How to deal with missing home in a Pandemic

By Nancy Wilson Buckler

One of the biggest struggles for me during this Pandemic has been not being able to go home. Continue reading “How to deal with missing home in a Pandemic”

More than one ‘Lady A’ made a brouhaha and now a lawsuit

A few weeks ago as most of Tinseltown and the pop haven known as Nashville decided to get “woke” on racial matters, the band Lady Antebellum decided to change their name. They would perform in future as Lady A, a moniker their fans allegedly have pinned on them for quite some time.

Meanwhile blues singer Lady A performed, and she had nothing to do with the pop country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum.

There’s a brouhaha and now the country band is suing Lady A the blues singer. Continue reading “More than one ‘Lady A’ made a brouhaha and now a lawsuit”

Purgatory phase as Coronavirus dominates news and art

You can’t get away from it. In the grocery, almost everyone is masked. Turn the radio on in the car when you’re running errands, and the news briefs are “Coronavirus-centric” every time. Music is not spared either. In an email blast today a major performing rights organization sent out a link to numerous songs dubbed “protest” songs, and a quick glance at the org’s news page reveals social justice in abundance alongside tales of, as we call it in our family, “Da ‘Rona.”

Welcome to 2020, a year many of us cannot wait to leave behind, despite as my grandmother frequently warned me, we are “wishing our life away.” Continue reading “Purgatory phase as Coronavirus dominates news and art”

From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes

Remember the long running series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ from the 1980s through the 2000s? The show helmed by narrator Robert Stack is a classic. Episodes had the potential to bring in new tips about old crimes. Now a reborn version of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is airing on Netflix, and while the premise remains the same, changes to the original format have been made.

Is the series worth your time? Continue reading “From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes”

Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax

The Coronavirus may still be suppressing our normal lives, but the good news is live music still lives in Jacksonville. There are plenty of options for hearing music stream directly to the comfort of your backyard or family room, or for heading out to grab a cold one and listen in person.

Music starts on Thursday, July 2 and goes right through the weekend. Unlike other cities, Jax will also feature fireworks displays, and instead of centralizing those  displays at one location, they’ll be held in different areas around this sprawling city. Continue reading “Live music and fireworks ready to help you celebrate Happy Birthday, USA in Jax”