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SCOTT LUTH The efforts of the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s senior vice president for economic development have paid off again. The Pensacola Technology Park may get its first tenant thanks to Luth, Lewis Bear and the chamber. Space Florida approved last week a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to the construction of a 65,000-75,000 square-foot building on the property across from the Pensacola Bay Center. CMPA On Feb. 5, Chief U.S. District Judge

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Thursday, Feb. 13 meeting, the Pensacola City Council will consider repealing a portion of an amendment they passed in May 2013 that generated outcry from those concerned with its impact on homeless individuals. Councilmember Sherri Myers proposed the amendment, which would remove the provision making it illegal to sleep out-ofdoors “atop and/or covered by materials such as a bedroll, cardboard, newspapers”—hence the provision’s “no blankets” nickname—on public property within the

his “Upwords” newsletter on Feb. 7 that he has changed his position, and supports the proposed changes to the ordinance. “There’s been a lot of discussion about this issue, but it’s time for us to move on and work together toward real solutions to the serious issues surrounding the homeless and less fortunate in our community,” Hayward wrote. Part of the collaborations will be working with Councilmember Larry B. Johnson to bring together “professionals and advocates” in an advisory committee on improving human services, though no timetable was given for its anticipated establishment.

“It’s time for us to move on and work together toward real solutions to the serious issues surrounding the homeless and less fortunate in our community.” Ashton Hayward

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COUNCIL GIVES “NO BLANKETS” ORDINANCE A SECOND LOOK At their

Though he has long been a vocal critic of the ordinance, in light of the recent winter weather, Nathan Monk started a petition to repeal the so-termed “No Blankets for the Homeless Ordinance” on change. org as Winter Storm Leon approached the week of Jan. 26. Support leapt significantly over the last weekend, jumping from 5,000 signatures on Sunday, Feb. 9 to over 8,000 on Monday, Feb. 10. The petition, stories of which circulated online, caught the attention of author Ann Rice, who shared the petition via her Facebook page. The amendment to repeal the “no blankets” provision also garnered support from what seemed like an unlikely source—Mayor Ashton Hayward. Hayward had originally proposed the ordinances “in an effort to protect the aesthetics, public health, and safety of our community,” but stated via

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the Whole meeting, the Escambia County Board of Commission (BOCC), are set to discuss the future of a 4-H facility planned for the county, which many are hoping will result in the county moving forward with construction for a new building for the county’s 4-H students, to be constructed with county LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) funds. Nick T. Place, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service based at the University of Florida wrote to 4-H at large on Jan. 28 stating, “The future of the 4-H program in Escambia County is at risk.” The Escambia County Board of Commission (BOCC) withdrew an agenda item at their Jan. 16 meeting that would have awarded the construction contract for

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a new 4-H facility on Stefani Road. The Langley Bell 4-H Center—which sits on 240 acres that the 4-H County Council sold to Navy Federal Credit Union for $3.6 million—will close in August and without a new facility, the programs “would come to a standstill,” as Place stated. “It appears that this move by the BOCC was made in support of a small group of individuals purporting to represent the entire 4-H program. This very small interest group is lobbying on behalf of the entire 4-H program, but in fact they do not represent the majority of needs and wants,” Place wrote. “If the entire 4-H community does not speak up, the county commission may move the 4-H center to

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buildings further to the north of our county closer to its agricultural roots.” Robinson stated that he is hopeful that both sides can work together, and reported that Commissioner Steven Barry plans to bring a proposal to the Feb. 13 COW meeting. “I hope the future of Extension will be that catalyst for us to realize the dollars we can create together is much more than the pennies we have fought over in the past.”

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V-Day Pensacola 2014 by Sarah McCartan

“I bet you're worried.” “We were worried.” “We were worried about vaginas.” And so begins the introduction to the groundbreaking play brought to life by Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues.” In 1994 Ensler set out to tell stories she had gathered interviewing real women — stories tackling everything from women’s sexuality to rape and abuse. Individually, some are stories of pleasure. Some pain or humiliation. Some even danger. They are stories, previously unexposed, presented publicly in a manner that is both compassionate and heart wrenching. Together these stories show that one woman’s story is every woman’s story. February 13, 2014

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L-R, Front row: Jennifer Shellman, Frances Jacobi, Emily Lullo, Erin Cuneo,Rachel Moore. Back row: Eliza Espy (with cat), Kara Woodson, Cleopatra Redbird, and Alexa Reed. Not pictured: Cory Perez, Jasmine Miller, Samantha Williams, Jamie Tincher, and Claire Inabnit. “The Vagina Monologues” lit a spark that has since ignited global conversations and an entire movement by the name of V-Day. Founded by Ensler and now actively recognized in 167 countries, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence toward women and girls — moving toward a world in which women and girls are free to thrive, rather than merely survive. The “V” in V-Day, honored on Valentine’s Day, February 14, stands for victory, valentine and, of course, vagina. On and around this day, groups across the world organize events, including “The Vagina Monologues” along with other performance pieces and screenings to promote

“That’s the great thing about V-Day, any group of women can spend their extra time putting together this performance.” Jennifer Shellman

awareness in their respective communities, while raising funds for local organizations. In the year 2012, volunteer activists around the world produced over 5,800 V-Day benefit events. Last year, V-Day honored its 15th birthday by launching the One Billion Rising campaign, focused on the startling statistic that one in three women on the planet will face violence in her lifetime — adding up to one billion women and rising.

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This year V-Day is happening locally thanks to V-Day Pensacola — a group of independent women who have joined together to put on a performance of "The Vagina Monologues." While some are brand new to the performance, others have been a part of previous productions, and for some, the play was a

deeply rooted part of their adolescence. All members of V-Day Pensacola are uniting together to bring to life something they collectively deem both meaningful and powerful. V-Day Pensacola is comprised of bartenders, librarians, art teachers, chefs, artists, healthcare professionals and designers. “None of us are actresses. None of us are professional activists,” said V-Day Pensacola founding member, Jennifer Shellman. “The great thing about the stories is that they are real women’s stories. You don’t have to be an actress. The stories themselves are really captivating.” Shellman first saw “The Vagina Monologues” as a teenager. Having read Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” book while at the time becoming more interested in women’s issues, seeing the off-Broadway production of the monologues by herself at age 16 in New York City was nothing short of a transformative experience. “It opened my eyes to women’s rights as a movement. [After seeing it] I didn’t feel so isolated from some of the things I was noticing in the world and some of the questions I was having,” Shellman said. “It was hilarious and touching, and the stories were totally universal.” In college at Florida State University, Shellman was part of the Women’s Center organization that put on a production of “ The Vagina Monologues.” Upon returning to Pensacola in 2008, she teamed up with friends to bring the production to life in a

word of mouth, somewhat underground effort. The production took place at Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant’s Brownsville location on V-Day 2009. “One of the things I stand by is the punk ethic of DIY. So I thought what if I ask some girls if they want to do it?,” Shellman said. “That’s the great thing about V-Day, any group of women can spend their extra time putting together this performance.” Not only did they max out capacity at 100 people, they had individuals lining the walls and even more peering in from the outside. They also made $1000 to benefit victims of domestic abuse served by Favor House of Northwest Florida. Since the initial birth of “The Vagina Monologues” in the 1990s, and even since the group’s last Pensacola performance five years ago, the play has expanded to a wider global audience.

“It’s now become a play that is no longer some niche feminist play, but something that all women and men kind of know about.” Shellman

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“The idea that the same play is performed all over the world on the same day is a beautiful metaphor for me that one woman’s story is every woman’s story.” Eliza Espy

“It’s now become a play that is no longer some niche feminist play, but something that all women and men kind of know about,” Shellman said.

TEAMING UP

Eliza Espy, another member of the original V-Day group, eagerly hopped on board with Shellman to bring V-Day Pensacola 2014 to life. Like Shellman, she was introduced to “The Vagina Monologues” and the severity of issues women face at a young age. “Being a women, odds are this [violence] will happen to you at some point in your lifetime, which is so disturbing,” Espy said. Espy notes that although there have been stigmas eliminated over the years regarding the play as a whole, there are still misrepresentations of what the play is about and the bigger issues it is bringing to light. “The idea that the same play is performed all over the world on the same day is a beautiful metaphor for me that one woman’s story is every woman’s story,” Espy said. “I think a lot of these women, especially the women who were telling stories that ended up bringing them a lot of shame or humiliation or pain, just wanted to be heard. I want people to understand that these are human beings and real experiences.” Espy and Shellman joined together with members of the original cast, as well as new voices, to bring the monologues to life again, this time in a space that can accommodate a larger audience.

