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Thursday Evenings at MOCA Jacksonville with The Balance King

Thursday Evenings at MoCA Jacksonville with The Balance King, Photo by Blue Franswa

Q& A with Jeremy Nix, The Balance King First off, thank you for letting me feature you! After doing even cursory research on The Balance King it is obvious that you’re in the midst of a very active and exciting chapter of life. You have so many great projects in the works, congrats! Thank you, Amanda, it’s an honor to be featured by you for the EU! What you observe is the periphery of verdant foliage, which could not thrive without the loving support of family and friends, and being a member of a superlative team – in a word, …

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The Lark, a New Creative Space for Downtown Jacksonville

The Lark, a New Creative Space for Downtown Jacksonville, George Saoud, Meleese, Rob Middleton, Tony Rodriguez Mural

Our great city is home to dozens of iconic buildings Downtown that have their own unique, cultural history to tell. The Bryan Building on Hogan Street at is one such superstructure that is layered with decades of creative owners and establishments that only add to its rich authenticity. With the upcoming grand opening of The Lark, these urban walls are on the verge of starting a bright and brand-new contemporary chapter that will revitalize a cherished pocket of . Above the store fronts of and is a vibrant, pulsing innovative space that is about to become a magnet landmark where …

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Memorial Day Weekend Tradition, Jacksonville Jazz Festival Features Big Names, Festival Veterans and Young, Emerging Artists

Jacksonville Jazz Festival , City of Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown Jacksonville does more than just set the stage for the . It becomes the stage! A Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 39th annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival features a lineup of big names, festival veterans and young, emerging artists on two stages at the courthouse lawn and . The legendary Gladys Knight is the 2019 festival headliner. Other artists include Brian Culbertson, Monty Alexander, The Noel Freidline Quartet with Maria Howell, Ledisi, Kirk Whalum, Jazmin Ghent, Moonchild, Avery Sunshine, Alfredo Rodriguez, Terence Blanchard & the E Collective, Camila Meza Quartet, Norman Brown, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul, Amina Scott, …

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Local Filmmakers Challenge Each Other with the 48 Hour Film Project

Filmmakers view life through a unique lens and the challenges participants to execute their vision for a short film in just two days. The winning film will compete against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 to win the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner. The 2019 event kicks off May 17 at  with music by DJ Jimmy Hustle, food trucks, and more. Participating teams choose from two randomly selected and produce a film that adheres to the elements of the genre selected. Categories in group one include action/adventure, …

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Hungry For Interesting Theatre: Phase Eight Brings “Food of Love” by Kelby Siddons to NOLA MOCA

Food of Love, Phase Eight Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS PHASE EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW For those hungry for interesting theatre, the in is the place to have been on April 5th, where Food of Love, ’s latest play, was staged in , the on-site cafe. A second (sold-out) performance is scheduled for April 11th. Founder and director of the Phase Eight Theatre, , has produced many provocative and interesting plays, but Food of Love is unique; it’s the first time food has been a major component. Playwright Kelby is a full-time educator who finds time in private life to become involved in many theatre projects. She is …

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Jax Poetry Fest Celebrates National Poetry Month in Downtown Jax for the 4th Year

It’s thought-provoking and inspiring, emotional and raw, connecting us all through the power of the written word. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hope at Hand presents the 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest with free community workshops and presentations by a collection of local poets, writers and spoken-word artists in . Jax Poetry Fest is an annual event produced by the North Florida nonprofit every April during National Poetry Month to inspire community-based poetry projects and engage the community. The inaugural Poetry Fest was held in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the festival has grown in terms of both …

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Sarah Crooks Chats About Decent; Dissent; Descend: Into the Springs of RED Pearl River at Jax Makerspace

Sarah Crooks, Photo by Natalie McCray

The turning of the New Year inspires rebirth, renewal and rediscovery through a cleansing of the spirit and affecting positive change. To get the year started off fresh, explore personal agency and the healing power of water with ecofeminist artist who will be hosting a creative engagement workshop Jan. 12 at the . Participants will create a personal narrative drawing in mixed media illustrating their own story using recycled materials. Crooks based the concept for the workshop on her own tapestry drawing entitled “Decent; Dissent; Descend: Into the Springs of RED Pearl River,” the fourth and final tapestry drawing of …

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Beyond Downtown Artwalk: Duval Mercantile Pop-Up Shop for the Holidays

Duval Mercantile, Art Walk pop-up, Downtown Jacksonville, Emily Moody, Varick Rosete

A Jacksonville business owner is making it easier to shop local this holiday season. Emily Moody-Rosete, who operates the downtown Wolf & Cub boutique on Laura Street, is bringing a pop-up storefront to the space formerly occupied by La Cena restaurant. Located at 211 North Laura Street, Duval Mercantile will grace the historic Elks Building. Duval Mercantile will celebrate its grand opening November 7th during Artwalk and will remain open through the month of December. As the former owner the live music venue in the downtown core and Anomaly in the Five Points neighborhood, Emily Moody-Rosete knows how to create …

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It Starts Here: 2018 Jacksonville Film Festival Films Announced

The Jacksonville community will get to experience a variety of films September 14 and 15. The will start with a red carpet event Friday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m. After the red carpet, JFF will start with the heartwarming documentary block, “HEART YOUR DOCS.” Following the short documentaries, JFF will screen the world premiere of Demetrius Wren’s feature film, Rehabilitation of the Hill. Mr. Wren will be in attendance for a Q&A following the 90 minute feature narrative about the cultural damages of gentrification. “I’m really excited to show Jacksonville this collection of films. I think this program brings the …

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Drowning World at MOCA: Photographer Gideon Mendel Captures Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath in Jacksonville

MOCA Jacksonville, Drowning World, © GIDEON MENDEL, Georgia Winegart, San Marco neighbourhood, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, September 2017. C-print, 27 ½ 27 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will be hosting Drowning World from world-renowned photographer Gideon Mendel. The series features photographs he’s captured from around the world of floods and the people affected by them, including some from locals in Jacksonville and Middleburg after Hurricane Irma hit the First Coast, which he did as part of his winning the Jury Prize of the 2016 Greenpeace Photo Awards. I spoke to him to learn more about his work and his hopes for the reception of the exhibition. What led you to this photo series? Why did you choose flooding? The project emerged …

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