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TIMOTHY JONES The University of West Florida student was recently selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Jones was nominated by the Student Veterans of America’s national office in recognition of his dedication to assisting fellow veterans at UWF. Since 2012, he has earned 266 hours of community service.

PENTAGON Sexual harassment in the military is still going unreported. According to the anonymous Workplace and Gender Relations Survey released by Defense Department last year, nearly 47,000 women and 48,000 men experienced sexual harassment in 2012. Yet the Pentagon recently released a report that stated in 2013 only 1,366 formal and informal reports of sexual harassment were made across all branches of service. Commanders deemed less than 60 percent of complaints, "substantiated." Of those substantiated, the majority of offenders only received some form of administrative punishment.

JOHN KYLES The Pensacola man claimed a $1 million scratch-off game prize on May 13 at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Kyles purchased his winning "50X THE CASH" ticket from the Tom Thumb at 4805 Mobile Highway. He chose to receive his winnings in a onetime, lump-sum payment of $711,505.77. MEGAN WALDRON The Charge Nurse at Baptist Hospital has been selected as the Nurse of the Year for the Pensacola area. Waldron is the formal resource person for all of new Baptist nurses. The award recognizes a nurse who has made outstanding contributions to patient care and demonstrates excellent outcomes. BRACE Since the floods of April 29, the

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PYP 2.0 The Pensacola Young Professionals were born out of Hurricane Ivan. In 2005, the Pensacola area was focused on recovery. By the hundreds, young adults were moving away to better paying jobs and better qualities of life. Community leaders talked about how to retain our talented professionals, but none of them were talking to that age group. Today we see young professionals in leadership roles throughout the community. In 2005, they were regulated to back tables at most Rotary Club meetings and rarely made the cut to be a part of Leadership Pensacola. They were told to wait their turn or come back when they earned more experience. The Independent News stepped in and convinced the Pensacola Chamber to facilitate the formation of the Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP). The goal was simple: help the under 40-year-olds get seats at the tables where decisions about the future of this area were being made and voice their concerns. Once the group got started in the spring of 2006, the newspaper stepped away and let it evolve as its leaders and members saw fit. The Independent News promoted its events and offered support when asked, but we believed that PYP needed to be free to develop and evolve. The membership has grown to over 300 members. It’s professional development

institute and internship program have been very successful. PYP also manages the Better Pensacola Forum that produces the annual Quality of Life Survey. Non-profits seek out its members for their boards. Several members work in local government and for area lawmakers. By most measurements, PYP has been successful. It’s time to capitalize on the momentum that it has built over the years and begin speaking out for its generation. The decisions that will be made over the next few months and years will shape this community for the rest of this century. As it was eight years ago, the Pensacola area is faced with a massive rebuilding effort. The April flooding has shown serious defects in our stormwater infrastructure and federal and state funds will be made available to help us cure them. RESTORE dollars will start arriving later this year to help our recovery from the 2010 BP oil disaster. Adding to those millions will be the county and school district’s extensions of the local option sales tax out to 2028, if the voters approve the referendums. PYP must speak out and weigh-in on how these funds are spent. They cannot be merely rubber-stamps of what their employers and other outside interests want. The fight is for their futures and for the futures of their children and grandchildren. We need to hear from them. {in}

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terviewed by the Escambia Board of County Commissioners to become the county’s next administrator, former City Administrator Bill Reynolds told the board at a special meeting in March that he agreed with the city of Pensacola’s decision to terminate his employment in July 2013. He said that he hoped to redeem himself with the new job. “I’m not extremely happy with my conduct in regards with my leaving the city of Pensacola.” When Commissioner Grover Robinson asked about his relationship with city staff, he said, “I certainly don’t hold any animosity against the city of Pensacola. The city of Pensacola and the mayor did exactly what they should have done.” The commissioners chose Jack Brown for the post, and apparently the city administrator no longer agrees with his statement. On May 7, Reynolds filed a lawsuit in the Escambia County Circuit Court against the city of Pensacola over his firing. He has requested the court to award him his PTO (paid personal time off ), severance pay and attorney’s fees in his defense last year against a charge of a public records violation. In July 2013, the State Attorney’s Office charged the city administrator and the former city Public Information Officer Derek Cosson with non-criminal infractions of the Florida public records law for failing to fulfill a request for a copy of the city’s new logo a year earlier. Cosson pled no contest and paid a fine and the court costs. He also voluntarily resigned as the mayor’s press secretary and transferred to the city’s IT

department. Reynolds fought the charge and won in court. The State Attorney’s report also said that former Councilwoman Maren Deweese, who was running against Mayor Ashton Hayward at time, had told investigators that Reynolds had handed her, unsolicited, an employee complaint against the former Chief of Staff. That employee later withdrew the complaint after Deweese published it on her blog. The complaint was never investigated by the city because it was withdrawn. “On March 5, 2013, Bill Reynolds gave a copy of this document together with a copy of his response to Maren DeWeese while at World of Beer,” reported the State Attorney’s Office. “These documents were not provided pursuant to any public records request and were not solicited by Ms. DeWeese. The documents provided to Ms. DeWeese were in an envelope and unredacted in any way. Ms. DeWeese later published a redacted version of these documents on her blog.” Because the complainant had not yet requested that the records remain confidential and except until two days later, the state attorney concluded that the release did not constitute a crime. The report did note that Reynolds’ actions were “inappropriate.” A week after the State Attorney’s report was released, Mayor Ashton Hayward fired Reynolds, not for the public records infraction but for a “breach of trust.” “Today, I made the decision to terminate Bill Reynolds from his position as City Administrator,” said the mayor. “Last week, I received the disappointing news from the State Attorney’s Office that Bill Reynolds chose to leak a confidential employee complaint. The wellbeing of the city’s hardworking employees is one of my top priorities. Mr. Reynolds’ actions violated this sacred responsibility. This is unacceptable to me.” In his complaint against the city, Reynolds asserted that he was terminated without cause and that he was not fired for misconduct “as defined in either Section 443.036 (29) Florida Statutes or Section 6.D” of his employment agreement. The Independent News emailed the city’s Communications Director Tamara Fountain for a comment on the lawsuit. The reply was not received prior to the paper’s publication deadline. {in}





