Monday, March 12, 2018

Of course the NRA is suing Florida over new gun restrictions

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 4:59 PM

The National Rifle Association is suing the state of Florida after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that raises the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21. The measure Scott signed was part of a larger bill produced in response to the mass shooting at Marjory...

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New downtown Orlando Tex-Mex spot California Tortilla opens on Church Street this week

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Joining an already beefy roster of downtown Orlando taco options, California Tortilla, an East Coast fast-casual Tex-Mex chain with two other Florida locations, will open a new space on Church Street this week. On opening day Wednesday, March 14, at 54 W. Church St., the new California Tortilla location be giving...

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Voting begins in four Central Florida municipalities on Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 3:09 PM

With a couple of mayoral races in Apopka and Winter Park on the schedule, who will voters choose in the four local elections happening throughout Central Florida later this week? In what’s been deemed one of the more exciting elections for local politics nerds, Apopka incumbent Mayor Joe Kilsheimer...

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The best way to kill an iguana is to bash its head in, says Florida researchers

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Florida researchers are now taking a more medieval approach to Florida's non-native green iguana problem. A team of researchers from the the University of Florida, backed by a $63,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, have spent the past three months tossing iguanas against hard objects, and...

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Rick Scott edges out Bill Nelson in latest poll on Senate race

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Emerging from his final legislative session, Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a small lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in a potential U.S. Senate race that could help determine control of the Senate, according to a poll released Monday. The poll of likely voters, conducted this month by the...

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Soft Kill and Choir Boy revive '80s alternative sounds with authenticity and lots of fog

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:52 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Soft Kill and Choir Boy, Will’s Pub, Mar. 10 This touring bill pairs two bands so faithful to the sounds of ‘80s alternative that they’re inescapably retro, but in ways that breathe deep authenticity rather than kitschy nostalgia. Portland post-punk band Soft Kill deal...

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Emma Gonzalez and Stoneman Douglas gay-straight alliance receive honors from Equality Florida

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:49 PM

On Saturday, Equality Florida, the state’s foremost LGBTQ-rights group, presented its annual Voice for Equality award to Emma González and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance. “The students of MSD who are here tonight along with myself would very much appreciate it if we could start out...

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are coming to Orlando's Camping World Stadium in August

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:39 PM

This is NOT a drill, people! Pop diva icon Beyoncé and her rapper husband Jay-Z are coming to Orlando for their "On The Run II" stadium tour. This morning the couple announced their plans to collaborate on a worldwide tour again with stops in Europe and North America....

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A heavily rumored Mary Poppins attraction is starting to look more real at Epcot

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 12:28 PM

A shake-up in leadership at Walt Disney World might point to some big changes on the way for the parks, while also explaining some of the recent mixed messages regarding upcoming projects. We’ve seen at least one insider referencing sexual allegations within leadership being at least part of the...

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Paul Simon will bring his 'Farewell Tour' to Orlando this fall

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon is going on his "Homeward Bound — Farewell Tour" and an Orlando stop is in the works. The 16-time Grammy award-winner is said to be bringing his performing career to an end, and he will be making a stop at the...

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