Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mike Doughty beyond Soul Coughing, Wheatus an unexpectedly sweet encounter (The Social)

Posted By on Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:25 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Soul Coughing and Wheatus are two notable relics of bygone zeitgeists if ever there were any. The ‘90s are in high fashion again but that hasn’t quite trickled down to Soul Coughing’s aesthetic. That’s probably a good thing because, outside their cult following, sentiment for...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Orlando to be testing ground for new driverless car technology

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Sick of driving in I-4 traffic? Well, pretty soon, Orlandoans might not even need to touch a steering wheel to navigate the Central Florida highways. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that Central Florida has been selected to provide a proving ground pilot site to test new automated vehicle...

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Police cruiser belonging to fallen officer Lt. Debra Clayton vandalized

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Vandals have defaced a police cruiser belonging to slain Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, who used the vehicle until she was fatally shot earlier this month. "Tax Payer," "Love you," "Kansas" and "Rapest" are just a few of the hardly legible blemishes that now speckle the hood of the car...

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First Atlas V rocket launch of the year will blast missile warning satellite into space

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 4:25 PM

For the first time this year, a rocket will pierce the night sky over the Space Coast tonight. The United Launch Alliance will launch the Atlas V carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Mission, a U.S. Air Force satellite, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at...

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Tom Felton announced as final actor to join 'A Celebration of Harry Potter'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Universal Orlando announced Friday the final actor joining "A Celebration of Harry Potter" next week— Tom Felton, who's known for playing a bouncing white ferret, uh, we mean Draco Malfoy, in the films. Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) will also be...

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Get your application in today for spot on commission to reform Florida Constitution

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM

The deadline ends today to submit your name to Gov. Rick Scott for one of the 37 unfilled seats on the upcoming Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, which will have the power to get proposals on the state's mid-term ballot in 2018. According to the Miami Herald, 258 applicants, varying in occupational backgrounds and political...

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World music group Celtic Woman announce Orlando performance

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Much-beloved Celtic/international music quartet and PBS staple Celtic Woman have announced an Orlando show as part of their 2017 85-city tour itinerary. The group currently have two albums in Billboard's World Music chart and just received a Grammy nod for new album Voices of Angels. Celtic Woman are set to...

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Feds find Florida child welfare system underperforming for foster children

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:21 PM

A new federal study of the Florida Department of Children and Families has found that the state system has been seriously underperforming in key areas aimed at protecting and caring for foster children. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Children's Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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Local MC Caskey plays tour homecoming show at Venue 578 tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Homecoming show tonight for local MC Caskey fresh off his recent “No Apologies” tour, expect the rapper to be road-tested and on target. Will get wild. Caskey takes a victory lap around Venue 578 tonight at 7 p.m. alongside KPE, Skyxxx, 2Hot and Cityboistreets. Tickets are $20. ...

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The Roots rap safety guidelines video for new Jimmy Fallon ride coming to Universal

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM

It's no secret that Jimmy Fallon and his buddies in The Roots love a good rap song. So of course, when it was time to drop some sick beats for the pre-show of his new ride, Jimmy Fallon turned it over to his Grammy-award-winning house band. According to the Universal...

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