Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Orlando Language Exchange aims to improve cultural relations at Sandwich Bar

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:29 PM

It’s a scientifically proven fact – maybe – that alcohol makes it easier to learn a foreign language, which is why this monthly meetup of folks looking to practice their tonguework takes place in a bar. Grab a beer and cozy up with a speaker of whatever language floats your...

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Rick Singh sues political action committees for 'smear campaign' during election

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh is suing political action committees and their anonymous supporters for running a "smear campaign" against him during the 2016 election. Singh announced the lawsuit on Tuesday with his lawyers, former judge Belvin Perry and Frank Kruppenbacher, two attorneys who work at the Orlando-based law firm Morgan...

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The Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Pinball Tournament is tonight at Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Sleazy punk, sleazier ECW wrestling videos, cheap drinks and now a sodden race to the gold on a bank of pinball machines at the inaugural Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Pinball Tournament. Go for the Family Guy one. Let the games begin at 10 p.m. tonight at Will’s Pub. No cover...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers steer 'The Getaway' into the Amway Center this week

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 3:12 PM

With their discernibly amped-up funk and intrusively percussive bass play, the California-bred Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Red Hot Chili Peppers set course for the Amway this week and are strapped with a game plan that, if patterns hold, is sure to involve some deliciously inappropriate innuendos. Four years...

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Los Angeles synth group Black Marble announces Orlando show

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Summer just got a little more chilly in Orlando with the announcement that Los Angeles' Black Marble - purveyors of dark, primal but incredibly dance-able synth pop - will be playing here this June. Black Marble - the solo project of Chris Stewart, aided and abetted by a rotating cast...

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Paul McCartney will make two Florida stops on his upcoming U.S. tour

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Sir Paul McCartney's latest tour will include two Florida shows. The legendary Brit is kicking off his "One on One" 2017 U.S. tour in Miami on July 5. McCartney will perform at the AmericanAirlines Arena, with tickets for the show going on sale on May 1, at 10 a.m. He'll...

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Michelle Obama will give keynote speech at Orlando conference this week

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:37 PM

The former First Lady will be in Orlando this week for a speaking engagement at the Orange County Convention Center. Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Conference on Architecture organized by the American Institute of Architects on Thursday at 12:50 pm. AIA has booked Mrs. Obama to speak...

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Pulse owner will unveil plans for permanent memorial

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:16 PM

The owner of the gay nightclub Pulse will be unveiling plans for a permanent memorial at the site where a gunman killed 49 people during "Latin Night" in a mass shooting last June. Barbara Poma, who is the executive director and CEO of the onePULSE Foundation, opened the club...

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New report finds anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. surged last year and one of the most massive increases occurred in the Sunshine State. According to its annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the Anti-Defamation League found that there were 137 verified incidents of anti-Semitism in Florida in 2016, an increase over the previous year’s 91....

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You will soon be able to fly direct to Haiti from Orlando International Airport

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Two airlines will soon be flying direct to Haiti out of Orlando International. During today's Board of Commissioners bi-monthly meeting, President of the Board, Orange County mayor Theresa Jacobs, announced that the month of May will be known as "Haitian Heritage Month." This announcement was accented with the news that...

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