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3:31 PM EST, December 24, 2014

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RAEKWON & GHOSTFACE KILLAH: 6 p.m. Jan. 9; Venue 578, 578 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $25-$40; 407-872-0066.

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2:09 PM EST, December 17, 2014

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THE BEACH BOYS: 7 p.m. Jan. 10; The Port at Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral; $29-$99; 800-653-8000.

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4:01 PM EST, December 10, 2014

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TWERK THE HALLS!: featuring Todrick Hall. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26; Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando; $22 advance, $27 day of show; 407-351-5483.

Jay Leno to offer road-tested comedy at Dr. Phillips Center

11:23 AM EST, December 3, 2014

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Jay Leno to offer road-tested comedy at Dr. Phillips Center

Comedian Jay Leno turned over the keys to NBC's "Tonight Show" to Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, but Leno's fans can still get their fix of the comedian on the road.

Other bookings: Andrew W.K., Sarah Mclachlan, Harry Connick, Jr.

11:23 AM EST, December 3, 2014

Other bookings: Andrew W.K., Sarah Mclachlan, Harry Connick, Jr.

JAKE & ELWOOD BLUES REVUE: with Derek & The Slammers. 7 p.m. Jan. 9; House of Blues, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista; $12.75-$22.75; 407-934-2583.

Jackson Browne brings his intimate style to Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center

10:46 AM EST, November 26, 2014

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Jackson Browne brings his intimate style to Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center

Jackson Browne was running on empty back in the 1970s, but somehow he found enough fuel to sustain his career well into the 21st century.

10:46 AM EST, November 26, 2014

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POPNATION: 7 p.m. Dec. 28; House of Blues, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista; $17.50; 407-934-2583.

Billy Joel will ring in 2015 with his big hits in Orlando

1:48 PM EST, November 12, 2014

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Billy Joel will ring in 2015 with his big hits in Orlando

Veteran singer-songwriter Billy Joel has been busy with a monthly residency at Madison Square Garden in New York, but he'll be in Orlando to ring in 2015.

Legendary Mexican star Juan Gabriel to stop in Orlando

November 20, 2014

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Legendary Mexican star Juan Gabriel to stop in Orlando

One of the most revered singers in Latin music will provide the soundtrack for romance on Valentine's Day weekend in Orlando.

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November 20, 2014

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JACOB WHITESIDES: with Dylan Holland and others. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St., Orlando; $25-$90; 407-999-2570.

 Holiday shopping another attraction for Orlando hotel

11:00 AM EST, November 25, 2014

Holiday shopping another attraction for Orlando hotel

A few hundred guests at the Florida Hotel will have a front-row seat to one of the biggest American events of the year: Thanksgiving weekend shopping.

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1:48 PM EST, November 12, 2014

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THE HO HO HO HOLIDAY SHOW: featuring Tinashe, Meghan Trainor and others. 6 p.m. Dec. 19; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $25-$45; 407-246-1419.

Linkin Park's not-so-new metal to rock Orlando show

12:04 PM EST, November 5, 2014

Linkin Park's not-so-new metal to rock Orlando show

They were once labeled Nu-Metal, but the "new" notion might be outdated for Linkin Park, a band that formed in 1996 in Los Angeles.

Alice Cooper ready to put a scare into Orlando show

4:07 PM EDT, October 29, 2014

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Alice Cooper ready to put a scare into Orlando show

It's fitting that Alice Cooper tickets are this weekend's hot item, just in time for Halloween.

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12:04 PM EST, November 5, 2014

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COPELAND: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $20; 407-246-1419.

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12:03 PM EDT, October 15, 2014

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INFECTED MUSHROOM: 9 p.m. Nov. 28; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando; $20-$30 (all ages); 407-228-1220.

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4:07 PM EDT, October 29, 2014

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HANNIBAL BURESS: 8 p.m. Nov. 15; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando; $24.50-$34.50 (all ages); 407-228-1220.

Updated: Luke Bryan adds second Amway Center show

12:02 PM EDT, October 22, 2014

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Updated: Luke Bryan adds second Amway Center show

His latest single might be called "Roller Coaster," but it looks as if things are on a pretty consistent uphill track for Luke Bryan. This country boy was the golden boy of this year's Billboard Music Awards, which awarded him both country artist and country album of the year for "Crash My Party."

Isley Brothers, Angie Stone offer holiday soul in Orlando

4:20 PM EDT, September 24, 2014

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Isley Brothers, Angie Stone offer holiday soul in Orlando

Whether it's Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" or Wilson Pickett's swinging take on "Silver Bells," R&B music always has been a reliable holiday soundtrack.

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12:02 PM EDT, October 22, 2014

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SWEET SOUL OF THE 70'S: featuring Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient, Peaches & Herb and others. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; $80-$150; 407-246-4262.

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4:20 PM EDT, September 24, 2014

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LOUDPVCK: 10 p.m. Oct. 7; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $10-$15; 407-246-1419.

Ring in holidays with John Lennon music in Melbourne

1:30 PM EDT, October 9, 2014

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Ring in holidays with John Lennon music in Melbourne

And so this is Christmas — or will be in a few months — and what have you done?

