The Politics/History of Language and the Timucua

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Artist Jamilah Sabur and Elling Eide Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, George A. Broadwell, Ph.D. will talk about The Politics/History of language and the Timucua  at the Museum, in relation to Sabur’s exhibition Ibine Ela Acu / Water Sun Moon, on view at CFAM through December 12.

Unity prevails at the June 11 Equality March on Washington D.C.

By : Billy Manes
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By the time Sunday, June 11, rolled around in Washington, D.C., the weekend of celebration took a more political turn, as was planned.

“Shame! Shame! Shame!” hundreds of thousands screamed as they walked past the White House. The Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU were heavily present, and the pomp of a parade gave way to the circumstance of a march. That march ended up on the Washington Mall, where speakers screamed down history and screamed up civil rights.

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Orlando 2016 Fringe Review: So You Say You Want a Revolution

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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So You Say You Want a Revolution
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Peace. That is how Bob Azzarito, aka: pianobob.org as he refers to himself, starts off the one-man show/talk, and that seemed to be the key word throughout the show.

Azzarito’s show is a “rock symposium on peace”, which is more or less him using a multimedia PowerPoint show, guitar, keyboard and songs to talk about how searching for peace and justice back in the 1960s is similar to what is going on now in society. He tells us he is a retired schoolteacher and lover of rock & roll, which can explain why around 10 minutes or so of his show was preaching about the goodness and need for public education.

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UCF Fraternity leaders send “No Homo Bro” email

By : Jamie Hyman and Adam Manno
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Hmm, maybe not the best way to get attention.

University of Central Florida’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life sent an email headed “No Homo Bro!” The email was to advertise a meeting with the goal of promoting diversity in fraternities and to talk about masculinity. Check it out after the jump: 

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Rev. Scott at Tampa Pride?

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Change of Pride?

If you were out in Ybor City March 26, you were able to witness some of the usual things Pride has to offer – a parade, a street festival, a lot of beautiful people running around in their underwear.

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Kathy Griffin brings her forked tongue to Florida to skewer pop culture and politics alike

By : Aaron Alper
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Comedian Kathy Griffin’s 80 city Like a Boss tour is coming to Florida with a staggering six shows beginning on March 30 at Daytona Beach, which will be followed by shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Clearwater, Jacksonville and Melbourne. To see Griffin live is an experience that is akin to seeing a great live musician; it is unique, in the moment and will never happen again. Unlike other comics who never deviate from a set, Griffin changes her sniping shtick nightly to cater to whatever audience she’s in front of. The deviations are always improv gold (Griffin was a Groundlings member in her early days) and often take center stage over the thing that made her famous: spur-of-the-moment shit-talk about the ridiculous people in Hollywood.

With such a full schedule, it’s amazing Kathy has time for sleep, let alone press, but we were lucky to nab her for a few to talk about her upcoming shows and what kind of scathing hilarity she will be bringing to the Sunshine State.

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2016 WAVE Awards Spotlight: Jennifer Real

By : Jeremy Williams
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Many words are used to describe the musical stylings of Jennifer Real: powerful, soulful, sultry. But the most accurate may be the one given to her at birth: Real.

The New York native was practically ordained into music at birth.

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3.10.15 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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“I, I will be king. And you, you will be queen,” hero David Bowie once hollered at a generation of people who felt like they were nothing. It’s an interesting quagmire in these times, obviously, as we watch presidential debates with no clear winners and witness election events stacked with confederacies of dunces.

We’re not trying to be too bleak here – though if you bore sacred witness to the nonsense of Donald Trump’s Florida pantomimes in the last week or witnessed the intellectual dissertations on tiny hands by his peers on television, you’re certainly forgiven for rolling your eyes at democracy in cheap denim cut-off shorts. The circus came to town – and will remain here on some level until Florida’s March 15 presidential preference primary – so the gloves are off, the din of futility is rising in decibels, the game is, apparently, an actual game that is on.

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Pillow Talk

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“Pillow Talk” is about two friends, Aaron and Doug, on their first night of a cross country road trip.

The whole play is set in Aaron’s Grandmother’s trailer normally inhabited by just her and her vicious pet ferret Pookie. While trying to fall asleep on their shared bed the two discuss various personal annoyances, their friendship and childhood homosexual experiences.

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Dine Out at Citrus 2014

By : Veronica Brezina
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Succulent, delicious food kicked off the evening at the Citrus Restaurant’s charitable event for the Zebra Coalition, a LGBT+ services organization.

The event, where one-hundred percent of the proceeds went to Zebra, consisted of a three-course meal ($60).

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