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Green Parrot Little Free Library: Memorial Day

Sprucing up our  Little Free Library a bit  this morning for our Bootleggers visit tomorrow, as well as curating with the another  holiday weekend in mind, looking I suppose for some  beach-reads,  I spied some  vintage hard-backed Earle Stanley Gardner, as well as some Steven King, Other fiction turned up Isabel Allende’s The Japanes Lover and Zoot Suit Murders, local-author […]


Refreshing Summer Cocktail Supplies From Green Parrot Liquors

With summer and Memorial Day upon us,   one of the the first things that comes to mind  is picnics. And when I think of picnics I think of watermelon. I imagine myself reaching elbow-deep, arms stinging, into a washtub filled with block-ice, sodas and beer, and wrangling out a ice-cold watermelon, cutting a deep, […]

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Henricks Gin, Mint and Lime, Perfect Summertime Ingredients

A day as steamy and muggy as today seemed to catch everyone in Key West off guard, so when our bartender Beaver remarked to me this afternoon that he received a text today saying the temperature today seemed liked 111 degrees than the 103 degrees Weather Underground was touting,  it made me think of ways to beat […]

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Candye Kane’s Tupperware Party

When Kathy Fatica mentioned,  in a Facebook comment, Candye Kane’s Tupperware Party , it just reminded me of what a wonderful and unusual person she was offstage. The Tupperware Party, arranged by Vicki at Tom Luna’s house as I recall, was a Green Parrot-first for any touring band. And pictured here, between sets, or after the show, she […]

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Parrot Moms Rock

While the bond between mother and child is honored each Mothers Day, perhaps too often overlooked is the bond Moms have for other Moms. Not so in this picture taken today, where, sporting their “Parrot Moms Rock” gear, Parrot Moms gathered on this special day to show some props for each other. Parrot Moms, here’s […]


Candye Kane, La Diva Grande, Passes

As a way of remembering Candye Kane, who passed away on Friday, here’s a note I got from her when she got written up in The New Yorker, along with the caricature. “Its my birthday month and what better birthday gift than to grace the pages of the world famous New Yorker magazine? Although they […]

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Steve Cropper

Of the been many, many memorable nights of great music at The Green Parrot. Rocker Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones was memorable for his chops, Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow was memorable for his charismatic, playful energy, and the one-two punch of Tony Joe White and Robert Earl Keen a few years back was […]

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Submariner Ben Remembers The Brown Derby

The backstory to this photo, begins with Ben,  in the foreground,  handsome  former United States Navy Submariner, and his wife Gloria, smiling broadly across the table last Sunday afternoon at The Green Parrot Bar’s Fats Navarro Jazz Tribute.  At that time, a  few folks were innocently horsing around  in  the window by the table, taking photos, and when asked […]

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Andrew Duhon Trio at The Parrot

Andrew Duhon Bring NOLA Folk/Blues to The Parrot Stage The New Orleans-based Andrew Duhon Trio makes their long-awaited return to The Green Parrot  with shows at  5:30 and 9 PM on Wednesday, February 17th. A Blues & Folk influenced singer/songwriter, and a New Orlean’s native,  Andrew’s star is rising, with his latest album, “The Moorings” earning a Grammy nomination, and in 2012  Duhon garnered the […]