Author: Stephen Centanni

Svet’s string theory

Band: Svet the Violinist Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern,7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-7741 Tickets: $10, available at venue and through TicketBiscuit When he was 3 years old, Svet Radoslavof fell in love with the violin. After moving from his birthplace of Bulgaria to the United States, he found a new musical passion in the form of hip-hop and EDM. Radoslavof’s passions for both led him to begin experimenting with a unique, hybridized sound. After his appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” the world fell in love with Svet the Violinist. Radoslavof is bringing his...

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The gettin’ is good

Band: Corey Smith Date: Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Venue: The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 St. Francis St., www.thesteeplemobile.com Tickets: $30-$49, available through Ticketfly and venue website Corey Smith will get the good times rollin’ to kick off Mardi Gras weekend at The Steeple on St. Francis. Since the release of his 2003 debut “Undertones,” Smith has made the Alabama Gulf Coast a regular stop on his tour schedule. While this singer-songwriter may not be considered a stereotypical superstar, Smith’s music has an extensive and dedicated cult following that seems to grow each year. His modern country...

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Phat Tuesday

Band: Tony Tornado, Daikaiju Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 9 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: Visit The Merry Widow’s Facebook page for more info After Folly and Death wage their eternal battle on the streets of Mobile, Fat Tuesday will reach a fevered intensity as celebrants indulge in debauchery before Ash Wednesday descends. The Merry Widow will match the insanity on the streets with a double shot of local underground favorites. Tony Tornado’s return to his hometown will be the highlight of the evening as he entertains the crowd with cuts from his...

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Buffett’s Boom Boom

Band: LuLu’s Mardi Gras Celebration & Parade Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. Venue: Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.lulubuffett.com Tickets: Free Mobile may be both the “Mother of the Mystics” and the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, but this holiday season is celebrated all along the Gulf Coast, especially in Gulf Shores. For the past 16 years, Lucy Buffett has opened her establishment LuLu’s for an alternative to the typical float-and-bead parade. This seaside celebration features food, fun and a floating Mardi Gras parade. In true regional fashion, it also...

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Navy Week

Mardi Gras attracts a multitude of visitors to the Azalea City. This year’s revelers will also include a number of uniformed individuals as Mobile hosts Navy Week, Feb. 22-28. After the USS Mitscher (DDG 57) docks in Mobile, hundreds of sailors and officers will join civilians in the streets for all the Mardi Gras festivities the city has to offer. In addition to giving our military men and women a taste of the Azalea City, Navy Week is intended “to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.” This mission will include several local performances by the Navy Band Southeast and its performing units. Each unit has its own musical specialty. The Windward Brass Quintet will perform at the USS Alabama on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. The Top 40-based pop group Pride will join the ranks of the Crewe of Columbus during its parade on Feb. 24. The following day, Pride will perform at the USS Alabama before marching with the Mystics of Time and in the Floral Parade. On Feb. 26 the Ceremonial Band will give a noon performance at Mardi Gras Park before marching with the Krewe de Bienville. Navy Band Southeast will end the week among the court of King Felix III on Fat...

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