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Finish Ticket & Run River North rock at Jack Rabbits

Fridays Are For Freedom, Fun, & Fantastic Music! We’ve all heard the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun!” This has never rung more true than it did this past Friday night at Jack Rabbits. After a long week and an even longer Friday, Finish Ticket, Run River North, and Iron Tom kicked off the weekend with an energy so exhilarating and refreshing that even the darkest of days would be full of light! Walking into Jack Rabbits, the atmosphere was contagiously uplifting. The room was packed with fans in their Finish Ticket gear, buzzing with enthusiasm about what the …

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DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Jane Austin’s “PRIDE & PREJUDICE” A Classic at Theatre Jacksonville

Photo by Maya Adkins, DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Jane Austin's "PRIDE & PREJUDICE", Theatre Jacksonville, EU Jacksonville

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] This week opened its annual Summer Classic in San Marco on September 16, 2016 with “.” The production will be on stage through October 2, 2016. Visit theatrejax.com or call (904) 396-4425 for additional information and reservations. You can take a late summer vacation at Theatre Jacksonville and briefly and delightfully enter the world of and experience the challenges and triumphs the characters she created faced during everyday life in England during the Regency period. Austin’s famous and beloved novel, which was first published in 1813, …

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The Sense of Rejuvenation: Pride and Prejudice at Theatre Jacksonvillle

“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Unoriginal yet unique, Jon Jory’s enchanting new adaption of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel brings humor and romance to the stage of . “We channeled a minimalist approach for this set design, using simple props and natural shifts for the backdrops. We believe this will accentuate the caliber of acting within this cast,” says the play’s stage manager Ashley Jones. Pride and Prejudice, directed by , runs September 16th through October 2nd at Theatre Jacksonville in . Florida’s longest …

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Wheeler Walker Jr: You Can’t Censor This Outlaw

There will be no censoring true outlaw country as long as’s boots are digging into the dirt of this world. At the end of his rope, Wheeler took matters into his own hands by self-funding his album “Redneck Shit” with the goal of TRUE outlaw country reaching people who appreciate truth about topics others are unwilling to touch in today’s pop version of country music. In order to do this he aligned himself with Nashville’s best producer . So grab a beer with this uncensored bandit September 20th as he takes the stage at ! After speaking to Wheeler myself, …

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THEATRE JACKSONVILLE 96TH SEASON VOLUNTEER AWARDS

BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] On Sunday August 7th, 2016, held its annual celebration honoring volunteers for the 2015-2016 season; TJ combines this special event with the annual meeting of its members. The venue was Indocine San Marco, a restaurant known throughout the city for Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. , the outgoing President of the Board gave a brief summary of the past season and its accomplishments. The most important item for most theatres these days is their financial condition, and Mr. Darragh announced that TJ once again finished in the black. New board members were voted …

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Hollis Brown with guests Great Peacock coming to Jack Rabbits

Growing up in New York, the members of learned to write from life whether it was sitting in a garage playing Zappa, Bowie and Reed records on a continuous, hazy loop or modeling the reverent lyrical tones of folk forefathers like Paul Simon and Bob Dylan who walked the same city streets. Named for the Bob Dylan song “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” from his 1964 album, “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” Hollis Brown pays homage to the heroes in songs structured from the ancestral bones, whispers of history swirling like a dust cloud and coming to rest on the strings that play on in …

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Behind the Stick with Blair Redington

Bistro Aix, drinks, bar, Behind the Stick, Blair Reddington

The origin of the term “behind the stick” to describe a bartender is a tad murky. The general consensus is that bartenders earned the moniker because they pulled wooden tap handles to serve beer. Today, even bartenders who spend more time on craft cocktails than slinging beer identify as working behind the stick. This column is the first of our new monthly series profiling local bartenders. Pull up a barstool and join me as we learn more about our local scene and must-have drinks this month. I spoke with about his experience in the craft cocktail scene. He has been …

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Joshua Davis brings “The Voice” to Jack Rabbits

If wasn’t yet on the national radar when he emerged an unlikely contestant on NBC’s , his finish in the top three turned the indie singer songwriter into a household name. Davis logged nearly two decades of playing music before taking that fateful step into reality TV. As the first artist in the show’s history to play original material in eight seasons, Davis broke through the iTunes top 10 several times during his run. It was refreshing to see an artist of his caliber break down the walls and play into the hearts of the public with truth, honesty and …

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“THE EXPLORERS CLUB” a wild and crazy farce

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the “,” a wild and crazy farce, at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida on April 22, 2016. The production will run through May 7; visit theatrejax.com or call 904 396-4425 for additional information and reservations. Playwright wrote this comedy, which will take you back to Victorian England in the most captivating way. If you are a fan of operettas or episodes, you’ll love this show. Or if you just like frothy, frivolous comedy, this is the ticket for you. The action takes place in an exclusive men’s …

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THE MELVILLE BOYS

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened the comedy/drama “” at 2032 San Marco Boulevard on March 4th, 2016 with a run scheduled through March 20th. The play, written by Canadian playwright in 1984, ran Off-Broadway in 1992. One of Canada’s foremost playwrights, he has written over fifty plays; “Boys” was the second one written. Additionally, he is the author of “Watching Jeopardy,” a mystery novel available through Amazon. Foster has left his mark on Jacksonville in the past. In 2013 he not only brought an original one act “On a First Name” to TJ for their …

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