Celtic Woman Coming to Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Celtic Woman

The enchanting Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman returns to America for an expansive four-month concert tour, beginning on February 21 following on the heels of the group’s sold-out Christmas Celebration tour.  In addition, Celtic Woman was recently named Billboard Magazine’s number one World Music Artist in their year-end issue. Celtic Woman plays the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 4 and tickets are on sale now.

Celtic Woman combines the talents of four gifted Irish women – vocalists Chloë AgnewLisa Lambe and Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt – whose dazzling performances combine the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with memorable original compositions and contemporary pop standards.  The 2013 tour boasts an exciting new stage production and the return of such enduring fan favorites as “You Raise Me Up” and “Orinoco Flow.”

Since its formation in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a global cultural phenomenon.  The group’s uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted international fan base, who have embraced Celtic Woman’s hugely successful public television specials and made their CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.  The group’s albums have sold more than seven million copies around the world. Celtic Woman’s two album releases in 2012, the acclaimed “Believe” CD/DVD and the holiday-themed CD “Home For Christmas,” both debuted at number one on Billboard’s World Music chart – marking eight-consecutive chart-topping albums for the group.

Celtic Woman recently made their soap opera debut as featured guests in multiple episodes of the CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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Having sold nearly three million concert tickets worldwide, Celtic Woman has won a dedicated and loyal audience in America, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds.  Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates the emotional resonance of Ireland’s centuries-old musical and cultural heritage while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art production.  The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concertgoers.

Celtic Woman

WHO:        Celtic Woman

WHEN:      Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8 p.m. 

WHERE:    Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre | Orlando, Florida

TICKETS:  $38.50, $69.50 & $99 – All seats reserved.  Tickets are available through OrlandoVenues.net, Chase® box office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 and at Ticketmaster.com.  All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For box office and ticket information call 407.440.7900      .

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Orlando City Soccer Receives A Significant Investment from Brazilian Businessman

Orlando City Soccer

Orlando City Soccer Receives A Significant

Investment from Brazilian Businessman

Investment brings club one step closer to the goal of securing an MLS franchise for Orlando

Orlando City Soccer announced Monday that Brazilian native Flávio Augusto da Silva has made a significant investment and future commitment to the Orlando City franchise. The investment will be used for the club’s share of a private/publicly funded multi-purpose soccer stadium in downtown Orlando and future acquisition of an MLS franchise.

“Every year, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians visit Orlando,” said Silva. “It’s our number one destination in the US and us Brazilians, besides being famous for our friendliness and willingness to buy at the outlets and malls; we are also a nation that loves soccer. More than that, we are a country of 200 million fanatics for soccer! It is a great honor that I now become a part of this vibrant soccer club, Orlando City, which is being built with boldness to make history in this country and will give much pride to this City.”

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Until last week, Flávio Augusto chaired the Ometz Group, with 16 holding companies, including the country’s leading English language schools for adults, Wise Up (FIFA World Cup Sponsor). On February 7th, the Ometz Group was acquired by Abril Educação, one of Brazil’s largest media companies. Today, Mr. da Silva still leads the Wise Up Group and is also the third largest shareholder in Abril Educação. As part of the acquisition, Mr. da Silva will oversee the development of Abril Educação operations around the world.

He also owns the Canal Geração de Valor “Value Generation”, where he shares entrepreneurial experience and advice; he has more than 304K followers on twitter and 670K on Facebook.

The new owner gives Orlando a major advantage in its drive to be named the next MLS expansion franchise. To secure a move up to the major leagues, MLS requires clubs to have, among other things, a fiscally stable and established ownership group and a stadium seating between 18,000 and 25,000. The Citrus Bowl and its upcoming redevelopment does not meet these needs, therefore, the club is on record stating that a 18,500 seat downtown stadium is their goal. The Lions recently presented an independent economic impact study to local press and political leaders which demonstrated that the stadium and MLS franchise would create a $1.3 billion impact for the region over the next 30-years.

Florida Governor Rick Scott came out in favor of Orlando’s MLS bid last week, stating “I am very supportive and will do everything I can do at the state level.”

MLS Commissioner Don Garber visited Orlando in March of 2012, leaving the town after meeting with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Impressed by the support from Lion fans at a town-hall style meeting, Garber said “It’s not a matter of if, but a case of when” in regards to a franchise in Central Florida. The club has been in close communication with Garber and the MLS for over two years now.

Mr. da Silva’s investment gives Orlando’s MLS bid a unique advantage, immediately gaining ties to one of the biggest soccer countries in the world, Brazil. More announcements will be made on specifics regarding the ties to Brazil in the upcoming weeks.

The existing ownership group, which includes President Phil Rawlins, will remain in place and continue to run day-to-day operations at Orlando City.  Flavio Augusto joins Orlando’s current local ownership group, which includes amongst others, entrepreneur John Bonner and Morgan & Morgan’s Scott Bates.

 

About Orlando City Soccer Club:Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) is a premier professional soccer sports franchise in the United States and is a member of the USL PRO. The Lion’s pro team has won two regular season titles and one postseason championship during their short time in Orlando. Outside of the pro squad, OCSC also has their own youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U23s team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit  www.orlandocitysoccer.com and www.orlandocityyouth.org.

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RunDisney Costumes

You’ve signed up for a Run Disney race, trained physically and prepared mentally. You have the perfect running shoes and you’ve picked out your race day running clothes, a basic running shirt and shorts. Ok, so it’s practical, it will be sufficient for running, but you could have so much more fun. What about wearing a running costume?

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Costumes for Disney races are becoming increasingly popular and creative. The easiest and most popular thing to wear is a tutu. Runners wear everything from a simple one color tutu to a detailed specific character inspired creation. It’s a fun way for anyone, of any age, shape and size to add a little kick to their running attire. There are Minnie’s, Tinkerbell’s, Pirates and lots of Princesses, especially for the upcoming Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon. And RunDisney Costumes are not just for the ladies!

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Wondering where to start to design your costume? Start with a good moisture-wicking running shirt in the color of the character you are trying to emulate. For example, to dress as Rapunzel, I purchased a lavender running shirt and attached pink ribbons to give the laced up corset effect. I also added tulle and ribbons to the sleeves. I made a lavender and pink tulle tutu and decorated it with ribbon, rhinestones, and flower accents. Top it off with a sparkling tiara and it’s an easy princess look.

Tutu’s are great for running because they are practically feather weight and can be worn over any running skirt or shorts. Tutu’s aren’t the only option when it comes to running costumes but an important thing to consider is materials and fabrics. It’s always a good idea to do a practice run in your costume before race day to be sure it’s comfortable and doesn’t inhibit your ability to run properl

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Run Disney does have a few guidelines when it comes to costumes so be sure to follow their specifications. A really fun thing to do is to run in costume with a group. This is an especially popular idea for the upcoming inaugural 10k in Disneyland this summer. The race is rumored to be themed to Alice in Wonderland so lots of participants are planning groups of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and the Cheshire Cat.

Go look in your closet or visit your craft store for inspiration and supplies to make a unique running costume. If you aren’t crafty, let someone design and create it for you. Be creative, have fun and let your imagination run free!

Beth has taken her passion for RunDisney Costumes, and she’s built a business

around it with Beth’s Bowtique!

She makes all sorts of bows & tutus, and she posts her creations on Twitter all the time!

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Downtown Food And Wine Fest Giveaway

It’s almost time for foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe as the Downtown Food and Wine Fest at Lake Eola is set to kick off this Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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“The Fest is the perfect combination of divine food, unique wines, and headliner entertainment right in the heart of downtown,” said Nicole Dipietro, participating restaurateur and president, Central Florida Chapter, FRLA.  ”Orlando has emerged onto the national culinary stage with award-winning restaurants and memorable events to showcase the spirit of the City Beautiful.”

 

Forty top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings including the return of the 2012 Foodie Award winners as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters, and celebrity chefs.

