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Tarot readings and nekkid mannequins draw retaliatory prayer sessions from local Baptists. p. 7 Fred Durst, Katy Perry and – Tim Tebow? p. 12

The jail is overflowing, taxpayers are footing the bill, and a new report says State Attorney Angela Corey is to blame. By Ron Word

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26 12 GUEST EDITORIAL Shame on you, Marco Rubio. p. 4

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston can’t save the meandering mess of “Wanderlust.” p. 24

MAIL Scotch, cigars and Folio Weekly’s sexist headlines. Plus the pros and cons of ripping down the Rodman dam. p. 5

MUSIC Big Head Todd & the Monsters bring their mainstream hits – and deeper musical roots – to NE Florida. p. 25

NEWS Tarot readings and nekkid mannequins draw retaliatory prayer sessions from local Baptists. p. 7

Tradition, improvisation and innovation blend harmoniously in the music of Anoushka Shankar. p. 26

A Flagler College grad hopes to cultivate inspiration — and profits — by promoting the businesses of art. p. 10 BUZZ, BOUQUETS & BRICKBATS “Da Bangem” gets its own tribute song. Plus a PETA investigation reveals a cat-alogue of horrors. p. 8 SPORTSTALK Fred Durst, Katy Perry and – Tim Tebow? p. 12 ON THE COVER The jail is overflowing, taxpayers are footing the bill, and a new report says State Attorney Angela Corey is to blame. p. 14

ARTS Punk rock legend Henry Rollins has left music behind, but not his revolutionary rhetoric. p. 33 Local sculptors Enzo Torcoletti and Joe Segal find inspiration in an ancient art. p. 36 BACKPAGE Healing on wheels: Life after spinal cord injury. p. 50 I ♥ TELEVISION N p. 11 HAPPENINGS p.. 37 DINING GUIDE p. p. 40 NEWS OF THE WEIRD p. 45 W FREEWILL ASTROLOGY p. 46 R ROLOGY I SAW U p. 47 CLASSIFIEDS p.. 48

OUR PICKS Reasons to leave the house this week. p. 19 MOVIES Amanda Seyfried tries her hand at the serial killer genre with “Gone.” p. 20 MARCH 6-12, 2012 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 3

Bad Medicine

The Catholic Church’s attempt to politicize birth control is a sad Hail Mary from an institution lacking relevance


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ong before President Clinton coined the phrase don’t ask, don’t tell to reference gays in the military, it was an unspoken policy for most Catholic women of childbearing age. As early as the 1960s, Catholic women were quietly asking their doctors to prescribe birth control pills, and doctors — even Catholic doctors — complied. Many devout women took the extra step of shopping around for a priest who would give them permission to do so, telling him that they were ill, or going crazy, or both. While there has been some contention over a recent claim that 98 percent of U.S. Catholic women have at some point used contraceptives to prevent pregnancy (, there is no question that the great majority of U.S. women use it, and many Catholics. What’s more, most Catholic doctors say they would prescribe the Pill to any adult who requests it. Now, Catholic doctrine dictates that the use of any kind of contraceptives is a mortal sin — the most egregious kind of sin, along with murder, abortion and adultery. It incurs the worst punishment: eternal damnation in hell. Hell is evidently a very large place. Social conservatives have latched onto this issue as a way to stick it to Obama under the guise of religious freedom. But make no mistake — this is a Catholic-driven issue being supported, both financially and in principle, by the Catholic hierarchy. The bill proposing that religious institutions be exempt from providing contraceptive coverage was proposed by Catholic U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida). I was born into Catholicism. I was baptized, made my First Communion and have been confirmed. (Confirmation name: Joan, as in Joan of Arc.) I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through college. Soon afterward, like many women of my generation, I began to question my church’s antiquated views on the rights of women. Some of us continued to practice Catholicism, tacitly ignoring the rules that seemed impractical or oppressive. Others, like me, just quit. I still hold a fondness for an institution whose structure helped me formulate a moral compass and learn to appreciate the value of a spiritual life. But the Church — with its child sex scandals, intolerance of gays and lesbians and antiquated views on gender — has also been a profound and continual disappointment. The current contraception issue — the Church’s insistence that it not be required to provide birth control pills

to employees or clients of Catholic-run institutions — is particularly galling, and opportunistic. If providing contraception is truly a moral trespass, then Catholic hospitals ought to refrain from hiring non-Catholic doctors and nurses. It shouldn’t hire anyone, in fact, who breaks Catholic rules: No one who is cohabitating outside of marriage, or who has undergone infertility treatment, or who remarried without getting an annulment, or who is gay. Obviously, this won’t happen. Catholic-run hospitals are among the best in the country, if not the world — and that requires hiring the best people to run them. And the majority of the best doctors believe that birth control is a safe, sensible, integral part of women’s healthcare. So why is this single “sin” — birth control — being singled out? To make a point. By couching the issue in terms of religious freedom, the Church is attempting to flex its rapidly atrophying muscles. Throughout the country, Catholic congregants are quietly ignoring rules from the Vatican that frankly insult their (presumably) God-given intelligence. They’re voting for candidates they believe in, and planning their families as they see fit. They’re accepting gays and lesbians as people deserving of civil liberties. They’re marrying people outside their religion. The Catholic Church can’t control that, and attempting do so would cost it millions of followers. But in this instance, religious leaders have found a way to throw down the gauntlet: “We can’t stop you from having sex, but we sure can refuse to pay for your contraception. Because unless you’re trying to get pregnant, you really shouldn’t be having sex. P.S. If you do get pregnant, and you aren’t married, don’t come to us for sympathy.” In essence, the Church is attempting to force believers and nonbelievers alike to comply with a rule that nearly everyone thinks is ridiculous. Shame on non-Catholic conservatives who’ve joined them in this folly for political purposes. Shame on you, Sen. Rubio, for proposing it. By the way, Rubio, while in Miami, has often attended a Southern Baptist church and has identified himself as a Baptist in the past. The Catholic Church would call that heresy, and it is a sin. See you in hell, Senator.  Tricia Booker

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Takes Me Back

Thank you for the quick one-page article on the Womanthology book (Cover Story, Feb. 14). The project was a long time coming and it was also great to know there are contributors to this great piece living in my hometown, minutes from where I grew up. As a female comic artist myself, I am happy to see the recognition of the talent that is out there from my gender. That being said: Who decided on the cover headline?! “Broad Influence”?! Is this a JOKE? WTH? You’ve got to be joking me. The person who came up with it, SHAME ON YOU! After such a long, hard-fought road for equality in the comic book genre, women have been and are still trying to break down the barriers that stand before them. Female artists, writers, colorists, inkers and editors have struggled to be taken seriously. This book is a standing ovation to many of them. And you guys thought that “Broad Influence” would be a funny way to introduce us? Really? You couldn’t come up with a better, maybe more respectful catchphrase? Shelton Hull’s one-page story is quick, to-the-point and he didn’t belittle the work that was done to produce this book. Why couldn’t your cover do the same? I have always made the assumption that Folio Weekly was a local newspaper that was forward-thinking — something that Jacksonville has always a need for. This headline sends us ladies back to the ’20s. Would you like us to bring you a scotch and cigar?! Do me and all the women in this industry a favor and rethink your “guy jokes.” Save them for a paper when you aren’t celebrating a significant accomplishment for women in ANY field. Rebekah A. Holland Via email

If you think the environmentalists are against this canal, then you haven’t heard from the lobbyists of the trucking and train transportation service. Brain Drain

Once again, someone weighs in on the yelling of a few self-appointed environmentalists to restore the Ocklawaha River to its original state by destroying the Rodman Reservoir (Editor’s Note, Feb. 21, If the truth was known, not all of these people

know what the river looked like before it was dammed to form the Rodman Reservoir, but they rant about it anyway. If the reservoir was destroyed, it would devastate the habitat of thousands of fish and fowl. Not only would that happen, but it would also destroy the destination of hundreds of tourists who come from all over this nation to fish the Rodman Reservoir. I don’t believe many people would come to fish in the Ocklawaha River. I personally don’t believe the purpose of the Cross Florida Barge Canal was to cut the state of Florida in half as indicated in Anne Schindler’s column. I think it was designed to transport goods from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico by the cheapest method known at that time. I feel it would still be the cheapest method of transporting goods from the Eastern United States to Mexico and Central America. If you think the environmentalists are against this canal, then you haven’t heard from the lobbyists of the trucking and train transportation service. They are more against the canal than any of the environmentalists. This should tell you something — and I for one would like to see a forum where both sides were presented so an informed opinion could be drawn. Art Cape Jacksonville via email

Your article regarding Florida waterways and the endless damage wrought by careless management was painful reading, to say the least. As always, the ever-forward-thinking Florida legislature lives up to Carl Hiaasen’s line about “a festival of whores” and the lobbyists who own them. The documentary, “Apalachicola Doin’ Time,” explains how the Chattahoochee meets up with Georgia’s Flint River on the FloridaGeorgia border and takes on a new name. Sixteen billion gallons of water flow down the Apalachicola into the bay every day, making it Florida’s largest waterway — and it’s at the heart of a tri-state water war. Any seafood lover in America should take an interest in the health of the Apalachicola River and Bay. Woody Miley, director of Apalachicola National Marine Estuary, advises Florida’s water negotiators about the pollution status in the river and bay, and its effect on seafood production in the Gulf of Mexico. Miley says this should be a national concern. This enormous tri-state waterway is just one aspect of the endangered clean water supply in the state. Now our ever-busy governor has further weakened the local St. Johns River Water Management District with the appointment of yet another insider. “Cowed, toothless and broke” is a sad understatement. Poor Ocklawaha, Apalachicola and St. Johns rivers. There’s more than one city that has discovered the hard way that having to buy bottled water for safe consumption is not a happy scenario. Water will be the new “oil” and we’re already behind the eight ball. Carole Living Via email

Chain of Events

To Ms. Giggetts: It was nice to see your editorial “Break These Chains” in the last Folio Weekly (Backpage, Feb. 21, A3qxcl). Unfortunately, it seems they struggle to consistently provide substantive articles on a weekly basis. However, that is for another response at another time.

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I simply wanted you to know that when I hear “chain gang,” I envision faceless, colorless convicts working outdoors in lieu of rotting in a prison cell. (Or I hear Sam Cooke’s choppy 1960s [or is it the 1980s Pretenders?] rock tune in my head). I have grown to understand that prison population is not racially proportionate to the civilian population and that is an issue needing attention. However, I was not aware that “chain gang” had a racial overtone.

Your goal to make this a non-issue is now an issue. Thank you? As a minority, I can feel your pain and try to understand your concern. Is it analogous that today’s teens do not realize the horribleness of the Holocaust? I just wanted to let you know that this Southern-raised and educated professional in the fourth quarter of his life never perceived “chain gang” as racially sensitive. Your goal to make this a non-issue is now an issue. Thank you? Scott Greenfield Jacksonville via email

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I read your story “A Newt Dawn” in the news section (News, Feb. 21, That was hysterical — I laughed my Newt off. You should have more Republican-themed stories like that. According to them, everything Pres. Obama does is wrong, but they can’t do anything right. Why would anybody expect Pres. Obama to fix his predecessor’s two-term screw-up in one term? Will Gingrich “newter” Obama with his conservative, diamondencrusted, Tiffany nose-hair clippers? I really hope someone from the IRS read this story. No one should be getting a tax credit for this stupidity; the items were not used for the intended purpose. Reporting this as a campaign donation is the kind of corruption that needs to stop in this country. If you lie down with dogs, you may awake with Republicans. As for Romney, does anybody remember the “and I’m a Mormon” commercials that fizzled out just prior to his getting into the presidential arena? Who exactly paid for that? There were two Mormons running for the spot, Huntsman and Romney. What are the odds? Now I hear they are spreading their word in Europe. It looks like a religious agenda to me. I can’t think of a bigger, better loophole: Donate millions to your church and then they donate millions to your campaign. But how can I hate on Romney? If America will elect an alternative Christian, why wouldn’t they allow alternative marriage? “LMNO”  Brion Griffin Jacksonville

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Walter Coker “I’m not a Satan worshipper.” Brenda Kato (with tarot reader Medium Tree at left) defends against the complaints of local Baptists.

(No) Sympathy for the Devil

Tarot readings and nekkid mannequins draw retaliatory prayer sessions from local Baptists


renda Kato has fought all her life to be free of what she calls the “beige people” in her hometown. For her, that’s shorthand for a certain kind of conservative Jacksonville Christian who is closed-minded, conformist and judgmental. As a visual artist and creative person, Kato regards beige people as a threat to her individuality and creativity — and they are a people she knows all too well. Growing up in the congregation of Jacksonville’s First Baptist Church in the 1980s, where her father was a deacon, Kato remembers how the church held sway over the City Council and pretty much dictated what was acceptable and what wasn’t in downtown Jacksonville. First Baptist didn’t like bars, for instance. They didn’t like creative rebels, either. But even Kato, who owns Bee Gallery at The Jacksonville Landing, was taken aback by a religious dustup with the owner of a store next to hers. According to Kato, the owner of River City Gourmet Shoppe, Sherry Lyford, complained after Kato invited Medium Tree, a tarot card reader, to give readings during First Wednesday Art Walk. Kato, who opened her gallery at The Landing in 2010, thought the readings would bring customers to the gallery, so she set up a table for the reader just outside the shop’s entrance. She never heard any complaints about Medium Tree or her readings, she says, until the River City Gourmet Shoppe opened next door in August 2011. First, Landing management told Kato to move the table and the tarot readings inside her gallery. Then Lyford told Kato that her customers didn’t like tarot cards, and that a group of Baptist women had started a monthly prayer circle inside the food store to combat the evil spirits at Kato’s Bee Gallery. “She said to me directly that she didn’t like the tarot card reader [particularly the long white cape that Medium Tree wears], and her clients didn’t like psychic folk,” says Kato. “She said we were scaring away her clients, and her clients are high-end people.” Kato, who opened her Landing gallery as part of the Off the Grid project — an effort by Downtown Vision Inc. and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville to put artists in empty storefronts — was initially reluctant to complain. After she moved the readings inside, Kato believed everything had been worked out

with Lyford. She says she even bought all of her Christmas presents from River City Gourmet. But at the February ArtWalk, a woman interrupted a tarot reading, complaining that Bee Gallery was “New Age” and warning, “That’s the Devil in those tarot cards.” Just a week earlier, two additional River City Gourmet customers had stopped by her gallery to deliver the same Bee-Gallery-as-evilenterprise complaint. Soon after, a Landing security guard told her he’d seen a family hustling their children away from her gallery window as if it was going to swallow them. Kato says the encounters drove her past her tipping point. “I’m not trying to be the tarot card union leader,” says Kato. “I actually identify myself as a Christian, but I don’t like their tactics and I don’t like it when they try to bully anybody

“There is that core majority in Jacksonville that just has a ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ mentality.” who is living a creative life or who has a vision outside what they deem important.” Bee Gallery isn’t a staid art gallery. In addition to showing abstract paintings and cubist dreamscapes, Kato invited a couple to set up Diversions, a retail shop, in the front of the gallery. Diversions sells relaxation products — jars of incense, yoga mats, crystals and other products that might be described as New Age. Pretty tame stuff, Kato observes. “It’s not like I’m playing death metal and have a bunch of pentagrams hanging from the ceiling, like a real Satan shop,” Kato complains. “I actually believe in demons — and I’m not conjuring them up. I’m not a Satan worshipper.” The Landing’s public relations representative Blakeley Ainsworth says she hasn’t heard complaints about the Bee Gallery being “evil,” but says Landing management did receive a complaint about six naked mannequins displayed in the gallery window. They asked Kato to dress them so that the breasts were covered.

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Row Your Boat “You can go, but you’ve got to phone me. And wear a life jacket.” — Parting words of Josephine Carem as she sent off her son Lewis, 24, on a quest to row up the Eastern Seaboard. Lewis (pictured) quit his management consultant job in London to make the 1,400 mile journey from Miami to New York City in a 15-foot rowboat. He’d previously only rowed two miles in his life, but he’s rowing on deadline. Lewis must finish his trip before May 25, when his visa expires. To follow his journey and to donate to his cause (raising money for Alzheimer’s research), go to Carem promises to call Folio Weekly when he nears St. Augustine.

Ainsworth observes that The Jacksonville Landing has a lot of different kinds of businesses, including many that are independently owned, and reflect their owners’ and customers’ tastes. As long as the shops obey the strictures of their leases and aren’t hurting anyone, they can do their thing. The gallery was closed and the food shop empty when Folio Weekly stopped by last Tuesday during the lunch hour. Ceramic saucers of olive oil were out for customers to sample at River City Gourmet, and a stocky, 50ish man with a mop of gray hair emerged from the back of the shop. When asked about the conflict with Bee Gallery, he responded angrily. “Nobody ever said anybody was a Satan worshipper,” he said, waving his hands to say the conversation was finished. “That’s all I’m going to say.” He then added his wife had a conflict with Bee Gallery because they’d set up a table

outside the store, which their lease forbids. “They were hawking,” he said. But whatever conflict his wife had with Kato, he thought it should be kept between them. “There’s no reason why what was said should be going in the newspaper,” he fumed. Kato later said she understands that the Lyfords can’t control their customers’ actions, and she admits she’s assumed the complainants are River City Gourmet customers. But she again notes that she never heard any complaints until the Lyfords opened their shop. “[The election of] Alvin Brown was a huge victory for liberals and other people who want to move this city forward in thought and individuality,” she says. “But there is that core majority that just has a ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ mentality, and they want to fight tooth and nail to keep it that way.”  Susan Cooper Eastman

Wham Bang, Thank You, Mang Welcome to Da Bangem Where we slang ’em for fun And hell yeah we fight dirty Never one on one — Lyrics for “Welcome to Da Bangem” by Duval rapper Lil Badazz. Da Bangem is slang for Jacksonville, Florida, a nod to the city’s high crime rate. The song continues: “It’s the murder capital, in case you aint already know / Better turn around when you see 904.” Listen to the song at

Pay Dirt 300 dump truck loads — Amount of dirt spread in an 8-inch layer over EverBank Field and then sculpted to create the course for the Monster Jam held on March 3. The dirt for the annual event is stored on a lot near the stadium.

Float Your Boat! — Website of the St. Johns River Ferry Service Task Force, a group dedicated to saving the only remaining auto ferry in the state. JaxPort voted last week to end the ferry service on Sept. 30, saying it’s too expensive to operate. The ferry connects S.R. A1A between Heckscher Drive and Mayport Village. The Task Force will hold a fundraising event on Wednesday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Ragtime Tavern & Seafood Grill, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. More information is on the website, and donations of $25 or more come with a free “Keep the Ferry” T-shirt.

“Grouchy neighbors” gather on Genopoly Street in St. Augustine on Feb. 25 to protest a bill to give eminent domain powers to the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind.

Bouquets to Florida Sen. John Thrasher (R-St. Augustine) for demonstrating the difference between leadership and mere bullying. After weeks of watching fellow Republican St. Augustine legislator Rep. Bill Proctor try to ramrod through an eminent domain bill over the objections of neighbors, city officials and even other elected representatives, Thrasher used his considerable political clout to pull the bill from a Senate committee and force Proctor to sit down with all parties to hammer out a compromise. Brickbats to the school bus contractor Student Transportation America for leaving dozens of Duval elementary school students stranded at rainy bus stops last Monday as they waited for buses that never showed up. Several parents and bus drivers from other companies that contract with Duval County public schools told the Times-Union that they’d heard the company was unable to provide service Monday because the company had been offering charter bus service at the Daytona 500. Bouquets to President Howard Dale and the entire Rotary Club of Jacksonville for commemorating the group’s 100th anniversary by making it possible for the poor in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Putnam and Clay counties to receive free medical care. The local Rotary Club raised $500,000 from its members and Rotarians in the region to buy a mobile health unit that will be manned by the St. Vincent’s Medical Foundation.

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NewsBuzz Cat Daddy

700 — The estimated number of cats at the now-shuttered Caboodle Ranch cat sanctuary in the tiny town of Lee in Madison County. Caboodle Ranch founder Craig Grant of Ponte Vedra was charged last week with three counts of cruelty to animals, scheming to defraud and felony cruelty to animals. The sanctuary’s motto was “Where cats aren’t treated like animals,” but a five-month undercover investigation by PETA discovered they may have actually been treated far worse. (To see the footage PETA obtained of the ranch, go to — but be forewarned: Some of the images are disturbing.)

Characters Count

Rich Man, Poor Man “It seems to be the goal of John Keane to make Rick Mullaney look like a piker when it comes to pensions and salary.” — Retired attorney Curtis Lee, commenting on the 18.7 percent raise recently given to Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund executive director John Keane. Not only is Keane’s annual salary a whopping $284,000, but he received a lump sum payment of $93,853, because the raise was retroactive. Lee estimates Keane’s retirement income will be between $125,000 to $150,000 a year. Still, Rick Mullaney has him beat by a hair. The city’s former general counsel enjoys an annual retirement income of $152,737.

Correction In the Jan. 31 cover story, “Cristian Conversion” (, Folio Weekly reported that State Attorney Angela Corey abolished a juvenile justice program that had garnered national attention for her predecessor Harry Shorstein. Corey’s office criticized Shorstein’s program as “dangerous and detrimental to the community,” and changed the program’s emphasis to a “Scared Straight” model, but Corey didn’t abandon juvenile intervention efforts.

Kudzu, a pet rattlesnake and the hottest day ever in the fictional Florida town of Hope. — Three of the elements at play in the most recent novel by Florida native Connie May Fowler, “How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly.” Fowler will be in St. Augustine on March 25 to give the keynote speech at the St. Johns Cultural Council’s 2012 Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts Award at 5:30 p.m. at Limelight Theater, 11 Old Mission Ave. Fowler has written five novels set in Florida (“Remembering Blue” featured Jax Beach), along with one memoir. Her novel “Before Women Had Wings” was made into a 1997 TV movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Barkin.

Road Less Traveled Yulee — Spot that St. Augustine parent Troy Blevins had made it to as of Feb. 29, on his path to Washington, D.C. — a 749-mile walk. Blevins is the father of two autistic children and is involved with the nonprofit Project Autism of St. Johns, Inc. He plans to speak to community groups along the way about autism. Follow him on Facebook at “Walking with Troy.”

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Walter Coker “It gives people like me a kick in the butt”: Photographer Kelly Crawford.

Wave of Jubilation

A Flagler College grad hopes to cultivate inspiration – and profits – by promoting the businesses of art


onzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson was notorious for missing deadlines, abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was a reclusive alcoholic with a volatile personality and Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali used to ride around in a car full of cauliflower. Before personal branding, professional publicity and social media even existed, creative folks could find success by being completely crazy, utterly talented or a combination of the two. Today, artists just starting out have to learn to market themselves. For Lindsey Williams, a 2006 graduate of Flagler College, that means opportunity. A freelance writer, visual artist,

with a medium-format Bronica, says agreeing to take part in the show was a no-brainer. “It’s difficult being a twentysomething-year-old who wants to show artwork in this town,” she says. “I think a happening like CreativeWave is important because it gives people like me — a college graduate with an art-related degree that isn’t being utilized, so I’m waiting tables — a kick in the butt to use my talents and produce work.” Williams will show her own mixed-media pieces at the event, but isn’t taking a fee for organizing or promoting it. “If this was about me, I wouldn’t be doing it,” she says. “I’m donating my time and my payment is getting

“It’s a vision. It’s a concept. It’s the name of a movement. I want everyone who comes to this event to walk away energized, encouraged and supportive of one another.” graphic designer and publicist, Williams has made it her personal ambition to help other talented folks with self-promotion. “Young artists face so many struggles,” says Williams, who currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C. “One of them is that many simply don’t have the business sense to market themselves.” So a few months ago, the 26-year-old founded CreativeWave, an effort to enable young, local artists from various cities exhibit and display their work. For CreativeWave’s inaugural event, Williams chose Anchor Boutique in downtown St. Augustine. The participating artists include Williams, multimedia artist Hahau Yisrael, photographer Kelly Crawford and Anchor Boutique owner and jewelry designer Laurel Baker. “I want this to be a huge event for them — the young artists,” explains Williams. “It fills me with utter joy to see people’s dreams come into fruition.” Crawford, a photographer who is displaying her large still life photographs shot 10 | folio weekly | MARCH 6-12, 2012

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to see this synergy come alive.” If the show is a success, Williams hopes to take it to other communities around the country. “CreativeWave isn’t the name of a business,” Williams says. “It’s a vision. It’s a concept. It’s the name of a movement. I want everyone who comes to this event to walk away energized, encouraged and supportive of one another. A budding artist’s dream is totally possible — you just need a running team to make it happen.” Crawford agrees. “I hope that this show will be the first of many more to come and maybe even inspire other local gallery and business owners to give young artists similar opportunities.”  Kara Pound

CreativeWave’s inaugural event is held from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at Anchor Boutique, 210 St. George St., St. Augustine. Admission is free. 808-7078.

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ews flash: Republicans are dumb. And not just dumb in the way people who still watch “American Idol” are dumb — Republicans are deeply, instinctively dumb. Their dumbness comes from deep within — a probable genetic malady — forcing them to immediately dismiss common sense, say ridiculous things and endanger the entire human race (of which, unfortunately, they are members). Example! This Saturday at 9 p.m. on HBO, the TV movie “Game Change” debuts. It documents 2008 Republican nominee John McCain’s (played by Ed Harris) fateful — and wildly dumb — decision to choose Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) as his running mate. According to reports from smart people who’ve seen it, “Game Change” (based on Mark Halperin’s and John Heilemann’s book) is a terrific, well-acted movie that’s a must-see. However, while the rise and

OH BOO-HOO-HOO! What a bunch of crybabies! How come I never hear “weakwilled welfare recipients” cry as much as these hypersensitive Nancies? fall of Palin constitutes a huge part of the film, the script actually focuses on political strategist Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson) who inspired McCain to choose the Alaska governor, and later came to really, REALLY regret that dumb decision. (Like I said … it may be genetic.) Another reason to watch this movie? Republicans are trying frantically to STOP you from watching it. Without even seeing the film (of course — because that would destroy their thesis), Palin aides have been in an uproar, calling the movie “sick” and “inaccurate” and claiming HBO has “distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative and attract viewers.” And while Palin has refused comment on the subject, McCain says it’s just another attack from “the liberal media” (that’s me, btw). “[People] ask me if I’m going to watch it,” McCain told GOP media partner Fox News, “and I tell them it’ll be a cold day in Gila Bend, Arizona.” (Apparently Gila Bend is quite warm? The GOP sure knows how to tell a J-O-K-E!) Meanwhile, Mark Vafiades — former president of the Hollywood Republicans, who also hasn’t seen “Game Change” — chimed in with accusations of liberal bias. “Obviously Hollywood wants to do whatever they can to discredit the right and the Republicans.” OH BOO-HOO-HOO! What a bunch of crybabies! How come I never hear “weakwilled welfare recipients” cry as much as these hypersensitive Nancies? But let’s entertain these blubbering bellyachers for a moment: Is “Game Change” biased? DUH, YES, DUMMIES. While based on a book describing historical facts, it’s still a dramatic recreation of events. (One that most logical people would agree needs to be compressed to a two-hour

block of entertainment — unless we want to watch a movie three months long.) Here’s the simple concept that seems to bewilder most Republicans: One can possess “facts” and “bias” at the same time. In fact, “facts” often lead to “bias” … for example! One can have the “facts” that Palin was chosen for the veep slot at almost the last moment, with little vetting, and possessing miniscule political experience. Therefore, given these facts, I’m “biased” toward the opinion that maybe … just maybe … she had no business being there, and that the Republicans who chose her were deeply, instinctively, genetically DUMB. But what do I know? I’m biased. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 8:00 FOX RAISING HOPE When Sabrina’s incarcerated, things are not improved by her cellblock guard (Katy Perry??). 10:00 NBC DECISION 2012 “Super Tuesday” results, which will help decide which GOP idiot will have his ass handed to him in November.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 10:00 TLC MY CRAZY OBSESSION Debut! What’s this? A TLC show about people with extreme personalities? IT’S ABOUT GODDAMN TIME.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 8:00 NBC 30 ROCK When Kenneth joins the “standards and practices” department, Liz hates his standards AND practices. 8:30 NBC PARKS AND RECREATION In the winter finale, Leslie scores a big interview on a local TV show, and … this isn’t going to end well, is it?

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 10:00 E! FASHION POLICE Joan Rivers and gang have a full hour to mercilessly and cruelly criticize your fashion. YAY! 10:30 IFC COMEDY BANG! BANG! Debut! Scott Aukerman brings his comedy podcast to TV with jokes! Skits! Guests! (And I guess) COMEDY!

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 11:30 NBC SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Tonight features Jonah Hill, with musical guests The Shins!

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 9:00 AMC THE WALKING DEAD Something wicked’s prowling around the farm … and I’ll bet five bucks it’s Grandpa Dale’s eyebrows! 10:00 BRAVO SHAHS OF SUNSET Debut! Another reality show from the man who brought you the Kardashians. Damn you, Ryan Seacrest!!

