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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando's 'Paws in the Park' is returning to Lake Eola on Feb. 12

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 3:19 PM

The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s “Paws in the Park” festival is returning to Lake Eola Park for its 28th year on Feb. 12. The pet festival will have adoptable pets, doggy sports, dock diving for dogs, a pet costume contest and a parade. Paws in the Park will...

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Temptations Broadway musical 'Ain't Too Proud' opens its first Orlando show on Jan. 25

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations opens its first show in Orlando on Jan. 25 at the Walt Disney Theater in the Dr. Phillips Center. The Broadway musical follows the rise to stardom of The Temptations, from their start in Detroit, Michigan through their success...

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Orlando director Jeremy Seghers to stage Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America' at Valencia

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Orlando-based theatrical boundary-pusher Jeremy Seghers is teaming with Valencia College Theater to stage Tony Kushner's iconic play Angels in America at Valencia College next month. Playwright Tony Kushner premiered Angels, a multifaceted look at the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic in America, in 1991. The play went on to...

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Should strawberry shortcake be the state dessert of Florida?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 12:20 PM

What's the first dessert you think of when you think of Florida? No, not that one. No, not that one either. If you made your way to strawberry shortcake, congrats. You've been added to a watchlist. Still, that decidedly not-connected-to-Florida treat could become the state's official dessert if legislators...

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Friday, January 14, 2022

CDC's cruise ship restrictions will become voluntary this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 12:51 PM

Though we are currently seeing more cases of coronavirus than ever across the nation, and many cruises are being forced to cancel due to severe outbreaks, the CDC will allow its restrictions on cruise operations to expire this weekend. In place of the list of precautions under the CDC's...

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

New-look Mystery Science Theater 3000 bring their 'Time Bubble' tour to Orlando this month

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 4:20 PM

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew — bolstered by some new faces — are heading out on the road (*knocks on wood*) on their "Time Bubble" tour and are landing in Orlando at the end of this month. The tour starts in Dallas on Jan. 15 before finally winding down in Florida at the...

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Orlando Home & Garden Show returns to Convention Center this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 3:11 PM

The Orlando Home & Garden Show will return this weekend for a 13th year of gathering plant parents, novices looking to improve their homes and anyone looking to learn about homeownership. The show will be at the Orange County Convention Center’s west concourse from Jan. 14–16. The show will...

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EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts starts tomorrow

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 2:46 PM

EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts will celebrate the visual, performing and culinary arts starting Jan. 14 and running through Feb. 21. More than 100 Disney-affiliated and visiting artists will showcase their art. Artists from the Disney Artist Gallery and the WonderGround Gallery will be working on new pieces...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Winter Park announces update of Central Park stage

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Winter Park's decades-old Central Park stage will go from looking like an overgrown tailgate tent to something a bit more imposing in the near future. The 32789 reports that the city is planning a massive revamp of the event space and a rendering shows a much more classical looking...

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Comedian Wanda Sykes to perform in Orlando this spring

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 11:08 AM

Will we feel like laughing later this year? Hmmm, the jury seems out at present. But, just in case, we're penciling in this newly-announced Wanda Sykes show at the Dr. Phillips Center in May. The comedian and actress (currently featuring in the Netflix series The Upshaws) looks to be...

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