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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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  • The 39 Steps at Osceola Arts

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    The 39 Steps, directed by Jennifer Henderson, is now on stage at Osceola Arts, weekends, through Feb. 1. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps. The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film” The 39 Steps” to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay,

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  • Oscar-nominated The Boxtrolls is a visual delight

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor Maybe it’s because it was released over the Christmas holidays that The Boxtrolls came and left theaters, and I completely missed it. Fortunately, The Boxtrolls was not snubbed by Oscar. The stop-action animation film received a much deserved Best Animated film nominaiton and, now, the film as available on Blu-ray and DVD too (Universal Home Entertainment). This is a really clever film, with a

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird on stage via Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    A stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird will be presented by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater (in partnership with UCF), Jan. 21-March 8. The show will run concurrently with the theater’s classic repertory series, which includes The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V. Tickets to all three productions are available now by calling 407-447-1700 Ext. 1; at or in person the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812

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  • Parade winners announced, and looking ahead to MLK Parade in Kissimmee

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor The holidays are already in the rearview mirror as we march on to 2015, but here is one last look back at the winners of the 2014 city of Kissimmee’s Festival of Lights Parade, held before Christmas in downtown Kissimmee. A panel of judges selected the following “bests” of the parade in various categories: Best Overall Studio 5-6-7-8 Most Original Kissimmee

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  • New York Artist Shop to host reception

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm


    The New York Artist Shop, 1124 New York Ave., St. Cloud, is hosting an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 featuring this month’s artist of the month: Sarais Linderman. According to a shop press release, Linderman, was born in Puerto Rico 77 years ago. At an early age she discovered her interest in the visual arts. She studied drawing and painting with different teachers in the

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