We are happy to offer you the chance to win two (2) daily admission passes for the Downtown Food And Wine Fest at Lake Eola!

This is going to be a super quick giveaway, so entering is SUPER easy!

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post that you follow On the Go in MCO on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook! If you follow us on both, please leave two comments.

I’ll be choosing a winner by 3:00 pm, and the tickets for the Downtown Food And Wine Fest will be available at Will Call.

Good Luck!

** Congratulations Shane Grizzard! You have won the two passes to the Downtown Food And Wine Fest!!! **

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SeaWorld Bands, Brews, And BBQ

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So many choices. Where does one start? There’s a lot to do during SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ for the next five weekends!

During SeaWorld Bands Brew, & BBQ, the park partners with favorite local restaurants to bring  BBQ, beers normally not offered in the park  together with each night of the event ending with an incredible concert from top artists in classic rock and country music.

As soon as you get out of the car there are BBQ smells in the air. So that’s probably where your stomach will lead you, at least that’s what happened to us. The area dedicated to the brews and BBQ opens at 11:30 AM and you’ll be happy you got there early because the closer to lunch time it got the more people were there trying to pick out what they wanted from the choices – SeaWorld’s signature BBQ dishes, Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, Tony Roma’s, and Cecil’s Texas Style Bar B-Q.

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We quickly jumped in the line at the SeaWorld BBQ tent to pick out our food. Each of the meals ranges from $8 – $14, sides are included with most meals and you can also purchase sides on their own.

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We grabbed our food and some beers (it’s in the name of the event..we HAD to!) There’s an option to purchase single beers (for about $8 each) and there’s a sampler that you can purchase as well, which seemed like quite the deal if you’re in it for the long haul – 10 samples (you pick from about 20 options) for $21.

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There’s plenty of seating, even though it may not look like it right away. There’s a lot of tables and chairs near the Ports of Call.

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There’s also animals sightings in the area as well.

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After we ate and drank (just one, but it was a glorious Magic Hat) we wandered over to see some line dancing and ran into a couple of familiar faces!

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Since admission to SeaWorld Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission, we got to enjoy the rest of the park before the concert started.

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The concerts begin at 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, and you may want to get there a little earlier if you want to try to get a good seat.

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The day we were at SeaWorld Bands, Brews, And BBQ there we got a chance to see Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young.

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There is still time to head over to SeaWorld for this awesome event. And there’s lots of other great artists performing over the next five weekends (through March 17): Hall & Oates, Third Eye Blind, Josh Turner, and Cheryl Crow to name a few!

If you’re looking for an upgraded experience, SeaWorld is offering VIP packages for $39, which is a steal because it includes a meal, a non-alcoholic beverage AND reserved seating for the concert, which is down on the floor RIGHT in front of the stage – you can’t get any closer to the action than that!

You can find out more information and a look at the complete SeaWorld Bands, Brews, and BBQ lineup here!

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Peter Pan Diamond Edition – Neverland Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Peter Pan Diamond EditionDaddy’s Movie Day: Peter Pan Diamond Edition

This year out of the Disney vault comes the animated classic of the boy who never grew up. Sixty years after its original release, Disney has given us The Peter Pan Diamond Edition. This digitally remastered version breathes new life into the classic story and colorful characters while adding enough additional content to entice those all too familiar with the movie to give it another look.

My 6 year old daughter absolutely loves Peter Pan, and subsequently made me watch it with her half a dozen times over the two days after it arrived in the mail. Needless to say, I had significant time to examine the quality from every angle. The audio and video quality was extremely well done and looks stunning even on large format HD televisions. It was very hard to tell that this was animated over 60 years ago.

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Thankfully, after our 6th consecutive viewing, I was able to convince my little princess to let me explore the rest of the Blu-Ray, and check out the extras. Disney stocked the Peter Pan Diamond Edition with tons of extra content like audio commentary, extra songs, and the documentary “Growing Up With Nine Old Men”. But I do have to say my particular favorite new feature is the pirate filled interactive pause screen. You will definitely need to take some time to pause the movie and experience this feature.

