| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:56 AM
A little late this morning, but here are your five things for today in Orlando: shooting at I-Drive hotel; scooters at theme parks; local landmark to close; "cronuts;" and more.
1. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating this morning a...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Here's an idea that not too many rock bands last long enough to execute:
Sister Hazel's "20 Stages" is a new CD/DVD and two-disc vinyl release that celebrates the Gainesville group's 20th anniversary with 20 songs recorded on 20 different tour stops....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Steve Harvey is taking his Chicago-based daytime talk show on the road for the first time, and he is coming to Universal Orlando Resort next month.
He will tape five shows Nov. 4-6 in front of a live audience at Universal's CityWalk Lagoon Stage....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 1:46 PM
NASCAR Sports Grille, a mainstay at Universal CityWalk since the entertainment complex opened in 1999, will close Nov. 1.
The racing-themed restaurant, which serves American-style food such as burgers, ribs, sandwiches and pasta, will continue lunch and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Universal Orlando Resort has announced new discounts exclusively for active duty and retired members of the military.
They can get two free days at Universal parks with the purchase of a one-day, park-to-park ticket. Tickets are available until Nov. 30...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:59 PM
October is a month for frights, but there's no need to fear a lack of options on the concert scene.
Music fans can choose among an array of musical styles and venues. There will be a return performance by a salsa king and a two-night homecoming stand by...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The slick, fast-paced "Plastic" is a guilty pleasure of a crime thriller involving an intrepid quartet of credit card-scamming young Brits. As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer.
Based in part on a true story, the film...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:48 AM
MARK FARINA: with DJ BMF. 10 p.m. Aug. 22; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $15-$20 (18 or older); 407-246-1419.
DADA LIFE: 10 p.m. Sept. 16; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $25-$35; 407-246-1419.
MACHINE HEAD: with Children of Bodom,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:50 AM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever."
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...