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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Coping Lab grand opening in Winter Park on Saturday offers a space to rage or meditate

Posted By on Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 12:47 PM

There's a lot to be frustrated about these days, from deeply ingrained societal injustices to a deadly pandemic that surges ever larger daily from within a void of political leadership. That's why it's good to meditate. Or smash a car into bits. Or you can do both in east...

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Tampa Bay Rays celebrated opening day by reminding everyone the cops who shot Breonna Taylor still haven’t been arrested

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 4:24 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays are celebrating today’s home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays by reminding everyone that Breonna Taylor’s murderers have still not been arrested, and that the organization is donating $100,000 to local groups fighting systemic racism. “Today is Opening Day, which means it's a great day...

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Universal Orlando just canceled Halloween Horror Nights

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Universal Orlando posted to their website and social media channels on Friday that Halloween Horror Nights 2020 has been canceled: "Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year," the post reads. "Universal Orlando Resort will be...

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Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Friday, July 24, 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. Orlando Music Venues May Finally Be Getting Some Help Before congress recesses for the summer, folks in the music industry are hoping...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Come Out With Pride organizers give early reveals of what this October's event will look like

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 3:48 PM

During Come Out With Pride's "A Seat at the Table: A Prideful Perspective" Facebook Live event on Wednesday, organizers confirmed that their Pride celebrations are still on for later this year. And they gave some hints as to what these celebrations will look like in October. This particular edition of...

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Reopening of Central Florida AMC Theatres locations moved back again

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 11:47 AM

AMC Theatres, with three Orlando-area locations, are postponing their anticipated reopening yet again, the company announced on Thursday. The opening was originally pushed back to July 30, but is now tentatively set for "mid-to-late August." The theater chain operates three cinemas near Orlando, with locations at Disney Springs, at the...

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Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Thursday, July 23, 2020

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. NOOO!!!! The Floating Cinema Isn't Coming? Just one day after we tried booking tickets for the promised floating cinema, we're hearing it's...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NBA basketball court in Orlando now includes 'Black Lives Matter' decals

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 3:06 PM

When the NBA starts up its new, abbreviated season from inside "the bubble" at Orlando's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, the league will signal it values the lives of Black players and fans with large decals reading "Black Lives Matter" on the courts. ESPN NBA reporter Malika Andrews...

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Orlando's Teak Neighborhood Grill to feature on an episode of Cooking Channel's 'Food Paradise'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Local restaurant Teak Neighborhood Grill will be featured on an episode of the Cooking Channel's Food Paradise show, set to air next Wednesday, July 29. The episode will be a "Secret Menus"-themed offering and Teak's segment will dive deep into their "underground menu," a clandestine selection of burgers that can...

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No, a 'floating cinema' with 'socially distanced boats' is probably not coming to Orlando

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:32 PM

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, and also likely because of it, Central Floridians are pretty desperate for some relatively safe entertainment outside our homes. That's probably why organized scammers keep trying to convince Orlando media that exciting, socially distanced events are coming to town. Yesterday, members of Orlando Weekly's editorial...

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