Indie Art South: First ever concert ticket contest

Update After talking to some people over the weekend, I am adding another option for entering the contest. Note changes to the article below. I added this option because some people were concerned about using their real names on a public forum. So now there are two easy ways to enter to win two tickets to the Bella Donna Project tribute concert to Stevie Nix. Indie Art South is still very new, so to get some additional friendships going, we decided to host a ticket giveaway.  

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Summer treat: Northeast Florida Conservatory serves up “not your granny’s” Oz

In my email I received a note from a fellow who normally does accounting, but has another interest too. My tax guy wrote to let me know he’ll appear in an upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. The show is being produced by the Northeast Florida Conservatory, a nonprofit arts group in Jacksonville. 

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Indie artist Jamey Johnson has dustup at HOB, but fans support him after show canceled

Country music front man Jamey Johnson and his band got into a dustup at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, causing his performance there to be canceled. Fans were angry, the House of Blues was fuzzy on details, and media spread a few allegations that turned out to be untrue. 

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Florida performer hopes to help fellow musician who was injured

Samuel McDonald, guitarist and vocalist who hails from the Fernandina Beach (FL) music community, hopes to help a fellow performer who injured his hand. After musician Josh McGowan hurt his hand, seriously affecting his guitar playing temporarily, McDonald decided to try to help him out. McGowan lives in Tifton (GA), but he is widely known in Florida via the many venues he’s played at. 

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Indie thriller ‘Kill Club’ a great summer read set in iconic city

In between books I read for research—mostly history—I like to read fiction that takes my mind off the real world. I came across Kill Club by David Jack Smith, and it proved a perfect fit for my late afternoon coffee reading time on the deck. A mystery-thriller, the book would lend itself well to film. The book opens with a kill, with the novelist placing the reader in the mind of the murderer. The catch is we don’t know the identity of the murderer, and this sets up a guessing game for the reader as the plot unfolds.

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Band Mom: Albums, gigs, and bands I’ve discovered

Because of scheduling, I’ve been on the road a lot with the Crazy Daysies, but I have an announcement to make. It’s official now—the Daysies’ first full length album will be released this fall. Rebecca is working on pinning down the exact release date and venue. We should have those details soon. There’s a mile-long to-do list.

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