Legendary musician Barry Manilow has extended his “One Last Time” Tour, and will be playing Central Florida for shows in Orlando and Tampa in February.
His career first took off when Bette Midler hired him to assist her with her first two albums, and the subsequent The Divine Miss M tour. He worked with her as pianist and musical director from 1971 to 1975.
While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.
So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading.
Colleen Lanin reviews the Mona Lisa Suite Hotel in Celebration for the i.see Kissimmee blog.
SeaWorld Orlando has put up a video on YouTube of their employees returning sea turtles to the wild. Very cool.
The Orlando Sentinel reviews last week’s Barry Manilow concert at the Amway Center.
Kelly Fitzpatrick’s Last Call column takes her to Stigma Tattoo Bar downtown (above Ichiban on Orange Ave.). Sounds like a cool little place.
Mark Baratelli of The Daily City says if you’re looking for a cool retro bar downtown, check out Stardust Lounge.
The Disney Blog reviews Tigger’s Bouncy Place at Winnie the Pooh in the Magic Kingdom.
And finally, The Pulse of Central Florida reports that local radio DJ Jayde Donovan has been picked to co-host a new TV show on the Bravo network.
Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is taking his show on the road and will be making a stop at the Amway Center on January 20, 2011.
Yes, the best seats will cost over $100 a piece, like most tours do nowadays. But if you really want to see Manilow, and don’t mind sitting up in the nosebleeds way in the back, you can score a ticket for around $16 (after Ticketmaster fees).
I also spotted a deal on tickets via the discount website TravelZoo. The upper bowl promenade tickets that are normally selling for $81.34 are only $37 with this promotion. Upgrade to lower bowl seats for only $51 instead of $111.99.
In a career that spans over 30 years, Barry Manilow has created groundbreaking entertainment and has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Among his catalog of hits are songs like “Mandy,” “Copacabana” and “I Write the Songs.”
Normally he has a stage show at the Paris resort in Las Vegas, but for this tour, Manilow takes the stage with over 50 musicians from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a classic showman do his thing on stage. Especially not at such great prices.