Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miami's Deaf Poets make underachievers of all other two-piece bands

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Deaf Poets, the Wildtones and Bubble Boys, 64 North, Sep. 18 Blowing into town like a tropical storm in a bottle to kick off a tour of the Eastern U.S. and Canada, Miami duo Deaf Poets hit big despite being a small band. They stand tall...

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Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium this January

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Monster Jam, the well known traveling roadshow of big ass trucks, returns to Orlando Jan. 20, 2018. The show will once again be hosted at the Camping World Stadium. This year, expect 14 trucks and drivers, including the green and "be-skulled" Grave Digger, the spiky Max-D, the flaming and peculiarly...

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Ami Dang, Wild Anima conjure worlds of adventurous sound at Stardust this Friday

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Baltimore’s Ami Dang – an accomplished producer, electronic musician, vocalist and sitar player, and an outspoken Sikh-American – has risen up from that city’s fertile underground over the last few years to become one of the most exciting young experimental artists in the U.S. In the past she’s referred to...

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Pirates in search of grog take over Sanford during the annual St. Juans Pirate Fest Pub Invasion

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM

The night before Sanford’s annual pirate-themed parade and block parrrty, get dressed up like a buccaneer and carouse through the streets of downtown Sanford, filling your belly with grog from 10 different bars. The pub crawl kicks off at Little Fish Huge Pond, but be on time or you might...

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California's Together Pangea bring the leading edge of garage punk to the Social

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Each band on this bill is worth the time on their own. Load ’em up three-tall on a single stage, and the punch and value become exponential. Springing from the current and fertile Californian punk soil that is a foundation to entire scene microcosms like Burger Records, L.A. headliner Together...

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Twitter account of Florida lawmaker, who's trying to declare porn a public health crisis, 'liked' a porn clip

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:01 PM

State Rep. Ross Spano, a Republican who just two days ago filed a bill to declare pornography a public health crisis in Florida, appears to have "liked" a pornographic tweet from his account. If you take a spin through Spano's nearly 500 likes on his Twitter account you'll see that...

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Study says Florida ranks 4th in nation for childhood obesity

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:14 PM

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and right on time is a new national health study about—you guessed it—children and obesity. The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, released Tuesday by The State of Obesity, an organization dedicated to addressing America's obesity epidemic, reports that 36.6% of Florida children...

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Despite Hurricane Irma, Florida still has plenty of weed

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM

It would appear that Florida's burgeoning medical cannabis industry emerged relatively unscathed by Hurricane Irma. Tampa-based grower Surterra Wellness, one of the state's largest growers, tweeted after the storm, "Minor flooding, a missing roof, but all plants are safe!" Dispensaries were also only slightly set back by the storm. The...

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'The Promise' screens at Global Peace Film Festival opening night

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:50 PM

The 15th annual Global Peace Film Festival began last night at the Enzian Theater in Maitland with a presentation of The Promise, a romantic/historical drama about the Armenian Genocide in what is now the nation of Turkey, during World War I. Festival founder and executive director Nina Streich welcomed the...

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Florida nursing home where 9 residents died sues Rick Scott administration

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:29 PM

A Broward County nursing home has filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Rick Scott's administration from cutting off Medicaid payments and carrying out a moratorium on patient admissions after the deaths of nine of the facility's residents following Hurricane Irma. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills filed the lawsuit...

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