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Mon-Nov-2019 Fiery blues-rockers the Black Crowes have reunited and will play Central Florida next summer

Famously feuding brothers — The Black Crowes' Chris and Rich Robinson — are celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the band’s quintuple-platinum debut album Shake Your Money Maker with a world tour that stops at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 1, 2020.

Tickets start at $29 and are available via livenation.com.

"First and foremost, I'm really happy to have my brother back in my life. To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids, is a gift,” Rich said in a release.” To have these songs stand up after 30 years is something I could've never fathomed."

"I'm thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made & bringing our lives together full circle,” Chris said in a release.

Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning.…

Mon-Nov-2019 Country music superstar Jason Aldean to play Orlando in January

He's back and he wants you to know it. Country singer Jason Aldean today announced details for his 2020 "We Back" tour and one of only two Florida shows will be right here in Orlando.…

Mon-Nov-2019 This WESH 2 news broadcast from 1986 is an amazing time capsule into Orlando's past

Will the president of the United States fire any of his cabinet members over an illegal foreign-arms deal?…

Mon-Nov-2019 Orlando legends from Nutrajet and the Hate Bombs conjure the almighty Stooges at Will's Pub

Penetration: A Salute to the Stooges, Will’s Pub, Nov. 9

I am not above a good tribute show. The fruit may hang low but it can be undeniably sweet. However, attempting to take on the holier-than-fuck Iggy Pop? Well, that’s one tall-ass order.…

Mon-Nov-2019 Band of the Week: Profe Fool

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week."…

Sat-Nov-2019 Lawsuits aim to stop Florida's use of solitary confinement for children, but state agencies are pushing back

In separate but parallel lawsuits, civil-rights and legal groups are challenging Florida’s use of solitary confinement in prisons and juvenile detention centers – but are facing pushback from state agencies.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, Florida Legal Services and the Florida Justice Institute this year sued the state Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice in federal court in Tallahassee, contending the agencies’ practices on isolation are unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.

But the agencies are fighting back against the allegations, with the latest salvo coming last week as the Department of Juvenile Justice filed a motion to dismiss the juvenile detention case and questioned the motives behind the lawsuit.

Sat-Nov-2019 KitchenKillaz forgo their usual kitchen stage to join Maker Faire's Sunday lineup

Musical duo the KitchenKillaz usually crash a different kitchen every Friday night, playing to an audience in the house and to another watching on their livestream.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Florida schools could soon be allowed to buy drugs to treat heroin overdoses

Medicine cabinets at Florida schools could get a new addition: an antidote for people who overdose on opioids such as heroin.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Update: Video captures Orange County Sheriff deputy's rough arrest of a middle schooler

Update | This post was updated to add new information on the location of the incident, details from body camera footage that has the moments leading up to the video widely shared on social media this morning, more from Orange County Sheriff John Mina, and info about the deputy.

Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies were recorded brutally detaining a Westridge Middle School student.

It happened in the parking lot of the nearby Summerset apartments.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Brevard County Sheriff turns 'In God We Trust' decals into a middle finger

"They have a better chance of me waking up thin tomorrow morning than they do of me taking that motto off our cars," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey to Fox News in response to a request to remove "In God We Trust" decals from patrol vehicles.

You may recognize the husky fuck from other despicable wastes of time while in uniform, like his outrageously degrading Facebook video series, "Wheel of Fugitive." Or another video giving the asinine advice that, should the horror of an active shooter befall you, it's best to stay and fight the terrorist.

Well, Ivey's back, this time to callously insist that he is right and everyone else can go kick rocks.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Wham City pied piper Dan Deacon commands a gleeful mob at Will's Pub

Dan Deacon, Will’s Pub, Nov. 6

There are many reasons to get hyped for a Dan Deacon show. First, unlike most electronic artists, he’s one of those unicorns who are uniquely famous for their live shows, which are spectacles that have less to do with any big-budget production than all-out crowd participation and pure fervor for the music.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Bagel Bruno's grand opening is Nov. 23 in College Park

Bagel Bruno, the collab between two of our most notable local businesses —Foxtail Coffee and Pizza Bruno — is ready for prime time.

And by "prime time," I mean the grand opening celebration is finally scheduled: Nov. 23 and 24.

Pizza Bruno owner Bruno Zacchini will serve what he describes as an "Orlando-style bagel," which is similar to a Montreal-style bagel but vegan: The dough contains no egg or honey, is naturally leavened, and is poached in dark brown sugar before being hearth-baked.
Six varieties will initially be served — plain, salt, rye, sesame seed, everything and cinnamon-golden raisin — after which, Zacchini says, seasonal varieties will make their way onto the menu.

