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Make plans now for Mickey’s Halloween Party and LEGOLAND event

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The countdown is already on for the annual adult scarefest Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, but for the wee folk, the not-so-scary adventures are now just a few weeks away. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins on Sept. 1 this year and continues on select nights  throughout September and October. But for Florida residents, you can save as much as $6 per ticket

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  • Lots of drama on tap in this week’s DVDs

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s a  hodge­podge of DV­­Ds this week, with serious drama, hospital high jinx and Mickey Rooney up to his neck in Quicksand. We  better get to Mickey before he completely disappears in Quicksand (Film Chest Media), a film noir from 1950 that saw the mostly musical/comedy actor trying to break away from his image as a good guy, gone bad. Quicksand is

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  • Come and fly with Peter Pan

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor You are never to old for Peter Pan, and adults and youngsters can get to see the latest version of this classic tale as the Osceola Center for the Arts presents Peter Pan, weekends through Aug. 31. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, the show, will be presented just as you remember it when you were a kid. Peter and the sometimes-not-so-nice Tinkerbell,

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic 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

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  • Hip Hop legends are in town Saturday night

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The big night for hip hop fans has finally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonight’s show (Saturday)  are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.

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  • Don’t be afraid, it’s only Godzilla. Awful 1998 film gets Rifftrax Crew treatment

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Godzilla, the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick, was most certainly one of the worst big box office films of 1998, if not the entire decade. Now, you can relive its awfulness and then some, as RiffTrax will skewer this gargantuan dud starring the world’s most famous lizard. The RiffTrax crew,  Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known

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  • One million riders have been on Universal’s Hogswarts Express

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It didn’t take very long for the Hogwarts Express to get its millionth rider. The train at Universal Orlando Resort celebrated rider No. 1 million with free Butterbeer ice-cream for everyone, well at least everyone that was lucky enough to be at the Hogsmeade Station. Potter fans whooped it up and showed off their certificates for the sweet treat, after Universal

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