November 21, 2017

Backtrack Blues Band Set To Release New Live CD/DVD, Make My Home In Florida, January 26, 2018, On Harpo Records

Backtrack Blues Band announces a January, 26, 2018, release date for the group’s new live CD/DVD, Make My Home in Florida, on Harpo Records, distributed by Select-o-Hits. 

There was a packed house at the historic Palladium Theater in St Petersburg, Florida, on January 6, 2017, when the Backtrack Blues Band arrived for the show. Excitement was in the air, as the hometown audience knew the performance was being filmed and recorded for the band’s new live album. 

October 21, 2017

Florida A&M University Marching Band Headed For 2019 Rose Bowl Parade

When you have built an institution that has lasted well past 100 years, it is very hard for it to go away without a fight. Many HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) around the country remain in place, while struggling economically, because many see the importance of their existence. In the city of Tallahassee, Florida lies one of the most storied of the HBCU’s, Florida A&M University.

September 21, 2017

SoBe Arts Tells Story Of Tesla

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking with Carson Kievman of SoBe Arts. He and playwright Thomas Babe created the production that will open September 28th at the Colony Theatre of Miami Beach called Tesla.  Kievman took a few minutes out of a schedule that cries for every second of attention, therefore I appreciate the opportunity to speak with him about his “labor of love”. The story is about the life and experiences of inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla. Kievman explained that he was drawn to the story of Tesla over 30 years ago. Nikola Tesla was a gifted inventor that realized a responsibility toward the environment, to the ire of many corporate investors who basically wanted him to continue with promised inventions. 

Kievman feels that the story of Tesla will be of great interest to today’s audience. The show itself had incorporated much of what Tesla envisioned many years ago - electrifying scenic design, mapped digital projections and more. These features will make the production something that will interest both young and old. 

Edward Reid