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t’s no secret that Pensacola’s beaches draw huge crowds, and have done so for decades. Throughout the year, for one occasion or another, visitors come to enjoy the sugar white sands and blue Gulf waters. One of those occasions is Memorial Day weekend. For over three decades, the May holiday in Pensacola is best known as a destination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) visitors. Over the three day weekend each year, LGBT vacationers, locals, and allies meet up for a multi-day beach party, a tradition that began (the earliest tales tell) as a small Fourth of July party in the mid-1960s, and has continued on in one form or another since then. Last year, the IN delved into the history and economics behind the Memorial Day gathering, which draws tens of thousands of people to the area.

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This year, we are continuing on with our new tradition of Memorial Day coverage by delving into what’s going on at the beach and in town this weekend, and keeping tabs on the positive changes over the last year that are serving to bring equality and broader acceptance for LGBT persons in our area year round, and always. Though some still prefer to turn a blind eye to the LGBT Memorial Day weekend gathering and its social and economic benefits for Pensacola (the last and only study of the LGBT Memorial Day weekend’s economic impact was conducted in 1994), the coverage of the weekend in general has become increasingly positive over the years. The IN is proud to be part of and a supporter of this turning tide and we hope everybody has a safe and happy weekend. We'll see you on the beach!


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Pensacola Beach is the star of the Memorial Day weekend show. Pretty much every beach bar is bustling that weekend, but a couple of multi-night events are scheduled along the Quietwater Boardwalk.

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Kristy Lee / press photo Memorial Day weekend—sometimes referred to as Memorial Day Pride or Pensacola Beach Pride*—comes with no shortage of parties. For those who aren’t exhausted after a day (or four) on the beach, below is a quick rundown of the nighttime events scheduled on both Pensacola Beach and downtown for LGBT revelers and friends.

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Sing and Play at The Cabaret Though it was hit hard during the flash flood in April, The Cabaret bounced back and is open for business for Memorial Day weekend. With events running Wednesday through Sunday, The Cabaret is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a variety of nightly parties. Visiting

from Atlanta especially for Memorial Day are The Armorettes, who will perform to benefit AHA! (Against HIV and AIDS) on Saturday and Sunday nights. Wednesday, May 21 8:30 p.m. Whiz Kid Trivia Thursday, May 22 The Armorettes / photo by 8 p.m. Karaoke Thursday, May 22 Friday, May 23 9 p.m. Foreplay with DJ Orlando Ricardo 10:30 p.m. and Midnight Jarvis Derrell Friday, May 23 #SheHasHadIt Live Readings 6—8 p.m. Beach Bing with Lauren Mitchell Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 at The Otherside 10:30 p.m. The Armorettes 9 p.m. Strip Down with DJ JAY-R Monday, May 26 Saturday, May 24 9 p.m. Karaoke 9 p.m. Sweat with DJ Roland Belmares Sunday, May 25 The Cabaret 9 p.m. Friction Blacklight Underwear Party 101 S. Jefferson St. with DJ Jay-R 607-2020 or, May 26 aret/74948449162 9 p.m. Climax Memorial Day Drink and Drown with DJ Jay-R Dance, Dance, Dance at Emerald

City Local institution Emerald City is focusing all their efforts this year on parties at the downtown location, including Emerald City itself and its adjoining, sister bar The Otherside. House DJs Orlando Ricardo and Jay-R are working hard all weekend, but get a break on Saturday when EC welcomes guest DJ Roland Belmares. Ages 18 and up are welcome at all of the weekend’s parties, which run Thursday through Monday.

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When Mary Lambert takes the stage at Pensacola Unleashed on Sunday night, be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions. “The shows are really intense,” Lambert said on her website. While Lambert’s songwriting derives from dark topics such as rape and child abuse—she is a survivor of both—she aims at lifting the audience’s spirits during her live performances. Perhaps her most uplifting and famous performance was at the 2014 Grammy Awards. She sang the hook to “Same Love” alongside Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as

Queen Latifah officiated the marriages of 33 same-sex couples. The duo had come to Lambert, who was working at a bar at the time, to write a chorus for their marriage equality anthem. Lambert wrote the chorus that included the lyrics “And I can’t change / Even if I tried,” which was from her point of view as a Christian and a lesbian. The song reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and gave Lambert a major career boost with a Grammy nomination and her first EP “Welcome to the Age of My Body.” Through her candid songwriting, Lambert has been more than an entertainer, but an inspiration to her fans who have experienced many of the things she writes about. The importance of her words is not lost on the singer. In fact, Lambert recalls on her website that fans have come forward to say that because of her music, they found the courage to come out to the families and friends. “If I can give that fight to somebody, then I want to keep doing it,” she said.

