Johnny the polar bear dies at SeaWorld Orlando
Johnny, a 24-year-old polar bear, died after a physical examination at SeaWorld Orlando on July 31, 2014. He had lived at the Orlando theme park since 1995. (SeaWorld Orlando /July 31, 2014)
No sooner has SeaWorld Orlando
wrapped up its Bands, Brew & BBQ festival than it's starting its Viva La Musica festival. The Latin-flavored event begins Saturday, May 11, and features a concert by reggaeton duo Chino & Nacho. (Showtime is 3 p.m.)
Beyond music, Viva La Musica spotlights Hispanic arts, crafts and cuisine. The menu has been expanded this year under the leadership of SeaWorld's new executive chef Hector Colon. He is including traditional favorites from Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
Viva La Musica runs for four Saturdays, beginning at noon. Other upcoming musical acts include Manny Manuel (March 19), Jerry Rivera (March 26) and Ednita Nazario (April 2).
The event is included in regular SeaWorld admission, although there are some V.I.P. options for concert seating and meals. For details, go to www.SeaWorldOrlando.com
has a companion Viva La Musica that begins Sunday. Performers include Elvis Crespo
(March 13), Jose Alberto "El Canario" (March 20), Angel Y Khriz (March 27) and Ismael Miranda (April 3).