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Spotlight: Orlando’s Hon Viet Group Keeps Vietnamese Culture Alive Through Dance


It’s been 40 years since the Fall of Saigon and all week we’re looking at Orlando’s Vietnamese population. Age is just a number for a group of Orlando Vietnamese retirees who dance for their country. Six members, average age 60 with no professional dance training, make up the group Hon Viet. Hon Viet means soul of Vietnam, and soul is certainly what you get when you watch this group perform.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail, imdb.com
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Bluegrass & Art Festivals – Holy Grail & Derby Party


Live bluegrass bands, children’s activities, wildlife exhibits and vendor displays will be found at the Magnolia Park Bluegrass Festival at Magnolia Park at 2929 Binion Road Saturday 10am- 6pm. For info go to orangecountyparks.net Arts and crafts, live artist demonstrations, gourmet foods, chalk art and acoustic performers can be found at the St Johns River Festival of the Arts in downtown Sanford Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm at the intersection of Sanford Avenue and First Street. For info go to stjohnsriverartfest.com Orlando Shakes looks towards next season’s highly-anticipated musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, with a screening of the classic Monty Python take on the Grail myth at their Dinner and Movie Night in the Park presenting Monty Python and the Holy Grail. …
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Vietnamese Vets Still Fighters Forty Years After Fall of Saigon


Our week-long coverage of the fortieth anniversary of the Fall of Saigon continues this afternoon with a glimpse into the lives of Orlando’s Vietnam veterans. Much is known about the nearly 3 million American soldiers who fought in South Vietnam against the Viet Cong guerilla forces. But the Vietnamese soldiers who fought alongside Americans have a lesser known legacy. 90.7’s Renata Sago spoke with two Vietnamese veterans who settled in Orlando after the war.
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Volusia County Schools will partner with Florida Hospital
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Volusia Teachers And District Reach Tentative Deal


After nearly a year of negotiations and teacher protests, Volusia County teachers reached a tentative agreement with the district Wednesday night. Volusia Teachers union president Andrew Spar says employees feel like they’re finally being listened to with this deal.
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Photo: Sean Black: George, Bulletproof (2013), orlandoweekly.com
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Snap! Orlando


On Friday, Snap! Orlando launches its annual photography festival and this year’s edition, titled YOU ARE HERE, is an eyeful. Instead of being confined to one primary location for a weekend, Snap is spreading itself across the city and the calendar: Snap events happen every day in May, in 24 different locations in Orlando, Winter Park, Tampa, Daytona and Melbourne. In its previous incarnations, the Snap festival has been neither this sprawling nor this focused. Whereas earlier editions were content to show stunning photography from around the world, this year Snap’s hallmark is social commentary – even, in some cases, social advocacy. Some examples? Zun Lee’s “Father Figure” explores lesser-seen facets of Black fatherhood. In “7 Days of Garbage,” Gregg …
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