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Emerald Coast Theatre Company will focus on the ‘simple bare necessities’ this spring with the launch of three children’s musical theater programs centered around Walt Disney’s 1967 animated kids’ adventure film, ‘The Jungle Book’.

Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes favorite Disney tunes, such as ‘The Bare Necessities,’ ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ and ‘I Wan’na Be Like You’.

ECTC’s immersive three-month long program incorporates theater games, learning songs and simple choreography, and, of course, bringing to life the story of Mowgli, Baloo and King Louie. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, achild raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear try to convince him into leaving the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives.

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30A Radio has pulled together this great recap of last weekend’s amazing 30A Songwriters Fest! Check it out to hear exclusive artist performances and interviews, slice-of-life clips from organizers and attendees and live music the 30A Team collected from across all 30A.



Looking to get away for a few days and spend a weekend with just the ladies? The 10th annual Rosemary Beach Girls Getaway is the perfect opportunity for women to celebrate and come together for laughter, fun and a good cause, and they have just released their full schedule of events!

Nashville musicians Nicole Witt and Kaci Bolls will return to the four-day event, which will be held January 29 through February 1, 2015, at Rosemary Beach. The weekend also includes an iPhone photography workshop, cooking demonstrations, a dance party, Sunday brunch with live music, great food and drinks, shopping, a tour of homes, book signings, author talks and more.

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View from the dining deck at Fish Out of Water

View from the dining deck at Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water, located at WaterColor Inn and Resort, received its third nod from Florida Trend magazine as a 2014 Golden Spoon Award winner.

Highlighting approximately 100 of the top dining establishments in Florida, the annual Golden Spoon winners were carefully selected by the magazine’s editorial staff and featured in a 15-page special section in the magazine.

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Leon Russell rocked out at Gulf Place on Saturday. Photo by Shelly Swanger.

The 6th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival was a huge success!

There were so many incredible moments, and we were able to catch quite a few of them! Check out our coverage below and on our 30A Videos page. Also, be sure to listen to 30A Radio for a full recap this week. Here are just a few highlights:

Zac Brown sat in with John Driskel Hopkins at Old Florida Fish House:

Daphne Willis gave us an impromptu parking lot performance in Seaside:

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The annual Seaside Prize ceremony is quickly approaching, meaning three days of exciting discussions by some of the world’s leaders in urban design followed with a grand celebration of this year’s prize winners.

This year’s Seaside Prize and Housing Symposium will run from February 20-22, 2015, and will include a presentation by prize recipients Todd Zimmerman and Laurie Volk on ‘Neighborhood Challenges for a Re-Urbanizing Nation.’

The Seaside Prize is awarded annually by The Seaside Institute to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the quality and character of their communities and are considered the leaders of contemporary urban development and education.

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