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  • They call him Mr. Florida Published 4/3/2008 at 9:26 a.m. 0 comments

    Bring your chairs to the Town Center and listen to the music of J. Robert who has been hailed as “Mr. Florida.” With his steel pan and fiddle, you will hear the likes of cool tropical jazz, calypso/tourist songs, ballads ...

  • Jazz expands with Bob Zottola Published 3/30/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Jazz trumpeter Bob Zottola cannot be ignored. Along with his Expandable Jazz Band, he performs at a different venue seven nights a week. And yes, there are nights when Zottola works at more than one locale. This is all for ...

  • Night Lights: Wheeler appeals to all ages Published 3/23/2008 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Duncan Wheeler came to my attention several years ago at the Snook Inn where he was playing the guitar and singing. Following his career, seven years later his performance is as good now as it was then, if not better.

  • Southwest of Somewhere: A man and his guitar Published 3/23/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Christian Frederick Martin was born in Germany in 1796. At 15, he began his career as an apprentice guitar maker. After three years of study, C.F. Martin knew he had found his labor of love, but the young Christian also ...

  • Night Lights: Bluegrass band lives to entertain Published 3/16/2008 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Tom, Tina and U.S. Express is one band you won’t want to miss. The three-piece combo at Cracklin Jack’s is an unlikely trio but they know how to blend their music and voices. Renowned musicians who have entertained across the ...

  • Doherty returns for St. Patty’s Day celebration Published 3/12/2008 at 3:50 p.m. 0 comments

    Get ready to gear up for green beer and loads of fun not only on St. Patrick’s Day but the entire week! The best part is you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Irish entertainment by Robbie Doherty at ...

  • Night Lights: A new singer’s in town ... Published 3/2/2008 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    Christi Martin is the new voice at the Marco Polo Restaurant and Marco Island is lucky to have such a great talent added to the entertainment community.

  • “Weekend Comedy” will make you laugh Published 2/27/2008 at 3:40 p.m. 0 comments

    Get ready for a night of many laughs at the Marco Players Theater. Their latest production of “Weekend Comedy” written by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick opened Wednesday and will continue through March 6.

  • Night Lights: Dixieland brings you back Bourbon Street Published 2/24/2008 at 12:02 a.m. 0 comments

    If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you don’t have to go that far to hear the greatest live Dixieland music this side of the Mississippi. Just head over to the Olde Marco Inn on Tuesday nights from 6 to ...

  • O’Donohue sings strictly Irish Published 2/21/2008 at 11:39 a.m. 0 comments

    When a good Irish singer/songwriter comes to Marco Island and the audience truly enjoys him, that’s one good reason to bring him back again. So once more, you’re in for a real treat. Harry O’Donoghue returns to Cathy O’Clarke’s Irish ...

  • Night Lights: Merrill at Little Bar Restaurant Published 2/17/2008 at 12:01 a.m. 1 comment

    Merrill is his name, and playing every Sunday night at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland is his game. But who is Merrill? I really couldn’t tell you anything about his background because he refused to do an interview. And ...

  • Music Review: Pearl Jam are folk wannabe’s Published 2/17/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Your least favorite group? Pearl Jam. They are a wannabe folk music sound.

  • Country rock band CashVegas coming to Almost Famous Mel’s Published 2/13/2008 at 5:59 p.m. 2 comments

    CashVegas, a country rock band from Nashville, Tenn., offers a group of all star musicians. Starting Feb. 16, and just for a few days, they will be delighting the audience at Almost Famous Mel’s in Marco Island.

  • Night Lights: Thompson draws a crowd at Snook Inn Published 2/10/2008 at 12:02 a.m. 0 comments

    Besides his singing and guitar playing, the first thing that attracted me to Mark Thompson was his curly hair. His hairdo looked like he just rolled out of bed. Oh, to have curls like that and just let them do ...

  • Your Music Review: Barry White has a smooth, soothing voice Published 2/10/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Tell me about your band? I play for Crazy Horse & Company, specializing in world Jazz fusion, consisting of Native American, Indian, Irish, Cuban and Brazilian elements. We play at The Cafe in Naples on Saturdays. We play corporate functions ...