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El Rey is newest offering on Bright House and getting retro TV in 2014

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor I can never have too many TV channels. In addition to HBO and Showtime (I had to drop Cinemax and The Movie Channel a while ago, the cable bill was just getting ridiculous), I also have Netflix and Amazon Prime for even more movie and TV series choices. But it is always exciting to find a new and unexpected option in

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  • Guardians are galaxy’s new super heroes

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Move over Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The next great movie franchise is here. It wouldn’t seem possible that this second-rung group of Marvel super heroes could lend itself to that kind of pedigree (especially when one is a raccoon and another a barely talking tree), but Guardians of the Galaxy transcends the usual trappings of comic book super guys.

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  • Want to hear Vin Diesel speak Russian? Portugese? Check out his “voices” for Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

          Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s epic adventure Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in

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  • Color your world with Crayola. The Crayola Experience is coming to Florida Mall

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor An explosion of color is coming to Florida Mall next summer with the opening of Central Florida’s newest attraction — the Crayola Experience. Modeled after a similar Crayola attraction in Pennsylvania, the Crayola Experience will feature 25 hands-on attractions offering creative fun for kids and their parents too. “Ours has always been a culture of innovation,” Crayola CEO Mike Perry said in press statement

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  • What’s your favorite Orlando area historic icon? Vote now 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibit

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

              What’s your favorite memory from historic Orlando? Ronnie’s Restaurant? Rosie O’Grady’s? There is still time to submit your favorites for the Orange County Regional History Center’s 100 Historic Icons of Orlando Exhibition: 1960-1985. “The submissions that have been coming in so far have been great. Places such as Ronnie’s and Rosie O’Grady’s made a lasting impact,” said organizer Jason Zangari, in a release from the

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  • Happy 66th birthday, Arnold. Schwarzenegger has his own day in Orlando Saturday

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor So you think you are an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan? The ex-governor of California and action film star gets his own day in Orlando every year at “Arnold Day,” a birthday party in his honor. While Schwarzenegger’s birthday is actually Wednesday, he will be 66, the big birthday bash will be held Saturday. Arnold Day is the product of two former University of

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  • Heritage Club designed to elevate event experience at Silver Spurs Arena

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    News-Gazette Photos/Ken Jackson
Osceola Heritage Park representatives held the formal grand opening recently for the Heritage Club, above, a new 3,500 square-foot amenity that includes a full bar, a full house sound system, more than a dozen flat screen televisions and digital presentation capabilities. Below, the band The Loria Brothers takes the stage to provide the entertainment.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Silver Spurs Arena has proven its worth as one of the top-grossing venues of its size in the state over the past three years, so it’s not just a place to see a rodeo, a car show or state high school sports championships. Now, with the opening of The Heritage Club, it’s also a place to hold a business luncheon, an intimate family gathering

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