A bevy of sammies (and Foxtail's coffees, of course) will also be served.

There are also unconfirmed reports of a soft opening starting as soon as Monday, Nov. 11, at which Bagel Bruno will remain open from 7 a.m. until they sell out – but give them some time to get their feet under them, OK?

Have a look at the menu, then plan your journey to Edgewater Drive.
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Fri-Nov-2019 Lime ditches bikes just as Orlando votes on scooters

The Orlando City Council will vote on an ordinance Monday allowing regulated motorized scooter companies in the city.

An indicator of where the wind blows can be found in the actions of famed national scooter company Lime, who announced the decision to remove its bicycles from the city, once the rental scooters are approved.

The arrival of the Uber-backed company's bikes, before their trademark scooters were approved, was always a warning that Orlando would inevitably become another another scooter city.

There's also local, Orlando-based bike and scooter company HOPR, who anxiously (or not so anxiously) awaits approval of their scooters in their own hometown.
[content-4] If the city approves the ordinance, there could be motorized scooters on Orlando streets as soon as the beginning of the year.…

Fri-Nov-2019 Orlando astrologer RJ Speiser tries to find meaning and solace in the chaos of Scorpio season

Last month I received multiple messages online requesting astro advice on a variety of chaotic issues.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Orlando seafood restaurant Boston Lobster Feast named best Florida buffet by 'Reader's Digest'

Maybe you've seen the Boston Lobster Feast vehicle rolling around Orlando and Kissimmee.

Listen, it's perfectly normal to feel concern for the car or critter.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Donald Trump Jr. is coming to The Villages to sign your book and nothing more

“The whole point of releasing a name is to intimidate someone, to threaten someone, and to scare other people from coming out,” said The View co-host Abby Huntsman this morning.

She was speaking of Donald Trump Jr., their guest on the show, and his outing of the federal whistleblower whose testimony could lead to his father's impeachment.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Trump taps former Florida attorney general for impeachment team and Apopka preacher as aide

Though Donald Trump has officially moved his residence to Florida, he has to stay in Washington, D.C., for both his job and to fight the impeachment battle that threatens his presidency.

So, he’s bringing Florida to him. In less than a week, Trump reached into Florida’s very real swamps to tap Apopka televangelist Paula White and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for his impeachment team.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Hoping to stop its leadership bleed, SeaWorld chooses fifth CEO since last year

Though business has been on the upswing for SeaWorld recently, there have been few C-suite waters as choppy as their CEO position.

Since February 2018, there had already been four different bosses at the company.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Oviedo man to compete on 'Jeopardy!' Tournament of Champions tonight

Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Oviedo, is set to compete in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions quarterfinals tonight.

Backes appeared on five episodes of the quiz show earlier this year, from Feb. 11-15, winning $105,602 before being stumped by the Final Jeopardy clue ("He spent his life improving a plant-based substance he described as a 'vegetable leather' or 'elastic metal'") in his fifth game.…

Thu-Nov-2019 Tickets sales are open for WJRR's Earthday Birthday in 2020

Rock & roll has taken a backseat to other genres as of late, but today's rockers still know how to grab the wheel and drive a good show. For those who still need a good live rock show in their life, Orlando rock station 101.1 WJRR's Earthday Birthday No. 27 may be just the thing.…

Wed-Nov-2019 Florida Man Radio adds new Orlando station with even more Florida Men

"There are vaginas that are split down the middle like a double vagina," said one of the nearly indistinguishable dude voices on Florida Man Radio’s live "Bubba the Love Sponge" show, featuring Bubba the Love Sponge Clem this morning.

Wed-Nov-2019 Orlando state legislators are pushing a bill to protect workers in the extreme heat

Study after study has found that heat stress leads to increases in occupational injury, heatstroke, and other ailments for outdoor workers.

There's already little doubt in Floridians' minds that prolonged exposure to intense heat while working is unhealthy.

"You feel that heat," said state Sen. Vic Torres (D-Orlando). "Imagine working out there eight, 10, 12 hours in the heat."

That’s the reality for many Central Florida workers, people who contribute labor that society needs to continue to functioning, work that feeds us and makes life better for everyone.

"It’s just common sense to help the workers out there to be safe, and that employers have the requirements they need," said Torres.…

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