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3 Winners & Losers 4 OUttakes

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Center competed in their first Odyssey of the Mind competition in Orlando, Fla. by sending three teams. The Unhinged Structure team placed 8th in the state. The team members were Kenneth Burrell, Daron Byrd, Jacob Craney, Doug Floyd and Tyler Werkeiser. The Extreme Mouse Mobiles team placed 14th in the state. The team members were Christopher Cloud, Joey Jordan, Wesley Malecki, Joseph McCormack and Quandarius Wilson. The teams received the three highest scores in the spontaneous portion of the competition.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION Its full legisla-

tive agenda cleared both Florida houses. The bills include proposals fining local governments who dare pass gun-regulating ordinances, changes to the open-carry law and limiting physicians’ questions about patients’ gun ownership. Two members of the Northwest Florida Legislative team, Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. Matt Gaetz, pushed the bills and will be handsomely rewarded by the NRA.

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JOHN JOLLY JR. The attorney for the City of Pensacola removed an allegation from his court filing that teenager Victor Steen was under the inf luence of marijuana when he was struck and killed by a city police cruiser and therefore 50 percent responsible for his death. There was no testimony during a two-day coroner’s inquest that Steen was under the inf luence of drugs at the time he was killed by Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard. DONALD TRUMP While President Barack

Obama was weighing the decision to send his elite Navy SEALs into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden, presidential hopeful Donald Trump wanted to play show-andtell with President Obama’s birth certificate–proving that the millionaire is more sideshow barker than statesman. It’s only fitting that the president’s announcement of the successful operation interrupted the last few minutes of Trump’s television show.

PAKISTAN Osama bin Laden owned an elaborately fortified, million-dollar compound only miles away from a military academy. How did Pakistani officials not know of the al-Qaida leader’s presence? The U.S. government did not inform Pakistani officials beforehand about the successful helicopter assault that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, which is an indication of how little our government trusted the Pakistani government, which is slated for nearly $3 billion in aid from us for fiscal 2012.

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buzz POVERTY AND RACE AREN’T EXCUSES When School Board member Jeff Bergosh hid four years ago behind the nom de plume “Godzilla,” he railed at District 3, the county district with the largest percentage of African-American and economically disadvantaged students, for its schools being a “drag” on the school system. Bergosh/ Godzilla wrote on pnj.com, “Take a school (any school) from Santa Rosa or Okaloosa, with the same demographic makeup as ANY school from Escambia (free/reduced lunch percentage, ethnic makeup, poverty level, etc.) and Escambia holds its own or beats that other County school.” The statistics for the Florida Department of Education reveal that schools with 95 percent or more minority student population and three-fourths of their students on free or reduced lunches can excel–maybe not in the Escambia County Public School District, but in other parts of the state. There are 87 non-charter middle and elementary schools in Florida that have over 95 percent minority students that earned A school grades last year. There are eight middle schools that have gotten A’s three consecutive years. They are all Title 1 schools. The Escambia County Public School District has 11 middle and elementary schools that have greater than 70 percent minority student populations. All have over 90 percent of their students on free or reduced lunch programs. Only three of those schools have gotten an A once over the past four years. Montclair Elementary dropped to a D the year after it received its A. Warrington Elementary slipped to a C the following year.

ing the Districting Commission. The word ‘from’ was understood to explicitly require that each District would be represented by someone with a current residency in ‘each’ of the seven districts, assuring fair and equal representation for each and all of the seven districts.”

“From” stymies Pensacola City Council.

WHAT DOES “FROM” MEAN? That’s the question Assistant City Attorney Susan Woolf has been researching “from” for the Pensacola City Council. Can a city council member appoint someone to the council Redistricting Commission who does not live in their district? While it would seem odd that a city council person would even nominate someone outside his or her district, that is apparently what Councilman Ronald Townsend is contemplating. Woolf gave the council two options to consider in a recent memo to the board. “From” can indeed mean from one’s district, or the council can decide the word is too ambiguous and ask a judge to tell them what “from” means. Her conclusion is that the city council members will have to appoint someone who resides within the districts.

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Crystal Spencer, chairman of the Charter Commission that wrote the new city charter, says that the intent was for the member of the Redistricting Commission to be a resident of the district so that each district has representation. In an email to Council President Maren Deweese, Spencer wrote that she had reviewed the language of Section 6.08 (b) of the Charter, as well as the Model City Charter, Jacksonville Charter, Tampa Charter, Hialeah Charter and St. Petersburg Charter. She said that the bulk of the language came from the Model City Charter and is almost verbatim with the exception of paragraph (1), and she recalled the discussion related to the intent of the commission being that each single district would be fully represented by an appointee to the Redistricting Commission. “The language of our charter is mandatory and uses ‘shall,’” wrote Spencer in the email. “Further, the language is not ambiguous and states that the City Council ‘shall appoint one (1) member from each of the seven (7) Council districts of the city.’ The language is clear and is consistent with the intent, that each district shall have representation.” The consultant to the Charter Commission, Robert Friedman, concurred with Spencer about his recollections. “My recollection is that the subject of residency requirements for office/appointments was extensively considered and debated on several occasions,” wrote Friedman in an email to Spencer that the IN obtained through a public record request. “Further, I recall that the majority of the Commission consistently argued and voted in favor of a residency requirement for elected and appointed positions, includ-

RICHBURG ALMOST PULLS FAST ONE Bob Richburg, former president of Northwest Florida State College, agreed to pay the college $103,000 as part of a plea agreement he made with the prosecution while under indictment in the Ray Sansom/Jay Odom case. Instead of making the checks out to the college, he broke up this obligation into two checks—one was made out to a scholarship created in Richburg’s wife’s name and the other to the James R. Richburg endowed teaching chair. The college rejected the checks. FCAT FAILURES In January 1998, students in grades 4, 5, 8 and 10 took the FCAT reading and mathematics tests for the first time. The tests, administered for baseline data, included some performance assessment items and measured students’ skills in grades 4 (reading), 5 (math), 8 (reading and math) and 10 (reading and math). In 2000, third graders were tested for the first time. School districts have had plenty of time to figure out how to prepare third graders to take their first FCAT test. Unfortunately, we aren’t seeing any improvement in Escambia County in reading scores for third graders over the past five years. In 2006, 72 percent of the third graders scored a 3 or above on the reading tests. Last year the percentage passing was only 71 percent. The math scores jumped from 68 percent at 3 or above in 2006 to 76 in 2008, Jim Paul’s last full year as superintendent, but have leveled off since, 75 percent in 2010. Unfortunately, Escambia County public school students don’t maintain their test scores as their class progresses through the system, despite the district’s emphasis on FCAT preparation. The IN tracked the FCAT scores of the third graders of 2006 through when they completed the seventh grade in 2010. Reading scores immediately dropped in fourth grade to 64 percent scoring 3 or above and bounced between 62-63 percent after that. The decline in FCAT math scores over the five-year period was worse–with 16 percent fewer students making 3 or higher on the test by the time they reached seventh grade.


“Florida has some of the best law enforcement officers in the nation, and I am truly grateful for their service to Floridians,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in a press release. “Having the lowest crime rate in 40 years is a remarkable accomplishment and further demonstrates the dedication that our law enforcement officers display every day.” Unfortunately, Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties saw their crime rates increase, jumping 0.4 percent, 3 percent and 4 percent respectively. All three Panhandle counties saw their rate of cleared cases drop. Here is how the offense and arrest reports of the Escambia County Sheriff ’s Office and the Pensacola Police Department compare: Law enforcement was busy in 2010.

Escambia County Sheriff CREATING ALABAMA JOBS EXPENSIVE Alabama and Mobile aid to ThyssenKrupp has hit over $1 billion. At 2,700 employees, Alabama taxpayers will pay more than $400,000 per job. That’s almost seven years’ worth of the average salary of $58,037 per worker that ThyssenKrupp pledged. On April 27, the Mobile County Industrial Development Authority, which can grant sales and property tax breaks to industrial projects in unincorporated areas of Mobile County, voted unanimously to raise the total amount of tax abatements for the ThyssenKrupp AG steel mill to almost $612 million over 20 years, up from the $444 million approved in 2007.

