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  • Cornerstone Theatre Co. opens season with 'Good People'

     Cornerstone Theatre Co. opens season with 'Good People'
    A relative newbie on the Orlando theater scene has a production coming up in just a few weeks. Cornerstone Theatre Company presented its first show, William Inge's "Picnic," in April. But it has a more ambitious slate of shows scheduled for its first...
  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • Public schools must do better at selling themselves

    Public schools must do better at selling themselves
    Administrators of traditional public schools must see the decline and potential demise of the U.S. Postal Service and shudder. A government bureaucracy clinging to relevance after being outsmarted and outhustled by private competitors. That could be our...
  • President John Hitt celebrated UCF's accomplishments at 50th anniversary event this morning

    President John Hitt celebrated UCF's accomplishments at 50th anniversary event this morning
    UCF President John Hitt praised and celebrated the university's accomplishments over the past five decades during a State of the University breakfast this morning. He also unveiled a special edition Coca-Cola that will be available to those who attend...
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida

    25 most powerful people in Central Florida
    They control some of the largest work forces in town. They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education. Some of them have direct lines to the White House. They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites. Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
  • Art, rhythm rock UCF Jazz Fest

    Art, rhythm rock UCF Jazz Fest
    It never has been easy to define jazz, but the task won't be any simpler at this weekend's UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, which aims to introduce music fans to the scope of the genre's influences. At concerts Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the...
  • State schools showcase virtual reality projects

    State schools showcase virtual reality projects
    The latest innovations in virtual reality at some of Florida's state schools, including the University of Central Florida, take center stage at the Florida Academic Virtual Reality Showcase. The March 18 event is free for the public and will be held...
  • Explore art in heart of Orlando

    Explore art in heart of Orlando
    Get ready, art-aholics, it's almost time for downtown Orlando's monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop (March 21, 6-9 p.m.). Explore the old Church Street Exchange, at the corner of Pine Street and Garland Avenue, where several art venues have set up shop....
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...
  • Former prostitutes exhibit art at UCF

    Former prostitutes exhibit art at UCF
    Sex trafficking is getting plenty of ink lately -- in the Sentinel and the national media. That's a good thing, a sign that the once hidden plight of women and men forced to work in the sex industry is coming to light. It's also progress because these...
  • UCF makes good call on halting Greek system

    UCF makes good call on halting Greek system
    It was 10:30 on Saturday night, and the only car meandering down Greek Park Drive was mine. It was so dark and quiet amid the cluster of fraternity and sorority houses at the University of Central Florida that you could have heard a penny drop from a...