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Orange County Convention Center

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  • Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus

    Orlando Home Show is cooking with new ideas for fall menus
    The EdibleOrlando Cooking Stage returns to the Orlando Home Show Oct. 4-6 showcasing local chefs and media personalities including moi on Friday. The Home Show is at the Orange County Convention Center - West Concourse Hall C facing International Drive....
  • City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown

    City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown
    City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown. Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space. "If you ask me...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • Sharpton, Jackson to speak at NAACP convention as 1 million sign petition

    Sharpton, Jackson to speak at NAACP convention as 1 million sign petition
    Weeks after Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, civil-rights leaders the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton came to Sanford and led thousands in prayer, marches and rallies. Now, days after a jury found Zimmerman not guilty, they are back to...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Here’s the poop on penguin vehicles for Antarctica ride

     
     When SeaWorld Orlando revealed its ride-vehicle design for the upcoming Antarctica — Empire of the Penguin attraction  yesterday, I wasn't quite sure I saw the inspiration, said to be the birds themselves. The cars' color scheme is solidly in the...
  • Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards

     
    Orlando theme parks were shut out of the 2013 Thea Awards – but one winner will soon be added to the local lineup, and Disney attractions elsewhere were tapped as the best of the year. The awards, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association,...
  • Mayor Jacobs picks Canning to lead convention center

     
    Kathleen Canning, a favorite to take over the nation's second-largest convention center, was announced as the next executive director of Orange County's massive exhibit hall today. Canning will take over the top spot at the Orange County Convention Center...
  • 2,000 Orange teachers to get scrapbooking supplies

     
    Two thousand Orange County teachers will get paper supply bags worth $375, signed with a personal thank-you note, as part of the national conference of a major scrapbooking company. Every art teacher in the district will receive one. The gift bags will be...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
  • What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?

    What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?
    The giant observation wheel planned for International Drive is supposed to rival the world-famous London Eye. But will the view from an Orlando Eye rival the well-known panorama provided by its English counterpart? Turns out you can see almost everything...
  • Madame Tussauds wax museum, observation wheel may open on I-Drive

    Madame Tussauds wax museum, observation wheel may open on I-Drive
    Merlin Entertainments Group, the company developing Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, said it is working with two other companies to bring some of its other attractions to the long-vacant Mercado property on International Drive. Merlin said Wednesday...