Companies in Alabama are usually given property tax breaks for up to 10 years, but the Alabama Legislature passed a law when the state was trying to lure ThyssenKrupp to Mobile County allowing big industrial projects to receive up to 20 years of property abatements. According to the Mobile Press Register, the original set of breaks was based on a $3.7 billion investment, not the $5 billion that ThyssenKrupp now plans to spend on its steel complex. State and local governments, including the authority, agreed to the abatements in the incentive agreement they signed with ThyssenKrupp in 2007. ThyssenKrupp has also been able to take advantage of the state investment tax credit, which normally allows a company to deduct up to 5 percent of the cost of an investment each year for 20 years from its state corporate income taxes. However, as with property taxes, lawmakers gave ThyssenKrupp 30 years to recoup its investment.

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Armed with his 20 Solutions for 2011 agenda, Hayward has made significant progress in creating jobs, restoring trust, taking action and improving neighborhoods–the five main categories for his solutions. He is accountable for the city government’s performance, and he has worked hard his first 100 days in office to set the course for the remainder of his four-year term. Hayward realizes that as the city’s first strong mayor, he is defining the new role for the mayor and how it interacts with the city council, city employees, county, state and federal governments and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community. The expectations are high, and the 42-year-old is working hard to meet and exceed them.

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“Don Kent said that courses can be established at Pensacola State College to train locals to work at the hatchery.” —Mayor Hayward

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There is no better example of the impact of a strong mayor on creating jobs and attracting new businesses to Pensacola than the recent announcement of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute wanting to locate a large fish hatchery and marine research facility here. When visiting Washington, D.C. to lobby for help with the recovery from the BP Oil Spill, Hayward had dinner with a childhood friend who works for The Furman Group, a consulting group that advises clients involved in the development and financing of water, sanitation, energy and transportation projects. “I met Hal Furman, the founder and chairman, who served in the Reagan administration,” Mayor Hayward told the IN over coffee at The Leisure Club on a Saturday morning. “Hal serves on the executive committee of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute. He told me that Hubbs was interested in building a facility on the Gulf Coast. I jumped right on it, realizing how huge it would be for our community.”

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Two weeks ago, Hayward got a phone call telling him that Pensacola was their top choice for the new facility and asking him to come to Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s headquarters at Perez Cove on Mission Bay, Calif. He met oneon-one with Don Kent, president of the institute. “This would be their fourth facility. Besides Mission Bay, they have a fish hatchery in Carlsbad, Calif. and a research institute in Melbourne, Fla.,” said Hayward. “They are into aquaculture technology and production and want to break ground in Pensacola this year.” According to its website, the Leon Raymond Hubbard Jr. Marine Fish Hatchery in Carlsbad is a 22,000-square-foot hatchery that is capable of producing over 350,000 juvenile white sea bass annually. The Pensacola facility will focus on developing hatcheries for several marine species. Hubbs-Sea World is looking to build it either at the Port of Pensacola or near the Community Maritime Park. Hayward said the facility will create about 80 jobs when it is fully operational. “Don Kent said that courses can be established at Pensacola State College to train locals to work at the hatchery,” he told the IN. “There will be nothing like it in our area.”

help our community, and I expect them to go above and beyond in giving back to this community that was hurt so badly by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I expect them to invest in Pensacola and help us promote our city.” In reviewing the city’s financial reports, he noticed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency still owed the city $1 million for debris clean up after hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. “I’m meeting with those guys to resolve it,” said Hayward. “There’s a lot this city can do with a million dollars.” The mayor has hired what he calls the “dream team” to file a claim for lost tax revenue against BP and other companies associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The team includes two Pensacola firms, Beggs & Lane and Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, plus the New York firm of Weitz & Luxenberg, Tallahasseebased Hinkle & Foran, the Orlando law firm Morgan & Morgan, and Dallasbased Baron & Budd. “I have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize our claims and make sure we are well represented in the claims process,” said Hayward. “We don’t have the political clout of the state of Florida and other states. These are the best firms in the country in dealing with this process.” Hayward got the Pensacola City Council to approve hiring Beggs & Lane to handle the city’s lawsuits over the construction of the airport expansion and the renovation of the Saenger Theatre. “The City was using a Tallahassee firm,” he said. "I felt we would be better served using locals.”

HAYWARD IS PUTTING OUT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR A LOCAL COMPANY TO LEASE OFFICE SPACE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CITY HALL. THE FLOOR HAS BEEN VACANT FOR YEARS.

GETTING AFTER IT Mayor Hayward said that his city expects him “to get out there, get after it”–which is what he has done the past three months. The City’s natural gas utility, Energy Services of Pensacola, is the largest such utility in Florida. The City buys its natural gas from BP North America and that contract to buy $30 million of gas was set to expire on March 31. “I met with BP North America’s top officials to negotiate the new contract,” said Hayward. “I told them that we need to

His management team has begun talks with Escambia County on the first steps toward functional consolidation–fire training facilities and first responder communications. As part of the 2012 budget, Hayward will begin the process of streamlining city government and eliminating duplication of services. Hayward is putting out a Request for Proposal for a local company to lease office space on the third f loor of city hall. The f loor has been vacant for years. A defense contractor has expressed interest in the space. This week, the mayor is meeting with the owner of a company that designs the animated games for slot machines. He wants to convince him to relocate to the city’s new technology park south of the Pensacola Civic Center. “He can put it anywhere,” said the mayor. “We need those highpaying, technical jobs here.”

Hayward got the necessary commitments from Burton to fast-track the project and eliminate the layers between the city and the construction company. His staff has

THE MAYOR BELIEVES THAT THE BEAUTIFICATION OF A STREET HAS SPURRED INDIVIDUALS AND COM PANIES TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP. HAYWARD HAD THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE IN MARCH $256,000 FOR LANDSCAPING AND STREETSCAPING PROJECTS ALONG A STREET.

“I HAD LUNCH TWO WEEKS AGO WITH ROB BURTON, THE CEO OF HOAR CONSTRUCTION. WE NEED TO FINISH THIS PROJECT ON TIME AND BE READY FOR DOUBLEA BASEBALL NEXT SPRING.” MAYOR HAYWARD

MARITIME PARK BACK ON TRACK City voters passed in September 2006 the referendum for the maritime park to be built on Pensacola Bay across from city hall. Five years and tens of millions of dollars later, the park is still not completed. “I had lunch two weeks ago with Rob Burton, the CEO of Hoar Construction,” said Hayward. Hoar Construction is the Birmingham-based construction company that is majority shareholder of Magi Construction, which is building the maritime park. “We need to finish this project on time and be ready for Double-A baseball next spring.”

met with Baskerville-Donovan, the project engineers, Hatch Mott MacDonald, owner’s representative, and Hoar to discuss value engineering. One proposal recommended by Hayward that the city council recently passed was a reconfiguration of the retention pond at the park’s East entrance, which will save the city $500,000. Quint Studer, owner of the Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate that will play in the multi-use stadium at the park, gives Hayward high marks. “Ashton has stepped in and gotten this project back on track,” said Studer. “He has shown the value of a strong mayor.”

PUTTING CITIZENS FIRST Hayward held on April 11 his first “Take City Hall to the Citizens” meeting at the Gull Point Recreation Center. Jobs, code enforcement, consolidation and water quality were some of the topics discussed. “The first meeting was a huge success,” said the mayor. “I heard their concerns and ideas, answered their questions and even challenged them to get involved. We want to give power and resources back to the neighborhoods.” The mayor believes that the beautification of A Street has spurred individuals and companies to volunteer to help. Hayward had the City Council approve in March $256,000 for landscaping and streetscaping projects along A Street. “The west side has been neglected for years,” said the mayor. “Now we have businesses volunteering to help landscape other areas.”

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Hayward pointed to the funding of community centers for Woodland Heights that was approved last month and for the Legion Field area in the 2012 budget as two other initiatives to help revitalize the west side of Pensacola. He has requested from each city council member a project list for the 2012 budget. “Our neighborhoods are vital to our success,” said Hayward.

