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Friday, April 28, 2017

Disney unveils new details about live Pixar concerts coming to Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:17 PM

If the moving melodies found in Toy Story or Finding Nemo have ever brought a tear to your eye, a new concert at Disney might be right up your alley. Disney has unveiled new details about its new "The Music of Pixar LIVE!" concert performance that'll be hitting high...

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Maitland conducts interim review of Enzian Theater’s expansion plan

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The Maitland Development Review Committee conducted an interim review of the Enzian Theater’s expansion plan Thursday at Maitland City Hall, discussing topics such as parking, landscaping and signage but not passing judgment on the plan itself. This review was “not meant to be a recommendation meeting,” according to the agenda...

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Escape returns to Backbooth with a dreamy theme this week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

This month’s theme at the area’s biggest monthly fetishwear party invites attendees to dress in their favorite “Dreamland” costumes. Think Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, or anything else that the phrase “it was all a dream” might pop up in. You’ll be our hero if you manage to pull...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Walt Disney World really wants you to know you can't smoke weed in their parks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM

With the passing of Amendment 2, it would appear that Disney World wants to make sure you know that under no circumstances can you spark one in their parks. Walt Disney World Resort recently updated their rules page, and for the first time ever, specifically listed "marijuana" under its list...

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Planned Parenthood brings in Dahlia Lithwick for its annual Generations Gala

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM

After the 2016 presidential election, Dahlia Lithwick (senior editor at Slate, contributing editor at Newsweek, and a specialist on U.S. courts and the law) wrote: “It is shattering to contemplate starting again to relitigate fights over our bodies, access to contraception, equal pay, respect in the workplace, the right...

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Johnny Depp randomly appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM

To the complete surprise of guests, the real Johnny Depp (as opposed to the animatronic version) showed up randomly as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride yesterday. Though Disney has yet to acknowledge the spontaneous cameo, Depp's appearance likely had something to do with Pirates of...

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Hundreds of Haitian Disney workers could be deported under Trump administration

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:20 AM

More than 500 Haitian refugees who work at Walt Disney World could be sent back to their country if the Trump administration ends temporary protections for about 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. Local unions and workers rallied outside the Disney gates on Wednesday, asking for President Donald Trump to...

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Tier Nightclub gets turned into a runway for OIFW's Fashion EDGE

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Fashion-forward or fashion victim, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at this party put on by Orlando International Fashion Week. Up-and-coming designers wow the audience with a runway show featuring their best designs adorning gorgeous models. Splurge for VIP if you want to sit down during the show. 6:30 p.m. Friday;...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Learn how the History Center is preserving Pulse tributes at an informative talk Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Every day, dozens of people visit the gay nightclub Pulse to leave flowers, teddy bears, rainbow flags and candles. If you think about it, that’s hundreds of tributes in the 10 months that have passed since the mass shooting at Pulse that killed 49 people. Not to mention the...

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Trump's robot probably won't say a word at Disney's Hall of Presidents

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:41 PM

While it would make sense to hear a Trump robot talk about how he once beat Hillary Clinton in the election, or just flat out say "grab 'em by the pussy," there's a strong chance our current president's robot at Disney's Hall of Presidents won't say anything at all....

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