INMA Awards Party Rocks

September 14, 2006

914coverThe Atlas Oyster Bar decks was filled with a Who’s Who of the local music scene. DK Connection provided the music and sound. Renaissance Man provided some kick-ass metal awards for the winners. And Rocker AJ served as the emcee and even Roy Jones, Jr., showed up to present the Best Rap Artist award to his sons and nephew-  3D.

Glory of the This was the big winner – Artist of the Year & Album of the Year (“The Love, The Liar, The Ruse”).

60 Cycles of Sound walked away with Best Rock & Best Live Show.

Endings Edge Best Hardcore and Song of the Year (“When The Dinosaurs Lived”).

All three bands along with Terrific Kid can be heard tonight at the UWF Commons Auditorium starting at 6 p.m.

Others:

Best Indie/Folk: Reynosa

Best Vocalist: Lyndsey Battle

Best Jazz: Robin Stine

Best Newcomer: Among Them

Best  Drum/Bass: Mark Lannigan

Best House Breaks: Syndrome

Check out all the winners in the current IN issue: IN Music Awards ’06

MartiniRandom conversations:

The League of Women Voters is not taking a position on the Community Maritime Park. They are upset with the Pensacola City Council for not following the law on the referendum vote.  SOC drug out the verification process by not turning the signatures in until the last day. They could have had them verified as they got them. The Council put off accepting the verification and establishing the date of the vote as long as possible.

The delay may have saved the City $100,000 by waiting for Sept. 5, but it didn’t follow the letter of the law.

Escambia School Board elections are heating up. Stidham has sought and gotten Teacher Union support…which is not as helpful as it seems. Bergosh will make the run-off in District 1, but no one can tell if Leonard or Waters will be his opponent.

Dem. Gov. candidate Rod Smith is picking up endorsements all over the state. Most impressive one is St. Petersburg Times. Smith picked up major support and dollars in Destin from dormant Democrats. His wife, DeeDee, is in town Thursday.

The African American Heritage Society will host a fall film festival in conjunction with the Pensacola film festival. They will debut a trailer for controversial movie on racism in Jay, FL. The film is produced by a local woman and will has already won a spot on next year’s Tribecca film festival.

PS: BSoc picked up several new members. SOC was home watching Walker Texas Ranger and the Golden Girls.

Again BSoc wins. Yes, We CAN build a better Save Our City!

Choral Society of Pensacola Ensemble to Perform at Choral Festival in Beijing, China

Choral Society of Pensacola Artistic Director, Xiaolun Chen, announces that an 18-member ensemble composed of Choral Society singers will take part in The Second Annual China International Chinese Choral Festival to be held in Beijing, China August 22-25, 2006.

The Choral Society ensemble is the only chorus from the United States participating in this prestigious festival, which will feature performances by 30 choral groups, including 18 drawn from within China.  In addition, the Choral Society ensemble is one of only three participating choruses whose singers are not either Chinese or composed of singers of Chinese origin, the other two being from Japan.

The Choral Society ensemble will sing three Chinese folk songs in the native language and an English rendition of “Amazing Grace” in their performances at the festival.

Singers making the trip with Chen include Jennifer Adkins, Linda Christian, Pat Corwin, Cara DeCaylor, Anita Clarke, Peter Gram, Mary Holway, Ruth Jackson, Skip Jenkins, Barbara Lewis, Zhihui Li, Vann Millheim, Sabra Parkin, Sharon Van Hoose, Judy Vicari, Bradley Vinson, Roger Vinson and Joyce Yaden.

For more information, please contact the Choral Society at 850-484-1806.

The Pensacola Plein Air Artists are pleased to announce Plein Air – 2006 to be held August 23 – September 19, 2006 at The Wright Place, 80 East Wright Street, Pensacola, Florida. The invitation to the show with a photograph of one piece of plein air art by each member in the show is attached to this e-mail.

The group meets on Friday mornings to paint in the greater Pensacola Bay area. In addition, from time to time the group meets during the evening to capture sunsets and moonrises. Each painting is completed primarily on location. Members who will be exhibiting in this show include: Sharon Coogle, Nina Fritz, Marge Hewitt, Marian Guthrie, Jean Harris, Jan Kurtz, Sandra Maier, Fred Myers, McKenzie Oerting, Kay Packwood, Rob Pallme, Paul Sherman, Hazel Shiell, Becky Stuart, Scotty Tagatz, Lyda Toy, Rhoda Warren, Bettye White, and Betty Woods.

angryStop Our City needs to realize that sending founder Charles Fairchild to other groups isn’t helping their cause of stopping the Community Maritime Park.

When Charlie visited the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2006 in March, he told the group of mainly young leaders that decisions on the city’s future were best left to its elders, who he claims have the necessary wisdom and experience to make the right decisions. LeaP voted 46-1 in favor of the park. The Buzz

At Tuesday night’s Art Council meeting, Fairchild told the board that “I cannot see any way that this park would benefit the arts.” Ignoring that the maritime museum will very much be part of the Arts & Culture scene and the park affords itself plenty of green space for public art. Also he went on to insult the artists in the group by saying “We all know artists are poor and they won’t be able to afford to live downtown.”