Drums have been with us longer than any other instrument. They are man’s best musical friend, fulfilling our need for movin’ and groovin’ since the first records of man-made drums in 5500 B.C. While drums have had a huge variety of purposes in history (from use in rituals and ceremonies...
The Gulf Jazz Society 21st Annual Jazz By The Bay Festival will be a three day event running Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, at the Oaks By The Bay Park in historic St. Andrews. Free admission. Friday’s entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with the Dixie Gents, a great...
Review by Jack Smith It’s hard to understand “The Greatest Generation,“ but after Pearl Harbor, enlistment centers were swamped with young men who stood in line for hours for the chance to serve their country. One example was my father, age 18, from the small town of Meridian, Mississippi, population...
Have you always dreamed of learning the guitar? Or do you have a guitar tucked away somewhere at home, gathering dust and begging to be given a new lease of life? Despite its intimidating appearance, the guitar is one of the easiest musical instruments to start playing right away. It’s...
Anne Thrift was born in Atlanta and grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She’s lived in Florida for some time, moving here to Panama City in 2015. Before turning to art, Thrift pursued degrees in the health sciences field, earning a B.A. in Psychology from Rollins College and a M.S....
In the late 90s, when I was working as a professional actor, a couple of my gigs were theater for young audiences touring productions. On one tour, I had the privilege of performing Shakespeare all over eastern Tennessee at middle schools, high schools and community colleges. My first ever...
Review by Jack Smith It seems that I am drawn to authors who write about the dark side and the desperation of men. When I started this novel I was depressed, when I finished I was suicidal. Welcome to the world of Cormac McCarthy who lives on the Texas/Mexico border...
By Joanne MacPhee Cullen (Cal) Zethmayr has been working since he was 15 years old, and he has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Even though he recently celebrated his 84th birthday. Cal’s varied and extremely interesting career (that’s a whole other story!) began in 1954 when he...
In high school, my drama teacher showed me how to draw a ground plan to design a set. He taught me that every set designer starts their ground plan by drawing a centerline. This is a vertical dotted line down the center of the page, ending with the letters...
We’re excited to announce a concert benefitting the PCB Senior Center on Friday, October 14 at the Todd Herendeen Theater, 8010 Front Beach Road, PCB. Doors Open: 5:30 p.m., Dinner: 6 p.m., Show: 7 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes dinner, silent auction and show. Tickets now available and may be purchased...