Thursday, March 30, 2017

Six spots to slurp bivalves on National Oyster Day this Friday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Whether you're into oysters raw, steamed or fried, this Friday is your day devour as many as possible. We're lucky to live near a major oyster-producing area, the Gulf of Mexico, especially the shores of the Panhandle, and some of the dining spots around town take their shellfish seriously. Whatever...

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Florida's constitution commission holds rowdy hearing in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

From the concrete to the eccentric, Floridians began bringing their ideas to the state's Constitution Revision Commission during a public hearing Wednesday, even as a voting-rights organization questioned the panel's process. The public hearing in Orlando marked the first for the commission, which has undertaken the once-every-20-years task of proposing...

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Aramis Ayala says proposed $1.3 million budget cut to her office is 'political posturing'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala is calling a $1.3 million proposed budget cut to her office a "political posturing" move by Florida lawmakers. Republicans in the Florida House have proposed slashing the Ninth Circuit's State Attorney's Office budget by eliminating millions and 21 positions after Ayala's decision not to seek...

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Will's Pub throws a fancy cocktail party with tunes by the Mud Flappers and the Legendary J.C.'s

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Will’s Pub throws an old fashioned cocktail party with old fashioned music this week. A special menu of cocktails from yesteryear will be on hand as old-timey swing band the Mud Flappers and soul revivalists the Legendary J.C.’s take to the stage. Ohio’s drums and cello duo Lung keep things...

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Podcast heroes Tom & Dan take over Hard Rock Live for a live show

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM

BDMS rejoice! No longer satisfied with the shadowy depths of their Baldwin Park studio, Tom and Dan emerge into the light – oh, the horrible light! – this Saturday at Hard Rock Live. Fans can finally view the podcasters in their true form without all of the special effects and...

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Florida House approves plan to give judges term limits

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM

The Florida House on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit Supreme Court justices and appeals-court judges to two consecutive terms in office, sending a major priority of Speaker Richard Corcoran to an uncertain fate in the Senate. House members voted to approve the measure (HJR 1)...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Florida Film Festival announcesmovies and celebrity guests

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

The 2017 Florida Film Festival, scheduled for April 21-30, will include 182 movies (the most ever) and appearances by actor Billy Crudup, writer-director-producer David Zucker and actor Robert Hays, it was announced today. Crudup will screen a 35mm print of Jesus’ Son on April 28, and Zucker and Hays will...

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Marco Rubio accepted more than $75K in donations from ISPs before selling us out

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Florida senator Marco Rubio recently decided that the privacy of his constituents is worth about $75,000 in political donations. Yesterday, Marco Rubio, along with the rest of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representative, repealed Obama-era privacy rules that would have required internet service providers (like, Comcast and Time Warner...

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A reminder that the biggest gators will always be found on golf courses

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:35 PM

A gargantuan alligator interrupted a golf tournament in South Carolina this week and while the footage of this beast is impressive, it's important to remember that massive gators love golf courses almost more than our current president. The video above was shot on Monday, March 27, at the Osprey Pointe...

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Universal releases details on 'American Horror Story' maze at Halloween Horror Nights 27

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27 is right around the corner, and this year the terror-themed attraction will once again bring FX's American Horror Story to life. Universal Studios released a few details about the American Horror Story house, which will feature three of the show's seasons – "Asylum," "Coven"...

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