Tight Budget Times One of Hayward’s first executive orders was to remove more city vehicles from the take-home pool. That order went into effect March 1. “In this tough economy, when businesses and families are struggling to get by, and we are striving to grow our city and invest in things that create jobs or make our city more attractive and livable, it’s just not right for the taxpayers to be footing the bill for anyone’s free ride unless it’s absolutely a part of delivering services to the taxpayers,” said Mayor Hayward when he issued the order. The order eliminated 22 city-sponsored vehicles for certain employees at a total weekly mileage reduction of 2,562 miles. As promised in his 20 Solutions for 2011, Hayward has published on the new city website monthly, line-item financial statements along with explanations for any significant variances from budget projections. He has instructed every department to provide a list of cuts to the 2012 budget at the 3 percent, 5 percent, 7 percent and 9 percent levels. Each department had held budget meetings with the mayor and staff to justify their needs. Hayward hopes to propose a property tax cut of 0.25 mils with his upcoming budget.

pendent practice. He currently lives and practices in Birmingham, Ala. Hayward has proposed an eight-month contract with Messer that would pay the attorney $10,000 per month. Hayward scoffed at any accusations that he is showing favoritism in hiring his legal advisors. “I’ve hired Beggs & Lane, where my opponent’s son is a partner,” he said. “Messer cost me a lot of money when he shot down a zoning change over which he served as the magistrate. I’m hiring the best firms and people for the jobs at hand.” The mayor has also hired John Asmar as his chief of staff. Asmar is a Pensacola trial attorney who grew up here. Before earning his law degree, Asmar had extensive city and county government administration experience, which included time with both the City of Pensacola and Escambia County. He has served as City Manager for the City of Homestead, Deputy City Manager of North Miami Beach, and Administrator for Planning and Development Services for the City of Clearwater. “The Chief of Staff needs to be someone who gets things done,” said Hayward. “Asmar understands my agenda and is working hard to help me implement it. He brings vast knowledge and experience to the table.” Hayward said that the search for a city administrator has gone well. “We have five finalists, two of which are women, which will start visiting the city and meeting the city council later this month.”

“Our neighborhoods are vital to our success.” —Mayor Hayward.

Staffing

What’s Ahead Hayward is pleased with his first 100 days. He enjoys the challenge. He and his staff are completing the budget and will have it ready to deliver to the Pensacola City Council next month. The mayor is presenting a State of the City address to accompany that presentation. In that address, he will layout and explain his plans for the upcoming year. “The citizens have said they want someone to step up and make things happen for Pensacola, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Mayor Hayward. “It’s not easy challenging the status quo, but that’s my job, and I’m going to keep pushing forward.”

“I’ve hired Beggs & Lane, where my opponent’s son is a partner. Messer cost me a lot of money when he shot down a zoning change over which he served as the magistrate. I’m hiring the best firms and people for the jobs at hand.” —Mayor Hayward

The only major staff change has been the retirement of City Attorney Rusty Wells that was effective April 15. Hayward hasn’t begun the search process for a replacement but plans to propose this month the hiring of Jim Messer on an interim basis. Messer worked as the chief litigation attorney for the Escambia County Attorney's Office from 1993-2001. He worked at the Levin Papantonio law firm for four years before establishing an inde-

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[20 SOLUTIONS FOR 2011] status report

CREATING JOBS ★ Give local businesses the opportunity to compete and to win city contracts for construction and services, so we can create and save jobs for our neighbors and our families. ★ Enhance the quality of our workforce through training and education programs, so our young people and workers obtain the education and skills they need to be competitive in a global economy. ★ Establish a united front with the city, county and all non-governmental groups that are dedicated to regional and national economic development to maximize our ability to recruit jobs, investment and talent to our area.

***Between the oil spill recovery and the Boeing Tanker campaign, there were new city-county/regional relationships formed that are going to pay off in the future. Mayor is currently working with Congressman Miller and Joe Bonner from Alabama on specific issues that benefit the entire area.*** ★ Determine the highest and best use for the Main Street wastewater treatment plant site and look at ways to attract outside capital and investment from the private sector to fulfi ll that use. ★ Develop policies for using the dozens of acres of vacant, surplus city-owned property and surplus buildings to recruit new businesses to the city and to assist existing businesses in expanding, so we don’t continue losing jobs to other cities.

BETWEEN THE OIL SPILL RECOVERY AND THE BOEING TANKER CAMPAIGN, THERE WERE NEW CITYCOUNTY/RE GIONAL RELATIONSHIPS FORMED THAT ARE GOING TO PAY OFF IN THE FUTURE.

***The Mayor’s office has been meeting with the Chamber to develop a published, online list of properties that can be marketed to prospective employers.***

RESTORING TRUST ★ Cultivate a “Citizens First” culture at City Hall. Obtain feedback from surveys, comment cards and city staff to ensure the best customer service possible and responsive government. *** The City has comment cards, but the Mayor plans to do more on this point. While not a huge cost-savings, the decision to remove more fleet vehicles from the take-home pool was a Citizens-First initiative, because it sent the wrong message that the City was giving very good benefits and takehome cars while local businesses and families were scraping by.*** ★ Produce monthly, line-item financial statements that will be posted online for the public to view, along with explana-

tions for any significant variances from budget projections. ***DONE*** ★ Implement a code of ethics for all city employees and department heads that set standards for behavior and professionalism, and institutes strict transparency requirements to prevent even the appearance of conf licting relationships between decision-makers and those doing business with the city. ***DONE*** ★ Make city information more readily available and easy to understand by including in city budgets, resolutions, ordinances and other documents a “public summary” that outlines in clear, everyday language the impact of actions taken. ★ Eliminate local government duplication and cut wasteful spending by collaborating and/or consolidating with other government entities on services, such as purchasing, human resources and technology.

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***The Mayor’s Office has explored the first steps of some small functional consolidation, including fire training facilities and first responder communications, between the city and the county. As part of the 2012 budget, the Mayor will begin the process of streamlining city government and eliminating duplicating services.*** ★ Create discretionary funds for each council district that allows them to address community needs without bureaucratic red tape. The funds would be subject to approval by the Chief Financial Officer or Mayor. ***As part of the 2012 budget process, the Mayor requested a project list from each member of the council. While not a “discretionary fund,” this will give council members an opportunity to have specific neighborhood projects addressed as part of the budget.***

Taking Action ★ Develop a cost reduction incentive plan for city employees who find ways to cut the budget, allowing them to share in the benefits of the first-year savings. ★ Evaluate the city pension plan so we can continue the current level of essential services that we all expect for policing, firefighting, emergency response, garbage pickup, etc.

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***The Council has led the way in changing the investment polic y for our Cit y, which is going to help improve our return on cash investments. This is sep arate from pensions, but it is consistent with the intent of this goal, which is to secure our long-term f inancial health. Regarding pensions, the Mayor is waiting to see what the state-level pension reform ef for ts do, as well as collective bargaining discussions with the new AFSCME union, before under taking any specif ic local policies. New employees are being placed into the defined contribution plan in the pension plan.*** ★ Prioritize the city’s spending of revenues, moving from the current budgetary approach, to a “near-zero-based” budgetary approach, requiring all budget allocations to undergo a justification process. ***The Mayor has instructed every department to provide a list of cuts to the 2012 budget–3 percent, 5 percent, 7 percent and 9 percent, and each department will have a budget meeting with the Mayor and staff to justify those needs. This is as close to a “near-zero-base” as possible in dealing with a largely service-

driven budget. In addition, the Mayor is examining personnel vacancies for cost savings and reorganization.*** ★ Find new ways to generate non-tax revenue to address critical needs in our city, such as creating a “Grant Specialist,” funded from secured grants, whose sole responsibility is pursuing outside funding from government and private foundations to ease the burden on taxpayers. ***Mayor is working diligently to secure funds from D.C. and Tallahassee. There are some operational issues about a “Grants Specialist” that need to be worked out, but the position is still being explored.*** ★ Transition our Port of Pensacola from an aggregate and cement-driven enterprise to one that hosts more downtown friendly, light industrial shipping and mixed-use commercial development. ***The Mayor’s Port Advisory Committee is tasked with exactly this.***

As part of the 2012 budget, the Mayor will begin the process of streamlining city government and eliminating duplicating services.

