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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Brooklyn punks Night Birds to play Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:33 PM

The top-shelf Brooklyn punk quartet Night Birds excels in a snotty, sometimes-surfy, nervous-breakdown strain of punk that is pure anger in motion. They play Will’s on an intriguing bill with Iron Reagan and Wrong. The Night Birds play with Iron Reagan and Wrong tonight at 7 p.m. at Will’s Pub....

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Scream along with your favorite guilty pleasures at Emo Night Brooklyn

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:56 PM

This road show dance party devoted to the screamiest of emo phases – the mid-2000s – lands at Backbooth this week. Dance and shout along to your favorite hits from the likes of My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Paramore and more. Heavy mascara for all genders not only encouraged,...

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Hannibal Buress is bringing his 'Comedy Camisado Tour' to The Beacham

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Justified Bill Cosby accuser, co-host of The Eric Andre Show, and underplayed supporting star of Comedy Central's Broad City, Hannibal Buress, will soon grace the Orlando public with his laid-back wit at The Beacham Theatre. Coming hot off the heels of the release of his third Netflix special last month,...

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Here's a video of Rubio asking if we can afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Last November, less than a week before the election, Senator Marco Rubio asked a crowd in Punta Gorda, Florida, "Can this country afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI?" The audience then shouted, "No!" Of course, that question was about Hillary Clinton and her emails, not Donald Trump...

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Fans of the defunct Red Lion Pub convene at St. Matthew's Tavern this week

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:28 PM

The sudden closing of Red Lion Pub last summer after 27 years in business left many regular bar patrons and musicians feeling a little homeless. But this week, they’re throwing a family reunion at welcoming Mills Avenue spot St. Matthew’s Tavern. The vibe will be decidedly hippieish with music sets...

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