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Art on Unoccupied Structures Bill Passes Unanimously | Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Chip Southworth

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (CCGJ) are proud to celebrate the passing of bill 2014-730 through City Council on Tuesday evening, allowing the solicitation and management of artistic projects on “unoccupied structures” in the Jacksonville urban core. “This has been a true example of collaboration between so many within the arts community, the redevelopment community and city government,” said , chairman of the  board. “It’s a significant step towards our goal of leveraging arts and culture to make downtown the dynamic core a great city deserves.” The change …

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Kicks Off Tour at the Florida Theatre

Tedeschi Trucks Band, photo: Mark Seliger

From headlining festivals to multi-night residencies, Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band has spent the past 12 months delivering countless memorable performances across the globe.  With guitarist ’ departure from  now final, the 11-piece tour de force he leads with wife  enters the new year with full-time focus and dedication, allowing the ensemble more time to write new songs together as a unit and schedule a jam-packed itinerary of concert dates for 2015. This upcoming weekend, January 17 and 18, Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines its own Sunshine Music & Blues festival. (http://www.sunshinemusicandblues.com/)  Now in its third year, the two-city event created and …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Selma

Selma

The year is 1964 and the President is , (from ) even though segregation is illegal it is still present in the South. If you were a black man or women in the South legally you had the right to vote but that doesn’t mean that you could. is the story of ’s march from Selma Alabama to the capital, Montgomery Alabama demanding that every man and women no matter their color have the right to vote. Selma stands as one of the greatest battle grounds for voting in history. I think the way the movie begins shows how segregated …

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JACKSONVILLE’S NEIGHBORHOODS: A History of Springfield, Where Our Roots Grow Deeply

JACKSONVILLE'S NEIGHBORHOODS: A History of Springfield, Where Our Roots Grow Deeply

Where’s Springfield? Springfield is a historic neighborhood located to the north of Downtown Jacksonville. The boundaries of Springfield are well defined. Hogan’s Creek lies along its south edge, and railroad lines are found on the north and east. A street called Boulevard, which wraps around Confederate Park and becomes Broad Street, defines the western limit of the district.  The park land next Hogan’s Creek is a defining feature of the neighborhood. Confederate Park contains a popular neighborhood dog park. Inside the bounds of nearby Klutho Park, also hugged by Hogan’s Creek, you’ll find the Disc Golf Course (Disc Golf is …

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Elton John Saturday, March 14 at Jacksonville Arena

Elton John

  Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, , which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. ’s band includes  on guitar,  on bass,  on percussion,  on drums, and  on keyboards. “Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the ,” said .  “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities …

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The 14 Best Things that Happened in Jacksonville in 2014

14 Best Things of 2014

Now that it is possible to fully reflect on the year that was 2014 it is safe to say it was the most energized and productive 12 months seen in Jacksonville in decades! EU Jacksonville invites you to be inspired by our listing of the 14 Best Things of 2014. And by all means share your own opinion: if you think there is something monumental we overlooked, if you truly disagree that our choices are worthy or if you want to compliment us on our taste, please do so at our Facebook page. 14. Street Food Makes a Home in …

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Speak Up – Silence Is a Bully’s Best Friend

Speak Up - Silence is a Bully's Best Friend

Thirteen-year-old Breeanna DeGrove’s face, which had been full of youthful lightheartedness, suddenly takes on a sad countenance when the subject of school bullying comes up. “It started in the fourth grade. They started giving me a hard time verbally about my weight. They said some really hurtful things to me, and I kept silent for such a long time.” Breeanna, or Bree as most people know her, pauses for a moment, taking in the rainy view from a Starbuck’s on Jacksonville’s Northside. “Other kids saw what was going on, but they wouldn’t say anything, and some of them would join …

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Unbroken”

“Survival. Resilience. Redemption.” Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero  (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from ’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. If I can take it, I can make it. The …

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”

Starring: This is the last move in a master plan. A plan long in the making. Bilbo Baggins and Thorin’s company of dwarves sit upon the Lonely Mountain while Smaug desolates Laketown. While the townfolk scramble to safety, Bard attempts to end the torment before the entire town is ruined. Meanwhile, Bilbo notices that Thorin is beginning to change and is concerned that Thorin may have dragon sickness. Thorin is obsessed with finding the Arkenstone and distrusts Bard and the townfolk so he has the dwarves barricade the entrance of Erebor. After receiving word that the dwarves have reclaimed the …

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MOVIE NEWS: Disney’s “Inside Out” preview

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director  (“,” “”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ ,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (), Fear (), Anger (), Disgust () and Sadness (). The emotions live in Headquarters, …

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