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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:49:00 PST
He's still standing, as the song says, and he's headed to Amway Center in Orlando,
Venerable pop star Elton John will perform March 7 at Amway Center in Orlando. Ticket prices for the 8 p.m. show have yet to be announced, but tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the arena box...
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 04:32:00 PST
It's 5 o'clock somewhere, as the song goes, and it'll be happy hour for Jimmy Buffett fans soon at Amway Center in Orlando:
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are slated to return to Orlando for an April 16 show at Amway Center, part of the "Margaritaville" man's 2015 "This One's For You"...
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:31:00 PST
Forget the year in review.
Venerable singer, songwriter and – yes – piano man Billy Joel looked back on decades of memorable music for more than two hours in a stylishly executed New Year’s Eve show Wednesday at a packed Amway Center.
Sitting at a piano on an understated stage equipped with a...
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:37:00 PST
Although singer-songwriter-pianist Beth McKee is known for her New Orleans roots, she also has embraced the music scene here in Orlando.
Since it launched in March, McKee's First Thursday Songwriter Series at The Smiling Bison has become one of Orlando's most pleasing monthly musical fixtures....
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:20:00 PST
Two guitar-toting singers are on the January lineup at the Garden Theatre (160 W. Plant St.) in the historic district of downtown Winter Garden.
John Charles, a listening-room veteran at Walt Disney World now known for his work on the Disney Cruise Line, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:25:00 PST
Most arena rock shows unfold with all the spontaneity of a touring Broadway musical.
No matter how much the singer shouts that “anything might happen,” it’s unlikely that anyone on stage will do anything that might screw up a lighting cue.
So it was refreshing to watch the bluster of the Black...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:36:00 PST
Times are tough for guitar gods, what with all the electronica, hip-hop and laptop-generated rock.
So six-string deities -- even slightly flawed ones -- must be worshiped with the appropriate devotion. That was no problem on Tuesday, when guitar-slinger and neo-bluesman Joe Bonamassa displayed...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:48:00 PST
Chart-topping female rapper Iggy Azalea will perform May 15 at Amway Center in Orlando.
Azalea -- who emerged from hip-hop's underground to become a mainstream star with her debut album "The New Classic"-- is one of the most buzz-worthy music stories of 2014. Her Great Escape Tour also will feature...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:38:00 PST
Forget the Ting Tinglers – and even the Jing Jinglers.
If the Whos down in Whoville really wanted to make noise, they should have consulted the musicians and singers of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the resilient holiday rock opera that returned for its annual visit on Sunday at Amway Center.
Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:25:00 PST
Veteran singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is booked for a Feb. 24 show at Bob Carr Theater.
Tickets -- at $49, $69 and $99 -- will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the box office for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.
Tickets also will be available at drphillipscenter.org...
Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:44:00 PST
If you were among those planning a road trip to Tampa to see Fleetwood Mac on Dec. 20, there's now another option to see the band closer to home.
Fleetwood Mac has announced additional dates on their "On With the Show" tour, including a March 23 date at Amway Center in Orlando. Tickets for the...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:46:00 PST
Legend is an over-used word, but the description would apply to Ray Charles.
A visionary who combined R&B, country, jazz and blues in ways that defied expectation, Charles exerted an incalculable influence on all corners of American music after his emergence in the 1950s.
That free-wheeling stylistic...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:00 PST
When James Taylor visited Orlando in 2011, he performed in the relatively cozy confines of the Bob Carr Theater.
So it was worth wondering whether the understated singer-songwriter would be able to conjure the same intimacy on Tuesday at the much larger Amway Center.
In a charming...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:45:00 PST
With a subtle, occasionally ethereal twist on country music, Emmylou Harris and her band were an excellent test of the acoustics in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando.
In a well-paced 90 minutes on Friday, both the band and the room deserved...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:57:00 PST
There's more than football on display at the Florida Classic, an event that also offers its share of memorable musical diversions.
Fans of 1970s R&B and soul music will want to check out Sweet Soul of the '70s, two nights of classic sounds Nov. 20 and 21 at Bob Carr Theater.
The throwback soundtrack...
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:17:00 PST
A Battle of the Bands featuring local and regional acts has been added to the lienup for the inaugural Big Orlando concert on Dec. 7 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando.
"The Big O Battle Of The Bands" offers local and regional unsigned bands the chance to open the festival's Jägermeister...
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:53:00 PST
Alternative metal veterans Linkin Park will launch the band's 2015 Hunting Party Tour with a Jan. 15 show at Amway Center. "The Hunting Party" also is the title of the band's latest album, a return to the hard-edged style of Linkin Park's earlier releases.
The tour also features opening acts Rise...
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:50:00 PDT
When Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias shared the spotlight on Tuesday at Amway Center, it wasn’t the first time the two Latin pop superstars had worked the arena together.
In 2011, the rapper and the romantic balladeer showed that their different approaches can be complementary, if one arrives with...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:30:00 PDT
Country star Luke Bryan is extending his That's My Kind of Night Tour into 2015 and there's an Orlando stop on the itinerary.
Bryan will perform with opening acts Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch on Feb. 21 at Amway Center. Tickets -- at $37.75 & $67.75 -- will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct....
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:10:00 PDT
Like everyone, Garth Brooks is getting older – a fact that he hammered home at every opportunity on Friday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
“I’m about 114 years old now,” he told the nearly packed house in the early going on Friday, opening night in a six-show engagement. “I’m gonna need...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:01:00 PDT
His upcoming album is called "Man Against Machine," and country star Garth Brooks was dressed for combat when he met the media Friday in Jacksonville.
At a 20-minute press conference hours before the opening night of a six-show run at Veterans Memorial Arena, Brooks sported the official tour outfit:...
Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:13:00 PDT
For singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, painting is appealing for the opportunities that it offers to refine creative ideas.
"Once a song is done and released, you really can't take it back," Mellencamp said Thursday at the Museum of Art -- DeLand, where an exhibit of his art opens on Friday, Oct....
Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:51:00 PDT
It was cooler on Sunday in Orlando, the first sign that Central Florida’s elusive fall might have arrived.
Inside the Amway Center, however, there was a tropical heat wave courtesy of the infectious sounds of salsa king Marc Anthony.
Like the seasons, the singer’s arrival is easily tracked on the...
Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:16:00 PDT
"Man Against Machine."
That's the title of highly anticipated comeback album by Garth Brooks, set for Nov. 11 release.
Brooks unveiled the tile on Friday, along with the cover art. The latter features the country superstar dressed all in black, with matching shades, looking like he's ready for...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:50:00 PDT
Garth Brooks has surpassed his own record for tickets sold in Florida.
Ticket sales for a string of five shows opening Oct. 10 in Jacksonville have exceeded the 56,243 tickets sold by Brooks for five shows played in 1997 at the Jacksonville Coliseum. That record broke a previous sales mark set...