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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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A Swingin' Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

A Swingin’ Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

This holiday season, Jane Lynch is traveling across the country spreading Christmas cheer. Instead of climbing into a sleigh like “you-know-who,” the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner is sharing a tour bus with her bandmates to bring her A Swingin’ Little Christmas album to the stage in a larger-than-life holiday showcase. “We’re doing a huge tour now and going all over the country in a tour bus. We hang out in airports, we hang out in hotel diners,” she says. “We know each other pretty well, and we’re all over 50, so there’s not going to be any crazy partying. …

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Year of the River: Reflections from St. Johns Riverkeeper

Failure to Act Now Is Not an Option BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Outreach Director It is easy to become single-focused when it comes to the issue that matters most to you. Depending on your background, you probably approach that “issue” differently than others. This is why having 50 different cultural institutions in northeast Florida all work towards the 2015 theme of has been eye opening and inspirational in ways that couldn’t have been predicted. Theatre, music, art exhibits, children’s curriculum, forums, boat tours and festivals have allowed this initiative to reach into every corner of the region, affecting …

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