Tag - 02-25-2016 Issue

Beachcomber Music Awards Return to AJ’s Feb. 29

“I’ve lived along 30A my entire life. I visit venues regularly from Panama City to Pensacola. I’ve made friendships so deep that I consider them family. I’ve seen childhood heroes and cheered my friends on as they reached for their goals.   “In many ways, our slice of the world is straddling...

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Whatever Happened to Love Songs?

By Sean Dietrich   “Call today,” said the television announcer at two in the morning. “Order all the country hits from the fifties and sixties. Including the love songs you remember.” Then they played through a barrage of melodies that are stuck in my head even now.   Love songs. What happened...

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15 Things We Love About AJ’s

Our gracious hosts for the Beachcomber Music Awards on Feb. 29 suffered a fire on the upper level during Fat Tuesday. Thankfully nobody was hurt, and the lower level remains intact for our big event. Despite the setback, AJ’s did great business on Ash Wednesday (insert joke here).   In the...

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Record Roundup

Amy Black The Muscle Shoals Sessions Reuben Records The music of Muscle Shoals seems to have stolen the spotlight lately, rightfully getting the recognition it deserves. In that vein, Black reimagines some classic tunes from the region, rounding out the album with a couple of originals written in...

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Spotlight on the 2016 Oscars

By Dr. David C. Simmons   The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Here are my predictions in some of the top categories.   BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight   Will Win: The Revenant...

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Jason Findley – Work in Progress

By Nikki Hedrick   Over the last year, Jason Findley has emerged as a sought after solo musician among area venues.   “I started because of my older brother really,” he says of how he first got the music bug. “He started playing guitar when I was really young. When he’d come and visit, he...

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