Relaunch alumni and anyone considering applying to Relaunch: Career Reentry for Professional Women join us for a Power Up networking event. Connect with other Relaunchers and learn about the program.
Relaunch alumni and anyone considering applying to Relaunch: Career Reentry for Professional Women join us for a Power Up networking event. Connect with other Relaunchers and learn about the program. Class XII begins Aug. 30.
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
151 West Lyman Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Don't miss this exciting BACK TO SCHOOL event at LIME Fresh Mexican Grill Lake Nona. At LIME Fresh Kicks 2022 on Friday, Aug. 19 from 5 to
Don’t miss this exciting BACK TO SCHOOL event at LIME Fresh Mexican Grill Lake Nona.
At LIME Fresh Kicks 2022 on Friday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m., K-12 students can have their shoes customized for free by local sneaker artists, including Lisa Brady Studio, Se7enCustomss, Lacedupfeed and ArtwithCJ.
🎨👟Students (or their parents) simply sign up in advance at this link https://waitwhile.com/welcome/limefreshkicks and then bring a fresh set of kicks. The evening will also feature live music from DJ Chino, an iron-on patch pop-up for back-to-school supplies, giveaways, guest appearances and, of course, delicious bites and drinks!
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MAXWELL, XSCAPE, AND JOE TEAM UP FOR SUMMER’S HOTTEST CONCERT YET R&B legend Maxwell teams up with Xscape and Joe for his debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center! On Friday,
MAXWELL, XSCAPE, AND JOE TEAM UP FOR SUMMER’S HOTTEST CONCERT YET
R&B legend Maxwell teams up with Xscape and Joe for his debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center! On Friday, August 19 Star 94.5, Orlando’s only R&B radio station and home of the Rickey Smiley Radio Show, is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with some of our favorite R&B superstars and has prepared a special evening for the audience to remember.
Fans have been anxiously waiting for #1 Female R&B group Xscape to hit the stage this month as their BTS rehearsal videos have gone viral on social media. Maxwell is selling out show after show on The Night Tour. Joe is one of the smoothest, soulful R&B sensations in the country. With all three artists, this show is guaranteed to be the hottest show of the year and it’s coming to Orlando!
Tickets are selling quickly, so make sure to purchase them NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Let’s celebrate good music in the heart of downtown Orlando. Here’s to the next 25 years, Star 94.5!
About the Artists
Brooklyn native Maxwell is one of the founders of the neo-soul movement and the #1 Male R&B singer in the world. His ability to achieve unimaginable musical notes has earned him comparisons to the likes of Prince. He quickly rose to sex-symbol status and broke into the pop star fandom with iconic songs like “This Woman’s Work” and his MTV Unpligged performance. His second full-length album, Embrya, entered the Billboard 200 at number three and the success continued to skyrocket from there. Maxwell went on to take the number one Billboard 200 spot with his third album. Maxwell’s album BLACKsummers’night won 2 Grammy Awards (Nominated for 6). He has been nominated for a total of 13 Grammy Awards throughout his career, winning 3. He has also won 6 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 NAACP Awards, and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Congressional Black Caucus in 2019.
Legendary girl group Xscape was formed in Atlanta, GA, and was discovered by Jermaine Dupri who signed the group to his So So Def label. Group members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott immediately impressed fans with their mid-90s certified Platinum album Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, which included unforgettable hits like “Just Kickin It” and “Understanding.” After follow-up successful projects andl solo endeavors, the girls are performing together once again and fans are in for a treat. Xscape has been nominated for an American Music Award and won a Soul Train Award (Nominated for 3).
Joe’s greatest hits include “I Wanna Know,” “All the Things” (Your Man Won’t Do), “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” and more. Rising to fame in Atlanta, Georgia, his music regularly became hits on the pop and R&B charts, including number-one hit “Stutter.” In 2010, Billboard listed Joe as one of the Top R&B and Hip Hop artists of the past 25 years. He is an ASCAP award winner, seven-time Grammy Award nominee, and has earned many other awards and accolades, including a BET Award, a NAACP Image Award, and four Soul Train Music Awards.
Come hang out with Maxwell, Xscape & Joe as Star 94.5 Orlando’s only R&B radio station celebrates their 25th Anniversary in style!
