Underwater music festival held in Florida Keys
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Divers and snorkelers gathered underwater to listen to music and coral reef protection messages in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Column: Let’s ignore Drake for the rest of the NBA Finals
Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two.
From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown...
‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died
NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War" whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories...
Key West bar brawl leads to criminal charges
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — It might sound like something out of a Jimmy Buffett song, but a woman was arrested for smashing a beer bottle over the head of another woman who she believed had grabbed her boyfriend in a Key West, Florida bar.
Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said Friday that 42-year-old Sally Amato became upset when she mistakenly thought the woman had grabbed Amato's boyfriend in the crotch.
Amato is faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
First Mardi Gras parade of season rolling on Alabama coast
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Mardi Gras season is getting started on the Alabama coast.
The year's first parade rolls Saturday afternoon when the Krewe de la Dauphine holds its annual celebration on Dauphin Island.
The theme is "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere," and the floats will have a Jimmy Buffett theme. Thousands are expected to attend.
Willie Nelson, George Strait perform 1st ever duet together
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country icon Willie Nelson has sung with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but one surprising omission was fellow Texas troubadour George Strait.
The two country singers sang their first ever duet together on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, during a tribute show honoring the 85-year-old outlaw country singer with a performance of a song written just for the occasion.
It’s Trump vs. Jimmy Buffett as Florida enters campaign push
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump attacked Democrats in one corner of Florida on Saturday, while Margaritaville king Jimmy Buffett took musical shots at him and Gov. Rick Scott in another as the state's tight Senate and gubernatorial races reached the final weekend of campaigning.
The Latest: Jimmy Buffett takes musical digs at Republicans
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the final weekend campaign rallies in Florida (all times local):
Famed Florida singer Jimmy Buffett took some musical shots at President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott as he campaigned for the state's Democratic candidates.
Parrotheads and lawsuits: The week in Florida politics
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on 13 proposed constitutional amendments, ranging from property tax cuts to banning greyhound racing. The following are items of political interest from the past week:
Beach Boys versus Sara Evans at July 4th rival TV concerts
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July is usually a time for national unity, when Americans of all political stripes often turn their gaze to Washington as part of a patriotic lovefest. But there promises to be some division this year when it comes to what to watch.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Three singers, an author and a photographer will be the newest additions to the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
45 Cleveland concerts to check out in May 2018: Jimmy Buffett, Modest Mouse, BROCKHAMPTON, more
45 Cleveland concerts to check out in May 2018: Jimmy Buffett, Modest Mouse, BROCKHAMPTON, more
45 Cleveland concerts to check out in May 2018: Jimmy Buffett, Modest Mouse, BROCKHAMPTON, more -- 2018-04-27T11:08:23Z
Livingston Taylor and Karla Bonoff: Teaming up for a vibrant night of music
Two beloved singer-songwriters, Livingston Taylor and Karla Bonoff, are set to perform at Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 28.
Taylor, brother of James Taylor, is known for such Top 40 hits as “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” as well as “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman.” He’s also a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a stage performance course since 1989.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The man with the hit songs "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" will be performing in Mississippi.
The Hattiesburg Saenger Theater says Jimmy Buffett will perform April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
News outlets report the Pascagoula native will be joined by his Acoustic Airmen. And before the concert, there will be a Margaritaville-style street party outside.
"When the tequila runs out, we'll be drinking champagne," sings the band Dawes.
Thursday could be the day.
Feb.. 22 is National Margarita Day.
Restaurants are stocking up on tequila, triple sec, limes and salt.
And happy hours are kicking off the weekend early.
Jimmy Buffett should be proud.
The stories of the magarita's invention are legion.
But ask anyone eagerly searching for their lost shaker of salt, or some salty chips to chase with a margarita, and they likely will not care.
Solutions: Jimmy Buffett inspires with laid-back design
Going on vacation takes a lot of preparation. In our case, there's the last-minute packing ritual, making arrangements for the dog and the house and the mail and so on. For me, making lists of all these details before we leave is part of the effort.
Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ tour coming to Blossom in May
Jimmy Buffett's 'Son of a Son of a Sailor' tour coming to Blossom in May
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Listen up Parrotheads, Jimmy Buffett is coming to Blossom Music Center.
The "Margaritaville" singer along with his Coral Reefer Band will play the Blossom stage on May 27 at 8 p.m. as part of their "Son of a Son of a Sailor" tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the album that spawned "Cheeseburger in Paradise."
Vidor band director keeps Grammy in box under desk
The windowsill of Don Rollins' office in the Vidor High School band hall is lined with UIL trophies, two rows deep, celebrating the band's accomplishments.
His Grammy Award for Best Country Song of 2003 is wrapped in foam in a cardboard box under his desk.
The Vidor native, who won the award for co-writing "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" for Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, returned in 2014 to his hometown and high school, where he runs the program that first got him hooked on music.
