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Nuns having fun

by Erin Thursby Nunsense is understandably popular. You’ve got to love a show that features a kick-line of nuns in the opening number. That’s just inherently funny. I’d seen it on the season lists before but I’d never seen the show. When I got the chance to review it at the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, I jumped at the opportunity to fill in this gap in my musical theatre education. If you love musical theatre you’ll certainly love Nunsense, which is rife with references to musical theatre from Fiddler on the Roof to Grease. There are also lots of references …

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Cafe Eleven kick starts fall with Sera Cahoone       After cooling it for the summer, Cafe Eleven is getting things going this fall with a great line-up of artists that will bring their own unique styles, stories and talents to Saint Augustine. Modern rock troop Mae with Automatic Loveletter appeared Sept. 13th, the brilliant and unique Tracy Grammer along with Mark Williams performs Sept. 18th, the unabashed, homegrown rock ‘n roll of Spraky’s Flaw and Lighthouse Music will play Sept. 26th and not to be missed Sera Cahoone on Sept. 17th.       Seattle-based songstress Sera Cahoone started out not in …

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The Jock

by Tom Weppel JAGUARS It’s not good to start off the season 0-2. Yet the Jaguars are one of ten teams who sit in that unenviable position. For a team that has somewhat lofty expectations following their playoff appearance last season, things are not going very smoothly downtown at No-Name Stadium. And now here we are, already into Week 3, and fans are gurgling with “What’s wrong with the Jags?’ queries! You can go all around on offense, from the O-line, to the running game and the receivers. Even the play-calling is being questioned. Look. Just like accidents happen in …

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Burn After Reading

by Rick GrantB+Rated R96 min The Coen Brothers’ prime directive to the cast of Burn After Reading was, “Act like knuckleheads!” The cast was more than happy to oblige in this offbeat satire of everything doltish, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings and a spy caper so twisted, the CIA didn’t understand it. Of course, the Coen Brothers’ fans know these mischievous brothers can turn actors into morons for laughs as in Oh Brother Where Art Thou. In this scenario, a CIA analyst, Osborne Cox has been demoted for being an alcoholic. But he’s outraged and quits. His wife, Katie (Tilda …

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Foundation Academy´s Grand Opening at New Facility

by Rick Grant Nestled off San Pablo Road South between Beach Blvd. and the San Pablo Apartments, the 23 acre campus of the new Foundation Academy was officially dedicated last Saturday. Since I knew nothing about this school, I buzzed out there last Saturday to find out more about it and cover the Grand Opening celebration. The school was founded in 1988. It became a reality through the creative vision of owner, founder, and principal Nadia Hionides, who said that with the grace of God, she has built this private school to educate all students giving them warmth and mutual …

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Righteous Kill

by Rick GrantBRated R101 min Someone is killing bad guys and leaving poems at the scene. Two veteran detectives, Turk (Robert De Niro) and Rooster (Al Pacino) of the NYPD are on the case. Yes, in this umpteenth cop scenario written by Russell Gewirtz and directed by Jon Avnet. What a cast! Starring two of the greatest film actors of our time that are finally in the same movie and appear in all the scenes together. It could be construed as anticlimactic because of Gewirtz’s convoluted script which sets-up the viewer with a clever subterfuge that is revealed near the …

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The 1940’s Radio Hour

by Dick Kerekes Orange Park Community Theatre opened its 38th season with the musical The 1940’s Radio Hour. The show will continue through September 27th, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings. There is a matinee on Sept 21, and an additional Thursday performance on Sept 25. The theatre is located at 2900 Moody Road in Orange Park. Call 276-2599 for information and reservations. This musical by Walton Jones is a revue of l940s music and actually has a story surrounding the songs. It is set in a crowded WOV radio studio in the famous Hotel Astor in New York. …

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The Beaux´ Stratagem

by Dick Kerekes Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover it is true you can’t judge a play by its title. The Beaux’ Stratagem? You never heard of it? Well, its been around since playwright George Farquhar debuted it in 1707 and was popular for a few years. In fact three US Presidents have seen it. John Quincy Adams in London, George Washington in the city named after him in the mid l700s and Harry Truman saw it 58 years ago in Alexandria Virginia. In l938 Thornton Wilder began an adaptation but died before he finished. In …

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7-7

by Dick Kerekes Jacksonville playwright Ian Mairs’ new play, 7-7 completed a two weekend run at the Studio Theatre in FCCJ’s Wilson Center. Most plays in my opinion are written to entertain, some to further a cause and some to educate. 7-7 falls in the latter category and written with the intent to examine the struggles of patients and caregivers in a hospital setting. Ian Mairs certainly knows the subject. Twenty years ago, as he embarked on a career in theatre, he realized that he needed an income to get him through graduate school. He choose to enter the nursing …

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The Jock 9/9/08

by Tom Weppel JAGUARS       After a fairly mediocre performance in Nashville last week, the 0-1 Jaguars open their home schedule this Sunday when they play the 1-0 Buffalo Bills at No-Name Stadium.       Clearly, the main story this week has been about the Offensive Line, with the rash of injuries having almost completely depleted the starting five. RT Tony Pashos is the lone solid starter. The rest of the guys up front either have been brought in recently, or are back ups, having not been lock-down starters. That includes OT Khalif Barnes, who was battling Richard Collier to start. …

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