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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine, Florida

Sing Out Loud Festival Features 253 Artists Sept 1-23 in St. Augustine, Florida

For Ryan Murphy, all the world’s a stage.  Everything from a coffee house to a grassy field holds the possibility of music. It’s that kind of out-of-the-box thinking that’s helped grow his into one of ‘s signature music events celebrating local, regional and national artists. “For me, anywhere and everywhere could be a stage. I look at everything like the back of someone’s store or a parking lot and think I would know how to put a small stage and PA here and make it really cool. And I love doing that. I think it comes from a year of …

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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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