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City of Murals: The Landing Walls

Nicole Holderbaum’s fascination with murals stems from a simple reason. “I like to paint really big,” she says. “It’s nice to have a huge canvas to go crazy on.” The artist has been committed to painting and facilitating street art in the Jacksonville area for the past four years. She snagged the attention of the Landing’s directors and event coordinators last year when she organized the Jax Kids’ Mural Festival. They later approached her about spearheading a mural project in the Landing’s indoor shopping area. “They talked to me about potentially painting the walls,” she says. She decided to turn …

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Jacksonville Participates in the March for Science on Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of advocates for science including scientists, educators and citizens will gather to March for Science, a public demonstration in support of science. The Jacksonville March for Science will begin at 10 a.m. at where speakers from diverse disciplines in science and education will take the stage for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers include Dr. Radha Pyati, Dr. Scott Sowell, Dr. Spring Behrouz and Adam Hoyles. After the speakers, participants will collectively march across the Acosta Bridge, ending at the where additional Earth Day programming will take place including robotics, Science through …

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intuition swamp head terrapin backyard brawl

Taste the Rivalry: Swamp Head vs. Terrapin in Florida-Georgia Backyard Brawl

Every year around this time, Jacksonville gears up for one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football history as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs at . Affectionately known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, the event is the source for much revelry over the course of the week leading up to the big game and what better way to celebrate football and partying than a beer release? Now that even small college towns like Gainesville and Athens have experienced craft beer booms, it was only a matter of time before the century-old rivalry …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival in the Downtown Core

Jacksonville transforms into Jazzville as horns, pianos, and jazz beats take over the downtown streets and music lovers come together to celebrate some of the best artists in the jazz industry. Billed as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, the is the toast of the town every Memorial Day weekend. Since its inception in 1981, thousands of jazz lovers from across the nation gather in Jacksonville to celebrate the music, culture, and art of jazz by the river. The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Fest lineup includes , , , , , , , , and others on …

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Think Pink: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Never has anything been so perfect in PINK! A collaboration of people from all walks of life are banding together in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in one united fight. This October, events include the and Pink Ribbon Symposium Survivors Celebration 5k Run/Walk on October 3; a musical concert on October 9; a on October 10; and the huge annual “” on October 24. For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer except lung cancer. In 2015 an estimated 231, 480 new cases of breast cancer are expected to …

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Jacksonville Landing Gives Art a Riverfront Home

It always struck me oddly when the bubbled up as a suggestion of where to take out-of-town company. The view is picturesque, and it’s one of the most prized pieces of commercial real estate in the area, but it has never really had a cohesive cultural offering. There have always been restaurants, nightclubs, and live entertainment, but not really anything that struck me as a unique, wholly Jacksonville experience. While there’s nothing particularly wrong with a pitcher and wings at Hooters, it certainly isn’t essential on the things you have to see in Jacksonville tour. However, the tide is changing, …

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The Day The Movies Died: Southbank’s Rich Film History

  In just the last handful of years, Jacksonville has permitted more than 400 film, television, and digital media productions. () called the city “a great asset” due to the diverse locations after shooting Lonely Hearts and Basic here. Film and television is on the rise in Jacksonville and is a growing source of employment and meaningful economic impact. As exciting as this growth is, Jacksonville is not unfamiliar with being a coveted destination of the movie industry. In the early 20th century, Northeast Florida carried the moniker, “Winter Film Capital of the World,” a far cry from ! Southbank …

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Friendship Fountain, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL

Friendship Fountain – Now Celebrating 50 Years!

Once the “World’s Lightest and Tallest Fountain”, Now Celebrating 50 Years! Since 1963, Jacksonville has enjoyed a signature fountain and park designed by the late, world-renowned architect , also designer of the , among other notable city buildings. Opening in 1965, and the are situated on the , where generations of families have enjoyed ambulating between the Main Street or bridge, which opened in 1957. The fountain, park, and bridge are the visual triumvirate architectural signatures which connect what was once known as South Jacksonville to Downtown. In the beginning, the fountain and park were made possible by a donation …

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Palm Trees and Power Lines: A Bright Song for Your Breakup

EVENT: Palm Trees & Power Lines at Rock on the River 6 DATE: Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) VENUE: The Jacksonville Landing TICKETS: FREE CONTACT: www.jacksonvillelanding.com, www.x1029.com Florida’s wink of a spring is almost gone, and that means it’s finally time to make a break for the beach and find a perfect summer playlist. We’ve got you covered with on-the-rise , who are currently killing it with high-profile gigs like ,  and  6. The band, which started playing together in 2012, is comprised of Jacksonville natives , ,  and . They debuted their High Hopes EP back in November 2013, …

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Jazz Inspired: Adrian Pickett Jr.

Adrian Pickett is an artist who works in several different mediums, including charcoal, painting, watercolors, and soon sculpting. Adrian’s paintings seem to come to life, especially his charcoal pieces, which are full of vitality. What motivates Adrian to paint is jazz music. It calms him down and helps him focus while keeping him balanced. Some of his favorite jazz musicians are , , and . The musical inspiration currently has Pickett working on a signature piece called Jazz Man. However, the influence of jazz doesn’t stop there. He also has a selection of paintings of Miles Davis and currently is …

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