Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sean Spicer says Trump 'feels great' about costly trips to Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Speaking to reporters during Wednesday's briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said president Donald Trump is not concerned about rising costs or criticism surrounding his frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Fox 5 DC's Ronica Cleary asked Spicer if Trump has "any concerns about the...

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Arouna Diarra to play with Rising Appalachia at the Social tonight

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM

West African folk musician and griot Arouna Diarra is a master of the kamel n'goni – similar to a harp – and will be playing a rare Florida show opening for Rising Appalachia. Arouna Diarra opens up for Rising Appalachia tonight at the Social at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$23 and...

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Florida sheriff's deputies drag gator through furniture store

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Yesterday, deputies with the Pasco Sheriff's Office were called to a furniture store to help remove a trespassing alligator, something which is completely normal here in Florida. The 4- to 5-foot-long gator was first spotted under a car in the parking lot of an American Freight Furniture and Mattress in Holiday,...

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Six spots to slurp bivalves on National Oyster Day this Friday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Whether you're into oysters raw, steamed or fried, this Friday is your day devour as many as possible. We're lucky to live near a major oyster-producing area, the Gulf of Mexico, especially the shores of the Panhandle, and some of the dining spots around town take their shellfish seriously. Whatever...

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Florida's constitution commission holds rowdy hearing in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

From the concrete to the eccentric, Floridians began bringing their ideas to the state's Constitution Revision Commission during a public hearing Wednesday, even as a voting-rights organization questioned the panel's process. The public hearing in Orlando marked the first for the commission, which has undertaken the once-every-20-years task of proposing...

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Aramis Ayala says proposed $1.3 million budget cut to her office is 'political posturing'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala is calling a $1.3 million proposed budget cut to her office a "political posturing" move by Florida lawmakers. Republicans in the Florida House have proposed slashing the Ninth Circuit's State Attorney's Office budget by eliminating millions and 21 positions after Ayala's decision not to seek...

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Will's Pub throws a fancy cocktail party with tunes by the Mud Flappers and the Legendary J.C.'s

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Will’s Pub throws an old fashioned cocktail party with old fashioned music this week. A special menu of cocktails from yesteryear will be on hand as old-timey swing band the Mud Flappers and soul revivalists the Legendary J.C.’s take to the stage. Ohio’s drums and cello duo Lung keep things...

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Podcast heroes Tom & Dan take over Hard Rock Live for a live show

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

BDMS rejoice! No longer satisfied with the shadowy depths of their Baldwin Park studio, Tom and Dan emerge into the light – oh, the horrible light! – this Saturday at Hard Rock Live. Fans can finally view the podcasters in their true form without all of the special effects and...

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Florida House approves plan to give judges term limits

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM

The Florida House on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit Supreme Court justices and appeals-court judges to two consecutive terms in office, sending a major priority of Speaker Richard Corcoran to an uncertain fate in the Senate. House members voted to approve the measure (HJR 1)...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Florida Film Festival announces movies and celebrity guests

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

The 2017 Florida Film Festival, scheduled for April 21-30, will include 182 movies (the most ever) and appearances by actor Billy Crudup, writer-director-producer David Zucker and actor Robert Hays, it was announced today. Crudup will screen a 35mm print of Jesus’ Son on April 28, and Zucker and Hays will...

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