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NFL 2021 Season Record Predictions by Quinn Gray

[R] denotes rookie * denotes division winner ^ denotes wild card For those who don’t know, the NFL has moved to a 17-game schedule. AFC North *Cleveland Browns 2020 record: 11-5 Projected 2021 record: 12-5 (win division by tiebreaker) Notable additions: DE Jadeveon Clowney, S John Johnson III, CB Troy Hill, CB Greg Newsome Jr. [R] Notable departures: DT Sheldon Richardson, DE Adrian Clayborn, DT Larry Ogunjobi The Browns focused on the defense this offseason, making sure to add players to positions that held them back last year. Johnson, Hill, and Newsome will greatly improve the secondary that had lots …

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​​Best Halloween Films on Streaming- By Harry Moore

As the wind turns cold, the leaves turn brown and pumpkins become readily available, it becomes time to say goodbye to the summer season and prepare yourself for the next. Horror enthusiasts never need an excuse to fire up some of their favorite monster flicks, but for the rest of us, the Halloween season provides just the reason to get your fear on. Being spooky is for all ages, and there’s more than just gore fests to watch this Halloween. Here are my choices for of some of the best options current available for streaming: Halloween (1978) – Let’s get …

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Fall Movie Preview

After a summer movie season with a somewhat limited number of releases, in comparison to years past, the fall promises to be full of exciting releases both in theaters and at home. From explosive blockbusters to artistic awards contenders, there is something for everyone. Here is a breakdown of some of the highlights on the way: The Addams Family 2 This sequel to the 2019 animated reimagining of the creepy and kooky family sees the titular group hit the road on vacation. A spooky time for all ages just in time for Halloween season. Oct. 1 in theaters and PVOD …

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Battle of the Bands

TIME TO ENTER! Submit your video entry from 10.3.2021 @ Midnight until 11.4.2021 @ Midnight. Submit your video entry here! Voting for your favorite band begins 11.5.2021 @ Midnight and ends November 28, 2021 @ midnight. You can vote one time per day. Winner will be announced in the December Issue. Grand prize valued at $10,000!! Full 2 page feature in Folio 2.0 print edition and digital issue, 1-Promotional Photo Shoot. Promotion on Folio 2.0 social media sites congratulating & showcasing winner. Opportunity to perform live at a Folio 2.0 event with video production. Studio Production Package from Hit The …

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It’s In The Stars- By Isa Barrientos

Fall Horoscopes by Isa Barrientos LIBRA You’re in the clear to finally make it a good year. Beware of the superficial—keep moving toward your higher purpose. A partnership will turn a new leaf. SCORPIO The comfort that you’ve built in your home won’t quite feel warm until you sit in it, silently, alone. Find a new kind of love in the cold air outside, just beneath the setting sun. SAGITTARIUS The comfort that you’ve built in your home won’t quite feel warm until you sit in it, silently, alone. Find a new kind of love in the cold air outside, …

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Cornhole: More Than a Tailgate Activity- By Quinn Gray

If you ask the average person what they know about cornhole, most will say that it’s an activity that they enjoy playing before another sporting event. What if I told you cornhole has its own sporting events? Meet the ACL, or American Cornhole League, which had its ACL Pro Shootout Championship at Daily’s Place last month. Professional cornhole is a sport I never realized could be so entertaining to watch, not to mention the great community of people who participate in it and manage it. I had the pleasure of getting to talk with ACL Commissioner Stacey Moore, who is …

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What’s It To You?

Ernest Clayton Walker Jr. is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1993 with the single “What’s It to You”, which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, as did its follow-up, 1994’s “Live Until I Die”. Both singles were included on his self-titled debut album, released in 1993 via Giant Records. He stayed with the label until its 2001 closure, later recording for Warner Bros. Records, RCA Records Nashville, and Curb Records. Clay Walker has released a total of eleven studio albums, including a greatest hits package …

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Vaccinated & Horny

Some know Chelsea Handler as an ultra-woke liberal lady, who built comedy specials and documentaries around the partisan divides of the late 2010s. Some know her as a brash, politically incorrect talk show host who changed the demographics of late night TV. Handler herself probably wants to meet you somewhere in the middle: curious and introspective, brazen and unapologetic, but self-aware enough to draw a line in the sand before she trends for the wrong reason. Handler’s newfound sense of self-awareness comes from a religious practice of therapy, meditation and smoking marijuana. Through this triad, she says she’s “debitched” herself …

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October Entertainment Go-To-Guide 2021

Here you’ll find a little bit of everything for everyone. Country music, cornhole, basement shows, football what-have-yous. Know how many hearts an octopus has? Trivia night could be your new thing! Still in the band you started in the shed behind your mom’s house 10 years ago? Put your talent to the test! Still indifferent about social gatherings? Not to worry, we have a movie list so good you won’t have to leave your couch for at least another week. Despite your weekly sightings of the same four people milling about the grocery store, Jacksonville is bigger than the four …

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September From the Publisher

