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Orlando Food Truck, Big Wheel Provisions, Seeking Two New Employees

By Ken Storey

Big Wheel Provisions has posted on their facebook that they have two open positions.  If interested send your resume to

Pointe Orlando Home to Orlando's Most Original Ghosts

By Ken Storey

While many ghost and goblins are seen around town today these have to be the most original and cutest ones I've yet to see.  These ones, spotted a recent night at Pointe Orlando, are made from paper lanterns, construction paper and white fabric.

Legoland Florida Star Wars Mini-Land Opening Next Week

By Ken Storey

Legoland Florida will debut it's latest addition next Friday, November 9th.  The Star Wars themed mini-land features such Lego versions of Star Wars icons as the Lambda Shuttle, the spacecraft found in Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Scenes from each of the six live-action Star Wars movies, as well as a scene from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars are featured in the new mini-land. Some of the 2,000 LEGO models will be more than 6-feet-tall. Interactive buttons will allow children to activate animations throughout the scenes. This is just the latest addition for the child focused amusement park, they also opened a water park (though it is now closed till Spring) and there are unconfirmed rumors of a new pirate land coming to the park.  

The new land is not complete yet but the models have begun arriving.  Here are some pictures Legoland sent our way showing off the prep work happening for the new land.  For more information check out Legoland's websit…

Vote Loud Posters

The creative agency Say It Loud, located at the corner of Mills and Lake Highland in a 1958 one-story former paint factory, just covered all six of it's giant glass windows with custom posters encouraging locals to get out and vote. The simple yet effective message, "Vote Loud," with a smaller bullhorn beneath, is eye-catching and creative. Love it! Vote Loud!

The Food Truck Bazaar Goes to Kissimmee Friday Night

The Food Truck Bazaar is travelling to Kissimmee Friday November 2, 2012, 6-9pm. It will be parked in front of the Kissimmee Civic Center (201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL).

The following food trucks are scheduled to appear (all subject to change without notice): Cafe Cocoa Mo, 5Gastronomy, Big Wheel Provisions, C&S Brisket Bus, Cafe Rouge, Carobama BBQ, Darland Bakery, Dixieland Diner, Korean BBQ Box, Mayan Grill/Pupusas, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles, MiniBistro, The Batter Bowl, The Crepe Company, The Flattery, Treasure Island Treats, Twisted Cuban, Yum Yum Cupcake, Tastebuds. 

Million Dollar Quartet Orlando Debut Filled with Dancing, Stobe Lights, and that 'I wish it was us' type of feeling

By Ken Storey

Just blocks away from Lou Pearlman's former office where so many artists dreams were crushed last night was a celebration of four artist, from another time and place, who with a small town record exec, one that actually seemed to care about his artist, made it big.  This is the story that Orlando dreamed of one day telling, though those dreams now seem about as likely as successfully hiding from the U.S. government at a beach resort in Bali.

Last night was the opening that everyone seems to be talking about.  Million Dollar Quartet made it's Orlando debut with a rock and roll party of a show.  The musical, in town through Nov 4th, is based around a now infamous recording session where the legends of rock and roll all gathered for one and only time.  

An actual photo of that historic night in 1956 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)On December 4th, 1956 four legends gathered in the Sun Records recording studio for a jam session that has since become one of the greatest evenin…

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a new baby white rhinoceros

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a new baby white rhinoceros originally born on the 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain. She has spent the last week bonding with her mother out of guest view. The baby and her mother will rejoin the crash, or group of rhinos, this morning. 
The baby’s mother, father and another female white rhino were airlifted from Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2001 through the efforts of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rhinos. Fewer than 15,000 white rhinos remain in the wild, and approximately 200 live in zoological facilities across North America.

Central Florida Composers Forum Put a Ghost in the Machine

Central Florida Composers Forum is doing a concert called “Ghost in the Machine” November 10, 2012, 5pm, at the White House(2000 South Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, 32806). Admission is free. All compositions on the concert contain an electronic element, ranging from interactive computer patches, to surround sound, to recorded ambient noises. 

The concert will also feature feature several premieres, including Charles Griffin’s Enfold Us Beneath Open Wings, John Alvarez’s Fermions and Gauge Bosons, and a new work by Thomas Owen. Other featured composers are Thad Anderson, Keith Lay, and Timothy Stulman. The concert will also feature the talents of vocalist Michelle Amato and Julie Bateman, saxophonist Timothy Rosenberg, and percussionist Nick Strange.

The concert is part of the Accidental Music Festival, and is free and open to the public; however, you can purchase a ticket to reserve a seat for $10, or a festival pass for $70. As is the White House tradition, audience members are encourage…

Orlando Mix Tape To Benefit Urban ReThink

ORLANDO MIX TAPE is an evening of live music featuring your favorite local musicians covering songs chosen by the audience through this request page. 100% of all ticket sales and donations benefit the programs of the Urban Think! Foundation. 

The event goes down at The Social in Downtown Orlando on Wednesday November 7, 2012. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Get tickets in advance by submitting your song on the request page and clicking "submit" here. The following musicians will be playing:
Giti Khala [Seven Mary Three]Joseph MartensThomas Wynn,Eugene Snowden [The Legendary J.C's]Shadow PearsonJessy DaumenBrian ChodorcoffKaleigh BakerMatt LaphamNate AndersonDoc HibbardKatie Burkess

Free Trick or Treat at Fashion Square Mall 4-6pm

Orlando Fashion Square Mall is doing it's annual free Halloween Trick-or-Treat tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, 4-6pm. Take the kids in costume and bring your camera for pictures in the haunted courtyard. Free and open to the public.

The Maine play at House of Blues on 11/2

By Jen Thuy-Tien
Contributing Writer
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Rock band The Maine (FacebookTwitter) will be playing at House of Blues on November 2nd as part on their co-headlining tour with Mayday Parade and special guest The PostellesDetails/Tickets.

Wienermobile in Orlando Nov 2 - 4

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has arrived in Orlando and will be hovering over the area all week. Then it will hover on over to three community events. On Friday November 2, 2012, it will be partnering with Seniors First to surprise select Orlando residents with Meals on Wheels in the morning. On Saturday November 3, it'll be at the annual Gingerbread Run 5K in the Kidz Zone 6:30-9:30am. On Sunday November 4, it along with Second Harvest Food Bank will be hosting a fundraiser at Winn-Dixie (2722 N Pine Hills/Cty Rd 431) 11am-3pm. It will be accepting donations in exchange for a delicious Oscar Mayer hot dog. All proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.Photo Credit