Hey Parrotheads! Jimmy’s coming back to Burgettstown
Dust off that flowered shirt and pour yourself a margarita.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are coming back to KeyBank Pavilion this summer.
The "Son of a Son of a Sailor" tour will make a stop in Burgettstown July 7.
Jimmy Buffett sails to aid of regatta on storm-hit St. Barts
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jimmy Buffett knows all about hurricanes and sailing, so it's appropriate that the singer-songwriter has been enlisted to help promote a regatta on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and show that life is returning to normal after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma in September.
Buffett will serve as U.S. ambassador for the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, April 8-14, a mainstay on the Caribbean yacht racing circuit.
Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 24-30
Dec. 24: Actor Clarence Gilyard ("Walker, Texas Ranger") is 62. Actress Stephanie Hodge ("Unhappily Ever After") is 61. Bassist-synthesizer player Ian Burden of Human League is 60. Actor Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 58. Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 54. Actor Mark Valley ("Boston Legal") is 53. Actor Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show") is 51. Singer Ricky Martin is 46. "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer is 44. TV host Ryan Seacrest is 43. Actor Michael Raymond-James ("Once Upon a Time," ''True Blood") is 40. Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 26.
Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Buried Treasure’ is a booty worth having (CD review)
Jimmy Buffett's 'Buried Treasure' is a booty worth having (CD review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nobody is actually born a star. It takes time, effort and, in those time-worn words of yore, "practice, practice, practice.''
Jimmy Buffett today is one of the biggest stars on the planet. If he were to sing a line about gall bladder surgery and follow it with "Fins to the left, fins to the right,'' it'd be a million-seller.
What to get for the music fan in your life: 2017 holiday gift guide
What to get for the music fan in your life: 2017 holiday gift guide
CLEVELAND, Ohio – What a wonderful time of year, when we're all in the spirit of giving, right?
Wrong. This time of year is all about gettin', and woe be unto the spouse, significant other, parent, sibling or kinfolk of those who forget it. Fortunately, we have a few suggestions for gifts for the music fan.
Theater, classical music and dance listings: Nov. 2-8
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
A return staging of the hit rock musical. Presented by Obsidian Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto; $15-$35; 832-889-7837, obsidiantheater.org.
"The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth Is Not the Only Thing That's Sonic"
He keeps Reading Terminal’s pipes running - and played drums with Jimmy Buffett
A weekly series about the ordinary people who make Philadelphia extraordinary.
As Reading Terminal Market’s director of maintenance, John Sebastian — a plumber by trade — takes great pride in tending to the steel arteries that pump water through and waste from Philly’s historic food mecca.
Theater and classical music listings: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Want a night out with some fine actors, inspired dancers or enlightening music? This guide gets you there.
"Escape to Margaritaville"Jimmy Buffett's music is featured in this new musical. Presented by Broadway at the Hobby Center. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, through Nov. 5; $35-$165; Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; 713-558-8887, tuts.com.
Column: Kid Rock, Jimmy Buffett and spinning at the YMCA
I'm attempting to get a little healthier and a little more fit by attending a spin class at the gym.
I know what you're thinking — SPIN CLASS?!?!? Sounds kinda lame. But actually it's one heck of a workout.
I'm a member at the Young Men's Christian Association (I know it's just called the Y now, but I feel that it adds more prestige to the establishment if I say all the words) and they have a bunch of different classes, one of which is the spin class.
Atlanta building steeped in music history faces demolition
ATLANTA (AP) — At the edge of downtown Atlanta's historic core, a nondescript brick building holds a little-known 94-year-old tie to music history — it's the spot where a song that many deem the first country hit was recorded.
But that physical vestige of Fiddlin' John Carson may be in jeopardy because a developer wants to raze it and build a restaurant linked to a more modern Southern musician: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Our View: Ask not what the music scene can do for you
For many of us, music is as essential to life as food and shelter. Unlike, say, food, though, it's easy to think that music should be free. Radios give away chunks of it, punctuated by endless commercials. The Internet devalued the price of songs and albums to literally nothing. And shows...well, Rochester is awash in free performances.
La PORTE — Audience members are invited to float along with a fun, tropical flair at Fox Park on Thursday when Island 49 performs.
The regionally-based band plays Jimmy Buffett music as well as favorite party songs, with some tropical-rock originals and an eclectic mix of rock, blues and country. The band arranges popular cover songs “island style,” performing seasonally at festivals, private parties, community concerts, clubs, restaurants and bars throughout the year.
Jimmy Buffett’s home state ends ban on Margarita pitchers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Welcome back to Margaritaville: Singer Jimmy Buffett's childhood home on Thursday backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the drink he made famous.
Young Spokane men seek barbecue mentor
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane Craigslist advertisement is getting a lot of attention ahead of Father's Day weekend.
Some guys in their twenties posted that they are throwing a backyard barbecue, and are on a mission to find a father figure for their party.
