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New Book from Chip Bell: “Big Rig”

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The 12th edition of the Jake Sullivan Series, “Big Rig“, is now available at Amazon (paperback or kindle edition).

Summary from the author: A seemingly innocent shipment is offloaded on the docks in Miami. Little do Jake Sullivan and Mike Lang realize that it is the beginning of their worst nightmare. Learning that nuclear weapons have been smuggled into the United States, Jake and Mike are charged by President Fletcher with finding them and the terrorists involved. Joined by an over-the-road trucker who has innocently become ensnared in the terrorists’ web, who provides Jake and Mike with vital information to aid them in their search, they follow lead after lead, some true and some false, ultimately finding themselves in the Arizona desert, where, aided by a scientist from Arizona State University, they unravel the nature of the true plot they face and race against time to stop an unspeakable calamity.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/05/02/27555/

Jimmy Buffett performs at New Orleans Jazz Fest

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Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen performed yesterday at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. The set list from the show is now available.

From The Times-Picayune: “Jimmy Buffett churns out a crowd pleaser at Jazz Fest, backed up by a ukulele virtuoso

New Orleans Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis introduced Jimmy Buffett’s close-out set on the Acura stage on Sunday (April 29) by saying, “This guy makes the world a little happier.”

For the next hour and a half, Buffett proved his point. Beach balls flew through the air, polka dotting the blue sky with primary colors. Hawaiian shirts clung to sweaty bodies. Parrothead hats bobbed to the beat. Vintage Buffett — and everyone, including the barefoot guy on stage, was eating it up.

For his 12th time at Jazz Fest (not counting his many guest appearances over the years), Buffett performed with the Acoustic Airmen, an all-start group of players that included Country Music Association Musician of the Year Mac McAnally along with Robert Greenidge, Eric Darken, Nadirah Shakoor and Tina Gullickson. Louisiana’s own Sonny Landreth joined on slide guitar, and Jake Shimabukuro stole the show on ukulele.

At one point, Buffett put down his guitar and walked aside, abdicating the stage to Shimabukuro and Greenidge as they performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukulele and steel drums.

Much has been written recently about Buffett not living the “Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.” That was, in fact, the recent headline of an insightful New York Times profile. The world’s most famous beach bum runs a multi-media empire, with his sand-in-the-toes mantra as its bedrock. He even has an acclaimed new Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/30/27547/

Buffett performs in Hattiesburg Mississippi

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Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen performed last night at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg, MS. The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “The Great Filling Station Holdup”, “Pascagoula Run”, “Peanut Butter Conspiracy”, “Life Is Just A Tire Swing”, and “Biloxi”.

Jimmy Buffett’s was inducted into the The University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame. Appearing on stage with Buffett are USM President Rodney Bennett and Bret Favre.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/27/27543/

Margaritaville resort to be built in Manhattan

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A Margaritaville resort based on the beachy lodging concept from the Jimmy Buffett song of the same name is slated to open near New York City’s Times Square in late 2020.

From Margaritaville.com:
Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, today announced it’s building a new Margaritaville Resort in New York City. Located in Times Square at 560 Seventh Avenue, blocks away from the bright lights of the entertainment district and New York’s most popular attractions, the 234-room, 29-story property is expected to open in late 2020. Once complete, the $300 million project will boast several Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, a rooftop LandShark Bar Grill and pool, retail space and more.

“From the beaches of Florida to the Great Smoky Mountains to the corner of Seventh Avenue and 40th Street, Margaritaville brings fun, relaxation and a much-needed escape from the every day to any set of coordinates,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “The Margaritaville Resort Hotel and the lifestyle experience it offers will be the perfect complement to the exciting, fast-paced energy of Times Square and we can’t wait to bring this destination to the travelers and residents of New York City.”

In partnership with International Meal Company (IMC), food and beverage venues include a Margaritaville Restaurant, LandShark Bar Grill, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Floridays Airstream Café, and an all-new concept, Chill Bar. Retail space is planned for the lobby, allowing guests a way to extend their visit to paradise and bring the island life home.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/25/27536/

Margaritaville resort to be built in Manhattan

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A Margaritaville resort based on the beachy lodging concept from the Jimmy Buffett song of the same name is slated to open near New York City’s Times Square in late 2020.

From Margaritaville.com:
Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, today announced it’s building a new Margaritaville Resort in New York City. Located in Times Square at 560 Seventh Avenue, blocks away from the bright lights of the entertainment district and New York’s most popular attractions, the 234-room, 29-story property is expected to open in late 2020. Once complete, the $300 million project will boast several Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, a rooftop LandShark Bar Grill and pool, retail space and more.

