Thursday, August 25, 2016

Legal challenges mount over Florida's new water standards

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:29 PM

After the Seminole Tribe of Florida launched a legal challenge earlier in the month, the city of Miami and a paper-mill industry group also are taking aim at controversial new state water-quality standards. The city and the group Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc., filed separate challenges during...

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Two Orlando hospitals say they will not bill Pulse shooting victims

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Two local hospitals that treated people involved with the mass shooting on June 12 at Pulse nightclub say they will not bill the victims.   According to the Washington Post, Florida Hospital announced Wednesday night that they would not bill any survivors for any treatment or follow-up surgeries. Orlando Health, whose Orlando...

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Early John Waters flick 'Multiple Maniacs' trashes up the Enzian for midnight screenings

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:19 AM

First off, let’s do the standard warning that just because you liked the Hairspray remake (and/or musical), it doesn’t mean that every John Waters film is going to be up your alley. Particularly his earlier films: reels of punk cinema that still pack a visceral punch to this day. Multiple...

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The Areolas bid farewell to their bassist with a blowout final show at the Copper Rocket

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Orlando sure loves its pop punk, and there are few bands that embody pure pop-punky spirit more than the Areolas. Utilizing the tried-and-true “three chords and the truth” approach to songwriting, their material is as honest as it is unpolished, comprising songs about getting fucked up and getting fucked over...

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Push for details on Florida's lethal injection program continues

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:55 AM

Lawyers representing Arizona Death Row inmates aren't backing down from a battle with Florida corrections officials over the release of documents related to execution drugs, part of a drawn-out challenge to Arizona's lethal-injection process. The Florida Department of Corrections is refusing to release the documents, arguing that the information is...

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Local hip-hop artist Niko Is releases new album

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Orlando-based MC and hip-hop performer Niko Is has just released his newest full-length Songs.4.People.Who.Break.Promises. Due to the breakneck pace of recording and composing, Niko Is has characterized the record as a "pop up album." Recording and production on the LP was handled by fellow Floridian Thanks Joey. The album can be...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bill Clinton visits site of Pulse nightclub shooting

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit Wednesday to the site of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse where 49 people lost their lives and 53 were injured.  Clinton's wife and the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, had previously visited Pulse when she visited Orlando in...

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Bigger better Se7en Bites will soft-open Sept. 17

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Last September, we told you Se7en Bites would be moving into an expanded space up the street, and now the Milk District bakery is all but set to do so. According to owner Trina Gregory-Propst, Se7en Bites' last day in the current space will be this Sunday (Aug. 28) after...

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Monolord's first headlining American tour doubles down on the doom with Beastmaker and Sweat Lodge (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  Locally based promoter with statewide influence Endoxa Booking specializes in heavy shows, and the latest turned the stage into an altar to the almighty riff in a doom-dominated, next-wave bill (Aug. 22, Will’s Pub). At the top of the marquee was Monolord, another canal dredger from Riding...

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Everything you need to know about tonight's Best of Orlando party

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:41 PM

A huge congrats to all the winners and nominees! You are, without a doubt, what makes this city such a great place to live and play. Hat tip to you all!  Tonight's the big night and we want to make sure it's extra smooth for everyone who plans to...

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