THE STORIES THEY'LL TELL

The 2014 production of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at Artel Gallery, Friday, Feb. 14. Proceeds from the event will once again go to benefit the work of Favor House of Northwest Florida. Although preceded by a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., “The Vagina Monologues” performance itself will begin at 8 p.m., and last 90 minutes. When it comes to the monologues themselves, if you come in with the preconceived notion that the word vagina means you can expect a play about women eating ice cream on their period, you're going to be in for a surprise. Each monologue speaks to a specific facet of being a woman and carries a different theme. February 13, 2014

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“There’s one about giving birth. There’s one about being a dominatrix. There’s one about women being raped as a form of war. None of them really overlap, and it is a good mixture. One will be sad, while another will be really funny,” Shellman said. Each member of the V-Day Pensacola production selected her own monologue, a story she felt strongly drawn to. Shellman selected “My Vagina was My Village,” a monologue telling the stories of Bosnian women being raped in rape camps in the mid 1990s. This will be her first time performing this specific monologue. “I wanted to do this one because I want to bring awareness to how even now, rape is used as a way to hurt and humiliate women. They use rape on these Bosnian women, most who were Muslim, in order to humiliate them and make them feel like ruined women. And the best way to make women feel terrible about themselves is to sexually or physically abuse them in some way. It’s a way to break their spirit,” she said. Espy is revisiting the same monologue she performed previously at Sluggo’s. It’s one that takes a turn away from violence, and looks toward something else that remains what some may consider to be an uncomfortable topic to present in a public capacity: women’s sexuality. “I am doing the same monologue because it’s one not a lot of people want to do. It’s called ‘The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy,’” she said.

While Ensler has introduced new, spotlight monologues into the mix over the years, this is one in particular that remains part of the foundational lineup, and one Espy refers to as sort of an ‘outcast’ monologue. The monologue is the story of a female sex worker who only works with women and enjoys giving women pleasure. She is a woman who owns her own sexuality, and outwardly enjoys the expressive sound of her own voice, her moans. “If it were a man talking about his sexuality no one would bat an eye. When people are confronted by a woman who is not embarrassed or ashamed by her sex life, they don’t know what to do with it,” Espy said. Each woman performing a monologue in this 90-minute production will be uniformly dressed in black, with a hint of color and holding the stories on note cards. The note cards are a gentle reminder that they are not performing, but rather using their own voice to allow other women’s stories to be heard. The 12 monologues range in length, and alternate between those with more heavy themes and others that provoke laughter. Between each monologue there are what Shellman refers to as “happy vagina facts and sad facts.” Happy facts being those of the more lighthearted variety, while the sad facts are startling statistics. Here's an example of a "sad fact" you might hear: “Every year over 300,000 women will be raped in America. This is the year 2014. This is the world we live in,” Shellman said.

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Although not performing a monologue this year, Rachel Moore has been a founding participant and V-Day Pensacola organizer, and was a part of the 2009 performance at Sluggo’s. Beyond the monologues, Moore is drawn to the social activist aspect, and the essence of community that “The Vagina Monologues” continues to support both globally and in the individual communities in which it is shared.

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“I think Valentine’s is a really appropriate time to spotlight the issue. That’s when the offenders are going to say ‘Baby, forgive me.’” Sue Hand

“I like being part of a social movement that’s so widespread, but at the same time getting to feel a connection and closeness with the women working on the play and knowing what we’re doing for women in our own community.” As Moore notes, violence toward women and girls may be a global issue, but on our home front in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, domestic violence remains a real problem. That's where Favor House of Northwest Florida comes in. “Last year with a combination of outreach services and shelter, Favor House served 1600 individuals between Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties,” reported Director Sue Hand. Although Favor House serves both men and women, Hand confirms, it still is predominately a women’s issue. “Ninetynine percent of those in our services are women,” she said. In addition to offering shelter for victims, Favor House provides an abuse hotline, and a number of outreach and education services. “Education is needed so our community will understand our offenders need to be held responsible,” Hand said. “I think February 13, 2014

that people don’t understand when it’s not happening to them. We judge things by what is happening to us.” In 2012, the FDLE reported 3,527 cases of domestic violence in Escambia County, with 3,096 reported by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, 427 by the Pensacola Police Department. Although recent numbers in our own community show that domestic violence incidences have decreased, as with the case of rape and other violent crimes, there is a gap between the number of incidents actually occurring and how many of those cases are reported. 2,707 is the number of 2013 cases reported by the Sheriff's Department that was recently highlighted. Although down from 3,096 reported in 2012, this number is still believed to only represent a small percentage of those individuals affected. “Domestic violence is just like rape in that it is only reported 25 percent of the time. If we only judge our community by reported incidences, we are lacking the component that tells us how serious it is,” Hand said. While Favor House has individuals referred to them from other area non-profits such as Manna Food Bank, they are an entirely independent organization, and the only one of their kind in the immediate area. “You have to be trained in what to do and we are the only certified experts in the two county area. It’s one of the things we need to do — ongoing awareness. If they don't need us they don't look for us,” Hand said. Still, on top of their extensive work with victims of abuse, Favor House offers an entire program focused on offenders. “If we don’t change the offenders’ behavior, they are going to have another victim,” Hand said. Not only is it vital to focus on the

behavior of the offender, but equally as vital to eliminate the miscommunication and misinterpretations surrounding how those being victimized define violence. “We still have women that come and say, ‘I’m being verbally abused, but he hasn’t hit me, yet’ or perhaps they were pushed. People have a way of judging [what constitutes] violence by what they are experiencing,” Hand said. While Domestic Violence Awareness month takes place annually in October, like any form of violence, it remains an everyday issue, and one that Hand feels is especially important to bring light to on Valentine’s Day, a time when many victims may be more inclined to give in to the manipulation tactics of their offender, amidst a holiday centered around glorified affection. “I think Valentine’s is a really appropriate time to spotlight the issue. That’s when the offenders are going to say ‘Baby, forgive me,’” Hand said. V-Day Pensacola hopes to help Favor House as much as possible with the proceeds from this performance. “I hope that people are entertained and enjoy themselves. I hope that it makes them think about some of the issues and also that it just really raises as much money as possible for Favor House, and I think it’s an important thing to do,” Moore said.

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this beautiful, funny, intelligent, sexy play.” “I really hope that people who come and see it have a really good time on Valentine’s Day, doing something that isn’t just going to dinner and buying roses for someone,” Shellman said. “I also hope people realize that activism and social awareness doesn’t have to be this big scary thing that you have to be part of a big organization [to do]. It can be a grassroots things that you can do with a group of friends. I hope people realize they can do the same thing with the things that they care about.” {in}

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

WHAT: V-Day Pensacola Presents “The Vagina Monologues” WHEN: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14 WHERE: Artel Gallery 223 Palafox COST: $5 entry DETAILS: Facebook.com/ vdaypensacola To learn more about Favor House of Northwest Florida, visit favorhouse.com. For more about the V-Day movement, visit Vday.org

Art Auction

V-Day Pensacola 2014 Cast Members

Erin Cuneo: Cast member (The Vulva Club) Eliza Espy: Cast member (The Woman Who Loved To Make Vaginas Happy) Cleopatra Griffin: Cast member (Say It) Claire Inabnit: Cast member (The Vagina Workshop) Frances Jacobi: Cast member (I Was There In The Room) Emily Lullo: Cast member/Set Designer (Because He Liked to Look At It) Jasmine Miller: Cast member (My Angry Vagina) Rachel Moore: Cast Member/Event Coordinator/Social Media Director Jennifer Shellman: Event Coordinator/ Cast member (My Vagina Was My Village) Cori Perez: Cast member (Hair) Alexa Reed: Cast member (My Short Skirt) Jamie Tincher: Cast member (The Flood) Samantha Williams: Cast member/ Graphic Designer/Set Designer Kara Woodson: Cast member (Reclaiming Cunt) 414 1

Although “The Vagina Monologues” will be taking center stage at Artel beginning at 8 p.m., in an effort to make an entire night of it and help raise even more money for Favor House, doors open at 6 p.m. to welcome in guests for the silent auction. Donated art pieces for the action include photography, hand made jewelry, drawings, paintings, prints and ceramics, all courtesy of a wide range of local artists. Each unique piece makes for a worthwhile memento from the event, or perhaps even a last minute Valentine’s gift. During this time guests are invited to mingle and enjoy drinks from a cash donation bar.

Raffle Prizes

In addition to the silent auction, guests will be invited to purchase a raffle ticket. Not only does purchasing a $1 raffle ticket go to benefit Favor House, it allows you the opportunity to potentially go home with a prize. Prizes include gift certificates to local eateries: The Leisure Club, McGuire's Irish Pub, Sluggo's Vegetarian Restaurant and End of The Line Cafe, as well as other local businesses such as Stay Clinical Spa, Painting With a Twist, Volume 1 Salon, The Mole Hole and Breathe Yoga Studio.

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Valentines & Valentines by Joani Delezen

Date Night Ideas

Oh, Valentine's Day. You either love it or think it's a pain in the ass. And no matter what, you know that it's one of the few nights of the year where ordering in and hitting up Redbox just doesn't cut it. Whether you're in a relationship or single, there's always a lot of pressure to do something "special." But you don't have to freak out about it too much this year—there are more than enough date-worthy events happening around town to help make planning an unforgettable evening easy. We've gone ahead and done the legwork for you, all you have to do is pick an event, hope it's not sold out and buy tickets.

