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Hallelujah! Ramen! Crane Ramen Gets Settled in 5 Points

Crane Ramen, 5 Points, Jacksonville, Florida, Veggie Miso Ramen, Photo by Nate MayoVeggie Miso Ramen, Photo by Nate Mayo

I’ve been stalking Crane Ramen Gainesville on Instagram for years now. I would daydream about bowls of their ramen floating above my head. Now, I don’t have to dream because they’re here! I sat down with Ramen Master Steve Grimes to get the inside slurp. How is Jacksonville reacting to Crane Ramen? “We’re getting hammered pretty bad on Facebook and Yelp. A lot of people are saying there’s no flavor in the broth, it’s not authentic, and it’s a whole bunch of white people making Japanese food. Yes, they are correct–I’m a white guy making Japanese food in Florida, for …

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78s, 45s, and 33 RPMs: Record Store Day Is April 21

  For independent record store owners and vinyl enthusiasts, Record Store Day is among the most anticipated events of the year. Created to celebrate the contribution of independent record stores and the unique role they play in their communities, RSD maintains the vibrancy of the art form and supports the owners of the stores who promote music in a tangible format in this digital age. As the owner of Young, Loud & Snotty Records in , Dale Kellerman takes his place among the independent purveyors of vinyl across the country celebrating Record Store Day on April 21st with limited edition …

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Enrich their Break: Jacksonville’s 2018 Summer Camps for Kids

Arts and culture are for everyone, including our young ones. Often camps are their first glimpses into their future careers, hobbies, interests, and lifelong friendships. Here we highlight a selection of summer camps sure to enrich the long days.    PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS June 3–10 PRELUDE CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP From beginners to master musicians, different tracks of small ensembles (usually 3–4 in an ensemble) are organized based on instrument mix, skills, performance experience, maturity, and other important small-ensemble considerations. Whether you have a pre-formed ensemble or want to be placed, there’s always a spot for you. Complementary small ensembles are …

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Hotel Palms Hosts an Art Battle in Atlantic Beach

A group of local artists will battle it out in a live painting competition designed to promote art while audiences watch how it’s made. Art Battle will be held Wednesday, April 18 at the Hotel Palms, 28 Sherry Drive in  starting at 7:00. Photo by Lexa Bergen “Art Battle is about the celebration of artists and the community reflects this idea that anyone can reach out with their talent and courage to touch an audience,” says Chris Pemberton of Art Battle International. “Jacksonville was selected as a way to uncover and discover the rich artistic talent and expression in the …

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EAT UP JAX: Expansions Slated for Metro Diner, Engine 15, The Hyatt, and Bojangles

GastroFest 2018 happened last month at the beautiful Friendship Fountain in partnership with the Museum of Science & History! This year’s Judge’s Choice winners are: Candy Apple Cafe, Jax Diner, Sliders, Bread & Board, Black Sheep at Intuition, German Schnitzel Haus, Bold City Mobile Kitchen, Sunshine Grindz, Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen, Khloe’s Kitchen, and Orsay. The Hyatt has announced that they will be adding three restaurant concepts to open by late summer. There’s been lots of updates to their lobby, mainly because of Hurricane Irma, but they will also have a 24-hour market, a tavern, and a seafood restaurant. The market …

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💥 Win 3-Day Passes 💥 to Welcome to Rockville from CMA Medicine

April 27-29 WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Now a three-day event with camping, the 2018 Welcome to Rockville Festival features over 45 bands on four stagesl. Lineup includes the Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osborne with Zakk Wilde, Billy Idol, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, The Used, Bullet for my Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Underoath,Killswitch Engage, Cluth, Thrice, Baroness, Hollywood Undead, Parkway Drive, Greta Van Fleet, Sevendust, Popeveil, Quicklsand, Trivium, Avatar,Red Sun Rising, Andrew W.K., Wolf Alice, The Sword,Red Fang, Atreyu, The Bronx, Power Trip. Butcher babies, …

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Jacksonville Celebrates Earth Month!

EARTH EVENTS April 13-14 Environmental Challenge Weekend (St. Augustine) Two days of events begins with a reception on Friday at 5pm with refreshments and entertainment. This will be followed by an “Intergenerational Session“ where Environmental Lawyer Jane West, Matanzas Riverkeeper Jen Lomberk, Bill Hamilton of the Environmental Youth Council, Lisa Blizzard of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Janet Stanko of the Sierra Club will partner with students from the Nease High School Environmental Club to discuss the following topics :  Environmental Legislation Update, Non-Legislative Environmental Activism, Offshore Drilling, Ocean Debris with Focus on Plastics, and Climate Change in the …

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On The River – April is Earth Month

BY KELLY PATTON, Outreach Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper CELEBRATE AND PROTECT CLEAN WATER Last month, the world celebrated World Water Day to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocate for sustainable management of this natural resource. In the Jacksonville area, we are fortunate to have water all around us. On average, 5.4 billion gallons of water are discharged from the mouth of the St. Johns River into the Atlantic Ocean every day. This vast network of water forming 310 miles upstream is a significant part of our identity as a River City. Let’s raise our voices for clean water. This …

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The Little Sisters of the Allman Brothers: Larkin Poe at Springing The Blues

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell of Larkin Poe were raised the way good southern girls should be, singing the sweet, gospel harmonies of church hymns with a deep-rooted appreciation of bands like the Allman Brothers. Those early experiences served them well and show up in their music as distant strings tied to the past. Named for the girls’ three times great grandfather, are, in fact, distant descendants of the renowned author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. They discovered the connection in 2010 doing some digging into their family genealogy. “We didn’t find out that we …

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A big backyard party with 25,000 close friends -GODSMACK at Rockville

It’s been two decades since Godsmack crashed through the gates of the hard rock scene and the band is marking the occasion with new music. When Legends Rise drops April 27, the same day hits the stage at Welcome to Rockville. Drummer , who has lived in Florida for the last several years, says celebrating the release at an outdoor festival in his home state is like having a big backyard party with 25,000 of his closest friends. “It’s our record release party,” says Larkin. “We like to go big.” Godsmack performs on the same bill as Ozzy Osborne with …

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