Friday, July 28, 2017

Comedian Big Tim Murphy gets married - sort of - at Will's Pub this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Local comedian/hot dog hawker/lollipop mascot Big Tim Murphy is getting hitched this weekend. Well, not really, but he is throwing a wedding reception-themed comedy show party. Comics are set to deliver a series of speeches as if they were Big Tim’s best man or woman, so it’s kind of like...

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Prince Royce bachatas his way onto the Amway Center stage this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Do you ever, as you’re going about your day, just do a quick bachata three-step and whisper into the wind “Royyyyceee”? No? Well, then, acquaint yourself: Bachata superstar Geoffrey Rojas Royce, also known as Prince Royce, has been making corazones flutter with sweet Dominican ballads since he was a teenager with...

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Body//Talk embraces Latin flavor for ¡Que Calor! at the Henao Center

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 6:30 AM

For Body//Talk’s latest party at the Henao Center this week, they’re tearing open the proverbial paquete de Sazón and adding un poco de sabor to their usual creative party planning procedure. While DJs Jonathan Santino, Navil e Gio and head Talker Phil Santos dedicate the decks to reggaeton, moombahton, salsa...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lynx bus rides will be free for Valencia students, employees

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Starting in late August, Valencia College students and employees will ride the Lynx bus system for free. The college announced Thursday it had signed an agreement with Lynx to provide funding for bus service for Valencia students and employees on all routes. Lynx will also reroute an existing bus route going...

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Main Street Restaurant Week returns to Orlando this August

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Trying new foods in new 'hoods is probably the best way to explore Orlando, which is really the whole point of Main Street Restaurant Week. Now in its third year, Orlando's Main Street Restaurant Week returns next Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Aug. 12. This weeklong food-packed event features...

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Blind Boys of Alabama announce Florida shows for this November

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Beloved gospel vocal group the Blind Boys of Alabama have announced two shows in our own backyard this autumn. Orlando proper didn't get the nod, but nearby Daytona and the Villages (yow) did. The venerable band will be touring behind new album Almost Home. Blind Boys of Alabama play the Peabody...

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Edible cookie dough shop coming to Celebration this August

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:53 PM

You no longer need to wonder if your next spoonful of cookie dough will be your last. Wonderland Cookie Co., serving edible cookie dough in little bowls, will open Aug. 19 at 606 Market St. in Celebration. The company says their dough is safe to eat because they don't...

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Disney workers unions seek wage hike as 'path out of poverty'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Disney labor unions representing 36,000 full-time and part-time Disney workers announced Wednesday that they will seek wage increases as a "path out of poverty" for its members. "Our wages here in Central Florida are some of the lowest in the country," says Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here Local 362....

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As attendance dips, Disney World reduces black-out periods for passholders

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Disney World passholders with blackout dates will now be allowed into the parks a bit earlier than expected. Disney sent out an email announcing that Silver-level passholders and anyone with a Weekday Select Pass can now enter all four Disney World parks as of Aug. 1., rather than Aug. 10. Starting...

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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' coming to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights this fall

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Have you seen a guy with a chainsaw hand? Well, now's your chance. Today, Universal Studios announced that the Starz show Ash vs. Evil Dead will get its own house at this year's Halloween Horror Nights 27. Ash vs. Evil Dead is the third house to be announced for this year's...

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