Improving Neighborhoods ★ Promote mixed-income housing by developing incentives for redevelopment and for the creation of affordable living

opportunities throughout neighborhoods within the city limits. ★ Use the approximately $1 million tree fund–paid for by new construction–in the city to improve existing streets with narrower lanes, wider sidewalks or bike lanes, trees and beautification, and other enhancements to accommodate better walking, bicycling and vehicle travel. ***DONE. A Street improvements among others. Also, roundabouts on Main and Clubbs—A Street as the western entrance to the CMP.*** ★ Transition the city’s f leet to Natural Gas Vehicles to help reduce greenhouse gases and urban pollution, and the dependence on foreign oil. Because the city owns and operates Energy Services of Pensacola, the use of NGVs will be a potential business opportunity. ***First CNG vehicle is purchased and delivery expected any day. ESP is currently installing the fuel station for the vehicle.*** ★ Green our city and protect our environment by ensuring that new, cityowned construction is LEED-certified and create tax incentives for private developers that adhere to sustainable development standards. ***Mayor will be addressing this as part of a broader city code and development plan workup.*** rick@inweekly.net

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CINCO DE DRINKO Bar Crawl Brings Partiers From Downtown to the Beach and Back BY GRANT HUTCHINSON

n May 5, 1862, Mexican Commander General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín led a cavalry charge against invading French forces in the Mexican city of Puebla. The battle was a decisive and unlikely victory for the Mexicans. Whether Zaragoza and his men celebrated their success with a round of tequila body shots is unknown. But that won’t stop local residents from celebrating accordingly. The first Cinco de Drinko bar crawl takes place tonight in Pensacola. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Hub Stacey’s with $3 shots and $1.50 Mexican beer. Buses will shuttle partygoers to Intermission and Play, then out to the beach to hit up The Dock, Paddy O’Leary’s and finally, Paradise Bar & Grill. “The buses will then take people back downtown,” says Dustin Sharp, creator and organizer of the event. “I’ve (also) arranged room rates at Paradise for those who want to stay on the beach.” Free drinks will be served on the bus rides, and attendees receive a free t-shirt. “The next day is my birthday, so Cinco de Mayo is big for me,” says Sharp. Sharp moved to the Pensacola area from Tucson, Ariz. about a year ago. Though he enjoys the area, he says he was disappointed by Pensacola’s lack of Cinco de Mayo spirit. “(Cinco de Mayo) is really celebrated where I’m from,” says Sharp. “It’s not as big a deal (here) as it was in the Southwest. I thought it’d be fun to bring it here.” Sharp, a bartender at Hub Stacey’s, has spent the last year getting to know Pensacola’s people and culture. “(At Hub Stacey’s,) I met quite a few people that I became really close to and am friends with,” says Sharp. “That network has really helped me organize the event. I’ve been plugging away at it, and it kind of turned into a snowball.” While attaining little significance in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. David E. Hayes-Bautista, a professor at UCLA, has written extensively on the sub-

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ject. “Celebration of the Cinco de Mayo… is an American Civil War holiday, created spontaneously by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported…freedom and democracy,” writes Hayes-Bautista. According to Hayes-Bautista, news of the Mexican victory over the French “electrified” Mexicans in California, who had “agonized with the Union over the Confederacy’s seeming invincibility.” “Finally, in a major battle, the forces of freedom and democracy had prevailed over the forces of slavery and oligarchy,” writes Hayes-Bautista. Historical significance aside, Dustin Sharp sees Cinco de Mayo as the ultimate excuse to have a good time.

“Everyone parties really hard and enjoys Mexican beer and tequila,” says Sharp. “I celebrate that.” info@inweekly.net

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Laguna's Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the beach. Laguna's will be offering two-for-one margaritas, $20 beer and deer buckets, free Herradura tequila shots from 8-10 p.m. and live entertainment. Muy bueno! Laguna's, Portofino Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, 934-5999.

The Most Interesting Man in the World Contest at Seville Quarter The Cinco de Mayo festivities at Seville Quarter will begin at 11 a.m. with a Mexicaninspired lunch and will carry on through the night with “The Most Interesting Man in the World” contest kicking off at 9 p.m. Contestants will be judged on their likeness to the Famed Dos Equis character, wit, overall charisma and knowledge of some of his famous quotes.  Drink specials will include $3 Dos Equis and margaritas, plus a free Cabo Wabo Tequila tasting at 6 p.m. and a free taco bar. And yes, it's "College Night" too, so it's 18 and up. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

Looking for a new way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Jackson's Steakhouse is hosting a special drink and dinner feature with service beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu will feature house-made red and white sangria by the glass, Chef Irv Miller's tortilla-crusted rib eye with shrimp Veracruz, charred jalapeño ketchup, annatto rice and grilled asparagus. They will also be serving from their new Spring/Summer dinner menu. Call to reserve a table. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com.

PMA Culture Club The Pensacola Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Pensacola Young Professionals, invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the May Culture Club event. They will have margaritas, a taco buffet donated by Nacho Daddies, music and more on May 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the PMA. The featured artist is Kevin Marchetti of Renaissance Man. Marchetti will also be performing with his band, Jam Shack, as they play an eclectic mix of jazz and blues fusion. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.

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between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

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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: Margarita Time-Cinco de Mayo. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY DINNER AT DK 6 p.m. The menu includes wine spritzers, chicken saltimbocca artichoke and tomato panzanella, steak involtini, warm spinach salad and raspberry tiramisu. $44.95. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

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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.

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MARC KAUL 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

‘A TOUR OF THE AMERICAN DREAM’ AT LIVE 6 p.m. Featuring Cold, Egypt Central, Kopek and Oceans Divide. $15. Live Niteclub, 9121 Pensacola Blvd. 607-2950 or liveniteclub.com. HOLLY SHELTON 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. THE ROWDIES 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. CINCO DE MAYO 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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CULTURE CLUB AT PMA 5-7:30 p.m. An alternative to the bar scene, Culture Club get-togethers include wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres along with live music and artwork by featured artists each month. Free with RSVP. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org. SUNSETS AT PLAZA DE LUNA 5:30 p.m.-sunset. Reflections will perform and Elmo will entertain the kids. De Luna’s full service concession will serve up great snacks and full meals and the interactive fountain will be a refreshing splash for the kids. Plaza de Luna, at the end of Palafox. 435-1695 or cityofpensacola.com/cra. RADIOLIVE 5 p.m. Doors open. 6 p.m. Concert begins. Kevin Danzig returns to the show this month along with Nashville’s Wendy Jans, Florida philosopher and songwriter, Grant Peeples, and the dynamic sister duo, Larkin Poe. Admission

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CRAWFISH HAPPY HOUR 5 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

Chagall for Children Exhibit opens Friday at the Pensacola Museum of Art is with a donation of non-perishable food for Manna Food Pantries. Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St. 474-2787 or wuwf.org.

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CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN EXHIBIT 5-7 p.m. Hands on, child-focused art exhibition on loan from the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org. FIRST CITY EXHIBIT RECEPTION 6-8 p.m. Opening reception and awards ceremony for the First City Exhibition, Pensacola’s premier juried art show. Quayside Gallery, 17 E. Zaragoza St. 438-2363 or quaysidegallery.com. 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: Peacock Feather. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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MARC KAUL 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. DIRTY LIVIN 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 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. JAMES ADKINS 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com. KONTRABAND MUZIK 10 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. Alfred Uhry’s warmhearted and affecting study of the unlikely relationship

BANDS ON THE BAYOU 6-7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy the sounds of local middle school and high school bands at Bayview Park Pier. Bayview Park, 20th Avenue and Lloyd Street. 436-5670 or playpensacola.com. BOARDWALK STARGAZING AT PENSACOLA BEACH 7 p.m. Discover the greatness of the night sky on beautiful Pensacola Beach. The Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association will offer free stargazing. Gulfside Pavillion, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com. YO SOLO: A VISIT WITH DON BERNARDO DE GALVEZ 7:30 p.m. Professional actor Chaz Mena paints a vivid portrait of Gálvez and weaves a multi-textured tapestry of the colonial town of Pensacola and its people. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3882 or pensacolasaenger.com.

SATURDAY 5.07 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 11 a.m.-1 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: S.O.S. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 2-5 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: Oriental Tulip. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

PERDIDO KEY WINE AND ART FESTIVAL 2-5 p.m. The event features live entertainment, fine arts for sale and food and wine samplings. Villagio Parking Lot, 13700 Perdido Key Drive. 492-4660 or perdidochamber.com.

▼FOOD & DRINK

MOM AND ME HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrating Mother’s Day just became more fun with the DK Kids’ tribute class for Moms, Grandmas, Nanas, Aunts and anyone who is the special “mom.” Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

▼LIVE MUSIC

LEE MELTON 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com. REGULAR JOE 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. MOJO RISING 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. ZOSO-THE ULTIMATE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE 8 p.m. $10-$13. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. ALVERADO ROAD SHOW 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. THE 18 STRING ARMY 9:30 p.m. Free. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox. 497-6073 or hopjacks.com. BLENDERS 9:30 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. KONTRABAND MUZIK 10 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. Alfred Uhry’s warmhearted and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. ‘THE MEASURE’ AT LOBLOLLY THEATRE 8 p.m. $9. Reservations available. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., # 231. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

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: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼OTHER

▼FESTIVALS

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. Featuring Dr. Riki Ott, author of the book “Sound Truth and Corporate Myth: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.” $17, reservations required. New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox. 937-7769.