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All in all, I would have to say that Disney definitely hit it out of the park with this Diamond Edition release. It is not only an exceptionally well done version of this classic movie, but it has a wealth of additional content that both entertains and gives insight into the amazing people who helped bring this story, and countless others to life. I would highly recommend it for Disney fans old and young alike.

Peter Pan Diamond Edition is out now, and is really a must own for anyone who always wanted to travel to Neverland!

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Valentine’s Day Makeover: Orlando Edition

Valentine’s Day Makeover: Orlando Edition  

Candlelight and roses are predictably pleasant ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but studies show more adventurous activities that get the heart pumping faster actually bring couples closer together. In fact, in the September 2012 issue of Womens Health magazine, psychoanalyst and author Paul Joannides insists, “fun is the best aphrodisiac.”

Valentine’s Day is here, and if you are still unsure of your plans tonight we have put together some great ideas for spending a romantic night in the City Beautiful!

Southern Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão is a great place to have a special meal out with your special someone for Valentine’s Day!

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“We are a vibrant, expressive, fun dining experience, which is a little different than what you might encounter at other high-end steakhouses here,” says Head Gaucho Chef Paulo Simonetti.  “Our guests are naturally drawn to lively atmospheres and are generally eager to experience life at its fullest, so our date-night suggestions are the perfect prelude to an evening at Fogo.”

Some other great ideas for a wonderful Valentine’s Day night around Orlando include…

 

 

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André Rieu Amway Center Concert Announcement and Ticket Giveaway

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Violin Master André Rieu Performing at the Amway Center March 7, 2012

Violin master André Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is returning to the U.S. and Canada with a brand new show. Rieu will hit 12 cities on this tour including the west coast and Vancouver and will perform at Orlando’s Amway Center March 7, 2013. The Orlando concert will be part of Rieu’s international “And The Waltz Goes On Tour,” named after his successful album for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Looking for a way to keep the romance of Valentine’s Day going?

 

Why not take advantage of the chance to see Andre Rieu at the Amway Center with BOGO tickets to his March 7th performance!

 

The offer is vailid through 11:59pm February 17, 2013.

 

All you need to do is follow the ticket link, and enter the password: WALTZ.

Billboard ranked his 2011 tour as the ninth highest grossing tour of the year, just behind Lady Gaga. He has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. Rieu has sold more than 32 million albums globally and received 243 platinum awards for his albums. With his natural charisma, Rieu conducts his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and plays his 1,732 Stradivarius violin to create a celebratory atmosphere.

“Every night when I play around the whole world, I’m able to witness what the waltz does with the audience. People get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles spontaneously. They sing, they smile and for a moment they forget all their worries and are happy. That is why this tour is an ode to the waltz!” says Rieu.

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More than waltzes
Sure, the maestro and his orchestra will perform beautiful waltzes on this tour, but the concerts are much more than that. From famous Viennese operettas to film scores, spirituals to musicals and from folk songs to marches; Rieu’s concerts are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, beautiful soloists and of course, Rieu’s great sense of humor.

A record breaking 2012
2012 was a very successful year for the violinist. Rieu gave a record breaking series of 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He won a Classic BRIT award for his album “And The Waltz Goes On” and was nominated for a prestigious Mexican Luna award. With his first tour in Brazil, Rieu reached the number one position in Pollstar’s Box Office Chart of highest grossing tours in July. Leaving behind artists like Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, Celine Dion, The Black Keys and Pearl Jam.

On October 30, Rieu’s record company, Universal Music released Home For The Holidays on CD, DVD and Blu-ray™.

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  • Tickets to see André Rieu are On Sale Now
  • Ticket Prices:

$39.00, $75.00, $99.00 & $139.00 | All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.

  • Doors Open:

Door opening times for the Amway Center vary according to each event. Guests may enter the arena one hour prior to the start time of each event, unless otherwise specifically noted. Guests may check door times in advance by calling 407.440.7900      .

