Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Orlando astrologer RJ Speiser prepares you for Gemini season in your June horoscopes

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 5:58 PM

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study, is one day with a great teacher,” or so says the Japanese proverb. This rings all too true for me. I remember the day I met my astrology teacher. I was an English major in college selling vintage clothing on Etsy...

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Soto joins Democrats to demand hearing on Trump's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:57 PM

House Democrats are demanding a hearing on the Trump administration's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after a Harvard study estimated the island's death toll after Hurricane Maria may be 70 times greater than the government's official tally.  U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, joined 13 other Congress members on the House Natural...

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DJ BMF turns Will's Pub purple for Prince's 60th birthday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:02 PM

DJ BMF has been celebrating Prince’s birthday with a night devoted to His Purpleness for several years now, but for what would have been the Artist’s 60th birthday, the annual celebration gets moved from Lil Indies to the big room at Will’s Pub. In addition to the hits, expect...

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Florida will receive $19.2 million in federal funds for election security

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:59 PM

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission gave the OK on Monday to allocate money for election security, voting equipment and staff training in Florida. The federal funds were approved in March as a portion of $380 million set aside for states to invest in upgrading voting systems and security – money...

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Apartment E turns a dance party into an opportunity to give back at the Imperial

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Frankie Messina, the arts fixture behind local culture promoter Apartment E, celebrates his birthday at the Imperial with an old-school dance party. In addition to drinking and dancing, Messina encourages guests to drop off clothing donations for the homeless. 7 p.m. Thursday; The Imperial at Washburn Imports, 1800 N....

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Florida's tourism numbers hit new high in early 2018

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM

With Florida coming off a record year for tourism in 2017, newly released numbers indicate sun-seekers continued to flock to the state during the first three months of 2018. Florida drew an estimated 33.2 million visitors from January through March, which was a 7.4 percent increase over the same...

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Orlando's Anna Eskamani received her NRA survey, which she then tossed in the recycling bin

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Anna Eskamani, a local Planned Parenthood official and Democrat running for a Florida House seat in Orlando, received this year's survey from the NRA asking candidates how they will respond to various gun reform issues. Responding in the most civil and responsible way possible, Eskamani says she tossed it in the...

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Florida is one of the worst places to live if you're poor, says study

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:11 PM

A new study places Florida among the top 10 worst places to live in the country if you're poor. According to a recent study by RewardExpert, Florida ranks No. 9 among the worst states for low-income individuals and families. To reach their findings, the study looked at income and cost...

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The family home of Parkland survivor David Hogg was 'swatted' by a hoax caller

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:04 PM

The family home of Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg was "swatted" Tuesday after a hoax caller claimed there was a hostage situation at the address. WPLG Local 10 reports Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies surrounded Hogg's home, while a nearby elementary school was placed on lockdown. A...

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Peter Hook and the Light bring the Substance of both New Order and Joy Division to life

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:15 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Peter Hook and the Light, Plaza Live, June 3 First, let’s establish one thing about Peter Hook. Like the frequency they occupy, bass players typically have a lower profile than some of the flashier members in the band. This maxim, however, does not apply to Hook....

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