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#Music: Masters play the blues

The Blues Brothers Soul Band is known for packing a powerhouse performance. None of the success of this show would be possible without the sheer class of the band’s musicians. Jake and Elwood themselves are fictional characters (created originally by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd), but band members Paul...

#Music: Flow Tribe moves feet

"Back cracking music." That's how the New Orleans natives in Flow Tribe describe their sound. It's a groove-based gumbo, a mixture of classic Louisiana traditions (funk, jazz, electric blues) and modern-day influences (rock, hip-hop). It's music that moves, music that hits you in the heart and the feet. Music...

#Events: Amateur eaters to pause for the claws

Jumpstarting the annual seven-month stone crab season is a much-anticipated munch-a-thon, the fourth annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest for amateur eaters, set for Saturday, Oct. 18. Staged at Keys Fisheries Market and Marina, located at 35th Street gulfside in Marathon, the lively consumption competition is scheduled to begin at...

Students of the Month

Students have to be good for FOUR WEEKS to be named the student of the month at Stanley Switlik Elementary School. Honored for their good work in September are, from left, Jocelin Cinto, pre-K; Ashley Rasmussen, kindergarten; Kayde Micire, first grade; Nathan Downs, second grade; Zeko Sharpe, third grade;...

Honoring ‘Kay’ Gradick

The Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) International Teacher's Sorority honored Katherine Gradick in a special ceremony commemorating her life as an educator in Monroe County. It was attended by a large number of the members, along with her caregiver, Maggie Leasard.  Pictured are the present officers of ADK and Maggie,...

#Event: Frankendread to bring the rhythm to Cabana Breezes

Frankendread is an accomplished Caribbean performer who brings the islands to his audience through energetic performances that combine calypso, soca and steel pan. Known for his past inexhaustible performance schedule of corporate events, weddings, private parties, clubs, bars, tiki huts, backyards, cruises, street performances and any other conceivable venue, Frankendread’s...

#Music: Georgia band coming to Dockside

Born in the North Georgia hills and defying current genre classification, Rolling Nowhere has been described as a “psychedelic junkyard roots band” with a sound that evolves with every show. Their sound combines classic country, old timey folk, blues roots and psychedelic rock ‘n’ Roll. The band has down home, three-part harmonies, a...

#News: Pete Chapman named chairman of the board

Peter Chapman, of Chapman Cardwell Capital Management, a Marathon financial services firm, has been elected as the chairman of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Board of Trustees. He replaces Michael Cunningham, CEO of Keys AHEC, a countywide community health services organization, who served as chairman for four years. “As treasurer of...

Healing waters

Earlier this month, the Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center hosted more 50 veterans and volunteers as part of Project Healing Waters. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled military personnel and strives to open new doors through fly fishing,...

#News: International Blues Challenge Winner J.P. Soars returned to Green Parrot

International Blues Challenge First Place winner J.P. Soars appeared at The Green Parrot Bar with shows at 5:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. J.P. Soars took the Blues world by storm by winning the most coveted 2009 International Blues Challenge (IBC). The Blues Foundation’s 150 affiliated organizations around...