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UPDATE: Boy Kong painting finished; bids accepted through Jan. 29

January 24, 2014
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UPDATE: Boy Kong painting finished; bids accepted through Jan. 29

We blogged about Boy Kong’s online art auction for the Make-A-Wish foundation last week (if you missed it, catch up here). Well, he just finished the painting, and it looks like this: Go here to bid. As of this writing, the price is absurdly low at $125.
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Universal Orlando reveals name of new Harry Potter ride and Diagon Alley shops

January 23, 2014
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This morning (Jan. 23, 2014), Universal Orlando held a webcast to reveal more details of Diagon Alley, the new expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Studios Florida this summer. I’ll have a full breakdown of the revealed information — and a peek into secrets yet to be revealed —...
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Theatre Review: The Feldman Dynamic 10th Anniversary

January 22, 2014
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It’s been almost six years since I first wrote about Brian Feldman, and two since Orlando most undeniably unique performance artist departed for Washington D.C., but his one-show-only return on Wednesday night (Jan. 21, 2014) reminded me how much I’ve missed his brand of bizarre. The Feldman Dynamic 10th Anniversary reunited the cast of...
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ART FOR WISHES: Boy Kong online auction ends Jan. 29

January 21, 2014
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Local artist Boy Kong (right, with/in his own work) has been blowing minds and blowing up Instagram feeds since his earliest shows in Orlando. I first saw his work in a hilarious, candy-colored horror show called Anti-Happy Story Time! while scarfing a late dinner at Tako Cheena, but his show at the Peacock Room in May 2013,...
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First look at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley without scaffolding

January 17, 2014
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Barely two years ago, Universal Studios Florida shuttered their beloved Jaws ride, and today fans got their first unobstructed view of the mega-attraction that replaces Amity village. Overnight, Universal Orlando unveiled the London Waterfront, giving us a good look at the facade that conceals The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley without...
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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

January 17, 2014
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Otronicon v.9 opens to the public today through Sunday at the Orlando Science Center, but I got a sneak preview of the ninth annual gaming and technology expo at last night’s VIP reception. This year’s edition features an emphasis on medical technology, along with the usual displays of geek gadgets, from aging Gamecubes to...
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Theatre Review: Norbert Leo Butz Memory & Mayhem: Unplugged at The Abbey

January 16, 2014
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Theatre Review: Norbert Leo Butz Memory & Mayhem: Unplugged at The Abbey

“I like to talk, sorry. We’re going to be here all night,” laughed Broadway star Norbert Leo Butz during another riotously rambling between-song story. Juduging by the approving laughter from The Abbey’s audience at Wednesday’s Orlando debut of Memory & Mayhem: Unplugged, that would have been just fine with them. As it was, Butz...
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Universal Orlando survey suggests Halloween Horror Nights ticket price changes in 2014

January 14, 2014
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Like all the major theme parks, Universal Orlando frequently uses guest surveys to gage potential consumer reactions to proposed changes in their parks. Today, I participated in an online survey that strongly suggests Universal is considering changes to their Halloween Horror Nights ticket price structure in time for the annual event’s 24th debut in...
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Video: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends opens at Amway

January 10, 2014
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The circus came back to town last night, as Feld Entertainment’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presented Legends at Orlando’s Amway Center. Ringling Bros’ Legends, their latest annual circus spectacular, is loosely inspired by mythical creatures like the unicorn, and features the expected lineup of international acts and performing animals. Here’s a video...
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