Think about doing something different.  My friend, Burne Hill’s last text to me was, “Been a hard week in here.” He sent it from his hospital room where he was fighting both COVID-19 and pneumonia.  He died on August 31, 2021.  Burne Wilton Hill, III was not just my friend, but a friend to everyone who met him. His smile and laughter drew you in. His kindness kept you wanting more. He’d walk across the street to help a stranger but he wouldn’t just give the shirt off of his back, he’d add his shoes and his last dollar, too.  …

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Art Walk Returns

After an 18-month hiatus, Art Walk will return to Downtown Jacksonville on Oct. 6. The event, programmed by Downtown Vision in collaboration with local businesses, has occurred every first Wednesday of the month since 2003, drawing thousands of people into the wonder of the urban core. The organization took the time off as an opportunity to breathe new life into Art Walk. An updated layout features three hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park will host Downtown Vision’s programs, the Jessie Ball DuPont Center will curate local art and performers with a focus on equity and community, and the VyStar Breezeway will …

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One Man’s Predator is Covid’s Prey

The push to vaccinate zoo animals against COVID-19.  Humans: top of the food chain, apex predators, the most intelligent and developed creatures to walk the Earth. We’ve got 300,000 years’ worth of science, history and culture to back those claims, not to mention the ability to survive and thrive in ever-changing circumstances. In our relatively short time on this planet, we’ve shaped the physical and social landscape in a way no other species has, earning our status as the Earth’s most advanced. And if the countless innovations and discoveries weren’t enough proof of human prestige, at least we can say …

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It’s Time to Make Skating Legal in Downtown Jacksonville

One of the best parts of being a skateboarder is the never ending hunt for the perfect spot, but the hunt here in Jacksonville is often thwarted by police, “No Skateboarding” signs and fines.  To some skateboarders, the Urban Core is forbidden fruit. Still, skaters rip through Downtown spots under the cover of darkness, forced to dip out at the first sign of authorities. To the majority of the skate community, Downtown remains mostly untouchable. Legendary skate spots like Friendship Fountain, James Weldon Johnson Park (formerly known as Hemming Park) and the Main Street ledges have been canceled by city …

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To Mask or Not to Mask

In St. Johns County, students are left to their own devices–or masks. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all, and if there is one thing our community can agree on, it’s that its vast impact does not stop at education.  Students have switched gears from in-person learning with hands-on education and making new friends to an isolated, virtual school back to “brick and mortar” school all in the span of two years. We have been patient toward the back and forth learning environments which took away from what was normal two years ago to an education within a …

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The Incoming––and Current––Housing Crisis

No one is sure what will happen when the eviction moratorium ends.  Last year’s difficulties following COVID-19 breakouts impacted so many around the world. Businesses, employees, students, and so many more had to face the effects of the pandemic’s hit to the economy. The housing market faced major issues when tenants who were financially impacted by COVID-19 were struggling to pay their rent. With unemployment hitting an all time high in 2020, people were wondering how they were going to afford to pay their rent, so the Center for Disease Control announced their first order on September 4, 2020 that …

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It’s All About the Climb

Rock climbers in Florida are a unique bunch. Without natural rock formations to practice their craft locally, climbers travel hours to get to real rock—or a few minutes to a man-made version. Indoor climbing gyms are the main gateway for introduction of new Florida climbers, as well as being the centerpiece for the Florida community as a whole. Rock climbing’s introduction into the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has created unparalleled interest in the sport, and gyms are experiencing a boom in new climbers in stark contrast to the lull that plagued gyms during COVID lockdowns. If gyms are the heart of …

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The Life of Tommy Hazouri

Tommy Hazouri held nearly every political office you could in Jacksonville, he passed away on Sept. 11.  In some ways, it was very on-brand for Tommy Hazouri to die on a Saturday morning, his loss somewhat overshadowed by the 20th anniversary of 9/11. In fact, his final social media post, mere hours earlier, paid tribute to the Americans lost that day. Just as so many aspects of the former mayor’s life managed to slip under the radar, so too does his death come with much less fanfare than some of his peers. Hazouri (1944-2021) never was one for fuss. Although …

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Interview with Larry Stewart, of Restless Heart and The Frontmen

You may know these three vocalists from their separate careers, but if you haven’t seen them together as The Frontmen, you’re in for a country music experience like no other. Join The Frontmen of Country this Saturday, September 18 for this one-time performance of Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas, and Richie McDonald of Lonestar. Collectively, these artists have sold more than 30 million records and have 30 major hits among them. The Frontmen have thrilled audiences around the world, entertaining troops and performing at fairs, casinos and corporate events. Their television performance at the …

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Dear Dumbs: Marrying Mother Dearest

Dear Dumbs: I love advice columns. I read Dear Abby on a regular basis. I have to tell ya, Dear Dumbs is my favorite. Funny and honest. I love it and I love you. The latest Dear Abby really hit home for me because I’m going through the exact same thing. Her advice was helpful but I’m coming to you for a second opinion. My boyfriend of seven years wants to get married. I don’t want to because of something his mother did to me many years ago. Here’s the bullet points.  I’ve been friends with the family for a …

