Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Underdogs of the NBA playoffs to root for

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:25 PM

The postseason is no fun without a team to root for, so I can hardly blame the Magic fans I know for being indifferent to the playoffs, especially the first round. But then, of course, there was the singular interest in witnessing Dwight Howard's demise leading a Kobe-less...

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Hammer to fail!: Politics (finally) imitates life as the parent-trigger bill dies in the Florida Senate

Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 1:39 PM

In a repeat of last year's down-the-middle reasoning from the Florida Senate, today the smarter side of the legislative coin decided to knock Jeb Bush's corporate education volley out of consideration just before this year's session closes on Friday. You may recall that the shoot-em-up state House hadn't...

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sex it up with Spank – The Fifty Shades Parody at the Plaza Live

Posted By on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

The touring production, starring lovers Hugh Hanson and Tasha Woode, spoofs E.L. James’ fictional series through rib-tickling singing bits and a G-rated striptease.

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Sunday Film News Roundup -- April 28th, 2013

Posted By on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

So, it sounds like the big Wayne's World screening that reunited the embittered cast and crew (Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Penelope Spheeris and Lorne Michaels among others) that the Academy hosted this week was mostly a dud. From the reports, the post-screening Q&A avoided the friction between the...

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Help the Guardian see the REAL Florida

Posted By on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Looks like another trendy traveler is looking our way to compose a road trip guide for other trendy travelers who are mystified by Florida's swamp-to-beach ratio. The Guardian chose Florida as the first state to experiment with for their Road Trips USA series where their journalists rely on...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Orlando Phil and Orlando Shakes join forces in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM

On the surface, it’s the story of four lovers cavorting into a faerie forest where mischief ensues, complicated by scene-stealers with names like Puck and Bottom.

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Rai Kamishiro, Adam WarRock and others headline Ongaku Overdrive Music Fest

Posted By on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

At Ongaku Overdrive, you can sample some of the finest talents in anime music making, some imported from Japan (like the witty Rai Kamishiro) and some cultivated domestically (like Emergency Pizza Party).

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Friday, April 26, 2013

YOLO! Hop on your bicycle for the Cruising for a Brewzin' Bike Pub Crawl

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

If you make it to the end in one piece, you’ll be treated to a show by Room Full of Strangers, who’ll perform at the final bar.

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Short Film Friday -- April 26th, 2013

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I was all set to lead this week's SFF out with the first live action short film from Studio Ghibli -- the eight-minute Hideaki Anno produced Giant God Warrior Appears in Japan -- which turned up online yesterday, but the studio quickly pulled it off of YouTube. I...

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Psych-rock duo SWIMM (formerly Le Blorr) releases new EP, performs at the Social

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Blending noisy guitar work with danceable melodies intended to make listeners feel as though they are floating, they create this sonic ether dually comprised of chaos and conformity.

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