Tag - 02-08-2018 Issue

The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup

Camille Bertault Pas de geant Okeh French chanteuse Bertault’s album Pas de geant (“Giant Steps”) does not contain a cover of John Coltrane’s famous composition. After failing a conservatory audition in 2015, Bertault recorded a French-lyric song of her own and recorded it spot-on over Trane’s tune...

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#$@* Cancer – Rock for a Cure 2018

By Nikki Hedrick   Cancer is an ugly thread that connects too many of us.   The annual Rock for a Cure is embarking on its tenth year Sunday, Feb. 18, at The Block in Fort Walton Beach. The event commemorates a decade of music, camaraderie, and the community coming together with the shared...

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Machine Head

Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola   When you finally get the chance to see a band you love, one you’ve listened to over and over, there is always this small slice of whether or not they’ll stand up to your expectations. Especially when you take into consideration that the band has experienced some...

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Pet of the Issue – Samson

Submitted by Jennifer Chapple   Samson, a Lab mix, is best friend to Ms. Chapple and fiancé Robert Brill, who live in Santa Rosa Beach. “I rescued Samson from Alaqua Animal Refuge (in May 2017) when he was a puppy,” Ms. Chapple tells Beachcomber. “We were looking (for) an addition to our...

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Write On! Local Author Linda Sealy Knowles

Author Linda Sealy Knowles just released her sixth historical romance western, Always Jess. The Niceville-based writer has a book signing set for Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Destin Barnes & Noble store.   “I started writing at the age of 68 and have been writing for five...

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SoWal Library Book Sale Feb. 9 and 10

The Friends of the Coastal Library of South Walton is having a book sale Feb. 9 and 10. The Friends is the support group for the Coastal Library.   Proceeds from the book sale and the Friends group goes to support such things as the children’s reading program, children’s computers...

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State of the Beachcomber

I don’t care what the fake mainstream media thinks of my editorship. I only care about the opinions, thoughts and comments of you, my non-treasonous Beachcomber readers.   I’m relinquishing the larger part of this issue’s Opening Remarks to feedback from the good folks that work hard and leave...

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Recommended Reading

Michael Wolff Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Henry Holt & Company Fire and Fury was heavily hyped in the media, so when I finally got off the wait list at the bookstore, I bought it and started reading immediately. I felt conflicted with this book. Very few sources are willing to...

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