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Buffett at Heat Game on Saturday

posted May 28th, 2006 at 12:08 am

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by Josh

Long-time Heat season ticket holder Jimmy Buffett was among many celebrities that attended game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami on Saturday.

Other celebrities in attendance included Usher, Diddy, Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova, Dick Vitale, and Florida Marlins star Miguel Cabrera.

Read the article here.

Buffett was also mentioned in an article in the Palm Beach Post:

Tropical troubadour Jimmy Buffett was fresh from an appearance on the Today show Friday. Buffett was his surly self while waiting for the game at his usual seat under the hoops.

“Jimmy, who’s going to win tonight?”

“Man, you don’t know me enough if you need to ask.”


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Photos From Today Show Performance

posted May 27th, 2006 at 12:09 am

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by Josh

Click here to view several photos, like the one below, from Jimmy’s performance on the Today Show on May 26th.


AP Photo/Richard Drew


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Buffett on Video for Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

posted May 26th, 2006 at 12:09 am

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At the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting, Jimmy Buffett appeared on a video with Warren Buffett and Tom Brokaw:

PART 5 of Video — BUFFETT AND BUFFETT SINGING

This was a clip with Tom Brokaw sitting in between Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett. Warren had a ukulele, and Jimmy had his acoustic guitar. Warren said something about the size of the instrument being an indication of talent. They then sang “Ain’t She Sweet.” This was for a conservation fundraiser in New York. Brokaw is friends with Warren and sends him mail on occasion.

Jimmy has sad in the past that he and Warren Buffett are distant cousins.

Read the whole article here.


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Jimmy Performs on “Today”

posted May 26th, 2006 at 12:04 am

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed Friday morning on The Today Show on NBC in New York City.

They played Margaritaville, Changes in Latitudes, and Floridays.

Watch the performance on MSN Video:
Margaritaville

Changes in Latitudes

Floridays


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Jimmy Buffett 60 Minutes Re-Runs Today

posted May 26th, 2006 at 12:02 am

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CMT will re-run the “Jimmy Buffett Uncut: 60 Minutes Special” at 4:30 p.m. EDT today. Your favorite laid-back musical artist, Jimmy Buffett, hangs loose with “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft, chatting at length about his colorful life, wife, music and Alabama childhood.


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Times-Picayune Lengthy Interview with Buffett

posted May 19th, 2006 at 12:10 am

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The New Orleans Times-Picayune conducted a length interview with Buffett about his performance at Jazzfest. Below are some excerpts:

“The first time I talked about it with (Jazzfest producer) Quint Davis was at the “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy” benefit in New York in September. It came out of the emotions stirred up by that concert. Little things like going to rehearse with Allen Toussaint’s band and the guitar player didn’t have a guitar, because it got washed away.

That first scratched the surface of how deep this thing really was. I’d seen the pictures on TV, but that brought it home. Out of that came discussions, probably fueled by a couple of cocktails, about, “Yeah, we’re going to do Jazzfest this year!”

I think Dave Matthews and I were the first ones that committed, which gave them a basis to say we’ve got a real festival this year. After now having pulled it off, I think it’s wonderful that we all made those decisions.

During Jazzfest, I gave a writer from the Miami Herald the “disaster tour” and she was shocked. People don’t realize the extent of the devastation.

(Coming to Jazzfest) I flew into the Lakefront Airport in my little plane. I told the people with me, “What you’ve got to understand is that, leaving Lakefront Airport until we get to Canal Street, this was underwater.” Going through Gentilly and St. Bernard Parish . . . all my New Orleans family lived in that area. The normal drive to the expressway to get into town . . . people in my band were stunned. Nobody really understands it until they see it.

I got very emotional just starting the song (City of New Orleans). As a performer, if you’re worth your salt, that’s your job to somehow get through that stuff, and the emotional stuff comes later. But I got very choked up in that first verse, looking at that crowd.


There’s much more, read it all here


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