Thursday, December 8, 2016

Two Florida synth-goth vets, Ars Phoenix and the Viirus, swoop into the Falcon this week

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

On the surface, Thornton Park’s string of pricey salons and preppy-casual bar-restos doesn’t present an obvious case for it being the gothiest neighborhood in town. But fans of dirgey synths, iced-out drum machines and funereal fashion will tell you that the Falcon’s Uberbahn nights are the place to see some...

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Sing Christmas carols with a burlesque troupe in your PJs at Blacklist Babes Cabaret's Holiday Singalong

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Why go walk door-to-door singing carols when you can do it in the warmth of a tavern with full bar service? Plus, this holiday party features the Blacklist Babes Cabaret performing holiday burlesque routines set to live music. Wear your best wintry PJs to compete in the pajama contest for...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Three juveniles arrested in death of Winter Park High School teen Roger Trindade

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 5:27 PM

The Winter Park Police Department says it has arrested three teenagers in the death of Roger Trindade, a 15-year-old Winter Park High School student who was found unconscious after a fight in October. Law enforcement officials made the announcement after the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Roger's death was a homicide as a...

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Federal court allows students to form gay-straight clubs after Florida school board blocked them

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:53 PM

A federal appeals court panel overturned a ruling Tuesday that prevented a group of Florida students from forming a gay-straight alliance club at their Lake County middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit in 2013 on behalf of students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg after...

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FUERZAFest, Orlando's first Latino LGBTQ festival, starts Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Almost six months after the Pulse tragedy, many organizations are still working to heal and bring attention to the communities that were hit the hardest by the massacre. The deaths of the 49 victims, many of whom were both Latino and LGBTQ, shined a light on this intersection of people...

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Belle Isle man gets gas

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:04 PM

$5,000 worth, in fact.

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Goo Goo Dolls headline Christmas show at House of Blues tonight

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Buffalo's Goo Goo Dolls have cleaned up real nice from their beginnings as scrappy, Replacements-esque hooligans; they're proper pop stars now, and still going strong into a three decades long career.  The decidedly grown-up Goo Goo Dolls will be getting into the spirit of the season in Orlando tonight, headlining...

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Florida woman arrested for sending death threats to Sandy Hook parent, calls massacre a 'hoax'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:01 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice charged a Florida woman for threatening a parent of a child lost in the Sandy Hook massacre, because she believed it was all a hoax. According to USA Today, 57-year-old Lucy Richards of Tampa, Florida, was charged Wednesday with four counts of transmitting threats,...

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Florida AG Pam Bondi, please accept my Instagram follow request

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM

It's been a week now since I sent Florida attorney general Pam Bondi a follow request on her private Instagram account, and yet I'm still locked out. What are you hiding in there, Pam?! Sandwiches? Sunsets? Golf outings with Donald Trump? Whatever it is, let me "heart" that shit....

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Motorists have now killed more Florida panthers in 2016 than any other year

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Last night a panther was struck and killed by a vehicle in Collier County, bringing the total number killed by motorists in 2016 to 31 – an all time record for the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, biologists found the carcass of a 2-year-old female...

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