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E-Cigarettes Are Here to Stay, Despite Looming FDA Regulations

Amidst continual pressure by the FDA to regulate electronic cigarettes, industry continues to thrive and move forward under the guidance of several intelligent, level-headed minds. Among the most tempered and admired voices in the field is Boston University School of Public Health's Dr. Michael Siegel. Serving the public health field since his days at the… Continue reading E-Cigarettes Are Here to Stay, Despite Looming FDA Regulations

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Hip Hop Open Mic Night Part of Dunedin’s Flourishing Art and Music Scene

*Originally published at my Tampa Concert Tours Examiner account: http://bit.ly/12VDiuJ* Dunedin, a small city just north of Clearwater, Fla., may not seem like an epicenter for hip hop and graffiti art, yet that has failed to stop a group of passionate local artists and musicians from assembling every Monday night to combine these two art styles… Continue reading Hip Hop Open Mic Night Part of Dunedin’s Flourishing Art and Music Scene

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“Unsinkable” Tampa Band Releases New Album, Prepares for Florida Music Festival

An interview with Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso’s Michael Middlebrooks. Originally posted at the Tampa Concert Tours Examiner.com page. 2013 is already a big year for Tampa’s Johnny Cakes and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypso, enjoying the successful release of their new album “The Curse of the Unsinkable Ship,”and earning a… Continue reading “Unsinkable” Tampa Band Releases New Album, Prepares for Florida Music Festival

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Rising Reggae Stars SOJA Poised To Rock St Pete

Fresh off a their first-ever set at Wanee fest, SOJA rolls into Jannus Live Tuesday night, pumped to play the venue for the first time in almost a year-and-a-half. “It’s one of the coolest venues in the country, and St. Pete is just a great place in general” said lead singer and guitarist Jacob Hemphill. SOJA… Continue reading Rising Reggae Stars SOJA Poised To Rock St Pete

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The Lonely Forest Brings a Fresh Pacific Northwest Blast to Florida

Hailing from Anacortes, WA, The Lonely Forest visits Tampa on their way through Florida. "It's nice to be in the warm weather," said the Lonely Forest's Jon Van Deusen. "We haven't played Florida in a long time, so it's good to be back," he said. Van Deusen mans the keys and vocals in the group,… Continue reading The Lonely Forest Brings a Fresh Pacific Northwest Blast to Florida

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Big Freedia Bringing Bounce To Bonnaroo

When Big Freedia takes the stage at Bonnaroo this summer, booties will bounce. Freedia, fresh off one of her biggest performances to date, a late-night performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, is known as the “Queen Diva” of bounce, a type of music that originated with Freedia and other artists from New Orleans. Bounce music, for those… Continue reading Big Freedia Bringing Bounce To Bonnaroo

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Bonnaroo Couldn’t Come Sooner for Nashville’s Moon Taxi

Bonnaroo Blog caught up with Moon Taxi’s Wes Bailey to talk with him about the band’s first appearance at the festival in June. By Evan Brenner This year marks 11 exceptional years for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and Moon Taxi’skeyboard player Wes Bailey couldn’t be more excited to finally play the festival that’s literally down… Continue reading Bonnaroo Couldn’t Come Sooner for Nashville’s Moon Taxi