Monday, July 25, 2016

UCF Football is holding open tryouts, and you should probably show up

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:44 AM

If you're currently enrolled at UCF, this fall may be your best opportunity to play Division 1 football.  The 0-12 UCF football program has announced walk-on tryouts for August 23. The tryouts will begin at noon at the Nicholson Fieldhouse. Hopeful players will need to have all paperwork filled out and...

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Luvlost to play free show at 64 North tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Luvlost is an angular, wiry, nervous emo trio from around these parts and tonight they're sharing the stage with the Knick-Knacks and Taylor James. The band is on the brink of releasing a new EP and just released a new track from it, "Thinking Back on Autumn Green", featuring a guest...

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Orlando City to open Lion's Pride, a soccer-themed pub downtown

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:39 AM

We reported June 8 on rumors that Lion’s Pride, an Orlando City Soccer-themed bar, would occupy a space in the historic Teele Building on Church Street. On Friday, the club officially confirmed the new venture, saying the "soccer pub and grill" is now set to open this fall. "Lion’s Pride...

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Harry and the Potters cast a wizard rock spell on the downtown library this week

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 8:59 AM

They're not the Weird Sisters, but wizard band Harry and the Potters are more than enough when it comes to warlock rock. Brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge have been delivering Hogwarts-themed jams in libraries, rock clubs, basements, bookstores and other low-key locales since 2002. Some of their hits include...

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Local author J. Bradley and friends take a look at religion for the release of his new novel about Jesus Christ, Boy Detective

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Local writer Jesse Bradley spends most of his time promoting other scribes at his There Will Be Words reading series, one of the city's best showcases for homegrown poetry and prose. Even tonight, a special edition due to the release of Bradley's new novel, The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy...

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Two dead and 16 injured in mass shooting at Fort Myers nightclub

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Two people are reported dead and at least 16 are injured after a mass shooting took place at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.  According to CNN, the shooting occurred in the parking lot of Club Blu Bar and Grill, where an all-ages "Swimsuit Glow Party" was taking place. Police...

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down as Democratic Party leader

Posted By on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:15 PM

After months of controversy about her role in the party's presidential primaries, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz's resignation is effective after the Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday in Philadelphia. The announcement came after the...

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Seven questions with Chroma Modern Bar chef Jason Bergeron

Posted By on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

When Chroma Modern Bar, the newest restaurant from Tavistock Restaurant Group (also owners of Lake Nona's Canvas Market & Restaurant), opens this fall, it'll already have a celebrity chef at its helm. Chef Jason Bergeron, who you might have seen this week on Chopped Grill Masters Napa (seen above, chillin' with...

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Elizabeth Warren: 'We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall'

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

For U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, there aren't enough characters on Twitter to describe Republican nominee Donald Trump, so instead she took to the stage at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando, unleashing a burning indictment of the businessman to about 300 people.  Calling Trump a "loud-mouthed fraud,"...

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National Council of La Raza kicks off Orlando conference with naturalization ceremony

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The National Council of La Raza kicked off its Orlando conference at the Orange County Convention Center this weekend by attending a naturalization ceremony for about 80 new citizens on Friday.  Janet Murguía, president of NCLR, told participants they, like her parents and siblings, had taken the first step on...

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