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Friday, September 8, 2017

Disney, Universal and SeaWorld close as Hurricane Irma advances

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Orlando's biggest theme parks and smaller attractions are closing this weekend in anticipation of possibly disastrous conditions from Hurricane Irma. Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando have all announced closures starting on Saturday, Sept. 9 and continuing through to Monday, Sept. 11. At Disney: - Hollywood Studios and Animal...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Universal Orlando is closing Terminator 2: 3-D this October

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Hasta la vista, baby. Terminator 2: 3-D will make its last run on Sunday Oct. 8 at the Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park announced Thursday a new live action experience will replace the ride in 2019. The sci-fi thriller-themed attraction takes place in an indoor theater that uses 3D...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thanks, Irma! A rolling list of Orlando event cancellations due to this hurricane being a jerk

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 5:24 PM

All events at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts for Sept. 8-10 have been cancelled. Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights for Sept. 7 has been canceled. The International International Latin & Hispanic Burlesque Festival at the Venue, originally scheduled for Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9,  has been canceled. Varietease...

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GB's Bottle Shop and Oskar Blues kick off football season with an old-school NFL Blitz tournament

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 11:22 AM

GB’s Bottle Shop invites old-school sports game fans to join them for a tournament using an antique Nintendo 64 and a copy of NFL Blitz. Oskar Blues will be on hand with a special draft selection along with some old favorites. If you need to warm up your thumbs –...

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Florida law says insurers must authorize early prescription refills before Hurricane Irma

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 11:02 AM

As you stock up on water, sandbags, PB+J makings, etc., don't forget to refill any prescriptions you might need. Even if you aren't due for a refill, the state Office of Insurance Regulation has issued a notice to all health care providers that they are obligated to waive time restrictions of...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jersey girl: Actress Danielle Macdonald on her breakout role in 'Patti Cake$'

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM

In Patti Cake$, Australian actress Danielle Macdonald stars in the lead role as aspiring New Jersey rap artist Patricia Dombroski (aka Patti Cake$) as she searches for a way to break into the industry despite lacking the support and resources she needs. In a recent interview, Macdonald talked about...

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Californian artist Patrick Martinez gives illuminating talk about his work at CFAM

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Californian artist Patrick Martinez repurposes the detritus of everyday American life – supermarket-style birthday cakes, Pee Chee folders, inexpensive neon store signage – into ambitious and affecting art pieces about the devastating effects of institutionalized racism on communities of color. His first solo show, American Memorial, is at the Cornell...

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Celebrate the 60th anniversary of 'On the Road' at Jack Kerouac's College Park house

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:00 AM

At a certain age, it is very, very important to make Jack Kerouac your literary boyfriend. He’s the rebellious nonconformist who opens your eyes to a whole new way of looking at prose when everyone else has been feeding you the patriarchal line about Hemingway’s economy of language. He’s fun....

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Today is your last chance to ride Universal's Dragon Challenge

Posted By on Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Today, Sept. 4, will be your last chance to ride Dragon Challenge at Universal's Islands of Adventure before it's torn down and turned into muggle trash. Formerly known as Dueling Dragons, the two-sided vertical coaster made its debut back in 1999, and was a favorite for many. The ride went...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Locally filmed 'Florida Project' debuting at Enzian Theater this October

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Florida Project, the much buzzed-about feature film set in Osceola County, is debuting locally this October. The film comes exclusively to the Enzian Theater Thursday, Oct. 12, and will be followed by three additional showings that weekend. Starring movie veteran Willem Dafoe alongside newcomers Brooklynn Prince of Winter Springs...

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