Imported Folio

HIGH On The Hog

FOLIO COMMUNITY story by Chef BILL THOMPSON One of the amazing things about being a professional chef is the opportunity to exercise your creativity. This doesn’t happen as often as many of y’all might think. The daily routine required to run a professional kitchen involves unimaginably tedious, monotonous administrative work. Fortunately, the hospitality industry is filled with operations where working chefs can refine their craft and create delicious, clever, attractive, inspiring cuisine. Expensive, upscale four- and five-diamond hotel properties are the places to be for chefs who really want to play with food. The reason, of course, is money. These …

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Down the STREET

5 p.m. March 4Downtown at Ocean, Bay and Forsyth streets free1904musichall.com 1904 Music Hall19 Ocean St.Jacksonville, FL View larger map The Urban Core boasts one true indie rock and hip-hop club: 1904 Music Hall. Owner Jason Hunnicutt wants local music heads to party down at the club’s fifth anniversary celebration, featuring three stages and live music by more than 30 bands. including Roosevelt Collier (pictured) and Unlimited Devotion performing the music of The Grateful Dead, Parker Urban Band, MZG, Vlad the Inhaler, DJ Triclops I, Bryce Alastair Band, The Good Wood Band, Blackwater Grease, DJ Don McCon, Cry Havoc, Master …

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North of the BORDER

FOLIO COMMUNITY story by BRENTLEY STEAD Roll up to Los Loros Mexican Restaurant for some American-style Mexican. The spacious place is ideal for large groups and can handle rowdy groups of kids, or adults, quite well. Lively Latin music plays in the background as you review the menu and, trust me, there are plenty of choices. A lovely waitress greets you with a smile and fresh salsa, which arrives at the table in a small carafe (I’d never seen one like this; it was extra-cute) along with a heaping portion of chips. Los Loros might seem like a national chain …

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The Parent TRAP

FOLIO COMMUNITY story by JULIE DELEGAL Chris Page and Kathrin Lancelle spent a long time finding the right school for their son. Exasperated with magnet school lotteries and waiting lists, they turned to Duval Charter School at Baymeadows. And while they have been pleased with their son’s academic performance there, they were alarmed to hear that, on Feb. 23, the school will host a talk by controversial parenting “expert” and author, John Rosemond. Rosemond, a licensed, master’s-level psychologist who lives in New Bern, North Carolina, has written 14 books, including Parenting by the Book, described as a biblical approach to …

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GOLD Finger

FOLIO A + E story by DAN HUDAK There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about. Will La La Land waltz away with a record number of Oscars?** Will Denzel Washington win his third, and Meryl Streep her fourth? Will Matt Damon’s feud with host Jimmy Kimmel rear its ugly (and hilarious) head? This column focuses only on the “big six” categories, but those in Oscar pools can expect Zootopia to win Animated Feature, O.J.: Made in America to take Documentary Feature, The Jungle Book to win Visual Effects and The Salesman …

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Real GONE, Man!

FOLIO EVENTS Ramona Pavillion Ballroom7166 Ramona BlvdJacksonville, FL View larger map Criminally minded 15th-century poet and Cordell Jackson fan François Villon is rumored to have written, “’Tis better to have one’s billy rocked than to sip the gruel of parochial teen rhumbas.” Villon and all-the-way-gone cats and kits are sure to dig the third annual Rockabilly Prom. This year’s theme is Rockin’ Luau, with live music by Beau & the Burners, Elvis tribute artist Victor Trevino Jr., fire-spinning by Inferno Inc., dancing with DJ Jason Provost, and dinner. ____________________ 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 18, Ramona Pavilion Ballroom, Westside, $55-$450; all …

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Telling it Like IT IS

>n>FOLIO A + E MATT PRYORwith DAN ANDRIANO7:30 p.m. Feb. 161904 Music HallDowntown$12.50-$161904musichall.com 1904 Music Hall19 N. Ocean St.Jacksonville, FL View larger map story by NICK McGREGOR Matt Pryor, one of emo punk’s most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, has fronted many different bands: Secret Encoder Ring, The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams. In the late ’90s, he helped James Dewees get cult synth-pop act Reggie & The Full Effect off the ground; in the mid-2000s, distraught over missing out on his daughter’s childhood, Pryor took a break from touring and wrote two charming children’s albums under the name The Terrible …

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CATS in a Dog Show?

FOLIO LIVING story by DAVI Dear Davi, Is it true that a non-dog will be competing at Westminster this year? Buckley the Borzoi____________________ Buckley, It’s true. For the first time in 140 years, the world-famous dog show will be adding a particularly rare breed to the mix — a cat. One Bengal cat has already caught the eye of onlookers. Don’t be fooled by her name: Jungletrax Abiding Ovation. Sounds like an electronic ska band with spots, but she’s kind of cute and looks like a leopard. Now — don’t raise your hackles yet. These cats won’t compete in the …

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Man and his MEASURE

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER with PHIL COOK and FLAGSHIP ROMANCE 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Jack Rabbits, San Marco, $16, jaxlive.com. Jack Rabbits1528 Hendricks Ave.Jacksonville, FL 32207 View larger map story by NICK McGREGOR Although he cultivates a low-key, often-gnomic presence, Michael “MC” Taylor has actually been operating in a consistent artistic vein for nearly 20 years. The LA native started off kicking out hardcore jams with Ex-Ignota before he began mining a deep well of alt-country and Americana in the late ‘90s with longtime friend Scott Hirsch as The Court & Spark. After that band burned out, Taylor decided in 2007 …

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FIDO Cardio

FOLIO EVENTS SeaWalk Pavilion75 N. First St.Jacksonville Beach, FL View larger map Now here’s an event worth barking about! The Chariots of Fur Beach Run & Festival features a 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run that’s totally dog-friendly. Is Ol’ Blue getting a little “muttin” top? Leash him up and bring him on down! Live music, contests, food trucks, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes and a silent auction are featured. All proceeds benefit St. Francis Animal Hospital and its efforts to help pets in need of medical care.____________________ 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. …

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