KHQ reports that Dane Anderson and his friends are looking for a little expertise in throwing their party and would like to find a "Barbecue Dad" to help them entertain about 40 people
Brian Collins is perhaps best known for "Statue of a Fool," a hit for him and other country singers, but he left his mark on Deer Park High School with "Hello Texas."
The Texas City native co-wrote "Hello, Texas," which Jimmy Buffett recorded for the soundtrack of "Urban Cowboy," the 1980 movie that set a love triangle in Gilley's Club in Pasadena.
For 36 years, the song has opened the annual, multinight variety show, "Hello Texas," at Deer Park High.
Buffett (and others?) get in tune with retiring baby boomers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Beachy minstrel Jimmy Buffett is parlaying his following of aging baby boomers into plans for a string of “55 and better” retirement communities.
The first one, Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, Florida, is envisioned to be a haven for aging Parrotheads who will be spending more time than ever looking for their lost shakers of salt.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — You can't get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it's fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community.
Latitude Margaritaville — named after Buffett's best-known song, "Margaritaville — will open its first community in Daytona Beach for "those looking to live the Margaritaville lifestyle as they grow older, but not up," according to a news release.
Jimmy Buffett concert announced at Volvo Car Stadium, tickets go on sale Friday
Prepare yourselves, Parrotheads: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform in the Charleston area this spring.
It's the first time Buffett has played a concert in the Lowcountry since performing at the North Charleston Coliseum in 2012.
The concert will be at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island as part of his "I Don't Know" Tour of 2017.
60 acts to perform in Deer Park High’s ‘Hello Texas!’
For the 36th year, the annual all-school variety show at Deer Park High will open with students singing, "Hello, Texas, sure is good to see you again."
Many local fans first heard those lines when Jimmy Buffett recorded the song "Hello Texas" for the soundtrack of "Urban Cowboy," the 1980 movie that set a love triangle in Gilley's Club in Pasadena.
Jimmy Buffett show to stop in New Orleans, Houston, Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere this year in California will make stops in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago before docking on Broadway.
"Escape to Margaritaville," combining Buffett's tunes with an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley, will start grooving onstage in May 2017 at La Jolla Playhouse.
The Back Mountain Chamber’s Cultural Event Committee hosted its fourth annual musical showcase recently. More than 300 guests enjoyed the music of Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band from the New York/New Jersey area. The band, led by Jimmy Maraventano, has performed throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The cultural committee selected Eddie Day Pashinski as its special honoree this year. As a member of the Star Fires, which was organized in the late 1950s, they made...
Jack Johnson’s Sept. 18 KAABOO Del Mar festival headlining slot will mark his first major performance since 2015. It’s also his only show of 2016.
So why did the former professional surfer turned mellow troubadour and dedicated environmental activist choose this two-year-old music, food and drink fete at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds for his sole appearance of the year?
Clinton wraps up Hamptons fundraising swing
SAGAPONACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is wrapping a fundraising blitz in the Hamptons, where she has racked up millions during a three-day swing.
Review: No matter the day, fans delight in Buffett show in Burgettstown
Well, the name of the tour is I Don't Know.
At First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 23, Jimmy Buffett "forgot" what day it was, making references to Pittsburgh-area Parrot Heads starting off the weekend on Thursday night.
Yeah, it was a Tuesday.
It went on for awhile, until someone finally clued him in to why the crowd was roaring every time he said Thursday.
"I don't think this crowd and this city minds starting the weekend on Tuesday," Buffett said.
R&B groups to headline Atlantic City’s 5th beach concert
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two rhythm and blues groups will headline Atlantic City's fifth beach concert.
City Council President Marty Small tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/2bwGgi0 ) Bell Biv DeVoe and En Vogue will perform on Sept. 22. Free tickets will be available for download from Ticketmaster on Friday. There also are a limited number of paid VIP tickets.
JIMMY BUFFETT. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me.
Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style.
Continue reading on Philly.com
Like a good margarita, Jimmy Buffett helps Atlantic City forget its troubles - at least for a few hours
By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
ATLANTIC CITY - This seaside resort's woes are well-known. The declining revenues, the striking workers, the recent announcement of yet another casino going dark - Trump Taj Mahal, planning to close in October, the fifth gaming hall to pack it in since 2014.
Like a gambler on a losing streak, Atlantic City needs a turnaround in fortunes. A good time wouldn't hurt either.
Bringing music and fun to the Mid-South for more than 20 years, tropical rock artist Steve Hopper of Savannah, Tenn. and the “Wolf Island Band” will appear during a live, exclusive concert on Friday, July 15 at The Franklin Courtyard. With a style akin to artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and The Zac Brown Band, Hopper plays a tropical blend of country, rock and R&B music, accompanied by his smooth vocals, acoustic guitar and steel drum. The Trop rock artist...