Thursday, February 23, 2017

Skyplex announces new 'Sky Jump' attraction

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM

The people behind the "vertical theme park" Skyplex announced the addition of Sky Jump, a new attraction that allows guests to leap from a small platform and free fall from 500 ft. above the ground. Similar to the Sky Jump attraction at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, the Skyplex version...

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WFTV publishes Dr. Phillips Center report that was revised to remove criticism of CEO

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Local news station WFTV has published two versions of an organizational assessment produced for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts that show the report was revised after its initial "final" version to delete or downplay criticism of CEO Kathy Ramsberger. Last year, the Dr. Phillips Center commissioned Strategic...

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West Coast punk icons Agent Orange to play Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Elder statesmen Cali punks Agent Orange could easily coast until the end of time on the strength of the nervey surf-punk classic “Bloodstains.” And yet here they are treading the boards with Guttermouth and the Queers. Agent Orange, Atom Age, Guttermouth and the Queers play Will's Pub tonight at 7 p.m....

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Hometown hero Kimball Collins drops in to Vinyl Arts Bar for a dance party this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Vinyl Arts Bar hosts DJ Kimball Collins, one of the big names from Orlando’s dance music heyday, alongside up-and-comer Michael Rosa. It’s a cross-generational dance party in one of downtown’s most unique venues. What’s not to love? 10 p.m. Friday; Vinyl Arts Bar, 75 E. Colonial Drive; contact for price;...

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'Newtown' documentary shows the effects of gun violence at Rollins College

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:11 AM

More than eight months ago, on June 5, 2016, we encouraged our readers to go attend a free screening of the documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, which focuses on America’s culture of gun violence and the gun lobby that resists stricter regulations. In a cruel twist,...

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Video Vengeance screens Orlando-shot VHS slasher flick 'The Night Brings Charlie' at Stardust

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM

A sadly less-heralded visual corollary of the DIY underground music and self-publishing boomlets of the late ’80s was the revolutionary freedom offered to budding and not-so-budding filmmakers by the video medium. Suddenly all manner of malcontents could plump down a nominal fee to score their own VHS camcorder and start...

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Hidden Volume Records brings two days of the best in garage rock to Will's Pub for Field Trip South

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:05 AM

This studded garage-rock festival is the first of its kind to happen in Orlando that we know of, and it’s as legitimately national as it is local. The two-day event is organized by Baltimore garage label Hidden Volume Records, which is the brainchild of former local Scott Sugiuchi of the...

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Protesters arrested after climbing inside Sabal Trail pipeline

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:10 AM

Marion County deputies arrested two protesters who they say climbed 250 feet deep inside a piece of the 36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline near Dunnellon. The Sabal Trail pipeline is the $3.2 billion project of Houston-based Spectra Energy. The 515-mile pipe snakes through Alabama, Georgia and down to Central Florida to...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Orlando Police officer under investigation after video shows him calling a man a 'f*cking little pussy'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:55 PM

An Orlando Police officer is under an internal affairs investigation after a video surfaced showing him cursing and threatening another man. The four-minute video, uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 3 by Ryan Romasco, shows an interaction between OPD Officer Jose Sanchez and Romasco during a disturbance call in the parking...

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Trump has spent 25 percent of his presidency in Florida and his travel expenses will cost taxpayers millions

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Monday marked the first month of Donald Trump's presidency, and so far he's spent a quarter of that time as Commander in Chief here in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Donald Trump has spent 186.5 hours out of the 744 of which he's been president – 25 percent...

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