Southwest Nature Walk & Book Talk

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Do you enjoy taking a walk and love to discuss books? Then join the Southwest Branch for a casual nature walk followed by a lively book discussion of Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet at the trail entrance of the Dr. Phillips Community Park (Longhorn Steakhouse Loop). Enjoy the benefits of exercising your mind and body! Registration recommended. Ages 18 and up. For more information and in case of inclement weather, contact Sandy via email: southwest@ocls.info or call 407.835.7323 for alternative event details.

POINCIANA MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST PHYSICIAN LECTURE

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Poinciana Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its August physician lecture series.
Dr. Pasquale Reino, credentialed orthopedic surgeon at Poinciana Medical Center, is back by popular demand for a second lecture on knee pain and available treatment options. After the lecture, he will hold an open Q&A.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-253-8117. For more information about the Physician Lecture Series, call  407-530-2013 or email pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com This event is open to the public.

 

Octonauts Live!

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Dr. Phillips Center in association with AEG Live present Octonauts Live!

Show date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Show time: 5 p.m.
Tickets start at $29.50
Walt Disney Theater

Calling all Octo-Cadets! For the first time ever, The Octonauts are bringing their live stage show to the U.S.! The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure features brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire crew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they embark on an exciting new quest through an aquatic world full of adventure, interactive opportunity, and “must-sea” surprises from coast-to-coast! Octonauts Live promises to be the perfect theatre show for all fans of the Disney Jr. series!

The Octonaut Explorer Party Package
$130 per ticket
Includes:

One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first ten (10) rows to see the Octonauts Live – Deep Sea Volcano Adventure
Invitation to the Octopod Explorer Party (after the show) including:
Meet & Greet / Photo Opportunity with the Octonauts!
Interactive Octopod photo booth
Snacks and water
Explore, Rescue and Protect! activities and games
Exclusive Octonaut Explorer party gift
Early venue entry with crowd-free merchandise shopping before doors
On-site Explorer Guide
VIP ticket holders will receive an email at least one week prior to the event with instructions on how to redeem all elements of your Explorer Party package. If you have purchased this package less than 2 weeks prior to the show, you will receive an informational email 24 – 72 hours prior to the show with the details about your Explorer Party Package.

Explorer Party Tickets are non-transferable. To redeem all elements of your Explorer Party package (other than tickets) you must present your receipt, picture ID, and credit card at the Octonauts Explorer Party check-in. All package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will only be issued at the sole discretion of CID Entertainment. CID Entertainment reserves the right to cancel any order for any reason.

If you have questions regarding your Party Package purchase, please reach out to the friendly Guest Services team at CID Entertainment by phone at (888) 805-8930 or email at guestservices@cidentertainment.com.

LGBTQ law cost North Carolina 700 jobs

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs.

The Charlotte Observer reports that emails obtained through public records requests show that the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte.

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Bob Dylan and his Band

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Bob Dylan in association with AEG Live

Public On-Sale: 10 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access.

Show date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Show time: 8 p.m. sharp
Tickets start at $59.50
Walt Disney Theater

Fans and critics alike have proclaimed Bob Dylan’s recent concerts as some of the strongest shows of his career. Here’s what people have been saying:

“Bob Dylan Closes 2014 Tour With Masterful Beacon Theatre Gig… Dylan sounded magnificent. He was expressive, clear, articulate, intensely focused…“ — Rolling Stone

“…He is constantly evolving, performing his profound and poetic masterpieces with a fresh sound.” — Seattle Times

“Dylan has been at the top of his game. There isn’t a miss the entire night. Dylan has made me a believer all over again.” — Sydney Morning Herald

VIP Packages FRONT ROW PACKAGE – $455
Package to include:

One front row ticket
Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
Collectible laminate to remember your evening

GOLD HOT TICKET PACKAGE – $320
Package to include:

One premium Price Level 1 ticket
Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
Collectible laminate to remember your evening

SILVER HOT TICKET PACKAGE – $225
Package to include:

One premium Price Level 2 ticket
Merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
Collectible laminate to remember your evening

You will be contacted via email by SLO Customer Service approximately one (1) week prior to show date with details about your package elements. Package elements are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances. NO NAME CHANGES will be permitted. Exclusive merchandise will be shipped directly to the address provided at purchase (alternate shipping addresses are not permitted). Delivery of merchandise may arrive a minimum of 30 days after the show. Merchandise is not needed for entry to the show. Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorize access into the venue or backstage areas. Packager is unable to ship merchandise outside of the US and Canada. For questions related to your package elements please email slocustomerservice@slotix.com.

Postmodern Jukebox

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox makes their Clearwater debut at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, October 21 at 8pm! Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles – transforming Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop into a ’50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore’s Thrift Shop a ’20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk’s Get Lucky with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha’s Die Young would work as a classic country tune. “We take pop music back in time.” Don’t miss the hottest internet sensation only at Ruth Eckerd Hall!

Tickets are *$150, $108.75, $78.75, $56.25, and $43.25
*$150 Dinner Package includes a premium seat, pre-show dinner and a voucher for free valet parking. Valet service begins 15 minutes before pre-show dinner doors open. Artist does not appear at Dinner.

Postmodern Jukebox Gold VIP Package
Package Price: $208.75 in Rows 1-3 and $178.75 in Rows 4-5
Includes:
– 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 5 Rows
– Post Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with members of Postmodern Jukebox
– 1 Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print
– 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate (Your pass to access the Meet & Greet)
– Onsite VIP Concierge to escort VIPs to the Post Show Meet & Greet

Postmodern Jukebox Silver VIP Package
Package Price: $128.75
Includes:
– 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
– 1 Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print

All Postmodern Jukebox VIP Package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will only be issued at the sole discretion of 23/7 Global. If you purchased a VIP Package, your instructions will be sent to you via email no later than 3 days prior to the concert. If you do not receive instructions 3 days prior please email info@237global.com. VIP Package components are to be picked up at the venue on the night of the concert. Please note VIP packages are non-transferable; no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. The information provided at the time of purchase (e-mail and mailing address) is the same information that will be utilized for shipping and individual contact requirements where applicable. 23/7 Global, the artist,tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. If you have any questions regarding your VIP package elements, or have not received your package information within 3 days prior of performance date, please email info@237global.com.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

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Dr. Phillips Center in association with AEG Live presents Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Public On-Sale: 10 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access.

Show date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Show time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50
Walt Disney Theater

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of musicians and vocalists that reimagines modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s. As arranger and producer, Bradlee has assembled a multi-talented group of performers who rework versions of popular modern songs. The music videos of these collaborative covers have become viral sensations with millions of views on YouTube. An act that crosses all musical boundaries and generations, Postmodern Jukebox has developed a niche all its own, and performs a live show unlike any other – a must-see for anyone who loves jaw-dropping live performances.

VIP Packages

Gold VIP Package

$217.60 for rows AAA and BBB
$184 for rows A and B
Ticket limit per order: 4
Final VIP ticket price will include all fees.
Each package includes:

1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
Post Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with members of Postmodern Jukebox
1 Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print
1 Commemorative VIP Laminate (Your pass to access the Meet & Greet)
Onsite VIP Concierge to escort VIPs to the Post Show Meet & Greet

Silver VIP Package

$134 for rows B through G
Ticket limit per order: 4
Final VIP ticket price will include all fees.

Each package includes:

1 Premium Seat Location
1 Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print

VIP DISCLAIMER/CONFIRMATION LANGUAGE:
Thank you for purchasing a Postmodern Jukebox VIP Package! All package elements will be rendered invalid if resold. Name changes will only be issued at the sole discretion of 23/7 Global. If you purchased a VIP Package, your instructions will be sent to you via email no later than 3 days prior to the concert. If you do not receive instructions 3 days prior please email info@237global.com. VIP Package components are to be picked up at the venue on the night of the concert. Please note VIP packages are non-transferable; no refunds or exchanges; all sales are final. The information provided at the time of purchase (e-mail and mailing address) is the same information that will be utilized for shipping and individual contact requirements where applicable. 23/7 Global, the artist,tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. If you have any questions regarding your VIP package elements, or have not received your package information within 3 days prior of performance date, please email info@237global.com.

UCF Fraternity leaders send “No Homo Bro” email

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Hmm, maybe not the best way to get attention.

University of Central Florida’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life sent an email headed “No Homo Bro!” The email was to advertise a meeting with the goal of promoting diversity in fraternities and to talk about masculinity. Check it out after the jump: 

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TIGLFF updates bathroom policy to be trans-inclusive

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Tampa – An anti-transgender bill presented in Tallahassee that would limit transgender individuals access to public restrooms has led to a policy change at the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

According to executive director Margaret Murray, TIGLFF will now require any venue used for screenings of its films or any receptions to provide at least one gender neutral restroom.

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