August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

An Evening at SAK Comedy Lab at CityArts Factory, Downtown Orlando

By: Rob Reilly 08/29/2010

I didn't know exactly what to expect as I ascended the stairs to the second floor Eola Capital Loft at CityArts factory, that is the SAK Comedy Lab. My wife and I entered the tiny box office area through an ordinary-looking door on the northeast corner of the intersection of Pine Street and Orange Avenue. The lady behind the ticket-counter checked my reservation and happily directed us up the…

Added by Rob Reilly on August 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Why Do I Perfer Ponds To Lakes

Why do think I perfer a pond to a lake? Is it the sound the word Pond makes as I utter it? Perhaps it is the onomatopoeia of the word itself. To say the word "POND" I see shallow waters and cattails. I see weeping willows or butterflies; I see ripples crashing against lilly pads. The sound of the word creates images that look as peacful as the air feels exhaling my lungs. My chest goes concave and I relax at the thought of being before a pond. Ahhh. Then again, perhaps it…


Added by kevin stewart on August 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Carlos Clos Hernandez Jr. BIO

I was born to my parents Laura Pachot and Carlos Alberto Hernandez in

the Bronx, New York. Partly raised on Shakespear Ave. At the age of 13,

I met Cuba’s renowned composer and percussionist Justo Barreto . Justo

introduced me to the conga drum and i was hooked playing rumba in the

streets until my mother decided to move to the northside of the Bronx.

We lived a couple of houses down on Fish Ave. from Steve Jordan who…

Added by Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez on August 24, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments

We are winners

Added by Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez on August 23, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Runners Up

We were the Runners Up

in the Gibson Opening Act contest in a very close vote to the 80's

cover band Switch. Congrats to those guys. Since it was so close, WMMMO

has asked us to open the show and I think we will. It will be a good

opportunity to make

some new fans and show 'em what we are all about! So it will be us at

4:15 to 6 pm, Switch then Tears For Fears at 8 pm. Thanks…

Added by Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez on August 22, 2010 at 12:14am — 2 Comments

The Truth about Being Native American

No no no I do not get money for being native american. There is no pot of gold out there for being a red skin. Everytime someone asks me about all the cash I must be getting for my race I want to punch them in the face. Another thing why are so many sports teams named after native americans? Raiders, redskins, what the $%#@&*! Could you imagine a team called the Atlanta asians or the Chicago caucasions!? Seriously I'm not about political correctness but we get no damn respect in this… Continue

Added by Sandra Monday on August 20, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Voting ends Friday at 12 pm noon for the Gibson Opening Act contest with WMMO 98.9! Please, vote now at the link,

Hello Orlando Slice Friends!

My band, Rico Monaco & Sol Sons will be performing at the fund raiser for the Downtown Arts District which is being held at Star Tower in downtown Orlando. Stella Artois presents La Maschera Goes Hollywood!…


Added by Rico Monaco on August 18, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

A Slice Member & His Band Makes It To Final Top 5 of Gibson's Opening Act Contest!

Fellow Slicer, Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez's group is closer to winning the Gibson's Opening Act Contest for the "Tears For Fears", Downtown Concert Series hosted by WMMO 98.9, Sunday, August 28th.

Rico Monaco & Sol Sons Band needs your VOTE to WIN -- if you like them, then VOTE for them by Friday August 20, 12 pm noon.

Here's the link to his blog with…

Added by David Wheeler on August 18, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

We are on the Top 5 !!!!!!


helped us make it to the final Top 5

Bands & 3rd Round of the Gibson

Opening Act
online voting competition and voting

ends soon for the final round! …


Added by Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez on August 18, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

OVAL, gone but not forgotten.

OVAL, gone but not forgotten.

Added by Jay Anthony on August 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

"COMMENT TO WIN" A Pair of Tickets To The Red Chair Affair Visual Art Exhibit!

What’s your favorite Central Florida arts group? Add your answer as a comment to this blog to share with fellow SLICERS, and you could win a pair of tickets to The Red Chair Affair, Saturday August 28th, 2010!

This is your chance to win a pair of tickets to sample some of Central Florida’s 2010-2011 cultural season offerings; this annual event has something for everyone. Held at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Red Chair Affair includes performances…

Added by Slice Administrator on August 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 38 Comments



Added by kevin stewart on August 15, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Vote for Rico Monaco & Sol Sons

WE NEED YOUR VOTES! Thanks to you all we made it to the 2nd Round Top 10 of the Gibson Opening Act contest! …


Added by Carlos 'CLOS' Hernandez on August 13, 2010 at 1:59am — No Comments

Orlando Young Artists Project presents BARE at Shakespeare Theatre

Orlando Young Artist Project, Inc. presents an encore production of BARE, which had its Central Florida premiere during the summer of 2009.

The Orlando Young Artists Project will present BARE in the Goldman Theatre at the Orlando Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street Orlando, FL 32803) on AUGUST 13th at 8 PM, and…


Added by Slice Administrator on August 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Downtown Arts District & CityArts Factory

Executive Director of the Downtown Arts District, Shanon Larimer was interviewed recently by Orlando LIVE,… Continue

Added by David Wheeler on August 1, 2010 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

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