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Thursday, April 21st, 2016


Musician Pals Pay Tribute to the Great Man

...Mighty Merle’s set started just as the heavy rains came, and instead of everyone running for cover, every damn person in that crowd got up from their blankets and mud holes and stood right where they were and listened to every damn note that man sang...
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Thursday, April 7th, 2016
If you owe us a boatload of money, be creative. Don’t release an album of unreleased songs and sell it on late night TV. Willie Nelson did that decades ago. Don’t make a bunch of bad movies. Nicolas Cage did that recently, and he’s still doing it...
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Monday, March 14th, 2016
If you break the law, bear in mind that our jails are nowhere near the beaches, and you’ll have a crappy view as you’re being charged, transported, booked and belittled by our slow as hell working staff. There’s no live music unless you bring a harmonica...
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Thursday, February 25th, 2016
I grew up visiting Florida once a year every summer. Places like AJ’s—casual, crowded and turning out enormous platters of fish and shellfish—were part of this pudgy little Ohio boys’ introduction to the good life. AJ’s came through the fire because it was just meant to be...
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Plus - Last Chance to Vote for Music Awards

If you visit our website, we feature a Community Do-Gooders section regularly—usually those pictures of check presentations to area nonprofits, occasionally something more...
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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Warning: Contains No Erotic Passages Whatsoever

So the switch was made to Arabic numerals—“Super Bowl 50”—despite the objections of presidential wannabe Donald Trump, who hates anything Arabic. Nice to know that the good guys won that round. But don’t worry, Mr. Trump...
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Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Plus Gretchen Peters - Juan Francisco Adaro - Sean Dietrich - David Simmons

I’m completely in awe of his new record, which we just listened to in its entirety. A beautiful, strange and entirely intentional goodbye to his fans and the world. What a great artistic gesture, and a perfect coda to an incredible career. What an artist...
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Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Local Movers and Shakers Share Their 2015 Highlights

Escaping the daily drudgery and letting go of the overwhelming to-do list is not a skill I’m good at. This day I was able to experience one of the very reasons people travel to our town...