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BMI presents the 2017 BMI R&B/HIP-HOP Awards honoring Patti LaBelle as a BMI Icon

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, announced that legendary songstress Patti LaBelle will be named 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. Special guest T-Pain will DJ the pre-show, warming up the crowd…

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Submission Deadlines For 2017 OSCARS® Approaching

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 90th Academy Awards® consideration. Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates: Documentary Short Subject Friday, September 1 Documentary Feature Wednesday,…

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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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Redbox Expands Availability Of Low-Cost Movie And Game Rentals To Communities Nationwide With 1,500 New Locations Planned In 2017

CHICAGO, (FNN NEWS) — Redbox, America’s leading destination for low-cost new release movie and video game rentals, today announced the company’s plans to deliver greater access to Redbox® kiosks with the addition of 1,500 net new rental kiosks in 2017, and more planned for 2018. The expansion is already underway, with more than 300 kiosks placed in the…

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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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Florida Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners

ORLANDO, FL (FNN NEWS) The Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2017 Florida Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony on April 29th. The 26th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 21-30, 2017, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange…

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Autism Society and Ed Asner Honor Ben Affleck & Pixar Filmmakers at 1st Annual Autfest Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) — Oscar®-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored yesterday for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness “from spectrum to screen” at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. Seven-time Emmy® winner and autism advocate Ed Asner…

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Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party at Winter Park Village

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party celebration for Festival ticket and pass holders at the Winter Park Village, Saturday evening. Participants received free drinks and appetizers from select Winter Park Village restaurants and also enjoy live entertainment. Participating vendors include Another Broken Egg Café, Crispers, Brio…

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The ESSENCE Festival 2017 Lineup Revealed

NEW ORLEANS, La. (By Rachaell Davis)  – The 2017 ESSENCE Fest is gearing up to take over New Orleans once again with a host of unforgettable performances from your favorite artists and rising stars including Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, Solange, John Legend, Master P, Monica, Remy Ma and so many more. ESSENCE…

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POLITICS & POWER

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for…

U.S. NEWS

[Opinion] Obamacare Needs Work, But Graham-Cassidy Bill Not the Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - I’m Dr. Anna Lizama Clark, fighting on behalf of thousands of doctors and medical students who are standing up to save our patients’ health care, in every state across the country. When the health of our patients is threatened, doctors stand up to underscore the devastating consequences…

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s Comments About Anthem, Curry Inflame Sports Stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

ORLANDO / CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS

Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City SC // In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Source: Orlando Pride // A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS

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…

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