Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scott finally signs bill implementing medical marijuana, but smoking is still barred

Posted By on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM

More than seven months after Floridians overwhelmingly backed the broad legalization of medical marijuana, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill aimed at carrying out the voters' wishes. Lawmakers passed the bill (SB 8-A) during a special session this month after struggling to reach agreement on an implementation plan...

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The Districts tease gigantic new sound in Florida debut with the impressive Spirit of the Beehive

Posted By on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 10:39 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Districts and the Spirit of the Beehive, The Social, June 23 Since forming in high school, young Pennsylvania band the Districts have built a name on a shaggy and true brand of rock that’s as rootsy as it is indie. And it’s a sound that’s...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Bite Night returns for one of the most delicious evenings of the year

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM

The City Beautiful is brimming with creatively wholesome restaurants, and Orlando Weekly has dedicated the month of June to the most mouth-watering establishments. Bite30 is a 30-day ode to Orlando’s best restaurants, and there’s only one way to end it: with a giant celebration where you can grab a taste...

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Two Cow Garage's Micah Schnabel to play Lil Indies on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM

Raucous Two Cow Garage frontman Micah Schnabel is no stranger to Orlando stages. This weekend he returns to the Will’s Compound solo for a night of unhinged evisceration of roots music genres with lyrical bite to spare. Micah Schnabel plays Lil Indies at 9 p.m. this Saturday. No cover! ...

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Philadelphia's the Spirit of the Beehive to play the Social tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Philly-based band the spirit of the beehive combines shoegaze atmospherics with discordant slashes of pain and pleasure. The in-sound from way out. The spirit of the beehive open for the Districts tonight at 7 p.m. at the Social, Tickets are $13-$15. ...

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Noir Cafe is now open and serving coffee at CityArts Factory

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

For those who were sad to wave farewell to Barnie's CoffeeKitchen, another coffee spot has taken its place. Noir Cafe opened earlier this month at 29 S. Orange Ave. The restaurant features special coffee and espresso blends, fresh-baked pastries, and salads and sandwiches. Oh, and the art on the walls...

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Florida Supreme Court to determine whether doctors can charge patients more to copy medical records

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM

A long-running battle about how much patients should be charged for copies of medical records has gone to the Florida Supreme Court. A patient and a law firm opposed to increased costs have filed a notice asking the Supreme Court to take up the dispute, according to documents posted Thursday...

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Connecticut newspaper to Rick Scott: 'Go back to Florida and stay there'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Gov. Rick Scott was in Connecticut and New York this week doing his traveling-salesman act for Florida. "My pitch is you should give up, capitulate, come to Florida and make it easier on yourselves," Scott told a group of businesspeople and Republican state legislators at a Norwalk hotel Monday morning....

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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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