Thursday, August 25, 2016

Push for details on Florida's lethal injection program continues

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:55 AM

Lawyers representing Arizona Death Row inmates aren't backing down from a battle with Florida corrections officials over the release of documents related to execution drugs, part of a drawn-out challenge to Arizona's lethal-injection process. The Florida Department of Corrections is refusing to release the documents, arguing that the information is...

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Local hip-hop artist Niko Is releases new album

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Orlando-based MC and hip-hop performer Niko Is has just released his newest full-length Songs.4.People.Who.Break.Promises. Due to the breakneck pace of recording and composing, Niko Is has characterized the record as a "pop up album." Recording and production on the LP was handled by fellow Floridian Thanks Joey. The album can be...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bill Clinton visits site of Pulse nightclub shooting

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit Wednesday to the site of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse where 49 people lost their lives and 53 were injured.  Clinton's wife and the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, had previously visited Pulse when she visited Orlando in...

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Bigger better Se7en Bites will soft-open Sept. 17

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Last September, we told you Se7en Bites would be moving into an expanded space up the street, and now the Milk District bakery is all but set to do so. According to owner Trina Gregory-Propst, Se7en Bites' last day in the current space will be this Sunday (Aug. 28) after...

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Monolord's first headlining American tour doubles down on the doom with Beastmaker and Sweat Lodge (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  Locally based promoter with statewide influence Endoxa Booking specializes in heavy shows, and the latest turned the stage into an altar to the almighty riff in a doom-dominated, next-wave bill (Aug. 22, Will’s Pub). At the top of the marquee was Monolord, another canal dredger from Riding...

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Everything you need to know about tonight's Best of Orlando party

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:41 PM

A huge congrats to all the winners and nominees! You are, without a doubt, what makes this city such a great place to live and play. Hat tip to you all!  Tonight's the big night and we want to make sure it's extra smooth for everyone who plans to...

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Best of Orlando winner A Place Gallery opens new show tomorrow night

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Art collective Time Waste Management presents the slip of the tongue unveils the cuts from your teeth, up for one night only at A Place Gallery and Studios. The group show includes video, performance, installation and sculpture by Vanessa Barros Andrade, Mikayla Brown, Jahfre Colbert, Adam Farcus, Paul Finch and David Matteson. Andrade, who curated the...

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Joey Fatone's hot dog stand will open in the Florida Mall this September

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:13 PM

This September, Joey Fatone, the self-proclaimed "Fat One" of the boy band 'N Sync, will open his hot dog cart of the same name in the Florida Mall.  Fatone announced on his Twitter account today that Fat Ones will open September 10. According to a press release, the grand opening...

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Viceland's 'Gaycation' episode on Pulse premieres tonight

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 1:28 PM

"Gaycation," the Emmy-nominated series from Viceland, is premiering a special episode tonight following actress Ellen Page and executive producer Ian Daniel's visit to Orlando in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse.  The episode "Gaycation Presents: Orlando" will be on the channel Wednesday, Aug. 24,...

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Orange County follows Orlando with moratorium on medical marijuana activities

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:14 PM

More than a month after the Orlando City Council voted for a temporary moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries, Orange County commissioners followed suit with a similar measure on Tuesday.  The moratorium extends to May 23, 2017 or until commissioners adopt new rules regarding medical marijuana nurseries and dispensaries. Currently, several state-approved...

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