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National Mango Board Continues Momentum into Peak Season with Disney Collaboration and ‘Taste the Joy of Mangos’ Sweepstakes*



ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2024 — Get ready to make some joyful memories with mangos this summer. In celebration of Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2, the National Mango Board and Disney have teamed up for an epic sweepstakes, offering fans the chance to win tickets to the premiere of the highly anticipated film, only in theaters June 14. The sweepstakes launches May 20 and will run through May 31.
As part of the sweepstakes, the National Mango Board and Disney will give fans a chance to win a Grand Prize of two tickets to the World Premiere, which will take place in Hollywood, California. The winner will also be granted a two-night stay and coach air travel for two. Adding to the excitement, the National Mango Board is delighted to be a World Premiere Sponsor.

“We are thrilled with our collaboration celebrating Disney and Pixar’s new movie, Inside Out 2,” said Dan Spellman, Director of Marketing for the National Mango Board. “We’re excited to bring the JOY of mangos to shoppers this summer.”
Consumers can enter the sweepstakes by visiting and registering before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 31. No purchase is necessary to enter this sweepstakes; all that’s needed is a name and an email address. The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a random drawing in early June.
Additional components of the collaboration include point of sale displays in participating retail locations, social media content and an interactive landing page where site visitors can enjoy the movie trailer and explore mango recipes that are always fan favorites.
The collaboration launches as mangos enter peak season in-store. Packed with vitamins and fiber, mangos are a delicious and nutritious treat. To learn more about the National Mango Board, visit
About National Mango Board:
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported fresh mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One serving, or ¾ cup of the superfruit mango contains 70 calories, 50 percent of daily value of vitamin C, 15 percent of daily value of folate, 15 percent of daily value of copper, eight percent daily value of vitamin A, eight percent daily value of vitamin B6, seven percent of daily value of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at
About Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2:
Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as Headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety, Envy, Ennui and Embarrassment show up. The voice cast includes Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Kensington Tallman, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Ayo Edebiri, Lilimar, Grace Lu, Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paul Walter Hauser and Yvette Nicole Brown. “Inside Out 2” is directed by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen and executive produced by Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera and Dan Scanlon. The film features a screenplay by Meg LeFauve and Dave Holstein and story by Mann and LeFauve. With music by Andrea Datzman, the all-new feature film releases only in theaters June 14, 2024.

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Janet Jackson “Together Again” Tour with Special Guest Nelly at Kia Center!



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ORLANDO, Fla (FNN) – Get ready for an explosive night of music at Kia Center on Saturday, July 20th at 8 PM, as Janet Jackson headlines her “Together Again” tour with special guest Nelly!

Experience a dynamic blend of iconic hits as Janet Jackson dazzles with classics like “Rhythm Nation,” “Together Again,” and more, while Nelly brings the heat with his chart-toppers such as “Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma,” and “Country Grammar.”

Imagine the synergy when these two music powerhouses share the stage for one unforgettable evening. Don’t miss your chance to witness their electrifying performances and create lasting memories at Kia Center!

Secure your tickets now for Janet Jackson and Nelly live in concert – it will be a night you won’t want to miss!


Kareen Kennedy is the Assistant Editor for Florida National News

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Celebrate Dry July at The BANDBOX: New Weekend Hours and Alcohol-Free Indulgence Await!



ORLANDO, Fla – (FNN) – As Dry July continues to unfold, keep the momentum going at The BANDBOX, Orlando’s premier alcohol-free haven in the heart of Ivanhoe Village Main Street district! Whether you’re supporting those affected by cancer or embracing a healthier lifestyle, there’s no better place to stay committed.

Recently adjusting its schedule due to ongoing expansion, The BANDBOX now exclusively welcomes guests on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 PM to midnight. Since its grand opening in July 2022, The BANDBOX has redefined refreshment with a menu curated by owner Kevin Zepf, offering craft cocktails, wine, CBD beverages, and craft beer—all crafted without alcohol! This innovative approach not only enhances flavors but also sidesteps the neurotoxic effects associated with alcohol.

Pair your drinks with delectable small plates and bites, each designed to complement the unique flavors of your beverage choices. Whether you crave something savory or sweet, our menu promises to please every palate.

Join us at The BANDBOX and continue celebrating Dry July in style, where health-conscious meets chic in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village. Whether you’re toasting to good health, enjoying a night out with friends, or simply savoring the moment, The BANDBOX guarantees an experience like no other.

Indulge in our signature Blueberry Bombshell, a tantalizing blend of blueberry, ginger, mint, and CBD that promises to awaken your taste buds. Or opt for the Fire in the Engine, a spicy mango margarita twist that packs a punch without the alcohol!

Make your reservations today and continue supporting a healthier lifestyle at The BANDBOX. Cheers to you, and to keeping Dry July alive and well!


Kareen Kennedy is the Assistant Editor for Florida National

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Remembering Shannen Doherty: Actress and Icon of TV Pop Culture, Passes Away at 53



ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) -In a somber moment for fans of television and entertainment alike, actress Shannen Doherty passed away on Saturday, July 13, at the age of 53. Doherty, known for her impactful roles in iconic TV series such as “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Charmed,” and “Little House on the Prairie,” left an indelible mark on the landscape of TV pop culture.

Doherty’s death was confirmed by her publicist, Leslie Sloane who cited complications from a long battle with breast cancer. The actress had been diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and had been open about her struggles and treatments over the years.

Born on April 12, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee, Doherty began her acting career at a young age and quickly became a household name in the 1990s. Her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in “Beverly Hills, 90210” catapulted her to fame, where she portrayed the spirited and sometimes controversial character with both vulnerability and charisma.

In addition to her work on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Doherty gained early recognition for her portrayal of Jenny Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie.” This role showcased her talent and versatility even in her formative years as an actress.

Beyond these early successes, Doherty continued to captivate audiences with her role as Prue Halliwell in the supernatural drama “Charmed.” Her portrayal of the eldest Halliwell sister, gifted with telekinesis and a sharp wit, solidified her as a beloved figure among fans of the genre.

Throughout her career, Doherty was known not only for her acting prowess but also for her resilience and determination in the face of personal challenges. Her battle with cancer served as an inspiration to many, as she courageously shared her journey through social media and interviews, advocating for awareness and early detection.

In addition to her television roles, Doherty appeared in numerous films and television movies, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Her impact on the entertainment industry extended beyond her performances, influencing generations of viewers who grew up watching her on screen.

Tributes to Doherty have poured in from fans and colleagues alike, remembering her for her talent, strength, and unwavering spirit. Fellow actors and friends have taken to social media to express their condolences and share memories of working alongside her.

As the news of Shannen Doherty’s passing reverberates across the entertainment world, her legacy as a trailblazer in TV pop culture remains intact. Her contributions to the industry and her portrayal of memorable characters will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Doherty is survived by her husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, and her close-knit family. Plans for memorial services have not yet been announced.



Kareen Kennedy is the Assistant Editor for Florida National News

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