All posts by Rebecca Finer

Two man band flaunts new style

Here’s the “what’s what” on a new band in town called Reverist.  They’re a two-man band from Orlando that was formed this year. Steve Addington handles percussion and Omar Qazi handles everything else (piano, guitar, vocals). In the short month [...]

December 3, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Southern eatery herds crowds downtown

​Thornton Park has a brand-new eatery called SOCO, opened on September 17. SOCO has a beautiful patio area where we were initially seated, but it was too muggy to really be enjoyable. It will be perfect when fall comes around. [...]

October 8, 2014 Arts & Entertainment

Winter Park Brewing Company opens its taps

Originally called Taps For Scratch, the Winter Park Brewing Company is in full swing offering an array of in house crafted beers, delicious food and plenty of fun activities like poker and jazz night. Almost by accident, I happened to [...]

September 24, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Food

Guide to dining in Winter Park

Summertime at Rollins, like the rest of the year, is gorgeous. In addition to the beautiful campus and bountiful amenities, the Winter Park area offers many choices for eating and drinking. Below are a few suggestions for you to try. [...]

August 24, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Food

Locals “Pig” Out

Finer’s father set his expectations for dinner with his daughter; both left pleasantly satisfied after choosing The Ravenous Pig for their meal. Last night, I took my father out to dinner for his birthday. He shares my dislike for Applebee’s-ian [...]

April 3, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Food

Zeppelin Cover Band Plays The Plaza Live

For all fans of legendary English rock music, tickets are on sale now to see Led Zeppelin cover band, Get the Led Out, coming to The Plaza Live this March 29. A band that has been called “The American Led [...]

March 27, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Grateful Dead’s Musical Legacy Inspires Cover Band Dark Star Orchestra

On Friday, Feb. 21, Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) played at The Plaza in Orlando. If you have not heard of DSO, I hope you have at least heard of The Grateful Dead. Dark Star Orchestra is a twelve-member band that [...]

March 20, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Music

Bright Light Social Hour Continues to Satisfy Orlando fans

The band from Austin, Texas returns to Orlando to perform at The Social. Despite some awkwardly placed political statements, the group pleased the crowd and expressed their affection towards the city. Maybe you remember them from Fox Fest last spring [...]

March 13, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Music

A Lieutenant’s Welcome

Star SOLDIER Chuck Nadd does not consider himself a hero but received a grand welcome home celebration in Winter Park. I met Charles Fiodor Nadd* in the sixth grade at Trinity Preparatory School where we spent the next seven years [...]

February 20, 2014 Features

Frosting in, Cake out

B Cupcakes, located on Fairbanks Avenue, provides convenient snacks for Rollins students. Rebecca Finer shares her opinion on the sugary treats. “That is the best frosting I’ve ever had in my entire life!” exclaimed Hamilton Holt Student Alina Rodriguez as [...]

February 20, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Food