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Cardona Direct Primary Care

It’s no secret that the United States Healthcare System is broken.  Despite the U.S. spending much more on healthcare than other high-income nations, the U.S. still scores poorly on health measurements like life expectancy, suicide rates and preventable hospital admissions, according to Harvard Health. The average cost of health insurance for an individual is a steep $450 a month and with less than 50% of businesses around the US providing healthcare to employees, many people are left to pull cash out of their own pockets, or worse, go without health insurance. Direct Primary Care is a more affordable option for …

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Local Creatives Produce Hilarious Mockumentary Cooking Series: Lemoncurd

An original webseries created by Jacksonville writer Laura Mauldin is cooking up some big laughs. “Lemoncurd” is a mockumentary that follows southern housewife Virginia Lemoncurd in her pursuit of her own daytime cooking show. Each episode involves Virginia Lemoncurd doing her best to share her favorite family recipes. “So many people think that creating a show is easy. Virginia certainly does at first. Especially cooking shows, they just make everything look so idyllic and breezy,” says Mauldin. “When you actually dive into what it takes to create a show, even with our short episodes, you come across a mountain of …

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Insel: Robi Rütenberg’s Ever-Expanding Vocal Universe

insel, Robin Rütenberg, video screen shot

Robi Rütenberg is quickly becoming one of Jacksonville’s standout artists with their hand in a variety of musical groups and genres. They play major creative roles in both baroque pop trio Four Families and the Little Books, an indie folk/rock duet. now embarks on an experimental solo project titled which recently released their first EP, in the clearing. Rütenberg approaches their practice and music from a queer feminist perspective, which has been shaped by life in the South. “I’ve held on to it because sometimes things take time.” The collection of four songs that comprises the in the clearing EP …

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Video preview: Andra Day – Rise Up

This is the second video of Day’s to be crafted by an acclaimed filmmaker following Spike Lee‘s direction of her debut video “Forever Mine.” CocaCola and McDonald’s recently announced Day as part of their Rise Up ESSENCE® Festival program ahead of her performance at the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  The lyrics from “Rise Up” will appear on 40 million Coca­Cola cups in select McDonald’s restaurants across the nation and include a Shazam-powered portal into a digital experience where they can watch the “I Rise” short film starring Andra Day.  Andra Day will grace the cover of ESSENCE Magazine‘s June issue. Andra Day is a San Diego …

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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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JD & THE STRAIGHT SHOT ON TOUR WITH JEWEL

  On the heels of their recent European trek, Americana band JD & The Straight Shot are set to open for Jewel’s Picking Up the Pieces tour kicking off on March 4th in Lake Charles, LA. JD & The Straight Shot – vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan whose voice the New York Post calls “reminiscent of Tom Waits and Randy Newman,” guitarist/vocalist Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton) along with touring musicians guitarist JJ Appelton (David Bowie, Keb Mo, Darius Rucker) and violinist Alicia Enstrom (Keith Urban, Nashville Symphony) – are hitting the …

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Happy Holidays from  The Angry Birds Movie!

In the 3D animated comedy, , we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely.  In this paradise, Red (, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck ( in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders.  But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. IN THEATRES MAY …

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