Thursday, January 18, 2018

Celebrating David Bowie tribute coming to Orlando this March

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:54 PM

"Celebrating David Bowie" a touring tribute act to the grand dame of glam have announced a North American tour set for the Spring that includes a date in Orlando. The CDB ensemble, promisingly, is led by longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson, and includes guitarist Earl Slick and bassist Carmine Rojas....

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Anna Eskamani makes cover of TIME featuring first-time women candidates

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Florida House candidate Anna Eskamani is one of 48 first-time women candidates for public office featured on the cover of the Jan. 29 issue of TIME magazine. The cover story, dubbed "The Avengers" by TIME correspondent Charlotte Alter, profiled key individuals inspired by the Women's March that have formed...

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Voodoo Doughnut opening at Universal CityWalk this spring

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:40 PM

The rumors are true: Voodoo Doughnut is bringing their talents to Florida. No opening date beyond "spring 2018" has been announced. The cult-favorite gourmet doughnut shop (motto: "The magic is in the hole") exploded out of Portland 15 years years ago and now has multiple Oregon locations as well as...

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Lynx now offers free bus rides for UCF students

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:25 PM

UCF's Parking and Transportation department has struck a new deal with the bus system Lynx, offering UCF students and faculty members free bus rides anywhere in Orlando. The Lynx partnership "will provide alternative transportation to the main campus, downtown and anywhere that Lynx operates" said Krishna Singh, director of...

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Orlando declares intent to bid to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Announced last week by USA Track and Field, the city of Orlando has entered bids to host the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon. Orlando joins cities like Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Chattanooga, Tennessee in declaring their intent. “To have four new bidders for the Olympic Trials Marathon speaks to...

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Orlando lawmakers want increased protections for reproductive health clinics

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Two Orlando lawmakers called Wednesday for passage of legislation that would increase penalties for people who threaten and intimidate women who use reproductive-health clinics or providers who work at the clinics. At a news conference in Tallahassee, Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Orlando, said women have to worry about their personal safety...

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Sean Hannity just endorsed Rep. Ron DeSantis for Florida governor

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Sean Hannity, Kuerig coffee smasher, defender of accused child molesters, and sentient block of cheese at Fox New, now "enthusiastically" endorses Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis. Speaking on his radio show Wednesday, Hannity didn't hold back his love for the Trump defending "Russia is BS fake news" congressman. "I've known you all...

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Central Florida medical marijuana firm sold in $43 million deal

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:06 AM

A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago. iAnthus Capital Management purchased the assets of GrowHealthy Holdings, a Lake Wales...

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Orlando loses bid to become Amazon's second headquarters

Posted By and on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:21 AM

The City of Orlando lost its bid to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters Thursday after the shipping giant released a list of 20 cities that made the final cut. Miami was the only city in Florida among the finalists. The other major metropolitans still in the race for...

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Country queen Miranda Lambert holds court at Amway Center

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Even though mainstream country radio seems dead-set on playing as few female artists as possible, Miranda Lambert is a voice they can’t ignore. Fifteen years into her career, Lambert is possibly the only solo female country artist who could convince a major label to let her cut and release a...

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