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October 21, 2014

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September spawned a monster of a budget ($30 million gap! 17 percent millage increase!) and now its time to put that cash to good use. Read along with Billy Manes' liveblog here: (read more)


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BLOGGYTOWN

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A first-person account of being kicked out of the Miss UCF Pageant. Not because she wasn’t talented or pretty or a worthy contestant, but because she has a child. (read more)


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THE GIST

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Julie Casey will be serving up her version of “twisted classics” in the former donut shop space. We've got the name and a projected opening date inside. (read more)


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SALIVATION ARMY

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Our review from Austin Lucas' show with Jayke Orvis and Jon Snodgrass: Daringly traditional and uniquely gifted, Lucas owns one of today’s finest, purest country voices. (read more)


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ORLANDO MUSIC NEWS

News
Florida’s third party candidates face long odds

Florida’s third party candidates face long odds

News: Profiles of third-party and indepdendent candidates for governor, attorney general and Congress By Billy Manes and Erin Sullivan 10/15/2014
Smaller state government threatens Florida’s most needy

Smaller state government threatens Florida’s most needy

News: Department of Children and Families and the unemployed suffer under conservative belt-tightening By Billy Manes 10/15/2014
Whistleblower reignites Gov. Scott’s fraudulent past

Whistleblower reignites Gov. Scott’s fraudulent past

News: Crist campaign pulls out the big guns on Columbia/HCA Medicare case By Billy Manes 10/15/2014
Amazon story was right on

Amazon story was right on

News: Letters to the editor By Orlando Weekly readers 10/15/2014
Learning + Civics

Learning + Civics

News: Learning and Civics in Orlando this week 10/15/2014
Arts & Culture
Comedy + Dance + Theater + Art + Events + Literary + Family + Sports

Comedy + Dance + Theater + Art + Events + Literary + Family + Sports

Arts & Culture: Arts and Culture in Orlando this week 10/15/2014
‘Reflecting Florida’ offers a full day of eco-discussion at East End Market

‘Reflecting Florida’ offers a full day of eco-discussion at East End Market

Arts & Culture: Authors, artists and activists band together in panels presented by Bookmark It and the Center for Earth Jurisprudence By Jessica Bryce Young 10/15/2014
‘Prince of Los Cocuyos’: Richard Blanco’s hyphenated Miami youth

‘Prince of Los Cocuyos’: Richard Blanco’s hyphenated Miami youth

Arts & Culture: Memoir of growing up Cuban-American by America’s first Latino/immigrant/gay inaugural poet By Julie Schwietert Collazo 10/15/2014
Where to find better boos for your buck

Where to find better boos for your buck

Arts & Culture: Willing to put a few miles on the car? Try Howl-O-Scream in Tampa or A Shallow Grave in Winter Haven By Seth Kubersky 10/15/2014
Mad Cow launches 18th season with a strong performance of ‘Tommy’

Mad Cow launches 18th season with a strong performance of ‘Tommy’

Arts & Culture: Wesley Slade is extraordinary as the Pinball Wizard By Seth Kubersky 10/8/2014
OMA fall exhibitions offer personal takes on American iconography

OMA fall exhibitions offer personal takes on American iconography

Arts & Culture: ‘David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents’ and ‘Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime’ By Yulia Tikhonova 10/8/2014
Music
Picks this week: Givers, Astronomar, Zulu Wave and more

Picks this week: Givers, Astronomar, Zulu Wave and more

Music: Great live music rattles Orlando every night By Ashley Belanger 10/15/2014
Down with the clown: Documenting Florida juggalo culture

Down with the clown: Documenting Florida juggalo culture

Music: Despite the FBI’s gangslangin’, juggalos prize family – not violence By Thaddeus McCollum 10/15/2014
This Little Underground: More unrest in Orlando nightlife

This Little Underground: More unrest in Orlando nightlife

Music: Plus live reviews of St. Vincent, Insane Clown Posse By Bao Le-Huu 10/15/2014
Brother Ali gets back to his roots, his fans and doing his best

Brother Ali gets back to his roots, his fans and doing his best

Music: The rapper discusses ISIS, Gandhi and why he avoids being topical to transcend time By Chris Parker 10/15/2014
Rotation: One-man band Lauris Vidal on Tom Waits

Rotation: One-man band Lauris Vidal on Tom Waits

Music: What local artists are listening to By Ashley Belanger 10/15/2014
Down the Road

Down the Road

Music Events: 10/15/2014
Concerts/Events + Clubs/Lounges + Opera/Classical

Concerts/Events + Clubs/Lounges + Opera/Classical

Music Events: Where to find music in Orlando this week 10/15/2014
Food & Drink
Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Drink: Where to drink and party in Orlando this week 10/15/2014
At Pho K5, the priority is the victuals, not the visuals

At Pho K5, the priority is the victuals, not the visuals

Food & Drink: New Milk District pho joint offers spot-on service and the full gamut of Vietnamese classics By Faiyaz Kara 10/15/2014
Lick it up! Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley open Rock & Brews in Oviedo

Lick it up! Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley open Rock & Brews in Oviedo

Food & Drink: Plus five more new restaurants open and an old favorite closes By Faiyaz Kara 10/15/2014
Wing Shack is designed with the sports fan in mind

Wing Shack is designed with the sports fan in mind

Drink: Bar Exam: The where, what and why of Orlando drinking 10/15/2014
Three new restaurants in many-tenanted Winter Park space

Three new restaurants in many-tenanted Winter Park space

Food & Drink: Plus pink food around town, Ghostbusters donuts and a Kappo sushi class By Faiyaz Kara 10/8/2014
Film
Movies opening in Orlando this week

Movies opening in Orlando this week

Film & DVD: ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘The Book of Life,’ ‘Fury,’ ‘Men, Women & Children’ and ‘St. Vincent’ By Steve Schneider 10/15/2014
In ‘The Double,’ Jesse Eisenberg plays two sides of one perplexing man

In ‘The Double,’ Jesse Eisenberg plays two sides of one perplexing man

Film & DVD: Couchsurfing: stuff to stream and download By Ashley Belanger 10/15/2014
‘Project Runway’: making it work

‘Project Runway’: making it work

Film & DVD: Believe it or not, I watch ‘Project Runway’ religiously every week By Erin Sullivan 10/8/2014
Opening in Orlando: Movies opening the week of Oct. 8

Opening in Orlando: Movies opening the week of Oct. 8

Film & DVD: ‘Addicted,’ ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ ‘Dracula Untold,’ ‘The Judge,’ ‘Kill the Messenger,’ ‘Meet the Mormons’ and ‘One Chance’ By Steve Schneider 10/8/2014
Comics

This Modern World

Comics: By Tom Tomorrow 10/15/2014

Lulu Eightball

Comics: By Emily Flake 10/15/2014
Columns
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

COLUMN: By Rob Brezsny 10/15/2014
Savage Love

Savage Love

COLUMN: By Dan Savage 10/15/2014
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