John Aloszka

Rights for the Environment?

Voters are getting philosophical and Tallahassee doesn’t like it.  The United Nations released its updated report on climate change, sounding the alarms and making it fairly clear: Humans are the root cause of climate change, and it may be too late to reverse the damage.  Each of the last four decades has been hotter than the last, warming at a rate that far surpasses what the natural rate of warming would be. According to the report, “the scale of recent changes across the climate system as a whole and the present state of many aspects of the climate system are unprecedented …

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April New Music Radar

Folio promotes local – and local music is no different. Each issue, our goal is to bring you a taste of the magic that is being made in Florida, and these new releases showcase the best of the scene. For our running list of the best releases, visit our Spotify playlist.  Sailor Goon / Way Down in Decatur  Between horns, hi-hats, and a skittering beat, Sailor Goon’s swanky flows, runs, and trills proves that she can hang, if not rule, with the best. The track quickly dives into explorations of sexuality, grandeur and bravado while traversing a lyrical map …

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Analogue Lives on Forever, on TikTok.

Brian Lester brings vinyl to the masses with his TikTok tutorials. Think of collecting vinyl like you would curating your Instagram or Pinterest feed—your collection tells people more than just what type of music you like: It hints at who you are or who you want to be. It appeals to the psychological need to be an individual. From Brahms to Beyonce, giving a tour of your collection is the new “want to come up for a drink?”  It makes sense then, in an age of individualism where genres are blurred and every decade is represented in the fashion choices …

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The River is Calling

DOWNTOWN STAKEHOLDERS ASSEMBLE A CONCERT SERIES THAT CELEBRATES JACKSONVILLE–AND ITS RIVER.  Downtown has been on the cusp of a renaissance for decades, but revitalization plans never panned out as planned. However, with stakeholders and city leaders on the same page, Downtown Jacksonville has been steadily improving its key statistics—mainly, those who live and work in the core—for years. Even COVID-19 couldn’t slow residential growth.  There are multiple key drivers for this growth, but one thing is for certain: access to the river is finally being seen as a priority, not an afterthought.  The demolition of the Landing has opened the …

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New Music Radar

Folio promotes local – and local music is no different. Each issue, our goal is to bring you a taste of the magic that is being made in Florida, and these new releases showcase the best of the scene. Driveaway / Summer Song Much like how Lorde captured the genesis of a relationship with 2017’s Melodrama standout “The Louvre,” Driveaway finds the other side of a passionate summer destined to end in sadness with Summer Song. The production borders on 2010’s pop, providing even more nostalgia to a season most closely associated with blasting radio hits with the windows down. …

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october, 2021

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