Last Sunday was a great beautiful day to celebrate Spring. Lake Eola hosted its annual Spring Fiesta and the audience was there! In a very warm day, among artisans, artists, and all the participating companies the event was a success not only in attendance but also in business opportunities and fun! Continue reading
Talented Hispanic exponents reading, poetry, music, theater and other facets of art, in what is called the Tertulia 4Gatos. , and it is a palece for the art lovers. and for those who want to share their artistic talents.
This year, they completed their 4th anniversary, they began meeting in South Creek Public Library, with the initiative of Maria Emma Fernandez, from Colombia, with the objective to promote Latin Art. Continue reading
The popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar has been produced by the City since 1991 to showcase some of Orlando’s most treasured historic resources. The 2014 calendar will focus on the homes of the Historic Rosemere Residential District and the City is currently seeking black and white photographs to feature in the calendar that capture the historic, distinct and unique styles of the district. Continue reading
Orlando Mayor Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to the 7th annual Blues B-Q in Downtown Orlando. Injecting the blues genre into Downtown Orlando’s culture, this FREE blues festival attracts music fans from across the state.
Blues B-Q is one of the City of Orlando’s four signature events and now in its seventh year, Blues B-Q boasts previous headlining acts such as GRAMMY Award winning artists Buddy Guy, The Robert Cray Band, Jonny Lang and the Queen of the Blues, KoKo Taylor.
Mayor Dyer is proud to announce that Robert Randolph & The Family Band will headline this year’s annual Blues B-Q event. Robert Randolph & The Family Band taps into the rich history of 20th century American music, pulling from the soulful sounds of the blues and the high energy of rock.
The event will also feature other national and local blues acts as well as Orlando’s finest mouth-watering barbecue available for purchase.
New at the Blue B-Q event this year, the City will be collecting new or gently used shoes to help children and families in need. The drive is in partnership with NBA player Chris Duhon’s Stand Tall Foundation, the Art of Stepping. All types of gently used shoes will be accepted and can be dropped off at the Parramore Kidz Zone tent.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon
RJ Harmon & Company
Saturday, March 9, 2013
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In front of the Orange County Courthouse located at 425 North Orange Avenue between Amelia Street and Livingston Street.
For parking information, visit cityoforlando.net/bluesbq.
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for Downtown residents and attendees parking at garages other than the Courthouse Garage. For LYMMO stop information visit www.golynx.com
ORLANDO, Fl – Yesterday, during his annual State of the City Address, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the selection of artists for the SEE ART ORLANDO initiative. SEE ART ORLANDO is a public sculpture community project designed to enhance the aesthetic experience and cultural image of Downtown Orlando through the installation of iconic works of art throughout the city core.
“Arts and culture are responsible for 3,500 jobs in our community and generate nearly 100 million dollars in economic impact. SEE ART ORLANDO is part of our plan to grow that impact,” said Mayor Dyer.
Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer delivered his annual State of the City address to hundreds of residents, business owners and community leaders gathered at City Hall.
Today also marked the beginning of Mayor Dyer’s 11th year serving as Mayor of the City of Orlando and during his speech, Mayor Dyer reaffirmed his commitment to continue “working just as hard for [Orlando] families as [he does] for [his] own.”
Similar to each State of the City address, the Mayor provided the community with an update on facts, figures and new developments. Additionally, this year the Mayor highlighted Orlando residents and business owners whose stories will helped him illustrate the state of the City. Continue reading
Orlando Events Unlimited in a partnership with Bank United and the Downtown Development Board brought the Orlando Christmas Parade and Holiday in the Park Festival back to Downtown Orlando. The procession took place near Lake Eola Park (195 N. Rosalind Avenue) on Sunday, December 2 . Continue reading
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging holiday shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday by buying local on Saturday, November 24. This day showcases the City’s thriving small business community on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy, so by shopping locally, consumers play an active role in contributing to the success of the Orlando community. Continue reading
The New AboutUS is Here ! There is lots for you to see! Business in Orlando, The New ride Transformers, Lots of tips on Christmas Shopping, Music and much more!
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to join him for the annual Holiday Lights Orlando event to kick off this year’s holiday season. Holiday Lights Orlando is the premiere holiday event for families, Downtown businesses and residents. Continue reading
The kickoff will feature food from local Hispanic vendors as well as a colorful showcase of Hispanic art and performances.
The City of Orlando recognizes the important role our Hispanic community plays in our society and continues to reach out to our growing and vibrant Hispanic residents through the creation of two municipal offices: The Multicultural Affairs Office, created this year to generate community partnerships, build strong communications bonds and provide a point of contact to multicultural community organizations and residents towards enhance the quality of life of constituents; Continue reading
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites residents and visitors of Orlando to attend the 35th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. The event will feature live entertainment on two stages, a play area with bounce houses and face painting for kids, the Orlando Magic interactive RV with video games and festive Fourth of July cuisine available for purchase. Continue reading
Combining extreme sports, family-friendly entertainment and music in the world capital of water skiing, soaked is a new extreme water sports festival coming to Orlando September 7-8, 2012. Taking over downtown Orlando’s iconic centerpiece, Lake Eola, the festival will feature world champion water skiers competing for the sport’s largest purse – $100,000, along with music, motor shows, carnival rides, great food, and more.
