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MAIL Supporters of the LGBT community come out in favor bringing Jacksonville into the 21st century. Plus Satan’s scribe gets doused with a bucket of holy water. p. 4 NEWS St. Johns County pulls the plug on its mental health provider just five months after privatizing the service. p. 7

MOVIES The C word times two: Reviews of “Carnage” and “Contraband.” p. 32 MUSIC Richard Thompson remains a shining star in a galaxy of the brilliantly obscure. p. 36 Nashville stoner rock kings Natural Child keep their heads on straight. p. 37

The State Attorney turns the annual office Christmas party into an opportunity for naked politicking. p. 10

One writer dares defy the hysterical worship of all things Jimmy Buffett. p. 38

BUZZ, BOUQUETS & BRICKBATS Folio Weekly’s newsroom throws down against the competition in a dodgeball battle royale. Plus columnist Shelton Hull gets dissed by Jacksonville Mag readers — which can only be good. p. 8

ARTS Comedy, cross-dressing and killer choreography meet in Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. p. 44

SPORTS Somewhere between the Jags and the Bullies, the Giants succeed by wanting more — and needing less. p. 11 ON THE COVER Folio Weekly’s Health & Beauty Guide: 331 ways to reduce stress, work your body, soothe your mind, relieve pain, improve focus, sexify your parts, eat well and detoxify your bad self. p. 13

NEWS OF THE WEIRD If Bart Simpson ruled the world. p. 54 BACKPAGE How Florida’s balanced, “purple” populace sees (only) all red at election time. p. 59 EDITOR’S NOTE p. 6 I ♥ TELEVISION p. 12 HAPPENINGS p. 46 DINING GUIDE p. 48 I SAW U p. 55 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY p. 56 CLASSIFIEDS p. 57

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Midyette, who put their livelihood, reputation and lives on the line by standing up and speaking out against discrimination and victimization. (Rev.) Bruce H. Joffe, Ph.D. Jacksonville via email

Color Me Impressed

I just read your “Rainbow’s End” article in Folio Weekly (Cover Story, Jan. 10) and wanted to offer my sincere thanks for your efforts to bring awareness to this issue. I am straight, female, white, Christian and a longtime resident of Jacksonville, yet I believe the LGBT community should be given the civil rights they most certainly deserve. Thanks again! Heidi Marshall Via email

I just finished reading your editorial “Rainbow’s End,” which I’m sure you’re quite proud of because you are just so “enlightened” and “progressive” compared to the rest of us rubes here in Jacksonville. It’s disappointing, however, that you chose to include a snarky little ad hominem slur against a couple of activities that you apparently don’t like; i.e., Bikeweek and NASCAR, which you ignorantly refer to as “homoerotic hallmarks.” Apparently you must like Jacksonville’s most high-profile sport, football, which by applying your definition would be the ultimate homoerotic activity, but which curiously was left unassailed in your piece. If you want to be considered an objective journalist, or at least a fair-minded one, you can leave out the insults against people who participate in legitimate activities with which you disagree, particularly in an article that has nothing to do with those activities. You will be much more persuasive and have a lot more credibility by doing so. Mike Boyer Jacksonville via email

Here’s hoping that the lamentable situation impacting Jacksonville’s diverse population will change for the better by having the city endorse and support a holistic Human Rights Ordinance which protects all people. We — a church pastor, college pastor and nonprofit executive — are leaving Jacksonville because, by and large, it lacks welcoming support for social inclusion and official affirmation of the city’s dynamic LGBT community. How many others have also left (or chose not to come) because of the First Coast’s prejudice against all but the acceptable standard? Thank God for people like Jimmy 4 | FOLIO WEEKLY | JANUARY 24-30, 2012

Thank you for shedding light on this issue that concerns ALL OF US, not just the LGBT community. I just wanted to share a quick story: My roommate and an ex-girlfriend were at the girlfriend’s apartment one night sharing an intimate moment when one of them suddenly looked toward the window to see a man watching them. After bravely trying to chase him down, they contacted the police and they were met with what could be described as apathy at the h very best. The cops not only acted like they didn’t care but almost insinuated it was their own fault for not having the blinds down. My roommate doesn’t have a car so I would let her borrow mine to go see this girl. It makes me sad and angry to think that every time she left in my car to go see her, I could not feel 100 percent secure that she would be safe and looked out for. Lesbian or straight, women deserve dignity and respect and I’m sure if they had been a straight couple, they would have been taken more seriously. I look forward to living in a city were all people are safe, especially women who seemed to be constantly victimized. To at least know that law enforcement is interested in protection and not just extorting money from us for minor traffic violations, which is all I really hear of them doing. Thanks again for the article. Jonas Trinidad Via email

Great article on gay rights in this week’s FW. Thank you. I only wish you had mentioned Prudential among the businesses supportive of LGBT employees and clients. Prudential, a major employer here in Jax, routinely gets a fantastic report from the Human Rights Commission and is very “gay friendly.” While not gay myself, I have many LGBT friends and clients who are, and to a person, one of the main reasons they either admire Prudential or do business with us, because of their stance on gay rights. Chris Henderson Via email

I want to thank you for such a wonderfully written article in the latest issue of Folio Weekly. As a leader in our LGBT community, I am hopeful that this may have a positive effect on the Jacksonville public, rather than the negative. I do not cringe from talking to people about this issue, and have found that most people are surprised to find that we do not have protections under any law. They are favorable to LGBT individuals being equal under the law … still not in the marriage issue, but as far as jobs, renting or buying property and especially on the issue of medical rights of partners. I think it is time to stop running and hiding and bring this issue out into the open here, so I thank you for starting it off. Cheryl Ruppert Via email


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The Hours of Our Discontent

I am, of course, accustomed to Folio Weekly’s hyperbolic praise for its various heroes of the moment. Further, I don’t doubt that Rusty Collins is a credit to the human race and the legal profession. However, since the word “hundreds” is plural and since a week consists of 168 hours, Mr. Collins does not devote “hundreds of hours a week” to St. Johns County Legal Aid — or to any other activity, for that matter. Gary E. Eckstine Jacksonville via email

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This commentary is in response to the article “The Sound and the Fury” by Shelton Hull (Money Jungle, Jan. 10). What happened to the FAMU band member and others like him is not a situation to be mocked or taken as evidence of what is wrong with the AfricanAmerican race. Neither is this to be used as an example of how the Caucasian race is hindering the progress of African Americans. Comparing this tragedy to the outcome of other tragedies of past brutality and abuse does nothing to improve the perception of whites among black America. To plead that “had it been a white cop” scenario goes to show that the dominant stigma in America is unrelenting racism. Is it right to judge an entire race based on the actions of a select few? Does a victim’s silence indicate that they are content with the abuse and would like more? Are we as humans so addicted to having authority that we would put our own well being on the line? Ideally, the answers to these questions should be “no,” but if yours is not, then I would recommend that you reflect on how their lack of compassion equates to self-righteous bigotry. Arcman Durosier Via email

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“On The Wings on of A Goat”?! (Music, Jan. 10). I thought professional writers should at least appear to seem unbiased. This piece couldn’t have been more one-sided if Satan himself was asked to write about his banishment from Heaven. To be polite, I will say it pulled a few chuckles, but as a frequent reader, I don’t think this wasn’t Dan’s best. With artists like Anberlin, Bob Seger and Silverstein coming to the big-little town, I’m sure the anti-Christ-ian rock writer could have come up with a better muse. But I guess Christians are an all-too easy target. Tough break, Winter Jam rockers, you gets no love. Hope the brief and awful montage doesn’t taint your image of the rest of us “live and let be-livers.”  Rachella Estrella Jacksonville via email

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Blind Spot

Rep. Bill Proctor’s eminent domain bill offers a legislative reward for bad behavior

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he original three buildings of the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind were indistinguishable from single-family homes — handsome, Victorian structures set behind a low picket fence on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. A photograph from the era shows students seated on the wide front porches and leaning over the gate, as horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians stroll by (right). In the intervening years, the school has evolved — to put it mildly. It has grown from five to almost 80 acres and from a few dozen to roughly 700 students. In that time, the school has not only erased its once-domestic footprint, it has decimated acres of single-family homes and destroyed large swaths of the surrounding historic neighborhood. In recent years, school administrators have bought and demolished two city streets of charming, well-built bungalows, in defiance of the wishes of nearby residents, their own original master plan and even, on occasion, city law. In recent weeks, the city and the school have been in mediation, trying to settle on an appropriate response to school’s brazen disregard of city rules on matters such as fence height and the preservation of historic structures. But even as negotiations were ongoing, the school’s chief benefactor — longtime FSDB Board member and state Rep. Bill Proctor (R-St. Augustine) — was working to exempt the school from following any rules at all. House Bill 1139, introduced by Proctor in December, would shield FSDB from having to observe city zoning codes and give the school the radical power of eminent domain. The measure would allow the school to accomplish one thing immediately — to build the block-long dormitory that it’s been wanting for years. The plan has been stymied in part by a need to rezone the property to allow for a dorm — something residents oppose, and the city has previously refused — and in part by the stubborn reluctance of one resident who refused to sell out (James Register, who has lived there since the 1960s, and who owns the only home left standing on the once-residential block). Both obstacles would be conveniently removed. In fairness, the school has little other room to expand. It already acquired the former (filled) wetlands in the 1950s (before pesky “environmental laws” prohibited such things), so the only space left for it to grow is into surrounding neighborhoods. But the question of expansion raises a legitimate question of need: By exactly how much is the school growing? According to St. Augustine City Commissioner Leanna Freeman, the student population is trending in the opposite direction, down 10 percent over the past five to seven years. For some, the declining population suggests that the school’s expansion push is unnecessary. But it’s not just a question of need. It’s a matter of principle. In rejecting the school’s previous request to rezone the Alfred/Genoply block for the dorm, city Planning and Zoning Board member Jerry Dixon noted “the [adjacent] property was acquired sort of underhandedly” — without informing residents of expansion

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The way it was: Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind, circa 1884

plans, and without regard for the inch-thick Facilities Master Plan the school drafted at the request of the governor in the early ’80s. The school simply began buying up homes. Without the power of eminent domain, which allows a government to take property by fiat and reimburse according to appraised value, the school used old-fashioned squeeze tactics, targeting willing sellers first, then pressuring reluctant residents to sell as the community eroded. As resident Bo Sterk told the St. Augustine Record in 2001, “Nobody knows what is going on. … People are just caving.” The money used to acquire the homes, it’s worth pointing out, were taxpayer dollars — roughly $1.9 million — for a project that was either poorly defined or deliberately concealed. (The school’s own board minutes from March 2002 show that: “Purchase of the land was approved with the intention of use to be decided at a later date.”) Whether that money was well spent remains in question. Absent a rezoning, the school cannot use much of the land it purchased. And as a scathing 2003 audit by the state found, in at least 11 cases, the school had already drawn up contracts to buy property before it conducted the required appraisals. As audit supervisor Joe Williams noted at the time, “Essentially, the [FSDB] president believes the school is free to manage its own affairs … without regard to any statutory or rule provisions. We respectfully disagree.” The fact that Proctor wants to free the school from rules it barely observes already is a slap in the face to the surrounding community — but not a big surprise. Proctor will be protected from public backlash by the fact that he’s term-limited, but in truth, he’s never shown much concern for what his constituents think. He’s never had to face a real challenge for his seat, never paused in his support of bills like SB 6 that his constituents opposed, and has blithely chaired the House Education Committee while educating all his children (and now grandchildren) in private schools. Proctor’s disconnect from the people of his district has reached its apex with the FSDB proposal — a bill that would put an equally arrogant institution at a similar remove. It’s a bad piece of legislation, and it sends an even worse message: Lawlessness and incivility are rewarded, and the rights of institutions take precedence over those of actual people. The students of FSDB deserve better role models.  Anne Schindler themail@folioweekly.com


Walter Coker St. Francis House homeless shelter Director Renee Morris says uninterrupted access to mental health and substance abuse services are critical to helping clients become self-sufficient. “We want to head off someone being in crisis.”

The Doctor Is Out

St. Johns County Commission pulls the plug on its mental health provider just five months after privatizing care

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or the poor, unemployed and mentally ill in St. Johns County, getting the drugs to control chronic depression or bipolar disorder — or even just getting an appointment with a doctor — have been complicated and difficult undertakings. At a time when the number of people in crisis has mushroomed, obtaining community mental healthcare services has grown more difficult. In July 2011, the St. Johns County Commission shut down its longstanding community mental health clinic amid complaints that it was poorly run and too costly to taxpayers. However, the private company that took over the job on Aug. 1 was

to provide services. According to the agency’s Northeast Florida communications manager John Harrell, the company owes the state at least $300,000, and that’s just a preliminary figure. “We informed the agency of our concerns over the past few months,” he says, “and the situation didn’t change.” A complete audit of the company is underway, Harrell says, but the investigation has so far uncovered Medicaid billing discrepancies totaling $87,000, along with more than $200,000 that Putnam/St. Johns must repay the state for services paid for that the company will not be providing. Asked if the Medicaid billing problems might lead to criminal charges,

Patient advocates say clinic clients were unable to get appointments to obtain drugs critical to maintaining their sanity. Others say patients would show up for scheduled appointments only to discover there was no doctor to see them. no improvement. Patient advocates say clinic clients have been unable to get appointments with Putnam/St. Johns Behavioral Healthcare to obtain drugs critical to maintaining their sanity. Others say patients would show up for scheduled appointments only to discover there was no doctor to see them. The problems went beyond just poor customer service. According to the state Department of Children and Families, the company’s failure in accountability was so severe, the state had to terminate the contract, effective Jan. 31. DCF announced the move last week, amid concerns about the company’s billing practices, financial stability and ability

Harrell says DCF will complete its audit of the company’s books. “Ultimately, that is for law enforcement to decide.” Last week, DCF was negotiating with private healthcare provider StewartMarchman-Act in Volusia County to take over the contract on Feb. 1. Harrell says DCF wants the new company to continue providing services at the same locations in St. Augustine and Palatka, and hopes there will be no disruption in care. “We must be responsible to the people who need these services as well as to taxpayers,” Harrell says. “The possibility that these services would be stopped without warning is unacceptable.” January 24-30, 2012 | folio weekly | 7


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“This is pathetic.” Folio Weekly has joined our boneheaded media brethren in agreeing to hurl rubber dodgeballs at each other in the name of helping the Police Athletic League (seriously, it’s our one Get Out of Jail Free Card). NewsRoomStreetFight is the Jacksonville media elite’s take on “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” entailing the newsrooms of most large local news operations – with the notable exception of the Times-Union (chickens!) – battling to the [metaphorical] death to raise money for local PAL efforts. See the ad on page 37 to find out how to contribute, attend or otherwise support your favorite altnewsweekly as we battle the forces of Mainstream Mediocrity.

Pattie Hunt, past president of the St. Johns chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, says that Putnam/St. Johns Behavioral Health was overwhelmed by the enormity of the services they’d contracted to provide. She says the company was a small drug and alcohol abuse clinic in Palatka and had no experience providing doctors or drugs to mental health patients or to responding to patients in crisis. “They were overwhelmed from the very beginning,” she says. “When the county pulled out, DCF was required by law to provide the service and they had to scamper around to find somebody to do it, and it just wasn’t enough.” For some on the front lines of mental health care, the latest provider switch — less than five months after the last one — is troubling. St. Francis House homeless shelter Director Renee Morris says she was shocked to learn DCF had cancelled the contract, and that uninterrupted access to mental health and substance-abuse services are critical to helping clients become self-sufficient. “We really want to be able to

make sure our folks are taken care of,” says Morris. “We want to head off someone being in crisis.” Assistant County Administrator Jerry Cameron, who advocated strongly last year for privatizing county mental health services, is hopeful there is no drop in service. But Cameron, a former chief of police in Fernandina Beach, emphasizes that things must have been seriously wrong at Putnam/St. Johns Healthcare for DCF to feel it had no choice but to pull the plug. “Given that DCF moved as quickly as it did,” he says, “I would suspect this is more than just erroneous billing.” Since the economic collapse, Morris says, her agency is seeing a big increase in people suffering from chronic depression or turning to alcohol or drugs. “It’s a difficult journey right now,” she says of the upheaval in services. “We are trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got.”  Susan Cooper Eastman sceastman@folioweekly.com

Fun Fact! FW “Money Jungle” columnist Shelton Hull earned his NE Florida bonafides this week when he was chosen “Most Annoying Local Twitterer” by Jax Magazine readers (http://bit.ly/ AeBbe6). Yay! the terrorists win. (Follow him @SheltonHull)

Smells Like Teen (Creative) Spirit The opening reception and awards presentation for Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards (NEFSAA) is held on Jan. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art Awards have been recognizing creative achievements in everything from painting to fiction for students in grades 7-12, and “is to visual arts students what high school football games are to sports,” explains Gerie Leigh, chairperson of NEFSAA. University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and Savannah College of Art and Design will award scholarships to deserving students at the reception. The winning students’ work is then sent to New York City for national finals and the possibility of further prizes. Andy Warhol, Robert Redford and Truman Capote were NEFSAA winners. The exhibit is on display through March 25. 366-6911. artandwriting.org, mocajacksonville.org

A Little Help From My Friends Northeast Florida musicians have banded together — literally — to help defray the cost of medical bills for longtime local player Rocco Marshall. Benefit concerts have been staged at Brewster’s Pit and European Street Café, and now Yesterday’s Social Club hosts Roccopalooza at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29 with appearances by The Rick Arcusa Band, Dillinger, Al Stone, Synergy, Yankee Slickers, Randall Hall and Derek Hess. Admission is $5 each night. Yesterday’s is located at 3638 Park St., Jacksonville. 387-0502. 8 | folio weekly | January 24-30, 2012

Jaguars Ready to Rise Rally, EverBank Field, January 17

Bouquets to Ponte Vedra Beach volunteer firefighter Bob Newman for 30 years, 7 months and 29 days of community service. Newman, one of the last St. Johns County volunteer firefighters, joined the Ponte Vedra Volunteer Fire Department on May 1, 1981. When St. Johns County Fire & Rescue took over fire protection in Ponte Vedra, Newman continued working as a volunteer with the county, averaging about 24 hours a week between the Palm Valley and Ponte Vedra fire stations. Brickbats to Gregory Eugene Chisholm of Jacksonville for endangering his children and violating his probation, even as he ignores his own family’s lessons of violence. Chisholm was charged with culpable negligence and child neglect after his 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself with a gun that Chisholm kept stashed and loaded under his mattress. Chisholm, whose 5-year-old daughter was nearby when the gun discharged, was convicted of domestic violence in 2010; as part of his probation, he’s prohibited from possessing a gun or ammunition. Bouquets to Anna Dooley of Greenscape of Jacksonville Inc. for her years of effort to improve the city’s appearance and tree canopy. The Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission presented Dooley with the 2012 Jake Godbold Award for her environmental service and commitment to keep fighting for a greener tomorrow.


NewsBuzz Stone Unturned

“The people of Florida are entitled to know what takes place in the courts of this state.” — Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, ordering all foreclosure hearings open to the public. In Duval County’s Fourth Judicial District (and in other districts), foreclosure hearings are often held in judge’s chambers, with limited public access. Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi memorably reported on those limitations in a November 2010 article, highly critical of retired Judge A.C. Soud’s closed-door “rocket docket.” Jacksonville Area Legal Aid attorney April Charney was reprimanded and threatened with contempt for bringing Taibbi to watch proceedings in Soud’s fast-track foreclosure court. (Read the original story, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” at http://bit.ly/z1NxSF)

Sinking Feeling

Working Out

“This bill could trigger the loss of tens of thousands of acres of state-owned lands at the edge of rivers, lakes and streams.” — Audubon of Florida warning that House Bill 1103 (and its identical twin, Senate Bill 1362) amounts to a massive giveaway of public land. The bill would redefine the current waterline standard of “ordinary high water” at a lower elevation, moving the boundary between public and private land farther out into the water. The change would cede large tracts of environmentally sensitive land to private interests and impede public access to waterways. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Tom Goodson (R-Rockledge, 850-488-3006) and Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla, 850-487-5014).

“Out in the Workplace” — Subject of a panel discussion by Jacksonville’s LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) professionals at University of North Florida. The panel is part of a weeklong series of events for UNF’s annual LGBTQ Awareness Days. The discussion is held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at UNF’s Career Services office in Founders Hall, Bldg. 2. For more information, contact UNF’s LGBT Center at 620-5197 or email unflgbt@unf.edu.

Bruce Almighty “When will the liberals realize and accept that Obama’s actions are nothing more than power grabs to make us all subservient to him and the government?” — Former St. Johns County Commissioner and self-defined “Strong Conservative Republican” Bruce Maguire, in an apparently un-ironic Facebook post.

The Faces When the Sulzbacher Center and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens put out a call for artists to submit works on homelessness, more than 30 local artists responded. Hope McMath, museum director, and Cindy Funkhouser, president and CDO of Sulzbacher, picked Adrian Pickett’s work, “Faces of the Homeless,” as the best in the group. Pickett’s “Faces” will be displayed for a month at the museum. Other entries will be auctioned off to raise money for The Sulzbacher Center and other homeless organizations.

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Partygoers at Angela Corey’s annual holiday bash get the awesome gift of campaign petition forms for her re-election bid!

Party Favors

The State Attorney turns the annual office Christmas party into an opportunity for naked politicking

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tate Attorney Angela Corey was handing out more than holiday cheer at her annual office Christmas party on Dec. 21. Employees invited to join her at the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters on Beach Boulevard at noon for food, merriment and the bestowing of awards were first directed to a table to get a name tag, and then to another table piled with campaign petition forms. Stapled together (for convenience!) was a petition for Angela Corey’s re-election bid, another for the re-election effort of state Rep. Mike Weinstein (an assistant state attorney in Corey’s office) and a third for Mark Borello, an assistant state attorney who’s running for circuit court judge. Corralling employees to fill out the forms while they all were assembled for a Christmas party is certainly efficient. If a candidate collects enough signatures, he or she doesn’t have to pay a campaign filing fee (which is based on a percentage of the position’s salary, and would range from $1,781 for Weinstein, up to $5,800 for the judgeship position). But all three candidates know that Florida Statute 104.31 prohibits any employee of the state from campaigning for elective office while on duty. It’s also illegal to interfere with an election or nomination by coercing or influencing a person’s vote or pressuring someone to contribute something of value — like a signature. A violation of that law is a first-degree misdemeanor. At the party, Rep. Weinstein assured everyone that they weren’t breaking the law because the employees were on their “lunch hour.” Employees had been instructed to fill out time sheets reflecting a lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. for the party. But according to those in attendance, the politicking occurred before, during and after the designated hour. Ironically, the issue of campaigning on the job was a big deal when Corey ran for office in 2008. Her now-chief assistant state attorney in Nassau County, Wes White, accused Corey’s opponent Jay Plotkin (as well as her former boss Harry Shorstein) of campaigning and fundraising while on the clock. White asked the office to sort through an estimated 2 million emails to determine if Plotkin or Shorstein had sent or received campaignrelated messages during working hours. (The cost of the public records request, estimated

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at $300,000, proved prohibitively expensive, and the request was never filled.) In this case, Corey’s employees say the situation put them in an awkward bind. Despite assurances from Corey that she didn’t care for whom they ultimately voted — she just wanted them to fill out the petition so she could save money — some employees say they feared Corey would retaliate against them if they refused. In addition to having the list of who was present — thanks to the name tags distributed at the party — Corey would also have a list of who filled out petition cards. Corey did not return calls for comment, but Weinstein defended the dual-purpose holiday party. “One: It wasn’t on work time,”

At the party, Rep. Weinstein assured everyone that they weren’t breaking the law because the employees were on their “lunch hour.” he told Folio Weekly last week. “Two: It wasn’t in a government building. And three: There was no coercion. Half the people there didn’t fill out the applications.” Employees contend there was plenty of pressure, however. One notes that Weinstein even went table-by-table exhorting employees who hadn’t filled out the petitions to do so. Weinstein says that argument is invalidated by the fact that all three candidates got a different number of signed petitions, and that only 150 of the 300 employees gathered filled out petitions for him (but who’s counting?). Told that some employees felt pressured, Weinstein said he couldn’t climb inside someone’s head, but repeated what he’d said before. “It wasn’t on work time, it wasn’t in a government building and they didn’t have to do it.” Asked if the state was investigating a possible violation of election law, Weinstein said he didn’t know. “The only thing I’ve heard of is you.”  Susan Cooper Eastman sceastman@folioweekly.com


Sportstalk Hoop – There It Is

Somewhere between the Jags and the Bullies, the Giants succeed by wanting more – and needing less

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acksonville’s love affair with new Jaguars owner Shahid Khan hit a brief stumbling block recently when he made a statement regarding fans and season ticket holders. “I think I can clarify at this point for me a fan is somebody who is a season ticket holder fan for the Jaguars,” said the new owner. “We want to hear from people, we want a huge amount of constructive feedback. We need input, but we need that from fans who are season ticket holders.” As I mentioned a few columns back, Mr. Khan may need to check himself before he wrecks himself with our fickle media and fanbase. Most owners and promoters here know the drill: Jacksonville is a “walkup crowd” kind of town, with late arrivals to events and all of the uncertainty those conditions imply. Everyone would like the guarantees that come with season ticket holders. But in most endeavors, the money Milleronsports.com

The team’s most famous player is former Duke University standout Christian Laettner, who’s provided a steadying influence to the team since he came on board. men find that they have to take the risk and hope that the guarantees pay out. Professional sports is no different. Exhibit A: The Jacksonville Giants. Local attorney Ron Sholes has built his American Basketball Association franchise into one of the most successful teams in the league — both on the court and off. The Giants have seen attendance figures of up to 3,500 this year (in the team’s season opener), and have followed up last year’s stellar performance with an 8-1 record and a seven-game winning streak heading into the squad’s Jan. 27 home game at UNF’s arena. The Giants’ roster composition isn’t quite at NBA level — but that isn’t the expectation. The ABA is a much looser league than those of the major sports. Some rosters barely have enough

players to field a team; others, like the Atlanta Experience, which has split its season series with the Giants thus far, have featured up to 22 players (though not all on the floor at the same time!). Night after night, the Giants have played whoever’s out there against them. Local fans — always starved for winners — have noticed, shown up, watched the telecasts and generally bought in to Sholes’ marketing, which, as we know from his law firm’s “You Hurt — We Fight” motto, is about as subtle as a drunk’s come-hither look. Perhaps because the Giants win, the team has seen an upgrade in talent in its short life. Its most famous player is former Duke University standout Christian Laettner, who’s provided a steadying influence to the team since he came on board, with leadership on the court and off. He’s not in it for the money — Laettner is still a major player in the North Carolina real estate market, and his limited liability corporation just sold some properties a couple weeks ago for upwards of $18 million. Laettner likewise doesn’t need the exposure, in the way that a certain former Jags wideout does when he posts whatever comes to mind on Twitter; in March, a documentary on the Duke championship teams will air on Turner Sports’ TruTV network, with Laettner as co-producer. Even after he wins games — as he helped do in December, against Giants’ rivals Gulf Coast Flash, who eliminated our Giants from the national playoffs last season — Laettner wants for nothing. According to “Miller on Sports,” Laettner was asked by staffers if he needed anything after that game. His response? “Only a bucket of popcorn.” Laettner was more of a college star than a pro star, but what is clear is that his influence — along with that of Sholes and Giants coach Brian Waters — has helped to build a franchise that is as secure as any in the league. Less certain, alas, seem to be the fortunes of Jacksonville’s newest lacrosse team, the Bullies, slated to begin play in September — running direct competition to the region’s first and second loves: football, college and pro. Brett Vickers, owner of the Jacksonville Bullies, had this to say earlier this month regarding the nascent league:“We had an extremely productive board of governors call. … We accomplished things that we should’ve accomplished months ago. One of the most important things we established was our rulebook and by-laws, which will help us greatly in the upcoming season. We’re excited about moving forward and getting on the field in 2012” in Charlotte, Hershey, Jacksonville and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Will this lacrosse league succeed or fail? On one hand, it’s a good thing Jacksonville owners are out front on league issues. That said, it’s questionable if such a small league — four teams, spread out as far as they are — can be viable. So, Lax fans, wait and see. And watch the Giants in the meantime.  AG Gancarski themail@folioweekly.com Twitter @AGGancarski January 24-30, 2012 | folio weekly | 11


Ha. I Win. bet you I’m the most committed gambler in the history of gambling! (No … seriously. I’ll bet you.) I will bet anyone on anything. For example, I’ll bet you I’ll say something stupid and immature within the next three … ANUS BUCKET! Ha. I win again. I play poker, blackjack, baccarat, craps, scratch tickets … I even play that goddamn Chuck E. Cheese game with the crane where you try to pick up a stuffed Angry Bird. OMIGOD I HATE THAT GAME SO MUCH! But as God as my witness, Angry Bird, I will have you. I … will … have … you. Other stuff I like to bet on: Staring contests between me and a trout. (They don’t have eyelids!) Impregnation challenges. (Women, men, doesn’t matter … I have never lost.) Drag racing for pink slips. (I’ve occasionally lost, but

I play poker, blackjack, baccarat, craps, scratch tickets … I even play that goddamn Chuck E. Cheese game with the crane where you try to pick up a stuffed Angry Bird.

