Still Rockin' In Jimmy Buffett's Key West Margaritaville

Sunny escapism made the singer rich. But in his new No. 1 best seller, he (almost) gets serious

Jimmy Buffett has lived in some of the sweetest spots on the planet--Key West, Aspen and St. Barts before they became boutiques--but right now it looks as if there's no other place he'd rather spend the weekend than a staid Midwestern city hours from the nearest beach. "Saturday night in Cincinnati--it don't get no better than this!" Buffett yelps as his 13-piece Coral Reefer Band takes the stage in Mardi Gras costumes and towering headdresses. The crowd at the Riverbend amphitheater roars its agreement: 18,500 otherwise respectable people, many in full tropical regalia--foam parrot hats, grass skirts and coconut-shell bras. And...

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