Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Florida is not such a great place for workers, new study finds

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

Surprising no one who has worked for chump change in Florida's billion-dollar tourism industry, a new study ranks the state toward the bottom in Oxfam America's "Best States to Work" index as 37th in the nation. Florida's minimum wage of $8.25 per hour is slightly higher than the federal minimum...

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Supernatural drama 'The Little Stranger' deconstructs the collapse of English gentry

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM

When it was announced earlier this year that Downton Abbey would be getting a cinematic reboot, some fans of the British television show hoped the new movie would pick up not in the 1920s (when the show left off), but 20 years on. That would allow for an even...

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Country legend Charley Pride to rock the Villages in October

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:14 PM

Legendary and live-and-kicking country singer Charley Pride is a national treasure and still bringing the house down into his eighties. And Pryde is set to swing through Central Florida this October, but man is he making fans work for it, as this show is set to take place in...

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Here's Brett Kavanaugh refusing to shake hands with a Parkland victim's father

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was murdered along with 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February, was visibly snubbed by Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this morning. In the video above, it looks as if the judge acknowledges Guttenberg and then tries his hardest...

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Which one of you 'donated' 5 pounds of weed to a Florida thrift store?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Employees at a Florida thrift store were surprised to find a substantial amount of marijuana in a recent clothing donation. Four vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, weighing a total of 4.7 pounds, were found among a clothing donation at the Pines Thrift Store in Sarasota last week, reports Fox 13. Police...

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Magnolia brings in Orlando Indie Comedy Fest alum Mark Normand for a one-off show

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Orlando Indie Comedy Fest alum Mark Normand returns to town this week for a one-off show at kind of an odd venue. Downtown’s Magnolia on – who’d have guessed – Magnolia Avenue isn’t the first place we think of for stand-up, but alternative venues can make for some interesting...

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Maitland Art Center highlights contributions by veterans to the art world

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:13 PM

The art of war is the focus of two shows opening tonight at the Maitland Art and History Museums. Soldier’s Home: Veterans’ Art in Central Florida presents Maitland Art Center founder Jules André Smith’s work in the U.S. Army Combat Art Program during World War I alongside works by local...

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State health officials battle with Florida patient over legal costs in 'homegrown' marijuana case

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:10 PM

The Florida Department of Health is appealing a ruling that would require it to pay more than $30,000 in legal costs in a fight about whether Tampa businessman Joe Redner should be able to grow his own medical marijuana. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers last week said the...

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Barry Manilow to bring his 'Very Barry Christmas' to Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Crooner Barry Manilow has announced a trio of "Very Barry Christmas" holiday music shows in Florida, and the City Beautiful is one of those stops! As of this writing, the three Florida stops are the only announced dates period for Manilow's holiday music marathon, so start warming up the...

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Rumors point to big changes in the works at Disney's Fort Wilderness

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:54 AM

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Review, found in the lakefront Settlement village at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, has remained mostly untouched over the years. The comedic old west-style dinner show is a must do for many Walt Disney World guests. Running almost every night since its debut in 1974, the vaudeville-style...

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