Florida Kids and Family Expo Saturday Aug. 20 - 7 a.m. – 9 p.m Sunday, Aug. 20 - 11 a.m. – 5 p.m Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr., West
Florida Kids and Family Expo
- Saturday Aug. 20 – 7 a.m. – 9 p.m
- Sunday, Aug. 20 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
- Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr., West Concourse, Hall C Orlando, FL 32819
- Tickets: $8-12
20 (Saturday) 7:00 am - 21 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr., West Concourse, Hall C
Sarah Hester Ross Music & Comedy Show Announces Red Boot Tour Florida Dates: August 23-25 See the Award-Winning Las Vegas Headliner, Musical Comedian and TikTok Viral Star of “Florida Man
Sarah Hester Ross Music & Comedy Show Announces Red Boot Tour Florida Dates: August 23-25
See the Award-Winning Las Vegas Headliner, Musical Comedian and TikTok Viral Star of “Florida Man Friday” Featured on America’s Got Talent Live on Stage
Florida Tour Dates: August 23 Naples, August 24 Orlando, August 25 Tampa
Orlando, FL (August 1, 2022) – Award-winning Las Vegas headliner, musical comedian and TikTok star Sarah Hester Ross will take her hit Las Vegas show “Sarah Hester Ross Music & Comedy Show” on the road starting in her home state Florida on August 23-August 25. 2022. The show is packed full of original comedy music such as “Stop Giving Men Microphones” and “Florida Man Friday” that have garnered Sarah millions of followers on TikTok. Then, she flips the script to her soulful singer-songwriter chops, with covers and original music like “Savage Daughter” and “Life Goes On” that makes audiences feel something special. Sarah’s good-natured, comedic exuberance has earned her the moniker of “The Hilarious Redhead”. Known for her sensational singing voice and her quick-witted quippishness, Sarah gets audiences rockin’ and then rollin’ with laughter. See Sarah Hester Ross Music & Comedy Show Red Boot Tour in the following cities:
Naples, FL – August 23 @ 7pm
Off The Hook Comedy Club
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd #1100, Naples, FL 34109
Tickets ($25): www.offthehookcomedy.com/shows/174271
Orlando, FL – August 24 @ 7:30pm
9101 International Dr Suite 2310, Orlando, FL 32819
Tampa, FL – August 25 @ 7:30pm
1600 E 8th Ave C-112, Tampa, FL 33605
Sarah produced the show as a successful limited residency on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas in 2021-2022. “I had this idea to put together a show as an experiment to see if I could get people to come,” she says. “It’s always a hard process getting people out from behind the computers and in-person – real famous people have trouble doing that – so I wasn’t expecting it to be successful, but we’ve had great turnouts and people have been extremely supportive. Now, I’m excited to be taking it on the road and starting at home. Growing up in Tampa and living in Orlando for 10 years, Florida was my home for basically my entire life. I look forward to seeing fans of ‘Florida Man Friday’ come out to see what else I can do and making many new Florida fans along the way.”
For more information on Sarah Hester Ross, visit www.sarahhesterross.com.
About Sarah Hester Ross
Sarah Hester Ross is an award-winning Las Vegas headliner, musical comedian, TikTok viral star, winner of “Best of Las Vegas” Comedian 2021 and One Woman Show 2022 and featured on America’s Got Talent and The Doctor Demento Show. With credits in her award-winning “Best Of Las Vegas” one woman music and comedy show and her line comedy album “It’s All A Joke”, she has also appeared at LA Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Hotel and The Bar at Times Square at NYNY Hotel and Casino. Before moving to Las Vegas, Sarah lived and worked in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios in the Grinchmas and Beetlejuice shows, had local credits in Rent, The Producers and originated the role of Jen in the touring show D Word – The Musical. Her hilarious and unique comedy tunes have garnered over 1.9 million followers on TikTok and has her being compared to comedians like Bo Burnham and Rachel Bloom. Then, put her on stage in front of hundreds of people and she merges the two boxes to make her own unique entertainment experience. Sarah presents a formidable combination of musical and theatrical talents that has earned her an auspicious entry into the comedy performing world. Her good-natured, comedic exuberance, both on and off stage, has earned her the moniker of “The Hilarious Redhead”. Known for her sensational singing voice and her quick-witted quippishness, Sarah gets audiences rockin’ and then rollin’ with laughter.
