Tag Archives: Florida

The Tampa Tribune (1895-2016)

When I was at The Tampa Tribune in the 1980s and 1990s, the newsroom had a lot of personalities, none bigger that H. Doyle Harvill. As editor, Harvill could be an energizing, bewildering force not opposed to proudly flaunting his … Continue reading

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On the Miami waterfront, a sun-baked mecca of American journalism is reduced to rubble

As we sped along the freeway over Biscayne Bay, I could still make out the distinctive features of the old Miami Herald office, even though the building was well on its way to being demolished. I knew that the newspaper had … Continue reading

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A tribute to blues great Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

Mix the blues from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Muddy Waters, add some precision picking from Merle Travis, gargle with rock salt and whiskey, crank the amps way up, and you get Johnny Winter’s guitar playing and singing.  I saw Johnny Winter … Continue reading

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