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Saturday, March 25th, 2017

High Quality from the Mendoza Region

As recently as the 1990s, many Argentine wineries produced crude, inconsistent wines that were heavy and lacked balance. Today, more wineries are making consistently better, cleaner, and more satisfying selections that appeal worldwide...
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Friday, April 21st, 2017

Starring in "Big Boys" at Seaside REP

I have a lot of favorite “name” actors, but the real inspirations were people I acted with in summer stock and at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. There was a Philadelphia actor I worked with named Charlie Antaloski, who was brilliant at both comedy and drama...
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Performs with Her Band Tuesday Nights at AJ's in Destin

I never intended to turn music into a career, but I did always plan to have it as a hobby. When I was 19 and in my first year of college at Auburn, a musician friend led me to my first solo gig. It went so much better than I would have ever expected, and I had a choice to make...
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

"Ouch." - Chris Manson

It rained hard most of the week, but my brother and his posse managed to get a beach day in, as well as a bike ride along Scenic Highway 30A. I took them to the new Graffiti & Funky Blues Shack the first night they were here, which happened to be Matt McCarty’s Jazz Jam night...
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Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Meet the FWB Native Behind the Humanitarian Relief Organization

Phillips grew up in the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. It was around age 40 that he was inspired by a missionary who had come to speak to the congregation...
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Friday, April 14th, 2017

We Got Hypnotized at HarborWalk Village

Whether Terry Stokes, a long-time Las Vegas entertainer and headliner of the three-man act, was actually able to get his volunteers’ conscious minds to take a hike for a while and let their ids do the driving, or they were just playing to the audience, is irrelevant...
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Big Lo - Dee Villain - ITz GileS - Micky Mouth - Strange Tang

“The stars truly aligned that evening,” he says of the gig, during which he sported a shirt with the word SOBER in big bold type. “I rocked the stage and had a wonderful chance to hear many people tell me they didn’t like hip-hop in the slightest bit and that they had a blast..."