“From the beaches of Florida to the Great Smoky Mountains to the corner of Seventh Avenue and 40th Street, Margaritaville brings fun, relaxation and a much-needed escape from the every day to any set of coordinates,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “The Margaritaville Resort Hotel and the lifestyle experience it offers will be the perfect complement to the exciting, fast-paced energy of Times Square and we can’t wait to bring this destination to the travelers and residents of New York City.”

In partnership with International Meal Company (IMC), food and beverage venues include a Margaritaville Restaurant, LandShark Bar Grill, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Floridays Airstream Café, and an all-new concept, Chill Bar. Retail space is planned for the lobby, allowing guests a way to extend their visit to paradise and bring the island life home.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/25/27536/

Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles perform in Miami

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band opened for The Eagles last night at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami FL.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included “Everybody’s Got A Cousin In Miami” (last played 04/09/2015 in West Palm Beach, FL) and “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants” dedicated to Gina Rose, one of the victims of the Parkland shooting.

The Eagles performed 27 songs with band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling in for his late father Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey. See the set list for the songs that were performed.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/22/27529/

Margaritaville: The Cookbook coming May 2018

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St. Martin’s Press and Margaritaville Holdings announced the publication of “MARGARITAVILLE: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes for a Taste of Paradise“, the first cookbook for the global lifestyle brand. Co-authored by Margaritaville concept chef Carlo Sernaglia and food writer Julia Turshen, the book features dishes that keep Margaritaville fans coming back for more – expertly translated into easy-to-prepare, do-it-yourself recipes. The book will be available in hardcover and e-book versions beginning May 1, 2018. Pre-order your copy now at Amazon.

The first official cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With its combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind!

Margaritaville isn’t confined to single spot on the map — the recipes draw inspiration from around the world, from Jerk Chicken to Tuna Poke with Plantain Chips and Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya. And we’ve got you all covered, from family-friendly Aloha Hotdogs to drool-worthy Vegetarian Burgers.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and no vacation is complete without a cocktail―preferably a margarita, of course! Margaritaville: The Cookbook is loaded with drink recipes to inspire your blissful island cocktail hour―from Jimmy’s Perfect Margarita and Paradise Palomas to Cajun Bloody Mary’s and the quintessential Key West Coconut and Lime Frozen Margarita.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/21/27525/

JB’s Boathouse Grill to open at Tan-Tar-A

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From LakeExpo.com “Becoming Margaritaville: Tan-Tar-A’s Renewed Restaurants To Open For Memorial Day

The Margaritaville look-and-feel launches at Tan-Tar-A this year at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri as the resort undergoes a two-year rejuvenation.

One of the biggest stories of 2017 was the purchase of the historic Tan-Tar-A Resort by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville resort brand.

This year, visitors to the transitioning resort will feel the casual, nautical Margaritaville vibe beginning to take over, as the resort’s restaurants—now rebranded—welcome guests, and renovated rooms bring a feel-good, breezy style to the iconic Lake of the Ozarks resort.

“In the next couple of months, our guests will see some distinct changes to Tan-Tar-A,” said Ann Walters, Director of Sales for the property. She says guests and the Lake community have been enthusiastic about the changeover, and guests in 2018 will enjoy plenty of improvements.

The new flagship, waterfront restaurant—Landshark Bar Grill—is still in the planning stages, but Walters says the other restaurants will reopen by Memorial Day. The most buzz has been about the former Black Bear Lodge, which is reopening as JB’s Boathouse Grill. “The restaurant has a nautical theme, with bright blues and crisp whites,” Walters said. She added, “JB’s Boathouse Bar will offer 12 beers on tap, featuring LandShark Lager, local brews, and the classic favorites. JB’s Boathouse Grill will be open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner year-round.”

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/17/27520/

Video Diary from Caroline Jones’ tour with Jimmy Buffett

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Caroline Jones has posted a video diary from some of the April shows on tour with Jimmy Buffett. She has a new album called “Bare Feet” that is available at Amazon.

From Billboard: “Caroline Jones Talks Singing With Jimmy Buffett, New Album Bare Feet

Caroline first performed with Jimmy Buffett at the Trying to Reason Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert in Tallahassee FL on November 19, 2017. Their live duet of Buffett’s “Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On” was subsequently released to benefit Singing for Change.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/16/27517/

Jimmy Buffett and The Eagles perform in Orlando

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band opened for The Eagles last night at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando FL. Buffett last opened for The Eagles during the The Long Run Tour in 1980.

The set list from the show is now available. Caroline Jones opened the show with her own set. She came back and joined Buffett for “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville”.

The Eagles performed 27 songs with band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey filling in for his late father Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey. See the set list for the songs that were performed.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/04/15/27510/