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Orange County Convention Center

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  • ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Villainy is like therapy, David Anders says

     
    "I don't think of myself just as a TV actor. I'm an actor on stage or in a movie or busking on the promenade," he said. "I love acting. I love getting lost in a character and portraying somebody else other than myself. If TV wants me, they can have me. I'...
  • Arne Duncan to speak at Memorial Middle, attend NBA All-Star events

     
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is to take part in a town hall meeting at an Orlando middle school Friday that aims to showcase new ways to promote “community engagement” in public education. Duncan, who played basketball for Harvard...
  • Brazilian food, South American wines meet at I-Drive

     
    Fogo de Chão, a Southern Brazilian steakhouse, opens today in Orlando on International Drive, the heart of the city’s visitor corridor. The restaurant’s dining experience is based on the centuries-old Brazilian gaucho tradition known as...
  • Overnited cinna’ buns, or how Mayor Jacobs became Princess Leia

     
    What's the universe coming to when you can't find a good pair of cinnamon bun hair pieces? That's what Orange County officials found themselves muttering when they tried to outfit Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs with the requisite hair-do to play...
  • T.D. Jakes leadership conference in Orlando on May 3-5

     
    Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter’s House, will address the most pressing needs of today’s church during his International Pastors & Leadership Conference on May 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center,  800 International...
  • Economist Fishkind weighs in on venues v. convention center

     
    A leading local economist said he's skeptical of diverting any tourist tax revenues away from maintaining the convention center in order to help fund $175 million of delayed upgrades to the aging downtown stadium. “It gets to be ever more...
  • No Name Club caterer gets contract extension at OC Conv. Center

     
    The food service provider for the Orange County Convention Center breezed into the second phase of its ten-year contract this week when commissioners quietly approved to grant the extension. It’s not a big surprise, given the positive reviews...
  • Date set for first Jacobs-Dyer Citrus Bowl renovation talk

     
    On June 6 at 9 a.m. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will meet to discuss what — if anything — to do about $175 million in stalled Citrus Bowl renovations. The project has been delayed three years, but there's...
  • As tax receipts rise, Haynie trumpets convention center

     
    Orange County hotel-tax collections rose 5 percent in April, continuing a long-running climb. The tax on nightly hotel room rentals — considered an important barometer of Orlando’s tourism industry — generated $16.9 million for the...
  • Maglev plan to go to Orange leaders in next month

     
    A magnetically-levitated train proposal for Central Florida is slated to go to Orange County Commissioners in about a month. Commissioner Fred Brummer asked about the status of the project, which you can find more background on here, and  County...
  • Help a Down child learn to ride a bike

     
    The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida seeks volunteers for a June 10-15 “Lose the Training Wheels” camp at Orange County Convention Center. For more information, click here. The foundation says: “The most needed role is that of the...