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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Local poets get right back to slamming after returning from National Poetry Slam

Posted By on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Having just returned from the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado, where they competed against some of the top slam poets in the country, the Safe Words Poetry Slam team is wasting no time in getting back to work. This week sees the team begin its 2017-18 season with...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Manatees are hooking up right now and the FWC would like you to MYOB

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 5:22 PM

It's that special time of year when manatees make more manatees, and the Florida Wildlife Commission issued a plea today for us to just let them get on with it. There can be up to 25 manatees – "with a single focal female," yikes – in one of these mating...

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Big Bang Bazaar kicks off your holiday shopping this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 4:05 PM

The holiday shopping season officially starts this weekend with August edition of the Big Bang Bazaar. Head down to the Central Florida Fairgrounds Saturday, Aug. 26, to browse wares by more than 200 local artists and crafters, all handmade products such as jewelry, clothing, accessories, original art, housewares, soaps and much...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Orlando Science Center and UCF offer in-person eclipse-viewing assistance on Monday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM

North America hasn’t been in the path of a total solar eclipse in 99 years, but on Monday, you’ll be able to see the total solar eclipse for a few minutes in Orlando. Orlando Science Center and University of Central Florida host viewings of the total solar eclipse, which will...

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Friday, August 18, 2017

'Dawson City: Frozen Time' gives a peek into the past at Enzian Theater

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Located just below the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was a Canadian gold rush town so rugged that it burned down every year in its first nine years of existence. This settlement became the involuntary proprietor of a huge collection of films by dint of parsimony: As fortunes were made throughout...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Universal announces 'scare zones' for Halloween Horror Nights 27

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Clowns with chainsaws. Evil alien invaders. Murderous civilians on the loose. The most terrifying time of the year is almost upon us at Universal Studios. Today, Universal released details on the five "scare zones" that guests can look forward to at Halloween Horror Nights 27. This year's scare zones will be known...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Another killer whale dies at SeaWorld following struggle with lung disease

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Kasatka, one of SeaWorld's oldest killer whales, was euthanized Tuesday night following a 10-year struggle with a bacterial respiratory infection. One of SeaWorld's last killer whales from the wild, Kasatka died at SeaWorld San Diego at around 8:15 p.m., surrounded by members of her pod as well as veterinarians and caretakers. SeaWorld...

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Tumbleweed Comedy Tour rolls into Sanford's Celery City Craft

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Make the trek out to Sanford for a night of comedy paired with local craft beer. Tom & Dan’s Ross McCoy hosts this traveling comedy showcase, featuring some of the area’s best comedians, that pops up in bars throughout Central Florida for nights of laughs (and beer). 8:30 p.m. Thursday;...

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Female comedians take the spotlight at Behind Every Good Mic

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Anyone remotely connected with the scene can tell you that sexism is alive and well in comedy. Whether it’s dealing with the pervasive myth that women are incapable of being funny, or the tendency of promoters to either only book one female comic on a show at a time or...

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CityArts Factory pays tribute to the greatest television show of the '90s at 'Once More With Feeling'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:30 AM

The Third Thursday gallery hop downtown this week gets the small-screen treatment at CityArts Factory. Originally pegged to be a tribute show to the hands-down greatest television show of the 1990s (go ahead, fight me), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CityArts has opened the show up to submissions that deal with...

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