Marc Antoine headlines Casselberry’s Latin Jazz & Art Festival

Mingle with more than 7,000 lovers of Jazz and Latin culture and music at Casselberry’s signature cultural event, the Latin Jazz & Art Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 27.

With internationally renowned musical acts, savory cuisine, visual art demonstrations, specialty vendors, Latin dance presentations, Latin art exhibits, and delightful children’s activities, you won’t know where to look next!The festival, sponsored by City of Casselberry, WLOQ Orlando’s Smooth Jazz and El Sentinel, takes place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park (located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive). Continue reading

ORLANDO MAGIC 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED Magic open in Miami on October 7; First home game on October 15


The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road – at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10.  Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo.  Tip-off is 7 p.m.  Continue reading

The Orlando Magic and Magic Player Dewayne Dedmon Get Kids Ready to Go Back to School with Private Movie Screening By John Denton,

The Orlando Magic and Magic Player Dewayne Dedmon Get Kids Ready to Go Back to School with Private Movie Screening

By John Denton,

The fact that kids and basketball fans look up to him – both physically and in an inspirational way – is still somewhat mind-boggling to Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon, an accidental NBA player in a lot of ways. Continue reading

The World Cup is almost over, and so is the Chance to Save Big on 2015 Season Tickets

Special 35 Percent Savings will Expire July 15
Only $16 per game to Witness History with Kaká and Orlando City’s MLS Debut Continue reading

Solar Bears Annual Report to the Community

Solar Bears Organization Surpasses $730,000 Donated to
Central Florida Community

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, are pleased to present their annual Report to the CommunityCheck Presentation

The full community report can be found at Highlights include:

  • The launch of our community program, Solar Bears Cares, which has donated to over 400 local charities, schools, and churches since its inception  in 2012. Through donations made by our fans and ownership, and with the assistance of Levy Restaurants, we have collectively raised and donated more than $730,000 in the Central Florida community.
  • The growth of youth hockey is a priority and the Solar Bears sponsor house league teams at the RDV Ice Den in Orlando and the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge and participate in ice hockey programs at the Ice Factory in Kissimmee and at the Daytona International Skateway. In addition, we assisted with the successful launch of the Central Florida High School Veterans ParadeHockey League.
  • In less than two years since starting operations, Solar Bears players, coaches, and Shades (our mascot), have made over 200 community appearances.
  • Our ownership and management team sits on a number of local Boards including the Community Food & Outreach Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the Nap Ford Community School Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, the American Cancer Society, Junior  Achievement, Roper YMCA of Central Florida, Central Florida High School Hockey League, Christian Service Center for Central FL, Mayor Dyer’s Project DTO Executive Advisory Committee, Impact Homelessness and the American Heart Association.
  • Along with the City of Orlando and Visit Orlando, the Solar Bears secured the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game (January 21, 2015) which will create tremendous economic activity within the region.

Along with the annual report to the community, the Solar Bears have completed and complied their annual “By the Numbers” infographic to demonstrate their achievements after two seasons in the ECHL. The infographic can be seen at

Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2014-15 All-Star season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears have helped raise over $730,000 for the Central Florida community.

To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

Orlando Magic Help Build a Home Through the Habitat for Humanity Orlando Program


As part of the Orlando Magic’s Volunteer Program (MVP) Magic Community Ambassador Bo Outlaw along with 20 Magic staff members participated in a Habitat for Humanity Orlando home build in the Pine Hills neighborhood on June 25.  The Magic is very active in the Habitat for Humanity program, having sponsored six homes. Continue reading


Photos By Marcio Cicarini

It was only yesterday when the Orlando City Lions  aimed for the MLS, and everyone believed and followed the dream. They have worked hard! A team that conquered everyone’s heart, and brought more and more people to the games.  The MLS Dream came true, the new stadium is arriving, and Kaka’  one of the great Brazilian Soccer players just became a reality.  Continue reading



By John Denton,

In an effort to further the revitalization of downtown Orlando and Parramore and centralize their staff, the Orlando Magic got the go-ahead on Monday from City Council to invest $200-plus million into a project that will create jobs and provide dining, hotel and entertainment options.

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