Parrot Heads May Get South Carolina Tags

February 27th, 2006

The State has an article on the possibility of a Jimmy Buffett parrot head license plate for South Carolina:

South Carolina Jimmy Buffet fans are pushing for “Parrot Head” license tags that would raise money for Alzheimer’s groups.

“A lot of people don’t realize the charitable work that our groups do,” said Venning Morrison, president of the Palmetto Parrot Heads Club in Columbia, adding that he and the 1,000 or so other Buffet club members across the state adhere to the slogan “partying with a purpose.”

The “Parrot Head” plates that will be discussed in a House subcommittee Tuesday would join similar tags approved in Virginia in 2002. Each tag would cost $34, with $10 going to the Palmetto Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Parrot Head fundraising projects have had a soft spot for Alzheimer’s since Buffett’s father died after suffering from it.

“A lot of us, at times, get tired of people thinking of us as nothing but a bunch of drunks who do nothing but go out and listen to Buffett music,” Morrison said.

Read the whole article here.

Update: Another article here.

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Tickets On Sale Monday For Four Shows

February 26th, 2006

Don’t forget that tickets go on sale tomorrow (Monday, Feb 27th) for the following shows:

4/20 – Irvine, CA
4/22 – Irvine, CA
4/25 – Mountain View, CA
4/28 – Dallas, TX

Click the city name for the Ticketmaster links. The shows will go on sale at 10 am local venue time.

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Tour Name: “Party at the End of the World 2006”

February 25th, 2006

The Dallas Morning News had an ad today for Buffett’s show at the Smirnoff Centre.

On the ad it says Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, “Party at the End of the World 2006.”

Click the below image to enlarge it.

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Jamaica Dog-Sled Team Movie to be Made

February 24th, 2006

The Jamaica Observer has an article on the making of a movie for the Jamaican Dog Sled Team:

The story of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Olympic team was well documented in the movie Cool Runnings. Tal Stokes and the boys demonstrated that nothing, not even the elements, were beyond Jamaican sporting endeavour back in 1988.

Now comes the Jamaican dog-sleigh team and its exploits will feature in a documentary to be released in September of this year. The idea was conceptualised by businessman Danny Melville and the film financed by Island Mogul Chris Blackwell, with Jimmy Buffett of Margaritaville as sponsor. Shot in Jamaica and Scotland, the film wrapped this week and will now undergo editing.

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More Tour Dates Announced!

February 23rd, 2006

From Margaritaville.com:

Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 2nd
Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater
On sale Monday, March 13 @ 10AM

Charlotte, NC

Sunday, June 4th
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
On sale Saturday, March 11@ 10AM

Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, June 6th
Post Gazette Pavilion
On sale Saturday, March 11@ 10AM

Cincinnati, OH

Thursday, June 8th
Riverbend Amphitheater
On sale Saturday, March 11@ 10AM

East Troy, WI

Saturday, June 10th
Alpine Valley Music Center
On sale Monday, March 13@ 10AM

Camden, NJ

Tuesday, August 1st
Tweeter Center
On sale Saturday, March 11@ 10AM

Bristow, VA

Thursday, August 3rd
Nissan Pavilion
On sale Saturday, March 11@ 10AM

Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 5th
Tweeter Center
On sale Monday, March 13 @ 10AM

Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, August 8th
Verizon Wireless Music Center
On sale Monday, March 13@ 10AM

Boston, MA

Thursday, August 10th
Tweeter Center
On sale Saturday, March 11 @ 10AM

Boston, MA

Saturday, August 12th
Tweeter Center
On sale Saturday, March 11 @ 10AM

View all dates on the Tour Dates page.

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