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Escambia Co. Extension Garden, 3740 Stefani Road. 475-5230 or escambia.ifas.ufl.edu.

BAGDAD MARKET DAY 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The day will start with the white elephant sale at 8 a.m. with the rest of the sale proceeding afterward. Fried fish dinners will be served at 11 a.m. and homemade ice cream will be available throughout the day. Bagdad Community Center, 6860 Pooley St. 293-5349 or bagdadvillage.org.

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hot times between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. 432-2042 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

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‘THE MEASURE’ AT LOBLOLLY THEATRE 3 p.m. $9. Reservations available. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., # 231. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

BY KATE PETERSON

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OIL SPILL EXPERT RIKI OTT SPEAKS AT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEETING Ott holds a degree in marine toxicology with a specialty in oil pollution. Originally, she was going to be a commercial fisherman after a trip to Alaska. Soon after she arrived in 1989, the Exxon Valdez crashed and spilled millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. The local economy, communities and the coastal environment were devastated–then ignored. She has spent the years after becoming a force for change. She is the author of “Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill,” and she has also created guidebooks on the health effects of oil and dispersants to cleanup workers and communities. The discussion planned during the luncheon is titled, “Changing the Endgame: The Real Gulf Story and America’s Consequences of our Oil Addiction.”

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT WITH PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 p.m. Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

MONDAY 5.09 LIVE MUSIC LEE MELTON 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. BLUE MONDAY AT FIVE SISTERS 6 p.m. Join Jazz Pensacola for an evening of blues. $8. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. RICHARD BOWEN 6 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

TUESDAY 5.10

RIKI OTT AT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEETING

Riki Ott

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 WHERE: New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox COST: $17 DETAILS: lwvpba.org

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he oil spill in the Gulf has been lapping up on our shores for a year now, and the effects on our environment and us will last a long time. Many of us have questions about what our future holds, and Riki Ott, Ph.D, can answer them. She has first-hand experience dealing with the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

▼LIVE MUSIC

MARC KAUL 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. TIM SPENCER 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. JOHN WHEELER 6 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. BANDS ON THE BEACH FEATURING TIM JACKSON’S MR. BIG 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

▼OTHER BOURBON, BARBECUE AND BALLET, A KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT 4-7 p.m. In addition to enjoying the horses on the property, guests may relax at the cigar lounge, or try their chance to win with their favorite horses. Proceeds benefit Ballet Pensacola. $75, tickets required. The home of Bradley Schild, 9600 Pine Cone Drive. 432-9546 or balletpensacola.com. BOARDWALK STARGAZING AT PENSACOLA BEACH 7 p.m. Discover the greatness of the night sky on Pensacola Beach. The Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association will offer free stargazing. Gulfside Pavillion, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com. SMACKDOWN WORLD TOUR 7:30 p.m. The main event is Big Show vs. Jack Swagger. The show also includes: The Undertaker, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Matt Hardy, Christian, Drew McIntyre, Beth Pheonix, Cody Rhodes and more. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaciviccenter.com.

SUNDAY 5.08 ▼LIVE MUSIC

LEE MELTON 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. SAWMILL & GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com. MOJO RISING 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. ADAM HOLT BAND 8 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’ AT PLT 2:30 p.m. Alfred Uhry’s warmhearted and affecting study of the unlikely relationship

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. AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘WELCOME TO THE FAMILY’ SPRING TOUR 7 p.m. Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine. Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 432-0800 or pensacolaciviccenter.com.

WEDNESDAY 5.11 ▼ART

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:

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Three Pears. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼LIVE MUSIC

MARC KAUL 4-7 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. TIM SPENCER, ILO FERREIRA AND HIS AMERICAN BAND 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. TOWER OF POWER, BROOKS 7 p.m. $30-$35. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. LONGREEF 9 p.m. The Deck at the Fishhouse, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or fishhouse.goodgrits.com.

▼OTHER

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.

THURSDAY 5.12 ▼ART

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: Caribbean Boardwalk de Mayo. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼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. ‘RENAISSANCE ART’ AT PMA 6-7 p.m. Free. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

JEFF IVANOFF 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. COCKFIGHT, BETSY BADWATER & THE HILLBILLY CHROME, SWIM WITH SHARKS 7 p.m. $5. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. THE BLENDERS 7 p.m. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St. 912-4856 or fivesistersbluescafe.com. THE SHIZ 7 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. ONE REGGAE 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. VIBE IRIE 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.


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SUNSETS AT PLAZA DE LUNA 5:30 p.m.-sunset. Night Shift will perform and Barney will entertain the kids. De Luna’s full service concession will serve up refreshments and the interactive fountain will be a refreshing splash for the kids. Plaza de Luna, at the end of Palafox. 435-1695 or cityofpensacola.com/cra.

FRIDAY 5.13 ▼ART

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: Tree of Life. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼FOOD & DRINK

MOZART AND MARGARITAS 5:30-9 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Services announces their 8th Annual Mozart and Margaritas event, which will feature classical and contemporary music from First City Five and The Mighty Mudsharks, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, frozen beverages and a cash bar. $50. Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. 433-2155 or covenanthospice.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

TIM SPENCER 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

DAMON FOWLER 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. SAWMILL AND GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com. SAUCE BOSS 7 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com. ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION 7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall.com. THE ROWDIES 8 p.m.-12 a.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com.

scenery to you. They bring you to the scenery. Reservations required. Pensacola Visitor Information Center, 1401 E. Gregory St. 417-7343 or ufotrolley.com.

SATURDAY 5.14 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 4-6 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: Onsite at the Fish House Deck. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

BLUES NIGHT AT THE ELKS LODGE 7 p.m. Music by Total Connection. $25-$30. The Elks Lodge, 304 N. Coyle St. 512-6674.

▼FESTIVALS

ART IN THE PARK 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring over 120 regional and national artists. Full range of media including jewelry, photography, wood, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture and Art Cars: street-legal vehicles that have been permanently transformed into mobile sculptures. Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

CHRONIC JESTER 3 p.m. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road. 916-9888 or bamboowillies.com. TIM SPENCER 5-8 p.m. Tiki Stage at the Pool, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road. 916-9755 or margaritavillehotel.com. SAWMILL AND GUESTS 7 p.m. Chumuckla’s Farmers’ Opry, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road. 994-9219 or farmersopry.com.

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

‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. This play features military service members in the cast and is in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. Because of the play’s special interest to the military community, Pensacola Little Theatre and NAS Pensacola are working together to offer special ticket discounts for those holding a military ID. Pensacola Little Threate, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. ‘THE MEASURE’ AT LOBLOLLY THEATRE 8 p.m. $9. Reservations available. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., # 231. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

▼OTHER

BANDS ON THE BAYOU 6-7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy the sounds of local middle school and high school bands at Bayview Park Pier. Bayview Park, 20th Avenue and Lloyd Street. 436-5670 or playpensacola.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 ghostly encounters at one of America’s most haunted lighthouses. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for a view of a moonlit Pensacola Bay. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561 or pensacolalighthouse.org. RED TROLLEY UFO TOUR ‘INVASION FROM PLANET X’ 7:30-9 p.m. Red Trolley Repertory Theater is Pensacola’s most original theater company, producing mixed-media comedy, drama and history in our fully restored trolleys. They don’t bring the

GULL POINT NEIGHBORHOOD FLEA MARKET 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Items for sale include household items, homemade canned goods, baked goods, clothing, toys and more. Gull Point Community Center, 700 Spanish Trail. 494-7360.

‘ART IN OTHER PLACES’ DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES 7:30 p.m. The Belmont Arts and Cultural Center (BACC), in collaboration with Artel Gallery, is hosting a free documentary film series that focuses on artists and art organizations that have made a positive impact on the community. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox. 429-1222 or belmontartscenter.com.

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

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Five Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road. 944-8400 or 5flagsspeedway.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 ghostly encounters at one of America’s most haunted lighthouses. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for a view of a moonlit Pensacola Bay. Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561 or pensacolalighthouse.org.

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

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

BAYVIEW PARK SPRING FLEA MARKET 7 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 or playpensacola.com.

