Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Comedians take over Barley and Vine to roast Trump during inauguration

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM

On January 20, comedians from all over the country will attempt to soften the blow of 2016's election results with an appropriately named event called What A Joke. Presented by the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, which also starts this weekend, What a Joke will feature over a dozen comedians taking a...

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Orlando Funkfest announces headliners including Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Mystikal

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Orlando Funkfest has revealed the first group of performers for its spring event with heavy (but so smooth) headliners Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Mystikal and Joe. Heavy grooves. The rest of the lineup will be announced in the near future. Orlando Funkfest 2017 will be at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on...

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Eight people arrested at Sabal Pipeline protest

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Protesters were arrested Monday at the Sabal Trail Pipeline site after locking themselves to construction equipment. According to The Gainesville Sun, eight protestors near Live Oak, FL were arrested while trying to slow down the production of the Sabal Trail Pipeline, which is currently cutting through the Suwannee River State Park. Four protestors...

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Who brought this diaper-wearing monkey into Epcot last weekend?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Usually the only monkeys you see at Disney World are swinging in cages inside Animal Kingdom. But on Sunday afternoon, a woman somehow was able to bring her diaper-wearing service monkey into Epcot, despite company policy that only allows dogs and miniature horses. Yes, miniature horses. According to Walt Disney...

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Eight people shot during MLK Day celebration in Miami

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Eight people were shot, one critically, in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood during a celebration honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The Miami Herald reports Miami-Dade Police detained two men for questioning and recovered two guns. The shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park started hours after the annual...

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Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton to be honored with church youth center

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:40 PM

A little over a week after Lt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed, members of a local Polk County church are working to preserve her legacy. According to Fox News, the Winning Souls for the Kingdom Church in Auburndale, where Clayton frequently spent time mentoring the ministry's young people, will...

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Disney World now offering some sort of breakfast hot dog

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not indulge with new greasy, sugary morning treats on your next Disney vacation? According to the Disney Parks Blog, Magic Kingdom is getting an array of new breakfast options, including a hashbrown hot dog that looks like it belongs...

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Dozens of Democratic Congress members plan to skip Trump's inauguration, including Florida lawmakers

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM

More than 40 Democratic House members refuse to attend Donald Trump's presidential inauguration this Friday, including some Florida lawmakers. The Washington Post reports the number of Democrats skipping the ceremony rose after Trump criticized civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis. Earlier, Lewis had told NBC's Chuck Todd...

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SeaWorld announces new 'Seven Seas Food Festival' with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx and ZZ Top

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:37 AM

SeaWorld has announced its first attempt to give guests an international coastal cuisine experience. On 14 consecutive Saturdays from Feb. 11 to May 13, SeaWorld will host its first-ever Seven Seas Food Festival. The event will include 11 global markets, which will allow guests to taste more than 60...

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A few dishes you can expect at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:19 AM

Theme parks are typically less congested from January to March, so it's no surprise that Disney's brass chose to launch their newest festival this month. In addition to showcasing the visual and performing arts, the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts has plenty to offer by way of the...

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