Escape To Margaritaville Cast Recording

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Escape To Margaritaville Original Broadway Cast Recording” is now available at Amazon.com.

Original Broadway Cast Recording of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical, features the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. Recorded in Chicago, the album will be released on Friday, February 16, 2018, the morning of the show’s first Broadway performance.

The Escape to Margaritaville Cast Recording is produced by Mailboat Records, Mike Utley, Mac McAnally, and Christopher Jahnke.

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Buffett adds Camden NJ show to SOASOAS 2018 Tour

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
Son of a Son of a Sailor 2018 Tour
July 5, 2018 – BB T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Tickets go on sale February 16th via LiveNation.

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Shaggy Raises Over $800k For Jamaican Children’s Hospital

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When Shaggy isn’t pursuing a new album with Sting, he’s nonchalantly raising $800,000 for a Children’s Hospital in Jamaica! The money was raised from his annual benefit concert held through his Shaggy and Friends foundation that included Sting, and Wyclef Jean, among others.
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The $800,000 raised, which amounts to $100million in Jamaican currency, will be used to improve the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. “Big Thanks to all who were involved! All Artists, All Production Crew, Shaggy And Friends Staff, All Management and Staff at Bustamante Hospital,” Shaggy said.

Since its 2009 inception, his foundation has raised over $3million US dollars. The recent donations will be used to provide more beds for the hospital’s intensive care unit which currently only has five beds.

“What we are doing is helping a government-operated hospital, that’s all me a say. We are trying to make it easier for the Government and to ease a burden,” Shaggy says. “The ICU is very small and cannot even hold an extra bed so we have to find a way to move forward. We are still going to need partners, which includes a good and affordable construction company. We also have 150 pieces of medical equipment to turn in but we need to have the building ready first.”

[Related: Sting Shaggy To Release Joint, Island-Influenced Record, 44/876]

Shaggy presented the check to the hospital on February 2nd following his January 6th benefit concert that included Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Christopher Martin, Dexta Daps, Shenseea and more. We salute Shaggy on his charitable contributions and using his platform for the better.

On April 20th, Shaggy will release a joint record with Sting, titled 44/876.

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Article By: Mike Patti

Listen: Sting Shaggy – “Don’t Make Me Wait”

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Video: Goldfinger – “Tijuana Sunrise”

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Goldfinger released their last studio record, The Knife, last July via Rise Records. One of the top songs from the record was “Tijuana Sunrise” and now the group has put out a music video for the single. Describing the song, front-man John Feldmann tells The Pier:
“I had always wanted to write a song about my experiences as a kid, living in San Diego, drinking in Tijuana. I’d been a fucking hope-to-die alcoholic and was drinking for a long time, and they say I survived by seconds and inches. I drank with this guy named El Diablo that ended up being the meth dealer of Tijuana, and I survived but my roommate got kidnapped by this guy. It could have been me, the guy that was kidnapped and tortured… it could have been me. I needed to write a song about that three-year period in my life where I survived.”
Read more in our Interview with John Feldmann by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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Congress Aids Coastal Communities With NOAA Funds—Will President Trump Follow Suit?

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Coastal communities that were hit hard by last year’s dreadful hurricane season are getting some much-needed help this week. Congress has passed a budget deal that includes $400 million in supplemental disaster funds for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our nation’s premier ocean agency has played a critical role in hurricane response—from weather forecasts to the immediate emergency response to the longer-term recovery—and these funds allow them to continue that important work.

Supplemental funds for NOAA will support critical coastal recovery efforts, including:

  • $18 million dollars toward cleaning up debris-clogged waterways and beaches, which will reduce hazards for people and wildlife
  • $200 million to help fishermen around the country whose livelihoods have been impacted by an array of fisheries disasters

  • $100 million to enhance our ability to predict future hurricanes and to better predict and even work towards preventing, future flooding

Communities impacted by recent hurricanes are heavily dependent on ocean and coastal resources. In Puerto Rico, 7% of jobs are in the ocean economy. In Florida, the ocean economy is worth $28 billion in GDP and employs nearly 500,000 people. The additional funds passed today will go a long way toward recovery of the ocean and coastal resources that support these economic benefits.

Unfortunately, there are still two key threats to NOAA’s hurricane recovery effort.

First, there are some gaps in the bill that passed today—funds were not set aside for habitat restoration despite extensive damage to coral reefs and other important ocean habitats, or for building more resilient coasts to prepare for future storms. NOAA’s scientists and experts will have to make do with the funds in NOAA’s yearly budget to help communities in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas address those needs.

