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AQUARIUS: Dec. 11-17

Rob Brezsny AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Artists who are content merely to hone their gifts eventually come to little,” says Belgian writer Simon Leys. “The ones who truly leave their mark have the strength and the courage to explore and exploit their shortcomings.” Borrow those words and use them in 2014. Even if you’re not an artist, you’ll be able to achieve an interesting kind of success if you’re willing to use raw materials and untapped potential of your so-called flaws and weaknesses. Whatever is unripe is the key to your creativity.

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CAPRICORN: Dec. 11-17

Rob Brezsny CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Derrick Brown has a poem, “Pussycat Interstellar Naked Hotrod Mofo Ladybug Lustblaster!” At least once in 2014, get up the nerve to call someone you love by that name. Even if you can’t quite bring yourself to utter those actual words, it’ll be healing to get to the point where you feel wild enough to say them. In the months ahead, you’ll be wise to shed inhibitions that have interfered with you getting all of the free-flowing intimacy you’d love to have.

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THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a new comedy farce that is Christmas themed with the title “The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” It will be on the Matuza Mainstage at 11 Old Mission Avenue until January 5, 2014, with a special New Year’s Eve party showing. Call 904-825-1164 for information and reservations or visit limelight-theatre.org. With this play, the winner of the 2012 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play, Limelight is presenting a present for all you fans of playwright Ken Ludwig. Not sure if you are a fan? Well, if …

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JJ Grey – Holidays, New Tracks, Grandma & the Surf

by LIZA MITCHELL JJ Grey is always happy to be off the road and home with his family during the holidays, but he has a little something extra to look forward to this year. Grey and Mofro will ring in the New Year with the Allman Brothers at the Florida Theatre. Mofro originally planned to host a solo show, but Grey jumped at the chance to split the bill with true southern rock royalty, the Allman Brothers. “We had our show held for New Year’s Eve. The Allman Brothers camp challenged the hold and wanted us to confirm or not …

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Local Gifts

1. Claire Sommers Buck Jewelry Claire hand-smiths metal into unexpected organic shapes, resulting in a variety of styles. Her primitively hip pendants dangle, bright and tooth-like. A ring might use the curve of a leaf, or a tribal motif you might find on a shield in South America, where she traveled. At Violet Boutique in 5 Points. You can also see her work on www.clairesommersbuck.com (photos by jeanne ciasullo) – ERIN 2. Original Fuzz Guitar straps, bags, and cables for musicians. Co-Founders Lee McAlilly and Zach Lever launched the company in 2012 with the idea that guitar players would welcome …

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THE BIG TICKET

by photos: Ryan Smolka On Sunday December 8 Metro Park came alive as THE BIG TICKET returned to Jacksonville bringing thousands of music fans to the riverfront park to enjoy a day of raging rock. It’s undoubtedly the biggest music event in the area this month. For alternative rock fans, though, Stone Temple Pilots, Thirty Seconds to Mars, A Day to Remember and Jimmy Eat World performed to a energized crowd.

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THE AMEN CORNER

by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM Stage Aurora gives Jacksonville audiences a rare opportunity to see an early work by the great American writer James Baldwin. “The Amen Corner” will be on stage at 5188 Norwood Ave inside Gateway Town Center, until December 13. For tickets call (904) 756-7372 or visit ticketleap.com. Baldwin wrote only one other play, “Blues for Mr. Charlie,” and we cannot recall either being done locally. Of course, his many novels are available at the library and can be ordered at any bookstore. Baldwin is on several lists of the 100 Greatest African Americans. Baldwin also …

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LIBRA: Dec. 11-17

Rob Brezsny LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t linger in a doorway. Don’t camp out in a threshold or get stuck in the middle of anything. I understand your caution, since life is presenting you with such paradoxical clues. But if you stay ambivalent much longer, you may obstruct the influx of more definitive information. The best way to generate clarity and get the help you need? Make a decisive move — in or out, forward or backward, up or down.

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VIRGO: Dec. 11-17

Rob Brezsny VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mythically speaking, it’s a propitious time to make an offering to the sea goddess. In dreams, meditations or fantasies, dive to the depths, find the supreme feminine power in her natural habitat and give her a special gift. Show her how smart you are in the way you express love, or tell her how you’ll honor her wisdom in the future. If she’s receptive, ask her for a favor. Maybe she’ll be willing to help you access deep feelings not fully available to you. Or teach you how to make conscious the secrets you’ve …

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LEO: Dec. 11-17

Rob Brezsny LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Ever situated yourself between two big bonfires on a beach and basked in the primal power? Is there a special moment in your past when you sat between two charismatic people you loved and admired, soaking up their life-giving radiance? Have you read a book that filled you with exaltation as you listened to music that thrilled your soul? These are the kinds of experiences to seek next week. Get nourished stereophonically by rich sources of excitement.

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