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Video: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends opens at Amway

January 10, 2014
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Video: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Legends opens at Amway

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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UPDATED: Petition protests Radio Disney partnership with Oil Industry event

January 9, 2014
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If your online social media circles intersect with the worlds of Disney entertainment, progressive causes, and/or tween pop, you may have seen this petition making the rounds, requesting that Radio Disney sever its partnership with the Ohio Gas and Oil Association in presenting the “Rocking In Ohio” road show. It seems the youth-oriented music...
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ATTN: Local musicians! Record your next album at the … library?

January 9, 2014
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ATTN: Local musicians! Record your next album at the … library?

Hold the phone (or the Google or whatever the updated version of this phrase might be). The Downtown Public Library will unveil a new technology center at a public opening at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes (among a variety of equally appealing high-end tech) an audio recording and mixing studio free for...
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Photo Gallery: Crazy post-Christmas crowds at Orlando theme parks

January 6, 2014
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Photo Gallery: Crazy post-Christmas crowds at Orlando theme parks

2014 is nearly a week old, and Christmas 2013 may already seem like a lifetime ago. But according to Orlando’s theme park holiday crowds, the festive season has only just barely ended. Thanks to the holidays falling mid-week last year, the peak tourism season was extended through Sunday, January 5. As a result, Central...
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Thank you, Internet. See the Rock-afire robots perform ‘Pop, Lock and Drop It’

December 30, 2013
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Thank you, Internet. See the Rock-afire robots perform ‘Pop, Lock and Drop It’

Earlier today, I was linked to a video that anyone who has been following the Rock-afire Explosion saga must see. On That Video Site, where it was posted, the description is, “Guy buys animatronic band from pizza place, programs it to perform ‘Pop, Lock and Drop It.’” Watch now. For those who don’t know,...
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People Who Died 2013: Actress Eleanor Parker

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Actress Eleanor Parker

Actress Eleanor Parker, who reminded us of when acting was treated as an art and as hard work, passed away near her home in Palm Springs in early December.
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People Who Died 2013: Theatre Downtown’s Garrison Doles

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Theatre Downtown’s Garrison Doles

Garrison Doles helped found Theatre Downtown, one of the longest-running theater companies in the area.
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People Who Died 2013: Orlando photographer Rick Lang

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Orlando photographer Rick Lang

Local photographer Rick Lang, a tireless documenter of the South, passed away July 9.
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People Who Died 2013: Jane Henson

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Jane Henson

Jane Henson, mother of Orlando’s Ibex Puppetry founder Heather Henson and widow of Jim Henson, died in Connecticut April 2.
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People Who Died 2013: Orlando theater devotee Myron Blattner

December 30, 2013
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People Who Died 2013: Orlando theater devotee Myron Blattner

Orlando's theater community mourns the passing of Myron Blattner, arguably the staunchest supporter of theater Orlando has ever known.
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