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Editor’s Choice

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The Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach’s 2018 Calendar features over a dozen of our favorite local artists, and now that January is almost halfway over, you might be able to snarf up a copy at a considerable discount.

With “Baby Coffee” topping the BILLBOARD jazz charts, Michael J Thomas’ DRIVEN LP is a no-brainer. It’s even better on vinyl, a format few (Chris Alvarado, Gileah Taylor, and that’s about it) Beachcomberland musicians have ventured into. You’ve done us all proud, MJT.

C.J. Tudor’s debut novel THE CHALK MAN skillfully jumps between past and present with a grisly 30-year-old murder at its center. The seemingly endless twists are reminiscent of Harlan Coben, pages before Ms. Tudor drops the bestselling author’s name.

Editor Manson loves the lyric-inspired art of Renie Getman and frequent BEACHCOMBER cover artist Robin Wiesneth. He is also the proud owner of the stunning creation pictured here, inspired by R.E.M.’s immortal classic “Everybody Hurts.”

Haters gonna hate, but Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes the franchise into new and often unexpected territory. Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker is a triumph, and the battle scenes rival the best of any genre. Dr. David C. Simmons’ spoiler-filled review is at, so go read it right now.

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