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The Heavy Hands Have It

story by GEORGIO VALENTINO Duval County’s Charter RevisionCommission met for the fourth time last Friday, Sept. 13. It was an auspicious date, to be sure, and it proved most unlucky—at least for your average Jacksonville citizen. You see, this meeting made clear what so many have feared since the commissioners were appointed months ago: The CRC is going to be another classic power grab by self-serving and self-appointed oligarchs. All this became clear when Chairman Lindsey Brock shut down the meeting over the heated objections of some of his own members. At issue was the amount of public input to …

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The Wizard of Oz

story by DR. JUAN P. GRAY Toto was the hero of The Wizard of Oz. He was Dorothy’s canine companion who pulled back the huge curtain to expose a little man impersonating an all-powerful wizard. It’s the perfect analogy for our current situation, in which former Kids Hope Alliance CEO Joe Peppers has exposed corruption in city government. Last month, The Florida Times-Union reported on a detailed internal memo in which Peppers “level[ed] an explosive allegation: Mayor Lenny Curry’s office was exerting ‘undue influence’ on him to give preferential treatment to a hand-picked groups of organizations that would soon seek …

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Bite by Bite

It’s a fact: Everybody’s got to eat. And lucky for those of us fortunate enough to live in the 904, there are so many places here to do just that.  Here at Folio Weekly Magazine Headquarters, we’ve culled some local restaurants from that vast assembly which offer diverse, innovative and delicious fare–everything from pizza, Southern-style chicken, Tex-Mex and seafood to Irish cuisine, fine dining, burgers, craft cocktails, Asian street food, locally brewed ales and beer and family-owned coffee shops. Click on the photos above for deets on some of Northeast Florida’s finest eateries.

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Screen Shots

story by SHELTON HULL One very popular recurring feature of this column has been our running list of songs about cannabis. It’s easy to write, easy to read and consistently useful (which checks damn near every relevant box in this business). We will continue bringing you more of that stuff every few weeks for the rest of my life, but this week let’s look at a couple of movies in which marijuana figures prominently in the plot. They also all involve the music business, which I’m sure Ansliger would appreciate.   The Gene Krupa Story (1959) Krupa (1909-’73) was the …

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Pets Like Me: Tator

story by DAVI Dogs have many roles in everyday life, from household pets to hunting companions to pillars of internet culture. When it comes to their place on the farm, dogs play another role that’s just as significant. Livestock guardian dogs can be considered an upgrade of any old farm dog. They are intelligent, loyal and brave in keeping predators at bay.   LIVESTOCK LIFESAVER   Davi: How did you get your name? Tator: I picked it for myself. My mom had lots of name suggestions which all sounded cool, but when I heard Tator, I leapt for joy and …

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What If

WILLIE EVANS JR. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, The Backyard at The Amp, St. Augustine, singoutloudfestival.com, free The Amp1340C A1A SouthSt. Augustine, FL 32080 View larger map story by MADELEINE PECK WAGNER The best part about talking to Willie Evans Jr. might be his optimistic absurdity. In his world, anything is possible, because if he sets his mind to it, whatever “it” is, can happen. The rapper, deejay, producer and designer keeps his hand in multiple fields, because his brain works in multiple modes. He won’t tell you that directly, though. You’ll figure it out in conversational asides, like, “Now …

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Live + Local Music

Live Music Venues AMELIA ISLAND, FERNANDINA SALTY PELICAN, 12 N. Front St. Brian Ernst Sept. 18. Davis Turner Sept. 19. Billy King Sept. 20. Jimmie Coleman Sept. 21. Amy Vickery Sept. 22 SLIDERS, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. Brian Ernst Sept. 19. Hallie Davis, Radio Love Sept. 20. 7 Street Band Sept. 21. Tad Jennings Sept. 22. Joe King Sept. 23. King Eddie & Pili Pili Wed. Mark O’Quinn Tue. The SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher The Macys Sept. 18. John Waters Sept. 20. Shawn Lane Sept. 21. Brian Ernst Sept. 22   THE BEACHES (All venues in Jax Beach unless otherwise …

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Alt Life, Salt Life

Quarter Roy 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Sarbez (Flagler College Night), singoutloudfestival.com, free Sarbez!115 Anastasia Blvd.St. Augustine, FL 32080 View larger map story by TRISTAN KOMORNY For far too long, the West Coast has laid exclusive claim to the sun-drenched sounds of beach life, namely, reverb-laden surf guitars and blissfully layered vocals. The Beach Boys and The Ventures first rode that wave, and contemporary indie bands like Wavves, Alvvays, Best Coast and Fidlar have revived the tradition. In St. Augustine, however, three Flagler College students are beating the Californians at their own game. Meet Quarter Roy. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist …

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Last Conquistadors, Ep. 3

story by JIM MINION Read Episode 1 Read Episode 2 Episode 3.1: Down the Well As soon as the bay doors opened, the change in heat and pressure was obvious. Donovin Lamont could hear the metal and ceramic clink and groan in response. Earth’s jewel blue really struck him at that moment. When the lander tipped forward, the module was shot with naked sunlight. They were free, not so much flying as falling. Looking up, Lamont could see the Bronco shrink into the blackness with a speed that made him queasy. He thought to close his eyes, then said, “No. …

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