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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Find your holiday bae at the Henao Center's Cuffin' Season party

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM

As the nights get chilly (ha ha) and the slate of holiday events gets more and more packed, singles may find that they’re in the mood to mingle. That’s right: It’s cuffin’ season. Find yourself a holiday fling – or bring your tried-and-true-blue boo – at the Henao Center this...

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The Falcon's C-Note Collection offers local art at an affordable price

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Each year, the heavens converge for local art lovers and last-minute holiday shoppers with the C-Note Collection Grab & Go Art Show at Thornton Park’s Falcon Bar. Avoid gifting the standard tchotchke; grab a craft beer and peruse local artists’ work for purchase. It’s a win-win situation for everyone: Each...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Morse Museum decorates Winter Park's Central Park for annual Christmas in the Park event this week

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM

A 39-year-strong holiday tradition returns to downtown Winter Park with the Morse Museum’s Christmas in the Park. The event starts with the illumination of nine 100-year-old Tiffany stained-glass windows, eight of which memorialize religious themes. Central Park is transformed into a luminous concert hall as the Bach Festival choir, Brass...

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WellRED Comedy Tour brings Orlando Indie Comedy Fest alum Trae Crowder and friends to the Orlando Improv

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Trae Crowder first came across our radar as a comedian at the first Orlando Indie Comedy Fest. His standout performances there – mostly about the struggles of being a left-leaning liberal with a pronounced Tennessee drawl – hinted at big things to come for the young performer. And after exploding...

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I-Drive's megamall project iSquare just took one in the iPants

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:47 AM

After years of inaction on the hotly anticipated I-Drive megamall project, it now looks like the strip mall at the corner of International Drive and Kirkman Road may be foreclosed upon. Built in the mid-1980s, the strip plaza was purchased in 2007 by local developer Abdul Mathin. He announced the...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Disney is about to purchase Fox for an unprecedented $60 billion

Posted By on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM

In one fell swoop, Disney will own the rights to X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Alien and Predator, as well as National Geographic and Fox's share in Hulu. CNBC reported today that the company is nearing in on closing a $60 billion deal with 21st Century Fox. The deal would acquire most...

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Rotten Tomatoes-breaking Lady Bird gets held over another week at the Enzian

Posted By on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 4:26 PM

If you haven't seen Lady Bird yet – even though it's surpassed Toy Story 2's record on Rotten Tomatoes for the most consecutive "Fresh" reviews and zero "Rotten" reviews – you're in luck. The Enzian is holding over Greta Gerwig's directorial debut for another week, until Thursday, Dec. 14....

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Disney might be working to help Tokyo steal one of Orlando's biggest claims to fame

Posted By on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Walt Disney World is getting a ton of new attractions over the next few years but a major new expansion was announced for another Disney resort, and it might mean big things for WDW. According to numerous business news sites in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland’s parent, the Oriental Land Company (OLC),...

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Some maniacs climbed the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Last weekend four guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom decided it would be a good idea to climb the Tree of Life, which is an extremely off-limits but very scalable attraction. On Sunday afternoon, Twitter user Nick Cucerzan posted about the incident. "You guys thought drunk people climbing the Mexico Pavilion was bad?...

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Yet another rumored hotel for Epcot, and this one is unlike anything in Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Epcot is in the very early stages of a massive overhaul that will see new cutting-edge rides based around Ratatouille, Guardians of the Galaxy and possibly Coco. Disney has already confirmed a new film in the China pavilion and a complete reimagining of Future World. With a rumored cost of $2.2...

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