Tuesday, September 27, 2016

OneOrlando Fund will give $350,000 each to families of Pulse victims

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Each of the families of the 49 victims killed in the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse will get $350,000 from the OneOrlando Fund this week, though privately, they still have to iron out who will get what funds.  Currently, about half of the families of the 49 victims are...

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Rick Scott quietly shifts Florida courts rightward, leaving a judicial legacy that will far outlast his tenure

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 5:20 PM

It was a simple, two-paragraph letter from Judge Robert Benton II to Gov. Rick Scott a little more than a year ago that marked a milestone in Benton's life and in the course of one of the most important courts in Florida. "God willing," Benton wrote at the end, "on...

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Oh shit... hot-buzzing punk-rap provocateurs Ho99o9 to play Spacebar Oct. 11

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:51 PM

With their incendiary sound and performances, the L.A.-by-way-of-Jersey punk-rap freaks Ho99o9 (pronounced "horror") have been lighting up the underground in a way that few acts ever manage to do. And they're going to be bringing that rising heat to Orlando on Oct. 11 at Spacebar... for FREE. It's not really posted...

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Orlando experimental musician Tiger Fawn to livestream a show Wednesday night

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Orlando's enigmatic loop-chanteuse Tiger Fawn is dispensing with the usual hustle and grind of trying to get people to actually leave their houses and come out to a show. Instead, on Wednesday, she'll bring the show to you, through your laptop, tablet or phone. If you get all tuckered out...

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Trump to make key campaign stop in Brevard County tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential debate appearance 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Melbourne International Airport's AeroMod hangar. The real-estate-mogul-turned-reality-TV-fixture-turned-serious-presidential-contender hits Central Florida a day after Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine, who spent Monday night at a debate watch party in Orlando, and almost a...

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SeaWorld announces new plans for attractions in 2017

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Yesterday, we talked about what you could expect from SeaWorld's 2017 announcement, and now we know all the details.  In 2017, SeaWorld will be opening new rides, a virtual reality experience, and several new shows and events.  As predicted, Orlando's Kraken roller coaster will be getting a virtual reality update,...

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Just announced: Country star Corey Smith to play the House of Blues

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Southern "progressive country" performer Corey Smith has just announced an Orlando show at the very tail end of 2016. The high school teacher turned country singer is currently stretching out his West Bound and Down tour to include a lone Florida date. The "Twenty One" star will be playing to his...

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Jeff Rupert Quartet to play the Stan Getz songbook at Blue Bamboo tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM

A jazz foursome led by saxophonist Jeff Rupert stages a tribute to the alternately buoyant and haunting tunes of Stan Getz. Sway away the fading summer and expect some bossa nova wonderment. Show starts at 7 p.m. tonight at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts and is FREE! ...

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Learn more than 'Dónde está la biblioteca' with bilingual meetup in East Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Learning a new language as an adult can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. It's not enough to know the correct way to pronounce a word or where to put an accent mark—you've got to know how to confidently hold a fluent conversation, and in academic-leaning classes, that's often the part...

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Artists turn your mom's old wine boxes into art to raise money for the Zebra Coalition

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Talk about thinking outside the box. That’s exactly what the Quantum Leap Winery and Barefoot Spa are doing as they join their efforts for this silent auction. Forty-five wine boxes were transformed into art – a portrait of Mona Lisa with a cell phone, a snowy egret and a robot,...

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