Thursday, March 23, 2017

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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New brewery and pizza kitchen coming to downtown Orlando

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Orange County Brewers will soon move into the former Fiat building, giving downtown Orlando yet another option for a slice and a cold one. The 3,400 square-foot space, located at North Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street, will also house OCB's craft pizza kitchen, called the Orlando Pizza & Wing Co. Both are owned...

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Pulse survivors and families sue shooter's widow and employer

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Victims' families and survivors of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse are suing the gunman's jailed widow and employer, saying they did nothing to stop the massacre where 49 people were killed even though they knew Omar Mateen intended to commit violent acts. The lawsuit, filed in a South...

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Ira Flatow from NPR's 'Science Friday' comes to the Bob Carr for a live taping

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:05 PM

That radio voice that lures you into wanting to know more about the bacteria on Mars or how Tuvan throat singing works? It belong to Ira Flatow, the host of NPR’s Science Friday, which is coming this week to Orlando for a special taping focused on engineering the future. Flatow and the...

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