Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Florida Democrats on offensive in health care fight

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Even as the U.S. Senate delayed a planned procedural vote Tuesday on a controversial Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the proposal was roiling Florida's political landscape ahead of the 2018 elections. Democrats running for the Senate and in the state's governor's race hammered away at the GOP,...

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Orlando International Airport will likely beat last year's record of confiscated guns

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:47 AM

The Orlando International Airport will probably surpass last year's record of 86 guns confiscated by TSA agents. As of today, TSA officials have stopped 41 guns from going through security at OIA, said TSA’s Federal Security Director Jerry Henderson to Fox 35. "With 41 guns stopped year-to-date, the number of passengers...

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UCF fraternity suspended after claims of sexual assault and hazing

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:23 AM

After a slew of complaints, the University of Central Florida has suspended Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, the same frat that was investigated last year after a member allegedly held a gun barrel to the head of a blindfolded pledge. According to public records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the fraternity faces allegations...

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Rav Pig kicks off summer with a clam bake instead of a pig roast on Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 11:08 AM

We love the monthly prix fixe pig roast at the Ravenous Pig and we are so glad it's back. We're even more stoked that this month, the restaurant is eschewing the traditional roast in favor of a New England-style clam bake. On Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the...

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Florida tourism officials worry about Trump's impact on travel

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Attracting more than 120 million visitors before the end of the calendar year remains a goal of the state's tourism-marketing arm, now that Visit Florida's funding won't be slashed. But Visit Florida board members, whose agency continues to undergo belt-tightening as a result of new operational guidelines ordered by state...

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Lil Tracy brings distinctively 21st-century hip-hop to Backbooth

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:10 AM

From the murkier and more anarchic corners of Soundcloud comes Lil Tracy, a distinctly 21st-century MC who is a living riot of outer limits pop-culture signs and signifiers, but, crucially, has the delivery to back up his visual sensory overload. The rapper formerly known as Yung Bruh, Toreshi Minaj, and...

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Metal queen Lita Ford gets the Velvet Session treatment at Hard Rock Hotel

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Guitarist and glam/punk/metal pioneer Lita Ford has yet to receive the full historical reappraisal that she so richly deserves. How does Thursday work for you? A shredder from the word “go,” Ford got her start with no less than Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in 1975 as guitarist and founding...

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Russian sci-fi rumination 'Stalker' screens at More Q Than A

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Andrei Tarkovsky is one of those Big Deal Filmmakers that inspires endless debates among film students, an artist that if you aren’t familiar with his work, you can’t truly call yourself a cinephile. This is the kind of thing that can scare off a casual viewer, but rest easy, you...

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Shakira announces Orlando concert for early next year

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 AM

Latin pop sensation Shakira just announced the dates for her "El Dorado World Tour" - starting in November - and there is an Orlando date pencilled in. The twelve-time Grammy winner promises the hits and songs from her new album, El Dorado. Shakira is set to play the Amway Center...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Orlando's toilets get an Instagram account

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Local toilets, in all their myriad colors, cleanliness, and flushing apparatuses, are getting recognition for the roles they play in Orlando establishments on a new Instagram account, according to the Bungalower. And maybe they should, since a visit to an unclean or cramped bathroom can ruin an otherwise enjoyable night out....

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