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A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

  The early 70’s belonged to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a rowdy group of piss cutters from the Westside of Jacksonville that punched a hole clean through the southern rock scene. The group made history alongside .38 Special, Molly Hatchett and the Allman Brothers for busting out of Florida and into the big time, pinning Jacksonville as the birthplace of the unofficial founding fathers of the movement. Hometown fans will welcome back to where it all began Sept. 2 as the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with guests Jason Aldean and Kid Rock. Original member Gary Rossington will be joined …

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New Mural in Murray Hill, Business(es): Grater Goods (1080 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205) Artist(s): Britt Spencer (Savannah, GA)

Murray Hill Celebrates 100 Years and Revitalizes the Neighborhood with Public Art

Post courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: The neighborhood of is located south of Lackawanna and west of and . It is bordered by Interstate 10, Cassat Avenue, Park Street, and Roosevelt Boulevard. Murray Hill was originally platted in 1906 as Murray Hill Heights suburb.  In 1916 the town of Murray Hill was incorporated with a Mayor, Town Clerk, and Council Member. Murray Hill Avenue was the main commercial corridor in Murray Hill.  The north/south running street, now modern day Edgewood Avenue, was designed as a landscaped boulevard and modeled after Springfield’s Main Street.  Fast forward to modern day Murray …

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