Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando releases loggerhead on 'World Turtle Day'

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 6:06 PM

This afternoon SeaWorld Orlando released a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle that had apparently eaten too many sand dollars. In January, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission found a 218-pound loggerhead sea turtle in the Indian River Lagoon near Fort Pierce. At the time, the turtle was missing its left...

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Werewolf-themed rockers Wolf-Face to play benefit show at the Social this weekend

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 4:45 PM

South Florida's werewolf-themed punk group Wolf-Face are set to return to an Orlando stage this weekend and the show will be a benefit for the Orlando Firefighters Benevolent Association. Two dollars from every ticket sold will be donated to that group. Wolf-Face, The 4Js, Locker Room Talk and Awkward Age...

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Local grind-noise group Ad Nauseum to play Uncle Lou's tonight

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Local grind/noise/sludge heavyweights Ad Nauseum make a very welcome return to live work in the company of comrades Forms and Acid Baptism. The twist ending, however, is that they're promising that this will be their last local gig for awhile. The carnage goes down tonight at 9 p.m. at Uncle...

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Tommy Stinson resurrects Bash & Pop, finally captures original Replacements fire

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 3:46 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Bash & Pop and Plane Versus Cult,The Social, May 22 It’s hard to capture lightning – or, in Tommy Stinson’s case, the party – in a bottle. The Replacements were that party. Boy, were they. But truly great parties like this are magical things. They just happen,...

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Orlando Fringe 2017 review: 'Baker's Dozen (12 Angry Puppets)'

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:41 PM

One puppet and one puppeteer create 12 distinct characters in a funny and thoughtful exposé of prejudice in our judicial system. (May 24-28)

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Former Rick Scott aide named Florida's environmental chief

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:37 PM

With Gov. Rick Scott describing him as “passionate about the environment,” Noah Valenstein was named Tuesday as Florida's next environmental secretary after a short interview with Scott and members of the state Cabinet. Valenstein, a former Scott aide who is executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, will...

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New pop-up kitchen concept moving into former Graffiti Junktion space in Thornton Park

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Last year, Graffiti Junktion's Thornton Park location moved down the street to the former Wildside Bar and Grille space. Now, we finally have a tenant for the vacant location at 900 E. Washington St. Chef Greg Peters will return to his old haunt with a new permanent pop-up kitchen concept called...

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Too Much Sauce opening on Mills Avenue

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Evan Dimov, the man behind popular sandwich joint Hot Krust Panini in Dr. Phillips, is opening a rice/quinoa/salad bowl joint in Mills Park. The quick-service concept will move into the space previously occupied by Giraffas Brazilian Grill in the Fresh Market Plaza. While the focus of the offerings will be...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Florida's appeal over death penalty unanimity case

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Bolstering a state law requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue. The court's decision to deny what is known as a “writ of certiorari” essentially cements a state law enacted...

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Trump administration gives Haitians 6 months of protected status to prepare to leave

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday said “after a careful review of the current conditions in Haiti...

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