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In Observance Amid the festivities that have grown to surround Memorial Day weekend, it's important to remember the reason behind this federal holiday too—honoring the memory of the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday takes place on the last Monday in May, and will be officially observed on Monday, May 26 this year. Pensacola is home to Veterans Memorial Park, which draws visitors year round to honor fallen service members. On Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m., the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will hold a special ceremony in memory of those to whom the memorials pay tribute. General "Spider" Nyland, USMC Retired will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker. Also planning a weekend of events in observance of Memorial Day is the Vietnam & Legacy Motorcycle Club. The club, active in Veterans concerns locally since 1991, is holding its 19th annual Memorial Day Ride, which is the culmination of a weekend of events at American Legion Post 340. Starting Friday, events will include live music, camping (spots available on a first come, first serve basis), a free pasta dinner at 6 May 22, 2014

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Sunday’s Child, a new philanthropic organization serving Pensacola, is preparing to make its debut. Currently awaiting approval of its 501(c) (3) or non-profit status, the organization is slowly spreading the word about its mission and its structure, explained Chuck Presti, president and co-founder of Sunday’s Child. Many of the founding members of Sunday’s Child are also members of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, all who met to find a way to give back to Pensacola as a whole. A common goal emerged to that aim, which was awarding grants to charitable organizations that promote equality and inclusivity. “A small group of friends got together and were discussing what we could do as a group to give back to the greater Pensacola area,” Presti remembered of the initial, informal meetings regarding a possible philanthropic project in July 2013. “We felt that an existing charity model in Pensacola that is really effective and successful and has done a great job for the community is Impact 100, the women’s organization.” In addition to using Impact 100’s structure as a reference point, Sunday’s Child’s founders (some of whom are also active in Impact 100) spent time assessing unmet needs in the community to determine which areas they could focus attention. “We wanted to include ideas and concepts that would encourage change in having a more inclusive community. That’s where we started,” Presti said. “We found that there was quite a bit of excitement, not just in the LGBT world, but even in the heterosexual

community that wanted to support this type of objective and mission.” Presti believes that one important way Sunday’s Child will distinguish itself is by offering an alternative for grant applicants

requiring less than $100,000, the minimum award available through Impact 100. “Ours are $25,000 to $50,000,” Presti said of Sunday’s Child award amounts. “We’re going after the smaller charities, the smaller projects and filling that need.”

Despite the challenges of the past, like other areas in the Sunshine State, a growing momentum when it comes to LGBT equality has picked up steam in the region over the last year, due in large part to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida. Sara Latshaw, director of the Northwest Regional Office of the ACLU, has Sarah Humlie and Lindsay Meyers / photo by Ileana Ortiz been at the forefront of local efforts to develop policies, practices, and partnerships in Pensacola and surrounding areas to increase support and inclusion of LGBT persons throughThough Memorial Day weekend has long out the community. attracted LGBT visitors and locals alike •The Pensacola Alliance for Equality to the beach for a weekend of relaxation, (PAE), founded in April 2013, is a group of revelry, or some combination thereof, organizations, businesses and concerned Northwest Florida in general is not often individuals who aim to end discrimination recognized among the more socially based on sexual orientation and gender progressive areas of the country. identity/expression. The ACLU of Florida,

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Once the program is up and running, local charities will be able to apply for grants, awarded once a year, under six categories: Arts & Culture; Education; Ani-

“As you start getting people together, I think fears start to disappear and you realize that we’re all in the same boat, and we’re all people.” Chuck Presti

mals, Environment, Recreation & Preservation; LGBT & Family; Health & Wellness; and Economic. Criteria for grant applicants will include demonstrating the organization’s ability to be inclusive and promote equality. Presti believes

the University of West Florida, HIVevolution, Q-Up Pensacola, Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida and the UWF Gay-Straight Alliance participated in the creation of the PAE, which now has over 80 members. •In December 2013, the City Council voted to approve the establishment of a Domestic Partnership Registry (DPR) within the city limits of Pensacola, which opened in March 2014. City Councilman Larry B. Johnson (District 4) sponsored the ordinance, which was drafted in collaboration with Latshaw and the ACLU of Florida. •Ongoing, annual events that Latshaw and the ACLU play an integral role in planning include the Pensacola LGBT Film Fest, scheduled for October, and the Pensacola GSA Summer Club, a program for LGBT high schoolers and allies, is preparing for its third summer of outreach. •At the state level, the ACLU and the ACLU of Florida filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida in March 2014, challenging Florida’s refusal to recognize

the most common way organizations can and will demonstrate this is through nondiscriminatory clauses that include sexual orientation. “We really want to get that communication out, not just to the charities, but also spread to the community as a whole, to corporations and businesses to become more aware of discriminatory practices, to understand them so they can negate them.” Once membership is open after obtaining a non-profit status, a single membership in Sunday’s Child will be $1,000 annually. “Each membership is a vote toward a grant opportunity for a charity,” Presti explained, adding that ensemble memberships will also be available. “You will have one vote for that $1,000, but as a group you can participate and become actively involved in the organization,” he said. Each year, 100 percent of the membership fees will go to the selected charities within each category, and membership in Sunday’s Child is open to both men and women. “The only requirement is that you be 18 years or older and that you are either LGBT or that you embrace the concept of inclusiveness and same-sex marriages that were performed in other states and are recognized by the federal government. Two Pensacola women—Lindsay Myers, a digital content producer for WUWF and Sarah Humlie, the Executive Director of the Pensacola Humane Society—are among the eight same-sex Florida couples (and SAVE, an LGBT rights organization based in South Florida) on whose behalf the suit was filed. The couple, who married in Washington, D.C., in December 2012, are part of one of 73 cases in 32 states challenging (according to Freedom to Marry at press time). At this rate, any number of updates will be possible for the IN’s Memorial Day 2015 issue.

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promoting equality, and that you want to give back to the community,” Presti said. Like Pensacola’s highly successful LGBT gathering on the beach every Memorial Day weekend, Presti hopes the economic impact that Sunday’s Child will be a catalyst for the community as a whole to consider and foster greater diversity. “As you start getting people together, I think fears start to disappear and you realize that we’re all in the same boat, and we’re all people. We may be a diverse group, but we’re all human. I really would like to have that momentum continue, and I do think this could be particularly helpful,” Presti said. Presti said he also hopes Sunday’s Child will encourage other LGBT Pensacolians to participate in community organizations if they are not already and bring members of the community together so all can have an opportunity to connect, collaborate and learn from one another.

