Amy Goodman, ACLU & WFIT

Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman to moderate voting rights and Amendment 4 discussion in Melbourne on October 20.

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ArtWorks Festival is a "plein air" show in Melbourne, FL that takes place in the historic district of Eau Gallie.  Artists exhibit their skills with public demonstrations while also displaying their original art for sale.

New this year is"Kaleidoscope," a contemporary art fair in digital projection mapping, mixed media sculpture, drawing, and painting. "Kaleidoscope" is curated by Christopher Maslow.

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It must have been an uncomfortable moment when the judges at Moscow's 1958 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition had to tell Nikita Khrushchev that an American had clearly won, and had become the audience darling. It wasn't supposed to happen that way. What to do? Khrushchev personally okayed the award, and Van Cliburn became an instant Cold War hero in the West.

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Tropical Storm Michael rampaged through South Carolina, North Carolina and finally southeastern Virginia on Thursday, before heading for the Atlantic Ocean.

GRIT Popup: Science Is Dead Celebration
WHAT: Arrive in a costume that represents you favorite scientist-technologist-creator living or dead. Eat a brain cake for a good cause. Win $5,000 by submitting your idea for how to use technology to increase access to free mental health screenings in our county. This event made possible by Ninos Health (501c3) and the Space Coast Neuropsychology Center. 
WHEN: 10/27/2018 at 6:30PM
WHERE: Eau Gallie Square 1452 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935
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"You're bouncing off the atmosphere."

Early in director Damien Chazelle's First Man, this is one of the cautions given to Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during his pilot training, years before he walked on the moon. That idea of the barrier between Earth and space, the violence of making the journey through it and the almost mystical experience of being on the other side of it forms the spine of the film.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2019 nominees on Tuesday, and in what has become an annual tradition, the list came with the Hall's usual heap of opacity and a dash of acrimony.

One nominee has already been inducted, two are receiving their fifth nominations, and one previously said it would decline the honor before changing its, ahem, tune on Tuesday morning.

Updated at 5:30 a.m. ET Thursday

Tropical Storm Michael is weakening as it churns across south-central Georgia.

On Wednesday, Michael was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. in more than a quarter-century, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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