Tag - 01-28-2016 Issue

Living in Paradise—Will and Linda Pleasants

By Nikki Hedrick   Husband and wife Will and Linda Pleasants, recent transplants to the area, have quickly garnered attention from top Beachcomberland venues as the acoustic duo Will and Linda.   “We do everything from outlaw country to soul music,” says Will of his and Linda’s extensive...

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Duck, Duck… Swamp!

By Joni Williams   The Swamp, closed? Permanently? We’re not sure what to think about that. We have a lot of good memories that go way, way back—the bands, the beer, the bubbles. But when Spring Break 2016 rolls around, the area’s pillar of partying will not be reopening for the first time in about...

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Recommended Reading

Lee Siegel Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence Yale University Press Unlike many (if not all) books on the Marx Brothers, there’s little show-biz anecdote or adulation in Siegel’s. This short work attempts to reassess “Marxian” humor’s principal voice through a combination of biographical...

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Destin Woman’s Club

The Destin Woman’s Club was established in 1976 and aims to make a difference in the community.   Peggy Herbig has been a member of the club since 2001, holding various seats including president and vice-president. She currently serves as publicity chair. “We are a nonprofit organization,” she...

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Record Roundup

David Bowie Blackstar Sony What can be said that hasn’t already been said by experts and admirers alike? Bowie created music that transcended boundaries and illuminated fringe worlds that most had never glimpsed before. Blackstar isn’t just an elegant curtain call, it’s an intimate examination of...

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Why I’m Not Insane: How Art Saved My Brain

By Lesha Maureen Porche   So many people automatically equate art with this loosey-goosey-no-rules-just-go-with-it attitude towards art. They automatically assume artists just do whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want.   But what they miss is that while the right side of the...

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Fifty Shades of Super Bowl

A compromise has been reached concerning this year’s National Football League championship game, to be played Sunday, Feb. 7, in San Francisco. The old-timers objected to replacing the traditional Roman numerals, while the hip young marketing experts argued that “Super Bowl L” would be...

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Gin! Botany in a Bottle

By Bruce Collier   Last year I reviewed Dave Broom’s book Gin: The Manual. It revived my old interest in the spirit, which was my liquor of choice throughout college and some time afterward. I had never thought of gin as a complicated drink—just alcohol that tasted kinda like pine needles and was...

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