Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mental health organization still needs funding for Pulse counseling

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 12:54 PM

After a tragedy, some people immediately go out and find counseling services to help them through the grief. Others, like Pulse survivor Dylan Kratky, may take some time and a push a friend to get there. Kratky, who goes by the stage name Milan D'Marco, was working as a dancer...

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Trump gave Pope Francis a sculpture made by a Florida artist

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:41 AM

While visiting the Vatican Wednesday, President Donald Trump, a man who once referred to Pope Francis as "disgraceful," gave His Holiness a first-edition set of writings from Martin Luther King Jr. and a bronze sculpture created by a Florida artist. "Rising Above," by Stuart, Florida, artist Geoffrey C. Smith, portrays...

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Orlando Fringe 2017 review: 'The Merkin Sisters'

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM

An hour of yonic performance art that pushes boundaries, even by Fringe's liberal standards. (May 24-28)

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New rooftop bar M Lounge officially opens tonight in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Ivanhoe Village's first rooftop bar will officially start pouring drinks to the public tonight. M Lounge, located at 2000 N. Orange Ave. on the third floor of the former Orlando Surgery Center, will celebrate its grand opening party beginning at 4 p.m. today. You might want to bring a poncho. Tonight's...

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Get Your Jazz On returns for a party in the Alfond Inn's courtyard

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:41 AM

The Alfond Inn’s swanky outdoor jazz concert is only half of the fun for these nights. Make sure you come on an empty stomach, because you’ll probably want second helpings of the included award-winning roast pig, to say nothing of the wine and craft cocktail selections. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday; The...

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars stop into Southern Nights for a special benefit

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Superstar drag queens get together for a good cause at Southern Nights this week. The slate includes stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, including Season 1 winner BeBe Zahara and Season 9 stars Valentina and Eureka O’Hara. Spring for VIP if you want to meet and mingle with the ladies.  6...

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Help fight Katie Ball's brain cancer at a benefit David Bowie dance party at Will's Pub

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Once upon a time, Katie Ball was our favorite cheerleader of all things local and awesome. She wrote and photographed a book about Florida bands called Any Cool Music? (still available on Amazon!), she served as director of programming at short-lived but groundbreaking cultural hub Urban ReThink, and she was...

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MegaCon hosts a star-studded benefit for Equality Florida this weekend

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:44 AM

Even if we did get treated to a fantastic Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, MegaCon is still the kingpin when it comes to our annual pop-culture convention season. With numerous guests from the worlds of film and television (Tim Curry!, Eliza Dushku!, the Stranger Things kids!), comics (Tom King!,...

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Florida judge backs two more medical marijuana licenses

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:34 AM

In a long-awaited decision, an administrative law judge Tuesday called for the state to issue two new licenses to medical marijuana operators, saying competing businesses —- which lost out to another operator selected by Florida health officials in 2015 —- were virtually tied. Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham's recommended...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Judge asks Christina Grimmie's family for amended complaint in lawsuit

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:55 PM

An Orange County judge is asking the family of the late Christina Grimmie to file an amended complaint after dismissing their original lawsuit against the owners of the Orlando venue where "The Voice" singer was killed last year. Grimmie, 22, was fatally shot three times on June 10, 2016 at...

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