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Mitch Malloy’s Van Halen Experience Rocks Mattie Kelly Arts Village

By Will Estell If you’re a hard rock fan living anywhere along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, I hope you were able to make it out to the spectacular show that took place October 9th at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s arts village in Destin. What made this particular concert so iconic, was that not only was […]

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Studio 237 Music Lessons: Recital Celebration

By Raymond Cyr The month of December is the celebration of the ending of a year. The pleasure for a music student is the completion of their song which they have been preparing for recital.  This is also the time when the entire family will applaud them and their musical accomplishments. The power of music […]

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Studio 237 Music Lessons: Songwriting with Kids

By Scott Gilmore, In this time of “tech overload”, it is essential to embrace the idea of building something from scratch that is uniquely our own. As a small child, in our modified garage, I remember watching my father building hydroplane racing boats starting from plans drawn on a drafting table. He created championship calibre […]

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A “New Morning” For Everyone! 2022 30A Songwriters Fest Headliners

Confirmed for the 13th Annual 2022 30A Songwriters Festival Jan. 14-17 include iconic artists Brothers of A Feather Feat. Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Dawes, Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, Emmylou Harris and Rickie Lee Jones. Dueling rock-star brothers Chris and Rich Robinson formed The Black Crowes in 1984, penning several hit songs […]

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Studio 237 Music Lessons; Modes of Music Lessons

By Lisa Cyr, September is here and people are saying goodbye to their summer vacation and returning to a daily schedule. It is the month that we receive a larger number of calls from people seeking music lessons. They are in a discovery mode and are exploring for information to help them create a positive […]

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Rock United Rocks!

Rock United, presented by Gulf Power Company, is back for its second year as a virtual event! This singing competition and fundraiser features Okaloosa and Walton counties’ most talented musical artists in head-to-head competition. Money raised during Rock United will benefit United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC), a local volunteer-governed organization that works with corporate and […]

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Beat Nook Café Opening July19th

By Josette Rhodes,   I am thrilled to announce the Opening of the Beat Nook Café! Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 7pm. Beatnik: A member of the Beat Generation. A person who avoids or rejects conventional dress, behavior, etc. Nook: any secluded or obscure corner. A small recess. Café: A small unpretentious restaurant. As […]

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Studio 237 Music School; Types of Music Students

By Lisa Cyr, Every so often, I see a social media post about a quiz to discover one’s personality, IQ, best diet plan, makeup, hair color etc.… It’s fun learning about oneself. Usually, there is a profile name type and corresponding letter abbreviation. If there was a quiz you took to discover your music student […]

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Beat Nook Café Now Open!

By Josette Rhodes I am thrilled to announce the opening of the Beat Nook Café! Open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m – 7 p.m. Beatnik: A member of the Beat Generation. A person who avoids or rejects conventional dress, behavior, etc. Nook: any secluded or obscure corner. A small recess. Café: A small unpretentious restaurant. […]

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Meet the Maestro!

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO), housed at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, has a new conductor. After 18 months of meticulous searching, Todd Craven has been named NFSO Music Director and Conductor right in time for the orchestra’s 35th season. Craven hails from Flint, Mich., where he attended the Flint Institute of […]

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