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Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai and Turkey this week

April 24, 2014
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Just read this little tidbit on Mike Cantone’s blog, I Like Mike: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and in Turkey this week to promote Orlando. His agenda notes that he’s traveling with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the Atlantic Institute (Orlando’s Turkish cultural center) and Orlando City...
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In honor of the Solar Bears, tomorrow is purple day!

April 16, 2014
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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared April 17 "Solar Bear Purple Day." Wear purple to show your support for our hometown hockey team.
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

April 14, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

HELLO THERE! We’re about to go LIVE with our BLOG about Orlando City Council. Keep refreshing, as we’ll update things AS THEY HAPPEN. (Currently, on Orange TV, the Florida Chamber of Commerce folks are bragging about all of the things they’ve done to be “laser focused” on business, lowering taxes, etc. It’s nauseating. And...
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Video: Orlando says farewell to Ron Legler and Andy Springer

April 10, 2014
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In the current issue (4/9/2014) of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find a mention in my Culture 2 Go column of a party held earlier in April at The Abbey. There, Orlando’s arts supporters bade farewell to Florida Theatrical Association president Ron Legler and his partner Andrew Springer, who are departing for Baltimore, where Legler will run...
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Motown comes to Otown: 2014-2015 Broadway Series Announced

March 18, 2014
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Motown comes to Otown: 2014-2015 Broadway Series Announced

Orlando’s high-rolling arts supporters — including His Honor Buddy Dyer in a bow tie — showed up at Church Street Station’s spectacular Cheyene Saloon tonight (March 18) to learn the lineup of Broadway series touring musicals that will make up the inagural slate on the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center’s Walt Disney Stage. The...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Cruz controlled, gays turned away and Beckham bent

February 13, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Cruz controlled, gays turned away and Beckham bent

HA, HA, EVERYBODY POINT AND LAUGH AT TED CRUZ WHILE THE REST OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP DOES THE SAME: “Sen. Ted Cruz gambled and lost Wednesday in a bid to persuade his Republican colleagues to take another stand on the nation’s rising debt, reopening old wounds that could make him a permanent pariah to...
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A Lynum Shame: The curious case of Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum’s retirement, liveblogged

February 10, 2014
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A Lynum Shame: The curious case of Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum’s retirement, liveblogged

If you were following last week’s episode of Dynasty: Orlando, then you probably caught wind that FOREVER Commissioner Daisy Lynum, she of the fifth district (basically Parramore), was in some kind of internal squabble with her own son Juan Lynum, who, for at least a minute, seemed like he was running against his mom...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: equality, judgment and cock

February 10, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: equality, judgment and cock

THAT PART WHERE WE GET FEDERALLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS BEING ACTUAL, RESPONSIBLE, (REASONABLY) EQUAL HUMAN BEINGS. ROLL ON, HISTORY: In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Stand your ground, stand in line, stand on ceremony

February 7, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Stand your ground, stand in line, stand on ceremony

UNNECESSARY DEATH BECOMES US, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGEST OF US: “Michael Dunn stands trial this week for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after Dunn complained that Davis was playing loud music. Dunn is expected to raise the defense that gained notoriety after the death of Trayvon Martin, Stand Your Ground. (If Martin were...
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