“As a gay man, I thought it was important to focus on the part that I felt in the past had been a challenge within the community and with other issues personally and professionally. I’m further along in my life, but there are a lot of people who are younger who are not. I feel that I could really make a difference, not just with the charities, but with the people who maybe feel isolated, don’t feel a part of a community and don’t feel connected,” Presti said. While the program and membership development is on hold until Sunday’s Child’s non-profit status is approved (which Presti believes could come any day), the organization can currently accept donations to help support administrative costs. “Right now, it’s kind of a moving target,” Presti said of an official program start date. “We’re excited to get the word out and let people know to anticipate that we’ll be coming out.” For additional information, visit

The Economics of Equality If you're looking to spend your money in gay friendly businesses this weekend (and in general), we recommend studying up on the current roster for the Pensacola Alliance for Equality (PAE). PAE aims to foster awareness and ensure equality and safety for all Pensacolians, including LGBT citizens. PAE sounds like good people to us (and we're not just saying that because we're on the list). The University of West Florida HIV Evolution Gay Grassroots of NWF University of West Florida Gay-Straight Alliance American Civil Liberties Union McKenzie Law Firm, P.A. Dog House Deli The Spotted Dog Adonna’s Bakery and Café Susan Campbell Jewelry Levin Group Vinyl Music Hall Gallery 11 Fiore of Pensacola The Loft Appetite 4 Life Legacy Event Design Insurance Solutions The Leisure Club Abhaya Yoga Center Laura Bogan Social Media A&J Mugs Once Upon a Time Maximilian Coffee Cactus Flower Café Southern Oceans Archaeological Research, Inc. Blue Angel Yoga Glad to Be Here Dee McDavid Interiors Scout, Inc. Jason Wilkins Interiors May 22, 2014

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Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Our sunburns are fresh, our ears are still ringing, and OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” is playing on repeat in our minds. Hangout Fest 2014 is officially in the books, and although we might still be a bit hungover, we feel confident calling it the best year yet. But before we get ahead of ourselves and start counting down the days until we can do it all over again in 2015, this year’s festival deserves some ample reflection time. This year Hangout Fest exploded and grew to epic proportions. It ended up being a total sell out, making it quite reminiscent of gigantic festivals, such as May 22, 2014

Jack Johnson the infamous Bonnaroo. Just substitute the grass and mud mixture for sugar white sand and add a clear view of the Gulf of Mexico in the background and you’ve got yourself one heck of a festival environment, topped off with some picture perfect weather. From Girl Talk during Thursday night’s Discover Great Kickoff Party, all the way to OutKast closing out the festival Sunday with every hit single imaginable (and some we had almost forgotten about), we certainly got our fill of dancing and then some. We also finally learned what “Turn

Down For What” means, considering we lost count of how many times we heard it playing (or being yelled) this weekend. Still there were quieter coveted moments to be had, including Conor Oberst’s Friday night set, taking place at the same time as Queens of the Stone Age. While Oberst may have made jokes about drawing the short straw and being personally bummed on having to miss Queens, the intent crowd holding onto his every word clearly wouldn’t wish themselves anywhere else but singing along in a nostalgic Bright Eyes daze.

Oberst’s set wasn’t the only time widespread nostalgia happened over the course of the weekend. Between Modest Mouse and The Killers on Saturday night, nostalgia might as well have been Hangout’s middle name. From start to finish, Hangout Fest 2014 gave us all a shared surreal experience. On top of the music and the larger moments, sometimes the best moments are the quiet, small ones like discovering a new band or randomly bumping into an old friend. If you were lucky enough to be at Hangout Fest this weekend, we hope you took home plenty of both. We certainly did. 15

Partying Hard with Andrew W.K. by Hana Frenette

Andrew W.K. is a modern day renaissance man. He plays metal music, DJ’s, writes advice columns, gives motivational speeches and is working on his first book. He can probably fix your car and cook a five-course French meal, too, or at least talk you through it and make you feel good about the direction your life is heading. Andrew took some time out of his increasingly busy schedule, just days before playing the Hangout Music Festival, to chat with the IN about writing his book, “The Party Bible,” touring with Black Sabbath and meeting the Internet’s most famous cats. And it was inspirational.

IN: You have your first book coming out, “The Party Bible.” Tell me a little about it. W.K.: Writing this book might be even more challenging than recording an album. It’s a guide book about life in general and appreciating the party that life can be— really just celebrating not being dead. I thought that I should do the most fun thing that I could think of: partying. I want to do

IN: You’ve been writing an advice column for The Village Voice recently. How did you get into that? What has it been like so far? W.K.: I started writing an advice column for a magazine in Japan in 2002. It was just a monthly advice column—really random and broad, lots of questions about life. Lots of people that are at a crossroads. They’re wondering, should I change what I’m doing or should I move? For me, it’s more about responding in an uplifting and positive way. They asked me if I’d like to write for The Village Voice and I said yes. It’s nice to be writing and getting things out in a way. Andrew W.K. / photo by Hana Frenette It’s challenging because this column forces me think about something that’s about cheering up, or that things that I might not have thought about at least creates an atmosphere of general or considered otherwise. good cheer. And sometimes you can say a lot with a little. IN: What are some of the questions you’ve been getting? IN: You’ve been giving motivational W.K.: We get people writing in from all speeches, what are the crowds like for over the world, and I try to pick something those and where do you usually speak? fresh, something stimulating. One of the W.K.: It often turns into more of a discusfirst questions that I got was from a young sion. They ask me questions, I ask them man, who was thinking about experimentsome—it’s more engaging for everyone. I’ve ing with same sex relations. It really takes got one coming up at Oxford in England nerve to confront those thoughts yourself, soon, and that’ll be exciting. I like to see if much less express them to a stranger. we can conjure up that same party power And then there was another guy who was just sitting and talking as you can at a show wanting to try and recreate the sexual by just bringing the good cheer and the peaks in his life with his current girlfriend. right attitude. There are people that don’t And someone else who wanted to know if like loud rock music, and I’d like to reach they should be eating meat or not, or how them, too, in some way if I can. to protect their home without guns—and with a lot of these people, I don’t even feel IN: You currently live in New York. How comfortable telling them what to do, bedid you first end up there? cause you want them to be able to think for W.K.: I was 18 and I wanted to move to themselves, but you also want to be able to New York. I had been accepted to a college tell them it’s all going to be ok. 616 1

in Chicago, but I didn’t want to go because it wasn’t New York. I also didn’t want to go back to school, although I liked high school. In New York, my first few days were lived with my sister, where I saw how it was possible to really live here. Then I stayed with a friend of a friend on a cot

