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The story of one man’s journey from gangster to beyond shown at Artel
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The story of one man’s journey from gangster to beyond shown at Artel

TRAVIS NOONAN – The Corsair Saturday, December 11, 8 pm – 9 pm In The Vault, Artel will present “Straylow”, a play written, directed and performed by William D. Tucker. Mr. Tucker has created a dystopian sci-fi saga that tells the story of one man’s journey from drug gangster, to international mercenary, to the U.S....

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Lady Pirates basketball No. 1 in national poll for second week

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lady Pirates basketball team is No. 1 in the nation for the second straight week in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, released Dec. 1. The team is also the top ranked Florida community college team. “We are grateful to be No. 1 in the nation,” Head Coach Chanda Rigby...

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Red Priest Baroque Quartet Energizes the Ashmore

BEN HOLCOMB – The Corsair Imaginative, zany, different, and unique all describe the sights and sounds of the Red Priest Baroque Quartet, which performed at the Ashmore Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Oct. 21. Michael Holcomb a former Pensacola State College student and music critic said, “it’s Mick Jagger meets Bach meets Broadway, a blend...

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LIGHTHOUSE BRINGS HISTORIC FRIGHTS

ALEC PEREZ – The Corsair On a select few nights every month the Pensacola Lighthouse becomes abuzz with activity.  These are the nights of special late night guided tours that focus on the more paranormal history of this over 150-year-old monument. Ghost hunters and thrill seekers alike come from miles away to conduct their own...

Who are you calling old?
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Who are you calling old?

CHERYL ERICKSON – The Corsair Recently my husband and I went out for dinner. When the waiter asked if I wanted anything from the bar, I declined, saying I had to be up early for class the next morning. His reply, “Oh cool, what do you teach?” I joked, “Today’s lesson is about your tip....

Ice Flyers open Hangar for 2010-2011
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Ice Flyers open Hangar for 2010-2011

BRIANNA EDLER – The Corsair The Pensacola Ice Flyers are scheduled to leave their home arena, The Hangar, this week to play in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The team will compete against the Knoxville Ice Bears twice, then travel to Louisiana to challenge the Ice Gators, and finally head over to Mississippi to face the Surge....

Kings of Leon sells more than records
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Kings of Leon sells more than records

CORBIT KELLY – The Corsair The new sugar coated release from Tennessee brothers (and a cousin) Kings of Leon is the final straw for any hopes of returning to the southern grit and glory they once expelled from the simple chords and rusty tones, what exalted them in the beginning. Come around Sundown is another...

West Side Story was delightfully suprising
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West Side Story was delightfully suprising

MATTHEW LEIGHT – The Corsair The Pensacola State College Theatre Department concluded it’s first production of the 2010-2011 season on November 21.  The West Side Story was the first of 4 productions that will be held this season at the Ashmore Auditorium.  The remaining shows will be Shakespeare’s King Lear, Present Laughter and the summer...

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Be aware of blind pedestrians: it’s the law!

AMANDA NELSON – The Corsair Imagine being blind and trying to cross a busy street. Using your hearing and white cane as your guide, you step out onto the street. Honk! Your heart is pounding, knowing that you almost got hit again. Many motorists do not understand the law requires that they stop their vehicles so...