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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Enzian screens classic Werner Herzog fever dream 'Fitzcarraldo' this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Fitzcarraldo is, if you’ll overlook the coinage, the Herzog-iest of all Werner Herzog’s films. It stars Klaus Kinski – the Herzog-iest of actors – as an Irish rubber planter in Amazonian Peru, whose doomed attempt to make enough money to build an opera house in the jungle finds him...

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Snag some landscaping essentials at Leu Gardens' annual plant sale this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Mother Nature knows best, and with that, she knows that it’s for the best if you take a stroll around this 50-acre botanical oasis during their annual plant sale. Their goal, to inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants, is simple. But their annual sale – featuring more than...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bull & Bush snags comedian Shane Torres for post-Indie Comedy Fest hangover

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Feeling blue after the end of last week’s Orlando Indie Comedy Fest? The laughs don’t have to end. This week, the Bull & Bush snags national comedian Shane Torres for an intimate set on the Matt Gersting Stage. You may have seen him on Conan or Comedy Bang Bang,...

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'Drag Race' winner Bianca Del Rio brings one-woman show to Plaza Live

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

If you can’t stand being the target of a walking rolodex of hate, maybe don’t come to see Bianca Del Rio. If you can, then haul your hog body to the “Blame It on Bianca” show this week at the Plaza Live. The drag queen alter ego of New...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Disney unveils new Google Street View for theme parks and properties

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Since Disney has consistently been raising ticket prices, there is now a much cheaper and lamer way to tour their resorts. Today, Disney released a new version of Google Street allowing virtual guests to "walk" around the majority of the parks. Unfortunately, it's a little clunky, crashes sometimes, has...

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Local celebs gather to perform lip sync routines for charity at SAK

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 4:33 PM

“It’s for a good cause” isn’t typically a tempting reason to buy a ticket, but how about “It’s for a good cause and it’s going to be goddamn hilarious”? This celebrity lip-sync battle benefiting the American Lung Association has a stacked lineup, with performances by the loquacious Steve Gunter...

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Lionsgate hopes to be the next Universal Studios, plans theme parks and attractions around the world

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM

After a failed theme park project just outside of Atlanta, it now looks like Lionsgate is moving forward with another outdoor theme park project, this time in South Korea. The new park will join Jeju Shinhwa World, a more than 600-acre resort that’s currently home to one other theme park...

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There's a good chance 'Stranger Things' is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 28

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Spring isn't even past yet, as this past weekend’s chilly weather reminded us, but Halloween plans are well underway at the area’s theme parks, including plans for Halloween Horror Nights. The annual special event began in 1991 and is now the largest Halloween event in the nation, attracting tens of thousands...

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Mennello Museum of American Art receives largest ever donation of $8.75 million

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Last weekend the Mennello Museum of American Art in Loch Haven Park received its largest donation ever from co-founder Michael A. Mennello. The gift of 14 paintings and five sculptures at an appraised value of $8.75 million dollars was announced by Orlando's Mayor Buddy Dyer at the museum’s annual gala Saturday...

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Will the young hero of 'A Wrinkle in Time' echo the Meg Murry beloved by generations of readers?

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Meg Murry sucks at school. She gets in fights. She talks back to adults. She’s “repulsive-looking.” She’s contrary in every way to what Hollywood would call a hero, especially a female hero. All of this and more is why the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time movie due out this...

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