Ponte Vedra

Raise The Flag! Henry Rollins talks politics & punk

  The notorious is a lot of things but don’t call him an artist. Since fronting the nonconformist punk band , he’s transformed a random collection of exploits into a distinguished assemblage of creative triumphs; actor, author, radio host, poet, historian, motivational speaker and punk rock legend. For Rollins, it’s just what he does, not who he is. “For me, it’s work, whatever I am up to at the time. I am not an artist on any level. I just do stuff,” he says. “Whatever I am doing at the moment is the preferred medium. I am about 50 shows into …

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Eco Relics: Constructing Reality From an Old Family Recipe

Sara Frasca is making her grandmother proud. In 1974, Evey Frasca invented the panino in her Colorado Springs pizzeria, a unique combination of dough, sauce, and toppings that is rolled up into a sandwich and baked. Evey’s children carried on her culinary legacy and now Frasca, who literally grew up in the family restaurant, has brought the panino to the First Coast at her in Ponte Vedre Beach. Secret family recipes are hard to beat. Although Frasca had to alter the dough recipe for altitude, the panino’s main ingredients are still faithful to the 1974 original. The idea to open …

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Be transported to the fantasy world of “PETER PAN”

in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which has a Music & Arts Ministry, has become a springtime destination for lovers of musical theatre during the past six years. Last year, the church delighted patrons by staging ’ fabulous original production of “.” Mr. Woods is back this year with his adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, “,” a beloved classic which is now in public domain. While “The Sound of Music” was initially planned as the 2016 production, a new choice was required due to unexpected issues with obtaining the rights. And as with “St. George,” Woods is again totally involved …

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Let Your Inner Child Take Flight with Peter Pan

PETER PAN The Musical at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra, April 13-24 On his journey to Neverland, Jason Woods was literally flying by the seat of his pants. The writer and director was already in the throes of a very different musical production when the wind changed direction. But with a lot of heart, a talented cast, and the just right amount of pixie dust, Woods’ Peter Pan is ready to take flight. Like the Darling children, Woods suddenly found himself thrust into a world for which he was unprepared when the rights to the spring musical, The Sound of …

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Love To Sing?

A new voice academy with an emphasis on building confidence as well as vocal technique is opening a second location in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Lisa Kelly Voice Academy is owned and operated by Irish singing sensation and former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly. Kelly co-owns the academy with her husband and former Celtic Woman CEO Scott Porter. They opened the first location in Peachtree City, Ga. in January 2013 and she says Ponte Vedra Beach was the perfect fit for their second location. “Since the very beginning of my career I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing …

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Sharing Laughs with Jim Breuer

To hear him talk about his work as a stand-up comic, sounds more like a pro wrestler than one of the most successful comedians in the business. He’s crushing it, killing it, pouncing on it, hitting it hard. “I’ve been killing on this show. It’s very relatable to anyone with families. I pounce the first half hour, forty minutes venting on having teenage kids. I hit it hard,” he says. “I’m married with kids, been married twenty-three years with two teenage girls, three girls altogether. I’m taking care of an elderly mother so I smash that stuff hard. It’s bone …

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“We’re Having A Blast” – Trout Steak Revival

There is a lot of good grass coming out of Colorado and is among the young bands doing its part to cultivate a new sound while staying true to the roots. The Denver-based five-piece is part of the generation of young bluegrass pickers carrying on the bluegrass tradition of the music.  They are on the road with , stopping Feb 9 at the to play some old stuff, test out some new stuff that hasn’t even been recorded yet and as always, sprinkle in a cover or too. “It’s pretty exciting. We’re just starting our third week,” upright bassist Casey …

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Claude’s Chocolates

For some of the finest chocolate made here in Florida, you’ll want to seek out . The chocolates are hand-made here on the First Coast from the finest Belgian base by Claude Franques. French-born Claude is a classically trained chef who has had experience in Manhattan, until the charm of won him away from the Big Apple. The chocolates he creates are very much in the European style with big, rich flavor. These are chocolates you savor, bites that take hold of your soul–if you’re into chocolate. He’s got standards in his retinue (ganache, truffles and bon bons) but there …

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The hosted Graham Nash, the legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of Crosby, Stills and Nash and the Hollies, will kick off his “This Path Tonight” U.S. tour with a performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Legendary singer-songwriter is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, is a GRAMMY Award winner, a New York Times best-selling author, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) …

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The Never-Fading Spark of Candlebox

Event: Candlebox Acoustic Location: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Date/Time: November 15th, 8pm Tickets: $29.50-$39.50 Contact: www.pvconcerthall.com   It’s impossible to revisit the generation of 90s rock without acknowledging and their contributions to the landscape. Singles like ‘Far Behind’, ‘You’, and ‘Cover Me’ left an indelible impression with the right amount of angst and radio-friendly rebellion to carry on some 20 years later. Front man still feels a connection to the music that put Candlebox on the map, although the personalities of the songs have changed throughout the years. “‘Far Behind’ is still the same to me. It’s written about from …

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