Sunday, July 24, 2016

Seven questions with Chroma Modern Bar chef Jason Bergeron

Posted By on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

When Chroma Modern Bar, the newest restaurant from Tavistock Restaurant Group (also owners of Lake Nona's Canvas Market & Restaurant), opens this fall, it'll already have a celebrity chef at its helm. Chef Jason Bergeron, who you might have seen this week on Chopped Grill Masters Napa (seen above, chillin' with...

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Elizabeth Warren: 'We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall'

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM

For U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, there aren't enough characters on Twitter to describe Republican nominee Donald Trump, so instead she took to the stage at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando, unleashing a burning indictment of the businessman to about 300 people.  Calling Trump a "loud-mouthed fraud,"...

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National Council of La Raza kicks off Orlando conference with naturalization ceremony

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The National Council of La Raza kicked off its Orlando conference at the Orange County Convention Center this weekend by attending a naturalization ceremony for about 80 new citizens on Friday.  Janet Murguía, president of NCLR, told participants they, like her parents and siblings, had taken the first step on...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Clinton punches back at Tampa rally, chooses Tim Kaine as VP

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Punctuating the significance of battleground Florida's role in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton delivered what was essentially a rebuttal to the Republican National Convention before an enthusiastic crowd Friday in Tampa. Shortly after the Tampa appearance, Clinton announced she had chosen U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia...

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Hillary Clinton comforts Pulse survivors, families at Orlando roundtable

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Before a boisterous rally in Tampa, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton met privately with Pulse victims' families and survivors, and later held an intimate roundtable with Orlando community leaders.  Clinton says people need to acknowledge that the mass shooting at the gay nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 wounded...

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Five new restaurants to try this weekend, seven more to look forward to

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 4:57 PM

NOW OPEN: DoveCote, the new brasserie by chef Clayton Miller, James and Julie Petrakis, and Gene Zimmerman, has opened on the ground floor of the Bank of America building. The House of Pho has opened in the Sand Lake Corners plaza off John Young Parkway.  Sweet on Park...

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Da Kine Poke truck will be at Redlight Redlight Saturday night

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM

No need to wonder what you'll pad your stomach with before your weekend libations. Da Kine Poke truck will be at Redlight Redlight in the Audubon Park district on Corrine Drive from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow night (that's Saturday, July 23, for you time travelers).  Da Kine (which...

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Solo performances by the Posies' Ken Stringfellow and the Pauses' Tierney Tough a rare, up-close and joint affair (Lil Indies)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:50 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  [image-10]Local scene queen Tierney Tough of the Pauses has held many notable special engagements at the Will’s Pub complex for years. Though they don’t happen frequently, the intimate ones she does at Lil Indies have been some of the most truly engaging. Thanks to her considerable connections,...

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Winter Haven man officially changes his name to Kraftwerk

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:46 PM

A Kraftwerk superfan and, of course, Winter Haven resident, coldly and emotionlessly (pocket) calculated all the necessary variables and outcomes and changed his legal name to "Kraftwerk." Despite his namesake's assertions that we are all either Showroom Dummies or Robots, "Krafterk" decided to go straight to the source and name...

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The Elton John tribute act Rocket Man to speed through his catalog tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Admirably, Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John seems to – with a self-conscious wink or not – capture the  coked-up visual and musical overload of classic '70s Elton.  Two things are certain, approximately 600 piano stools will be kicked over, and new (wait, old?) frontiers in eyewear will be...

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