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Do You Believe in Rock ‘N Roll?

Do You Believe in Rock ‘N Roll?

Image by moronistaffmarie from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s been playing in my head all morning.  As I got dressed.  As I made breakfast.  As I sat with a cup of coffee, looking out the window at the frost-covered trees. I can’t remember if I cried when I Read about his widowed bride But something touched me deep inside...

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The Music Lives On

The Music Lives On

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is nothing quite like live music.  The feel of the bass reverberating inside your chest.  The beat of the drum.  The lights.  The chill of anticipation that runs down your spine as the band takes the stage. It’s literally the best. Ever. The magic swirling inside...

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The Music Lives On!

The Music Lives On!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Notoriety is often a sought-after trait.  People want to be known for something.  Anything.  But what if you’re known for the biggest, most tragic loss in the history of Rock and Roll? What if your legacy is littered with sadness, grief and despair? While the Surf Ballroom & Museum honors the three...

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The Hidden Gem of Clear Lake

The Hidden Gem of Clear Lake

BY: RACHEL SMITH What if I told you there was a place in town that could take you back in time?  A place full of history, of bits and pieces from a simpler time. Intrigued?  Well, it just so happens there is such a place – and it’s right across the street from the Surf Ballroom. I had the privilege to take a tour of the...

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Blame it on the Rum

Blame it on the Rum

photocredit: sunnyjim.com BY: RACHEL SMITH   With all the running around to events and activities and such things of summer, it’s been a spell since I’ve touched on the Island Fever Showcase. If you haven’t already heard… the incredible sounds of Trop Rock & Roll are coming to the Surf Ballroom August 31 – Sept...

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In like a Lamb… and out with Island Fever?

In like a Lamb… and out with Island Fever?

BY: RACHEL SMITH   I know this term is usually used for the month of March.  But honestly… has there ever been a year that it’s been factual?  If March came in like a lion, did it go out like a lamb?  Or vice versa? And am I really that old that I can’t remember this from just a few short months ago? Wait.  Don’t...

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