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Saturday, February 16, 2019

'Aladdin,' 'Mean Girls' and 'Miss Saigon' will anchor the next season of Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando

Posted By on Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Hamilton is a hard act to follow, but a wisecracking genie and Vietnamese bar girl will attempt to follow in the Founding Father's sold-out footsteps when Disney's Aladdin and Miss Saigon anchor the 2019-2020 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando season, which will also bring the new musical Mean Girls to...

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Disney Springs is getting a Ron Jon Surf Shop

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 3:29 PM

A 10,000-square-foot Ron Jon Surf Shop will soon make a splash at Disney Springs. Although there is no official date set, the store will be located next to the Polite Pig and is expected to open late 2019, according to a Disney press release. The New Jersey-based chain has...

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Orlando's Trinity The Tuck edges closer to a win tonight on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Orlando drag queen Trinity The Tuck has made it to the top four on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, putting her closer to winning the crown on Friday night's finale. The tightest tuck in the business is up against three formidable lip-syncing opponents – Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Monique Heart....

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Comedy giant Carol Burnett goes unscripted at the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

From 1967 to 1978, Carol Burnett was the host and star of one of the most successful variety shows on television, The Carol Burnett Show. Like a primetime Saturday Night Live, the show featured comedy sketches featuring several guest stars. But Burnett started most shows with an unscripted Q&A...

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Central Florida Dragon Parade celebrates the Year of the Pig on the streets of Mills 50

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Even though Fashion Square Mall is everyone’s favorite mall to not shop at, the years when it hosted the annual Lunar New Year dragon parade felt, well, weird. Thankfully, the parade is back in its Mills 50 home, this year going down Thornton Avenue from Lake Highland Drive to...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lydia Lunch gives intimate reading of her journals at Maxine's on Shine

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:57 PM

Here’s a bit of a belated Valentine’s gift for us all! Singer, poet, performance artist, actress, No Wave icon and gothic godhead Lydia Lunch is returning to the City Beautiful, not for a show … but for a dinner date. Over the last couple of years, Lunch has made...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Inspired by Disney and Universal, Tyra Banks is now building a new model theme park

Posted By on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:02 PM

April Fools is still a few months away so this can’t be a joke, but Tyra Banks has announced a new attraction inspired by Disneyland and Universal Studios that she hopes will become a reality. In what may be one of the strangest moves in recent years, Banks will...

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New owners announce major expansions for Kissimmee's Reunion Resort

Posted By on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Since first opening in 2005, Reunion Resort has become one of Central Florida’s premier golf resorts. The 2,300-acre development just south of Walt Disney World is a AAA Four-Diamond rated destination, with three golf courses, seven dining venues, 10 pools, 25,000 -square-feet of event space, and a seemingly endless...

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Monday, February 11, 2019

SeaWorld has a new CEO, here are the five big decisions he'll need to make

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:56 AM

After a nearly yearlong search, SeaWorld recently announced their brand-new CEO, Gus Antorcha, in a move that surprised many. The past year has seen the hard decisions made by former CEO Joel Manby beginning to pay off, with the stock reaching its highest value in years and attendance seeing impressive...

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The odds of a new 'Coco' ride at Epcot just got a lot better

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:43 AM

When Coco came out in 2017, there was immediate speculation that Disney would be redoing the boat ride in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion to cash in on the hit film. Now a year and a half later there hasn’t been any indication that any such attraction is in the works....

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