“I define inspiration as an immediate influence to do something creative, which sets myself onto a journey toward satisfying the very core of the essence of my being—where I understand, at the outset of my journey, that I will need courage and conviction to risk raising my own bar,” says Dr. Cheryl Jones of the Beachcomber Music Award winning group Jones and Company.
“Based upon the creative act of the individual who inspired…based upon the individual who breathed new life into my existence as an artist…and such inspiration has already caused me such an excitement while on such a creative endeavor.”
- Charlie Parker, Saxophonist
- Jaco Pastorius, Bassist
- Ella Fitzgerald, Vocalist
- Michael Brecker, Saxophonist
- Benjamin Jackson, My Dad—Percussionist and Vocalist. “My dad taught me to always leave them wanting more. Clearly, all of these musicians have left me wanting more—especially more from myself. The musicians I have listed are all physically gone, but their artistry has left me wanting more. The legacy of these cats still lives, still resonates, still breathes and inspires…and I’m longing—I’m Jonesin’ (I dare say) for more!”
In Memoriam: Harold Destin
By Charles Morgan III Harold Destin died last week. He had lived in Destin for 64 years. Harold’s father, Chubby Destin, ran the Shooting Star for many years. His mother...
By the Numbers: 12Eleven
By Nikki Hedrick With an influx of regular gigs in the Destin area, 12Eleven have steadily made a name for themselves in the region. The average member age is only 22...
G.I. Jade Tiki Bar & Bistro: Have a Round at Marker 21
By Bruce Collier G.I. Jade Tiki Bar & Bistro in Fort Walton Beach has been open just a few months. The restaurant sits on the harbor, at the Marker 21 Marina....
Adopt, Don’t Shop: Tigger
Lorraine Whetsone from PAWS in Fort Walton Beach writes: “Meet Tigger. This handsome Treeing Walker Coonhound mix has been at the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society since March. He needs to be home...
Baked, Not Fried: Destin’s Island Wing Co.
It’s a cool evening. Fall has set in, the crowds are low and the locals are out. It’s Friday night and I’m headed to Winn-Dixie but see the glow of the Island...
Where to Spend Your Happy Hours
Baxter’s Bar & Grille 605 James Lee Road Fort Walton Beach 850-812-6868 When: 3-6 PM and 10 PM-Midnight daily. Closed Mondays (for now). Drink Specials: $3 wells, $2 drafts. Camille’s at Crystal...