• Big T, Tim Calandra and Busta Groove Launch New Website

    Big T, Tim Calandra and Busta Groove Launch New Website

    Local musician, lead vocalist and front man for "Busta Groove, Tim Calandra is pleased to announce that they have a new website.  www.bustagroovesrq.com is now live!  Tim has been performing locally since January of 2009.

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  • Bruce Famiglio, Sarasota- Life After the Flying Dog Cafe

    Bruce Famiglio, Sarasota- Life After the Flying Dog Cafe

    The story of a good restaurant or bar usually includes great food, friendly service, a rocking venue and a cast of colorful characters known as regulars.  When you enter an establishment, you observe the cleanliness of the place, if you were acknowledged by a cheerful server, and if there is a good vibe. If all passes your judgement, you decide to stay.  Sarasota has certainly seen its share of popular places come and go.  Such is the nature of the service industry where newer chains of restaurants and popular craft beer establishments catch the eye of the public and older places are left in the dust.

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  • ROB THOMAS and COUNTING CROWS IN TAMPA

    ROB THOMAS and COUNTING CROWS IN TAMPA

    In 1993, Counting Crows were having a hit record with “Mr. Jones” and during that same time, Rob Thomas was singing a cover of it at Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa! Thomas shared that with the crowd in Tampa on Saturday night at Mid-Florida Amphitheatre! The lead singer of “Matchbox Twenty” lived on the west coast of Florida from Sarasota to Orlando during his teen years.  Matchbox broke out nationally in Orlando in 1996 with “3 AM” a tune written by Thomas about his mother who was suffering with cancer at the time. They continued with a succession of hits such as “Bent”, “If Your Gone’, “Back to Good” and “Disease” which Rob wrote with Mick Jagger. 

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Dining

Phillippi Creek Restaurants Making a Splash

The infamous Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar has been around for as long as I can remember. But today, expect something a bit different. The days of plastic baskets piled high with fried seafood are replaced with eloquent presentations on glassware. But not to worry – the old-creekside ambience remains - complete with newspaper menus, paper towel rolls on the wood bench tables and your usual nautical décor. As does the fresh seafood people have been flocking to for years.

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