FarePlay story - Feb. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Guitarist G.E. Smith was highly visible as the Saturday Night Live musical director from 1985 to 1995, and he drew a capacity crowd to the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL on Feb. 18 while playing with vocalist Jay Stollman, guitarist Matt Schofield, bassist Mark Telesca and drummer Jonathan Joseph. The occasion was a benefit for FarePlay, West Palm Beach resident Will Buckley's seven-year-old non-profit. Its ascending mission is to counteract the decreased pay for all artists for their online works in the current Internet piracy era.
Noble Blue Ale story - Feb. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
North Palm Beach, FL resident James Noble's Noble Brewing Company, and its popular Noble Blue Ale, is making a mark within the South Florida craft beer market. And the slogan on its label, "Support Live Music," harkens back to the 59-year-old's former ownership of live music venue the Orange Door in Lake Park, FL.
Jazz season previews 2017-2018 story - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Jazz is always a strong genre in South Florida, and the 2017-2018 season is no exception, with rising vocal stars like Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste and Cyrille Aimee; 14-year-old piano sensation Joey Alexander, and the bizarre blend of jazz, classical and world music that is 15-piece orchestra Pink Martini.