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Collective Con- Home Of Heroes

PHOTOS BY: FRAN RUCHALSKI             The is an event overflowing with curiosity and talent. The word “Con” is an abbreviation for the word convention. However it could just as easily stand for the word constellation. Gathered in one building were stars, a galaxy of fans and a solar system of artists. The night before the convention, I attended “An Evening With Kevin Sorbo” held at Rain Dogs in 5 points. The setting of the Rain Dogs was made for dancing and candle lit conversations. In the theater area of the cage showed his dedicated fans “The Apple” one of his …

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Up In The Air: Annual Wings ‘n’ Wheels Flight Festival

Event: Wings ’n’ Wheels Location: Craig Airport, 855 St. Johns Bluff Road N. Date: April 23, 10am-4pm Tickets: Free Contact: www.wingsnwheels2016.com/ or [email protected] Jax Ex is soaring to new heights with its signature event showcasing various elements in transportation from the street to the sky. is held from 10am to 4pm April 23 at . The event features static aircraft displays, classic car show, live entertainment, a kid’s zone, plane rides, and airport tours. Aircraft displays include everything from the larger business jets to turbo props and vintage aircraft. Admission and parking are free. Jax Ex Manager says the open …

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Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses – Love For The Fans

Journeys begin with a single step but beauty begins with the serenade of a single note. This note grows into a symphony of ideas composed of people’s dreams, hopes and their passions. and are two such individuals. Jason Michael Paul is the producer and Amy Andersson is the master conductor for the Zelda Symphony event. Jason Michael Paul has produced such concerts as “,” “,” “Dear Friends,” , and now “.” Amy Andersson has a resounding background in conducting. She is a composer, arranger and currently the conductor/music director for the event. I asked them about their roles in the …

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Plug In! Native Sun Natural Foods Market Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Native Sun Natural Foods Market has recently completed installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at both its Mandarin and Southside store locations. The charging stations are part of the program and were made possible through grants initiated by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The goal of the ChargeWell program is to create an expanded network of charging stations that offer electric vehicle drivers more opportunities to charge up in the Jacksonville area. For Native Sun, the ChargeWell stations are part of the company’s continued efforts to support meaningful sustainability initiatives in the Jacksonville area. In addition, to raise …

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It’s Not Nice To Fool With Nature Unleashed

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stand inside a roaring tornado or how an underwater earthquake can trigger a deadly tsunami? The ’s newest traveling exhibit, , explores natural disasters through stunning displays, state-of-the-art animations, poignant, large-scale images and cultural artifacts that reveal the dynamic relationship we have with the Earth. The exhibit is on display through Jan 10, 2016. This month, is partnering with to offer the Kids Free November program, providing free admission for children ages 3 – 12 at participating cultural locations. “It’s a really wonderful opportunity that we are proud to be a part …

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The Elements Present: Science of Sound at MOSH

The Elements have been throwing some of the most unique parties this city has ever seen lately thanks to their access to the coolest venue in town, the Museum of Science and History. Past events have included such highlights as Super Smash Bros tournies in the Planetarium, up close and personal encounters with dinosaurs, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more. Always one to outdo themselves, the gang is now putting to use some of the museum’s best assets and bringing in some talented and innovative musicians to provide and audio-visual experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen! At Science of Sound …

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Year of the River – Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

By: Amber Sesnick Year of the River has provided a platform for artists, environmentalists, and historians to engage visitors in a dynamic discussion of the , which has been called the cultural current of our city. The river has been an important factor in economic growth, recreation, and creating better quality of life for Jacksonville residents.  Through art and cultural experiences, it has been possible to increase awareness around its importance and well-being. More than 90,000 people from the Jacksonville community were able to view Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River and engage in its related programming. From interpretive dance …

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When Every Drop Counts: Musicians Gather for Clean Water Music Fest IV

Clean water changes everything. Every day, 4,100 children die because of waterborne illness in regions like Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, and Niger. Women and children walk hours upon hours every day to collect water that inevitably makes them sick. Families must decide how much of their precious water supply they want to use daily for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Another issue critical to conditions in developing nations is sanitation, which is also addressed by charity: water projects. When basic health information and sanitation is provided in these communities, young women are finally able to go to school after they hit …

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Jacksonville Landing Gives Art a Riverfront Home

It always struck me oddly when the bubbled up as a suggestion of where to take out-of-town company. The view is picturesque, and it’s one of the most prized pieces of commercial real estate in the area, but it has never really had a cohesive cultural offering. There have always been restaurants, nightclubs, and live entertainment, but not really anything that struck me as a unique, wholly Jacksonville experience. While there’s nothing particularly wrong with a pitcher and wings at Hooters, it certainly isn’t essential on the things you have to see in Jacksonville tour. However, the tide is changing, …

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MOSHing With The Elements

Jacksonville’s is seen by some as neglected stepchild of , hiding in the shadows of the Northbank’s skyscrapers, underappreciated and mostly passed over. But all the while, one institution has maintained its reputation as a popular destination for adults and children alike: the . While certainly an attraction for children, is in the process of rebranding and repositioning itself as a center for all ages that cultivates a lifelong joy of learning. For several years now, MOSH has hosted its adult-oriented After Dark series of events that reveals the science behind such topics as cocktails, coffee, sharks, and even mixed …

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