Monday, January 16, 2017

Florida Republicans re-elect Blaise Ingoglia as state chair

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Following the state GOP's strong performance in the November elections, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia overwhelmingly won a second term Saturday at the party's annual meeting. In a vote of the party's executive committee, Ingoglia defeated his only competitor by a 2-to-1 margin, taking 152 votes to 76...

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Massive pod of whales currently stranded off the coast of Florida

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Earlier this morning, 95 false killer whales found themselves in a potentially life ending situation off the coast of Hog Key, near Key West, Florida. The stranded whales, which fall into the dolphin family, have garnered a response from agencies like the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and...

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Florida man now has a very unfortunate tattoo

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Back in December, Cowboys superfan Jordan Garnett of Boynton Beach, Florida, decided to get a very unfortunate tattoo, something he still has attached to his arm. Unfortunately for Garnett, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Cowboys Sunday night 34-31, rendering his new ink– which called for a Super Bowl Championship...

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Vocal effects wizard Michael Winslow will collaborate with Orlando talent

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 1:51 PM

So perhaps you saw actor, comedian and "man of 10,000 voices" Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Spaceballs) jump onstage with Dweezil Zappa at the Plaza Live last night and lend his vocal talents a song or two. No? No worries, you're going to have plenty of opportunities to see the former...

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Noor Salman, wife of Pulse mass shooter, arrested by FBI

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:32 PM

The wife of mass shooter Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse last June, was arrested by FBI agents at her home outside of San Francisco. The New York Times reports Noor Salman was arrested on charges of obstruction in connection to the shooting. Mateen was...

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will soon shut down

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM

After 146 years, "The Greatest Show on Earth" is coming to an end. On Saturday, Jan. 14, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that both of its shows will end in May of this year. The circus has been owned by the Feld family since Irvine Feld bought...

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Godzilla-sized Florida gator is not interested in humans

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:04 AM

A stupidly large Florida gator was captured on video last weekend, and it would appear it does not care for the taste of humans. Or maybe it was just full. The video, posted by Kim Joiner, shows the estimated 12-foot long alligator meandering in front of a group of...

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Band of the Week: The Attack

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 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 the Attack. The Attack plays Back Booth on Jan. 20 with Koffin Kats. Just the facts:Who's in the band?Charlie Bender: vocals Brad Palkevich: guitar...

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Avalon Island hosts Merchandise guitarist David Vassalotti for a rare solo show

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

On the second Monday of each month, the Gallery at Avalon Island’s In-Between Series presents a new sonic adventure. The performers selected tend toward the experimental, but no genre-based pretense governs. This month’s installment brings David Vassalotti to the gallery. The longtime guitarist of 4AD recording artists Merchandise has stuffed...

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Lo-fi electro-pop band Karen Meat visits Spacebar for Ugly Orange's first show of the year

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The first show of 2017 put on by upstart booking collective Ugly Orange features a performer just as off-kilter yet on-target as we’ve come to expect from UO. That intro out of the way, meet Karen Meat, the Des Moines-based outlet for songwriter Arin Eaton. Eaton, as Karen Meat, doesn’t...

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