Alhambra emerges from shutdown to present classic ‘Cinderella’

How could anyone not love the music in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Cinderella? Now The Alhambra, legendary dinner theatre in Jacksonville, will present the musical this summer. The show opens on June 11 and runs through July 26. I learned about this production this morning via a Facebook post by a musician I interviewed recently. Continue reading “Alhambra emerges from shutdown to present classic ‘Cinderella’”

Florida high school students deal with luck of the Irish and COVID-19 on international trip

How many times have I heard my family use the timeworn phrase, “Luck of the Irish” when something goes wrong? About as many times as I’ve heard it when something goes right. In early March, Florida students from The Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida confronted that kind of luck.

Music director Jennifer Hudson suddenly had a major problem, and she and her students were thousands of miles from home in Dublin, Ireland just as the world began to confront a pandemic. Continue reading “Florida high school students deal with luck of the Irish and COVID-19 on international trip”

Blink-182 co-founder can take credit for Pentagon UAP (UFO) video release

We used to call them UFOs. Now we call them UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena). Whatever the label, Blink-182 co-founder Tom DeLonge can rightfully credit himself to a large degree for the Pentagon officially releasing three videos of UAPs documented by US Navy pilots. Continue reading “Blink-182 co-founder can take credit for Pentagon UAP (UFO) video release”

‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live

image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page
Image of Billy Buchanan from Facebook public page @billybmusic.

Billy Buchanan is one of those musicians with a unique voice you will remember. The ‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ just announced a Facebook Live show for March 31. Continue reading “‘Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul’ announces March 31 Facebook Live”

Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down

Rebecca's rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies' Facebook Live show.
Rebecca’s rescued Rusty jumped on camera during the Daysies’ Facebook Live show.

The indie music sector is very hard hit by all the self-quarantines and orders from various governors. Some, though, are keeping the show going. Continue reading “Indie musicians go virtual virtuoso as venues shut down”