Monday, August 29, 2016

Visit Orlando turn to IBM's Watson for new augmented reality app

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:14 AM

With Pokémon Go taking the world by storm there’s been plenty of talk of augmented reality smartphone apps, and now Orlando has one of the world’s most unique.  Visit Orlando, the region’s tourism association, has launched a new smart app that combines a searchable information database with a "gamification" overlay.  Harnessing the...

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Just a reminder to go vote in the Florida primaries tomorrow

Posted By and on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

It’s time to take your Facebook debates and meme battles off social media and into the nearest voting booth. In Tuesday's Florida’s primary, you’ll get to choose your favorite candidates to move on to the next stage of voting in November. Remember, this state has closed primaries, which means...

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lil Yachty, new-school contender or hollow hype?

Posted By on Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 2:14 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Lil Yachty is surging up like an ATLien geyser right now. The thing is, there is definitely a generational aspect going on here. For sure, the young Atlanta rapper presents some immediate intrigue. He’s got a left-side vibe that radiates new-school flair and turnt-up weirdness like...

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Kaine attacks Trump over race issues at FAMU rally

Posted By on Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 7:42 AM

With polls showing Florida could once again be decided by a razor-thin margin in the presidential election, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine used a campaign stop Friday at Florida A&M University to lacerate Donald Trump for having support among white supremacists. The criticism by Kaine built on remarks Thursday by...

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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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