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MOVIE REVIEW: “CHAPPiE”

Running Time: 2 hours Rated R for violence, language, & brief nudity Directed By: (Elysium) Starring: as ()                              as Deon Wilson () as Ninja as Yolandi as Amerika (Elysium) as Pitbull () as Michelle Bradley (Alien) as Vincent Moore (X-Men)   Anything you wanna do in your life, you can do. Write poetry, have original ideas…   In the near future, Deon Wilson is a robotics engineer who is responsible for creating the mechanized police unit for Johannesburg. Even though it was proven that Deon’s efficient police robots have reduced crime and saved human lives, Vincent Moore (competing engineer …

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UNF wins the Atlantic Sun title – on to the NCAA tournament.

The defeated USC Upstate 63-57 to win the Atlantic Sun title and receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.   The Ospreys are heading to the Big Dance after the best season in  history! UNF took the regular season Atlantic Sun Conference crown  defending home court throughout the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. North Florida vanquished Stetson, Lipscomb and USC Upstate on their way to claiming the Atlantic Sun Championship, and they’re ready to compete in the first round of the . The road to March Madness started earlier this season after UNF beat Purdue and showed they can compete with …

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Darryl Green: An Epic Night of Music & Photography

Darryl Green's "Lush" photography series

On March 20th at 7pm at the in Springfield (1827 North Pearl St.), promises “an Epic Night” for the opening of his photography series Lush. To celebrate in style, the attire is semi-formal, food and champagne will be provided and of  will perform. In addition Green’s own band will take the stage. For Lush, Green says he was inspired by the “sensuality of a woman’s being” using “different lighting techniques to show off a woman’s body without showing it.” He draws inspiration from other photographers such as Helmut Newton and Jacksonville native and Green’s close friend Tyler Shields. Green feels …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Butterflies Are Free”

The Alhambra Theatre opened ’s comedy, “”. It will run through March 22nd 2015. The is located at 12000 Beach Blvd, in Jacksonville. Call 904-641-1212 or visit alhambrajax.com. This funny, warm and touching comedy opened in l969 on Broadway, and played for 1,128 performances. Blythe Danner won a Best Actress Tony for the role of Jill Tanner. Play was also nominated for Best Direction. The popular movie version in l972 won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Eileen Heckart. Though a play about the 60’s, it is so well written, the humor still so current that it is still frequently …

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Vision for Shipyards Development presented by Shad Khan

Vision for Shipyards Development presented by Shad Khan, Jacksonville, FL - Image courteousy of POPULOUS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by  owner  and team president  on behalf of , a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the . The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming. The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. …

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OLD ARLINGTON: Tree Hill

Tree Hill Nature Center, Old Arlington, Jacksonville, FL, photo by Fran Ruchalski

“Follow the trail. It is well marked. The alligator will be on your right and the black goats on your left.” These were the intriguing instructions I received on my quest for the  at  on Arlington’s Lone Star Road. I liked Tree Hill instantly when I saw a sign offering free compost at the front gate. I also liked the fact a staghorn fern roughly the size of a golf cart graced the entrance. Well-marked trails led to the office and to the helpful man who provided the garden location instructions. Because the trails close at 4pm, and it was …

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OLD ARLINGTON: KONA SKATE PARK

Flight On Wheels Kona skate park, nestled in the heart of Arlington, is nothing short of legendary in the world of professional skateboarding and a park that stands as an indelible symbol of the Greater Arlington Community. Ahead of its time when gates opened in the summer of 1977, Kona gave the sport of skateboarding, which was still in its infancy and relegated nationally as a niche West Coast fad, the opportunity to flourish amongst East Coast thrill seekers. Establishing itself in the Arlington community was a challenge during the early years, the highlight of which was the park’s hosting …

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Old Arlington: The New Place to Be!

Arlington is reinventing itself–it’s on the move. Rooted in history and continuing through the , Arlington development exploded with the opening of the Mathews Bridge in 1953. Miles and miles of riverfront property wrap around the first North-to-East bend of the river from Downtown, heading out to the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to indigenous peoples, the French, Spanish, British and Americans have walked its ground, shaded under towering oak trees through centuries. Its apex began in the mid-20th century as a post-haven for new housing, expansion of communities, and soon, a private university using the namesake of the city, . …

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THE BOOK OF MORMON REVIEW

The Book of Mormon Unlike Anything You Have Ever Seen Before The FSCJ Artist Series presents the national tour of the Tony award-winning musical, “The Book of Mormon,” part of the Broadway in Jacksonville Season, at the Times Union Center, 300 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville. For information and tickets, call 442-2929 or visit artistseriesjax.org. The satirical “” received nine Tony awards in 2011, which included Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. The play was originally conceived in 2003 by and , the guys from the “” TV show, who later asked songwriter , famous for his work in …

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Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show

Sunday, February 8 is the Day of the Walking Dead in Jacksonville! It’s not the end of days but it may look like it on February 8, when the returns to the Ramada Convention Center in Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road.  The Retrorama gang is planning their biggest event yet and a big part of that involves actor who played Axel on the hit television series, .  According to show promoter , “this will be the first time that an actor from the main cast of the series The Walking Dead has appeared at a show in North Florida and …

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