A Champion for the Arts: Jacksonville’s Superintendent Search

Written by President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt Policies at the district, state and federal levels all speak to the critical importance of quality arts education if we have any hope of preparing students to succeed in school and in life. What the children who attend Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) need now is a superintendent…

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Jacksonville author Michael Wiley used to live in Chicago.  His first series of crime novels were based in the Windy City, but now, Wiley explores Northeast Florida’s fascinating complexities in his writing.   He’s done it again with his new thriller, Monument Road. Reviews are glowing for…

Champagne and Shopping at the Cummer Shop

Thu, Dec 7 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Receive an additional 20% discount Fri, Dec 8 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Receive an additional 20% discount Enjoy complimentary champagne and appetizers while shopping special artisan merchandise brought in just for this two-day event. Free admission. TRUNK SHOW OFFERINGS: Amelia Toffee Company: Not…

DAILY’S PLACE TO WELCOME ODESZA ON MAY 16

On the heels of two GRAMMY nominations last week, electronic music duo ODESZA will make a stop at Daily’s Place next spring, Live Nation and Bold Events confirmed today.  The “A Moment Apart Tour” will visit downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The show is presented by X106.5 and tickets will go…

A Must Read, Even If You’re Not a Musican-Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel

Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel In 1994 a chasm was filled with the release of Hole’s Live Through This. Sadly, it has never been given its proper credit and the record’s genius was overshadowed by the celebrity of the band’s arresting and talented leader Courtney Love. In Hit So Hard, the memoir…

Jacksonville’s very own Mama Blue and John Austill Hit the Road to Memphis

The blues is a unique American art form that has often been associated with the delta or its “mountain cousin” southern Appalachia. Jacksonville, Florida has a long-standing blues tradition. It is weaved in many different versions such as the early twentieth century tent shows and countless artists that have roots in North East Florida. Jacksonville’s own…

New Rock Soul

What do you get when you take classic rock and mix it with modern soul? You get Jacksonville’s own New Rock Soul. This five-piece band, formed by bass player Paul Jackson Live, has impressive guitar shreds you can’t help but air guitar jam to, a killer bass line, keys that will take you to funky…

Cassidy Lee

You might recognize Cassidy Lee, a 21-year-old Jacksonville native, from the Duval Divas or as the lead singer of South of Savannah. She plays everywhere from Whiskey Jax (both locations) to Mudville Grill to Farmer’s Markets out in the middle of nowhere to opening for the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at Jack Rabbits last year. Hopping…

POP-PUNK METALCORE GROUP A DAY TO REMEMBER TO BRING THEIR “15 YEARS IN THE MAKING TOUR” FEATURING PAPA ROACH, FALLING IN REVERSE AND THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE ON MARCH 20, 2018

 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents pop-punk metal core band A Day To Remember and their “15 Years in the Making” Tour featuring special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and The Devil Wears Prada live on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Tickets for A Day To Remember with special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and…