“I never take it for granted, not even a minute. There are many times I can’t believe this is all happening.” Andrew W.K. like your future self is pulling at you, telling you what you really should be doing. IN: You toured with Black Sabbath for a little while. How was that? W.K.: I still can’t believe it happened. I think about it all the time. It’s crazy it’s been a year ago almost. It was in July and August. If it hadn’t happened I would have never even had the nerve to dream it up. They wanted me to DJ for them before the shows, so I would just play my favorite heavy metal songs and hype everyone up, and then one of the greatest metal bands of all time would come out.

in the living room. It was supposed to be a few days and it turned into a few months. It was quite crowded and I wasn’t a very good roommate, I’d never been a roommate before. After that I lived in Brooklyn for three years with my girlfriend, and then started playing and recording a lot with the band in Florida and was there often. But I always come back to New York and I never take it for granted, not even a minute. There are many times I can’t believe this is all happening. IN: And how did the music portion come about? W.K.: I had always played music all of my life, and I never thought that it was something I could do for a living. But in the entertainment industry you can do all of it. You can paint a logo if you want or act in a music video, and I started thinking maybe that’s what I should do. There’s a difference between what you want to do and what you were meant to do sometimes. It’s

IN: Have you thought about making another album or have any plans for one in the future? W.K.: I’ve had two or three albums worth of material that I’ve had for years, but there have been several things that have been preventing me from recording. When the time is right, I will record another album. I had to make time for work on the book and touring with Black Sabbath. It’s like sometimes I’m not in control, but something is taking me the right way anyway. But it will happen. IN: Slightly off topic, but I noticed you met both Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat. What were they like? Soft? W.K.: They are both very soft cats. And as someone who has been allergic to cats for most of their life, I never got any allergies from either of them. I did spend a lot more time with Lil Bub than Grumpy Cat, though. They are magical cats. They just have this light that seems to shine out of their eyes. They are both such tender and soft cats with big personalities and they get so over-petted, I kind of just let the owners handle them and just be in the same room as them.

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Ears & Fingers by Jason Leger

Michael Jackson—XSCAPE

In this life, whenever we lose something or someone we love, the loss is followed by a need or a lack. Oftentimes, rather than allowing ourselves to feel the pain and grief that comes along with loss, we find something or someone to fill the hole we have found ourselves with, or we continue to hold on to what we had that was lost. When it comes to losing larger than life musicians, such as Johnny Cash or Tupac, we cling to what we had and want more and more from it, rather than perhaps finding the way forward that these musicians carved out for us. Michael Jackson is no exception. He has been dead for roughly five years, and his legacy has now seen two posthumous releases, which would be asking too much from some living artists. For this compilation, Epic Records Chairman L.A. Reid took to the Jackson Vault, found a bevy of unfinished demos from past records, and signed up some of today’s heaviest hip hop produc-


RUNNING: SIX AT SIX 6 a.m. The doors of

Running Wild open every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 a.m. ahead of group runs that begin at 6 a.m. sharp. The casual group run is free of charge and intended for runners of all abilities. Running Wild, 3012 E. Cervantes St. 435-9222 or FIRST CITY ART CENTER 9 a.m.–3 p.m. First City Art Center's Gallery and Studios present their newest show, "Bloom," on display through June 24. There is no cost to tour the gallery. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 1060 N. Guillemard St. 429-1222 or ARTEL GALLERY 10 a.m.–4 p.m. “Collage” is on display through May 30. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. 223 S. Palafox, Old County Courthouse. 432-3080 or BLUE MORNING GALLERY 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The exhibition “Capturing the Wild” featuring the work of Rik Koressel, Jean May 22, 2014

ers, not the least of which being Timbaland, to add tracks behind the voice. This idea sounds great on paper, and it’s actually executed very well. Two standout tracks are ‘Love Never Felt so Good,’ which was co-written by the legendary Paul Anka and the quite contemporary ‘Slave to the Rhythm.’ Here’s the thing: some of these demos stretch all the way back to 1983, and Jackson kept them under wraps for a reason. If he wasn’t happy enough to let them see the light of day while he was alive, what gives us the right to adjust them now that he has no control over them? While it is nice to still be able to enjoy the legendary talent of The King of Pop, we are stripping his legacy of some of the mystery surrounding it. At this point, he has no say over it. That said, this is still a Michael Jackson album with great collaborations and the voice we grew up with, so give it a listen, and if you feel so inclined, buy a copy to help put Blanket through school. “Xscape” is out now via Epic Records.

those three brilliant singles and several other impressive tracks, as well as high-brow cameos including Toro Y Moi, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, and Solange, this album is the catchiest I’ve heard this year so far. I will happily give the LP the title of the album of the summer, as it will provide the perfect soundtrack for sunny beach days. Pick it up today, thank me tomorrow. “White Women” is out now via Atlantic Records.


Track of the Week: LOOKS-EVEREST

They haven’t released anything yet. There is very little information about them online. Their website is very vague. Yet, London trio Looks have caught me in a big way this past week. Equal parts Grizzly Bear, Foals and Yeasayer, their track ‘Everest’ will aggressively put its hooks into you. Check out the song on the band’s Soundcloud page.


