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Archive for Monday, March 13, 2017

Bike Week Revs Up Daytona Beach

The rumble of motorbikes is echoing through Daytona Beach. Half a million visitors are expected to crowd the streets of Daytona Beach for the 76th annual Bike Week.
Published in Central Florida News

Spotlight: Planet Hollywood Observatory

I didnt think it was possible but Robert Earl has outdone himself. The newly rebranded Planet Hollywood Observatory is a theme restaurant of Cecile B. DeMille proportions. The massive dining venue is on three open levels think orchestra, mezzanine and balcony and is dominated by a huge, towering curved screen where videos and other images are projected from various angles. Its a little bit like dining in an IMAX theater. The observatory designation is a brilliant one because an observatory and Hollywood have the same obsession: stars. Foodwise, this is still Planet Hollywood. One comes here for the spectacle, the memorabilia and the atmospherics, one doesnt come here for fine dining. Even with or especially because of? ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight

Taking Your Pulse Town Hall: A Community Conversation

As part of 90.7s Taking Your Pulse project, we recorded a live town hall in front of an audience at the Orlando Regional Medical Center- the hospital where most of the victims from the Pulse nightclub shooting were treated. The town hall featured conversations with those who helped Pulse survivors, members of the LGBTQ & LatinX communities, Mayor Buddy Dyer and police chief John Mina
Published in Central Florida News, Pulse Shooting

Money Show, Musicals, Enzian and Taste of Oviedo

350 dealers will be buying and selling coins, gold and silver and all this paper at the National Coin and Money Show tomorrow at the Orange County Convention Center. For details go to nationalmoneyshow.org. Two actors play 18 different characters in a retirement community in a musical called Assisted Living the Musical tomorrow at 1 and 6 and Sunday at 2. For details go to assistedlivingthemusical.com. A documentary about writer James Baldwin’s relationships with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King called I am Not Your Negro is playing all weekend at Enzian Theatre. For tickets go to enzian.org. 200 restaurants and food vendors will be on hand during the Taste of Oviedo Saturday 10 to 6. For directions go to ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City