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Piano Man

story by SHELTON HULL The sun is just going down in Riverside, but Jonah Pierre is rising, in every sense of the word. It’s been a steady upward trajectory for the 32-year-old musician since he first made an impact on our jazz scene a decade ago; 2020 has started out hotter for him than any year yet. He has at least two albums dropping this year, and he’s performing at venues almost every night of the week. On this particular night, he’s preparing to play with Al Reshard at The Island Bar. It’s a relatively new group in a venue …

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Not-So-Summer Festival

WINTERLAND III 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9, Five Points, winterlandpresents.com, $30-$60. story by TRISTAN KOMORNY Riverside will be the focal point of Jacksonville’s vibrant music community, this weekend, as local record label Winterland presents the third edition of its eponymous music festival. Each annual outing has been an opportunity to serve the city’s artists and audience, according to Winterland co-founder Glenn Van Dyke. “We started Winterland as a way to help usher in a new era of music culture in Jacksonville,” Van Dyke told Folio Weekly. “We want to expand on the growing scene and make it exciting to be …

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Everyone Needs a Little Help

story by DAVI THE DACHSHUND Even a capable canine columnist like me can find it difficult to make ends meet. So, I depend on my mom for most things: filling my bowl with kibble, taking me to the vet for regular exams, and replacing my old squeaky squirrel with a new squeaky hedgehog. But not every pet is as fortunate. Hundreds of pets—from dogs and cats to birds and ferrets (and let’s not get started on reptiles)—end up abandoned on the streets, surrendered at shelters, or put into homeless situations when pet owners find caring for them difficult or impossible. …

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Live + Local Music

Live Music Venues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Davis Turner Feb. 5. Travis Harden Feb. 6. Justin Spivey Feb. 7. Eric Alabiso, Amy Vickery Feb. 8. Hupp & Ray Feb. 9. Jimmy Mowrey Feb. 11 SJ BREWING COMPANY, 463646 S.R. 200, Ste. 13, Yulee Jory Lyle Feb. 8 THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. The Macy’s Feb. 5. Savanna Leigh Bassett Feb. 7. Sam McDonald Feb. 8 STORY & SONG BOOKSTORE, 1430 Park Ave. Rev. Todd Glacy Feb. 7   THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM, 2457B S. …

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Tallahassee End Run

BACKPAGE EDITORIAL FOLIO WEEKLY welcomes Backpage submissions. They should be 1,200 words or fewer and on a topic of local interest and/or concern. Send your submissions to mail@folioweekly.com. Opinions expressed on the Backpage are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Folio Weekly. story by SUSAN AERTKER State Rep. Jason Fischer’s HB 1079 (formerly local bill J-1) has been slowly congealing into law, with the objective of stripping our elected Duval County School Board of the power to scout and appoint the best possible superintendent—and its authority to keep that appointee accountable on the job. The …

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Strange Brews

story by SHELTON HULL It’s been a couple of years since SweetWater Brewing Company dropped the original G13 IPA. That was the first in a series of 420 Strain beers, which smell and taste like cannabis with none of the stuff in the mix. It made a big splash, almost instantly, and can now be found in cans, bottles and pint glasses at countless retailers throughout Northeast Florida. Well, you could count the places that have it, but it would be much easier to count the places that don’t—and that number decreases every week. The Atlanta-based craft brew crew has …

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Live + Local Music

Live Music Venues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Davis Turner Jan. 29. Aaron Koerner Jan. 31 SJ BREWING COMPANY, 463646 S.R. 200, Ste. 13, Yulee Jimmy Beats Feb. 1 THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. Hupp Huppmann Jan. 29. Sam McDonald Jan. 31. Anton Laplume Feb. 1 STORY & SONG BOOKSTORE, 1430 Park Ave. Sommer Kinsler Feb. 2   THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM, 2457B S. Third St. Taylor Roberts Jan. 30. The Mona Lisa Tribe Jan. 31. Jeremiah Jones Feb. 1. Bay Kings Band Feb. 3. …

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Notes from the Underground

BACKPAGE EDITORIAL FOLIO WEEKLY welcomes Backpage submissions. They should be 1,200 words or fewer and on a topic of local interest and/or concern. Send your submissions to mail@folioweekly.com. Opinions expressed on the Backpage are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Folio Weekly. story by LINDSAY ANDERSON Jacksonville is behind on somethings. In our opinion and in our experience, the vital advantage is that our local soil is rested and rich. There is an opportunity to create the culture that you want in the city. Should you have the determination to plant your ideas, the chances …

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