Monday, April 24, 2017

There's a monkey on the loose in Apopka right now

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers are searching for a monkey on the loose in Apopka. Images of the monkey, which appears to be a rhesus macaque, were sent to WFTV's Lauren Seabrook over the weekend, and were reportedly taken near Central and Michael Gladden Blvd. The monkey could be a missing pet, but...

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The Incredibles won't be dancing for much longer at Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM

After a nearly five-year run, the Incredibles Super Dance Party is coming to an end. The Tomorrowland dance party is one of the last remaining dance parties at Walt Disney World that’s character-driven. This is also the only regular appearance of The Incredibles characters at Walt Disney World. The DJ-hosted...

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Move over, Volcano Bay — rumors point to a new volcano coming to Magic Kingdom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM

With the 50th anniversary coming up in just a few years and Disney World in an all-out theme park battle like never before, Disney appears to be looking at all options. At this point, nothing is off the table. Rumors have been bubbling about new concepts, including perhaps a...

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Puerto Rican parade comes to downtown Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Prepare to hear a lot of "Wepa!" cheers this weekend if you're in downtown Orlando. The Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, in Orlando starting at 10 a.m. The parade starts on the corner of East Concord Street and North Orange Avenue and...

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There's a petition to cancel Bill O'Reilly's upcoming Florida event

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Not everyone is excited about former Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly's "The Spin Stops Here" tour coming to Florida this September. A new petition created by the protest group Care2 demands that the five cities – Anaheim, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Westbury and Tampa – currently set to host O'Reilly cancel his events...

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Band of the Week: Dog Island

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Dog Island. Dog Island is playing April 30 at Will's Pub with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts and Zap Dragon & the Attack. Just...

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Florida Film Festival opens at Enzian with Brett Haley’s ‘The Hero’

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM

The 26th annual Florida Film Festival began Friday night at Maitland’s Enzian Theater and Eden Bar with a party and screening of The Hero, and will continue through April 30. Directed by Brett Haley (who attended the screening and participated in a Q&A session) and starring Sam Elliott in perhaps...

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Comedians Alex Luchun and Larry Fulford return to their Orlando roots at Will's Dirty Laundry

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The only good thing about the tendency of talented comedians to leave town once they’ve cut their teeth is that we get to be really excited when they come back to town. After they host Record Store Day at Park Ave. CDs on Saturday, April 22, Alex Luchun and Larry...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Florida lawmakers move closer on solar tax break

Posted By on Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The House and Senate are set to take up proposals that would carry out a voter-approved expansion of a renewable-energy tax break, as bill language appears to have become more agreeable to solar proponents. Gone from a House proposal (HB 1351) is a controversial provision that would have allowed the...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Florida Supreme Court approves ballot question on voting rights for ex-felons

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:12 PM

The Florida Supreme Court approved language for a ballot question that could restore the voting rights of the majority of the state's 1.6 million ex-felons. The Voting Restoration Amendment would restore the voting rights of convicted felons who've completed their sentences, including parole or probation. Felons who've been convicted of murder...

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