MONDAY, MARCH 12 8:00 ABC THE BACHELOR Season finale! Ben must make his final choice and answer the eternal question: Go with herpes or syphilis? 10:00 NBC SMASH Ivy’s vocal problems give Karen an opportunity to steal her role. Meow!! Meow!! CAT FIGHT. Wm.™ Steven Humphrey MARCH 6-12, 2012 | folio weekly | 11

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Gone Hollywood: Tebow in Babylon


ike many of you, I’ve watched with fascination in recent months as Tim Tebow has made moves to show — as if there were ever any doubt — that he’s looking to cash in on his NFL career in every way possible, just like anyone with any sense would do in the same situation. This has been an interesting off-season for the former Nease High School quarterback — though it seems that less of it has been spent healing the sick in the Philippines than in previous years. Those of us who’ve followed Tebow’s career from his high school days need no introduction to the shtick. Clean-cut, chiseled cheekbones, the looks of a Greek god and the mindset of St. Paul, who advised, famously, “Better to marry than to burn.” Tebow is saving himself, apparently. Though as we all know, temptation lurks around every corner. Exhibit A: Tempestuous pop temptress Katy Perry, who — it was rumored — was

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romantically linked to the third-year Bronco quarterback a couple weeks ago. The Tebow camp let the rumor ride, then denied, but the utility of the meme — sort of like the J. Edgar Hoover/Dorothy Lamour angle explored in “J. Edgar” — wasn’t in whether it was true or false, but just that it existed. We need to know that Tebow could pull the A List chicks if he wanted to, and what would be more A-List than picking up Russell Brand’s spare? The Perry rumor allowed him to maintain his base, and their Santorumesque, absurd dicta about personal conduct, by squelching it, and

yet again giving Baphomet the gas face. But it also was a nod to the outside world’s need to sexualize its athletes. Not that anyone would “wonder” about Tebow, but it helps his image to establish that there’s more to him than a politically calculated interpretation of the King James Bible and a deep ball that usually doesn’t get there. Exhibit B: Speaking of “nookie,” Tebow was spotted lunching in the decidedly nonfundamentalist friendly community of West Hollywood with none other than local favorite Fred Durst. I wondered if Durst was wearing the Yankees cap he sported back when Bizkit was huge, their bowdlerized Rage Against The Machine sound shorn of lyrical subtext and replaced with lyrics with all the emotional resonance of the other pop dross of its day. Perhaps Durst, best known for his screamy take on the George Michael classic “Faith,” is set to have a Come to Jesus moment, and Tebow is his spiritual sponsor. Could a rapmetal fusion tracks celebrating the Majesty of the Lord be far now? And who needs a career reinvention more than Durst? Darius Rucker did: He went country, and found his true calling as heir to Charley Pride’s legacy. But Rucker has actual talent. It’s possible that Tebow was a fan of Limp Bizkit when he was growing up, but hard to reconcile the moronic nihilism of Bizkit’s music with Bob Tebow’s enterprises. Maybe the lunch was as simply explained as two NEFla local broskis hanging out and being brolicious, maybe building up to a summer bromance. I don’t know. Not into male-bonding rituals. What’s more likely is that Tebow sees being associated with Durst as yet another way to enhance the collective perception of his maleness. He’s not just a dude who sings hymns on the sideline during NFL games; no, he’s also a dude who likes the mosh pit, backwards ball caps, and, yes, the nookie. Exhibit C: Tebow goes Hollywood! William Morris Endeavor has been tabbed to handle Tebow’s non-football biz, which apparently can include everything from book deals to film roles. Who knows if Tebow can act, but does that really matter? Kirk Cameron lacked any real talent, and he’s been making Christploitation films for two decades now, and the makers of Botox thank him for his patronage. Tebow could easily be the next Cameron — the bar is pretty low on TBN. Or they could hide him in some Hollywood action movies, where he could really rake in the big bucks. This is what Tim Tebow has been doing on his vacation. A cynic might say he’s in the early stages of emerging as a newly secularized figure, sort of like when Amy Grant did her first pop record. The manufacturing of the Tebow image has been rolled tighter than a Swisher Sweet, and there’s no reason to believe the news items of the last few weeks haven’t been released to achieve a precise effect: Adding an extra layer of complexity onto the Tebow narrative. How all of this drama will affect his game, meanwhile, is anyone’s guess.  A.G. Gancarski

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Like this western prison, the Duval County Pre-Trial Detention Facility has more inmates than beds. Now 45 percent over capacity, the local jail is forced to make inmates sleep on mats on the floor.


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rime is down in Northeast Florida. So is the number of arrests. But the Duval County Jail is bursting at the seams, its population higher than at any point in its history — about 45 percent above capacity. According to a new report by two University of North Florida criminologists, the reason for the disparity boils down to one thing: “prosecutorial style.” “While State Attorney Angela Corey lives up to every prosecutor’s mantra to be ‘tough on crime,’ ” the report asks, “is there a point where this becomes counter-productive?” In the study, “No Peace Dividend for Duval?” Dr. Michael Hallett, chairman of UNF’s Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Dr. Dan Pontzer, an assistant professor in that department, examine what they call Jacksonville’s “punitive civic infrastructure.” The study points out that Jacksonville is alone among large Florida cities in seeing a surging jail population at a time of declining crime rates, and it raises serious questions about whether this mass incarceration actually “endangers and compromises” city safety efforts. Perhaps most surprisingly, the report expresses concerns about the apparent rise of “a political machine” in local criminal justice circles, in which formerly adversarial offices like that of the state attorney and public defender are “compromised” by their uncomfortably close political ties. (See Folio Weekly’s previous stories on this subject at and The report, which Hallett provided to Folio Weekly late last month, begins with an economic observation: that cities such as Orlando, Tampa and Miami have been able to save money by decreasing jail populations in accordance with declining national, state and

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local crime rates. In Duval County, however, while annual arrest rates have dropped from roughly 50,000 to 37,500 over the past five years (a decrease of 25 percent), the local jail population rose from 3,421 to 3,990 — an increase of about 16 percent. According to the report, that’s because local incarceration rates are driven not by crime, but by political aims. “Is the political pressure to get tough on crime so powerful in Jacksonville that it has become the only viable ‘brand’ of criminal justice?” the report asks. “Even worse, is it

conviction rates were mostly in percentages of low to mid-70s. But Hallett observes that it is exactly Corey’s hard-nosed approach that’s causing the costly and unnecessary surge in jail population. Under Corey, the local circuit has seen an increase in criminal complaint filing rates, conviction rates and cases taken to trial. The local filing rate has risen from 52 percent in 2005 to 66 percent in 2010, and the number of charges filed increased from 8,888 to 9,498. That increase was not related

Jacksonville is alone among large Florida cities in seeing a surging jail population at a time of declining crime rates. The new report raises questions about whether this mass incarceration actually “endangers and compromises” local safety. possible that a political machine has emerged around the system with the power to sustain itself indefinitely, regardless of the costs to the community?” For her part, Corey says no. “We don’t apologize for prosecuting violent or repeat offenders,” she says. In a telephone interview, Corey said she’s proud of her record as a zealous prosecutor in the three-county Fourth Judicial District (Clay, Duval and Nassau counties). She insists she isn’t one to toot her own horn — “I don’t hold a whole lot of press conferences. I just want to be left alone and do my job” — but points to a conviction rate of 91.6 percent in fiscal year 2010-’11. By comparison, figures provided by Corey’s office show former State Attorney Harry Shorstein’s

to murder, robbery or sex offenses. Rather, the largest overall increases stemmed from an increase in charges for burglary and theft/ fraud/forgery, which jumped by 35 and 63 percent, respectively. Today, Jacksonville has the highest incarceration rate in the state. Hallett and Corey quibble over some of the report’s statistics. Though both use data from the Office of State Court Administrators, they draw different conclusions. Hallett believes the statistics show Corey’s policies are responsible for packing the jail; Corey says they show she is doing a good job of clearing the streets of criminals. (The pair met recently at her office to discuss the report, and both Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk have agreed to participate in a University of North Florida

forum to discuss it this spring.) “We are filing more cases because we have a better relationship with the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office and are making better cases,” argues Corey, who is seeking re-election this fall. In 2010-’11, Corey’s office took 270 cases to jury trial, resulting in 27 acquittals or dismissals, 25 pleas and 218 convictions. Corey says she isn’t responsible for the entire jail population, and notes that the increase reflects such things as fathers arrested for not paying child support, and federal prisoners and state inmates brought in to


ost county inmates are held in the Duval County Pretrial Detention Center, a 12-story beige structure in downtown Jacksonville, behind the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office. Built in 1991, the jail was designed to hold 2,189. It now holds close to 4,000, about 1,800 over capacity. While Hallett presents a theory about why the jail is over capacity, inmates and relatives of those behind bars say the reality is particularly grim. According to advocates for the incarcerated, the county jail is home to inhumane conditions — overcrowding,

Corey says she’s not troubled by the fact that a jail population 45 percent over capacity has some inmates sleeping on mats on the floor, noting their conditions are better than those of some U.S. service men and women. testify for other trials. Her office does refuse to consolidate cases when a defendant has been charged with a number of crimes, but she says they carefully analyze cases to determine which to prosecute. She also contends her office has been “extremely smart on crime,” including changing the way worthless check charges are handled in an effort to obtain restitution for victims without holding the check writers in jail. One area of the report that has been politically difficult for Corey’s office is the trend of youth incarceration. As Folio Weekly has previously reported, the number of youths charged as adults dramatically increased since her election ( One of Corey’s highest profile and most controversial prosecutions is that of Cristain Fernandez, who was just 12 when he was charged with first-degree murder — the youngest person ever charged with the crime in Jacksonville. As Hallett’s report observes, the Fernandez case illustrates the city’s dubious claim to fame: “Florida leads the nation in prosecuting children as adults — and Jacksonville leads Florida — making Jacksonville the nation’s capital for prosecuting children as adults.”

physical and sexual assaults, and some inmates being forced to sleep on mats because there aren’t enough beds. “The crowded situation is really outrageous,” says Linda Drayson, founder and president of Hurting Families with Children In Crime Inc. “The people sleep on mats for days and weeks. It’s inhumane; you don’t have to sleep on the floor even in the homeless shelter.” Corey says she’s not troubled by inmates sleeping on mats, noting their conditions are better than those of some U.S. service men and women. Overcrowding isn’t just uncomfortable, however. As any student of corrections knows, crowding foments violence. A young man talking last year to juveniles at a diversion program described sexual acts between inmates, including a 13-year-old boy being forced to perform oral sex on other inmates, and one being sodomized by a broom handle ( And the crush of incoming inmates has turned first-appearance court into a twice-daily cattle call, including many defendants who are homeless or mentally ill. Al Diaz, chief of health services Walter Coker

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The report raises concerns about the rise of “a political machine” in local criminal justice circles, in which formerly adversarial offices like that of the state attorney and public defender are “compromised” by their uncomfortably close ties. issue with Hallett’s previous work on crime patterns (particularly one report that challenged Rutherford’s claim that Jacksonville has shed its “murder capital” title), refused to either read or discuss the new report. “I have seen Professor Hallett’s work with statistics before,” he told Folio Weekly through a spokesperson. “I will not be reading any of his publications.” The sheriff ’s own data paint a different picture. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office, inmate admissions stood at 39,819 in 2010, down from 46,488 in 2009. Asked to respond to Rutherford, Hallett wrote in an email, “We are aware that the Sheriff wants to be the only source of information about crime in Jacksonville. All data utilized in this research come directly from FDLE, Florida Department


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for the jail, recently told Folio Weekly, “A large portion of the inmate population is particularly affected by the number of mental health conditions, ranging from personality disorders to minor depression to severe psychosis.” The jail handles about 153 inmates every month with serious to severe mental health issues. Jail officials spent $395,000 in 2011 just on medication for the mentally ill. Sheriff John Rutherford, who has taken



of Corrections, and the Florida State Court Administrator’s Office. According to FDLE, Jacksonville arrests are down approximately 30 percent since 2005. But the Duval County Jail is more crowded than it has ever been.”


or the past several years, city budgettightening has forced all agencies to scale back operations. Public safety has not been immune, as evidenced by the recently approved pay cuts doled out to police officers. But budget talks have mostly avoided the topic of reducing the local jail population. Hallett’s study may change that. The city spent more than a third of its total budget in 2010 to fund the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office — some $350 million a year — and 25 percent of that went to finance jail operations. Hallett’s study makes several recommendations for reducing the jail population, including lowering bonds, so those arrested on nonviolent or misdemeanor charges can remain free until their cases are resolved. “There are too many nonviolent and innocent people in the jail,” says Linda Drayson. “It’s all about the dollar.” In 2010, the average length of stay for an inmate was 34 days, costing the county an estimated $2,044. It costs $60.13 a day to keep an inmate in jail, or $21,947 a year, compared with $53.64 a day in the state prison system, or $19,489 a year. But cost is just one concern of many. Cleve Warren, co-chair of the Reclaiming Young Black Males for Jacksonville’s Future initiative, observes, “Prosecution is no synonym for justice. We can only hope to whom we entrust this discretion come with the capacity to discern justice from injustice, fairness from unfairness and reasonable from unreasonable.” 

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The King of Pop meets the masters of the Big Top in the music and theatrical experience “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,” which combines the dazzling acrobatic skills of Cirque Du Soleil with the music of Michael Jackson. It’s the first such undertaking sanctioned by the estate of the late superstar, and aims to take audiences on a visual and musical interpretation of Jackson’s life and work. “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” is staged on Wed., March 7 and Thur., March 8 at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $50-$175. 630-3900.

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Northeast Florida music lovers wanting a truly eclectic musical experience will tune to the innovative sound of Time For Three, a trend-jumping trio whose repertoire ranges from classical works and gypsy jazz to bluegrass faves like “Orange Blossom Special” and an ethereal arrangement of U2’s “With or Without You.” Violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer first jammed while studying at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, and in the decade since have dazzled us with their technical skills, surprising set lists and a humorous approach that has altered the usually staid chamber music genre. Time For Three appears on Sat., March 10 at 8 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. 389-6222.



The Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” is about 1960s vocal group The Four Seasons and their rise from the streets of, uh, New Jersey to the top of the pop charts, selling 175 million records globally on the strength of tunes like “Sherry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Since its Broadway debut in ’05, this crowd-pleaser has been staged worldwide, with a Grammy-winning soundtrack and upcoming film adaptation. “Jersey Boys” is staged on Tue., March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at T-U Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $47-$67. The show runs through April 1. 632-3373.

The Royal Comedy Tour features comedians Earthquake, Sommore, Mark Curry, Tony Rock (pictured) and Bruce Bruce riffing on today’s issues with a side-splitting (and, we should add, very adult-themed) sense of humor. Since ’09, the tour has rocked sell-out crowds with previous stars like D.L. Hughley, Don “D.C.” Curry and Damon Williams, while honoring their funny and at times filthy forefathers Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. The Royal Comedy Tour rolls into town on Fri., March 9 at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $39.50-$72.50. 630-3900.


Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! is an interactive stage show with characters from the popular Disney TV show onstage in a kid-friendly production. Phineas Flynn and his best bud Ferb Fletcher embark on yet another vacation adventure featuring favorites Candace, Perry the Platypus and diabolical Doctor Heinz Doofenshmirtz! Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! is held on Sat., March 10 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $15-$45. 633-6110.


Henry Rollins first spoke his mind in pioneering early-’80s HC punk bands S.O.A. and Black Flag, eventually branching out with his own solo group. Along the way, he’s delved into the realms of writing, spoken word, acting, political activism and even publishing, where he helped draw attention to lesser-known authors like the late great Hubert Selby Jr. Combining an informed worldview with the edgy humor of a punk smartass, the 51-year-old has aged into a classic American gadfly. Henry Rollins brings his spoken word-driven The Long March Tour to Northeast Florida on Sun., March 11 at 7 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. Tickets are $29.50; $37.50 for reserved seating. Check out our interview with Rollins on page 33. 209-0399.


The horn-driven phenomenon Rebirth Brass Band was formed on New Orleans’ funky streets in 1982. Since then, this earthy nine-piece has released more than a dozen albums and wowed audiences worldwide with a sound that bridges the traditional “second line” style of the Crescent City with contemporary hip hop, funk, jazz and soul. The brassy outfit has played with artists ranging from Maceo Parker to Lenny Kravitz and picked up a Grammy for its latest release, “Rebirth of New Orleans.” Rebirth Brass Band performs with jam heads Kung Fu on Thur., March 8 at 8 p.m. at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $15. 246-4273. MARCH 6-12, 2012 | folio weekly | 19


“You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead, adorable, perky hands.” Cute-as-a-pistol Amanda Seyfried packs serious heat in the crime thriller “Gone.”

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Amanda Seyfried tries her hand at the serial killer genre with “Gone” Gone

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fairly taut and suspenseful thriller for the first hour or so, “Gone” stars Amanda Seyfried (“Red Riding Hood,” “Mamma Mia!”) as Jill, a troubled young woman who has the cops after her as she goes after a serial killer. With an economical running time of 94 minutes, the first two-thirds of the film are almost worth the price of admission, particularly if you’re a fan of the very busy, very pretty Ms. Seyfried. The climax and resolution are disappointing, but that’s often the hardest part to deliver in a really good story. Like so many Stephen King novels, “Gone” delivers a terrific wind-up, only to flail with the final pitch. Scripted by Allison Burnett and directed by Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dahlia (a curious choice), the story is set in Portland, Oregon, a good choice for atmosphere and variety. (I’m probably prejudiced, being a fan of Independent Film Channel’s quirky “Portlandia.”) The title sequence shows Jill wandering alone through a vast wooded forest, obviously on a mission of some kind. The effectively filmed moment immediately raises our hackles, knowing as we do what usually happens in movies like this to solitary women in remote places, particularly when the camera seems to be peering at her from behind the trees, in tune with a creepy soundtrack. It’s all a feint of sorts, as we soon learn that Jill’s problems are in the past. Currently rooming with her sister Molly (Emily Wickersham), a college student, Jill works nights as a waitress at a greasy spoon. Days are spent at the gym or combing the national forest. Jill is on edge, you see, convinced that she was the captive of a serial killer two years earlier, who kidnapped her from her bed, hid her in an enormous pit in the forest with the intention of finishing her off later. Moreover, she wasn’t the only victim. The predator’s hole was full of bones, and though Jill escaped his

clutches, she’s always worried the maniac will come back for her. The first problem with her story is that no one believes her, particularly the cops, who seem convinced she ought to be back in the mental institution where she was once confined. Since her release, Jill has been hounding them about all the other girls who have gone missing over the years. She’s convinced their bodies are still in the hole. Unfortunately (or otherwise), the cops haven’t been able to find the lair, and neither has she. Ergo, she must be nuts. But when her sister turns up missing, Jill’s convinced the murderous freak is back, he’s mistaken Molly for her, and kidnaps her. Good luck with the cops, of course. When Jill sets off alone on a trail of convenient clues, the authorities go after her, particularly when they learn she’s got a gun. So Jill is on her own and on the run, with less than 12 hours to find her kid sis before dark. “Gone” is basically a one-woman show for Amanda Seyfried, though she has potentially interesting support from Jennifer Carpenter ( “Dexter”) and Wes Bentley (“American Beauty”). Carpenter, however, is relegated to a minor role while Bentley’s assignment as an investigating cop is even less important, more of a red herring than anything else. Oncamera for nearly every scene, Seyfried gives another good performance, edgy instead of cutesy. An incredibly busy actress, she’s made 10 very different kinds of films since “Mamma Mia!” in ’08, including “Jennifer’s Body” (horror), “Dear John” (schmaltz), “Letters to Juliet” (romantic comedy), and “In Time” (bad science fiction). Her best is still Atom Egoyan’s provocative “Chloe.” The only real problem with “Gone” is that it runs out of steam and credibility at the end. The efficient direction and Seyfried’s performance help, but the final confrontation with an unremarkable villain is a disappointment. “Gone” will be on DVD soon — well worth renting. I can’t be as enthusiastic about the price of a movie ticket.  Pat McLeod

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NOW SHOWING A SEPARATION ***@ Rated PG-13 • Regal Beach Blvd. This Iranian import and Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film stars Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi and Shahab Hosseini in the story about the trials and tribulations of a middle-class couple going through a divorce. ACT OF VALOR **G@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This action film tells the story of Bandito Platoon, an elite team of Navy SEALs sent on a global manhunt to topple a deadly terrorist plot and save a CIA operative who’s been kidnapped. Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano and actual Navy SEALs star in this patriotic thriller. THE ARTIST ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Pot Belly’s, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Sun-Ray Cinema @ Five Points An Oscar favorite, “The Artist” is director Michel Hazanavicius’ expertly rendered tale of 1927 silent film star George Valentin’s (Jean Dujardin) personal and professional life, played out at the advent of “talkies.” Fate, metaphor and romance are explored with supporting efforts from Bérénice Bejo, Penelope Ann Miller, John Goodman and Missi Pyle. Shot entirely in black-and-white with no dialogue, “The Artist” reminds us why we still fall in love with stories told on the silver screen. BIG MIRACLE **@@ Rated PG • Regal Avenues This family-geared rom-com (based on a true story) stars John Krasinski, Ted Danson and Drew Barrymore star in about a newsman and environmentalist who try to form an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to help save a group of endangered whales. CHRONICLE ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This unique sci-fi film from writer-director Josh Trank and co-writer Max Landis follows the misadventures of a trio of teens (Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan) documentary-style, with “found” footage allegedly retrieved from their video cameras. After they develop telekinetic powers, the laughs die down and the body count rises when the troubled Andrew (DeHaan) decides to use his powers for darker purposes.

THE DESCENDANTS **** Rated R • Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Beach Blvd. The latest from writer-director Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt,” “Sideways”) features Oscar-worthy performances from George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in the story of a reluctant patriarch and his quirky family who are troubled in paradise and find real family values in Hawaii. DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX **@@ Rated PG • MC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., San Marco Theater, WGV IMAX Theater Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms and Betty White lend their voices to this animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story about Ted (Efron), a young boy from the tree-less town of Thneedville who tries to win the heart of Audrey (Swift) by retrieving a Truffula tree. Yet to do so, he must encounter The Lorax (Danny DeVito) and the dreaded Once-ler (Helms). GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE *@@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Nicolas Cage continues his successful campaign of starring in a movie every two weeks in this silly sequel to the ’07 film based on the Marvel Comic. Johnny Blaze (Cage) must rescue Satan’s (Ciarán Hinds) preteen son Danny (Fergus Riordan) with the help of cycle-riding priest Moreau (Idris Elba). Throw in some tattooed monks (led by Christopher Lambert of “Highlander”), bad acting and some over-thetop special effects, and you have a film that leaves a fiery sensation right in the ass of any discerning movie lover. GONE **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Reviewed in this issue.

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GOOD DEEDS **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This latest from Oprah-sanctioned auteur Tyler Perry is about wealthy businessman Wesley Deeds (Perry) whose priorities begin to change when he becomes involved with struggling single mother, Lindsey (Thandie Newton), who’s just been evicted. Perry’s 11th film co-stars Jamie Kennedy, Brian J. White and Rebecca Romijn. THE GREY ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Regal Avenues Liam Neeson stars in this thriller about a group of refinery workers who try to survive the frigid Alaskan wilderness after their plane crashes in an arctic no-man’s land. Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo co-star in writer-director Joe Carnahan’s inventive take on Man vs. Nature.

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“You know what, guys, instead of going to what’s sure to be the greatest house party of all time, I think I’ll just stay home and read beat poetry and compulsively listen to the Velvet Underground.” “Project X” star Jonathan Daniel Brown (left) ignores jeering costars Kirby Bliss Blanton and Thomas Mann as he unwittingly lays a firm foundation for an editorial gig at Folio Weekly.

AREA THEATERS AMELIA ISLAND Carmike Amelia Island 7, 1132 S. 14th St., 261-9867 ARLINGTON & REGENCY AMC Regency 24, 9451 Regency Square Blvd., 264-3888 BAYMEADOWS & MANDARIN Regal Avenues 20, 9525 Philips Highway, 538-3889 BEACHES Regal Beach Blvd. 18, 14051 Beach Blvd., 992-4398 FIVE POINTS Sun-Ray Cinema@5Points, 1028 Park St., 359-0047 NORTHSIDE Hollywood River City 14, River City Marketplace, 12884 City Center Blvd., 757-9880

THE IRON LADY ***@ Rated PG-13 • Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Pot Belly’s, Sun-Ray Cinema @ 5 Points Meryl Streep stars in the critically acclaimed historical drama about Margaret Thatcher and her journey from a grocer’s daughter to prime minister of the United Kingdom for nearly a dozen years which earned her the nickname “The Iron Lady” for her hard-line, conservative policies. Jim Broadbent co-stars. JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Luiz Guzman and Michael “I needed the money, mate” Caine star in this familygeared film about a teenager’s adventure on a remote island in the South Pacific. PROJECT X **@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Shot in the “found footage” style of “The Blair Witch Project” and (more recently) “Chronicle,” this latest gross-out comedy from producer Todd Phillips (“The Hangover”) aims to be the ultimate teen party film. Three best pals (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown) decide to make a name for themselves by throwing the biggest house party of all time.

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ORANGE PARK AMC Orange Park 24, 1910 Wells Road, (888) AMC-4FUN Carmike Fleming Island 12, 1820 Town Center Blvd., 621-0221 SAN MARCO San Marco Theatre, 1996 San Marco Blvd., 396-4845 SOUTHSIDE Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., 998-2122 ST. AUGUSTINE Epic Theatres, 112 Theatre Drive, 797-5757 IMAX Theater, World Golf Village, 940-IMAX Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., 829-3101

The WWII-era drama, starring Terrence Howard, Anna Levine and Cuba Gooding Jr., chronicles the true story of 13 AfricanAmerican cadets training to be fighter pilots, who became known as the heroic Tuskegee Airmen. SAFE HOUSE ***@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in this enjoyable albeit predictable action flick from director Paul Greengrass (the “Bourne” films). Rookie CIA operative Matt Weston (Reynolds) has finally hit the big time after nabbing rogue agent Tobin Frost (Washington). But when killer mercenaries attack the agency’s South African “safe house,” Matt and Tobin are on the run — and the young agent learns justice and loyalty aren’t guaranteed. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY **@@ Rated G • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This animated family fare features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and David Henrie. Arrietty (Mendler) and her family are tiny beings who live in the recesses of a suburban home — and “borrow” items … like that spool of thread you swear you left on the table. When she befriends the 12-year-old human boy Shawn (Henrie), the pair fear that their new relationship could spell trouble for the smaller inhabitants.

RAMPART ***G Rated R • Cinemark Tinseltown Woody Harrelson stars in this powerful crime-drama about a corrupt L.A. cop who’s reckless in his personal life. Costarring Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty, Ice Cube and Robin Wright.

STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE 3-D **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. George Lucas’ rarely seen little indie sci-fi film gets the deluxe 3D IMAX treatment, which gives filmgoers another chance to hate Jar Jar Binks — this time in 3-D! Liam Neeson and Ewan MacGregor star in this prequel to the “Star Wars” saga.

RED TAILS **G@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square

THIS MEANS WAR **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square,

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OTHER FILMS SUN-RAY CINEMA “Bullhead” and “Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie” are screened starting on March 9 at Sun-Ray Cinema@5 Points, 1028 Park St., Jacksonville. The theater also screens ”The Artist” and “The Iron Lady” through March 8. Call 359-0047 for showtimes. LATITUDE 30 CINEGRILLE “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and “We Bought

promise of benefit a Zoo” are currently running at Latitude 30’s new movie theater CineGrille, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside. Call for showtimes. 365-5555.


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WEEKEND NATURE MOVIES “Moth & Butterfly” screens at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 at GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. 823-4500. LAUREL & HARDY FILMS The local chapter of Sons of the Desert, Leave ’Em Laughing Tent celebrating all things Laurel & Hardy, gathers at 7 p.m. on March 12 at Pablo Creek branch library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is free, as are light snacks, soda and entertainment. 314-5801. leaveemlaughing. POT BELLY’S CINEMA “The Artist,” “Carnage,” “The Iron Lady” and “My Week With Marilyn” are shown at Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine. 829-3101. WGHOF IMAX THEATER “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is screened along with “Under the Sea,” “Forces of Nature,” “Legends of Flight 3D,” “Rescue 3D,” “The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest,” “Born To Be Wild 3D” and “Hubble 3D” at World Golf Hall of Fame Village, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 940-IMAX.

NEW ON DVD & BLU-RAY IMMORTALS Set in ancient Greece, this latest from the makers of 2006’s “300” is a worthy addition to the sword-and-sorcery genre, with a cast including Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff and Henry Cavill as the heroic Theseus, who’s given the task by the Gods of Olympus to retrieve a magical bow before it falls into the hands of evil king Hyperion (Rourke).

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HUGO Based on Brian Selznick’s Caldecott Medal-winning book about a young boy’s magical adventures in a 1930s Paris train station, “Hugo” is director Martin Scorsese’s first foray into fantasy filmmaking, with dazzling results. Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee and Sacha Baron Cohen star in this Oscar-winning film that blends fact and fiction into a captivating cinematic experience. BENEATH THE DARKNESS In the style of “Disturbia” comes this edgy teen thriller about a small town and an eerie mortician (Dennis Quaid) who is terrorizing four kids intent on cracking the case of an unsolved mystery. Note: Not to be confused with every episode of the animated classic “Scooby Doo.” I MELT WITH YOU When four former college pals (Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane and Christian McKay) get together for a wild summer reunion of drugs, sex and fighting (which sounds like a typical Folio Weekly editorial meeting!) at a mansion in Big Sur, they realize they aren’t kids anymore — and then they draw the suspicions of a local sheriff (Carla Guigno). 

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The Money Will Roll Right In: Tim Heidecker (left) and Eric Wareheim star in the over-the-top comedy “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.” The big-screen debut of the cult fave masterminds behind Adult Swim’s late-night sketch show “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” co-starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jeff Goldblum and Zach Galifinakis, opens at Sun-Ray Cinema@Five Points on March 9.

