Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Disney Springs has tons of new stuff, but some of the biggest additions are yet to open

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Disney Springs has seen dozens of new shops and restaurants open as part of the massive update to the former Downtown Disney complex. The crowds have discovered all the new offerings ranging from new retail shops, to new themed dining experiences, to a complete overhaul to the World of...

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There's one big question left regarding 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Epcot, and it's tearing apart the fan community

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM

When it was announced, everyone knew that Guardians of the Galaxy would be a major addition to Epcot, but what we didn’t realize at the time was how massive the new Guardians ride building itself would be. Nearly 1,000 concrete trucks were needed to pour the massive foundation of the...

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A new shark species was discovered with the help of Florida researchers

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:28 PM

With Shark Week conveniently around the corner, a new shark species was recently discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Squalus clarkae, or "genie's dogfish," was identified by four researchers, including Florida Institute of Technology shark biologist Toby Daly-Engel, marine scientist Mariah Pfleger and Florida State University’s Dean Grubbs and...

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Pokéworks is set to open in Oviedo at the end of September

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Pokéworks, one of the fastest growing poke chains in the country, announced it will open its first Orlando-area location at the end of September. The Hawaiian-style poke restaurant will be located at 25 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in the new Stonehill Plaza in Oviedo. Pokéworks co-founder Peter Yang was...

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Rick Scott fights lawsuit demanding he disclose financial assets

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:20 PM

A lawyer for Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday asked a state appellate court to block a lawsuit seeking to force the governor to disclose more of his financial assets. A Leon County circuit judge in February rejected Scott’s request to dismiss the case, which was filed by a Tallahassee...

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Drake Bell to play onePULSE Foundation Fundraiser this summer

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Television star and musician Drake Bell has been confirmed as the headliner for next month's onePULSE benefit at the Abbey, doing a rare acoustic set. Bell, who rose to fame in Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh series, has been honing his musical craft for years now, touring and releasing several...

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A Florida judge just appointed a high-powered attorney to represent Markeith Loyd

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:11 PM

On Tuesday, Judge Frederick Lauten granted a request by accused double murderer Markeith Loyd for a new attorney. In a June hearing, the judge granted Loyd's request to have lead counsel Roger Weeden removed due to his inexperience in trying a first-degree murder case. Now the judge has agreed to Miami attorney Terry Lenamon...

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Original King of Comedy D.L. Hughley comes to Orlando Improv for a two night run

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:27 PM

D.L. Hughley’s comedy and acting pedigree is reason enough to take note when he comes to town. He – along with Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey – starred in The Original Kings of Comedy, the Spike Lee-directed comedy concert film that became a cultural touchstone of...

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Lingua Ignota pushes the noise subgenre forward this week at Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Now, noise-filth duo the Body are amazing, don’t get us wrong. In fact, our mind races back to seeing them years ago in a warehouse in Jacksonville, bolstered by the divine Assembly of Light Choir, and we nearly wept. But the opener they’ve chosen for this tour has us...

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Worldwide punk showcase Foreign Dissent to celebrate fifth anniversary this October

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 2:23 PM

If you can't make it to Gainesville's annual Fest this year - or even if you can, honestly - there's a worthy sister event with international flair going on right in our own backyard. Now in its fifth (!) year, the Foreign Dissent showcase, organized by local Craig Mazer, shines the...

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