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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone “Twitter is the postcards in my head.” It’s difficult, if not impossible, to predict what will happen when Paula Poundstone takes the stage April 12 at the Florida Theatre. It all depends on what she’s in the mood for and the atmosphere in the room but one thing is certain. You will laugh. Hard. “There should be no injuries if all goes well,” Poundstone says. While no two shows are ever the same, Poundstone has an arsenal of material at the ready. She talks of raising a houseful of kids and animals. She touches on topical issues that …

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38th Humana Festival of New American Plays

The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville attended the final week of the annual Humana Festival 2014 at Actors Theatre of Louisville, in Kentucky, which began February 26th and ended April 6th. This was the 38th consecutive year for the festival, which has introduced almost 450 new plays to American and international audiences, and has been made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation. This year was extra special for a couple of reasons. First, it marks the 50th anniversary of the theatre’s presence as the foremost theatre in Louisville. In addition, the festival hosted the 2014 conference of …

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The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume

A Showcase of Jacksonville Hottest Musicians – The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume In a breaking One Spark development, The Elbow media manager Grant Neilson revealed to EU the first public announcement of “The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume 1,” Jacksonville’s first local music compilation in over ten years. The submission process just recently came to an end. Over 50 groups submitted songs that showcase some of the best up-and-comers in Duval’s burgeoning music scene. Congratulations to Antique Animals, Dr. Sirbrother, On Guard, Sidereal, Universal Green, Joshua Worden, Mortal Mirror, Whetherman, JacksonVegas, ND 20/20, Navigateur, The Embraced, Scott T, Herd Of Watts, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Canary in the Coalmine, Pilotwave, Inspection 12 (official), Marion Crane and DarkHorse Saloon for …

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Crafting Our Legacy: Florida’s Land & Water

Each time we take to the polls on election day, we have a chance to shape the outcome of our future and the legacy we leave to future generations. , Amendment 1 on November’s ballot, is a total game-changer. Over the last few years, our state legislators have significantly defunded programs for the purchase and maintenance of conservation lands that help to ensure healthy rivers and clean drinking water, protect sacred wetlands and habitat for wildlife, and provide opportunities for recreation and tourism. Each year, the interests of “future generations” are forced to compete for funding with the short-term needs …

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ONE SPARK CREATOR-AquaJax Aquarium

How does a giant, 150,000-square-foot, world-class aquarium on the Northbank waterfront, formerly known as The Shipyards, in Downtown sound?  has partnered with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and they want you to come by and visit them at -–don’t miss this One Spark Creator project-–it could change Jacksonville for good! First, go to www.aquajax.net and dream along with these visionaries. AquaJax is an advocacy group with ideas to enhance the prosperity, growth, and revenues of Jacksonvillians. This is their first project, and they are dogged to make it happen. They envision docking space for a river taxi, air boats, replicas …

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Hogan Street Mural Project

A new display is coming to downtown’s  for  on April 9th. The gallery on Hogan St. is the product of collaborative works of many local artists. Two murals to be unveiled for the festival include ‘Face to Face’ by  which will feature portraits of the gallery’s collaborative members and ‘Clean Water’ by , which promotes natural preservation in Jacksonville. The Southlight Gallery, since its inception in 2009, has sought to create a stage for local artists and foster cultural enrichment in Jacksonville. Rich in community-focus, the gallery currently offers complimentary tours. Their monthly ‘First Wednesday’ celebration offers art demos, performance …

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One Spark Creator-Fuse Fair Trade

Bre Tivvis has traveled the world since graduating from . She is a trained RYT yoga teacher, and has had experience in various programs offered in Mexico, Maryland, and Florida. In 2011, her humanitarian work began when she raised $5K to go to, where she helped to build a community center in , the second largest slum in Africa. The following year, she raised $20K with her “Off the Matt, End of the World” event, which raised the funds she needed to go to India. No grass grows under her feet. Bre researched nonprofits around the world to see how …

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One Spark Creator-The Girls Gone Green

There are few projects with the ability to capture so many great causes: environment, animals and health. The  have been growing strong here in Jacksonville for more than 5 years, but the group is ready to move to the next level. After establishing successful local campaigns like , , , and , the Girls now want to build regionally with a conference on animal/environment/food issues right here in Jacksonville. A regional conference of this kind could put Jacksonville on the map for all the right reasons, building on the great things we have to offer here in our city. “Becoming …

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One Spark Creator-Norman Studios

Miles from downtown, in Arlington, the interests of culture and historic preservation intersect again in the effort to save . In the 1920s Jacksonville was America’s film capital. Five buildings that were a part of Richard Norman’s studio complex are all that remain of that era. Norman Studios also bears the distinct significance of being one of the first film production companies to feature African American actors in positive, non-stereotypical roles. At  (121 W. Forsyth St. Suite 30B) representatives of the nonprofit organization working to preserve Jacksonville’s film heritage will be on hand spreading the word about Norman Studios and …

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