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since the car I’m racing with is stolen … no big whoop.) And of course, saying something totally asinine within three … BUTT STINK! Ha. Again I win. Anyway, as an inveterate gambler, I think it’s a safe bet you’ll like the series debut of “Luck” (HBO, Sunday, Jan. 29, 9 p.m.). Starring Dustin Hoffman as a ex-jailbird obsessed with the ponies, “Luck” follows a number of storylines about life at the horse track — from the stables, trainers and owners, to the gamblers who bet it all on a nag who might just win by a nose. Created by David Milch (“Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue”), the first gorgeous episode is directed by Michael Mann (“Miami Vice,” “Crime Story”) and features Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina and a virtual poopton of other famous faces. The rhythm may seem a bit slow at first — but like horse racing, the best filly always comes from behind for the win. Check it out, and I BET you’ll be back. (Get it?? Good, because I bet that you would. I win again.) Anyway, back to my gambling problem: My problem with gambling is there aren’t enough things to gamble on! I love betting on the ponies and dogs — but where are the other races? Such as … “Angry Monkey Races”! In this spin-off of horse racing, monkeys won’t be confined to an oval track. When the gun goes off, the cages are flung open and wild starving monkeys leap into the stands in a desperate, frantic, violent search for a single banana, which will be inconspicuously slipped into the back pocket of one of the spectators. The winner is the person who correctly guesses the number of life-threatening injuries (and who doesn’t have the banana). “Angry Bee Races”! Like “Angry Monkey Races,” these bees are also angry. HOWEVER! Here, a hive full of angry bees is hidden

somewhere among the spectators. When the starting pistol is fired into the hive, the bees swarm everyone there — while gamblers bet on who’ll be the last person to make it to their car. The loser loses. “Angry Reader Races”! Bets are placed on which I Love Television™ reader will become most infuriated after losing a bet to me. For example, I bet you I’ll say something completely childish in … BOOGER POOP DIAPER! Ha. Pay up, sucker.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 8:00 DSC ALL STAR DEALERS Debut! The new series follows the exploits of sports memorabilia auctioneerzzzzzzzzzzzz … . 9:00 ALL NETS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS President Obama addresses the nation, and asks, “Are these Republicans really my competition? Seriously?”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 8:00 HBO2 IN TAHRIR SQUARE (Documentary) (2011) Filmmakers document the 18 days in 2011 when Cairo, Egypt overthrew its dictator. 9:00 FOX TOUCH Debut! An emotionally troubled kid has the ability to see into the future, and gives this series “three months … tops.”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 8:00 NBC 30 ROCK Tracy sets out to defend the world’s morons in an episode aptly titled, “Idiots are People Three!” 11:00 SHO INSIDE COMEDY Debut! A new series featuring interviews with famous comedians about “what’s funny?” Tonight: Don Rickles.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 9:00 NBC CHUCK Series finale! In the final episode ever, Chuck battles the perception that this show was cancelled two years ago. 9:00 PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES In “Tony Bennett Duets II,” Tony sings with Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and the late Amy Winehouse. :(

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 9:00 PBS AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Hey, hipsters! Put on your tight white pants for this live concert from Florence + The Machine and Lykke Li.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 9:00 HBO LUCK Debut! Horse racing stories, including an ex-con gambler (Dustin Hoffman) and four guys praying for a big win. 9:30 VH1 ROCK DOCS: THE TRL DECADE A look back at the influential MTV videocountdown show starring Carson Daly. Prepare to feel OLD.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30 8:00 SUN THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS Season finale! Bryan “Breaking Bad” Cranston and Danny “Community” Pudi tell mortifying/ true stories. 9:00 LOGO RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE Season premiere! The fourth season return of the hilarious and FABULOUS drag reality show!  Wm.™ Steven Humphrey steve@portlandmercury.com


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4237 Salisbury Rd., Ste. 107, Jacksonville, 296-9545, treatrootcause.com Acupuncture physician Dr. Michael Kowalski, AP, DA, offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and nutritional support to treat chronic and acute problems, cessation, detoxification and alternative pain management.

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10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 208, Jacksonville, 742-2967, acupuncture-plus.com Traditional Chinese medicine by board-certified master acupuncture physician Mark Dedrick (including acupuncture with Chinese herbs), with a focus pain relief, relaxation, immune function and fertility issues. Dedrick is clean-needle certified. Some insurance accepted.

ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION CENTER

440 Third St., Ste. A, Neptune Beach, 249-5999, advancedchiropractic.biz Dr. Thomas Kiska, a chiropractic physician and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, and Dr. Susan Shepler, a chiropractic physician, offer health services not available in traditional healthcare, including body-balancing through X-ray analysis, stretching techniques and massage therapy. Personalized nutrition programs are available, with special consideration for age, sex and specific health conditions, as well as advanced preventive health services.

AFFORDABLE CHIROPRACTIC

240 Ponte Vedra Park Dr., Ste. 150, Ponte Vedra, 285-2243 3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 204, Southside, 996-2243 145 Hilden Rd., Ste. 123, Ponte Vedra, 247-2243 Doctors R.G. Packo, Lundy Tacti, Wayne Gordon, Zack Stalnaker and M.S. Willens make up the team at this chiropractic office, offering medical care, physical therapy and massage. They treat back pain, sports injuries, herniated disks, arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and sciatica. Decompression therapy and acupuncture are also available.

Qualified participants will receive study related medication and study related medical tests at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is available for qualified participants. © 2012 FolioWeekly ALPHA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE For more information call: 4642 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, 389-9117, alphaschoolofmassage.com Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research Experienced instructors, including Michael Garcia, RN, LMT, Edward Driggers, LMT, and Susan Miller, LMT, offer (904) 730-0166 a large, well-equipped training and clinical space where www.jaxresearch.com students practice on the public. Flexible class schedules and

a curriculum that focuses on massage therapy — without adding unnecessary programs — make Alpha among the top choices for those seeking their massage therapy licenses.

ALTERMAN & JOHNSON FAMILY CHIROPRACTORS

423 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 247-3933, ajchiropractors.com Dr. Franca Alterman and Dr. Diane Johnson are dedicated to

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affordable health and wellness through the use of chiropractic care, with an emphasis on prenatal chiropractic and drug-free spinal health for the family. Yoga classes, nutritional support and licensed massage therapists are also available. Open Mon.-Sat. by appointment.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-1767 This group offers traditional and classical acupuncture, Chinese herbology, myofascial pain therapy, massage and Pilates. Other services include complementary medicine to treat fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, stress and non-operative pain problems. Dr. Piper Wilson specializes in women’s health, reproduction and infertility.

AMELIA CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

2888 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 321-0002 Chiropractic physicians offer professional, caring treatment to the families of Amelia Island and Nassau County, using gentle, modern techniques including Cox spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, computerized gait scans, custom foot orthotics, laser therapy, kinesio taping and Graston technique for soft-tissue healing and auto, work and sports injury. State-of-the-art X-ray equipment available onsite. Most health insurance plans accepted.

AMELIA MASSAGE ASSOCIATES INC.

1890 14th St., Ste. 100, Fernandina Beach, 415-5589 Michael and Nancy Shores offer several massage therapies, including Swedish, maternity, hot lava stone, ashiatsu oriental bar, foot reflexology and deep tissue. Amelia Massage also features pain management. Facials and escape spa packages are available.

A NEW U! HEALING ARTS CENTER

5140 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 389-0030, anewuhealingartscenter.com Certified natural healer Kimberly A. Reaves is a licensed massage therapist and lifestyle trainer. Her life-improvement methods include biofeedback, self-awareness, relaxation acupressure and various massage techniques. Her goal is to empower others by teaching techniques that reduce stress and pain, remove toxins and reduce weight.

AWAKENING SPIRIT MASSAGE

246 Third St., Neptune Beach, 242-8998 8380 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 9, Jacksonville, 731-2700 Awakening Spirit offers massage therapy and holistic healing. Experienced therapists use various massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, neuromuscular and Reiki, along with traditional Thai massage. A couples’ suite is also available.

BETH’S CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALTH

3535 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 396-3896, healingjax.com Acupuncture physician Beth Hopkins-Acampora has been providing alternative medicine services for more than 15 years, specializing in women’s health, fertility enhancement, Chinese herbs and lifestyle modifications. Hopkins-Acampora works with local reproductive clinics to improve IVF pregnancy rates, and she produced the DVD “Tai Chi for Expecting Mothers.”

BOHANNON CHIROPRACTIC

1901 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 733-6665 Dr. Cynthia Bohannon has offered chiropractic and alternative services for more than 20 years, including acupuncture, allergy elimination, frequency-specific microcurrent, herbs, vitamins and custom herbal formulas. Acupuncture, massage therapy and neuromuscular therapy are also offered.

CAROLYN MUDGETTE, LMT

2180 A1A S., Ste. 203, St. Augustine, 461-5699 Mudgette is a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, and is internationally certified by the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, along with structural energetic therapy to resolve painful conditions and postural limitations. Fully licensed and insured.

CHIROPRACTIC & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

1312 Dunn Ave., Northside, 757-4786 8750 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 102, Southside Dr. Chris DeWeese and Dr. Steven L. Rhodes specialize in the discovery and treatment of hard-to-detect neck or spine pain sources. Rhodes invented a patented MRI device that aids in detection of hidden injuries and is part of a Shands Hospital physical research team studying spinal injuries. Northside handles a full range of chiropractic care and treatment. northsidechiro.com

CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE OF ARLINGTON INC.

1309 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N., Bldg. B, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 745-1735 Licensed acupuncturist Michael Runyan has been providing acupuncture with or without needles for 11 years, as well as treating multiple medical problems including acute and chronic pain, infertility, stress and fatigue. Organic herbal formulas can be made specifically for clients. Services are covered by PIP (auto injuries), worker’s compensation and major insurance companies.


Oil Over It

Essential oils soothe, restore and sometimes even repair the psyche sat on my bed, worn out from arguing with my son. Tears streamed down my face as I replayed the scene in my mind, which seemed like the part in “The Exorcist” where Linda Blair’s head spins round and round. “That’s what I am, the ‘Exorcist’ lady,” I thought, and I laughed amid my tears. At that moment, I resolved to find a better way to deal with my emotions. I had been moody all of my life, and had been on and off prescribed anti-depressants. But after I discovered yoga, I wanted to find ways to heal naturally. It has taken Western medicine years to catch on to the concept that emotions and disease are intertwined, something Chinese medical practitioners have known for thousands of years. Dennis Holmes, of the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association, says Chinese medicine begins with the belief that disease starts with an emotional attachment. When the chi (life force) is not flowing properly, disease takes root. “The heart is the king of all organs,” Holmes told me, and then quoted from the “Tao Te Ching”: “The wise man puts his ear to his heart and ignores his mind.” How often have I ignored my heart and listened to the incessant chatter of my mind? In my search for natural healing, my spiritual teacher, Tina Michelle, introduced me to essential oils. This was the start of a life-changing experience. Meditation and my daily yoga practice, accentuated with the use of the oils, have finally slowed the chatter down. Peppermint, cypress, wintergreen and marjoram oils also help with the chronic pain I have in my neck and back. Essential oils are the essence of trees, shrubs, roots, flowers, fruit and seeds, extracted by various methods, according to the “Essential Oils Desk Reference.” The most common method is steam distillation, which channels steam into a cooking chamber holding the raw plant material. As the steam rises, the process captures and condenses the essential oil molecules, separating the oil from the water. Healers and spiritual masters have used essential oils for medicinal and anointing purposes for thousands of years, according to Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts. Even the Bible references essential oils and spices. In Exodus, for example, it’s written, “And the Lord said unto Moses, take unto thee sweet spices, stacte and onycha, and galbanum, these sweet spices with pure frankincense … and make incense.” And most of us know what the three wise men brought the baby Jesus: frankincense and myrrh, both tree essences, and gold. Essential oils contain hundreds to thousands of different chemicals that give the oils their healing properties. Essential oils can be antiinfectious, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. Research published by the University of Georgia, Weber State University, the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, and numerous other journals

have documented the ability of essential oils to kill many strains of fungi, viruses and bacteria, including staphylococcus (which causes lung and throat infections) and even herpes simplex. Some research has shown that essential oils have the unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, and even act as natural chelators, binding to toxins and heavy metals in our bodies, and helping transport them out. But not all oils are created equal. Some companies add synthetic ingredients or even sell synthetic oils, which do not have the same healing essences. One of the most trustworthy indicators of essential oil quality is the Association French Normalization Organization Regulation. Their standard is very stringent, differentiating therapeutic grade oils from inferior blends. Most people recommend not using undiluted oils directly on the skin, though some providers offer specially formulated oils for this use, and even recommend some of them for skin conditions. Among the things essential oils may do: • help chronic pain and headaches • improve the immune system and digestive function • increase energy and concentration • help with weight management • improve skin disorders • stimulate endorphin secretion • improve hormonal balance • relax the body and mind • kill bacteria and mold Oils can also add spice to romance. Add a few drops of one of these essential oils to apricot seed oil for a sensual massage: basil, bergamot, clary, sage, ginger, jasmine, lavender, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vanilla and ylang ylang.  Julie Chaffin

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DEBBIE YOUNG, AP

2850 Isabella Blvd., Ste. 50, Jax Beach, 501-1632, debbieyoungap.com Young offers traditional acupuncture, moxa, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and medical qigong energy work, specializing in acute and chronic pain, stress reduction and women’s health. Weekly shen zhen qigong classes are available.

DEPREY CHIROPRACTIC/ NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

2180 A1A S., Ste. 100, St. Augustine, 471-2225, deprey-chiropractic.com Dr. Allen M. Deprey, DC, focuses on holistic care with a team approach. Chiropractic for neck and spinal injuries is offered, along with family and individual wellness plans, massage therapy, rehabilitation treatment and general health maintenance.

DUNN WELLNESS CENTER

390 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-1551, dunnwellness.com Dr. Marcus Kampfe, DC, Dr. Kim Johnston and Dr. Linda Banister, DC, offer a variety of therapies to provide care for both immediate symptom relief and long-term wellness. Dunn Wellness Center provides patients an individualized pathway for health, going beyond pain relief to optimized quality of life.

DYNAMIC BODY THERAPIES

2225 A1A S., Ste. B-1, St. Augustine, 461-9901 Stephanie Joy MacDonald, CFP, LMT, and Glenn Gaffney, LMT, offer kinesis structural integration, the Feldankrais Method, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy and Reiki. They provide therapies for stress reduction, pain relief, injury rehabilitation and cancer recovery. Each therapist focuses on a particular modality for inspiring an individual’s function and full potential.

THE ELEMENTS MASSAGE, YOGA & PHYSICAL THERAPY

12795 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 9, Jacksonville, 619-1587 The Elements provide massages, including hot-stone, facials and energy-inducing, core-building yoga classes. Physical therapy is also available. All major insurances are accepted.

FAMILY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

3948 Sunbeam Rd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 880-1889,

familyacupunctureclinic.com © 2011 FolioWeekly Dr. Xiaolu Luo, AP, DOM, has more than eight years of

traditional Chinese medicine and integrative TCM and Western medicine training and more than 20 years of clinical experience, specializing in pain management and treatments for migraines, infertility, anxiety, depression, constipation, drug addiction and smoking cessation.

FRALICKER CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

835 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, 745-1444 Dr. J. Allen and Deborah Fralicker have practiced in Arlington for more than 20 years, focusing on the treatment of auto accident and work injuries, as well as general diseases and conditions. They offer spinal health maintenance, acupuncture and other non-invasive health care and wellness programs without medication.

GREENHEALTH CHIROPRACTIC REHAB & WELLNESS

753 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-4820, greenhealthchiropractic.com 1352 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 249-4820 Located inside the two Beaches locations of Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym, this hands-on chiropractic practice has more than 17 years of experience, with a focus on working with athletes. Discounts are available for Bailey’s Gym members, as well as those who are police officers, firefighters or military personnel.

HAAS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

11481 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 405, Jacksonville,

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260-1993 The Haas Center uses gentle spinal adjustments to remove nerve interference. The friendly staff also offers rehabilitation treatments, detoxification, nutritional and digestive support with a holistic approach.

HEALING EDGE MASSAGE THERAPY

2720 Park St., Jacksonville, 610-9507 Healing Edge owner Heather Edge specializes in neuromuscular therapy along with deep-tissue, Swedish and sports massage in a comfortable, tranquil atmosphere. Relaxation therapy and relief for acute or chronic pain are also offered.

HERITAGE INSTITUTE

4130 Salisbury Rd. N., Ste. 1100, Jacksonville, 332-0910 Heritage Institute is a massage-therapy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum and extensive hands-on training. The Institute also offers student massages, including Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and neuromuscular, in full or half sessions.

HODGES CHIROPRACTIC

13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Jacksonville, 223-3330 The mission at Hodges Chiropractic is to educate and bring patients to optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Massage therapy is also available. Most major insurance is accepted but not required. Call for a free consultation.

HONEYSETT ACUPUNCTURE

1050 Riverside Ave., Ste. B, Jacksonville, 304-5011, honeysettacupuncture.com Located in the Silver Chiropractic & Wellness Building, licensed acupuncture physician Haley Honeysett, A.P., provides gentle, safe and effective treatments, utilizing traditional Chinese medicine in a modern clinic. Honeysett offers affordable healthcare, treating a wide range of conditions including pain management, stress, infertility, weight loss, migraines and sports injuries and more. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

ISELBORN CHIROPRACTIC & SPORTS MEDICINE

3355 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 731-3000, paincenterjax.com Dr. Anthony Iselborn specializes in treating pain from sports injuries, automobile accidents and work-related injuries to individuals of all ages, and athletes of all levels and disciplines. Wellness care includes chiropractic adjustment, soft-tissue techniques, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, rehabilitative exercise, custom foot supports and nutritional support.

ISLAND REFLEXOLOGY

2382 Sadler Rd., Fernandina Beach, 548-7111 Elke Schreiber, LMT, offers foot reflexology and Swedish massage, focusing on certain points to influence energy flow throughout the body. Sessions are offered at her studio, or in your home or office.

JACKIE STANLEY MORRISON, LMT, CNMT, CPT

1532 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 109, Orange Park, 349-3193 Morrison performs clinical neuromuscular and structural bodywork, focusing on evaluation and treatment of pain resulting from soft tissue dysfunction.

JACKSONVILLE ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Intracoastal, 223-3334 Dr. Carlson and staff at Jacksonville Acupuncture educate and heal through acupuncture and alternative medicine, treating conditions related to migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal disorders and more.

JACKSONVILLE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2598 At the clinic, Robin Douglas, licensed acupuncture physician,


offers gentle, personalized therapy and custom-made herbal medicine for an individual’s specific needs. Call for a free consultation. Most insurances are accepted.

JACKSONVILLE CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE

7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 106, Southside, 619-2703 Centrally located on the Southside, Dr. Jeremiah Carlson at Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture is dedicated to helping clients achieve their wellness objectives, combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

JAX BEACH CHIROPRACTIC

2441 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 372-0623, jaxbeachchiro.com Dr. Edgar Vesce’s clinic uses a multi-disciplinary approach to comprehensive chiropractic care, therapy and rehabilitation to help patients of all ages find relief from auto accident pain, sciatica, headaches, neck and back pain.

JANE LANGFORD, LMT

3932 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-0312 Langford offers therapeutic massage, Huma and Rosen Method bodywork. Each program is tailored for overall relaxation with attention to areas of chronic stress and injury. The client experiences increased body awareness, more vitality and a greater sense of peace.

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1835 East-West Parkway, Ste. 5, Fleming Island, 215-6111 Specializing in the Chinese balance method of acupuncture therapy for pain, Kam Lee Advanced Acupuncture Center also incorporates traditional herbal medicines, tai chi and kung fu for total well-being. Services include nutritional therapy, N.A.E.T. allergy relief, a self-defense and fitness classes for weight and health maintenance.

KAREN M. BASILE, MHS, AP, DIPL.AC

217 First Street, Neptune Beach, 249-2118 Basile is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncture physician with a full-time practice at the Beaches, offering acupuncture for acute and chronic conditions, including pain, stress and sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, digestive disturbances and sciatica. Free consultations; day and evening appointments are available.

KEISER CAREER INSTITUTE

6700 South Point Parkway, Ste. 400, Jacksonville, 448-9499 The school offers a diversified curriculum and job placement in the field of massage therapy. Full- and part-time day and evening classes are available. Student loans are available, and the student clinic offers massage at a reduced rate. Call for class schedules. Other fields of study include medical assistance, nursing and paramedical aesthetician.

KIMBERLY RUEL, AP, LMT

27 Arbor Club Drive, Ste. 216, Ponte Vedra, 859-5333, sourcepointacupuncturejax.com Kimberly Ruel provides natural medicine and treatments that are safe, drug-free and effective, utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage therapy and homeopathy.

KRISTOL HEALING CENTER

2427 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 739-5808 Mariellen Kristol, AP, doctor of Oriental medicine, specializes in acupuncture, Chinese medical herbs, spiritual counseling and healing. Bruce Kristol, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychospiritual counselor who helps integrate life events through transformational psychology and hypnotherapy. Services include adult, family and marriage counseling, hypnosis and past-life regression.

DR. DONALD LOWERY

831-A Third St. N., Jax Beach, 339-0555, doctorlowery.com Dr. Lowery, a licensed chiropractic physician, offers therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and hypno-birthing classes (with a licensed professional for evening classes). His practice also specializes in auto accident rehabilitation, and works with primary care physicians and attorneys for their patients/ clients at the Beaches.

LUCY LYNCH

217 First St., Neptune Beach, 716-6884 With more than 20 years of bodywork training, education and practice, Lynch utilizes a variety of techniques, including shiatsu, reflexology, deep tissue, yoga and energy balancing, in her hands-on sessions, which are created from a place of heart. Each session is catered to the individual and their needs.

MANDARIN HEALING CENTER INC.

12627 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 504, Jacksonville, 240-5927, art-of-healing.net Licensed acupuncturist Felicia M. Dyess, A.P., provides holistic healthcare to the Jacksonville area through gentle acupuncture and tailored herbal therapy as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Some insurances are accepted.

MARY R. APPLEBY, LMT, PA

4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 384-8989 With 18 years’ experience, licensed massage therapist Appleby provides neuromuscular massage for problem areas, Swedish massage for relaxation, and lymphatic drainage to stimulate the function of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

MASSAGE BLISS

7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, Southside, 998-0444, massagebliss.com 8206 Philips Highway, Ste. 8, Southside, 683-6530 Massage Bliss offers treatments in a warm atmosphere, with 10 rooms for large parties or occasions, including heated massage tables and a candlelit couples’ suite. Programs include Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massage. Chocolate body wraps, footbaths, soy slimming body wraps, facials and makeup applications are also available.

MASSAGE BY BOBBILEE

4720 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville, 219-7833 Massage by Bobbie offers Swedish, deep tissue and heated bamboo fusion massage, to encourage relaxation, help relieve stress and improve circulation.

MASSAGE FIRST

3864 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-8552 MassageFirst blends neuromuscular, deep tissue and myofascial massage therapies to effectively treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction and rehabilitate injuries by focusing on cause, not symptoms. Acupuncture, chiropractic and laser therapies are available. Most insurances and PIP accepted.

MASSAGE HEIGHTS

4866 Big Island Drive, Ste. 2, St. Johns Town Center, 400-7777 725 Nautica Drive, Ste. 104, River City Marketplace, 483-2222 Massage heights provides convenient and affordable therapeutic massage with aromatherapy, including hot stone therapy, peppermint foot scrub, hot towel cold stone face massage, and other add-on elevations by experienced, licensed massage therapists.

McGOWAN SPINAL REHABILITATION CLINIC

4617 Brentwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-5544 McGowan Spinal Rehab Center is a one-stop shop for pain relief after an auto accident, sports injury, soft-tissue injury, or just to help relieve chronic pain. Services include on-site diagnostic testing, and attorney referral is available. McGowan

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MICHAEL BROCK

183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra, 273-7090 Michael Brock has been practicing massage therapy in the Ponte Vedra area for over 12 years, offering deep-tissue work without the pain. The Ponte Vedra Massage office, located across from Winston YMCA, has a quiet, private, professional environment. Brock is Florida licensed and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) insured.

MIND BODY SPIRIT WELLNESS CENTER

13121 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 220-6461, mbsjax.com The center offers acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and a full-service day spa that specializes in hair, skin and nail care.

MONAHAN MEDICAL & CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

419-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-8353 Monahan Clinic’s team of chiropractors, medical doctors and massage therapists specialize in traditional and alternative care for whiplash, work-related accidents, headaches and sciatica/radiating pain. Other services include laser, oral and IV chelation, hormonal balancing, myofascial pain/fibromyalgia treatment, nutrition, hyperbaric chamber and massage.

MURIEL HATTORI

1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-1545, 674-4772 Located at The Spa at Sawgrass, Muriel Hattori — a Folio Weekly Best of Jax reader’s poll winner — specializes in sports, relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage without pain, using her unique style based on various Asian and energy techniques.

OPACHICH WELLNESS CENTER

1610 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 387-4151 In practice for nearly 30 years, Dr. Patrick Opachich is one of only a few chiropractic orthopedic specialists in Jacksonville. Offering chiropractic care for spinal problems and evaluation of extremity injuries, Opachich also counsels on nutrition, diet and weight control, using a holistic, drug-free approach. Massage therapy and allergy elimination are offered.

PAIN RELIEF CENTRE

165 Southpark Blvd., Stes. C & D, St. Augustine, 823-8833 Scott Fechter, DC and Scott Michaels, DC, provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, detoxification treatments, muscle rehabilitation, color and sound therapy, enzyme therapy, darkfield microscopy, live blood cell analysis, heavy metal detox and allergy sensitivity release. The center treats fibromyalgia, neck pain, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and accident injuries.

THE PEACEFUL PLACE

2692 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 211, St. Augustine, 794-9880 A garden treehouse atmosphere serves as the setting for tranquil relaxation and massage therapy, including neuromuscular, Swedish and myofascial massage.

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PEARL PEEK, LMT

3825 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 377-0613 Peek offers massage therapies and ETPS (electrotherapeutic point stimulation) for pain relief and relaxation.

PONTE VEDRA THERAPY

151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ste. 117, Ponte Vedra, 285-3315 Ponte Vedra Therapy offers massage therapy and chiropractic care daily. Dr. Adam Chaifetz, in practice since 1988, is dual certified in massage therapy and chiropractic medicine.

SCOTT R. BEAT, AP, PA

1301 Plantation Island Drive S., Ste. 402A, St. Augustine, 471-1110 Comprehensive health care from an Oriental medicine approach, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and shiatsu. Specialties are family practice in allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, immune, menstrual and musculoskeletal disorders, insomnia, gynecology and pain management. Beat accepts most major insurance plans.

SCOTT HARTSFIELD

745-1900 A licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer, Hartsfield offers Reiki, reflexology and other modalities of massage therapy. Studio and outcalls are available. Sessions range from 60 minutes to three hours.

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THE WRIGHT CENTER OF MASSAGE THERAPY

8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 701, Jacksonville, 448-9448 The Wright Center’s goal is to educate people on what they can do for themselves rather than becoming dependent upon drawn-out therapies. Licensed massage therapists Edna C. Wade, Lori Covell and Jason Wade specialize in neuromuscular, deep-tissue, hot stone, myofascial and massage therapies, along with lypossage, body-sculpting, facials, Swedish massage and advanced bodyworks. On-site corporate chair massage available.

VELONA THERAPY, ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

2330 Park St., Jacksonville, 537-4331, velonatheerapy.com Zee Cakmis is a nationally board-certified, Florida licensed acupuncturist who practices traditional Chinese medicine, five element acupuncture and contemporary Oriental medicine, featuring Chinese massage, cupping, moxa, cosmetic acupuncture, frictioning (guasha), warm stone therapy and herbal formulas.

SHAW CHIROPRACTIC

8705 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville, 997-1349, shawchirojax.com Shaw Chiropractic combines cutting edge technology with time-tested techniques to restore health in children and adults without drugs.

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SOMAWURKS BY JAY

1563 Alford Place, Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 306-9803, somawurks.com A certified neuromuscular therapist, Jay Terry’s unique style of bodywork combines Western techniques, neuromuscular therapy and Thai-yoga massage, to effectively treat acute and chronic pain. Soothing relaxation and deep-compression massage are also offered.

SOUTHPOINT ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

4059 Salisbury Rd. N., Jacksonville, 281-0058 Mark Mihaly specializes in herbal medicine, acupuncture and zero balancing.

STANLEY J. HUBBARD

1617 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 434-2010 Stanley J. Hubbard, acupuncture physician, brings more than 25 years of experience to acupuncture and Shiatsu treatments. Pain and other problems are treated with a holistic mind/body approach to health.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & NATURAL SKIN CARE

850 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 819-1992 Deborah Perrella, LMT, offers deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and stress-relief massage, specializing in holistic therapies for pain relief and injury recovery. Energy light rejuvenation microcurrent modality is available. Medical insurance is accepted with a prescription. Open Mon.-Fri.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH OF PONTE VEDRA INC.

183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203A, Ponte Vedra, 273-8838 Terri Bishop-Brahen, RN, LMT, LLCC, offers lymphatic drainage therapy to enhance immune system functioning. BishopBrahen also teaches skills to manage lymphodema and combines other treatments for optimal outcomes.

THERAPYWORKS MASSAGE THERAPY & REHABILITATION

1819 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 348-5511 1409 Kingsley Ave., Ste. A, Orange Park, 348-5511 TherapyWorks practices therapies that help alleviate softtissue pain and heal injury, including back pain, fatigue, sciatica, arthritis and auto accident injuries. Founder James Lehman, LMT, NMT, MMP, offers pre- and postpregnancy massage, stress relief, deep tissue, performance sports, Swedish, neuromuscular, corporate wellness and rehabilitative. A wellness membership program is available.

TRANQUIL BODY & SPIRIT

3119 Spring Glen Rd., Ste. 112, Jacksonville, 379-2337 Specialties include deep-tissue, prenatal and reflexology massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Nicole Berrios provides affordable therapeutic massage to soothe aches and pains while enhancing general health and well being. Gift certificates, military discounts and outcalls are available.

TRANQUIL WATERS

1122 Third St., Ste. 5, Neptune Beach, 465-4443 Licensed massage therapist Bootsy Haas’ approach is

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FITNESS, GYMS & TRAINERS ACHIEVE FITNESS CENTER

2349 Village Square Parkway, Fleming Island, 215-7088 Achieve Fitness offers a mix of style and serenity. Programs include Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, boot camp, step, Zumba, Power Sculpt and group cycling. Child care is available.

ALL STAR HEALTH & FITNESS

allstarhealthandfitness.com Kathy Connors brings professional personal training and fitness counseling to the client. Meet with certified trainers, fitness experts, competitive champions and fitness personalities who help you work toward a strong, fit and great looking body.

ANASTASIA ATHLETIC CLUB

1045 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 471-4300 This multi-recreational fitness center offers racquetball, a heated lap pool, personal training and 200 group exercise classes each week. Free child care is available.

ANYTIME FITNESS MANDARIN

4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 268-0411 The only 24-hour, 365-days-a-year fitness center in Mandarin, Anytime Fitness offers free weights, resistance training, cardio, tanning and personal trainers.

BAILEY’S POWERHOUSE GYM

753 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Atlantic Beach, 242-4967, baileysgym.com 9550 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, 739-2900 1352 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5227 11740 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 2, Mandarin, 880-1067 9545 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, San Jose, 880-4858 7001 Merrill Rd., Arlington, 744-7580 2485 Monument Rd., Ste. 16, Jacksonville, 641-9300 1102 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 696-7966 700 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 6, Orange Park, 264-0312 7500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-7773 3794 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 317-0608 Owned and operated by brothers Don, David and Darryl Bailey, this 24-hour access health club features state-of-


the-art cardiovascular and resistance training equipment for strength and cardio training, as well as classes in cardio dance, kickboxing, Pilates, power pump, step, yoga and indoor cycling, guided by fitness consultants and group exercise instructors. Bailey’s also offers a variety of seminars and workshops, tanning and kids’ play areas.

BOLD CITY CROSSFIT

9655 Florida Mining Blvd. W., Bldg. 400, Stes. 407 & 408, Mandarin, 860-2653, boldcitycrossfit.com This training facility offers an environment inclusive to all physical training needs for athletes, police, fire and military personnel, teachers, lawyers, doctors, stay-at-home moms, grandparents and kids. It’s a simplified, personal approach to fitness: friendly competition in a friendly place, with dedicated coaches teaching small groups dynamic, functional movements emphasizing full body motion. Training is varied daily to compliment 10 general skills: cardiovascular/ respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

CHANGES IN MOTION

9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Ste. 17, Jacksonville, 998-9980 The private studio offers Pilates training, springboard, yoga, spinning, Nordic walking classes, as well as one-on-one or small group classes, to strengthen the core and reshape and tone the body. Other treatments include chromotherapy, E-stim and directional wave face and body treatments.

CLUB 14 FITNESS

1114 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, 206-4414 Club 14 offers fitness classes and equipment in a new facility staffed with experienced personnel interested in helping members reach their fitness goals. The club is a licensed Les Mills club and is the CrossFit headquarters for Nassau County.

CROSSFITJAX

2593 Mayport Rd., Ste. 105, Atlantic Beach, 853-6843, cfjax.com CrossFitJax is a training facility offering a strength-andconditioning program. Participants run, climb, push, pull, press, squat and catch with body weight, Dynamax balls, free weights, kettlebells and pull-up bars. It’s hardcore, basic stuff — no mirrors, music, smoothie bars, TVs or saunas — combining strength training and monostructural movement.

CROSS TRAINING SAN MARCO

1722 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 619-3113 Unlike traditional programs that see the body as individual parts, Cross Training San Marco views it as a comprehensive unit. This personal-training studio combines an integrated approach to fitness that’s both holistic and healthy. The certified personal trainers balance strength training and cardiovascular exercises to help clients lose weight without losing muscle or build strength without building mass.

FITT FOR LIFE

860-0153, 230-4794, fittforlife.com This fitness training program employs Pilates instructors, nutrition advisors and boxing coaches for individual, personalized programs to guide you every step of the way toward complete fitness. Private studio training and in-home personal training are available.

GO PERSONAL TRAINING

Brandon Rahe, 540-6076 GO Personal Training offers fitness and nutritional services designed for individual goals. Backed by a four-year degree and ACSM certification, Brandon Rahe helps in weight loss, muscle building, flexibility and diet, and recovery from injury.

INSHAPE LADIES FITNESS

9425 Craven Rd., Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 367-5003 inShape Ladies Fitness is a full-service gym offering yoga, Zumba, core ball, boot camp, strip pole fitness, weight classes and infrared sauna. No contracts, no enrollment fees.

JAX TRAINER

422-6218, jaxtrainer.com Daniel Weisner is a certified advanced personal fitness trainer and licensed massage therapist practicing in a private studio, offering training for increased flexibility, muscle tone and strength, as well as Pilates instruction and nutrition coaching.

JUST FITNESS 4 U

11262 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 338-0644 8206 Philips Hwy., Southside, 683-5694 10950 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 15, Mandarin, 268-2185 Just Fitness offers exclusive personal training, state-ofthe-art cardio equipment, executive-style locker rooms and cardio cinema.

LIFESTYLE FAMILY FITNESS

1731 Wells Rd., Orange Park, 269-3222 13164 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal, 220-1592 Lifestyle Fitness is a 40,000-square-foot health, fitness and day spa complex, offering state-of-the-art exercise equipment, unlimited exercise classes, a 75-foot lap swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and whirlpool, plus an interactive kids’ club.

MOMENTUM FITNESS & HEALTH STUDIOS

5150 Palm Valley Rd., Ste. 107, Ponte Vedra, 504-9894, momentum-pt.net This private fitness studio specializes in personal and small group training, nutrition counseling, self-defense for women and children, and weight loss, helping individuals change their lives to be more healthy.

PILATES ON 3RD

319 10th Ave. N., Jax Beach, (917) 664-2972, pilatesonthird.com This urban boutique fitness studio offers an array of small, personalized programs, including high-energy reformer classes, mat classes, yoga classes and TRX suspension, as well as kids’ programs.

RIVERFIT GYM

2 Independent Drive, Ste. 200, The Jacksonville Landing, downtown, 619-5206, riverfitgym.net Overlooking the St. Johns River, this gym’s friendly staff, including personal trainer Rob Wright, offers outdoor spin classes, cardio, elliptical, treadmills, arc trainers and free weights. Zumba classes start up in February. Open daily.

SALOMON SERVICES INTENSE FITNESS TRAINING

11000 Plantation Dr., Ste. 110, St. Augustine, 461-9945, salomonservices.com Salomon offers one-on-one consultation and coaching in an exclusive, private state-of-the-art facility, featuring sportspecific plans for off-season, pre-season and in-season training, as well as post-injury rehab.

SPORTSPLEX HEALTH CLUB

450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-5552 SportsPlex offers multiple workout rooms featuring a large selection of strength and cardio equipment — with cable TV and CD players — and aerobic studios. Classes include yoga, Hatha yoga, Pilates, martial arts, aerobics, step and body sculpting. Child care and tanning are available.

SYNERGY STUDIO

3576 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 387-9355, synergypilatesPT.com 1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 536-1829 A fully equipped Pilates studio, Synergy incorporates Pilates-based principles for the rehabilitation of patients in a caring, nurturing environment promoting dignity, self-respect and self-reliance. Classes include group, semiprivate and private Pilates by appointment. Therapeutic and relaxation massage and physical therapy; one-to-one, self-pay or insurance. The friendly Synergy staff members are certified, licensed, experienced and professional.

TIMED:EXERCISE

7643 Gate Parkway, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 551-6998, timedexercise.com Timed:Exercise is designed to improve the fitness of any committed individual — regardless of level, age or gender — in less than 30 minutes a day, providing a complete workout, combining cardio and strength training using body and free weight movements.

TRUFIT PERSONAL TRAINING

525 Third St. N., Ste. 100, Jax Beach, 372-4277 Trufit offers strength training with a certified fitness trainer, healthful eating tips and a custom cardio plan. An evaluation of goals — weight loss, general fitness, flexibility or sports-specific training — and current fitness status is made before any program is begun.

VERTICAL FITNESS STUDIO

1313 Beach Blvd., Ste. C, Jax Beach, 333-4431, vfsjax.com With a fun, innovative appraoch to getting in shape, Vertical Fitness Studio is a pole fitness studio that also offers group classes in TRX, Pilates, Pole-ates, cardio and strength training, day or evening, six days a week.

WORLD GYM

14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, Jax Beach, 821-5101, worldgym.com 830 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 285-8223 1650 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 829-3443 1947 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 471-8887 State-of-the-art health facilities provide a non-intimidating environment that includes fitness equipment, free weights, and a variety of health and fitness and aerobics classes, as well as an indoor basketball court, kids’ club, tanning, steam rooms, personal trainers, kickboxing and massage therapy. The St. Augustine locations offer women-only workout areas.

WORLD MARTIAL ARTS JAX

2421 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 119, Jacksonville, 683-7683 For more than a decade, WMA has offered programs for mixed martial arts, self-defense, Muay Thai kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, weapons training and children’s mixed martial arts. With more than 3,000 square feet, heavy bags, core and strength training, it’s also the Southeast headquarters for Erik Paulson’s combat submission wrestling and the official Royce Gracie jiu-jitsu network school of North Florida.

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funny thing happened on the way to enlightenment. The quest got stripped of yogic posturing, Buddhist trappings and even the last vestige of spirituality, and turned into a search for the kind of clarity that might help us all in our worldly pursuits. Which is why movers and shakers are again embracing that ’70s mainstay, Transcendental Meditation. You’re likely to hear it spoken of reverentially in interviews: Russell Brand, whose wildman behavior was cartoonish in its intensity, credits TM with helping him to conquer his heroin, sex and alcohol addictions. “After meditation,” he has said, “I felt this beautiful serenity and selfless connection.” And where celebrities venture (the latest wave of TM-ers includes Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts), many of us are likely to follow. The rolls of practitioners have tripled in the past three years, according to the Transcendental Meditation Program, the practice’s national organization. “The game-changer, I think, is David Lynch and his foundation,” says Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, the Georgetown University psychiatry professor who wrote the recent bestseller “Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation.” Lynch, the surrealist director of “Twin Peaks,” “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Dr.,” had been quietly practicing TM since, yes, the 1970s, but about six years ago, he came out of the closet, launching a foundation to promote the practice and later publishing a manifesto, “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity.” It’s a process perfectly matched to our selfinterested times — “no pain, but a lot of gain,” according to Rosenthal. Bob Roth, an executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, who taught TM to Brand and Moby, explains that when the mind has been calmed with the help of a mantra (a Sanskrit word given to each TM grad), it will effortlessly sink below the level of thought to “pure consciousness.” Practically

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speaking, sit in a chair, close your eyes and silently repeat the mantra for 20 minutes. Once you get the hang of it, Lynch says, you cut the elevator cables of your normal-thinking mind to descend to a place that feels different. You may experience a connection with the universe or a mental light show, what Rosenthal calls “four-star graphic effects.” At the very least, you should be blissfully relaxed, which is the foundation of the health benefits that have been measured in the medical research amassed, much of it funded by the government. The deep tranquility TM promotes quiets the body’s “fight or flight” stress response, lowering blood

David Lynch, a TM disciple, aims to bring TM free of charge to those most in need of its calming effects — at-risk kids, prison inmates, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. pressure and anxiety and combating depression. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the so-called giggling guru, who hosted The Beatles and Mia Farrow among others, was the innovator who stripped the Hindu meditation practice of its religious baggage and repackaged it as a systematic, stress-reducing, creativity-building technique. Lynch, a disciple, is responsible for adding a fresh civic-mindedness to the game. His foundation aims to bring TM free of charge to those most in need of its calming effects — at-risk kids, prison inmates, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. That, of course, means fundraising benefits, which means

reeling in rich folk and entertainers (many introduced to TM by Lynch and Roth), all of which attracts media coverage and an increased brand awareness among those in the general public who might be willing to shell out $1,500 for the basic course. “It was straight out of ‘The Great Gatsby,’” Rosenthal says of the poolside benefit party thrown this past June at the Malibu home of Juicy Couture cofounder Pam Levy and her TV-director husband, Jefery Levy. One imagines the vibes spreading to their neighbor Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media, the freshly minted Converse-wearing, 36-year-old movie mogul who practices TM twice a day. Kavanaugh, who started out as a stockbroker, has leveraged his connections by allying with the New York hedge fund Elliot Associates, among other investors, giving his company the billions required to dominate Hollywood film production. But his secret weapon is his riskassessment algorithm, a high-tech quantitative analysis of the big picture that he says allows him to make money even on box-office dogs. As the New York hard-chargers who flock to the TM courses Roth teaches at the Center for Leadership Performance soon learn, this kind of success is not coincidental. According to published research, TM enhances neural activity in the part of the brain that houses the decision-making “executive center.” “The businesspeople say they’re more focused during the day,” Roth says. As do the other Gotham heavy-hitters who’ve evangelized for TM and the Lynch Foundation, from Jerry Seinfeld and Heather Graham to Ben Foster and Howard Stern. Leave it to Russell Brand, speaking at a gala fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past winter, to get at the essence of TM’s guilt-free marriage of creativity and commerce: “I literally had an idea drop into my brain the other day while I was meditating which I think is worth millions of dollars.”  Joseph Hooper

1845: Henry David Thoreau retires to a cabin in the woods with a copy of the sacred Hindu text, “The Bhagavad Gita.” He later publishes the iconic “Walden.” 1922: The young Indian philosopher Krishnamurti sets up shop near Santa Barbara, Calif., attracting groupies like Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo. 1962: Poet Allen Ginsberg and rebel novelist Jack Kerouac inspire the Beat Generation wing of American Buddhism, giving heavy cred to the San Francisco Zen Center. 1968: The Beatles, Donovan and Mia Farrow visit TM founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Indian ashram. 1975: Maharishi appears on an episode of “The Merv Griffin Show” that’s devoted to TM. Later that year, Time’s cover says, “Meditation: The Answer to All Your Problems?” 1977: In the movie “Annie Hall,” Jeff Goldblum admits during a phone call that he’s forgotten his mantra. 1987: Richard Gere co-founds Tibet House US to bring attention to the Dalai Lama’s cause and the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Later the Dalai Lama wins the Nobel Peace Prize. 1996: Leonard Cohen is ordained a Zen monk at Mount Baldy Zen Monastery. 2004: Orlando Bloom joins the Soka Gakkai wing of Buddhism, aligning with Herbie Hancock and Tina Turner. 2005: Filmmaker David Lynch creates his TM foundation and lures celebrity pals.


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FLORIDA HEALTH FOODS

7648 Lem Turner Rd., Jacksonville, 765-2144 13249 City Square Dr., Ste. 117, River City Marketplace, 757-5894 A family-owned business for more than 30 years, Florida Health Foods employs knowledgeable employees and carries vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs, bulk teas, vegetarian foods and natural cosmetics.

THE GRANARY WHOLE FOODS

1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 269-7222 This health foods store has been serving all of Northeast Florida since 1979, offering bulk foods, herbs and spices as well as organic produce, frozen foods, groceries, natural health and beauty items, pet food and household products. The Granary also carries a full line of vitamins, herbs and homeopathic remedies.

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET

2007 Park St., Riverside, 384-4474 1915 East-West Parkway, Fleming Island, 541-0009 This juice and smoothie bar — located in the Grassroots Market — also offers a large selection of gourmet cheeses, natural and organic items, and ready-made take-away meals. Open daily.

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3543 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-0002, greenmangourmet.com Green Man Gourmet carries organic and natural products, spices, blends, salts, teas, beer and wine, dairy and culinary accessories for food preparation.

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11481 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 260-1993 Dr. Haas has over 32 years’ experience alleviating the pain of migraines, neck and low back and fibromyalgia. Using nutritional response testing to treat the cause rather than the symptom. Additional treatments include gentle spinal adjustments, rehabilitation and detoxification.

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NATURAL MEDICINE STORE

1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 100, Jax Beach, 249-4372 A natural health food store located across the street from Adventure Landing, Natural Medicine Shoppe offers a complete line of vitamin supplements, herbs, organic foods, aromatherapy items, natural cosmetics, organic wine and homeopathic products, including natural hormone replacement alternatives for women and men. Sat. shoppers get 10 percent off all vitamin supplements.

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5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 19, Jacksonville, 742-3160, nutritionoasis.net This location offers a weight loss support system, featuring education, online support, small group programs and personal coaching, as well as smoothies made onsite and Zumba class.

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THE PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ

224 W. King St., St. Augustine, 827-4499 Present Moment serves only raw, organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes, but you’d hardly know it from the breadth of choices. Selections include pizza, pastas, hummus and milkshakes — all prepared without meat, dairy or an oven. Beer and organic wines are also served. Take-out is available. Open Mon.-Sat.

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4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 106, Jacksonville, 253-3360 The all-natural and organic menu includes wraps, subs, salads and steamer bowls. Fresh-squeezed juice, organics beverages and all-natural and organic smoothies are also available at the new Tinseltown location.

URBAN ORGANICS

5325 Fairmont St., Jacksonville, 398-8012, urbanorganicsjax.com Urban Organics specializes in sustainable food and gardening, offer organic produce and health foods, as well as supplies for greenhouses, hydroponic and organic gardens, and live organic and heirloom plants.

WEISE PHARMACY & NATURAL FOOD SHOPPE

4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 388-1564, 384-4642 Pharmacists are available for consultations in nutrition, fitness, homeopathic and veterinary products. Weise creates specialty items for men’s and women’s therapies and also features a drive-through window, juice bar, easy parking and a calm, comfortable atmosphere. Massage therapy is available at the fitness clinic, as are individual nutritional programs.

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10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22, Jacksonville, 288-1100 With certified organic markets nationwide, Whole Foods offers more than 100 prepared items at a full-service and self-service hot bar, salad bar, soup bar and dessert bar. The comprehensive, customer-friendly Whole Body Department features natural body care items and cosmetics, nutritional supplements and vitamins, all free of chemicals and fillers.

ANANDA KULA

4150 & 4154 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 680-7344, ananda-kula.com Ananda Kula, located in the Avondale/Ortega neighborhood, is a community healing center that promotes health and positivity. Classes in beginners and advanced yoga and Pilates are offered, along with deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture, herbs, workshops, monthly meditations and Audio Ananda, monthly live music concerts.

ANASTASIA ATHLETIC CLUB

1045 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 471-4300 Anastasia Athletic Club dedicates a portion of its staff to wellness and nutritional counseling. Through counseling and lifestyle modifications, stress and medical problems can be reduced. Open daily.

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BEACHES ACU-MEDICAL CENTER

4745 Sutton Park Court, Ste. 503, Jacksonville, 821-9535 Blending Chinese medicine with modern science, Toni Krehel, AP, makes extensive use of state-of-the-art, frequencyspecific microcurrent with herbs, homeopathy, iridology and kinesiology to restore health and vitality in those with difficultto-treat chronic illnesses.

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11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 703, Jacksonville, 646-0054 Biofeedback Associates provide neurofeedback, biofeedback and psychotherapy by licensed and board-certified practitioners, treating ADD/ADHD, pain, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

THE BODY-N-BALANCE

3980 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 645-6529 Services offered at The Body-N-Balance include acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, anti-aging (beauty and restoration), detoxification programs, thermography (digital thermal screening) and nutritional food therapy. Herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies are also available.

BODYWISE STUDIOS

2706 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, 794-6760 Bodywise Studios is a fully equipped Pilates studio and center for well-being that employs a holistic approach to physical therapy and fitness. Individual and shared sessions are guided by licensed physical therapists and certified Pilates instructors. Carol Powell-Smith, a spiritual counselor, is a certified healer, counselor and graduate of the Quantum Quest School of Advanced Healing and Enlightenment.

CHOISSER HYPERBARIC & WELLNESS CENTER

2140 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 9, Orange Park, 375-2070 Choisser offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a medical treatment that delivers 100 percent oxygen within a pressurized chamber in a state-of-the-art facility. The process aids treatment of autism, dementia and other ailments.

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ADVANCED HEALTH SERVICES

343-3886, tappingintohealth.com Advanced Health Services is the practice of Mary Cenci, RN, HNC, board-certified holistic nurse. Cenci specializes in effective, integrative techniques to provide rapid relief from stress, anxiety, pain and illness. Drug-free, natural and safe approaches address the whole person with Emotional Freedom Techniques and Reiki.

ALLERGY ASTHMA

4131 University Blvd. S., Ste. A-4, Jacksonville, 733-6487 Dr. Tracy Sinha treats asthma and hives using alkaline water, Rowe diet, antioxidants, turmeric and other spices, as well as yoga breathing.

ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS CENTER

1122 Third St., Ste. 1, Neptune Beach, 241-5566 As a professional wellness coach, Niki LaMont partners with people to accelerate potential, using hypnosis, energy and color therapy. “The Four Agreements” of Don Miguel Ruiz provide focus. Professionalism and confidentiality are assured.

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6545 Bowden Rd., Jacksonville, 448-0079 Dr. Frank G. Stanley and associates specialize in behavioral medicine and stress management through hypnosis and biofeedback. Family and individual counseling is available to educate clients in wellness and other aspects of health. Therapy for eating disorders, and psychological testing are also offered.

KATHERINE DAYE

Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Master Teacher, 241-0893 Learn to use Reiki in your daily life for healing and stress relief. Daye — also an ordained minister of the Alliance of Divine Love — utilizes her more than 10 years of training and experience to offer Reiki treatments and instruction.

MARJORIE DICKINSON, LMT

945-4540 Dickinson is a certified hand and foot reflexologist in private practice in the Jacksonville area. Reflexology is a 6,000-yearold therapy based on the idea that there are points on the hands and feet that directly correspond to each organ and gland of the body. Stimulating these specific points brings about deep relaxation, balance and health.

DOME HEALING CENTER

5028 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 277-3663 Cindy and Don Murphy and staff offer holistic massage therapy, craniosacral massage, foot reflexology, yoga, synchronicity, meditation program and deep cleansing facials.

EDEN REVISITED

1909 University Blvd. S., Ste. 502, Jacksonville, 396-1113 Eden Revisited offers spiritual counseling, Reiki, angel therapy


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management and beauty for increased energy, vitality, sex drive and youthful vigor. Dr. Hardesh Garg specializes in bio-identical hormones, HGH, nutraceuticals, performance improvement treatments, as well as treatment of age spots, rosacea, spider veins, fat, cellulite and wrinkles.

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13400 Sutton Park Drive S., Ste. 1502, Jacksonville, 223-6882 Sharon Knapp, LMT, CNMT, specializes in therapeutic bodywork with a gentle touch. The combination of craniosacral, somatoemotional release, and neuromuscular therapies can relieve a wide variety of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, accident-related injuries, anxiety, depression or fatigue.

485 Sixth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 246-3583 Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, board certified in Holistic Medicine, blends her conventional medicine background with her knowledge of alternatives therapies, individualizing each patient’s healing. Pautz integrates homeopathy, naturopathy, counseling and nutrition education in her practice. She also offers treatments for depression and anxiety.

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15 Eighth St., St. Augustine, 806-0605 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps move the client from the past into a healthy and productive present, overcoming negative perceptions, habits and emotions to conquer smoking, alcohol addiction, PTSD, low self-esteem and other social disorders.

DR. BRIDGET FREEMAN

1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 962-3767 Dr. Freeman specializes in an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on food as medicine and a nutritional approach to healing, stress reduction and quality of life, detoxification and emotional health.

HEALER ONE

1122 Third St., Ste. 1, Neptune Beach, 242-0012 Healer One is the energy-healing practice of Carol Meyer, a Brennan Energy practitioner to balance, charge and clear one’s energy system to support healing on all levels — emotional, mental, spiritual. Meyer is a certified Transformational Breath Facilitator, teaching this selfhealing tool to raise the vibrational field through the use of a conscious, connected breath. Private sessions, workshops and groups available.

2064 Dellwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-1541 Grace Justiss has more than 30 years’ experience helping people with ongoing health challenges to relieve pain, reduce side effects, optimize eating habits, alleviate emotional distress and achieve vibrant health through personalized natural health coaching.

DR. RANDOLPH’S AGELESS & WELLNESS MEDICAL CENTER

1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Jax Beach, 249-3743 Dr. C.W. Randolph is board certified and uses an alternative approach to women’s health, concentrating on gynecology, urogynecology and natural hormone balance. Dr. Randolph combines natural hormones according to each patient’s profile, for treatment of PMS, premenopause, menopause, hysterectomy, osteoporosis, low sex drive and weight gain.

SYNERGY METHODS

200 Malaga St., Ste. 1, St. Augustine, 823-1755 Fernando Bernall’s Synergy Methods offers holistic health care including acupuncture, shiatsu massage, tai chi, qigong, fitness, bodywork and personal training. Bernall is a licensed acupuncture physician, certified personal trainer and medical herbalist.

SOUND MIND, HEALING & EDUCATION

2850 Isabella Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 707-5029 Bethann P. Vetter, LMT, offers Tibetan Bowl healing sessions and emotional/spiritual healing with the One Brain process, as well as weekend workshops teaching One Brain process for home use.

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ALLURE COSMETIC MEDICAL CENTER

664 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 106, Orange Park, 269-1509 The medical center specializes in non-surgical solutions for aging as well as management for weight loss and tattoo removal. Dr. Antoinette Lloyd, an aesthetic and laser expert, and her friendly staff maintain a stress-free atmosphere during treatments for acne, wrinkles, sunspots, spider veins and hair loss.

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26 Clark St., St. Augustine, 826-1965 Since 1994, this shop has been one of St. Johns County’s premier holistic health clinics. It carries Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic remedies, folk/Western herbs and hard-to-find herbal products, including teas, patents and tinctures made to order. A certified, trained nutritionist and herbalist are on staff. Specialties include deep-tissue, craniosacral, lymphatic, neuromuscular and reflexology massage.

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4070 Herschel St., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-0003, 477-2825 This established wellness center offers a relaxing and healing environment, massage therapy and Chinese medicine, including a full Chinese herbal dispensary, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture and diet therapy. Offering treatment for stress-related disorders, migraines, infertility, and gynecological issues, dermatological and cardiovascular problems.

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CALLOWAY CENTER

6000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. B-1, Ponte Vedra, 273-8280 Dr. Daniel Calloway’s Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is also the home of Abanitio Salon & Day Spa. Calloway combines the latest proven technology with surgical skills and knowledge in a warm, caring environment. Formerly at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Calloway provides liposculpture, face and neck lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and facial procedures.

FACIAL REJUVENATION CENTRE

CENTER FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

555 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 387-4661, gatewaycommunity.com Since its inception in 1978, Gateway Community Services has helped thousands of people overcome drug and alcohol addiction with their day, residential and outpatient treatment programs. They treat many forms of addiction, including alcohol, prescription drug, crack and powder cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Gateway also offers a variety of educational and prevention programs.

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8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 281-0119 Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes acne, irregular menstrual cycles, dark hair growth and possible infertility if not controlled. Board-certified endocrinologists Dr. Kevin Winslow, Dr. Daniel Duffy and Dr. Michael Freeman are qualified to help those with PCOS. A registered dietician and a laser hairremoval technician are also on staff.

CHOKSHI & COLUCCELLI EYE INSTITUTE

1750 Tree Blvd., Ste. 10, St. Augustine, 810-5434 Dr. Deidre Leake, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers face, neck, eyelid, brow and mid-face lifts, as well as skin care, laser hair removal, rhinoplasty, earpinning, hair transplants, fractional co2, photofacials, liquid lifts and injectables at this medical spa.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES

1325 San Marco Blvd., Ste. 900, Jacksonville, 346-3506, seeclearjax.com Drs. Amit Chokshi and Gerard Coluccelli are board-certified ophthalmologists offering the most advanced technology in eye care. With more than 30 years of combined experience, the doctors and their professional staff provide quality care.

HANDS, FEET & BEYOND

DR. CLAYMAN’S PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER

JACKSONVILLE COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center’s trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals offer Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.

CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE SOLUTIONS HEALTHCARE

6867 Southpoint Drive, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 281-5757 Since 1996, CNS Healthcare has provided research into new medications and treatments for common psychiatric and neurological diseases. Mark Joyce, MD, Susan Angel, ARNP, and Nandita Joshi, MD, of CNS Healthcare, study depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and insomnia. A clinical staff member determines eligibility for trials, and study participants receive medical care and treatment at no cost. All ages are welcome and participants do not need health insurance.

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COLONICS WITH CARE

8613 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 302, Jacksonville, 739-9979 Colonics With Care offers state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy, using the most advanced technology. The facilities are regularly inspected by the state Health Department to guarantee sanitation and licensing requirements. Owner Glenda Paulich is a licensed massage therapist and a certified colon hydrotherapist.

COMFORT CARE PAIN MANAGEMENT INC.

9770 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 129, Jacksonville, 997-6100, comfortcarepm.com At Comfort Care, the physician-led team specializes in pain treatment through pharmaceutical medical management, with a comprehensive and individualized approach to the evaluation and treatment of pain syndromes.

COREY YOUNG S. PARK, M.D. MY DENTIST

12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 128, Jacksonville, 221-8221 Dr. Park’s My Dentist office offers state-of-the-art cosmetic

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1524 N. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-3162, eyecareforyou.net Eyecare For You fits oxygen-permeable contacts on kids as young as six to slow down nearsighted progression. They practice corneal molding therapy, designing specialized appliances, worn at night, to give functional vision during the day. Eye Care For You prescribes therapeutic contacts or magnifiers for those with eye impairments.

9700 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 469-2432 This wellness medical spa specializes in hand, foot and nail services, provided by nail technicians and podiatrists. Aesthetic skin care, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and skin care products are also available. 820 Prudential Drive, Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 399-5061 Board-certified Dr. A.H. Nezami offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, lift and reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid work, Botox, Juvederm and permanent makeup and skin care procedures.

JACKSONVILLE EYE CENTER

2001 College St., Jacksonville, 355-5555 Dr. Robert I. Schnipper, a leader in ophthalmic surgery, has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries and is recognized for his clinical and academic achievements of more than 25 years. Dr. Schnipper and his professional team offer routine eye exams, cataract surgery, muscle surgery, PRK and refractive lens exchange.

JACKSONVILLE ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE

1325 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 858-7045 With eight locations in Northeast Florida, JOI provides therapies including aqua, hand, occupational, pre- and postoperative and biomechanical analysis, custom splinting, as well as spine and back educational programs, sports injury and work injury rehabs. Athletic trainers, hand therapists, manual therapists, strength and conditioning therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists are on staff.

LEE AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

11481 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 401, Jacksonville, 262-1737 Dr. Young H. Lee offers family and cosmetic dental services in a relaxed, reassuring atmosphere, including routine maintenance, implants, restorative and periodontal treatments and Invisalign.

LESLIE G. PLATOCK, DDS

700 Third St., Neptune Beach, 247-3077 Dr. Platock offers laser bleaching, ceramic crowns and bridges, tooth color filling and bonding. Located in the Atrium Building next to the Neptune Beach library, Dr. Platock’s


office uses a digital X-ray method, which uses 80 percent less radiation.

Dr. Hanania specializes in all phases of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, Zoom whitening and invisible braces.

NATURAL LOOK MEDICAL SPA

U.S. HEARING AID CENTERS

11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 928-9400 Dr. David Mobley, board-certified plastic surgeon, treats acne, rosacea and sun damage in the state-of-the-art medical spa. Aesthetic services include photofacial, laser hair removal, electrolysis, facials, clinical peels and massage.

NORTH FLORIDA DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES, P.A.

1551 Riverside Ave., Riverside 9191 Skinner Parkway, Stes. 202 & 203, Southside 1495 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park 50 A1A N., Ste. 103, Ponte Vedra 200 Southpark Blvd., St. Augustine 354-4488, nfderm.com For more than 25 years, North Florida Dermatology has specialized in detection and treatment of skin cancer, and offers cosmetic treatments and laser procedures, as well as a full range of cosmetic services including Botox, dermal fillers, facials and peels. The clinical research department has launched clinical trials to explore the latest techniques.

ORTEGA CHIROPRACTIC & MEDICAL REHAB CLINIC

5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 At this multi-disciplinary clinic, Dr. Steven Read, Dr. Jim Diesen and Dr. Lisa Sundvall treats auto accident injuries, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and scoliosis, along with medical rehabilitation. Hypnotherapy is available.

PARKWAY PLASTIC SURGERY

5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 Parkway specializes in popular surgical, cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including Botox, fillers and facials. Dr. David Mobley and Dr. Rebecca Glasser, board-certified plastic surgeons, combine the latest technology and traditional methods to enhance, reconstruct and reshape. They offer a full line of medical-grade skin-care products.

PEARSON FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

1835 East West Parkway, Ste. 19, Fleming Island, 215-7377 Specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, Dr. David C. Pearson is a fellowship trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Prior to opening Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery in the fall of 2004, Dr. Pearson practiced at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where he was a member of its teaching faculty.

6014 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4393, allamericanhearing.com This company offers hearing loss solutions for every lifestyle and budget, with professionals who provide diagnostic and treatment services necessary to determine the nature and extent of loss.

VENETIAN DENTAL

11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 7, Jacksonville, 998-1555 Venetian is a center for comprehensive family and implant dentistry, with a periodontist on staff. Cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth restorations, dentures, fillings, implants, crowns, root canals, veneers and emergency service are available, as well as extractions, including wisdom teeth. Financing is available.

WITTEN DENTAL (DOWNTOWN DENTAL ASSOCIATES)

AJ’S HOUSE OF BEAUTY & STYLE

223 W. Adams St., Jacksonville, 356-0072, wittendental.com The convenient location in downtown Jacksonville is minutes from anywhere in town. Drs. Paul and Andrew Witten have owned and operated this practice for more than 40 years, specializing in all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry.

2429 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 737-4446 Spa treatments include European facials, makeovers and the Great Lengths hair extension treatment, a synthesized human hair protein attachment that promotes hair growth without damaging natural hair. Neuromuscular massage is offered, as are ear coning, prenatal, reflexology and Swedish massages.

ALARIC HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLNESS

MIND & SPIRIT THERAPY AFFILIATED HYPNOSIS SERVICES

2533 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 387-4489 9951 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 107, Jacksonville, 553-2646 Certified hypnotists Ben Edmonson, MA, and Susan Watson use one-on-one hypnosis techniques to improve sports concentration and performance, relieve smoking addiction and stress, and expand learning skills for students. Affiliated also offers hypnosis for the elimination of fear of heights, crowds or public speaking.

4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 34, Avondale, 619-3413, alarichealth.com Alaric Health Beauty & Wellness helps clients reach their health and fitness goals, offering massage therapy, highlights, haircuts and styles, skin care, dietary supplements and fitness programs, all within one facility.

ALPHA BEAUTY CLINIC DAY SPA

4131 Southside Blvd., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 998-9977 Established in 1987, the upscale, full-service spa offers a range of facials, massages, and hand and body treatments in a safe, serene atmosphere. The clinic also offers electrolysis, pedicures and manicures and body waxing. alphabeautyclinic. com

ANTHONY AND SANDRA EUROPEAN SALON & SPA

10092 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 6, Mandarin, 398-9777 Anthony and Sandra Day Spa and Salon offers hair care, massage therapy — including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone — manicures, pedicures, waxing, salt scrub and cellulite treatments. Skin care treatments include deepcleaning facials, facials for men and eye-lifting treatments. An array of beauty products, including Phyto, Goldwell, Olive, Paul Mitchell, OPI and Tru Skin Care, are available.

150 Professional Drive, Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra, 285-5571 Dr. R. Gregory Smith provides a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures and treatments, including mini-facelifts, lip fillers, liposuction, body contouring, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, laser skin resurfacing and Botox, designed to enhance your appearance with minimal downtime. All procedures are performed in the state-of-theart facility on an outpatient basis. Financing is available.

THE ART OF BEAUTY

7304 Midway Rd., Jacksonville, 434-9704, amway.com/dyf Scientifically tested beauty products are available.

AVANTE SALON AVONDALE

3574 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 387-4959, avantesalons.com This Aveda Concept salon specializes in Aveda’s awardwinning color services.

POSH PLASTIC SURGERY

13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2001, poshplasticsurgery.com Dr. Sofia Kirk and her staff provide a wide array of cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, facelifts, tummy tucks, Smartlipo and minimally invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm, as well as hair removal, wrinkle reduction and skin-tightening laser treatments.

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DR. ANTHONY POTOCHICK

THE GUIDANCE CLINIC

9140 Golfside Drive, Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 730-7575 1639 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 247-3679 A private mental health practice offering hypnotherapy to help deal with habit control, weight, smoking, stress repression, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug use.

JAXHYPNOSIS.COM

8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 296-0900 Quinn M.D. is a medical practice that specializes in laser and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Linda Quinn offers the latest advancements in aesthetic science and laser medicine for Smartlipo MPX, Fraxel, Fotofacial, Refirme, laser tattoo removal, hair removal, vein removal, sclerotherapy, fillers, Botox and hormone replacement.

5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 Part of Ortega Chiropractic & Medical Rehab Clinic, JaxHypnosis.com provides transformational hypnosis for behavioral and habit changes, such as smoking cessation, weight control and performance improvement in sales, sports and school.

DR. SAMUEL ROSENTHAL

3599 University Blvd. S., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, 399-8255 Dr. Rosenthal, in practice since 1971, specializes in cosmetic surgery and offers breast augmentation and lift, rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty, otoplasty and liposuction, as well as Botox injections.

835C Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 826-3838 2254 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 563-3115 Transcendental meditation is a technique used to gain relaxation, eliminate stress and fatigue and improve health and brain function. TM is easily learned, practiced 15 to 20 minutes a day and taught by a certified instructor.

SAM HANANIA, DMD, PA

UNF DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, LEARN JAX

14815 Mandarin Rd., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 260-4250

AH! BEAUTY ENTERPRISE LLC

2301 Park St., Jacksonville, 387-3333 Jacqueline West, DMD, and her friendly, gentle team have extensive training in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry for patients who may need a little extra help.

PONTE VEDRA COSMETIC SURGERY

QUINN M.D.

SALONS, HAIR CARE & SPA SERVICES 1418 Ribault Scenic Drive, Jacksonville, (877) 912-5303, herbalbeautyproductsfl.com AH! Beauty Enterprise offers a variety of eco-friendly, allnatural bath and body products, including soaps, scents and herbal skin care. Ah! can create a special blend for specific skin problems.

WEST DENTISTRY

PONTE VEDRA COSMETIC DENTISTRY 100 Professional Drive, Ponte Vedra, 285-8407 Dr. Michael Winter and Dr. Kevin Neal have more than 20 years of experience in smile makeovers and complex dental restorations.

2036 Forbes St., Jacksonville, 387-4057 Dr. Potochick offers comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, scheduling ample time for checking for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases, as well as blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Visual skills and abilities are evaluated to ensure precise prescriptions for eyeglasses.

learnjacksonville.com The course, Achieving Inner Peace and Tranquility, held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 15, 22 and 29, helps incorporate deepbreathing exercises, basic meditation and visualization along with positive affirmations into daily routine. The course, Restorative Yoga Therapy, held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thur., March 1-29, offers an opportunity to learn how to release core inner-body tension then strengthen these muscles through guided sequence of stretches, balancing core support system for flexibility and movement.

THE TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION PROGRAM

12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, 620-4255,

10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 7, Mandarin, (877) 283-3235, avedaflorida.com This cosmetology school offers haircuts, hair color and nail services, using quality Aveda products and services, at discounted prices. Aveda Institutes are eco-friendly in their products, locations and services, using all-natural ingredients, often organically grown from sustainable resources.

BEAUTIFUL FACE LLC

9471 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 716-9933 Kim Lien Bui is a fully licensed esthetician practicing permanent cosmetic and skin care services, including microdermabrasion, waxing, eyebrow and lip permanent makeup application.

BEAUTY OUTLET

8626 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, 733-3999 Beauty Outlet offers lace-front wigs, human hair and synthetic wigs, hair extensions and supplies and beauty supplies.

BIO SALON AND SPA CO.

13529 Beach Blvd., Ste. 304, Jacksonville, 223-2222 This new, locally owned multicultural salon offers hair color, highlights, chemicals, extensions, massage, body treatments, facials, dermabrasion, peels, waxing and makeup.

BLOW OUT HAIR STUDIO

2222 Park St., Jacksonville, 384-5605 Located in a renovated 1905 home in historic Riverside, this studio’s space reflects the salon’s styling philosophy: classic with a modern edge, blending a downtown urban sensibility with a sophisticated, refined attitude.

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BODY WRAP MASTERS & SPA

9926 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, 642-3131 This Body Wrap salon, in business for more than 10 years, offers advanced skin and body care, including relaxing and therapeutic massage, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, waxing, scrubs, airbrush tanning and specialty bodywraps.

CASABLANCA BEAUTY, WELLNESS & DAY SPA

4209 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 389-5533 Casablanca is a total beauty, wellness and day spa in a new, state-of-the-art facility. The menu includes hair services, skin and nail care, body treatments and detox. Award-winning, professional stylists specialize in color and cuts. The Day of Beauty package includes breakfast or lunch, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair and makeup.

CHANGES IN MOTION BOUTIQUE FIT SPA

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 17, St. Johns Town Center, 998-9980, changesinmotion.com CIM is a boutique fit-spa offering services from luxurious massages and facials to private Pilates and TRX in the studio, or yoga, spinning, mat Pilates and more in the classroom.

CIAO! BELLA HAIR

12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal, 642-6967 The stylists at Ciao! Bella are color-certified, master haircutters with 10-plus years of experience. The salon uses quality products, including its own line of hair care items.

DR. CLAYMAN’S MIRACLE SPA

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 A Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner, Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa offers trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals in a tranquil, riverfront atmosphere. Spa services include facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, microdermabrasion, Endermologie, glycolic and salicylic peels, inch-loss body wraps, sunless tanning, makeup, teeth whitening, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, waxing and medical-grade skin care. Dr. Clayman offers Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.

COASTAL COSMETIC CENTER

4147 Southpoint Drive E., Jacksonville, 332-6774, coastalcosmetic.com Board-certified physicians specialize in cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation, lipo, tummy tuck and facial rejuvenation. A licensed aesthetician is on staff at this stateof-the-art, AHCA licensed, onsite surgical facility.

COMPLIMENTS BY SHERRY & CO.

13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 221-7380 The professional staff of stylists, estheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists at this salon regularly attend advanced training seminars to offer complete services for hair, skin and nails.

CONCEPT CUTTERS

1832 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-0053 Located for more than 25 years in Pablo Plaza at the beaches, Concept Cutters offers expert Redken color, highlights, restorative deep conditioning treatments and precision hair cuts. Concept Cutters’ Jamie Shanley is a recent Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner.

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CORTELLO HAIR SALON

1086 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 853-6222 This top-rated hair salon features stylists specializing in women’s haircuts, hair color, hair extensions, keratin treatments and more, with an emphasis on customer service.

DEBBIE’S DAY SPA & SALON

403 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 825-0569 The Spa and Salon offer a wide range of massage therapies, custom skin care treatments, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair care services for relaxation, improved health and rejuvenation.

DIRTY BLONDE SALON

2409 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-4247 This innovative salon uses the most up-to-date methods for the best color and styles, as well as facials and waxing.

ELECTROLYSIS & LASER CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE

9191 Skinner Parkway, Ste. 801, Jacksonville, 363-9001 This laser hair removal and skin care center has more than 15 years’ experience in permanent hair removal by a licensed, board-certified staff. Services include wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, IPL photofacial, microdermabrasion, waxing, facials, Botox and dermal fillers. They also carry Obagi and Dermalogica products.

ELITE HAIR STUDIO BY TRE SALON

1242 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-8878 Elite Hair Studio is located at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Penman Road at the beach. The professionals at Elite provide for all hair, skin and body care needs.

ELITE SALON & DAY SPA

4290 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 389-2554 Located in Avondale/Ortega, Elite provides a full range of salon and spa treatments combining American and European spa philosophies. Disciplines include massotherapy, heliotherapy, aromatherapy and aesthetic refinement. Beauty services include hair care, body waxing, makeup, facials and nail care.

FLORIDA SUN & SPA

302 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N., Jacksonville, 646-3727 This full-service day spa offers massage, facials, body wraps, brow and lip waxing, and tanning as well as haircuts, and color and nail services.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH SPA & LASER CENTER

5A Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 819-1481 Physician-owned and supervised, Fountain of Youth offers laser treatment for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, resurfacing and tightening, as well as facials, peels, body waxing and eyebrow services. Featured products include Obagi and Eminence.

FUSION SALON

9810 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 683-3769 With a staff that has more than 30 years’ combined experience, Fusion offers precision cutting, Davines Mask coloring systems and FNLongLocks hair extensions.

HADLEY’S HAIR DESIGN & SKINCARE

2221 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 874-0118 This cozy salon has four experienced stylists, a skincare specialist and a massage therapist offering services in a relaxed atmosphere. Products used include Redken, Rusk, Framesi, Intaglio and Repecage.


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2683 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, 608-0570 Services include hair, nail, waxing, facials and massage, as well as spray tanning. Customized day-of-beauty packages are available. Appointments are accepted and walk-ins are welcome.

HAIR PEACE

815 Lomax St., Jacksonville, 356-6856 Located in historic 5 Points, Hair Peace has been providing detailed, current hair care for men, women and children since 1996. The staff keeps up-to-date on styles, products and techniques for the best results.

THE HONEYCOMB

4465 Woodmere St., Jacksonville, 619-1566 This boutique, home to Mavity Freeland, Susan Davis and Katy Cafaro, offers stylish cuts and fresh color. A wide range of products is offered, including Alterna, White Sands, Goldwell, Pacifica candles and handmade jewelry.

KARA & COMPANY SALON & DAY SPA

4212 Beverly Ave., Jacksonville, 388-2400 The renovated Kara & Company Salon & Day Spa, located in the heart of Avondale, specializes in hair, nails and skin services. Open Tue.-Sat. Call for an appointment.

MAKEUP WORKS PERMANENT MAKEUP

5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 A certified dermatician with more than 15 years’ experience performs micropigmentation — or permanent makeup — which includes lash-liner, eyeliner, eyebrow or lip enhancement, in a medical setting.

MAKEUP BY SUNSHINE, LLC

Jacksonville, 923-4396 Sunshine Jones is a certified makeup artist and licensed esthetician offering traditional makeup and design, European facials, skin-care consultations, waxing and a private makeup label. Makeup By Sunshine specializes in the newest techniques for bridal, airbrush, photography and fashion runway makeup.

MANA MEDICAL SPA

1260 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 853-6996, manamedicalspa.com MANA offers skin care, stress solutions, custom facials, peels, microdermabrasion, body treatments, waxing, makeup application and eyelash extensions.

MIKO SALON

317 St. Augustine Blvd., Jax Beach, 853-6229 This service-oriented salon, relocated to South Jax Beach, pampers customers with the latest trends, practiced by educated stylists. Miko uses certified organic ingredients in its styling and coloring products.

MINDY STAMULIS SALON

3645 Park St., Jacksonville, 551-3408, mindystamulissalon.com This award-winning salon specializes in customized cuts, coloring, extensions and keratin treatments.

MONICA MIA ON SITE

2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Monica Mia has more than 10 years’ experience as a makeup artist and aesthetician, and she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

MOSAIC SPA STUDIOS

8613 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 401, Jacksonville, 373-9638 ext. 1 or 2 Balance your mind, body and spirit with massage therapy and body treatments, including hot stone massage, reflexology, paraffin wax, infrared sauna and showers.

NOREEN YOUNG MAKEUP STUDIO & SKIN SUITE

6029 Morrow St., Jacksonville, 739-2560 Makeup artist and author Young offers skin treatments, makeup services and customized beauty, products, classes and workshops for novices and professionals alike, along with how-to CDs and DVDs.

ORANGE PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY

2170 Park Ave., Orange Park, 264-5201, 874-2617 Since 1964, this accredited cosmetology school has helped thousands of students become resourceful professionals. The accredited academy offers programs for licensed cosmetologists, nail technicians, skin care specialists, permanent cosmetic makeup artists and braiding. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

ORTEGA MED SPA

4570 San Juan Ave., Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 388-8844, ortegamedspa.com Onsite physician Wayne Houston, MD, and his staff offers bioidentical hormone replacement, Botox, fillers, Lipodissolve, in-office bodysculpturing (liposuction), Carbossi (CO2) therapy, massage and aesthetics.

PANACHE DAY SPA & SALON

1472 Park Ave., Park Central Plaza, Orange Park, 269-0666

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For more than 25 years, Panache has offered skin care – featuring LED light therapy – hair care, hair and lash extensions, nail care, makeovers, spa services, and rejuvenating and therapeutic massage. Specializing in pampering with a focus on wellness, Panache featuresof benefit promise Swedish, sports, reflexology and pregnancy massages. Couples’ rooms and private rooms are available. Panache also offers Vichy shower body wraps, Botox and Juvederm.

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PARADISE GROOMING FOR MEN SALON & SPA

1600 Park Ave., Ste. 1, Orange Park, 294-9069 Services at this men’s salon include manicures, pedicures, haircuts, hair color, waxing, facials, massages and body scrubs. Hair products used include Paul Mitchell tea tree shampoos, conditioners and spikers for men.

PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL

4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 155, Jacksonville, 768-6250 This state-of-the-art cosmetology school has a full-service guest service area, specializing in cutting, color and texture services, using Paul Mitchell professional products.

PLANET BEACH CONTEMPO SPA

13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Harbour Village, Jacksonville, 221-0162 13740 Beach Blvd., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, 821-8752 10915 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 519-1826 13820 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 209, Mandarin, 880-4826 11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, Jacksonville, 288-0826 2151 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park, 276-2688 Planet Beach offers a private spa experience in less time and for less money than traditional spas. Services include UV therapy with skin rejuvenation, stress reduction and relaxation, hydration treatment, Lumiere facials, Mystic spray sunless tanning and teeth whitening. REJUVANENCE LIFESPA 4413 Town Center Parkway, Ste. 209, Jacksonville, 996-7595 Owner John B. Harris, a plastic surgeon, offers deep-cleansing facials, massages, laser hair removal and a laser alternative to a facelift, as well as Botox, Juvederm and Radiesse.

RIO HAIR STUDIO

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 8, Jacksonville, 733-8495, riohairstudio.com Experience superior customer service in a relaxed, comfortable, caring atmosphere. Redken master stylists discuss what’s best for individual facial shapes and lifestyles.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, 277-1100 The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a complete menu of massages, exfoliations, hair care, nail care, body wraps, facials, and hand, feet and scalp treatments for men, women and groups. Pampering treatments for mothers-to-be are also available.

SALON CIELO

4668 Town Crossing Drive, St. Johns Town Center, 998-4442 Salon Cielo’s expert stylists create timeless looks with a variety of hair care services, including hair color, design and finishing.

SALON ON THE SQUARE

1936 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-9003 This Aveda salon’s trained stylists perform a range of services including color, highlights, perms, straightening, as well as massage therapy, facials and hair extensions.

SALT SPA

465 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 372-0791, 853-6670, jaxsaltspa.com Salt Spa brings the elements of the ocean into the spa experience, with an oxygenating Salt Room session featuring a zero-gravity chair. Salt Spa also offers day spa services and cosmetic treatments.

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SAUDA NATURALS

1622 Laura St., Jacksonville, 444-9275, saudanaturals.com All-natural, organic black hair and skin care products that are eco-friendly concoctions made with exotic oils and butters.

SEVENTH WONDER DAY SPA

5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-8686 Seventh Wonder offers chakra balancing, ear candling, aqua chi, body detoxing, threading, waxing, facials, massage and natural nail care, using Guinot, Karin Herzog and Jane Iredale skin care makeup. seventh-wonder.com

SHEAR WONDERS SALON

1564 Grove Park Blvd., Jacksonville, 998-9099 Folks at this small, personalized salon have 30 years of experience in corrective color, cuts and styles.

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9 Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 824-6220 or (800) 824-9899 Luxurious treatments and a relaxing atmosphere are the backdrop for a full range of services, including facials, clinical

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THE SPA AT AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION

6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 432-2220 or (877) 843-7722 The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation features 25 individual treatment rooms with sweeping views of lagoons and moss-draped oaks. Treatments include everything from massage, aquatherapy, facials, peels, and herbal wraps to manicures, pedicures, hair care, waxing, spray tanning and other salon services.

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WEIGHT LOSS LIPOGYM

1650 San Pablo Rd., Ste. 13, Intracoastal, 647-6287 This aesthetic medical center offers technologically advanced concepts in fat loss and body contouring. LipoGym combines safe LipoLaser treatments, along with 10 minutes of low-impact, high-resistance exercises.

955 Registry Blvd., Ste. 117, St. Augustine, 940-7800 Newly reopened at World Golf Village, Spa Laterra offers a full range of day spa treatments in an ultra-modern facility, including a variety of massages, scrubs, aromatherapy, body wraps, skin care, facials and complete salon services.

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7304 Midway Rd., Jacksonville, 994-7808, amway.com/dyf Nutrilite offers all the supplements to enhance weight-loss efforts, workouts and metabolism, made from ingredients harvested from organic certified farms, with a six-month money-back guarantee.

200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-7700 The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers more than 100 spa services in 22 treatment rooms, including fullbody treatments, facials, La Stone therapy, manicures and pedicures. Operating since 1987, The Spa encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of space.

SPORTS CLIPS HAIRCUTS

13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 59, Jacksonville, 221-9090, sportsclips.com Newly remodeled and located in Harbour Place Shopping Center, Sport Clips Haircuts provides men’s and boys’ haircuts in a sports-themed environment, with five HDTVS. The signature MVP service includes a haircut, massaging shampoo, relaxing steamed towel and a neck and shoulder massage. Open daily; no appointments are necessary.

This support group gets together at 9 a.m. every Sat. and at 7 p.m. every Wed. at 12001 Mandarin Rd., Jacksonville. There are no fees or dues. 207-8596 or 371-2925.

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3604 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 641-4411 The center offers a doctor-supervised weight-loss system using the newest weight-loss medications, B-12 injections and nutrition counseling. Dr. Harold Laski also offers pain management and mdjax.com, the online medical information site.

SUTRA SALON

320 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-9292 Sutra Salon employs a talented group of stylists who work to make everyone look and feel their best. The Bumble and Bumble exclusive salon offers Jane Iredale cosmetics, an all-natural mineral makeup. sutrasalon320.com

SYNERGE SALON

3837 Southside Blvd., Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 565-2878, synergesalonspa.com This full-service salon offers cutting and styling, relaxing, steam ionic treatment, men’s and brides’ styling, coloring and balance, brow tints, waxing, weaves and extensions, makeovers and spa services packages.

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2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Aquilla Guest, LMT, and Jill Thunberg, BS, LMT, have more than 14 years’ experience in massage including prenatal, hot stone, medical neuromuscular therapies (NMT) and Swedish relaxation massage. Other services include microdermabrasion, facials, eyebrow design, chemical peels, weight loss, detoxing, body wraps and cellulite treatments featuring massage with essential oils.

TROMPE L’OEIL AVEDA SALON

820 A1A N., Ste. E10, Ponte Vedra, 543-1520 Trompe L’Oeil offers manicures, pedicures, hair care, makeup application, waxing, ear candling and aromatherapy. All types of massage, including reflexology, are also available. As an Aveda concept salon, Trompe L’Oeil provides a complete line of pure, natural, aromatherapybased products.

TWO BLONDES AND A GUY SALON

3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 646-0970 Two Blondes and a Guy offers a full menu of hair and nail services. The Redken signature salon employs a talented staff of professionals and was nominated for Salon of the Year in Modern Salon magazine. Gift certificates are available. twoblondesandaguy.com

U ORGANIC TANNING

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 13, St. Johns Town Center, 374-2846, uorganictan.com U Organic provides a seamless, full-body tan without harmful UV rays, offering FDA-approved, 100 percent natural tanning solutions.

VINTAGE SKINCARE

421 W. Church St., Jacksonville, 521-8800, vintage-skincare.com This cruelty-free skincare and haircare company offers anti-aging, organic, natural and gentle formulas and treatments, made for sensitive skin.

YOUTHFUL MEDICAL SPA

110 Professional Drive, Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 220-6565 Youthful Medical Spa offers Thermage, a skin-tightening procedure for eyelids, faces, arms, tummies, thighs and buttocks. They also offer fractional skin resurfacing to

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P.O. Box 330346, Atlantic Beach FL 32233, 477-0400 Artoga Yoga, Art & Theater offers classes for kids and teens, ages 3-16, as well as holiday and summer camps, in-school programs and birthday parties. Artoga is a holistic program combining yoga and the arts, including visual arts, theater, dance and music.

AT EASE YOGA & MASSAGE CENTER

110-B Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 669-1437 At Ease Yoga offers Hatha yoga at levels beginning through advanced. Massage therapy and deep tissue body work with Uma Seaman, a licensed massage therapist with 14 years’ experience, is also available. Spiritually directed counseling services are offered to individuals, couples and families with John Jeniff, MA. A Zen meditation group meets monthly.

BIKRAM YOGA JACKSONVILLE

1531 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 714-5750 Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105° and 60 percent humidity. This aids the body in the healing process, restoring systems to healthy working order as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well-being follow.

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BLISS YOGA

1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 514-0097, blissyogashala.com Bliss Yoga offers classes daily with some of the area’s most experienced instructors, as well as teacher certification and workshops. Bliss Yoga is an open-hearted yoga community in the heart of San Marco, dedicated to the study and practice of yoga as a path toward personal growth and self-realization. Classes include power, gentle flow and athletic yoga.

BRENDA STAR WALKER

699-5172, brendastarwalker@gmail.com Brenda Star Walker is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist catering to all ages and abilities. For 14 years, she has offered free yoga classes for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m. on the first Sun. of the month at Memorial Park, located on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. Walker also teaches yoga one-on-one and offers massage therapy by appointment.

DANCE TONIGHT

2177 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 21, Orange Park, 276-1515, dancetonightorangepark.com At this dance studio, you can learn to dance with confidence and style from trained instructors offering classes in ballroom dancing, swing, salsa, tango and more. No partner is needed.

DANCE TRANCE FITNESS

214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 390-0939 Dance Trance Studios offer a variety of classes with stateof-the-art sound and light effects. The PACE beginners’ program, a 12-week course, lets students of all ages progress into a fit lifestyle without having to jump into an intense workout. DT Kidz, the kids’ dance fitness program for ages 7-12, is now available at both locations. New ballet and barre classes are held from 1-2 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the San Marco location. Other classes are high-energy dance fitness, breakdown, Fle-It, MBody yoga, DT-50, cardio blowout, Absolutely Abs and boot camp. Free diet and nutrition counseling is also available.

DISCOVERY YOGA

3 Davis St., St. Augustine, 824-7454 Discovery Yoga aims to be a tool for self-empowerment and personal growth by improving relaxation, flexibility, strength and endurance. Daily classes, herbal and spiritual counseling, workshops, a Yoga Basics course for beginners and yoga teacher certification also offered.

8 LIMBS YOGA

804-D Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine, 669-0987 This cozy yoga studio offers a variety of classes in Ashtanga yoga, with classes offered at all levels from beginner to advanced. 8 Limbs welcomes all comers, from athletes, to surfers to the Boomers.

GO YOGA AMELIA ISLAND

708 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 545-0477, 335-0539 Go Yoga is an eco-friendly green yoga studio, with an oxygen bar and Chakra lounge. Private lessons are available. A Baptiste power yoga practice is available.

JACKSONVILLEYOGA.COM

391 Third Ave. S., Jax Beach, 249-1111 Jacksonvilleyoga.com offers weekly yoga classes taught by Joyce Savitz, ERYT, MT, the only certified Anusara teacher in Northeast Florida, in a new expanded location. Private instruction and massage therapy are available by appointment, as well as therapeutic yoga. Savitz, who has more than 25 years of experience, offers a relaxing atmosphere in her yoga studio, with bamboo floors and high ceilings.

LOTUS YOGA

869 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 891-6537, lotusyogajax.com Lotus Yoga is a community-based yoga studio located upstairs on Stockton Street in the heart of Riverside.

M BODY YOGA

3807-A Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 565-1005 M Body Yoga is a Baptiste power Vinyasa yoga-affiliated studio, practicing an athletic style of hot yoga, offering daily classes and several workshops year round, with an emphasis on variation to meet individual levels of skill.

MINDFUL MOTION YOGA

3546 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Ste. 119, Jacksonville, 996-2500 This studio offers a variety of daily classes to help you gain strength, cultivate peace, release tension and build flexibility. Intensity levels range from the slow-paced gentle yoga to fat-burning, body-sculpting stamina yoga. Many

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PEACEFUL YOGA STUDIO

2301 Park Ave., Ste. 302, Orange Park, 278-8082 This studio offers an environment where one can feel calm, connected and empowered. Peaceful Yoga offers a variety of classes including Pilates, Yogalates, mind/body and heated power classes.

THE PERFORMERS ACADEMY

3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 322-7672, theperformersacademy.com Yoga/Pilates Fusion class is held every Mon. and Wed. from 5-6 p.m. Both modalities help balance the body, develop healthy breathing, flexibility and concentration, and provide a mental focus and release. Bellydancing is offered every Wed. from 4-5 p.m. The six-week course teaches the basics. Mommy + Me Creative Movement is held every Tue. and Thur. from 10-11 a.m. Call for class fees.

POWER YOGA

3825 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 655-4642, yoga-power.com Serving the area for more than 10 years, Power Yoga features Vinyasa yoga, which heats the body internally and builds strength, increases cardiovascular endurance and calms the mind. An extensive schedule makes attendance convenient. This multiple Best of Jax winner offers classes on a first-come, first-served basis.

RADIANCE BIKRAM YOGA

1225 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 619-2237, radiancebikramyoga.com Bikram yoga is a demanding routine of 26 strengthening and toning postures, practiced in the detoxifying calm of a heated 105-degree studio in a clean, modern facility. Radiance offers several classes each day, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at varying rates.

RADIANT WELLNESS CENTER LTD.

1183 Saltmarsh Circle, Ponte Vedra, 280-4628 Joan E. Ryan, RYT, IYT, and husband James, CHT, RYT, are certified instructors in yoga therapy and modified Kripalu, offering private and semi-private lessons to meet individual needs and abilities, as well as hypnosis, meditation, Reiki and Ayurveda. Group classes are offered, as well as corporate and conference lessons and workshops.

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY

733-8180 Tai chi originated in the Taoist monasteries of old China and is an exercise consisting of slow, graceful movements that promote health, relaxation and flexibility. The Taoist Tai Chi Society’s certified instructors volunteer their time to make Taoist tai chi an affordable experience. Classes are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tues. and Thur. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

VIP WOMEN’S DANCE

2419 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 487-9938, vipwomensdanceparties.com For women only, VIP offers more than 18 classes, for beginners to advanced, as well as parties and events, for pole fitness to achieve a tighter midsection, toned arms and thighs.

YOGA BASICS AND FUNDAMENTALS, UNF DCE

University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, 620-4255, ce.unf.edu This course, Yoga Basics and Fundamentals, held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thur., Jan. 19-Feb. 16, offers an instructional style based on postural precision and alignment for restorative benefits. Classes involve working with details of standing poses, bending movements, twists and inverted poses.

YOGA DEN STUDIO AND BOUTIQUE

2929 Plummer Cove Rd., Jacksonville, 268-8330, yoga-den.com Yoga Den offers a variety of classes for all fitness levels, offering power yoga, mind/body, Hatha, pregnancy, Pilates and Yogalates. Private lessons, corporate packages and gift certificates are available.

YOGA LIFE STUDIO

9948 Old Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, 564-1660 Located in Deerwood Village, Yoga Life offers serenity, Kripalu, Ashtanga, power Vinyasa, serenity and prenatal yoga in an inviting, supportive atmosphere. Private lessons and workshops are available, and teacher certification is also offered. yogalifejax.com

The event will celebrate and honor the work of the current Riverkeeper, Neil Armingeon, who is stepping down in 2012. The evening will feature musical luminaries Van Dyke Parks and Billy Joe Shaver. Parks has a lengthy list of credits as a composer, arranger, producer and musician. He is, perhaps, best known for his collaborations with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. Shaver is a fabulous honky-tonking country outlaw, whose songs have been recorded by Widespread Panic, Marty Stuart, Elvis Presely, Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Jennings, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis, Patty Loveless, Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash, just to name a few. Come see these true American originals as we celebrate Neil Armingeon — an incredible asset to our city and a tireless advocate for the St. Johns!

Y YOGA INC.

961687 Gateway Blvd., Amelia Island, 415-9642 Classes at Y Yoga integrate traditional Hatha yoga styles for all ages and fitness levels, promoting stress relief, weight loss, athletic conditioning, general wellness and rehabilitation. The styles are designed to enhance strength, flexibility and balance through breathing (Pranayama) and physical awareness techniques (Asanas). 

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Reasons to leave the house this week BIG EASY DOES IT THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS

Northeast Florida fans of serious Crescent City funk action must catch The New Orleans Suspects, with opener Billy Buchanan, on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. The pedigreed quintet is a supergroup of sorts, featuring sidemen and founding members of legendary Nawlins bands like The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John and James Booker. Tickets are $24. 209-0399.

MASTER OF PUPPETS STRAVINSKY FOR THE KIDS

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Madcap Puppet Theatre bring Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life in a family-geared production combining shadow puppetry and deft orchestral performances. The show narrates the classic fairy tale of Prince Ivan, evil Kastchei the Magician and an enchanted Firebird. JSO presents “The Firebird” on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts’ Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Kids can make a little music of their own at the pre-concert Symphony Guild’s Instrument Zoo at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $6-$16. 354-5547.

TRIBUTE ELVIS LIVES!

Local music lovers who have a “hunka-hunka Burning Love” for a little Elvis Presley tribute action can cool their heels with the touring extravaganza Elvis Lives! Billed as “The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event” (sorry, “Glitter Covered Hamster Elvis Spectacular”), Elvis Lives! features four of the best in, uh, Elvis Presley re-enactment as well as an Ann Margret tribute artist. Elvis Lives! is staged on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $31-$101. 632-3373.

WATER SPORTS BOAT SHOW

Motorboatin’ maniacs and seafaring citizens must get to the 65th annual Jacksonville Boat Show, held on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville. This three-day event features the latest in skiing, fishing, professional and personal watercrafts, along with demos and seminars to help even the most leery landlubber take the plunge into the boating life! Tickets are $8. 630-4000. boatjax.com

JAZZ RAVI COLTRANE

Saxman Ravi Coltrane has spent the last 20 years honoring his family legacy of great music and helping push jazz into the future. The second child of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, the 45-year-old Grammy-nominated saxophonistcomposer has played with musical heavyweights McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin while leading his own bands on heady releases like ’09’s “Blending Times.” His next release drops this year on Blue Note Records. Beaches Fine Art Series presents The Ravi Coltrane Quintet on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. General seating is free. Tickets for reserved seating are $40, which includes an after-show reception and meetand-greet with musicians. Proceeds benefit Beaches Fine Arts Series concerts and educational outreach programs. 270-1771, 620-2878. beachesfinearts.org

COMEDY RON WHITE

Audiences got their first taste of the down-home stylings of comedian Ron White when the Texas-born funnyman appeared in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Since then, the gravel-voiced, Scotch-drinking, cigar-puffing humorist – aka “Tater Salad” – has been on TV shows like “Reno 911!” and in films like “Horrible Bosses” and “Sex and the City 2.” The bestselling author’s also sold 10 million CDs and DVDs and received two Grammy nods for his blunt observations on the world. In ’08, White was busted for pot possession when authorities found a small amount of wacky tobacky on his private plane. White quipped, “When I have 7/8 of a gram of marijuana, I consider that … being out of weed.” Holla! Ron White performs on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $55-$70. 630-3900.

JIMMY BUFFETT

When it comes to loving the music of Jimmy Buffett, there really is no in-between. Since the early ’70s, this originator of the Gulf & Western style of music has been converting once-normal fans into Hawaiianshirt-wearing Parrotheads on the laid-back strength of ditties like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” and (Folio Weekly’s perennial favorite) “Why Don’t Get We Drunk?” While the now-65-year-old Buffett has garnered as many haters as he has lovers, no one can knock his savvy as a tycoon of all things chillax. With tours, album sales and a mind-boggling array of business ventures, Buffett earns a whopping $100 million a year. That kind of jack can buy a whole lot of diamond-encrusted parrots! Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band perform on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $34-$134. 630-3900. January 24-30, 2012 | folio weekly | 31


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tanding in line to purchase my ticket to “Carnage,” the new film from director Roman Polanski, I waited several minutes as the cashier tried to explain to a potential ticket buyer in front of me what the movie was about. The title alone would certainly suggest yet another action thriller or horror flick, but as the woman behind the counter warned, “It’s not really what you might think.” She explained “From what I’ve heard — I haven’t seen it myself — it’s about four people talking to one another in an apartment building. But it does have a good cast.” The guy decided instead to fork over his hard-earned cash to watch Mark Wahlberg blow away the bad guys in “Contraband.” Two other folks besides me opted for “Carnage.” Directed by Roman Polanski (“Chinatown,” “Rosemary’s Baby”) and billed as a comedy despite the title, “Carnage” is understandably a tough sell for most. Based on Yasmina Reza’s 2006 stage play “The God of Carnage,” the film is cowritten by Reza and Polanski. With a running time of 79 minutes, the action is indeed limited almost entirely to the interior of a Brooklyn apartment. The backgrounds of the opening and closing titles are the only times the film moves outside those confines, 2011 but what goes on in those instances is extremely important and, during the closing, terrifically ironic. The plot concerns a meeting between two sets of parents trying to deal with an altercation involving their middle-school sons. The meeting is held at the apartment of Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly). Their son Ethan was hit in the face with a stick by Zachary Cowan (played by Elvis Polanski, the director’s son), and now Zachary’s parents, Nancy and Alan (Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz), are trying to work things out with the victim’s parents. By its very nature, such an encounter is awkward, particularly when the individuals are unknown to each other and prove to have little in common. Nonetheless, at first, everyone is the epitome of civility; proper-minded

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adults trying to deal intelligently and honestly with inexplicable childhood behavior. As the minutes tick away, however, the silk gloves come off along with the masks of politeness, and the adults start to say what they really think, parent to parent and spouse to spouse. Their kids fight with sticks, the adults with words. In either case, the result is carnage of one sort or another. The template for “Carnage” might have been Mike Nichols’ masterful adaptation of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in which two couples spar and spat over the course of a drunken evening. Whereas Nichols opened up the action, however, moving the setting to various locations, Polanski stays within the walls of the Longstreets’ apartment, ultimately making the audience as restless as the characters on-screen. Apart from that, the approach is similar, though “Virginia Woolf ” is considerably more complex and provocative. “Carnage” is certainly diverting enough, given its powerhouse cast and the script’s occasional razor-sharp wit. The film’s humor, not surprisingly, is its dialogue, revealing the four characters in what is essentially their most unappealing selves, despite pretenses to the contrary. Though at the core, they’re opposites, the wives try to maintain their separate veneers of respectability and propriety. The husbands, on the other hand, are less hesitant about letting down their guards, particularly when the booze starts to flow. In short order, the anger of the two couples becomes less directed toward each other and more toward their respective spouses. The results are painful but humorous, reactions not necessarily exclusive of one another. An actor’s showcase, “Carnage” has earned Golden Globe nominations for Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster. For my money, however, the real kudos go to Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly, particularly Reilly. Far less glamorous and shrill than their counterparts, the men chew up the scenery with more restraint and subtle effectiveness than the women. That’s the irony of “Carnage.” The characters are unappealing and obnoxious, but the actors are terrific. Then again, that’s the point.  Pat McLeod themail@folioweekly.com


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ave you ever had the experience where one small thing takes you out of an otherwise decent movie? “Contraband” is an average action flick with plausible twists and a fun story. But the villain, played by Giovanni Ribisi, speaks in a nasally, weak voice that belies his tattoos and gun-toting, tough-guy demeanor. If we’re to take him seriously as a man who’ll kill the hero’s family, he shouldn’t talk like a science geek. This doesn’t ruin the movie, only because there are many other things going on (perhaps too many), but it does hinder the credibility of the characters. Oddly enough, integrity is everything in this smuggling movie. As happens to many reluctant protagonists, Chris (Mark Wahlberg) has left the lucrative, dangerous life of international smuggling behind him. But when his dumbass brotherin-law Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) botches a job and owes drug dealer Tim Briggs (Ribisi) $700,000, it’s up to Chris to settle the score. Chris’ wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) hates that he has to take a cargo boat to Panama to retrieve counterfeit bills, but Chris’ friend Sebastian (Ben Foster) stays behind to protect her. Naturally, everything that can go wrong does go wrong in Panama, and to director Baltasar Kormakur’s credit, it’s entertaining to see Chris maneuver through his ordeal. Kormakur is popular in his homeland of Iceland, but this is likely the first time American audiences will see his work. In fact, “Contraband” is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller “Reykjavík-Rotterdam,” which featured Kormakur onscreen in the

leading role. As a director, his style is similar to that of Tony Scott (“Man on Fire,” “Déjà Vu”): He utilizes a lot of grainy, coarse images with washed-out colors, quick edits, jarring action and swift camera movements, all of which help maintain an uptempo pace offering a visceral viewing experience. The story probably has a few too many tangents for its own good, but Kormakur brings everything together nicely in the end. Wahlberg is not a great actor, but he is a good action star and does well here. Ribisi is a weak villain, which isn’t good when a story requires a heavy antagonist, but Foster is strong as Chris’ partner and the supporting cast (led by J.K. Simmons) is stellar. And then there’s Beckinsale, who’s perfectly fine but leaves us wondering why she’d be interested in this role in the first place. There’s literally nothing for her to do besides scream and play the concerned mother, which is a waste of her talent, beauty and time. After headlining the “Underworld” movies and more than holding her own in comedy (“Click”) and drama (“Snow Angels”), her career should be past the stage of filling menial supporting roles that more appropriately would go to hottie up-and-comers. Come on, Kate, you have to be more daring than this. “Contraband” was right to focus on family values and action, but it doesn’t discuss enough of how smuggling is done, which no doubt would be fascinating to law-abiding citizens. After all, that’s its real appeal — we’ve seen this storyline before and have a fairly good idea how it’s going to play out. Give us more of what we don’t know and we’d be more entertained. As is, the movie is good but underwhelming, a entertaining excursion but not one you’ll remember two days later. Sometimes that’s just what you need.  Dan Hudak themail@folioweekly.com

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Steven Spielberg’s CGI-animated adaptation of the popular Belgian comic strip speeds along with cutting-edge special effects yet is stalled by a dull, predictable story. Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and his dog Snowy are on an action-packed adventure with Haddock (Andy Serkis) to reveal secrets about a mysterious ship. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED **@@ Rated G • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. The vacation plans of Dave Seville (Jason Lee) and those nutty little Chipmunks (voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney) are sunk when they (and the Chipettes!) are marooned on a deserted island. Co-starring Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. THE ARTIST ***@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Beach Blvd. This innovative, retro-style black-and-white film from writerdirector Michel Hazanavicius won three Golden Globes; it’s a favorite for the Oscars. In 1927, Hollywood silent-movie star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), concerned about the arrival of talking pictures, falls in love with young dancer Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo). James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, John Goodman and Missi Pyle co-star. Disclaimer: There have been media reports of disgruntled film lovers demanding refunds after they realized “The Artist” is a silent film. Folio Weekly would like to assure readers that “The Artist” contains neither dialogue nor a soundtrack with Riskay or Nickelback.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST **@@ Rated G • 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. Disney’s 1991 animated Oscar-winner goes 3-D. When an evil enchantress turns an arrogant young prince (voiced by Robby Benson) into the Beast and his servants into furniture, only the love and understanding of innocent Belle (Paige O’Hara) can change him back. Gaston (Richard White), a ruthless hunter set on slaying the cursed prince, wants Belle for himself. Angela Lansbury and Jo Anne Worley lend their talents. CARNAGE ***@ Rated R • Reviewed in this issue. CONTRABAND **G@ 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. Reviewed in this issue. THE DARKEST HOUR *@@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square Aliens invade Earth! In Russia! So, like, five GenXers are gonna stop them. Right.

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THE DESCENDANTS **** Rated R • Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd., Sun-Ray Cinema (opens Jan. 27) 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 find trouble in paradise and real family values in Hawaii.

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THE DEVIL INSIDE *@@@ Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. This lame exorcism flick is an exercise in futility as Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade) goes to the hospital for the criminally insane with a crew of demon-wranglin’ Padres (Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth) to beat the devil out of her mother, Maria (Suzan “No Relation to Aleister” Crowley). “The Devil Inside” takes a played-out premise — demonic possession — of many horror films and, amazingly, plays it out even more.

In a Silent Way: Film stars George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) take a curtain call in “The Artist.” In black-and-white with no dialogue, this inventive love letter to the Golden Age of Cinema from writerdirector Michel Hazanavicius just won three awards at this year’s Golden Globes and is a favorite for Oscar night.

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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 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St., 359-0047 NORTHSIDE Hollywood River City 14, River City Marketplace, 12884 City Center Blvd., 757-9880

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE **@@ 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 surefire tearjerker drama from director Stephen Daldry follows Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile and pacifist, as he scours the streets of Manhattan looking for the elusive lock to a key left by his father Thomas (Tom Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” also stars Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Max von Sydow. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO **** Rated R • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Director David Fincher (“The Social Network,” “Fight Club”) takes a crack at adapting Stieg Larrson’s groundbreaking crime novel with killer results. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is tapped to solve a 40-year-old missing persons case by a wealthy industrial magnate (Christopher Plummer. He hires cyber sleuth Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to unravel a family’s darkest secrets. They're pulled into a murky world of murder, incest, Nazism and worse. Though the film’s three-hour run time may be a bit too long, patient mystery film buffs are rewarded by Fincher’s expertly dark direction, an engaging story and a breakout performance from newcomer Mara. HAYWIRE **@@ 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. This latest from director Steven Soderbergh stars Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, a highly trained black-ops agent who’s double-crossed after freeing a kidnapped journalist. Mallory decides to issue a little payback, then realizes revenge is a dish best served cold and delivered via a few hundred rounds of ammo. Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas co-star in the high-stakes action story. HUGO **** Rated PG • Sun-Ray Cinema @ 5 Points Based on Brian Selznick’s 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, blending fact and fiction into a captivating tale, with impressive technical wizardry, particularly in its use of 3-D. Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee and Sacha Baron Cohen co-star. THE IRON LADY ***@ PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Meryl Streep stars in this critically acclaimed historical drama that chronicles the life of Margaret Thatcher and her journey from being the daughter of a humble grocer to the first woman to be elected prime minister of the United Kingdom, a position that she held for nearly a dozen years and earned her the

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

nickname “The Iron Lady” for her hard-line, conservative policies toward trade unions, the Soviet Union and quality British hardcore punk rock. Jim Broadbent costars in the engaging, Reagan-era biopic. JOYFUL NOISE **@@ 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. God help us all! Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in this comedy as two members of a small-town church choir who are having a real devil of a time (pun) trying to see past their differences and win a national competition. MARTHA, MARCY, MAY, MARLENE ***@ Rated R • Pot Belly’s, Sun-Ray Cinema This psychological thriller from writer-director Sean Durkin stars Elizabeth Olsen as Mary, a delusional young woman who flees a Catskill Mountain cult led by the charismatic Patrick (John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”). This critical smash also stars Sarah Paulson and Hugh Dancy. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL **** 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., San Marco Theater, World Golf IMAX Theater The latest in this hit-or-miss series is a good year-end action smash. When special agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his assembled crack team (Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner) are wrongfully accused of an attack on Moscow, they‘re forced to go into hiding and chase down mad villain Hendricks (Mikael Nyqvist) intent on global destruction. Yikes! A tight script, killer visuals and deft direction by Brad Bird (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) make “Ghost Protocol” a mission action film fans will accept. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN **** Rated R • Carmike Amelia Island, Sun-Ray Cinema @ Five Points Based on an account from Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), a young man who worked for Sir Lawrence Olivier, this film stars Michelle Williams as the legendary Marilyn Monroe, on location shooting “The Prince and the Showgirl,” with Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). The blonde bombshell spirits Colin away on a lark. Co-stars Julia Ormond, Emma Watson and Toby Jones. RED TAILS **@@ 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. 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 Tuskegee Airmen. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS **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. Director Guy Ritchie’s cinematic adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary tale has Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and trusty pal Dr. Watson (Jude Law) match wits with an equally astute opponent, Prof. Moriarty (Jared Harris). Kelly Reilly and Stephen Fry co-star in the fun-filled albeit predictable mystery-thriller. TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY ***@ Rated R • Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine This big-screen adaptation of John le Carré’s classic Cold War-era espionage novel moves right along on the strength of a bulletproof screenplay by Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor and tight direction from Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”). In 1970s Europe, secret agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced to smoke out a double agent from within the British Secret Service. An ensemble cast, including John Hurt, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Ciaran Hinds and Colin Firth, and an innovative narrative make “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” one thriller worth spying on. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 **@@ Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square EEEEEEE!! Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner return. The wolf pack and vampire clan close in on expectant parents Edward (Pattinson) and Bella (Stewart). Co-starring Gil Birmingham, Sarah Clarke and Jackson (OMG!) Rathbone. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING **@@ 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. In the latest installment of the popular “fang banger” series, badass vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) awakens after a decade of being held captive. She discovers most of her vampires have been destroyed; now she has to fight a genetically engineered Lycan (that’s “werewolf” to us simple, alt-weekly-readin’ folk!). Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy and Theo James co-star in this biting action flick. WAR HORSE **** Rated PG-13 • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Amelia Island, Carmike Fleming Island, Cinemark Tinseltown, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. The latest epic from Steven Spielberg takes the lead in the Oscar race. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 book and the acclaimed stage adaptation of the same work, “War Horse” tells the story of battle-torn Europe during The Great War through the eyes of a horse named Joey and the characters he encounters. An ensemble cast, including David Thewlis, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Tom Hiddleston, combined with deft cinematography by Janusz Kaminski, a strong script (Lee Hall, Richard Curtis) and Spielberg’s masterful vision make “War Horse” a cinematic thoroughbred. WE BOUGHT A ZOO **@@ Rated PG • AMC Orange Park, AMC Regency Square, Carmike Fleming Island, Epic Theatre St. Augustine, Hollywood River City, Regal Avenues, Regal Beach Blvd. Based on a true story, this family film is about recent widower Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), who decides to “go country” and move his kids (Colin Ford and Maggie Elizabeth Jones) onto an 18-acre farm. The catch? The place is a literal zoo, crawling with critters cared for by zookeeper/hot babe Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson).

OTHER FILMS LAUREL & HARDY FILMS Craig Raguse, grandson of Laurel & Hardy’s sound-man Elmer Raguse, presents rarely seen, behind-the-scenes photos of Laurel & Hardy with his grandfather, and recounts anecdotes about the men and the making of their films, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach. Movies that relate to Raguse are also screened. Admission is free. 314-5801. leaveemlaughing.moviefever.com DOLPHIN TALE Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman star in this heartwarming family film screened at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. 209-3730. BUSTER KEATON FILM GROUP Monthly screenings of the silent film star kick off with “One Week” (1920), “The Playhouse” (’21) and “Cops” (’22), at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Pablo Creek branch library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is free and a door prize, a DVD set, is featured. 314-5801. NotTheKeatonSociety.com POT BELLY’S CINEMA “The Ides of March,” “Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene,” “Anonymous” and “The Sitter” are shown at Pot Belly’s, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine. 829-3101. WGHOF IMAX THEATER “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2D” is screened along with “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. worldgolfimax.com

NEW ON DVD & BLU-RAY DREAM HOUSE This creepy thriller stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in the story about a family who discovers that their new crib might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Naomi Watts also stars in director Jim Sheridan’s inventive take on the haunted house story. Spoiler alert: Craig killed his whole family and is now in the bughouse. DRIVE Ryan Gosling takes the wheel in an excellent, inventive thriller about a driver for the criminal underworld navigating his own murky morality while trying to avoid being killed. Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks co-star in this original, neo-noir offering from director Nicolas Winding Refn. ABDUCTION Teen hunk du jour and expert scowler Taylor Lautner stars as Nathan, a young man shocked to learn he might have been abducted as a child. Sigourney Weaver, Dermot Mulroney and Alfred Molina also star in director John Singleton’s effort. Alternate title: “The Man From O.M.G.” BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR Outrageously snubbed by the Academy Awards, Nick Swardson stars as Bucky Larson, a down-on-his-luck Midwest kid who decides to head to Hollywood and become an adult-film star. This goofy comedy from director Tom Brady (the guy who brought you “The Hot Chick”) also stars Mario Joyner, Christina Ricci and Don Johnson. 

“You see, child, once you challenge Death to a game of chess, photographing ladybugs on leaves is a cake walk.” Max von Sydow drops combat wisdom on young Thomas Horn in the drama “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.”

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Roll Over, Vaughn Williams: Iconoclastic musician Richard Thompson performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Feb. 2.

give you a little more room to stretch out on the guitar? Richard Thompson: Yeah, it’s a rare outing with the trio. I’m just interested to strip it down and see what happens when you have that instrumentation. And it also requires the right bass player and drummer to fill in some of the holes, which I think … we have.

spiritual practice been to your development as an artist? R.T.: Even if you’re not spanking people over the head with proselytizing something or other, it’s in there somewhere. Almost anybody you can name — musicians, writers, painters — has some belief, or lack of belief, there. So I’d say it pervades everything I do.

F.W.: Can we expect any full-on Cream or Mountain-style rock freakouts? R.T.: Yes, absolutely! Well, it’s essentially a “folk rock power trio” which is somewhere between the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Peter, Paul and Mary! [Laughs.]

F.W.: In the ’60s, artists like George Harrison and John Coltrane were highly vocal about these experiences. Do you think popular artists are worried it could be a hindrance to their career? R.T.: Well, if you’re in country music, it probably helps your career. But I don’t pay much attention to fashion, as you can tell by the clothes that I wear. [Laughs.] Yet I do think that we live in a remarkably atheistic age, and I’m interested to see if that’s going to change in the next 10 to 20 years. Sometimes I think scientific insight brings faith. I mean, the more I look at subatomic particles, the more I personally see intelligent design. But it all means different things to different people.

F.W.: “Dream Attic” took a fairly unorthodox approach in documenting new material in front of a live audience, an idea that had mixed results with artists like Neil Young and R.E.M. Did you fear a similar fate? R.T.: Yeah, surely. We had the advantage of recording eight shows so we could pick and choose to some extent. But what we didn’t do was hardly overdub anything at all. We didn’t change guitar solos, we didn’t redo the vocals, things which some artists do for their “live” records. There’s an artist I dare not mention who spent two years supposedly mixing a live album who basically replaced everything except the drums on the final recording. F.W.: I think in the music business, they like to call that ersatz spontaneity. R.T.: I suppose so! [Laughs.] But it’s supposedly the biggest-selling live album of all time! [Ed. note: According to the interwebs, that title belongs to “Frampton Comes Alive!” but FW could not reconnect with R.T. to confirm or deny.] F.W.: After handing you the OBE, did the Queen mention if she’s a big fan of Fairport Convention’s “Meet on the Ledge”? R.T.: Oh, she loves it. And then she said to me, “What was Nick Drake really like?” F.W.: You’re a longtime adherent of the mystical path of Sufism. How crucial has your

F.W.: You’re celebrated for penning highly confessional lyrics. After decades of songwriting, do you find it difficult returning to a place of vulnerability? R.T.: When I was 20, I used to get slightly embarrassed about writing vulnerable lyrics and I used to obfuscate somewhat, as we all did. If you listen to some contemporaries of mine like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake, it’s not very direct writing. It’s layered behind something, because people don’t want to stick their heads up and say, “Hey, I’m vulnerable! Look at me, I have feelings!” [Laughs.] Back then, you could get away with that because of people like Dylan, who was like, The Great Obfuscator. He never said what he actually meant either, but that was all the fun! But having practiced writing over the years, I think it gets easier to put yourself in that place and write a vulnerable song. And then, because you are a proud idiot, you actually get up onstage and sing it.  Dan Brown dbrown@folioweekly.com


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Nashville stoner-rock kings Natural Child keep their heads on straight NATURAL CHILD with THE COUGS, THE LIFEFORMS and RIVERNECKS Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville Admission is $6 353-4686 Monday, Jan. 30 at 11 p.m. Nobby’s, 10 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine Admission is $6 547-2188

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toner-rock has never sounded as sweet as it does coming out of the mouths of Nashville three-piece Natural Child. Wes Traylor, Seth Murray and Zack Martin make an unholy racket both on and off-stage, channeling The Stones, The Stooges, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Black Sabbath, into a singular brand of beer-soaked, pot-smoke-hazed garage rock. They also maintain an irreverent, accessible attitude that’s supremely refreshing. Of course, their fun-loving nature can border on the ridiculous, as when Folio Weekly caught up with Traylor, Murray and Martin on a hilarious three-way conference call. “Zack is actually our dad,” Murray laughs when asked how the band formed. “He’s been trying to break into being a famous country artist, and he had me first. I run the business end of things, and Wes is more the creative type.” The funny business hasn’t impeded Natural Child’s ability to record prodigiously, though. Last 4/20, they released their debut LP “1971” on hometown label Infinity Cat Records, and promise two more LPs in 2012 — a new one, “For the Love of the Game,” that’s already in the can, and a pre-“1971” demo called “Body Switchers” that’s finally seeing a proper release. “1971’s” sweaty, swaggering stoner-rock jams sound surprisingly polished, especially when you consider Natural Child self-recorded them in a shed behind Murray’s house. “We record where we practice,” Traylor says. “And we have a bunch of good mics now, so we’ve gotten a lot better at it.” As for that album title? Well, it’s as straightforward as it looks. “1971 was an interesting year,” Murray says. Martin continues, “You had the hippie shit, plus hard rock and country. It’s definitely about music in 1971.” “And attitude,” Traylor interjects.

“And fashion,” Martin adds. Still don’t think Natural Child is one of the most laid-back, down-to-earth bands around? And Martin laughs, “People usually love us when we hang out. We’re hanging out right now. Is that all right with you?” When I answer in the affirmative, Traylor puts a cherry on the top: “I’m drinking a Corona and smoking a joint right now — is that cool?” Nashville has received the lion’s share of critical attention lately for its thriving music scene, which thankfully isn’t all slick country hits and Music Row rhinestone suits anymore. But Natural Child reveals in the dark underbelly of what they call the “Nashville rock craze.” “It all started when Kid Rock and Jack White moved down here,” Traylor jokes. “Yes, there are a lot more places to play, and a lot more good bands, but really, Kid Rock and Jack White are behind all of this. It’s their master plan.” Murray adds, “Usually Kid Rock gives us the lyrics and Jack has the riffs. It’s an ambitious thing they’re trying to do, but it’s working out.” Traylor takes the sarcasm one step further: “It’s really cool that Jack and Kid Rock have shed this kind of light on our city. We’ve been worried they were going to move on.” Although Natural Child toured 30 states in 2011 alone, they still haven’t made it to the Sunshine State, something all three say they are thrilled to finally do. Murray asks about the weather and says he can’t wait to go swimming without a shirt on, while Traylor inquires about girls wearing thongs at the beach, something I said was unlikely in late January. “Can we put in a request for all the girls to wear bathing suits to our show?” Martin inquires. “Only if they feel like it, of course.” Traylor quickly adds. “Yeah, only if they feel like it, but we strongly encourage it.” When I ask about a preference between bar shows and festival appearances, all three band members wax poetic. “The festival atmosphere’s pretty fun, but it can also be pretty hectic,” Traylor says. “Yeah, it’s like one big party, but it’s also hard work,” Martin adds. Murray, however, puts it best, channeling Charles Dickens himself: “It’s the best of times, and it’s the worst of times.” Expect nothing but the former when Natural Child hit Northeast Florida.  Nick McGregor themail@folioweekly.com January 24-30, 2012 | folio weekly | 37

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Daring to defy the hysterical worship of all things Jimmy Buffett JIMMY BUFFETT and THE CORAL REEFER BAND Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville Tickets range from $34-$134 630-3900

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don’t like Jimmy Buffett. Yes, I just said it: I don’t like Jimmy Buffett. Go ahead and burn me at the stake. It’s just that Hawaiian shirts annoy the hell out of me, I would never eat a cheeseburger in paradise (never mind the fact that I don’t eat red meat) and it doesn’t make sense to me why anyone would ever want a parrot as a head. Actually, it goes far beyond that. When it comes to certain musical acts, fans themselves become a cult of personality. A few that come to mind include (duh!) Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffett), Deadheads (Grateful Dead), Juggalos (Insane Clown Posse), Little Monsters (Lady Gaga), Beatlemaniacs (The Beatles) and Kiss Army (Kiss). It’s both a kind of self idolatry and the ultimate corrosion of conformity. You’re not just a fan of Jimmy Buffett, you’re a Parrot Head. You could even call it musical fascism. It’s safe to say you won’t see me at Buffett’s upcoming Jan. 31 Jacksonville stop at Veterans Memorial Arena on his “Welcome to Fin Land Tour.” I won’t be sipping on LandShark Lager in Margaritaville and I’m not looking for “changes in latitude or changes in attitude.” I respect that it’s always five o’clock somewhere, but I don’t need my cocktails to be hawked by some beach bum senior citizen in floral printed board shorts. I’m not totally heartless. I’ll admit that Buffett, his music and his empire have done some good for the world. In 1981, he helped

found Save the Manatee Club, he’s raised money for hurricane victims in Florida and in 2010, he played a free concert on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., to raise awareness of the BP oil disaster. Over the past 45 years, Buffett’s released more than two dozen studio albums, but it’s his incessant touring that’s gained the tropical troubadour a far-reaching fanbase. Since ’76, Buffett’s crisscrossed the globe sharing his sunny disposition on tours with names like “Fruitcakes” (’94), “Tiki Time Tour” (2003) and my personal favorite, “License To Chill Tour” (’04).

When it comes to certain musical acts, fans themselves become a cult of personality. When he’s not performing, however, he’s expanding a staggering empire of goods and services. In October, he opened the Margaritaville Casino at The Flamingo, where you can “feel the energy of the Las Vegas strip while enjoying the laid-back vibe of the islands.” If you can’t make it to Sin City, Buffett’s got you covered. His Margaritaville Foods line offers everything from frozen shrimp and calamari to hummus and chips. No word yet on any plans to hawk Parrot Fajitas. He also sells margarita salt tubs called “Rimmers,” which, let’s face it, is just gross. If you’re still not satisfied and have a few extra thousand bucks sitting around

(forget about those medical bills or mortgage payments), then head to one of Buffett’s storefronts peppered in tropical locales like Cancun, Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Waikiki, or go online for even more grotesquely overpriced Parrot Head gear. Check out the Margaritaville Custom Metal Swivel Barstool for $320. (Bet you can’t buy just one.) The LandShark Golf Bag ($299.95) and Frozen Concoction Maker (Tahiti model, $499) both make excellent gifts for the Parrot Head who has everything. If you’re looking for something under three figures, take a gander at the “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem” soy candle ($19.95) or the women’s Latitudes Linen Shirt in Sea Salt ($88). You’re branded and ready to dine with fellow Parrot Heads, but where do you eat? At one of Buffett’s dozen or so restaurants, of course — now in locations from New Orleans to Niagara Falls to Nashville. I’ve walked the Navy Pier in Chicago — one of the restaurant locations — and really can’t imagine seeing Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill and thinking to myself, “I want the real Chicago experience. Let me stop in for a Pink Cadillac Margarita and a Mexicali Burger.” But what about those days when you’re stuck working for The Man and all you can think about is putting your toes in the sand while sipping on a tropical mixed cocktail? First, forget about the fact that you live in Cleveland. Then head over to Buffett’s website (margaritaville.com) and download custom wallpaper for your computer, icons to post on your Facebook page and sign-up for the Coconut Telegraph, Buffett’s newsletter, so you’re always a Parrot Head in the know.  Kara Pound themail@folioweekly.com


CONCERTS THIS WEEK HACKENSAW BOYS This Americana band performs at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $8. 398-7496. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, FORBIDDEN SIGHT, OUR KIND, STATURE, SWEAR JAR These indie and punk rockers are on at 9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686. LELIA BROUSSARD, GABE DIXON Indie songstress Broussard performs at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Jack Rabbits, 1528 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 398-7496. G-LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, KRISTY LEE Funky sons G-Love & Special Sauce play at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $25. 246-2473. DOMENIC PATRUNO Singer-songwriter Patruno appears at 9 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS, BILLY BUCHANAN The Crescent City funk masters perform at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $24. Doors are at 7 p.m. 209-0399. WHERE’S THE BAND TOUR: CHRIS CONLEY, MATT PRYOR, ACE ENDERS, ANTHONY RANERI, EVAN WEISS This indie rock super group performs at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at CafĂŠ Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $15. 460-9311. CAROLINE AIKEN Singer-songwriter Aiken plays at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at European Street CafĂŠ, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 399-1740. LED ZEPPELIN II (TRIBUTE ACT) These Led Zep tribute rockers bring a “Whole Lotta Loveâ€? to the people at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $10. 246-2473. JIMMY SOLARI Singer-songwriter Solari appears at 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. ALAINA COLDING Singer-songwriter Colding performs at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at

Three Layers CafÊ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. POLYGONS CD Release Party with THE JOHN BRANDON PROJECT Local rockers Polygons celebrate their latest release at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $8. 246-2473. CHROMA These local jam faves perform at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Poe’s Tavern, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 241-7637. BOOGIE FREAKS Local funk favorites Boogie Freaks are on at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Jacksonville. 365-5555. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, NURSES Indie folk faves The Mountain Goats play at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at CafÊ Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Tickets are $20. 460-9311. SONS OF TONATIUH, DEMONAUT, LOKYATA The heavy drone rock and metal kick off at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at The Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. 798-8222. EVAN PALUSZYNSKI Singer-songwriter Paluszynski performs at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 108 First St., Neptune Beach. 372-0943. JOHN EARLE BAND Local musicians The John Earle Band appear at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Square One, 1974 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. 306-9004. TIM O’SHEA Singer-songwriter O’Shea performs at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Island Girl Cigar Bar, 7860 Gate Parkway, Jacksonville. 854-6060. BLISTUR These local rockers hit the stage at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at Cliff’s Bar & Grill, 3033 Monument Road, Jacksonville. 645-5162. FRANK SMITH, SCREAMIN’ EAGLE, E.L. WOOD The indie artists appear at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686. BLACK CAT BONES These local cats prowl at 10 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Mojo No. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville. 381-6670. RAY AND MELISSA The musical duo performs at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Three Layers CafÊ, 1602 Walnut St., Jacksonville. 355-9791. SPIDER MONKEY, HORNIT, DAMN THE NAME, CRANFORD & SONS Funk favorites Spider Monkey is on at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jax Beach. Tickets are $8. 246-2473.

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NATURAL CHILD, THE COUGS, THE LIFEFORMS, RIVERNECKS Nashville stoner kings Natural Child smoke the competition at 9 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. Admission is $6. 353-4686. Natural Child also plays at 11 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Nobby’s, 10 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Admission is $6. 547-2188. KEB’ MO’ Contemporary bluesman Keb’ Mo’ performs at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $36.50. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. 209-0399.

JIMMY BUFFETT and THE CORAL REEFER BAND The legendary Key West troubadour hits the stage at 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $34-$134. 630-3900 BERT QUARTET The jazz group plays on Jan. 31 at European Street European Street CafĂŠ, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 399-1740. THE VIOLENT These loving punkers appear at 9 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville. 353-4686.

Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof: Platinum-selling country artist Travis Tritt performs with opener Aaron Parker on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $65.50 and $77.50. Doors open at 7 p.m. 209-0399.

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courtyard at 6 p.m. every Fri. & Sat., at 5 p.m. every Sun. DOG STAR TAVERN, 10 N. Second St., 277-8010 Live music every weekend 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 The Booty Party with DJ Anonymous and The Fostones at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. 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.

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BRICK RESTAURANT, 3585 St. Johns Ave., 387-0606 Duet every Wed. Goliath Flores and Sam Rodriguez every Thur. Bush Doctors every 1st 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 w/ Dave Thrash every Wed. DJ 151 spins hip hop, R&B, old-school every Thur. DJ Catharsis spins lounge beats every 1st & 4th Sat. Patrick Evan & CoAlition for Industry Sun. MOJO NO. 4, 3572 St. Johns Ave., 381-6670 Black Cat Bones at 10 p.m. on Jan. 27. The Seventh Street Band on Jan. 28. Coalition on Feb. 3 TOM & BETTY’S, 4409 Roosevelt Blvd., 387-3311 Live music every Fri. Karaoke at 8 p.m. every Sat.

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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. TONY D’S NEW YORK PIZZA & RESTAURANT, 8358 Point Meadows Dr., 322-7051 Live music from 6-9 p.m. every Fri.

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(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 Incognito at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. Slick Water at 6 p.m. on Jan. 27. Kurt Lanham at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. Billy Bowers at noon on Jan. 29

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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. COPPER TOP, 1712 Beach Blvd., 249-4776 Karaoke with Billy McMahan, 7-10 p.m. every Tue. Open mic every Wed. 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 Cloud 9 at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 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, 992 Beach Blvd., 399-1740 Jim & Sylvia from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 29 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 G-Love & Special Sauce and Kristy Lee on Jan. 25. Led Zeppelin II tribute band at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26. Polygon’s CD release party with The John Brandon Project on Jan. 27. Spider Monkey, Hornit, Damn the Name and Cranford & Sons on Jan. 28. Drugs, Hot the Lights, Like Moths to Flames and Sparks the Rescue on Jan. 29. ISLAND GIRL CIGAR BAR, 108 First St., Neptune Beach, 372-0943 Aaron Sheeks on Jan. 25. Mark O’Quinn on Jan. 26. Evan Paluszynski on Jan. 27. Matt Collins on Jan. 28 LILLIE’S COFFEE BAR, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922 Live music on Jan. 27. Blue Indigo at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 N. First St., 249-5181 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 Confluent on Jan. 25. Bread & Butter on Jan. 26. Paul Lundgren on Jan. 28. Live music every Wed.-Sat. MEZZA LUNA, 110 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-5573 Neil Dixon at 6 p.m. every Tue. Mike Shackelford and Rick Johnson at 6 p.m. every Thur. MOJO KITCHEN, 1500 Beach Blvd., 247-6636 Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and Galen Kipar at 10 p.m. on Feb. 17 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 Live music nightly 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 Motown Junkies on Jan. 27. 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. POE’S TAVERN, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7637 Chroma at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 RAGTIME TAVERN, 207 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 241-7877 Ron Perry on Jan. 25. JimiRay on Jan. 26. Al Naturale on Jan. 27 & 28. Live music on Jan. 29 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 Jason & Tony on Jan. 25. Billy & Trevor at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26. Jimi Graves & the Supernatural on Jan. 27 & 28. Bread & Butter on Jan. 29. Open mic every Tue. Live music every Tue.-Sun. THE WINE BAR, 320 N. First St., 372-0211 Live music every Fri. & Sat.

DOWNTOWN

BURRO BAR, 228 E. Forsyth St., 353-4692 Weight of the World, Forbidden Sight, Our Kind, Stature and Swear Jar on Jan. 24. Frank Smith, Screamin’ Eagle and E.L. Wood on Jan. 27. Natural Child, The Cougs, The Lifeforms and Rivernecks at 9 p.m. on Jan. 29. The Violent on Jan. 31. DJ Tin Man spins reggae & dub every Tue. DJ SuZi-Rok spins a variety every Thur. $Big Bucks DJ Crew$ every Sat. Bert No Shirt & Uncle Jesse every Sun. CITY HALL PUB, 234 Randolph Blvd., 356-6750 DJ Skillz spins Motown, hip hop & R&B every Wed. Live music every Tue. & Thur. Smooth Jazz Lunch 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.

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FIONN MacCOOL’S, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 176, 374-1247 Live music every weekend 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. 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 Aaron Lewis on Feb. 3. Bobby Laredo spins every Thur. & Sat. Saddle Up every Sat. NORTHSTAR THE PIZZA BAR, 119 E. Bay St., 860-5451 Open mic night from 8:30-11:30 p.m. every Wed. THE PEARL, 1101 N. Main St., 791-4499 DJs Tom P. & Ian S. spin ’80s & indie dance every Fri. DJ Ricky spins indie rock, hip hop & electro every Sat. THE PHOENIX TAPROOM, 325 W. Forsyth St., 798-8222 Sons of Tonatiuh, Demonaut and Lokyata at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 POPPY LOVE SMOKE, 112 E. Adams St., 354-1988 DJs Al Pete & Gene Dot spin for The Glossary at 10 p.m. every Sat. SHANTYTOWN PUB, 22 W. Sixth St., 798-8222 Grabbag CD release party with SPP and Gross Evolution on Jan. 28 ZODIAC GRILL, 120 W. Adams St., 354-8283 Live music every Fri. & Sat.

FLEMING ISLAND

MELLOW MUSHROOM, 1800 Town Center Blvd., 541-1999 Wits End on Jan. 26. Rebecca day on Jan. 27. Jason Ivey on Jan. 28. Open mic every Tue. 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 Jan. 25. DJ BG on Jan. 26. Tony Neal at 5 p.m., Circle of Influence at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Ace Winn at 5 p.m., CAT Five at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. DJ BG every Mon.

INTRACOASTAL WEST

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 Blistur at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 & 28. DJ Jack spins for Karaoke dance party every Tue. & Sun. DJ Two3 spins for ladies nite every Wed. DJ Two4 spins every Thur. JERRY’S SPORTS GRILLE & STEAKHOUSE, 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 22, 220-6766 Live music every Fri.

JULINGTON CREEK, NW ST. JOHNS

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.

MANDARIN

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. 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. 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.

ORANGE PARK, MIDDLEBURG

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 The Whey on Jan. 26. Driven on Jan. 27 & 28. Live music every Thur.-Sat. DJ Jason every Tue. DJ Israel every Wed. Buck Smith Project every Mon.


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 Jan. 25. Jimmy Solari on Jan. 26. Tim O’Shea on Jan. 27. D-Lo Thompson on Jan. 28. Live music every weekend MELLOW MUSHROOM, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Ste. 1, 997-1955 Charlie Walker on Jan. 26. Paul Haftel on Feb. 1. Live music every Sat. SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY, 9735 Gate Parkway N., 997-1999 Chuck Nash every Thur. Live music at 10 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. SUITE, 4880 Big Island Dr., 493-9305 Nick Cannon on Jan. 27. 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.

SAN MARCO, SOUTHBANK

Jax punks Grabbag (pictured) celebrate the release of their latest slab, “Look Up, Look Down” with SPP and Gross Evolution on Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. at Shantytown Pub, 22 W. Sixth St., Jacksonville. This 26th (!) release on Springfield-based label Infintesmal Records was recorded as lo-fi as humanly possible and features a guest vocal by Stevie Stiletto. 798-8222.

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DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE, 714 St. Johns Ave., (386) 325-5454 Local talent every Wed. Karaoke every Thur.

PONTE VEDRA

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 Jan. 26. The Ivey Brothers at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27. Mark O’Quinn at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28. 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.

RIVERSIDE, WESTSIDE

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., 388-7807 Fireflight, Rapture Rukus and Devin Williams at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. City in Peril CD release party with Rejoice the Awakening, Convalesce, Beware the Neverending, In Betrayal and Alert the Messenger at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Drew & Ellie Holcomb at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 PIZZA PALACE, 920 Margaret St., 598-1212 Jennifer Chase at 6:30 p.m. every Fri. YESTERDAYS SOCIAL CLUB, 3638 Park St., 387-0502 Roccopalooza featuring Rick Arcusa Band, Dillinger, Al Stone and Synergy at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28; Mojo Roux, Yankee Slickers, Randall Hall and Derek Hess at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29; proceeds benefit Rocco Marshall. Rotating DJs spin for Pro Bono electronic music party from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. every Sun.

ST. AUGUSTINE

A1A ALE WORKS, 1 King St., 829-2977 Live music on Jan. 26. JimiRay on Jan. 27 & 28 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 Jan. 24. Ivan Smith on Jan. 25. Bilge Rats on Jan. 27. Gilligan’s Revenge on Jan. 28 THE BRITISH PUB, 213 Anastasia Blvd., 810-5111 Karaoke with Jimmy Jamez at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 CAFE ELEVEN, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-9311 Chris Conley, Matt Pryor, Ace Enders, Anthony Raneri and Evan Weiss on Jan. 26. The Mountain Goats and Nurses on Jan. 27 CELLAR UPSTAIRS, San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St., 826-1594 Ray Love Band at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. Billy Buchanan at 2 p.m., Rick Levy & the Falling Bones at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Vinny Jacobs from 2-5 p.m. on Jan. 29

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. THE GROOVE CAFE, 134 SeaGrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach, 547-2740 Clayton Bush from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 26. Midlife Crisis from 7-10:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Penguin Teeth at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 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 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 Cliff Knizley on Jan. 27 & 28. Anthony Sica on Jan. 29. 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. NOBBY’S, 10 Anastasia Blvd., 547-2188 Alligator, Raja Khan, Bees Knees and The Resonants on Jan. 28. Natural Child on Jan. 30 THE REEF, 4100 Coastal Hwy., Vilano Beach, 824-8008 Richard Kuncicky from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Sun. 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 hosts Karaoke every Mon. SPY GLOBAL CUISINE & LOUNGE, 21 Hypolita St., 819-5637 Sam Pacetti from 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 26. Jim Johnston from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Chad Allen from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. 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 Red River Band at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27 & 28. 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.

ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER, TINSELTOWN

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

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 JB Scott’s Swingin Allstars on Jan. 24. Caroline Aiken on Jan. 26. Bert Quartet on Jan. 31. 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 Hackensaw Boys on Jan. 24. Leila Broussard and Gabe Dixon on Jan. 25. Son of a Bad Man CD release party on Jan. 28. Mason Jennings on Jan. 29 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 The John Earle Band on Jan. 27. 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.

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SOUTHSIDE

AROMAS, 4372 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, 928-0515 Live music from 8-11 p.m. every Tue., Wed. & Thur. Piano Bar with Will Hurley from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., a DJ spins till close every Fri. BOMBA’S, 8560 Beach Blvd., 997-2291 Open mic from 7-11 p.m. with Chris Hall every Tue. & every first Sun. Live music at 8 p.m. every Fri., at 6 p.m. every Sat. & at 5 p.m. every Sun. CORNER BISTRO & Wine Bar, 9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Ste. 1, 619-1931 Matt “Pianoman” Hall at 8 p.m. 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 Bill Sheffield and Belmont & Jones on Jan. 28 LATITUDE 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., 365-5555 Boogie Freaks at 8 p.m., VJ Shotgun at 10 p.m. on Jan. 27. Boogie Freaks at 8 p.m., VJ Josh Frazzetta at 10 p.m. on Jan. 28. Rockinaroake at 7 p.m., DJ Mikee at 10 p.m. every Thur.

SPRINGFIELD, NORTHSIDE

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 Live music on Jan. 27. 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. for ladies’ nite on Jan. 26. Guitar Redd & the Red Hotts from 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 27. Mystic Vibes from 4-8 p.m. on Jan. 28. Mr. Natural Band from 4-10 p.m. on Jan. 29 FLIGHT 747 LOUNGE, 1500 Airport Rd., 741-4073 Live music every Fri. & Sat. ’70s every Tue. RIVERCITY ISLAND GRILL & CHILL, 13141 City Station Drive, 696-0802 Live music every weekend 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 Alaina Colding at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. Ray & Melissa at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Goliath Flores at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29. Open mic nite with Al Poindexter at 7 p.m. every Thur. 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL, 2467 Faye Rd., 647-8625 Open mic every Thur. Woodie & Wyatt C. every Fri. Live music every Sat.  To be listed, send all the info — band name, time, date, venue street address, city, admission price and contact number — to Dan Brown, 9456 Philips Hwy., Ste. 11, Jacksonville FL 32256 or email events@folioweekly.com.

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Dude, Where’s My Tutu? (1-3) The men of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo pose in repose. (4) Jacksonville native Carlos Miller had been a member of the troupe for two years and plans to rejoin the humorous ensemble this spring.

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es Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo showcases some of the most beautiful men you’ll ever see. Aside from chest hair protruding from frilly tutus and sideburns peeking out of women’s long-haired wigs, the ballet dancers — called “Trocks” — have insane cheekbones, eyelashes for miles and way better makeup skills than most ladies of high fashion. Founded in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo comprises male dancers who perform parodies of ballet classics and modern dance routines. Dressed as women, Trocks use exaggerated body movements intertwined with the delicate ballet steps usually reserved for women. The effect, much like their appearance, is both comic and impressive. Trocks make their way to Jacksonville as part of The Artist Series’ seasonal lineup. A company of just under 20, the dancers hail from all over the world — Spain to the U.S. to South America to South Africa. Britton Spitler, a native of Ohio who trained at University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Pontecorvo Ballet Studios, joined the group in January 2011. “This is a show for everyone,” Spitler explains. “We have about 50 pieces in our repertoire and change each show based on the season and location of the venue.” As for the Jacksonville performance, Spitler says, they’ll be showcasing “Majisimas,” a seductive, Spanishflavored piece from the second act of Jules Massenet’s 1885 opera “El Cid,” in which Spitler plays the lead.

Other works from which the company pulls its numbers include beloved ballets “Esmeralda,” “Don Quixote,” “The Nutcracker” and “Stars & Stripes Forever,” as well as modern works and ballet solos. “I like that we do the same material over and over,” Spitler says. “It gives me a chance to redeem myself. If I have a bad show one night, I can make up for it at the next performance.”

technique while overdramatizing the work and being funny, but not going overboard,” Miller says. “This isn’t slapstick — you still have to hold true to the ballets that are centuries old.” Like most groups who tour together, there is a sense of family among the members of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. “You live and work with these people,” says Miller. “We travel together nine months out of the year

The dancers are in charge of their own hair and makeup for each show and they have to keep a delicate balance of comedic timing, technical skill and grace. Over the past 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has appeared in more than 30 countries and 500 cities worldwide. Carlos Miller, a Jacksonville native living on the Northside, was a member of Trocks for about two years and has plans to rejoin the company this spring. Miller trained at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Jacksonville University’s Dance with Distinction program before receiving his BFA in ballet and composition studies from Joffrey Ballet/New School University. “There are few companies that allow you to see the world,” Miller explains. “Being in ‘Trocks’ is strenuous. There is a lot of traveling — being able to move from country to country — but performing these classical roles and doing it with a sense of humor is an amazing opportunity.” The dancers are in charge of their own hair and makeup for each show and they have to keep a delicate balance of comedic timing, technical skill and grace. “I have to utilize my

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and find ourselves in these small cities where nobody speaks English — it keeps us in a closeknit group.” Spitler agrees. “We have to try hard to keep the vibe going. There can be drama, but we try and keep it to a minimum because we’re really all stuck with each other.” For Miller, who’s performed with Eugene Ballet Company (Oregon)/Ballet Idaho, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Costal Arts Project and The Florida Ballet, joining “Trocks” is exciting. “I’m getting into my 30s and I’m a much more mature dancer. I have a different way of preparing and experimenting with the work.” Half of the company Miller originally worked with is still with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Some dancers have been with the group since the mid-’90s. This performance also marks the first time the Trocks will make their way to Jacksonville. “This isn’t just a show, it’s an experience,” Miller says.  Kara Pound themail@folioweekly.com


CALLS & WORKSHOPS

SPUNKY ACTORS WANTED The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company, auditions actors at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, for its upcoming production of “Spunk,” a theatrical adaptation of three tales by Zora Neale Hurston. The production calls for four AfricanAmerican men (one man plays guitar) and two African-American women. Singing abilities a must. Participants must prepare a blues, gospel or jazz song and bring accompaniment CD. For further details, e-mail LeeH@The5andDime.org. UPCOMING PLEIN AIR FEST Create! The Artists’ Guild of North Florida and The Azalea Festival present the 2012 Azalea Plein Air Spring Fling, a juried “paint out” event for artists and photographers, to be held from Feb. 24-March 4. For details, procedures and rules, visit creativeartistsguild.org LIMELIGHT SEEKS ACTORS The Limelight Theatre auditions for its upcoming production of the dark comedy “The House of Blue Leaves,” at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28 at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. The cast calls for five men (ages 18-40s) and six women (20s-60s). 825-1164. CALL FOR ARTISTS Art & About, A Neighborhood Art & Music Event, seeks arts and crafts vendors for its festival held on April 14 at Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park. The event features arts and crafts vendors, food, kid activities and raffles. To download a vendor application, visit artguildoforangepark.com ABET DRAMA WORKSHOPS Aine Healy-Richardson teaches kids’ theatrical classes (grades 1-2) every Sat. from 9:15-10:45 a.m. through March 17. Fee for the 10-week session is $200. Kids in grades 3-7 are taught every Fri. from 4-5:30 p.m. through April 12 and every Sat. from 11 a.m.-noon through April 14. Fee for the 14week session is $250. The studio also offers adult drama classes. Classes are held at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 509-1472, 249-7177. abettheatre.com PAINT BOB ROSS STYLE Let’s Paint offers weekly classes featuring certified instructors teaching the Bob Ross wet-on-wet paint technique at AC Moore, 9515 Crosshill Blvd., Jacksonville and

ROBERT INDIANA (American, b. 1928) Die Deutsche Liebe (The German Love), from the Graphic USA Suite, 1968 (c) 2012 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

PERFORMANCE

NEXT TO NORMAL This Tony-winning Broadway rock musical, about a mother struggling with mental illness and addiction, is staged at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $25; $50 for the gala performance at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28. The show is also staged Feb. 2-5. 249-0289. playersbythesea.org CHILDREN’S DANCE CONCERT Douglas Anderson School of the Arts features this dance recital at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 27 at the school’s theater, 2445 San Diego Road, Jacksonville. 346-5620. ELVIS LIVES! This Elvis Presley tribute show kicks off at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $31-$101. 632-3373. LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO The acclaimed dance ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $35-$85. 632-3373. THE OLDEST PROFESSION ABET presents Paula Vogel’s Reagan-era comedy about five aging ladies of the evening trying to stay abreast of the new economy at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Tickets are $15; $12 for senior, military and students. The show is staged through Feb. 4. 249-7177. THE LEARNING CURVE Ian Mairs’ new comic/drama about the world of substitute teaching is staged at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. 396-4425. HARVEY The Limelight Theatre presents Mary Chase’s classic comedy about “hare-brained” Elwood and his peculiar BFF at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, 26 and 28 and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $25; $22 for seniors; $20 military and students. “Harvey” runs through Feb. 12. 825-1164. HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MARK TWAIN The Limelight Theatre and Raintree Restaurant present Robert Gill as celebrated author Mark Twain in this one-man show and dinner theater experience at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Tickets are $39.95. 824-7211. LET’S MURDER MARSHA Orange Park Community Theatre stages Monk Ferris’ dark comedy about a botched homicide at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 at 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park. The show runs through Feb. 4. Tickets are $15. 276-2599. NUNSENSE The smash off-Broadway musical comedy, about nuns who put on a variety show, is staged at 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 26-28, 29 and 31, at 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. The show runs through Feb. 5. Tickets range from $42-$49. 641-1212.

at Build a Dream, Fleming Island Plantation, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island. Class fees vary. 777-6490, 375-1544. NORTH FLORIDA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC This school invites musicians of all skill levels and any instrument to join the community orchestra every Mon. at 6:30 p.m. and concert band every Tue. at 6:30 p.m. at 11363 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. 374-8639. 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 cookied@ix.netcom.com ACTING LESSONS Joanna C. Horton offers eight-week acting classes for teens and adults in techniques ranging from introductory to advanced, starting Jan. 29 at The Performer’s Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Class fees start at $125. 814-3726, 322-7672.

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

JB SCOTT’S SWINGIN’ ALLSTARS with LISA KELLY hese local jazz favorites play at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 at European Street Café, 5500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 399-1740. ZAWA! FLUTE DUO This flute duo performs at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. Tickets are $10. 620-2961. MOZART CELEBRATION The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of Mozart’s work, including “The Magical Flute Overture,” at 11 a.m. on Jan. 27 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets range from $15-$25. 354-5547. OUTSTANDING YOUNG PIANISTS Friday Musicale presents this recital, featuring performances by Harrison Snowden, Grace Hui, Betsy Lin, Nancy Yeung, Ruth Huang and Wobbie Han, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at 645 Oak St., Jacksonville. 355-7584. MARIKA BOURNAKI The EMMA Concert Series presents the acclaimed pianist at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Flagler College’s Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $25. 797-2800. STRAVINSKY FOR THE KIDS Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Madcap Puppet Theatre presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Kids can make a little music of their own at the pre-concert Symphony Guild’s Instrument Zoo at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $6-$16. 354-5547. RAVI COLTRANE The Ravi Coltrane Quintet performs at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. General seating is free. Tickets for reserved seating are $40, which includes an after-show reception and meet-and-greet with musicians. Proceeds benefit Beaches Fine Arts Series concerts and educational outreach programs. 270-1771, 620-2878. beachesfinearts.org BILL AND SYLVIA GUITAR DUO This pair plucks promptly at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29 at European Street Café, 992 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach. 399-1740. SAN MARCO CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY This local ensemble performs at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. 731-1310. BERT QUARTET The jazz ensemble is in at 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at European Street, 1704 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville. 399-1740. JAZZ ON THE SOUTHSIDE The Jazzland Café features live music every Thur. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. at 8 p.m. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 249-1009. JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE Trumpeter Ray Callender and guitarist Taylor Roberts play 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 Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano features live jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 5472 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach. 491-1999. JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie features live jazz nightly at 7 p.m. at 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502.

ART WALKS & FESTIVALS

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT Galleries, antique stores and shops are open from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 28 in St. Augustine’s San Marco District. 824-3152. MID-WEEK MARKET Arts & crafts, local produce, live music and more 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.

MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378. The exhibit “Great Women of Florida” is on display through March. CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. Photographer Mark Ruwedel’s exhibit “Shelter” is on display through Feb. 24.

The opening reception for the exhibit “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s” is held on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., downtown. The exhibit features works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein (pictured, “Crak!” 1963-’64), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. The programming for “ReFocus” includes lectures, screenings of Warhol and John Cage films, and even a March 27 concert by renowned Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk. The exhibit runs through April 8. 366-6911. mocajacksonville.org CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 356-6857. “Richard Chamberlin: The Year of the Sheep” is on display through July 8. “Beyond Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints and their influence on Western Art” is on display through Aug. 9. “50 Forward: New Additions to the Permanent Collection” is on display from Jan. 31-Aug. 15. KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 101 W. First St., Jacksonville, 356-2992. Annmarie Benavidez’ “Prophetic Art” is on display through Feb. 25. “Civil War: The Beginning,” an exhibition of original letters and documents pertaining to the start of the Civil War, is on display through April 25. The permanent collection includes a variety of 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. Project Atrium features sculptor Gustavo Godoy’s installation “Empty Altar/Empty Throne” through March 11. The opening reception and awards presentation for Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards is held from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 28. The exhibit is on display through March. The opening reception for the exhibit “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s” is held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 28. The exhibit runs through April 8. mocajacksonville.org RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, 632-5555. An exhibit celebrating local African-American 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.

