Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Holy Land Experience, which saves millions by not paying taxes, announces free day for 2017

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:43 PM

The Holy Land Experience, which has saved $2.2 million since 2006 in property-tax exemptions, announced the 2017 free admission day it's required to have once a year. The park will be open to the public this year on Wednesday, Jan. 25. God doesn't require the Holy Land Experience to be...

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Artegon artists find new venue in Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 2:04 PM

A few artists from the recently shut down Artegon Marketplace may soon have a new home in an office-turned-showroom in Winter Park, according to The Daily City. The former engineering firm on Palmetto Avenue will be offering a gallery space for artists from the former "anti-mall," which is set to...

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Garage rock vet Dex Romweber plays Will's Pub tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Dex Romweber, resident wildman lifer in both Flat Duo Jets (Do you like White Stripes and Black Keys? Romweber perfected the garage duo format with FDJ.) and Dex Romweber Duo, steps out on his own tonight in Orlando. It’s gonna get feral. Romweber plays Will's Pub tonight at 8 p.m. with...

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Florida Supreme Court turns down challenge to tax credit scholarships

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM

This post has been updated from a previous version. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-ditch appeal challenging the state's de facto school-voucher program, essentially ending the battle over a program that pays for the private educations of nearly 100,000 children. In a brief order signed by four...

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Let's talk about Markeith Loyd's face

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Markeith Loyd, a wanted murder suspect and subject of a massive nine-day manhunt, was finally brought into custody last night, and he's still in the hospital recovery from what appears to be a lot of "resisting." While the capture of a murder suspect, especially one wanted for allegedly killing...

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26 free concerts happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 18 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. Sandwich Bar Takeover: Harryson T., Jawl Nini 10 pm at Sandwich Bar, 2432 E. Robinson St....

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Universal Orlando boosts Butterbeer price to $6.99

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:06 PM

If you're a witch or wizard wishing to drown your sorrows in a tankard of marshmallow foam over this week's Voldemort-engineered inauguration, you'll need to dig a bit deeper into your Gringotts bank vault, because Universal Orlando has boosted the price for a cup of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's...

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Prosecutors say Palm Beach Gardens officer lied about when he shot Corey Jones

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja "lied" when he spoke with a 911 dispatcher about when he fired six fatal shots at Corey Jones, according to a report from the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office. The Palm Beach Post reports Jones, a beloved local musician, was outside his broken-down...

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Merchandise's David Vassalotti gives one of the In-Between Series' most riveting performances

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:38 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The In-Between Series covers a lot of stylistic ground. But, befitting a gallery serial focused on art music, most of it is experimental and obscure in nature, and indie rock isn’t usually on the menu. The latest chapter, however, went there and went big with a...

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Orlando Indie Comedy Fest unofficially kicks off with the Roast of Shaw Smith Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM

This roast of local comedian Shaw Smith isn’t technically part of the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, but a lot of locals are treating it like an unofficial kick-off party. Smith leaves Orlando for the balmy climes of South Florida after the festival, so his so-called friends are going to make...

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