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ere are some examples of the humor in “Wanderlust,” the new comedy starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, written and directed by David Wain (“Role Models”) and produced by Judd Apatow (“40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Superbad” and other raunchy sex comedies). While George (Paul Rudd) sits on a toilet trying to relieve himself, several men and women come into discuss his love life and otherwise offer him encouragement. A young woman and her mate bring their newborn baby, still attached to the umbilical cord with the placenta in a glass bowl, to the communal dining table. One member of the commune is Wayne (Joe Lo Truglio), a confirmed nudist, who’s stark naked through the whole movie, equipment hanging and dangling prominently. I’m not sure why the filmmakers used a prosthetic penis, but I presume Mr. Lo Truglio’s self-confidence has not been permanently marred. In “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (also an Apatow production), Jason Segel proudly displayed his own goods without resorting to special effects. In another moment (actually 2 to 3 very long minutes), George stands before a mirror, preparatory to having sex with Eva (Malin Akerman), a pretty blonde bimbo. Nerving himself up for the occasion, George goes through a litany of explicit details he intends to enact, considerably expanding on George Carlin’s famous “7 dirty words.” Back in the day, Lenny Bruce would not only have gone to jail for this monologue, he probably would’ve fried in the chair. George, though, just goes on and on. In fact, the filmmakers thought it was so funny, they include a snippet from the scene in the inevitable outtakes, where Rudd concludes, “I’m even grossing out myself.” A final example of the wit in “Wanderlust” should suffice. Some nudists, all elderly and mostly overweight, are sent scurrying for their

lives (full frontal in slow motion) as a wayward vehicle goes careening through their midst. You can imagine. Wait — there’s no need to imagine that if you see the movie, since the filmmakers keep sticking it in your face. George wakes up at one point with the aforementioned Wayne — and his accompanying member — beside his bed. “Would you please get your dick out of my face?” asks George. My sentiments exactly, I thought to myself at that point, about director David Wain’s movie as a whole. None of those scenes are exaggerated or untypical of the rest of the film. Embarrassing, vulgar and only fitfully funny, “Wanderlust” is a conscious exercise in the kind of tastelessness and lack of imagination pervasive in so many “comedies” today, particularly those of the Apatow school. The rule of thumb is to be as gross and explicit as possible, making most of the audience cringe rather than laugh. The threadbare plot of “Wanderlust” concerns George and Linda (Rudd and Aniston), a displaced Manhattan couple who inexplicably travel to a Georgia commune. Justin Theroux plays resident guru Seth, a role that should’ve gone to Russell Brand — he might’ve been actually funny. At first bewitched by all the sex and drug-induced lunacy, George and Linda eventually get back to Manhattan and into one another’s arms. There is an extended interlude at the home of George’s brother Rick, played by cowriter Ken Marino who, together with director Wain, were once part of the comedy series “The State” which played on MTV from 1993-’95. (A few more cast members are in “Wanderlust” as well.) There had been talk of doing a “State” movie some years back, and perhaps the present film represents the abortive effort to realize that dream. Whatever the case, Rick is probably the most obnoxious and least amusing character in the whole film, indicative of the venture as a whole. As for Jennifer Aniston, well, she continues to fare far better in the tabloids than in the movies.  Pat McLeod

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“Look on the bright side! At least the producers gave us designer bath towels and a gourmet deli tray!” Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston search for the positive in the otherwise putrid comedy “Wanderlust.”

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Soulful Lineup: “Big Head” Todd Park Mohr (far left) and his longtime band The Monsters explore their creative heritage on their latest release, “100 Years of Robert Johnson.”

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efore there was such a thing as “emo,” there was Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Formed in 1986 in Colorado by a bunch of high school (and later college) kids, the quartet has spent more than two decades mastering the art of super-sweet lyrics, swooning melodies and dealing with legions of emotionally attached lady fans. These guys are the real deal. The foursome includes “Big Head Todd,” aka Todd Park Mohr (guitar/vocals), and “the Monsters,” aka Brian Nevin (drums), Rob Squires (bass) and Jeremy Lawton (keys, pedal steel guitar). BHT&TM has released a dozen albums, with 1993’s recording, “Sister Sweetly,” going platinum — it’s familiar to anyone born in 1981 or later. Big Head Todd & the Monsters’ latest effort is a studio blues album, “100 Years of Robert Johnson,” celebrating the songs of the late blues musician himself. The musicians were able to work with greats like B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Is this a new era for the group who helped nearly every guy achieve their prom night goal? Nope. It’s just a really great band taking a break from making really great records to make a really great blues record. Folio Weekly: Has the band spent much time in Northeast Florida? Todd Park Mohr: Not much. I think we’ve been a couple times, but we’re just now starting to get down there more often.

F.W.: Regarding your upcoming shows: Will there be old school songs as well as tunes from your blues release? T.P.M.: You pretty much nailed it. We’re going to be playing from our entire catalogue and

it does vary from venue to venue. We do a different set list every night and we incorporate requests and often abandon our set list. We’re easy-going.

Clapton and Keith Richards and a whole bunch of other blues greats — a tribute to Hubert Sumlin at The Apollo Theatre in New York. So I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire.

F.W.: What do you mean by requests? Do audience members scream them out during the show? T.P.M.: Yeah, or online.

F.W.: You’re heavily involved in the blues genre now — a step away from your rootsy-rock origins. Were the blues an early influence for you or did it come later in life? T.P.M.: Well, the early influence part of it for me was Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett — a lot of the blues and rhythm and blues music from the ’60s from Chicago and Detroit. It wasn’t until this Robert Johnson project that I began to be immersed into the

F.W.: What are some of the most requested songs? T.P.M.: You know, I’m very fortunate to have had a lot of records in my career and, honestly, they’re all over the map — people request

“The blues is a traditional music, and it’s about celebrating the mentors and the elders of the tradition. It’s not a commercial music, really.” all different kinds of songs. “Bittersweet” is our most popular song, [yet] that rarely gets requested. I think people expect to hear it. F.W.: Are there songs you absolutely play every show? T.P.M.: Yeah, that one [“Bittersweet”]. That’s the one. F.W.: Your blog “The Daily Blues” (tpmvault. — how did it come about? T.P.M.: I’ve always been experimenting with different ways to interface and express myself. The idea behind “The Daily Blues” was to take a news story every day and write a song about it. I did that for a while over the summer. I haven’t been doing it much since. I’ve been doing these shows called “Stageit” shows — they’re kind of a pay-per-view live show. That’s kind of the thing I’ve been doing most recently. And I’ve been awful busy with touring. This Thursday, I’m going to be playing a show with Eric

earlier acoustic Delta blues. So I’ve kind of had two rounds of serious influences. F.W.: Is this a phase, or will you continue to work on blues projects? T.P.M.: No. I love it. The thing I like about it is, it’s a traditional music and it’s about celebrating the mentors and the elders of the tradition. Uh, it’s not a commercial music, really. It’s really a reflection-of-life kind of music and that really appeals to me. Having said that, I’m going to continue to work hard as an original artist and rockin’ poppin’ with Big Head & the Monsters, so I’ll be doing both sides, I expect. F.W.: Has a journalist ever asked you to serenade them? T.P.M.: No, but I’m guessing you’re going to ask me …  Kara Pound MARCH 6-12, 2012 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 25

Grammy-nominated sitarist-composer Anoushka Shankar returns to The Florida Theatre on March 22.

ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville Tickets are $35 and $40 355-2787


arely 30 years old, the celebrated sitaristcomposer Anoushka Shankar has a world-class résumé. She’s performed at such celebrated sites as Carnegie Hall and India’s 14th-century ruins of Siri Fort in New Delhi (where she gave her first live performance at age 13). She’s the daughter of legendary Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar and half-sister of pop songstress Norah Jones. And in addition to her work with world-renowned orchestras, Shankar has worked with musicians as diverse as Philip Glass, Herbie Hancock, violinist Joshua Bell, Thievery Corporation and Eric Clapton. Shankar spent her early years in London and Delhi, and began playing sitar alongside her father and music teacher, Ravi Shankar, as a teenager in California. At age 16, she signed a contract with EMI records and her ensuing releases, “Anoushka” (1998), “Anourag” (2000) and “Live at Carnegie Hall” (2001) are critically acclaimed for her mastery of the sitar and innovative approach to both classical and contemporary music. She explored electronica on 2007’s “Breathing Under Water,” an album that also featured collaborations with her father, Norah Jones and Sting. Her latest release, “Traveller,” blends the ancient drones of Indian classical music with another storied folk form, Spanish flamenco. An activist for PETA and an ambassador for the UN World Food Program in India, Shankar and her husband Joe Wright (director of “Atonement” and “Hanna”) divide their time between homes in Great Britain and India. In February last year, the pair welcomed the newest addition to their creative clan — a son whom they named Zubin. Anoushka Shankar returns to Northeast Florida with her “Traveller” band for a March 22 concert at The Florida Theatre. She recently fielded questions via email on everything from the art of motherhood to her love of Bon Iver and ’80s pop.

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Folio Weekly: How has being a mother affected your music? Anoushka Shankar: I have always had very strict routines with regards to sitar practice, but now with Zubin, I have had to become a little more flexible and fit it in around him. Having Zubin has enriched my life experience and,

in a way I cannot analyze, freed me creatively adding a new dimension to my music. F.W.: Now that you are seemingly spending as much time in London as India, do you find it difficult to navigate both your career and personal life? A.S.: Striking the balance between being a good mother, wife, daughter and friend whilst maintaining a busy career is difficult, as any working mother will tell you, and the addition of travel only adds to that, but we have a strong support system of friends and family, which really helps. F.W.: What compelled you to combine Indian classical and flamenco music? A.S.: “Traveller” is a musical exploration of the common roots of Spanish flamenco and Indian classical music. I have always been drawn to the passionate quality and amazing rhythms of flamenco, so the opportunity to learn about and explore a style that I love through making music was just fantastic. F.W.: Do you have any practices or routines to prepare yourself for extended improvisation? A.S.: Improvisation is such an integral part of Indian classical music that it becomes almost second nature. Within the strict framework of our ragas (melodies) and talas (rhythms), the great masters like my father improvise almost 90 percent of the time, a level the rest of us aim to achieve through our practice. Preparation for improvisation is a process of really absorbing the nature and characters of the ragas in order to feel comfortable enough with them to improvise. I don’t really prepare in any other way other than the playing itself. F.W.: Would you be open to the idea of working with your husband on a film project? A.S.: I did write a small lullaby for his most recent film project but, being specifically an Indian classical composer, he would have to be working on something would make sense for me to contribute to. That being the case, I am sure we would love to! F.W.: Who are your favorite current musicians — and do you have any trashy guilty pleasures? A.S.: My favorite current musicians are Nitin Sawhney, Amadou and Mariam and Bon Iver. My guilty pleasure would have to be cheesy ’80s pop!  Dan Brown 200 N. 1st St., Jax Beach, FL • 904.246.BIRD (2473) TUESDAY MARCH 6


MEGA RAN, ADAM WARROCK, WILLIE EVANS JR., ANDY D., SINGLE WHITE HERPE, CUBBY INC. These local acts perform rock and hip hop at 8 p.m. on March 6 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. LOTUS, THE MALAH Jam band favorites Lotus play at 8 p.m. on March 6 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $18. 246-2473. PAUL GEREMIA Blues artist Geremia appears at 8 p.m. on March 6 at European Street CafÊ, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 399-1740. THE FISTICUFFS Irish folk punks are on at 9 p.m. on March 6 at Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Admission is $5. 799-7123. XHONORX, EVERAFTER These local heavyweights play at 6 p.m. on March 7 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. OF MONTREAL, KISHI BASHI, ROMAN GIANARTHUR Athens-bred indie pop freaks of Montreal perform at 8 p.m. on March 7 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $15. 246-2473. STEPHEN KELLOGG & THE SIXERS, NATIVE RUN, KATRINA The indie folk-rock kicks off at 8 p.m. on March 7 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15. 398-7496. OPIATE EYES, U.S. ROYALTY Indie rockers Opiate Eyes play at 9 p.m. on March 7 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686. PIERCE PETTIS Singer-songwriter Pettis performs at 8 p.m. on March 8 at European Street CafÊ, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15. 399-1740. JK WAYNE The local musician appears at 8 p.m. on March 8 at Fionn MacCool’s, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, downtown. 374-1547. KAYOUS, THE GENERAL The local action starts at 8 p.m. on March 8 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. YELLOW DUBMARINE, CONFLUENT The sweet reggae kicks off at 8 p.m. on March 8 at Jack

Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 398-7496. REBIRTH BRASS BAND, KUNG FU New Orleans horn heads Rebirth Brass Band perform at 8 p.m. on March 8 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $15. 246-2473. MOOR HOUND, AUSTIN MILLER, XMAS, AC DEATHSTRIKE, CRITTERS The indie rockers play at 9 p.m. on March 8 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686. MITCH KUHMAN Local singer-songwriter Kuhman plays at 9 p.m. on March 8 at City Hall Pub, 234 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. 356-6750. SPADE McQUADE Celtic folkie McQuade plays at 9 p.m. on March 8 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. 277-8010. THE FRITZ, THE MANTRAS Jam band The Fritz play at 10 p.m. on March 8 at Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. Tickets are $10. 247-6636. BREAD AND BUTTER The all-covers alter ego of local jam faves Chroma performs at 10 p.m. on March 8 at Mellow Mushroom, 1018 N. Third St., Jax Beach. 241-5600. The trio also plays at 10 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at Lynch’s Irish Pub, 514 N. First St., Jax Beach. 249-5181. THE DEWARS NEFla punks The Dewars perform at 5 p.m. on March 9 at CrispEllert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. JAKE OWEN Country singer/heartthrob Owen appears at 6 p.m. on March 9 at Mavericks, 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. 356-1110. PHIL WICKHAM, AUSTIN ADAMEC These singer-songwriters perform at 7 p.m. on March 9 at Beaches Chapel School, 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach. Admission is $10. 241-4211. A GREAT BIG PILE OF LEAVES, MANSIONS, YOUNG STATUES, THE WESTERLIES, LOCALS The popular local indie bands play at 8 p.m. on March 9 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. RING OF SCARS, NONE LIKE US, THE ETHICS These area heavy rockers are on at 8 p.m. on March 9 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 223-9850. TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS

Reggae legends Toots and The Maytals perform at 8 p.m. on March 9 Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $23. 246-2473. MIKE HENDRIX BAND These local rockers hit the stage at 9 p.m. on March 9 at Meehan’s Tavern, 9119 Merrill Road, Jacksonville. 551-7076. ZERO N These local rockers perform at 9 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at Cliff’s Bar & Grill, 3033 Monument Rd., Jacksonville. 645-5162. MIKE MILLER The NE Fla musician plays at 9 p.m. on March 9 at Tuckers Hwy. 17 Tavern, 850532 U.S. Hwy. 17, Yulee. 225-9211. KARL W. DAVIS Jam band fave Davis performs at 9 p.m. on March 9 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. 277-8010. THE CASUALTIES, TOXIC HOLOCAUST The hardcore thrash starts at 9 p.m. on March 9 at Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15. 799-7123. RED AFTERNOON, RUBY BEACH These Americana bands appear at 10 p.m. on March 9 at Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. Admission is $5. 247-6636. LATE NITE TRANSFER Beaches psych rockers Late Nite Transfer play at 10 p.m. on March 9 at Mellow Mushroom, 1018 N. Third St., Jax Beach. 241-5600. SHAWN LIGHTFOOT & THE BRIGADE Singer-songwriter Lightfoot leads his Brigade through some tunes at 10 p.m. on March 9 at Mojo No. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville. 381-6670. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET The Benn & Every Now and Again appears at 10:30 a.m., Patrick Evan and Bert Mingea perform at 11:45 a.m., Atlantic Coast Dance are featured at 2 p.m. and Pine Forest School of the Arts perform at 2:45 p.m. on March 10 under the Fuller Warren Bridge at Riverside Avenue, downtown. 554-6865. ROCK THE HOUSE: YANKEE SLICKERS, GRANDPA’S COUGH MEDICINE, DOG DYNAMITE, RETROKATS, PETER DEARING NE Fla heavy-hitters play a benefit concert for Ronald McDonald House Charities from 1-5 p.m. on March 10 at Riverplace Towers, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door. 807-4663.



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DAVID ALLAN COE, ROSCO CAINE, SIX TIME LOSERS Outlaw country legend Coe performs at 7 p.m. on March 10 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $20 and $99. 223-9850. FIT FOR RIVALS, BLEEDING IN STEREO, PAWN TAKES KING, A BRILLIANT LIE, APPALACHIAN DEATH TRAP These local rockers kick out the jams at 8 p.m. on March 10 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. BADFISH (Sublime Tribute), TASTEBUDS Sublime tribute act BadFish perform at 8 p.m. on March 10 Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $15. 246-2473. PAUL McKENNA BAND These traditional Scottish rockers play at 8 p.m. on March 10 at European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 399-1740. LANGHORNE SLIM AND THE LAW Indie soul man Langhorne Slim performs at 8 p.m. on March 10 at Café Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $8. 460-9311. BAD ASSETS Naughty rockers Bad Assets play at 9 p.m. on March 10 at Fionn MacCool’s, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, downtown. 374-1547. SECRET MUSIC, NATIONS, MINI PROPHETS Brooklyn indie faves Secret Music appear at 9 p.m. on March 10 at Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Admission is $7. 799-7123. DONNA HOPKINS Singer-songwriter Hopkins is on at 9 p.m. on March 10 at Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. 277-8010. BLACK CAT BONES Bluesy rockers Black Cat Bones perform at 10 p.m. on March 10 at Mojo No. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville. 381-6670. COLONEL BRUCE HAMPTON Jam band guru Hampton plays at 10 p.m. on March 10 at Mojo Kitchen, 1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. Tickets are $12. 247-6636. GOLIATH FLORES Multi-instrumentalist Flores plays at 1 p.m. on March 11 at Three Layers Café, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. THE 77Ds


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Local roots-rockers The 77Ds perform at 5 p.m. on March 11 at European Street Café, 992 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. 399-1740. HENRY ROLLINS Punk hero Rollins is featured in this spoken-word concert at 7 p.m. on March 11 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $29.50 and $37.50. 209-0399. HANK WILLIAMS III Punk country musician Hank III plays at 7 p.m. on March 11 at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $20. 223-9850. BALLYHOO, THE HOLIDAZED, LIVICATION Hard-hitting rock kicks off at 8 p.m. on March 11 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 398-7496. BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS Modern rockers Big Head Todd & The Monsters perform at 8 p.m. on March 11 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $30. 355-2787. THE LIVVERS Punk rockers The Livvers play at 9 p.m. on March 11 at Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Admission is $5. 799-7123. TAPEDECK REVOLUTION, DOWN THEORY, PALM TREES & POWER LINES These area bands battle onstage (for a chance to appear at this year’s Welcome to Rockville Festival in April) at 8 p.m. on March 12 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. FEEL NEVER REAL Local rockers Feel Never Real play at 8 p.m. on March 13 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496.


CHIVALRY, PLAYING FOR KEEPS, ABDOMEN CANVAS March 14, Phoenix Taproom FRANKENSTEIN BROTHERS, BUCKETHEAD, THAT ONE GUY March 15, Freebird Live DUBLIN TRAIN WRECK March 15, Fionn MacCool’s, Jacksonville Landing SPADE McQUADE March 15, Dog Star Tavern YOUNG THE GIANT, GROUPLOVE March 16, Freebird Live


Rock for the Kids: Local bands Yankee Slickers (pictured), Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, DOG Dynamite, Retrokats and Peter Dearing perform on March 10 from 1-5 p.m. at Riverplace Towers, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. 807-4663. jax365. com/rock-the-house March 24, Freebird Live LES DEMERLE ORCHESTRA with BONNIE EISELE March 24, Omni Hotel & Resort Amelia Island GRAMMERTREE CD Release March 24, Phoenix Taproom GREAT ATLANTIC MUSIC & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: MICHAEL BURKS, SIMPLIFIED, SOL DRIVEN TRAIN, RACHEL WARFIELD, SPLIT TONE, THE DRUIDS March 24, Jax Beach ROCCO BLU March 24, Mojo No. 4 DR. DAN, THE LOOTERS March 24, Dog Star Tavern ERIC CULBERSON March 24, Mojo Kitchen GLEN CAMPBELL March 25, The Florida Theatre HOT CHELLE RAE, ELECTRIC TOUCH, ACTION ITEM

March 26, Freebird Live TAKE OFFENSE, XIBALA, SOUL SEARCH March 28, Phoenix Taproom TORNADO RIDER March 29, Freebird Live CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY March 29, Dog Star Tavern SAM PACETTI March 29, European Street CafÊ San Marco FIVE BY SEVEN March 30 & 31, Cliff’s Bar & Grill JAKE SHIMABUKURO March 30, The Florida Theatre SAWYER FAMILY, HANK HALL MUDTOWN March 30, Phoenix Taproom BUCK WILD (Lagwagon), HURRICANE GUN, WHALEFACE,

THE RESONANTS March 30, Nobby’s SUZY BOGGUSS March 30, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall LYNCH MOB March 30, Brewster’s Pit FRONTIERS (Journey Tribute) March 30, Freebird Live 3RD STONE March 30, Dog Star Tavern BREATHE CAROLINA, THE READY SET March 31, Freebird Live BAY STREET March 31, Mojo No. 4 DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER March 31, The Ritz Theatre & Museum ANTIQUE ANIMALS March 31, Phoenix Taproom CANNIBAL CORPSE, EXHUMED April 5, Freebird Live GALLAGHER April 5, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall CHRIS THOMAS KING April 7, Mojo Kitchen OVER THE RHINE, LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE April 12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall TOWER OF POWER April 12, The Florida Theatre SPRINGING THE BLUES: JOEY GILMORE BLUES BAND, ALBERT CUMMINGS, ELI COOK BAND, TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT, JOANN SHAW TAYLOR, WOODY & THE PECKERS, WILLIE GREEN BLUES PROJECT, EDDIE SHAW & THE WOLFGANG, THE LEE BOYS April 13-15, Jax Beach JACKSONVILLE SUPERFEST: 60 LOCAL ACTS & BANDS April 13, Aloft Tapestry Park; April 14 & 15, UNF MARTINA McBRIDE April 13, St. Augustine Amphitheatre TIM REYNOLDS, SONS OF BILL April 14, Freebird Live UNDERHILL ROSE April 14, European Street CafÊ Southside DAUGHTRY April 15, T-U Center VAN HALEN, KOOL & THE GANG April 16, Vets Mem. Arena GWAR, GHOUL, KYLESSA April 18, Freebird Live HUMAN NATURE April 20, T-U Center THE MAINE April 20, Freebird Live WANEE MUSIC FEST: ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, FURTHUR, GOV’T MULE, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, JAIMOE’S JASSSZ BAND, BUDDY GUY, BRUCE HORNSBY, DEVON ALLMAN’S HONEYTRIBE April 20 & 21, Spirit of the Suwannee ROCKVILLE RUMBLE FINALS April 21, Freebird Live STEEL PULSE April 25, Freebird Live ELVIS COSTELLO & The IMPOSTERS April 27, Florida Theatre RISE TO AGAINST, A DAY TO REMEMBER, TITLE FIGHT April 27, St. Augustine Amphitheatre GREG LAKE April 29, The Florida Theatre COUNTING CROWS May 1, The Florida Theatre


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BEECH STREET GRILL, 801 Beech, 277-3662 John Springer on Fri. & Sat., every other Thur. Barry Randolph every Sun. CAFE KARIBO, 27 N. Third St., 277-5269 Live music in the courtyard at 6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., at 5 p.m. every Sun. DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010 Spade McQuade on March 8. Karl W. Davis on March 9. Donna Hopkins on March 10 GENNARO’S ITALIANO SOUTH, 5472 First Coast Hwy., 491-1999 Live jazz from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. GREEN TURTLE TAVERN, 14 S. Third St., 321-2324 Dan Voll from 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Live music every weekend O’KANE’S IRISH PUB, 318 Centre St., 261-1000 Dan Voll at 7:30 p.m. every Wed. Turner London Band at 8:30 p.m. every Thur., Fri. & Sat. THE PALACE SALOON & SHEFFIELD’S, 117 Centre St., 491-3332 BSP Unplugged every Tue. & Sun. Wes Cobb every Wed. DJ Heavy Hess, Hupp & Rob every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. DJ Miguel Alvarez in Sheffield’s every Fri. DJ Heavy

Hess every Sat. Cason every Mon. PLAE, 80 Amelia Circle, Amelia Island Plantation, 277-2132 Gary Ross from 7-11 p.m. every Thur.-Sat. SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., 277-6990 Cason at 2 p.m. at the tiki bar every Sat. & Sun. THE SURF, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-5711 Live music Tue.Sun. DJ Roc at 5 p.m. every Wed.


AJ’S BAR & GRILLE, 10244 Atlantic Blvd., 805-9060 DJ Sheryl every Thur., Fri. & Sat. DJ Mike every Tue. & Wed. Karaoke every Thur. MEEHAN’S TAVERN, 9119 Merrill Rd., 551-7076 Mike Hendrix Band at 9 p.m. on March 9 MVP’S SPORTS GRILLE, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., 221-1090 Live music at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. PLUSH, RAIN, LAVA, 845 University Blvd. N., 745-1845 DJ Massive spins top 40 in Rain every Wed., DJs spin Latin every Fri. STARBUCKS, 9301 Atlantic Blvd., 724-4554 Open mic with Starbucks Trio from 8-11 p.m. every other Fri. TONINO’S TRATTORIA, 7001 Merrill Rd., 743-3848 Alaina Colding every Thur. W. Harvey Williams at 6 p.m. every Fri. Signature String Quartet every Sat. VIP LOUNGE, 7707 Arlington Expressway, 619-8198 Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Tue. Live music every Wed. & Fri. Reggae every Thur. Old school every Sat. A DJ spins every Sun.


BRICK RESTAURANT, 3585 St. Johns Ave., 387-0606 Duet every Wed. Goliath Flores and Sam Rodriguez every Thur. Bush Doctors every first Fri. & Sat. Live jazz every Fri. & Sat. THE CASBAH CAFE, 3628 St. Johns Ave., 981-9966 Goliath Flores every Wed. 3rd Bass every Sun. Live music every Mon. ECLIPSE, 4219 St. Johns Ave., 387-3582 DJ Keith spins for Karaoke every Tue. DJ Free spins vintage every Fri. DJs SuZiRok, LowKill & Mowgli spin for Chillwave Madness every Mon. ELEVATED AVONDALE, 3551 St. Johns Ave., 387-0700 Karaoke with Dave Thrash every Wed. DJ 151 spins hip hop, R&B, old-school every Thur. DJ Catharsis spins lounge beats every first & fourth Sat. Patrick Evan & CoAlition are in for Industry Sun. MOJO NO. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670 Shawn Lightfoot & the Brigade on March 9. Black Cat Bones on March 10 TOM & BETTY’S, 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311 Live music every Fri. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Sat.


THE COFFEE GRINDER, 9834 Old Baymeadows Rd., 642-7600 DJ Roy Luis spins new & vintage original house at 9 p.m. every Thur. GATOR’S DOCKSIDE, 8650 Baymeadows Rd., 448-0500 Comfort Zone Band at 9 p.m. every Fri. MY PLACE BAR-N-GRILL, 9550 Baymeadows Rd., 737-5299 Out of Hand every Mon. Rotating bands every other Tue. & Wed. OASIS GRILL & CHILL, 9551 Baymeadows Rd., 748-9636 DJs Stan and Mike Bend spin every Feel Good Fri.


