Internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), Kayhan Kalhor returns

 A creative force in today’s music scene, Kayhan Kalhor returns to Orlando with a work he recorded with The Silk Road Ensemble and Music Director Eric Jacobsen leads the massive forces of the Orlando Philharmonic in Holst’s epic astrological masterpiece, The Planets on Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater.

“It was almost exactly 50 years ago that we first landed on the moon, and we have a program with the Philharmonic that’s celebrating the solar system, the universe, and the cosmos - it’s a program centered around Holst’s The Planets,” said Jacobsen. “One of my favorite things about this program is that our partner, the UCF Women’s Chorus, is joining us for one of the most gorgeous moments inNeptune.”
The concert also includes founding member of the Aizuri Quartet, Karen Ouzounian, cello; one of the leading tabla virtuosos in the world today, Sandeep Das, tabla; and the University of Central Florida Women’s Chorus.

The program includes:

BARTÓK – Three Village Scenes
KALHOR  Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur
HOLST  The Planets

FAIRWINDS Credit Union is the Classics Series Sponsor. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Single tickets start at $25 and Student tickets start at $18 and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)

About the Artists:
Karen Ouzounian - http://www.karenouzounian.com
UCF Women’s Chorus - http://music.cah.ucf.edu/chorus.php

Orlando Philharmonic (@OrlandoPhilOrch):  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

The Curse of La Llorona en cines Abril 2019

The Curse of La Llorona
The film is produced by James Wan, Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. 
Michael Chaves makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez,
Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou.

La Llorona.  The Weeping Woman.  A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand.  The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.  In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.  Now her tears are eternal.  They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed.  La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.  As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.  Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.  Because there is no peace for her anguish.  There is no mercy for her soul.

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

On April 19, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.”

The film is produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe), Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone.  Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); and Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films). The cast also includes Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”);  Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.

Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey and Michael Clear are the executive producers. The film is written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. Chaves’ behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films).

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

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Latin salsa superstar, Marc Anthony today announced new dates for his Legacy TourAnthony will take fans on a journey through his award-winning musical catalogue like never before by performing some of his personal favorites. Anthony’s tour begins on October 24 in Boston and concludes on February 23 in Uniondale, NY. Anthony returns to Orlando’s Amway Center for his eighth record-setting appearance on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.

Fan Club and venue pre-sale tickets may be purchased before the general public beginning Thursday, October 18 at 10 a.m. EST through Friday, October 19 at 9:45 a.m. EST through Ticketmaster.com.

The Legacy Tour is part of the historic concert tour agreement by Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN) and Magnus Talent Agency (MTA). Under the $160 million agreement, CMN will serve as Anthony's exclusive concert promoter in the United States, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, covering several touring cycles. In Europe, CMN and MTA will co-promote concerts, whereas, CMN will exclusively represent the artist's live performances.


WHEN:       SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 // 7 P.M.


ON SALE:   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 // 10 A.M.  

TICKETS$61, $81, $101, $141 & $181 (prices subject to change). All tickets are reserved. Buy tickets at Amway Center box office, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue

Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has had 25 Billboard chart hits, sold over 12 million albums worldwide and has been recognized with countless standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2012, the two-time Grammy Award and five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner launched the Maestro Cares Foundation, hosting a series of fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the non-profit organization and build orphanages in Latin America. Anthony has also established a highly credible acting résumé. His 11th studio album titled, “Marc Anthony 3.0,” received an American Music Award; a Grammy Award nomination; five Premios Lo Nuestro; two Premios Juventud; 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards; three Billboard Awards and a special recognition from Univisión television network. In 2013, “Vivir Mi Vida” topped Billboard’s Latin Songs chart for 18 straight weeks, making it the longest-running number one salsa single of all time. “Vivir Mi Vida” also received the Latin Grammy ® for Record of the Year, his Vivir Mi Vida World Tour was included in Pollstar’s top-selling tours of 2013 and was extended to May 2014, and received a Premio Juventud for Super Tour of the Year. In 2016, Anthony was honored as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy for his musical contributions and philanthropic work. In addition to his music and acting accomplishments, Anthony also has his own clothing and accessories line for Kohl’s and he is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise.

ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel

New “Fly & Dine” Offer includes Flight on ICON Orlando and
Prix Fixe Dining from Just $32
Guests can choose set menus from seven restaurants

ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants. The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others. The Fly & Dine package is available now through Dec. 20.
                “We’re excited to offer this great deal for visitors and locals alike to come experience the ultimate in food and fun,” said Cindy Campbell-Taylor, vice president of marketing, sales and public affairs at ICON Orlando 360. “With breathtaking views 400 feet in the air aboard the ICON Orlando and delicious dining down on the ground at ICON Orlando 360, it’s the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion or just a fun night out on the town with friends.”
                From authentic Spanish fare to classic American eats, the Fly & Dine packages includes options to please any palate. Starting at $32, fast casual options include Shake Shack, UNO Express and iCafe de Paris, with menus featuring an entrée, choice of drink or fries, and dessert. Full-service options start at $45 and include Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory and UNO Pizzeria and Grill I-Drive, with menus featuring a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Guests can purchase an upgrade to include a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). If purchasing a full-service dining option, reservations are highly recommended.
For more information on how to purchase tickets and to view menu options, visit Iconorlando.com/fly-and-dine. Guests are encouraged to share their experience on social using the hashtag #ICONOrlando360.

Xfinity Free Pass Latino nos comparte Cinco actividades para disfrutar este otoño

Cinco actividades para disfrutar este otoño

Es hora de divertirse este otoño. Ya sea que te guste ver cómo las hojas cambian de color verde a marrón, que disfrutes de los dulces con sabor a calabaza o tengas ganas de mirar películas de terror para preparar el ambiente para Halloween, ¡aquí te presentamos la lista de las cinco actividades que no puedes dejar de hacer este otoño!

1. Visita un huerto de calabazas
Sin importar cuántos años tengas, los huertos de calabazas son imperdibles y perfectos para una noche romántica o una salida de amigos.

Encuentra algunos de los mejores huertos de calabazas de EE.UU. en el siguiente enlace: https://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g21273436/pumpkin-farms-near-me/

¿Hay alguno cerca de tu hogar?

2. Descubre los eventos locales del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Hace 29 años el Congreso de EE.UU. estableció el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre para conmemorar las contribuciones hechas por los norteamericanos con raíces españolas y latinas. Busca eventos en tu zona y que celebren la diversidad de nuestro país.
Estos son algunos museos que también ofrecen contenido interesante sobre la cultura hispana:

Visita la Galería de la Raza en San Francisco

3. Disfruta una película de miedo
El gran clásico de cine HALLOWEEN regresará este 19 de octubre, así que anota la fecha en tu agenda y organiza una salida al cine. Será una película espeluznante al igual que con mucho humor, así que te sugerimos que vayas acompañado porque Michael Myers sin dudas te aterrorizará.

4. Aprovecha FreePass Latino y organiza una noche de películas
FreePass Latino de Xfinity llega justo a tiempo para organizar una noche de películas o series y disfrutar de más de 1000 horas del mejor entretenimiento para toda la familia. Del 15 al 28 de octubre, los usuarios de Xfinity podrán ver una gran variedad de películas de Hollywood y de América Latina y ponerse al día con sus programas de TV favoritos sin costo adicional.

Entre algunos de los títulos figuran “The Amazing Spiderman” de Marvel; “Estar o no estar”, con Aislinn Derbez, y “Amor de mis amores” de Manolo Caro.

Mira este video con un resumen de las películas, series y telenovelas disponibles por FreePass Latino.

5. Explora nuevas caminatas
La llegada del otoño significa que podrás disfrutar de caminatas sin tener que soportar el calor abrumante del verano. Invita a tus amigos para que exploren junto a ti nuevos caminos a los que nunca hayas ido antes.


Que tal mis amigos lectores, First Man ya esta en las salas de cine y como de costumbre nuestra experta Celivette Diaz @STARCELY en esta materia nos comparte su opinion sobre esta historia basada en hechos reales...
First Man
Un drama emocionante se  presentará desde este fin de semana en los cines de la nación. First Man cuenta la perspectiva de Neil Amstrong, el primer hombre en pisar la Luna, sus defectos y virtudes, que te hará entender la importancia del acontecimiento.

