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Bossier City Residents Approve Margaritaville Casino

posted November 20th, 2011 at 11:29 am

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by Josh Martin

The Shreveport Times reports that Bossier City residents have approved plans to expand gaming to include a new Margaritaville Casino and Resort:

Sixty-one percent of Bossier Parish voters said “yes” Saturday to expanding riverboat gaming to include a new 18-story Margaritavile-themed resort casino, unofficial but complete results show. Thirty-nine percent voted in opposition.

“We’re ecstatic and so pleased that the citizens of Bossier had the confidence in us to do this,” said Deborah Harkins, a spokeswoman for the casino project.

The $195 million project will feature a single level gaming floor with 1,275 slot machines, 38 table games and the Margaritaville trademark It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar. In addition, the 400-room resort hotel will include a two-story entertainment complex, spa and fitness center, lavish pool area with swim up bar and a 400-seat Margartaville restaurant.

Construction on the Margaritaville Casino and Resort is expected to begin January 1st with a grand opening in May 2013.


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More Promos from Buffett’s Hawaii Five-0 Episode

posted November 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

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by Josh Martin

Check out a couple more promo videos from CBS on this Monday’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 in which Jimmy Buffett guest stars.

The first contains interviews with Buffett and some of the cast members on their experience filming the episode, plus some behind the scenes shots. Buffett spent two days filming his scenes and revealed that he was a fan of the original series.

The second promo shows one of the scenes that Buffett stars in.

Make sure you tune in this Monday night to see Jimmy on Hawaii Five-0!


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Watch Promo for Buffett’s Hawaii Five-0 Episode

posted November 16th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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by Josh Martin

This Monday, Jimmy Buffett will be a guest star on the CBS television show “Hawaii Five-0.”

McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0’s help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiancé hostage. Meanwhile, the Five-0 investigate the murder of an investigative reporter who seems to have ties to Jenna, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Nov. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett guest stars as Frank Bama, a helicopter pilot and friend of Joe White’s who helps the Five-0 in North Korea.

Check out the promo for the episode:

Read more about the appearance here.


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Buffett Caption Contest Winner: Carole!

posted November 10th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

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by Josh Martin

Congratulations to Carole R for winning our latest Buffett Caption Contest. Here was her winning caption for the below photo:

Havana Daydreamin’

Carole received nearly 50% of the over 500 votes cast. Jbnb00 came in second with “What would Jimmy Buffett do?”

Thanks to all who submitted captions!


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Mac McAnally Wins CMA Musician of the Year Again

posted November 9th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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by Josh Martin

For the fourth year in a row singer/songwriter and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally has won CMA Musician of the Year. The award was announced before the live airing of the 45th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night.

Mac beat out Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Paul Franklin, and Dann Huff.

Be sure to pick up Mac’s new live album, Live in Muscle Shoals. Get it here.

Congratulations Mac!


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Buffett’s “Hawaii Five-0″ Episode Airs in Two Weeks

posted November 9th, 2011 at 12:29 am

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by Josh Martin

We’ve got the details on Jimmy Buffett’s upcoming guest appearance on the CBS show “Hawaii Five-0.”

Buffett will play Frank Bama, a helicopter pilot and friend of Joe White. Frank Bama is of course the name of the central character in Buffett’s novel “Where is Joe Merchant?”

Here is the episode synopsis:

“Ki’ilua”* – McGarrett finds himself in need of the Five-0’s help when he goes to North Korea with Jenna Kaye to deliver a ransom to rebels who are holding her fiancé hostage. Meanwhile, the Five-0 investigate the murder of an investigative reporter who seems to have ties to Jenna, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Nov. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett guest stars as Frank Bama, a helicopter pilot and friend of Joe White’s who helps the Five-0 in North Korea.




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