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Friday, July 10, 2020

Metallica awards $100,000 to Valencia College through their Metallica Scholars initiative

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM

Thrash metal godfathers Metallica have awarded $100,000 to Valencia College as part of their Metallica Scholars initiative. And yes, every bit of that sentence is amazingly true. We know what you're thinking, and no, this is not a music education grant. The Metallica Scholars workforce education initiative started in 2018...

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WUCF launches 'Pivoted' podcast to spotlight the challenges local musicians are facing during the pandemic

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 1:39 AM

WUCF on Thursday announced the launch of a new podcast, "Pivoted," that will feature conversations with local musicians as they adjust to the strange and difficult reality of being a working musician during the coronavirus pandemic. Kendra Weaver is the producer and host of the podcast, and the guest...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Orlando metal stars Trivium to play full-on livestream concert from Full Sail on Friday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 6:55 PM

Orlando metal stars Trivium are set to play their first local concert this Friday since they released their new album, What the Dead Men Say, on Roadrunner Records way back in April. And though it can't be a show with an audience, the band is planning to go all-out, "100%...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Timucua Arts Foundation announces new performance season of in-house music livestreams

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Rolling with the punches amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, arts nonprofit and show space Timucua Arts Foundation has announced a new season of in-house music livestreams. And, unlike the archival streaming content they've been broadcasting since March, these performances will be brand-new and filmed live at Timucua on the day,...

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hundreds of musicians urge Congress to provide financial relief to independent music venues around the country

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:37 AM

In early May, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), a coalition of independent music venues and promoters from all around the country, formed. The purpose was twofold, both to raise public awareness of the importance of smaller, independent venues in the economic and creative ecosystem of a city, and...

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Milk District venue Iron Cow is closing its doors for now due to concerns over coronavirus

Posted By on Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Milk District venue and bar Iron Cow has announced this weekend that they are closing voluntarily, as Florida's coronavirus numbers continue to surge dangerously high. "We had a team meeting and decided to close after this weekend voluntarily. We have now decided to close effective immediately. God speed to...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Organize Florida Education Fund and the Grand Collab host Juneteenth Virtual Jubilee on Friday night

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Here's a last-minute addition to your Juneteenth celebration plans: a socially distant way to get together to celebrate Blackness, with a renewed focus on fighting racism. The Organize Florida Education Fund is teaming up with Orlando's the Grand Collab to host a "Juneteenth Virtual Jubilee" live on Twitch tonight,...

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Orlando's 'Road Rave' drive-in music fest set for this weekend has been canceled

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 11:02 AM

The saga of Orlando's Road Rave fest, a drive-in rave that was the brainchild of famed EDM DJ Carnage, has come to an end, and it's a rain-out. Road Rave, hyped as North America's first drive-in music festival, was announced with much fanfare in May. Set for June 6 and...

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Watch the premiere of Orlando rapper Redd Simpkins' new animated video 'Deep Space'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Orlando rapper and Grand Collab member Redd Simpkins released his newest album, Curse of the Lucid Dreamer, back in February, and today Orlando Weekly is proud to premiere the music video for standout track "Deep Space." The video was created in, ahem, collaboration with fellow Grand Collab stalwart Big...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Sounds of Healing brings guitar great Larry Mitchell and U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo together in Central Florida this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Two powerhouse former artists-in-residence at Central Florida's storied Atlantic Center for the Arts are returning there this weekend for a live  performance dubbed "The Sounds of Healing ― Healing Through Sound" that will be simulcast online. Joy Harjo, a Native American poet who has recently been named to a...

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