Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Florida takes death penalty case to U.S. Supreme Court

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The state plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a landmark case in which justices struck down as unconstitutional Florida's death-penalty sentencing procedure because it gave too much power to judges, instead of juries. Attorney General Pam Bondi's lawyers will appeal a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court...

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Credo's Church Street Exchange location now has specialty beverage list

Posted By on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 6:00 AM

I gave the corporate coffee powers some love last week, so today here's some news about one of our beloved local coffee shops: Downtown Credo. Nestled between co-working spaces in the Church Street Exchange (the newest of the three locations, including the College Park original and Health Village at Florida...

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Florida officials may be planning 'novel' change to lethal injection

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 4:50 PM

In a move that would be certain to spur more litigation over the state's already embattled death penalty, Florida corrections officials appear to be planning what could be a dramatic change to the triple-drug lethal injection process —- including the use of a drug never before used for executions....

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The Offspring, Soundgarden and more announced for Welcome to Rockville Festival

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Welcome to Rockville, arguably one of Florida's largest rock gatherings, announced its 2017 lineup today. The packed lineup, shown below, features classic rockers like Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Def Leppard, the Offspring and more. The two-day festival will be held April 29-30 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Tickets...

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Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders coming to Orlando in early 2017

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Stevie Nicks, the undisputed witch queen of pop music, has announced another round of dates for her "24 Karat Gold Tour" with the Pretenders and they've penciled in an Orlando show for 2017. Nicks, this time stepping solo instead of with Fleetwood Mac, and Chrissie Hynde's new wave survivors, the...

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We've all been this woman

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Last weekend, a couple wearing matching T-shirts had a precious moment in front of Cinderella Castle at Disney World, like couples do. However, a photobombing woman in a Christmas sweater witnessed this all-too-common display of affection, and well, just look at her face. We are her, and she is us....

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Steve Miller Band coming to Dr. Phillips Center this spring

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Steve Miller, also known as the Space Cowboy, the Gangster of Love and Maurice, is coming to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in March. The recent inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will perform in the Walt Disney Theater on March 31. Tickets,...

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Pulse owner decides not to sell nightclub to City of Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The owner of Pulse has decided not to sell the gay nightclub to the City of Orlando for $2.25 million In a statement from her lawyer, Barbara Poma says she just can't walk away from the space where 49 people were killed this past summer in a mass shooting. Poma...

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Sanctum Cafe doubling in size

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Good news for lovers of vegan food and haters of waiting: Construction is underway at the Sanctum Cafe to expand, doubling their current space. The cafe specializing in plant-based cuisine was sandwiched between Smoke Pharmacy and Firefly Yoga in the small strip center at the corner of Ferncreek and Colonial....

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A $12 million renovation is coming to the Dolphin hotel lobby

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Luckily, the dolphin fountain is staying put

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