Arts & Culture

The U.S. Army's SPIRIT OF AMERICA Concert COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The U.S. Army's  SPIRIT OF AMERICA  Concert  COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The 2011 Spirit of America tour is making it's way to Jacksonville this year.  For more than 30 years, Spirit of America has been a truly unforgettable experience.  A historical drama produced from soldiers'  real accounts, letters, and diaries, bringing to life the history of generations of American soldiers. As you witness breathtaking music, amazing ceremonial drills, dramatic renactments of real life stories Spirit of America is going to show Jacksonville how the army's history is also our nation's history.

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!! Some Interesting Facts...

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!!  Some Interesting Facts...

All kinds of crazy things happen in July and one of them is it's NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH ! The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume over 7 billion hot dogs a year.  Yes, I said 7 billion!!!!!  A typical American on average eats 60 hot dogs annually.  It's commonly overlooked as one of the top comfort foods. 

SHOW SOME heART A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

SHOW SOME heART  A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

Show some heART will be held at LIT, a premiere nightclub in Downtown Jacksonville, on July 30, 2011 from 7pm until 10pm.  There is an admission fee of $10.00 a person at the door.  Noone under 21 years of age will be allowed.  This is a gathering for dog lovers to come, enjoy cocktails, view amazing canine artwork from local artists.   Artwork will be available for sale.  There will also be a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit G.R.E.A.T. , Golden Retriever Rescue, which is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization.  Goodies for the dogs, gift certificates, cocktails, and much more will be given out.  So all of you fellow dog lovers make plans for this wonderful event.  For more information visit www.greatrescue.org .

 

 

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

Some people view the term " GEEK"  with a negative composition.  But hey all of us our geeks in our own way, some are just better than others... and richer!!!! A geek is a person who is characterized as highly intelligent and very technicaclly oriented.  They are usually studious, technical, and present themselves in a formal manner.  So embrace your geekness everyone!!!! Spend the day on your computer, tinkering with gadgets, watching Sci-fi films, reading comic books.  It's your day!!!! Stand tell and be proud!

Been to Nippers yet?

Been to Nippers yet?

Brand new and loads of fun...come for the food, stay for the experience.  Nippers Beach Grille takes you to the islands without ever leaving town.  If you're a foodie, you'll love the culinary stylings of Top Chef's Kenny Gilbert!  Just need a place to relax and enjoy some music?  We've got that covered -- enjoy great tunes on the Beach Marine Guana Tiki Deck all day until 10 PM.  The coldest drinks on the coolest setting...get on out to Nippers!  Sundress Tuesdays, Reggae Thurdays and a giant BBQ every Sunday -- plus lots of other surprises.  Check out the website at www.nippersbeachgrille.com!

 

 

Willy Wonka Now Playing at Alhambra

Willy Wonka Now Playing at Alhambra

If you see just one show this year at the Alhambra, Willy Wonka is the one!  A great cast, good food and a decked out Alhambra filled with surprises makes this the best family to-do of the summer.  We've spent a lot of time with the cast -- Stephen Kane as Wonka is superb, the oompah loompahs are just great kids and the rest of the cast rocks!  And a lot of them are from the beaches area!  It's the all new Alhambra with an all new show!  Give them a call at 641.1212 or visit them on the web at www.alhambrajax.com!

Fletcher High School Teacher Works on Third Album

Fletcher High School Teacher Works on Third Album

Julie Durden is a singer song-writer from the Jacksonville Beach area. She is currently working on her third album titled "Life Is My Church".