Friday, June 29, 2018

Former Lion will become Orlando City Soccer Club's new head coach

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 7:24 PM

After parting ways with Jason Kreis two weeks ago, Orlando City Soccer Club has a new head coach lined up, to whom they're saying "welcome home." James O'Connor, head coach at Louisville City FC and former Lion, has filled Orlando City's vacant coaching position, according to a statement from...

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Florida Department of Transportation tells contractor to fix SunPass issues in 10 days

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 4:35 PM

We might finally see the end of this SunPass fiasco. The Florida Department of Transportation told the contractor behind the SunPass mess to get its act together within 10 days on Thursday. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Conduent, the contractor running the SunPass tolling system and responsible for...

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Two Cow Garage's Micah Schnabel paints the real America with fiery Midwestern storytelling

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Micah Schnabel, Dial Drive, Houston and the Dirty Rats and Sticky Steve and Uncomfortable Dave, Will’s Pub, Jan. 27 Like Jon Snodgrass individually and Drag the River collectively, both Micah Schnabel and his Ohio band Two Cow Garage are national acts that have shown Orlando lots...

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Universal releases details on new Aventura Hotel food hall

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Universal Orlando's new Aventura Hotel will feature a guest-exclusive food hall when it arrives this August. Aventura's Urban Pantry will feature four stations, each with its own cuisine: "roast," pizza, "wok" and burgers. Each section includes a variety of dishes, some encouraging customer customization and others allowing guests to...

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New signs of life on and around Universal Orlando's expansion property

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Universal Orlando’s vast expansion property is showing new signs of life, with new roads appearing in the last couple weeks of June. One significant new road intersects with Destination Parkway near the new Courtney at Universal Boulevard apartments, just up the road from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality. The...

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Girls Rock Camp Orlando to host sock-hop fundraiser at Lil Indies

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Orlando's Girls Rock Camp is gearing up for a return at the end of July, and the all-volunteer operation is throwing a sock hop and dance party on the first weekend of July to raise funds for this year's camp. Camp volunteers will be tabling and selling backed goods...

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Putnam, DeSantis clash over support for Trump in Florida governor's debate

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 7:30 AM

In an exchange focused more on national topics than challenges facing the next Florida governor, the two top Republican candidates to replace Gov. Rick Scott clashed in a televised debate Thursday over their support for President Donald Trump and immigration issues. Early in the hour-long debate, which was broadcast...

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Florida's Confederate general statue is headed to a Lake County museum

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:30 AM

After spending nearly a century in the nation’s capital, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith is moving to Tavares. A bronze statue of the Confederate general will be relocated from the National Statuary Hall in Washington to a museum housed in the same building as the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a...

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Bollywood superstar Shreya Ghoshal gives a rare local performance at CFE Arena this week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:00 AM

As a Bollywood playback singer, Shreya Ghoshal doesn’t spend a lot of time onscreen – actresses lip-sync along to her voice during musical numbers. But that makes her success even more impressive. Since rising to fame by winning a singing competition show in 2000, Ghoshal has become one of...

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Garden Theatre hosts a singalong screening of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Believe it or not, nerds used to be known for their sense of humor. Nowadays, fandoms have turned into toxic identity cesspools where the loudest voices are the ones decrying minority characters being used in their favorite franchises, or man-babies blaming so-called “SJWs” – Social Justice Warriors – for...

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