Friday, June 23, 2017

House Speaker Richard Corcoran says Visit Florida is 'cleaning up their act'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:31 AM

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Visit Florida apparently listened to state lawmakers' criticism, as the tourism-marketing agency has canceled an auto racing sponsorship and is negotiating for a better deal with an English football club. “It's clear that Visit Florida has heard us loud and clear and are beginning the...

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Dull and Audiotourism revive '90s indie-rock glory with true belief

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Dull, Audiotourism and Scout Stowe, The Falcon, June 21 For a place that isn’t foremost a live venue, I’ve seen a nicely wide range of music at the Falcon. Though the neighborhood art bar has smartly avoided the generic acoustic thing that you can get almost...

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Foxtail Coffee Co. to partner with DoveCote on their downtown coffee bar

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:02 AM

More great news for coffee lovers who live and/or work downtown: Foxtail Coffee Co.'s new location, in addition to their Winter Park flagship, will be inside DoveCote, the downtown French brasserie we named our Top Table of 2016. The restaurant already serves a lovely selection of pastries and coffee drinks from...

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Fringe hit 'Ominous George' gets encore performance at Maxine's on Shine this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM

We here at Orlando Weekly are among playwright-producer Steve Schneider’s greatest fans. Not just because he has staged Orlando Fringe hits like Escape From Baldwin Park and The Wait List Murders; not only because we stand in awe of his encyclopedic knowledge of KISS minutiae and grammatical rules; but –...

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Meet Puff, the shelter dog we hope will be a big loser soon

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Faithful readers of this site know that we publish galleries of adoptable cats and dogs from the Orange County Animal Shelter twice a week, thanks to the generosity of Pawsitive Pet Photography. A couple of weeks ago, one poor shelter dog in particular got quite a lot of attention....

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Tampa's Haves&Thirds plays shimmering instrumentals in disguise at the Falcon

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

In a social media age of constant multi-platform transparency, mystique becomes an ever more rare and valuable commodity in arts and music. A notable exception to this saturation (in our own extended backyard, no less) is enigmatic Florida performing entity Haves&Thirds. The solo vehicle for Tampa-and-proud-of-it resident Todd Lynne, Haves&Thirds...

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This month's Southern Fried Sunday showcases some of the best roots music coming out of Florida

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

This month’s Southern Fried Sunday outing has a particularly strong lineup, with blues duo the Prestage Brothers, one-man band Lauris Vidal, Tampa’s alt-country expansionists Have Gun Will Travel, and capital-S Southern rockers Prison Wine. It’s your chance to catch some of the best roots music coming out of Florida...

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TEDxOrlando streams its event this weekend for free

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

What’s the next best thing to dressing up for a fancy TEDxOrlando event at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts? Watching it at home in your jammies with a plate of Froot Loops. TEDxOrlando sold out all its tickets to the event, but you can still watch along for free...

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Stuff yourself with all-you-can-eat crawfish at Ferg's Depot this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The old Church Street Station gets turned into a Louisianan bayou for Ferg Depot’s crawfish boil. Pick your all-you-can-eat (and/or drink) package and get to work pinching tails and sucking heads. A la carte options are available for anyone who can’t commit to eating and drinking for an entire afternoon....

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Federal probe into city of Tallahassee could complicate Gillum campaign for governor

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Federal investigators have subpoenaed records related to a Tallahassee city agency, raising a new challenge for Mayor Andrew Gillum's run for governor in 2018. The subpoenas, which were issued last week and first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, ask for records related to about two-dozen individuals and companies, most...

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