It’s been a decade since Chromeo released “She’s In Control,” and for all accounts and purposes, the duo hasn’t lost a step. For their fourth full length, “White Women,” they decided to slow burn the process. Lead single ‘Over Your Shoulder’ came out way back in October, followed by ‘Come Alive’ in January, and most recently, ‘Jealous (I Ain’t With It)’ just last month. Now here we are in May, finally with a finished product on our hands. Personally, the wait has been more than justified. Flying on the backs of

Tarnok and Mara Viksnins is on display through May 31. 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 PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART 10 a.m.—5 p.m. The exhibition “Sacred Landscapes: The Photography of Kevin Boldenow” will be on display through May 31. “The Art of the Brick: Nathan Sawaya LEGO® Brick Artist” is on display through August 8; tickets for the exhibition will be $12 for adults and $8 for children. Free Tuesdays will be suspended during the exhibition. Tuesday—Friday, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. and Saturday, 12—5 p.m. 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or QUAYSIDE ART GALLERY 10 a.m.—5 p.m. The eighth annual First City Juried Show is on display through June 7. Monday—Saturday, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. and Sunday, 1—5 p.m. 17 E. Zaragoza St. Free admission. 438-2363 or


Noon—1 p.m. Culinary Instructors Betsy LeGallais and Sue Shattuck will teach basic knife skills for everyday cooking while preparing the perfect springtime lunch. $35 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or 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. 877-937-6377 or WINE TASTING AT AWM 5 p.m. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. 9th Ave. 433-9463 or WINE & GLIDE SEGWAY TOUR 5:30—7:30 p.m. Take a one-hour Segway tour complete with a stop at Seville Quarter or

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happenings Aragon Wine Market for a wine tasting. Offered on Thursday and Friday nights. Call ahead for availability and information about other tour offerings including Historic Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and East Hill glides. Emerald Coast Tours, 701 S. Palafox. $45. 417-9292 or “SPRINGTIME IN PARIS WITH CHEF TONY TUAN” AT SO GOURMET 6—8 p.m. Learn

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. 4700003 or DAVID DUNN 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or peglegpetes. com. AL MARTIN 7—11 p.m. The Piano Bar, Quality Inn, 7601 Scenic Highway. 477-7155 or JAMES ADKINS AND FRIENDS 7 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or GYPSY GROOVE 7:30 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS SLUM VILLAGE 7:30 p.m. Slum Village—The Wel-

come to Dillaville Tour, with Big Lo, Joint Custody, Mad Love and Regenerates. 2 S. Palafox. $15. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall. com. AFTER MIDNIGHT 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

lene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or DJ ORLANDO RICARDO 9 p.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. 433-9491 or HOTEL OSCAR 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or KARAOKE WITH JEREMY 9 p.m. The Cabaret, 101 S. Jefferson St. 607-2020 or DJ MR. LAO 10 p.m. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 4346211 or JOEY B. WILSON & THE HOPLITES 10 p.m. Joey B. Wilson & The Hoplites with The F’n A-holes and Earl’s Killer Squirrel. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. $5. Ages 18 and over. 434-9060 or



techniques and trade-skills such as sewing, basket weaving and wood working from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Demonstrations are included with admission. Tickets for the Village are available at 205 E. Zaragoza St. $6 adults, $5 AAA, Senior Citizen 65+ and Active


about classical French cooking and enjoy a dinner of French cuisine by Chef Tuan from the Cake Gallery. $65 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or 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. 429-0336 or eotlcafe. com. BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. 934-8444 or EVENINGS IN OLDE SEVILLE SQUARE 7—9 p.m. Not Quite Fab performs this week at Evenings in Old Seville Square, the free summer concert series held each Thursday through the end of July. Seville Square, 311 E. Government St.


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Military, $3 children ages 4-16. 595-5993 or 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. 4698100. WINE TASTING AT SEVILLE QUARTER 5—7 p.m. “Try it for free, buy it for less” during weekly wine tastings at the Gift Shoppe at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 4346211 or BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. 934-8444 or STARGAZING AT FORT PICKENS Sunset—10 p.m. Weather permitting, volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of the stars, planets and constellations at the Battery Worth Picnic Area at Fort Pickens. The program is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 934-2600 or visit the website at NIGHT BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT

10 p.m.–12 a.m. Pot Roast and Pinot’s regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch menu is also available late night on Friday

Toasts of the Coasts A Food and Wine Series

THURSDAY, JUNE 19 3 wines, 4-course dinner with Taylor Case featuring a selection of Augustan wines from South America Taylor has worked in the wine industry for over 14 years and has a passion for South American wines. A close friend of winemaker Alfredo Merlo of Maal Wines, Taylor will speak on the dynamic history of South American wines.

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LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 5 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 4700003 or CAROL PLUNK 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road 932-4139 or peglegpetes. com. THE SUN DOGS 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or AL MARTIN 7—11 p.m. The Piano Bar, Quality Inn, 7601 Scenic Highway. 477-7155 or CYNTHIA DOMULOT 7:30 p.m. Picasso Jazz Club, 19 S. Palafox. 433-4507 or DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or THE BLENDERS 8:30 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 4691001 or STEVE FLOYD 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 S. Palafox. 466-2103 or ULTRA VIOLET 9 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or HOTEL OSCAR 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or DJ JAY-R 9 p.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright

St. 433-9491 or BAD HABITS 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or GRAND THEFT AUDIO 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or SERAPHIM 9:30 p.m. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St.



