Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pulse victim's mother asks for 'common-sense gun policies' at DNC

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:45 AM

The mother of one of the victims who died in the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse called for "common-sense gun policies" to a somber crowd at the Democratic National Convention.  Christine Leinonen lost her only son Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, 32, who was killed on June 12 along with his...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Magical Dining Month will span three months this year, starting Aug. 29

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:09 PM

If you didn't get enough stellar dining deals during Bite30 last month, VisitOrlando's Magical Dining Month (MDM) is coming up, starting Aug. 29. For its 11th year, MDM will span three months, ending on Oct. 2, and featuring 90 restaurants' three-course prix fixe dinners for $33 per person. Of the...

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Just announced: Johnnyswim to play the Beacham Theater

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Johnnyswim, the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, have announced a tour stop in Orlando as part of a nationwide swing later this year. The hotly-tipped singer-songwriters, currently garnering praise from the likes of NPR and Rolling Stone for their rootsy folk-pop sound, will be playing the Beacham...

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Alt-rock band Mayday Parade will kick off new tour in Orlando this fall

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Alternative rock band Mayday Parade just announced that they will be launching their latest tour in Orlando this fall.  It's been 10 years since the band debuted with their first EP Tales Told By Dead Friends, and they're marking the occasion with an anniversary tour that starts at The Social on...

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Sleep delivers one of the biggest, most meaningful music benefits for Pulse victims, also crushes skulls (The Beacham)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 4:57 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  On pure gesture alone, last night's Sleep concert (July 26, The Beacham) is worth superlative note and maximum Orlando respect as a benefit for Pulse victims. Other touring and local acts have graciously donated their hard-earned proceeds to the cause. But making this legendary California stoner-metal band...

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Rare beached pygmy killer whale arrives at SeaWorld

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 4:46 PM

A rare pygmy killer whale that beached itself off the west coast of Florida was brought to SeaWorld Orlando's rescue facility for round-the-clock care on Tuesday, July 28.  According to SeaWorld, the female pygmy whale, which is actually in the dolphin family, apparently beached herself on a jagged oyster and...

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Nintendo hits it big with Pokémon, but Universal Orlando could be left out

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:05 PM

With Pokémon all the rage now there’s been plenty of discussion on what this may mean for Nintendo at Universal’s parks. Now we have new details via Japan Today that suggest that Japan will be the first location to receive the new land and it’ll be larger than the Harry Potter...

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A Florida man with a Confederate flag on his van rammed into a black couple over a parking spot

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:36 PM

A South Florida man sporting the Confederate stars and bars on his van drove into an African American couple over a beach parking spot.  According to the Palm Beach Post, Lake Worth resident Donald Hicks became agitated when a couple refused to move from a parking spot they were...

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8-bit weirdos Crunk Witch to get down at Geek Easy tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Otherwise "normal" married couple Brandon Miles and Hannah Collen moonlight as Crunk Witch, an enfant terrible 8-bit duo with digi-pop savvy for miles and one of the better band names in recent memory. Also on the bill is Benjamin Briggs, O_Super and EyeQ. The show starts at 6 p.m. tonight...

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Owner of Pulse files plans to make nightclub a permanent memorial site

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The owners of the gay nightclub Pulse plan to create a memorial at the site where 49 people died June 12 and countless others were injured in a mass shooting.  In paperwork filed with the state for the not-for-profit OnePulse Foundation, the owners say the foundation's purpose include "conceiving, funding...

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