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Music in Indian Rocks Beach Won't Be Unplugged listen

12/09/09 Caroline Cziesla
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The best way to get residents to attend your next city government meeting might be to put an ordinance on the agenda that will ban amplified music at all commercial establishments. It worked last night for the city of Indian Rocks Beach.

Over 200 people showed up to take a stand on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit outdoor amplified music for commercial purposes. Those opposed to the ban waved their “Save the Music” signs and expressed their emotions loudly. Mayor R.B. John...

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Osceola High School students go christmas caroling for the homeless. listen

12/08/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Dozens of St. Petersburg Community activists and students from Osceola High School get together each year to sing Christmas carols for the city's homeless. Sunday night the caroling stroll called “Still No Room at the Inn,” walked through downtown St. Petersburg to share songs, books, and food with the homeless.

John Stewart is an English teacher at Osceola High Sc who has worked with ASAP homeless service for over two decades. He organizes the car...

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Lynne Arriale

10/24/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Lynne Arriale, musician extraordinaire, talked about her music and her life. She discussed her fascinating evolution as a pianist-from a precocious child through classical training to the inner voice that told her she should be playing jazz. Indeed, we did agree she should be playing jazz! Lynne Arriale and Bunky Green are performing for WMNF Sun Oct 25 at the Springs Theatre in Tampa at 8:00 pm.

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Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women on Farewell Tour

04/04/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women are one of the most successful and entertaining acoustic blues groups today. Ann Rabson and Andra Faye talk about their love of Skipper’s and the WMNF audience as they treat us with a concert on their farewell tour. Julie Black’s CD release party will be the opening for the concert on Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

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Girls on Film in concert for WMNF

03/21/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Rio, Girls on Film is a four-piece female new wave band from Tallahassee. Girls on Film will be part of Synthetic Pleasures concert for WMNF, a night of electro beats, old wave synths and glamtronic noise at 9 p.m. March 27 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba, Ybor.

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Springsteen ready for Super Bowl performance listen

01/29/09 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen gave his first formal press conference in 20 years this afternoon.

The New Jersey rocker is in Tampa, where he’ll be performing in front of a huge worldwide television audience this Sunday night at halftime of the Super Bowl.

Speaking to more than a thousand reporters at the Tampa Convention Center, the media center for the Super Bowl this week, Springsteen warned reporters that he wasn’t exactly a football fanatic.

Springsteen is on a particular ...


Suede in concert

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Pop/Jazz/Blues phenom Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet, but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. She sings original material and pop, blues and jazz standards like nobody you've ever heard.

Celebrating 25 years as a full-time independent artist Suede is proud to announce the release of Dangerous Mood, her new CD. Suede will appear in concert Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at King of Peace MCC Church, 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete. A VIP reception with Suede a...

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Daniel Pearl Music Days marked In Tampa

10/09/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up, we’ll hear about the Seventh Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day … and later the Presidential Climate Action Project, things the next president can do to help the environment immediately upon taking office.

First up today, Dawn Morgan is one of the organizers of the commemoration of the Daniel Pearl World Music Day in Tampa tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Tre Amici coffeehouse on 19th Street in Ybor City....

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