Tag Archives: Sun-Ray Cinema

Ida Claire open at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Blueberry Waffle, #EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations in the Local Jacksonville Food Scene

#EATUPJAX: November Restaurant Openings, Closings, and New Locations

#EATUPJAX is a monthly column featuring restaurant openings, closings, new locations and other food news in the local Jacksonville food scene brought to you by   on the is now closed. If you still have gift cards or turkey orders, they will be honored at ’s restaurant, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  Craving some vegan and gluten-free? This November, coming to 311 West Ashley Street near the Duval County courthouse in , is Grenville Kitchen. They’ll be serving pastries, soups, salads, and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The most intriguing of their selections: the voxtail, a vegan version of an oxtail.  The super-swanky Downtown eatery, , …

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Local Creatives Produce Hilarious Mockumentary Cooking Series: Lemoncurd

An original webseries created by Jacksonville writer Laura Mauldin is cooking up some big laughs. “Lemoncurd” is a mockumentary that follows southern housewife Virginia Lemoncurd in her pursuit of her own daytime cooking show. Each episode involves Virginia Lemoncurd doing her best to share her favorite family recipes. “So many people think that creating a show is easy. Virginia certainly does at first. Especially cooking shows, they just make everything look so idyllic and breezy,” says Mauldin. “When you actually dive into what it takes to create a show, even with our short episodes, you come across a mountain of …

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Eating Animals, IFC Films

Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” Comes to Sun-Ray Cinema in 5 Points

In the past ten years, the way we think about food in the US has changed. Today the term ‘foodie,’ need not be explained, farmer’s markets are almost passe again, and vegan options are standard at modern restaurants. Yet has the way we make food changed at all in that time? People’s diets are sacred to them. The what, where, when, how, and who you eat is a very personal thing. The ability to choose what one puts into their body feels like fundamental aspect of free will and ability to act on one’s preferences. Yet the process to get …

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LOL Film Festival, Jenn Weeks, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

LOL Jax Film Festival Premiers Aug 4 at Sun-Ray Cinema

Jacksonville, FL — It all started with a question while sitting in the back row of the Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points, July 2016. “Think we can create a comedy film festival?” Monique Madrid asked her husband, filmmaker Adam Madrid. He did not answer her right away but instead pondered the question overnight before responding: he was onboard for the new adventure. From there, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) JAX Film Festival was born. The co-creators quickly recruited local stand-up comedian Jenn Weeks to host the event. Local filmmakers submitted their short films before the June 30, 2017 deadline …

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EU Jacksonville Newspaper, 40 Years of Music, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

EU Jacksonville Newspaper: Celebrating 40 Years of Music on the First Coast

It’s an interesting parallel to consider a musician with the understanding that you are somehow connected. Music carves out the identity of who we are alone; its strange and beautiful edges throw shadows that shape our places in the world. It’s a responsibility of the “music writer” to articulate a sharp portrait of artists told from darkened stretches of road, bathed in light before hungry mobs of communal souls, and to share with unflinching honesty why they love what they do. Every story, band profile, retrospective and review creates an enduring entwinement with an artist. For 40 years, EU Jacksonville …

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Cedar Crest, Todd Johnson, Blood and Steel, Sun-Ray Cinema, 5 Points, Jacksonville, Florida

BLOOD AND STEEL: Skateboarding History At Sun-Ray Cinema

This Wednesday, Sun-Ray Cinema hosts a special showing of a new skateboarding documentary. Blood and Steel tells the story of skateboarding site Cedar Crest, and the youth and music movements that materialized there from 1985 to 1992. Long-time Jacksonville skater Todd Johnson recalls his time at Cedar Crest with longing. “It was a perfect ramp,” says Johnson. “A lot of backyard ramps back then were homemade—people trying to figure out how to build a ramp as they were doing it. But this ramp was solid.” The legendary ramp, built in 1985 at Cedar Crest Country Club, was tucked away in …

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Rob Middleton Art, Jacksonville, Florida, Abstract Expressionist Painter, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Total Freedom: 10 Questions with Abstract Expressionist Painter Rob Middleton

Courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville We, as a society, sometimes have an unhealthy, or at the very least an unproductive, response to the success of others. Social media, which certainly has its benefits, is riddled with examples of this type of behavior, which includes destructive criticism, unjustified public shaming, and passive aggressive commentary. Online networks can be a black hole where individuals can lose their sense of time, civility, and the impact of their words. That isn’t always the case, however, as was recently illustrated through a post made by abstract expressionist painter Rob Middleton. Rob’s entry, which was posted …

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Collective Con 2015

The Rash of Con – Collective Con Lands at Fairgrounds

Collective Con Brings Nationally Trending Nerd Culture to Jacksonville Nerd culture conventions are not just the fodder of late night talk show jokes anymore. The days of convention attendants being mocked for not having girlfriends is a thing of the past. In the last 5 years, the larger conventions, like San Diego’s famous , have grown so popular, you have to buy your tickets almost a year in advance or it’ll sellout before you even know what character you intend to go as.  in Atlanta has proven that this phenomenon isn’t exclusive to the west coast. Recently, Orlando’s  has even …

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Interview”

Going to a movie on Christmas has become a tradition in America. This year, however, going to the movies on the 25th of December was more akin to seeing a fireworks display on 4th of July. Visiting theaters to watch “” was viewed by many as a show of patriotism and independence as well as an exercising of our rights as protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution. As anyone who hasn’t been under a rock for the last few weeks knows, the / comedy almost never hit the theater screens, or any other viewing medium for that matter. After it was revealed that a caricature of dictator  was to be ridiculed and targeted for assassination as …

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Mighty Oaks Music Festival

When: August 15th & 16th Where: 5 Points Info: mightyoakfest.com Florida State University graduates  and  first thought of Tallahassee as a location for the . Then, the two decided to bring it to their hometown, Jacksonville, since they felt that the State Capitol didn’t have the right infrastructure for the event. Jonathan also cited the “influx of art and culture” in Jacksonville over the last few years, attributing events such as One Spark and like-minded people motivated to fuel local culture as primary proponents of the swing towards the arts. The real genesis of the event is Nasrallah and Chafin’s …

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