Welcome to Orlando! We are truly a melting pot of people and entertainment; home to major theme parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld Orlando and exciting entertainment complexes such as I-Drive 360, Pointe Orlando and Dave & Busters to name a few. And let’s not forget an abundance of shopping. We are also home to African-American, Asian, Hispanic and LGBT communities. This website will give you a glimpse inside some of these communities where you can dine, shop, play and learn were our citizens live. From soul food and Latin to Asian cuisine there is something for everyone’s palate.
A Multicultural Guide to Orlando, FL
About KevOnStage: KevOnStage honed his comedic skills while growing up as a military kid. Who knew that the humor and quick wit he used to keep up with his
KevOnStage honed his comedic skills while growing up as a military kid. Who knew that the humor and quick wit he used to keep up with his naturally funny family and to quickly make friends as they moved from city to city, would one day turn into a successful career? Over time, with a comedy style deeply rooted in faith, family, and over-all relatability, KevOnStage has made quite a name for himself on social media! His hilarious content across the various platforms has garnered him hundreds of thousands of followers, millions of views, and subsequently allowed him the chance to flourish in the world of entertainment by writing, directing, and producing for tv and film, helping to grow a booming digital media company, developing and hosting several popular podcasts, and even independently producing The Real Comedians of Social Media tour which sold out over 50+ cities, worldwide, 2 years in a row. Stay tuned as KevOnStage continues to build his empire and become a household name
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“A solid relationship is when someone has your back and will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. “Solid
“A solid relationship is when someone has your back and will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. “Solid is a word that has a few meanings, but this one really resonated with me and became the theme of the record.”
Solid is the four-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader and will be released by Concord Records, April 17, 2020. Solid follows up his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.
Sometimes, inspiration is slow in coming, evasive, and stubborn. Other times, if an artist is very fortunate, it simply flows, the music practically writing itself. That’s how Solid, the latest release from Boney James came to be. “This record really flowed at an unusually quick pace,” Boney says. “There was a lot of positive energy in making this music. Solid is a very upbeat record. As I was writing them, these songs put a smile on my face.”
All of Solid’s eleven tracks were produced and written or co-written by James. Three songs—“Full Effect,” “Tonic” and the title track—were built from licks played at sound-check by touring guitarist Kendall Gilder on the road in support of Honestly. “I said, hey, what’s that riff you’re playing?” James recalls, “And Kendall said, ‘that’s just something I’m messing around with.’ I got my iPhone and recorded them, then took it home and wrote the songs!”
Four other songs were initiated by longtime James collaborator, acclaimed writer/producer Jairus ‘J-Mo’ Mozee (Anderson Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton). One of those, “Be Here,” was ultimately transformed into Solid’s Adult Urban single featuring special guest Kenny Lattimore, best known for his Top 10 R&B hit “For You.”
Says James, “We met at the Soul Train Awards twenty years ago and he said, ‘Someday we need to work together!’ As I was working on ‘Be Here, I started to hear his voice in my head. I reached out to him and he wrote and recorded the lyrics. It’s such a romantic song and it really reinforced the theme of the record, strong and positive relationships.”
James crafted many of the song titles (“Fresh Air”, “On The Path”, “Tonic)” to play off this theme, “Similar to my last CD Honestly, this new music is a reaction to how stressful the world feels these days. Music is a respite, it’s always ‘solid’ and it never lets me down.”
Boney James’ personal relationship with music has never been anything but solid. Picking up the sax at age 10 in his native New Rochelle, New York, “I immediately loved it, and it pretty quickly became my favorite thing to do.” By the time he entered his teens, James was gigging with bands, and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Teena Marie, and many others, touring and doing sessions for seven years before cutting his first solo album in 1992. The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and nonstop touring.
Now a four-time GRAMMY nominee with four RIAA Gold records and career sales topping three million units, James continues to defy musical genres; A two-time NAACP Award nominee, a Soul Train Award winner, and named one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.
James, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 34 years Director/Actress Lily Mariye, says he’s looking forward to heading out on the road and seeing how the Solid material evolves from night tonight. “I love playing live, maybe more than I ever did. A lot of guys get tired of the traveling but it’s still a joy for me every time I go out there and play.”
It’s still a joy to his multitude of fans too. “I try to ‘be there for the people who are interested in my music,” says James, “to be Solid in that relationship and to not let anybody down. I often get great compliments from the people that come to my shows, that I ‘never disappoint’ them, and that’s very gratifying to me. That’s what I was trying to express with this title, that sense of character… to stand for something principled.”
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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Alicia Keys has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 17, 2022 from September 18, 2021. Original tickets are still valid, so hold onto them. If you have any questions, call
Alicia Keys has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 17, 2022
from September 18, 2021.
Original tickets are still valid, so hold onto them.
If you have any questions, call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office at 844.513.2014.
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Global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys has announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR, her highly anticipated return to the stage. Keys will bring her repertoire of worldwide hits to iconic venues across North America and Europe, including the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to new music, Keys will be bringing her classics – from “No One” to “If I Ain’t Got You” to “Girl on Fire” – to life in a special multi-media, artistic experience on the ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR stage each night. A meditation on love and life, the show will be a true celebration, filled with the magnetic energy that only lives music can create.
Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.
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(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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