  • Camera Policy:

The show reserves the right to approve camera use at any time during and/or before the event and to prohibit the use of any camera that is deemed unacceptable. Cameras with a detachable lens, iPads and the use of flash photography are prohibited at all Amway Center events. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates. Camera policy is subject to change at any time at the show’s discretion.

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André Rieu Ticket Giveaway

Congratulations to our winner Winanne Brady! 

We are also excited to say that we are giving away four (4) Tickets to see André Rieu perform at the Amway Center on March 7th!

The giveaway starts today, and will end March 2, 2013.

Good Luck!

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Wordless Wednesday – So This Is Love

Wordless Wednesday – February 13, 2013

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Wordless Wednesday this week takes us to one of my favorite moments of the Celebrate the Magic nightly castle projection show at Walt Disney World.

Super huge thanks to Kelly for letting us use her amazing picture for this week’s Wordless Wednesday!

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation coming to Busch Gardens Tampa

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Launches

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation

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— New Live Show Debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa® and SeaWorld San Diego in 2013 —

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced it will premiere Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation, an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) beloved Madagascar franchise, at two of the company’s parks this summer.

Celebrating the box office success of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which has grossed more than $740 million at the worldwide box office, Alex the Lion and friends will party while on vacation with guests at Busch Gardens Tampa® and SeaWorld® throughout 2013.

The 20-minute musical show follows the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a vacation adventure. The show will feature rock/pop music performed by a live band and include both classic and original songs. The characters also will conduct meet and greets with park guests. Additionally, special co-branded merchandise exclusive to the parks, will be available.

These two locations will be the only theme parks in the U.S. where fans can see the characters of Madagascar live. The new show “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” premieres in the following locations:

The company also has the opportunity to expand the show to other parks in the SeaWorld family in the future.

“Audiences around the world have embraced the characters of Madagascar, and SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks are the ideal places for families to enjoy this immersive live entertainment experience,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Worldwide Licensing & Consumer Products, Kerry Phelan.  “The entire creative team behind this uniquely original version of “Madagascar Live!” has done an impressive job of translating the beloved world from screen to stage, bringing it to life for young park guests and family audiences alike.”

“Our parks both entertain and inspire guests to care about animals,” said Scott Helmstedter, Chief Creative Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Likewise, the Madagascar movies also inspire animal lovers, but in a different way with their inimitable charm and humor. We welcome these characters to our family with open arms and look forward to working with DreamWorks Animation on this incredibly funny and engaging new show.”

Madagascar is one of the most successful CG animated movie franchises of all time, grossing more than $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2012 “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” grossed over $740 million at the global box office, becoming the highest grossing film of the series.

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Coalition For The Homeless of Central Florida Hearts of Gold Concert Featuring 38 Special

Coalition For The Homeless of Central Florida
Coalition For The Homeless of Central Florida

20th Anniversary Hearts of Gold
Presented by Bright House Networks

Featuring Southern Rock Classic 38 SPECIAL
MARCH 1, 2013
Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando

The Coalition For the Homeless of Central Florida 20th Annual Hearts of Gold concert be Friday, March 1, 2013, at Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando, and the concert will feature a performance by Southern Rock classic 38 Special!

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013
WHERE: Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando
WHAT: Concert event benefiting Coalition for the Homeless. Includes:

:: 6 PM | All-Access VIP Reception
:: 6 PM | Special Reception
:: 7:30 PM | General Admission

Guests will not only enjoy a phenomenal concert, but may choose to attend either of our pre-event receptions or take advantage of an enticing silent auction.

The elite All-Access VIP Reception in Hard Rock Live’s Lennon Room includes an exclusive meet n’ greet with the band, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, premium concert seating, and early access to the silent auction.

The Special Reception includes complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, premium concert seating, and early access to the silent auction.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida Exclusive.

Sale. One-Time Offer. Special.