Neil Amstrong (Ryan Gosling) es un hombre esforzado, padre de familia y piloto de aviones, que por medio de un artículo en el periódico encuentra la oportunidad de trabajar en varios proyectos de la NASA. El busca un cambio en su vida, ya que no puede superar la muerte de su pequeña Karen. Luego de ser aceptado en  NASA, Neil hace nuevos amigos y se incorpora en la mission mas importante de los Estados Unidos, alcanzar la Luna primero que los soviéticos. Luego de muchas pruebas y perdidas, La Nasa consigue su objetivo. Pero todo esto afecta de muchas maneras la vida familiar y professional de Neil.

La calidad de la filmación es nitida. En muchas escenas puedes sentir como el astronauta se reflejaba ante el inmenso espacio y la diminuta nave. Los giros y sonidos en primera persona fue una de las cosas que mas disfruté en la película. Tomas el lugar de los personajes. Sin embargo, aunque es Ryan Gosling quien interpreta el papel mas importante, noté a un Neil fuera de sí.  Según su actuación creerás que Neil entra a la NASA con la esperanza de huír de si mismo y de su luto. 

Podemos entender que Neil era un hombre sumamente brillante, pero le faltaba mas humanidad y carisma. Se concentra mucho en el trabajo y en muchas ocaciones trata de dejar a un lado su responsabilidad como padre y esposo. Es por eso que el papel de  su esposa brilla mas. Debemos descatar la fragilidad y complejidad que conlleva crear el papel de Janet Amstrong. La interpretación de Claire Foy es sencillamente increíble. Sus preocupaciones como mujer, madre y en ocasiones hasta cabeza del hogar es admirable. Eso sin contar la parte mas importante: La llegada del hombre a la Luna. La película utiliza elementos que conocemos, como audios y visuales originales, que te prometen ser emocionantes.

La cinta le da espacio a los comentarios y problemas que ocurrían en la epoca. Protestas y sin sabores que los americanos sentían tras el comienzo de las expediciones al espacio. La NASA en ese tiempo, al igual que ahora, se sentía perseguida por el cuestionamiendo de las exploraciones, desatando protestas. Desde el principio no notarás tanta acción, pues el desarrollo de los personajes toma demasiado tiempo en la cinta.

De todas maneras, y con un increíble aplauso, notarás que valió la pena todo el esfuerzo y sacrificio de cada persona que trabajo en la causa. Acompaña a los astronautas a decubrir la Luna y abraza el Espacio. Entiende que las fallas valen la pena si tu aspiración está fuera de este mundo.
Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama will be produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Website: www.FirstMan.com 
Genre: Drama
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Josh Singer
Based on the Book by: James R. Hansen
Produced by: 
Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling
Executive Producers: Isaac Klausner, Adam Merims


Puerto Rican Latin trap pioneer and global sensation, Anuel AA (Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago) announced today dates for the first leg of his Real Hasta La Muerte U.S. Tour. This is the most extensive touring trek for any current Latin trap artist and kicks off on November 1 in Milwaukee, WI. Annuel AA plays Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, November 30. Tickets go on sale today at 12 noon.


WHEN:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 / 8 P.M.


The tour follows the success of one of the best-selling Latin albums of 2018, “Real Hasta La Muerte,” which has broken Billboard chart records and streaming numbers since its July release. Anuel AA’s song, “Bebe,” topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart last month and his collaboration with Karol G, “Culpables,” garnered over 110 million views in less than two weeks. Recently, “Real Hasta La Muerte” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, Anuel AA’s shows will bring him closer to his fans than ever before. “Fans should expect the unexpected,” said Anuel AA.

For more information about the Real Hasta La Muerte U.S. Tour, visit www.anuelaa.

Tickets: starting at $39 (prices subject to change). Buy tickets at Amway Center box office, charge-by-phone at 800.345.3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.  For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office).  The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. 

Lauren Daigle The Behold Christmas Tour


Lauren Daigle
Lauren Daigle The Behold Christmas Tour

This show goes on sale Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m.
Show Dates
Friday, December 7, 2018

Show Times
            7:30 p.m.

Bob Carr Theater

Start at $24.75. VIP packages available.

Lauren Daigle is a two-time Billboard Music Award winner, a two-time Grammy nominee and an American Music Award winner. With a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele mixed with the raw power of Amy Winehouse. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the last decade.  Her debut album, How Can It Be, was certified platinum by the RIAA and produced three certified Gold singles.

