Thursday, December 8, 2016

Spacebar celebrates Kanye West on the date of his cancelled Orlando show

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM

At 11:00 p.m. on December 6, I was scheduled to be one of thousands reaching up to Kanye West as he performed atop a suspended platform, mere feet above our heads. This unfortunately did not come to fruition, as last month Kanye cancelled the remainder of his “Saint Pablo Tour”...

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WPRK celebrates its 64th birthday tonight at Will's Pub

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Adventurous college radio mainstay WPRK 91.5 FM is celebrating over six decades of diverse programming with a free show tonight featuring the Dealers, Bubble Boys, BLONK, Uke-A-Ladies and Kaleigh Baker. Come celebrate aging (dis)gracefully. The place to be is Will's Pub. The music starts at 9 p.m. Show is free, but donations...

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Aprons Cooking School opens at Winter Park Village Publix

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:29 AM

The construction that seemed to last forever and impeded parking at the already-overcrowded south end of Winter Park Village is over. The new Publix Aprons Cooking School section opened last weekend. There's now a full calendar of events for the space, including private classes you can book in advance for...

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Someone painted a federally protected gopher tortoise, again

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Because Floridians can't seem to help themselves from trolling wildlife, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is again urging residents to please fight the impulse to paint gopher tortoises. On Wednesday morning, the FWC reported that they successfully rescued yet another painted gopher tortoise, a federally protected species that...

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Two Florida synth-goth vets, Ars Phoenix and the Viirus, swoop into the Falcon this week

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM

On the surface, Thornton Park’s string of pricey salons and preppy-casual bar-restos doesn’t present an obvious case for it being the gothiest neighborhood in town. But fans of dirgey synths, iced-out drum machines and funereal fashion will tell you that the Falcon’s Uberbahn nights are the place to see some...

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Sing Christmas carols with a burlesque troupe in your PJs at Blacklist Babes Cabaret's Holiday Singalong

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Why go walk door-to-door singing carols when you can do it in the warmth of a tavern with full bar service? Plus, this holiday party features the Blacklist Babes Cabaret performing holiday burlesque routines set to live music. Wear your best wintry PJs to compete in the pajama contest for...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Three juveniles arrested in death of Winter Park High School teen Roger Trindade

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 5:27 PM

The Winter Park Police Department says it has arrested three teenagers in the death of Roger Trindade, a 15-year-old Winter Park High School student who was found unconscious after a fight in October. Law enforcement officials made the announcement after the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Roger's death was a homicide as a...

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Federal court allows students to form gay-straight clubs after Florida school board blocked them

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:53 PM

A federal appeals court panel overturned a ruling Tuesday that prevented a group of Florida students from forming a gay-straight alliance club at their Lake County middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit in 2013 on behalf of students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg after...

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FUERZAFest, Orlando's first Latino LGBTQ festival, starts Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Almost six months after the Pulse tragedy, many organizations are still working to heal and bring attention to the communities that were hit the hardest by the massacre. The deaths of the 49 victims, many of whom were both Latino and LGBTQ, shined a light on this intersection of people...

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Belle Isle man gets gas

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:04 PM

$5,000 worth, in fact.

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