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• Economic data from the first days of 2016 seem contradictory. So, should we be worried about the outlook for this year? 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind sifts through the good and the bad. Read More »
• The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces known as “public homeplaces.” These spaces create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing and art-making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities. This will be the topic of the Creative Placemaking Symposium being held at UCF Saturday 9:30 to 4 at 4143 Andromeda Loop. For more information go to artsforhealthflorida.org. Large train layouts, a real train that kids can ride, Scale Model Railroad Items for Sale and more can be seen at the 51st Annual Florida Railfair and Model Show Saturday and Sunday … Read More »
• Much of the South celebrated Christmas in shorts last month; 2015 was the warmest year on record across the globe. While droughty California became ever more parched, Texas and Oklahoma were rocked by floods in their wettest May ever. In March, a nurse filed suit after being infected with Ebola when that virus jumped borders to the U.S. But readers of the growing genre of post-apocalyptic fiction were mentally prepared for all this. Last year was stuffed with literary disaster porn — like Station Eleven, Black Moon, and Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Watkins’ novel of a waterless American West. (Think Chinatown crossed with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.) The novel’s highest achievement may be the way it avoids the disaster-as-metaphor dodge … Read More »
• New data shows Florida’s 2015 population growth second only to Texas in the number of new state residents. What does that mean for Florida’s economy, and for its natural resources? 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind weighs in. Read More »
• A lot of vegans — and plenty of people who just like good, creative food regardless of the central protein — mourned the loss of Cafe 118. Perhaps not enough to have kept the raw-food restaurant in business, but that’s another matter.
If those folks want a second chance to support a vegan restaurant on Park Avenue, or really close to it, they can get behind Daya. Not necessarily a raw food concept, Daya’s menu is totally plant-based. Read More »
• Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery play. Edmonton journal called it the riskiest show in town. The show runs this evening at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 at Orlando Shakespeare center. For tickets go to orlando shakes.org. Go give the new bubble tea purveyor Bubbology a try. Grab one of the honeydew, Assam, or jasmine milk teas or a lychee, kumquat or Kimi fruit tea. Bubbology is inside the Florida mall dining pavilion. Sak comedy lab has multiple comedy shows tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Choose from duel of fools, King of the hill and gorilla theatre. The shows are performed by professional improvisers in a fun family friendly setting. … Read More »
• If you’re serving time in prison, it would probably interest you to read news about dangerous cost-cutting measures made by for-profit prison corporations or excessive fees charged to inmates to make phone calls home. That’s why Prison Legal News, a publication that’s been serving prison-centric news and editorials to subscribers since 1990, is such a popular publication among prison inmates around the country. But in Florida, the state Department of Corrections is keeping the monthly magazine out of prisoners’ hands, claiming that ads in the magazine pose threats to prison safety. Since 2009 the state has intercepted subscriptions to prisoners, and in 2011, the publication sued the DOC charging it with violating the First Amendment. The court battle has had … Read More »
• The Florida economy got cooking this year – tourism is up, unemployment went down. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind checked in with 90.7’s Catherine Welch about the year ahead, but before they look forward, they look back. Read More »
• Florida has long played muse to a certain kind of songwriter — your Jimmy Buffetts, your Bertie Higginses — but it may come as a surprise that a sunny day poolside at a Clearwater motel was the birthplace of the Rolling Stones’ breakthrough hit, “Satisfaction.” Or so Keith Richards claimed in his 2010 memoir. Which fans the flames of intrigue for a show now at the Orlando Museum of Art. The British Invasion is a collection of pictures taken by Bob Bonis, American tour manager for the Stones from 1964 to ’66. The snaps he took, mostly unpublished during his life, revel in and reveal his intimate access to the band, showing Mick, Keith and the boys not just performing … Read More »