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  • Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race

    Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race
    With the outcome of the governor's race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans are aggressively competing for the support of Florida's Hispanic voters. Both sides have dramatically turned up the volume in recent days, with each side vying for...
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • 'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids

     'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids
    Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg. Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms. So Freeman latched onto the story...
  • Sunday freebies: 'And Then Came Tango,' Organist Christopher Houlihan

     Sunday freebies: 'And Then Came Tango,' Organist Christopher Houlihan
    I'm still recuperating from a busy arts weekend in Central Florida. There was a lot of ballet to see — "Carmen" on Friday night, then Orlando Ballet's charming "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. It was heartening to see so many parents...
  • Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie

    Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie
    The selfie has come into focus for spring break 2014. Coming off the heels of the 86th Academy Awards last Sunday, when host Ellen DeGeneres crashed the Twitter social site with her selfie shared around the world, this cultural phenomenon of snapping...
  • Theater review: 'Leveling Up' from Theatre UCF

    Theater review: 'Leveling Up' from Theatre UCF
    Through imagination, theater can transport an audience to any exotic time or place. But sometimes, to ponder the big questions of life, you need only go as far as a nearby basement. That's where the three buddies of "Leveling Up," which opened...
  • Theater review: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from Theatre UCF

     Theater review: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' from Theatre UCF
    "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a fizzy little show, a love letter to fans of old-time Broadway musicals, shows from back when the expression "a gay wedding" meant nothing more than a good time. At the University of Central Florida, where "Chaperone" opened...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

     Theatre UCF opens 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
    Theatre UCF opens lighthearted musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone" this Thursday, Oct. 17, at its Main Stage Theater on the UCF campus. The play runs through Nov. 2. "The Drowsy Chaperone" made its Broadway debut in 2006, and won five Tony Awards....
  • UCF student magazine bridges health and the arts

    UCF student magazine bridges health and the arts
    The University of Central Florida sent out this article this week, detailing a new student project at the College of Medicine that involves the arts. I found it interesting and wanted to share it. Here's the UCF report: In their latest effort to show...
  • Will Parramore land soon be more valuable than Thornton Park?

    Will Parramore land soon be more valuable than Thornton Park?
    One well-known developer tossed out a prediction Tuesday morning that Orlando's poorest and most blighted downtown neighborhood will in a decade be one of its most valuable. "Parramore will be more valuable than Thornton Park because it's more diverse,"...
  • UCF to get its $2.6 million in performance funding shortly, state says

    UCF to get its $2.6 million in performance funding shortly, state says
    The state has authorized the release of $20 million in "performance funding" for state universities, meaning UCF could get a $2.6 million bonus as early as this week. The money is from a new legislative effort that aims to give out extra money to...