Imported Folio

Humanizing Monsters

JESSICA PUNDS BANDS 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Riverside, cummermuseum.org, free. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens829 Riverside Ave.Jacksonville, FL 32204 View larger map story by TIM GILMORE What happens when we realize our monsters are human? When we can’t dehumanize them, even if they’ve done just that to us? These are the types of questions that Jacksonville singer-songwriter Jessica Pounds explores beautifully and hauntingly in a new suite of songs. “I wanted my monster to have fangs,” she sings, “Cloven hooves, claws and horns, / I wanted him to breathe fire …

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Live + Local Music

Live Music Venues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Davis Turner Nov. 27. Kevin Ski Nov. 29. Amy Vickery Nov. 30. Travis Hardin Dec. 1. Joe King Dec. 3 SJ BREWING COMPANY 463646 S.R. 200, Yulee. Porch Swing Nov. 30 THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. The Macy’s Nov. 27. Sam McDonald Nov. 30 STORY AND SONG BOOKSTORE, 1430 Park Ave. Opera Night: A Cornucopia of Song Nov. 29   THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BLUE JAY LISTENING ROOM, 2457B S. Third St. Taylor Roberts Quartet Nov. 29. Bay Kings Band Showcase …

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Poll Position

story by SHELTON HULL We have to wait three more months before we know for sure whether the legalization of marijuana will make it onto the ballot in November 2020, but we already know where the voters stand on the matter. Every poll taken so far has shown that popular support far exceeds the level needed for passage—and by a wide margin. Recent polling by UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) reinforces what we already knew about the subject. The lab was founded back in 2001, but its stock has risen rapidly within the ranks of statewide polling operations over …

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Old Town Tunesmiths

FOLIO WEEKLY FALL SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Casa De Vino 57, 57 Treasury St., St. Augustine, foliotix.com, $15 Casa De Vino 5757 Treasury St.St. Augustine, FL 32084 View larger map Anyone who attended our inaugural Folio Weekly Songwriter Showcase in August knows it was one for the record-books. Now we continue the series with this Fall Songwriter Showcase, starring Jolie, Jessica Leigh and Mallory Jen. The three Northeast Florida singer-songwriters perform original material and share insights in the charming garden of St. Augustine’s award-winning wine bar, Casa De Vino 57. The event takes place just as the …

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Divide & Conquer

story by SHELTON HULL The old saying that “good fences make good neighbors” has so far proven untrue along the 1100 block of Edgewood Avenue in the heart of Murray Hill. This would not be the first time that Jacksonville has defied conventional wisdom, nor the first case of internecine strife in one of the River City’s historical districts. But something about this situation was weird and different, and that is the only thing that all involved can agree on. Thankfully, this story has a happy ending, and it speaks to the power of community, and the ways in which …

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