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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Plus Gregg Allman, Jerrod Niemann and More

Beachcomber Editor Chris Manson serenades the locals at Destin’s Hog’s Breath Saloon with “Spring Break in the Walton County Jail,” “Don’t Be Ashamed of Yer Junk” and (how appropriate) “The Bacon Song"...
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Plus - Editor's Choice for Eats - Music - Books - Movies

I love that you come to Panama City Beach every season, though it’s hard for us to drive out there and see you. Maybe you could consider a stop in Destin next time around. Anyway, I’m sorry I didn’t get my song to you in time for consideration on the Spring Break 6: Like We Ain’t Ever...
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Big Thanks to Dick Reinlie and Upbeat Music

...lobbying for votes, even though the online poll closed at the end of January. At 7, we’ll start the awards with lots of great folks from the music community presenting honors in 30 categories, plus performances by The Season Ammons Band, Dismal Creek, The Helvetica Effect, Dannica Lowery...
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Chris Manson on the Beatles' Enduring Popularity and More

...it never really sounded as good as that scratchy old vinyl. Thankfully, some smart people had a Beatlefest in Fort Walton Beach about eight years ago and I was able to get my hands on a copy of Second Album...
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Will Kimbrough, Demond Wilson and Other Big Names

Chapman was one of the performers I definitely wanted to see, and I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t really chat or take the obligatory Me with a Famous Person photo due to the artist’s bout with food poisoning. Nonetheless, she gave all (and then some) during her set at Crush in Seaside...
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

30A Fest, Your Thoughts and Comments, Etc.

Even with the substitutions and deletions, we were barely able to get 10 of this years 150 or so musicians in these pages. There are, of course, even more 30A Fest features on our Web site...
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Friday, December 20th, 2013

Plus the Year in Review

This issue’s cover design was a last-minute thing, but it’s a fitting tribute to some of the remarkable artists, photographers, musicians and event venues in our neighborhood. I am eternally grateful to all of you, and look forward to more great things in the next 12 months...
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Thursday, December 5th, 2013

...Or Is It the Voices Inside My Head Again?

I wanted to make a little extra money for the holidays since Paula unexpectedly added a yacht to her wish list this year. I decided to try online surveys. It sounded p
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Plus News from Our Friends at Shelter House

Among the suggested donation items— turkeys, hams, mashed potato mix, stuffing mix, gravy, soups for casseroles, cranberry sauce, crispy fried onions, fresh fruits and vegetables, pie filling, pie crusts, condensed milk, and laundry baskets. Gift cards are always welcome...