♥ SLUGGO'S PUNK ROCK PROMAGEDON

And They Called It Puppy Love ♥ DUH FOR DOGS

Remember The Spotted Dog Pet Boutique and Bakery? We hope you do, it only closed in December. If you and your puppy have been missing their fresh baked treats, we've got some good news. Starting Valentine's Day, they are reopening in a new location—a villa inside Duh. To celebrate their new digs, they'll be offering discounts and refreshments all day Friday. And yes, your dog is welcome to come shop with you. DETAILS: duhpensacola.com

♥ MY FURRY VALENTINE

If you don't have a dog to spoil with Spotted Dog treats but want one, The Pensacola Humane Society is offering a pretty sweet Valentine's Day adoption

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promotion. The ‘My Furry Valentine’ deal is a two-for-one adoption specials on certain animal couples. One couple that will be featured during the event is Djange and Maxwell, two-year-old inseperable Shepherd mixes. How can you say no? DETAILS: pensacolahumane.org

Friday, Feb. 14 You're going to want to dress to impress at this Valentine's Day party. And not just because you can win a prize for being "best dressed" — but because it's a punk rock prom and you'd be crazy to miss your chance to rock a fitting get up. There will, of course, be dancing and DJ’s, plus a photo booth and a special appearance by everyone's favorite female hip-hip duo Cookies and Cake. It doesn't start until 9 p.m., so you have plenty of time to see "The Vagina Monologues" before and walk over. Yup, that sounds like a dream date to us. DETAILS: facebook.com/sluggos.pals

♥ PLT'S SHORT ATTENTION

SPAN THEATRE

Friday, Feb. 14-Sunday Feb. 16 (plus additional shows next weekend) Thinking about taking your date to a movie theater? Well, think a little harder and step up your game with an evening at the Pensacola Little Theatre. They are playing host to "Short Attention Span The-

ater," which is a series one-act plays that focus on the funny side of romance and relationships. You can also impress your date by telling them that most of the plays are original and unpublished, so they are seeing a world premiere performance. DETAILS: pensacolalittletheatre.com

♥ P'COLA LOVE

Friday, Feb. 14 "An Evening of Champagne, Chocolate and Song" is how The Choral Society of Pensacola is billing their Valentine's event "To Pensacola With Love." Given that all the ingredients of a great date are built in the title—booze, food and music— it's pretty much a no brainer. DETAILS: choralsocietyofpensacola.com

♥ THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Friday, Feb. 14 If you read anything in the paper prior this page, you already know about "The Vagina Monologues" performance, which the ladies of V-Day Pensacola are putting on. But just in case you didn't—here's another plug. You aren't going to find a cheaper (only $5) or more thoughtful way to spend Feb. 14 than this. DETAILS: facebook.com/vdaypensacola

♥ PLAY HOCKEY

Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 Nothing says "romance" like watching grown men rough each other up on ice skates. But seriously, if you're in a love with a sports fanatic we can't think of a better way to show them you "get" them than by spending Valentine's Day at The Hangar taking in an Ice Flyers game. Bonus points if you spring for seats on the glass. DETAILS: pensacolaiceflyers.com

♥ PSO'S PRESENTS A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Saturday, Feb. 15 "I'm taking you to see an Academy Award winner in the flesh." Yeah, that's a date night description you don't hear very often. But you can totally use it this year if you choose to wait a day and wow your valentine with an evening at the Saenger Theater featuring the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and celebrated composer Bill Conti. DETAILS: pensacolasymphony.com (For a complete interview with Conti, turn to page 25) 15


Waffles Are For Lovers

♥ Sure, everyone has been to Waffle House. But we doubt you've been to Waffle House on Valentine's Day. And even if you somehow ended up there one faithful Feb. 14, you probably didn't know to plan ahead and make reservations (yes, we said reservations) so you could participate in their annual "Waffles Are For Lovers" dining experience. Tablecloths, candles, a special menu and maybe even some heartshaped hash browns are what you'll get if you book a table. We're suckers for kitsch and waffles, so of course we're totally in love with this idea. Consider our reservations made. Participating locations in our area: 8010 Lavelle Way, Pensacola and 831 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze DETAILS: wafflehouse.com

Do Something Sweet

While we aren't knocking traditional chocolate boxes—the mystery flavors are always fun to bite into—we do think you could do better. Here are some local options we're particularly sweet on.

♥ ONE STOP SHOP

Thinking about buying your valentine flowers? And chocolates? And maybe a

heart-shaped balloon? Not only can Fiore hook you up with all those things, they can do so in spectacular fashion. Starting this month, they are exclusive retailers of French macaroons and gourmet chocolate creations from New Orleans based confectioner Sucré. To celebrate this new relationship, they’re offering discounts when you pair flowers and Sucré sweets. While we can't guarantee what will be in stock, we highly recommend the "Signature Collection" macaroon box if it's available. The lemon flavor alone makes the entire box worth it. DETAILS: fioreofpensacola.com

♥ SNAP TO IT

What's better than a cupcake? Two cupcakes, of course. Stop in Oh Snap! and play the "one for you, one for me" game

with gourmet cupcake flavors. Good luck leaving with just two though. They will also have roses and cards available for sale the day of to make your life easier. Added bonus — they offer vegan and gluten free varieties. DETAILS: ohsnapcupcakes.com

♥ CREPE EXPECTATIONS

If your valentine works downtown, you should surprise them with a Nutella filled masterpiece from Mimi’s Bistro on the Go. You can find this mobile crêperie parked near Plaza Ferdinand at the intersection of Palafox and Government streets most weekdays. DETAILS: facebook.com/mimiscrepes

♥ VEGAN LOVE

If you ordered ahead and got a Valentine's Day treat box for your significant other or yourself, good on you. But even if you didn't, Sluggo's has your back. They'll have treats galore available the day of, including cookies with edible glitter and build your own goodie bags. And remember, everything at Sluggo's is vegan, so these treats have less junk you need to feel guilty about in them. DETAILS: facebook.com/sluggos.pals

Hearts On Hearts On Hearts ♥

If you're looking for a quick, yet thoughtful gift idea this Valentine's Day, try "Find It In Everything" by Drew Barrymore. Yes, that Drew Barrymore. She's published pretty much the cutest book ever using photos of hearts that she's taken and collected over the last ten years. From miso soup to cat treats to her morning tea, Barrymore has found hearts in countless everyday objects. This simple, yet thoughtful collection of photos proves once and for all that you really can find love in everything if you just look closely. DETAILS: facebook.com/DrewBarrymore

♥ If Waffle House isn't your thing, most fine dinning establishments around town are offering Valentine's Day specials of some kind—like pre-fixed couples menus and wine pairings. We just didn't want to include them here since most require reservations and might be booked solid by time you read this. But if you're going for it last minute, good luck getting a table.

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RUNNING: SIX AT SIX 6 a.m. Running Wild, 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or werunwild.com. ARTEL GALLERY 10 a.m.–4 p.m. “In Depth: Body of Work IV” features works by Linda Kernick (manipulated photography), Sally Miller (paintings) and Gila Rayberg (mosaics). “Sacred Heart,” featuring the work of Donna O’Neal is on display in The Award Alcove, and “Simultaneity,” a multimedia exhibit by Don Manderson, is open in The Vault. All current exhibits are on display through Feb. 28. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. 223 Palafox, Old County Courthouse. 432-3080 or artelgallery.org. BLUE MORNING GALLERY 10 a.m.–5 p.m. “Adorn” Jewelers Show on display through March 1. Monday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30–4 p.m. 21 S. Palafox. 429-9100 or bluemorninggallery.com. PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The PMA Permanent Collection Retrospective” and the 60th annual “Youth Art Focus Exhibition” on display through Feb. 15. Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, 12-5 p.m. 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.com. QUAYSIDE ART GALLERY 10 a.m.–5 p.m. “New in the Q,” A New Members Show featuring the work of 12 new artists juried into the gallery in 2013. On display through Feb. 19. Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 17 E. Zaragoza St. Free admission. 438-2363 or quaysidegallery.com. “PASTA LA VISTA BABY” AT SO GOURMET 12—1 p.m. So Gourmet’s 3-part series will feature their homemade pastas, starting with more simple ones and culminating with stuffed ravioli. This first class will feature an Aged Raspberry Balsamic and Toasted Almond Salad and an Arugula Pasta with creamy garlic mushroom sauce. $35 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or sogourmetpensacola.com. PENSACOLA HERITAGE FOUNDATION REDISCOVERY LECTURE 12—1 p.m. Join John Appleyard and Nathan Khan on the subject of Palafox Street, following the street’s history and development from the time of the city’s layout in 1764 through the present day. Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members. A lunch prepared by the First United Methodist Church is available for an additional $10. The Wright Place, 6 Wright St. 438-6505 MESS HALL 2 – 5 p.m. The Pensacola MESS Hall (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff ) offers weekly themes, special activities and workshops that captivate curious minds of all ages and inspire a lifetime of discovery. School year hours are Tuesday–Friday, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 116 N. Tarragona St. Admission is free for members and $8 for adults and children ages 3 and over. 877937-6377 or PensacolaMESShall.org. WINE TASTING AT AWM 5 p.m. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. 9th Ave. 433-9463 or aragonwinemarket.com. PENSACOLA OPERA OPEN HOUSE 5—8 p.m. For this open house event, the Pensacola Opera’s 2014 Artists in Residence will perform arias and songs of love. This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about Pensacola Opera and the ways you can get involved. Guests will also have the chance to reserve the best available seats for Cinderella at exclusive open house prices. Pensacola Opera Center, 75 S. Tarragona St. Free. 433-6737 or pensacolaopera.com. WINE & GLIDE SEGWAY TOUR 5:30-7:30 p.m. This one-hour Segway tour includes a stop at Seville Quarter or Aragon Wine Market for a wine 818 1