Ron White can't fix stupid, but he can still joke about it

11:59 AM EDT, October 2, 2014

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Ron White can't fix stupid, but he can still joke about it

Comedian Ron White has parlayed his common-sense observations into a juggernaut that includes a New York Times best-seller and CD/DVD releases that have sold more than 10 million copies.

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1:30 PM EDT, October 9, 2014

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BEEBS & HER MONEY MAKERS: 8 p.m. Nov. 7; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $10-$12 (18 or older); 407-246-1419.

Fall Out Boy, Weezer to help launch Big Orlando this fall

10:38 AM EDT, September 17, 2014

Fall Out Boy, Weezer to help launch Big Orlando this fall

It's called The Big Orlando and the lineup sounds like it fits that description:

11:59 AM EDT, October 2, 2014

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HIGHWAY TO HELL: tribute to AC/DC. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31; House of Blues, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista; $10 advance, $13 day of show; 407-934-2583.

Usher's "UR" here in December

3:39 PM EDT, September 11, 2014

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Usher's "UR" here in December

How much does Usher love his fans? He wants to personally deliver the songs on his upcoming studio album "UR."

3:39 PM EDT, September 11, 2014

Other bookings: Jerry Seinfeld, Lacuna Coil, Smash Mouth, more

SHOCKFEST: featuring Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead and others. 8 p.m. Oct. 7; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $29.50 advance, $35 at the door (18 or older); 407-872-0066.

Monster Jam Orlando roars into Citrus Bowl on Jan. 24

4:16 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

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Monster Jam Orlando roars into Citrus Bowl on Jan. 24

In the realm of "guy things," there's no more testosterone-laden event than a monster truck show.

James Taylor will shower fans with easy-listening pop in Orlando

11:13 AM EDT, September 4, 2014

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James Taylor will shower fans with easy-listening pop in Orlando

Easy-listening pop hits don't come any more reliable than the material of timeless troubadour James Taylor.

Ring in 2015 with JJ Grey & Mofro at House of Blues

1:18 PM EDT, August 20, 2014

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Ring in 2015 with JJ Grey & Mofro at House of Blues

There will be lots of live music on New Year's Eve, but fewer chances to ring in 2015 with sounds steeped in Florida's swampy roots.

4:16 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

Other bookings: Emmylous Harris, Phillip Phillips, more

FUTURE: with Derrick Milano, Pressure and others. 8 p.m. Oct. 3; CFE Arena, Gemini Boulevard and West Plaza Drive, Orlando; $40-$80; 407-823-6006.

1:18 PM EDT, August 20, 2014

Other bookings: Chase Rice, Passafire, more

CHASE RICE: 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16; House of Blues, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista; $17.50 advance, $20 day of show; 407-934-2583.

Ricky Nelson tribute will be a family affair in Melbourne

9:55 AM EDT, August 14, 2014

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Ricky Nelson tribute will be a family affair in Melbourne

Long before Matthew and Gunnar Nelson scored chart-topping hits in the 1990s, their father — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson — tore up the pop charts in rock's first generation.

10:12 AM EDT, August 7, 2014

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BRET MICHAELS LIFE ROCKS SEMINAR: 8 p.m. Sept. 24; Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando; $102-$152; 407-351-5483.

Expect John Butler Trio to mix styles at Orlando jam

10:12 AM EDT, August 7, 2014

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Expect John Butler Trio to mix styles at Orlando jam

Early in his career, Australian pop-rock star John Butler opened for the Dave Matthews Band, a match that's well-suited to Butler's energetic, eclectic style.

9:55 AM EDT, August 14, 2014

Other bookings: Heart, So You Think You Can Dance, Leon Russell

FINCH: with Maps & Atlases and Weatherbox. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $20-$25; 407-246-1419.

Smooth sax man Kenny G could spark buzz in Orlando

10:11 AM EDT, July 23, 2014

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Smooth sax man Kenny G could spark buzz in Orlando

Smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G is really funny in TV ads, such as the one for the candy bar that finds him playing soprano saxophone to represent a poker-table buzz kill.

Retro Futura Tour will unleash wave of 1980s nostalgia at Hard Rock in Orlando

9:48 AM EDT, July 31, 2014

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Retro Futura Tour will unleash wave of 1980s nostalgia at Hard Rock in Orlando

Even the most cynical rock fan might have a secret soft spot for "Walking on Sunshine," the 1983 Katrina and the Waves hit that Jack Black's character so memorably embraced with his cassette-tape compilation two decades later in the movie comedy "High Fidelity."

10:11 AM EDT, July 23, 2014

Other bookings: Coral Skies Music Festival, SoMo, more

PEEWEE LONGWAY: with Johnny Cinco. 10 p.m. Aug. 7; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $30-$55; 407-246-1419.

9:48 AM EDT, July 31, 2014

Other bookings: Dada Life, American Authors, more

MARK FARINA: with DJ BMF. 10 p.m. Aug. 22; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; $15-$20 (18 or older); 407-246-1419.

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