| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Can’t make it to Brazil?
That doesn’t mean you can’t elbow your way through a crowd of drunken fans to a front-row seat for this summer’s World Cup, which kicks off Thursday. Viewing parties are scheduled all over Southern...
| 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,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opens today at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. The eatery, which is located across from Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, features a menu of hot dog creations from across the nation including a loaded Chicago dog and...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Just in time for the Fourth of July, a restaurant celebrating one of America's most popular foods has opened at Universal Orlando's CityWalk.
Hot Dog Hall of Fame officially opened today, becoming the latest new eatery at Universal's expansion to the...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
By what measure can a showbiz lifer who never had a mainstream hit claim success? That's the unanswered question in Kiki Melendez's "Journey of a Female Comic," which is billed as a "docu-comedy" but is closer to a video scrapbook of an obscure comedian's...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Another get-rich-quick scheme goes awry in the energetic and involving "Kid Cannabis," based on the true story of young Nate Norman, who briefly was a kind of Jordan Belfort of weed.
The film, which begins in 2005, finds high school dropout and pizza-...
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16. Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district.