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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Orlando Americana act Beemo take over the Plaza Live's Front Porch Series on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 1:27 PM

The current weekly run of the Plaza Live’s Front Porch Series is particularly heavy on roots music. And of the headliners set for this year, Orlando band Beemo are some of the best practitioners with a genteel Americana sound that weaves together folk, mountain and string traditions with a...

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Timucua Arts Foundation kicks off 2021 in-person live concerts with Jon Roniger and the Good for Nothin' Band

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:01 PM

This show is especially notable because it kicks off the 2021 return to live-audience performances at cultural haven the Timucua Arts Foundation. But if the thought of public gatherings still gives you a rightful shiver, take some comfort and don't expect to arrive and see the venue packed out...

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Monday, January 25, 2021

International blues star Ana Popović comes to Winter Park's New Standard on Wednesday to shred the patriarchy

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:07 PM

In terms of female representation, the blues makes rock music look like an egalitarian promised land, especially when it comes to leading roles. But Serbian dynamo Ana Popović packs the skills and cred to tilt the scales back toward the ladies. With blazing guitar virtuosity and a long...

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The Falcon's Metal Mondays resumes its monthly pace tonight in Thornton Park

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 11:35 AM

Metal Mondays, the Falcon’s long-running monthly heavy-metal night, reemerged from the pandemic freeze just last month and it’s a welcome return — if anything, just because headbanging to heavy metal is much nicer than the headbanging against the wall we’ve all been doing this past year plus. Be it black, death,...

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Orlando concert promoter Norsekorea Presents retires after 10 years with farewell show at Will's Pub on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Sadly, this week marks the retirement of a long-trusted Orlando concert organizer. After 10 years of solid, culture-shaping work, Norsekorea Presents is hanging it up. And, unfortunately, it’s a loss that’ll lower our scene’s average. In a concert promotion spectrum bookended by strictly-business corporate giants on one side and...

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Fernwood String Quartet will perform world premieres of works by living Orlando composers on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 10:31 AM

Like the visionary Alterity Chamber Orchestra in which its members also play, the Fernwood String Quartet — comprised of Julia Gessinger (violin), Andreas Volmer (violin), Daniel Cortes (viola) and Hanrich Claassen (cello) — are among the Orlando vanguard doing the vital work of keeping classical music a living, breathing, now genre by shining light...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Orlando's Timucua Arts Foundation announces venue upgrades, new slate of limited capacity shows and livestreams

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM

There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes at the Timucua Arts Foundation to make for even better live music experiences … just in time for a handful of reduced capacity shows set for the coming months. Using CARES Act money, the Timucua house now has Reme...

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Palm Beach rapper Wifisfuneral brings his distinctive emo-trap sound to Orlando's Soundbar on Friday

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Although only 23 years old, young Palm Beach rapper Wifisfuneral has lived and done a lot. He’s had a life of upheaval, battled drug addiction, and was a nationally signed artist before he could even buy an innocent beer. But all that has added up to a compelling figure...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Marsha Zazula, metal 'matriarch' and Central Florida resident, dies at 68

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM

Marsha Zazula, a legendary metal maven, Megaforce Records co-founder, and Clermont resident, passed away due to complications from cancer at 68 last week. If you, like us, spent any portion of your long-gone youth scouring liner notes on thrash metal cassettes, the names Megaforce Records and Marsha Zazula are...

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The Plaza Live's Front Porch Series continues its weekly pulse with the Big Ron Betts Trio on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Last week, the Plaza Live’s Front Porch Series launched its latest string of outdoor concerts, a strong weekly stand filled with accomplished local talent that will run through the end of March. The next edition on Thursday, Jan. 21, will feature the Big Ron Betts Trio. Accompanying the veteran local...

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