Saturday, September 24, 2016

SunRail to test Saturday service October through January

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 2:41 PM

David Porter of local transit blog SunrailRiders says that yesterday, he received a letter from Mayor Buddy Dyer announcing that SunRail will run every Saturday from October through January. As a pilot project in the hopes of expanding the commuter train's services, the SunRail Commission has decided to fund Saturday service...

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Rufio, the best character in 'Hook,' comes to Orlando to capitalize on '90s nostalgia

Bangarang!

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:04 AM

It's been 25 years since Dante Basco donned a black-and-red mohawk for his iconic performance as Rufio in Hook, and '90s-kid nostalgia makes him a welcome presence at this week's themed anniversary party for the film. Upon rewatching our childhood favorite, we realized that the movie is a little stranger...

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be in Orlando next week

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is coming to Orlando next week to remind you Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren't the only people running for president and convince you to vote for a third party this November.  Stein will be speaking Thursday, Sept. 29, at Acacia's El Centro Borinqueño on 1865 N....

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Open House Conspiracy celebrates five years this weekend with legendary DJ Roy Davis Jr.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:06 PM

The Orlando dance collective Open House Conspiracy marks five years of under-the-radar activity on the house and techno front with a blowout celebration this weekend. The main event is Chicago DJ Roy Davis Jr., best known for the transcendent single "Gabriel" (XL Recordings, 1996; reissued last year on its 19th...

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Polk County residents sue Mosaic over sinkhole contamination into Floridan aquifer

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:02 PM

A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against the company Mosaic after a 45-meter sinkhole in its fertilizer plant dropped more than 200 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan aquifer. According to WFTS, the lawsuit was filed late Thursday at the federal courthouse in downtown Tampa by three...

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Catharsis, a new haunted house experience, is coming soon to Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:20 PM

When you start getting creepy text messages in the middle of the night, there's a good chance that either your stalker has finally been released from custody, or there's a new horror experience headed to town. After several days of receiving cryptic anonymous messages, we have just learned...

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City releases transcripts of 911 calls between Pulse gunman and negotiator

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 2:42 PM

The City of Orlando released transcripts of 911 calls between Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen and a crisis negotiator in the early morning hours of June 12 as police figured out how to rescue hostages.  The first 911 call came in at 2:35 a.m., about 30 minutes after the shooting...

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Buy the ticket, take the ride: Miami punks Taxi play Uncle Lou's tonight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 1:07 PM

There’s been a steady influx of Miami audio malcontents blowing minds at Lou’s of late (thinking particularly of Period Bomb and Bleeth), and Taxi looks to continue that trend tonight with a sound pitched halfway between the melancholy twitch of the Cure's “Boys Don’t Cry” and Tar's angular tonnage. Show...

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Someone in Miami thought it was a good idea to steal this naked Donald Trump statue

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Someone in Miami just made a "yuge" mistake after deciding to steal a naked Donald Trump statue that was on display in the Wynwood neighborhood. The Miami Herald reports witnesses saw nude Donald being snatched from the roof of the Wynwood Arts Complex by three men and then dumped...

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Wheeler Walker Jr. and Birdcloud offend their way into Orlando's heart (The Social)

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:01 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND [image-15] Trigger warning: I hate the new PC. It’s not the sentiment, you marshmallows, just the right-hearted but wrongheaded extremism and fascist irony of it all. That’s why I love the recent bill headlined by the unapologetically profane Wheeler Walker Jr. (Sept. 21, The Social). [image-14]If you...

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