The Beaches

Joey Bada$$ – stormin’ hip-hop

  A 20-year-old MC from Brooklyn, NY is taking hip-hop by storm as an independent artist with a strong DIY aesthetic and a super tight flow. started small, mixing and distributing his own mixed tapes while he was still in high school. This grassroots approach generated a strong underground following, the establishment of the Pro-Era collective and even some love from Hove. “It started off, and there were four of us. It was myself, Capital STEEZ, my homie CJ Fly, and Pow Pe. We all went to the same school, Edward R. Murrow. We would cut classes and go sneak …

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Massacre at Mayport

On the heels of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, Jacksonville historians and civic leaders will recognize an even earlier European presence in the “New World” by the French Huguenots during the 4th annual . A marker dedication ceremony will take place at noon on October 10th to commemorate the massacres which occurred between May 1562 and September 1565 near Mayport Village and the Matanzas Inlet. The Huguenots set sail to this uncolonized portion of the New World in 1562 to escape religious persecution in Western Europe and established La Caroline in June of 1564. The Huguenots shaped early American history with …

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FERRY FEST WITH LISA KING – OUR FERRY GODMOTHER

When settled with her family on the St. Johns River across from Mayport 17 years ago, she was drawn to the area’s natural beauty and the warmth of the community. Their neighborhood was removed from rush-hour gridlock, commercial development and urban sprawl but, with a quick ferry ride across the , it was easily accessible. “I live about a quarter mile from the ferry landing on the Ft. George side,” King says. “The ferry was one of the reasons why we decided to live there because we just love it. When my kids were little, it was an important part …

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Tropical Storm Swell for the Florida Big Wave Challenge!

is getting some nice swell this week with the help of Tropical Storm Joaquin, currently off the Bahamas coast. The unique grass roots contest to promote the sport of surfing runs from July 15 to November 1 during optimal surfing time on Florida’s coast. The Challenge includes ALL of Florida and offers a combined purse of over $10,000 in cash and prizes. “We’re excited to get some good traction with Joaquin this week,” said , Managing Partner of Group. “The season has been slow due to El Nino but the forecast is heating up some for average size surf and …

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a Vote For Laughter ‘ “MEIN TRUMP”

MEIN TRUMP AWKWARD SILENCE JAX COMEDY TROUPE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSON [email protected] a comedy troupe based in Jacksonville, Florida, presented a two-performance show at on September 25, 26, 2015. The Dual Critics reviewed the troupe’s initial stage appearance last year, in November, 2014, at . After that successful and very funny production, they applied to the Orlando Fringe Festival and were awarded a performance spot. Their appearance was well received, they learned a lot about preparation and promotion, and hope to return this year, so they can bring share their talents with a wider audience. As you can …

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Frolic with”LA CAGE AUX FOLLES”

PLAYERS BY THE SEA THEATRE REVIEW Jacksonville Beach’s opened its 50th season on September 18, 2015 with a revival of the 1984 winner of six Tony Awards, “,” which will run through October 10. Reservations are highly recommended; call 904-249-0289 or visit theatrejax.org. When this play first hit Broadway in 1983, it was considered controversial as it is about a committed gay couple facing a family crisis when their son decides to marry. As far as we know, this production is only the second in North Florida; we recall it being staged at the some years ago. In view of …

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When Every Drop Counts: Musicians Gather for Clean Water Music Fest IV

Clean water changes everything. Every day, 4,100 children die because of waterborne illness in regions like Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, and Niger. Women and children walk hours upon hours every day to collect water that inevitably makes them sick. Families must decide how much of their precious water supply they want to use daily for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Another issue critical to conditions in developing nations is sanitation, which is also addressed by charity: water projects. When basic health information and sanitation is provided in these communities, young women are finally able to go to school after they hit …

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Native Sun Natural Foods Market Ready For Jacksonville Beach Grand Opening

Native Sun Natural Foods Market is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new Jacksonville Beach location at 1585 3rd Street North on September 19, 2015. The festivities will begin at 10:00am that morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local business owners, city officials, and representatives from the Jacksonville Beach Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon-cutting, the first 250 customers to enter the store will receive the gift of a Native Sun bag filled with $50 worth of best-selling natural and organic groceries. Shoppers will also have a chance to win one of twenty $100 Native Sun gift cards …

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An Amazing 50 Years of Players By The Sea in Jacksonville Beach

Event: Players by the Sea 50th Season Kickoff Gala at the Opening Night of La Cage Aux Folles Venue: Players by the Sea, 106 6th St. N., Jacksonville Beach 32250 Date/Time: September 18, 7pm gala, 8pm curtain Tickets: $85 for non-members and $50 for members Contact: 904.249.0289 www.playersbythesea.org   Before the first curtain at Players by the Sea in October 1966, beaches residents had to travel west on Atlantic Boulevard, then the only arterial road leading into downtown, to enjoy a live theatre experience. But the founders of Players wanted to do more than bring live productions to the stage. …

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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. …

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