Clearwater Jazz Holiday Returns to Roots with New Orleans Vibe (via Tampa Bay Times)

The artwork for this weekend’s 37th Clearwater Jazz Holiday features splatters of paint swirling around a stylized guitar.

Allison Hardin, a 32-year-old retail store manager who painted the winning piece said the judges liked the colorful twizzles for their fireworks-like appearance, noting that pyrotechnics are traditionally a part of Clearwater’s signature music festival.

Fireworks are slated for Saturday night at 10:45 p.m., but one thing that will be missing is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall, who was to headline at 9:15 p.m.

“He has doctor’s orders not to sing,” said Gary Hallas, who handles the marketing of Clearwater’s signature music festival. Apparently an issue with his tonsils forced Hall to withdraw late last week.

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