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Finding your roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Cal Thomas Tribune Media From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity’s past would then come out one by one and tell stories of the celebrity’s early life. A modern-day version of that program is “Finding

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  • Halloween Horror Nights is back

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It still feels very much like summer, but Universal Orlando is plunging head-on into fall and the start of Halloween Horror Nights, with new scarezones and haunted houses announced for the return of the one of the country’s biggest Halloween events. Among the new mazes and scarezones for 2014: The Purge: Anarchy, based on the horror film, will debut as a

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  • Jimmy Bear’s serves up outstanding BBQ, also, satisfy those munchies before the Cheech and Chong concert

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor When a friend took me to Jimmy Bear’s BBQ for my birthday last week, he promised it would be good barbecue. He was wrong. This is great barbecue No offense, to some of the barbecue joints that have been operating for years in the area, but Jimmy Bear’s just might be the best barbecue you ever tasted, certainly in Osceola County. I have

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  • New rodeo, championship barbecue event coming to Kissimmee in 2015

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo has a new home: the championship event will be held at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for the first time on March 25-28, 2015. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned rodeo will feature eight heart-pounding events over four action-packed days, during which time 24 contestants will compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Along with the big rodeo event will

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  • Military museum celebrating 10th anniversary with heroes exhibit

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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Precious Dorch-Robinson
Museum of Military Historian Rick Brumby shows one of the pictures of soldiers in the trenches. The museum will feature the Osceola’s Fallen Heroes exhibit on Saturday to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Osceola County. It will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    By Precious Dorch-Robinson For the News-Gazette There’s an overwhelming feeling to see a family member’s hard work displayed in a local museum. Instead of military veterans’ memorabilia being tucked away in a box, their history will be on display. The Museum of Military History at 5210 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee, will pay homage to the Osceola’s fallen soldiers in an exhibit on Saturday, marking its 10th anniversary in Osceola

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  • KUA to host Movie in the Park series

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Kissimmee Utility Authority, in partnership with the city of Kissimmee, will launch a new family-friendly Movie in the Park series, beginning in October and continuing through March 2015. Scheduled for the first Friday of each month, the series will be held on the civic lawn of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park, beginning with activities at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy free admission, free popcorn, themed

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  • Where did all the music videos go?

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you were part of the MTV gen­eration, you probably still remember that exhil­ara­tion of the early days of the music video, when MTV made a big deal celebrating the unveiling of a new video by Michael Jackson with everything but fireworks and the Goodyear blimp. Some 35 years later, you can hardly even find a music video on MTV. But the glory days of

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