Saturday, January 24, 2015

Letters to a Satanist: If we're not a Judeo-Christian nation, where do our laws come from?

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:27 PM

If we are not a Judeo-Christian nation, then where do our laws come from? There is a clear lack of intellectual merit in the question that might ordinarily render it unworthy of response ... however, the inquiry now carries the weight of theatrical populist outrage – falling, as it...

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Disney ticket prices to increase again in February

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:14 PM

According to the theme park blogosphere, Walt Disney World guests should expect to see a small increase in the price of tickets beginning in February. Nobody seems to know exactly what the new price of tickets will be, but the new pricing is expected to be in place mid-month.  Disney...

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Jerry Lee Lewis' motorcycle sold for $350,000 at auction in Kissimmee today

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Today at the Mecum auto auction in Kissimmee, a 1959 Harley Davidson that belonged to legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis fetched a whopping $350,000. The bike was given to him by Harley as a gift (another was gifted to Elvis Presley_, and the 79-year-old Lewis posted to his Facebook...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Swine & Sons offering Super Bowl Snack Pack to beat all snack packs

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:54 PM

The Super Bowl (and Puppy Bowl!) return on Sunday, Feb. 1, and there are parties scheduled all over town (see our Jan. 28 issue if you don't believe us). But what if you already have plans for the Super Bowl that involve a friend’s house, a big-screen TV and a group...

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Orlando one of four cities to receive state sales-tax dollars to pay for stadium-construction projects

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects. It will now be up to members of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to determine how the stadiums' requests should be ranked and if any money...

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BREAKING BAR NEWS: Owners of Bar-BQ-Bar and Planet Pizza join forces in Dive Bar space

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM

The ink is still drying and the details are scant, but Hurst Marshall (co-owner of Bar-BQ-Bar) and Frank Saljanin (of Planet Pizza) are joining forces for a new bar concept to take over the Dive Bar space (63 N. Orange Ave.). So far, they're staying mum on everything for now,...

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This Little Underground: Banditos at Will's Pub

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:48 PM

As the newest signing to Bloodshot Records, Nashville-based Alabama band Banditos are about to go from relative nobody to certified somebody. With a debut album releasing sometime early this year, they’re currently on their first Florida tour to pour out a taste of what’s to come. Might wanna get...

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Friday afternoon time killer: Find out how far it is from Orlando to anywhere in the world

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Ever wonder how far Orlando is from Havana (375 miles)? Or Helsinki, Finland (5,059 miles)? How about Singapore (10,354 miles)? We found a cool free online service that will give you the distance (in miles, kilometers or nautical miles) how far you are from practically anyplace in the world. ...

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State Attorney Jeff Ashton formally clears officer in Vixen Bar shooting

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Yesterday, State Attorney Jeff Ashton released a letter he sent to the Orlando Police Department clearing Officer Eduardo Sanguino of any wrongdoing in an Aug. 19, 2014 incident in which he accidentally shot a woman inside a nightclub while he was attempting to subdue a man outside the bar. After an...

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Central Florida Composers Forum presents free concert of contemporary sacred music

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Central Florida Composers Forum, a local nexus of adventurous new classical, partners with downtown's Cathedral Church of St. Luke Sunday to present a program of newly composed music for a variety of faith traditions called Sacred Sounds. Composer, CF2 member and host of modern classical radio show "Zero Crossing" on WPRK Charlie...

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