Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Court rules Florida can’t keep ex-felons from voting because they're poor

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Delivering a harsh rebuke to Gov. Ron DeSantis, an appeals court on Wednesday upheld a federal judge’s decision that the state cannot bar voting by felons who can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines. A requirement that felons pay “legal financial obligations,” such as fees, fines and restitution,...

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A new, right-wing Florida coffee shop called 'Conservative Grounds' opens this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Tampa Bay will soon be home to a coffee shop dedicated to Trump, guns, and conservative values. Conservative Grounds, which officially opens this weekend, has all of your basic coffee and espresso drinks, as well as a replica of the White House’s Oval Office (complete with cardboard cutouts of...

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Voice actors behind 'Halo' and 'Super Mario Bros.' join MegaCon Orlando lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Amid the costumed delights and animated sights at this year's MegaCon Orlando will be the voices of beloved video game characters, performed by the very actors who bring them to life on your PC or console. The two most notable are from the Super Mario and Halo franchises. Charles...

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Wander the brick streets at the Sanford Porchfest, where bands play free all day

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM

For the last couple of years, the residents of Downtown Sanford have been showing us the meaning of community unity with the annual Sanford Porchfest. This free event is a unique grass-roots music festival hosting a lineup of local artists who perform on private porches around the downtown area....

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Turkish gothic band She Past Away to play exclusive Florida show in Orlando in September

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Crossover Turkish post-punk stars She Past Away are returning to Florida later this year, still riding high on their sell-out show in Tampa last year. Like last time around, they're only playing one show in the Sunshine State, but this time around it's at the Abbey right here in...

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Seminole County alligator flips inflatable kayak, stranding two boaters

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Imagine your nice, relaxing kayak ride being rudely interrupted by an alligator who flipped over your inflatable boat. That's exactly what happened to two kayakers on the Econlockhatchee River on Monday, and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents. The kayakers, who ended up getting lost after the incident, had...

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Willie Nelson is on the road again, and he's stopping in Orlando Friday night

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:10 PM

As the man himself famously sings, country icon Willie Nelson is currently “on the road again” and this particular leg of the Red Headed Stranger’s never-ending tour winds down at the Dr. Phil on Friday. Nelson is a one-off in our culture; artistically he’s a cross between George Gershwin...

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Fake Four rapper Ceschi tops a deep bill of left-field Florida talent at Will's Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:56 PM

The one and only Ceschi may top the marquee, but this concert is essentially a jammed showcase for leading alternative rap label Fake Four Inc., probably the most boundary-pushing hip-hop imprint alive with a roster of dazzling diversity. A fiery collision of hip-hop and folk-punk, a performance by headliner...

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Comic actor Mike Delamont leaves the floral power suit behind for a 'One Night Stand' in Orlando Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Canadian comedian, playwright and actor Mike Delamont has been a Fringe favorite for years, best known for his recurring God Is a Scottish Drag Queen series of comic monologues. This week, Delamont revisits Orlando again for a One Night Stand With Mike Delamont, but leaves the floral power suit behind....

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In-Between Series kicks off 2020 by blasting faces with the noise beat of Bl_ank

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:35 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Bl_ank at the In-Between Series, Feb. 17 Downtown experimental music serial the In-Between Series just kicked off its 2020 season with one of its most intense chapters yet. Capitalizing on the touring migration bonanza caused by Miami’s big annual International Noise Conference, the latest feature was...

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