Friday, August 26, 2016

Orlando Police identify woman found dead in Lake Underhill

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Orlando Police have identified the woman they found dismembered in Lake Underhill earlier this week as Olivia Renee Diggs, 32.  Florida Fish and Wildlife officials found parts of the woman's body on Monday in a shallow area of the lake and found more of her remains as they searched along...

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Ava Mendoza and Jessica Pavone: Clash of the Avant-Garde Titans

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 4:58 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  The latest avant-garde bill of national caliber (Aug. 25) was a joint presentation by a local Justice League of creative forces: The Civic Minded 5, Timucua Arts Foundation and the Gallery at Avalon Island. Like the congress that presented it, the lineup was a confluence of bright...

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Local music blog Vinyl Warhol hosts showcase at Spacebar tonight

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Hydra-headed local creative endeavor the Vinyl Warhol - whose zine offshoot was profiled in our recent "Print Matters" piece - is hosting an eclectic local music showcase tonight at Spacebar. Attendees get a triple bill of Tiger Fawn's vocal-loop dreampop, TEDD.GIF's hyper-modern collage hip-hop, and DJ Alex Clements. There's a playlist...

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Country singer Garth Brooks adds three more Orlando shows

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Country icon Garth Brooks heard your plaintive cries and has duly added THREE more Orlando shows, not unlike manna from heaven. Brooks will now be playing a Sinatra-esque four-night stand at the Amway Center from October 6-9 alongside wife Trisha Yearwood. Tickets just went on sale this morning, but now...

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The 2nd annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival starts Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM

As if antiquing and new celebrity chef restaurants weren't enough reason to get thyself to Mount Dora, the second-annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m. Last year, more than 15,000 people showed up to the lakefront venue to chow down...

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Country star Cole Swindell announces upcoming Orlando show

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Country superstar Cole Swindell has announced an Orlando date as part of his upcoming "Down Home" tour.  Swindell's winter tour, kicking off in mid-November, will land in Orlando on November 18 at the House of Blues. Touring support will be from fellow country singer Kelleigh Bannen. Tickets will be onsale on...

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World of Beer celebrates #NationalDogDay today with Yappy Hour

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Instead of heading out with your coworkers after your grind tonight, go home, pick up your best friend (the four-legged one) and head to World of Beer downtown for Yappy Hour from 6-8 p.m. It's more apropos than ever today to forgo your friends and spend some QT with your...

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The Posies add Orlando to its series of secret pop-up shows

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:26 AM

'90s power-pop gods the Posies are back in business again with a new album, Solid States. And, naturally, they're touring for it. But instead of the usual club circuit, they've been doing secret pop-up shows at alternative venues across the U.S. And thanks to local promoter OYG Presents, Orlando will be...

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Dru Hill bring '90s R&B to the House of Blues Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Dru Hill combined loverman crooning with hip-hop swagger in the late ’90s to dazzling effect, striking gold with singles like “Tell Me,” “In My Bed” and “We’re Not Making Love No More.” And yet, despite hit records, multiple songwriters in the band and an incredible look, Dru Hill were plagued...

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Florida Supreme Court allows lawsuit against doctor for patient's suicide

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Nearly eight years after a Sarasota County woman committed suicide, the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday her husband can pursue a lawsuit against a physician about care provided before her death. Justices unanimously ruled that the case should go to trial, upholding a 2014 decision by the 2nd District Court...

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