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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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Undead: Goth’s Mystery and History Lives On in Jacksonville

A dark saga developed over hundreds of years, creating an expansive cultural network. We spoke with key figures in the local scene on how the goth subculture lives on in Northeast Florida. It’s Resurgence Goth Night at 1904. Occult symbols project onto dark walls and absinthe drips from cups. A pulse creeps into a creaking bass and a guitar melody, summoning a sea of black cloth to the dance floor. Bodies in intricate layers of corsets and capes, adorned with silver, sway together to the ominous tones. A heavy echo on every note, a voice enters the mix three minutes …

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Year in Review: 2019 Jacksonville Shows & Concerts by Photographer Kim Reed

A Year in Review: 2019 Jacksonville Shows & Concerts by Photographer Kim Reed, The Rolling Stones at TIAA Bank Field

When the curtains rose and the spotlights came on, my long-lens Nikon was fixed right in the middle of the stage to catch Cher as she stepped out in all of her splendor at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. Only she was lowered down from the ceiling on a rope instead. Fortunately, I, Kim Reed, photographer at EU Jacksonville, managed to change tack and capture her glittery descent in all its glory.  The music scene in NE Florida includes such intimate spaces as and ranges through venues such as the , the and larger venues like , , …

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In Pictures: Zac Brown Band plays The Owl Tour at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida

Photos by Kim Reed, In Pictures: Zac Brown Band plays The Owl Tour at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida

Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning group led by front man, Zac Brown along with Jimmy De Martini (violin), John Driskell Hopkins (guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar).  They are currently touring their 2019 “The Owl Tour,” in support of their recently released sixth studio album, The Owl, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Country Albums, Independent Albums and Digital Albums charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Zac Brown Band played Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, October …

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Through Local Lens: Toni Smailagic is Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville

Through Local Lens: Toni Smailagic is Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville

Interview with Toni Smailagic By the time you read this, you will have about 1 week left to order your very own copy of a ground-breaking photography book depicting the people and places we all collectively home. Local photographer and owner of Cr8Jax, , is currently running a campaign to get his very first photo book into print edition! If you haven’t noticed Smailagic peeking from behind his lens around town before, there is a grand chance you might catch a glimpse of yourself in one of his sensational images from various events around town over the last few years. …

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30,000 Music Lovers and Farm Supporters Attend 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley

30,000 Music lovers and farm supporters attend the 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley, Margo Price and Native American, Photo by Kim Reed

FARM AID 2019 PHOTO ESSAY Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. joined the Board of Directors in 2001. The organization has raised $57 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. It’s a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land. Over 30,000 music lovers and farm supporters attended the 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley in eastern Wisconsin on September 21st. All …

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Drowning World at MOCA: Photographer Gideon Mendel Captures Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath in Jacksonville

MOCA Jacksonville, Drowning World, © GIDEON MENDEL, Georgia Winegart, San Marco neighbourhood, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, September 2017. C-print, 27 ½ 27 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will be hosting Drowning World from world-renowned photographer Gideon Mendel. The series features photographs he’s captured from around the world of floods and the people affected by them, including some from locals in Jacksonville and Middleburg after Hurricane Irma hit the First Coast, which he did as part of his winning the Jury Prize of the 2016 Greenpeace Photo Awards. I spoke to him to learn more about his work and his hopes for the reception of the exhibition. What led you to this photo series? Why did you choose flooding? The project emerged …

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Todd Rundgren is Still Making Friends: Sold-Out Show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was An Unpredictable Evening

Todd Rundgren is Still Making Friends: Sold-Out Show at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was an Unpredictable Evening, Photos by Kim Reed

Photos by Kim Reed Visionary rock artist Todd Rundgren returned to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for the first time since his two sold-out shows in 2015. On Thursday, August 16, the concert hall  hosted “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren”. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60’s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all …

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