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“NERVE” Are you a Watcher or a Player?

Release Date: July 27, 2016 Game Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: B Directed By: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman    In a world run by apps and social media, , directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, releases at the appropriate time to warn young viewers the dangers and consequences of interactive social media and the internet.   Venus “Vee” Delmonico () is a shy, keeps to herself high school senio facing the biggest decision of her life: what college to attend. Her heart is set on California Institute for the Arts but, coming from a low …

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The Thrill of the Grill

The art of “cooking out” is universal and ancient. It is intoxicating and exciting. It brings people together. Whether grilling with high heat for short periods of time, or the “slow and low heat” method of barbecue, that smoke really gets a hold on us. The copious amounts of shows, books and competitions based on grilling show us  that humans have an intense passion for food in the flames, and that it can be even further developed with methodology and regional styles. Duval Style We all know that from Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, The Carolinas and everywhere in between, there …

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UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY

UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY REVEALED: UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED WATER THEME PARK TO OPEN IN 2017 Volcano Bay to Become Universal Orlando’s Third Theme Park, A One-of-A-Kind Paradise Filled with Adventure-Drenched Thrills, Relaxing Indulgence and Rejuvenation International. A lush, tropical oasis unfolds before you, instantly transporting you to a little known Pacific isle. In the distance, a colossal volcano rises above a sparkling beach, boasting majestic waterfalls by day and blazing lava by night. Welcome to Universal’s Volcano Bay– a radically-innovative water theme park opening next year at Universal Orlando Resort. Spanning 28 fully immersive acres, Universal Orlando’s third theme park …

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2015: A Year In Review

Every turn of the calendar year gives us pause to reflect on the milestones of the past 12 months and presents a fresh place for new ideas and continued growth in the year ahead. In 2015, Jacksonville saw its share of progress and change. EU Jacksonville chronicled some shining moments in our city’s thriving culture. Looking back to the best of 2015, it’s easy to award the city’s downtown district for having achieved the most growth. The ebb and flow of the , the anatomy of the downtown district and the evolution of is part of the ever changing face …

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The Spirit of Modern Dance

Saturday, June 25th, the Jacksonville Dance Theatre performed its fourth annual concert at the Florida Theatre. As the audience arrived, the lobby was buzzing with admiring students and supporters of the company’s Artistic Director and co-founder Rebecca Levy. A group of preteen girls still in their dance studio jackets from their afternoon classes were giddy at the thought of one day dancing under Levy at FSCJ’s danceWorks program or even with Jacksonville Dance Theater. At the other end of the lobby, two of Levy’s past danceWorks students reverently nostalgic about studying under the dancer extraordinaire. Levy was careful to note …

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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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DIABLO SEZ – May 2016

May 6-7 – Funk Fest featuring LL Cool J, 8 Ball & MJG, Master P, Dru Hill and Z-Trip at Metropolitan Park While this may very well be the most inappropriately named festival in human history, its lineup is taking me all the way back to 8th grade. In fact, after revisiting Master P’s groundbreaking hit, ‘Make Em Say Ugh,’ I was taken on one hell of a flashback to dropped pickup trucks with as much bass and speaker power as $5.15 an hour could afford. Back to the good ol’ days when beats were written with massive bass in mind. …

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A Beautiful Planet – A Beautiful Movie

Narrated by – Jennifer Lawrence Director of photography / Astronaut training manager – James L. Neihouse, ASC Space operations – Marsha Ivins Written and edited by – Toni Myers Music by – Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon Sound design – Peter Thillaye Executive producer – Graeme Ferguson Co-producer – Judy Carroll Produced & directed by – Toni Myer Rating: B+ Earth is our home. The towering buildings, expansion highways and growing cities are like cushioned chairs, paved trails and well-constructed rooms. The mountain ranges are designer rugs laying over continental sized carpet. The flowing masses of water are like a …

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21st annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival

The 21st Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will feature national, regional and local musicians April 29 through May 1 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. The festival honors the late James Gambles Rogers IV, a singer, songwriter, and storyteller who “balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling.” Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning. The recreational area in Flagler County, where the accident occurred, was later renamed the Gamble Rogers Memorial State …

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FIRST LOOK! Movie Preview: “Dr. Strange”

Release date: November 4, 2016 Director: Scott Derrickson Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch  as Dr. Strange Chiwetel Ejiofor  as Karl Mordo Rachel McAdams Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West Mads Mikkelsen Tilda Swinton as Ancient One For more information please visit: marvel.com/movies/movie/220/doctor_strange Dr. Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberpatch) is in his own, opinion the best surgeon in the city, if not the world. His hands are miraculous. His riches and financial wealth are to be envied. However after an unavoidable car crash he comes face to face with the realization that reality is much “Stranger” than it seems. The accident stole away his livelihood, …

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