Second, and even more alarming, NOAA’s annual budget—the only funds that have been available to support recovery so far—is under extreme threat. Last year the Trump administration proposed a crippling $1 billion cut to NOAA. Thanks to a public outcry that spanned from sea to shining sea, these cuts have not yet become a reality. But we will find out on Monday whether the Trump administration continues to believe that NOAA should be chopped by $1 billion. A cut of that magnitude would mean that today’s step forward for coastal communities in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico is really just two steps back.

Stay tuned for more information after the Trump administration’s next budget proposal is released next week.

Article source: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/02/09/congress-aids-coastal-communities-noaa-funds-will-president-trump-follow-suit/

Buffett adds Pittsburgh and Bristow VA Shows

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
Son of A Son of A Sailor 2018 Tour

July 7, 2018 – KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
Tickets go on sale February 16th

August 4, 2018 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Tickets go on sale February 16th

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2018/02/09/27354/

Rebelution Announces Summer 2018 Tour with Stephen Marley

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Full steam ahead in anticipation of their sixth studio album expected to drop later this year, Rebelution has officially announced their 2018 Summer Tour plans, alongside a staggering lineup including Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle. The Free Rein tour will include 25 dates across June and September with the potential for more to be announced.

The accolades and honors for Rebelution have not slowed down for quite some time. Seeing Rebelution headlining the biggest festivals as the first name on the bill is considered a normality at this point – feel free to reference this year’s Cali Roots, Reggae Rise Up, One Love Cali Fest and Levitate Festival to name a few. The argument can be made that the hype has never been bigger for the Isla Vista reggae phenoms, as their follow-up effort to 2016’s Falling Into Place is imminent with full detailed announcements expected sooner than later. Rebelution-Free-Rein-Summer-Banner

Stephen Marley hardly needs any introduction either. Not to be overlooked, his most recent album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life was one of 2016’s greatest releases featuring plenty of epic tracks, including collaborations with notable hip-hop artists including Rakim, Rick Ross, Waka Flaka Flame and other tracks with guests including Pitbull, Shaggy, DJ Khaled and more. Hopefully you’ve heard it by now, but if for some nonsensical reason you haven’t, find “Rock Stone” below – the track was featured as the highlight song from Marley’s most recent album and has the tastiest of basslines.

Common Kings enjoyed quite the banner year in 2017. Not far removed from being considered an “up-and-coming” breakthrough artist, it’s safe to say the Orange County 4-piece has immersed themselves into a sought-after name across the reggae community. Their debut full-length album Lost in Paradise received GRAMMY nominations for Best Reggae Album, and they have stayed busy touring for well over half the year – including their most recent “Broken Crowns” tour run supporting Matisyahu. Suffice to say that fans will want to make sure they are in the crowd by the time Common Kings hit the stage.

Enter Zion I, the eclectic hip-hop machine spearheaded and survived by Baba Zumbi from Oakland, CA that will keep things moving playing tracks dating back to their inception in 1996. As a side note, the duo also included Amp Live as their former DJ until 2014 – Amp Live is also the other half of Eric Rachmany’s side project Unified Highway.

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Common Kings Website
Zion I Website

Article By: Brian Glaser

Watch: Rebelution – “Feeling Alright” (live at Red Rocks)

Watch: Stephen Marley – “Rock Stone” (featuring Capleton and Sizzla)

Watch: Common Kings – “Today’s A New Day” (featuring ¡Mayday!)

Watch: Zion I – “Coastin”

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Jimmy Buffett interview in the New York Times

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The New York Times has an article and interview with Buffett: “Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Mr. Buffett hasn’t stopped touring in his nearly half-century as a performer, but it had been a long time since he did a last-minute set at a bar. He had to get on a stage with a pickup band like in the old days and really get back into the original iteration of Jimmy Buffett.

That night, he went to the original Margaritaville bar in Key West, which he opened in the mid-1980s, unannounced, and played a three-and-a-half-hour set. He told stories between songs. He kept the audience active. It felt good to be back there, remembering who he once was.

Because that, in a coconut shell, was the problem. Jimmy Buffett is not really Jimmy Buffett anymore. He hasn’t been for a while. Jimmy Buffett — the nibbling on sponge cake, watching the sun bake, getting drunk and screwing, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere Jimmy Buffett — has been replaced with a well-preserved businessman who is leveraging the Jimmy Buffett of yore in order to keep the Jimmy Buffett of now in the manner to which the old Jimmy Buffett never dreamed he could become accustomed. And therein lies the Margaritaville® Mesquite BBQ Rub: The more successful you become at selling the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle, the less you are seen as believably living the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.

