The Beaches

ABET’S NEWEST MUSICAL- “WORKING”

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE REVIEW ABET opened its 24th season Labor Day weekend with the musical “Working,“ which will be on stage through September 20, 2015 at the in Atlantic Beach. For more information, visit www.abettheatre.com. It’s finally happened!! A play has been written about YOU! That’s right, YOU, the one reading this review! “Wait a minute,” you protest, “what do you mean about me?” But the play is about you, as we are sure that you work or have worked for a living sometime in your life, and this musical is just about that – about workers and working. …

Read More »

EU Talks to Dweezil About Playing Zappa

When was 6 years old, his late father, the legendary , released an album that his son, after four decades, still considers to be from the future. One Size Fits All was released in 1975 as the final album from .  Zappa Plays Zappa will recreate the album in its entirety in recognition of its 40th anniversary. “One Size Fits All is one my favorite records for a number of reasons. The material on the record has incredible arrangements and instrumentation. Besides the complexity of the arrangement, the song also allows for beautiful improvisation. It is a hallmark of my father’s …

Read More »

Interview with Bluesman Sean Chambers Performing at Mojo’s September 4

Find out how to get 2 for 1 tickets to the show HERE. Event: Sean Chambers Venue: Mojo’s Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach 32250 Date/Time: September 4 Tickets: $10 (2-for-1 entry details at folioweekly.com) Contact: 904.247.6636, www.mojobbq.com/mojo-kitchen-bbq-pit-blues-bar was a 14-year-old kid riding shotgun in his buddy’s car the first time he heard the signature wail of the Hendrix classic, ‘Red House.’ He’d never heard anything like it before. It was different than the rock ‘n’ roll power chords he hammered out on his guitar, but it felt like home. “I listened to a lot of rock ‘n’ roll as …

Read More »

PLAYERS BY THE SEA PELICAN AWARDS 2015

wrapped up its 49th season on August 15, 2015 at their playhouse in Jacksonville Beach, with their annual volunteer celebration and awards ceremony. The have attended a number of the celebrations, but this year’s full house audience seemed particularly lively and excited. The exuberance no doubt reflected Players very successful past season, and the anticipation of the big 50th Season opening in September. and were the Masters of Ceremony, with various actors tapped to present individual awards. A new feature was The Gold Brown Bag Awards, by long-time Players supporter and jack of all trades involving theatre, . She sketched …

Read More »

RINGING IN FIFTY YEARS WITH ALL THE FRILLS AND FEATHERS: “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES”

Players by the Sea presents the Tony Award winning musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to kick-off the 50th anniversary season. Feathers will fly, for better or worse, in this gender-bending smash hit! Meeting the in-laws is never easy, but Jean-Michel has it tougher than most. His future in-laws are ultra-conservative, while his father runs a drag nightclub where his “mother” is the star performer. When Jean-Michel asks them to masquerade as a straight couple for just one night, things go hysterically wrong. A dazzling musical with lots of humor and even more heart! The show is directed and choreographed by …

Read More »

Keiko Matsui at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

  When arrives onstage, it may not even be noticed until she takes command of her instrument and becomes a force to be reckoned with. Small in stature, and with a voice that barely surpasses a whisper, it’s no wonder she prefers expression via thundering grand piano. The pianist and composer performed at the two days before her 54th birthday, with the energy and stamina of someone 30 years her junior. Originally from Tokyo, Matsui has been recording and touring actively since the age of 19. She is the definition of prolific, having released over 20 albums in a career …

Read More »

Intriguing Music & Excellent Voices in “AIDA”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s and present and ’s AIDA, on stage during July 17 – August 8, 2015. , hoping to attain the success they had with “,” produced this musical which is based ’s opera of the same name. Featuring the music of Elton John and Tim Rice, two of the most popular names in show business, it ran on Broadway for over 1,800 performances. Elton John’s fame no doubt was the reason for its success; the critics were often lukewarm. Even if you have never been to one of Elton John’s many concerts , …

Read More »

Native Sun Natural Foods Market Announces Opening Date for New Store in Jacksonville Beach

Native Sun

, North Florida’s leading organic grocery retailer, expects to open its Jacksonville Beach location at the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North on September 4, 2015. With the opening date set, Native Sun owner addressed his decision to bring Native Sun to Jacksonville Beach, saying that, “the location was an easy choice for the new store because of the passion for healthy living that already exists within the beaches community.” For Native Sun, healthy living is about achieving balance. As Jacksonville’s local organic grocer, that balance starts with proper nutrition and expands to include anything that encourages a …

Read More »

Timeless Love: “AIDA” @ Players By The Sea

  is celebrating summer by staging a rock ‘n roll version of a timeless love story. Elton John’s “” is presented July 17-31 and Aug 1-8 on the theater’s Main Stage. Based on the book by , and with music by and lyrics by , Aida is directed by . Music is under the direction of with choreography by . Originally written by , Aida was first performed as an Italian-language opera in 1871. The evolution to the Broadway stage was led by Elton John and Tim Rice in March, 2000. The PBTS production honors the story by sticking to …

Read More »

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, a public beach and city park, is where you can literally “do it all!” Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, bird watching, swimming, shelling, surfing, picnicking, disc golfing, geocaching…the list goes on! The 450-acre park includes 1.5 miles of Atlantic shoreline, an extensive ancient dune system and a mature coastal hammock with majestic live oaks (a rarity to find along Florida’s heavily-developed coastline). Wildlife includes shorebirds, wading birds, alligators, foxes and more; sea turtle nesting occurs May through October. The park is named after Dr. Kathryn Abbey Hanna, a prominent author, educator and historian, who …

Read More »
X
X