Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Owner of Pulse files plans to make nightclub a permanent memorial site

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The owners of the gay nightclub Pulse plan to create a memorial at the site where 49 people died June 12 and countless others were injured in a mass shooting.  In paperwork filed with the state for the not-for-profit OnePulse Foundation, the owners say the foundation's purpose include "conceiving, funding...

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21 free concerts in Orlando this week (7/27-8/2)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Wednesday July 27 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Oriented Music Group Open Jam 10:45 pm at St. Matthew's Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. ...

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The FWC would like you to stop painting turtles

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to remind people to stop using the shells of tortoises and turtles as paint canvases. The FWC posted a PSA to their Facebook on Wednesday, July 27, reminding Floridians that painting turtles' shells can harm their ability to get the vitamins they need...

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Bulla Gastrobar, opening this fall, to bring a little elBulli flair to Winter Park

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Yes, there's an actual elBulli connection.

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Publix billionaire donates $800k to fight Florida medical marijuana legalization

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM

A trust run by the president of Publix, a beloved Florida grocery store chain that carries cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, just donated $800,000 to a conservative-led campaign fighting medical marijuana legalization in Florida.  According to the Ledger, Carol Jenkins Barnett, the chairwoman and president of Publix, used her trust to...

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Florida regulators approve more toxic chemicals in state water

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:28 AM

A state regulatory panel Tuesday narrowly approved the first changes to Florida's surface-water quality standards in nearly a quarter-century, despite objections from environmentalists who argued the new criteria potentially create more health hazards. The Environmental Regulation Commission, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, voted 3-2 to support changes...

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OMA's Art Night Out gives you a crash course in making your own zines and comics

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Zine culture seems to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance locally, with releases of homemade publications like Tittie-Thyme and Is It Over Yet? becoming anticipated events. Even the American Library Association devoted a section to the creation and curation of Florida zines at its national convention a few...

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Kool Keith braves the elements to get back to Will's Pub for a make-up show

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM

After a tornado delay last month that left him stranded in an airport, Mr. Gerbik, aka Rhythm X, aka Dr. Octagon, aka Black Elvis, aka Kool Keith, is set to play his rescheduled Orlando show. Kool Keith is an MC among MCs: a legend, an innovator and a 30-year...

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Jennifer Medina's 'Out of the Blue' exhibit showcases bright young things in the flush of youth

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The multitalented Jennifer Medina hasn’t been seen around Orlando for a while (last time we saw her was when her band Colorsphere played at Stardust with Moon Jelly). But Time Waste Management, the art collective behind A Place Gallery, has brought her back into the fold with this one-night-only...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sonoma Kitchen bought by RusTeak, now called The Stubborn Mule

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:11 PM

The space in Thornton Park formerly known as Sonoma Kitchen has been purchased by Jonathan Canonaco, owner of College Park gastro-bistro RusTeak. The new moniker: The Stubborn Mule, which we deem appropriate, considering the spaces in that block have been notoriously difficult to settle into for restaurateurs.  As the name...

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