By Josette Rhodes I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Beat Nook Café! Open Monday - Saturday 8 a.m - 7 p.m. Beatnik: A member of the Beat Generation. A person who avoids or rejects conventional dress, behavior, etc. Nook: any secluded or obscure corner. A small recess....
The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO), housed at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, has a new conductor. After 18 months of meticulous searching, Todd Craven has been named NFSO Music Director and Conductor right in time for the orchestra’s 35th season. Craven hails from Flint, Mich., where he...
By Lisa Cyr, Every so often, I see a social media post about a quiz to discover one’s personality, IQ, best diet plan, makeup, hair color etc.… It’s fun learning about oneself. Usually, there is a profile name type and corresponding letter abbreviation. If there was a quiz you took...
  On Saturdays in July, Distillery 98 will host a Summer Concert Series presented by Step One Automotive Group featuring an array of local and national bands, including Daniel Pratt, Dion Jones and The Neon Tears, and the Raelyn Nelson Band, with proceeds benefiting The Ohana Institute. The series will kick...
Moss Entertainment and Cheyne Productions presents Gulf Fest 2021, taking place at Shoreline in Destin (the old Nightown location) on Saturday, July 31st 2021. This all-day music festival will feature over 10 local Emerald Coast artists. This first-time music festival will be setting the tone for Gulf Fest to become...
By Whitney Lee Local singer-songwriter, Jessie Ritter officially released her newest single “The Sand And The Sea” on April 9, a song written days before the nationwide quarantine to inspire healing and hope. The uplifting, beach vibe track was written with Grammy-winning writers Robin Rudy and Leslie Ellis. In the...
By Lisa Cyr Last Saturday was our Studio 237 Music recital. Students prepare months in advance for their moment of performing on a stage for family and friends. We are proud of them and their performances. Each student puts forth great effort to walk up to the stage, present themselves,...
By Josette Rhodes 30A Songwriter Radio began in a livingroom with an iPad on the coffee table. Shannon Ireland created a music platform with reach as wide as the web. We gathered music from local musicians to broadcast on rotation 24/7. Musicians were invited over to share stories and play...
By Lisa Cyr This morning, I could hear the continuous sound of hammering. There is a house being built down the street. I somewhat liked the rhythmic sound of productivity and teamwork. Carpenters using their skills to create a home to bless others for many years to come. When the...
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, rescheduled for April 30-May 2, 2021.   Festivities began on Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at...

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