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Archive for Friday, June 30, 2017

Trump Establishes National Space Council

Vice President Mike Pence will lead the council, steering the nations space exploration policy and shepherding partnerships with commercial space companies.
Published in Space

Spotlight: Josephine, Superior Donuts, Cardboard Explosion, Animal Crackers and Sasha Velour

Local dancer Tush is doing a one-Tush show about the life of Josephine Baker, a well-known performer known for her banana costumes and involvement with the FBI called Josephine! And plays Saturday at 7 at the Venue in Ivanhoe Village. Arthur owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This is the premise for the play Superior Donuts showing Saturday at 8 at Theatre on the Edge. Five original stories come to life using puppets completely made from cardboard in Brad Shurs Cardboard Explosion Saturday at 11 at Station Street Studios in Apopka. Does anybody still wear…a hat? or even ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

MCO Busy With Fourth Of July Travelers

We are in the midst of the busy Fourth of July travel season. Orlando International Airport projects passenger traffic to be up more than 5.5 percent over last year for a total of more than 1.5 million travelers over the holiday period. The busiest travel days are expected to be Saturday, July 1 and 8.
Published in Central Florida News

Spotlight: The Waterfront

If you were worried that the sale of Julies Waterfront and the excision of her name from the business would mean that the South Orange Avenue venue would lose some of its grunge, you can rest easy. The Waterfront, under new owners, still has its delightfully divey demeanor. If you were hoping that new ownership might usher in better food and service, well, that might be a little more hit and miss. A hit was certainly the Waterfront Burger, a thick patty, cooked precisely to medium-rare, topped with melted swiss cheese plus a bit of blue, with some caramelized onions and some peppery leaves of arugula. The bun was nicely toasted, and though it was big, it was appropriate to ...
Published in Central Florida News, Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide

Intersection: Blue Bamboo

Guitarist Chris Cortez started a record label back in 1986 in Orlando called Blue Bamboo Music. After living in New Orleans and Houston, he and his wife moved back to Orlando two years ago and started a recording studio, gallery and performance venue in a converted warehouse in Winter Park. We take a tour of Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts and talk with Cortez about the first year of his performance space.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Intersection: July 4th & BBQ

For many July 4th means hitting the beach and firing up the grill. It’s not a holiday for Thomas Ward though- he barbecues for a living. We meet with Ward at Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbacoa on North Mills  Avenue in Orlando, to talk about the art and science of barbecue. 
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection