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24 NEWS OF THE WEIRD 27 LAST WORD

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PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS The school for troubled teenage girls is within $600,000 of its $2 million capital goal for a new school on the Pensacola State College campus. The new facility will be double the size of the current school, 10,000 square feet. Some 150 people and businesses have contributed toward the $1.4 million, including attorney Fred Levin, who donated $50,000. EDDIE BALL After former PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien wrote in April a column praising the street sign wavers, Ball, one of the multitudes of sign holders in the city, was ticketed for operating a business on a city street or sidewalk without a permit. The charges were dismissed by Judge Thomas Johnson because, according to the judge, Ball was promoting a business, not conducting a business. Christopher Rabby, Ball’s attorney, had fi led a motion in April challenging the constitutionality of the city ordinances but that motion was denied.

sioner refused to vote in favor of a motion asking the sheriff to help enforce a cease and desist order against a burrow pit owned by the husband of her aide. Tony Green, husband of Aretta Green, has been operating the pit in the Marcus Point area for more than a year without a county permit, according to county code enforcement officials. Young abstained from voting on the motion by Commissioner Wilson Robertson.

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS The “Boys of Winter” probably won’t be getting any more sweetheart lease deals from Escambia County for use of the Pensacola Civic Center. C.H. Johnson Consulting, the consultants hired to study the civic center, concluded the lease agreement with the team has put both the facility and the County in a fi nancial bind.

PORT OF PENSACOLA Rick Harper, of the University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, interviewed economists and economic development experts about the port. They don’t believe the troubled facility can be a moneymaker and don’t see near- to medium-term potential for job creation associated with the current use of the property. Port users will be fi ring back soon.

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HOT POTATO The Pensacola City Council president has called for a special workshop on the morning of Wednesday, July 20. The “hot topics” that she wishes to discuss outside of the Committee of the Whole meeting that will be held two days earlier are the scope of the disparity study, the contract for which has already been signed by Mayor Hayward, and a city charter “checkup.” The only other council member to add items to the agenda is Sherri Myers. Some of the items that she wants to discuss are how items are placed on the council’s agendas, returning to the committee system, hiring an attorney for the council and the duties of the council president. The one topic no council member wants on that workshop agenda is the one that most of their constituents want to see happen–reducing the number of council members. The Pensacola City Council is too big. The city has a little more than 50,000 residents, but has nine council members. As of June 30, Pensacola only has 36,589 registered voters, so we have one council member for every 4,065 voters. We could cut the number of council members to seven if we would eliminate the two at-large members. The seven members are elected by defined districts and are held accountable by the voters in those districts. The seven focus on serving the needs of their districts. The at-large districts aren’t accountable to anyone but their contributors. They serve the power brokers and those wanting influence over the hoi polloi. They don’t hold

THE PENSACOLA CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO BE REDUCED. SOMEONE NEEDS TO HAVE THE GUTS TO ADD IT TO THE WORKSHOP AGENDA SO THE ELECTED BODY CAN DISCUSS SOME THING THE VOTERS REALLY WANT TO SEE HAPPEN.

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RAINMAKER OR MONEY PIT? THE DEBATE OVER THE FUTURE OF THE PORT

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n recent weeks, the City of Pensacola has received two reports regarding the economic potential of the Port of Pensacola. Since 2005, the facility has lost nearly $6 million. Th roughout that period, the Pensacola City Council has debated whether or not the port should move towards more mixed-uses and away from its traditional industrial base. Industrial port supporters like Tom McCulley, president of the Great Circle Shipping Corporation, argue that the facility has tremendous potential but is handicapped because city officials won’t market it properly. Port critics say the facility is too small to ever compete with larger ports along the Gulf Coast. Mayor Ashton Hayward appointed in April the Port Advisory Group comprised of local business and policy leaders to advise him on future opportunities for the port and its property. “Pensacola is fortunate to have a wellmanaged deepwater Port, but we need to increase our marketing efforts and utilize port space in the most effective way for the taxpayers and businesses that support it,” said Hayward at the time. “This advisory group will work with me to identify the best way to make our community’s waterfront and waterways a more profitable part of our city.” The advisory group, which is chaired by John Myslak, will be issuing its recommendations to the mayor soon. Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes battle lines are being drawn, and the winner of the debate could hinge on which of the two reports from economic and port experts

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recently circulating in city hall the mayor, city council and the public believe.

FLORIDA CHAMBER STUDY On June 21, the Pensacola City Council sat through a Florida Chamber of Commerce presentation on ports, logistics and trade. The speakers, State Rep. Lake Ray (R-Jacksonville), Joshua Calandros of CSX Railroad and Frank Ryll and Carrie Blanchard of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, talked about the Florida Logistics Study, which was published in December 2010 by the Florida Chamber Foundation. They were in Pensacola for the monthly meeting of the Pensacola Propeller Club. Industrial port supporters saw their visit as an opportunity to “go on the record” with the city council in their favor. The Florida Chamber has long advocated investing more funds into the state’s 14 ports. Its study recommended that an increased focus in that area could lead to an additional 143,000 jobs in the state due to the state’s geographic position and the expansion of the Panama Canal within the next three years. Florida Logistics Study identified seven action items: • Support the leadership of the governor as Florida’s economic development officer and trade ambassador to market Florida as a trade and logistics hub. • Expedite plans to create at least one seaport with 50 feet of channel depth and with an on-dock or near-dock rail connection by 2014, the scheduled completion of the Panama Canal expansion. The

Port of Miami appears to be that port. • Identify global trade and logistics as a statewide targeted industry and a focus area for Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation and other state agencies. • Continue efforts to double the value of Florida-origin exports over the next five years by pursuing opportunities to place Florida goods in the many containers and other vehicles which currently enter Florida full and leave empty. • Identify investments needed to maintain and expand Miami International Airport’s role as a global hub, as well as the potential benefits of creating a second-tier air cargo hub elsewhere in Florida. • Advance planning for an integrated statewide network of trade gateways, logistics centers and transportation corridors. • Provide sufficient and reliable funding for future state investments in Florida’s trade, transportation and economic development systems. While the report didn’t specifically discuss the Port of Pensacola, the speakers didn’t want to see the city diminish the facility. They argued that the port

sonville could play big roles in shipping goods received from international businesses to domestic markets. She said that state incentives are available to help the port attract new business. State Rep. Doug Broxson, (R-Milton), spoke in favor of the port. “We have a new sheriff in town. Gov. Scott is traveling and telling the whole world that we are a business-friendly state...We may have more business than we’ve ever had to consider.” He called Pensacola the “ belly button of what could be the central part of this country.”

OTHER EXPERTS WEIGH IN Dr. Rick Harper of the University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development sent the Port Advisory Group a report that challenged the Florida Chamber’s assessment of the prospects of the port. At the request of the advisory committee chairman, Dr. Harper spoke in early June 2011 with several economists and economic developers around the state about the economic development prospects of the Port of Pensacola. Those experts included: • Dr. Bob Cruz, Chief Economist with Miami-Dade County, expert in economic impact; • Dr. Tony Villamil, Principal at WEG (Coral Gables) and former head of OTTED and the US BEA; • Dr. Dale Brill, President of Florida Chamber Foundation (that funded the Florida Logistics Study); and • Dr. Hank Fishkind, Principal at Fishkind Associates, Orlando. These experts, except for Brill, didn’t see the potential to turn the Port into a moneymaking enterprise for the City. “Apart from the issues of positive cash f low to the Port enterprise account, they do not see near- to medium-term potential for job creation associated with the current use of the property,” wrote Harper. “This is because most of the economic activity associated with the Port occurs away from the Port (i.e., where the chickens are produced, where the road builders spend their income), and locals that do use the Port for shipping have other alternatives that are unlikely to damage their business profitability.”

” GOV. SCOTT IS TRAVELING AND TELLING THE WHOLE WORLD THAT WE ARE A BUSINESSFRIENDLY STATE.” REP. DOUG BROXSON and logistics jobs are well-paying jobs, with the typical wage 29 percent higher at around $53,000 per year. Rep. Ray, who Ryll introduced as the legislature’s expert on ports, talked about how the state’s funding for its ports has increased from $8 million to $117 million in the current budget. He said Florida hasn’t been stable because its economy has been too dependent on agriculture, tourism and real estate development. Ray said that it had become obvious to him the ports and international trade were significant in stabilizing Florida’s economy. He asked the city officials to be put together a vision for the Port of Pensacola that could be part of the state’s master strategic plan. Blanchard, who worked on the study, said the ports of Pensacola and Jack-


buzz Fishkind’s instant response was for the city to focus on non-industrial marine development. Villamil didn’t think that growth in international trade and widening of the Panama Canal would benefit Port of Pensacola because much of the value will come from taking inbound or outbound containers of products, repackaging and handling them, which the port isn’t equipped to do. Price was the only way that Cruz believed the port could compete with its competitors. Dale Brill was the most favorably inclined of the group to see economic potential in traditional seaport usage of the Port of Pensacola in coming decades. He termed a move to residential or mixed-use development of some or all of the Port property as “a wrong step towards the Old Florida,” and suggested that non-shipping uses would “lock Pensacola into an old economy model.”

WHAT’S NEXT As this paper was going to print, the Port Advisory Group was meeting at city hall. It will complete its final report within the next few weeks. Earlier this year a political action committee, Relocate the Port, was formed with Earl Simmons as its chairman and $150 in the bank. There is a rumor that the Pensacola Port Users Association may be forming one also. Mayor Hay ward says that he hasn’t made a decision about the future of the Port, and it’s too early to tell where all the council members will fall on the issue. There is a possibility that a nonbinding referendum might be placed before the voters in 2012. Or Pensacola will simply continue to debate it. rick@inweekly.net

said then that it had enough cash and investments to continue operating for 12 months and expected to achieve positive cash f low in 2012.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY The husband of Escambia County Commissioner Marie Young’s longtime aide has been operating an illegal sand borrow, construction and demolition debris pit for at least two years, according to county code enforcement officials. The pit’s owner, Anthony Green, is the husband of Aretta Green, who is Young’s commission aide. Code Enforcement Special Master Robert Beasley issued a cease and desist order on Tuesday, July 5 requiring Green’s GFD Sand Pit off of Blossom Trail to stop all activity. Escambia County commissioners voted at their July 7 meeting to ask the Sheriff ’s Off ice to assist County Code Enforcement in enforcing the order that Green apparently ignored, according to Commissioner Wilson Robertson. The vote was 4-0 in favor, with Commissioner Marie Young abstaining from voting. Why didn’t Young vote in favor of the motion? She didn’t want to give the appearance of a conf lict, according to papers filed with the county attorney.

We do have the husband of a commissioner’s aide blatantly ignoring the law. Tony Green has been known to f launt his connections with Young in making business deals. The commissioner, whose aide is paid more than any another commission aide, refused to vote to enforce the cease and desist order. According to news reports, Commissioner Young, who was originally appointed to her position by Gov. Jeb Bush, will not be seeking re-election in 2012.

CLEARWIRE OUTSOURCES Apparently Milton can’t beat the Philippines when it comes to low wages. PC World reports Clearwire will move its customer care call centers to the Philippines af ter TeleTech Holdings, the outsourcing company that Clearwire hired last month, closes down the carrier’s former call centers in the United States. The company has significant profit issues, according to PC World. In the first quarter of this year, Clearwire reported a loss of $227 million. Clearwire

perintendent Malcolm Thomas recently contracted with PSB Live to video stream the county’s high school football game of the week via the Internet. At psblive.com, fans view a multi-camera production with graphics and instant replay for free. The games will also be archived and can be viewed at any time. PSB Live has 40 advertisements per game and is donating 20 of them to the schools playing that week. The schools can sell the ads at whatever price they desire and will keep all the proceeds. In addition, PSB Live will sell the remaining 20 ads and will donate half the funds directly to the school district.

AIRPORT’S OUTLOOK NEGATIVE Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BBB+’ rating on the City of Pensacola’s approximately $35.6 million in outstanding series 2008 airport capital improvement revenue bonds issued on behalf of Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport. However, the rating outlook is negative for the second consecutive year because of the airport’s weak balance sheet liquidity and slightly above-average leverage. According to Fitch Ratings, the airport’s unrestricted cash balance position has historically been poor relative to its operating expenses, and for fiscal 2010 the airport only had 60 days cash on hand. Fitch Ratings gave the airport bonds a negative outlook in 2010, too. The reasons for the negative outlook then included the oil spill in the Gulf and the opening of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport.

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Hearts and Minds Pastor Lonnie Wesley Fosters Spiritual Growth in the Community By Grant Hutchinson

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or 77 years, Greater Little Rock Baptist Church has worked tirelessly to improve the community. For the last seven, Pastor Lonnie D. Wesley III has led that charge. Since taking over as pastor in 2004, Wesley has overseen the growth of the church’s influence and membership. “The most important growth of a church is from the shoulder up,” says Wesley. “You have to grow in the word. You have to grow in wisdom. You have to grow in grace.” Wesley says that by growing the church spiritually, the membership numbers will

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take care of themselves. “You will invariably, without fail, reproduce yourself. You’ll grow numerically after you grow from the shoulder up.” While Wesley has done much to bolster the image of his church, he says that Little Rock Baptist’s dedication to spiritual and intellectual growth is nothing new. “We’re only building on what others have started. We’re hoping and praying that we’re laying the foundation so that one day someone will say they are working on the backs…of us.” Wesley’s commitment to spiritual growth isn’t confined by the walls of the church. He wants to see the community mature as well. “We want to have a great spiritual effect, to look people in the eyes and say you are loved, you are wanted, you are needed. God has something for you, trust him and go get it in him. “We’re hoping and praying

that we can have a positive effect on the community in every way: spiritually, financially, physically, aesthetically. We want to be a light.” Though Wesley acknowledges the power of wisdom and intelligence, he admits that they alone are not enough to make a difference. “We cannot just simply look at it spiritually and ignore the physical. Every tree is known by the fruit it bears.” One way Little Rock Baptist is directly impacting the community is through their Boys to Men program, a series of planned activities for men and boys within the church. Past outings have included fishing trips and New Orleans Hornets games. “Those things speak to a certain quality of life that X-Box and PSPs can’t give us,” says Wesley. “It speaks to a certain holistic view, an outlook on life to make us more well-rounded…and well-grounded. In our generation a lot of boys are missing that.” As part of the program, We s l e y r e c e n t l y i n v i t e d church members and other men in the community to eat breakfast with boys a t A . A . D i x o n E l e m e n t a r y. He says that other schools have expressed interest in holding similar events, and that a girls and women

event will be held at A.A. Dixon this fall. The future of the Boys to Men program may be bright, but Wesley believes the future of his church and the community is even brighter. “I can honestly say that eyes haven’t seen, ears haven’t heard the things that God has prepared…for this community through his people.” We s l e y c r e d i t s s o m e o f his optimism to police eff o r t s a n d t o M a y o r A s h t on Hayward. “The mayor has done more on this side of town…than what any of us here could have imagined. He can only do so much, though.” According to Wesley, the real power for change lies in the church. “I really believe that Greater Little Rock Baptist Church can and will continue to make a positive difference in this community. We, being Christians, cannot afford to do anything less than…our best to help somebody else.” As for his own future, Wesley looks to his father, who has been the pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for the last 52 years. “He has…given me the blueprint of how a pastor should stand by the church that he serves. I hope and pray that I could be half the man that my dad’s been.”


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‘Bullish Street Chase’

Pensacola Celebrate s Spanish heritage With Running of the Bulls

BY Sarah McCartan around the waste and neck. There will also be some extra red bandanas on hand in case you forget. Although it promises to be only “semi-life-threatening,” there are a few simple rules to keep the risk level in check. These five simple rules are: Run at your own risk; Do not touch the bulls; If you go down, stay down; and do not stand still; and children under 10 (or those who don't want to be hit) use the sidewalk. All participating runners are asked to begin gathering at Seville Quarter around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The procession of the bulls is scheduled to commence at 5:25 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m., these bulls on wheels will be signaled for release and the run will be underway. Following the run, the celebration will continue well into the night like a true Spanish party. This after party will take place back at Seville Quarter Party Plaza and promises more good times, a flood of food, music and sangria margaritas. There will be giveaways and awards presented for bestdressed runner, best beat down award for both bull and runner, and more. “If we hit a home run this year, great! The goal is for this to be another fun Saturday afternoon event in Pensacola and an event to continue year after year,” said Mitchell. Although no RSVP is required, feel free to RSVP to the “Inaugural Encierro (Running of the Bulls)” on Facebook. Create a buzz, and grab your friends to join suit. In the words of the New Orleans organizers NOLA Bulls, “At this point you might be asking yourself ‘Why?’, to which we can only respond, ‘¿Por qué no?’

ou never can be too sure of what you’re going to see on the streets of downtown Pensacola. This Gallery Night weekend, the 14th century Spanish festival, Fiesta de San Fermin, is making its way to the Gulf Coast in the form of a two-day celebratory fiesta, brought to you by Seville Quarter. This event will provide yet another creative way to celebrate Pensacola’s Spanish heritage. The weekend festivities will kick off with a “Chupinazo,” or opening celebration and procession honoring the patron saint of Pamploma, Spain. This portion of the event

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“The hope is that this ‘semi-life-threatening bullish street chase,’ will become a destination event that people will want to come be a part of year after year.” —Buck Mitchell will occur Friday during Gallery Night at Seville’s End O’the Alley. Seville’s growing involvement in Gallery Night now includes around 50 artists lining the streets selling a variety of works. Throwing the fiesta into the mix will add even more excitement to an already artistic fun-filled evening. The highlight of this event will take place Saturday with the Running of the Bulls, or “Encierro.” Popularized by Ernest Hemingway in his works “The Sun Also Rises” and “Death in the Afternoon,” this famous Spanish event involves running in front of a group of bulls who have been let loose in sectionedoff town streets. The Pensacola edition of this event will offer a spin on the original. In this case, the bulls will be on wheels—skates to be exact. Although there will be no actual angry bulls present, Pensacola Roller Gurlz will be yielding Wiffle bats, along with plenty of enthusiasm and attitude. And if they are skating, you might be wondering who is running. That’s right—you are. As with the traditional and reoccurring annual event in Spain, anyone is welcome to participate. For those who are not out to get

info@inweekly.net hit, the sidewalk is always a viable option, and spectators are also encouraged. This particular twist of the annual event is set to mirror the event New Orleans hosts starring its own Roller Derby, The Big Easy Rollergirls. Event organizers are inspired by what New Orleans has achieved thus far and feel it makes even more sense for Pensacola to host such an event considering the city’s heritage. The New Orleans event got its start with just a couple hundred runners and 30 bulls but has grown rapidly, now totaling

8,000 runners and 60 bulls in its fifth year. Pensacola hopes for something of the same. “The hope is that this ‘semi-life-threatening bullish street chase,’ will become a destination event that people will want to come be a part of year after year,” shared Buck Mitchell of Seville Quarter.

Event Day Run Down As far as dress code goes, participants are asked to come decked out in white with a splash of red in the form of bandanas placed

FIESTA DE SAN FERMIN EN PENSACOLA

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, July 15-16 WHERE: Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. COST: Free DETAILS: 434-6211 or facebook.com/sevillequarter

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music

AUBREY NICHOLS

‘RIVER MUSIC BATTLING ALLIGATORS IN SPACE’ BY BUBBS HARRIS

Aubrey Nichols / photo by Samantha Crooke

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ost of you may not know Aubrey Nichols by name but would surely recognize him as the rhythm-wise bassist of one of Pensacola’s most beloved bands, Timberhawk. One of the founders of the area’s “Best Cover Band” according to IN readers is gracious for the recognition that his primary band has been getting and the support of the community,

but there are some wild oats that need to be sowed, and Timberhawk isn’t the outlet to make it happen. Thus, Aubrey, with the help of some of his close musical companions, has started working on original music to fi ll the need to create. “Before anybody gets the wrong idea, Timberhawk is still going full steam ahead. That is what pays the bills, and we all love playing music together,” says Nichols. “The

thing is, we never thought of ourselves as a cover band until we won “Best Cover Band” in your newspaper. Thanks a lot (laughs). As a musician, I have a constant need to create original music, but with Timberhawk, even though we wrote originals, they were usually tailored to the nightclub crowds and weren’t really fi lling that musical void.” Nichols, who grew up in the South and has a distinct talent for harnessing those rootsy rhythms of the past, has been writing and recording his own music to keep himself busy and satisfied in between Timberhawk gigs. Enlisting the help of fellow THawks, guitarist Nathan Dillaha and some other pals, including brother Matt Nichols, to help with making the vision a reality, Aubrey has found a good outlet for his unique brand of rock ’n roll. The style, which is very mellow and eclectic, can only be summed up and explained by Nichols himself. “If you know me, you know that I love that old rootsy Southern music, so you will defi nitely hear stuff that reminds you of The Band, Dr. John and things like that. But you also have Nathan’s guitar style, which is very spacey and atmospheric, so it makes for a wacky but very cool sound. I’ve also been getting into a lot of river music and New Orleans style rhythms. If I could label the new music at all, I’d say it sounds like river music battling alligators in space. It’s just a little more rootsy and a bit deeper than the original material we write in Timberhawk.” Although he’s already done a few gigs with this new project, Nichols hasn’t quite settled on any solid name for the backup musicians, but instead likes to have a little

fun with it. “Officially, it’s just Aubrey Nichols, but we’ve been changing the name of the band with each time we play. It was The Fun Friends for the first gig, then we called it the Crazy Cousins at the Drivin’ N Cryin’ show, and we’ve done a few under different names. As long as my name is up there, people will know what they’re getting into.” Aside from using his music to satisfy his musical urges and keep himself busy, Nichols and friends will be using the power of melody to help a buddy in a much more serious way. “We will be doing a benefit show for a guy named Tony Martinez on July 16 at the Big Easy Tavern. Tony is a local musician from Pensacola, and he’s in need of funding for a liver transplant, so a bunch of different bands from the area are coming together to play all day and raise some dough for our friend. It’s on a Saturday, and it’s for a good cause, so there shouldn’t be any reason not to make it out.” Already moving copies of an EP entitled “Th ree Thousand Four Hundred,” (named for the address of the house where the magic happens) Nichols will continue to work on original music and making the world a better place with it. info@inweekly.net

AUBREY NICHOLS AND THE GOOD TIME GANG

WHAT: Benefit for Tony Martinez WHEN: 12 p.m. Saturday, July 16 WHERE: Big Easy Tavern, 710 N. Palafox COST: Free DETAILS: tonymartinezbenefit.info

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THURSDAY 7.14 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: The Pearl Nelson Center Fundraiser. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 7-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Beach Chairs at Sunset. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼FOOD & DRINK

‘VIVA LA FRANCE’ 5:30 p.m. Jackson’s Steakhouse will partner with wine merchant Elodie Cardon of La Maison d’Elodie to present a wine and food tasting in celebration of Bastille Day. Wines have been specially selected to complement the menu created by Chef Irv Miller. $75 per person. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com. BASTILLE DAY AT SEVILLE QUARTER 7 p.m. Enjoy a wine pairing dinner prepared by Seville Quarter’s Executive Chef Brandon Melton. $55, reservations required. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

▼LECTURES & CLASSES

HERB CLASS AT EVER’MAN 5:30 p.m. Study different herbs sold at Ever’man. This group will study a video series compiled by Dr. John R. Christopher and Richard Schulze. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org. ‘NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES OF THE SOUTHEAST AND PENSACOLA’ 6 p.m. Archeology Narrative Presentation. The program is free. However, there is an $8 vehicle entrance fee. Fort Pickens, 1400 Fort Pickens Road. 934-2600 or nps.gov/guis.

JEFF IVANOFF 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. KASSIE 6 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com. THE SKYLINE KINGS 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. ONE REGGAE 7-11 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. CORPORATE AMERICA 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. HOLLY SHELTON 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. THE SHIZ 8 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

BREAKING THE SILENCE TOUR AT GULF COAST KID’S HOUSE 8:30 a.m. This introduction to Gulf Coast Kid’s House provides an informative overview of the concepts and processes of the GCKH mission, including a tour of the child-friendly facility. Gulf Coast Kids House, 3401 N. 12th Ave. 595-5800. EVENINGS IN OLDE SEVILLE SQUARE 7-9 p.m. Heritage will perform. Plan to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating and enjoy top talent each week. Seville Square Park, between Alcaniz and Adams streets. 438-6505 or pensacolaheritage.org.

FRIDAY 7.15

for over $2,000 in prizes in a juried art show during downtown’s Gallery Night weekend. The Wright Place, 6 E. Wright St. 432-1434 or wideanglephotoclub.org. ‘ARTIST ABOUT TOWN’ OPENING RECEPTION 5-10 p.m. through Aug. 15. A collection of works by native Pensacola artist Christian Hemme. Gallery Zarragossa, 310 E. Government St. 469-8060. THE RECYCLE ART PROJECT 5-9 p.m. Ever’man will be hosting a make-your-own art with up-cycled and re-used materials. Snacks and drinks will be served. $5. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402, ext. 10 or everman.org. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 7-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Sunset on the Sound. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼LIVE MUSIC

DAVID DUNN 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. MARC KAUL 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. SUPERHERO 5 p.m. Free Gallery Night concert. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. JAMES ADKINS 5:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com. SECOND HAND SOUL 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com. DELTA STORM 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Road. 497-0071 or hubstaceys.com. IVANOFF DUO 7-11 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

▼ART

‘POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ EXHIBITION 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Over 100 photographers from Florida and Alabama compete

GRAYSON CAPPS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

DeLuna Fest Band That You Really Oughta Know: Stars Most Download-Worthy Songs (according to the IN music team):

Don’t Miss! Chagall for Children

”My Favourite Book,” “Take Me to the Riot” and “We Don’t Want Your Body”

Notable Tours And Gigs: In 2008, they opened for Coldplay in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the Viva la Vida Tour.

Ever Played Pensacola Before: Not that we remember (or can find proof of on the Internet, but then again, Googling “Stars” isn’t really very helpful). So it looks like DeLuna Fest will be their first local show.

Why You Should Like Them: Because Stars are known to be an impressively dramatic live act and we personally think everyone should see “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” live at least once in their lives.

Exhibition on loan from the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago

Summer Art Camps at the PMA June 6th - August 19th

Find out more: youarestars.com, delunafest.com

Sounds like:

Representing:

Intricate indie pop with a heavy dose of melodrama and haunting vocals

Toronto, Canada originally; then New York City and Montreal, Canada

For Fans Of:

Most Recent Album:

Broken Social Scene, Ra Ra Riot, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down and The Smiths (They’ve even done some Smiths covers— “This Charming Man” and “Asleep”—that are worth checking out.)

”The Bedroom Demos,” which came out in June 2011

Band Since: 2001

Random Fun Facts: *All members of Stars are also members of Broken Social Scene. *Lead singer and founding member Torquil Campbell also has some acting credits to his name—

including an episode of “Sex and the City.” *The famous intro “When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire” was recorded by Campbell’s famous father, actor Douglas Campbell. *”The O.C.,”“Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “Gossip Girl,”“The Vampire Diaries,” and “Chuck” have all featured Stars songs.

Most Downloaded Song (according to iTunes): ”Your Ex-Lover is Dead”

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hot times KYLE PARKER BAND 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com. THE WHISTNANTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com. CROSSTOWN 8 p.m.-12 a.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com. THE SHIZ 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. JOSHUA ADAMS 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 1-3 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Sunflower on Red. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Tranquility. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼LIVE MUSIC

ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

SECOND HAND SOUL 2 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

THE MODERN ELDORADOS 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

LEE MELTON 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

THE REZ 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

MICHAEL WHEELER & FRIENDS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

EVELLE 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com.

REDDOG 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

LIVE MUSIC 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or the-oar-house.com.

MARC HARRIS 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

CROSSTOWN 8 p.m.-12 a.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

THE ROWDIES 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

‘THE CURSE OF TRISTAN DE TUNA’ TROLLEY TOUR 6:30-8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear pirate costumes. Pensacola Visitor Center, 1401 E. Gregory St. 417-7343 or piratetrolley.com. ‘THE MATTER OF SPIRITS’ AT LOBLOLLY 8 p.m. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

GALLERY NIGHT 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of arts, wine and culture by touring downtown art galleries and businesses. Downtown Pensacola. 434-5371 or downtownpensacola.com/gallerynight. SKIN & BONES TATTOO PARLOUR GRAND OPENING 5-9 p.m. The public is invited to welcome this new edition to downtown business and view the art during Gallery Night. Skin & Bones Tattoo Palour, 210 E. Garden St. 438-9925. ADONNA’S BAKERY AND CAFE GRAND OPENING 5-9 p.m. The public is invited to welcome this new addition to downtown business and explore the bakery during Gallery Night. Adonna’s Bakery and Cafe, 114 S. Palafox. 226-7552. THE SPOTTED DOG GRAND OPENING 5-9 p.m. Enjoy free samples of high quality, all natural treats for pets including stylish apparel and accessories, all natural treats, food, supplements, gifts and more. The Spotted Dog, 194 S. Palafox. 438-2008 or spotteddogboutique.com.

THE SHIZ 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. THE REZ 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. THE MODERN ELDORADOS 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. CRYPTIC PRODUCTIONS LAUNCH PARTY 9 p.m. $10-$20. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. JOSHUA ADAMS 9 p.m. The Deck at the Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. EVELLE 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

SUNDAY 7.17 ▼ART

‘POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ EXHIBITION 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Over 100 photographers from Florida and Alabama compete for over $2,000 in prizes in a juried art show during downtown’s Gallery Night weekend. The Wright Place, 6 E. Wright St. 432-1434 or wideanglephotoclub.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

CLARENCE BELL 11 a.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

DAVID DUNN 6 p.m Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

THE BLENDERS 4-8 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

PANHANDLE ALL STARS 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

JAM SANDWICH 5-9 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘THE PIED PIPER’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittlethreatre.com.

FRIDAY FAMILY FLICK 7 p.m. Third Thursday through August. The feature is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules.” Bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Concessions available for purchase. Accommodations will be made for guests with disabilities. Commendencia Slip, between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza de Luna. 435-1695 or cityofpensacola.com.

TIM SPENCER 5-9 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

‘THE MATTER OF SPIRITS’ AT LOBLOLLY 8 p.m. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

BALLYHOO 7 p.m. $8-$10. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com.

SATURDAY 7.16 ▼ART

‘POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ EXHIBITION 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 100 photographers from Florida and Alabama compete for over $2,000 in prizes in a juried art show during downtown’s Gallery Night weekend. The Wright Place, 6 E. Wright St. 432-1434 or wideanglephotoclub.org.

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SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Ultraviolet will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com. ‘LIGHT OF THE MOON TOUR’ AT PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Hear true stories of the blood-stained room and ghostly encounters at one of America’s most haunted lighthouses. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 3931561 or pensacolalighthouse.org.

SALUTE TO THE TROOPS COMEDY JAM 8 p.m. Featuring Arnez J, Earthquake, and Arie Spears. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaciviccenter.com. | INDEPENDENT NEWS | JUly 14, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET  

JEFF IVANOFF 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

ADAM HOLT 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Ultraviolet will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

‘LIGHT OF THE MOON TOUR’ AT PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Hear true stories of the bloodstained room and ghostly encounters at one of America’s most haunted lighthouses. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561 pensacolalighthouse.org.

JAZZ GUMBO FEATURING DR. JILL AND GARY SEXTET 6-8 p.m. $5-$10. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

RONNIE LEVINE 12-3 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

LEE MELTON 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

BAYVIEW PARK SPRING FLEA MARKET 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Vendors will be selling items such as art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, baked goods and more. Bayview Park, 2000 E. Lloyd St. 436-5190 orplaypensacola.com.

▼LIVE MUSIC

WALT FLETCHER 6-10 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

COREY PERRILLIOUX 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

demonstration, and Q&A. Reservations required. End of the Line Cafe, 610 E. Wright St. 429-0336 or eotlcafe.com.

MITCH KIDD 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or the-oar-house.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘THE PIED PIPER’ AT PLT 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittlethreatre.com. ‘THE MATTER OF SPIRITS’ AT LOBLOLLY 3 p.m. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Marshal Johnson will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

MONDAY 7.18 ▼FOOD & DRINK

VEGAN COOKING CLASS AT EOTL 6 p.m. First and third Monday of each month. Includes tapas plate, instructional lecture and

▼OTHER EVENTS

BEACH BLANKET MOVIE NIGHT AT MARGARITAVILLE HOTEL 8 p.m. The July feature is “Hoot.” Bring chairs or blankets. No coolers or outside food or drinks allowed. Free. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

TUESDAY 7.19 ▼LECTURES & CLASSES

‘SPANISH SETTLEMENT ON SANTA ROSA ISLAND: 1722-1752’ 6 p.m. Archeology Narrative Presentation. The program is free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the fort. Fort Pickens, 1400 Fort Pickens Road. 934-2600 or nps.gov/guis.

▼LIVE MUSIC

WALT FLETCHER 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. MARC KAUL 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. BANDS ON THE BEACH FEATURING CROSSTOWN 7-9 p.m. The Gulfside Pavilion, 1 Via de Luna. 932-1500 or visitpensacolabeach.com. CHRONIC JESTER 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

BLUES PRACTICE FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER 8-9:30 a.m. See eye-to-eye with the Blue Angels, and watch the entire show from a vantage few others have. Space is limited. $15. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561.


hot times WEDNESDAY 7.20 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 2-4 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Hula Hooter-Children’s Class. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: One, Two, Three Olives. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼FOOD & DRINK

▼FOOD & DRINK

CELEBRATE BASTILLE DAY 6 p.m. Join Chef Keith Hoffert for a French-inspired meal. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

▼LECTURES & CLASSES

HERB CLASS AT EVER’MAN 5:30 p.m. Study different herbs sold at Ever’man. This group will study a video series compiled by Dr. John R. Christopher and Richard Schulze. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Ever’man Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or everman.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

JEFF IVAOFF 3-6 p.m Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. JACOB MOHR 6-10 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

LUNCH & LEARN AT DK 12 p.m. Join DK and a guest chef for an Independence Day-themed menu. $15. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

SUMMER COUNTRY JAM FEATURING MATT MASON 6 p.m. Lucas Crutchfield opens the show. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or summercountryjam.com.

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND COCKTAILS AT JACKSON’S 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Flavors of Greece.” Join Chef Irv Miller as he leads another series of cooking classes each month. Classes cover everything from shopping to preparation to presentation. $45. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com.

ONE REGGAE 7-11 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

▼LECTURES & CLASSES

KATHY LYON 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

GULF COAST ECONOMICS CLUB LUNCHEON 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. David Howden, the Chairman of the Department of Business and Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Louis University, Madrid, Spain Campus. Free-$20, reservations required. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 723-2423 or gulfcoasteconomicsclub.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

THE BLUE PARTY 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

THE SKYLINE KINGS 8 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com. FAT LIPPED FISH 8 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. VIBE IRIE 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

BRIT LANDRUM 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD 6-10 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

THE BLUE PARTY 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. TIM MORGAN 7 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. SHAWNA P & ADAM TYLER BROWN 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. LONG REEF 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. BRYAN HENSLEY 9:30 p.m. $5. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DIXIE SWIM CLUB’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

BLUES PRACTICE FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER 8-9:30 a.m. See eye-to-eye with the Blue Angels, and watch the entire show from a vantage few others have. Space is limited. $15. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561. SUMMER SERENADE SERIES AT ST. CHRISTOPHER’S 6:30 p.m. The Blenders will perform. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Concessions provided. Event will move inside in the event of rain. St. Christopher’s Church, 3200 N. 12th Ave. 432-9743 or scpen.org.

THURSDAY 7.21 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: The Saenger Theatre. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

‘DIXIE SWIM CLUB’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

Pensacola First Upscale Chinese Fusion Restaurant

EVENINGS IN OLDE SEVILLE SQUARE 7-9 p.m. The Swinging Dick Tracys. Plan to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating and enjoy top talent each week. Seville Square Park, between Alcaniz and Adams streets. 438-6505 or pensacolaheritage.org.

FRIDAY 7.22 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Graffiti Bridge. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼FOOD & DRINK

‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ GOURMET DINNER NIGHT 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to a gourmet Shakespeareinspired buffet dinner with beer, wine and cocktails. Enjoy the music of The 18 String Army while mingling and viewing fine art by Austin Garcia. Reservations required. 469-0445 or culinaryproductions.net.

▼LIVE MUSIC

KYLE PARKER BAND 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. MARC KAUL 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. BO HARRIS 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 5494444 or the-oar-house.com. SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com. GILLIGAN LUV’S MARIANNE 7-11 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. KNEE DEEP 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or hubstaceys.com.

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hot times SAM GLASS BAND 7 p.m. Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Road. 497-0071 or hubstaceys.com. BEACH MICE 8 p.m.-12 a.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION 8 p.m. Doors open. 9 p.m. Show starts. $10. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. VIBE IRIE 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. DOG SPANKING MONKEY 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. BUZZ CUTT 9 p.m. LiliMarlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

▼LIVE MUSIC

OLIVER TWIST 2 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. LEE MELTON 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. TODD MACABE 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

LUNCH BOX 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

DEBBIE KRANTZ OF TOMATO 7 p.m. The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd. 549-4444 or the-oar-house.com.

THE SHIZ 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

LOCKWOOD BAND 8 p.m.-12 a.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

THE BAD HABITS 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

THE BLENDERS 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

VIBE IRIE 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com. DOG SPANKING MONKEY 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

‘DIXIE SWIM CLUB’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

BUZZ CUTT 9 p.m. LiliMarlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

‘INVASION FROM PLANET X’ ON THE RED TROLLEY TOUR 7:30-9 p.m. Red Trolley Repertory Theater produces mixedmedia comedy, drama and history in their fully restored trolleys. Pensacola Visitor Information Center, 1401 E. Gregory St. 417-7343 or ufotrolley.com.

CLASS X 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

‘THE MATTER OF SPIRITS’ AT LOBLOLLY 8 p.m. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Five Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road. 944-8400 or 5flagsspeedway.com. SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Jim Andrews & Lisa Zanghi will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com. GHOST TOURS 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Tours last one hour. Two routes available: adults only and everyone. Ghost meter rentals $5. Proceeds benefit the Pensacola Historical Society. No reservations. $5-$10. Pensacola Historical Museum, 115 E. Zaragoza St. 595-1559 or historicpensacola.org. STAR GAZING AT FORT PICKENS 7:30-10 p.m. Weather permitting, volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing. Free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to enter the fort. Battery Worth Picnic Area, Fort Pickens, 1400 Fort Pickens Road. 934-2600 or nps.gov/guis.

SATURDAY 7.23 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 3-5 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Silly Gold Fishy-All Ages Welcome. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-9 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: 12th Avenue Tree Tunnel. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Gateway Girls Night Out. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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JAM SANDWICH 5-9 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com. TIM SPENCER 5-9 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

CLASS X 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

REDDOG & FRIENDS 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

ANDY SMITH BAND 4-8 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or sandshaker.com.

SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com.

THE DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND 7:30 p.m. Doors open. 8:30 p.m. Show starts. $10-$15. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com.

THE BLENDERS 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com.

LEE MELTON 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

THE BAD HABITS 9 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. THE SHIZ 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com. ‘THE MAN SHOW’ 9:30 p.m. $5. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501. TOMATO 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. STEVE WILSON (THE BLACK DOVES) 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DIXIE SWIM CLUB’ 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. ‘THE MATTER OF SPIRITS’ AT LOBLOLLY 8 p.m. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DIXIE SWIM CLUB’ 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

CLARENCE BELL 11 a.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. RONNIE LEVINE 12-3 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

VIBE IRIE 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. | INDEPENDENT NEWS | JUly 14, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET  

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: One, Two, Three Olives. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD 6-10 p.m. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 677-9153 or thegrandmarlin.com.

▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: Girls Night Out. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $3. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼LIVE MUSIC

WALT FLETCHER 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. JEFF IVANOFF 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. DAVID DUNN 6 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

BEACH BLANKET MOVIE NIGHT AT MARGARITAVILLE HOTEL 8 p.m. The feature is “Iron Man.” Bring chairs or blankets. No coolers or outside food or drinks allowed. Free. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

TUESDAY 7.26 ▼LIVE MUSIC

MARC KAUL 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

▼LIVE MUSIC

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint a picture step by step that you will take home. 16 years and older. Theme: The Beach Awaits. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

MONDAY 7.25

BAYVIEW PARK SPRING FLEA MARKET 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Vendors will be selling items such as art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, baked goods and more. Bayview Park, 2000 E. Lloyd St. 436-5190 orplaypensacola.com.

SUNDAY 7.24

ART NIGHT ON THE BAYFRONT 4 p.m.-Sunset. Stroll along the marina sidewalk between the Lynch building and Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grille and enjoy a glass of wine, cocktails and local artwork. Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grille, 997 S. Palafox. 432-5226 or artnightonthebayfront.com.

▼LIVE MUSIC

WALT FLETCHER 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

GHOST TOURS 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Tours last one hour. Two routes available: Adults only and everyone. Ghost meters rentals $5. Proceeds benefit the Pensacola Historical Society. No Reservations. $5-$10. Pensacola Historical Museum, 115 E. Zaragoza St. 595-1559 or historicpensacola.org.

▼ART

SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Jim Andrews and Lisa Zanghi will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

FISHIN’ CHIX LADIES FISHING RODEO 6 a.m. Flounders Chowder House, 800 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-4444 or fishinchix.com.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE BEACH 6-8 p.m. Jim Andrews and Lisa Zanghi will perform. Quietwater Shell on the Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

WEDNESDAY 7.27

30 X 90 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. SECOND HAND SOUL 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. BANDS ON THE BEACH FEATURING NOT QUITE FAB 7-9 p.m. The Gulfside Pavilion, 1 Via de Luna. 932-1500 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

OTHER EVENTS BLUES PRACTICE FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER 8-9:30 a.m. See eye-toeye with the Blue Angels, and watch the entire show from a vantage few others have. Space is limited. $15. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561.

Bob Dylan

BRIT LANDRUM 3-6 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

TIM MORGAN 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. 30 X 90 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. KYLE PARKER BAND 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. BLACK STONE CHERRY, POP EVIL 7 p.m. Doors open. 8 p.m. Show starts. $15. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. HERITAGE 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

▼OTHER EVENTS

BLUES PRACTICE FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER 8-9:30 a.m. See eye-to-eye with the Blue Angels, and watch the entire show from a vantage few others have. Space is limited. $15. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561. SUMMER SERENADE SERIES AT ST. CHRISTOPHER’S 6:30 p.m. The Swingin’ Dick Tracys will perform. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Concessions provided. Event will move inside in the event of rain. St. Christopher’s Church, 3200 N. 12th Ave. 432-9743 or scpen.org. BOB DYLAN AT THE CIVIC CENTER 8-10 p.m. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaciviccenter.com.


