Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Del The Funky Homosapien to play Orlando this May

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Alternative hip-hop legend and West Coast MC/producer Del The Homosapien has announced an Orlando show as part of a series of Florida shows next month. The rapper has been active and vital since 1990, with seminal solo albums like I Wish My Brother George Was Here and No Need for...

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Redlight Redlight kicks off eight months of summer by throwing a luau with Ballast Point

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Redlight Redlight and Ballast Point team up to kick off may-as-well-be summer this week. Try an array of Ballast Point brews on tap, including Victory at Sea, Manta Ray, Longfin Lager or Sculpin IPA. Ballast Point reps on site will buy anyone who wears a Hawaiian shirt a free beer,...

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State Attorney Aramis Ayala says a noose was sent to her office

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala says a noose was sent to her office after she announced last month that she wouldn't seek the death penalty for cases during her tenure. Ayala made the remarks last week to host Paul Porter during a radio interview on WHPB 98.5 The Wire,...

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Finnish metal band Amorphis to play the Haven Lounge Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Legendary Finnish progressive-death metal act Amorphis is set to play Orlando this week as part of an extensive U.S. tour promoting new album Under the Red Cloud. The band has been pushing at the limits of death metal since 1992 with their debut The Karelian Isthmus, and is even blazing...

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Messiaen’s 'Quartet for the End of Time' ushers in the end times at Timucua

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Feeling just a touch apocalyptic these days? Got Holocaust on the brain, after observing our White House press secretary repeatedly attempt to whitewash it out of history? Perhaps a piece of music written “in homage to the Angel of the Apocalypse, who lifts his hand toward heaven, saying, ‘There shall...

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Trump to sign executive order targeting foreign workers, but not the ones he uses at Mar-a-Lago

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 1:33 PM

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today encouraging federal agencies to "take prompt action to crack down on fraud and abuse" within the U.S. immigration system to "protect workers." According to the New York Times, Trump's executive order, entitled "Buy American, Hire American," puts pressure on...

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The Orlando International Airport now has even more gators

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM

A new batch of baby gators just hatched at Orlando International Airport, offering visitors fresh off their flights the real Florida experience. The airport tweeted about the new additions and their mother, calling out April the giraffe, the viral sensation who finally had her baby over the weekend. When concerned...

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Blaze Pizza in Winter Park is giving away free pies today

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:04 PM

The customizable pizza chain Blaze is handing out free pizzas all day today. As we reported last Friday, the newest location of Blaze Pizza will be giving away 11-inch pizzas from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. All you have to do is show that you've recently liked or followed...

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Florida Senate opens up to 'Schools of Hope' charter program as opposition grows

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

The chairman of the Senate's public education budget committee signaled openness Monday to one of the House's top priorities in spending negotiations, even as opponents began a counterattack against the "Schools of Hope" legislation. The developments came as the Senate Education Committee considered legislation similar to the House proposal...

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Florida legislators want to put manatees back on the endangered species list

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that Florida's favorite sea cow had been moved from an endangered to a threatened species because of a population increase. Now, some Florida lawmakers are trying to have that change reversed. According to the Associated Press, Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan wrote Interior...

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