(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted) BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD, 120 S. Third St., 444-8862 Kurt Lanham sings island music every Fri.-Sun. BILLY’S BOATHOUSE, 2321 Beach Blvd., 241-9771 Dune Dogs at 6 p.m. on March 9. Slickwater at 5:30 p.m. on March 10. Billy Bowers at 11:30 a.m. on March 11 BLUES ROCK CAFE, 831 N. First St., 249-0007 Live music every weekend BRIX TAPHOUSE, 300 N. Second St., 241-4668 DJ IBay every Tue., Fri. & Sat. DJ Ginsu every Wed. DJ Jade every Thur. Charlie Walker every Sun. CRAB CAKE FACTORY, 1396 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza, 247-9880 Live jazz with Pierre & Co. every Wed. CULHANE’S IRISH PUB, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595 Live music at 4 p.m. on March 6. Don’t Call Me Shirley on March 9. Str8Up on March 10. JK Wayne on March 11. Dublin City Ramblers on March 15 DICK’S WINGS, 311 N. Third St., Ste. 107, 853-5004 Big Jeff at 8 p.m. every Thur. Live music at 9 p.m. every Sat. EL POTRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1553 Third St. N., 241-6910 Wilfredo Lopez every Wed. & Sat. ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY, 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217, 249-2337 Live music every Thur. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 992 Beach Blvd., 399-1740 The 77Ds from 5-8 p.m. on March 11 FIONN MACCOOL’S, 333 N. First St., 242-9499 Live music every Thur.-Sat. FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB, 177 E. Sailfish Dr., Atlantic Beach, 246-4293 Nate Holley every Mon. Wes Cobb every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. King Eddie reggae every Sun. FREEBIRD LIVE, 200 N. First St., 246-2473 Lotus and The

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Malah on March 6. Of Montreal, Roman GianArthur and Kishi Bashi on March 7. Rebirth Brass Band and Kung Fu on March 8. Toots & the Maytals on March 9. Badfish and Taste Buds on March 10 ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 108 First St., Neptune Beach, 372-0943 Candy Lee on March 7. D-Lo Thompson on March 8. Tim O’Shea on March 9. Billy Buchanan on March 10 LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Live music at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 & 10 LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181 Bread & Butter on March 9 & 10. Split Tone at 10:30 p.m. every Tue. Nate Holley every Wed. Ryan Campbell every Thur. Wits End every Sun. Little Green Men every Mon. MAYPORT TAVERN, 2775 Old Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach, 270-0801 Live music at 3 p.m. every Sun. Open mic at 5 p.m. every Wed. DJ Jason hosts Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1018 N. Third St., Ste. 2, 246-1500 Saltwater Grass on March 7. Bread & Butter on March 8. Late Nite Transfer on March 9 MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573 Neil Dixon at 6 p.m. every Tue. Gypsies Ginger at 6 p.m. every Wed. Mike Shackelford and Rick Johnson at 6 p.m. every Thur. MOJO KITCHEN, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636 The Fritz & The Mantras on March 8. Red Afternoon and Ruby Beach on March 9. Col. Bruce Hampton on March 10 MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN, 1850 S. Third St., 246-1070 Wes Cobb at 10 p.m. every Tue. DJ Austin Williams spins dance & for Karaoke at 9 p.m. every Wed., Sat. & Sun. DJ Papa Sugar spins dance music at 9 p.m. every Mon., Thur. & Fri. NIPPERS BEACH GRILLE, 2309 Beach Blvd., 247-3300 Acoustic Shade at 5 p.m., That 80s Show at 9:30 p.m. on March 9. Acoustic Shade at 3 p.m., Be Easy at 7 p.m. on March 10. Red River Band on the deck at 3 p.m. on March 11 NORTH BEACH BISTRO, 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 Live music every Thur.-Sat. OCEAN 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 Live music every weekend THE PIER RESTAURANT, 445 Eighth Ave. N., 246-6454 Darren Corlew and Johnny Flood at 7 p.m. every Thur. DJ Infader every Fri. Nate Holley every Sat. RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Billy Bowers on March 7. Midlife Crisis on March 8. The Company on March 9 & 10. Rough Mix on March 11 RUSH STREET/CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILL, 320 N. First St., 270-8565 A DJ spins at 10 p.m. every Wed., Fri. & Sat. SUN DOG, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 241-8221 Billy Buchanan on March 7. Billy & Trevor on March 8. Jimi Graves & the Supernaturals on March 9 & 10. Eric From Philly on March 11. Live music every Tue.-Sun. THE WINE BAR, 320 N. First St., 372-0211 Live music every Fri. & Sat.


DJ Ricky spins indie rock, hip hop & electro every Sat. PHOENIX TAPROOM, 325 W. Forsyth St., 798-8222 The Fisticuffs, DJs D.O.T.S and Lamar on March 6. The Casualties and Toxic Holocaust on March 9. Secret Music, Nations and Mini Prophets on March 10. The Livvers on March 11 POPPY LOVE SMOKE, 112 E. Adams St., 354-1988 DJs Al Pete & Gene Dot spin for The Glossary at 10 p.m. every Sat. ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Live music every Fri. & Sat.


MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 John Earle on March 7. Wits End on March 8. Mike Lyons on March 10. Live music every Fri. & Sat. MERCURY MOON, 2015 C.R. 220, 215-8999 DJ Ty spins for ladies’ nite every Thur. Live music every Fri. & Sat. Buck Smith Project every Mon. Blistur unplugged every Wed. RUSH STREET/CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILL, 406 Old Hard Rd., Ste. 106, 213-7779 A DJ spins at 10 p.m. every Wed., Fri. & Sat. WHITEY’S FISH CAMP, 2032 C.R. 220, 269-4198 Karaoke on March 7. DJ BG on March 8. Party of Four at 9:30 p.m. on March 9 & 10. Deck music at 5 p.m. every Fri. & Sat.


BREWSTER’S PIT, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Honor and Everafter on March 7. Kayous and The General on March 8. Ring of Scars, None Like Us and The Ethics on March 9. David Allen Coe, Rosco Caine and Six Time Losers on March 10. Hank Williams III on March 11 BREWSTER’S PUB, 14003 Beach Blvd., Ste. 3, 223-9850 Open mic every Wed. Karaoke with DJ Randal & live music every Thur., Fri. & Sat. A DJ spins every Mon. BRUCCI’S PIZZA, 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36, 223-6913 Mike Shackelford at 6:30 p.m. every Sat. and Mon. CLIFF’S BAR & GRILL, 3033 Monument Rd., 645-5162 That 80s Show on March 7. Zero N at 9 p.m. on March 9 & 10. Band On the Run on March 14. Karaoke every Thur. & Sun. JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE, 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766 Billy Bowers at 7 p.m. on March 8. Live music every Fri.


HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE, 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101, 683-1964 Live music at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. SHANNON’S IRISH PUB, 111 Bartram Oaks Walk, 230-9670 Live music every Fri. & Sat.


AW SHUCKS OYSTER BAR & GRILL, 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368 Open mic with John O’Connor from 7-10 p.m. every Wed. Cafe Groove Duo, Jay Terry & John O’Connor, from 8-11 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Sat. CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 11475 San Jose Blvd., 262-4337 Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. HARMONIOUS MONKS, 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., 880-3040 Karaoke from 9 p.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff every Fri. & Sat. THE NEW ORLEANS CAFE, 12760 San Jose Blvd., 880-5155 Live music at 6 p.m. Tue., Wed., Fri.-Sun. Open mic with Biker Bob at 7:30 p.m. every Thur. Reggae with Les B. Fine at 1 p.m. every Sat. & Sun. Creekside Songwriters Showcase at 7 p.m. last Wed. every month RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS, 4268 Oldfield Crossing, 262-4030 Craig Hand every Sat. Karaoke at 7 p.m. every Sun. SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE, 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. 16, 538-0811 Live music from 6-9 p.m. every Fri.

BURRO BAR, 228 E. Forsyth St., 353-4692 Opiate Eyes and U.S. Royalty at 9 p.m. on March 7. Moor Hound, Austin Miller, Xmas, AC Deathstrike and Critters on March 8. DJ Tin Man spins reggae & dub every Tue. DJ SuZi-Rok spins every Thur. $Big Bucks DJ Crew$ every Sat. Bert No Shirt & Uncle Jesse every Sun. CITY HALL PUB, 234 Randolph Blvd., 356-6750 Mitch Kuhman on March 8. DJ Skillz spins Motown, hip hop & R&B every Wed. Jazz at 11 a.m., Latin music at 9 p.m. every first Fri.; Ol’ Skool every last Fri. DIVE BAR, 331 E. Bay St., 359-9090 Live music every weekend DOS GATOS, 123 E. Forsyth, 354-0666 DJ Synsonic spins every Tue. & Fri. DJ Rockin’ Bones spins every Wed. DJ Scandalous spins every Sat. DJ Randall Karaoke every Mon. FIONN MacCOOL’S, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 176, 374-1247 JK Wayne at 8 p.m. on March 8. Bad Assets at 9 p.m. on March 10 THE IVY ULTRA BAR, 113 E. Bay St., 356-9200 DJs 151 The Experience & C-Lo spin every Rush Hour Wed. DJ E.L. spins top 40, South Beach & dance classics every Pure Sat. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING, 2 Independent Dr. JaxTalent at 5 p.m. on March 7 MARK’S DOWNTOWN, 315 E. Bay St., 355-5099 DJ Vinn spins top 40 for ladies nite every Thur. Ritmo y Sabor every Fiesta Fri. BayStreet mega party with DJ Shotgun every Sat. MAVERICKS, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., 356-1110 Jake Owen at 6 p.m. on March 9. Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. Saddle Up every Sat. NORTHSTAR THE PIZZA BAR, 119 E. Bay Black Light Exchange: Late Nite Transfer appear on March 9 at 10 St., 860-5451 Open mic night from 8:30-11:30 p.m. every Wed. p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 1018 N. Third St., Jax Beach. Led by Dan THE PEARL, 1101 N. Main St., 791-4499 DJs Evans (pictured), this beaches-based psych ensemble plays heady Tom P. & Ian S. spin ’80s & indie dance every Fri. covers and originals. 241-5600.

Lovers of primo outlaw country can enjoy back-to-back nights of two generations of Honky Tonk Heroes this week at Brewster’s Pit, 14003 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. David Allan Coe, Rosco Caine and Six Time Losers play on March 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $99 (VIP). Hank Williams III (pictured) plays on March 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. 223-9850.

SUNBURST STUDIOS, 12641 San Jose Blvd., 485-0946 Open mic with My Friendz Band at 8:30 p.m. every Mon. Karaoke at 8:30 p.m. with DJ Tom Turner every Tue.


CHEERS BAR & GRILL, 1580 Wells Rd., 269-4855 Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. every Wed. & Sat. CRACKERS LOUNGE, 1282 Blanding Blvd., 272-4620 Karaoke every Fri. & Sat. THE HILLTOP, 2030 Wells Rd., 272-5959 John Michael every Wed.-Sat. PARK AVENUE BILLIARDS, 714 Park Ave., 215-1557 Random Act from 7:30-11:30 p.m. every Mon. Bike Nite THE ROADHOUSE, 231 Blanding Blvd., 264-0611 Josh Dyer on March 8. Live music every Thur.-Sat. DJ Jason every Tue. DJ Israel every Wed. Buck Smith Project every Mon.


DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., (386) 325-5454 Tropical Whiskey on March 10. Local talent every Wed. Karaoke every Thur. Blues jam every Sun.


LULU’S WATERFRONT GRILLE, 301 N. Roscoe Blvd., 285-0139 Mike Shackelford & Rick Johnson from 7-10 p.m. every Fri. Tony Novelly from 6-10 p.m. every Mon. PUSSER’S CARIBBEAN GRILLE, 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, 280-7766 Braxton Adamson at 6 p.m. on March 8. The Ivey Brothers at 8 p.m. on March 9. Live music every Thur.-Sun. URBAN FLATS, 330 A1A N., 280-5515 Darren Corlew every Tue. Soulo & Deron Baker at 6 p.m. every Wed.


FLA RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, 243 S. Edgewood Ave. DJ DreOne spins every Wed. for open mic nite HJ’S BAR & GRILL, 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., 317-2783 Karaoke with DJ Ron at 8:30 p.m. every Tue. & DJ Richie at every Fri. Live music every Sat. Open mic at 8 p.m. every Wed. KICKBACKS, 910 King St., 388-9551 Ray & Taylor every Thur. Robby Shenk every Sun. LOMAX LODGE, 822 Lomax St., 634-8813 DJ Dots every Tue. Milan da Tin Man every Wed. DJ Christian every Sat. DJ Spencer every Sun. DJ Luminous every Mon. THE MURRAY HILL THEATRE, 932 Edgewood Ave., 3887807 The Tell Tale Heart, Of Valleys, Rest for the Weary, The Disconnect and Garrett Harbinson at 7:30 p.m. on March 9. For Today and MyChildren MyBride at 6:30 p.m. on March 11 PIZZA PALACE, 920 Margaret St., 598-1212 Jennifer Chase at 6:30 p.m. every Fri. YESTERDAYS SOCIAL CLUB, 3638 Park St., 387-0502 Rotating DJs spin for Pro Bono electronic music party from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. every Sun.


A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 The Committee on March 9 & 10 AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 1915 A1A S., 461-0102 Fermin Spanish guitar from 6-8 p.m. every Thur. ANN O’MALLEY’S, 23 Orange St., 825-4040 Open mic on March 6. The Grassy Noles on March 7

THE BRITISH PUB, 213 Anastasia Blvd., 810-5111 Karaoke with Jimmy Jamez at 9 p.m. on March 9 CAFE ELEVEN, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-9311 Langhorne Slim on March 10 CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St., 826-1594 Chillula at 7 p.m. on March 9. Kenny & Tony at 2 p.m., Midlife Crisis at 7 p.m. on March 10. Vinny Jacobs from 2-5 p.m. on March 11 CHICAGO PIZZA & BAKERY, 107 Natures Walk Pkwy., Ste. 101, 230-9700 Greg Flowers hosts open-mic and jazz piano from 7-10 p.m. every Tue. Live music every Fri. CRUISERS GRILL, 3 St. George St., 824-6993 Live music every Fri. & Sat. Chelsea Saddler every Sun. FLORIDA CRACKER CAFE, 81 St. George St., 829-0397 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizard at 5:30 p.m. every Wed. HARRY’S, 46 Avenida Menendez, 824-7765 Billy Bowers from 6-10 p.m. on March 10 JACK’S BARBECUE, 691 A1A Beach Blvd., 460-8100 Jim Essery at 4 p.m. every Sat. Live music every Thur.-Sat. KING’S HEAD BRITISH PUB, 6460 U.S. 1, 823-9787 Mike Sweet from 6-8 p.m. every Thur. KOZMIC BLUZ PIZZA CAFE & ALE, 48 Spanish St., 825-4805 Live music every Fri., Sat. & Sun. MARDI GRAS SPORTS BAR, 123 San Marco Ave., 823-8806 Open jam nite with house band at 8 p.m. every Wed. Battle of the DJs with Josh Frazetta & Mardi Gras Mike every last Sun. MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB, 20 Avenida Menendez, 810-1923 Live music every Fri. & Sat. MI CASA CAFE, 69 St. George St., 824-9317 Chelsea Saddler from noon-4 p.m. every Mon., Tue. & Thur. Elizabeth Roth at noon every Sun. MILL TOP TAVERN & LISTENING ROOM, 19 1/2 St. George St., 829-2329 Back From the Brink at 9 p.m. on March 9 & 10. Colton McKenna at 1 p.m. on March 11. Vinny Jacobs every Tue. Todd & Molly Jones every Wed. Colton McKenna at 9 p.m. every Thur. Will Pearsall at 9 p.m. every Mon. SANGRIAS WINE & TAPAS Piano Bar, 35 Hypolita St., 827-1947 Live music every Thurs.-Sun. SCARLETT O’HARA’S, 70 Hypolita St., 824-6535 Lil Blaze & DJ Alex are in for Karaoke every Mon. SIRENS, 113 Anastasia Blvd., 460-2641 Long Miles on March 10. Live music every Fri. DJs spin every Sat. Live music from 3-6 p.m. every Biker Sunday SPY GLOBAL CUISINE & LOUNGE, 21 Hypolita St., 819-5637 Live music every Fri.-Sun. THE TASTING ROOM, 25 Cuna St., 810-2400 Bossa nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger from 5-8 p.m. every Sun. TRADEWINDS, 124 Charlotte St., 829-9336 Those Guys at 9 p.m. on March 9 & 10. Mark Hart every Mon.-Wed. Open mic every Thur. Mark Hart & Jim Carrick every Fri. Elizabeth Roth at 1 p.m., Mark Hart at 5 p.m. every Sat. Keith Godwin at 1 p.m., Wade at 5 p.m. every Sun. Matanzas at 9 p.m. Sun.-Thur.


AROMAS CIGARS & WINE BAR, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, 928-0515 Live jazz from 8-11 p.m. every Tue. Beer house rock every Wed. Live music every Thur. Will Hurley every Fri. Bill Rice at 9 p.m. every Sat. BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE, 4840 Big Island Dr., 345-3466 Live music from 2-7 p.m. every Sun. JOHNNY ANGELS, 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120, 997-9850 Harry & Sally from 7-9 p.m. every Wed. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. every Sat. with Gimme the Mike DJs ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115,

854-6060 Domenic Patruno on March 7. Jimmy Solari on March 8. Aaron Sheeks on March 9. The Druids on March 10. Live music every Wed.-Sat. MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Ryan Crary on March 7. Charlie Walker on March 8. Nate Holley on March 9 SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY, 9735 Gate Pkwy. N., 997-1999 Chuck Nash every Thur. Live music at 10 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. SUITE, 4880 Big Island Dr., 493-9305 Live music from 9 p.m.-mid. every Thur. and 6-9 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. URBAN FLATS, 9726 Touchton Rd., 642-1488 Live music every Fri. & Sat. WHISKY RIVER, 4850 Big Island Drive, 645-5571 A DJ spins every Fri. & Sat. WILD WING CAFE, 4555 Southside Blvd., 998-9464 Live music every Fri. & Sat. Karaoke every Mon.


ENDO EXO, 1224 Kings Ave., 396-7733 DJ J-Money spins jazz, soul, R&B, house every Fri. DJ Manus spins top 40 & dance every Sat. Open mic with King Ron & T-Roy every Mon. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 1704 San Marco Blvd., 399-1740 Paul Geremia on March 6. Pierce Pettis on March 8. Jazz every second Tue. HAVANA-JAX CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE, 2578 Atlantic Blvd., 399-0609 MVP Band from 6-9 p.m., DJs No Fame & Dr. Doom every Wed. Jazz every Thur. American Top 40 every Fri. Salsa every Sat. JACK RABBITS, 1528 Hendricks Ave., 398-7496 Mega Ran, Adam Warrock, Willie Evans, Andy D. and Chubby Inc. on March 6. Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Native Run and Katrina on March 7. Yellow Dubmarine and Confluent on March 8. A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Mansions, Young Statues, The Westerlies and Locals on March 9. Fit For Rivals, Bleeding in Stereo, Pawn Takes King, A Brilliant Lie and Appalachian Death trap on March 10. Ballyhoo, The Holidazed and Livication on March 11. Battle Bands include Tapedeck Revolution, Down Theory and Palm Trees & Power Lines on March 12. Feel Never Real on March 13 MATTHEW’S, 2107 Hendricks Ave., 396-9922 Bossa nova with Monica da Silva & Chad Alger at 7 p.m. every Thur. PIZZA PALACE, 1959 San Marco Blvd., 399-8815 Jennifer Chase at 7:30 p.m. every Sat. SQUARE ONE, 1974 San Marco Blvd., 306-9004 Soul on the Square with MVP Band & Special Formula at 8 p.m.; DJ Dr. Doom at 10:30 p.m. every Mon. DJs Wes Reed & Josh Kemp spin indie dance & electro at 9 p.m. every Wed. DJs Anonymous and Mickey Shadow every Sat.


BOMBA’S, 8560 Beach Blvd., 997-2291 Open mic from 7-11 p.m. with Chris Hall every Tue. & every first Sun. Live music every Fri., Sat. & Sun. CORNER BISTRO & Wine Bar, 9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Ste. 1, 619-1931 Matt “Pianoman” Hall every Fri. & Sat. DAVE & BUSTER’S, 7025 Salisbury Rd. S., 296-1525 A DJ spins every Fri. EUROPEAN STREET CAFE, 5500 Beach Blvd., 399-1740 The Paul McKenna Band on March 10 LATITUDE 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., 365-5555 DJ Mikee on March 8. Skytrain at 8:30 p.m., DJ Jun Bug at 11:30 p.m. on March 9. Traveling Riverside Band at 8:30 p.m., VJ Ginsu at 11:30 p.m. on March 10


BLUE DINER CAFE, 5868 Norwood Ave., 766-7774 Jazz from 7-9 p.m. every first Thur. BOOTS-N-BOTTLES, 12405 N. Main St., Ste. 7, Oceanway, 647-7798 Karaoke every Tue., Thur. & Sun. with DJ Dave. Open mic every Wed. DAMES POINT MARINA, 4518 Irving Rd., 751-3043 DJ Steve at 6 p.m. on March 8. Backwoods Boys at 6 p.m. on March 9. Guitar Redd & the Redd Hotts at 4 p.m. on March 10. Mr. Natural at 4 p.m. on March 11 FLIGHT 747 LOUNGE, 1500 Airport Rd., 741-4073 Live music every Fri. & Sat. ’70s every Tue. SKYLINE SPORTSBAR, 5611 Norwood Ave., 517-6973 Bigga Rankin & Cool Running DJs every Tue. & 1st Sun. Fusion Band & DJ every Thur. DJ Scar spins every Sun. THREE LAYERS CAFE, 1602 Walnut St., 355-9791 Goliath Flores at 1 p.m. on March 11 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Rd., 647-8625 Open mic every Thur. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. Live music every Sat. TUCKER’S HWY. 17 TAVERN, 850532 U.S. 17, Yulee, 225-9211 Mike Miller at 9 p.m. on March 9.  To get your band listed here, send all the vitals — band name, time, date, location of venue, with street address, city, admission price and contact number — to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email

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The Mustard Seed Cafe

Located inside Nassau Health Foods, The Mustard Seed is Amelia Island’s only organic eatery and juice bar, with an extensive, eclectic menu featuring vegetarian and vegan items. Daily specials include local seafood, freerange chicken and fresh organic produce. Salads, wraps, sandwiches and soups are available — all prepared with Stephanie Christopher’s impeccable style. Popular items are chicken or veggie quesadillas, grilled mahi, or salmon over mixed greens and tuna melt with Swiss cheese and tomato. Open for breakfast and lunch, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 833 T.J. Courson Road 904-277-3141

Lulu’s at The Thompson House

Lulu’s owners, Brian and Melanie Grimley, offer an innovative lunch menu, including po’boys, salads and seafood “little plates” served in the gardens of the historic Thompson House. Dinner features fresh local seafood (Fernandina shrimp is the focus every Thursday), and nightly specials. An extensive wine list and beer are available. Open for lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch on Sun. Reservations are recommended. 11 S. Seventh Street 904-432-8394

PLAE Restaurant & Lounge

Located in the Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation, PLAE serves bistro style cuisine. The full bar lounge at PLAE has become an instant classic, with artistic décor and live entertainment nightly. Now you can PLAE during the day, too! Open for lunch Tue.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. Open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner daily; reservations accepted. 80 Amelia Village Cir. 904-277-2132

Moon River Pizza

Moon River Pizza treats customers like family. Cooked in a brick oven, the pizza is custom-made by the slice (or, of course, by the pie). Set up like an Atlanta-style pizza joint, Moon River also offers an eclectic selection of wine and beers. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Dine in or take it with you. 925 S. 14th Street 904-321-3400

The Surf

Enjoy a casual beach atmosphere in the full-service restaurant, bar and huge oceanview deck. Extensive menu features delicious steaks, fresh seafood and nightly specials. Also featuring salads, wraps, burgers, seafood baskets and our famous all-you-can-eat wing specials (Wed. & Sun.). Take-out available. Open at 11 a.m. daily for lunch, dinner and latenight menu. Entertainment nightly and 29 TVs throughout. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 904-261-5711

The Palace Saloon

It’s been the cornerstone of downtown Fernandina Beach since 1903. Florida’s oldest continually operating bar serves great bar food, including 10-oz. burgers, gourmet hot dogs, New York-style pizza and our famous Fernandina Fish & Chips. And you never know when Uncle Charlie’s ghost will join you for lunch and a cocktail! Pirates Punch, full liquor bar and over 100 craft beers to choose. Catch all the games on 13 giant screens every Sunday. Open daily noon-2. 117 Centre Street 904-491-3332

Cafe Karibo

Homemade sandwiches, salads and soups are served in a relaxed atmosphere in this charming building in the historic district. Delicious fresh fish specials and theme nights (Pad Thai and curry), plus vegetarian dishes, are also featured. Karibrew Brew Pub & Grub — the only one on the island — offers on-site beers and great burgers and sandwiches. 27 N. Third Street 904-277-5269

29 South Eats

This chic, neighborhood bistro has it all — great ambience, fantastic food, an extensive wine list and reasonable prices. The eclectic menu offers traditional world cuisine with a modern whimsical twist and Chef Scotty Schwartz won Best Chef in Folio Weekly’s 2007 Best of Jax readers poll. Open for lunch Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.Thur., till 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 29 S. Third Street 904-277-7919

Brett’s Waterway Café

Overlooking Fernandina Harbor Marina, Brett’s offers an upscale atmosphere with outstanding food. The extensive luncheon and dinner menus feature daily specials, fresh Florida seafood, chicken and aged beef. Cocktails, beer and wine. Casual resort wear. Open at 11:30 a.m. daily. Fernandina Harbor Marina at the foot of Centre Street 904-261-2660

T-Ray’s Burger Station

T-Ray’s offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items. In addition to an outstanding breakfast menu, you’ll find some of the best burgers you’ve ever put in your mouth. The Burger Station offers a grilled portabello mushroom burger, grilled or fried chicken salad and much more. The spot where locals grab a bite and go! Now serving Beer & Wine. Open Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.2:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Sundays. 202 S. Eighth Street 904-261-6310

Jack & Diane’s

The locals’ favorite hangout! Dine inside or on the patio of this cozy, renovated 1887 shotgun home in historic downtown Fernandina. From the crab & shrimp omelet to the steak & tomato pie, “The tastiest spot on Centre” offers food with attitude and unexpected flair. Live music elevates your dining experience to a new level. Come for breakfast, stay for dinner! You’ll love every bite! 708 Centre Street 904-321-1444

Sliders Seaside Grill

Oceanfront dining at its finest. Award-winning crab cakes, fresh daily seafood specials and homemade desserts. Sliders has Amelia Island’s only waterfront Tiki Bar, as well as a children’s playground and live music every weekend. The dining experience is complete with brand-new second-story banquet facilities, bar and verandah. Open at 11 a.m. daily, with happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Make Sliders Seaside Grill your place to be for friends and family, entertainment and the best food on the East Coast. Call for your next special event. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. 904-277-6652

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HENRY ROLLINS Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach Tickets are $29.50; $37.50 for reserved seating 209-0399


ick a creative medium and, at some point in the last 35 years, Henry Rollins most likely conquered it. Punk rock vocalist, writer, spokenword orator, music producer and standup comedian, Rollins is also an accomplished film actor, photographer, television and radio host, and dedicated social and political activist. No matter the medium, whether fronting legendary California punkers Black Flag or the recent National Geographic special “Snake Underworld,” this 51-year-old Washington, D.C., native has maintained a singular voice — equal parts unbridled rage, fanatical obsession and thoughtful analysis. And for all his old-school tattoos and muscle-bound, tough-guy persona, Rollins is among the more astute and well-traveled people on the planet. Folio Weekly chatted with Rollins about gay marriage, the 2012 election and the unshakeable addiction of writing.

Folio Weekly: Do you plan your spoken-word routine before you go onstage? And if so, what can we expect when you hit Northeast Florida? Mic Check: Rocker Renaissance man Henry Rollins is featured in a spoken-word performance at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Henry Rollins: Everything I do is the result of a ridiculous amount medium you haven’t tackled yet? of preparation. I would never allow H.R.: You have a black president, so all kinds the thing to go sideways. I can’t do that to of veiled, encoded statements will be made. H.R.: No, but I’d like to get better at what I am an audience; it’s very disrespectful. So I’ll be God, gays and guns — that’s how Republicans doing. Become a better writer. Get better at talking about recent trips to North Korea, get their people emotional. But I don’t photography. Be better on stage speaking. I’d Vietnam, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Mongolia, think any of them are electable. I think the like to hit those marks a little cleaner, a little Sudan, Uganda, Haiti and Cuba. smart money is looking at 2016, which the harder, with a little bit more precision. That’s Republicans could very well take. This year, plenty to aspire toward — it’ll take me the rest F.W.: Most people would be lucky to visit that whether people like Obama or not, the troops of my life to get close to that perfection. many countries in their entire lifetimes. What have come home from Iraq. Osama Bin Laden motivates your wanderlust? is dead. More jobs are being created. Cash F.W.: Do you think you’ll ever play music again? H.R.: I’m curious. It’s almost like a production For Clunkers worked. The stimulus worked. H.R.: I don’t know what else I could do that expense in that I need the clay of information Bailing out the auto industry was a great idea. I haven’t done before as a younger, stronger to make the sculpture of a story to tell my That’s why Republicans are saying God, guns man. I can’t bullshit people; I can’t even bullshit audience. That’s one reason; another is that and gays, because they can’t talk about their myself. Stopping music was very difficult, but knowledge without mileage is bullshit. You accomplishments. All I hear is, “Obama’s bad, at least it was honest. I’d rather be honest and can read a book about a country, but that’s gays are bad, Muslims are bad and capitalism missing it than on stage looking ridiculous at someone else’s version. I travel to get my own is good.” Capitalism is fantastic, as long as it’s age 50-plus. version. If you want to know, you gotta go. I regulated. I like capitalism; it rewards me for live by that. my ambition. I don’t want Communism. I’ve F.W.: Is that why you started writing as a been in Communist countries, and they suck. young musician? To one day tell these stories? F.W.: You’ve always been an avid political H.R.: Precisely. I was seeing a new version junkie. What are your thoughts on the F.W.: Do you think the tide is finally turning in of America, and it was a hell of a story. upheavals rocking some of those countries? favor of gay marriage? Henry Miller’s “Black Spring” stupidly made H.R.: Absolutely. To me, it’s never been me think that I could write. I read that as H.R.: What’s interesting is the potential for a 22-year-old and it blew my mind; I never change in Burma. They have a new leader who’s anything more than a civil right. If two people are that crazy about each other, why don’t we knew writing like that was allowed. Writing is not a military general, and he’s released Aung just let ’em have a little happiness? I’ve always very challenging for me, even all these years San Suu Kyi, which says a lot. You’ve also got change in Egypt, Syria, Yemen … and America, vociferously protested against those who would later. You’re basically litigating against yourself as you work — editing and arguing. I now where you’re looking at this Occupy movement. limit people’s civil rights and treat them like second-class citizens. Maybe some people are understand why full-time writers are such When the snow melts, that’s going to get pretty finally reading the Constitution. I read the awful people, because you have to battle your busy. I hope it turns into legislation — or front of the damn thing every day! All of this is psyche all the time. It’s like drinking saltwater: something more than just people sitting in a covered by the 1st and 14th Amendments. You have to keep drinking because your thirst park getting beat up by cops. is never quenched.  F.W.: You’ve mastered music, art, writing, F.W.: So I guess we know where you stand on Nick McGregor photography, acting, radio — is there any the 2012 presidential election.