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AN ASSAULT ON THE SENSES CRYPTIC PRODUCTIONS PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS FOR LAUNCH

BY BRETT HUTCHINS

This is Art / photo by David Ruiz

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here’s a different kind of party coming to town, and it’s bound to be a spectacle unlike anything Pensacola has seen in a while. Cryptic Productions will celebrate its launch with a collision of art and music at Vinyl Music Hall on Saturday, July 16. IN recently caught up with Cryptic founder Shaun Holifield to chat about the event and the new company. On the surface, Holifield looks like a normal, everyday guy. When we meet at Wisteria Tavern for our interview, he’s sporting his fresh-off-the-press Cryptic Productions shirt with a beer in hand. It doesn’t take long to realize that there’s something different here, though. He has a unique and pointed vision of what the Pensacola music and arts scene is capable of, and he is determined to be a part of that explosion. And he’s also barefoot. As a Pensacola native, Holifield knows the ins and outs of the Pensacola arts community. “There are plenty of artists in our area who are searching for an outlet for their stuff. One of the main goals for us is to be a lifeline for those artists and the people who appreciate their work,” he says, fully aware of the eccentric charm that the city has in all its nooks and cran-

nies. “There is so much untapped potential right under our noses.” He’s focused on finding local and regional musicians to fill the current void of electronic and hip-hop music in Pensacola. “With the type of music fans I know here personally, there’s no reason to think we can’t succeed, and that bands won’t want to play the area.” Holifield likes to call his events “mini-festivals,” productions that involve many types of people in some fashion. The launch party will be a microcosm of what you can expect from Cryptic’s events in the future. “Obviously, we’ll have the music, but we’ll also have live painting and sculpting, light production, and vendors selling everything from jewelry to hand-blown glass,” he says, obviously excited about the upcoming show. “We want it to be a positive environment that connects like-minded people to each other and the community.” For the music, Holifield has brought in Nashville-based producer Art Webb, who has recently gained recognition opening for big names on the electronic music scene like Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic. Stage-named This is ART, his music is heavily inf luenced by hip-hop and involves him looping bass guitar, beats and synthesizers all live onstage. Webb grew up in the early MTV era, when music videos were still being played on the channel. He still recollects the times when the Tag Team hit “Whoomp! There It Is!” was huge. “I remember being 5 years old and hearing the song on the radio in someone’s truck. It took everything I had to convince my mom to find that station.” He was surrounded by music as soon as he was born, and he was lucky enough to have a music program at his elemen-

tary school. “Out of all the classes, my favorites were lunch, recess and music–in that order. You didn’t really have to do anything but enjoy playing music,” he remembers with a laugh. When asked more about his sound, Webb states, “It’s a melting pot of what everybody’s been listening to. I found myself in the crowds at shows wishing the bands would do this or that. I finally reached a point where I couldn’t figure out what was keeping me from making the music that I loved.” Our conversation eventually turns to the launch party in Pensacola and what he’s expecting for it. He’s noticed the recent shift in live entertainment from the traditional concert to the all-inclusive bonanza that you’ll see at Vinyl for the event. “More and more, concerts are becoming a full spectrum of entertainment. It’s an interesting dynamic to be a small part of the whole. When all that creative energy is coming at you, it can be a powerful thing,” he says of the experience.There’s a common thread running through this entire event. Both Holifield and Webb are self-assured guys with an attitude that challenges the norm in a healthy way. The do-it-yourself spirit that they both possess brings promise to a city like Pensacola and proves that it’s positive to think outside the box every once in a while. info@inweekly.net

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The Gift of Girlfriends PLT Play Highlights Relationships Before Social Networking

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eunions generally create a mixed bag of emotions. The prospect of seeing friends and family who haven’t been an active part of your life can be a strain; or the event can be the most anticipated date on the calendar. Often a person will attempt to lose weight, buy new clothes or perhaps arrange an automobile upgrade. High school reunions, event reunions and even those dreaded family reunions can be taxing on a person. Without question, there is always that unavoidable weird uncle whom everyone attempts to circumvent. But not all reunions are troublesome. Seeing past friends in person instead of through Facebook and other forms of social networking can be exciting as well as delightful. Such is the premise of the emotional comedy play “The Dixie Swim Club,” presented by Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT).

This production is about five lifelong friends who became BFFs (best friends forever) while in college. “Based on PLT’s ongoing success, we know this is the right show for its audiences,” said playwright Jones Hope Wooten, who wrote this play. “This story has great resonance because it reinforces the need for and benefit of human contact, for which there is no satisfying substitute.” The storyline centers around five mature women who are all Southern-raised. Each year, for the past 33 years, they have reunited at a quaint North Carolina beach cottage to catch up with each other’s lives and to reflect on their own existence. They use the annual trip to escape the doldrums of husbands, children, hectic job schedules and life in general. Many times a family has been greatly influenced by a strong female member, and

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it is not uncommon for that woman to venture on a getaway with her girlfriends. The coincidence was too great not to explore for the team of Jones Hope Wooten. The five women in this play began their eternal friendship while members of their college swim team. As the years unfold, they see their lives reflected. “There’s something about a friend ‘of many years’ that is extra special,” accessed cast member Carol Kahn-Parker. “Girlfriends are a gift, and it almost takes getting to this age to realize just how much of a gift.” As each decade progresses and the years slip away, these women come to rely on each other more than ever. The play focuses on four specific weekends throughout a 33-year span. With comedy at the very core of each brisk line, there are also moments of sadness, remorse and sympathy intertwined along with the challenges each women faces in their own lives. “Time spent with good friends, particularly long-time friends, not only nurtures the soul but comforts as well,” offered Jones Hope Wooten. “There are not enough strikes on a keypad that can take the place of one-on-one human interaction. This play is about the ‘human experience’—how we examine it, understand it and embrace it. That is what feeds us.”  Jones Hope Wooten is the ghost writer for Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The trio actually started out in community theatre, and together the team has written over 1,000 productions including fan favorites “Christmas Belles,” “Dearly Beloved,” “The Hallelujah Girls” and “Dearly Departed.” The latter was made into a movie in 2001 entitled “Kingdom Come” starring LL Cool J, Vivica Fox and Whoopi Goldberg. In addition, Wooten was a writer for the hit TV series “The Golden Girls” starring Betty White.