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: Win Shape Camp Fundraiser Pensacola Beach Ball. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $35. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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

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

▼OTHER

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

SUNDAY 5.15 ▼ART

ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 1-4 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: Paint with a Purpose, Japan Relief Effort. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola. ART CLASS AT PAINTING WITH A TWIST 1-4 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: Hope. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

▼FESTIVALS

ART IN THE PARK 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring over 120 regional and national artists. Full range of media including jewelry, photography, wood, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture and Art Cars: street-legal vehicles that have been permanently transformed into mobile sculptures. Seville Square, downtown Pensacola. 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org.

▼LIVE MUSIC

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

THE MODERN ELDORADOS 9 p.m. LiliMarlene’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.

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

MARC KAUL 6-10 p.m. LandShark Landing, Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 110

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

TIMBERHAWK 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. 916-5087 or paradisebar-grill.com.

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

PENSACOLA OPERA SALON SERIES FEATURING COREY MCKERN 6:30 p.m. Program will feature selections from opera, classical song and greats from the American Songbook. $125, reservations required. Location given when tickets are purchased. Pensacola Opera Center, 75 S. Tarrragona St. 433-6737 or pensacolaopera.com. ‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ AT PLT 7:30 p.m. This play features military service members in the cast and is in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. Because of the play’s special interest to the military community, Pensacola Little Theatre and NAS Pensacola are working together to offer special ticket discounts for those holding a military ID. Pensacola Little Threate, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com.

‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ AT PLT 2:30 p.m. This play features military service members in the cast and is in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. Because of the play’s special interest to the military community, Pensacola Little Theatre and NAS Pensacola are working together to offer special ticket discounts for those holding a military ID. Pensacola Little Threate, 400 S. Jefferson St. 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com. ‘SHOWTIME 2011’ WITH PENSACOLA CHILDREN’S CHORUS 2:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com. ‘THE MEASURE’ AT LOBLOLLY THEATRE 3 p.m. $9. Reservations available. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., # 231. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

‘SHOWTIME 2011’ WITH PENSACOLA CHILDREN’S CHORUS 7:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox. 595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

MONDAY 5.16

‘THE MEASURE’ AT LOBLOLLY THEATRE 8 p.m. $9. Reservations available. Loblolly Theatre, 1010 N. 12th Ave., # 231. 439-3010 or loblollytheatre.com.

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

▼LIVE MUSIC

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

Reservations required. Pensacola Lighthouse, 2081 Radford Blvd. 393-1561.

JAZZ GUMBO 6-8:30 p.m. Free for Military in uniform. $5$10. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

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

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FULL MOON WALKING TOUR 7:30 p.m. Meet at Langdon Beach and join a park ranger for an hour-long program. $8 entrance fee to Fort Pickens. Langdon Beach at Fort Pickens. 934-2600 or nps.gov/guis.

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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: Surfboards. Painting with a Twist, 4771 Bayou Blvd., Suite C-11. $45. 471-1450 or paintingwithatwist.com/pensacola.

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LUNCH & LEARN AT DK 12 p.m. Join DK and a guest chef to be entertained with their stove-top magic. $15. Distinctive Kitchens, 29 S. Palafox. 438-4688 or dk4u.com.

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

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND COCKTAILS AT JACKSON’S 5 p.m. Join Chef Irv Miller as he leads another series of cooking classes each month, January through June. Classes cover everything from shopping to preparation to presentation. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. 469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CRACKER WITH CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, 60 CYCLES OF SOUND 7 p.m. $15-$20. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. 6076758 or vinylmusichall.com. BANDS ON THE BEACH FEATURING THE REUNION BAND 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 635-4803 or visitpensacolabeach.com.

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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.

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

▼THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

‘BROADWAY SINGS THE BARD’ AT THE CATHEDRAL 6:30 p.m. Broadway performer Gerry McIntyre will sing several Shakespeare-inspired favorites next month at this unique dinner and concert event benefitting the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre. Dinner will be served by Appetite For Life. The Cathedral at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1212 E. Moreno St. 525-4492 or pensacolashakespearetheatre.org.

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HANGOUT ADDS A “PREFEST” PARTY PLUS LINEUP ADDITIONS

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Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

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s if Hangout Music Festival couldn’t get any better, Motorhead and Justin Townes Earle have been added to the already packed weekend line-up. Plus they’ve announced a pre-festival party that will happen on Thursday, May 19. The pre-party will feature performances by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Moon Taxi, Andrew Duhon, Kristy Lee and Romany Rye. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now. Weekend passes to the Hangout Music Festival are still on sale and can be purchased on the Hangout website,

through Front Gate Ticketing and at the Hangout Restaurant in Gulf Shores, Ala.

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 WHERE: The Hangout, Gulf Shores, Ala. COST: Three-day pass $174 DETAILS: hangoutmusicfest.com

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TOWER OF POWER HEAD TO PENSACOLA

SOUL AND FUNK STALWARTS PLAY RARE INTIMATE CONCERT

BY BRETT HUTCHINS

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ock and roll legends don’t come through Pensacola often. As the go-to horn section for many classic bands like Santana and Little Feat, Tower of Power has left an indelible mark on music history. Band founder and saxophone player Emilio Castillo recently chatted with the Independent News about the history of the band and what we can expect from the upcoming show at Vinyl Music Hall. IN: Talk about your childhood a little bit. Were you surrounded by music as a kid? CASTILLO: My parents were big music fans. They always had records playing throughout the house. They weren’t musicians, but it’s hard to remember a time when music wasn’t around. We lived in Detroit in the 1950s, so everything from Nat King Cole to Dinah Washington to Elvis Presley was big around the house. IN: At what point did you know you wanted to be a musician your entire career? CASTILLO: I moved to California when I was 11 years old and had a very short-lived

crime career. I was caught stealing a T-shirt and my dad told me to figure out something that was going to keep me off the streets for the summer. The Beatles had just come out, so starting a band was a natural choice for me and my brother. Dad took us to the store, pointed to the wall and said we could get anything we wanted. I was drawn to the sax, and my brother went straight to the drums. I’ve had a band ever since that day. We didn’t go through years of practice to start a band. We started the band and then learned how to play. IN: Was that the genesis of Tower of Power? CASTILLO: We had rock-and-roll bands before Tower of Power. Our fi rst band was called the Roadrunners. We went through a bunch of names and styles, but by 1968, we were a soul band called the Motowns. That’s when I met my partner Doc, the baritone sax player. We wanted to get into the Fillmore Auditorium but knew we’d never get in there with a name like the Motowns. So we changed it to the Tower of Power. We did a Tuesday night audition and Bill Graham liked us and he signed us.

IN: Was it intimidating at all being introduced to the record business by such a famous and imposing figure? CASTILLO: Absolutely! As intimidating as you can possibly imagine. He was a powerful personality. We couldn’t believe it. By the time we did that audition–it was November of 1969–we were completely broke and had no work at all. All we had was that audition. We had rehearsed for the better part of that year on our original music. By the time we got the audition, I told the guys that I was going to have to fly back to Detroit to be with my parents and wasn’t coming back. They were all devastated. Doc called me a couple days later and said, “You have to come back. He dug it. Bill Graham digs us!” I told him to immediately hawk the organ and send me a ticket back to California. IN: Tower of Power’s horn section is one of very few that is world famous. Was that ever your intention when the band was fi rst getting started? CASTILLO: Not at all. It happened by fluke. We had the horn section for a few years. After we started getting some recognition, Nick Gravenitis of Big Brother and the Holding Company called us to help on his solo record. We went in and made up some horn parts, and as we were walking out, he gave us some money. I thought we were just coming down to hang out and make music. Next thing we know, we get a call from Carlos Santana in the middle of the night. We went down and did a song called “Everybody’s Everything.” We never thought about how this could be an alternate thing, but it really blossomed for us over the years. IN: Is that how most of your collaborations work, with someone just giving you a call? CASTILLO: That Santana record really

helped our reputation. It was the fi rst time Santana had used horns, and they were really prominent in the mix. We were in the liner notes and had toured with him as a band. It eventually became known that if you wanted a big horn section on your record, you call Tower of Power horns. IN: How do you balance the fame of the horn section with the band as a whole? CASTILLO: It doesn’t interfere at all. We don’t really do many sessions. You just see our name a lot. For a recording session, we’ll show up at noon and be done either by 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. People have seen that name on the back of the records for years and years. They think we’re in the studio all the time, but really it’s just one afternoon every now and then. The main thing we do is Tower of Power, the band. IN: With such a storied career, how do you and the band keep things fresh, both in the studio and live? CASTILLO: We have a large body of music. Fortunately for us, we did them all selfishly. We made the music the way we wanted. We weren’t chasing trends or doing it for other people. It makes it real easy for us to come to work every day. We’re always tweaking our stuff to make it better for us and the audience. info@inweekly.net

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The Box Tops’ Gary Talley to Perform on Pensacola Beach

Weekend visit includes performances with local musicians, friends

By Bradley “Beej” Davis Jr.

