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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

20th Annual Festival of the Arts to Award 10 Grand in Cash Prizes

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) continues a yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary with The 20th Annual Festival of the Arts Oct. 24-25...
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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A Tribute to the Longtime 99 ROCK Morning Show Host

Along with stories shared by co-workers through “Diamond Dan” Kuhn’s eulogy, Murph’s Morning Movement co-host and oldest son Nic shared his heartfelt journey growing up with the “coolest and funniest guy in the world,” from playing Nintendo in his childhood to finally fulfilling his dream job of hosting a radio show with his father...
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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Advice from the Experts Because We Love You, Beachcomber Readers

But isn’t a tan supposed to indicate youth, vibrancy and good health? Fact is, it’s just the opposite. “A tan results from injury to the skin’s DNA; the skin darkens in an imperfect attempt to prevent further DNA damage. These imperfections, or mutations, can lead to skin cancer,” advises the Skin Cancer Foundation...
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Plus Bell Witch, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas, Metz, Mr. Sipp and Gracie Terzian

Soundtrack to Jon Brewer’s documentary—which is now at the top of my Amazon Prime Instant Video watchlist—is a fine hour-plus overview of the late bluesman’s career. One of the great guitarists, sure, but check out that scorching vocal on “Take My Hand, Precious Lord"...
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Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Though the interior—which wisely includes a full bar—is tastefully done in stained woods and handsomely finished concrete floors, we opted to sit outdoors on the adjacent deck. We figured even if the drinks and food proved to be a disappointment, the gorgeous harbor view alone makes a visit here worthwhile...
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Best (Only?) Vietnamese Eatery in Destin

The restaurant is located in a row of businesses set back from the road. Once inside, the atmosphere is calm and quiet. The dining room is rectangular, with a service area in the back, glass-topped booths and tables with tablecloths. The walls are papered, and there are little decorative touches here and there, including a large fish tank...
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Plus - Bonus Content Not Seen in the Beachcomber Print Edition

Navarro had pursed music for years when he did the surprising—he walked away. “When (success) didn’t come early, there really was a crossroads moment—do I give it up or do I keep going? And what’s interesting is, it all changed when I decided to give it up, and in the midst of that got successful..."
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Beachcomber Writers - Get Ready to Be Happy

Speaking of pennies, I’m implementing a new pay scale for the writers based on the Spotify model. No more of this 15-20 cents a word bullsh—er, nonsense. Effective with the next issue, for every click-through of one of your masterpieces on our Web site, you will receive a very generous 1/100 of a penny...