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  • Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop

    Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop
      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...
  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    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...
  • Holiday traditions can be found on the farms, on the ice

    Holiday traditions can be found on the farms, on the ice
    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...
  • Theatre UCF announces 2013-14 season

    Theatre UCF announces 2013-14 season
    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...
  • Theatre UCF's tweaked summer schedule: One fewer show but a musical

     Theatre UCF's tweaked summer schedule: One fewer show but a musical
    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...
  • 'The Fantasticks' interpreted in sign-language at UCF

     'The Fantasticks' interpreted in sign-language at UCF
    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...
  • Orlando Rep, UCF join in national commemoration of Birmingham bombing

     Orlando Rep, UCF join in national commemoration of Birmingham bombing
    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...
  • UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King

     UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King
    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...
  • Theater review: 'Zombie Town: A Documentary Play' from Theatre UCF

    Theater review: 'Zombie Town: A Documentary Play' from Theatre UCF
    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...
  • To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design

    To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design
    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...
  • UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack

    UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack
    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...
  • From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd

    From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd
    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...