Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Saddle Creek veterans Tim Kasher and Conor Oberst slide into the Beacham this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:58 AM

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Omaha, Nebraska’s Saddle Creek Records dominated the indie landscape in a big way, largely on the back of Bright Eyes and Cursive, projects that were masterminded by Conor Oberst and Tim Kasher, respectively. Now, more than two decades later, Oberst tours mostly under...

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Artist Brandon Geurts returns to town with a new show and a new palette

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM

It’s been a slow-moving delight for us to observe Brandon Geurts’ artwork evolving in the past few years – but, with his removal to Tampa while he earns his MFA, we haven’t seen nearly enough of him on walls around town. That changes this week, when Gallery Eola presents Geurts’...

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Orlando debut of Perfume Genius extends the color and beauty of pride weekend

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Perfume Genius and Dearest, The Social, Oct. 16 Though not part of the official festivities, there is no more perfect show to follow gay pride weekend than Matador Records mainstay Perfume Genius. If there’s a finer way to extend the style, artistry and beauty of the city’s...

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Florida's constitution commission advances six public proposals out of 2,000

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:31 AM

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Tuesday voted to advance four public proposals, including a measure dealing with homestead exemptions and another potentially impacting abortion rights. The commission, which meets every 20 years and has the power to place constitutional amendments directly on the 2018 ballot, has voted to...

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Florida targets pharmaceutical company in stock case

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:27 AM

In a rare move, Florida is considering taking on a large pharmaceutical company, alleging the state's pension fund lost more than $62 million in stock value because of federal security violations by the company. The State Board of Administration, which includes Gov. Rick Scott and two Cabinet members, will decide...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Florida officials say law enforcement is ready for white supremacist's speech at UF

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 4:27 PM

The commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday authorities are prepared to handle people who commit or encourage violence when a white-nationalist leader speaks Thursday at the University of Florida. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott got backing from Cabinet members for the state of emergency he declared in...

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Kevin Hart brings his 'Irresponsible Tour' to Orlando for New Year's Eve

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Between allegations of cheating on his pregnant wife and an extortion scandal, Kevin Hart sure has had a long, eventful year. And now he will be bringing a comedic spin to his real life drama during an Orlando performance for New Year's Eve. The comedian will take the stage at...

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Orange County transfers comfort quilt received after Pulse to Las Vegas

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Following a bittersweet tradition, Orange County officials gathered Tuesday to honor the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and transfer ownership of the "Comfort Quilt" received locally after the Pulse massacre. The quilt came to Orlando in 2016 after a gunman killed 49 people at the gay nightclub...

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Orlando food truck The Crepe Company announces plans to franchise

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:36 PM

A local food truck is looking to expand its business beyond its usual weekend farmer's market fare. Lisa Fareed, owner of The Crepe Company, announced yesterday she will grow her food truck and catering business into a franchise, according to a press release. She will open more locations through...

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Op-Ed: Fact-based gun research can save lives. So why aren't we doing it?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Two years ago, I received a call informing me that my son’s school had been placed on lockdown after an active shooter warning was issued in the area. My son and his pre-school classmates were rushed into a supply closet and told to remain silent for hours. When I...

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