| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando.
Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
| Dec 8, 2012
Some holiday traditions endure and others, well, they just don't have what it takes.
In the latter category, this is the year that I finally abandon my dream of a joyous Florida ice-skating excursion — of gliding across the glassy surface of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Theatre UCF will start its 2013-14 season with a theme of fun and fantasy, including two musicals and Steve Martin's comedy "The Underpants." In the spring 2014 semester, the university will participate in several collaborations, including work with...
| Jul 19, 2013
Central Florida theater vets will have noticed by now that the University of Central Florida has tweaked its usual summer schedule this year. Instead of three shows, Theatre UCF is presenting just two. But the shows have longer runs, and they are being...
| Aug 29, 2013
Theatre UCF's "The Fantasticks" will offer a performance with American Sign Language interpretation this Thursday, Aug. 29. Students from Valencia College's pre-major AA in sign-language interpretation will join the UCF cast on stage. The ASL students are...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The Orlando Repertory Theatre is partnering with Theatre UCF to co-present "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963" by Christina Ham, as part of a national staged reading commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing.
This free reading will...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Independence Day reminded me I never had a chance to write about a University of Central Florida project that honored an American hero — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — this spring.
UCF students and faculty spent their spring break in...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:25 PM
This season, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" mined comedy from the clunky phrase that technically follows that organization's name. Officially, it's Orlando Shakespeare Theater in...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:18 PM
If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance.
The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Kaylyn Martin and her best friend had rented movies in the University of Central Florida library and grabbed a bite to eat when — as they were walking through a campus parking garage — a black car with its headlights off came screeching toward...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Florida's got fanboy down. Where else can you count on an annual Wookie sighting?
Disney's Star Wars Weekends, though, going on from May 17 to June 9 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, is just one of Florida's great offerings for movies, TV, comics and...