Here’s our weekly round up of videos uploaded in the past week…apparently we’ve got a musical theme going this time around!
Lee DeWyze at the Blue Martini
The Goo Goo Dolls at the House of Blues
Orlando Sentinel presents “Celebration of Voices”
Opera at the Portofino Bay Hotel
Ice Skating at Sea World
We saw this posted on the Enzian Theater’s Facebook page, so we had to share! We love it… opera sprung upon unsuspecting patrons at Eden Bar… hahahahaaa!
I had heard some rumblings about opera making a re-emergence here in Central Florida, and so maybe this is just the beginning! We’re hoping so!
Today Governor Charlie Crist led a successful effort to clear legendary frontman Jim Morrison (of The Doors) of indecent exposure here in Florida, posthumously, of course. Morrison was born in Melbourne, FL and briefly attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Crist’s alma mater. Gov. Crist – who took the unusual step of speaking on Morrison’s behalf during the hearing – said there remained doubts as to whether the singer exposed himself or not at a Miami concert back in 1969.
While the board’s vote to clear Morrison was unanimous, Attorney General Bill McCollum said he was “disturbed” by all the attention paid to a dead celebrity… we tend to agree. It seems like there are better ways to be spending the government’s time! I mean, this guy died nearly 40 years ago!
While we love The Doors music, we’re NOT listing this as a Top 5 event.
On a side note, there was an avid Doors fan named Michael Zidanic in attendance for the hearing. “It’s a real relief for Doors fan all over the world,’’ said Zidanic. He later called the granting of the pardon a “historic moment” and a “moving experience.” (Well, it’s still not going down as a Top 5 event!)
Special Olympics of Florida teamed up with Ron Jon Surf Shop to create the first surf competition for Special Olympics athletes. The state championships were at Cocoa Beach on October 24 and 25. Here’s the video from Ron Jon’s:
To become a supporter of the Special Olympics, you might check out their upcoming fundraiser Jack in the Park being held at the Winter Park Civic Center this Friday, November 19.
There will be live music by the Hindu Cowboys, open bar, and food from Winter Park restaurants. There will also be silent and live auctions and a one-of-a-kind Blackjack Tournament with fantastic prizes. Pretty cool, eh?
Have you listened to your iPod lately? If so, you can thank craftsmen from centuries ago for first coming up with the idea of mechanical, portable music. Yes, I’m talking about a music box, the earliest of which date back to the 16th century. And, for those who love the charm of a music box, the Orlando Science Center has a special exhibition just for you.
The World of Mechanical Music is presented by the Southeast Chapter of the Musical Box Society International (who knew there was such a society!?) and guests will discover the fine art of mechanical music through displays of antique and ornate music boxes.
The exhibit opens this Saturday, November 13, and lasts through January 9.
However, on opening day only, MBSI member Bill Hall will be showcasing his massive European street organ, entitled “De Drie Kransen.” This mechanical musical instrument is so large, it can only be displayed outside the Science Center! We’ve got to see this!
November 28 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
A traditional show, we can’t wait to allow our ears to be blessed with this music!
November 25 at Bok Tower Gardens
If you have never been to the Bok Tower Gardens, treat yourself and family this Thanksgiving. Sumptuous as pumpkin pie!
November 27 at The Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
We love to ring in the coming holidays with some of our favorite holiday melodies!
The Orlando Philharmonic performing with the legendary John Williams at the recent opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
4. The Grand Knights of Singing-An Opera Gala
November 7-14 at UCF Opera Rehearsal Hall Auditorium
We love the thought of listening to gorgeous voices fill the air during this season. And until Orlando Opera makes a come back, we’re heading to UCF!
November 8 and 12 at Winter Park Playhouse
Featuring T. Robby Piggot and then Tim Evanicki, the area’s only theater dedicated to musical theater may have a hit on its hands!
T. Robert Piggott
November 7 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
One of our favorite shows is coming featuring the 10 ten performers from this latest season, including Jackie Evancho and Prince Poppycock! If you are not familiar with Jackie Evancho, just listen to her unbelievably beautiful voice… and no, she is NOT lipsynching!
And, for flair and fashion (as well as incredible talent) here’s Prince Poppycock:
November 11 at House of Blues
We’re so excited about Sevendust and 10 Years coming… sure winners for our ears!
With their hit song “Driven” we’re excited to hear them sing in the more intimate setting of the House of Blues. We think dinner at Downtown Disney and then rocking out with Sevendust and 10 Years sounds like an awesome night!
November 6 at Festival Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl
Featuring a variety of local bands, we love rocking out for a cause! Especially during the upcoming season where so many are hungry!
November 19 at King Performing Arts Center in Melbourne
Want a chance to see a legend? You don’t get much more legendary that Diana Ross! Appearing in her “More Than Yesterday” tour, we can’t wait!
The fabulous Diana Ross
6. Loretta Lynn
November 21 at King Performing Arts Center in Melbourne
Country fans unite! For over 50 years now she has been a cultural icon in the country music industry… whoah!
Legendary Loretta Lynn