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Everything You Need to Make the Most of the 2016 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) — The 2016 Orlando Film Festival, sponsored by Stella Artois and Dave School, descends on Downtown Orlando’s Plaza Cinema Cafe from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23, 2016. The annual film festival is Downtown Orlando’s signature October event, enlivening not only the Plaza Cinema Cafe, but all of Downtown Orlando’s nightlife…

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Orlando Pride Fall 2-1 in Disappointing Loss to Washington Spirit

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Orlando Pride battled the Washington Spirit–currently the number one team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)–at Camping World Stadium Friday. The team, now reunited with captain Alex Morgan, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, and defender Monica Hickmann Alves post-Olympics, had a strong defense and fought vigorously for the ball, with…

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Visit Orlando’s New Mobile App a First for Travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) /via PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The No. 1 most visited destination in the U.S. – known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another “first” for visitors today with the beta launch of a destination mobile app that uses WayBlazer’s IBM Watson-enabled technology. The new app taps Watson’s artificial intelligence to understand conversational language…

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Orlando City SC to Welcome Special Olympians at Thursday Training

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) By Orlando City SC – After being formally introduced in front of 28,247 fans at Sunday’s Orlando City match against Seattle, athletes competing in Special Olympics’ Unified match will meet Lions players following the Club’s training session on Thursday. Photo and video opportunities will be available to media at the session. Orlando…

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New Solar Co-op Hopes to Shine in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) By Orange County Government —Orange County homeowners looking to add solar power to their homes have an opportunity to do so at a discount through a new solar co-op program. The initiative is spearheaded by Orange County Government, the League of Women Voters of Florida and Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL…

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OneOrlando Fund’s 1st Town Hall Shows PULSE Victims How to Receive Compensation

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — OneOrlando Fund Administrator Ken Feinberg gave a detailed overview of OneOrlando Fund’s draft protocol and asnwered audience questions about the compensation process during its first town hall at the Amway Center this afternoon for victims and families of those affected by the PULSE shooting. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins called meeting…

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Hispanic Chamber to Host Vigil at Dr. Phillips Center for Orlando Shooting Survivors and Families Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO), in unison with the Hispanic community, will host a special “Orlando Unido” (#OrlandoUnited) vigil at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016. This vigil is near and dear to Hispanic community…

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POLITICS & POWER

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award Presented to Ken Burns

AUSTIN, Texas, (FNN NEWS) -- The 2017 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award has been presented to…

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes to Discuss "Shattered: Inside Hillary…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- During Hillary Clinton's 2016 race for the White House, two journalists, Jonathan Allen…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate…

U.S. NEWS

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award Presented to Ken Burns

AUSTIN, Texas, (FNN NEWS) -- The 2017 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award has been presented to Ken Burns for reawakening a nation's consciousness to the natural world through his work, including The National Parks: America's Best Idea.  As a direct result of the publicity and broadcast of this documentary, national parks…

Research: Teachers Value Independent Reading Time, but Only 36% Can…

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) -- Today, Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, released the new Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy, which reveals that the overwhelming majority of educators agree that "students should have time during the school day to read a book of…

Autism Society and Ed Asner Honor Ben Affleck & Pixar…

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…

ORLANDO

Florida Film Festival held its annual Block Party at Winter…

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 Tuscan Grille, Firefly Kitchen and Bar, Mitchell’s…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Pine Hills Students on an Earth…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - As millions of people around the world plan to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Orange Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales held her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour by taking students from the Pine Hills community on an environmental adventure at the historic 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens Wednesday morning. Supervisor Morales…

Supervisor Daisy Morales' Annual Earth Day Tour Takes 40 Pine…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales will host her 3rd annual Earth Day Awareness Tour at the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Earth Day tour takes 40 students attending a Pine Hills school outside of the classroom for an environmental adventure of Leu Gardens. The…

MIAMI

Lynn University to break ground on $35 million university center

BOCA RATON, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  Lynn University will break ground Thursday, April 20, on the Christine E. Lynn University Center. The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the heart of campus and will feature guest speakers, food and drink, a unique photo opportunity, virtual reality renderings, and remarks from the namesake donor, Christine…

Famed Miami Doctor Rudy Moise Donates $2,500 To Former Haitian…

MIAMI, Fla (FNN NEWS) -- Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a news conference to announce the upcoming 2nd Annual GEM Gala and discuss the Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation's extraordinary humanitarian work in Haiti. The event was held on Wednesday night at The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) [caption id="attachment_13742" align="alignnone"…

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2016 TONY AWARDS

2016 CANNES FILM FEST

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

2016 GOLDEN TRAILER

2016 ESSENCE FEST

MISS AMERICA 2015

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FEST

MISS UNIVERSE 2015

2016 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

2016 DAYTONA 500