Presented by
Dr. Phillips Center in association with AEG Presents

Rededication of historic Old Jail Museum hosted by Historic Tours of America and Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, Sept. 26


Rededication of historic Old Jail Museum hosted by Historic Tours of America and
Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, Sept. 26 
Commemoration of 127-year-old correctional facility restoration and $5,000 donation to
St. Augustine Police Department and Benevolent Society

 The rededication and ribbon cutting at the St. AugustineOld Jail Museum will commemorate the 127-year-old correctional facility and a much-needed facelift culminating a yearlong restoration project funded by its owner and caretaker, Historic Tours of America, Inc. 

According to Dave Chatterton, General Manager of Old Town Trolley Tours and Attractions of St. Augustine, the restoration work was more than just cosmetic as Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to the Old Jail Museum last year. Interior steel girders were collapsing, and the entire roof was starting to weaken as parts were torn off by the hurricane. After seeing cracks in the building’s foundation and thick cement walls, Historic Tours of America was quick to initiate a $1 million, major restoration project to save the national treasure. “The Old Jail Museum is back in order including newly recreated interiors of the Sheriff’s office, the jailer’s sleeping quarters, parlor, kitchen, and the prisoner’s cell blocks,” said Chatterton.

An event to commemorate the project completion will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. The rededication for media and esteemed guests will include various public and civic officials and Ed Swift III, President, Historic Tours of America along with company leaders and cast members. Live music entertainment with the local group, Ball and Chain Gang will include the band in prison stripes costumes. Food and beverage will be provided by award-winning Smokin D’s BBQ.

“During the event, we are honored to present a $5,000 check presentation to St Augustine Police Chief Barry Fox, with St Augustine Police Department and St. Augustine Police Benevolent Organization,” said Chatterton.

“The donation recognizes the longevity of law enforcement in the Nation’s Oldest City and our police heroes,” he said. St. Augustine Police Benevolent Organization is a 501 (c) (4) nonprofit founded more than 50 years ago to aid in the welfare of the public, police employees, and their families.

Additionally, Henry Flagler, known as the father of modern-day St. Augustine, and early Miami and Palm Beach, Florida, will be played by local author and actor John Stavely who will visit with event guests and speak about the initial construction of the Old Jail Museum. Also, Chad Light, a renowned local actor, will be portraying the part of an 1891 deputy sheriff and is slated to arrive at the event on horseback. A ribbon cutting will feature St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce officials.   

Initially, the original jail in St. Augustine was built a few blocks away from Henry Flagler’s downtown hotel which was too close for comfort at the time. Flagler asked that the new jail be built at the current and further location. P.J. Pauley Jail Company, the same organization responsible for building Alcatraz in San Francisco, was employed to construct the new prison.

The exterior Romanesque Revival appearance of the current Old Jail Museum was designed as a Victorian house which belies the stark reality of the interior.  In 1891, with the opening of his Ponce de Leon Hotel, Flagler wanted to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for his patrons by creating a secure fortress to house criminals. It was important to Flagler that the exterior appearance of the fortress wouldn’t disrupt the majestic atmosphere of the Ancient City. 

The historic jail, now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, served the City of St. Augustine from 1891 until 1953. The Old Jail Museum’s unique history is filled with intriguing stories about the facility’s prisoners and practices. The Jail’s Sheriff Joe Perry had a reputation as being a harsh and strict warden and one of the toughest in the South. The Old Jail Museum also features the history of judicial practices in the 19th century along with weapons and artifacts.

Adults and children are entertained by costumed actors who portray deputies from the early days and gain knowledge about one of just a few prisons of its kind still standing in the U.S. The Old Jail Museum is located at Old Town, along with the Old Town Trolley main station, The Oldest Store Museum, The St. Augustine History Museum, and Gator Bob’s Gift Shop. The Old Jail Museum is open all year except on Christmas Day and is located just north of the downtown district. Free parking is available onsite.

The September 26 event is designed to share the excitement of the Old Jail Museum and St. Augustine’s rich heritage and unique personalities which is an important role for Old Town Trolley Tours and its 16-year community entertainment partnership. Trolleys, shuttle transportation and entertainment stops are featured throughout historic St. Augustine for visitors and residents offering 23 stops with more than 100 points of interest. The trolleys are eco-friendly and noise sensitive to the surroundings and neighborhoods around the City. For more information, visithttp://www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine or call 904-829-3800.