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By Gary Graff and Gary Graff,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 22, 1994
In Arthurian legend, it was the land without a king.For Parrotheads, it's the party without the host.Jimmy Buffett has left Key West.Not entirely, mind you. The singer, songwriter and perennial summer concert favorite still keeps a studio on the Florida island. It's also the home to one of his Margaritaville clubs.But the Buffett clan -- wife Jane and daughters Savannah Jane, 15, and Sarah Delaney, 2 -- have relocated to the Florida mainland, homesteading in Palm Beach (they also have a summer house in Long Island)
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
Jimmy Buffett's concert Saturday night at Jiffy Lube Live has been postponed over concern about Hurricane Irene, which is already making its presence felt on the Eastern Shore. The band Journey has also postponed its Sunday night concert at the same venue because of the hurricane's threat. The 9:30 Club in Washington has also moved a concert and birthday party for godfather of go-go Chuck Brown to Sunday night. The three are just the latest live music events affected by the hurricane.
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By Mark Caro and Mark Caro,Chicago Tribune | October 18, 1992
WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT?Jimmy Buffett.Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.382 pages. $19.95. Singer Jimmy Buffett has made a career of creating colorful characters, first on records and then in his 1989 best-selling short-story/essay collection "Tales From Margaritaville." But in "Where Is Joe Merchant?" -- his debut novel -- his job is trickier: how to contain his cast of eccentrics under one net.The title character is a rock star who reportedly committed suicide five years ago yet has since been spotted in various locations.
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February 12, 2009
Just announced Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Nissan Pavilion in Bristol, Va., on Sept. 3 and 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 877-598-8696 or livenation.com. Death Cab for Cutie DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on April 8. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Raphael Saadiq Rams Head Live on March 23. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. The Pogues The 9:30 Club in Washington on March 18. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. Lily Tomlin Lyric Opera House on April 3. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 3, 1994
FRUITCAKESJimmy Buffett (MCA-11043)If Jimmy Buffett really is as laid-back and likable as he makes out, why does "Fruitcakes" leave me wanting nothing so much as to smack him hard? Could it be the cookie-cutter Caribbean rhythms that make each song sound almost exactly like the next? Or is it his showy remake of the Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon," which drains both the charm and the irony from the song? No, the truly irritating thing about Buffett's trademark whimsy is that it's about as subtle as a surly drunk, grinding its nose into the listener's face and demanding that we act amused -- a tall order, given that songs like "Quietly Making Noise" or "Apocalypso" are no funnier than their titles.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1998
The driver of a bus carrying Jimmy Buffett tour personnel from a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday will be charged by Howard County police with hitting an officer who was directing traffic, police said.Pfc. Richard Rutledge suffered scrapes and bruises, said Sgt. A. J. Bellido de Luna, who is investigating the accident.A representative of the Buffett band, who refused to be identified, said that the officer "without provocation became physically and verbally abusive, repeatedly pounding on the vans and the bus as they passed by. To the best of our knowledge, he was not injured by any of these vehicles."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | June 10, 1999
"I'm not a very good singer, and I'm a passable guitar player," says Jimmy Buffett in his disarmingly matter-of-fact fashion. "But I think that I write pretty well. That's my strongest suit, and I like that."Indeed, Buffett has done quite a lot of writing in recent years. In addition to composing material for his new album, "Beach House on the Moon," the 52-year-old has written several books, the score for a musical ("Don't Stop the Carnival," with a book by Herman Wouk), and a screen adaptation of his novel, "Where Is Joe Merchant?"
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By Sun Staff | July 3, 2003
Jimmy Buffett / Merriweather and Nissan Pavilion He's more than just a clever singer-songwriter. Jimmy Buffett is a smart businessman, whose reach goes beyond platinum-selling albums and into clothing lines, nightclubs and literature. His concerts still draw huge crowds. Buffett plays Merriweather Post Pavilion tonight at 8. Tickets are $36-$66. He also stops at the Nissan Pavilion on Saturday. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $36-$66. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. 50 Cent and Jay-Z / Nissan Pavilion They're two colossal forces in hip-hop: 50 Cent, rap's hot boy at the moment, and the charming, prolific Jay-Z.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1998
"I wish I had a pencil-thinmustache"The 'Boston Blackie' kind ..."- Jimmy BuffettYou could say it's nothing more than a cluster of hair about the length of a pinky. A line apparently drawn with a blunt felt-tip. But as they say in real estate: location, location, location.Above the eyes it's an eyebrow, a thing occurring in nature. Between the nose and the upper lip, however, it's something else. A statement, a cartoon commentary, an amused conspiracy of cosmetology and graffiti.A pencil-thin mustache.
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By Asssociated Press | January 6, 1995
TORONTO -- Former star quarterback Kenny Stabler and singer Jimmy Buffett are part of a group hoping to run a CFL franchise in Birmingham, Ala., next season.The group is in the process of buying and relocating the Las Vegas Posse, and is being advised by Jim Speros, owner of the CFL team in Baltimore."This is very exciting for our league," Speros told the Toronto Globe and Mail. "Adding well-known people like Kenny Stabler and Jimmy Buffett is exactly what our league needs to do."Stabler played at the University of Alabama before going on to star with the Raiders in the NFL. Buffett has a home in Birmingham.
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August 28, 2008
outdoor types Summertime pops: The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform light favorites and pop classics. Bring blankets and chairs for field seating for the show at 6 p.m. Saturday at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. The show is free. Call 410-269-1132 or go to annapolissymphony.org. Ragin' on the River: The 5th Annual Ragin' on the River powerboat races come Saturday and Sunday to the Susquehanna River in Port Deposit. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Marina Park.
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By Allie Semenza and Dana Kinker | June 14, 2007
Big brass Bring the kids along to the Carroll Arts Center on Tuesday to see the U.S. Air Force's Heritage Brass Quintet perform. Adapted especially for children, the concert, "Bravo for Brass," will feature tunes about baseball, summertime and more. Various patriotic songs will be performed as well. The performances are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. To reserve a ticket, visit the box office or call 410-848-7272. FREE Quilt exhibit Celebrate the women and quilts of Gee's Bend, Ala., on Saturday at the Walters Art Museum.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | April 18, 2006
If tonight's $265 million Mega Millions jackpot rewards all players with something, it's the opportunity to dream big. Take Bill Guziewicz, a furniture mover and avid lottery player from Greenbelt, struggling to make ends meet. Work is slow, so yesterday he was trying to figure out how he would scrape up the cash to buy a few tickets. With a fresh pack of generic cigarettes in his hand and a newspaper under his arm, he stood outside the Old Greenbelt Citgo in Prince George's County, smiling at the thought of all that money.
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July 7, 2005
Top Fives HOT FIVE 1. "Inside Your Heaven," Carrie Underwood 2. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 3. "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani 4. "Don't Phunk With My Heart," The Black Eyed Peas 5. "Just a Lil Bit," 50 Cent (From Billboard magazine) ALBUMS 1. X&Y, Coldplay 2. In Your Honor, Foo Fighters 3. Never Gone, Backstreet Boys 4. The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey 5. Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas (From Billboard magazine) CONCERT TOURS 1. U2 2. Elton John 3. Kenny Chesney 4. Rod Stewart 5. Bob Dylan (From Pollstar)
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December 12, 2004
National best sellers from data gathered and reported by Publishers Weekly. The number in parentheses indicates last week's position and may be greater than 10 as PW lists the top 15. Fiction ........................................ ............................ Weeks on list 1. (2) The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom ...62 2. (3) The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown ..................................... 89 3. (-) A Salty Piece of Land, Jimmy Buffett .............................
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By Howard Cohen and Howard Cohen,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | July 29, 2004
It's been no secret among Parrotheads that Jimmy Buffett's last batch of albums -- Banana Wind, Beach House on the Moon, Far Side of the World -- have been well-crafted but interchangeable and, ultimately, forgettable. The less devoted would say that complaint could stretch as far back as any of his post-Coconut Telegraph (1981) recordings. It also hasn't gone unnoticed that Buffett has had a profound influence on today's country stars, some of whom (especially Kenny Chesney) slavishly copy the chief Parrot's sound and look.
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By Knight Ridder / Tribune | July 31, 2003
Top Fives TOP 40 SINGLES 1. Kelly Clarkson, "Miss Independent" 2. Beyonce, "Crazy In Love" 3. Black Eyed Peas, "Where Is The Love?" 4. Evanescence, "Bring Me to Life" 5. Matchbox Twenty, "Unwell" URBAN SINGLES 1. Monica, "So Gone" 2. Beyonce, "Crazy In Love" 3. Chingy, "Right Thurr" 4. Ginuwine, "In Those Jeans" 5. Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz, "Get Low" COUNTRY SINGLES 1. Brooks & Dunn, "Red Dirt Road" 2. Lonestar, "My Front Porch Lookin...
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March 24, 2003
John Wayne Byrd, a tax specialist who enjoyed a variety of hobbies that spanned from fishing to being a fan of singer Jimmy Buffett, died March 17 of cancer at his home in Columbia. He was 63. Mr. Byrd was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and moved with his family to Anne Arundel County. He graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1958 and from the University of Maryland in 1962. After graduation, Mr. Byrd worked as a tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington until 1971.
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June 4, 2004
Tom Ponton doesn't like being called a parrothead, as fans of Jimmy Buffett are known, because it makes him sound like someone who dresses like a cheeseburger - in paradise, get it? - for the singer's concerts. Still, it beats being called a cicadahead, which could happen after the airing of a radio show that he and pal Pat O'Leary put together for Buffett's Internet station, Radio Margaritaville. Click on www.radiomargarita ville.com at 9 a.m. tomorrow when he and O'Leary offer music and comedy about cicadas.
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