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Big summer for Disney parks: Pandora and Guardians of Galaxy

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Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies, one about the Marvel Comics superheroes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the other about the lush alien world of Pandora from the James Cameron film “Avatar.” The Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! attraction opens at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Pandora – The World of Avatar is a 12-acre land opening at Walt Disney World’s Animal…

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Supreme Court orders oral argument in old rock ‘n’ roll lawsuit

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The state’s highest court set oral argument in what could be a landmark case regarding who pays whom to play old rock ‘n’ roll. The Florida Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear argument April 6 in a case pitting Flo & Eddie, two original members of the 1960s band “The Turtles,” against satellite radio operator Sirius XM. Their most famous hit is “Happy Together.” The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year had certified questions of state law to the state Supreme…

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Disney World gives sneak peeks on Avatar, Star Tours update

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Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts revealed a peek behind the curtain with construction updates on Pandora-The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom and Star Tours-The Adventure Continues at Hollywood Studios. The tease by WDW Chairman Bob Chapek came just days after SeaWorld announced major additions to three of its theme parks and two weeks after Universal Orlando unveiled plans for a new water park. The announcements were made Saturday at a fan event called D23: Destination D. The attraction…

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“Happy Together” musicians file first brief in copyright dispute

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The musicians behind the hits “Happy Together” and “Elenore” say they have an “exclusive Florida common law copyright” to their music, entitling them to get paid for their old rock ‘n’ roll. Lawyers for Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, original members of the 1960s band The Turtles and later known as Flo & Eddie, filed their first brief this week in a three-year-old class-action suit. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the matter to the Florida Supreme Court in…

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Suit over old rock ‘n’ roll heading to Florida Supreme Court

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The state’s highest court has been pulled into a case over what could be “multiple millions of dollars” owed for old rock ‘n’ roll. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday certified questions of state law to the Florida Supreme Court in a nearly 3-year-old class-action suit by original members of The Turtles, a 1960s band. Their most famous hit is “Happy Together.” Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, later known as Flo & Eddie, filed suit in California, New York and Florida…

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Orlando Sentinel: Charlie Crist leaves fiscal mess for next governor

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You may see this state as a fiscal wreck, a place where jobs and people are vanishing at a record clip. But in an alternate universe, on the planet Pandora, our happy Chieftain Charlie Crist promises happy days ahead and millions of dollars all around. He has $500 million for schools, $100 million for universities and $67 million for community colleges. He has $100 million in tax cuts for corporations, and $24 million in back-to-school tax cuts for mom and…

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Big Whiskey ‘leaks’ to Pandora

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From Ants Marching: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is streaming on Pandora, again. The streaming music site put the album up prematurely on Friday, and that spread the album like wild-fire again, for the second time in a mere three days. Prior to that, a non-watermarked demo from around April made it onto the net, and into the ears of DMB fans everywhere. The two – the April Demo and the Pandora Stream – are actually different. Most songs…

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