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  • '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...
  • Teacher makes 'Happy' parody to ready students to take the FCAT

    Teacher makes 'Happy' parody to ready students to take the FCAT
    Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test, also known as the FCAT, isn't popular among many teachers and students in the Sunshine State, but one one teacher and his colleagues at a school in Palm Beach County is trying to change that.  With the help of...
  • 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...
  • Lobbying underway on research park

    Lobbying underway on research park
    Advocates of a new $60 million complex for the Central Florida Research Park say the region's delegation in Tallahassee has been receptive to their pitch for state tax dollars to fund the project. Construction of the proposed facility — which...
  • March Madness teams show no improvement in the classroom

    The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled. A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'

     Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'
    WHAT: Former Rollins College student Aradhana Tiwari returns to campus to direct "The Clean House," the next production at the school's Annie Russell Theatre. The romantic comedy-drama opens Friday, Feb. 14. "The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl centers on...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'

    Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'
    WHAT: Theatre UCF and the UCF Music Department together present Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." The family-friendly musical opens Thursday, Feb. 20, and runs through Sunday, March 2, on the Theatre UCF main stage. Playwright Willson wrote the...
  • 'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox

     'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox
    Michael Wyatt Cox's Florida childhood provided an unexpected boost to his career. The actor, starring in the touring production of "War Horse," grew up in Jupiter Farms, west of the turnpike in Palm Beach County. "I grew up around horses," says the...
  • 'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant

     'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant
    The title of "Pluto" provides clues as to what the new play is about, but they are far from obvious. On one level, director Mark Routhier says, it's a reference to the celestial body once deemed a major planet by scientists but later downgraded to...