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The Many Lives of Chelsea

Some know Chelsea Handler as an ultra-woke liberal lady, who built comedy specials and documentaries around the partisan divides of the late 2010s. Some know her as a brash, politically incorrect talk show host who changed the demographics of late night TV. Handler herself probably wants to meet you somewhere in the middle: curious and introspective, brazen and unapologetic, but self-aware enough to draw a line in the sand before she trends for the wrong reason. Handler’s newfound sense of self-awareness comes from a religious practice of therapy, meditation and smoking marijuana. Through this triad, she says she’s “debitched” herself …

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October Entertainment Go-To-Guide 2021

Here you’ll find a little bit of everything for everyone. Country music, cornhole, basement shows, football what-have-yous. Know how many hearts an octopus has? Trivia night could be your new thing! Still in the band you started in the shed behind your mom’s house 10 years ago? Put your talent to the test! Still indifferent about social gatherings? Not to worry, we have a movie list so good you won’t have to leave your couch for at least another week. Despite your weekly sightings of the same four people milling about the grocery store, Jacksonville is bigger than the four …

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One Man’s Predator is Covid’s Prey

The push to vaccinate zoo animals against COVID-19.  Humans: top of the food chain, apex predators, the most intelligent and developed creatures to walk the Earth. We’ve got 300,000 years’ worth of science, history and culture to back those claims, not to mention the ability to survive and thrive in ever-changing circumstances. In our relatively short time on this planet, we’ve shaped the physical and social landscape in a way no other species has, earning our status as the Earth’s most advanced. And if the countless innovations and discoveries weren’t enough proof of human prestige, at least we can say …

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Interview with Larry Stewart, of Restless Heart and The Frontmen

You may know these three vocalists from their separate careers, but if you haven’t seen them together as The Frontmen, you’re in for a country music experience like no other. Join The Frontmen of Country this Saturday, September 18 for this one-time performance of Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas, and Richie McDonald of Lonestar. Collectively, these artists have sold more than 30 million records and have 30 major hits among them. The Frontmen have thrilled audiences around the world, entertaining troops and performing at fairs, casinos and corporate events. Their television performance at the …

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Dear Dumbs: Marrying Mother Dearest

Dear Dumbs: I love advice columns. I read Dear Abby on a regular basis. I have to tell ya, Dear Dumbs is my favorite. Funny and honest. I love it and I love you. The latest Dear Abby really hit home for me because I’m going through the exact same thing. Her advice was helpful but I’m coming to you for a second opinion. My boyfriend of seven years wants to get married. I don’t want to because of something his mother did to me many years ago. Here’s the bullet points.  I’ve been friends with the family for a …

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Artists You Should Know: Sailor Goon

Singer, writer, producer, director, burgeoning musician, bartender, eyelash technician, rug-maker, ex-insurance salesperson: Kayla Le—aka Sailor Goon—does it all. One of the most enigmatic artists in the scene, the 22-year-old Jacksonville native is making waves with her R&B-tinged soundscape and colorful videos. Le started releasing music as Sailor Goon in 2019 and has put out a handful of singles since then. Her latest effort “Way Down in Decatur” arrived in March, and she’s set to release more material in the coming months. But before that, she’s secured a stop in Los Angeles to perform at The Echo in September, her first …

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New Music Radar: “Split in Two” by Shane Malone

Singer-Songwriter Gillian Welch once wrote in her song “Everything is Free” about the commodification of art, and quitting it all just to live a normal and pleasant life. The thing is, that even at the writer’s most existential, she still chose to write a song about it instead of throwing in the metaphorical towel. That’s because for most artists, you simply can’t escape the art.  Shane Malone is feeling a lot like Gillian Welch these days, stuck at a crossroads between his music and his college path of computer science. He wants to, as the title would suggest, “Split in …

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July Bartender of the Month

Chris Lamoureux serves up at Philly’s Finest. “In 1988, I served my first beer in Philly. I lived outside of, came down to visit a friend in the Navy who just got stationed here and I’ve been in Jacksonville ever since,” said Chris Lamoureux, resident bartender at Jacksonville Beach’s Philly’s Finest. The Philly-themed restaurant and bar—and Lamoreaux’s home away from home—showcases delectable cheesesteaks and wings.  “The difference between living there and here is I have Philly here, but when it snows, I’m winning,” he said. Philly’s Finest has one of the few ice bars—if any—in the state, as well, which …

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Dear Dumbs: Dog House Dilemma

Dear Dumbs: I think you guys are so fun and funny and I have a quick question. I’m getting married in August. I can only hope our relationship is half as fun as yours. Anyway, we bought a house and will be moving in September. My issue is that I want a dog when we move in and when I bring it up I can tell she’s hesitant. Is there anyway I can get her excited about the possibility of having a little friend? Archie Jacksonville Beach REPLY TERRY: I hate to say it, but I believe I have a …

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Dear Dumbs: At what point should I take my wedding ring off after a divorce?

Dear Dumbs: I love your podcast. It’s funny, informative and inspiring to say the least. I’ve been married for four years. My wife and I have recently had some issues which has led to us making a mutual decision to invoke a trial separation. We’re using it as a time to take a step back to see what’s really important to us. At least that’s what I thought. It’s been two weeks now and my wife posted some pictures of herself on Facebook of a night where she was out with her friends having fun. Nothing unusual about that. However, …

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