Entertainment

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 The group “Europa” from Orlando, FL has been entertaining audiences since Feb of 1994 in Florida and around the country. Their largest venue they perform at annually is at the City of Orange, California’s International Street Fair that has average attendance of 700,000 people over 3 days. They have performed 18 years in a row and built a wonderful fan base that comes out to see them every year. Europa’s diversity and awesome professional sound is what keeps many clients calling them back year after year! Listen to the samples of songs posted from their recordings and you’ll hear a fresh new approach to German and other International standards that the group is know and loved for.

Find out more about Europa and listen to samples of their music at www.theeuropaband.com/

Meet and Greet your Emcees

Arnie Nussbaum

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House Emcee-Arnie is the house M/C for the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce. Arnie is also an M/C for the City of Winter Springs Florida and has hosted countless cultural & charity events all over Central Florida. Whether it’s calling a parade, or a radio, website or TV voice over Arnie has one of the better known voices in Central Florida.

Brian Morgan Kirkland

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One of Florida’s premiere air talents and hosts, Brian has been entertaining Central Floridians for more than 30 years as Brian Morgan on the radio, TV and at live events and now as host of My Hometown, weekdays from 3-5pm on 1520 WBZW in Altamonte Springs. Brian taught radio production and programming at UCF, currently runs three Internet radio stations and helps parks, cities and corporations make more money with his company Big Bark Communications in Oviedo. bigbarkcommunications.com.

 

Alison Walker Torres  

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Allison is Brighthouse Networks  News 13’s entertainment reporter & Field Anchor. Allison interviews some of the biggest celebrities in music, TV and movies. If it’s happening around Central Florida, count on Allison to cover the latest in entertainment and celebrity news, with special coverage only for Bright House Networks customers. We welcome the Emmy award  winning Entertainment Reporter & Field Anchor from Brigthouse Networks News 13…………… Allison Walker Torres!

Erik von Ancken

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Erik von Ancken is a two-time Emmy Award winning television news anchor at Local 6 (CBS), a proud dad, and a Winter Springs resident!

Erik joined the Local 6 News Team in 2003 days after the tragic loss of space shuttle Columbia. Since then he has covered almost every shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center, including the Return to Flight mission of Shuttle Discovery in 2005 and the final Space Shuttle launch and landing in 2011. He’s weathered the brush fires, hurricanes and tornadoes of Central Florida and Erik has covered countless national stories including President George W. Bush’s visit to Sarasota for what was supposed to be a routine trip on Sept. 11, 2001.

Erik grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. and graduated from the State University of New York’s Binghamton University. He holds a degree in economics and a minor in Spanish.

He got his start in journalism with an internship at CBS affiliate WBNG-TV in his college town. At WMBC-TV in New Jersey Erik covered the metro New York City area. There he learned to shoot, edit, report, produce, anchor – you name it. Erik also reported and anchored at ABC affiliate WWSB-TV in Sarasota.

Erik’s reporting and anchoring has earned him more than a dozen prestigious awards, recognizing him as one of the best and most trusted journalists in the southeastern United States. He has been honored with Emmys for both his anchoring and reporting along with several nominations for his storytelling and investigative work.

You can catch Erik anchoring at 6 p.m and 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Drop Erik a line at: evonancken@clickorlando.com

Madison Wilkinson

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Madison comes from the Midwest – born in Iowa and raised in a small town in Illinois. Madison graduated from the University of Illinois from the College of Business where she was very active with her nationally ranked co-ed A Capella Group – No Comment. With No Comment, she has performed all over the MidWest, in New York City’s Town Hall, and has Emceed for No Comment A Cappella’s annual spring show. Recently, she has moved  to Florida to escape the cold and continue with her career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. She works with families and small businesses in the area by teaming together to understand what’s important to them, and providing client’s with their options to help them achieve their financial goals with phenomenal service. madison.wilkinson@edwardjones.com 

Dominique Harris

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Dom is a native Floridian; he grew up right here in Orlando Florida! He enjoys playing his guitar, longboarding, and watching the Office. He is now officially a UCF Alum as of this August and is attending graduate school at Valdosta State University, pursuing an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. But in his heart, he will always be Knight!