Florida State League Baseball Coming to Kissimmee for 2017 Season

Florida State League Baseball coming to Kissimmee for 2017 Season

With the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros announcing earlier this year they would no longer be holding their spring training in Central Florida, many wondered if baseball would be gone for good.

Fans of the sport can rest easy, as it was announced the Brevard County Manatees, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, will relocate to Osceola County Stadium beginning in the spring of 2017.

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Dine Out for #OrlandoUnited on June 30

Dine Out for #OrlandoUnited on June 30

On June 30, Florida restaurants and their employees and guests will donate time and money to support Orlando’s healing with Dine Out Orlando United.

On this day participating restaurants will offer a portion of the day’s proceeds to the OneOrlando Fund, which is designed to provide a way to respond to the needs of the local community.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July 2016 in Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list goes from July 2 to July 4, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2016’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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Marlow’s Tavern Offering Limited Time Burgers & Brews Menu

Marlow's Tavern Burgers & Brews Menu

Nothing says summer like burgers and beer, and you can enjoy both with Marlow’s Tavern‘s limited Burgers & Brews menu, available through August 1, 2016.

Among the signature burgers being offered are:

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101.9 AMP Radio Hosts Electric Bounce House at House of Blues Orlando

101.9 AMP Radio’s Electric Bounce House with Steve Aoki

This week, 101.9 AMP Radio’s Electric Bounce House will hit the House of Blues Orlando on Thursday, June 30. The show will feature sets from headliner Steve Aoki, along with Bebe Rexha, Jump Smokers, gnash, and more.

Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 24, 2016: The COOP, The Sanctum, Crafted

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, limited menus, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his restaurant, The COOP, on June 29
Special guest Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his restaurant, The COOP, on June 29. The event is free, and starts at 6:30pm (though I recommend arriving early). Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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LEGOLAND Florida Unveils New Daytona International Speedway Model

LEGOLAND Florida -Daytona International Speedway

The Daytona International Speedway has now joined other LEGO landmarks from around the United States in the MINILAND USA section of LEGOLAND Florida.

The sounds of roaring engines and cheering fans greet theme park guests as they approach the 1/20-scale model of the “World Center of Racing,” updated following the $400 million DAYTONA Rising renovation project. The new stadium made its debut earlier this year during the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the DAYTONA 500.

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Universal Orlando Releases New Volcano Bay Details

Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

This week Universal Orlando revealed new details on Volcano Bay, scheduled to open in summer 2017. It is described as a water theme park, and it will span 28 acres next to the Cabana Bay Resort.

Volcano Bay will offer 18 unique attractions across four primary areas of the park themed with Polynesian influences . These will include:

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Upcoming Pulse Benefit Events #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong *UPDATED*

OrlandoUnited

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the relief effort following the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, here are some upcoming benefit events that aim to raise funds for the victims and their families:

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All-Star Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Available Today #OrlandoUnited

All-Star Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Available Today

Last week, some of Broadway’s biggest stars entered a recording studio to unite their voices to raise money for the victims of the Pulse tragedy in Orlando. Today, Broadway For Orlando has released that single, a recording of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which is produced in conjunction with Playbill.

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Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit #OrlandoUnited

Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit

In light of the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, journalist Anderson Cooper and Bravo TV host Andy Cohen are pleased to announce a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Join Cohen and Cooper (aka AC2) for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.

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Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess to Play #AllIsOne Orlando Benefit at Hard Rock Live

Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess to Play #AllIsOne Orlando Benefit at Hard Rock Live

This Wednesday, June 22, the Hard Rock Live will host the All Is One (#AllIsOne) Orlando Unity Concert to benefit the OneOrlando Fund for the victims of last weekend’s Pulse tragedy.

Headlining this benefit concert will be Imagine Dragons (“Radioactive,” “Demons”) and Nate Ruess (“Nothing Without Love,” also a member of Fun).

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Orlando Fringe 2016 Breaks Records

24th Orlando Fringe Festival

According to the official Orlando Fringe Facebook page, this year’s event broke both attendance and artist payment records.

The 25th annual festival, that ran from May 18-30 at Orlando’s Loch Haven Park, distributed 52,279 tickets [up from 42,265 in 2015]; provided $424,446 in artist payments [up from $371,153]; drew 9,500 to Kids Fringe; and sold 32 pieces of Visual Fringe.

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Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Comes to Dr. Phillips Center June 22, 2016

Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, are bringing their “Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way” tour to Dr. Phillips Center on June 22.

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Stars of the ABC hit show “Dancing With the Stars,” Maks & Val are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an honest and unfiltered narrative of their life story with world-class dancing.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 17, 2016: Lucky’s Market, Taco Bell, Whiskey Business

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: chef’s dinners, a new grocer, and free tacos. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Lucky's Market
Lucky’s Market is holding the Grand Opening Celebration of their Orlando store on June 22. The company based out of Colorado, wiil hold its signature Bacon Cutting Ceremony at 10am. The grocer is located at 11750 E Colonial Dr, near the intersection of N. Alafaya Trail.

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