James Taylor to Play Two Central Florida Shows with Bonnie Raitt in May 2018

James Taylor to Play Two Central Florida Shows with Bonnie Raitt in May 2018

Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band announced tour dates for 2018 today with special guest Bonnie Raitt, and it includes stops in Orlando and Tampa in May.

This year’s tour kicks off at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on May 8 and travels to Orlando’s Amway Center on May 9, and Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Saturday, May 12.

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Meet Monster Jam Drivers And Their Monster Trucks On January 18 Around Orlando

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Monster Jam 2018 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 20, but this Thursday, January 18, you can meet some of the drivers and their monster trucks for free.

Seven of the show’s biggest stars and their trucks will be at various locations in Central Florida during the afternoon.

Here’s where you can find them:

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Supernatural Convention Comes to Orlando for First Time Jan 19-21, 2018

Supernatural Convention Comes to Orlando for First Time Jan 19-21, 2018

If you’re a fan of the long-running television show Supernatural, you won’t want to miss the Supernatural Convention when it comes to Orlando for the first time the weekend of January 19-21, 2018.

Scheduled to appear are series stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Richard Speight Jr, Rob Bendict, Matt Cohen, Mark Pellegrino, Ruth Connell, Kim Rhodes, and many more.

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Out and About: Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

One of my favorite annual events in Central Florida is Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center. I mean who wouldn’t love to explore four floors of STEM-inspired exhibits, simulators, and games?

This weekend I popped in to spend a few hours at Otronicon, and there was so much to do and see!

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BIG Something to Play The Social in Orlando on January 17, 2018

BIG Something to Play The Social in Orlando

If you’re looking for a midweek music fix, check out North Carolina’s BIG Something when they play The Social with guest Bobby Lee Rogers on Wednesday, January 17.

A 6-piece powerhouse, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Returns to Amway Center with Action-Packed Card February 24, 2018

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) returns to Orlando's Amway Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®.

Headlining will be a battle between two exciting middleweight contenders, as number one-ranked Yoel Romero clashes with number 10-ranked David Branch.

Also on the card:

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Meet the Teams for the Pro Bowl Game in Orlando January 28, 2018 #ProBowlOrlando #ThisIsOrlando

2017 NFL Pro Bowl will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando

The 2018 Pro Bowl Game takes place at Camping World Stadium on January 28, pitting the best of the AFC vs. the best of the NFC, as voted by the fans.

The Pittsburgh Steelers led all teams with a league-best eight selections. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and running back Alvin Kamara, Cardinals special teamer Budda Baker and Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt were the only rookies selected for the game.

Here is the rundown on who will be playing in the 2018 Pro Bowl Game:

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UCF School of Performing Arts Releases List of Jan-April 2018 Events #artsatUCF

UCF School of Performing Arts

The UCF School of Performing Arts has released its schedule of events for the current semester January through April 2018, and it’s filled with theatrical and musical productions.

The biggest event is the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts, a free week of performances held at Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. This year’s event will take place April 6-14, 2018

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

This weekend, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting a special Florida Birds of Prey event, Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15, 2018.

This unique opportunity will feature a special live exhibit of rescued Florida raptors. Boyd Hill Nature Park, The Narrows at George C. McGough Nature Park, Owl’s Nest, Wild Raptor Sanctuary at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue and Clearwater Audubon Society will be joining the event to exhibit their rescued birds of prey.

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Culinary Arts Menus Revealed for 2018 Epcot International Festival of Arts

Returning to Walt Disney World for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate performing, visual and culinary arts from January 12 - February 19, 2018.

The 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of Arts celebrates all types of art, including culinary, and we have the menus for this year’s festival.

Not only are the dishes delicious, but they’re designed to be visually pleasing, as well.

Here are the kiosks and their menus [menu items marked with (GF) are gluten/wheat-friendly and those with (V) are vegetarian]:

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Writer’s Block Bookstore Hosts a Night with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Jan 18 2018

Writer's Block Bookstore Hosts a Night with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Jan 18 2018

Writer’s Block Bookstore will host a reading and signing with international best-selling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at the JCC in Maitland on January 18, 2018.

The authors will be promoting their newest novel, City of Endless Night, which is released on January 16.

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DRIP to Close International Drive Location Jan 27, 2018

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it's Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January, 2018.

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it’s Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January 2018.

I first reviewed DRIP shortly after they opened in 2013, and I enjoyed the adult-themed interactive show featuring artistic dancing and lots of paint.

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