Orlando noise ordinances, for one thing. Outside the downtown area, outdoor sounds after 10 p.m. must be no louder than 55 decibels in residential areas and 65 decibels roughly the level of regular conversation in commercial zones such as the one The 13 inhabits. And if venues are allowing drinks to be consumed, alcohol laws can also blur the line between what authorities consider a house party or a “show.” “As the world continues to evolve, I don’t think we’ve anticipated every way somebody’s come up with to get around some of these rules,” says the city of Orlando’s code enforcement manager, Mike Rhodes. “In some cases, what they’re doing may not be a problem at all. From time to time it does pop up as a problem, whether it’s the noise or the crowds or the traffic … But by and large, if we’ve got the opportunity to try and work with someone, we’re going to try and do that.” So far, Riesco says that relations are cordial with Edgewood police, who check in occasionally at larger shows. Tim McMahon has similar tales to tell at The Acre, a property off Edgewater Drive that serves as one of Orlando’s most eclectic outdoor venues. It is also McMahon’s home, a rustic cluster of renovated buildings that has hosted several events since 2011, including numerous weddings and two “Localcopia” festivals dedicated to homegrown crafts and local music. On Nov. 12, noted songwriter John Vanderslice will play the outdoor stage at The Acre, a match made in indie music heaven. Earlier this year, Vanderslice performed a string of West Coast shows for his fans in their living rooms. He agreed to perform at The Acre on his larger national tour after promoter Dave Plotkin sent him a video of the venue.
Hugh Jackman’s 45th Birthday Celebrated With Benefit Concert
So to be here tonight, supporting this cause and it couldn’t have been a more generous crowd if it tried in every way it was great.” Jackman said he donated his birthday performance to the Motion Picture & Television Fund because it offers “that unconditional helping hand you get in a family.” The organization provides health care and other services to entertainment-industry workers and retirees. Cybill Shepherd, Bryan Singer, Darren Criss and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager were among the famous faces in the industry-heavy audience for the two-and-a-half-hour show, which ended with Jackman auctioning off an electric Fiat, a pair of Wolverine claws and two sweaty undershirts he wore during the night’s performance. The shirts went for $11,000 each. ___ Follow AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen on Twitter at www.twitter.com/APSandy . ___ Loading Slideshow Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Kris and Kylie Jenner were seen walking back to their car after having lunch in Calabasas, Calif., on Oct. 14. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Cara Delevingne was spotted during her photoshoot for DKNY in Times Square, New York City on Oct. 14. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Kate Winslet attended the Mayfair Gala European Premiere of “Labor Day” during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on Oct. 14. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Britney Spears was all smiles as she visited Capital FM Radio in London, England on Oct. 14. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson departed on a flight at LAX airport in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 13. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Snooki and Cheryl Burke went out and about in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct.
ASL Interpreter Becomes Concert Favorite Signing Words to Kendrick Lamar
Play video In recent years, a lot of large-scale events, including concerts and speeches, have added American Sign Language interpreters to help those with hearing impairments have a better experience. The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the work of ASL interpretation has birthed a few stars. Take Lydia Callis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s interpreter at the time of Superstorm Sandy a year ago.She was heralded for her enthusiasm and ability. In that vibrant spirit comes Amber Galloway-Gallego , who can teach you a thing or two about rap lyrics, or at least how they look in ASL. She has over 300 concerts under her belt, and it’s perhaps this experience that gives her authority to interpret phrases from the mildly racy to the outright smutty. And people love it. Vines and Instagram videos made their way around the Web these past two weekends, as Galloway-Gallego was interpreting for a Kendrick Lamar performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People on Twitter wrote things like, “Obsessed with the sign language interpreter for Kendrick Lamar” and “Best show of the weekend.” So next concert you’re at, keep a lookout for live music’s newest star. What was a recent concert you enjoyed? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending .