Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gil Anthony's BLUES POWER Top 30 CDs for MARCH, 2012

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1...Sugar Ray...Evening...Severn
2...Sharrie Williams...Out of the Dark...Electro-Fi
3...Kilborn Alley...4...Blue Bella
4...Sean Costello..At His Best Live....Landslide
5...Little "G" Weevil..Teaser...Apic Rec
6...Omar & the Howlers..Essential...Ruf
7...Mac Arnold...Blues Revival...Vizztone
8...Ruthie Foster...Let it Burn...Blues Corn
9...MicroWave Dave...Last Time I Saw You..
10.Dion..Tankful of Blues...Blue Horizon
11.Daddy Mack Blues Band...Pay the Piper...Inside Sounds
12.Big James..The Big Payback..Blind Pig
13.Heritage Blues Orch....And Still I Rise..Raisin' Music
14.Shawn Starski.same...Cookitup Music
15.Joe Louis Walker...Hellfire..Alligator
16.Harrison Kennedy..Shame the Devil..Electro-Fi
17.Janiva Magness...Stronger for It...Alligator
18.James Armstrong..Blues at the border..Catfood Rec
19.Nick Moss...Here I Am...Blue Bella
20.Suzanne & the Blues Church...Cost of Love...Gorgeous Tone Music
21.Mud Morganfield..Son of the 7th Son..Severn
22.Brian Lee/Orbiters..Identity Theft..Open Century Music
23.Mary Bridget Davies..Wanna Feel Somethin'
24.Mark May Band..Release My Soul..Bad Fork Rec
25.Ghost Town blues Band...Dark Horse..Inside Sounds
26.Contino...Back Porch Dogma...Blind Pig
27.Volker Strifler..Let the Music Rise..Vizztone
28.Otis Taylor...Contraband..Telarc
29.Lisa Mills...Tempered in Fire...Mills Bluz Rec
30.Scissormen..Big Shoes..Vizztone

Blues Power..2 different programs heard Sunday & Monday 6-11pm cdt on 2 different stations in 3 different cities..WWNT, Dothan, Al...WVVL. Enterprise, Al...streamed live at and on radio station web sites

Mailing Address
Gil Anthony
1301 Alexander Dr. Apt K=81
Dothan, Al..36301
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Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Concert to Raise Funds for Music Education

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Mary Wilson of The Supremes Headlines Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Concert to Raise Funds for Music Education

Mary Wilson of The Supremes will headline at GENERATIONS, a Nat King Cole Generation Hope Inc. concert to raise funds for music education, proudly presented by Patriot National Insurance Group.  The musical affair will take place on Thursday, March 8 at BB King’s Blues Club in West Palm Beach’s CityPlace. 

The youngest twin daughters of music legend Nat King Cole, Timolin and Casey Cole of Boca Raton, launched Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. in 2008 after learning of budget cuts in South Florida public schools directly affecting the arts.  It was created to honor the legacy, music and life of their father Nat King Cole.   Since that time, the organization has benefited nearly 5,000 children and has donated musical instruments and funds to 13 schools and community organizations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

“Our father was a trail blazer in the music industry and true champion breaking down racial barriers. He will live forever through his style, grace and unforgettable music,” said Timolin Cole.  “By enriching students with the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and abilities, our father’s legacy lives on.”

The concert will also include performances by American Idol Top 24 Semi-Finalist Brett Loewenstern, 10-year-old violin sensation Brianna Kahane, and DJ Fono of Roundabout Records.

“In keeping with our father’s legacy, the concert will showcase generations of musical greatness,” said Casey Cole.  “The Supremes’ legacy and impact is tremendous and we are so honored that Mary Wilson will contribute to the Generations concert.  We are also delighted to feature young musical artists from our community, Brett and Brianna, who are shining examples of the importance of music education.”

The concert’s VIP experience begins at 7:30 p.m. with BB King’s signature blue carpet entrance and leads into a private meet and greet with the entertainers.  At 8:30 p.m. it’s show time and all guests will enjoy fantastic music as well as a chance to support the work of the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. by bidding on live auction items including a limited edition signed picture of the legendary artists who performed and recorded
"We Are The World", including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Diana Ross.  The painting has each artist's

signature and portrait, along with the musical score of the song.  Also up for bid an 18K yellow, white and rose
gold triple bangle bracelet with 6.24 carats of pave diamonds valued over $21,000 generously donated by Jewels in Time; a ride on the Goodyear blimp; a private dinner in a winner’s home by acclaimed chef Steve Martorano; and the Ultimate Entertainment Package with VIP tickets to see Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and Johnny Mathis.

GENERATIONS concert sponsors include Presenter and Multi-Platinum Sponsor Patriot National Insurance Group and Patron Sponsors are Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Excel Services, Hines Interests Limited Partnership and Wells Fargo.  Media sponsors are Seaview Radio and LivingFLA.

VIP Packages available ($2,500 and up) and include meet and greet with entertainers, premier seating, open bar and appetizers. $100 Donor Tickets are available for general admission and include 2 drink tickets and open seating.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, donor, or to purchase tickets please contact 561-213-8209 or

 About Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, mission is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources.  This mission is accomplished by funding programs that provide for instruction, mentoring and resources.  For additional information regarding the Foundation, please visit:

About Patriot National Insurance Group
Patriot National Insurance Group is an insurance holding company focused on workers’ compensation insurance. Patriot National Insurance Group has two operating subsidiaries: Guarantee Insurance Company and Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Guarantee Insurance Company’s workers’ compensation product line includes large deductible, segregated cell captives, agency-owned captives, and investor owned captives. Patriot Underwriters is a Managing General Underwriter that produces, underwrites and services alternative market and traditional workers’ compensation insurance plans for leading insurance companies. For additional information, please visit

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Barrage to Perform in Lake Worth March 3, 2012

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Single Tickets Now On Sale
 By calling the box office at (561) 868-3309
Monday - Friday  10:00am - 5:00pm

or online at

Duncan Theatre Celebrates its
25th Anniversary Season –
A Season of Reflection & Discovery


Barrage: Soundtrack of the World Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 8PM
Individual Tickets: All seats $29
Barrage – A high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. Barrage has entertained millions of people around the globe. Fans in Europe, Asia and North America have enjoyed Barrage at International Festivals, Concert Performances, Special Events and TV appearances. Barrage performances offer a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve - combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. The young, hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away.

“Barrage is too Wow for Words!” – Denver Post

“After an evening of performing jigs on rocket fuel, it’s no wonder that more than a few horse hairs snapped on their bows” – LA Daily News


Pilobolus Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2012 @ 8PM Individual Tickets: All seats $39
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. From very humble beginnings over 35 years ago, Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own – and emerged into an innovative, unlikely and almost-uncategorizable dance company that combines athleticism, grace and humor with a profound sense of unity. Their smooth, organic choreography -- featuring unusual partnering and lifts -- often blurs the lines between individual performers, creating a sense of dance-troupe-as-organism.

"Your beliefs in the nature of strength, endurance and gravity will not hold. In fact, they will be defied. And every time you think, 'Whoa, how the hell did they do that?' they will take it further." -Dance Insider

Pilobolus is sponsored through a generous gift by Jeanne Kanders
“These performances by Ballet Memphis are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Ballet Memphis is also funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitible Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.”

After the Show – Wait, Don’t Leave…
Post-Performance Talk-Backs follow all Dance performances:
Post-Performance Talk-Backs follow all Dance presentations throughout the season. Live performances become even livelier with behind-the-scenes discussions with performers, choreographers, artistic directors and technicians that “make it all happen.”

Juke Box Generation Music Series
Subscription Prices for the 3 Performance Series
All Seats $59
A three concert series featuring some of the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and the Doo-Wop era!

American English Thursday, March 1, 2012 @ 8PM Individual Tickets: All seats $27
“American English is the best Beatle show on the planet! They are The Beatles incarnate!” - Sam Leach, original Beatles promoter and founder of the Merseybeat movement and author of "The Birth of the Beatles"

You’ll be transformed to a spectacular musical excursion of Beatles history from the early beginnings and early years of Ed Sullivan with classic Beatle favorites such as “She Loves You”, “Twist and Shout”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, and many others. Next, the psychedelic era of the Beatles and the incredible versions of selections from Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour down to the final years of the Beatles partnership. Relive the years of The White Album, Let It Be, and
Abbey Road
. Every musical and visual detail is magically shaped in a colorful journey back in time. Moving renditions of songs such as “Hey Jude”, “Something”, and “Let It Be”, are sure to complete the tribute to the Beatles!

