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Taste the Rivalry: Swamp Head vs. Terrapin in Florida-Georgia Backyard Brawl

intuition swamp head terrapin backyard brawl

Every year around this time, Jacksonville gears up for one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football history as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs at . Affectionately known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, the event is the source for much revelry over the course of the week leading up to the big game and what better way to celebrate football and partying than a beer release? Now that even small college towns like Gainesville and Athens have experienced craft beer booms, it was only a matter of time before the century-old rivalry …

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What’s Bugging You? Cirque du Soleil OVO

It all begins with an egg. is the new adaptation of the original production, reimagined from a big top show to an arena extravaganza.  Equal parts fantasy and love story, OVO weaves a charming tale about the arrival of a mysterious egg in an insect colony and the unconventional romance between a fly and a lady bug. It also shares a deeper message of acceptance. We all deserve to be loved for who we are despite our differences. Cirque du Soleil Creative Director spoke with about bringing the magic of tiny insects to the big stage and helping OVO reach …

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We got connected! Connection Festival 2016

Summer in Florida have it all: the blistering hot sun, torrential rain storms, 100% humidity, and most importantly, fans willing to brave the elements for their love of music. This year’s was no different, as the annual music festival saw its greatest attendance yet.  Hosted by Pauly Shore, a.k.a. the Weasel, and x102.9 fm, the festival featured a wide range of artists from big names to some local favorites including Wu-Tang Clan, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, the Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, Big Data, and many more. Pauly Shore kept everyone entertained in-between sets, bantering with both the crowd …

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Connection Fest: Interview with JB Brisendine from Brother Hawk

Connection Festival Saturday July 23, 2016 Metropolitan Park Tickets & More Info about Connection Festival : http://www.connectionfestival.com/ More Information about Brother Hawk: http://brotherhawkatl.com/ With all of the insanity that is going on in our world today, we could all use a good dose of Brother Hawk! These Atlanta based rockers are redefining “Blues Rock” with authenticity and unique style that takes all things good to a new level. I got the opportunity to chat with vocalist, writer, and guitarist JB Brisedndine about all things “Big Medicine,” tour life and the fun stories that come along with it, and most importantly …

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Jaguars Mini Camp

Despite sweltering temps the 2016 Jaguars squad got to work this week. Jaguars’ head coach changed the schedule on the third and final day of 2016 minicamp, opting for players to spend the time meeting among themselves rather than practicing. The message was clear: Thirty-nine days remain until 2016 Training Camp, and that time is critical. “We really just took the opportunity to talk about things that we’ve accomplished [in the offseason] and where we’re heading,” Bradley said as he wrapped up the ’16 offseason. Bradley said the message extended a theme that had been emphasized throughout this week’s three-day …

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Thrashcore Metal Anthrax at Rockville

In terms of metal revolutions, is on its third or fourth trip around the sun. Back when they were just getting off the ground in 1981, metal bands ripped their guts out on stage to get to the glory. The thrashcore metal scene was a byproduct of the societal fringe hammered out in ripped jeans, middle fingers and thunderous chord progressions. Anthrax came up in New York as part of the “big four” with Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth. Baptized after the disease of the same name, Anthrax fueled its meteoric rise with a hybrid of traditional heavy metal and punk …

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In with Clutch at Rockville

This year’s lineup is decidedly diverse. New kids on the metal block get to play alongside hardcore OGs like , and . Clutch lands somewhere in the middle with 25 years in the game and a mass appeal that extends across the board. Formed in Maryland in 1991, is somewhat of an anomaly. The lineup of vocalist and guitarist , drummer , bassist , and guitarist is still the same group of high school kids that came together over a shared love of music. Together they have released 11 studio albums, two independent releases under their belt, and still get …

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Suns top Double-A in Opening Weekend attendance

Jacksonville welcomed its largest home-opening crowd since 2007; first series attendance up 34 percent The fans of Northeast Florida made a FUNdamentally Different mark on Opening Weekend of a new era of affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The 24,508 fans who watched the Jacksonville Suns under new ownership last Thursday through Sunday were the most at any Double-A ballpark during the first four days of the 2016 Minor League Baseball season. An Opening Night crowd of 8,367 was the largest at any home game for the team since July 4, 2014, and the largest for a …

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Collective Con- Home Of Heroes

PHOTOS BY: FRAN RUCHALSKI             The is an event overflowing with curiosity and talent. The word “Con” is an abbreviation for the word convention. However it could just as easily stand for the word constellation. Gathered in one building were stars, a galaxy of fans and a solar system of artists. The night before the convention, I attended “An Evening With Kevin Sorbo” held at Rain Dogs in 5 points. The setting of the Rain Dogs was made for dancing and candle lit conversations. In the theater area of the cage showed his dedicated fans “The Apple” one of his …

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a triumphant unity of two fantastic groups

Chicago and Earth, Wind, & Fire – Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 Review Imagine turning on the radio and hearing your favorite song by your choice artist. The lyrics immediately swing your mind back to the days of yesteryear. To that sweet summer or that neon night where the electrons and protons of love were all in sync and everything was perfect. Imagine that feeling getting pressed down, refined and purified by the caring hands of professionals performers. That was the evening. A night set a ablaze in a triumphant unity of two fantastic groups. It was an absolute cohesion …

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