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30A Songwriter Radio Artist Spotlight: Blair Woods

By Josette Rhodes, Blair Woods is an American Pop singer/songwriter and actress originally from the Emerald Coast. She found her way into the entertainment industry while living in Los Angeles California. When the world turned upside down Blair moved back home. Unable to quell her innate drive to perform Blair began to livestream her music. […]

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Studio 237 Music School; Meet Violin Teacher Tara Bohlen

“I love violin because it is technically blissful. My mind is engaged, my heart is engaged. It is a total mind, body, and spiritual experience.”  Tara Bohlen began studying violin at age eight. Her desire and curiosity for music/violin has taken her on a life-long journey. In 2001, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from St. […]

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Sinfonia Gulf Coast Announces Crescendo April 30-May 2

Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, rescheduled for April 30-May 2, 2021.   Festivities began on Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits […]

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30A Songwriter Radio Artist Spotlight: Katarina Marshall

Katarina recalls always loving music. She first experienced her passion for playing instruments in elementary school on percussion. By middle school she had discovered a love of the woodwinds. During High School Katarina played in the highly competitive Niceville High School Eagle Pride Band. Followed by a seat on the Northwest Florida State College Jazz […]

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Studio 237 Music School; Heart Strings

By Lisa Ctr, “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.” -Albert Einstein Albert Einstein loved to play violin.  In the same way that each person is unique, each musical instrument has a unique attractiveness.  Love at first sight becomes love at first sound.  Like a relationship, one must spend concentrated time […]

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30 A Songwriter Radio Artist Spotlight: Walt Cronin

By Josette Rhodes, Walt Cronin is a singer/songwriter of Americana. Walt’s music has charted on Roots Music Report a number of times in the Americana and Folk categories. His first CD The Gousters (2005) spent more than 60 weeks in the Top 50 of the Roots Music Report Folk Chart. Walt was a Navy Medic […]

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Studio 237 Music Lessons: The Sound of Love

By Lisa Cyr,  During February, the stores stock up with Valentine’s Day items such as balloons, cards, candy, cake, and flowers.  Love has been on people’s hearts for a long time. In biblical times David wrote the Book of Psalms a collection of songs and poetry often speaking of love and devotion towards God. And […]

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Sinfonia Gulf Coast Hosts Crescendo March 25-May 2

Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! a cultural and culinary extravaganza. Festivities begin on Thursday, March 25 at 11 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at The Market Shops. Enjoy an […]

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Studio 237 Music Lessons; 12 Musical Sayings

By Lisa Cyr Music teachers create special sayings to motivate and lighten up a student’s lesson. Playing a piano is similar to driving a car. New students ask about the three pedals beneath my piano and what do they do? The pedal to the far right is called the “sustain/damper pedal” which is like the […]

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30A Songwriter Radio Artist Spotlight: Ricky Stanfield

By Josette Rhodes If you have gone out around town and listened to live music there is a good chance you have heard Ricky Stanfield play. Ricky is one of those exceptionally gifted musicians. The kind that has music pulsing in their soul. With a quick wit and a desert dry sense of humor Stanfield […]

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