| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A puzzling quiet blankets Imax's sprawling Santa Monica complex on a recent October afternoon. Trailers for "Dracula Untold" and "Jupiter Ascending," screaming, "See it in Imax!" play in a loop, but most of the company's employees are absent. Stacks of...
| 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 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Sue McCue wondered if she'd ever make it back to her car.
McCue, who lives in Ocala, hadn't realized when she went to see Cheap Trick at Hard Rock Live in Universal Orlando's CityWalk that the concert venue lies almost a half mile away from the resort's...
| 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....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015.
That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
| 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 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 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...