Erin O’Brien and Bob Perkoski
Rust Belt Burlesque – The Softer Side of a Heavy Metal Town
Connoisseurs of all forms of theater, Clevelanders and Buckeyes in general, will enjoy Rust Belt Burlesque. It’s a jam-packed read, loaded with old and modern photos, postcards, playbills and backstage shots chronicling one of Cleveland’s many contributions to American culture—which include Superman and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s a concise history of Cleveland burlesque’s 19th century rise and 20th century decline, currently in revival among all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, genders and tastes. As a former Daytonian, whose youthful eyes took in the marquees of all those downtown Gem City Burly-Qs, it felt like old times.
– Bruce Collier
The Lady in the Lake
Faber & Faber
A wife and mom decides to reinvent herself at the ripe old age of 37 (!) in 1966 Baltimore and finds herself involved with the still-thriving newspaper business, as well as a pair of murders. Somehow, she makes time for a forbidden affair with a black police officer, too. Ms. Lippman knows even her most minor characters inside and out and never panders to cheap nostalgia. Good thing racism and sexism are behind us, right?
– Chris Manson
- A Taste of Puerto Rico in Fort Walton Beach
- New Orleans Chef Kevin Belton Dances Into Pensacola This Fall
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Behind the In-Between: Towne
- Friendship, Fun and Music
- Live Music
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
10 Things You May Not Know About Fort Walton Beach’s De’France Antiques
De’France Antiques just celebrated their 10-year anniversary but have only been in their current location for nine years. When De’France first opened, it was in a much smaller location further down Eglin...
A Taste of Puerto Rico in Fort Walton Beach
There’s an area of Fort Walton Beach that’s becoming sort of a restaurant district for me and my family. Over the years we’ve discovered a number of friendly, unpretentious, reasonably priced dining...
One on One with Lensea Film’s Jared Cramblet
By Samantha Lambert Beachcomber contributing writer Samantha Lambert sat down recently for a chat with local businessman and filmmaker Jared Cramblet, who was featured in last issue’s News from Beachcomberland. ...
A New Record for Harbor Docks’ Annual Charity Auction
On August 24, Destin’s Harbor Docks restaurant held its 34th Annual Charity Auction benefiting Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Destin Harvest. The event started with a silent auction and culminated with a live...
Submitted by Jeff Chesser “I rescued Sadie from the highway when she was a little puppy,” Mr. Chesser tells Beachcomber. “She almost caused a wreck and wound up under my truck.” Sadie...
Behind the In-Between: Towne
By Nikki Hedrick Towne returns to our town to promote their new album In the In Between at Seaside’s REP Theatre Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 PM. Two-thirds of the...