Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pizza Bruno adds online ordering for pickup

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 2:14 PM

There's been a bit of grumbling about Pizza Bruno's "no phone" policy, mostly because it means you can't call in to order takeout. Until now it's been eat it there or order in person and sit and wait. Until now, we said. Today, the Brunoz crew added online ordering to...

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New Slumberland band Mercury Girls one to watch, with Balance and Composure and Foxing (The Social)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 1:52 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Philadelphia indie-pop band Mercury Girls, who just made their Orlando debut (Oct. 19, The Social), have scant output so far. But their latest promising 7-inch is on excellent taste-making indie Slumberland Records. As far as first impressions go – on record but especially live –...

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Legendary groove master Dr. Lonnie Smith gives rare Central Florida performance at Blue Bamboo Friday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:09 PM

The Blue Bamboo Performing Arts Center has certainly been stepping up their game lately with shows from the likes of Nicholas Payton and Ira Sullivan, and they're keeping on their roll this Friday with a two-set performance from the great Dr. Lonnie Smith. If you're not familiar with this renowned...

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New musical playground comes from Epcot to College Park

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:57 AM

On Oct. 18, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart officially opened a new music- and nature-inspired playground in Matthews Park, located in College Park.  The playground equipment was in use at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival earlier this year, and was then installed in...

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Rusted Root jams (seriously) at the House of Blues tonight

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Has it already been 20 years? Pinch us. Repeatedly. Quintessential jam band Rusted Root is set to bring their sunshiney vibes to the House of Blues as part of an anniversary tour. Music starts at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets will set you back $10-$35. Hacky sacks are optional. ...

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STK considering menu revamp; is hosting Halloween champagne party

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:10 AM

You plop a super high-end steakhouse down in the middle of Wonder-bread Family-Fun-Land and you expect the same budget-busting giant steaks to steal the show? That's what global steakhouse brand STK thought when they opened up at Disney Springs a few months ago, but it turns out they might be...

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CityArts' Dia de los Muertos Monster Factory takes over 3rd Thursday with one fun block party

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:07 AM

In its seventh iteration, CityArts’ Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory Exhibit Party is back this week in downtown Orlando. This not-so-scary block party features original artwork based on Halloween, as well as the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, along with art vendors, a kids craft area and...

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Tonstartssbandht returns to town for a homecoming show at Spacebar Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Brothers Andy and Edwin White grew up in Orlando, but their band, Tonstartssbandht, seems to be a citizen of no one place, geographically or musically. Drawing from psych, garage, chillwave (’member that?), noise and pop, the brothers create a shimmering, raw hybrid that’s equal parts art-school experimentation and jam-band virtuosity....

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Trivium celebrate the end of their tour with a hometown show

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Finishing off their nationwide tour for Silence in the Snow, hometown metal heroes Trivium are ending strong right back where they first started. Performing Friday, Oct. 21, at House of Blues with Sabaton, the band will play a set heavy with new material but will still thrill fans with throwbacks from past...

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Fight over Florida's solar amendment heats up after leaked recording reveals utilities' strategy

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:27 AM

Solar-energy supporters fighting a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot expressed outrage Wednesday after a policy director for a Tallahassee-based think tank was caught on tape discussing utility-industry efforts to deceive voters. Pro-solar groups, in a mid-day conference call with reporters, said the leaked audio tape confirms their suspicion...

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