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MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL Innovative acrobatic troupe Cirque Du Soleil interprets the music of Michael Jackson through dance and state-of-the-art special effects at 8 p.m. on March 7 and 8 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $50-$175. 630-3900. JERSEY BOYS The Tony Award-winning musical about ‘60s vocal group The Four Seasons is staged at 7:30 on March 13 at T-U Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $47-$67. The show runs through April 1. 632-3373. WOMEN OF IRELAND This evening of traditional and contemporary Irish dancing and singing is held at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Drive, Orange Park. Tickets range from $15-$35. 276-6750. PHINEAS AND FERB These popular Disney characters come to life at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on March 10 at T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $15-$45. 633-6110. HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES The Limelight Theatre presents John Guare’s dark comedy about a zookeeper who dreams of making it big as a songwriter in 1960s Queens at 7:30 p.m. on March 6, 8, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on March 11 at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $25; $22 for seniors; $20 military and students. The play runs through March 25. 825-1164. NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH Theatre Jacksonville stages Ayn Rand’s courtroom drama at 7:30 p.m. on March 8, at 8 p.m. on March 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11 at 2032 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $20 on Thur. and Sun. for seniors, military and students. The play is staged with matinee performances through March 17. 396-4425. HELLO, DOLLY! Sally Struthers stars in the classic musical comedy, about a matchmaker in turn-of-the-century Manhattan, at 8 p.m. March 6-11, at 1:15 p.m. on March 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $42$49. “Hello, Dolly!” is staged through April 8. 641-1212. CANTERBURY TALES AND CABARET AT PBTS Players by the Sea present director Barbara Colaciello’s “The Canterbury Tales With a Twist!” at 8 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach. Admission is $12; $5 for children younger than 10. 249-0289. IS LIFE WORTH LIVING? A Classic Theatre stages Lennox Robinson’s comedy, about the arrival of a flamboyant theatrical troupe to an Irish village, at 7:30 p.m. on March 8, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on March 11 at Fort Menendez’ Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $20. The show also runs March 15, 16 and 17. 824-8874.

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SHAKESPEARE IN ORANGE PARK Orange Park Community Theatre auditions for actors to volunteer during its fundraiser “Shakespeare and Company!” to be held on May 12. Auditions are held at 3 p.m. on March 11 at 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park. 276-2599. AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS The Ritz Theatre & Museum auditions for its upcoming Amateur Night from 5-6:15 p.m. on March 8 at 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555. OPEN CALL FOR MUSIC VIDEO Local soul artist Dove Hagan is seeking people ages 18 and older for possible inclusion in her upcoming video shoot. Filming takes place through March 7. JAX JAZZ COMPETITION SEEKS PIANISTS The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition is accepting CD submissions for possible inclusion in this year’s competition, to be held on May 24 at The Florida Theatre. For full details and guidelines, visit ART RE-SQUARED Anastasia Island Branch Library seeks 100 artists for its “The Square Root of Library Art Is You!” project. Modeled after the Dolf James and Christina Foard “Imagination Squared” project, artists are invited to pick up a 5”x5”x1/8” canvas square from the library and create a piece of art in any style with any medium. All squares must be returned by March 24. The library is at 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. 209-3730. CALL TO ARTISTS Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival seeks original poster artwork for its festival held in Avondale’s Boone Park on March 24 and 25. The winning submission gets a free 10x10 exhibitor’s space. Send 300 dpi submissions, including name and media, to KIDS CAMP AT ABET Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre and instructor Aine Healy-Richardson hold Children’s Spring Camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 19-23 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd. Activities include music, stage movement and games; camp culminates with a showcase. Fee is $150. Register at LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS Boleros Dance Center features a weekly dance class at 7 p.m. on March 7 and every Wed. at 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville. Class fee for the seven-week course is $130. 228-9931.

Southlight Gallery celebrates First Wednesday Art Walk on March 7 from 5-9 p.m. with an exhibit of works by 29 members, including featured sculptor Pablo Rivera, along with a live paint-dancing performance at 7:30 p.m. by Sister Feathertoe, aka Joy Poulard (pictured). The gallery is at 6 E. Bay St., Jacksonville. 553-6361.


JAZZ BENEFIT AT CULHANE’S John Thomas Jazz Group performs at 6 p.m. on March 6 at Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Admission is $15. Proceeds benefit Beaches Area Historical Society. 249-9595. CLASSICAL AT JU Jacksonville University faculty and students present new original works, followed by a Q&A with the composers, at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at the dance students present their Spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at JU’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 256-7677. CONCERTO SHOWCASE CONCERT Dr. Simon Shiao conducts UNF Orchestra members at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. COMPOSITION MAJORS CONCERT Jacksonville University music students showcase their latest works at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 at JU’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 256-7677. VIOLIN RECITAL Violinist Dr. Sarah Gentry performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. CLARINET EXTRAVAGANZA UNF Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents this annual event on March 8, 9 and 10 at University of North Florida’s Fine Arts Center, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s masterwork at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 and at 8 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $10-$70. 354-5547. IAN BOSTRIDGE AND JULIUS DRAKE Acclaimed vocalist Bostridge and pianist Drake perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 at St. Paul’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1150 N. Fifth St., Jax Beach. Paintings by Mary Atwood are on display during the performance. 270-1771. ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA The St. Augustine Community Orchestra plays classical music featured in popular films, including Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1,” Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” and a live music score for the silent film “Curses” by keyboardist Bob Moore and percussionist Tony Steve, at 8 p.m. on March 9 at Lightner Museum’s Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada St., St. Augustine. An encore concert is held at 3 p.m. on March 11 at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $10. 824-2874. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT JU Percussion Ensemble present the music of George Hamilton Greene, Sammy Herman, Harry Breuer and others at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 256-7677. ORANGE PARK CHORALE SPRING CONCERT This community chorus ensemble presents its “Rediscovering Love Through Music Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. 264-9981. The group holds an encore performance at 3 p.m. on March 11 at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, 4001 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. 396-7745. JUST JAZZ QUARTET This jazz combo performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 N. First St., Neptune Beach. 249-2922. JAZZ FLUTE AT JAZZLAND Jazz flutist Linda Witsell leads her band through original and standards at 8 p.m. on March 10 at The Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Admission is $10. 249-1009. TIME FOR THREE This innovative string trio performs at 8 p.m. on March 10 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. 389-6222. DOUBLE BASS AND PIANO Double bassist Jena Huebner and pianist Jeanne Huebner play at 10:45 a.m. on March 11 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville. 725-8133. NEW MUSIC IMPROVISATIONS French horn player Dr. Jeff Agrell and pianist Dr. Gary Smart are featured in a concert of

musical improvisations at 3 p.m. on March 11 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-2878. BRAHMS AND FRIENDS Artists join baritone Dr. Bob Robinson and pianist Dr. Scott Watkins to present the music of Brahms at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 256-7677. JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE Live jazz is featured at 7 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Jacksonville. 388-9551. JAZZ AT TREE STEAKHOUSE Boril Ivanov Trio plays at 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays at 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. 262-0006. JAZZ AT GENNARO’S Live jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano, 5472 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach. 491-1999. JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE Live jazz nightly at 7 p.m. at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502.


FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK This self-guided tour, themed “Art Shook Up,” is held from 5-9 p.m. on March 7 in downtown Jacksonville, spanning a 15-block radius of galleries, museums, bars and eateries. 634-0303 ext. 230. SHOW AND TELL AT CLUB TSI Art, live music, DJs and comedy are presented from 5-9 p.m. on March 7 at Club TSI, 333 E. Bay St., Jacksonville. 742-7496. SECOND SATURDAY ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open from 5:30-8 p.m. on March 10 for this self-guided tour. 277-0717. DART FOR ART The fundraiser features food from more than a half-dozen local restaurants, a chance to “race” to one of 100 original art works, wine and live music from 7-10:30 p.m. on March 10 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Cultural Center, 545 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $150, which includes food and drink and one piece of art; $200 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Help Center at St. Gerard Campus of St Augustine. MID-WEEK MARKET Arts & crafts, local produce and live music are featured every Wed. from 3-6 p.m. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach. 247-5800. DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET Arts & crafts and local produce are offered every Fri. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive. 353-1188. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET The Arts Market is held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat. beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge on Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville and features local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market. Admission is free. 554-6865, 389-2449.


AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378. The exhibit “Great Women of Florida” is on display through March. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 356-6857. Adrian Pickett’s “Faces of Homelessness” is unveiled on March 6. “Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art” is on display through May 6. “Richard Chamberlin: The Year of the Sheep” is displayed through July 8. “Beyond Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints and their influence on Western Art” runs through Aug. 9. “50 Forward: New Additions to the Permanent Collection” is on display through Aug. 15. KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 101 W. First St., Jacksonville, 356-2992. New works in watercolor and oil by Leigh Murphy are on display through April 27; the opening reception is held from 5:30-8 p.m. on March 9. “Civil War: The Beginning,” an exhibit of original letters and documents, is displayed through April 25. The permanent collection

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includes rare manuscripts. Open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 366-6911. Artist Joe Forkan speaks about his work “The Lebowski Cycle,” a set of 14 paintings inspired by Baroque and Neoclassical eras and “The Big Lebowski,” at 7 p.m. on March 8 followed by an 8 p.m. screening of the film. The exhibit is on display through April 1. Project Atrium features sculptor Gustavo Godoy’s installation “Empty Altar/Empty Throne” through March 11. An exhibit of work by the winners of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards runs through March. The exhibit “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s” runs through April 8. RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555. Amateur Night auditions are held from 5-6:15 p.m. on March 8. An exhibit celebrating local AfricanAmerican athletes and sports figures, “More Than a Game: African-American Sports in Jacksonville, 1900-1975,” is currently on display. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. Open Tue.-Sun.


ADRIAN PICKETT GALLERY 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 112, Jacksonville, 962-2540. Spoken-word artists Lawanda Purdy and “Honeycomb” are featured from 5-9 p.m. on March 7. ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY Jacksonville University, 2800 N. University Blvd., Jacksonville, 256-7371. The exhibit “Skeleton in the Closet,” a collection of portraits by Fritz Liedtke that focuses on people struggling with anorexia and bulimia, runs through March 28. AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY 94 Village Circle, Fernandina Beach, 432-1750. The opening reception for an exhibit of the latest paintings by Amy Schrom is held from noon-4 p.m. on March 10. The show runs through April 7. THE ART CENTER II 229 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville, 3551757. The exhibit “Figures” is on display through March 13. THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 355-1757. The environmentally themed exhibit “Trees” is on display through April 12. BEE GALLERY & DESIGN STUDIO The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 108, (727) 207-3013. Works by Brenda Kato are featured from 5-9 p.m. on March 7. BLACK HIVE TATTOO 2063 Gilmore St., Jacksonville, 354-5033. Derek Hess signs copies of his book “Black Line, White Lie” from 7-9 p.m. on March 14. BLUE DOOR ARTISTS 205 1/2 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 557-1187. The opening reception for an exhibit of works by fiber artist M. Lynette Holmes is held from 5-8 p.m. on March 10. BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY 137 King St., St. Augustine, 825-4577. Mary Jane Amato’s “Fiber Art” exhibit is featured through April 2. THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614. Photography

by Clyde Butcher is on display through April 7. JOAN DORRILL ART STUDIO 900-I Lighthouse Plaza, Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 392-6630. Paintings by Joan Dorrill and photography by Bob Dorrill are featured through March. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. “Waves,” featuring recent works by painter Beth Haizlip and glass artist Kyle Goodwin, is on display through April 2. FLORIDA MINING GALLERY 5300 Shad Road, Jacksonville. 535-7252. The show “Triple Threat,” featuring works by Matt Hebermehl, Michael Porten and Troy Wandzel, is on display through April 27. GALLERY 725 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320. The show “Explore the Heart,” featuring recent works by Tonsenia Yonn, Jay Shoots, Matthew Winghart, Gary Mack, Linda Olsen and Shayna Raymond, is on display through March. GALLERY L Wells Fargo Center, 2nd floor, 1 Independent Drive, Jacksonville. 553-6361. The exhibit “Hamish MacEwan: The Paintings 1952-2009” is on display through March 27. THE GROTTO WINE BAR & SHOPPE 2012 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 398-0726. Recent paintings by Chip Southworth, Tony Rodrigues and Mico Fuentes are featured through March 11. HAS ART SOLUTIONS 315 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 599-2270. The “QR Code” inspired art of Jason Tetlak is on display through March 10. P.A.ST.A FINE ARTS GALLERY 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 824-0251. Recent paintings by Roann Elias are on display through March. SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY 6 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 553-6361. The art of sculptor Pablo Rivera is featured from 5-9 p.m. and paint dancer-performance artist Joy Poulard, aka “Sister Feathertoe,” is featured at 7:30 p.m. on March 7. SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY 228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838. The exhibit “Paper Chase,” by Atlanta-based arts collaborative duo TindelMichi, is on display through March 31. STUDIO 121 121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, 292-9303. Potter Lucky Clark is featured from 5-9 p.m. on March 7. VANDROFF ART GALLERY Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 730-2100. The photographs of Ken Hercules are on display through March 21. WEST GALLERY CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St., Jacksonville, 707-0030. The opening reception for the exhibit “The Immortals,” featuring recent work by Clair Hartmann, Lee Harvey, Bruce Musser and Sharla Valeski, is held from 6-9 p.m. on March 10. The show is displayed through March.  For a complete list of galleries, log on to To list your event, send info – time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to print – to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email Events are included on a space-available basis.


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Set in 1960s Queens, New York, John Guare’s dark comedy “House of Blue Leaves” is staged on March 6, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 11 at 2 p.m. at The Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Centered around a zookeeper with songwriting dreams, the pictured scene features nuns whipped into a fan frenzy over Pope John Paul VI’s historic visit to NYC. The play runs through March 25. Tickets are $25; $22 for seniors; $20 for military and students. 825-1164.

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Joe Segal’s “Center XI” (2012, 24"x24", wood, acrylic & aluminum.)

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he contemporary art scene is as susceptible to popular trends, ephemeral fashions and media-fed distractions as any other sphere of our attention-deficit culture. Yet two longtime Northeast Florida artists still find much satisfaction in working with materials as ancient as the techniques required to master them. On March 9, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College opens the exhibit “Form and Figure,” featuring works by local sculptors Enzo Torcoletti and Joe Segal. During the last few years, the museum has offered some decidedly cutting-edge events, from Warhol film screenings to the 21st-century flavor of multimedia artist Julie Lequin’s “Top 30.” The newest exhibit, by contrast, is a celebration of some 30 stone and wood 2011 sculptures that borders on the classical, monolithic and dense — art anchored in contemplation rather than the whistles-and-bells sensory overload of many current installations. While Torcoletti is a generation older than Segal, their work shares a connectedness centered on a mindfulness of both the materials and the actual process of creation. A native New Yorker, Segal has been a resident of St. Augustine since 1989 when he received his B.A. from Flagler College, and was a student of Torcoletti’s. “After graduating, I kept in touch with Enzo,” says Segal. “He always very generous with his expertise and lending of tools.” The elder sculptor also showed his protégé how to find useable materials. “There is really no naturally occurring, indigenous stone that you can carve in Florida,” Segal explains. “We would go to demolished building sites that had limestone windowsills and staircases, or monument companies that were unloading tombstones with spelling mistakes.” Segal says Torcoletti taught him that these resources, especially salvaged pieces of stone and wood, contain their own story — are de facto “time capsules” that command respect. Torcoletti also provided some combat experience by hiring Segal to help with restoration projects throughout the Southeast. “We would carve from first thing in the morning until at night when you couldn’t hold the tools anymore.” Segal’s work ( fuses wood and stone into impressive totem-like objects, many of which are inspired by the mathematics of sacred geometry. “I have a fascination with the recurrence of cycles,” explains Segal, of the phenomenon of naturally occurring forms that has fascinated everyone from Plato and Pythagoras and medieval alchemists to today’s


Enzo Torcoletti’s “Friendsville Landscape” (2011, 36" tall, Tennessee marble.)

quantum physicists. “It’s really my spirituality,” says Segal, “and the goal which I believe is to acknowledge systems that are bigger than us.” While the art of carving dates back to the earliest days of recorded history, many of today’s artists are reluctant to engage in this ancient discipline. “I think of it as a cooperation between the material, the idea and the sculptor,” explains Torcoletti of a process where mistakes can either be blended into the work or kill a project altogether. “I try to control the idea, but the material also dictates what you should do.” Torcoletti cites a recent “conversation” he had with a particular piece of wood. “It wasn’t too happy with the way it looked!” Now in his late 60s, Torcoletti ( has devoted his life to creating pieces that explore the figurative form, an obsession that began when he was still a child in his native Italy. All of the museums displayed fragments of ancient headless and limbless torsos. “Even the fragment of a figure was still pretty eloquent,” says Torcoletti. He was inspired to simplify the shape even further, a reduction when the piece is nearly “no longer” a figure. “How far can you push it before it becomes totally abstract?” After attending art school in Italy, Torcoletti studied at Canada’s University of Windsor, where he received at B.A. in English literature, followed by a B.F.A. in sculpture and printmaking. In 1971, Torcoletti completed his M.F.A. in sculpture at Florida State University and began teaching at Flagler College. Retired since 2007, the professor emeritus has worked in the permanent collections of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and The Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. Julie Dickover, director of the Crisp-Ellert, believes that the audience will respond to the conviction of the show’s creators, pointing out the tactility, attention to detail and awareness of process that sets them apart from many artists. “While they both use these traditional materials and techniques,” she says, “their feet are placed firmly in today’s art scene.”  Dan Brown

The opening reception for Enzo Torcoletti’s and Joe Segal’s exhibit “Form and Figure” is held on Fri., March 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. The artists are featured in a discussion on Wed., March 21 at 7 p.m. The exhibit is on display through April 13. 826-2530.

Classy Rides: The 17th annual Concours D’Elegance features more than 250 classic production and race cars from private collections on display at 10th and 18th fairways at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, on March 9, 10 and 11. Road rallies, an auction of vintage cars, seminars, a black-tie gala dinner and a silent auction are also featured. 636-0027.


WOMEN, WORDS & WISDOM The speaker series presents Shannon Miller at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., downtown. Miller discusses her trial and triumph in her effort to be successful and live a healthy, fit lifestyle. Tickets are $40; $100 for the series. Proceeds benefit Expanded Horizons, a Women’s Center of Jacksonville literacy program for women. 722-3000. ARCHAEOLOGICAL LECTURE St. Augustine Archaeological Association and the Florida Public Archaeology Network present Dr. Charles Ewen at 10 a.m. on March 6 in Flagler College’s Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Ewen discusses “Soldier of Misfortune: Desoto and the Spanish in the New World.” Admission is free. 471-1870. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY The Jacksonville Women’s Network host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on March 8 at River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Dr. Shirley Leckie Reed, professor emeritus University of Central Florida, discusses “Three Female Nobel Peace Prize Winners: Who they are and what their Shared Peace Laureate Tells Us about the International Women’s Movement.” Tickets for the buffet luncheon are $30 and can be purchased online at 501-4977. JOIN ME ON THE BRIDGE Women around the world celebrate International Women’s Day at noon on March 8 by gathering on bridges; locally, women gather at The Jacksonville Landing and walk to the Main Street Bridge. 655-9116. events/join-me-on-the-bridge-jacksonville GREAT WOMEN LECTURE SERIES The Amelia Island Museum of History presents Melissa Ross, an accomplished journalist and host of WJCT’s “First Coast Connect,” at 6 p.m. on March 9 at Fernandina Beach Golf Club’s club house, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach. With more than 20 years of broadcasting experience, Ross has won three regional Emmy Awards for her news and feature reporting. Admission is $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. 261-7378 ext. 102. CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE The 17th annual event features more than 250 classic production and race cars from private collections on display at 10th and 18th fairways at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, on March 9, 10 and 11. Road rallies, an auction of vintage cars, seminars, a black-tie gala dinner and a silent auction are also featured. 636-0027. COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES The Flagler College Community Lecture Series “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Glory: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of War” presents Dr. Roger Bradley at 10 a.m. on March 13 in the college’s Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Bradley discusses “Did World War II End the Great Depression?” Tickets are $5. Active military personnel

may attend at no charge. For reservations, call 819-6282. COSMIC CONCERTS Laser shows include The Beatles Laser Collection at 7 p.m., Laser U2 at 8 p.m., Laser Led Zeppelin at 9 p.m. and Laser Metallica at 10 p.m. on March 9 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Online tickets are $5. 396-7062. LINCOLNVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET The weekly market, held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sun. at 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine, offers local and organic produce, baked goods, coffees, cheeses, prepared foods, crafts and jewelry at the south end of Lincolnville in Eddie Vickers Park. There’s a community garden, too.


LEAN SIX SIGMA EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Learn about waste reduction and problem solving from 5:30-7 p.m. on March 7 at University of North Florida’s University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. Admission is free, but registration is required; call 620-4200. SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB Eden Clark, Community in Schools, is the featured speaker at noon on March 7 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 396-5559. SOLUTIONS FOR HOMELESSNESS This public policy forum is held from 7:30-9 a.m. on March 7 at The University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th floor, Jacksonville. Admission is $12 in advance for Chamber members, $20 for non-members; $17 at the door for members, $25 for non-members. 710-1704. PUBLIC RELATIONS & THE ST. JOHNS RIVER The Jacksonville Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association holds a luncheon field trip from 11:30 a.m.1:15 p.m. on March 13 at Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute, 2800 University Blvd. N., Rooms 234 & 244 at the end of the second floor hall. A. Quinton White, Ph.D. and St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman discuss the MSRI, the Riverkeeper and the River Accord and how public and media relations are being used to educate local residents about the river’s problems and what they can do to contribute to conservation efforts. Admission is $25 in advance for members, $35 after March 9; $40 for non-members, $20 for students. To register, go to UNF SMALL BUSINESS CLASS “Marketing 101” is held from 6-9 p.m. on March 6 at the Small Business Development Center at University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville. The fee is $40 in advance or $50 day of workshop. Government Contracting 101 is held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 13 and April

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18; fee is $30. 620-2476. PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL Free, one-hour legal classes are presented by St. Johns Legal Aid Staff at 4 p.m. every Tue. at St. Johns Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. 827-6900. LEGAL AID FREE CLINICS Jacksonville Area Legal Aid offers free clinics, with no appointment necessary, at 126 W. Adams St., Jacksonville. Topics are: Bankruptcy at 5 p.m. on the first Thur. each month; Consumer Rights at 5 p.m. on third Wed.; Emancipation at 5 p.m. on the first Wed.; Child Support Modification at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thur. of each month; Dissolution of Marriage at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thur. of each month; Foreclosure and Home Ownership clinic at 5 p.m. on the second Wed. of the month; Custody/ Timesharing/Paternity at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tue. of the month. Small Claims Court at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tue. of each month at Duval County Courthouse, 330 E. Bay St., Room 505, Jacksonville. In Nassau County, a Consumer Law Clinic is offered at the Nassau County Courthouse in Yulee. A sign-up is required; call (904) 356-8371, ext. 307.


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RANDY WAYNE WHITE Bestselling author White talks about and signs copies of his new Doc Ford book, “Chasing Midnight,” at 7 p.m. on March 10 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach. 241-9026. BIG BOOK SALE Volunteers for Friends of Jacksonville Public Library hold a Book Warehouse Sale on March 10 at FJPL’s Book Warehouse, 3435 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. Proceeds from this and other FJPL sales supplement the library budget. 630-2304. Standup comedian and film star Jay Phillips (“Baby Mama,” “Semi-Pro”) JENNIFER FOSBERRY appears on March 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and on March 10 at 8 and 10 p.m. at The Bestselling children’s author Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, Jacksonville. Tickets range Fosberry talks about and signs copies of her newest book, “Isabella: from $10-$17. 292-4242. Girl on the Go,” at 3 p.m. on March 11 at The BookMark, 220 First St., THE HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR: THE TURTLES WITH Neptune Beach. 241-9026. FLO & EDDIE, THE MONKEES’ MICKY DOLENZ, FREE FINANCIAL SEMINARS GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP, THE GRASS ROOTS Smart investing@your library, a series of seminars designed AND THE BUCKINGHAMS June 14, The Florida Theatre to help folks navigate common financial issues, is held through March 22 at libraries throughout the city. The program ends with an appearance by author Michelle Singletary at the Main Library on March 24 at noon. Seminars are free; registration is required. To register, call 630-2665 or go to CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP “Coastal Connections — Climate Change Impacts to Coastal This group gathers from 6-8:30 p.m. on the first Tue. of the Communities in Alaska” is discussed from 2-3 p.m. on month at Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville. March 10 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Admission is free. 428-4681. Main St., St Augustine. Jackie Kramer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Alaska Climate Change Coordinator, is the featured speaker. Admission is free. 209-3730. JAY PHILLIPS TRAIL WALK Allstars at 8 p.m. on March 6. Standup comedian and film GTM Research Reserve hosts a trail walk from 8:30-10:30 star (“Baby Mama,” “Semi-Pro”) Phillips appears at 8 a.m. on March 10; meet at the Reserve’s trailhead pavilion, p.m. on March 7, 8 and 9, and at 8 and 10 p.m. on March 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. Wear comfortable 10 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Jacksonville. Tickets range from $10-$17. 292-4242. Reservations are required; call 823-4500. SQUARE ONE STANDUP BEACH BIKE WITH THE BIRDS Moses West and Herman Nazworth host standup and A park ranger leads a bike ride at 2 p.m. on March 10 spoken word at 9 p.m. every Tue. at Square One, 1974 San at the multi-use trail pavilion, south beach area on Little Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. 306-9004. Talbot Island, 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville. No JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB reservations are necessary and the program is free with Skratch and Mike Shank appear at 8:30 p.m. on March regular park admission. 251-2320. 9 and 10 at 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $8 and $12. 461-8843. LATITUDE 30 COMEDY Michelle Harrington is featured at 8 p.m. on March 9 and 10 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside. Tickets KEEP THE FERRY are $13. 365-5555. The St. Johns River Ferry Service Task Force holds a JAKE HEAD fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. on March 7 at Ragtime Tavern, Local comic Head appears with Kris Niblock at 8 p.m. on 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Irish Red Lager is tapped; March 14 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. Ragtime is contributing $1 for each brew purchased to Admission is $4 online; $6 at the door. 864-6269, support the Ferry Task Force. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit 353-4686.




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affiliation is not required). 413-8773. NAACP MONTHLY MEETING Adult and youth members and prospective members gather at 7 p.m. on March 10 at 1725 Oakhurst Ave., Jacksonville. 764-7578. SAFE BOATING PROGRAM The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 14-4, Jacksonville Beaches, holds an About Boating Safely class from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 10 at Captain’s Club, 13363 Beach Blvd. between Hodges and Kernan. Cost is $25 which includes materials. 502-9154. STRAWBERRY MARMALADE CLASS Make your own marmalade from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. on March 12 at Duval County Extension Canning Center, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville. Cost is $20. Registration and pre-payment are required; call 255-7450. BEREAVEMENT CLASS a grief and loss bereavement class is held from 7-8 p.m. every Thur., March 13-April 3, at Haven Hospice, 8301 Cypress Drive, Ste. 119, Jacksonville. 733-9818. NAMI SUPPORT GROUP National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. every first and third Thur. of the month at Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is free. 389-5556. DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP The DBSA support group meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every Wed. at River Point Behavioral Health’s Outpatient Building, 6300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. 343-6511 or 964-9743. Q-GROUP ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS This free, open discussion is held at 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at Quality Life Center, 11265 Alumni Way, Jacksonville. DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE This support group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every Tue. at Baptist Medical Center, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. For more information, call 616-6264 or 294-5720. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Do you have a drug problem? Maybe they can help. 3586262, 723-5683., NICOTINE ANONYMOUS (NIC-A) Want to quit smoking or using other forms of nicotine? Nic-A is free, and you don’t have to quit to attend the meetings, held at 6:30 p.m. every Wed. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1415 S. McDuff Ave., Westside. 404-6044. NAR-A-NON This group meets at 8 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at 4172 Shirley Ave., Avondale. 945-7168.  To get your event included in this listing, email the time, date, location (street address, city), admission price and contact number to or click the link in our Happenings section at Events are included on a space-available basis.


THE ART OF DANCE Celebrate dancing with live dance demos from country to pop by Electric Rhythm, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on March 6 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island. 278-3722.