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 8PM Individual Tickets: All seats $27
Remember poodle skirts? How about carhops, the twist, hula hoops and Buddy Holly? Well, the '50s aren’t just a thing of the past… This electrifying show pays homage to rock n’ roll’s immortal legend - Buddy Holly. The impact of the music will make a lasting impression on audiences of all ages! Come celebrate the music of Buddy Holly with us – “It’s So Easy”!

Classical Café Series
All Performances in the intimate Stage West Theatre except where noted. Duncan Theatre Members attending each concert are invited to a post-performance Meet & Greet with the Artist

The 2011/2012 Classical Café series is sponsored through a generous gift from Hermine Drezner and Jan Winkler

Afiara String Quartet Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 3pm Individual Tickets: All seats $27
The all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet, currently the graduate resident string quartet at The Juilliard School in New York, offers performances of “startling intensity” with a “powerful, keen-edged collective sound” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Young Canadian Musicians Award, and top prizes at the Munich ARD International Music Competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition, Afiara balances a lively interest in new works with deep insight into core classical repertoire.

Saturday Family Fun
These delightful programs, representing the best of music and theatre for children and families, will educate, entertain and engage while introducing young audiences to the performing arts.

TheatreworksUSA’s Skippyjon Jones
April 14, 2012 @ 11AM and 1PM
Individual Tickets: All seats $8.50
Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, or a llama, or a whale… anything but a Siamese cat! Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and from the creators of Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo Skippyjon is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams!

Duncan Theatre
2011-2012 Performance Season

American English                                                        Mar 1 @ 8pm
Barrage                                                                       Mar 3 @ 8pm
Afiara Quartet                                                             Mar 14@ 3pm in Stage West
Pilobolus                                                                      Mar 23 @ 8pm
Pilobolus                                                                      Mar 24 @ 8pm
Rave On!:The Buddy Holly Experience                     Mar 28 @ 8pm
Skippyjon Jones                                                         Apr 14 @ 11am & 1pm

 Single Tickets Now On Sale
 By calling the box office at (561) 868-3309
Monday - Friday  10:00am - 5:00pm

or online at

The Duncan Theatre is located on the Lake Worth campus of
Palm Beach State College at the northeast corner of

6th Ave. South
Congress Avenue

Parking is plentiful and FREE!
Directions: From I-95, take exit 63 (
6th Avenue South
and go west for one mile, entrance on right
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Florida Blues Festival Announced for April 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida

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The Biscuit in Boca is COOKING!

Biscuit Fest '12
"Four days in the Funk"
Thursday April 12 - Sunday April 15

Room Full of Blues
The Lee Boys
Jimmy Thackery
The Drivers

Additional National & Local Artists TBA

for special 3 & 4 day passes!

Individual days at 

Musicians interested in contacting management
please email: after noon
on 3/1/12.

Monday, February 27, 2012

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Presents Jazz & Blues in March & April

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South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
March 17, 2012  8PM
James Cotton, "Superharp"

Pre-show Blues and BBQ on
The Plaza with Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ
5:30 - 7:30pm, $15
(Contact SMDCAC's Box Office for BBQ tickets)

South Miami Dade-Cultural Arts Center together
 with Tigertail present Grammy Award-winner
James Cotton. Cotton, with a blast-furnace sound, a
larger-than-life personality, and a massive fame,
 “Mr. Superharp” is a blues giant in every aspect.
The New York Times adds, “Cotton helped define
modern blues harmonica with his moaning, wrenching
phrases and his train-whistle wails.”
Don’t miss this superb performance!

