Monday, August 20, 2018

Central Florida advocates call for Joel Greenberg's resignation over Islamophobic post

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Using the hashtag #JoelGottaGo, Central Florida advocates have started a petition calling for Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg's resignation after he posted an Islamophobic question on Facebook. The petition, which currently has 639 signatures, also asks for Attorney General Pam Bondi and Leon Biegalski, executive director of the state...

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Squad Five-0, Gasoline Heart and Mike Dunn tap familial bonds to reunite an Orlando music scene

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM

[image-11] THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Squad Five-0 reunion, Gasoline Heart and Mike Dunn, Will’s Pub, Aug. 18 There was a time in the 2000s when, amid a swelling new-millennium indie tide, there was a strong little scene here in Orlando that staked a vibrant claim at the classic altar of rock...

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Universal brings back 'Horrors of Blumhouse' to Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Announced today, Universal Orlando will once again feature the films of horror producer Jason Blum at Halloween Horror Nights. The new maze "The Horrors of Blumhouse" will feature characters and scenes from the films Happy Death Day and the recently released First Purge. From Universal: “The Horrors of Blumhouse”...

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Park Ave CDs to host Interpol album premiere this week

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:56 PM

New York post-punk all-stars Interpol are set to release their new album Marauder this week and Orlando fans have a chance to hear it before anyone else. Park Ave CDs will host an exclusive listening party of Marauder, the band's sixth album, on Wednesday, two days before the proper release...

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The Garden and Le1f announce Orlando show set for December

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:56 PM

New-school pop-punk band the Garden have announced a North American tour set for the end of the year with a ridiculously stacked support bill of Machine Girl and rapper Le1f. The trio so far have one Florida date announced, and it's in Orlando. The twin brother-helmed Garden are touring...

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Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg has a long history of bigoted social media posts

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Seminole County residents are calling for the resignation of tax collector Joel Greenberg after he posted an Islamophobic Facebook "question" and proceeded to wonder why people aren't more tolerant of his bonehead, racially charged posts. "Very simple question... Name just ONE society in the developed world that has benefited in...

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Florida adds 3 more Zika cases, bringing total up to 62 cases in 2018

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Florida has had 62 reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, though it does not have any areas of active transmission, according to numbers posted online by the Florida Department of Health. The 62 total is as of Aug. 13 and represents an increase of three cases...

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Number of primary ballots cast in Florida tops 1 million

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM

More than 1 million of the state’s 13 million registered voters have cast ballots — by mail or at early-voting locations — for the Aug. 28 primary, as early voting opened statewide on Saturday. In numbers updated by the Florida Division of Elections on Monday, Republicans had cast 475,973...

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One of Orlando's longest running shows is about to close, and that might mean big things for Universal

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:57 AM

After nearly two decades, one of Orlando’s most iconic live-action shows is about to close. The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad stunt show is an opening-day attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. Based on stories found within the Arabian Nights collection, the stunt show hasn’t changed much since opening...

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A leaked survey give us new details on Epcot's next big attraction

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:48 AM

When Epcot’s new Ratatouille ride opens ahead of WDW’s 50th Anniversary, it will be the first built-from-scratch ride in the World Showcase in more than three decades, and will be the first such ride to feature fictional characters. While both Mexico and Norway now feature Disney animated characters, the France...

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