NASJAX SKIN & SCUBA DIVERS This club gathers at 7 p.m. on March 7 at Golden Corral, 11470 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those interested in diving (military

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(In Fernandina Beach unless otherwise noted.) THE BEECH STREET GRILL Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu includes fresh local seafood, steaks and pasta dishes created with a variety of ethnic influences. Award-winning wine list. FB. L, Wed.-Fri.; D, nightly; Sun. brunch. 801 Beech St. 277-3662. $$$ BRETT’S WATERWAY CAFÉ F At the foot of Centre Street, the upscale restaurant overlooks the Harbor Marina. The menu includes daily specials, fresh Florida seafood and an extensive wine list. FB. L & D, daily. 1 S. Front St. 261-2660. $$$ BRIGHT MORNINGS The small café offers freshly baked goods. B & L daily. 105 S. Third St. 491-1771. $$ CAFÉ 4750 At the Italian kitchen and wine bar, Chef de Cuisine Garrett Gooch offers roasted sea bass, frutti di mare soup, clam linguini, panatela bruschetta and fresh gelatos. Dine indoors or on the terrace. FB. B, L & D, daily. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 277-1100. $$$ CAFÉ KARIBO F Eclectic cuisine, served under the oaks in historic Fernandina, features sandwiches and chef’s specials. Alfresco dining. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sat.; L, Sun. & Mon. 27 N. Third St. 277-5269. $$ CHEZ LEZAN BAKERY F European-style breads, pastries, croissants, muffins and pies baked daily. 1014 Atlantic Ave. 491-4663. $ EIGHT Contemporary sports lounge offers burgers, sandwiches, wings and nachos. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Fri. & Sat. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 277-1100. $$ FERNANDELI F Classics with a Southern touch, like a onethird-pound devil dog, Reubens and pulled pork. Sandwiches and wraps built to order from fresh cold cuts, tuna, egg and turkey salads. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 17B S. Eighth St. 261-0008. $ GENNARO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO F Southern Italian cuisine: pasta, gourmet ravioli, hand-tossed pizzas. Specialties are margharita pizza and shrimp feast. Bread is baked on-site. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 5472 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 491-1999. $$ HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL F Sports bar fare includes onion rings, spring rolls, burgers, wraps and wings. Plenty of TVs show nearly every sport imaginable. L & D, daily. BW. 320 S. Eighth St. 321-0303. $ HAPPY TOMATO COURTYARD CAFE & BBQ Pulled pork sandwich, chicken salad and walnut chocolate chunk cookie, served in a laid-back atmosphere. BW. CM. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 7 S. Third St. 321-0707. $$ JACK & DIANE’S F Casual cafe offers steak & eggs, pancakes, Cajun scampi, etouffée, curry pizza, vegan black bean cakes, shrimp & grits, hand-carved steaks. FB. B, L & D, daily. 708 Centre St. 321-1444. $$ JOE’S 2ND STREET BISTRO Elegant island atmosphere. NY strip steak with sauces, Maine crab cakes, seafood fricassee and roast chicken penne pasta. BW. CM. D, nightly. 14 S. Second St. 321-2558. $$$ KABUKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR F Teppanyaki masters create your meal; plus a 37-item sushi bar. BW. D, Tue.-Sun. Amelia Plaza. 277-8782. $$ KELLEY’S COURTYARD CAFE F She crab soup, salads, fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and wraps are served indoors or out on the patio. Vegetarian dishes are also offered. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 19 S. Third St. 432-8213. $ LULU’S AT THE THOMPSON HOUSE F An innovative lunch menu includes po’boys and seafood “little plates” served in a historic house. Dinner features fresh local seafood. Nightly specials. BW. L & D, Tue.-Sat., brunch on Sun. Reservations recommended. 11 S. Seventh St. 432-8394. $$ MONTEGO BAY COFFEE CAFE Locally owned and operated, with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies. Dine in or hit the drivethru. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 463363 S.R. 200, Yulee. 225-3600. $ MOON RIVER PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Northernstyle pizza by the pie or the slice. Choose from more than 20 toppings. Owner-selected wines and a large beer selection. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 925 S. 14th St. 321-3400. $ THE MUSTARD SEED CAFE Organic eatery, juice bar. Extensive menu features vegetarian, vegan items. Daily specials: local seafood, free-range chicken, fresh organic produce. CM. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 833 TJ Courson Rd. 277-3141. $$ O’KANE’S IRISH PUB F Rustic, genuine Irish pub up front, eatery in back, featuring daily specials, fish-n-chips, and soups served in a sourdough bread bowl. FB. L & D, Mon.Sun. 318 Centre St. 261-1000. $$ PEPPER’S MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA F The family restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 520 Centre St. 272-2011. $$ PICANTE GRILL ROTISSERIE BAR F Flavors of Peru and Latin America, served in a modern atmosphere. Authentic

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Peruvian cebiche and homestyle empanadas. BW, CM, TO. L & D tue sat. 464073 S.R. 200, Ste. 2, Yulee. 310-9222. $$ PLAE In Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Spa & Shops, the cozy venue offers an innovative and PLAEful dining experience. L, Tue.-Sat.; D, nightly. 277-2132. $$$ SALT, THE GRILL Best of Jax 2011 winner. Elegant dining featuring local seafood and produce, served in a contemporary coastal setting. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 491-6746. $$$$ SANDOLLAR RESTAURANT & MARINA F Dine inside or on the deck. Snow crab legs, fresh fish, shellfish dishes. FB. L & D, daily. 9716 Heckscher Dr., Ft. George Island. 251-2449. $$ SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL F Oceanfront dining; local seafood, shrimp, crab cakes, outdoor beachfront tiki & raw bar, covered deck and kids’ playground. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. 277-6652. $$ THE SURF F Dine inside or on the large oceanview deck. Steaks, fresh fish, shrimp and nightly specials. Late-night menu. FB. L & D, daily. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 261-5711. $$ TASTY’S FRESH BURGERS & FRIES F The name pretty much says it all. Tasty’s offers burgers (Angus beef, turkey or veggie) and fries (like cheese fries, sweet potato fries), along with dogs, shakes, floats and soup. L & D, Mon.-Sat. CM, BW. 710 Centre St. 321-0409. $ Mossfire Grill serves up a varied menu of Southwestern cuisine, including goat cheese enchiladas, fresh fish tacos and gouda T-RAY’S BURGER STATION F A favorite quesadillas, on Margaret Street just south of the Five Points intersection. local spot; Best of Jax 2011 winner. Grilled or blackened fish sandwiches, homemade burgers. BW, TO. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 202 S. St. Johns Ave. 381-6670. $$ Eighth St. 261-6310. $ restaurant offers authentic cuisine: lahm meshwe, kafta ORSAY Best of Jax 2011 winner. The French/American bistro 29 SOUTH EATS F Part of historic Fernandina Beach’s khoshkhas and baked filet of red snapper. CM, FB. L & D, focuses on craftsmanship and service. FB. D, Tues.-Sat.; downtown scene. Award-winning Chef Scotty serves daily. 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd. 646-1881. $$ Brunch & D, Sun. 3630 Park St. 381-0909. $$$ traditional world cuisine with a modern twist. L, Tue.-Sat.; D, NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax TOM & BETTY’S F A Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 Mon.-Sat.; Sun. brunch. 29 S. Third St. 277-7919. $$ 2011 winner. The organic supermarket offers a full deli and a years, Tom & Betty’s serves hefty sandwiches with classic car hot bar with fresh soups, quesadillas, rotisserie chicken and themes, along with homemade-style dishes. CM, FB. L & D, vegan sushi, as well as a fresh juice and smoothie bar. 11030 Mon.-Sat. 4409 Roosevelt Blvd. 387-3311. $$ Baymeadows Rd. 260-2791. $ EAST COAST BUFFET F A 160+ item Chinese, Japanese, ’town F Owner Meghan Purcell and Executive Chef Scott OMAHA STEAKHOUSE Center-cut beef, seafood, sandwiches American and Italian buffet. Dine in, take out. FB. L & D, Mon.Ostrander bring farm-to-table to Northeast Florida, offering served in an English tavern atmosphere. The signature dish Sat.; Sun. brunch. 9569 Regency Sq. Blvd. N. 726-9888. $$ American fare with an emphasis on sustainability. FB. L & D, is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. Desserts include crème brûlée. KABUTO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Steak & Mon.-Sat. 3611 St. Johns Ave. 345-2596. $$ FB. L & D, daily. 9300 Baymeadows Rd., Embassy Suites shrimp, filet mignon & lobster, shrimp & scallops, a sushi bar, Hotel. 739-6633. $$ ORANGE TREE HOT DOGS F Hot dogs with slaw, chili teppanyaki grill and traditional Japanese cuisine. CM, FB. L & cheese, sauerkraut; and small pizzas. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 8380 D, daily. 10055 Atlantic Blvd. 724-8883. $$$ AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 8060 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 4. 733-0588. $ LA NOPALERA Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Intracoastal. PATTAYA THAI GRILLE F Traditional Thai and vegetarian Philips Hwy. 731-4300. $ 8818 Atlantic Blvd. 720-0106. $ items and a 40-plus item vegetarian menu served in a BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA F Family-ownedNERO’S CAFE F Traditional Italian fare, including seafood, &-operated New York-style pizzeria serves hand-tossed, contemporary atmosphere. B/W. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 veal, beef, chicken and pasta dishes. Weekly specials are brick-oven-baked pizza, traditional Italian dinners, wings, Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1. 646-9506. $$ lasagna, 2-for-1 pizza and AYCE spaghetti. CM, FB. L, Sun.; D, subs. Delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 10920 Baymeadows Rd., PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 3928 Baymeadows Rd. daily. 3607 University Blvd. N. 743-3141. $$ Ste. 3. 519-8000. $$ 527-8649. $$ REGENCY ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR Generous portions and CAFE CONFLUENCE F The European coffeehouse serves STICKY FINGERS F Memphis-style rib house specializes friendly service in a nautical atmosphere. Fresh fish, specialty Italian specialty coffees and smoothies, along with paninis, in barbecue ribs served several ways. FB. L & D, daily. 8129 pastas, fresh oysters and clams. BW. L & D, daily. 9541 salads and European chocolates. Outdoor dining. BW. L & D, Point Meadows Way. 493-7427. $$ Regency Square Blvd. S. 720-0551. $$ Tue.-Sun. 8612 Baymeadows Rd. 733-7840. $ UDIPI CAFE Authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. L & D, TREY’S DELI & GRILL F Fresh food served in a relaxed Tue.-Fri. 8642 Baymeadows Rd. 402-8084. $ CHA-CHA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT F Owner Celso atmosphere. Burgers, Trey’s Reuben, deli sandwiches, pork, VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. L & D, daily. 9910 Old Alvarado offers authentic Mexican fare with 26 combo dinners steaks, seafood, pies. Prime rib specials every Fri. night. CM, Baymeadows Rd. 641-7171. $ and specialty dishes including chalupas, enchiladas, burritos. BW. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 2044 Rogero Rd. 744-3690. $$ FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 Baymeadows Rd. 737-9903. $$ UNIVERSITY DINER F The popular diner serves familiar CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F Chicago-style deepbreakfast fare and lunch like meatloaf, burgers, sandwiches: dish pizzas, hot dogs, Italian beef dishes from the Comastro wraps, BLTs, clubs, melts. Daily specials. BW. B & L, Sat. & (In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.) family, serving authentic Windy City favorites for 25+ years. Sun.; B, L & D, Mon.-Fri. 5959 Merrill Rd. 762-3433. $ A LA CARTE Authentic New England fare like Maine lobster CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8206 Philips Hwy. 731-9797. $$ rolls, fried Ipswich clams, crab or clam cake sandwich, fried DEERWOOD DELI & DINER F The ’50s-style diner serves shrimp basket, haddock sandwich, clam chowdah, birch beer malts, shakes, Reubens, Cubans, burgers, and traditional BISCOTTIS F Mozzarella bruschetta, Avondale pizza, and blueberry soda. Dine inside or on the deck. TO. L, Fri.-Tue. breakfast items. CM. B & L, daily. 9934 Old Baymeadows Rd. sandwiches, espresso, cappuccino. Revolving daily specials. 331 First Ave. N. 241-2005. $$ 641-4877. $$ B, Tue.-Sun.; L & D, daily. 3556 St. Johns Ave. 387-2060. $$$ AL’S PIZZA F Serving hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, calzones THE FIFTH ELEMENT F Authentic Indian, South Indian and THE BLUE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR Fresh seafood, and Italian entrees for more than 21 years. Voted Best Pizza Indochinese dishes made with artistic flair. Lunch buffet steaks and more are served in a casual atmosphere. Halfby Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2011. BW. L & D, daily. includes lamb, goat, chicken, tandoori and biryani items. CM. portions are available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 3551 St. Johns 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-0002. $ L & D, daily. 9485 Baymeadows Rd. 448-8265. $$ Ave., Shoppes of Avondale. 387-0700. $$$ ANGIE’S SUBS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Subs are madeGATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 8650 Baymeadows BRICK RESTAURANT F Creative all-American fare like tuna to-order fresh. Serious casual. Wicked good iced tea. 1436 Rd. 448-0500. $$ tartare, seaweed salad and Kobe burger. Outside dining. FB. Beach Blvd. 246-2519. $ INDIA RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Extensive L & D, daily. 3585 St. Johns Ave. 387-0606. $$$ BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET F The menu of entrées, clay-oven grilled Tandoori specialties and THE CASBAH F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Middle Eastern full fresh seafood market serves seafood baskets, fish tacos, chicken tandoor, fish, seafood and korma. L, Mon.-Sat., D, cuisine is served in a friendly atmosphere. BW. L & D, daily. oyster baskets, Philly cheesesteaks. Dine indoors or daily. 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8. 620-0777. $$ 3628 St. Johns Ave. 981-9966. $$ outside. Beach delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 120 S. Third St. LARRY’S GIANT SUBS F With locations all over Northeast ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE F Gauchos carve the 444-8862. $$ Florida, Larry’s piles subs up with fresh fixins and serves ’em meat onto your plate from serving tables. FB. D, Tue.-Sun., BONGIORNO’S PHILLY STEAK SHOP F South Philly’s fast. Some Larry’s Subs offer B & W and/or serve breakfast. closed Mon. 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40. 388-4884. $$$ Bongiorno clan imports Amoroso rolls for Real Deal cheeseCM. L & D, daily. 3928 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 9 (Goodby’s THE FOX RESTAURANT F The Fox has been a Jacksonville steak, Original Gobbler, clubs, wraps, burgers, dogs. BW, CM. Creek), 737-7740; 8616 Baymeadows Rd. 739-2498. landmark for 50-plus years. Owners Ian & Mary Chase serve L & D, daily. 2294 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-3278. $$ $ BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q F Baby back ribs, fried corn, sweet classic diner-style fare, homemade desserts. B & L daily. LEMONGRASS F Upscale Thai cuisine in a metropolitan potatoes. BW. L & D, daily. 1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune 3580 St. Johns Ave. 387-2669. $ atmosphere. Chef Aphayasane’s innovative creations include Beach. 270-2666. 1266 S. Third St. 249-8704. GREEN MAN GOURMET Organic and natural products, spices, roast duckling and fried snapper. BW. R. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, $ teas, salts, BW. Open daily. 3543 St. Johns Ave. 384-0002. $ Sat. 9846 Old Baymeadows Rd. 645-9911. $$ BUDDHA’S BELLY F Authentic Thai dishes made with fresh MOJO NO. 4 F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 3572 MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE F The Lebanese





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L & D daily. 1396 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza. 247-9880. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner, serving burgers, sandwiches, nachos, tacos, quesadillas and cheese fries. 319 23rd Ave. S. 270-0356. $ CULHANE’S IRISH PUB Four Culhane sisters own and operate the authentic Irish pub, with faves Guinness stew, lamb sliders and fish pie. L, Fri.-Sun.; D, Tue.-Sun.; weekend brunch. FB, CM. 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-9595. $$ CYCLONES TEX-MEX CANTINA F The place has freshly made Tex-Mex favorites, including fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tamales and taco salad. Lunch combos include Mexican rice and beans. FB. L & D, daily. 1222 Third St. S. 694-0488. $$ DICK’S WINGS F The NASCAR-themed place serves 365 varieties of wings. The menu also features half-pound burgers, ribs and salads. BW, TO. L & D daily. 2434 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, 372-0298. 311 N. Third St., 853-5004. $ DWIGHT’S The Mediterranean-style bistro features fresh local seafood, filet mignon, mixed grill and an extensive wine list. D, Tue.-Sat. 1527 Penman Rd. 241-4496. $$$$ ENGINE 15 BREWING COMPANY F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The Jax Beach restaurant serves gastropub fare like soups, salads, flatbreads and specialty sandwiches, including BarBe-Cuban and beer dip. Daily specials, too. CM, BW. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 217. 249-2337. $ EUROPEAN STREET F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 992 Beach Blvd. 249-3001. $ FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT Casual dining with uptown Irish flair, including fish and chips, Guinness beef stew and black-and-tan brownies. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 333 N. First St. 242-9499. $$ THE FISH COMPANY F Fresh, local seafood is served, including Mayport shrimp, fish baskets and grilled tuna and there’s an oyster bar. L & D, daily. CM, FB. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 12, Atlantic Beach. 246-0123. $$ HALA SANDWICH SHOP & BAKERY Authentic Middle Eastern favorites include gyros, shwarma, pita bread, made fresh daily. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 1451 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 249-2212. $$ HOT DOG HUT F Best of Jax 2011 winner. All-beef hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, crab cakes, beer-battered onion rings and French fries. B. L, daily. 1439 Third St. S. 247-8886. $ ICHIBAN F Three dining areas: teppan or hibachi tables (watch a chef prepare your food), a sushi bar and Westernstyle seating offering tempura and teriyaki. FB, Japanese plum wine. L & D, daily. 675 N. Third St. 247-4688. $$ LYNCH’S IRISH PUB The full-service restaurant offers corned beef & cabbage, Shepherd’s pie, fish-n-chips. 30+ beers on tap. FB. L, Sat. & Sun., D, daily. 514 N. First St. 249-5181. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See St. Johns Town Center. 1080 Third St. N. 241-5600. $ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 1534 Third St., Neptune Beach. 853-6817. $$ MEZZA LUNA F A Beaches tradition for 20-plus years. Great food, from gourmet wood-fired pizzas to contemporary American cuisine. Inside or patio dining. Extensive wine list. CM, FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 110 First St., Neptune Beach. 249-5573. $$$ MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Traditional slow-cooked Southern barbecue served in a blues bar atmosphere. Favorites are pulled pork, Texas brisket and slow-cooked ribs. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1500 Beach Blvd. 247-6636. $$ MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN F For 25-plus years, Monkey’s has served pub grub, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and wings. Dine inside or out on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1850 S. Third St. 246-1070. $ NIPPERS BEACH GRILLE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Executive Chef Kenny Gilbert’s cuisine features local fare and innovative dishes, served in an island atmosphere. Dine inside or out on the tiki deck. FB. L & D, Wed.-Sun.; D, nightly. 2309 Beach Blvd. 247-3300. $$ NORTH BEACH BISTRO Casual dining with an elegant touch, like slow-cooked veal osso buco; calypso crusted mahi mahi with spiced plantain chips. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach. 372-4105. $$$ OCEAN 60 A prix fixe menu is offered. Continental cuisine, with fresh seafood, nightly specials and a changing seasonal menu. Dine in a formal dining room or casual Martini Room. D, Mon.-Sat. 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 247-0060. $$$ PACO’S MEXICAN GRILL Serving Baja-style Mexican cuisine,

featuring carne asada, tacos, burritos, fish tacos and shrimp burritos. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 333 First St. N. 208-5097. $ THE PIER RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The oceanfront restaurant offers fresh, local fare served on two floors — upstairs, it’s Chef’s Menu, with stuffed flounder, pork tenderloin, appetizers. Downstairs bar and patio casual Produced by ab promise ofoffer benefit sUpport Ask for Action items, daily drink specials. CM, FB. D, daily; L & D, weekends; brunch, Sun. 412 First St. N. 246-6454. $$ PHILLY’S FINEST F Authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks made with imported Amorosa rolls. Hoagies, wings and pizza ... cold beer, too. FB. L & D, daily. 1527 N. Third St. 241-7188. $$ RAGTIME TAVERN SEAFOOD GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The Beaches landmark serves grilled seafood with a Cajun/Creole accent. Hand-crafted cold beer. FB. L & D, daily. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 241-7877. $$ SALT LIFE FOOD SHACK F Best of Jax 2011 winner. An array of specialty menu items, including signature tuna poke bowl, fresh rolled sushi, Ensenada tacos and local fried shrimp, in a casual, trendy open-air space. FB, TO, CM. L & D, daily. 1018 Third St. N. 372-4456. $$ SNEAKERS SPORTS GRILLE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. 111 Beach Blvd. 482-1000. $$ SUN DOG STEAK & SEAFOOD F Eclectic American fare, art deco décor with an authentic diner feel. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 207 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 241-8221. $$ TACOLU BAJA MEXICANA F Fresh, Baja-style Mexican fare, with a focus on fish tacos and tequila, as well as fried cheese, bangin’ shrimp and verde chicken tacos. Valet parking. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1183 Beach Blvd. 249-8226. $$ TROPICAL SMOOTHIE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. With 12 locations in Northeast Florida, Tropical Smoothie’s got us covered. Serving breakfast, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and smoothies — lowfat, fruity, coffees, supplements. CM. please call your advertising representative at 260-9770. For questions, Open daily. 1230 Beach Blvd., 242-4940. 251 Third St., Neptune Beach, 247-8323. $ FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 THE WINE BAR The casual neighborhood place has a Produced by of benefit sUpport Ask for Action tapas-style menu, fire-baked flatbreadspromise and a wine selection. Tue.-Sun. 320 N. First St. 372-0211. $$

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(The Jacksonville Landing venues are at 2 Independent Drive) ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad. L, Mon.-Fri. 126 W. Adams St. 475-1400. $$ BURRITO GALLERY & BAR F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Southwest cuisine, traditional American salads. Burritos and more burritos. Onsite art gallery. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-2922. $ CAFÉ NOLA AT MOCA JAX On the first floor of Museum of Contemporary Art, Cafe Nola serves shrimp and grits, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fish tacos, homemade desserts. FB. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Thur. 333 N. Laura St. 366-6911 ext. 231. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. The Jacksonville Landing. 354-7747. $$$ CITY HALL PUB A sports bar vibe: 16 big-screen HDTVs. Angus burgers, dogs, sandwiches, AYCE wings buffet. FB. Free downtown area lunch delivery. L & D, daily. 234 Randolph Blvd. 356-6750. $$ DE REAL TING CAFE F The popular restaurant offers a Caribbean lunch buffet Tue.-Fri. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 128 W. Adams St. 633-9738. $ FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT New location. See Beaches. FB, CM. L & D, daily. The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 176. 374-1247. $$ INDOCHINE Best of Jax 2011 winner. Serving Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine in the core of downtown. Signature dishes include favorites like chicken Satay, soft shell crab, and mango and sticky rice for dessert. BW, FB, TO. L, Mon.Fri., D, Tue.-Sat. 21 E. Adams St. 598-5303. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE Family-owned-and-operated. Jenkins offers beef, pork, chicken, homemade desserts. L & D, daily. 830 N. Pearl St. 353-6388. $ TRELLISES HYATT REGENCY This American cuisine restaurant offers a breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelet station and a la carte items. Signature lunch and dinner entrees include grouper salad, Angus burgers, Reubens, French onion grilled cheese, seafood and steaks. Wed. night Pastabilities. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 225 East Coastline Dr. 634-4540. $$$ KOJA SUSHI F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Sushi, Japanese, Asian and Korean cuisine. Indoor and outdoor dining and bar. FB. L & D, daily. The Jacksonville Landing. 350-9911. $$ NORTHSTAR SUBSTATION F This place features brick-ovenbaked pizzas, grinders, wings, Philly cheesesteaks, custom sandwiches and fries served in a laid-back setting. FB, 27 beers on draft. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 119 E. Bay St. 860-5451. $ OLIO MARKET F Freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, soups and entrées. In the Churchwell Lofts building, Olio partners eclectic tastes with Old World ambiance in a casual renovated space. L, Mon.-Fri.; late Art Walk. 301 E. Bay St. 356-7100. $$ THE SKYLINE DINING & CONFERENCE CENTER Weekday lunch includes salad bar, hot meals and a carving station. L, Mon.-Fri.; L, Sun. upon request. FB. 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 3550. 791-9797. $$ VITO’S ITALIAN CAFE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Authentic

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RESTAURANT: Aroy Thai Fusion, 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 40, Intracoastal West BIRTHPLACE: Bangkok, Thailand YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 21 FAVORITE RESTAURANT (other than my own): Any local restaurant! FAVORITE COOKING STYLE: Anything! FAVORITE INGREDIENTS: Fresh herbs, cilantro, basil and Thai herbs and spices. IDEAL MEAL: Noodle soup, especially Thai Pho. WOULDN’T EAT IF YOU PAID ME: I’ll try anything once. INSIDER’S SECRET: Work with professionals who are friends. CELEBRITY SIGHTING AT AROY THAI FUSION: John Travolta. CULINARY GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate red velvet cake.

Italian oven-baked pasta dishes, pizza, veal, chicken and seafood items made with fresh ingredients. CM, FB. L & D, daily. The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 174. 355-0064. $$ ZODIAC GRILL F Serving Mediterranean cuisine and American favorites, with a popular lunch buffet. FB. L & D, daily. 120 W. Adams St. 354-8283. $


CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 406 Old Hard Road, Ste. 106. 213-7779. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F See Riverside. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 1915 East West Pkwy., 541-0009. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Intracoastal. 1571 C.R. 220, Ste. 100. 215-2223. $ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See St. Johns Town Center. 1800 Town Center Pkwy. 541-1999. $ MOJO SMOKEHOUSE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. FB. L & D, daily. 1810 Town Ctr. Blvd. 264-0636. $$ WHITEY’S FISH CAMP F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The renowned seafood place, family-owned since 1963, specializes in AYCE freshwater catfish. Also steaks, pastas. Outdoor waterfront dining. And you can get there by car, boat or bike. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 2032 C.R. 220. 269-4198. $


AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 14286 Beach Blvd. (at San Pablo Rd.) 223-0991. $ BIG DAWG’S SPORTS RESTAURANT F The family-friendly casual sports restaurant offers wings, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and specialty salads. Kids can choose from the Puppy Chow menu. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 12630 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 551-3059. $$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA, PASTA, PANINIS F Brucci’s offers authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas and desserts in a family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 13500 Beach Blvd., Ste. 36. 223-6913. $ CLIFF’S ROCKIN’ BAR-N-GRILL F Cliff’s features 8-ounce burgers, wings, steak, seafood, homemade pizza and daily specials. FB. L & D, daily. Smoking permitted. 3033 Monument Rd., Ste. 2, Cobblestone Plaza. 645-5162. $$ GOOD FOOD COMPANY The fine-dining restaurant and full-service catering company emphasizes using quality raw ingredients to create menus based on local, seasonal and organic products, served in an elegant atmosphere. L & D, Tue.-Sat. 13475 Atlantic Blvd. 329-2407. $$ ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN & ITALIAN CUISINE F A varied menu offers European cuisine including lamb, beef and chicken dishes, as well as pizza and wraps. BW. L & D, daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 26. 220-9192. $$ JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE F The menu includes wings, hamburgers, Ahi tuna and handcut steaks. CM, FB. Daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22. 220-6766. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Family-ownedand-operated, serving authentic Mexican cuisine, like tamales, fajitas, pork tacos, in a casual family atmosphere. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 14333 Beach Blvd. 992-1666. $ MILANO’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Homemade Italian cuisine, breads, pizzas, calzones and specialty dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 646-9119. $$ THAI ORCHID F The restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, including pad Thai, Thai curry dishes and rice dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach

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Blvd., Ste. 4. 683-1286. $$ TIME OUT SPORTS GRILL F Wings, gourmet pizza, fresh seafood and specialty wraps. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 13799 Beach Blvd., Ste. 5. 223-6999. $$


BLACKSTONE GRILLE The menu blends flavors from a variety of cultures and influences for modern American fusion cuisine, served in a bistro-style setting. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri., D, Sat.; Sun. brunch. 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 102. 287-0766. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F See Intracoastal. 540 S.R. 13, Ste. 10, Fruit Cove. 287-8317. $$ HAPPY OURS SPORTS GRILLE F Wings, big salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Sports events on HDTVs. CM, FB. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 101. 683-1964. $ PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 116 Bartram Oaks Walk. 230-2171. $ VINO’S PIZZA Vino’s Pizza – with four Jacksonville locations – makes all their Italian and American dishes with fresh ingredients. L & D, daily. 605 S.R. 13, Ste. 103. 230-6966. $ WAKAME JAPANESE & THAI CUISINE F The fine dining restaurant offers authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine, including a full sushi menu, curries and pad dishes. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste. 108. 230-6688. $$


AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 11190 San Jose Blvd. 260-4115. $ AW SHUCKS F The seafood place features an oyster bar, steaks, seafood, wings and pasta. Favorites are ahi tuna, shrimp & grits, oysters Rockefeller, pitas and kabobs. Sweet potato puffs are the signature side. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9743 Old St. Augustine Rd. 240-0368. $$ THE BLUE CRAB CRABHOUSE F A Maryland-style crabhouse featuring fresh blue crabs, garlic crabs, and king, snow and Dungeness crab legs. FB, CM. D, Tue.-Sat.; L & D, Sun. 3057 Julington Creek Rd. 260-2722. $$ BROOKLYN PIZZA F The traditional pizzeria serves New York-style pizza, specialty pies, and subs, strombolis and calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 11406 San Jose Blvd. 288-9211. 13820 St. Augustine Rd. 880-0020. $ CASA MARIA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Springfield. L & D, daily. 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. 619-8186. $$ CLARK’S FISH CAMP F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Clark’s has steak, ribs, AYCE catfish dinners, 3-pound prime rib. Dine in, out or in a creek-view glass-enclosed room. FB. D, Mon.-Fri.; L & D, Sat. & Sun. 12903 Hood Landing Rd. 268-3474. $$ DON JUAN’S RESTAURANT F Authentic Mexican dishes prepared daily from scratch, served in a casual atmosphere. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 12373 San Jose Blvd. 268-8722. $$ GIGI’S RESTAURANT Breakfast buffet daily, lunch buffet weekdays. The Comedy Zone (Best of Jax 2011 winner) has an appetizer menu. FB. B, L & D, daily. I-295 & San Jose Blvd. (Ramada Inn). 268-8080. $$ (Fri. & Sat. buffet, $$$) GOLDEN CORRAL Family-friendly place; legendary buffet featuring familiar favorites and new items. B, L & D, daily. 11470 San Jose Blvd. 886-9699. $$ HALA CAFE & BAKERY F See Southside. 9735 Old St. Augustine Rd. 288-8890. $$ HARMONIOUS MONKS The American-style steakhouse

features a 9-oz. choice Angus center-cut filet topped with gorgonzola shiitake mushroom cream sauce, 8-oz. gourmet burgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, wraps, sandwiches. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 30. 880-3040. $$ KOBE JAPANESE RESTAURANT The fusion-style sushi restaurant offers oyster shooters, kobe beef shabu-shabu, Chilean sea bass and filet mignon. BW & sake. L & D, daily. 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8. 288-7999. $$ MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE MSG-free pan-Asian cuisine prepared to order in woks using fresh ingredients. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 11105 San Jose Blvd. 260-1727. $$ MANDARIN ALE HOUSE Laid-back atmosphere; 30-plus beers on tap. FB. L & D, daily. 11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 19. 292-0003. $$ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 12807 San Jose Blvd. 638-6185. $$ NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Organic supermarket with full deli and salad bar serving wraps, quesadillas, chopped salads, vegetarian dishes. Fresh juice and smoothie bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mon.-Sat. 10000 San Jose Blvd. 260-6950. $ PICASSO’S PIZZERIA F Specializes in hand-tossed gourmet pizza, calzones, homemade New York-style cheesecake and handmade pasta. Fresh local seafood and steaks. BW, CM, TO. L & D daily. 10503 San Jose Blvd. 880-0811. $$ SIMPLE FAIRE F Breakfast and lunch favorites, featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses served on fresh bread. Daily specials. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3020 Hartley Rd. 683-2542. $$ TANK’S FAMILY BAR-B-Q Owned and operated by the Tankersley family, the barbecue place offers made-fromscratch Southern-style fare, featuring their own sauces. CM, BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 11701 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 23. 351-8265. $$ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. L & D, daily. 4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr. 268-6660. $ WHOLE FOODS MARKET F 100+ prepared items at a fullservice and self-service hot bar, soup bar, dessert bar. Madeto-order Italian specialties from a brick oven pizza hearth. L & D, daily. 10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22. 288-1100. $$


ARON’S PIZZA F The family-owned restaurant offers eggplant dishes, manicotti and New York-style pizza. BW, CM, TO. L & D daily. 650 Park Ave. 269-1007. $$ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F For 18-plus years, the sports-themed family restaurant has served wings, ribs, entrees, sandwiches. FB. L & D, daily. 9680 Argyle Forest Blvd. 425-6466. $$ THE HILLTOP CLUB She-crab soup, scallops, prime beef, wagyu beef, chicken Florentine, stuffed grouper. Chef Nick’s salmon is a favorite. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. 2030 Wells Rd. 272-5959. $$ JOEY MOZARELLAS The Italian restaurant’s specialty is a 24-slice pizza: 18”x26” of fresh ingredients and sauces made daily. CM, TO. L & D, daily. 930 Blanding Blvd. 579-4748. $$ PASTA MARKET & CLAM BAR F Family-owned-andoperated. Gourmet pizza, veal, chicken, mussels, shrimp, grouper. The pastas: spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagna, calzones, linguini, ravioli, made with fresh ingredients, homemadestyle. Daily specials. CM, BW, sangria. 1930 Kingsley Ave. 276-9551. D, nightly. $$ POMPEII COAL-FIRED PIZZA F Pizzas are baked in coal-fired ovens. Popular pizzas include Health Choice and Mozzarella. Coal-fired sandwiches and wings, too. BW. L & D, daily. 2134 Park Ave. 264-6116. $$ THE ROADHOUSE F Burgers, wings, deli sandwiches and popular lunches are served. FB. L & D, daily. 231 Blanding Blvd. 264-0611. $ THAI GARDEN F Traditional Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Curry dishes and specialty selections with authentic Thai flavors. BW. L, Mon.Fri.; D, nightly. 10 Blanding Blvd., Ste. A. 272-8434. $$


AL’S PIZZA F See Beaches. BW. L & D, daily. 635 A1A. 543-1494. $ AQUA GRILL Upscale cuisine includes fresh seafood, Angus steaks, Maine lobster, vegetarian dishes. Outdoor patio seating. FB. L, Mon.-Sat.; D, nightly. 950 Sawgrass Village Dr. 285-3017. $$$ BRUCCI’S PIZZA F Authentic New York-style pizza, Italian pastas, paninis, desserts. Family atmosphere. CM. L & D, daily. 880 A1A, Ste. 8. 280-7677. $$ CAFFE ANDIAMO Traditional Italian cuisine features fresh seafood, veal, homemade pastas and wood-fired pizza prepared in a copper clad oven. An extensive wine list is offered in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Dine indoors or Out on the terrace. L & D, daily. 500 Sawgrass Village. 280-2299. $$$ LULU’S WATERFRONT GRILLE F On the Intracoastal Waterway, LuLu’s can be reached by car or by boat. Seafood, steaks and pasta dishes with a sophisticated flair. FB. L & D, daily; Sun. brunch. 301 N. Roscoe Blvd. 285-0139. $$ NINETEEN AT TPC SAWGRASS In Sawgrass’ Tournament Players Club, Nineteen features more than 230 wines and

freshly prepared American and Continental cuisine, including local seafood, served inside or al fresco on the verandah. L & D, daily. 110 Championship Way. 273-3235. $$$ PUSSER’S BAR & GRILLE F Freshly prepared Caribbean cuisine, including red snapper Ponte Vedra Jamaican grilled pork ribs and barbecued salmon tower. Tropical rum drinks feature Pusser’s Painkiller. FB. L & D, daily. 816 A1A N., Ste. 100. 280-7766. L, $$; D, $$ RESTAURANT MEDURE Chef Matthew Medure offers eclectic cuisine featuring local and imported seafood with Southern and Asian influences. F/B. D, Mon.-Sat. 818 A1A N. 543-3797. $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 8141 A1A. 285-0014. $$$$ 619 OCEAN VIEW Dining with a Mediterranean touch, featuring fresh seafood, steaks and nightly specials. FB, CM. D, Wed.-Sun. 619 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Cabana Beach Club. 285-6198. $$$ URBAN FLATS See St. Johns Town Center. FB. L & D, daily. 330 A1A N. 280-5515. $$


AJ’S ON PARK STREET F AJ’s is a casual barbecue spot serving smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, seafood and dishes made with a Latin touch. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 630 Park St. 359-0035. $$ ALPHADOG GRILL F This brand-new fun place in Riverside features gourmet hot dogs — like Ragin’ Cajun (andouille sausage covered in jambalaya) and The Hippie (veggie dog) — and sausages, grilled chicken wraps, soups, salads, appetizers and wings. L & D, daily. BW. 2782 Park St. 374-8715. $ AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 1620 Margaret St. 388-8384. $ BAKERY MODERNE F The neighborhood bakery offers classic pastries, artisanal breads, seasonal favorites, all made from scratch, including popular petit fours and custom cakes. B & L, daily. 869 Stockton St., Ste. 6, Riverside. 389-7117. $ CARMINE’S PIE HOUSE F The Italian eatery serves pizza by the slice, gourmet pizzas, appetizers, classic Italian dishes — calzone, stromboli, subs, panini — wings, and microbrews in a casual atmosphere. BW, CM, TO. 2677 Forbes St. 387-1400. $$ COOL MOOSE F Classic sandwiches, eclectic wraps and desserts. An extensive gourmet coffee menu with Green Mountain coffees and frozen coffee drinks. B & L, daily. Brunch, Sun. 2708 Park St. 381-4242. $ CROSS CREEK See Springfield. 850 S. Lane Ave. 783-9579. $$ EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 2753 Park St. 384-9999. $ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 6677 103rd St., Westside, 777-6135. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F A deli, organic and natural grocery, and juice & smoothie bar offers teas, coffees, gourmet cheeses; natural, organic and raw items. Grab-andgo sandwiches, salads and sides. Craft beers, organic wines. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 2007 Park St. 384-4474. $ HJ’S BAR & GRILL Traditional American fare: burgers, sandwiches, wraps and platters of ribs, shrimp and fish. CM, FB. L & D, Sat. & Sun., D, Mon.-Fri. 8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 1. 317-2783. $$ HOVAN MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET F Dine inside or on the patio. Mediterranean entrées include lamb, and beef gyros. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 2005-1 Park St. 381-9394. $ JOHNNY’S DELI & GRILL F A Riverside tradition, serving 60+ fresh deli and grill items, including hot sandwiches. L, Mon.-Fri. 474 Riverside Ave. 356-8055. $ KICKBACKS GASTROPUB F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The neighborhood hot spot serves pub favorites 20 hours a day, every day. The full bar has over 655 bottled beers, 84 on tap. Outdoor seating. CM. 910 King St. 388-9551. $$ MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ Smoked meats include wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homemade-style sides include green beans, baked beans, red cole slaw, collards. BW, CM. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4838 Highway Ave., 389-5551. $$ MOON RIVER PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Amelia Island. 1176 Edgewood Ave. S. 389-4442. $ MOSSFIRE GRILL F Southwestern menu with ahi tuna tacos, goat cheese enchiladas and gouda quesadillas. Dine inside or on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 1537 Margaret St. 355-4434. $$ O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB F Innovative Irish fare and traditional faves are offered, like lambburger with Stilton crust, Guinness mac & cheese, Shepherd’s pie and fish-nchips — plus 18 beers on tap. L, daily except Mon.; D, daily. CM, FB. 1521 Margaret St. 854-9300. $$ PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE F Traditional Italian fare is prepared with fresh sauces and dough made from scratch daily, along with a large selection of gourmet pizza toppings. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2. 378-8131. $ PERFECT RACK BILLIARDS F Upscale billiards hall has burgers, steak, deli sandwiches, wings. Family-friendly, non-smoking. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 1186 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill. 738-7645. $

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A1A ALE WORKS F The Ancient City’s only brew pub taps seven hand-crafted ales and lagers. A1A specializes in innovative New World cuisine. FB. L & D, daily. 1 King St. 829-2977. $$ AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT F A family-owned-andoperated Italian restaurant offers traditional pasta, veal, steak and seafood dishes. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 1915B A1A S., St. Augustine Beach. 461-0102. $$ ANN O’MALLEY’S F Fresh handmade sandwiches, soups, salads and perfectly poured Guinness. Favorites include Reubens and chicken salad. CM, BW, Irish beers on tap. L & D, daily. 23 Orange St. 825-4040. $$ BARNACLE BILL’S F For 30 years, the family restaurant has served seafood, oysters, gator tail, steak and fried shrimp. FB, CM, TO. L & D daily; 14 Castillo Drive, 824-3663. $$ THE BLACK MOLLY BAR & GRILL Fresh, local seafood, steaks and pasta dishes in a casual atmosphere. FB, CM. L & D daily. 504 Geoffrey St., Cobblestone Plaza. 547-2723. $$ BORRILLO’S PIZZA & SUBS F Specialty pizzas are Borrillo’s Supreme (extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage), white and vegetarian pizzas. Subs and pasta dinners. L & D, daily. 88 San Marco Ave. 829-1133. $ CAFÉ ATLANTICO Traditional and new Italian dishes served in an intimate space. Master Chef Paolo Pece prepares risotto alla pescatora, with shrimp, scallops and seasonal shellfish, in a parmesan cheese basket. BW. D, nightly. 647 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 471-7332. $$$ CAFÉ ELEVEN F Serving eclectic cuisine like feta spinach egg croissant, apple turkey sandwich, pear-berry salad. Daily chef creations. BW. B, L & D, daily. 501 A1A Beach Blvd. 460-9311. B, $; L & D, $$ CAP’S ON THE WATER F The Vilano Beach mainstay offers coastal cuisine – tapas platters, cioppino, fresh local shrimp, raw oyster bar – indoors or on an oak-shaded deck. Boat access. FB. L, Fri.-Sun., D, nightly. 4325 Myrtle St., Vilano Beach. 824-8794. $$ CARMELO’S PIZZERIA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Authentic New York style brick-oven-baked pizza, fresh baked sub rolls, Boars Head meats and cheeses, fresh salads, calzones, strombolis and sliced pizza specials. BW. L & D, daily. 146 King St. 494-6658. $$ CELLAR 6 ART GALLERY & WINE BAR Wolfgang Puck coffees, handmade desserts and light bistro-style fare amid local art. BW. Mon.-Sat. 6 Aviles St. 827-9055. $$ CREEKSIDE DINERY Creekside serves beef, chicken and seafood, with an emphasis on low-country cooking. Outdoor deck with a fire pit. FB. D, nightly. 160 Nix Boatyard Rd. 829-6113. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 3 St. George St. 824-6993. $ THE FLORIDIAN The downtown restaurant serves innovative Southern fare, made with local farmers’ local food. Signature items: fried green tomato bruschetta, ’N’grits with shrimp, fish or tofu. L & D, Wed.-Mon. 39 Cordova St. 829-0655. $$ GYPSY CAB COMPANY F Best of Jax 2011 winner. International menu features large portions, reasonable prices. FB. L & D, daily. 828 Anastasia Blvd. 824-8244. $$ HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE F In a historic, two-story house, the New Orleans-style eatery has fresh seafood, steaks, jambalaya, etouffée and shrimp. FB. L & D, daily. 46 Avenida Menendez. 824-7765. $$ KINGFISH GRILL At Vilano Bridge’s west end, Kingfish Grill offers casual waterside dining indoors and on the deck, featuring fresh daily catch, house specialties and sushi. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 252 Yacht Club Drive. 824-2111. $$ KINGS HEAD BRITISH PUB F Authentic Brit pub serves fish & chips, Cornish pastie and steak & kidney pie. Tap beers are Guinness, Newcastle and Bass. BW. L & D, Wed.-Sun. 6460 U.S. 1 (4 miles N. of St. Augustine Airport.) 823-9787. $$ THE MANATEE CAFÉ F Serving healthful cuisine using organically grown fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. B &

L, daily. 525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza. 826-0210. $ MANGO MANGO’S BEACHSIDE BAR & GRILL F Caribbean kitchen has comfort food with a tropical twist: coconut shrimp and fried plantains. BW, CM. Outdoor dining. 700 A1A Beach Blvd., (A Street access) St. Augustine Beach. 461-1077. $$ MILL TOP TAVERN F A St. Auggie institution housed in an 1884 building, serving nachos, soups, sandwichesof and benefit daily Produced by ab Checked by Sales promise sUpport Ask for Action specials. Dine inside or on open-air decks. At the big mill wheel. FB. L & D, daily. 19 1/2 St. George St. 829-2329. $$ OASIS RESTAURANT & DECK F Just a block from the ocean, with a tropical atmosphere and open-air deck. Steamed oysters, crab legs, burgers. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 4000 A1A & Ocean Trace Rd., St. Augustine Beach. 471-3424. $ THE PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ Best of Jax 2011 winner. The cozy café serves organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes, pizza, pastas, hummus and milkshakes — all prepared without meat, dairy, wheat or an oven. Organic BW. TO. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat. 224 W. King St. 827-4499. $ PURPLE OLIVE INTERNATIONAL BISTRO F Family-ownedand-operated, offering specials, fresh artisan breads. Soups, salad dressings and desserts made from scratch. BW. D, Tue.Sat. 4255 A1A S., Ste. 6, St. Augustine Beach. 461-1250. $$ RAINTREE Located in a Victorian home, Raintree offers a menu with contemporary and traditional international influences. Extensive wine list. FB. D, daily. 102 San Marco Ave. 824-7211. $$$ THE REEF RESTAURANT F Casual oceanfront place with a view from every table. Fresh local seafood, steak, pasta dishes and daily chef specials. Outdoor dining. FB, CM, TO. L & D daily. 4100 Coastal Hwy. A1A, Vilano Beach. 824-8008. $$ SOUTH BEACH GRILL Located off A1A, the two-story beachy destination offers casual oceanfront dining and fresh local seafood. Dine indoors or out on a beachfront deck. FB. B, L & D daily. 45 Cubbedge Road, Crescent Beach. 471-8700. $ SPY GLOBAL CUISINE & LOUNGE In the historic For questions, please call your advertising representative at 260-9770. RUN DAT district, Spy features James Bond-themed sushi and FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 Mediterranean-influenced global cuisine on the seasonal menu, including fresh — never frozen — Hawaiian seafood. Forindoors questions, please call your Dine or out on the patio. Upstairs lounge, too. Greatadvertising representative at 260-9770. RUN DATE: 100411 selection of chilled sakes. BW, CM. D, nightly. 21 Hypolita PROMISE OF BENEFIT ed SUPPORT ASK FOR ACTION Produced by ____ FAX YOUR PROOF IF POSSIBLE AT 268-3655 St. 819-5637. $$$ SUNSET GRILLE Seafood-heavy menu, consistent Great Produced by jw Checked by Sales Rep dl PROMISE OFSpecialties BENEFIT ASK FOR ACTION Chowder Debate winner. are baby back ribs,SUPPORT lobster ravioli, coconut shrimp, datil pepper wings. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 421 A1A Beach Blvd. 471-5555. $$$ THE TASTING ROOM, WINE & TAPAS Owned by Michael Lugo, the upscale contemporary Spanish restaurant fuses innovative tapas with an extensive wine list. L, Wed.-Sun.; D, nightly. 25 Cuna St. 810-2400. $$

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BAHAMA BREEZE ISLAND GRILLE Fresh seafood, chicken, flame-grilled steaks and hand-crafted tropical drinks made with flavorful ingredients inspired by the Caribbean. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 10205 River Coast Dr. 646-1031. $$$ BLACKFINN AMERICAN GRILLE With four dining rooms, BlackFinn offers classic American fare: beef, seafood, pasta, chicken, flatbread sandwiches. Dine indoors or on the patio. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 4840 Big Island Dr. 345-3466. $$ CORNER BISTRO & WINE BAR F Casual fine dining. The menu blends modern American favorites served with international flair. FB. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 1. 619-1931. $$$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 9734 Deer Lake Ct., Ste. 11. 646-2874. $ FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES Best of Jax 2011 winner. 13249 City Square Dr., 751-9711. 9039 Southside Blvd., 538-9100. 4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 401, 996-6900. $ THE FLAME BROILER Serving food with no transfat, MSG, frying, or skin on meat. Fresh veggies, steamed brown or white rice along with grilled beef, chicken and Korean short ribs are featured. CM, TO. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103. 619-2786. $ ISLAND GIRL WINE & CIGAR BAR F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Upscale tropical vibe. Walk-in humidor, pairing apps and desserts with 25 wines, ports by the glass. 220+ wines by the bottle; draft, bottled beer. L & D, daily. 7860 Gate Pkwy., Ste. 115. 854-6060. $$ JOHNNY ANGELS F The menu reflects its ’50s-style décor, including Blueberry Hill pancakes, Fats Domino omelet, Elvis special combo platter. Shakes, malts. B, L & D, daily. 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 120. 997-9850. $ LIBRETTO’S PIZZERIA & ITALIAN KITCHEN F Authentic NYC pizzeria serves Big Apple crust, cheese and sauce, along with third-generation family-style Italian classics, fresh-from-theoven calzones, and desserts in a casual, comfy setting. L & D, daily. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 402-8888. $$ LIME LEAF F Authentic Thai cuisine: fresh papaya salad, pad Thai, mango sweet rice. BW. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.-Sat. 9822 Tapestry Park Cir., Stes. 108 & 109. 645-8568. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Tossed spring water dough, lean meats, veggies and vegetarian choices make up specialty pizzas, hoagies and calzones. FB. L & D, daily. 9734 Deer Lake Court (at Tinseltown). 997-1955. $ MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET F A changing menu of more than 180 items includes cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon and

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organic frozen yogurt, granola. Daily. 1962 San Marco Blvd. 396-9222. $ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Consistent Best of Jax winner. Midwestern prime beef, fresh seafood, upscale atmosphere. FB. D, daily. 1201 Riverplace Blvd. 396-6200. $$$$ SAKE HOUSE See Riverside. 1478 Riverplace Blvd. 306-2188. $$ SAN MARCO DELI F Independently owned & operated classic diner serves grilled fish, turkey burgers. Vegetarian options. Mon.-Sat. 1965 San Marco Blvd. 399-1306. $ TAVERNA Tapas, small-plate items, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas and entrées are served in a rustic yet upscale interior. BW, TO. L & D, Tue.-Sat. 1986 San Marco Blvd. 398-3005. $$$ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. This location offers a lunch buffet. L & D, daily. 1430 San Marco Blvd. 683-2444. $


With St. Patty’s Day fast approaching, Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub at The Jacksonville Landing awaits revelers with Irish favorites like Guinness, Irish whiskey and their traditional Irish cuisine. seared salt-and-pepper tuna. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 5205 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Ctr. 645-3474. $$$ MOCHI FROZEN YOGURT Best of Jax 2011 winner. Non-fat, low-calorie, cholesterol-free frozen yogurt is served in flavors that change weekly. Toppings include a variety of fruit and nuts. 4860 Big Island Dr. 807-9292. $ THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE F The recipes, unique to the Pancake House, call for only the freshest ingredients. CM. B, L & D, daily. 10208 Buckhead Branch Dr. 997-6088. $$ OTAKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE F Family-owned with an open sushi bar, hibachi grill tables and an open kitchen. Dine indoor or out. FB, CM, TO. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 7860 Gate Parkway, Stes. 119-122. 854-0485. $$$ RENNA’S PIZZA F Renna’s serves up New York-style pizza, calzones, subs and lasagna made from authentic Italian recipes. Delivery, CM, BW. 4624 Town Crossing Dr., Ste. 125, St. Johns Town Center. 565-1299. $$ SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY F Innovative menu of fresh local grilled seafood, sesame tuna, grouper Oscar, chicken, steak and pizza. Microbrewed ales and lagers. FB. L & D, daily. 9735 Gate Pkwy. N. 997-1999. $$ SOUTHSIDE ALE HOUSE F Steaks, seafood, sandwiches. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9711 Deer Lake Court. 565-2882. $$ STEAMERS CAFE F Steamers’ menu has all-natural and organic items, including wraps, sandwiches, subs, soups, steamer bowls, smoothies and fresh juices. Daily lunch specials. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 106. 646-4527. $ SUITE Best of Jax 2011 winner. St. Johns Town Center premium lounge and restaurant offer chef-driven small plates and an extensive list of specialty cocktails, served in a sophisticated atmosphere. FB. D & late-nite, nightly. 4880 Big Island Dr., Ste. 1. 493-9305. $$ TAVERNA YAMAS The Greek restaurant serves char-broiled kabobs, seafood and traditional Greek wines and desserts. FB. L & D daily. 9753 Deer Lake Court. 854-0426. $$ URBAN FLATS F Ancient world-style flatbread is paired with fresh regional and seasonal ingredients in wraps, flatwiches and entrées, served in a casual, urban atmosphere. An international wine list is offered. CM. FB. L & D, daily. 9726 Touchton Road. 642-1488. $$ WASABI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR F Authentic Japanese cuisine, teppanyaki shows and a full sushi menu. CM. L & D, daily. 10206 River Coast Dr. 997-6528. $$ WHISKY RIVER F Best of Jax 2011 winner. At St. Johns Town Center’s Plaza, Whisky River features wings, pizza, wraps, sandwiches and burgers served in a lively car racing-themed atmosphere (Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s the owner). FB. CM. L & D, daily. 4850 Big Island Drive. 645-5571. $$ WILD WING CAFÉ F Serving up 33 flavors of wings, as well as soups, sandwiches, wraps, ribs, platters and burgers. FB. 4555 Southside Blvd. 998-9464. $$ YUMMY SUSHI F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Teriyaki, tempura, hibachi-style dinners, sushi & sashimi. Sushi lunch roll special. BW, sake. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside Blvd. 998-8806. $$


ATHENS CAFÉ F Serving authentic Greek cuisine: lamb, seafood, veal and pasta dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7. 733-1199. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 5613 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1. 737-2874. $

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DICK’S WINGS F NASCAR-themed family style sports place serves wings, buffalo tenders, burgers and chicken sandwiches. CM. BW. L & D, daily. 1610 University Blvd. W. 448-2110. $ MOJO BAR-B-QUE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The Southern Blues kitchen serves pulled pork, brisket and North Carolinastyle barbecue. TO, BW. L & D, daily. 1607 University Blvd. W. 732-7200. $$


BASIL THAI & SUSHI F Offering Thai cuisine, including pad Thai and curry dishes, and sushi in a relaxing atmosphere. L & D, Mon.-Sat. BW. 1004 Hendricks Ave. 674-0190. $$ b.b.’s F Best of Jax 2011 winner. A bistro menu is served in an upscale atmosphere, featuring almond-crusted calamari, tuna tartare and wild mushroom pizza. FB. L & D, Mon.-Fri.; brunch & D, Sat. 1019 Hendricks Ave. 306-0100. $$$ BISTRO AIX F French, Mediterranean-inspired fare, awardwinning wines, wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, steaks, seafood. Indoor, outdoor dining. FB. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, nightly. 1440 San Marco Blvd. 398-1949. $$$ CHECKER BBQ & SEAFOOD F Chef Art Jennette serves barbecue, seafood and comfort food, including pulled-pork, fried white shrimp and fried green tomatoes. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 3566 St. Augustine Rd. 398-9206. $ EUROPEAN STREET F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Big sandwiches, soups, desserts and more than 100 bottled and on-tap beers. BW. L & D, daily. 1704 San Marco Blvd. 398-9500. $ THE GROTTO F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Wine by the glass. Tapas-style menu offers a cheese plate, empanadas bruschetta, chocolate fondue. BW. 2012 San Marco Blvd. 398-0726. $$ HAVANA-JAX CAFÉ/CUBA LIBRE BAR LOUNGE F Authentic Latin American fine dining: picadillo, ropa vieja, churrasco tenderloin steak, Cuban sandwiches. L & D, Mon.-Sat. CM, FB. 2578 Atlantic Blvd. 399-0609. $ LAYLA’S OF SAN MARCO Fine dining in the heart of San Marco. Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, served inside or outside on the hookah and cigar patio. BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat.; D, Sun. 2016 Hendricks Ave. 398-4610. $$ MATTHEW’S Chef’s tasting menu or seasonal à la carte menu featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean ingredients. Dress is business casual, jackets optional. FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 2107 Hendricks Ave. 396-9922. $$$$ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Historic 1930s diner offers award-winning breakfast and lunch. Fresh seafood and Southern cooking. Bring your own wine. B & L, daily. 3302 Hendricks Ave. 398-3701. $$ THE OLIVE TREE MEDITERRANEAN GRILLE F Mediterranean homestyle healthy plates: hummus, tebouleh, grape leaves, gyros, potato salad, kibbeh, spinach pie, Greek salad, daily specials. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 1705 Hendricks Ave. 396-2250. $$ PIZZA PALACE F All homemade from Mama’s awardwinning recipes: spinach pizza and chicken-spinach calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 1959 San Marco Blvd. 399-8815. $$ PULP F The juice bar offers fresh juices, frozen yogurt, teas, coffees; 30 kinds of smoothies, with flavored soy milks,

AROMAS BEER HOUSE Offers customer favorites like ahi tuna with a sweet soy sauce reduction, backyard burger, triple-meat French dip. FB. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside Blvd. 928-0515. $$ BISTRO 41° F Casual dining features fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. TO. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 3563 Philips Hwy., Ste. 104. 446-9738. $ BLUE BAMBOO Contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine includes rice-flour calamari, seared Ahi tuna, pad Thai. Street eats: barbecue duck, wonton crisps. BW. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.-Sat. 3820 Southside Blvd. 646-1478. $$ BOMBA’S SOUTHERN HOME COOKING F Bomba’s serves Southern homestyle fare, featuring fresh veggies. Outside dining is available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8560 Beach Blvd. 997-2291. $$ BUCA DI BEPPO Italian dishes served family-style in an eclectic, vintage setting. Half-pound meatballs are a specialty. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 10334 Southside Blvd. 363-9090. $$$ EL POTRO F Family-friendly, casual El Potro has fresh, made-to-order fare. Daily specials, buffet most locations. BW. L & D, daily. 5871 University Blvd. W., 733-0844. 11380 Beach Blvd., 564-9977. $ EUROPEAN STREET F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See San Marco. 5500 Beach Blvd. 398-1717. $ GENE’S SEAFOOD F Serving fresh Mayport shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, gator tail, steaks and combos. L & D, daily. 11702 Beach Blvd. 997-9738. $$ HALA CAFE & BAKERY F A local institution since 1975 serving house-baked pita bread, kabobs, falafel and daily lunch buffet. TO, BW. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4323 University Blvd. S. 733-5141. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE See Downtown. 2025 Emerson St. 346-3770. $ LA NOPALERA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Intracoastal. 8206 Philips Hwy. 732-9433. $ SAKE SUSHI F The new restaurant offers sushi, hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, katsu, donburi and noodle soups. Popular rolls include Fuji Yama, Ocean Blue and Fat Boy. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 8206 Philips Hwy., Ste. 31. 647-6000. $$ SPECKLED HEN TAVERN & GRILLE F The stylish gastropub has Southern-style cuisine made with a modern twist: Dishes are paired with international wines and beers, including a large selection of craft and IPA brews. FB. L & D, daily. 9475 Philips Hwy., Ste. 16. 538-0811. $$