In a word, you don’t want to miss this: Two (2) Special Reception tickets to the 20th Annual Hearts of Gold featuring Southern Rock classic, 38 Special, for just $138.  It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Show someone special you have a heart of gold — your ticket purchase will literally transform lives.  Special Reception guests will enjoy early access to the Silent Auction, complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres until 7:30 PM, and great seats for the concert.

The Special Reception: 6:00 PM, Concert: 8:00 PM

Tickets to this Special Reception will not be available at any other time. Offer ends 2/14/13 at 5:00 PM (or while supplies last).

After 2/14/13 you can still get concert tickets or upgrade to All-Access VIP Passes for an incredible red-carpet experience including a meet ‘n greet with the band and complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Hearts of Gold is their largest fundraising event of the year.  Your ticket will literally change someone’s life.

Additional details about the concert can be found at Coalition For The Homeless Central Florida website.

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Orlando City Ties Philadelphia Union in Game 1 of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic

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The Walt Disney World® Resort is teaming up with Major League Soccer to bring you the Walt Disney World® Pro Soccer Classic set to take place February 9 through February 23, 2013.

This action- packed event will feature eight professional teams competing in pre-season soccer tournaments at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. In 2012, Fans traveled from across the U.S. and Canada to get up close and personal with their favorite teams at this premiere spring training soccer event.

 

The participating teams are Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Philadelphia Union, Columbus Crew, DC United, Montreal Impact, Orlando City, Tampa Bay Rowdies.

And Shalon and I were THERE this past Saturday to support our favorite home town team Orlando City Lions while they faced the Philadelphia Union.

While the game ended in a tie, the energy at the pitch was fantastic! Iron Lion Firm showed up to cheer on the guys and lots of fans of the other teams participating showed their support as well! Orlando City Played a fantastic game and while they didn’t come out with the win, the tie was totally fine with us!

The Disney Pro Soccer Classic runs through February 23, 2013 at ESPN Wide World of Sports! Orlando City’s next game against the Toronto FC is Wednesday, February 13th at 8 pm at ESPN Wide World of Sports. You can find a match preview of the game here.

PLEASE make sure you follow along with us on Twitter @OnTheGoInMCO for live tweeting of the games! The next Orlando City Game is Wednesday night against the Toronto Football Club!  And you KNOW We will be there!!!!!

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Disney Live! Orlando Ticket **Giveaway**

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I am so excited that Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is coming to Orlando at the UCF Arena on March 3rd, but I am even more excited to giveaway 4 Tickets to either performance!

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdinand Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live!  Mickey’s Music Festival.  Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!  The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family!  You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters!  Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

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Make sure you like Disney Live! on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for Updates and information about Disney Live! coming to your town!

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The contest is open now and ends February 16, 2013 at midnight! Winning is super easy! Just follow On the Go in MCO on Twitter, Like On the GO in MCO on Facebook, and tweet about the Giveaway!

I will be choosing a winner, February 17, 2013, so be sure to enter soon and daily!!!

If you want to purchase your own tickets for the show, you can also save $3 on any performance, not valid on the purchase of Front Row or VIP Floor Seats, at http://www.ucfarena.com/tickets using the Promo Code DLUCF.

Good luck and I hope to see you at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival!

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LEGO Friends Weekend Returns to LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Friends Weekend

Join your LEGO Friends Olivia, Andrea, Stephanie, Emma, and Mia as LEGOLAND Florida Friends Weekend returns February 9th and 10th.

During LEGO Friends Weekend glitz, glamour, and sparkles will fill the park with fabulous fun! This second annual event celebrates girls and their personal individuality, just like the LEGO Friends product line for girls.

