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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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The NAMM Foundation Announces $675,000 in Grants to Music Education Programs Worldwide

CARLSBAD, Calif., (FNN NEWS) — The NAMM Foundation has announced that the organization will benefit 24 different music education programs with $675,000 in grants, an increase made possible by NAMM Foundation donors. The beneficiaries, located both domestically and abroad, provide access and instruction to a variety of different communities and demographics. While unique in instrumentation and…

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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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Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Stops In Miami

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) — Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N‘ Roses will electrify fans into the fall, announcing today a series of fifteen additional North American Stadium and Arena stops on their ongoing worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the exhilarating global phenomenon is letting fans get closer with a newly added round of arena shows throughout…

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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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SeaWorld Entertainment And Sesame Workshop Announce Expanded Partnership To Include New Sesame Place Theme Park

ORLANDO, Fla. and NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street®, today announced the extension of their 37-year partnership to include the development of an additional Sesame Place® theme park in the United States. The current Sesame Place…

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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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POLITICS & POWER

One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County…

Chadwick Hardee Files and Announces Bid for Orange County School…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHADWICK HARDEE ANNOUNCES BID FOR ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 July 24, 2017 (ORLANDO,…

Congressman Darren Soto Helps Secure Nearly $675,000 For Haines City…

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will…

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Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Tampa Bay and…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Soothe (www.soothe.com), the world's largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, has officially launched in Tampa Bay and Sarasota. Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to one's home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour, in a total of 55 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. "We're pleased to serve the residents of Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Bradenton and…

34th National Night Out is Tuesday

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., (FNN NEWS) -- Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) – a police-community partnership event sponsored by the National Association of…

Trump says transgender people should be barred from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not…

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One Orlando Alliance Honored with Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several Community Champions and the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 22nd Annual Community Conference held at the Orange County Convention Center on July 15. The One Orlando Alliance was honored with Mayor Jacobs’ 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. Since its inception in…

Buccaneers place DE Jacquies Smith on PUP list ahead of…

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has placed defensive end Jacquies Smith on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. Players on the Active/PUP list still count on the team’s 90-man roster and can be activated at any time prior to the 53-player roster cuts. Buccaneers training camp opens Friday morning.

Orlando Magic Signed Rookie Forward Wesley Iwundu

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Wesley Iwundu (ih-WON-doo), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Iwundu (6’7”, 193, 12/20/94) was selected in the second round (33rd overall) of NBA Draft 2017. He played in 132 career games (124 starts) during four years at Kansas State University, averaging…

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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…

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on June 15, 2017, the day…

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