‘Hamilton’ leads Tony nominations with record setting 16

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‘Hamilton’ creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

(AP) — The megahit musical Hamilton has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show’s march into theatrical history.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary on Tuesday broke the 15-nominations record held by The Producers and Billy Elliot. Hamilton was nominated in virtually every category it could compete in, from acting to scenic design.

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Equality Florida Orlando Gala raises record-breaking $139,000

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Every year all over the state, Equality Florida hosts fundraisers to harness dollars for its programs, including the “Get Engaged” campaign to push for marriage equality in Florida.

The Greater Orlando chapter surpassed its goal raising $139,000, a record, and drawing more than 300 people to the gala on Nov. 1 at The Mezz downtown. The chapter includes Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.

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