Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jazz bassist Michael Bisio announced as Atlantic Center Master Artist for the fall

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Cutting-edge jazz bassist Michael Bisio - best known for his collaborative work with firebrands Matthew Shipp and Joe McPhee - will be taking part in the fall edition of New Smyrna's Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency Program. The 167th in the Atlantic Center's Residency series will also...

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Shania Twain announces two Florida shows in 2018

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Life's indeed about to get good for Shania Twain fans in Florida. The country superstar has not only just released her new single (ahem) "Life's About to Get Good" (from forthcoming album Now), but the singer has just released the itinerary for a blockbuster 2018 U.S. tour that includes two...

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Orange County Brewers in downtown Orlando is now in soft opening mode

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Orange County Brewers, located in the former Fiat building in downtown Orlando, is now in soft opening mode. The 3,400-square-foot space at the corner of North Orange Avenue and Jefferson Street is also home to OCB's craft pizza kitchen, which is called the Orlando Pizza & Wing Co. Both concepts are...

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Federal judge rejects bid by former US Rep. Corrine Brown for new trial

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

A federal judge Wednesday set a Nov. 16 sentencing date for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown after rejecting her requests for a new trial and an acquittal on corruption charges. Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who served 24 years in the U.S. House, was convicted in May on charges related to...

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Johnny Wild and the Delights shoot a video at Surf Rock Sunday this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Southern Fried Sunday pays tribute to the end of summer (lol, yeah right) with lineup of beachy sounds. Wear your loudest Hawaiian shirt and be an extra in a video shoot for Johnny Wild and the Delights, a retro cover project fronted by local partyman Andy Matchett. Then kick back...

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Rick Scott says he didn't serve in Navy to defend Neo-Nazis

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, both strong supporters of President Donald Trump, decried racism and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as reverberations continued Wednesday across the country after a deadly weekend in Charlottesville, Va. “I served in the Navy. My dad served...

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Vaporwave showcase at the Geek Easy shows off subversive repurposing

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Put aside any preconceptions you’ve picked up like a virus on the internet regarding a lack of musical authenticity on the part of the vaporwave micro-genre. Vaporwave is more than just Soundcloud hype: It’s an ethereal substrain of ambient dance music that beguiles the listener with its hazy, addictive hooks;...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UCF president calls violence in Charlottesville 'repugnant'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:32 PM

University of Central Florida President John Hitt called the violence in Charlottesville after a white supremacist rally "repugnant" and "an anathema to the values Americans hold dear." In a letter to the UCF community, Hitt says it's disturbing that so much of the violence occurred at the University of Virginia. Three...

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New Italian restaurant Maria & Enzo's coming to Disney Springs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:24 PM

A new Italian concept is coming to Disney Springs by early next year. The new concept, Maria & Enzo's, is the brainchild of the Patina Restaurant Group, who also operate Morimoto Asia, as well as Tutto Italia and Via Napoli in Epcot, and the soon-to-open Edison. Similar to the Edison, the new Italian outpost...

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Another killer whale dies at SeaWorld following struggle with lung disease

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Kasatka, one of SeaWorld's oldest killer whales, was euthanized Tuesday night following a 10-year struggle with a bacterial respiratory infection. One of SeaWorld's last killer whales from the wild, Kasatka died at SeaWorld San Diego at around 8:15 p.m., surrounded by members of her pod as well as veterinarians and caretakers. SeaWorld...

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