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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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Art Drives Jax, Cultural Council of Jacksonville

Cultural Council Announces $2.4B Economic Impact of Northeast Florida Creative Economy

CULTURAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCES GREATER JACKSONVILLE CREATIVE ECONOMY $2.4 BILLION IMPACT Job and Sales Numbers Prove Force of Northeast Florida Cultural Sector JACKSONVILLE – The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. is pleased to announce new numbers that tell the exciting story of the creative sector’s impact on the Northeast Florida economy. Cultural Council Executive Director  stood on the steps of the Florida Blue Plaza at  on Monday, May 11th to make the announcement, joined by representatives from JAX Chamber, elected officials, and directors and members of the creative class. Each year, the  assesses the economic impact of the twenty-one nonprofit …

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Cultural Council has new leadership – Tony Allegretti

A new leader has taken over the reins of , circled round his staff, and forged a collaborative path for its future.  has a vision, and he wants you to come along and be part of it.  Born in , with stops in Venice, Gulf Breeze, Florida, along the way, Allegretti has long been moving in the spheres of marketing, advocacy and art. Starting out in criminology at FSU, he began to sell ATMs in the Panhandle.Allegretti found himself at home selling and packaging ideas. He dabbled in the trade shows and set up ATM displays out of Fort Walton. …

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