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Usher’s The UR Experience Tour hits Amway on December 12th

USHER is coming! USHER is coming!! More info from our friends at Amway Center…

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar Usher announced today he is touring North America this fall and kicks off The UR Experience in Montreal, Quebec, on November 1. Special guests on the tour include August Alsina and DJ CassidyThe UR Experience visits the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday, December 12. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.

Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his highly anticipated eighth studio album.

With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests,” says Usher. “I am really excited to be with my fans and give them an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before.

Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher’s career since he was first discovered 20 years ago on Star Search.  Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 50 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including eight Grammys and was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number one hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

Earlier this year Usher completed filming his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film “Hands of Stone,” a biopic of champion boxer Roberto Duran which co-stars Robert De Niro, and is due in theaters early 2015. In addition, Usher recently completed his second season as a coach on NBC’s Emmy® Award-winning hit TV show “The Voice,” where he proved his top-notch coaching capability by mentoring Josh Kaufman who became the champion of Season Six.

Join the conversation at #URXTOUR.

TICKETS$35, $55, $85 & $150. Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, 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 W. Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the arena, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.

La Voz Kids En Universal Orlando Resort ROCKS!

(As a selected blogger by Telemundo and Mami Innovative Media, information presented here is from exclusive media participation in #LVKBloggers Day and opinions expressed are our own.)

 

— Telemundo Media PR (@TLMDMediaPR) May 31, 2014

Please excuse my Spanglish! WE know who won La Voz Kids Season Two… but you won’t find any spoilers here!   We were invited by Mami Innovative Media and Telemundo to La Voz Kids Bloggers Day at Universal Orlando Resort! I was very excited to have been extended this privilege to attend… and also a bit intimidated. More on that in a sec. We don’t get to Universal Orlando Resort as we’d like to. Perhaps one day soon Central Florida Top 5 will be able to give you a behind the scenes tour? Until then, let’s chat La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids)!

In case you aren’t familiar with La Voz Kids, it’s a version of the popular NBC series, The Voice, now in its Second Season on Telemundo. The concept is the same. Three industry judges heading up three teams; recent Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Batchata headliner Prince Royce (#TeamRoyce), Ranchera/Norteño singer Roberto Tapia (#TeamTapia) and Spanish songstress Natalia Jimenez (#TeamNatalia), with a few differences; there are two hosts (suavemente TV host Jorge Bernal and MTV’s 1st Latina VJ, Daisy Fuentes) and the contestants are a bit younger. Little ones as young as 7 years can audition with the cutoff being 15 years old. Cute right?

LA VOZ KIDS -- Episode 212 -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalia Loya, Roberto Tapia, Abril Cisneros, Leslie Mendoza, Natalia Jimenez, Yanelis Rivera, Amanda Mena, Prince Royce, Dorothy Milary -- (Photo by: Alejandro Fenice/Telemundo)

LA VOZ KIDS — Episode 212 — Pictured: (l-r) Natalia Loya, Roberto Tapia, Abril Cisneros, Leslie Mendoza, Natalia Jimenez, Yanelis Rivera, Amanda Mena, Prince Royce, Dorothy Milary — (Photo by: Alejandro Fenice/Telemundo)

Most likely the most noticeable difference about this version of The Voice is.. it’s in Spanish (for the most part). I know the first thing you’re going to say. “Jen. I don’t speak Spanish! How can I watch this show and understand what’s going on?” Watching tonight’s finale on Telemundo, I am reminded of having these same feelings. Would I really understand what the heck was going on? I am relieved to say… YES, I DID! Have you ever heard the phrase “Music is the universal language of mankind?” My La Voz Kids experience was a living embodiment of this quote by Longfellow… and it was A LOT OF FUN!

LA VOZ KIDS -- Episode 212 -- Pictured: (l-r) Prince Royce, Natalia Jimenez, Roberto Tapia -- (Photo by: Alejandro Fenice/Telemundo)

LA VOZ KIDS — Episode 212 — Pictured: (l-r) Prince Royce, Natalia Jimenez, Roberto Tapia — (Photo by: Alejandro Fenice/Telemundo)

Still don’t believe you’ll understand? This moment from La Voz Kids’ semifinal show sealed the deal for me. Watch THIS CLIP. It’s a performance by new judge, Natalia Jimenez of her newest song called Creo En Mi (Translation: Believe In Me). She’s not one of the contestants obviously… but I DARE YOU to NOT be affected by this performance. And just wait until you see THE KIDS perform!

On this behind the scenes tour we were treated to a full tour of the studios, hung out in the green room, had a great lunch and were invited to stay and watch a taping of the program. Coming from the other side tv/film production, it’s always great to sit back and observe a live production without actually having to work it. The part that you, the audience, aren’t necessarily aware of is… there’s a rhythm to it all. A throbbing heartbeat involved in live production. Until you’ve worked it, you can’t really describe it outside of that. The irony here, of course, is La Voz is a music show!

Again, we won’t post any episode spoilers here but be sure to let us know what you thought of the finale and the winner in the comments below, on our Facebook page or on Twitter!

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