Thursday, July 27, 2017

Voice Hoist blends aesthetics and activism at Stardust Video & Coffee this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Following in the footsteps of Charlemagne Palestine, the Cocteau Twins and Joan La Barbara, Voice Hoist (formerly of Sarasota), creates some of the most moving, ethereal music that we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in a long time. Voice Hoist creates whole choirs, storms in heaven, from just one voice....

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The Abbey fixes 'Mamma Mia!' by letting the audience sing over the movie

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Though the 2008 film version of the hit ABBA jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!, was criticized for the lack of vocal prowess among its cast, the Abbey has a perfect solution for this screening: Have the audience sing over them! Belt out your favorite Swedish pop tunes while the film tries...

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George Bernard Shaw's 'Saint Joan' tells a familiar tale at Rollins' Fred Stone Theatre

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Noted local director Jeremy Seghers, known for staging Equus in the farm-like atmosphere of the Acre and turning Macbeth Studio into a 1980s New York apartment for This Is Our Youth, turns to a more traditional theater space – Rollins College’s black box, the Fred Stone Theatre – for a...

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Mennello screens acclaimed documentary 'Finding Vivian Maier' this week

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM

You can look at Finding Vivian Maier as a primer on copyright law, or as a poetic meditation on life and art. What you can’t call it, though, is unbiased, as it was co-directed by John Maloof, the man who found tens of thousands of Maier’s photographs when he bought...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adam Putnam says he's a 'proud NRA sellout'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Adam Putnam is currently Florida's Agriculture Commissioner. He's also a Republican candidate for governor and a self-described "NRA sellout." On Monday, Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth published an opinion piece called "Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA," which is a compliment to Putnam, a big tough man's man...

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Switchfoot and Lifehouse to play Orlando in August as part of first joint tour

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Rockers Lifehouse and Switchfoot are setting out on their first joint tour together across the U.S. and Canada - the aptly-dubbed "Looking for Summer Tour" - and an Orlando date at the end of August will be part of that tuneful search. Lifehouse and Switchfoot "look for summer" with Brynn...

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AHF opens new HIV clinic in Orlando to address local epidemic

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM

A recently opened HIV health care center in Orlando plans to address the rising number of new HIV diagnoses in Central Florida. Local elected officials joined members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of AHF's new clinic in Orlando at 1701 N. Mills Ave., next...

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New California-style pub coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Disney is putting a modern spin on a classic location for its newest watering hole concept. Today, Disney announced that a new pub called BaseLine Tap House is coming to Hollywood Studios. The new spot is inspired by, and pays homage to, Figueroa Printing Company, an independent print house in L.A....

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Florida grapples with increase in card skimmers

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State figures show 315 skimmers had been discovered at Florida gas pumps through July 18, compared to 120 skimmers discovered through the first seven months of 2016. That represents a 160 percent increase in...

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Orlando protesters rally against Obamacare repeal at Marco Rubio's downtown office

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Under the blazing sun, protesters in Orlando rallied in front of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's downtown office, chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" against Republican senators like Rubio who voted Tuesday to open debate on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. The latest health care overhaul bill from the GOP would...

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