IN: You were born in Memphis in 1947. What type of environment were you born into that influenced your music career? TALLEY: My parents played music. My mother was a church pianist and sang. My dad sang and played guitar, mostly country. IN: Was music always what you wanted to do, or did you aspire to have another “grown up” job? TALLEY: I wanted to be a visual artist until I was about 12. Then I switched to music.

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uring the music era of the 1960s that changed the world—while the world was changing the 1960s era of music—many groups emerged with timeless classics that dealt with the social implications of war, politics and free love while shaping an entire generation of revolution. The 1967 track “The Letter,” written by Wayne Carson Thompson and performed by memorable band The Box Tops, became a #1 hit in the United States in addition to an international hit. The Box Tops’ lead guitarist, turned songwriter and guitar instructor, Gary Talley, will be making a stop on Pensacola Beach this weekend to perform at several island venues including Sandshaker Lounge, Paradise Bar & Grill and Sabine Sandbar. Independent News was able to chat with Talley, 64, prior to his performances on the Gulf Coast, which add to his past appearances at Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival and Pensacola Beach Songwriters’ Festival.

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IN: Were The Box Tops originally The Devilles when you started the band in the late 60s? I understand that the name change correlated with a new direction and shaping of the band (along with another band’s name of The Devilles). What was it like during that transition? TALLEY: I didn’t start The Devilles. I joined them in 1966. We were still The Devilles when we cut “The Letter.” The name change came after that to avoid trademark issues. IN: The 1960s was a very important time for music. A lot was happening in the country and around the world that shaped music, and music shaped a lot of what was going on around the world. What was it like to be a part of that musical era? TALLEY: It was fantastic, thrilling, exciting. I loved The Beatles, Lovin’ Spoonful, Hendrix, The Doors. It all seemed very new. People were creating new sounds. IN: The song that is probably most recognized by The Box Tops is the 1967 hit “The Letter.” What was it like to have written and performed a Billboard Magazine #1 hit of the year so early into the group’s career? TALLEY: I didn’t write “The Letter.” Wayne Carson wrote it. (It was) amazing. All of a sudden we were sharing stages with our

musical idols: Procal Harum, The Rascals, The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, James Brown, etc. IN: Did you have any idea of that song’s longevity for future generations? TALLEY: I had no idea. IN: The Box Tops had a relatively short life. Did you have other songwriting aspirations beyond the group? TALLEY: I did studio guitar work in Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville and London. I toured as guitarist with Billy Preston, Sam Moore (of Sam& Dave), many country artists including Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis and Brenda Lee, recorded with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, etc. I later wrote songs recorded by The Box Tops (when we re-grouped in ‘96), Keith Whitley, T.G. Shepard, James Cotton, Kenny Neal and Carrie Bell. I sometimes get to talk with accomplished songwriters who have had the opportunity to work with some music legends. IN: Can you tell me a little about the honor it was to work with those musical greats such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette and fellow Memphian Bobby Whitlock? TALLEY: It was wonderful. I feel very lucky to have been able to do it. Working with Billy Preston was my all-time favorite. IN: It’s been just over a year since The Box Tops’ lead vocalist Alex Chilton died. Were you two close at the time of his death? TALLEY: Not in the sense that I saw him often. After years of disagreement and “butting heads” so to speak, we became good friends over the last few years of his life. He really made an effort to make amends for the past.

IN: What brings you to Pensacola to perform on our beautiful beaches? Have you been to Pensacola before? TALLEY: I come regularly, first to the Frank Brown Songwriting Festival, now to The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Now I have many friends here in the area. The Box Tops played at Springfest about 2002, I think. We played here in the ‘60s, too...and I’ve played Springfest with country artists in the past, too. I’ve done guitar playing for Songwriters Workshops at Blues Angel Music. IN: Anything else you want to get off your chest? TALLEY: Come out and see me and my friends May 6-8. I have great local musicians joining me: John Nanni, Bob Tucker, Mike Wheeler and Jeff Johnson. IN (Beej): Is there any way that you could thank my father, Brad Davis Sr., for introducing me to The Box Tops and other important, memorable music of this era? TALLEY: Thanks, Brad! I’m glad you liked our music and introduced your son to it! It feels good to have been a part of making people feel good. info@inweekly.net

GARY TALLEY OF THE BOX TOPS ON PENSACOLA BEACH

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6-8 WHERE: Sandshaker Lounge, Paradise Bar and Grill, Sabine Sandbar COST: Free DETAILS: garytalley.com

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news of the weird Equal justice under the law might just depend simply on whether a judge’s stomach is growling when he pronounces sentence, according to a study of 1,000 parole decisions during 50 courtroom days observed by students from Columbia University and Israel’s Ben Gurion University for an April journal article. The students found that, day after day, judges were increasingly stingy with parole as a morning or afternoon session wore on, but that dramatic spikes in generosity took effect immediately following lunch or a snack break. The lead researcher, Columbia professor Jonathan Levav, expressed satisfaction with the scholarship but disappointment “as a citizen” with the findings. NOTE: From time to time, News of the Weird reminds readers that bizarre human adventures repeat themselves again and again. Here are some choice selections of previous themes recently recurring: • “Man’s best friend” sometimes isn’t, as when a playful dog hops onto a gun on the ground, causing it to fire a round. John Daniels, 28, took a bullet in the knee from his dog, for example, in Raleigh, N.C., in January. Dogs betray in other ways, too. Motorist Joel Dobrin, 32, was pulled over in a traffic stop in February in Moro, Ore., and rushed to hide his alleged drug stash, which was in a sock. However, his dog intercepted the sock for an impromptu game of dog-tug-of-war in the car. Dobrin won but lost his grip, and the sock f lew out the driver’s window, right in front of the officer. Dobrin was cited, and later indicted, for drug possession. • At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens’ needs. The latest, Al-Shamikha (“The Majestic Woman”), which surfaced in March, featured interviews with martyrs’ wives and advised women to stay indoors, both for modesty and a “clear complexion” (advice that earned the magazine its nickname “Jihad Cosmo”). • Prevailing medical authority 20 years ago warned that few humans could survive blood-alcohol readings above .40 (percent), but in recent years, drivers have rather easily survived higher numbers (curiously, many from Wisconsin, such as the man in February in Madison, Wis., with a .559). (In 2007, an Oregon driver was found unconscious, but survived, with a .72 reading.) The plethora of high numbers might indicate mistaken medical teaching, or nonstandard machine measurements—or an evolutionary hardiness in American drinkers. • Snowmobilers fall through thin ice every season because the ice’s thickness is difficult to estimate, especially at night. Less understandable is that every season, when other snowmobilers come to rescue the downed snowmobiler, they drive their

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By Chuck Sheppard vehicles as close as they can to the spot of the fall—which, of course, is right at the lip of thin-ice-break, thus virtually assuring that their vehicle, too, will fall in, such as the four people who fell through the ice in a pond near Holyrood, Newfoundland, in February. • Young girls “grow up” prematurely, often aided by hungry retailers such as the U.S.’s Abercrombie & Fitch and the British clothiers Primark and Matalan, each of which this spring began offering lines of padded bras for girls as young as 7 (8 at Abercrombie & Fitch for the “Ashley Push-Up Triangle”), with Matalan offering one in size “28aa.” Child advocates were predictably disgusted, with one Los Angeles psychologist opining that permissive mothers were trying to compensate through their daughters for their own lack of sexual appeal. • In 2002 News of the Weird mentioned a theme park near Mexico City in which potential emigrants to the U.S. could test their survival skills in an obstacle course mimicking the rigors one would endure sneaking across the border. Recently, Owlchemy Labs, a Massachusetts technology company, announced plans to release an iPhone/iPad app, “Smuggle Truck,” a video game in which players compete to drive a pickup truck full of illegals over rocky terrain from Mexico into the U.S. without too many passengers bouncing out (and with in-game “additions” consisting of pregnant women giving birth enroute). Special “green cards” are awarded to winners. (Update: At presstime, Apple rejected the app, and Owlchemy said it would alter the game to one of animals escaping from a forest.) • Chutzpah! Thieves usually pick out easy jobs, but occasionally they go bold— for example, breaking into the prison at New Plymouth, New Zealand’s North Island, in March (carrying off a large TV set) or breaking into a police station in Uddingston, Scotland, in April (carrying off uniforms and radios). • Local councils that govern life in the United Kingdom seem overly frightened of liability lawsuits—even from criminals who might get hurt while committing crimes. London’s Daily Telegraph and the Surrey Mirror reported in February that police in the counties of Kent and Surrey had been advising homeowners and merchants to avoid using wire mesh on windows because burglars could seriously gouge themselves while climbing through. Also, electrical engineer David Bishop said police seemed especially concerned that burglars could be electrocuted if they broke into his workshop and thus advised him to post a warning sign outside that could be seen in the dark.

