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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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  • Students shine in Arts Alive

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer They sang, they danced, they played music, they drew and painted. And this year they wrote, too. For 21 years, Arts Alive of Osceola County has brought together the area’s best and brightest arts students for a contest, including a scholarship race for senior participants – all of it culminating with an annual spring showcase. About 200 students from throughout Osceola County submitted portfolios and

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  • Marketplace still growing, The Artegon Marketplace adds more food, fun

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:26 am

    If you haven’t been to Artegon Marketplace Orlando lately, you haven’t been to Artegon Marketplace. The shopping attraction, which has been opening in phases, continues to add new places to see  as well as eating establishments. The 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace will add four new food kiosks this month at  the center’s Great Hall. At Florida’s first U Roll Express, customers can create their own sushi roll

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  • Award winning art on display, Osceola Arts has two exhibits featuring local art

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:15 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If a picture is worth a thousands words, then Osceola Arts has an entire library on display this month. The Kissimmee art center complex is currently home to two exhibits featuring award-winning, local art. Currently on display is artwork from the Images of Osceola juried art show as well as the inaugural Kenton’s Kowboy Classics High School

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  • Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 arrives on Blu-ray; Patricia Clarkson makes Last Weekend quite watchable

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor What do you get when you mix a bunch of young scientists who can create their own superhero alter egos with Disney animation? You get the Oscar-winning film for Best Animated  Film for 2014. Big Hero 6 would seem to be an unlikely hit with its unknown stable of Marvel superheroes and a mostly unfamiliar cast of vocal talent. But Big Hero 6 works

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  • Disney’s Dalmatians Diamond Edition and The Judge on Blu-ray

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s a great week for Blu-ray/DVDS. Just out is one of the Disney animated greats of all time in a long-awaited Diamond Edition, 101 Dalmatians, and,  The Judge, featuring the one-two punch of actors Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. It is always nice to see Duvall in a motion picture, especially when the role is so good, he gets nominated

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  • The 39 Steps has final weekend, also Shakespeare’s Merry Wives coming to Central Florida

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor This is the final weekend for the Osceola Arts production of The 39 Steps. Directed by Jennifer Henderson, and based on the Alfred Hitchcock film, the high-energy adventure, is played mostly for laughs with a cast of four playing the many various  roles. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic

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