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Buffett Performs Two Shows in Paris

posted September 22nd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett played two shows at the New Morning Club in Paris, France over the weekend. It’s the second year in a row that Buffett has played at the venue. Rolling Stone has an article on the shows:

Over the weekend, Jimmy Buffett helped kick off fashion week in Paris by bringing the Parrothead nation — decked out in grass skirts, coconut bras, Hawaiian shirts and goofy homemade hats — to the city of lights for two shows at the legendary New Morning jazz club. Loyal fans flew in from all over the world for the pair of intimate gigs that reminded Buffett of the “days when this was as large a crowd as we would see.”

Buffett described how he first came to Paris:

Buffett first came to Paris 34 years ago, at the behest of some friends in Key West, Florida, that were working on a film with a French production team. “Paris had been on my song line since I was a kid reading Fitzgerald, Gertrud Stein and Hemingway — I just had to figure out a way to get there,” he says. The movie needed a soundtrack and Buffett wound up spending the summer living in a castle an hour outside of Paris, “learning the language and the bohemian lifestyle.” He has been coming back regularly ever since.

View the set lists from the shows here.


Tagged in Concerts, In The News, Touring



Trump Marina to Stay Open During Renovation to Margaritaville

posted September 20th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

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by Josh Martin

Atlantic City’s Trump Marina Hotel Casino will stay open during its renovation and redesign to “Margaritaville”:

The developer who’s buying the Trump Marina Hotel Casino says it will remain open while it’s renovated into “Margaritaville.”

Richard Fields, chairman of Coastal Development LLC, signed a deal earlier this year to buy the casino from Trump Entertainment Resorts.

He told a gathering of business and labor leaders on Friday morning that he intends to keep the property open to keep casino and hotel workers on the job during the transition.

“I wanted to come here, in person, and tell you we intend to keep the marina, hotel and casino open during the entire rebranding and refurbishment process,” Fields said at a meeting of the Alliance For Action in Trenton. “In addition to creating hundreds of new construction jobs, we want to keep as many of the hotel staff working as well because when Atlantic City succeeds and New Jersey succeeds, I believe we all succeed.”

Coastal Marina will own all of the Atlantic City project, but will engage in a business venture there with Margaritaville Holdings LLC, owned by singer Jimmy Buffett, which includes a string of restaurants and retail shops.

Read the entire article here.


Tagged in Business Empire, Casinos



Trump Marina to Stay Open While Renovated to Margaritaville

posted September 20th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

Atlantic City’s Trump Marina will stay open as it is renovated and redesigned to “Margaritaville”:

The developer who’s buying the Trump Marina Hotel Casino says it will remain open while it’s renovated into “Margaritaville.”

Richard Fields, chairman of Coastal Development LLC, signed a deal earlier this year to buy the casino from Trump Entertainment Resorts.

He told a gathering of business and labor leaders on Friday morning that he intends to keep the property open to keep casino and hotel workers on the job during the transition.

“I wanted to come here, in person, and tell you we intend to keep the marina, hotel and casino open during the entire rebranding and refurbishment process,” Fields said at a meeting of the Alliance For Action in Trenton. “In addition to creating hundreds of new construction jobs, we want to keep as many of the hotel staff working as well because when Atlantic City succeeds and New Jersey succeeds, I believe we all succeed.”

Coastal Marina will own all of the Atlantic City project, but will engage in a business venture there with Margaritaville Holdings LLC, owned by singer Jimmy Buffett, which includes a string of restaurants and retail shops.

Read the entire article here.


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Pre-Order Nadirah Shakoor’s New Album

posted September 20th, 2008 at 10:30 am

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by Josh Martin

Coral Reefer Band member Nadirah Shakoor has a new album coming out entitled “Nod To The Storyteller.”

Nod to the Storyteller is Nadirah’s tribute to Jimmy Buffett who for the last 13 years has featured her as a part of his show. Buffett fans (affectionately known as Parrottheads) have come to know and love Nadirah and claim her as their own. The CD includes Nadirah’s interpretations of popular Buffett songs like Margaritaville, and Volcano. Also notable are two duets she sings with him including Son of a Son of a Sailor and Eric Clapton’s When the War is Over.

Track List:

  1. Creola
  2. Why You Wanna Hurt My Heart
  3. Makin’ Music For Money
  4. La Vie Dansante
  5. Give Henry the Receipt
  6. Let Him Go
  7. Frenchman For The Night
  8. Margaritaville
  9. Open
  10. Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
  11. Volcano
  12. When The War Is Over
  13. People Call Me Jesus
  14. Wonder Why You Ever Go Home

You can pre-order the album now through Mailboat Records or Amazon.com.


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Grand Turk Margaritaville Suffers Minimal Damage from Ike

posted September 20th, 2008 at 9:33 am

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by Josh Martin

The Margaritaville on Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos, which opened in 2006, only suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Ike, according to the Caribbean Net News:

According to a Carnival press release, an engineering survey confirmed that no damage was sustained to the cruise ship pier, which can accommodate up to two ships at one time, while minimal damage occurred to the facility’s retail and restaurant complex.

“We believe we can complete repairs to the cruise centre within a 30-day period and bring cruise ships back to Grand Turk,” said Giora Israel, Carnival’s vice president of strategic planning and port development. “We will be able to provide many of the wonderful, beach, snorkeling and water sports experiences that Grand Turk is famous for, along with the oversized pool and food and shopping opportunities at the cruise center, including the extremely popular Margaritaville restaurant.”


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



Bid on 2 Jimmy Buffett Tickets for Charity

posted September 19th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

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by Josh Martin

Charitybuzz.com has an auction up for two tickets to a Jimmy Buffett concert along with hospitality passes:

Includes: 2 Tickets and hospitality passes (cocktail lounge backstage prior to concert) to any regularly listed Jimmy Buffett concert. Schedule based on availability. Does NOT include a meet and greet with Jimmy Buffett.

The auction benefits the Fifth Annual Chevy Chase Green School Auction.

View the item here.


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Tickets



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