Ears & Fingers by Jason Leger

Beck MORNING PHASE

It’s somewhat difficult to sit down with the intentions of writing about Beck. In most ventures, a writer wants to tell his audience something new about the subject matter, especially in a newspaper that people read to be informed. However when it comes to someone as prolific as Beck, the old adage rings true: “What is there to say that hasn’t already been said?” Thankfully, Beck has taken it upon himself to write a new chapter of his story in the form of new album “Morning Phase." It’s shimmering, it’s somber, it’s reserved and honestly kind of perfect. Not that I think Beck has any intentions of quitting, but if he did, this statement would be a great punctuation mark on an unbelievable career. Somehow the guy always manages to stay relevant, regardless of what the music community is doing. It isn’t so much that he shifts himself around popular genres, but it’s almost as though popular genres shift themselves around him.

tasting. Offered every Thursday and Friday night. Call ahead for availability and information about other tour offerings. Emerald Coast Tours, 701 S. Palafox. $45. 417-9292 or emeraldcoasttours.net. VEGAN DINNER AT END OF THE LINE 6—9 p.m. While End of the Line offers vegan dinner options every day (except Mondays, when they’re closed) each Thursday the café also serves a 3-course dinner, the menu for which changes every week. 610 E. Wright St. $15. 4290336 or eotlcafe.com. PLT PRESENTS “REMEMBER WHEN…BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYZ” 7 p.m. Pensacola’s own American Gospel Award-winning playwright Leroy Williams wrote, directs and produces this comedy that tells the story of a group of neighborhood friends and classmates who meet again for their 30th year high school class reunion. While sitting around, they reminisce about growing up in the 70s. The play is a production of the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) in partnership with the Pensacola Little Theatre. PLT’s Mainstage Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson

“Morning Phase” is Beck’s 12th studio album across the span of 21 years. In 2002, Beck released “Sea Change,” which was a game changer for him as it was an album that explored heartbreak. It made a stronger use of live instrumentation instead of the sample heavy music that preceded it. Twelve years removed, “Morning Phase” is a great companion to “Sea Change,” and a solid follow-up to the now six-year-old “Modern Guilt.” I listened to this album in its entirety three times last week, and I couldn’t find a track that felt boring or lost my attention. The crescendos and the lulls, the guitar and the keyboard, and all the damn feelings kept me engaged the whole time. This is good news for Beck fans who have been waiting for something to come along and lift their spirits. High points for me are the acoustic driven “Turn Away,” throwback jam “Blackbird Chain” and album opener “Morning.” Overall this album maintains the level of introspection I grew to love in “Sea Change,” as well as adding another dimension to an already versatile artist. “Morning Phase” is out February 25th via Capitol Records.

and will forever remember the secret of swimming under the ships at the end of Super Mario 3. I feel the most fortunate to have grown up in the 90s because I existed during the golden age of grunge, and I got to listen to the genre’s seminal bands carving out their own niches. I also feel very fortunate to exist in the present, because grunge is making resurgence in some exciting ways. Right in the midst of this revival is Speedy Ortiz, a four-piece from Massachusetts who have been quietly (figuratively) forcing audiences to pay attention with their biting hooks and swagger that embodies some of the great girl-fronted grunge bands of the 90s. Sleater-Kinney, Veruca Salt, early Hole and The Breeders come to back to life in the raucous chords and attitude of front woman Sadie Dupuis. If any of those bands stirred something in you, I highly recommend checking out Speedy Ortiz. Their new EP, “Real Hair,” is out now via Carpark Records and you can also keep up with the band at their Live Journal (yep) page, speedyortiz.livejournal.com. {in}

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THE DAVENPORTS 6 p.m. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or tlcdowntown.com. KARAOKE NIGHT 6 p.m. VFW Post 706, 5000 Lillian Highway, 455-0026. LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 6 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. GYPSY GROOVE 7 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or picassojazz.com. JAMES & FRIENDS 7 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com. WALT KATTNER 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS THAT 1 GUY 7:30 p.m. Richie Ramone performs songs of The Ramones, as well as works from his solo album

“Entitled!” 2 S. Palafox. $10. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. KRAZY GEORGE KARAOKE 8 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. TYLER MAC BAND 9 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. DJ MR. LAO 10 p.m. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

FRIDAY 2.14

PENSACOLA COOKS PRESENTS “COOKING FRESH WITH THE 50 ITEM PANTRY” 10 a.m.— 12 p.m. Chef Nick Farkas leads this class centered on Cacao Bean and Chocolate, instructing students on how to shop for ingredients that complement those items and how to prepare dishes using utilizing those ingredients together. Registration is $40 per student. Ever’man Natuinweekly.net


happenings ral Foods Community Kitchen, 315 W. Garden St. 456-0743 or pensacolacooks.com. LIVING HISTORY IN HISTORIC PENSACOLA VILLAGE 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Learn early 19th century cooking techniques and trade-skills from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Demonstration schedules vary and include broom making, sewing, basket weaving and wood working. Demonstrations are included with the Village admission. Tickets for the Village are available at 205 E. Zaragoza St. $6 adults, $5 AAA, Senior Citizen 65+ and Active Military, $3 children ages 4-16. 595-5993 or historicpensacola.org. “BRAIN FOOD” AT SO GOURMET 12—1 p.m. Guest speaker Bob Murphy, an international speaker and coach with Studer Group, will present at this installment of “Brain Food.” Murphy will share insight related to life, leadership skills and things he’s learned from his travels, while the audience enjoys a lunch menu including sea bass, sweet potato oven fries, and beet orange and walnut salad. $35 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or sogourmetpensacola.com. WINE TASTING AT SEVILLE QUARTER 5—7 p.m. “Try if for free, buy it for less” during weekly wine tastings at the Gift Shoppe at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. WINE TASTING AT CITY GROCERY 5—7 p.m. Out and about in East Hill on Friday night? Stop by City Grocery for their free weekly wine tasting before settling in or heading out for the night. 2050 N. 12th Ave. 469-8100. V-DAY VAGINA MONOLOGUES PERFORMANCE 6—9:30 p.m. In observance of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, a group of locals will stage a performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” Doors open at 6 p.m. for a silent art auction, merchandise and raffle ticket sales. Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission for the show is $5. All proceeds will be donated to Favor House Women's shelter. To find out more about the global V-Day movement, visit vday.org. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox. facebook.com/vdaypensacola. PLT PRESENTS “REMEMBER WHEN…BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYZ” 7 p.m. Pensacola’s own American Gospel Award-winning playwright Leroy Williams wrote, directs and produces this comedy that tells the story of a group of neighborhood friends and classmates who meet again for their 30th year high school class reunion. While sitting around, they reminisce about growing up in the 70s. The play is a production of the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) in partnership with the Pensacola Little Theatre. PLT’s Mainstage Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $22 ahead of time and $24 at the door. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. THE CHORAL SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA PRESENTS “TO PENSACOLA WITH LOVE” 7—9 p.m. The Choral Society of Pensacola presents a new event titled “To Pensacola with Love: An Evening of Champagne, Chocolate and Song.” Patrons will enjoy a variety of musical entertainment, both vocal and instrumental, in the various PMA galleries; a wide array of delectable sweets, with an emphasis on chocolate; and champagne and other beverages. The evening will culminate with a concert featuring songs and music dedicated to love. Reservations are $25 per person. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 484-1806 or choralsocietyofpensacola.com. ICE HOCKEY 7:05 p.m. Pensacola Ice Flyers vs. Mississippi Surge. Pensacola Bay Center. 201 E. Gregory St. pensacolaiceflyers.com. PLT PRESENTS “SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE” 7:30 p.m. Studio 400's 10th installFebruary 13, 2014

ment of the ever-popular series: an evening of one-act plays that find the humor in romance and relationships. The plays are typically original and unpublished. Ken Armitage, Tiffany Eddins and Carla Rhodes direct this year’s production of “6 stories of love, life, laughter and relationships.” PLT’s Courtroom Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $10—$17. This show is rated R. 4322042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. NIGHT BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT 10:30 p.m.–12 a.m. The regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch menu, including Bellinis, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Sangrias is available late night at Pot Roast and Pinot. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or potroastandpinot.com.