April 21, 2012  8PM
Turtle Island Quartet
        A Love Supreme, The Music of John Coltrane
$30, $20, $10

($5 tickets
$5 off orchestra level seats for students,
seniors and active military service members

Winners of a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover
Album, Turtle Island Quartet pay homage to
John Coltrane’s legendary jazz album, A Love Supreme,
during this spectacular concert. Recorded four decades
ago at a time when the country was deeply troubled by
issues of race and war, Coltrane’s music was a personal
 statement of redemption and salvation that struck
a chord in the hearts of millions, becoming one of the most
 enduring jazz recordings of all time.

Turtle Island Quartet continues its tradition of
 employing the string quartet form to shed new
light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the
 greatest music of the American jazz masters

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay

For information call 786.573.5300
or visit

For tickets call 786-573-5300 or

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A collaborate effort among students who attend Florida Atlantic University's Commercial Music Program are releasing CompOWLation Vol. 2 on March 20th, 2012. They are using the album's profits as donations to Commercial Music Scholarship Fund, started in 2010 with CompOWLation Vol. 1. This, along with their newest album, capture the undeniable talent that each student enrolled in the Commercial Music Program possess.

Commercial Music students discovered extraordinary talent on FAU’s campuses using multiple business models and techniques; which many later signed valid, authentic recording agreements to Hoot/Wisdom Recordings L.L.C.  Student teams and creative individuals enrolled in the department are now promoting those signed to the label on the CompOWLation Vol. 2.  Their “masterpieces” or recorded singles are showcased on the integrate 14-track album, where listeners will experience an array of ingenuity and talent of student singer-songwriters, engineers, and creative designers within popular genres like Indie, Folk, Rock, R&B, and more.

Pre-sales and first week sales will not only help raise funds for scholarships, but it will also give them the opportunity to reach the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, making them the first student run label to hit the chart.  

Use the discount code “lol" to purchase the album 
for a discounted price
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Sunday, February 26, 2012


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Big Band Vocalist
Debby Boone
Swings into
Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave. Delray Beach FL 33444 (561)243-7922

March 2-3-4, 2012
Debby Boone - Reflections of Rosemary

Considered one of the greatest Big Band vocalists of a generation, Rosemary Clooney left her musical arrangements and legacy to her daughter-in-law, Debby Boone. The daughter of legendary 50’s icon Pat Boone, Debby has taken the music to new heights, mastering the timing, intonation and from-the-heart intimacy her mother-in-law perfected. Debby was recently featured on Oprah’s final season.

Debby Boone earned instant fame when her first single, “You Light Up My Life”, was an overnight hit. The tune claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 10 straight weeks and sold in excess of four million copies. “You Light Up My Life” ranks # 7 in Billboard Magazine’s The Hot 100’s All-Time Top-Charting Songs of the last five decades. Debby received the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist of the Year, and has since won two additional GRAMMY Awards, and seven GRAMMY nominations.

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square, restored from its historic roots as Delray High School (c. 1925) and dedicated in 1993, has become one of the most successful performing arts theatres in South Florida.  The Crest also serves as a showcase venue for other area community and professional arts organizations and continues to be in demand for a variety of music, dance and theatre performances as well as town meetings, corporate, private and media events.  Crest Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, the Florida Arts Council and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.  Old School Square, located on the corner of Atlantic and Swinton Avenues, is a National Historic Site and Florida Cultural Institution also housing the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building), Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1926), School of Art & Photography and outdoor Entertainment Pavilion – presenting art, music, theatre, dance, festivals and hosting a variety of other community events.  For information on programs, exhibits, classes, membership or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit

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Boston’s on the Beach’s Blue Tuesdays – Low Down Blues in a High Class Place

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Blue Tuesday at
Boston’s on the Beach
in Delray Beach Florida w/ Famous Frank

Boston’s on the Beach

40 South Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach FL 33483

Blue Tuesday w/ Famous Frank
8:30(or so) -11:30pm(or so)

Feb 28: Terry Hanck & Special Guests

March 6: Skyla Burrell

March 13: Karen Lovely

March 27: Eric Culberson

April 3: Terry Hanck

April 24: Southern Hospitality

Never a cover – always a good time.
Every Sun: Grateful Dead Night (7pm)
Every Mon Reggae Night (10pm)
Every Thur  Classic Rock Night (9pm)
And other great music throughout the week.
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