Back to School Bird Bash Saturday, Aug. 27 10 a.m. – noon Audubon Center for Birds of Prey 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751 CBOP.Audubon.org/events
Back to School Bird Bash
- Saturday, Aug. 27
- 10 a.m. – noon
- Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
- 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
1101 Audubon Way
Opera Orlando’s hot soprano summer comes to a thrilling conclusion on August 28 at the University Club of Winter Park. Soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora, bass Andrew W. Potter, and
Opera Orlando’s hot soprano summer comes to a thrilling conclusion on August 28 at the University Club of Winter Park. Soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora, bass Andrew W. Potter, and pianist Robin Stamper present LATE NIGHT ENCOUNTERS. The program will explore characters who reveal their true selves only in the cloak of darkness, including late night scenes from Verdi’s La Forza del destino and Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah, evening art songs by Alfred Bachelet, Herbert Hughes, and Richard Strauss, and musical theater favorites from Les Misérables and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
“We are thrilled to feature three Opera Orlando favorites in one concert,” shares artistic director Grant Preisser. “With such an exciting variety of repertoire, from solo to duet, art song to opera, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Celebrated by Opera News for her “perfect, yearningly optimistic coloring—golden and radiant,” soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora has performed with Palm Beach, Tampa, Sarasota, Central City, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Green Mountain, and Gulfshore Operas; the Glimmerglass Festival; New World Symphony; Florida Orchestra; Tampa Oratorio Singers; Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation; and Tampa Bay Symphony. In December 2020, Ms. Spatafora “sparkled” as she “let (Rosalinde’s) intelligence shine through” (Orlando Sentinel) in Opera Orlando’s Die Fledermaus. She returns for the role of First Lady in the Company’s production of The Magic Flute in October. Other signature roles for Ms. Spatafora include Antonia/Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the title role in Suor Angelica, Micaëla (Carmen), Mimì (La Bohème), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Leïla (Les pêcheurs de perles), Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), and Anna (Le Villi). She also played the title role in St. Petersburg Opera’s world premiere recording of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah in 2014.
Bass Andrew W. Potter is in demand across the country for his larger-than-life stage presence and voice to match. Of his recent performance in L’elisir d’amore, Opera Today hailed, “with his huge, all‐encompassing bass voice and precise comic timing, he nearly stole the show.” This past season, Mr. Potter joined Opera Santa Barbara in the title role in Don Pasquale, Pacific Opera Project as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Southern Illinois Festival for Covid fan tutte. Additionally, Mr. Potter has performed as Simone in Gianni Schicchi and as Pastor Avery in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with Tulsa Opera; Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Indianapolis Opera; René, King of Provence in Iolanta with Pacific Opera Project; and Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Opera Orlando. This season he will reprise his role in L’elisir d’amore for Livermore Valley Opera, and star in productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Tosca.
Robin Stamper is currently the artistic/managing director and chorus master for Opera Tampa, continuing a versatile career as a coach-accompanist, chorus master, and opera conductor. Credits include director of music for the Kentucky Opera, where he made his conducting debut with The Mikado. Subsequently, he became Artistic Director for the Nevada Opera where he conducted the mainstage productions of The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Suor Angelica, and Pagliacci. Following his tenure at Nevada Opera, Stamper became the music director for Orlando Opera, substantially growing the caliber of the company’s chorus. Additionally, Stamper has conducted La Traviata and Camelot for the Augusta Opera, as well as Così fan tutte and The Barber of Seville while serving as artistic director for Florida Opera Theatre.
Enjoy our hot soprano lineup for $108 for the entire series or $45 for each individual concert. Only a few seats left for each concert. Admission includes artist receptions following each concert, with light hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously donated by Winter Park Wine. All Summer Concert Series performances take place at the University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789.
Stay up to date with Opera Orlando’s upcoming season online at www.OperaOrlando.org, and follow and like the Opera’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to share in all the Company has planned for 2022-23. Celebrate Opera Everlasting, and see YOU at the Opera!
About Opera Orlando: The Company aims to celebrate, expand, and share the world’s greatest art form through emotionally compelling and unique stories, with the 2022-23 season marking Opera Orlando’s seventh season producing high-quality operatic entertainment and educational programs that engage Central Florida audiences.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
841 N Park Ave
Please join the West Orange Chamber and the West Orange Foundation for the State of West Orange Luncheon! This event features an open conversation with our elected officials regarding the
Please join the West Orange Chamber and the West Orange Foundation for the State of West Orange Luncheon! This event features an open conversation with our elected officials regarding the municipalities, the county, and information on the upcoming Orange County Transportation Sales Tax Referendum. Learn more about how these initiatives will impact our community.
Invited Guest Speakers- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, City of Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, City of Winter Garden Mayor John Rees, Town of Oakland Mayor Kathy Starks and Town of Windermere Mayor Jim O’Brien
Chamber Member Rates:
- $46 per person;
- $375 for a table of 8 – must be paid in advance
Non-Chamber Member Rates:
- $56 per person;
- $450 for a table of 8 – must be paid in advance
- $1 from each ticket sold is contributed to the West Orange Foundation.
- All reservations and or cancellations must be made by August 26 (no refunds after that date)
- No Shows will still be charged
- You must register to attend this event
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST
Ocoee Lakeshore Event Center
125 N Lakeshore Drive Ocoee, FL 34761
Elite Central Florida is an annual awards event that celebrates the most elite organizations, businesses, non-profits, and community leaders that focuses on supporting, enriching, and going above and beyond
Elite Central Florida is an annual awards event that celebrates the most elite organizations, businesses, non-profits, and community leaders that focuses on supporting, enriching, and going above and beyond for the Central Florida community.
Purchase tickets here: https://elitecentralflorida.com/tickets
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosen JCC Town Square of Orlando
11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836