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MULTI-ACM AWARD®-WINNING ARTISTS KENNY CHESNEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, BLAKE SHELTON AND KEITH URBAN ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ENCINO, Ca. – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that multi-ACM Award®-winning artists Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. It was also announced that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca…

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Country 500 Music Festival Releases Day-By-Day Schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Organizers announced the Country 500 Music Festival day-by-day lineup and placed single-day tickets on sale for the first time today.  The early-bird single-day ticket price is only $75 through March 22.  All 2018 tickets (single-day & three-day tickets), VIP packages, camping and travel packages are available through Country500.com.  VIP and camping are available…

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13th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture, and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from…

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29th ZORA! Outdoor Festival of the Arts January 20-28

  ORLANDO/EATONVILLE – The 29th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival), takes place January 20- 28.   ZORA! Festival is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary event that celebrates the life and work of 20th Century Renaissance woman Zora Neale Hurston; her hometown, Eatonville and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and…

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Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival To Host Island’s First Ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., (FNN NEWS) /Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival/ – New this year, award-winning James Beard Foundation Chefs offer the ultimate culinary tour de force at Hilton Head Island’s first ever Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, Thursday, February 22 at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. VIP Premier Patron tickets for the dinner include a private “Meet & Greet” Champagne reception with…

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Imagine Music Festival 2017: What You Can Expect This Year

ATLANTA, Ga. (FNN NEWS) – The annual Imagine Music Festival (IMF) returns to the Atlanta Motor Speedway September 22-24, 2017 with a packed schedule and this year features music favorites Deadmau5, Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Ying Yang Twins and a host of other artists. If you’re planning to attend one of the east coast’s biggest spiritual…

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20th Anniversary Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival Presents Internationally Acclaimed Jazz & Blues Lineup

VANCOUVER, Wash., (FNN NEWS) — The 20th Anniversary Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is August 25, 26, 27, 2017 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington USA.  Called “…the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest…” (ABC TV KATU 2, Portland, OR) the event is recognized by musicians and fans as one of the best music festivals in the Northwest.  “We celebrate our 20th Anniversary this year, and we…

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National Politics

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of…

Trump dismisses whistleblower complaint as ‘hack job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower’s potentially…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It-Fix It!” Event Urges Residents to Salvage Stuff

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County's Environmental Protection Division is celebrating National Pollution Prevention…

Pulse Survivor Brandon Wolf, FL Leaders Slam Trump’s Broken Promises On Gun Violence

ORLANDO, F.L. — On a press call Thursday afternoon, the Florida Democratic Party and the…

Governor Ron DeSantis Meets with Financial Industry Leaders in Chicago

Chicago, IL. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis met with Chicago leaders in the financial…

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

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Panthers QB Newton ruled out for Sunday’s game vs Arizona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to…

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NHL: Penalties Kill Tampa Bay Lightning in 3-0 Shutout Loss to Carolina Hurricanes

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Although our Florida National News fans voted in the…

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NHL Preseason Prediction: Lightning vs. Hurricanes

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Hockey is back, which means fall is in full…

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NFL Week 2 Recap: History Repeats Itself in Browns Win Against Jets

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN SPORTS) - Monday night's bittersweet Cleveland Browns 23-3 win against the…

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Walt Disney World Resort Sponsors the UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. –  With a new sponsorship agreement, Walt Disney World Resort hopes to spread some…

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NFL Week 2 Recap: Buccaneers Resurgent Against Panthers on the Road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) - The Buccaneers knew Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • An African American family has fun flexing for the camera at Universal Orlando Resort.
    ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Universal Orlando Resort Reveals First-Time Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

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Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

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S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

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ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

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Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • The cover art for Dionne Warwick's new album, "She's Back", released Friday, May 17, 2019. Image source: Kind Music/Entertainment One
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) - Pop Icon Dionne Warwick Releases New Album “She’s Back” (Image: Kind Music/Entertainment One)

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Judge won’t return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly’s Illinois sexual assault case has refused to…

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Halloween in Orlando Starts in September

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - It may only be September, but Halloween is already in…

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“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the…

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Jordan, Foxx debut injustice drama ‘Just Mercy’ at film fest

TORONTO (AP) — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in…

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Ariana Grande Accused of Stealing a Drag Queen’s Likeness After Suing Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement

Arianna Grande recently sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for $10 million claiming the brand launched…

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Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million Over Trademark Infringement

TMZ reports that Pop singer Ariana Grande has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It-Fix It!” Event Urges Residents to Salvage Stuff

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County's Environmental Protection Division is celebrating National Pollution Prevention…

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Halloween in Orlando Starts in September

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - It may only be September, but Halloween is already in…

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“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the…

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Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…

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Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

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Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…