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Come & Get It! I Prevail at Welcome To Rockville

Anyone that knows me is well aware that I am a big music video fan! I can fall down the YouTube rabbit hole for hours. During an afternoon free fall of listening to From Ashes To New, I came across a name I hadn’t seen before.. I Prevail.Curiosity struck and I had to hit play. The song “Scars” opened with the line “Trying to tear us apart but, know that we’ll wear our scars” and I knew another free fall was about to begin. By the end, my copy of their album “Lifelines” was on its way! A few months …

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Welcome to Rockville – Goodbye June

Welcome to Rockville, Goodbye June, Photo by Morgan Bates, EU Jacksonville, Florida

Meet ! Landon Milbourn [vocals], Brandon Qualkenbush [rhythm guitar & backing vocals], and Tyler Baker [lead guitar] I don’t know who said real rock and roll was dead but, Goodbye June is an incredible testament that whoever it was couldn’t have been more wrong! These guys have an astounding energy that surrounds them on & off stage. I can’t believe I almost missed the chance to get to chat with these down to earth, southern rock & rollers about growing up together and getting their start, their new album “Magic Valley” and their spectacular set at ! First cousins and friends Brandon, Tyler, and Landon grew …

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When Color Takes Flight: Why We Honor the Marvelous Monarch

The 2017 at is always an amazing event with so many people from all ages, stages, and walks of life represented. For the last 16 years Tree Hill has truly enjoyed being able to put this Festival on for the Jacksonville community. And, for the last 16 years it has been a butterfly festival. Why the focus on butterflies? For this month’s article, Tree Hill wanted to highlight some of the amazing features of butterflies and why we dedicate an entire festival to them. Butterflies go through metamorphosis, the Greek word for transform or change, beginning as an egg and …

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Your Summer Stage Is Set! Theatre Camps

Summer is setting the stage for kids of all ages to experience exciting and creative performing arts camps throughout Jacksonville. From the Beaches and beyond, community theaters are opening the doors to young, aspiring thespians, stage hands and playwrights with a diverse offering of opportunities. Stage Door Summer Camp Stage Door Summer Camp offers creative campers the unique experience of working alongside theater professionals to stage a full-scale show. Campers will have the opportunity to sing, dance, inhabit different characters, and enjoy a variety of acting games. Campers will also receive training in musical theatre-style dancing and Fit for Broadway …

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A Band in Command! The Commodores headline the 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Growing up on the northwest side of Jacksonville, often sat on the front porch of his house on 29th Street listening to the marching band.  When the wind was just right, the horns and the drums united in a ground swell of wonder and possibility. “When they turned all the way facing north, it was like ‘wow’! I would get so excited listening to those drums,” says Orange. “Eventually when I went to Northwestern High School, the first thing I went looking for was the drum section. That was my inspiration to play the drums. That was it.” Orange followed …

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Creative Spaces: At Home with the Parker Urban Band

In the same room where the Parkerurban family watches television, the rehearses for the . With (vocals), (keys), (saxophone), (drums), (bass), and (percussion), the —John (guitar and vocals) and his wife, Juanita (vocals)—make up the Parker Urban Band. It’s no easy task to form an eight-piece act, especially in an enormous city like Jacksonville. Yet the Parker Urban Band manages to practice at least once a week, and more often when they’re preparing for a gig. In the living room, where the band has rehearsed since they formed in 2012, the audience consists of a sofa, a coffee table, and …

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Jacksonville Participates in the March for Science on Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of advocates for science including scientists, educators and citizens will gather to March for Science, a public demonstration in support of science. The Jacksonville March for Science will begin at 10 a.m. at where speakers from diverse disciplines in science and education will take the stage for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers include Dr. Radha Pyati, Dr. Scott Sowell, Dr. Spring Behrouz and Adam Hoyles. After the speakers, participants will collectively march across the Acosta Bridge, ending at the where additional Earth Day programming will take place including robotics, Science through …

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Disney Reveals New Details of Star Wars Land

Disney Star Wars Land

From the Disney Parks Blog… At a panel discussion today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando entitled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed their unique partnership and shared additional details about the new galactic lands being created at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Everyone in the room got to experience the excitement and commitment this team is bringing to this project. Here’s an exclusive look at a video shared at today’s event which gives some insight into this incredible collaboration. The team shared exciting new details …

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Gorillaz Announce World Tour, Florida Debut at III Points 2017

Gorillaz

Since their conception in 1998, Gorillaz have only played a handful of shows around the world. The digital cartoon band is now set to make their Florida debut, headlining at III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival in Miami, FL this October. Brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, this British collaborative consist of fictional members 2-D, Murdoc Nickels, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs, in addition to a wide range of performers and musicians spanned over their five studio albums. The band combines everything from rock, electronica, and Britpop to hip hop and reggae, to create their distinct, …

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Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless on Rocking at Rockville and Rocking On in General

Anyone who ever said rock ‘n roll is a man’s world has obviously never heard of . The former Gossip Girl turned rock vixen looks the part with heavily lined raccoon eyes, a goddess mane and the requisite amount of latex and fishnets. As the frontwoman for , Momsen could pull it off without ever playing a note. But the doe-eyed darling is a 21st century Renaissance woman, and she’s rewriting the rules of the game. The Pretty Reckless hits the Festival stage Saturday, April 29, at (www.welcometorockvillefestival.com). The 2017 lineup features Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Eagles of Death Metal, …

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