Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday craft fair, pioneer demos and more at Cracker Christmas

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

The spirited settlement – founded Dec. 25, 1837, as a U.S. Army fort during the Second Seminole War – hosts a two-day Cracker Christmas, a colloquial ode to the Old Florida way of holiday merriment, complete with an outdoor barbecue, more than 150 artisans brandishing made-by-hand wares, an antique engine and tractor display, and visits with Santa Claus.

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Hysterical Tour of Gnomes and Pub Invasion tonight in downtown Sanford

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

It’s called the Hysterical Sanford Tour of Gnomes and Pub Invasion, and instead of carolers, hot cocoa and stately historic homes, it’ll feature people dressed as singing Smurfs, dwarves and gnomes, cold beer and homey bars.

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa heads to UCF Arena

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM

When you consider that he got his nickname as a child because he was a fast learner, it’s not surprising to see him sustain that popularity.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Video Interview: 7 Questions with Ron Schneider

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

In the current issue of Orlando Weekly, you can read in Live Active Cultures about the lessons I learned reading From Dreamer to Deamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag. Yesterday, I sat down for an interview with the author, Ron Schneider,...

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Watch all of David Chang's Mind of a Chef with a bowl ... of ramen

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

David Chang, the much-written-about New York chef who spearheaded the insane popularity of ramen, pork belly and crack pie in America, has a 16-episode series on PBS called "The Mind of a Chef," in which he tools around with Anthony Bourdain through Japan, Norway and Spain, eating noodles...

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Atlanta Braves spring training tickets on sale now

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The Braves will kick off their 16th spring training season on Friday, Feb. 22 against the Detroit Tigers.

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THE VAST MATRIX!!! ... and other fun facts from this morning's "electronically challenged" hearing on TEXTGATE

Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

This morning, the sleeping giant of inappropriate public-official fingerplay was reawakened when attorneys representing Citizens for a Greater Orange County and, well, Orange County matched wits in a case-management conference on the 18th floor of the Orange County Courthouse. At issue – at least for today – was...

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The Rolling Stones at 50: The Stones on Film (Part 1 of 5)

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Earlier this week in London's 02 Arena, the Rolling Stones kicked off their 50th anniversary tour, playing to a sold out crowd for so long they were fined £200k for breaking the noise curfew -- and didn't even finish their set before the plug was pulled. There is a...

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Unabridged interviews with pop icons

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

You don't have to be a superfan of Bob Dylan to find his candid commentary on the '60s intriguing. And you don't have to be a Beatles nerd to find Paul McCartney's ego utterly fascinating. Artists like David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, James Taylor, Little...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Make a new Beck song your own through contest open to local bands

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Anyone familiar with musician Beck knows his penchant for experimentation, and his latest album, Song Reader, is perhaps his quirkiest release yet – and that's saying something. The album will be released to the public next month, only in sheet music form. So that means, if you want...

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