By Lisa Cyr “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein loved to play violin. In the same way that each person is unique, each musical instrument has a unique attractiveness. Love at first sight becomes love at first sound. Like a relationship, one...

Musical Distancing

By Lisa Cyr Here I am social distancing on my back porch. A light breeze gently shaking the leaves, while puffy white clouds float beneath a blue sky. School is out and I can hear children playing in the streets, hopefully social distancing themselves from each other. Our outdoor cat,...
Every song should tell a story. At least, that’s what we, as listeners, are drawn to and that’s what becomes meaningful in our personal lives. And that’s what is so special about the 30A Songwriters Festival. On Jan. 17-20, South Walton will be transformed into a songwriter’s paradise and...
Enjoy a night under the stars at the most beautiful outdoor music venue on the Emerald Coast. Join Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Thursday evenings in September for the MKAF Concerts in the Village! Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket...
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is pleased to announce a new 2020 Concerts in the Village lineup. With the safety and well-being of guests, artists, and staff as a top priority, MKAF asks that concertgoers adhere to the following social distancing measures. • Groups must be ten people or...

Look Ahead

By Lisa Cyr Here I am again, on the back porch enjoying my hedge of clumping bamboo. The ongoing joke for the last three years has been, “I’m watching the bamboo forest grow today.” It started out with a vision to create a unique privacy hedge. The plants were small...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 14-16, 2020. On Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated...
Calling All Music Lovers to Support Young Aspiring Musicians “Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether that be in the car, on our cell phones, at the local restaurant, at home, outdoor events, with friends, and yes, even while shopping. Music sets the mood and instantly changes the atmosphere. Behind...
By Ray Cyr, Studio 237 Consider the times in your life when music affected you even when you might not have been aware. For instance, as a baby, can you imagine your parents singing a lullaby to help you fall asleep at night? Do you recall the silly songs they...
United Way Emerald Coast is excited to announce the first virtual singing competition to come to the Emerald Coast. Rock United will celebrate and recognize the great musical talent in Okaloosa and Walton Counties while helping our community grow stronger through the efforts of United Way Emerald Coast. The...

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