Friday, January 20, 2017

Get your application in today for spot on commission to reform Florida Constitution

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM

The deadline ends today to submit your name to Gov. Rick Scott for one of the 37 unfilled seats on the upcoming Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, which will have the power to get proposals on the state's mid-term ballot in 2018. According to the Miami Herald, 258 applicants, varying in occupational backgrounds and political...

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World music group Celtic Woman announce Orlando performance

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Much-beloved Celtic/international music quartet and PBS staple Celtic Woman have announced an Orlando show as part of their 2017 85-city tour itinerary. The group currently have two albums in Billboard's World Music chart and just received a Grammy nod for new album Voices of Angels. Celtic Woman are set to...

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Feds find Florida child welfare system underperforming for foster children

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:21 PM

A new federal study of the Florida Department of Children and Families has found that the state system has been seriously underperforming in key areas aimed at protecting and caring for foster children. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Children's Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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Local MC Caskey plays tour homecoming show at Venue 578 tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Homecoming show tonight for local MC Caskey fresh off his recent “No Apologies” tour, expect the rapper to be road-tested and on target. Will get wild. Caskey takes a victory lap around Venue 578 tonight at 7 p.m. alongside KPE, Skyxxx, 2Hot and Cityboistreets. Tickets are $20. ...

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The Roots rap safety guidelines video for new Jimmy Fallon ride coming to Universal

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM

It's no secret that Jimmy Fallon and his buddies in The Roots love a good rap song. So of course, when it was time to drop some sick beats for the pre-show of his new ride, Jimmy Fallon turned it over to his Grammy-award-winning house band. According to the Universal...

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Florida woman tosses dog off bridge, claims it can fly

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM

A South Florida woman who claimed dogs were capable of flight tested that theory out Wednesday when officials say she threw an 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix 30 feet off the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach County. Witnesses were horrified to see a woman throw the dog from...

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Noted trap stars Loudpvck throw a party at Gilt Nightclub

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Kenny Beats and Ryan Marks, aka Loudpvck, return to town with their genre-defying mix of EDM and hip-hop with this show at Gilt. The NYC-based hip-hop producer and Los Angeles-based electronic producer met up at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and have produced tracks for everyone from...

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Three local ethnic restaurants where you can all-you-can-eat your feelings

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:42 AM

It's going to be quite a day. Today, the 45th President of the United States is going to take the oath of office and there are plenty of people none too happy about it. If you're like me, and Nov. 9 sent you into a downward spiral of emotional eating...

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Monster trucks wreak havoc at Camping World Stadium for the Monster Jam

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! The Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium to fulfill the dreams of prepubescent kids everywhere (and the prepubescent at heart). Monster Jam combines ridiculously impractical trucks with all of the pageantry and spectacle of professional wrestling to create entertainment that's larger than life – and tons...

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Orlando Philharmonic pays tribute to composer John Adams at the Bob Carr

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 10:36 AM

American classical music might be younger than its European counterpart, where it originated, but the amalgamation of musical styles and forms that defines it makes it seductively idiosyncratic. For 40 years, composer John Adams has been at the very center of it all, one of our most important living composers....

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