Thursday, March 23, 2017

Philly punks Sheer Mag announce Orlando show

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Critically-lauded Philadelphia punk band Sheer Mag rolled out the dates for their spring U.S. tour and it includes several Florida dates, including an Orlando show! Sheer Mag is touring behind a new LP compilation of their first three well-received EPs, getting a lot of critical love for a sound that...

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Lineup Revealed for Warped Tour 2017

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Warped Tour organizers unveiled the lineup of this year's touring punk roadshow at Full Sail last night, during a combination press event and concert. The lineup is more eclectic and even challenging than in the previous two years, and includes quite a few surprises for fans both young and old....

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Seminole Courts employee resigns after saying Ayala should be 'hung from a tree'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:31 AM

An employee with the Seminole County Clerk of Court office has resigned after being suspended with pay for posting on Facebook that Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala should be "hung from a tree." Stan McCullars, an assistant finance director at the Seminole courts office, made the comments after Ayala announced she...

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Orlando organizers plan rally against Trumpcare this morning

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM

As House Republicans get ready to repeal parts of Obamacare on Thursday, local organizers in Orlando have planned a rally this morning against the GOP's replacement plan. Republican leaders say the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, will fix a broken system created by the Affordable Care Act,...

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Legendary DJ Sandy returns downtown for a night of Florida breaks

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

One of the biggest names in ’90s Florida breaks makes his way to town this weekend. Peek hosts DJ Sandy for a night, along with Jimmy Joslin, Kemper and Manti, for a night devoted to breaks both old and new. And at the sweet cover price of free, you can’t...

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Florida Senate starts shaping up medical marijuana plan

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

More growers, access to treatment for snowbirds and greater flexibility in the relationship between patients and doctors are among the items likely to be included in a Senate proposal to carry out a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November to broadly legalize medical marijuana. The Senate Health Policy Committee...

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Rare performance by NC's Secret Boyfriend slices through the fog of obscurity

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

North Carolina’s Ryan Martin is one of the more important figures in the U.S. post-noise/experimental music underground. The Carrboro resident not only organizes the annual Savage Weekend event – a festival devoted to noise and outsider sounds with an energizing dose of adventurous performance art – but he also runs...

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Orlando Ballet breathes new life into the classics at their Masterworks program

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The twists and turns of critical opinion that works of art take as they age from brand-new to established classic are slippery indeed. Take Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite, one of the masterworks presented by Orlando Ballet in this program. The choreographer made the dance on a set of Sinatra songs...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Betsy DeVos is visiting Valencia College on Friday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:59 PM

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be visiting Valencia College this Friday to talk about its robust dual-enrollment program. The education secretary's schedule says DeVos will be at Valencia around 9 a.m. This is the second time DeVos is passing through Central Florida. Earlier this month, DeVos visited St. Andrew...

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Farewell, Ocala cobra

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM

At this point, it's safe to say that the Ocala cobra will never be found. It's been more than a week since a deadly yellow monocled cobra escaped its cage in Ocala, Florida, and now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the search has been suspended, reports WESH....

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