United Arts of Central Florida names new manager of grants and art education

By : Lauren Lee
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ORLANDO | United Arts of Central Florida has named Rafael Torres as the new manager of grants and art education.

“This is my dream job and something I’ve wanted to do since graduate school,” says Torres, who immediately applied for the position the day it was posted.

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LGBTs ‘particularly vulnerable’ to opioid abuse

By : Staff Reports OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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NEW YORK | LGBT people are particularly vulnerable to opioid misuse and bi women are an especially high risk, The Fix reports citing a study from The American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 40,000 individuals who took the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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NYU professor says emails were ‘gay-coded,’ not harassment

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NEW YORK (AP) | A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student for alleged sexual harassment says her relationship with him was not sexual and affectionate emails they exchanged were just “gay-coded” correspondence.

NYU professor Avita Ronell released a statement Friday in response to a lawsuit filed against her in New York this week by the former student and advisee, Nimrod Reitman.

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Michael Carbonaro abracadabras from the small screen to the big stage

By : Jeremy Williams
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If you are looking for a true Magic Mike, look no further than Michael Carbonaro. The 34-year-old actor/comedian/magician has been dropping jaws with his on-the-street hidden camera magic show, The Carbonaro Effect. The hit show has just been renewed on TruTV for a third season, plus two original specials, all to air in 2017.

Carbonaro is also on the next leg of his nationwide tour that brings him to The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg Dec. 29. Before he conjures himself up in Tampa Bay for a little hocus pocus, Carbonaro chatted with Watermark via the psychic friends network for a little bippity boppity boo. Oh, ho, ho, it’s magic.

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