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


PYP PARTNERS WITH BETTER PENSACOLA FORUM Of all the factors that influence someone to choose Pensacola Bay area, quality of life may be the area’s greatest asset. Each recognizing the opportunity for greater impact after an alliance, the Better Pensacola Forum and the Pensacola Young Professionals began a partnership announced last month at Soiree. Since 2008, the Better Pensacola Forum has conducted an annual survey of Pensacola voters focusing on quality of life. The results are provided to area leadership to aid in developing practical strategies for improving quality of life. The survey details convey the awareness and attitudes of the voting public on specific issues and challenges, including economic development and job creation, governmental performance and structure, public school performance, affordable housing, and out-migration. Jerry Maygarden, executive director of the Better Pensacola Forum spoke at the announcement event on the history and successes of the independent, accurate and credible research for the city of Pensacola. Justin Spence, vice president of community affairs for the Pensacola Young Professionals, also spoke of the ways that the partnership would benefit the efforts of both organizations. With a mission to develop the Pensacola Bay area as a thriving and dynamic place to live, work and play, PYP strives to educate young professionals and community aware of issues shap-

ing the area through proactive civic, social and professional involvement. Continuing the annual quality of life surveys, PYP will incorporate the results into white papers and Webisodes featuring expert involvement on community topics that concern area voters. The innovative delivery of these results will increase the enthusiasm and influence of the significant impact already available with these results.

Early registration discounts are available until May 9. To become a sponsor, or for more information about the golf tournament, visit visit www.pensacolayp.com and view our Events.

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PYP TEES UP FOR CHARITY Benefiting the Gulf Coast Kids House, the 2nd Annual PYP Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 3 at Marcus Pointe Golf Course. Following last year’s tournament which raised more than $2,500 for the same charitable cause, PYP president elect, Chad Stacy is putting together a strategy to exceed those numbers with this year’s participation. Committed to advancing the quality of life in Pensacola, PYP proudly supports a non-profit focusing on bettering the lives of children. Gulf Coast Kids House is a childfriendly, 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. The four-person scramble begins at 1 p.m. and features prizes including longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Registration includes green fees, lunch and beverages during the round as well as a reception and door prizes following tournament play.

May 5th, 2011 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. The Pensacola Museum of Art PYP is excited to announce that we are now co-hosting Culture Club with PMA. Join us for margaritas, music and more as Culture Club celebrates Cinco de Mayo, PMA style! Take advantage of the Taco Bar provided by Nacho Daddies as you view the artwork of Kevin Marchetti - Renaissance Man. Sample the sounds of Jam Shack as they play live jazz/blues fusion. Kick off your May with culture, cocktails and conversation! 

Correction for April edition: Internship Pensacola Chair: Whitney Fike, Ambassador Chair: Brian Hooper

PYP Event Calendar May 5 PYP Co-hosts: Culture Club Pensacola Museum of Art 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   May 6 PPDI Presents: Chick-Fil-A Leadercast 8:00 a.m. - 3:00pm Potential Church, Creighton Rd   May 9 PYP BOD Meeting Office of Rodney Rich & Co. 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     May 14 & 15 Art in the Park Volunteer Shifts 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    May 28 PYP Volunteers with: Habitat for Humanity  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 .p.m. June 3 PYP Presents: 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament  Marcus Pointe Golf Club Shot Gun Start 1:00 p.m. Pensacola Young Professionals 41 N Jefferson St. Suite 108 Pensacola FL 32502  (850) 332-7820

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A Salute to Difference makers The students at the PATS Center competed in their first Odyssey of the Mind competition in Orlando, Florida, by sending three teams.     The Unhinged Structure team placed 8th in the State. The team members were Kenneth Burrell, Daron Byrd, Jacob Craney, Doug Floyd and Tyler Werkeiser.   The Extreme Mouse Mobiles team placed 14th in the state.  The team members were Christopher Cloud, Joey Jordan, Wesley Malecki, Joseph McCormack, and Quandarius Wilson.    The Full Circle team placed 17th in the State.  The team members were Brendan Hall, Kailai Han, Ashton Hill, William Kane, Samantha Warren, and Tessa Wichtol.    In addition, though not separately given awards, the students excelled in the spontaneous portion of the competition.  The Mouse Mobile team received the highest score; the Full Circle team received the second highest score; the Unhinged Structure team received the third highest score in their category in this portion.

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ACROSS 1 Boy Scouts’ rewards 7 Jane Austen classic 11 1988 buyer of Motown Records 14 Yankee opponent 15 Demand for electric power 16 “To ___ is human” 17 “Call sometime!” 19 “How ___ love thee?” 20 Word with “bumps” or “eggs” 21 Unlikely party animal 22 “The wave” performers 23 “To the max” indicator 24 Sunshine shaft 26 Maines of the Dixie Chicks 28 “From the ___ of ...” 30 Shot orderers 32 Some Steinbeck characters 33 Argentine grassland 35 Add vinaigrette to 36 “Stop by!” 38 Approaches a terminal 39 Fairly weak 40 A writer’s body of work 41 “Good for what ___ ya” 42 Went from bank to bank? 46 In the company of 48 Sodium hydroxide, familiarly 50 Roman greeting 51 Where the Vikings landed? 52 You, in the Bible 54 Boutonniere’s spot 56 Historian’s unit

What is your chief characteristic? I’m “fight to the death” devoted to my friends and family. What do you appreciate most about your friends? They’re “fight to the death” devoted to me and my family. Who is your favorite fiction character? Idiosyncratic Plebeian: the ironic oxymoron Who is your favorite non-fiction character? My son, Jonas… he’s definitely a character. What is the best thing you have ever won? I won something? What did your mother always tell you? “I love you bushels.” PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER

57 “Don’t forget to write!” 59 ___ shot (drummer’s quickie) 60 It appears on a ship’s stern 61 “The Thinker,” for one 62 Santa ___ wind 63 City near the Red Sea 64 Best of seven, e.g. DOWN 1 Mired (with “down”) 2 Songlike 3 Wedges left by wedges 4 “Here ___ nothing!” 5 Befuddled Fudd 6 Poker term 7 Hamburger’s course? 8 Expresses great sorrow 9 “Zoom-zoom” sloganeer 10 Ax kin 11 Decorated Olympian 12 Buds 13 Gets up

18 “Do I have a volunteer?” 22 Bartender dupers 25 “1776” role 27 Some stick-figure lines 29 Old car horns 31 Raccoon relative 34 Failing the polygraph 35 One of the Teletubbies 36 View of a wide area 37 Parchment paper 38 Small, bushy-tailed monkey 40 Shutterbug’s necessity 41 “Make yourself ___” 43 Large deer 44 Fifth or Madison 45 Barroom brawls, e.g. 47 Expensive violin, briefly 49 Buoy one’s spirits 53 Welcoming window word 55 Winglike 57 Paternity test evidence 58 Unfinished dollar sign

What is the worst idea you’ve ever had? Let’s just say that it involved camping, my 30th birthday, a fire ring, a state park and a park ranger. What is your favorite food? I love all of the fried ones. Which talent would you most like to have? I’d love to be as good at graphic design as I am at storytelling. What movie do you love to watch repeatedly? All the ones that I loved the first time What was your most embarrassing moment? See the answer above regarding the “worst idea.” What TV show is your guilty pleasure? To my chagrin, “Desperate Housewives” What is the last book you read? Either “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown or “There’s Soup on My Fly!” by David Seow What is your theme song? I’d say “Conrad the Caterpillar” by Widespread Panic INDEPENDENT NEWS | MAY 05, 2011 | WWW.INWEEKLY.NET |

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