It's official, finally. DeLuna Fest has added Zac Brown to its line-up....which may have been the worst-kept secret on the local music scene. The Independent News brought Zac to Pensacola in 2007 for its Hawkshaw Music Festival. At the time, few locals knew him. Michelle Sarra, who handled our [...]
New York Times best-selling author, Tim Dorsey, heads to West Florida Public Library in Downtown Pensacola to talk about his latest book, "Pineapple Grenades" and to share stories of his life and adventures in the Sunshine State. Tim was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of one, and [...]
You may have missed this. Conan O'Brien teaches the blues to first-graders in Chicago.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos had 5,038 fans in attendance on Sunday. The team is leading the Southern League, despite having one of the smaller stadiums, with 165,885 fans attending the home games and with average attendance of 4,879 per game. The naysayers told us for seven years that no one would go [...]
I'm joining attorney Mike Papantonio, co-host of Ring of Fire Radio, today on The Ed Schultz Radio Show, starting at 11 a.m. Guests include Steven Rosenfeld, who covers democracy issues for AlterNet and the author of "Count My Vote: A Citizen's Guide to Voting," Ari Berman, a contributing writer [...]
State Sen. Greg Evers loves guns and the NRA. The NRA loves Sen. Evers. We hear they are teaming up to offer a new grill just in time for Independence Day: ...not really, but you can bet he loves the idea. See more gun-inspired grills.
The 151st Army Band will perform a free concert next Monday, June 18 at Pensacola’s Vince J. Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park. The performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the park’s Hunter Amphitheater. The Hunter Amphitheater overlooks beautiful Pensacola Bay and can accommodate nearly [...]
The Pensacola Ice Flyers will be hosting a free agent camp, in coordination with the Mississippi Surge, at the Pensacola Civic Center beginning on Thursday, October 11 and finishing on Saturday, October 13. 40 free agents attended the camp last season and up to five players were selected by each [...]
Charles Wood, who now lives in Chattanooga, Tenn. sent me the photo below. "This is Chattanooga's Taco Sherpa truck which is a Korean BBQ taco truck, we have a couple of others in Chattanooga and about four locations in downtown that they rotate between on a set schedule (they're by my office on [...]
The grand opening ceremonies at the Maritime Park have been cancelled due to the rain. There is still a possibility Charlie Daniels may play tonight. That decision will be made this afternoon.
Are the kids looking for stuff to do this summer? Escambia County is inviting them to the landfill. The Escambia County Department of Solid Waste is hosting the ‘Dump Your Kids at the Perdido Landfill for a Day’ camp this summer. According to a county press release, participants will enjoy [...]
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