Tag Archives: Brad Lauretti

Expounding the Pavement with Heartbeat of the Bold City Founder Jessica Pounds

A little over 100 years ago, downtown Jacksonville was on fire. Now we use that teachable moment as an advertising campaign to implore residents of our geographically expansive community to venture downtown and breathe in the culture. has been instrumental (forgive the inevitable musician pun) in the application of physical presence, cooperative engagement, and creative solutions to proliferate participation in the arts for Jacksonville residents. Social media is crucial to manage and maintain interests in an environment where oversaturation barely laps the shores of our consciousness. Global concerns, work obligations, lunch; social media can be a calendar, promoter, oracle in …

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Video: “The Ant and the Grasshopper” by This Frontier Needs Heroes

 has a new single out now! “” is loosely based on the Aesop fable and Disney Cartoon.  America today is split up into angry Ants, and careless Grasshoppers in a political tug-of-war.  Each side perceives the other as the enemy, but both are truly needed for society to grow and prosper.  It is unclear who is actually the catalyst for destruction although both blame the other while the barn burns down.  The new lineup of musicians was assembled from the permanent members of the heroes, plus some of Athens, GA finest musicians from Grape Soda, Night School, and Little Gold. …

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Spark District Grants

The  is reinventing itself into a mature and multi-level central organization for the arts, which supports the art and cultural events in NE Florida. The  is just one major initiative. An artist can participate in the grant process for funding, too. The first round of Spark District grants was implemented last year with the following: : Art in Empty Storefronts by performing artist and educator  by long-time Jacksonville playwright  Jacksonville Songwriter Residency by , Musician in Residence (special thanks to the Omni for participating in this project) Sculpture Walk in Main Street Park by Professor , UNF Jenny Hager, well …

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october, 2021

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