LEGO Friends Weekend Events

  • Live from the Pink Carpet with Emma & Stephanie – Market Restaurant, 9:30am-4:30pm – Make a superstar entrance to the LEGO Friends weekend. Girls feel famous as they walk the pink carpet with two of their favorite LEGO Friends, Emma & Stephanie. Be sure to stop and pose for fashion photos from the star-struck paparazzi.
  • Olivia’s Girls Just Wanna Build Bash – Fun Town Plaza, 9:30am-4:30pm – Olivia and LEGOLAND Model Builder, Angie are building masterful LEGO creations and need your help. Stop by to see how much fun building with friends can be!
  • Mia’s Missing Animal Search – Cypress Gardens, 9:30am-5:00pm – Mia needs your help to find her missing animals. Families have fun as they hunt together through the historic Cypress Gardens to find Mia’s favorite furry friends. Once you find all Mia’s animals, place your turn in your tracking guide for your chance to win a prize.
  • Rising Star Sing-a-Along – Miniland USA, 12:00pm and 3:00pm – Andrea is looking for new talent! Show her what you’ve got during her show-stopping Karaoke sessions.
  • A LEGO Friends Special , “A New Girl in Town” – Wells Fargo 4D Theatre, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm – Check out all your LEGO Friends on the big screen. Olivia is new in town, and she can’t wait to make new friends. So she volunteers to help out at the pet adoption booth at the Heartlake City World Petacular. But after a few mishaps, Olivia’s made four brand-new enemies. There’s only one way to repair the damage – teamwork! Can Olivia, Andrea, Emma, Mia, and Stephanie work together to put things right in time for the Petacular?
  • A LEGO Friends Special Premiere Wrap Party – Miniland USA, 5:00pm – The LEGO Friends Special, “A New Girl in Town”, was a success and now it’s time to party like a star! Join all your LEGO Friends for a dance party celebration.
  • LEGO Friends Farewell – Market Restaurant, 5:45pm – The LEGO Friends Party might be ending, but the friendship will last forever. Come say goodnight to all your LEGO Friends.

All of the LEGO Friends Weekend activities are included in admission to LEGOLAND Florida!

LEGOLAND Florida Friends Weekend

The best way to experience LEGOLAND Florida is with the new LEGOLAND Florida Resident Pass starting at just $10 per month after a down payment (only $159 for adults, only $129 for children/seniors). Pass members receive unlimited admission for 12 months to LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGOLAND Water Park, as well as all other Merlin US attractions (LEGOLAND California & Water Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, Sea Life Centers and Madam Tussauds), free parking and 10% off food and merchandise with no black-out dates. The Monthly Payment Plan includes a down payment of $57.24 with a monthly payment of $9.26 for an adult and a $46.44 down payment with a monthly payment of only $7.51 (pre-tax) for a child/senior. For the most current information on special events, daily operating hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.LEGOLAND.com.

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Full Sail University Hall of Fame Concerts Announced

Full Sail University

During the Full Sail University 4th Annual Hall of Fame celebration, they are going to offer two free concerts at the University’s state-of-the-art performance venue, Full Sail Live, Full in Winter Park, Florida.

Kicking off their Hall of Fame concert schedule will be a special Valentine’s Day free public concert at 8pm EST on Thursday, February 14 by singer/songwriter and Vanguard Records artist, Marc Broussard. Marc visited Full Sail in 2011, and here is the awesome sizzle reel from his visit.

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Marc, who hails from Louisiana, mixes classic R&B and rock to create his unique sound that has been called “Bayou Soul.” He’s released five studio albums in his ten-plus year career and is currently working on a new album that will be out sometime this year.

Full Sail University also just recently announced the addition of a second free concert with Universal Republic Records recording artist, Mat Kearney. Kearney will perform live in concert at the Full Sail Live venue at 8pm EST on Saturday, February 16.

httpv://youtu.be/a7YP4k7rMuc

As a Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kearney has released three full-length studio albums, has had four singles in the Billboard Top 20, and has toured with artists including John Mayer, Keane, and The Fray. The songs off his latest album, 2011’s Young Love, are a slight departure from his two earlier releases with a mix of radio-friendly rock and a bit of a reggae and hip-hop influence.

These free concerts are open to the public and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full Sail’s 4th Annual Hall of Fame Week is sponsored by Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America, with additional sponsors Adobe, Avid, CDW, ESPN, Murphy Lighting, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, and WWE.

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