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LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 5 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. BRYAN LEE 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. JAM SANDWICH 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. 932-4139 or peglegpetes.com. CYNTHIA DOMULOT 7 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or picassojazz.com. DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. HOT SAUCE 8 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fi vesistersbluescafe.com. JOEY SOMMERVILLE WITH PIECES OF A DREAM 8 p.m. Trumpeter Joey Sommerville and Philadelphia’s Pieces of a Dream bring contemporary jazz to the Saenger Theatre stage this Valentine’s Day. The Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. Tickets are $43—$78. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com. SOMETHING HUGE 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. THE BLENDERS 8:30 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com. CADILLAC ATTACK DUO 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 S. Palafox. 466-2103 or thetincow.com. BIG JIM BROWN & THE SPEED KINGS 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. THE HOUSE HARKONNEN AT THE HANDLEBAR 9 p.m. The House Harkonnen with The Vaginas, The Offer and more. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or pensacolahandlebar.com. MARIO MENA BAND 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. PUNK ROCK PROMAGEDDON AT SLUGGO’S 9 p.m. Looking to party like the high schooler you once were this Valentine’s Day? If so, head to Sluggo’s where there will be DJs, dancing, drinks, prizes for the best dressed guests, a photo booth, a special appearance by Cookies and Cake and much more. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501. SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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SATURDAY 2.15

FEE FREE DAYS AT GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE 8 a.m. The National Park Service is offering free admission to all National Parks on select days in 2014 to thank the public for its support of the parks year round. All of Presidents Day weekend — Saturday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 17 — are included in the fee free holidays. The waived fees apply only to entrance fees only. For a full description of the facilities

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pottery by Adam Field and programs currently available at Gulf Islands National Seashore, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/guis or contact the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850-934-2600. PALAFOX MARKET 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown

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Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs and art for sale. Vendors include dozens of local farmers, home gardeners and area artists throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Baldwin counties to ensure a variety of colorful and enticing products. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, N. Palafox St. palafoxmarket.com. INTRICATE CARVING WITH ADAM FIELD 9 a.m.—5 p.m. In this demonstration workshop, Adam Field will take you on a journey into the world of precision throwing and intricate carving techniques. Field's years of experience in the U.S. and South Korea make him an acknowledged master of throwing and carving, and he recently established his studio in Durango, Colo. His works are included in private collections internationally. The workshop is open to ages 16 and older. Cost for the workshop is $95 per person. Lunch will be provided. 429-1222 or firstcityart.org. UKULELE CLASS 9:30 a.m. The Pensacola Ukulele Players Society (PUPS) meets every Saturday morning at Blues Angel Music, offering free ukulele lessons for both beginners and seasoned

musicians looking to pick up a new instrument. Loaner ukuleles are available for the sessions, which usually last an hour. Blues Angel Music, 657 N. Pace Blvd. 457-7757 or bluesangelmusic.com. DAY BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch including Bellinis, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Sangrias, as well as your favorite brunch dishes with exciting twists — like chicken and cashew waffles and French toast with grilled pineapple. Perfect fare if you fancy an indulgent early meal. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or potroastandpinot.com. PLT PRESENTS “REMEMBER WHEN…BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYZ” 2:30 and 7 p.m. Pensacola’s own American Gospel Award-winning playwright Leroy Williams wrote, directs and produces this comedy that tells the story of a group of neighborhood friends and classmates who meet again for their 30th year high school class reunion. While sitting around, they reminisce about growing up in the 70s. The play is a production of the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) in partnership with the Pensacola Little Theatre. PLT’s Mainstage Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $22 ahead of time and $24 at the door. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. PENSACOLA BAY BREWERY TOUR 3:30 p.m. Join Brewmaster Mark Robertson for a tour of Pensacola’s own brewery. Tours begin in the Taproom and include samples for those ages 21 and over. No reservations required. $5. 225 E. Zaragoza St. 434-3353 or pbbrew.com. PENSACOLA COOKS PRESENTS “CUPID’S KITCHEN DATE NIGHT: EVERYTHING

CHOCOLATE” 6 p.m. Couples will have a hands-on cooking experience during which the main kitchen attraction is the cacao bean and everything chocolate. The class is divided into teams of two, each cooperating to create a chef choice recipe from start to finish. The chef will prepare the remainder of the meal, incorporating the main attraction ingredient from appetizer through dessert. Registration is $40 per student. Ever’man Natural Foods Community Kitchen, 315 W. Garden St. 456-0743 or pensacolacooks.com. WATERBOYZ SKATEBOARD ART SHOW 6:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m. Waterboyz will be all the more colorful during its skateboard art show and silent auction. Announced in November, artists have had a chance to sign up and create custom artwork on or with blank skatedecks. All art entries are eligible for silent auction with artist setting the minimum bid, and all proceeds from the entries and art sales will go to the First Ride Foundation. Waterboyz Surf & Skate Shop, 380 N. 9th Ave. 433-2929 or waterboyz.com. “CREATIVE ACTIVISM” WITH SASSAFRASS 7 p.m. Jo Billups and Karen Harvill form the folk duo Sassafrass. The singer/songwriters are serious environmental activists who have played for Greenpeace, W WF, the Sierra Club, and 350.org, and for climate events and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. At this event at End of the Line Café, Sassafrass will perform and discuss their approach to activism. The event is free and open to the public, presented by 350 Pensacola. 610 E. Wright St. 572-7230 or facebook.com/350pensacola. ICE HOCKEY 7:05 p.m. Pensacola Ice Flyers vs. Huntsville Havoc. Pensacola Bay Center. 201 E. Gregory St. pensacolaiceflyers.com.

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happenings PLT PRESENTS “SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE” 7:30 p.m. Studio 400's 10th installment of the ever-popular series: an evening of one-act plays that find the humor in romance and relationships. The plays are typically original and unpublished. Ken Armitage, Tiffany Eddins and Carla Rhodes direct this year’s production of “6 stories of love, life, laughter and relationships.” PLT’s Courtroom Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $10—$17. This show is rated R. 4322042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. NIGHT BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT 10:30 p.m.– 2 a.m. A night-time edition of the regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch menu. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or potroastandpinot.com.

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BRYAN LEE 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS CHIMAIRA 6 p.m. Chimaira with I Wrestled A Bear Once, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy and REFLECTIONS. 2 S. Palafox. $18—$20. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. THREE AMIGOS DUO 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. 932-4139 or peglegpetes.com. JACK ZOESCH 7 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or picassojazz.com. DIZZY JUKE BAND 8 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. PSO PRESENTS “A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” 8 p.m. The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra welcomes Academy Award winning composer Bill Conti as a guest composer for a night of music

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entirely from Conti’s numerous film scores. Conti composed the scores to movies including the Rocky films, The Karate Kid and The Right Stuff, for which he won an Oscar. The Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. Tickets are $22—$84. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com. SOMETHING HUGE 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. LIVIN’ THE DREAM 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 S. Palafox, 466-2103 or thetincow.com. BIG JIM BROWN & THE SPEED KINGS 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. JPEGASUS AT SLUGGO’S 9 p.m. JPEGASUS with Teach Me Equals and Glass Mattress. $5. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501. KARAOKE WITH KRAZY GEORGE 9 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 4691001 or hubstaceys.com. MARIO MENA BAND 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. SCHOFIELD 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

SUNDAY 2.16

BUBBLES & BRUNCH AT THE LEISURE CLUB 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Enjoy Gourmet Brunch Trios for $12. You pick the three delicious items to build your perfect brunch. Bottomless Champagne & Mimosas for $5. TLC opens at 9 a.m. for coffee and pastries. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or tlcdowntown.com.

DAY BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT 10:00 a.m.–3 p.m. Regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch, including Bellinis, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Sangrias, as well as your favorite brunch dishes with exciting twists. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or potroastandpinot.com. THE FISH HOUSE BRUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch overlooking Pensacola Bay. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. END OF THE LINE BRUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m. This vegan café offers its unique 3-course brunch every Sunday, with a menu that changes each week. 610 E. Wright St. $15. 429-0336 or eotlcafe.com. SEVILLE QUARTER SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Seville Quarter’s weekly Sunday Brunch features their regular breakfast menu and beignets along with Chef Brandon Melton’s added specials. Bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers, as well as live music are also part of the fun. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. FIVE SISTERS JAZZ BRUNCH 11 a.m.–5 p.m. A southern-inspired brunch menu ranging from French toast to shrimp and grits is served up in addition to Five Sisters’ regular menu offerings — and alongside live music — every Sunday. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivessistersbluescafe.com. PLT PRESENTS “SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE” 2:30 p.m. Studio 400's 10th installment of the ever-popular series: an evening of one-act plays that find the humor in romance and relationships. The plays are typically original and unpublished. Ken Armitage, Tiffany Eddins and Carla Rhodes direct this year’s production of “6 stories of love, life, laughter and

relationships.” PLT’s Courtroom Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $10—$17. This show is rated R. 4322042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. PLT PRESENTS “REMEMBER WHEN…BACK IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYZ” 3:30 p.m. Pensacola’s own American Gospel Award-winning playwright Leroy Williams wrote, directs and produces this comedy that tells the story of a group of neighborhood friends and classmates who meet again for their 30th year high school class reunion. While sitting around, they reminisce about growing up in the 70s. The play is a production of the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) in partnership with the Pensacola Little Theatre. PLT’s Mainstage Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Tickets are $22 ahead of time and $24 at the door. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

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LEKTRIC MULLET 4 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. “A KNIGHT OF JAZZ AT THE LANDING” 5—11 p.m. Lighten Up Entertainment presents “A Knight of Jazz” featuring national recording artist and saxophonist Antoine Knight with special guest En’Trigue. Mike Riley hosts and DJ Cory T will provide the music. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Doors open at 4 p.m. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 232-5268. DAVID DUNN 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. 932-4139 or peglegpetes.com. KARAOKE WITH KRAZY GEORGE 8 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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top survivor/winner. A special “Walking Dead” celebrity runner will also be part of the field to make things more interesting, and WOB will offer beer specials for zombies and survivors alike. The cost of entry for the race is three canned food items. All canned goods will be donated to Manna Food Bank. For more information and/or to register send a message to pensacolazombierun@gmail.com or find the event on Facebook {in}

On Sunday, Feb. 16, it’s time to run like a zombie’s chasing you — because they will be if you registered for Pensacon’s Zombie 5K. In honor of the fan conference’s inaugural event, Pensacon is teaming with World of Beer’s Running Club to organize a Zombie Run for charity. The number of registration spots for “zombies” is limited. If you’re happier taking your chances as a survivor, wear a white shirt and try to dodge the bloody hands of the zombies. The runner with the most pristinely un-bloody shirt at the end will be the

GREG LYON 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. BROOKS HUBBERT 10 p.m. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. 433-2849 or mcguiresirishpub.com.