unique native plants and wildflowers with the Francis A. Weston Audubon Society. The group will we travel the boardwalk and nature trails of Tarkiln Bayou Preserve looking for the four species of native, endangered pitcher plants. The group will meet at Big Lots, 400 N. Navy Blvd. and carpool to the park from there. 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 Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors, including dozens of local farmers, home gardeners and area artists. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, N. Palafox St. 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. Loaner ukuleles are available for the sessions, which usually last an hour. Blues Angel Music, 657 N. Pace Blvd. 457-7757 or


10 a.m.–3 p.m. The regular Saturday and Sunday menu includes favorite brunch dishes with exciting twists—like chicken and cashew waffles and French toast with grilled pineapple. 321 E. Cervantes St. 6077336 or FREE SOGO SAMPLE SATURDAY TIPS & TECHNIQUES Noon—2 p.m. So Gourmet,

407 S. Palafox St. 438-7857 or THE 12th AVENUE FLEA Noon—5 p.m. The 12th Avenue Flea is a local community "flea" style market in the heart of East Hill featuring local artists, vendors, crafters, upcyclers, pickers, farmers and cooks. The market is held weekly outside the historic former Sacred Heart Hospital, now Tower East Office Complex. 1010 N. 12th Ave. 438-3580 or PENSACOLA BAY BREWERY TOUR 3:30 p.m. Go behind the scenes at Pensacola’s own brewery with Brewmaster Mark Robertson. 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


sacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. 934-8444 or NIGHT BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT

10 p.m.—12 a.m. Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy a late night edition of the regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch menu. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or

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PAUL KILLOUGH Noon. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or peglegpetes. com. ONE WORLD BEACH & STEEL DRUMS 3 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or LEKTRIC MULLET 4 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 4691001 or 30 x 90 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill. com. CAROL PLUNK 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or peglegpetes. com. AL MARTIN 7—11 p.m. The Piano Bar, Quality Inn, 7601 Scenic Highway. 477-7155 or SLUGGO’S “UNDERCOVER” BAND SHOW 7 p.m. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St. CYNTHIA DOMULOT 7:30 p.m. Picasso Jazz

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Logic & A Band of Saints, What We Do Brothers, Johnny Panic, Cyborganics and Nu Nation. 2 S. Palafox. $15—$20. 6076758 or DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or JAMES ADKINS 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 S. Palafox. 466-2103 or ULTRA VIOLET 9 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or HOTEL OSCAR 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or DJ ROLAND BELMARES 9 p.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. 433-9491 or KRAZY GEORGE KARAOKE 9 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or BAD HABITS 9 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or GRAND THEFT AUDIO 9 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or



Western Gate chapter of the Florida Trail Association will lead a walk along the Blackwater Heritage Trail in Milton during its weekly Sunday morning hike. The group will meet and set out from 5533 Alabama St. For more information on this and other local FTA events, visit ftawesterngate.


10 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Build your own brunch at TLC by choosing three menu items to build your perfect brunch. Bottomless Champagne & Mimosas are available, too. TLC opens at 9 a.m. with coffee and pastries. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or DAY BRUNCH AT POT ROAST AND PINOT 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Regular Saturday and Sunday morning brunch menu including Bellinis, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys. 321 E. Cervantes St. 607-7336 or potroastandpinot. 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 THE FISH HOUSE BRUNCH 11 a.m.—2 p.m. Enjoy a Sunday meal from the Fish House’s extensive brunch menu (and full bar), with a view of Pensacola Bay. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse. 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 Bran222 2

don Melton’s added specials. Bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers, as well as live music, are also part of the tradition. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or 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 accompanied by live music—every Sunday. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 Belmont St. 912-4856 or 512 GALLERY Noon—3 p.m. 512 Gallery, located in a historic home in Old East Hill, hosts local artists of all mediums. Shows rotate monthly. 512 E. Gadsden St. 2610833 or BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL 4 p.m. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. 9348444 or

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W.B. SEARCY Noon. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010

Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or peglegpetes. com. 30 x 90 3 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill. com. DUNNOTTAR 4 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or CAPTAIN JOHN AND THE KREW 5 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001. CAROL PLUNK 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 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 DJ JAY-R 9 p.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. 433-9491 or GREG LYON 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or BROOKS HUBBERT 10 p.m. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. 433-2849 or



5 p.m. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or


6—7:30 p.m. The main branch of West Florida Public Library (WFPL) has a wide verity of board games and puzzles for all ages, and invites the public to bring friends and family along for this weekly event. Main Library, 239 N. Spring St. 436-5038 or THE GULF BREEZE BOOKCLUB 6:30 p.m. The Gulf Breeze Book Club will discuss “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann. The club meets the fourth Monday of each month and welcomes visitors and new members alike. The Pensacola Beach Elk’s Lodge, 661 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-8620. 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 locations/Palafox.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM FOR FUN AT THE SANDSHAKER 7 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731

Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or 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 TRIVIA AT THE SANDSHAKER 9 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or

live music

RICHARD MADDEN 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s,

1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or 30 x 90 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill. com. BLUES SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA’S MONDAY NIGHT BLUES 8 p.m. Featur-

ing Dizzy Jukes. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or PAPER STREET SOAP CO. 8 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter. com. DJ JAY-R 9 p.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. 433-9491 or OPEN MIC AT BIG EASY TAVERN 9 p.m. "Monday Night Jams" is back at The Big Easy Tavern. Bands, individual musicians, comedians, poets, and other artists are invited to participate in the weekly open mic sessions. Admission is free. 710 N. Palafox St. 429-0045 or KARAOKE WITH JEREMY 9 p.m. The Cabaret, 101 S. Jefferson St. 607-2020 or



Fish Blue Fish invites paddleboarders to help clean up their back yard—the Santa Rosa Sound. Volunteers will be walking, wading and paddling along the shores of the sound and picking up trash. Bring your own paddleboard or rent one from the Coastal Paddle Company located at the restaurant. 5B Via de Luna Dr. 677-8899 or BLUE ANGELS PRACTICE 11:30 a.m. Weather permitting, the Blue Angels will hold practice most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November at NAS Pensacola. The practice sessions can be watched from a viewing area at the National Naval Aviation Museum, and admission is free and open to the public. After Wednesday practices, the team visits the museum for meet-and-greet and autograph sessions. 1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola. 452-3604 or “SKEWERED AND STACKED, EASY ENTERTAINING” AT SO GOURMET Noon—1 p.m.

