| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Isaiah Thomas felt discouraged during the opening weeks of the 2011-12 NBA season. He was a rookie, and he was struggling to earn playing time with the Sacramento Kings. Doubt crept into his mind.
Thomas needed advice and a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Today 4th and 5th grade students from the Lake Eola Charter School were invited to a big cat clinic with trainer and presenter Alexander Lacey, who would give them a demonstration on the training and care of lions and tigers traveling with the Ringling...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Legendary rock band KISS is set to perform Friday at the Amway Center, kicking off the weekend-long festivities for Arena Bowl XVI.
So like all fans of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the gang, I decided to paint my face and wreak havoc around downtown...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Marc Anthony must love the dog days of August in Central Florida.
The salsa king generally schedules his return to Orlando in the weeks around Labor Day, a welcome tradition that continued with a spirited performance on Sunday at Amway Center.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:02 PM
What does it take for a rock band to last 40 years?
Obviously, evolution isn’t required, judging from nearly two hours of blood-spitting, fire-belching, tinnitus-inducing, vintage arena rock by KISS on Friday at Amway Center. The band, in town for...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A new museum is coming to Orlando this year — one without walls.
The outdoor Urban Art Museum would scatter original, museum-quality art throughout the artsy Mills 50 neighborhood, east of downtown Orlando. In the beginning works would be...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Since mid-February of the 2005-06 season, the Orlando Magic have regarded Jameer Nelson as their first-string point guard. He started every game unless an injury plagued him. And if a game was close, and if Nelson didn't have foul trouble, the Magic...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:05 PM
If Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo ever needs any advice, he has at least one future Hall of Famer he can turn to: Miami Heat swingman Dwyane Wade.
Oladipo and Wade each played for Tom Crean in college. Crean coached Wade for three seasons at...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Set designers are used to challenges. A theater might not be tall enough for a multistory structure. A stage might not be wide enough to accommodate a designer's grand vision.
And then sometimes the stage is made of ice.
That's what faced production...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is still working on their new 335-foot-tall Falcon's Fury to open at some point this spring, but to garner interest, the theme park put together a couple of videos to simulate what riding the drop ride would be like as if you...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Hedo Turkoglu remains on the Orlando Magic’s roster for now, but his days playing for the team are over.
Although team officials and Turkoglu’s camp have not reached a buyout deal, both sides have agreed that Turkoglu will not join the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The Orlando Magic's offseason officially ends Monday.
Eighteen players will gather at Amway Center for the team's annual media day. On Tuesday, the squad will hold its first practice to prep for the 2013-14 season.
The regular-season opener looms on...