MONDAY 2.17

RUNNING: SEVILLE QUARTER MILERS CLUB 5 p.m. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. FAMILY GAME NIGHT AT THE MAIN LIBRARY 6—7:30 p.m. The main branch of West Florida Public Library (WFPL) is hosting game nights each Monday. WFPL has a wide verity of board games and puzzles for all ages and are encouraging the public to bring friends and family along for this weekly event. Main Library, 239 N. Spring St. 436-5038 or mywfpl.com. PENSACOLA COOKS “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” 6:30 p.m. Every third Monday of the month, Chef Daniel Watts of The Wine Bar on Palafox teaches a “Girls Night Out” class focused on food from different regions of the U.S. In February, the focus will be on the “Sizzling Southwest.” Registration is $48 per student. The Wine Bar on Palafox, 16 S. Palafox. 456-0743 or pensacolacooks.com. TEXAS HOLD ‘EM FOR FUN AT THE SANDSHAKER 7 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. “LEGALIZE DEMOCRACY” DOCUMENTARY & 222 2

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DISCUSSION 7 p.m. How does the legal recognition of Corporate Personhood impact you and your family? How did corporations come to have the same rights as human beings? Head to Open Books for a free showing of the new documentary “Legalize Democracy” to learn about the issues, discuss various perspectives, and hear about what is being done in communities around the nation to create change. Open Books, 1040 Guillemard St. 453-6774 or openbookspcola.org. WORLD OF BEER TRIVIA NIGHT 7–9 p.m. Drink beer, play trivia for free and win WOB Bucks if your team makes the top three. 200 S. Palafox St. 332-7952 or wobusa.com/locations/Palafox. BAR BINGO 8 p.m. Free to play. Buck Thomas and the Seville Girls host this weekly event complete with drink specials and prizes. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. TRIVIA AT THE SANDSHAKER 9 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

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JSOP PRESENTS JAZZ GUMBO 6:30 –9 p.m. The Jazz Society of Pensacola's Jazz Gumbo features Peter & Will Anderson, who the New York Times labeled as "virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone." Cost of admission is $10 for JSOP members with membership card, $15 for nonmembers, $5 for students with ID and free for military people in uniform. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo. Doors open at 5:30

p.m. Phinneas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.. 433-8382 or jazzpensacola.com. BLUES SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA’S MONDAY NIGHT BLUES 8 p.m. Featuring Dizzy Jukes. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. PAPER STREET SOAP CO. 8 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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RUNNING: SIX AT SIX 6 a.m. Running Wild, 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or werunwild.com. COOKING 101 AT SO GOURMET 12—1 p.m. “Cuttin’ Up with Master Butcher Kevin Green” is the topic of this Cooking 101 class, a weekly series at So Gourmet. Green owns The Butcher Shoppe in Pensacola and will teach students how to choose meats, explain different cuts of meats and their origins appropriate preparation methods for each. This class will focus on how to cut up a whole chicken. $35 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or sogourmetpensacola.com. HALF-PRICE SUSHI 5 p.m. Atlas, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or atlas.goodgrits.com. PRIME TIME TUESDAYS 5:30 p.m. Jackson’s, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com. SHAKESPEARE CLUB 5–7 p.m. Club members will read and discuss the works of Shakespeare. The club is ongoing and meets every Tuesday, and welcomes Shakespeare fans of all ages. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. 662-278-8383.  YOGA AT EVER’MAN 6 p.m. There is no cost involved. Must be over 18 to attend. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org. STRUT YOUR MUTT 6:45 p.m. Join fellow dog owners for a 45-minute leisurely stroll in East Hill. Dogs must be leashed and well behaved. Owners should be prepared to pick up after the pets. Meet at the entrance of Bayview Park, 20th Ave. and E. Mallory St. 291-7658. TUESDAY NIGHT POETRY NIGHT AT SLUGGO’S 7 p.m. Free open mic poetry event every Tuesday. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St. facebook.com/TNPNS.

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LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 6 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. TUESDAY JAZZ JAM: THE GINO ROSARIA QUARTET 6:30 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS PRETTY THINGS PEEPSHOW 7:30 p.m. 2 S. Palafox. $12—$30. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. KARAOKE WITH BECKY 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. MIKE QUINN 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 4346211 or sevillequarter.com. PLAY’S “BEST OF THE COAST” KARAOKE NIGHT 9 p.m. Krazy George hosts Play’s weekly karaoke night, voted the “Best of the Coast” in 2013. Free skee ball and $2.50 drinks are just two more reasons to check this party out. 16 S. Palafox, Suite 200. 466-3080 or iplaypensacola.com. OPEN JAM NIGHT AT THE HANDLEBAR 12 p.m. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 4349060 or pensacolahandlebar.com.

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PENSACOLA COOKS LUNCH & LEARN 12—1 p.m. Join Chef Amber Solnik for a one-hour class that will instruct students in the preparation “One Ingredient, Three Ways,” with a focus

on leeks. The interactive class provides participants with tips and techniques for shopping, food prep and plate presentation. Recipe cards for dishes prepared in the class are also provided. Registration is $25 per student. Ever’man Natural Foods Community Kitchen, 315 W. Garden St. 456-0743 or pensacolacooks.com. IN MARTINI NIGHT 5 p.m. The Global Grill, 27 S. Palafox. 469-9966. RUN4WINE 5:30 p.m. Get out and about downtown as part of The Run4Wine Running Club. The club welcomes runners (and walkers) of all abilities, and offers 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 mile courses. Upon your return, enjoy 2-for-1 wine specials and a 10 percent discount on food, The Wine Bar’s way of rewarding you for your work out. The Wine Bar, 16 S. Palafox. run4wine.net. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS 5:30 p.m.-close. All bottled wines are 50 percent off. Jackson’s, 400 S. Barracks St. 469-9898 or jacksons. goodgrits.com. PENSACOLA BAY BREWERY RUNNING CLUB 6:30 p.m. Three different routes of varying lengths take off from the brewery every Wednesday. 225 E. Zaragoza St. 434-3353 or pbbrew.com. TAP IT AND RUN 6:30 p.m. Pound the pavement along the WOB Running Club’s 3.2-mile route, and you’ll be treated to half-price select drafts for runners. After 10 runs with the group, runners receive a “Tap It and Run” shirt. World of Beer, 200 S. Palafox St. 332-7952 or wobusa. com/locations/Palafox. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS 6:30 p.m. Half-priced bottles of wine and live music. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or tlcdowntown.com. PUB TRIVIA NIGHT AT GOAT LIPS 7—9:30 p.m. Tim Roberts hosts Goat Lips’ weekly Team Trivia Night, with topics including general trivia, pop culture, sports and more. Goat Lips Beer Garden, 2811 Copter Road. 474-1919 or facebook. com/goatlipsdeli. 

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LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 5 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. TIM SPENCER 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Rd. 932-4139 or peglegpetes.com. JAZZ JAM WITH THE PICASSO HOUSE BAND 7 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or picassojazz.com. TOMMY EMMANUEL IN CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Tommy Emmanuel, a two-time Grammy nominee and CMA's Global Country Artist of the Year for 2011, will perform at The Saenger Theatre with special guest Martin Taylor. 118 S. Palafox. Tickets are $24.50—$39.50. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com. BUCK NASTY BAND 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. KARAOKE WITH KRAZY GEORGE 8 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. TIMBERHAWK 8:30 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001. MIKE QUINN 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 4346211 or sevillequarter.com.

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Renowned Composer Takes the Saenger Stage

Bill Conti / courtesy photo Academy Award and Emmy-winning Composer Bill Conti will be the guest conductor at the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s concert titled “A Night at the Movies,” a show comprising songs from across Conti’s 40-plus year career writing music for film and television. If you’ve ever had the Rocky theme stuck in your head, perhaps as you’ve completed a long run or as you’ve lugged groceries up the stairs, you can thank Conti for that bit of sonic inspiration and nearly countless others. This will be the first time Conti has performed in Pensacola, but certainly not the first time he’s been in town. “I’ve been coming to Pensacola for a long time,” Conti said, who met his wife of 48 years while attending Louisiana State University (LSU), and her parents had a place on Pensacola Beach. The couple has regularly visited for decades. “I said, ‘This is going to be fun. I’m actually going to go to Pensacola to do a concert rather than just enjoy being in Pensacola as I have for 30 years.’” Born in Rhode Island, Conti said his family was very musical, and he began play-

ing piano and absorbing influences as a child. “Rather than movies, in the beginning it was the opera,” remembered Conti. “The dramatic music that was in my house — my grandfather and my father would sing to Italian operas, so that kind of dramatic music was always part of my musical life.” Conti attended high school in Miami, and under the advice of a teacher learned to play the bassoon to have a better chance of securing a college scholarship. The plan worked, and of the numerous offers he received, Conti chose to study at LSU, where he majored in piano and composition. Then, it was on to the Julliard School of Music for a second bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Later while working in Europe, Conti was introduced to the world of film scoring. After returning to the U.S. in the early 1970s, he began landing composing jobs in Los Angeles. “On the very first performance with a fine symphony, I’m bringing music that if anybody would know a piece of music of mine, I’m not going to ignore it; I’m going to play it,” said Conti, who frequently is a guest conductor at symphonies in the U.S. and Europe, and currently serves as the guest pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony. “If it works on me, I’m thinking it’s going to work on you, so I won’t pick anything I hate. It’s going to be in the pop field.”

