The Dead Daisies to Open for Whitesnake on Three Central Florida Dates

If you’re planning to catch Whitesnake on one or more of their upcoming Central Florida dates, get to the venue early because you’re not going to want to miss the openers, The Dead Daisies.

The Dead Daisies

The band features bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), keyboard player Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), vocalist John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), and drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol).

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Beatlemania Hits Madame Tussauds Orlando for a Limited Time

If you’ve always wanted a photo with the Beatles, then you’ll want to get to Madame Tussauds Orlando.

Madame Tussauds Orlando - Beatles wax figures

Starting July 30, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison will be in residence…or at least their wax figures will be. The figures of the Fab Four are set in a pose that pays tribute to the 1969 Abbey Road album cover, which captured all four members walking on a zebra crossing outside of Abbey Road Studios.

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Orlando’s Emily Kopp Kills It In New Fun Video for “Crusin'”

Orlando’s Emily Kopp is one of my favorite hometown musicians, and her new video is a perfect example why.

Emily Kopp cover of Crusin'

She covers the Smokey Robinon classic, “Cruisin,” and really puts her own spin on the song, while retaining the heart and soul of the original.

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American Q Invites Orlando to Enjoy Their New Thursday Night Throwdown Hoedown

American Q restaurant and bar is bringing the party with their new Throwdown Hoedown on Thursday nights.

American Q at the B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World

From 9pm to 1am, choreographer Trevor Thronton will be teaching everyone how to line dance as a DJ plays favorite contemporary country, R&B, and pop favorites.

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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate For #BacktoSchool Shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores #lbvfs

It’s almost August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping for most families. We want to help you out by giving you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

The Florida Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 16, and you can stretch those savings even further at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where shopping is hassle-free and you can find can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more).

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Actor Kevin Bacon Takes the #GKTWChallenge at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee

Yesterday morning, actor Kevin Bacon visited Give Kids the World (GKTW) Village to help launch the organization’s Ice Cream Challenge.

Kevin Bacon visits Give Kids the World

Bacon filmed a PSA where he squares off against Ethan, one of the resort’s young guests, to see who could eat the most ice cream in six seconds. The loser had to donate $6 to GKTW Village, a 74-acre resort in Kissimmee where children with serious illnesses and their families are treated to dream vacations at no cost.

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Edgewood to Kick off 1st Saturdays Food Truck Extravaganza on August 1

The City of Edgewood, located just south of downtown Orlando, will be kicking off their new 1st Saturdays Food Truck Extravaganza on Saturday, August 1.

Edgewood Farmer’s Market - photo by J.M. Wetherington

This is a free family event that will offer at least six food trucks to choose from, along with music from a DJ. The event will take place at Raymond A. Bagshaw Park at Edgewood City Hall (405 Larue Ave) from 6-9pm.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts 3rd Annual Free Open House on August 1, 2015

Once again the Orlando Shakespeare Theater will throw open the doors for their 3rd Annual Open House on Saturday, August 1.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Open House

This family friendly event serves to introduce the community to what it takes to put on a theater production, and will include scenic, lighting and sound demonstrations. There will also be an artistic Q&A with Orlando Shakespeare artists.

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Main Street Restaurant Week Comes to Orlando August 1-8, 2015

Take note foodies of Orlando…there’s a new restaurant week coming to Orlando.

Mainstreet Restaurant Week in Orlando

Mainstreet Restaurant Week will take place August 1 through 8, and will feature the culinary chops from eight districts in Orlando: Audubon Park, College Park, Church Street district, Downtown South, Gateway Orlando, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50 and Thornton Park District.

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Whitesnake to Rock Central Florida for Three Dates in August

Legendary hard rock group Whitesnake are coming to Central Florida for three dates at the beginning of August.

Whitesnake

They will be at the King Center in Melbourne on August 1, at the Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk on August 3, and at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on August 6.

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Osborne Lights Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting November 6, 2015

It hasn’t been officially announced, but the Walt Disney World website reveals that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will once again be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season. They will run , 2016.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Osborne Lights are one of the highlights of the holiday season and can be found on the Streets of America section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every single facade is decorated from top to bottom with holiday lights and decorations that often dance in time to the holiday tunes blasting over the speakers.

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Lafayette’s Will Soft Open Dinner Hours This Weekend With Full Hours Starting July 27

Lafayette’s, a music hall and southern food restaurant, officially opens for business this Monday, July 27, after a weekend of soft openings for dinner.

Lafayettes Shrimp & Grits

Located on the second level of Pointe Orlando on International Drive, Lafayette’s is owned by Beale Street Blues Company, which is based in Memphis, so they know their music and southern food.

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Payano Vs Warren: Premier Boxing Champions Airs Live from Full Sail University Winter Park on August 2

Payano vs. Warren: Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV debuts Sunday, August 2 from Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park.

Payano vs. Warren: Premier Boxing Champions

The main event of the evening will be a 12-round Bantamweight World Championship fight between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). Both fighters are Olympians – Payano for the Dominican Republic and Cincinnati southpaw Warren, a three-time Olympian for the United States. Each fighter brings an undefeated record to the battle for the title.

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando Celebrates First Anniversary With Special Dinners at Ravello and Capa on August 3

Four Seasons Resort Orlando is ready to celebrate its first anniversary on August 3, 2015, and it will do so with special dinner offerings at Ravello and Capa that night.

Capa at Four Seasons Orlando

Capa at Four Seasons Orlando

These dinners will offer special three course menus, and have limited seating.

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Taverna Opa Orlando Host Second of Three Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners July 30

To enlighten the summer taste buds on Greek cuisine, Taverna Opa Orlando will host the second of its Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners on Thursday, July 30.

Taverna Opa Orlando Air, Land & Sea Summer Wine Dinners

The July dinner will feature a five-course tasting and wine pairing menu inspired by Land, and highlighting beef and pork as the main dishes of the evening. The restaurant’s host Katerina Coumbaros, and wine partner Ruffino, will walk guests through each course and wine pairing.

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