Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scientists hope to fight Florida's citrus greening problem with sexy new insect trap

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM

The battle between Florida citrus and plant-killing bacteria may be coming to an end with the help of acoustic technology. Between 2006 and 2012, a bacteria known as citrus greening has cost Florida $3.63 billion due to drastically reducing orange juice production. The bacteria is spread by an invasive...

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Tom Waits fans say Adele's new single 'Hello' is a ripoff

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Just as Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams came under fire for allegedly stealing from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," for their 2013, kitschy-corn chart-topper "Blurred Lines," and Sam Smith is now paying a portion of the millions that he, and more specifically Capitol Records, have raked in...

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The evolution of Metric, plus Orlando's the Pauses (House of Blues)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  The last time I saw Canada’s Metric (Nov. 1, House of Blues) was almost exactly 10 years ago at intimate concert hotspot the Social. They were a big indie deal then. Now they’re a much bigger popular deal in general. Perhaps only Sweden’s the Sounds has...

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Suicide Girls co-founder Missy Suicide gives us the lowdown about the Blackheart Burlesque

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 1:29 PM

A Suicide Girl is many things, but an object to gawk at isn’t one of them. Uniquely beautiful, thousands of alternative-style women take tastefully sexy photos and post them to the safest of havens—the Suicide Girls website. But this isn’t just a sanctuary for posting pictures and garnering likes....

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Dr. Phillips High School lockdown lifted after police conduct search

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Yes, there was briefly a lockdown at Dr. Phillips High School today, after a student reported seeing a gun on campus to an administrator. Officers responded to the school's call and conducted a search but found nothing.  At 12:33 p.m., the Orlando Police Department tweeted that the lockdown was...

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3 hacks for Greek Fest this weekend in Maitland

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 12:40 PM

One of my first-ever assignments for Orlando Weekly back in 2007 was reporting on Greek Fest at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland. Since then, I've made an effort to go every year, and it's always worth it. But there are some secrets I've learned in the past...

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26 free concerts in Orlando this week (11/4-11/10)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Wednesday, Nov. 4 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 p.m. at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Imperial's Acoustic Soundcheck With Maxx Von Shadow 9 p.m. at the Imperial at Washburn Imports, 1800 N. Orange Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 p.m. at the...

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