Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Brightline rail expansion gets controversial approval for $1.75 billion in bonds

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 5:44 PM

All Aboard Florida got the go-ahead Wednesday from a state board to issue $1.75 billion in federal tax-exempt bonds for its Brightline passenger-rail system, as officials and residents from the Treasure Coast and Central Florida fought over a planned northern extension. The Florida Development Finance Corp. Board of Directors backed...

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Gillum says he won't get down in the gutter with DeSantis, Trump after 'monkey' remark

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 5:09 PM

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he doesn't plan to "get down in the gutter" with Ron DeSantis after the Trump-endorsed GOP nominee warned Floridians not to "monkey this up" by voting for Gillum.  Earlier on Wednesday, DeSantis went on the Fox News show America's Newsroom, where he told host...

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Gouge Away to play two Orlando shows before end of 2018

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Hotly-tipped Florida punks Gouge Away, no stranger to stages in Orlando, are preparing to level up with the imminent release of new album Burnt Sugar on Deathwish Inc. and an extensive round of North American and U.K. touring that includes two dates in the City Beautiful in the coming months....

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34 free concerts happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 29 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Thursday, Aug. 30 Leisure Chief 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Raleigh Estes and Friends 8 pm...

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Sean Shaw, Ashley Moody set to square off for Florida attorney general

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody, who had to counter attacks by her primary opponent about being registered in the past as a Democrat, advanced Tuesday as the Republican nominee for attorney general. Meanwhile, state Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa won the Democratic nomination as he continues his...

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DeSantis accused of 'racist dog whistle' after telling Florida voters not to 'monkey this up' by electing Gillum

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM

It's been less than a day since U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected to be the Republican nominee for Florida governor, and yet somehow, he's already managed to shove both feet directly down his throat. During a Wednesday appearance on Fox News, where he's made a home for the...

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Crooked Can Brewing Company hosts a raging disco party in sleepy downtown Winter Garden

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Downtown Winter Garden isn’t the place you’d normally expect to find a disco party, but the Crooked Can is giving it a shot. And so as not to disturb the conservative ears of the rustic small town, it’s a silent disco. Throw on some earphones and dance along to...

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Eyes of the nation on Florida as black progressive takes on Trump endorsee for governor; plus all the Central Florida election results

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Andrew Gillum wins historic Democratic nomination for Florida governor: Beating the projected odds, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor Tuesday night. Gillum is the state's first African-American nominee for governor. If elected, he would be the first black governor of Florida. In an unexpected...

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Fried, Caldwell ready to battle for Florida's agriculture commissioner spot

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:15 AM

State Rep. Matt Caldwell topped a four-way Republican primary for agriculture commissioner Tuesday, while lawyer and medical-marijuana lobbyist Nikki Fried had an easier time emerging from a field of three Democrats to become her party’s nominee for the Cabinet post. The two will now go head-to-head in November to...

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Illuminated Paths highlights some of the best in underground music at Will's Pub

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Obscurist record label Illuminated Paths and video art outlet Broken Machine Films are the two creative arms of warped Central Florida visionary Joshua Rogers. Bring both those forces together in one place and you have a uniquely immersive event that will arouse the ears, eyes and even mind with...

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