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Archive for February, 2007


Mixed review for "Crime and Punishment"


The Sentinel’s Elizabeth Maupin gives mixed marks to the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Crime and Punishment” by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, based on the famous Dostoyevsky novel. There is much to admire in the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival’s production of Crime and Punishment, adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus from Dostoevsky’s1866 novel. Director [...]

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Tigger Beats The Rap

A costumed actor who portrays Tigger at Walt Disney World will not be tried on charges of punching a 13-year-old at the MGM Studios park. I’m surprised it took them this long to realize there was no case here. Check the video and see if you agree. Looks to me like the kid pulled something [...]

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KSC To Open Shuttle Blast-Off Simulator

Looks like Epcot’s Mission:SPACE won’t be Central Florida’s only “vomit comet.” Kennedy Space Center has announced plans to open a new attraction. The attraction, called the Shuttle Launch Experience, is part of a 10-year development plan, according to information provided by the visitor complex, which also said that former astronauts helped design the attraction.The ride [...]

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NASCAR Sports Grille Opens Wednesday

The wait is over and the starting flag is about to drop. The totally redone NASCAR Sports Grille (formerly just plan old NASCAR Cafe) will be unveiled on Wednesday, February 14. NASCAR drive Robby Gordon and the group Collective Soul will be on hand for the festivities. More info from the press release: The 25,000 [...]

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Sentinel Slams Disney (Again)

This time it’s Scott Joseph, the Sentinel’s restaurant critic. In an otherwise glowing review of the new chef at Citrico’s, he takes a swipe at Disney’s reservations policies for diners. Something’s been going on with the restaurants at Walt Disney World. There seems to be a shift in the way the tourist destination looks at [...]

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New Universal Ads Touts Price Advantage

Take that, Mickey! Universal Orlando is running a new TV commercial that takes an open swipe at the mouse-eared competition down the Interstate. Just in case viewers think they’ve already planned enough immersive, unique experiences in an Orlando vacation, the ads take one of Universal’s most direct swings yet at rival Walt Disney World. “Now [...]

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February is Funuary at Cypress Gardens

Well, the ad slogan may be dumb, but the entertainment line up at Cypress Gardens for February and March looks like a lot of fun. Here’s what’s in store: Feb 10 — Tommy James and the ShondellsFeb 17 — Diamond RioMar 3 — Engelbert HumperdinckMar 10 — Loretta Lynn Also, for the month of February [...]

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Blue Man Group Auditions in Orlando

Blue Man Group was in Orlando auditioning performers for its new Universal Orlando venue (as well as other shows around the world) and Seth Kubersky was there. The several-dozen-strong crowd waiting for the start of the two-day open auditions was almost exclusively male, despite the casting call’s insistence that a Blue Man is “an egoless, [...]

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Tattoo Parlor Comes To CityWalk

Hart & Huntington Tattoo is coming to CityWalk. And they’re hiring. Word is the shop will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Glow on the zig zag descending staircase, formerly known as Lombard Street, that runs between the upper exit of the Cineplex and NASCAR Sports Grille. Hart & Huntington was made famous [...]

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Floor Drops Out Of SheiKra

Yikes! the ultra-scary SheiKra vertical dive coaster over at Busch Gardens is going to get even scarier. After Memorial Day (May 28), Busch will close down the coaster to remove the floor and fit the seats to a new chassis. Temporary floors will let folks board easily, but once the coaster is underway, feet will [...]

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