| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:55 PM
In the bygone era of TV variety shows and classic Las Vegas showrooms, singers worked shamelessly to be entertaining.
Somehow, that commitment was replaced with dim lighting that obscures the band, self-absorbed solos and rock stars that approach the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:14 PM
With the possible exception of Alice Cooper (in town last week), it would be hard to imagine a more appropriate Halloween arena headliner than Nine Inch Nails.
Conveniently, the featured single on Nine Inch Nails’ new album, “Hesitation...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, Monty Williams will be busy when the Orlando Magic honor Tracy McGrady during tonight's regular-season opener at Amway Center.
That's OK. Williams already knows how good McGrady was.
Williams was McGrady’s...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:47 PM
One play from a shocking Sunday night at Amway Center will make the highlight reels.
Early in the fourth quarter, Victor Oladipo tapped the ball away from Deron Williams and scooped the ball off the floor. Oladipo dribbled down the court and jumped,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:55 AM
J.J. Redick is constantly on the move, his legs taking him all over the court.
The Clippers’ big men stay prepared to set screens for Redick, all of them aware that their shooting guard doesn’t need much space to get off one of his quick-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:08 PM
When: 7 Thursday night
Where: Amway Center
Records: Solar Bears 3-4-0-1 (seven points), Jackals 2-3-0-0 (four points)
Admission: Tickets start at $15.
The Buzz: The Solar Bears have dropped three of their past four games, including a 2-1 loss to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Orlando still feels like home to J.J. Redick.
It sure felt that way Wednesday night as Redick's new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, faced Redick's first team, the Orlando Magic, at Amway Center.
The crowd gave Redick a loud ovation when public-address...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:11 PM
On his last visit to the Amway Center, in 2011, classical-pop crossover heartthrob Josh Groban opened the show on a platform that put him in the middle of adoring fans on the arena floor.
Apparently, it worked so well that Groban expanded the concept on...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:43 PM
A combined three goals by two recent additions powered the Orlando Solar Bears (6-4-0-1, 13 points) to a 4-2 victory against the Toledo Walleye (4-5-1-0) on Monday night at Amway Center.
In front of an announced crowd of 4,861, forward Francis...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 9:38 PM
To its credit, veteran rockers Shinedown still play arenas, while once-dominant acts such as Creed have downsized aspirations to theater-sized proportions. But there are risks associated with aiming high and Shinedown encountered a few of them in a 75-...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Los Angeles pop band Fitz and the Tantrums have played arena-size shows — in the form of occasional opening sets for the Dave Matthews Band and Jason Mraz — but this summer's opening slot for Bruno Mars is the group's first immersion in the...