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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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Friday, January 15, 2021

Orlando indie-pop hero Marc With a C releases new album today ahead of Saturday's virtual release performance

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:57 PM

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of Orlando indie-pop hero Marc With a C and he spent it releasing stuff — a box set, a film and a book — like a machine, pandemic be damned. And all that sweat equity will culminate in today's release of his first full-length album of new material...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Dim Mak artists ARMNHMR to headline Downtown Orlando's Vanguard on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 4:02 PM

The Vanguard — the latest iteration of the Club at Firestone building — continues to build on the venue’s dance-music history and blaze a new EDM path by featuring Dim Mak artists ARMNHMR, the credentialed L.A. duo that specializes in soaring pop melodies and huge electronic sweeps. Supporting them will be local dance-trapsters...

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Frontyard Festival announces new shows from the Wailers, Jamey Johnson + Randy Houser and even the musical 'Hairspray'

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:47 AM

The organizers of the outdoors Frontyard Festival music and arts series announced three new and very big-time concerts this week. And let's just say the sounds of reggae, country and Broadway will soon be ringing through Downtown Orlando. On Friday, Feb. 19, reggae royalty the Wailers featuring Julian Marley will...

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Classic Albums Live conjures Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Greatest Hits’ at Hard Rock Live on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:40 AM

The famed Classic Albums Live productions are impressive, exacting feats that bring classic rock’s most beloved masterpieces to vivid life in concert. Besides conjuring one of the greatest bands in the rock canon, Saturday's Fleetwood Mac edition at Hard Rock Live has the added crowd-pleasing benefit of spotlighting a...

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