By Lisa Cyr When congratulating our youngest son, Luke, on his 26th birthday, I mentioned to him a song entitled “Clair de Lune” (moonlight) by Claude Debussy which he performed on piano at around age 12.  I recall him performing it beautifully. His response was: “I remember I took up learning...
Crescendo!, Feb. 14-16 Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 14-16, 2020. On Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of...
By Josette Rhodes, 30A Songwriter Radio When you live in a small town and you listen closely you will hear its heartbeat. A heartbeat fueled by the passion of its residents; a collective orchestra pulsing through our lives. And sometimes, if we are lucky enough, we get to meet the bandleader. For...
Join Sinfonia for the most festive holiday concert along the Gulf Coast featuring Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated singer/actor of the stage and screen Matthew Morrison. Morrison joins Sinfonia’s full orchestra for an evening of the most cherished holiday medleys, plus many of the songs that he has...
My favorite life skill is, “Take what you do know, to figure out what you don’t know.”  I have it posted on my piano room door just high enough for a student’s eyes to see it over the piano. As a student gazes wearily at the sheet music, trying...
By Josette Rhodes I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Vida when she came into 30A Songwriter Radio on our Tuesday Night Open Mic. The first thing I noticed about her was her presence. She is the type of person that you feel when she walks into a room. There...
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) is pleased to invite the public to enjoy the sounds of the season at the 2nd Annual Merry Little Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec.12 at 6 p.m. at the Grayton Beer Taproom. The concert, presented by Pizza by the...
By Lisa Cyr “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein loved to play violin.  In the same way that each person is unique, each musical instrument has a unique attractiveness.  Love at first sight becomes love at first sound.  Like a relationship,...
By Jasmine Carroll With so many outstanding musicians in our quaint little town, one may start to believe there is something in the water that cultivates creativity in its locals. Cameron Slade Mitchell is certainly one of those locals. While there is likely magic in our gulf waters, musical talent doesn’t...
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is thrilled to be bringing back Tribute Weekend this fall Friday November 8th- Sunday November 10th! Rock out the weekend and enjoy live music from great tribute bands. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and meet us on the events plaza lawn for a...

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