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Article on Buffett and Parrotheads

posted April 4th, 2007 at 2:12 pm

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by Josh Martin

Reg Henry, columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writes a column on Jimmy Buffett and Parrotheads: “The parrotheads are not the silly ones”


Unlike many who have become famous, the singer of catchy escapist tunes appears not to have made himself into the back end of a horse. On the other hand, his many fans arguably do make spectacles of themselves, as optometrists do at their office parties. In the case of the Jimmy Buffett fans, they have this thing for putting parrots on their heads.

Read the rest of the article here.


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JB Benefit In Tallahassee Raises $660k

posted April 4th, 2007 at 10:14 am

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by Josh Martin

The February 10th benefit concert in Tallahassee, Florida raised $660,000 for the United Way of the Big Bend.

The United Way of the Big Bend will be able to distribute more money to its agencies than it ever has before. The nonprofit announced Wednesday the community raised $7,798,830 at its 2006 campaign Celebration held at the University Center Club, according to a release. That’s a seven percent increase from 2005.

“This was just a banner year for the United Way,” said spokeswoman Heather Mitchell.
Susie Busch-Transou, 2006 campaign chair, “came with fresh, new ideas,” Mitchell said. “She was dynamic and awesome to work with.”

The United Way sponsored Jimmy Buffett concert raised $660,000 in just one night.

Read the entire article here.


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Buffett To Take Part In NYC Benefit Show

posted April 3rd, 2007 at 2:15 pm

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by Josh Martin

According to LiveDaily, Jimmy Buffett will take part in a benefit concert on May 14th in New York City.

Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, and Derek Trucks are teaming up with the Wynton Marsalis Septet for a May 14 benefit concert in New York City.

Dubbed “Spring Swing!,” the event at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall will raise funds for Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts organization “dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz through performance and education of the highest standard,” according to a press release, which goes on to say that the organization produces nearly 1,000 education and performance events each year.

Tickets–prices for which start at $1,000–are available by calling Jazz at Lincoln Center Special Events at 212-256-9961.


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Ralph MacDonald: TAIT (Part 3)

posted April 3rd, 2007 at 10:27 am

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by Josh Martin

Time After Island Time welcomes back the World’s Foremost Precussion player, Ralph MacDonald for the third and final part on this series. This episode is the most important, as we get to really know Ralph MacDonald and his philosophy. We talk about the inspiration behind some of his songs and also about one that Buffett sang on Club Trini Late Night Live, “Come On In.”

Mr. MacDonald talks about what he likes to do when not on the road, the importance of physical fitness and being mindful of one’s health. He talks about music’s role as a language that everyone can understand. Mr. MacDonald really opens up on this episode, in a very serious way, but at other times light-hearted. Get a first-hand look into not only Ralph MacDonald the songwriter, producer, and performer, but also Ralph MacDonald the man. I learned a lot more from Ralph, than about music.

Hear Ralph’s solo music, his compositions he wrote as a youngster for Harry Belafonte, and some covered by other musicians. Also hear a rarer cut of Jimmy, Ralph and the Reefers jammin’ at a rehearsal.

Tune into Time After Island Time from anywhere in the world on Radio JimmyDreamz.

Wednesday 9am – April 4, 2007
Thursday 4pm – April 5, 2007
Saturday 8pm – April 7, 2007
**All broadcasts are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)**


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Live At Texas Stadium Artwork And Notes

posted April 3rd, 2007 at 10:17 am

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by Josh Martin

Check out the album artwork for Live At Texas Stadium in our Album Artwork section, the web’s only complete Buffett album artwork collection.

Also, read liner notes from the album and view the song lyrics.

Order Live At Texas Stadium now!


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Live At Texas Stadium In Stores Tuesday

posted April 2nd, 2007 at 10:30 am

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by Josh Martin

Alan Jackson, George Strait and Jimmy Buffett’s May 29, 2004, concert bash at Dallas’ Texas Stadium is the source for a 15-track live album in stores tomorrow (April 3rd) via MCA Nashville.

The aptly named “Live at Texas Stadium” features each man performing five tracks, both on his own and in collaboration with the other two artists.

Order Live At Texas now!

View the track list from the album here.

Update – The Sulpher Springs News Telegram has a review of Live At Texas Stadium. Read it here.


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