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Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread Extravaganza Returns to Old St. Andrews

Jacksonville Historical Society's Gingerbread Extravaganza Returns to Old St. Andrews

Bakers throughout the community will come together this month to celebrate a Jacksonville holiday tradition. The 17th Annual will showcase edible holiday creations in support of the educational programs and archives of the . Visitors will enjoy nearly 50 handmade gingerbread creations beginning December 4th at the Old St. Andrews event venue in the .  The Gingerbread Extravaganza is funded in part by a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund. The Gingerbread Extravaganza was founded and hosted by the South Jacksonville Rotary from 2003 to 2010. The Jacksonville Historical Society became the host of the event in …

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Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Have a Laugh for the Night with Decorated Humorist Paula Poundstone at WJCT

Comedian built a solid career as an observational comic with a razor-sharp wit and enviable improv skills. She reads a room, and when she senses the slightest vapor of a bite, she rides the comet. She’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with on stage. As with many artists of longevity, it’s a challenge to find a new stone to turn, yet Poundstone always manages to approach topics with a fresh perspective. During a recent interview with EU Jacksonville, I decided to follow her lead by going off-script. Like her act, I prepared a loose outline to follow, …

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Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

Get Your Fair On: The Greater Jacksonville Fair Returns Nov 7-17

With family fun, thrilling rides, live music and champion livestock, it’s fair to say the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair rocks. A colorful new contest added this year could spell a free day at the fair for lucky winners. The opens Nov 7, and continues through Nov 17 at the located in the Sports Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. VIP tickets are available for performance by Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, Blanco Brown and Blue Oyster Cult. Free seating is available for all shows with the price of an admission ticket. JaxFairRocks features painted rocks hidden in plain sight across …

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Cirque du Soleil on Ice: New Show Axel Comes to the Arena Nov 7-10

Ice Skating Meets Cirque du Soleil: New Show Axel Comes to the Arena Nov 7-10

With any show, audiences have come to expect its signature style of pageantry and physicality. The new show Axel certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s everything audiences have come to expect, with a twist that creates a new level of visual interest – ice. Cirque du Soleil Axel is staged November 7-10 at the . Axel creates a stunning production with gravity-defying feats and a new element of ice skating combined with live music and multimedia projections that mirror the flavors of a graphic novel. Axel sheds its theatrical roots for a new brand of fantasy driven by the art and the …

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A Century-Old Rivalry: Top Plays This Millennium for the Florida-Georgia Football Game

A Century-Old Rivalry: Top Plays This Millennium for the Florida-Georgia Football Game, Brandon Spikes tackle on Moreno

The rivalry between the and the has a long, storied past. Since 1915, the has been one that not only fans of the two schools look forward to, but, in most years, it’s a marquee matchup that often decides the fate of the Southeastern Conference Championship game, held later in the season. This year the game will take place on Saturday, November 2. See below for game day details. As a Millennial, I have a unique experience when it comes to how I view this series. I’ve been told the stories of the “Fourth and Dumb” and “Run, Lindsay, run!” …

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In Pictures: Zac Brown Band plays The Owl Tour at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida

Photos by Kim Reed, In Pictures: Zac Brown Band plays The Owl Tour at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida

Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning group led by front man, Zac Brown along with Jimmy De Martini (violin), John Driskell Hopkins (guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar).  They are currently touring their 2019 “The Owl Tour,” in support of their recently released sixth studio album, The Owl, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Country Albums, Independent Albums and Digital Albums charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Zac Brown Band played Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, October …

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Grammy-Winning Pentatonix Comes to Jacksonville’s Daily Place This Weekend

Grammy-Winning A Capella Group Pentatonix Comes to Jacksonville This Weekend

Not Just Viral Musicians, Grammy Awards, Nobel Prizes, and Broadway for Pentatonix Not many students who take top honors in the high school science fair go on to win the Nobel prize for contributions in that field. Pentatonix was a group of high school hopefuls who raised their voices and the bar to shatter the glass ceiling and shoot for the stars. The a capella group was formed by high school friends Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi to compete on the NBC reality show “The Sing-Off.” Kevin Olusola, a cellist, beatboxer and Yale graduate, and former member Avi …

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A Fierce New Look at the Stadium, Nicole Holderbaum Finishes Jaguar Mural

A Fierce New Look at the Jaguars’ Stadium, New Jaguars Mural by Nicole Holderbaum, Nicole Holderbaum, New mural at TIAA Bank Field for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Photo by Allan Pimenta

Nicole Holderbaum Finishes Mural for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 25th Anniversary at TIAA Bank Field Two words you won’t typically find in the same sentence: art, and football. Currently in Jacksonville however, these two words will be growing in frequency and sharing the same playing field and our local sense of pride is going to expand right alongside them. I’m talking about the mural projects taking place with the Jacksonville Jaguars at , have you heard yet? Every night of the week there is an art opening in one corner of town or another, and large-scale public art projects are appearing …

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Take Good Care: The Revivalists Open for the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour in Jacksonville

Take Good Care: The Revivalists Open for the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour in Jacksonville, Photo by Zackery Michael

The Revivalists are having a pretty exceptional year. Fans are loving the new record Take Good Care. The band has garnered attention from media outlets, TV appearances, earned numerous accolades and the chance to play the kind of venues most young bands only dream about. But nothing compared to the moment the band learned it would be supporting the Rolling Stones on the Jacksonville date of the No Filter Tour at , July 19. Drummers Andrew Campanelli and PJ Howard were together when they received word the band was chosen to support the Rolling Stones. “it was pretty surreal. We …

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A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

  The early 70’s belonged to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a rowdy group of piss cutters from the Westside of Jacksonville that punched a hole clean through the southern rock scene. The group made history alongside .38 Special, Molly Hatchett and the Allman Brothers for busting out of Florida and into the big time, pinning Jacksonville as the birthplace of the unofficial founding fathers of the movement. Hometown fans will welcome back to where it all began Sept. 2 as the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with guests Jason Aldean and Kid Rock. Original member Gary Rossington will be joined …

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