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Watch Jimmy’s University of Miami Commencement Speech

posted May 8th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett delivered the commencement speech at the University of Miami on Friday afternoon. Before his speech, he was given an honorary Doctor of Music degree.

Buffett told the crowd he was inspired to become a marine biologist after visiting the aquarium while on vacation in Florida with his family – and he wanted to study at UM.

“I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau with a Southern accent,” he said.

The closest he got was a nearby bar that’s now called Titanic Restaurant and Brewery, where Buffett said he landed his first paying gig.

He distilled his advice into a checklist for the “ever-elusive future.” The four bits of wisdom he shared: Everything in moderation. Make your avocation your vocation. Go see the world. And “be Santa Claus when you can.”

Wearing aviator sunglasses (he said he forgot his reading glasses,) Buffett encouraged students to get out and see the world. “Use your time well. Beware of falling into the sedentary trap.”

The Miami Herald has a photo gallery from the ceremony.

Watch Jimmy’s speech:




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Buffett to Give Commencement Speech at University of Miami

posted May 3rd, 2015 at 9:52 pm

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Jimmy Buffett is set to give the commencement speech at the University of Miami’s undergraduate graduation ceremony this Friday:

With graduation around the corner, the UM has announced that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will be among this year’s commencement speakers at one of the ceremonies Friday at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.

The Margaritaville singer will deliver the commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday when students from the schools of architecture, communication, education and human development, marine and atmospheric science, music, and nursing and health studies will cross the stage.

UM’s announcement teases that Buffett “may or may not sing his advice.”

Read the full article here.


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Buffett Attends Vanity Fair Oscar Party

posted February 27th, 2015 at 10:05 am

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Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane were in southern California Sunday night and attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

Buffett has attended the party in the past and now owns a home in Beverly Hills.

Here are some photos from the party:


A 17 year old boy stole Jimmy Buffett’s Mercedes from his driveway on Tuesday night, according to Local10:

According to a Palm Beach police report, Buffett’s personal representative, Darin Hinson, alerted them to the theft, which occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Hinson told police Buffett returned home Tuesday night and parked in the driveway, leaving the keys in the car.

Using the global positioning system in the car, police were able to track the Mercedes to a gas station in Riviera Beach and then south on Interstate 95 to another gas station in Lake Worth.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the gas station and found the stolen car parked outside.

The keys to the Mercedes were resting on the front right tire of a Dodge Caravan parked next to it, police said.

Standing next to the van was Michael Hardy, who was seen on surveillance video at the Riviera Beach gas station driving the stolen car, police said.

Hardy was taken to the Palm Beach Police Department for questioning, where he admitted to trading drugs for the car, police said.

Read more on the story here.


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Happy Birthday Jimmy Buffett!

posted December 25th, 2014 at 2:40 am

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BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a very happy 68th birthday today!

Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, and Karl Rove.

Happy birthday Jimmy and Merry Christmas everyone!

Look for our 2014 Year in Review coming soon!


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Jimmy Visits His Hometown of Pascagoula

posted December 8th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

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After making a surprise appearance at Tipitina’s in New Orleans on Saturday, and taking in the Saints game on Sunday, Jimmy Buffett headed to his birthplace on Monday: Pascagoula, Mississippi.

From GulfLive.com:

The Pascagoula native was in New Orleans over the weekend, and rented a car with longtime friend Franz Hanning and drove from the Big Easy down highway 90 and into Jackson County and had lunch at Scranton’s in Pascagoula. Hanning is also a Pascaoula native and is the brother-in-law of Scranton’s co-owner Jack Pickett.

“I got a call about 10 Sunday night that they might be coming,” Richard Chenoweth, also a Scranton’s co-owner, said. “They were supposed to be there at 11, and I didn’t tell anyone but my daughter Amy (the manager of Scranton’s) and I didn’t tell her until right around 11. They walked in about 10 minutes later.”

“He’s a great guy, really laid back,” Chenoweth added. “We just talked about the Saints, and fishing and food and family. I think everyone really enjoyed it. It was real casual. They just wanted to stop in their hometown and have a bite to eat.”

Chenoweth said the group dined on Bang-Bang Shrimp and chicken gumbo among other fare, and Buffett had a turkey burger.

“We had a pretty good lunch crowd that early, and no one really realized it was him,” Chenoweth concluded. “It turned out real well.”

Read the full story at GulfLive.com.


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