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Jazz Phenom Esperanza Spalding Bringing Intimate Set to Jazz In The Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – GRAMMY Award-winning jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is shaking the world right now with the release of Emily’s D+Evolution (pronounced “D plus evolution”), a complete multi-sensory experience that enraptures the listener in the capricious and captivating world of “Emily,” Spalding’s self-declared inner child, but in an interview with Florida…

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City of Miami Gardens to Award Keys to the City to ‘Moonlight’ Academy Award Winners and Miami Gardens Residents Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner at the 12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Dreams come true with hard work and determination and yesterday, dreams and hard work were realized when Moonlight, the Miami-based movie, won the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. Part of the amazing Moonlight ensemble were two students from Miami Norland Middle School’s Theater Magnet program, Miami Gardens residents…

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Jazz In The Gardens Teams with Knight Foundation to Offer Film, Music & Arts Conference

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Jazz In The Gardens has partnered with the Knight Foundation to present a more enriching experience for this year’s attendees by presenting the Film, Music & Arts Conference (FMAC) at Jazz In The Gardens March 16-17, 2017 at the Kovens Conference Center at FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus (3000 NE 151st…

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#BlackMindsMatter: 12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Promises to Celebrate Black Artistic Genius and Culture

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The 12th annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival takes over Miami Gardens March 18-19, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, and while staying true to its usual power lineup of old school and new school R&B and jazz artists, this year’s theme, #BlackMindsMatter, adds a new resilient tenor to the lineup by specifically…

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Val Demings, Darren Soto & Stephanie Murphy to Take Oath of Office in Washington Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Newly elected U.S. Representatives Val Deming, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy will be sworn in to the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The three freshman Democrats represent Orange County and face a Republican-led House, Senate and White House. Congresswoman-elect Val Demings (D-FL10) defeated Thuy Lowe in the general election. Demings is…

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Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap is Running for Orlando City Commission

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap filed paperwork with Orlando City Clerk’s Office to run for the coveted District 5 seat currently held by incumbent Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill. Ericka Dunlap’s Statement of Candidate and Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Orlando native Dunlap, 34, was the first African American woman…

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Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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ABFF 2016 Opening Night Historic in More Ways than One

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN News) — The 2016 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) kicked off Wednesday night with its red carpet opening ngiht premiere, Central Intelligence. VIP attendees included ABFF founder Jeff Friday, Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., GRAMMY and Oscar winner Common, who is the festival ambassador, TV One’s Roland Martin,…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando city leaders have renamed the Semoran Boulevard corridor to…

ORLANDO, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) -- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Gateway…

Orlando Officials Opens New Police Headquarters

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina…

Cities Congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on Confirmation as HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON, -- Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th…

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AARP Launches New Health & Wellness Digital Magazine

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By AAPR -- Take charge of your health with AARP The Magazine's Special Edition Health & Wellness Issue, the only digital health magazine for people ages 50-plus. The issue unveiled today offers inspirational advice and practical tips to help you get fit, eat better and live a…

NSA Knocks Down WH Claim of British Spying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, is denying that the British intelligence community was ever asked to conduct electronic surveillance on President Donald Trump at the behest…

Florida Prosecutor's Anti-Death Penalty Stand Surprises Many

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this…

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Orlando Magic's Black Tie and Tennies Gala Saturday 6pm

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN SPORTS) -- The 27th annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Black Tie and Tennies Gala, net proceeds benefit the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF). Courtesy of Orlando Magic The night will include a cocktail reception, multi-course dinner, live stage entertainment, silent and live auctions and interactive activities with Magic players and coaches. The 2016-17 Rich and…

Orlando city leaders have renamed the Semoran Boulevard corridor to…

ORLANDO, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) -- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Gateway Orlando District leaders unveiled Semoran Boulevard corridor's rebranding at the Gateway Village retail and residential complex, Thursday morning. Contractors hangs a City of Orlando's welcome banner near Orlando International Airport on Semoran Boulevard, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Photo by Willie David/Florida National…

Magic Founder Jimmy Hewitt Set Be Inducted Into Orlando Magic's…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today, the Orlando Magic announed that it will induct Orlando Magic “founding father” Jimmy Hewitt into its Hall of Fame on March 29. Hewitt becomes the sixth inductee into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. Other inductees are: Nick Anderson, Pat Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, Rich DeVos and Penny Hardaway. Team's Statement Hewitt, an Orlando native, was the architect for…

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Enrique Iglesias And Pitbull Live! Sharing The Stage For Co-Headlining…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Two of music's most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour with CNCO as support, announced today. Adored by fans and critics alike, the celebrated duo and longtime friends…

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