Parkwood Entertainment_Columbia Records BEYONCEOn Monday, November 24, 2014, Beyonce will globally release BEYONCE Platinum Edition Box Set.  The 2 CD/2 DVD limited edition package will include new songs, “7/11” and “Ring Off” plus four new and unreleased remixes with some superstar collaborators. The original, critically acclaimed self-titled visual album, featuring 14 songs and 17 videos, is also included. Continue reading “BEYONCE Platinum Edition Box Set To Release November 24, 2014 DELUXE PACKAGE INCLUDES NEW SONGS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER WORLDWIDE”

Orlando City SC Announces Preliminary 2015 Preseason Schedule

Orlando City SC Announces Preliminary 2015 Preseason Schedule

Lions will train in Brazil, Orlando and Charleston ahead of MLS debut

Orlando City Soccer Club today announced its preliminary preseason training schedule for 2015 in advance of its Major League Soccer (MLS) debut.

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MIKE BERGIN TRADED TO ELMIRA Garret Sparks Placed on Injured Reserve

Garret Sparks Placed on Injured Reserve

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have traded D Mike Bergin to the Elmira Jackals for future considerations. In addition, G Garret Sparks has been placed on the 21-day IR.
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Bergin agreed to terms with the Solar Bears on July 14, and played in each of the team’s preseason games in Estero, FL, in October. He did not appear in a regular season game with the Solar Bears. A native of Ottawa, ON, Bergin played four seasons (2008-12) at R.P.I. (NCAA) before skating for Sodertalje in Sweden for the past two seasons.

Sparks (2-0-0, 1.22 GAA, .966 save percentage) will be eligible to return to the Solar Bears lineup no earlier than November 26.

Solar Bears host the Greenville Road Warriors this weekend at the Amway Center on Saturday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. For tickets, click here.

Full and Half Season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-15 All-Star Season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit for more information.

Orlando Solar Bears Single Game Tickets for the regular season are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s 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, Facebook, 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

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.


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Orange County Celebrates the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Grand Opening

Orange County Celebrates the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Grand Opening


City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Former Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty and President/CEO of the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Richard J. Maladecki celebrate the historic opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs provided the opening remarks at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ highly anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in the heart of downtown Orlando.

The historic grand opening marks yet another milestone for Central Florida in the continued transformation of Orange County into a world-class destination for the arts, recreation and culture.

“I was overjoyed to celebrate this historic grand opening of the new Dr. Phillips Center with our citizens,” Mayor Jacobs said during her remarks. “The greatest gift we can bestow upon future generations is opportunity. The Dr. Phillips Center will do just that, with arts education and amazing cultural experiences.”

The new state-of-the-art facility will be a Mecca for creativity and discovery. Where artists, audiences and students will gather to experience, learn and explore the performing arts, fulfilling the vision of the Dr. Phillips Center, Arts for Every Life.

The two-block community space features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other spaces to host theater, dance, popular music and entertainment performances.  Future expansion plans include a 1,700-seat acoustic theater, rehearsal room and commercial development spaces.

In 2013, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved a $94.5 million venues package that allows the use of the Tourist Development Tax to fund various community performing arts, sports and recreation and tourism venues. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.

“So many people have worked so hard for so long, and because of their passion and their persistence — it happened,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. “The dream of a performing arts center has become the reality of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and we want everyone to come and celebrate together.”

To celebrate its grand opening, the Dr. Phillips Center is hosting a Community Open House on November 8 and November 9 starting at noon, with a preview at 11 a.m. for Dr. Phillips Center members.

On November 15 at 8:30 p.m., there will also be a one-time performance of Broadway & Beyond at the grand premier of the Walt Disney Theater.  Directed by acclaimed director and producer Richard Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Broadway’s Mary-Mitchel Campbell, Broadway & Beyond is an exception show that featured luminaries from Broadway, and beyond, including international music and dance performers.

