Thursday, March 31, 2016

Florida Supreme Court allows utility-backed solar amendment on ballot

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Floridians will get a chance this fall to put solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling Thursday, found that the wording of a controversial ballot initiative backed by major utilities meets the legal standards to go before voters in November The court did...

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Food Truck Fridays returns to Dr. Phillips with two new trucks

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Last week, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts hosted its first Food Truck Friday, and the event continues this week with two new trucks: Philly Fire Wagon and Simply Divine.  Philly Fire Wagon peddles cheesesteaks, as you might gather from the name, but you'll also find cheese fries, homemade...

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Vans Warped Tour announces date for this summer's Orlando stop

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 2:05 PM

The excruciating wait is over. All is revealed for the Orlando stop of the Vans Warped tour. The Orlando date is July 2nd at Tinker Field. Lineup includes Sum 41, Waka Flocka Flame, Yellowcard, Atreyu, Bullet for My Valentine, State Champs, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Everytime...

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Spooky Empire returns to the Wyndham for Retro Con

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:33 PM

For the most part, cons are filled to the brim with geeksphere entertainment. Daleks weave around a countless array of Supernatural and Harry Potter cosplayers while anime art is sold at every corner. There’s more to life than pop culture, however, and Spooky Empire’s Retro Con is here to serve....

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A local woman dropped off 27 dogs at Orange County Animal Services last night

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:29 PM

On Wednesday, March 30, a 73-year-old local woman decided that 27 dogs was just too many for one home and decided to drop the pups off at the Orange County Animal Services.  According to a press release, the dogs appear to be in good health and will soon be evaluated...

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You can now realize your childhood dreams and meet Hello Kitty in person at Universal Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:08 PM

As a little girl (and some boys), Hello Kitty is plastered on practically every single item you own. Now, you can relive that cute kitty obsession by meeting Hello Kitty in person at the Universal Orlando Resort.  According to Universal Orlando, guests can now enter the world of Japan's...

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Downtown Orlando's first dog park is in the works

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Every dog has his day, and if your pooch is looking for a place to play in downtown Orlando, that day could be right around the corner.  The city's Downtown Development Board said Wednesday that Orlando could soon be building a dog park at Constitution Green, according to the Orlando...

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'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' puts the 'fun' in 'dysfunctional' at Orlando Shakes

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Christopher Durang takes on Anton Chekhov in this comedy at Orlando Shakes. Durang, known for his biting absurdism, won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013 for this mashup of Chekhovian characters and themes. Vanya (a name borrowed from Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya, along with significant portions of the...

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Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan among 5 players accusing US Soccer of wage discrimination

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Despite winning the FIFA Women's World Cup three times, five U.S. Women's National Team soccer players allege they were paid less than their male counterparts on the national team who've never won the FIFA cup.  The New York Times reports Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo filed...

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Stream Orlando band Shania Pain's gloomy new demo

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:57 AM

Shania Pain is a brand new project from Andrea Knight (aka Bacon Grease) and Jason Kimmins. What struck us most about this project is how effortlessly and unconsciously Knight and Krimmins channeled everything good about early Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and the Normal into one spontaneous, gloomy outburst. Stream their...

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