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Tropical Depression by Cory Driscoll

Tropical Depression: Composer Cory Driscoll Collaborates with Long Road Projects & Avant

Friday, September 14 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Composer Cory Driscoll, impacted by Hurricane Matthew in 2017, began writing an album that focused on the experiences of his youth into adulthood living in Florida, a tropical place known for its beaches, sun, and storms. As Hurricane Irma crashed onto the Florida coastline, he found himself without power and finishing the album. Tropical Depression, bookended by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, reflects Driscoll’s relationship with the beauty, power, and, at times, depression of living in Florida. Meteorologist Mike Buresh will give a short talk about the intersection between storms, weather, and …

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Flagship Romance, Photo by Miguel Emmanueli

Flagship Romance on Victory, Loss, and Magic

It’s difficult to find a silver lining with a hurricane bearing down. Sitting alone in an empty apartment, , one half of the harmonic duo , was struggling to cope with the anxiety that only a category four hurricane can bring. He needed a task, something to occupy his restless mind and calm his fraying nerves that shivered with the howling wind. He decided to write. “Up until that point, I’d had little moments where I would talk about my anxiety in song form, but that was a moment for me. I was having a panic attack, and it was …

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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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Against All Odds, III Points Music, Arts, and Tech Festival Has Another Amazing Year

Not without its bumps and hiccups, festival and its organizers were able to produce another unforgettable festival this past weekend. In an amazing feat following , III Points organizers were able to build and create the outdoor sets and stages all on Friday afternoon, not without scrambling to get everything together. Once inside the festival, attendees were able to navigate a mini maze of shipping containers in the outdoor area to find the stages, art installations, and even stumble into other worlds with the Vaporwave area, Sunset @ Noon, and a trip to the red planet with Mars 2030, a …

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