Friday, April 17, 2015

Don Francisco and 'Sábado Gigante' to end 53-year run on TV

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Hate him and his show or not, for millions of Latinos in the United States and millions more across Latin America, everybody knows Don Francisco and Sábado Gigante. Hell, even non-Latinos are familiar with his face and have likely seen the show at some point or another. It's...

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Beer:30 Friday: Lil Indies opens their new back patio

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:21 PM

If you've been hearing construction noises in Mills 50 lately – hammers, power saws, four-letter words, etc. – you may have already figured out that classy neighborhood hang Lil Indies has been hard at work installing wooden walls around a pre-existing patio out back. Well, the wait to see who's...

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Need a laugh? Check out a double-header of comedy shows in the Milk District this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM

If the week has left you sad about either missing Dave Chappelle or being too poor to afford Tig Notaro tickets, you may want to drown your sorrows in the Milk District this Saturday. In addition to Bull & Bush's Shit Sandwich, which we think is one of the best,...

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Photos: new sharks arrive at Sea Life Orlando aquarium

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Just a couple more weeks until the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium opens at I-Drive 360, and today a group of sandbar sharks were introduced to the tanks. They join the first group of fish, including Everglades pygmy sunfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish and Moray eels, introduced to the aquarium several weeks...

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A look at the cryptic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame voting process

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:33 AM

When the Sex Pistols were announced as a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum inductee in 2006, singer Johnny Rotten posted a scathing letter to the Rock Hall on the band's website. He called the museum "a piss stain." "Your anonymous as judges but your ...

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Controversial anti-gay adoption bill will have a hearing in Senate after all

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 3:41 PM

In this week's issue, we told you about how the Senate decided last week not to amend its adoption-reform package to include language that would make it legal for private adoption agencies to refuse to work with people based on so-called "moral" convictions. While the House overwhelmingly approved a controversial bill,...

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Drool over exclusive Record Store Day releases this Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Record Store Day stashes unbelievable special releases in the nation's coolest record stores, and this year's list is just as jaw-dropping as the best of them. This year's holiday takes place on Saturday, April 18, and participating local stores include Rock & Roll Heaven, Park Ave. CDs, Retro Records...

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Hook's lost control: Get 'Closer' for 'Unknown Pleasures' with Peter Hook & the Light this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM

In case you were wondering what exactly will be going down at the Plaza Live on Sunday, April 19, come a little closer. Not only will Peter Hook & the Light be playing Joy Division's Closer and Unknown Pleasures in full, but the band will also perform other Joy...

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An insane collection of concert posters highlights talented local designers at Gallery at Avalon Island

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:49 AM

I've been too busy wide-eyeing Jim Leatherman's photo retrospective of concert photography he shot between 1984-2014 to adequately express excitement over another really cool art exhibit opening tonight at Gallery at Avalon Island that features poster art from some of the area's coolest designers, like Jeff Matz, Erin Nolan,...

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Florida wildlife officials give thumbs up for black bear hunt this fall

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Black bears are closer to being placed on the state's wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agreed Wednesday to allow hunting for black bears during one week this fall, due to a growing number of bear...

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