Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Local grunge band Yogurt Smoothness to play Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Proopulsive local grunge revivalists Yogurt Smoothness return to an Orlando stage tonight. Expect monolothic riffs paired to eccentric song structures. Yogurt Smoothness play Will's Pub with A Wolf in the City and Fingerstripes at 8 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $-$8. ...

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Bizarre WFTV segment calls Lake Eola a terrorist 'soft target'

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Following Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., local television station WFTV stated in an extraordinary segment, that on any given day, downtown's Lake Eola Park could be a target for terrorists. WFTV's Karla Ray called upon security expert Zach Hudson to point out that the bridge in International...

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28 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Wednesday, May 24 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Dearest, Colorvision, Bluesferbones,...

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Major Florida marijuana grower and processor changes hands

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 3:09 PM

A Canadian-backed firm will take over management of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of Florida's seven medical marijuana operators, the companies announced Wednesday. The deal involving Aphria Inc., a marijuana grower and processor based in Ontario, and Chestnut Hill comes on the verge of a massive expansion of Florida's medical-marijuana market, sparked...

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Trump budget would eliminate Amtrak in Florida

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 2:24 PM

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for some of the most aggressive spending cuts the country has seen in years. Among those cuts, the Trump budget proposes reducing Amtrak's funding by 50 percent. Amtrak says the budget cuts would shut down service in 23 states, including Florida....

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The Pro Bowl will return to Camping World Stadium in 2018

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 2:09 PM

The Pro Bowl is coming back to Orlando. The NFL announced today that the all-stars of the AFC and NFC conferences will again face off at Camping World stadium on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Of course, Mayor Buddy Dyer was thrilled: The game does have an incredible impact on the Orlando...

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Mental health organization still needs funding for Pulse counseling

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 12:54 PM

After a tragedy, some people immediately go out and find counseling services to help them through the grief. Others, like Pulse survivor Dylan Kratky, may take some time and a push a friend to get there. Kratky, who goes by the stage name Milan D'Marco, was working as a dancer...

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Trump gave Pope Francis a sculpture made by a Florida artist

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:41 AM

While visiting the Vatican Wednesday, President Donald Trump, a man who once referred to Pope Francis as "disgraceful," gave His Holiness a first-edition set of writings from Martin Luther King Jr. and a bronze sculpture created by a Florida artist. "Rising Above," by Stuart, Florida, artist Geoffrey C. Smith, portrays...

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Orlando Fringe 2017 review: 'The Merkin Sisters'

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM

An hour of yonic performance art that pushes boundaries, even by Fringe's liberal standards. (May 24-28)

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New rooftop bar M Lounge officially opens tonight in Ivanhoe Village

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Ivanhoe Village's first rooftop bar will officially start pouring drinks to the public tonight. M Lounge, located at 2000 N. Orange Ave. on the third floor of the former Orlando Surgery Center, will celebrate its grand opening party beginning at 4 p.m. today. You might want to bring a poncho. Tonight's...

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