The music for 1976’s “Rocky” was Conti’s first hugely successful film score, earning him a Best Original Song nomination for “Gonna Fly Now.” His second nomination in

“You take a symphony orchestra with all of these wonderful musicians, and our goal is to make the soul of that music come alive.” Bill Conti

that category was in 1982 for the song “For Your Eyes Only” from a James Bond film of the same name. Conti composed the score for each of the Rocky sequels, “Necessary Roughness,” “The Karate Kid,” “Private Benjamin,” and the 1999 remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” among numerous other films. His score for “The Right Stuff” garnered Conti an Oscar in 1983. His body of work also includes multiple television themes, including those for “Dynasty,” “Lifestyles of the Rich” and “North and South” — all of which are part of the program for this weekend’s show. His work in television has resulted in fi ve Emmy wins and twice the nominations. Conti’s projects have sold in excess of 8 million albums, and in 1989 a star with his name was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. WHAT: Emmy- and Academy Award-winDespite his success and acning composer Bill Conti conducts the PSO colades, Conti remains matter of WHERE: The Saenger Theatre, 118 S. fact about his body of work, stating Palafox. the award winners mean as much WHEN: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 to him as certain passages from COST: $22—$84 lesser-known scores. “It would be DETAILS: 435-2533 or pensacolasymphony.com. arrogant and really too prideful to fall in love with it in an abnormal way,” said Conti of his pieces.

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Speaking about the process of writing, Conti offered insight into where his success has come from: discipline and hard work. “There’s always a deadline. That’s one of the exciting things about it,” said Conti, who has completed scores in as little as a week, but typically has around three months to work. And as for the possibility of stalling out mid-process, Conti stated, “‘Writer’s block’ is kind of a dilettante phrase,” as he has found that writing a little something every day — even if it’s something you don’t initially like — is the best way to keep moving forward. “There’s no block; sometimes it comes easier than another, but writers get the job done.” In addition to writing, Conti continues working with orchestras, noting that live performance is a nice change of pace from the more “clinical situation” of working with producers in a recording studio. “You take a symphony orchestra with all of these wonderful musicians, and our goal is to make the soul of that music come alive,” Conti said. And, along with the PSO, Conti will likely do just that on Saturday night. {in}

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2013 DIFFERENCE MAKERS GULF BREEZE AREA CHAMBER ANNUAL AWARDS WINNERS The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber is pleased to announce their 2013 Annual Award winners. The presentation took place at the Annual Awards Gala: “Sailabration” on Saturday, February 1st, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Each year, the Chamber honors those businesses and individuals who have either emerged into the spotlight during the previous year or excelled in their market or circle of influence. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Award winners were nominated by their peers. The Chamber Board of Directors then vote to select the winners. The membership of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber honors the following worthy recipients.

2013 Ambassador of the Year—Sharon Pitts, Loftis Marine Division In June 2011, Sharon Pitts joined the Loftis Marine Division team. She had been active in a chamber of commerce in Kansas, so she knew that joining the local chambers was an excellent place to start marketing for them. Her first stop was the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber. She quickly joined the Ambassadors and visited with other committees. By 2012, her warm smile was a regular sight at all Ambassador functions, on the Business Development and Education Committees, and at the Leads Groups. Her willingness to help whenever needed led to an invitation to join the Board of Directors in 2013. Sharon’s “can do” spirit, ceaseless energy, and strong leadership skills make her an important part of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber.

Emerging Leader of the Year 2011—Gabriel Sedlak, Rodan+Fields, Independent Consultant Gabriel Sedlak returned to the Pensacola Bay area in 2012 with his young family. As one of the early founding consultants for Rodan+Fields he helped the company expand its national recognition, particularly in Atlanta and Nashville and now co-hosts the weekly National Orientation Conference Call. Gabriel joined the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber shortly after settling in Gulf Breeze. He began networking with the Leads Groups, attending breakfasts, and Business After Hours in order to spread the word about his company’s products. Gabriel actively supports many local charities and several other chambers, when he and Holley, his wife, are not having fun with their two boys. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber honors Gabriel’s growing impact on the Gulf Breeze community.

Emerging Business of the Year 2011—Gulf Breeze School of Music Rachael Hyer was a well respected piano teacher in the Gulf Breeze area but she didn’t stop there. In 2011, she decided to take it a step further and founded the Gulf Breeze School of Music. In just two short years, the school has taught theatre and music to almost 1000 children and adults and has expanded its staff from 4 to 8 employees. Gulf Breeze School of Music is constantly developing new programs and classes to encourage creativity in area residents. Rachael has also established a performance team that appears at nursing homes, open houses and even at Chamber Galas and Business After Hours, thus encouraging her student’s to be confident in their growing skills and talents. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber applauds Rachael and her team at the Gulf Breeze School of Music for their growing presence in Gulf Breeze.

Business of the Year 2011—Chick-fil-A, Gulf Breeze John and Ann Marie Stopper met for the first time while they both worked as teenagers for a Chick-fil-A in Pensacola. After years of working in all areas of the company throughout the South, they are proud to return home to open their first franchise. From their grand opening in 2012 to their monthly family nights and donations to local schools and non-profits, the Stoppers and their team at Chick-fil-A, Gulf Breeze have proven themselves as ardent supporters of the Gulf Breeze community. In 2013 their lunches were one of the many things that made the Chamber’s Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament a golf event to remember. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber recognizes Chick-fil-A, Gulf Breeze for its exceptional business practices and quality products/service as well as its shining record of community support .

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Pop Up Scrape Rock SCRAPE ROCK

photo by Gabriel Hernandez In 2010, Yankee Greg Bortnichak was touring in the South with the band Sparta Philharmonic. Little did he know that the band’s one Florida tour stop in St. Petersburg would turn out to be the only show he never knew they needed. “Everyone we ever needed to meet was there,” Bortnichak said. From there, a promoter encouraged the band to head to Sarasota to meet Erin Murphy who was deeply involved in the music scene there. “We just hit it off, and it was very professional. I ended up talking about DIY packaging and fringe lifestyle,” he said. Six months later, Bortnichak found himself back in Florida working on a record with another artist. During this trip, he teamed up with Murphy to collaborate on one of her projects and within 48 hours, they joined forces as Bard and Mustache. “Forty-eight hours after being in Sarasota a second time, we were playing a show and booking a tour. We have been by each other’s side ever since,” Bortnichak said.

Bortnichak (cello and vocals) and Murphy (guitar, violin and vocals) are a wellbalanced mix of classically trained and total badass. “I was a classically trained public school music student with a private teacher. And I studied in college. Erin is totally badass and taught herself everything. She had a teacher for violin right before this tour, but you might run out of room to print before the end of that story,” Bortnichak said. With their forces combined, the outcome has been described as scrape rock, which sits well with the pair. “Scrape rock is cool. I am down for scrape rock. We like post-classical too. I think scrape rock is a little bit more edgy,” he said, with a laugh. Although Bortnichak confirmed the two didn’t set out to sound like any of their influences, he generously dropped a laundry list of artists they are fond of listening to, including Portishead, The Knife, My Blood Valentine and the legendary Dylan. “You listen to music your whole life. After a certain point the influences have seeped beneath the surface and are in the ground water, if you will. You’re not really sure how they're going to affect your body in the long run since you’ve been sipping it so much,” he said. As the goals for their own musical direction have shifted and changed shape over the course of the past few years, so has their name. Upon completing the writing and recording of their first, yet-to-be released fulllength album, they became Teach Me Equals. “Bard and Mustache was a place holder when we were just having fun playing music

and hanging out. With Teach Me Equals, we changed the name after we finished recording. It was a reflecting point and conscious effort to be in control of what the music

already played, and buzz seems to build in places we’ve been to. We love Pensacola and had a great time last time and are excited to come back,” Bortnichak said. As far as camper life on the road goes, the two give it two thumbs up. “It definitely adds excitement to life on the road that there wouldn’t normally be,” he said. “One of the more frightening moments was we got in a freak storm. A gale force wind came with this cold front, and dropped temp down 25 degrees with 50 mile gusts, and it actually blew open our camper while we were asleep." The two are taking a break later this month, and are finalizing plans to hit the road again for another run of late spring shows, followed by another full on crosscountry tour later in the year, as they grow closer to the official release of their upcoming album. “It’s a hot topic in the Teach Me Equals Camp right now,” Bortnichak said. Whatever they decide to do, if there is one thing that’s for certain, it’s that the camper is home and is here to stay. “It’s a lifestyle. And our camper is totally our home. I feel out of place when I can’t sleep in the camper,” Bartnochik said. {in}

“You listen to music your whole life. After a certain point the influences have seeped beneath the surface and are in the ground water.” Greg Bortnichak was saying, and how it was impacting people,” Bortnichak said. The album Bortnichak speaks of was recorded on their own eight-track tapes, and thanks to a bit of fate and a little serendipity, was mixed and mastered by widely praised producer Joel Nanos. It is currently awaiting an official title and release.

