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Panama City M’Ville to be Closed a Week For Renovations

posted November 3rd, 2008 at 10:44 pm

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by Josh Martin

The Panama City Margaritaville will close for a week for minor renovations on November 9th:

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant, located at Pier Park, will temporarily close Nov. 9 for minor cosmetic improvements, according to a news release.

During the temporary closure, the restaurant will be refinishing its floors and installing a more energy efficient air conditioning unit.

Margaritaville staff members will be on site during regular business hours to answer any questions. The restaurant will reopen Nov. 16.


Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes



Buffett Performs for Barack Obama at Tampa Rally

posted November 2nd, 2008 at 10:31 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed for Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida on Sunday afternoon. 20,000 attended the “Last Chance For Change Rally” at the Ford Amphitheater. A sign outside the event said “I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this concert”.

Here was the set list from the show:

1 – Fins
2 – License to Chill
3 – It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere
4 – Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
5- Son of a Son of a Sailor
6 – Volcano
7 – Cheeseburger in Paradise
8 – Come Monday
9 – Brown Eye Girl
10 – Margaritaville

Encore:
11 – Last Mango in Paris (dedicated to Captain Tony)

(Hat tip to SSOB4ever for providing us the set list)

Here are some writeups in the media:

Also, view some photos from the show on Flickr.


Tagged in Concerts, Politics



Captain Tony Passes Away

posted November 2nd, 2008 at 12:42 am

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by Josh Martin

Tony Tarracino, known as Captain Tony to parrotheads, passed away Saturday at the age of 92 after being hospitalized for a week. His wife Mary of 38 years and seven of his children were by his side.

Captain Tony, owner of Captain Tony’s Saloon and former Key West Mayor, was immortalized by Jimmy Buffett in the song “Last Mango In Paris”.

CBS4.com has more:

His wife and seven of his children shared stories in his hospital room shortly before his death. A viewing is planned for Friday evening in Key West, with a service scheduled for Saturday morning. A reception for family and friends at Captain Tony’s Saloon will follow.

Captain Tony arrived in Key West from New Jersey in 1948. Ten years later, he purchased a bar on Greene Street, calling it Captain Tony’s Saloon. The bar still has the name, though it was sold in 1989.

Captain Tony was a charter boat captain, gambler and a gun runner for Cuban mercenaries during the Bay of Pigs invasion. He served as mayor of Key West from 1989 to 1991.

He married four times and fathered 13 children. A film titled “The Cuba Crossing” recounts his story; Stewart Whitman played Captain Tony. He was also memorialized by musician and longtime friend Jimmy Buffet, in the song “Last Mango in Paris.” Captain Tony also authored a book with Brad Manard, called “Life Lessons of a Legend.”


Tagged in Personal/Family



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