• Raise Your Flags, it’s Time for Football

    Raise Your Flags, it’s Time for Football

    For some parents, having their children participate in team sports is akin to receiving a root canal, perhaps dreading the former much more than the latter.  Sports options for kids run the gamut and include nostalgic standards like baseball, basketball, and soccer, and also have evolved to include lacrosse, golf, tennis, and swimming.  But very infrequently do you hear the forbidden, dirty word “football” uttered in parental circles.  Good parents of the world are armed with the knowledge that concussions and lasting injuries could ruin a child’s life, so what does one do when the only sport on the entire planet that their son is interested in is, gasp, football?

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  • The Dog Days of Summer are Ahead-Last Chance to Catch Free Downtown Events

    The Dog Days of Summer are Ahead-Last Chance to Catch Free Downtown Events

    As a Bradenton resident, it’s quite concerning that everything stops as soon as snowbird season is over. What is one to do in the summer? Are they catering just to winter residents and are we full-timers the red-headed step children? Is it just too hot to get people out? Or do the organizers just need a break?

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  • CHRIS ISAAK’S “FIRST COMES THE NIGHT” TOUR COMES TO SARASOTA

    CHRIS ISAAK’S “FIRST COMES THE NIGHT” TOUR COMES TO SARASOTA

    Musician and sometime actor Chris Isaak came to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, April 28 on one of his tour stops in support of his new album “First Comes the Night”. Chris had one of the last major hits of the 1980’s with “Wicked Game” having both radio and MTV success in 1989. He performed it at this show with the same haunting style combined a brilliant low lavender lighting. The song has been covered by many artists over the years including recently by rocker Chris Daughtry.

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Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Ronny Elliott Perform at Fogartyville

Adopting a persona that's equal parts revival preacher, professional wrestler, social satirist and keyboard wizard, Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is unlike any other performer on the touring circuit. Ronny Elliott, the hillbilly soul singer from Tampa, reaches into the deep American well of rock'n'roll and rhythm and blues to bring a gritty brand of dark-hued story songs to the stage.

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