Friday, February 24, 2017

Orlando organizers plan rally to support Obamacare this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Orlando is joining other cities across the nation this weekend to support the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. College Democrats at the University of Central Florida have organized a rally for Saturday, Feb. 25 at 530 E. Princeton Street at 2:15 p.m. to support ACA. President Donald Trump...

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Fire at Florida mosque ruled as arson

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials have ruled a fire set at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa as arson. WFTS Tampa Bay reports fire investigators were notified about a fire at an outdoor entrance to the mosque around 2 a.m. No one was inside the building when the fire...

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Wow, look at this deal on bottle service

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Maybe don't ruin local art installations to promote your nightclub?

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The Hate Bombs reunite tonight for Field Trip South garage rock fest

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Much-missed local rabble rousers the Hate Bombs are both returning to town and returning to life tonight as part of the garage rock fest Field Trip South, taking over Will's Pub this weekend. The band started in the early '90s and caused quite a stir locally in their time, and...

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HBO's Bill Maher will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center this summer

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:36 PM

Bill Maher, comedian and on-again-off-again BFF of former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center this summer. While details on "An Evening with Bill Maher" are scarce, we're assuming this evening will involve many "hot takes" about how liberals are pansies, weed is awesome and Islam...

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All Time Low announces Orlando show for August

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Baltimorean emo band All Time Low just announced the dates for their worldwide Young Renegades tour, slated for this summer, and at the time of writing, the final date on that several-month trek is an Orlando show. The tour is in support of forthcoming new album Last Young Renegade. All...

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Pulse survivors outraged over Univision news special re-enacting massacre

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Survivors of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse are speaking out against a Univision news special set to air Saturday that re-enacts the June 12 massacre where 49 people lost their lives and countless others were injured. Victor Báez Febo says he was scrolling through his timeline Thursday morning...

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Cult favorite Jonathan Richman puts on a show for the early birds at the Social

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM

What to say about Jonathan Richman, the most trusted Velvet Underground camp follower ever to insist “I’m Straight”? As a straitlaced but noise-addicted youth, Richman moved to New York to crash on VU’s couch and haunt their rehearsals, soaking up their sound. But when it came to his own band,...

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Talbert T. Gray, the first black TV newsman in Florida, gives insightful look into "the media" at downtown library

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Though certain demagogues may disagree, “the media” plays many important roles in a free and civilized society. In addition to contributing to an informed – or willfully ignorant, whatever – public, the media often reflects changing times and attitudes, particularly as it grows to include underrepresented groups and viewpoints. Talbert...

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Ladies Get (2)Lit combines readings and music by women to raise money for Planned Parenthood

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Local feminist anthology zine Tittie Thyme, already known for its raucous zine release parties, is joining up with two other DIY tomes – the stellar perzine Phosphene Girl and the singular literary/photography zine Let’s Kiss – to put on an evening of readings and music billed as a celebration of...

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