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Stay thirsty, history friends. History group happy hours add up to college scholarships

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Drinking just might be the way to higher education. The Young Friends of the Osceola County Historical Society have a unique way of raising funds for the group’s scholarship fund — the occasional Hipstoric Happy Hour at a downtown Kissimmee bar and even more importantly, the annual Downtown Kissimmee Pub Crawl. “We started it about four or five years ago, said Kelly

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  • It’s a new Cirque du Soleil show. Varekai comes to the Orlando Amway Center, Sept. 17-21

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s the 30th anniversary year for Cirque du Soleil, so why not celebrate with a show new to arenas? Varekai, the newest arena Cirque show, comes to the Amway Center in Orlando, Sept. 17-21. Varekai (“wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies) has toured the world for 11 years under the big top, but the show began a new

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  • Irish Labor Day celebration. Great Irish Hooley Returns to Raglan Road

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor You don’t have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate all things Irish. Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Downtown Disney will celebrate the third annual  Great Irish Hooley Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The Hooley (Irish slang for party) will feature  live Irish music, authentic step dancing, food and fun  at the pub. This is the Orlando

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  • Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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  • Seamore, never more. Clyde and Seamore at SeaWorld last show is this weekend

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            SeaWorld guests, dressed in their spirited red pirate bandanas, turned out Friday to witness one of the final shows of Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. After 15 years of hilarious hijinks and pinniped pranks, SeaWorld Orlando’s “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” show sails into the sunset, with its last show on Sunday.   You can find out that latest on Seamore’s newest adventures by staying 

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  • Partly cloudy with a chance of frogs. Some real “Sharknado” events

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor So maybe it doesn’t rain cats and dogs and sharks, but it turns out Sharknado and Sharknado 2 aren’t quite as far-fetched at they appear to be. The folks at the AccuWeather Global Weather Center have gathered together a bunch of facts that show that weather isn’t just unpredictable — it can be downright strange. Sharks falling from the sky (and still eating people) is

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