AMWAY CENTER MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY A YEAR FILLED WITH MUSIC, MAGIC AND MILESTONES


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ORLANDO, FL [September 30, 2011] – October 1 will mark one year since the state-of-the-art AmwayCenter opened its doors to the Central Florida community.  In the span of one year, more than 1.4 million people have experienced the Amway Center, attending 200 different events, ranging from the biggest names in pop music, to sporting events and family shows, while also playing host to numerous free community events, rented private meeting space and several conferences.In the first year, the Amway Center provided fans with extraordinary access to event coverage both inside and outside the arena — delivering more captivating video in higher definition, dramatic lighting and sounds, and an overall entertainment experienced that exceeds anything fans have previously had. Continue reading

An unforgettable evening with Yatin Patel


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When we created HotspotOrlando we wanted to create a bridge between Brazilians and America, because it is not fair that these communities have grown so much apart alienating each other, sometimes for language barriers, sometimes for simple lack of interest or information. Being Brazilian myself but hungry to see and learn everything, I can share our findings here, and from here to anyone on the web that is eager enough to celebrate all great things in life. We love photography, but as our lenses travel Orlando, I can tell you many great surprises are just too good and deserve to be spread. Continue reading

MyCityEats Magazine 2011 Awards


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We were invited by a great friend that was nominated for the award, YUMMIES Desserts. I was happy that their hard work was finally paying off. As a business that is established as a Brazilian Sweet shop, one thing is to be popular among your community, it is easier but when you are nominated for an award, by such a renowned magazine, you are now seen in a whole different perspective . Yummies is the only Brazilian Business ever nominated for this award in Orlando, regardless, their work is professional, innovative, and they follow all the American standards. Professional from top to bottom. Continue reading

Picture Peace.


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A beautiful Saturday morning at Lake Eola, reunites, photographers, families and their children, showing that peace can happen and it should.

 Orlando based  photographer  Barry Kirsch, founder of the photography oriented peace movement , Picture Peace hosted the world’s first ever

“Peace Mob”,to help bring about world peace  by transforming every citizen on the planet into a photographer. Continue reading

Flash Mob @ Lake Eola !


 It’s a “Flash Mob” with Meaning!

Orlando, Florida, USA – Orlando-based photographer Barry Kirsch, founder of the photography oriented peace movement, Picture Peace is hosting the world’s first ever “Peace Mob”, September 24 from 10:00am to 10:30 at Lake Eola. The goal is to completely encircle Lake Eola with people holding signs saying “Picture Peace”. Continue reading

La Gran Fonda Chilena de Orlando by HotspotOrlando.


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Chile Independence Day is celebrated on September 18th, when still as a  Colony, conquered its  freedom from the control of Spain. Today we had the first celebration for the Chile Independence in Orlando. Continue reading

HotspotOrlando @ Senso…


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It is Friday Night and Senso has everything you need for a good time. Cylon on control, full house, great vibe . Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially open!


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Today was the official opening for the Hispanic Heritage Month.Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz and the City of Orlando will host the 5th annual City of Orlando Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff on Thursday, September 15, to celebrate the influence of Hispanic culture in Orlando. Continue reading

ORLANDO CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL HEADLINE ARTISTS TO SIGN GIBSON GUITARS FOR CELEBRITY CHARITY AUCTION AND RAFFLE.


ORLANDO CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL
HEADLINE ARTISTS
TO SIGN GIBSON GUITARS FOR CELEBRITY CHARITY AUCTION AND RAFFLE

Proceeds to Benefit Music Therapy Program for Kids Created by Joey Fatone and his Fatone Family Foundation

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 14, 2011) – The healing power of music is being put to work for children battling cancer.  The popular musical artists and headliners of the inaugural Orlando Calling, the weekend-long Nov. 12 -13 music festival in Orlando, Fla. featuring more than 50 acts including Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers, Blake Shelton, the Pixies, and Los Lonely Boys, will sign four Gibson Les Paul guitars as part of a worldwide online auction benefitting the Fatone Family Foundation’s “My Healing Harmony” Music Therapy Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla.  Continue reading

The Making of … Danielle Buljan in Orlando.


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This was the first of a series of photo sections with Danielle Buljan. But it is only the beginning ! Continue reading

Orlando remembers 9/11


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When the whole country still remembers this tragic day, this year we also complete 10 years of  mourning and we take time to stop and look back, remembering those that died victims and also heroes. Continue reading

Orlando Calling


 

 

 

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NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

 

NEW ARTISTS ANNOUNCED! Continue reading

The new digital edition is out! 168 pages of pictures-HotspotOrlando in collaboration with BrazilUSA Magazine.


CLICK ON THE LINK  http://issuu.com/brazilusamagazine/docs/pdfinaledespecial1?mode=embed

CFBACC celebrating Brazil’s Independence Day.


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Today at The Crown Plaza Orlando Universal the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, had a special celebration for the Brazilian Independence day. Many members from the Chamber attended and also guests invited to be part of such an important day. The hotel had the event st at their ballroom which was very nicely decorated. Continue reading

Band Bra @ Blue Martini, one more time.


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And the magic happened again ! Blue Martini repeats the party ! and this time almost doubled in number of people. It was really great as usual. Sunday night at Blue Martini, belongs to the Brazilian people in Orlando! But also to all the people that were there to enjoy the magic. Continue reading