Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hometown hero Kimball Collins drops in to Vinyl Arts Bar for a dance party this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Vinyl Arts Bar hosts DJ Kimball Collins, one of the big names from Orlando’s dance music heyday, alongside up-and-comer Michael Rosa. It’s a cross-generational dance party in one of downtown’s most unique venues. What’s not to love? 10 p.m. Friday; Vinyl Arts Bar, 75 E. Colonial Drive; contact for price;...

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'Newtown' documentary shows the effects of gun violence at Rollins College

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:11 AM

More than eight months ago, on June 5, 2016, we encouraged our readers to go attend a free screening of the documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, which focuses on America’s culture of gun violence and the gun lobby that resists stricter regulations. In a cruel twist,...

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Video Vengeance screens Orlando-shot VHS slasher flick 'The Night Brings Charlie' at Stardust

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM

A sadly less-heralded visual corollary of the DIY underground music and self-publishing boomlets of the late ’80s was the revolutionary freedom offered to budding and not-so-budding filmmakers by the video medium. Suddenly all manner of malcontents could plump down a nominal fee to score their own VHS camcorder and start...

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Hidden Volume Records brings two days of the best in garage rock to Will's Pub for Field Trip South

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:05 AM

This studded garage-rock festival is the first of its kind to happen in Orlando that we know of, and it’s as legitimately national as it is local. The two-day event is organized by Baltimore garage label Hidden Volume Records, which is the brainchild of former local Scott Sugiuchi of the...

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Protesters arrested after climbing inside Sabal Trail pipeline

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 AM

Marion County deputies arrested two protesters who they say climbed 250 feet deep inside a piece of the 36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline near Dunnellon. The Sabal Trail pipeline is the $3.2 billion project of Houston-based Spectra Energy. The 515-mile pipe snakes through Alabama, Georgia and down to Central Florida to...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Orlando Police officer under investigation after video shows him calling a man a 'f*cking little pussy'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM

An Orlando Police officer is under an internal affairs investigation after a video surfaced showing him cursing and threatening another man. The four-minute video, uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 3 by Ryan Romasco, shows an interaction between OPD Officer Jose Sanchez and Romasco during a disturbance call in the parking...

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Trump has spent 25 percent of his presidency in Florida and his travel expenses will cost taxpayers millions

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Monday marked the first month of Donald Trump's presidency, and so far he's spent a quarter of that time as Commander in Chief here in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Donald Trump has spent 186.5 hours out of the 744 of which he's been president – 25 percent...

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Publix ranks No. 3 in national consumer survey

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:58 PM

The home of everyone's favorite chicken tender sub just beat out 97 other companies in a national consumer survey. Based on a Harris Poll ranking corporation reputations, Publix ranked No. 3 out of the top 100 most visible companies in the country. The grocer earned a reputation quotient of 82.78 out...

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Dr. Phillips Center's second phase construction will begin next month

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:05 PM

After dealing with budget cuts, scheduling conflicts and legal battles, the Dr. Phillips Center will finally begin its second phase of construction next month. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the performing arts center is set to break ground March 6 on the long-awaited acoustic hall. This second phase has been in...

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Orlando ranks No. 2 in Forbes' fastest-growing cities list

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:37 PM

The results are in: Orlando is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. According to Forbes, Orlando is No. 2 in the country, just behind Cape Coral, in its ranking of the country's fastest-growing metropolitan cities. Every year, Forbes compiles a list of America's fastest-growing cities in an...

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