The most awaited fashion event finally happened at the Citrus Club, Downtown Orlando. Dillard’s provided the entire wardrobe, from head to toe, including makeup designed by Katharine Portela, and executed with nothing but the best, Chanel Makeup products. The fashion show was organized by Paula Matos a renown fashion specialist in South and Central Florida. Continue reading
We things everyday, images, people, photos, tv, lots of things in a combination, everyday goes by and all this information is sometimes wasted. Some people have the ability to make these everyday situations and transform them into something, unusual, creative, wild, and unexpected . Talent is not always obvious, and it takes sometime to absorb it. Continue reading
Orlando City Beautiful more than anything is a city that is appreciative of the arts. Downtown Orlando is not only one of the spots chosen to have an Art district but also houses several Art Galleries, there numerous sculptures throughout town and also we have a Major Downtown Orlando Arts & Entertainment Center is being constructed, right across from the City Hall. Continue reading
November 16th, 2011 – The Community Food and Outreach Center and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are launching a campaign to help families hurt by the economic crisis that has hit Central Florida and other cities across the nation. The NBALockoutRelief.org Campaign is the Community Food and Outreach Center’s most aggressive campaign to date to help provide food for hungry families in Central Florida, rally community volunteers and help the thousands of families who are in need due to the NBA Lockout. Continue reading
Happiness is a great place to be. Even when you are just listening to good music. Banda Bra has brought us great Sunday nights and we are thankful for that. Great music ! great people, friends and fun! Continue reading
Orlando the “City Beautiful as I love to hear, is our town. We are originally from Brazil, and have been in the US for 25 years, all of them in Florida, but not all in Central Florida, for many of these years we were just visitors here, just wondering how it would be to be a part of this magical City. Continue reading
Great place, great atmosphere, great sound, but best of all, the people! Today, Roxy had the kickoff of SEXTACY, a monthly event that takes place at the Penthouse. Full house, lots of beautiful people having the best fun to the sounds of house music! It was really an amazing night ! Hosted by DJ NV and brought to you by DANCE-FLOOR ESSENCE productions, performing live:
Hosted by DJ MV, performing : Continue reading
The 32-city tour will kick-off in Downtown on Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center. The stage is set for the top 10 amazing finalists of So You Think You Can Dance.
From one of the show’s most explosive collection of dancers, the season 8 tour line-up includes the following top 10 finalists: Caitlynn, Clarice, Jess, Jordan, Marko, Melanie, Mitchell, Ricky, Sasha and Tadd. Continue reading
On Thursday, Mayor Dyer joined Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn to announce on-sale ticket information and festival line-up details for the Orlando Calling music festival. Taking place at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium in Downtown Orlando this fall, Orlando Calling will be one of the largest music events in the state of Florida and is expected to draw tens of thousands in attendance over the two-day festival.
Need a fun and academic distraction for your child during the summer? Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, along with the Orange County Public Library System and the Walt Disney World Resort, have teamed up to give you Mayor Buddy’s Book Club.
Fifth through eighth grade students can join the book club at Orange County Schools, local Boys and Girls Clubs and After School All Stars locations. All students are welcome to participate. Continue reading
Senso has been in Downtown Orlando for quite sometime, it was great to be back and to see that everybody was trully having a good time and having fun. One of the things that we observed is that all the bartenders and hostesses treat the guests like they were old friends, and that is an asset ! In the craziness of today, personalized service is a plus and you can’t find it everywhere. The music by DJ Loco Aragon was amazing, everybody was dancing ! Celebrating Birthdays, or just having a good time. Continue reading
For us at HotspotOrlando and facebrasil Magazine, first time ever at the exposition was incredible, we followed everything we could not just to show the Brazilian Community, and their children, but also to learn and absorb as much as we could about the Art.
It was today at the GAI Building, started at 7 PM, still daylight, but I couldn’t wait to see everything after dark, in a huge space on the 5th floor, perfect site for such a wonderful exhibition.
We were at Lake Eola for the Earth Day Celebration. After walking for a few minutes, to check around the stands, I thought I had traveled in time and was back in the Hippie era .The music, the smell in the air of different things, the beautiful bucolic park and the swans, the people dressed so careless, it felt light, different, but no, I was here, it is 2011, and times have changed, but the difference is, the hippies asked for Peace & Love,and today asking for that is a waste of time, half of the world is fighting some stupid war. Now we need to learn that Nature is really calling and if we don’t turn green, we will turn dead, as simple as that.
If you travel a lot, move a lot or relocate constantly, you know how important it is to count on the neighbourhood you live in.
Orlando is a great place to live, people like to converse, and it is a city with Magic, not only because of Disneyworld, or the Orlando Magic, but it is a big city with the feeling of a small town.
Senso Superclub, commanded by Cylon Rodrigues (Elements of Life) , a night with lots of music, DJ Loco Aragon, Continue reading
It is incredible! the energy was amazing! at the door the crowd was huge. Inside pure craziness! Cylon has accomplished what many tried, and did not succeed. Elements of Life at Senso Superclub an Amazing combination with a great young Master. Happy Birthday Cylon, and many more to show the world, how beautiful your mind and your success are!
Here is what Chicao registered with his lenses and his muse Verinha!