Source : Orange County



10 Things You Should Know


  1. Orlando Magic set to play four games this week
  • The Magic will play four games in five nights this week. Orlando will play its second back-to-back set of the season when they take on the Raptors in Toronto on Tuesday, November 11 (7:30 p.m. EST) before heading to New York for a matchup with the Knicks on Wednesday, November 12 (7:30 p.m. EST). The Magic will return to Amway Center as they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, November 14 (7 p.m. EST) before heading back up north to battle the Washington Wizards on Saturday, November 15 (7 p.m. EST).
  • Single-game tickets can be purchased online at, at the Chase box office at Amway Center, at all TicketMaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted at all purchase points.
  • All regular season Orlando Magic games will be locally televised exclusively by FOX Sports Florida
  1. Orlando Magic pick up first two wins of the season
  • The Orlando Magic registered two victories against the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves on November 5 and 7, respectively.
  • Tobias Harris scored a team-high 18 points versus the 76ers, including the game-winning jumper as time expired, as Orlando defeated Philadelphia, 91-89, at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Evan Fournier led a balanced attacked with 20 points versus the Timberwolves, as Orlando defeated Minnesota, 112-103, in overtime at Amway Center. With the Magic trailing 94-92, Nikola Vučević hit a pair of free throws with 11.9 seconds left and forced the extra session, securing Orlando’s first home win of the year.
  1. Orlando Magic lock down on defense against Philadelphia
  • The Magic forced a season-high 20 turnovers in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 5. Philadelphia point guard Tony Wroten committed nine turnovers, the most by any individual player against Orlando since Jermaine O’Neal turned it over nine times for Indiana on April 19, 2006.
  1. Orlando shooting well as a unit to begin the season
  • The Magic have shot better than 50 percent from the field as a team in three of the first seven games of the season, which ties them with the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat for the most games shooting 50 percent or better as a team during the 2014-15 campaign. Orlando is currently shooting 46.5 percent on the year, good for the seventh-best mark in the NBA.
  1. Vučević off to an impressive start in 2014-15
  • Magic center Nikola Vučević currently ranks second in the NBA and first in the Eastern Conference with 12.3 rebounds per game. Vučević and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis are the only two players to average at least 18 points and 12 rebounds per game so far this season. Vučević, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins are the only players this season to score at least 27 points and grab at least 12 rebounds while shooting 65 percent or better from the field in a game this season.
  1. Payton gaining valuable experience
  • Through the first seven games of the 2014-15 campaign, Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton has played a total of 211 minutes, dished out 45 assists, and notched 11 steals. Orlando’s floor general leads all first-year players in each category this season. In fact, Payton has handed out more than twice as many assists as any other rookie. Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou has registered the second-most assists by a rookie with 22.
  1. Fournier seizes the moment
  • Through Orlando’s first seven games of the season, newcomer Evan Fournier has scored 112 points while shooting 50.6 percent (40-for-79) from the floor. Through the first seven games of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons as a member of the Denver Nuggets, Fournier scored a combined 56 points on 41.2 percent (21-for-51) shooting.
  1. Aaron Gordon registers an exceptional performance vs. Minnesota
  • On November 7, Magic rookie Aaron Gordon scored 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting against the Timberwolves. The 19-year-old hit both of his 3-point attempts and all three of his free throws in 22 minutes of action. Gordon joined Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker as the only two players this season to score at least 17 points in a game while shooting over 65 percent without missing a 3-point attempt or free throw attempt.
  1. Frye finding his touch from long distance
  • In the six games in which he has played this season, Magic forward Channing Frye has recorded two games of shooting 75 percent or better from 3-point range with a minimum of four 3-point attempts. He achieved this feat twice in 82 games last season.
  1. Ridnour provides a spark of the bench against Brooklyn
  • Magic reserve point guard Luke Ridnour was productive and efficient off the bench on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting (3-for-3 from 3-point range) while securing four rebounds and handing out four assists against the Brooklyn Nets. This was the fourth time in 790 career games that he has registered at least four rebounds and four assists while also making each of his shot attempts from beyond the arc (minimum three attempts).

Delta applauds President Obama on Chinese visa extension

DELTALOGODeal to extend visas for Chinese visitors will provide economic boost in U.S.

ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today praised President Obama for reaching an agreement with China to extend the validity of short-term visas for visitors between both counties for up to a decade. Continue reading “Delta applauds President Obama on Chinese visa extension”

Mark Watson Joins Orlando City SC Coaching Staff
Former San Jose Earthquakes Head Coach Becomes Lions’ Assistant Coach

ORLANDO – November 10, 2014 – Orlando City Soccer Club today announced former San Jose head coach and Canadian Men’s National Team defender Mark Watson, 44, has joined its coaching staff in advance of the Club’s Major League Soccer (MLS) debut.

Watson brings a wealth of MLS experience to Orlando City. During five years at San Jose, Watson helped guide the team to a playoff berth in 2010 and the club’s second Supporters’ Shield in 2012. He was named interim head coach in June 2013 and closed the season with the best record in MLS at 11-5-3.

Watson joins fellow Lions’ Assistant Coach Ian Fuller and Goalkeeper Coach Marcos Machado.

“As we continue to build our squad heading into our MLS debut, we are thrilled to add a coach of Mark’s caliber and experience to our staff,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “Mark’s expertise complements our existing technical staff and we look forward to his contributions as we continue to build and prepare the team for our MLS debut.”

“It’s a great opportunity to join Orlando City at such an important time,” said Watson. “I’m looking forward to working together with Coach Heath and the excellent staff he has in place to help the team launch a highly competitive 2015 campaign.”

In addition to his MLS experience, Watson previously served as assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s National U-20 and senior teams, as well as several years as an assistant with the USL PRO Charleston Battery.

For more information on Orlando City SC or to purchase 2015 MLS Season Tickets, visit or call 855-ORL-CITY. Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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