Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rare Festival 2017 announces full lineup including Travis Scott, Lil DIcky and Carnage

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Producer and superstar DJ (and now festival curator) Carnage has announced the full lineup for the 2017 edition of his Rare Festival that will be hitting Orlando in October. And it's pretty unbelievable. Headlined by Travis Scott and Carnage, the event will also feature performances from Zhu, Lil Dicky, Super Duper...

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Southern Fried Sunday joins with Lauris Vidal's Citrus Circuit Tour, now has own BBQ sauce

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:41 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Southern Fried Sunday Citrus Circuit Edition, Will's Pub, June 25 Southern Fried Sunday is known for its lineups, but the latest was a particularly exceptional one. The Citrus Circuit Tour is a roving showcase of Florida talent that area folkie Lauris Vidal has organized in the...

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New York unveils plans for memorial to Pulse victims, LGBTQ community

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:43 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the design this week for a memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community and to the 49 victims killed in a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. The monument, which will be located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, is also dedicated to all victims...

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Emo innovators Turnover announce Orlando show for October

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Emo-turned-dreampop purveyors Turnover have announced dates for an extensive U.S. tour set for the Autumn with Elvis Depressedly and an Orlando show is on the books. The band will be touring behind new album Good Nature, an ambitious new suite of songs that takes in psych, blues and jazz influences....

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Orlando International Airport bans medical marijuana despite legalization

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Orlando International Airport has decided to ban medical marijuana despite it being legal in the state of Florida. WMFE 90.7 reports the airport is planning to install signs warning passengers that any cannabis, medical or recreational, could be confiscated at the airport. Last year, about 71 percent of Florida voters...

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Rick Scott cites London fire in vetoing bill easing protections for condos

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Pointing to a high-rise fire in London that killed dozens of residents, Gov. Rick Scott late Monday vetoed a bill that would have eased fire-protection requirements for older condominium buildings in Florida. The bill (HB 653), which passed the Legislature with only one dissenting vote, dealt with requirements for retrofitting...

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Florida Legislature can't decide who should replace Confederate general in D.C. National Statuary Hall

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Lawmakers trying to settle on a new statue to represent Florida at the U.S. Capitol say they will take another shot next year, after legislation to pick the replacement for a Confederate general's likeness got bottled up in a state House committee. The Legislature voted in 2016 to replace Gen....

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A new hotel is rumored to be headed to WDW, but Disney might not be building it

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:34 AM

With all the major new attractions and updates throughout Walt Disney World happening over the next few years, it’s no wonder that the resort may need more hotel rooms. Theme park industry insider Jim Hill has even suggested that Disney is looking to sell out all of Walt Disney...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

PR's Taco Palace closes Winter Park location

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 5:23 PM

PR's Taco Palace, a local Tex-Mex institution for almost three decades, is closing its Winter Park location. Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide reports owner Perry Inman is closing the restaurant at 499 W. Fairbanks Ave. for a number of reasons, including issues with the building and a lack of parking partially...

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Spoiler alert: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner sashays her way to Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:12 PM

The winner of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race will be making an Orlando appearance this weekend. In the season finale, drag queens Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé and even Orlando's own Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor lip-synced for their lives, but Sasha Velour was the one who made it...

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