COLUMN: Rocket To Greenwich – My Time With Furious George

  There we were frantically rushing equipment from a yellow taxi, through the front door of the venue and onto the side of the stage of Brooklyn’s legendary The Grand Victory. When we first entered the place we were greeted by Sean, the venue’s bookie and general manager who directed us to the backstage/green-room area that doubled as a storage […]

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Event Review: Florida Grand Opera’s The Barber of Seville a perfect balance of comedy and voice

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is celebrating its 75th year of operation, and for their 74th season they’ve opened with a spirited and revamped rendition of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a textbook example of the opera buffa and one of the most beloved and recognized works in the world. You might not know the plot; you might not […]

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Event Review: Florida Grand Opera’s The Pearl Fishers: a Fluid and Youthful Adaptation of Bizet’s Work

Following a proven model for scheduling their season, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has already shown remarkable skill with opener Madama Butterfly and Mozart’s Così fan tutte. For their third production, they chose George Bizet’s second-most popular opera, The Pearl Fishers and placed it in the capable hands of young conductor Anthony Barrese making his FGO debut. Like last season’s […]

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Hunters – S/T Review

I’ve been alternating between enjoying and detesting Hunters’ self-titled debut for about two months now. It’s a little maddening. During the time I like what I’m hearing I detect tinges of Nirvana and Fugazi in the guitar work, appreciate the simple, driving nature of the drums and the steady, workmanlike bass playing. When abhorring it, I just keep wishing they’d […]

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Paul & Mills Amplification

It goes without saying that the accessibility to great priced custom gear is a privilege, and to have something like Paul & Mills amplification right here in south Florida especially with the music scene that surrounds these guys in Davie, Fl. It only made sense to see what these two were up to. I’ve seen thousands of amps get rolled, […]

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