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Jon Favreau has recipe for success with Chef

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

  By Peter Covino A&E Editor Planning a weekend dinner? Invite Chef to the party. This tasty little confection, served up by director Jon Favreau  (who also stars and wrote the script) goes well with any dinner party. Favreau stars as the chef of a Los Angeles restaurant who gets sick of the food business after having a creative brawl with the owner of the restaurant (Dustin Hoffman). Hoffman is

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  • Keeping the heat on in season two, Chicago Fire on DVD, and Chicago PD DVD premiere

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Way back in the 1970s, Universal, with some help from Jack Webb’s productions, got rather innovative and created Emergency!, the first TV series that dealt with the relatively new world of the paramedic. When the show premiered in 1972, there were only about a dozen paramedic rescue units in the United States. By the early 1980s, nearly half of all Americans were within ten minutes

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  • Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science center

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

          Just in time for the fall and Halloween, the Orlando Science Center has gone batty. The center’s “Bats: Myths and Mysteries” opens today at noon. The bat exhibit features live animals, educational simulations, interactive displays and more. This hands-on, educational exhibit will introduce visitors to the amazing world of the flying mammal people are both frightened and fascinated by. After visiting, guests will have a new appreciation

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  • A comic book store for fans of comics and collectibles

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    For Fans of comic books and collectibles, Orlando is about to get what should be a really great store. Gods & Monsters, which is being called  the nation’s second-largest comic, collectibles and gaming facility,  is coming to the. Artegon Marketplace Orlando (the old Festival Bay), Nov. 20. GODS & MONSTERS is  the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the country, including to a press release

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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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