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Big weekend of country music coming to Osceola County in 2016

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Could it be Toby Keith, Blake Shelton or Keith Urban? It could be all three. Billed as the most significant music event ever to come to Osceola Heritage Park, OHP officials announced at a press conference this week that the Runaway Country Music Fest is moving to the sports/entertainment complex for the next 10 years, beginning in March 2016. Gary McCann, Runaway

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  • 100 shows, so little time, on a Branson vacation

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor (Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part travel feature on Branson, Missouri). In Branson, Mo., the show must go on. And on. And on. And on. And with more than 50 different theaters and 100 separate shows, you can probably visit this city nicknamed “The Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” a dozen times and never see the same show

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  • Keeping a watchful Eye on sharks, sharks arrive at new Sea Life Orlando

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor Just when you thought it was safe to walk on International Drive. There might not be any shark attacks in one of the busiest tourism areas in the Orlando, but I-Drive definitely has a shark invasion. The new Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, part of I-Drive 360, which includes Orlando Eye observation wheel, welcomed its two newest residents Friday, sandbar sharks. The sharks

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  • Spooky ol’ classic on DVD, believe it or not, One Step Beyond

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Saturday night was always the scariest night of the week growing up. Alone in my room, up later than I was supposed to be, the lights were out with just the black and white flickering of some late night horror film. Even a shadow on the wall or a dog barking outside would pretty much guarantee I would be up

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  • Kissimmee Underground Artists getting a foothold

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:16 am


    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Ryan Reese got sick of going to Orlando every time he wanted to connect with other artists. The events and the people were inspiring and worth the drive. But Reese had a feeling there was a scene closer to home, a potential scene anyway. Hoping to fan the flame of creativity in his own backyard, the 22-year-old Kissimmee resident started fishing for other artists in

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  • Into the Woods, to Blu-ray and DVDland, new King Julien on Netflix

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor The forest hasn’t been this spooky since the Wicked Witch got on her broom and headed west. But it isn’t all dark and gloomy. For Disney fans, Into the Woods on Blu-ray and DVD is a cause for celebration. Based on the Tony-award winning Broadway show by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the fantasy musical drama is a treat

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  • Final Hobbit, Unbroken arrive on DVD, Blu-ray

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Christmas Day is always one of the busiest days at movie theaters, with as many as five blockbuster-type films debuting on the holiday. 2014 certainly was no exception with mega-hits like The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Disney’s Into the Woods (review coming soon, hopefully) and Unbroken all making their debuts. All three films made a ton of money at

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