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You Can Always Talk to the Canvas

The Performers Academy gives students an outlet to create and cope.  The Performers Academy (TPA) is gearing up for a new school year and hoping to fill its enrollment roster for an after school program after coming off a whirlwind July. To start, they held the TPA Mural Festival to kick off the 10th anniversary of Camp Just Like Me, a three-week summer intensive that uses art as a tool for behavioral intervention for foster youth. Over the last 10 years the camp has served more than 500 Jacksonville teens in what has become the longest running partnership with Family …

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Virgo Season Horoscopes

For Virgo Season, this month comes bearing fruits of focus, routine, and service. Work on your health and clean out your refrigerator. Happy harvest everyone. VIRGO  An elusive character came and went with the summer sun. The departure’s part of a lesson you need to learn, something healthy, habitual and close to home. Surround yourself with as many flowers as you can afford.  LIBRA  There’s virtue in the way you speak, in the way you are. Time will open up for you to express yourself the way you’ve been wanting to. Think about what the message is before you say …

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Pop Up Punk

SCUM shows operate without a venue, policed by mutual respect and a sense of community. Of everything I heard while moshing at the last Bridge Show in Riverside, this one still rings in my ears. Kids were saying it, adults were saying it and I even found myself saying it: “This place is f*cking wonderland!” The I-95 amphitheater acoustics swallow fans in music and what better to be swallowed by than numbing bass, fast-paced riffs and screaming vocals; the presence under the bridge feels heavy.  These pop-up punk shows have been a hub for Jacksonville’s hardcore scene for over three …

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August Bartender of the Month: Blair Redington

Blair Redington is a staple at San Marco’s upscale watering hole, Town Hall. If Blair Redington were a drink, he’d be a whiskey neat: there’s a touch of redolence under the bite in his deadpan tone. His warm, straightforward service could only come from being the local barkeeper for as long as he has – when it comes to the neighborhood, he’s seen it all from behind the bar. Twenty years ago as a high school student at Bishop Kenny, Redington started bussing tables at a San Marco restaurant led by Chef Tom Gray. His family home was just a …

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“That Jacksonville Thing”: Katt Williams Coming Back to Jacksonville Next Friday (August 27)

   I love comedy. I love stand-up comedians. In a word that is so divisive and so contentious, laughing with strangers is so powerful. Since aquiring Folio, I have had the ability to interview Brian Regan, Bob Saget and, now, Katt Williams. Go see Katt Williams, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Vystar Veterans Arena. He sold out the Florida Theatre last time was here and filmed his hit special, giving Jacksonville worldwide attention, talking about Duuuval and diversity, our food and our culture. In the interview, he refers to Jacksonville as a hidden gem. He’s back to do it …

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Rights for the Environment?

Voters are getting philosophical and Tallahassee doesn’t like it.  The United Nations released its updated report on climate change, sounding the alarms and making it fairly clear: Humans are the root cause of climate change, and it may be too late to reverse the damage.  Each of the last four decades has been hotter than the last, warming at a rate that far surpasses what the natural rate of warming would be. According to the report, “the scale of recent changes across the climate system as a whole and the present state of many aspects of the climate system are unprecedented …

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Ghost Town

Take a trip to Cassadaga, Florida’s portal to the other side.  Tucked away in between Daytona Beach and Orlando, just off of I-4, sits a sleepy little town of about 300 people. It was founded in the late 1800s by George Colby, who traveled to Central Florida—at the instruction of his spirit guide—to create a spiritualist center. Past the surface of its old Florida charm, in the Victorian homes’ entryway reading rooms, there are spirits floating alongside psychics, being summoned out of those who come seeking them.  The Spiritualist Camp is a small community in itself, originally created as a …

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Artists You Should Know: Sailor Goon

Singer, writer, producer, director, burgeoning musician, bartender, eyelash technician, rug-maker, ex-insurance salesperson: Kayla Le—aka Sailor Goon—does it all. One of the most enigmatic artists in the scene, the 22-year-old Jacksonville native is making waves with her R&B-tinged soundscape and colorful videos. Le started releasing music as Sailor Goon in 2019 and has put out a handful of singles since then. Her latest effort “Way Down in Decatur” arrived in March, and she’s set to release more material in the coming months. But before that, she’s secured a stop in Los Angeles to perform at The Echo in September, her first …

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Artists You Should Know: Primary School

There’s an understated air to the way Brianna MacLean discusses pain and trauma. She takes monumental, earth-shattering events and reduces them to mere anecdotes, recalling moments that changed her life with relative nonchalance. But MacLean doesn’t shrug off the sadness: She glides through it, tackles it head-on and verbalizes her emotions with honesty and openness. It’s similar to her writing approach for Primary School—subtle but overwhelmingly sincere.  MacLean’s style has settled nicely within the Primary School project, where she acts as the main songwriter. The product of MacLean’s high school experimentation, Primary School has been a steady presence in the …

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