Wednesday, November 25, 2015

VIDEO: Roadkill Ghost Choir talks new music on Off the Avenue

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM

We've covered Roadkill Ghost Choir's neat and rapid ascent in the alt-country world since their Quiet Light EP first seeped into our ears in 2012, well after we'd first witnessed singer Andrew Shepard's grievous-angel vocal live. Fast-forward to the present, after their acclaimed 2014 debut, In Tongues, set them on...

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Limited funds slow down renovation work on Gram Parsons' Derry Down Building

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM

The folks at Main Street Winter Haven have got their work cut out for them in reviving the Derry Down Building, the music youth center and venue where the legendary songwriter Gram Parsons played his first show with his first professional band. The Derry Down was established in 1964 as...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Video released showing moments before man shot by authorities at WWE complex

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Video footage of an Orlando man's erratic behavior outside of the WWE Performance Center was released by WFTV today. The video was taken by an unidentified person from within the center on Aug. 31, and depicts Armando Montalvo, 29, in the moments before he was shot by an Orange County...

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Wine pairings for your favorite Thanksgiving pies

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:22 PM

SNL might have been on to something with their sketch that showed us how to deal with difficult racist relatives at the Thanksgiving table, but what's the real thing that will get us all through the next four days with people you wouldn't necessarily choose to hang out with on...

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Kappo closing at end of December; East End Market space will host a Japanese market instead

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Kappo at East End Market, one of our Top Tables of 2014 and a featured restaurant in this year's edition of BITE magazine, will close by the end of the year, the owners say.  The Orlando Sentinel reports that an email was sent by Lordfer Lalicon, Jen Banagale and Mark...

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If all else fails: Publix Deli Turkey Cranberry Holiday Sub

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Maybe you had a total kitchen fail. Maybe you have a long drive on Thursday and won't hit your destination until way past dinner. Or maybe you're alone on the holiday, for whatever reason. Never fear – Publix has gotchu. The famous Publix turkey-cranberry holiday sub is on sale this week:...

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Plymouth rocked: Florida historian claims St. Augustine was the site of the first Thanksgiving

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Get out the way, New England. Your cheaty Patriots may be 10-0 right now, but your crowing over being home of the first Thanksgiving simply cannot stand. Standard Turkey Day history says that the first feast happened in 1621, as Plymouth Rock Pilgrims in Massachusetts shared their harvest with their...

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Florida approves Winter Garden nursery to grow medical marijuana

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Winter Garden's Knox Nursery was one of five nurseries in Florida approved by the state Department of Health to grow and sell medical marijuana on Monday.  Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill for Charlotte's Web, a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that treats conditions like epilepsy and cancer, into law...

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Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget includes $1 billion in tax cuts

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott released his $79.3 billion spending plan for the next year Monday and it’s pretty dense. The budget calls for $1 billion in spending cuts, including a $770 million cut that eliminates income taxes on manufacturing and retail and a $76.9 million cut that eliminates taxes on...

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Give thanks for badass bartenders by helping out one in need at Will's Pub and Lil Indies Wednesday night

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:24 AM

Bartenders are tough cookies. They have to be to thrive in a workplace where the better you do your job, the louder and ruder the clientele get. So when Jennifer Harton, one of Lil Indies’ star bartenders, ended up snapping her ankle into pieces several weeks ago, she didn’t complain...

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