This cooking class and lunch provided by

culinary instructors Betsy LeGallais and Sue Shattuck helps you enjoy the fun and flavor of food on a stick or piled up in layers. $35 per person. 407 S. Palafox St. 4387857 or YOGA AT EVER’MAN 6 p.m. There is no cost involved. Must be over 18 to attend. Ever’man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe, 315 W. Garden St. 438-0402 or 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. TUESDAY TRIVIA AT THE BRIDGE BAR 8 p.m. The Bridge Bar and Sunset Lounge, 33 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. 616-0667 or thebridgebargb.

live music

JAZZ NIGHT AT 5 ½ BAR 6—9 p.m. Head to

5 ½ Bar for an evening of live, free-ranging, experimental jazz played by local musicians. Jazz Night is on every Tuesday, unless there's a concert at Vinyl Music Hall. 5 E. Garden St. JORDAN RICHARDS 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Ft. Pickens Road. 932-4139 or LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 6 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or JOSH GARRETT BAND 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Drive. 916-5087 or TUESDAY JAZZ JAM: THE GINO ROSARIA QUARTET 6:30 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville

Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or BANDS ON THE BEACH 7 p.m. Category 4 performs at this week’s Bands on the Beach concert, part of a free summer series featuring regional artists held every Tuesday night through October 1. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd. KARAOKE WITH BECKY 8 p.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. 932-2211 or MIKE QUINN 9 p.m. End o’ the Alley Courtyard at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or MAD HAPPY 9:30 p.m. Mad haPPy with Michael Koppy. Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 101 S. Jefferson St. 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

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news of the weird PROM DRAFT A week before the National Football League held its 2014 Draft Day in May, a large contingent of junior and senior boys staged their own draft day at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., "dividing up" the available girls to ask to the upcoming prom. As in the NFL, the drafters "scout" the draftees, and a "rule book" notes the draft's boundaries (e.g., this year, sophomore girls are eligible). The girls, of course, can decline the invitation, but the draft, as in the NFL, is designed to discourage a selected girl from being "poached" by "competing" boys. Obviously, many in the community expressed horror at the draft, with the principal denouncing it and urging parents to rein in their sons, but one of the drafted girls wrote that the whole thing was just "fun" and "is not, was never, and will never ever be used to objectify the girls." CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TRUE The downfall of Russia-sympathizing Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in February (which eventually provoked Vladimir Putin's retaliation against Ukraine) accelerated when his countrymen learned of his startlingly opulent lifestyle (e.g., gold toilets, a private zoo)—including catching a video glimpse of a nude portrait Yanukovych had commissioned of himself by artist Olga Oleynik. Yanukovych, a not-particularly-buff 63-year-old man, was portrayed reclining and with an undersized male endowment. (Oleynik told Agence France-Presse news service that she had done a similar portrait of Putin—more generously endowed—but was "afraid" to show it in public or to disclose whether it was actually commissioned by Putin.) • Skylar King, 28, filed a lawsuit in Clayton, Mo., in April against dentist Mark Meyers (and his Same Day Dentures clinic) for a 2009 session in which Meyers somehow obtained King's consent to extract all 32 of his teeth and provide dentures, promptly after obtaining $5,235 on King's mother's credit card. King, who was seeking treatment for an abscessed tooth, said Dr. Meyers warned that he was at risk of "fatal blood poisoning" unless all teeth were yanked. Dr. Meyers insisted that King ac-

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tually requested the procedure, even though X-rays revealed that at least 28 of the teeth were treatable. • As of late March, the Sainsbury's supermarket in Basford, England, still had an operational ATM on an outside wall even though its screen and controls were only 15 inches off the ground, forcing customers to bend over or kneel down to get cash. A Sainsbury's spokesman, shown a photo by a reporter of a user squatting "incredibly uncomfortabl(y)," said no one had complained, but that the store would look into moving the machine. The only explanation offered for the placement was that the store is located on a hill.

HAS BP DENIED YOUR BUSINESS Pelvic mesh, also known as transvaginal mesh or bladder sling, is mesh that is surgically placed for the treatment of women’s gynecological and urogynecological issues such as pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Pelvic mesh is made of synthetic material, usually polypropylene. Some products even claim to have a “biologic element” made a collagen blend. HasofBP filed an Appeal of the amount



UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wellma "Tootie" Shafer, 46, was fired as a cashier at the Last Chance Market in Russell, Iowa, after a customer reported her engaging in "sexual" banter at the register. Her boss, Rick Braaksma, explained, "We cannot ... talk about adult situations in front of other customers," and when Shafer sought unemployment compensation, Braaksma challenged her application. However, among the items Last Chance sells are Wake the F--- Up Coffee, The Hottest F---ing Sauce (noted, the label states, for its "ass-burning quality"), and The Hottest F--ing Nuts (all product names using the explicit "F word"), and a state administrative judge granted Shafer benefits, showing (according to an April Des Moines Register report) little sympathy for the store's contradictory policy. • Refresher Course on Buddhism Needed: An unnamed 40-year-old man was charged in Briec, France, in May for a February incident in which his cat knocked over his statue of Buddha, demolishing it. The man apparently so reveres Buddha that, enraged, he tortured the cat by tossing it into his washing machine and setting it for a cycle at the equivalent of 104 degrees F. {in} From Universal Press Syndicate Chuck Shepherd’s News Of The Weird © 2014 Chuck Shepherd

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