Each week, the USA Today Network Florida will provide you details on some of the hottest acts in the state
This new feature we’re calling The Hot Ticket offers the latest on upcoming concerts, shows or ticket sale information from South Florida to Pensacola and places in-between.
We want to inform you about a favorite musician, comedian, play or other entertainer scheduled to perform next week with information such as when tickets go on sale for a show and where to find tickets already available.
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Tropical salsa singing legend Marc Anthony is among the hottest tickets for the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1 in Florida. The 50-year-old native New Yorker performs Jan. 27 at Amway Center in Orlando.
Also an actor and television and music producer, Anthony won the first ever Latin Grammy Song of the Year nearly 20 years ago with “Dimelo (I Need to Know).” Another hit in 2000, “You Sang To Me,” which Anthony said he at the time wrote with then friend Jennifer Lopez, later his wife. The couple divorced in 2014 after 10 years of marriage.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show remain, starting at $61, and are available at amwaycenter.com.
Recording artist Johnny Mathis performs onstage during the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration with “Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars” at MPTF Wasserman Campus on Oct, 1, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for MPTF
Chances are, if you want to see Johnny Mathis, you’re in luck. The longtime crooner brings his smooth sound to The Peabody in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31.
Mathis, 83, is celebrating his 62nd year in the music business for his “The Voice of Romance” tour. Some tickets are available starting at $54.35. His Jan. 29 concert in West Palm Beach is sold out.
For those hankering for some country music, Sara Evans has two shows in Florida: 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts in Avon Park and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the historic Florida Theatre in Jacksonville.
Tickets for the Jacksonville show start at more than $75, while few remained for the Avon Park concert in Central Florida.
Evans’ best-selling album “Born To Fly” dropped in 2000, featuring a hit single with the same name.
She’s been nominated numerous times various awards for more than two decades, and captured Top Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006.
On Feb. 1, the pride of Toledo, Ohio, visits the House of Blues in Orlando.
Lyfe Jennings brings his unique rhythm and blues style to Florida for an 8:30 p.m. show (doors open at 7:30). Tickets start at $32.50 and are available at houseofblues.com/orlando.
If you’ve never heard of Jennings, you’re among the few as many others have. His YouTube video for his hit song “Must Be Nice” has nearly 100 million views.
The platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings will perform at the House of Blues in Orlando in late January 2019.
Photo courtesy Lyfe Jennings
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes
And coming off their European tour, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes have two shows scheduled in Florida: Feb. 1 at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale and Feb. 2 at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.
Tickets for the Fort Lauderdale show start at $43, while the Clearwater tickets begin at $36.50. Both concerts start at 8 p.m.
The group scored megahits in the mid-1960s, including “Be My Baby” and “Baby I Love You.”
Spector achieved newfound fame in the mid-1980s when she collaborated with Eddie Money for his big hit, “Take Me Home Tonight.”
In one part of the song, when Money sings “just like Ronnie sang,” Spector replies “be my little baby.” It was among the top MTV videos for that year, 1986.
Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes performs two shows in Florida in early February 2019.
Photo courtesy of Debra Greenfield
Published 8:46 AM EST Jan 16, 2019