SUNSET 30 TAVERN & GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Located in Latitude 30, Sunset 30 serves familiar favorites, including seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, pasta and pizza. Dine inside or on the patio. FB. L & D, daily. 10370 Philips Hwy. 365-5555. $$ THE THIRSTY IGUANA CANTINA TAQUERIA Classic Mexican fare includes quesadillas, tacos, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as some killer nacho choices, made with fresh ingredients. L & D, daily. TO, FB, CM. 7605 Beach Blvd. 647-7947. $$ TOMMY’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA F Premium New York-style pizza from a brick-oven — the area’s original gluten-free pizzeria. Plus calzones, soups and salads; Thumann’s no-MSG meats, Grande cheeses and Boylan soda. BW. L & D, Mon.Sat. 4160 Southside Blvd., Ste. 2. 565-1999. $$ URBAN ORGANICS The local produce co-op offers seasonal fresh organic vegetables and fruit. Mon.-Sat. 5325 Fairmont St. 398-8012. $ WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F AYCE sushi and two teppanyaki grill items are included in buffet price. FB. L & D, daily. 9041 Southside Blvd., Ste. 138C. 363-9888. $$


BOSTON’S RESTAURANT & SPORTSBAR F A full menu of sportsbar faves; pizzas till 2 a.m. Dine inside or on the patio. FB, TO. L & D, daily. 13070 City Station Dr., River City Marketplace. 751-7499. $$ CASA MARIA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The family-owned restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare, including fajitas and seafood. The specialty is tacos de azada. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 12961 N. Main St., Ste. 104. 757-6411. $$ JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE See Downtown. 5945 New Kings Rd. 765-8515. $ JOSEPH’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT F Gourmet pizzas, pastas. Authentic Italian entrees. BW. L & D, daily. 7316 N. Main St. 765-0335. $$ MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE F A locally-owned-and-operated steakhouse with choice steaks from the signature broiler, and seafood, pasta, Millhouse gorgonzola, homemade desserts. CM, FB. D, nightly. 1341 Airport Rd. 741-8722. $$ SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA F Southwest cuisine made from scratch; family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 840 Nautica Dr., Ste. 131, River City Marketplace. 696-4001. $ SAVANNAH BISTRO Low Country Southern fare with a twist of Mediterranean and French inspiration, offered in a relaxing atmosphere at Crowne Plaza Airport. Favorites include crab cakes, NY strip, she crab soup, mahi mahi. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 14670 Duval Rd. 741-4404. $-$$$ THREE LAYERS CAFE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Lunch, bagels, desserts, and the adjacent Cellar serves fine wines. Inside and courtyard dining. BW. B, L & D, daily. 1602 Walnut St., Springfield. 355-9791. $ 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL F Salads, sandwiches, pizza, fine European cuisine. Nightly specials. 2467 Faye Rd., Northside. 647-8625. $$ UPTOWN MARKET F In the 1300 Building at the corner of Third & Main, serving fresh fare made with the same élan that rules Burrito Gallery. Innovative breakfast, lunch and deli selections. BW, TO. 1303 Main St. N. 355-0734. $$ 

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WINE TASTINGS ANJO LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Thur. 9928 Old Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1, 646-2656 AROMAS CIGAR & WINE BAR Call for schedule. 4372 Southside Blvd., 928-0515 BLUE BAMBOO 5:30-7:30 p.m., every first Thur. 3820 Southside Blvd., 646-1478 COPPER TOP SOUTHERN AMERICAN CUISINE 6-8 p.m. every Wed. 1712 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 249-4776 DAMES POINT MARINA Every 3rd Wed. 4518 Irving Rd., Northside, 751-3043 THE GIFTED CORK Tastings daily. 64 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 810-1083 THE GROTTO 6-8 p.m. every Thur. 2012 San Marco Blvd., 398-0726 MONKEY’S UNCLE LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Fri. 1850 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-1070 NORTH BEACH BISTRO 6-8 p.m. every Tue. 725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105 OCEAN 60 6-8 p.m every Mon. 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-0060 O’KANE’S IRISH PUB 6:30 p.m. every 3rd Tue. 318 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 261-1000 PUSSERS CARIBBEAN GRILL 6 p.m. every second Fri. 816 A1A N., Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-7766

RIVERSIDE LIQUORS 5-8 p.m. every Fri. 1035 Park St., Five Points, 356-4517 THE TASTING ROOM 6-8 p.m. every first Tue. 25 Cuna St., St. Augustine, 810-2400 TASTE OF WINE Daily. 363 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 9, Atlantic Beach, 246-5080 TIM’S WINE MARKET 5 p.m. every Fri., noon every Sat. 278 Solana Rd., Ponte Vedra, 686-1741 128 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach, 461-0060 III FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE 5-6:30 p.m. every Mon. 9822 Tapestry Circle, Ste. 111, SJTC, 928-9277 TOTAL WINE & MORE Noon-6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. 4413 Town Center Pkwy., Ste. 300, 998-1740 URBAN FLATS 5-8 p.m. every Wed. 9726 Touchton Rd., Tinseltown, 642-1488 WHOLE FOODS MARKET 6 p.m. every Thur. 10601 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 288-1100 THE WINE BAR 6-8 p.m. every Thur. 320 First St. N., Jax Beach, 372-0211 WINE WAREHOUSE 4-7 p.m. every Fri. 665 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 246-6450 4434 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 448-6782 1188 Edgewood Ave. S., Riverside, 389-9997 4085 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach, 471-9900 

Nontraditional Marriage

One Man, One Woman (One Cannibal, One Vampire). In January, Swedish newspapers reported two of Sweden’s most heinous murderers apparently fell in love behind the locked doors of their psychiatric institution and, after a 26-day Internet-chat “courtship,” decided to marry. Mr. Isakin Jonsson (“the Skara Cannibal”) was convicted of killing, decapitating and eating his girlfriend; Michelle Gustafsson (“the Vampire Woman”) was convicted of killing a father of four and drinking his blood. Said the love-struck Jonsson, to Expressen newspaper, “I have never met anyone like [Michelle].” The pair will almost certainly stay locked up forever, but Gustafsson, on the Internet, wrote she hopes they’ll be free, live together and “have dogs and pursue our hobbies, piercing and tattoos.”

Compelling Explanations

In December, music teacher Kevin Gausepohl, 37, was charged in Tacoma, Wash., Municipal Court with communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, allegedly convincing a 17-year-old female student she’d sing better if she tried it naked. Gausepohl later told an investigator of his excitement about experimenting at the “human participant level” to determine how sexual arousal affects vocal range. The girl complied with “some of ” Gausepohl’s requests, but finally balked and turned him in. Thinking Outside the Box: Rock Dagenais, 26, pled guilty recently to weapons charges after creating a siege by bringing a knife, a sawed-off rifle and 100 rounds of ammo to a Quebec elementary school. He eventually surrendered peacefully and said he was only trying to send the kids a message not to disrespect each other by bullying. Daniel Whitaker has been hospitalized in Indianapolis ever since, in November, he drove up the Indiana War Memorial steps with a gun, gasoline and an American flag, and set the steps on fire. In a December interview, he told WRTV he was only trying to get everyone’s attention so they’d think of Jesus Christ and “love each other.” Ghosts in the News: Michael West, 41, of Fond du Lac, Wis., at first said his wife hurt herself falling, but finally acknowledged she was attacked — by ghosts, not by him. He was charged anyway in January. Anthony Spicer, 29, was sentenced in January in Cincinnati after he was found at an abandoned school among cut copper pipes. He denied prosecutors’ claims that he was collecting scrap metal — because he said he was actually looking for ghosts, since the school “is supposed to be haunted.”


The 547-acre FBI Academy at Virginia’s Quantico Marine Base houses a firing range on which about a million bullets a month are shot by agents in training, but it’s also a de facto wildlife refuge: The academy is offlimits to Virginia hunters. Thus, according to a December ABC News item, deer learn that, despite the gunfire (sometimes at astonishingly close range as they wander by targets), none of them ever gets hit. The academy is also a “sanctuary” for foxes, wild

turkeys and other critters. In December, a South Carolina circuit court ruled a sales contract on a former theater in downtown Laurens, S.C., was binding and the rightful owner is the AfricanAmerican-headed New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church — even though the property’s only current tenant is the Redneck Shop, which features Confederacy and Ku Klux Klan merchandise. New Beginnings bought the church in 1997 from a Klan member who was unloading it because of a personal riff with the head klansman; he’d wanted it back after they reconciled.

Non-Humans’ Human Rights

New York City’s Elena Zakharova is the most recent litigant to challenge a state law that regards pets as “property” and thus, the owner of an injured or disfigured pet is entitled to no more consideration than for a defective appliance. She sued a pet store that sold her a dog with allegedly bum knees and hips, claiming dogs are living creatures who feel love and pain, have souls, and should be compensated for their pain and suffering. The case is pending. In February, a federal judge in San Diego, Calif., heard arguments by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that SeaWorld was confining its show whales in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment (the Civil War-era prohibition of slavery). Two days later, he ruled the amendment applies only to human slavery.

Least Competent Spies

In Plain Sight: The embarrassing disclosure in November by the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah, of the CIA’s major clandestine operations in Beirut, likely resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen anti-Hezbollah CIA “assets,” according to ABC News reports. Among details made public by Hezbollah was that it learned of the agents’ meetings with the potential “assets” (which took place at a Beirut Pizza Hut) by intercepting agents’ email messages that used the sly, stealthy “code” word “PIZZA.”

Bright Ideas

South Korea’s Customs Service arrested eight men in January for a ’10 scheme to smuggle gold into Japan without paying import fees. The smugglers allegedly broke down gold bars into small beads and brought them in in their rectums. In an advertising campaign in December for a new line of extreme push-up bras, the Dutch department store Hema hired as its fashion model the androgynous but flat-chested superstar Andrej Pejic. Antidote to Multitasking: In December, U.K. household services broker LocalTraders. com announced it’s planning, for central England in ’12, a “world watching-paintdry championship,” with a short list selected on “mental strength, concentration and endurance.” Finalists will be asked their favorite color, which will be painted on a wall, and whoever stares the longest without turning away wins. Said a spokesman, “Previous paintwatching experience is not essential.”  Chuck Shepherd MARCH 6-12, 2012 | FOLIO WEEKLY | 45

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Controlled hysteria is what is required,” said playwright Arthur Miller, about his creative process. “To exist constantly in a state of controlled hysteria. It’s agony. But everyone has agony. The difference is that I try to take my agony home and teach it to sing.” I hope this inspires you. It’s a great time to harness your hysteria and instruct your agony in the fine art of singing. To boost your chances of success, use every means at your disposal to have fun and stay amused. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The Cherokee Heritage website wants folks to know not all Native American tribes have the same traditions. In the Cherokee belief system, it’s Grandmother Sun and Grandfather Moon — the opposite of most tribes. There are no Cherokee shamans, only medicine men and women and adawehis (religious leaders). They don’t have “pipe carriers,” don’t do a Sun Dance and don’t walk a “Good Red Road.” In fact, they walk the White Path, have the purification ceremony “Going to Water,” and perform a Green Corn ceremony as a ritual life renewal. Do a similar clarification for your group. Ponder your tribe’s unique truths and ways. Identify and declare them. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the weeks ahead, the activity going on inside your mind and heart are especially intense and influential — even if you don’t explicitly express it. When you speak thoughts and feelings aloud, they have unusual power to change minds and rearrange moods. When you keep thoughts and feelings inside, they still leak out, bending and shaping your energy field. Take extra care as you manage what’s within you. Make sure the effect you’re having is the effect you want. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Artist Richard Kehl tells the story of a teenage girl who got the chance to ask eminent psychologist Carl Jung a question. “Professor, you’re so clever. Can you tell me the shortest path to my life’s goal?” Without hesitation, Jung replied, “The detour!” Consider the possibility that Jung’s answer may be meaningful to you. Have you been churning out overcomplicated thoughts about your mission? Are you getting a bit too grandiose? Dream about taking a shortcut that looks like a detour or a detour that looks like a shortcut. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An old Chinese proverb goes: “My barn having burned to the ground, I can see the moon.” The speaker was trying to redefine a total loss as a partial gain. The building was gone but, as a result, he or she had a better view of a natural wonder previously hard to see. I don’t foresee any of your barns going up in flames, so you won’t have to make a similar redefinition under duress. However, you’ve experienced events like that. Now’s a great time to revise your thinking about their meaning. Are you brave and ingenious enough to reinterpret your history? It’s find-theredemption week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Some websites allege that Greek philosopher Plato said that; I think it’s highly unlikely. In any case, the thought itself has some merit. Make it your motto this week. It’s a great time to learn more about and become closer to those you care for, and nothing helps more than getting together to fool around, mess around and horse around. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “When we’re no longer able to change a situation, we’re 46 | FOLIO WEEKLY | MARCH 6-12, 2012

challenged to change ourselves,” said Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. His advice may be just what you need to hear. Have you struggled, mostly fruitlessly, to change a stagnant situation that’s resisted your best efforts? Is there a locked door you’ve been banging on, to no avail? If so, redirect your attention. Reclaim the energy you’ve been expending on closed-down people and moldering systems. Instead, work on the unfinished beauty of what’s closest: you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In “Still Life with Woodpecker,” Tom Robbins provides a hot tip to keep in mind. “There are essential and inessential insanities. Inessential insanities are a brittle amalgamation of ambition, aggression, and preadolescent anxiety — garbage that should have been dumped long ago. Essential insanities are those impulses one instinctively senses are virtuous and correct, even though peers may regard them as coo-coo.” I’ll add: Be crazily wise and wisely crazy in the weeks ahead. It’ll be healthy for you. Honor wild ideas that bring you joy and odd desires that remind you of core truths. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I don’t think you’ll need literal medicine this week. Your physical vigor should be good. But I’m hoping you‘ll seek out some spirit medicine — healing agents to fortify your psyche’s secret, subtle parts. Where do you find spirit medicine? The search itself provides the first dose. Further ideas: Expose yourself to stirring art, music and films; have conversations with empathic friends and spirits of dead loved ones; spend time in the presence of a natural wonder; fantasize about a thrilling adventure you’ll have one day and imagine who you want to be three years from now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Each of us is the star of our own movie. There are a few other lead and supporting actors in the cast, but everyone else in the world is an extra. Now and then, though, people we regard as minor characters suddenly rise to prominence and play a pivotal role in our unfolding drama. This phenomenon is now occurring or will soon occur for you. Be willing to go off-script. Open yourself to the possibility of improvisation. People who’ve been playing bit parts have more to add than you think. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The “cocktail party effect” refers to your ability to hear your name spoken in the midst of a social gathering’s cacophony. It’s an example of an important practice: how to discern truly meaningful signals embedded in the noise of all the irrelevant information around you. You’re especially skilled at this in the weeks ahead, and it’s crucial to make abundant use of your skill. As you navigate through the clutter of symbols and data overload, be alert for a few highly useful key messages. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Zen master Shunryu Suzuki’s books helped popularize Zen Buddhism in America. A student once asked him, “How much ego do you need?” His austere reply: “Just enough so that you don’t step in front of a bus.” While I sympathize with the value of humility, I wouldn’t go quite that far. I think a slightly heftier ego, if offered up as a work of art, can be a gift to the world. What do you think? How much ego is good? To what degree can you create your ego so it’s a beautiful and dynamic source of power and an inspiration for others, rather than a greedy, needy parasite that distorts the truth? It’s an excellent time to ruminate on such matters.  Rob Brezsny

RUNNING RIOT You: Pretty, petite blonde always running and laughing with your friend in Riverside. Me: Tall, tan and athletic, dying to know what’s so funny. When: Jan. 26, 2012. Where: Riverside. #1290-0306 SHORT HEALTHY BRUNETTE CUTIE RE: TRIVIA All of my friends have been facebooking me and texting me funny things about your “sexy trivia man” ad. Question is, will you reveal yourself so I know what exactly “healthy” means, please... When: ??? Where: Monkey’s Uncle Jax Beach. #1289-0306 PETE’S BAR You, sitting at the bar with your friends drinking whiskey. I walked in and saw you right away. We talked and you charmed me, I went to play some foosball and you left, leaving me wondering if I’ll ever see your charming self again. Let’s talk again! When: Feb. 25, 2012. Where: Pete’s Bar. #1288-0306 STARBUCKS DREAM GIRL You: Short reddish hair, blue bandana, red shoes, backpack. Me: Maroon zip-up, grey beanie, black hair with buzzed side. We made eye contact before you sat with your back to me. I’d like to see more of the front. Let me buy you your next coffee? When: Feb. 26, 2012. Where: Riverside Starbucks. #1287-0306 HOPE YOU NOTICED You were in St. Bart’s and I walked in with the girl. You didn’t look up but I could tell you were paying attention. There was more to me than meets the eye; I can’t wait to get your attention with the real me. Me: slim, Irish. You: tall, too intelligent. Care to meet by the pool? When: Feb. 20, 2012. Where: St. Bart’s. #1286-0306 TATTOOED GRAPHIC DESIGNER Hey u with the giant “kitty” on your side, we have the same artist and share an interest in photography. I was sitting on the ground in the art bldg watching “Ghostbusters” and writing a paper, u can ask me out on a date! I think you’re hot! Hope to see u soon, maybe at the tattoo shop! When: Mondays and Wednesdays. Where: University of North Florida. #1285-0306 WAFFLE HOUSE OFF 17 You: with your lazy eye and tangled bleached platinum hair, I was constantly wondering if you were looking at me or staring into my soul. Me: chain-smoking cigarettes and watching you like a tiger hunting its prey, I will wait for you at the Waffle House. Please don’t make me eat my heartshaped pancakes alone. When: Feb. 23, 2012. Where: Waffle House. #1284-0306 BLACKJACKS BBQ BEAUTY You (girl) work at Blackjacks and have tattoos. I (guy) eat at Blackjacks and have tattoos... so far we’re 2 for 2. When: Feb. 14, 2012. Where: Blackjacks Baymeadows. #1283-0221 MYSTERIOUS COAT AND CHEEKBONES I saw U at St. Bart’s, cooking something up in the lab. Mutual friend introduced us. You told me my life story just by observing the evidence. I believe my heart was stolen. Please take my case? You: Tall, dark-haired man in long coat and blue scarf. Me: Soldier with blonde hair who called you brilliant. When: Feb. 10, 2012. Where: St. Bart’s. #1282-0221 YOU HELD MY DOOR AT THE CAR Ok, you were a doll. Called me ma’am and I am. But still are you there? Bold City Thursday nite 9:30 p.m. When: Feb. 9, 2012. Where: Bold City. #1281-0221 PUT A BIRD ON IT! Saw you on the corner of Forbes and Acosta in your faded bathrobe sitting on your porch drinking your morning brew. As soon as I got a whiff of your morning coffee breath, I knew you were the one for me. If your as interested as I am, meet me at cool moose at 8 am on v-day and we’ll both have some java to go with our morning breath. When: Feb. 9, 2012. Where: Forbes & Acosta. #1280-0221 EYE CONTACT ONLY I was out with a girlfriend, wasn’t sure if you were out

with yours, so I never actually spoke to you. Your dark hair, glasses and almost hidden arm tattoo caught my attention almost as much as our eye contact. As soon as I left, I regretted not saying anything. If you’re single, I’d like to actually have that conversation! When: Feb. 9, 2012. Where: Salt Life/Mellow Mushroom. #1279-0221 RAMPS ON THE STOVE TOP You the Officer that came to my parents rescue... Me the one who was in scrubs and slightly embarrassed because my father offered you “Ramps”. Ever since then you have been forever on my mind...would love to get to know you better. XOXO? When: Jan. 2011. Where: Ortega. #1278-0221 MY SUNSHINE I was driving along Atlantic Blvd, crossing at Hodges Blvd, when I saw you cruising in your V dub. Dark silk hair, hiding the fiery blonde underneath, you’re sexy dark shades resting above your little nose. It was love at first sight, but it was my first time seeing you sunshine. I’ll see you soon. When: April 11, 1984. Where: Atlantic Blvd. #1277-0214 LOST GIRL? U brunette with brown eyes that shine like little stars, sitting on red couch at The Royal. Me guy dressed in black busy working and cleaning up. I really meant to catch your name? Hope I see you again one day. When: Feb. 4, 2012. Where: The Royal. #1276-0214 TETHERED TO BAR NEAR BATHROOMS Me WAY too drunk, however, your beauty and energy is unforgettable. You and your dark haired gentleman friend were tethered to the bar near the bathrooms. I would love love love to get to know you and see where it goes, if anywhere. When: Jan. 27, 2012. Where: Monkey’s Uncle Tavern – Mandarin. #1275-0214 SATURDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT You: long curl brown hair, blue shirt, couldn’t catch your eye color thru those motorcycle goggles. Loved the cute gap between your teeth. Me: blonde blue eyed girl in red sundress. You told me how attractive you thought I was at the Daily’s on Roosevelt. Didn’t know what to say at the time but suddenly the words have come to mind. When: Jan. 28, 2012. Where: Daily’s on Roosevelt & San Juan. #1274-0214 GEORGIEGIRL1313 Met you on Plenty of Fish. We messaged back and forth and then you were gone. Hope you find this. Secret Agent Doc... Take Care Cutie... When: Feb. 1, 2012. Where: Plenty of Fish. #1273-0214

I’M IN “MISERY” WITHOUT YOU You: Adam Levine look alike, delivering my southwest salad with a little extra spice, making it a little “harder to breathe.” I was mesmerized by your doe-like eyes, I didn’t have a chance to look at your nametag. Me: strawberry blonde hair in a pink polo. next time you wanna go to panera and toss my salad? When: Feb. 2, 2012. Where: Crispers at the town center. #1272-0214 I SEEN YOU WALKING DOWN THE STREET I seen you walking down the street and dang you are hot your so sexy you have dark black hair and very tan w/f holla at me if you see this. When: Feb. 1, 2012. Where: Bowden Road. #1271-0214 SEXY TRIVIA MAN You: muscular blonde trivia host. Me: short healthy brunette cutie. You can guess my answer anytime. When: Jan. 24, 2012. Where: Monkey’s Uncle Beaches. #1270-0214 MY LITTLE PICTURE MAN You: young buck with buzz cut taking photos of surfers on the Jax beach pier. You winked at me while I was walking my dog on the boardwalk, then quickly got into your blue Tacoma. Next time I’ll jump in the back and we can head two blocks to Bo’s Coral Reef. When: Jan. 25, 2012. Where: Jax Beach Pier. #1269-0207 YOU WERE HOTTER THAN MY BURRITO I Saw U at the hot sauce bar and noticed you liked it spicy! You were wearing a pink hello kitty shirt and thigh high boots. I was the guy who knocked over the plastic cups. I think you should join me for spicy taco night at my place sometime. When: Jan. 27, 2012. Where: Tijuana Flats @ Bartram Park. #1268-0207 TO EACH THEIR OWN To the beautifully short tattooed brunette, I saw you yelling at a co-worker and I instantly fell in love. The anger in your eyes fueled the fire in my heart. You: Perfect Me: Tall, Blue eyes, and exactly your type :) When: Jan. 15, 2012. Where: Crisper’s. #1267-0207 BEAUTY IN A BEAT UP TRUCK You-Rocking out in a red Chevy truck covered in bumper stickers. Thought nothing of it until you stepped out in a skirt with legs for days and a smile that make me want to get to know you. Your messy hair and converse were a match made in my heaven! Me-40ish chick with silver Mohawk on my Harley. Don’t let the skinny fool you! Dinner? You made me hungry. When: Jan. 13, 2012. Where: Daily’s on Baymeadows. #1266-0207

PERFECT AT THE PEARL Saw you @ The Pearl with a girl all in black. Your hair was perfect! Made me wanna get ya in the sack. It was my first time there, now I wanna go back. I can’t let you get away, because you I can’t lack. When: Jan. 27, 2012. Where: The Pearl. #1265-0207 TALKING HEADS GIRL Dynamic young blonde lady who put Talking Heads - “This Must Be The Place” on the box. Try Talking Heads - The Great Curve (Live in Rome 1980). They were in the zone. PS: Believe in yourself’re amazing! When: Jan. 23, 2012. Where: Pete’s Bar. #1264-0207 SEXY DREAMY CASHIER U who stole my heart n soul, short, sweet, tiny, n sexy as all get out. Brown hair n eyes maybe attached not sure. Me: tall dark brown hair, blue eyes, would take care of u if given the chance. Maybe one day u would let me take u away from all this n take care of u forever n pamper u!! When: Dec. 5, 2011. Where: Nicklyn’s Cafe. #1263-0207 DADDY AND DAUGHTER GETTING SUBS Our kids were chatty, but I was too shy to say much. Star Wars, “one tomato”, you tried to steal my muffins! You and your daughter stopped to look at flowers on the way out. If the kids can hit it off, maybe we could too. Interested in a playdate? When: Jan. 21, 2012. Where: Publix @ Roosevelt/San Juan. #1262-0131 INTRIGUING, INTELLIGENT AND DARING I rounded the corner of Starbucks, and saw you sitting. You’re so small and petite and have the cutest splash of freckles all over your cheeks and nose. You’re jaw dropping beautiful and don’t even realize it. You’re regular raspberry iced green tea has become one of my favorites. When: Jan. 22, 2012. Where: Towncenter Starbucks. #1261-0131 OUTSPOKEN AT RENNA’S You: Curly, dark haired angel who ranted about Glenn Beck and Rick Santorum with the bus boy. Me: Bearded onlooker in the MasterCard shirt eating a large pizza alone. I’ll gladly share a slice if you would like to talk more about Glenn and Rick. When: Jan. 22, 2012. Where: Renna’s Pizza. #1260-0131 COUNTRY WARCRAFT KING SEEKS GODDESS You: Redheaded fox in slap-ya-mamma jeans. Me: Mustachio prince of your dreams. You looked like you were hitting the pavement pretty hard there… I’ve got something else you can hit if ya want. ;). When: Jan. 13, 2011. Where: Towncenter. #1259-0131

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Healing on Wheels

An open letter to Chris and his mother, Terri


hen I first saw Chris and his mother Terri, I was struck by how earnest the two were in their quest to help him recover from a catastrophic spinal cord injury. As a volunteer at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital on University Avenue, I have witnessed many people pass through these doors in the hope of recovering what they have lost due to some unforeseen happening in their lives. For each person, this loss is something unique to only them. No one else can or will ever understand what they are going through and what they are searching for. Approximately 17 years ago, I experienced a physical loss as well. In the aftermath of my FREE LISTING DEADLINE: accident, I too could not and would not compare FRIDAY, MARCH 30 myself to others before me who supposedly understood what I was experiencing. I did not ADVERTISING DEADLINE: PUBLICATION DATE: share, and I did not want to hear from those who TUESDAY, APRIL 10 TUESDAY, APRIL 17 could look me in the eye because they sat in a wheelchair eerily similar to mine. So to Chris, I say this: Recovery is slow, and If your business includes activities for kids, let Northeast Florida parents different for each individual. In the meantime, know all the particulars with an advertisement. what you will learn from those who sit beside Call your Folio Weekly account representative or DAVID BRENNAN at you in that wheelchair is invaluable. Listen and absorb it, but most of all learn, from those who 904.260.9770 x130 before the April 10 deadline. have not recovered fully. True, living through the use of a wheelchair is considered archaic and 9456 Philips Hwy., Suite 11, Jacksonville, FL 32256 unusual, but it is living. Phone: 904.260.9770 • Fax: 904.260.9773 I have raised two children, supported them on my own with a home business, and traveled across the ocean. In other words, the wheelchair has never been an encumbrance that limits my enjoyment of what life has to offer. If there is one thing I have learned these past 17 years, it is that you can look at hindrances as either brick walls or merely curtains. I have always seen these © 2011 obstacles as curtains and I have always passed through them as I head toward accomplishing all of the goals I have set for myself. To Chris’ mother Terri, I’d like to tell you that it will get better. You will see your adult son grow as an individual, as a man, and as a person with a disability. The hardest and most bitter advice I can give you is this: Be a cheerleader, not a nurse to your son. As long as you continue to be his nurse, he will not be forced to learn what he needs to so that he can eventually take care of himself. I have seen mothers who so want the healing to happen that they forsake the obvious task of having their child learn to be independent in their new situation. If you continue on as his nurse, when the recovery stops abruptly, Chris will be forced to remain with you because he hasn’t learned how to be on his own. Of course, this same thing can be said about able-bodied parents and their able-bodied children, but in the disabled community, this is extremely prevalent. It is paramount that the parent let go and let the healing begin physically and underwritten by mentally. I tell you, Terri, instead of


staying with your son all day at Brooks Neuro Recovery Center, let him go in on his own and figure things out. Your son will learn to pack the what-if supplies so that he is prepared for anything — and he will soon learn that anything can and will happen. Sadly, my only complaint about the whole process of recovery is that insurance companies are not giving people enough time to experience it. Patients are kicked out of hospitals before they even learn the basics of care. Medicaid and Medicare are the worst when it comes to providing the necessary tools to reach recovery, in that they limit physical therapy on a yearly basis. A small movement in the hand where there was no movement before is sometimes not even enough reason to allow for more appointments. So like Chris and Terri, they must hold fundraisers and ask family and friends to support their stay here in Jacksonville, while their home base is three hours away. After all, as we have all been told multiple times by a variety of medical professionals, “Therapy is the only way to recovering what was lost.” Not to say that recovering what you lost happens in every case, but the old adage of what you don’t use, you could lose is definitely true in this instance. I tip my hat to Chris and Terri as they both persevere, son and mother, toward the goal of recovery. As long as they have faith and strength of spirit, they can beat the system that forces them to stay behind the brick wall of insurance limits.  Rozanna Quintana

Quintana, a paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury, recently relocated to Jacksonville from Santa Barbara, Calif.

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