“The Dixie Swim Club” is an audience favorite in community theatres such as PLT and across the United States and has recently been presented in several foreign venues such as Australia and London. And as evidenced by the team’s playwright success, Jones Hope Wooten has the propensity for writing entertaining productions that folks want to see and become a part of. PLT presents this play in their Studio 400 chamber. With this show, audience members have the opportunity to sit either in general admission or in the quaint café seating. This area allows the theatre-goer the opportunity to purchase appetizers as well as various beverages from the in-house Portabello Market. This play is not only funny and heartwarming, but it also offers the gift of friendship. Each character demonstrates that true friends don’t judge, always forgive, and are there to laugh with you while propping you up when the trials of life get a little gritty. Other cast members include Candi Bramlett, Joanna Robbins Hayes, Valerie Russenberger and Sheryl VandenBerg. The director is Jerry Ahillen. “Maybe as the audience leaves the theatre, they’ll feel a little something for us and their own friends,” concluded Kahn-Parker. “I’m sure they’ll identify with all of our characters in so many ways.” info@inweekly.net

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news of the weird On May 21, Jesse Robinson either established or tied the unofficial world record for unluckiest underage drinker of all time when he was booked into the Hamilton County, Ohio, jail for underage consumption. According to booking records, Robinson’s date of birth is May 22, 1990. Government in Action! “Common sense lost its voice on this one,” concluded a Wethersfield, Conn., city councilman, lamenting the local school board’s having spent at least $630,000 to “resolve” an ethics complaint against the board’s chairwoman—all because her son had improperly taken a $400 high school course for free. The town’s ethics board conducted more than 60 hours of hearings over 11 months, incurring $407,000 in legal expenses, and finally voted, 3-2, to uphold the complaint. (However, the ethics board ordered only that the chairwoman reimburse the $400; the school board then voted to pay all her legal expenses.) • “Science does not trump the testimony of individuals,” said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office’s decision in April to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan’s Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape. Despite the science, Eisenbraun said she had to stick with eyewitness identification by the victim. Although Vinson has been eligible for release for 15 years, the Parole Board keeps turning him down -- because he refuses to acknowledge guilt. (Update: In July, the Michigan Court of Appeals declined to order either Vinson’s release or a new trial, but did grant him an extraordinary right to appeal, based on the new evidence.) • In June, as five young men gathered around the Mount Tabor Reservoir near Portland, Ore., one urinated in it, thus “contaminating” the 7.2 million gallons that serve the city, and, said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff, necessitating that the entire supply be dumped. Under questioning by the weekly Portland Mercury whether the water is also dumped when an animal urinates in it (or worse, dies in it), Shaff replied, certainly not. “If we did that, we’d be (dumping the water) all the time.” Well, asked the reporter, what’s the difference? Because, said Shaff (sounding confident of his logic), “Do you want to be drinking someone’s pee?” • A 53-year-old man committed suicide in May by wading into San Francisco Bay, 150 yards offshore, and standing neck-deep until he died in the 60-degree water, with police and firefighters from the city of Alameda watching from shore the entire time. Said a police lieutenant, “We’re not trained to go into the water (and) don’t have the type of equipment that you would use ....” KGO-TV attributed the reluctance to budget cuts that prevented the city’s firefighters from being recertified in water rescues. • Title IX of the federal Civil Rights Act requires universities to offer “equal” intercollegiate athletic access to females, even though finding that many serious female athletes

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By Chuck Sheppard is difficult on some campuses. The easiest subterfuge, according to an April New York Times report, is to pad women’s teams with whimsically enlisted females -- and in some cases, with males. Said former university president (and Health and Human Services Secretary) Donna Shalala, “Those of us in the business know that universities have been end-running Title IX for a long time, and they do it until they get caught.” Sample dysfunctional result: When University of South Florida added football (100 male players) a few years ago, it was forced to populate more female teams, and thus “recruited” 71 women for its cross-country team, even though fewer than half ran races and several were surprised to know they were even on the team when a Times reporter inquired.

Great Art! Britain’s Ben Wilson is one artist with the entire field to himself—the only painter who creates finely detailed masterpieces on flattened pieces of chewing gum found on London sidewalks. Frequently spotted lying nearly inert on the ground, working, Wilson estimates he has painted “many thousands” of such “canvases,” ranging from portraits and landscapes to specialized messages (such as listing the names of all employees at a soon-to- be-closed Woolworth’s store). According to a June New York Times dispatch, Wilson initially heats each piece with a blowtorch, applies lacquer and acrylic enamel before painting—and sealing with more lacquer. And of course he works only with tiny, tiny brushes. Police Report Gregory Snelling, 41, was indicted in June for the robbery of a KeyBank branch in Springfield, Ohio, which was notable more for the foot chase with police afterward. They caught him, but Snelling might deserve “style” points for the run, covered as he was in red dye from the money bag and the fact that he was holding a beer in his hand during the entire chase. Criminals With Chutzpah It was a 2004 gang-related murder that had frustrated Los Angeles police for four years until a homicide investigator, paging through gangbangers’ photographs for another case, spotted an elaborate tattoo on the chest of Anthony Garcia. Evidently, that 2004 killing was such a milestone in Garcia’s life that he had commemorated the liquor store crime scene on his chest. The investigation was reopened, eventually leading to a surreptitious confession by Garcia and, in April 2011, to his conviction for first-degree murder. (Photos from Garcia’s several bookings between 2004 and 2008 show his mural actually evolving as he added details -- until the crime scene was complete enough that the investigator recognized it.) Send your Weird News to Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box 18737, Tampa, Fla., 33679 or weirdnews@earthlink.net, or go to www.NewsoftheWeird.com. FROM UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd COPYRIGHT 2011 CHUCK SHEPHERD


Driving the Local Economy: How Transportation Projects Boost Our Bottom Line For every dollar a taxpayer spends in support of public transportation, the economic return is at least 4 to 1—creating jobs, congestion relief, business sales, and health and safety cost savings. Recognizing the significance of these transportation projects on the Escambia County economy, the Pensacola Young Professionals, in partnership with the Better Pensacola Forum, focused on transportation for the June editions of the webisode and whitepaper series based on results from the BPF annual survey. Featuring the Transportation Planner for the West Florida Regional Planning Council, Christy Johnson, AICP, the June edition emphasizes the important role played by the transportation developments in the region. Funding for transportation projects is generated primarily by federal and state gas tax. Using these and other funding vehicles, the FloridaAlabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) partners with agencies, governments, and the public to identify and prioritize mobility needs, develop mobility plans and programs, seek and coordinate funding, and assemble resources through outreach and consensus building. Created by the TPO, the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) identifies transportation system improvements needed to improve or maintain mobility and movement of goods, services, and people projected for the next 20-25 years. It is developed in part by a comprehensive analysis of roadways, highways,

public transit, bicycle, pedestrian, ports and freight transportation needs. The positive economic return to a community choosing to invest in Intelligent Transportation Systems, transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities while maintaining and improving the efficient operations and management of the existing roadways is intangible but invaluable. For more information about transportation and other factors influencing Pensacola, visit www.pensacolayp.org or watch the full webisode atwww.youtube.com/pensacolayp.

PYP Tees Up for the Gulf Coast Kids House The Pensacola Young Professionals are pleased to report that this year’s 2nd Annual PYP Golf Tournament was a huge success. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers. Our efforts led to PYP donating another $2,000 to the Gulf Coast Kids House, a child-friendly, non-profit facility that works to serve abused children and their families, streamline the intervention process, develop comprehensive, multidisciplinary responses to abuse and educate the community for additional support.

Member Spotlight – Nikki Nash This year’s 2nd Annual PYP Golf Tournament was a great success, largely due to the work from a handful of PYP members who spearheaded the tournament. Nikki Nash, a new PYP member, proved to be an amazing asset for PYP during the planning and execution phases. Nikki graduated from UWF in 2010 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. While in school, she worked in the pro shop of Marcus Pointe Golf Club and after graduating, was promoted to Marketing Director, a new position for the company. She is an active member of both PYP and the Florida Public Relations Association, in addition to being involved with the Ronald McDonald House and their PR & Marketing Committee. Nikki is a Pensacola native who enjoys spending her free time outdoors and hunting.

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