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Gulf Breeze singer lands national recording contract

Gulf Breeze singer lands national recording contract

As the lyrics of Gulf Breeze singer-songwriter Jessie Ritter’s “Anything Love” imply, it is not easy being a musician.    “I have heard it a thousand times. Nobody likes these rhymes. You’ll never get it right no matter how hard you try. But baby, you build me up,” she sings. Read the full article in the […]

Celestial event of the century … so far

Celestial event of the century … so far

“One hundred years ago, 1918, was the last U.S. continental coast to coast total solar eclipse,” said Dr. Wayne Wooten, astronomer and newly retired astronomy professor from Pensacola State College (PSC). Aug. 21 marks just such an eclipse, the most spectacular astronomical event of the century for the United States. To see the total solar […]

Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes near Nashville, Tenn.

Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes near Nashville, Tenn.

Washington (AP) — The Navy says a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team is scheduled to perform at an air show this weekend. There are no details yet on whether the pilot was injured in the crash Thursday. The Blue Angels were practicing for the show. This is […]

‘You Be Jammin’ at Lagerheads pre-concert

‘You Be Jammin’ at Lagerheads pre-concert

Country on the Sound is fast approaching and a special event at Lagerheads on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier has been added. “We want to give a teaser before the main event,” said Country on the Sound organizer Cortni Bird. Singer and songwriter Cortni Bird and The Mantz Brothers will have a Jam session from […]

Musician’s second chance at stardom

Musician’s second chance at stardom

About a month ago, Cortni Bird was enjoying Jazz Fest in New Orleans, watching fellow musicians and wondering when it would be her time to shine. Little did she know a few days later she’d get a call that would give her singing career the push it needed. The 24-year-old, who works in staffing and […]

Beach Blast lives up to its name

Beach Blast lives up to its name

Saturday was a perfect day for a concert at Navarre Beach, especially when that concert includes Nashville recording artist Joe Nichols. Juana’s Pagodas hosted its inaugural Beach Blast, which owner Kevin Rudzki said went off without a hitch. “I think we were over-prepared,” he said. “Being that this was the first event, we weren’t sure […]

Songwriter Festival a hit

Songwriter Festival a hit

The Second Annual Navarre Beach Songwriter Festival was held May 16 – 18 at five venues in the Navarre area. The event featured singer-songwriters from the local area, as well as other who traveled from as far away as Nashville, Tennessee. Read more in the May 22 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.