Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rick Scott expressed support for gay rights after Pulse, Florida House member says

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM

In the days after 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott privately expressed some support for gay rights to the state's only openly gay state lawmaker, the Miami Beach House member told a gathering in Philadelphia on Wednesday. "We didn't talk about specific laws,...

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National Lasagna Day is tomorrow. Here's 3 places to get your Garfield on

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:10 AM

There's an inner Garfield the Cat in all of us when it comes to layered sheets of pasta with ricotta, mozzarella, red sauce and ground beef (or not, no judgement). For true lasagna lovers, July 29, National Lasagna Day, should be sacred. Here are three restaurants around town with notable...

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Disneyland's Star Wars land is well underway, so what's the deal with Disney World's?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM

Out in California, Disneyland’s Star Wars land is well underway while the one here has yet to even have its official location confirmed.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hinging a large part of its future success on Star Wars land and we can look at what Disney has revealed, mixed...

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Curren$y's show at Venue 578 finds him ready to enter the mainstream

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:07 AM

Casual hip-hop fans might be forgiven for not immediately recognizing Louisiana rapper Curren$y, but the unique arc of his long tenure in the rap game (itself something of a rare phenomenon), means that record collectors and ringtone rap fans alike have no doubt heard him; dude’s got an incredible...

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Fandoms unite at the convention center this weekend as GeekyCon returns to town

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Show the world your inner geek at the annual three-day convention where all fandoms unite: GeekyCon. Whether you’re a Potterhead, a Whovian or even a Disneyphile, there are a variety of different events over the three-day gathering to get your geek on. Cosplay your favorite character, meet other members of...

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Axl, Slash and Duff manage to avoid a civil war on their successful Guns 'N Roses reunion tour

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:01 AM

We would love to see the contracts that are allowing this Guns ‘N Roses tour to happen. Not for the dollar amounts (we can’t count that high) and not for the hospitality riders (probably just fancy water and vitamin packets). No, we want to see the iron-clad clauses that are...

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Ghostbusters is getting the theme park treatment, just not in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Ghostbusters is a classic part of Universal Studios here in Orlando.  Since being reinvented on the large screen, currently the Ghostbuster have no real presence in the local theme parks. The same can’t be said for other parks around the world. From a major new, blockbuster ride in Dubai to...

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Pulse victim's mother asks for 'common-sense gun policies' at DNC

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:45 AM

The mother of one of the victims who died in the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse called for "common-sense gun policies" to a somber crowd at the Democratic National Convention.  Christine Leinonen lost her only son Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, 32, who was killed on June 12 along with his...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Magical Dining Month will span three months this year, starting Aug. 29

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:09 PM

If you didn't get enough stellar dining deals during Bite30 last month, VisitOrlando's Magical Dining Month (MDM) is coming up, starting Aug. 29. For its 11th year, MDM will span three months, ending on Oct. 2, and featuring 90 restaurants' three-course prix fixe dinners for $33 per person. Of the...

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Just announced: Johnnyswim to play the Beacham Theater

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Johnnyswim, the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, have announced a tour stop in Orlando as part of a nationwide swing later this year. The hotly-tipped singer-songwriters, currently garnering praise from the likes of NPR and Rolling Stone for their rootsy folk-pop sound, will be playing the Beacham...

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