POP UP

In 2013, Teach Me Equals set out on a yearlong nationwide tour to visit each of the 48 continental states. This tour has taken place on wheels, in a pop up camper. As 2014 kicked off, Teach Me Equals was setting back out for the second leg of the journey. “We’re at about 43 states,” Bortnichak said. “I know we haven’t played Texas or Michigan but we are playing WHAT: Teach Me Equals with JPegasus and those on our upcoming tours.” Glass Mattress They are also beginning to circle WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 back to places they’ve stopped WHERE: Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 before, including Sluggo’s Vegetarian S. Jefferson St. Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 15. COST: $5 “In the last six months, so much DETAILS: 791-6501 or facebook.com/teachof the country has been new to us. meequals Now we’ve been circling places we’ve

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INTERNSHIP PENSACOLA RETURNS Internship Pensacola, PYP’s flagship program, is returning for its eighth year. This summer internship program is designed to help area college students find paid internships with great local companies; these summer internships often result in permanent employment for the students, thus stemming the tide of young people leaving the Pensacola Bay Area while also giving local companies the talent they need to remain competitive. Of our more than 65 IP graduates, about 40% have retained full-time employment with their original internship companies! IP is currently seeking businesses willing to partner for this summer’s 13-week session. Employers who secure interns via the IP program get a full three months to evaluate their interns and benefit from their youthful energy and fresh ideas; meanwhile, the interns gain important work experience and job knowledge and get a chance to prove themselves to their employer. Last summer, six of the seven IP interns were retained by their employers after the session’s end, proof that the IP program is recruiting great talent and making the right connections! If your business is interested in a summer intern, please email administration@internshippensacola.com. Also, be sure to visit www.internshippensacola.com for full details on the program.

CONGRATS TO PYP’S 13 “RISING STARS” We are very proud of the 13 PYP members who were named as 2014 Rising Stars by the Independent News! Those members are: Sara Bellchamber Susan Clark Rachael Cox Melissa Dandridge Ben Fishbein Sarah Fox Katy Hebebrand Sarah Humlie Bethany Knight Lavell Lewis Jon Pytynia Haley Richards Robbie Schrock PYP is so supportive of all that our members are doing to make Pensacola a better place to live, work, and play! We

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look forward to many great things from our Rising Stars, and we thank the IN for taking the time to recognize young leaders in our community.

PYP WOMEN LEADERS FACILITATE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AT THE 2014 UWF WOMEN IN LEADER SHIP CONFERENCE Over a dozen of PYP’s best and brightest female leaders were on hand at UWF’s “Women in Leadership” conference on February 7, to serve as table captains and facilitate discussion among the conference attendees, who included both young and established professionals as well as college students. PYP is passionate about building leaders within our community, and our organization was so pleased to have the chance to partner with UWF for this hugely successful event.

Bethany Knight (2nd from left), Sara Bellchamber (2nd from right), and Sarah Fox (farthest right) were among PYP’s “Rising Stars.”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

February 10 Board of Directors Meeting IMS Expert Services 5:30-7:00 p.m.

February 11 Economic Development and Government Affairs Team Meetings CAVU at the Crowne Plaza 5:30-7:00 p.m. February 13 Membership and Networking Team Meetings Mackey's Mudhouse 5:30-6:30 p.m. February 17 PYP’s No Obligation Happy Hour Book Club 5 ½ Bar 6:00-7:00 p.m. February 18 PPDI Team Meeting Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter 12:00-1:00 p.m. February 26 Quality of Life Team Meeting Fish House 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Some of the wonderful PYP members who attended the UWF Women in Leadership conference and served as table captains.

February 27 “Speed” Networking Night Florida Blue 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10 Board of Director’s Meeting IMS Expert Services 5:30-7:00 p.m. March 11 Economic Development and Government Affairs Teams Meeting CAVU at the Crowne Plaza 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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news of the weird OUR COLD, DEAD HANDS The semiobscure Florida Statute 790.15 took center stage in January following a Miami Herald report of a resident of the town of Big Pine Key who routinely target-shoots his handgun in his yard, with impunity, to the consternation of neighbors. The statute permits open firing on private property (except shooting over a public right of way or an occupied dwelling), and several cities have tried, unsuccessfully, to restrict that right, citing "public safety" in residential neighborhoods. (A 2011 lobbying campaign by the National Rifle Association, and a state supreme court decision, nixed any change in the law.) "Negligent" shooting is illegal, but only a misdemeanor. Thus, even skillful shooting next door to a day care center or in a small yard that abuts a high-trafficked pedestrian street is likely perfectly legal. One Florida legislator who was originally from Alaska noted that even in Anchorage people cannot fire at will in their yards. CULTURAL DIVERSITY South Korea is a well-known hub for cosmetic beautification surgery, with a higher rate per capita than the U.S., but the procedures can be expensive, inspiring many young women recently to resort to do-it-yourself procedures for their professional and romantic upgrades. A December Global Post dispatch noted that some might try to force their eyes to stay open without blinking (using a novel $20 pair of glasses for hours on end) as a substitute for costly "double-eyelid" surgery. Also in use: a $6 jawsqueezing roller device for the face to push the jaw line into a fashionable "oval" form. One teen told the reporter she applies an imaginative contraption to her face for hours a day to pressure her nose into more of a point, which is considered a desirable Western look. • Acquired Tastes: (1) In December, thieves in Wicklow, Ireland, raided a convent's field at the Dominican Farm and Ecology Center, stripping it of its entire crop of Brussels sprouts. A nun at the farm said the sisters were devastated to miss out on the lucrative market for high-end Christmas dinners. (2) In January, Wal-Mart in China recalled its "Five Spice" donkey meat sold in some locations because the popular snack was found to be tainted -- with fox meat. • Labor's Influence in France: The French social security agency URSSAF initiated an enforcement action in December against the Mamm-Kounifl music bar in the town of Locmiquelic for underpaying employee contributions -- in that the tavern encourages customers to bus their own tables and thus reduces its need to hire more servers. The owner denied he was trying to save money. "It's (just) our trademark. We want the customer to feel comfortable, a bit like he's at home." QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENTS Interesting Life Ahead: From the birth register of Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, reported by The Elkhart Truth, Jan. 19, 2014: "Tamekia

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Burks, Elkhart, daughter (named La'Soulja Major La'Pimp Burks, 6 lbs., 8 oz.), 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014." • The makers of a product called PooPourri garnered a "coveted" advertising award from USA Today in December as one of the five worst ads of the year. Toilet users concerned about smell are encouraged to spray Poo-Pourri on the commode, pre-use, and in the television ad, a British-accented female sits on the throne, extolling the product. Opening line: "You would not believe the mother lode I just dropped." (Nonetheless, USA Today still found two other ads that upset its editors more.)

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THE CONTINUING CRISIS The Power of Prayer: Nelson Thabo Modupe threatened a lawsuit in January against South Africa's Eskom electric utility unless the company paid him the equivalent of about $22.3 million for "saving" the firm that amount during the weeks of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Modupe reasoned that he had joined the Zion Christian Church just before the event and had prayed ("successfully") to God to spare the utility from blackouts and power reductions during that period (which would have cost Eskom millions more). Modupe, open to negotiation, said he would accept a partnership in the company as a compromise. • World's Laziest Dog Sitter: Tyler Smith, 23, was charged in December with violating the city animal care ordinance in Greenville, S.C., after a photograph was posted on Facebook of his father's dog being lowered by rope from the second-story balcony of an apartment. According to the posting, it was time for the dog to make a call of nature, but it was raining, and Smith preferred not to go downstairs with him. PERSPECTIVE Three million Americans are infected with hepatitis C (as are millions more overseas), but a very recent drug, Sovaldi, completely cures it with 84 daily doses. However, its manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, has somehow determined that a fair U.S. price for the drug should be $1,000 per pill ($84,000 for the total treatment). Shouldn't Gilead reduce the price once it has recouped its expensive investment, asked an NPR reporter in December? "That's very unlikely we would do that," said Gilead's Gregg Alton, but "I appreciate the thought." (According to NPR, Gilead "developed" Sovaldi merely by buying Sovaldi's actual developer for $11 billion. At $84,000 per patient, Gilead would "recoup" that investment from the first 150,000 customers, leaving 2.85 million more U.S. patients to pay $84,000 each, for an income of $239 billion.) {in}

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Linebacker, 1995-2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers • Bachelor of Arts, Business Communications, 1994; Master of Business Communications, 1999 Florida State University • Doctor of Humane Letters, 2006 St. Leo’s University • 4-year Letterman and 3-time All-American, Florida State University (1991-1994) • 1993 NCAA FBS National Football Champion • 1st Round Pick, 1995 NFL Draft • 2002 NFL Defensive Player of the Year • 2003 Super Bowl Champion • Led the NFL Total Defense in 2002 and 2005 • Led the NFC Total Defense in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2007 • 6-time All-Pro, 8-time All-NFC and 11 Pro Bowls • Member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s

Doug Baldwin

2014 Super Bowl Champion Wide Receiver, Seattle Seahawks • Bachelor of Science, Science, Technology & Society, 2011 Stanford University • Wide Receiver, Stanford University (2007-2009) • 2013 NFC Champion • 2014 Super Bowl Champion with 5 catches, 66 yards, and 1 Touchdown

Professional Career Highlights (to date) • 130 Receptions • 1,932 Receiving Yards • 12 Receiving Touchdowns

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