Mr. Buffett and I both saw “Escape to Margaritaville” in New Orleans on Oct. 28, which is a day that fans have long since designated as Parrothead Day, though Mr. Buffett doesn’t know why. In the audience, fans wore feathers on their heads. When they sang along, it was in a unified hum, reminding Mr. Buffett of the recitation of prayers in church during his altar boy days.

After the show, there had been a big party where Mr. Buffett D.J.’ed alongside the movie producer Frank Marshall, who is his friend and one of the show’s creators. He had a tequila on the rocks and “a lot of water.” He’s 71, a married father of three adult children. He only occasionally drinks margaritas these days. “I don’t do sugar anymore,” he said. “No sugar and no carbs. Except on Sunday.” He doesn’t smoke pot anymore, either. Now he vapes oils, only sometimes after work.

A FEW WEEKS before the Broadway debut of “Escape to Margaritaville,” Mr. Buffett had breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental, next to his apartment at the Time Warner Center, where he stays when he’s in town. Once, a long time ago, he left Key West because it had become too commercialized. Now he lives at the mall.

Read the full article and interview at NYTimes.com

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Show Your Love for the Ocean this Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time of year again…rosy-colored floral arrangements line grocery store aisles, and advertisements for personalized teddy bears holding custom chocolate arrangements are starting to really make their way up your Facebook timeline. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether your affection focuses on a significant other, family or friends this year, this month is all about warm feelings and being sweet to one another.

Valentine’s Day, however, doesn’t just have to be about showing love to other people. Something that we love with all our hearts here at Ocean Conservancy? You guessed itour ocean. There’s a million ways to show your love for the ocean by giving this year, but we’ve got two in particular that I know make a world of a difference in our conservation efforts!

Make a generous donation full of love to Ocean Conservancy this Valentine’s Day.

  • From fighting ocean acidification to restoring the Gulf of Mexico and more, even the smallest donation makes an ocean of a difference when it comes to our work in conservation. What program are you most passionate about? Every dollar counts to save our seas and the wildlife that depend on it, and this February is the perfect time to show you care. And this year, if you make a donation of $35 or more, you’ll receive the adorable penguin hat featured below; I wear mine all the time to show off my pride in ocean conservation! What’s even better? Make a donation of $55 or more, and you’ll get this amazing, limited-edition whale towel. With whales being my favorite animals, I always show this off to my friends, and they love it!

Give the gift that keeps on giving, and sign up to be a monthly donor by donating as little as $0.06 a day (or $18 a month).

  • Why limit showing your love for our ocean to just one month out of the year? When you become a regular donor, you can show your love for the ocean by illustrating your commitment to fighting for our ocean each month. There’s nothing like seeing your dedication to conservation come alive as our initiates grow; every time we succeed with a program goal, it’s because of people like you!

Don’t be a secret admirer for our ocean…

Right now, it needs all the TLC it can get!

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Article source: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/02/08/show-love-ocean-valentines-day/

Ocean Alley Releases New Single Ahead of New Record ‘Chiaroscuro’

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Australian psych-reggae outfit Ocean Alley just dropped their newest single “Confidence.” Coinciding with the new single, Ocean Alley announced that their 2nd full-length album Chiaroscuro will be released independently on March 9th, 2018. Physical and digital pre-orders of Chiaroscuro are available starting Today!
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[Related: 2018 Most Anticipated Albums]

Ocean Alley are an emerging 6-piece out of Sydney, Australia. The group has been on a meteoric rise in their homeland, and hope to carry over that success to the States when they make their North American debut this spring. Ocean Alley is slotted to play Friday, May 25th at California Roots Music Arts Festival. There have also been social media hints from the band suggesting a full tour hitting both the US and Canada later this year.

To date, Ocean Alley’s catalog includes a pair of stellar EPs Yellow Mellow (2013) and In Purple (2015), and a promising debut album in Lost Tropics (2016). Ocean Alley creates both dreamy, laid-back, summertime tracks like “Mellow Yellow” and “Holiday,” as well as dark, hazy jams like “Sleepwalking” and “Muddy Waters.” The band possesses an innate knack for combining sharp guitar solos, trippy organ fills, and buttery vocals over a fat bassline.

[Related: Cali-Roots Festival 2018 Artist Lineup: A Look at Who To See]

Be sure to check back to The Pier as Ocean Alley reveals more info on their upcoming album and US/Canada tour.

Watch: Ocean Alley – “Confidence” (Official Video)

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Article By: Brian Winters

Watch: Ocean Alley – “Yellow Mellow” (Live at The Metro Theatre, Sydney)

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