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Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Ten and a Half questions with Liberal Redneck, Trae Crowder

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: Ten and a Half questions with Liberal Redneck, Trae Crowder

When I met Trae Crowder at the start of the 2014 Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, I knew nothing about him. I complimented his Jason Isbell t-shirt and we bonded over music a bit. He was mild-mannered, soft-spoken, and his east Tennessee accent was familiar and warm, like a rocking chair on a porch next to an antique table ...

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

In 2011, Orlando had two regular weekly open mics devoted exclusively to stand-up comedy. Six years later, there’s a mic, showcase, or show every night of the week, promoters bringing national comics to bars of all sizes, and an annual comedy festival, now in its third year. For whatever reason, ...

Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Friday the 13th

Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Friday the 13th

Step over cracks, don’t walk under any ladders, and heaven forbid if you break a mirror. Doing these activities anytime is cause for some people to scramble back to their bedroom, lock their door, and cower under the covers. These superstitious folks would be even more dismayed if this happened today, Friday the 13th. ...

Exploring Orlando’s Low-Cost Medical Options

Exploring Orlando’s Low-Cost Medical Options

Today is National Pharmacist Day which honors the professional who is often the final member of the devoted medical team that’s attempting to get you healthy. It’s fitting that they’re part of the medical community because health care is something that’s on nearly everyone’s minds these days. Insurance plans are ...

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Searching for the purr-fect companion? Get whiskered away at these fabulous pet adoption spots right here in Orlando! Have a New Years resolution to spend more time with friends? How about exercising? Doing something good to give back to your community? Adopting a rescue kitty could help you achieve all of ...

Carnival of the Animals!

Carnival of the Animals!

Kangaroos, elephants, tortoises, and even a swan! A menagerie of fun and musical activities for your family… Carnival of the Animals, the humorous musical suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, is pretty great in its own right. Each movement is represented by a different animal— hens and roosters, swift ...

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

From petting zoos to local, organic gardens, Orlando’s farming communities have a whole lot to offer. Ei Ei Oh! Before Orlando was famous for theme parks and attractions, it was farmland! Farming is still a big part of many Floridian lifestyles. Sick of life in the city and ready to spend some time with the ...

For the Birds!

For the Birds!

Central Florida is the perfect place to check out many different species of birds in their natural habitats! Here’s a rundown of our top 5 favorite spots to watch and learn about birds! Our beautiful and naturally diverse state is home to many species of birds, including endangered and threatened species such ...

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

A threatened species, Gopher tortoises are super important to Florida’s unique and delicate ecosystems. Learn more about these adorable creatures, and how you can help protect them! Did you know that the Gopher tortoise is the state tortoise of Florida? Despite this highest of honors, these big guys are a ...

When Everything Else Is Closed, Orlando Leaves the Lights On

When Everything Else Is Closed, Orlando Leaves the Lights On

The gifts have all been opened, you’ve stuffed yourself on some of the finest food you’ve had all year, and your mandated two to three holiday snoozes have been exercised. Now what? For many families, staying at home and being together is their timeless Christmas tradition. So, nothing more is needed. Still, for ...