the Underwater Museum of Art covers one acre of the Gulf's ocean floor and reaches depths from 50 to 60 feet...

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Vault 5421 celebrates a year in business with a post-apocalyptic party this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Gods & Monsters’ post-apocalyptic themed back bar celebrates a year in the biz with – what else? – a post-apocalyptic themed party. Enjoy cage dancers, fire breathers and a blackjack table along with drink specials. VIP tickets get you in two hours early with a couple of free drinks,...

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Audubon Park's annual Bastille Day is a celebration of everything Francais

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There’s an extra frisson of excitement around this 10th iteration of the beloved Audubon Park Garden District event this year, thanks to the political climate in which we find ourselves – frankly, we wonder every morning if this is the day when America is going to storm the barricades....

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Uncomfortable Brunch screens all five and a half hours of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM

For what is surely the longest Uncomfortable Brunch ever, this special screening features both director’s cut versions of Lars von Trier’s two-part sex epic, Nymphomaniac. That’s five and a half hours of witnessing Charlotte Gainsbourg’s character, Joe, recount her complicated and promiscuous sexual history to Stellan Skarsgard. Though it...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video shows Orlando City players taking on Green Army Men from Disney's Toy Story Land

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM

In a match-up of massive cross-promotional proportions, Orlando City players and the Green Army Men from Disney's latest Toy Story Land attraction recently faced off on the pitch. In the short clip, players Jonathan Spector, Joe Bendik, Uri Rosell and Sacha Kljestan do their best footwork against the Army...

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A new Topgolf location is coming to Lake Mary

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Topgolf is looking to open a second Orlando-area location in Lake Mary. The popular golfing range-restaurant hybrid plans to take over 19 acres near Lake Emma Road and Greenwood Boulevard, according to public records obtained by the Orlando Business Journal. No exact opening date has been announced. The 65,000-square-foot I-Drive...

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Orlando Science Center's Science After Sundown series brings Robby to Robot back to 'Forbidden Planet'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

The Orlando Science Center is known for its frequent after-hours events, but this summer they’re staying open late every Friday and Saturday through Aug. 11. That means you can go through their latest exhibit, Hall of Heroes – an exploration of the history of superheroes with lots of hands-on...

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Parkland and Pulse survivors to speak at Road to Change Block Party at Lake Eola's amphitheater

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM

In an effort to register voters, survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting are going on tour, hitting Orlando as their first stop. The evening will be spent listening to live music, enjoying food from local vendors, and listening to speakers from Parkland and Pulse tell their...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Five Can’t-Miss Central Florida Day Trips, Presented by Florida Charter Bus Company

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Tourists from across the globe pour into Central Florida during summer’s hottest days to check out Orlando’s famous theme parks. Luckily, locals don’t have to fight the crowds at Disney or leave the state to find a new adventure. Here are five driveable day trips that are recommended by...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Daytona Beach roller coaster derailed because of excessive speed, says investigation

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Last month's derailment of the Daytona Beach roller coaster that hospitalized six people was due to excessive speed and operator negligence, concluded a report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Today the department released its Preliminary Investigative Summary and the third-party engineer’s report of the Sand...

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