Friday, March 24, 2017

Brian Wilson performs the Beach Boys masterpiece 'Pet Sounds' at the Dr. Phillips Center

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

If you’re fully vested in the Beach Boys Pet Sounds album, witnessing a re-creation is a gamble. The 1966 offering was one of the first of that era in which a few striving pop artists attempted to elevate all songs on the LP format to holistic parity, rather than polishing...

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LA's Cherry Glazerr put their money where their mouth is at the Social

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

They’re actually named after a real person (a vamped-up riff on SoCal NPR morning anchor Chery Glaser), and they’re the brainchild of 19-year-old rocker Clementine Creevy, whose own name is almost as evocative. Most importantly, this Los Angeles band is on the rise. With gathering momentum and music that pumps...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Florida House Speaker asks Rick Scott to suspend Aramis Ayala

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran called on governor Rick Scott to suspend Orlando state attorney Aramis Ayala. Last week, Ayala said she would not pursue any death penalty cases while in office, including the case surrounding accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd. According to the Miami Herald, Corcoran says Ayala's stance on the...

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The Head and the Heart are coming to Orlando this May

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:56 PM

The Head and the Heart will soon kick off their 2017 "Signs of Light" tour, which will include one stop in Orlando. The band, known for their folky acoustic sound, will perform at the Dr. Phillips Center on Friday, May 19. Tickets for the show are currently on sale now. The...

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Senate endorses bill allowing more religious 'freedom' in Florida schools

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:36 PM

A bill aimed at protecting displays of religious faith in public schools passed the Senate on nearly party-line vote Thursday, while a more-limited version moved toward the House floor. The Senate voted 23-13 to approve its bill (SB 436), after a sometimes-emotional debate. Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, joined Republicans...

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Former Orlando City goalie Talmon 'Tally' Hall is now a cop

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:27 PM

The Orlando Police Department swore in 12 new officers today, one of which many Orlando City fans may be familiar with. Former Orlando City goalie Talmon "Tally" Hall, who played for the Lions in 2015 and had a stint at D.C. United, joined the new recruits at the swearing in...

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Florida is investigating graduation rates at alternative charter schools after ProPublica report

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:04 PM

The Florida Department of Education is reviewing graduation rates at alternative charter schools after a report in ProPublica about an Orange County charter school that served as a "silent release valve" for nearby traditional high schools by taking in students that wouldn't graduate on time. At the state Board of Education...

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The menu at Universal's Volcano Bay actually looks pretty decent

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 4:52 PM

Universal's Volcano Bay

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Stevie Nicks and Pretenders a confluence of legend (Amway Center)

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 4:38 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND This double-decked legacy bill was definitely one of those bucket-list concerts. I finally saw Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac in 2009 but not solo. And I’d never seen the Pretenders. Both are in the great rock canon but under slightly different chapters. Nicks is definitive of...

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Florida man accidentally destroys 10 homes after burning books in his yard

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Rather than donating his unwanted books, 10 homes and nearly 400 acres in Nassau County are now destroyed because a Florida man decided to burn a pile of paperbacks in his backyard. The man hasn't been identified, but so far his book fire, which officials are now calling the Garfield Road Fire, is...

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