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Columbia Records Releases The Soundtrack To Sundance Sensation STEP

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Columbia Records announces the release of the soundtrack to the Sundance sensation STEP, available HERE.  STEP is directed by Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde the Musical) and acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The STEP soundtrack was executive produced by award winning artist and producer Raphael Saadiq (A Seat at the Table and HBO’s Insecure). The album features “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, the moving track “Jump” by Cynthia Erivo, written…

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Presents The 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring Patti LaBelle As A BMI Icon

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), is pleased to announce that Patti LaBelle will be named the BMI Icon at the 2017 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. LaBelle will receive this honor in recognition of her extraordinary career achievements and countless contributions to the musical landscape over the past five decades. The event will be held Thursday, August 31st at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and…

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Bounce Sets Tues. July 11 for Season Premiere of In The Cut With Two All-New Episodes Back-to-Back at 9:00 pm (ET)

ATLANTA, (FNN NEWS) — Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer. Bounce also announced today that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews…

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AGTA Confirms the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Celebrity Talent for Winning Collection Photo Shoot

DALLAS, (FNN NEWS) — The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is thrilled to announce that Garcelle Beauvais and Tricia Helfer have been confirmed to headline the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ collection photo shoot. Taking place in Los Angeles, California in August, this industry-unique event follows the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition, North America’s premier colored gemstone and cultured…

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SURVEY: Wonder Woman Voted Most Anticipated Summer Movie

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) — Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, today revealed the results of its 2017 Summer Movies survey – Fandango’s largest moviegoer survey ever — in which “Wonder Woman” was selected by film fans as the season’s most anticipated blockbuster. Rounding out the top five fan picks for the summer…

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BREAKING: Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour

LAS VEGAS, NV (FNN NEWS) – Ariana Grande is safe following reported explosions that left several dead and others injuredat her Manchester, England, concert on Monday, May 22, Billboard reports. According to the site, the singer’s rep confirmed she’s “OK.”  TMZ reports that the singer, who was in the midst of a world tour and was set…

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Robert Patrick And Mary Mccormack Join The Cast Of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: An American Tradition Honoring Our Heroes Past And Present

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — Joining the all-star line-up for PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed actor Robert Patrick (SCORPION) and Tony-nominated actress and star of TV’s IN PLAIN SIGHT and THE WEST WING, Mary McCormack.  For 27 years, PBS has inspired viewers with this deeply…

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Match $1 Million in Red Nose Day Donations Made on Facebook

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — Today, Comic Relief, the nonprofit behind Red Nose Day, announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match up to $1 million in donations to Red Nose Day’s US campaign through Facebook’s range of charitable giving products. The joint effort enables people across the country to double the impact of their donation…

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International Christian Film Festival 2017 Winners: ‘The Meanest Man In Texas’ Takes Best Picture and Best Actor Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The International Christian Film Festival announced the winners of its 5th annual awards ceremony, held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort Saturday night. “The Meanest Man In Texas” won Best Picture and Best Actor awards and Pure Flix’s founder David A.R. White was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2017…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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