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I-Drive attraction will be an Eye opener. Orlando Eye will be ready for visitors by next spring, as will Sea Life Aquarium

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You won’t be able to see the Orlando Eye from downtown Kissimmee when the 400-foot tall attraction opens sometime next year, but you just might be able to see downtown Kissimmee from atop the giant observation wheel. The off-again, on-again project, is most definitely on as media and invited guests got an inside look this week at what will be literally, the biggest project ever

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  • Gone with the Wind exhibit is coming to Central Florida

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    The Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibition Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel. The exhibition features the original gowns, costumes and artifacts of the film and is derived entirely from one collector, James Tumblin, who has the largest private collection of memorabilia from the film. The exhibition runs August 16 – November 30. James Tumblin,

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  • It’s the St. Cloud picture show. St. Cloud Twin theater gets a facelift and a fresh interior in its auditoriums

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The oldest movie theater in Osceola County is about to get a lot better. The St. Cloud Twin, the county’s only locally-owned movie theater has a new look inside, and is about to get a facelift outside as well. With the help from a grant by the St. Cloud CRA and St. Cloud Main Street, the hometown theater, which has been part of the city’s

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  • Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten is King Herod in reimagined arena-rock spectacular Jesus Christ Superstar

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena-rock spectacular.  The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Orlando at the Amway Center on Saturday, June 14 with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11

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  • Susan Sarandon, Paul Sorvino headline Florida Film Festival with more than 170 films from 26 countries

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Here comes the Florida Film Festival. The 23rd annual festival kicks off this weekend and continues through April 13 with more than 170 feature and short films from 26 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums and parties. Festival films feature familiar talent, both in front of and behind the camera, including Steve Coogan, Bill Plympton, Jude Law, Demian Bichir, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace

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  • Enjoy these outdoor events, before the summer heat is on, including World’s Largest Food Truck Festival

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before it gets too hot to even walk around the block, there are a couple of running events coming up this spring, including one around scenic Bok Tower Gardens and another in Kissimmee that will make you red, white and blue along with some other colors. Runners and walking enthusiasts who want to participate in the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk should get

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  • Everyone gets cake, and try the BBQ. It’s a 131st birthday for Kissimmee Saturday at the Kowtown Festival

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Kissimmee Kowtown Festival was already one of the biggest downtown events. This weekend’s annual city birthday celebration just might be the biggest one ever. Today’s event now includes the inaugural Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo, a barbecue competition sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association. Last year’s Kowtown Festival also included a barbecue event, said Brianne Stefek, Kissimmee Main Street, executive

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