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  • Ralph McQuarrie's long-lost 'Star Wars' art is headed to Orlando [Updated]

     
    EXCLUSIVE: FIRST LOOK AT LONG-LOST ART STAR WARS CELEBRATION V, ORLANDO, FLA., AUG. 12- 15 Forget The Force, "Star Wars" fans can thank a balky old furnace in Berkeley for the discovery of some nearly lost treasures from the earliest......
  • Grayson touts earmark for Central Florida

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson announced today that his office received preliminary approval from House appropriators for $5 million in federal funding for the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement in Celebration. The funding, if ultimately...
  • ESPN reaches agreement to sell BASS

     
    ESPN Inc. announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement in principle to sell BASS, LLC to a group of investors led by Don Logan, Jerry McKinnis and Jim Copeland. BASS, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, is the largest membership......
  • Star Wars Celebration–coverage on Sirius/XM

     
    Satellite radio will be providing coverage/promotion for Star Wars: Celebration V in Orlando. The pay-radio networks have each set up channels for the coverage, live from the Orange County Convention Center  — 108 on Sirius, 139 on XM. SIRIUS XM R....
  • Latinos will gather in Star Wars Celebration V

     
      Robert Chacón could only dream of listening live to the mind behind characters such a Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Han Solo.    “The movie arrived a year later [it premiered in 1977]. I went with some neighbors. When I saw...
  • Celebration coach Ben Aarestad pleased with first day

     
    Celebration coach Ben Aarestad said Monday that things are slowly getting up to speed as he prepares for his first season leading the Storm. One of five new coaches in Osceola County this fall, Aarestad was an assistant at Lakeland last season and...
  • Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project comes to Cocoa

     
    Here's a cool combination: Beach clean-up, with the potential for a wine celebration afterward. The event, in Cocoa Beach, is part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a national project to keep lakes and beaches “barefoot-friendly.” ...
  • Did 'Star Wars' become a toy story? Producer Gary Kurtz looks back [Updated]

     
    Here is a longer version of my story on Gary Kurtz that appears in Thursday's Calendar section. “Star Wars” was born a long time ago, but not all that far, far away. In 1972, filmmakers George Lucas and Gary Kurtz......
  • Jeffrey Varab, “Tugger” animator — arrested for fraud

     
    Jeffrey Varab is an animator and director who started at Disney, did years with Don Bluth, used to work for Disney Feature Animation Florida, left there and worked on films such as “Eight Crazy Nights.” He set up an outfit, with backers,...
  • At Star Wars Celebration V, 'Spiderwick' illustrator draws on the Force

     
    GUEST CORRESPONDENT: TONY DITERLIZZI Star Wars Celebration V drew thousands of Jedi faithful from around the world to Orlando over the weekend, and among them was Tony DiTerlizzi, the bestselling author and artist best know as co-creator of "The...
  • Fla doctors bringing in big bucks from pharmaceutical companies

     
    By Marni Jameson Doctors in Florida have received more than $56 million from a dozen pharmaceutical companies since 2009, according to data released Wednesday by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization. Among those who were paid the most...