GALLERIES

ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY Jacksonville University, 2800 N. University Blvd., Jacksonville, 256-7371. Jim Benedict’s and Christina Foard’s exhibit, “The Object Paraphrased,” is displayed through Feb. 15. A discussion with the artists is featured at noon on Jan. 26. THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, 355-1757. The colorthemed “Blue” show is on display through Feb. THE ART CENTER II229 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville, 355-1757. The opening reception for the exhibit “Figures” is held from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 26. The show runs through March 13. AVONDALE ARTWORKS 3568 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 384-8797. “Creative Compulsion!” featuring works by members of The Art Guild of Orange Park, is displayed through Jan. BEE GALLERY & DESIGN STUDIO The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 108, 419-8016. Thomas J. Vercher is the featured artist for Jan. BETHEL GALLERY Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church, 4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, 285-7241. Recent works by Romeo Cesaria are featured through March 30. C GALLERY Daryl Bunn Studios, 643 Edison Ave., Jacksonville, 525-3368. The exhibit, “A Woman’s World,” featuring works by Megan Cosby, Christina Foard, Louise Freshman Brown, Sara Pedigo and Amy Vigilante, runs through Jan.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER 4144 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 388-8205. The juried show “The Art of the Trees” is on display from Jan. 26 through Feb. 17. FIRST STREET GALLERY 216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 2416928. “Mermaid Magic” runs through Feb. 20. FLORIDA MINING GALLERY 5300 Shad Road, Jacksonville, 535-7252. The exhibit “Geoff Mitchell: Entries of a Diary Thief” is displayed through Jan. GALLERY 1037 Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 398-3161. Gunnel Humphreys, Troy Eittreim and Gerry Charm are the featured artists through Feb. HASKELL GALLERY Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, 741-3546. Recent works by sculptor Joe Segal and photographer Rick Wagner are on display through March 8. HIGH TIDE GALLERY 51 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 829-6831. The works of Kathy Frosio, Ken Jensen, Kyle Hunter Goodwin and Barbara Green are featured through Jan. ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. Artwork by Nassau County High School students is on display Jan. 30-Feb. 26. PLUM GALLERY 9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069. The works of Sydney McKenna, Sara Pedigo, M.H. Myers, Karen Sheridan and Susanna Richter-Helman are featured through Jan. ROTUNDA GALLERY St. Johns County Admin. Bldg., 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 471-9980. The exhibit “It’s Not Just Black and White: The Black and White Show,” featuring recent works by Leslie Robison and Laura Mongiovi, runs through Feb. 16. SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY 6 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 438-4358. David Montgomery is the featured guest artist for Jan. ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310. The juried Figure & Portrait Show is mounted through Jan. 29. BEACHES FINE ARTS SERIES Mixed media paintings by Francesca Tabor-Miolla are on display through Feb. 26 at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 416 12 Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, 270-1771. STUDIO 121 121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, 2929303. Artists Doug Eng, Joyce Gabiou, Robert Leedy, Terese Muller, Mary St. Germain, Tony Wood and Bill Yates show their works through Jan. VANDROFF ART GALLERY Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 730-2100. Paintings by Vicki Lennon are on display Jan. 27-Feb. 22. W.B. TATTER STUDIO GALLERY 76 A San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 823-9263. Sculpture and ceramics by John Richards and Claudia Dunaway is featured from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 28.  For a complete list of galleries, log on to folioweekly.com. 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 dbrown@folioweekly.com. Events are included on a spaceavailable basis.

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Rainbow Connection: University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center hosts LGBTQ Awareness Days on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 on the campus. Scheduled activities include a “Gay? Fine by Me, a T-shirt campaign, an all gender-inclusive “Sex Ed Boot Camp,” featuring two sexologists, as well as free anonymous HIV testing. This event is co-sponsored by UNF Health Promotions and the LGBT Resource Center. The campus is located at 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. 620-4720, 620-1000. unf.edu/lgbtrc

EVENTS

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PILOT CLUB ANTIQUE SHOW The Pilot Club of Jacksonville holds their 62nd Annual Charities Antiques Show and Sale on Jan. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 501 Fairgrounds Place, downtown. This three-day event features 35 antiques dealers from all over the United States, as well as a collection of vintage automobiles on Jan. 28. Admission each day is $10. Proceeds benefit various local non-profit agencies. 262-1868, 803-5758. COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES The Flagler College Community Lecture Series “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Glory: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of War” presents Dr. Brenda Kaufmann at 10 a.m. on Jan. 24 in the college’s Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Kaufmann discusses “The Effects of War on the Environment.” Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 819-6282. flagler.edu LGBT AWARENESS DAYS University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center hosts LGBTQ Awareness Days on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 on the campus. Activities include “Gay? Fine by Me, a T-shirt campaign, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Jan. 24 on the Osprey Plaza at the Student Union. Authors and sexologists Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique present “Sex Ed Boot Camp,” a discussion of basic anatomy, sexual responsibility, if and when to be sexual, and safer sex techniques for the 21st century. Lectures are inclusive of all sexual orientations. This event is co-sponsored by UNF Health Promotions and the LGBT Resource Center. An officers’ training camp will be held at 1 p.m. and a general presentation will be held at 6 p.m., both in the Student Union Auditorium, Bldg. 58W. Free anonymous HIV testing is offered from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Student Union, Bldg. 58E, Room 1111. “Out in the Workplace” is held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, in the Career Services office, Founders Hall. 620-5197. MOSH AFTER DARK Bacardi’s senior beverage scientist discusses the science of rum-making at this adults-only, hands-on, rum-based sensory activity at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for MOSH members. For reservations, call 396-6674, ext. 226. themosh.org COSMIC CONCERTS Concerts include the Jimmy Buffett Parrothead Party at 5 and 8 p.m., The Beatles Laser Collection at 6 p.m. and Laser U2 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. 396-7062. moshplanetarium.org FLORIDA WWII EXHIBIT “Victory Begins at Home: Florida During World War II” shows Floridians in service, military recruitment and training, the German U-boat threat and rationing, at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, through July 8. 396-7062. themosh.org FLAGLER COLLEGE TOURS Historical tours of Flagler College’s Ponce de Leon Hotel are conducted at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, departing from 74 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for St. Augustine residents with a valid ID, and $1 for kids younger than 12. 823-3378. 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. lincolnvillefarmersmarket.com

MATERIALS SCIENCE EXHIBIT The hands-on exhibit, “Strange Matter,” is presented through May 13 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. A blend of physics, chemistry and engineering, “materials science” is the field of research that studies how things are put together, how they could improved, or how they can change to create new materials. From metals to crystals to magnets to glass, “Strange Matter” digs into the science behind everyday materials. 396-6674. themosh.org

POLITICS, BUSINESS & ACTIVISM

JCCI FORWARD FORUM Jacksonville Community Council Inc. hosts a forum, “The Slow Food Movement: What’s for Dinner?” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Seasons 52, 5096 Big Island Drive, St. Johns Town Center. jcciforward.org WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK This group gathers from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Marsh Creek Country Club, 169 Marshside Drive, St. Augustine. 631-1662. wibnetwork.org UNF SMALL BUSINESS CLASS “Tax Facts” is held from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Business Development Center at UNF, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville; cost is $40 in advance or $50 day of workshop. “Hire Your First Employee” workshop is held from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Jan. 25; fee is $20. Explore taking your business global at the workshops “International Trade Export Series,” held Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon, starting on Jan. 27; cost is $295. Workshops are also held on Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2. 620-2476. sbdc.unf.edu SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB Christie Seal, Reputation Management, is the featured speaker at noon on Jan. 25 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 396-5559. CHAMBER AFTER HOURS Ponte Vedra Chamber After Hours is held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Mulligan’s Pub, 43 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra. Admission is $10 for members with reservations, $15 for nonmembers. 285-2004. NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR The Jacksonville Business Exchange hosts a Networking Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 25 at BlackFinn American Grille, 4840 Big Island Drive, St. Johns Town Center. The $25 admission is good for light hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. eventbrite.com

LIBRARIES, BOOKS & WRITING

THEATER PARTNERSHIP Library Writers’ Theater Partnership gathers at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31 at Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. 209-3730. SHARON COBB Screenwriter Cobb signs copies of her novel, “False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter,” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Barnes & Noble, 10280 Midtown Parkway, St. Johns Town Center. 928-2027. ROMANCE AUTHORS Ancient City Romance Authors discuss critiquing from 1-2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Village Bread Café, 10111 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. acrarwa.org WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP This group gathers from 6-8:30 p.m. on the first Tue. of the month at Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville. Admission is free. 428-4681. cdspublicity.com


COMEDY

RON WHITE: MORAL COMPASS TOUR Tater Salad hisself ambles on stage at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, 300 W. Water St., Jacksonville. Tickets to see the Grammy-winner range from $55-$70. 630-3900. jaxevents.com JOHN HENTON Comedy Zone Allstars appear at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24. Comedian John Henton appears at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 26 and at 8 and 10 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, Jacksonville. Tickets are $10-$17. 292-4242. JACKIE KNIGHT’S COMEDY CLUB Mario Salazar and Mark Mayhem appear at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at 3009 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $8 and $12. 461-8843. LATITUDE 30 COMEDY Comedian Myke Herlihy appears at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Jacksonville. Tickets are $13. 365-5555.

UPCOMING

TYLER PERRY’S “THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” Feb. 1, T-U Center’s Moran Theater FIRST COAST FASHION WEEK Feb. 2-4, Jacksonville MICHAEL FELDMAN’S WHAD’YA KNOW? Feb. 4, The Florida Theatre SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY Feb. 5, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall FOLIO WEEKLY’S BITE CLUB Feb. 7, Taverna Yamas JEFF DUNHAM CONTROLLED CHAOS Feb. 10, Veterans Memorial Arena RAT PACK SHOW Feb. 10, 11 & 12, FSCJ’s Wilson Center LACROSSE CLASSIC Feb. 19, EverBank Field BLUES BROTHERS REVUE Feb. 23, T-U Center’s Moran Theater HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS March 2, Veterans Arena PRES. BILL CLINTON March 19, St. Augustine Amphitheatre THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP May 5-13, TPC Sawgrass

NATURE, SPORTS & OUTDOORS

TALBOT ISLANDS’ SPIDERS A park ranger offers insight into the spider’s world at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. 251-2320. floridastateparks.org JAX ROLLER GIRLS The season opener, against the team from Ft. Myers, is held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at UNF Arena, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville. Tickets are $1 in advance, $13 at the door; kids under 10 are admitted free. 620-2999. jacksonvillerollergirls.com ALUMNI FOOTBALL Teams from Jackson, Episcopal, Esprit de Corps, First Coast, First Coast Christian, and other area schools are forming now. Games are scheduled for March and April, but spots and game dates fill up fast. Go to gridironalumni.com to register. (530) 410-6396. ROWING The Jacksonville Rowing Club offers adult sweep classes in Jan.; eight sessions on Sat. and Sun. mornings. No experience or equipment is necessary. Adult memberships and youth programs are also available. 304-8500. jaxrow.org

KIDS

FREE LEGO BRICK CLUB More than 60 pounds of the popular bricks and pieces are waiting for kids to come play at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. The Teen Lounge, held at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 for kids 12 years old and older, offers video games (rated T and above), movies, music and reading. 209-3730.

COMMUNITY INTEREST

SISSINE’S COPY BASH BENEFIT “ ‘PC Load Letter’? What the f*ck does that mean?” If you’ve ever wanted to kill your copy machine, hit The Landing from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Jan. 26. For a buck a swing, you can take a baseball bat and obliterate a copier, courtesy of Sissine’s Office Systems. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. 353-1188. Facebook.com/ JacksonvilleLanding BETTY GRIFFIN ANNIVERSARY The fundraiser gala to mark the organization’s 22nd anniversary, Winter Wonderland, is held from 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Sawgrass Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra. A silent auction, dinner, a cash bar and live music by Ron Perry Connection are

featured. Tickets are $85. Proceeds benefit Betty griffin House programs. 808-8544. bettygriffinhouse.org YESTERDAYS FESTIVAL The annual festival is held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 S.R. 21, Keystone Heights. Live bluegrass and gospel, re-enactors, demonstrations, crafts and antique cars and machines are featured. Park admission is $5, which includes festival admission. (352) 473-4701. NEXT TO NORMAL Players by the Sea present a benefit performance of this play at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. A silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts are featured. Tickets are $50; proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. playersbythesea.org FLORIDA SHRINE BOWL The 23rd annual Florida Shrine Bowl is played at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at University of North Florida’s Hodges Field, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville. Pregame activities start at 1:30 p.m. Top high-schoolers in Northeast Florida play their last All-Star game. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids younger than 12. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. A banquet is held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Southside. American Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore is the featured speaker. Banquet tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. 642-5200. moroccoshrine.org PONTE VEDRA CAR SHOW & CRUISE-IN The annual car show, featuring Chevelles, is held from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Woody’s BBQ, 226 Solana Rd., Ste. 1, Ponte Vedra. 693-1123. MORNING STAR TAKES MANHATTAN This fundraising gala is held from 7-10 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., downtown Jacksonville. Cocktails, music and dancing, and a silent and live auction are featured. Proceeds benefit Morning Star School programs for learning-disabled children. 721-2144. morningstar-jax.org STAYING WELL WITH FOOD Certified Health and Nutrition Coach Marian Thompson discusses the body’s celebration of real, whole foods free of dyes and preservatives at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. 209-3730. BREAKFAST LEARNING SERIES Public Defender Matt Shirk discusses “The Role of the Public Defender in the Criminal Justice System” from 9-10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24 at Family Support Services of North Florida Nassau, 87001 Professional Way, Yulee. Networking and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free. 225-5347. ONE TO GROW ON PARTY The One to Grow On Birthday Party and Ultra Marathon are held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, downtown, honoring Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The 55-mile ultramarathon, featuring elite athletes, starts at midnight on Jan. 28; runners should be there by 11 p.m. Friday night. Live music by Dalton Cyr and kid band Full Court Press, kids’ activities and a one-mile fun run (at 1:30 p.m.) are featured. The Run 5 to Keep Kids Alive starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free. To donate to light a candle, go to wolfson55.org. CALL FOR VENDORS Art & About, a fine art and music event to be held on April 14, 2012 at Orange Park Town Hall Park, seeks crafts and food vendors. To download vendor applications, go to www.artguildoforangepark.com. For details, email info@artguildoforangepark.com.

CLASSES & GROUPS

TV, FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA CLASS The class “How to Get a Job in TV, Film & Digital Media” is held from 6-10 p.m. on Jan. 26 at University of North Florida, University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. Admission is $49.99. 620-4808. creativeflorida.org WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE Free women’s self-defense classes are held from 9 a.m.-noon on Jan. 27 at Lion’s Den Karate, 138 North One Drive, Ste. A, St. Augustine. 826-1904. 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. alcoholicanonymous.org 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. 358-6262, 723-5683. serenitycoastna. org, firstcoastna.org 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 Tue. at Quality Life Center, 11265 Alumni Way, Southside. 378-6849. nicotineanonymous.org NAR-A-NON This group meets at 8 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at 4172 Shirley Ave., Avondale. 945-7168. 

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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. 5 S. Second St., 261-9400. 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

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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. $$ PICANTE GRILL ROTISSERIE BAR F Flavors of Peru and Latin America, served in a modern atmosphere. Authentic Peruvian cebiche and homestyle empanadas. BW, CM, TO. B, L & D daily. 464073 S.R. 200, Ste. 2, Yulee. 310-9222. $$ 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. $$$ SALT, THE GRILL Best of Jax 2011 winner. Elegant dining featuring local seafood and produce, served in a contemporary coastal setting. FB. D, Tue.-Sat. The RitzCarlton, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy., Amelia Island. 491-6746. $$$$ SANDOLLAR RESTAURANT & MARINA F Dine inside or on the deck. Snow crab legs, fresh fish, shellfish dishes. FB. L & D, daily. 9716 Heckscher Dr., Ft. George Island. 251-2449. $$ 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. $ T-RAY’S BURGER STATION F A favorite local spot; Best of Jax 2011 winner. Grilled or blackened fish sandwiches, homemade burgers. BW, TO. B & L, Mon.-Sat. 202 S. Eighth St. 261-6310. $ 29 SOUTH EATS F Part of historic Fernandina Beach’s downtown scene. Award-winning Chef Scotty serves traditional world cuisine with a modern twist. L, Tue.-Sat.; D, Mon.-Sat.; Sun. brunch. 29 S. Third St. 277-7919. $$

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EAST COAST BUFFET F A 160+ item Chinese, Japanese, American and Italian buffet. Dine in, take out. FB. L & D, Mon.Sat.; Sun. brunch. 9569 Regency Sq. Blvd. N. 726-9888. $$ KABUTO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Steak & shrimp, filet mignon & lobster, shrimp & scallops, a sushi bar, teppanyaki grill and traditional Japanese cuisine. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 10055 Atlantic Blvd. 724-8883. $$$ LA NOPALERA Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Intracoastal. 8818 Atlantic Blvd. 720-0106. $$ MEEHAN’S TAVERN F The Irish pub and restaurant serves beef and Guinness stew, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, traditional lamb stew, jalapeño poppers, in a comfy place. BW. L & D, Wed.-Sun. 9119 Merrill Rd., Ste. 5. 551-7076. $$ NERO’S CAFE F Traditional Italian fare, including seafood, veal, beef, chicken and pasta dishes. Weekly specials are lasagna, 2-for-1 pizza and AYCE spaghetti. CM, FB. L, Sun.; D, daily. 3607 University Blvd. N. 743-3141. $$ REGENCY ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR Generous portions and friendly service in a nautical atmosphere. Fresh fish, specialty pastas, fresh oysters and clams. BW. L & D, daily. 9541 Regency Square Blvd. S. 720-0551. $$ TREY’S DELI & GRILL F Fresh food served in a relaxed atmosphere. Burgers, Trey’s Reuben, deli sandwiches, pork, steaks, seafood, pies. Prime rib specials every Fri. night. CM, BW. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 2044 Rogero Rd. 744-3690. $$ UNIVERSITY DINER F The popular diner serves familiar breakfast fare and lunch like meatloaf, burgers, sandwiches: wraps, BLTs, clubs, melts. Daily specials. BW. B & L, Sat. & Sun.; B, L & D, Mon.-Fri. 5959 Merrill Rd. 762-3433. $

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BISCOTTIS F Mozzarella bruschetta, Avondale pizza, sandwiches, espresso, cappuccino. Revolving daily specials. B, Tue.-Sun.; L & D, daily. 3556 St. Johns Ave. 387-2060. $$$ THE BLUE FISH RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR Fresh seafood, steaks and more are served in a casual atmosphere. Halfportions are available. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 3551 St. Johns Ave., Shoppes of Avondale. 387-0700. $$$ BRICK RESTAURANT F Creative all-American fare like tuna tartare, seaweed salad and Kobe burger. Outside dining. FB. L & D, daily. 3585 St. Johns Ave. 387-0606. $$$ THE CASBAH F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a friendly atmosphere. BW. L & D, daily. 3628 St. Johns Ave. 981-9966. $$ ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE F Gauchos carve the meat onto your plate from serving tables. FB. D, Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. 4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40. 388-4884. $$$ THE FOX RESTAURANT F The Fox has been a Jacksonville landmark for 50-plus years. Owners Ian & Mary Chase serve classic diner-style fare, homemade desserts. B & L daily. 3580 St. Johns Ave. 387-2669. $ GREEN MAN GOURMET Organic and natural products, spices, teas, salts, BW. Open daily. 3543 St. Johns Ave. 384-0002. $ MOJO NO. 4 F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 3572 St. Johns Ave. 381-6670. $$ ORSAY Best of Jax 2011 winner. The French/American bistro focuses on craftsmanship and service. FB. D, Tues.-Sat.; Brunch & D, Sun. 3630 Park St. 381-0909. $$$ TOM & BETTY’S F A Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 years, Tom & Betty’s serves hefty sandwiches with classic car themes, along with homemade-style dishes. CM, FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 4409 Roosevelt Blvd. 387-3311. $$ ’town F Owner Meghan Purcell and Executive Chef Scott Ostrander bring farm-to-table to Northeast Florida, offering American fare with an emphasis on sustainability. FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 3611 St. Johns Ave. 345-2596. $$

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AL’S PIZZA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 8060 Philips Hwy. 731-4300. $ BROADWAY RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA F Family-owned&-operated New York-style pizzeria serves hand-tossed, brick-oven-baked pizza, traditional Italian dinners, wings, subs. Delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 3. 519-8000. $$ CAFE CONFLUENCE F The European coffeehouse serves Italian specialty coffees and smoothies, along with paninis, salads and European chocolates. Outdoor dining. BW. L & D, Tue.-Sun. 8612 Baymeadows Rd. 733-7840. $ CHA-CHA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT F Owner Celso Alvarado offers authentic Mexican fare with 26 combo dinners and specialty dishes including chalupas, enchiladas, burritos.

FB. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 Baymeadows Rd. 737-9903. $$ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F Chicago-style deepdish pizzas, hot dogs, Italian beef dishes from the Comastro family, serving authentic Windy City favorites for 25+ years. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 8206 Philips Hwy. 731-9797. $$ DEERWOOD DELI & DINER F The ’50s-style diner serves malts, shakes, Reubens, Cubans, burgers, and traditional breakfast items. CM. B & L, daily. 9934 Old Baymeadows Rd. 641-4877. $$ THE FIFTH ELEMENT F Authentic Indian, South Indian and Indochinese dishes made with artistic flair. Lunch buffet includes lamb, goat, chicken, tandoori and biryani items. CM. L & D, daily. 9485 Baymeadows Rd. 448-8265. $$ GATOR’S DOCKSIDE F See Orange Park. 8650 Baymeadows Rd. 448-0500. $$ INDIA RESTAURANT F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Extensive menu of entrées, clay-oven grilled Tandoori specialties and chicken tandoor, fish, seafood and korma. L, Mon.-Sat., D, daily. 9802 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 8. 620-0777. $$ LARRY’S GIANT SUBS F With locations all over Northeast Florida, Larry’s piles subs up with fresh fixins and serves ’em fast. Some Larry’s Subs offer B & W and/or serve breakfast. CM. L & D, daily. 3928 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 9 (Goodby’s Creek), 737-7740; 8616 Baymeadows Rd. 739-2498. larryssubs.com $ LEMONGRASS F Upscale Thai cuisine in a metropolitan atmosphere. Chef Aphayasane’s innovative creations include roast duckling and fried snapper. BW. R. L, Mon.-Fri.; D, Mon.Sat. 9846 Old Baymeadows Rd. 645-9911. $$ MANDALOUN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE F The Lebanese restaurant offers authentic cuisine: lahm meshwe, kafta khoshkhas and baked filet of red snapper. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 9862 Old Baymeadows Rd. 646-1881. $$ NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The organic supermarket offers a full deli and a hot bar with fresh soups, quesadillas, rotisserie chicken and vegan sushi, as well as a fresh juice and smoothie bar. 11030 Baymeadows Rd. 260-2791. $ OMAHA STEAKHOUSE Center-cut beef, seafood, sandwiches served in an English tavern atmosphere. The signature dish is a 16-ounce bone-in ribeye. Desserts include crème brûlée. FB. L & D, daily. 9300 Baymeadows Rd., Embassy Suites Hotel. 739-6633. $$ ORANGE TREE HOT DOGS F Hot dogs with slaw, chili cheese, sauerkraut; and small pizzas. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 8380 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 4. 733-0588. orangetreehotdogs.com $ PATTAYA THAI GRILLE F Traditional Thai and vegetarian items and a 40-plus item vegetarian menu served in a contemporary atmosphere. B/W. L & D, Mon.-Sat. 9551 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 1. 646-9506. $$ PIZZA PALACE F See San Marco. 3928 Baymeadows Rd. 527-8649. $$ STICKY FINGERS F Memphis-style rib house specializes in barbecue ribs served several ways. FB. L & D, daily. 8129 Point Meadows Way. 493-7427. $$ UDIPI CAFE Authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. L & D, Tue.-Fri. 8642 Baymeadows Rd. 402-8084. $ VINO’S PIZZA F See Julington. L & D, daily. 9910 Old Baymeadows Rd. 641-7171. $

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(In Jax Beach unless otherwise noted.) A LA CARTE Authentic New England fare like Maine lobster rolls, fried Ipswich clams, crab or clam cake sandwich, fried shrimp basket, haddock sandwich, clam chowdah, birch beer and blueberry soda. Dine inside or on the deck. TO. L, Fri.-Tue. 331 First Ave. N. 241-2005. $$ AL’S PIZZA F Serving hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, calzones and Italian entrees for more than 21 years. Voted Best Pizza by Folio Weekly readers from 1996-2011. BW. L & D, daily. 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 249-0002. $ ANGIE’S SUBS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Subs are madeto-order fresh. Serious casual. Wicked good iced tea. 1436 Beach Blvd. 246-2519. $ BEACH BUDS CHICKEN F The family-owned place serves marinated fried or baked chicken: family meals (kids like Peruvian nuggets), box lunches, gizzards, livers, 15 sides and fried or blackened shrimp, fish, conch fritters, deviled crabs. TO. L & D, daily. 1289 Penman Road. 247-2828. $ BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET F The full fresh seafood market serves seafood baskets, fish tacos, oyster baskets, Philly cheesesteaks. Dine indoors or outside. Beach delivery. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 120 S. Third St. 444-8862. $$ BONGIORNO’S PHILLY STEAK SHOP F South Philly’s Bongiorno clan imports Amoroso rolls for Real Deal cheesesteak, Original Gobbler, clubs, wraps, burgers, dogs. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2294 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. 246-3278. $$ BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q F Baby back ribs, fried corn, sweet potatoes. BW. L & D, daily. 1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach. 270-2666. 1266 S. Third St. 249-8704. bonosbarbq.com $ BUDDHA’S BELLY F Authentic Thai dishes made with fresh ingredients using tried-and-true recipes. FB, TO. L & D, daily. 301 10th Ave. N. 372-9149. $$ BURRITO GALLERY EXPRESS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The Gallery’s kid sister at the beach each is mostly take-out; same great chow, fast service. 1333 Third St. N. 242-8226. $

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT (other than my own): Asiatique, Louisville, Kentucky FAVORITE COOKING STYLE: Asian fusion. FAVORITE INGREDIENTS: Hamachi (yellowtail), ginger, garlic, beets and cilantro. IDEAL MEAL: Any meal I can enjoy with my wife and son. WOULDN’T EAT IF YOU PAID ME: Natto (fermented soybeans). INSIDER’S SECRET: If you’re not learning anything, go someplace where you will. CULINARY GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate.

CAMPECHE BAY CANTINA F Homemade-style Mexican items are fajitas, enchiladas and fried ice cream, plus margaritas. FB. D, nightly. 127 First Ave. N. 249-3322. $$ CASA MARIA F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Springfield. 2429 S. 3rd St. 372-9000. $ CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 320 N. First St. 270-8565. $$ COPPER TOP SOUTHERN AMERICAN CUISINE F (Formerly The Homestead) The menu features Southern favorites like fried chicken, collards, biscuits and cornbread, as well as fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and chops, served in a family atmosphere inside a cozy log cabin. CM, FB. Sunday brunch; L & D, Tue.-Sun. 1712 Beach Blvd. 249-4776. $$ CRAB CAKE FACTORY JAX F Chef Khan Vongdara presents an innovative menu of seafood dishes and seasonal favorites. FB. L & D daily. 1396 Beach Blvd., Beach Plaza. 247-9880. $$ 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, grilled tuna and 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. $$ LYNCH’S IRISH PUB The full-service restaurant offers corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie and fish-n-chips. 30+ beers on tap. FB. L, Sat. & Sun., D, daily. 514 N. First St. 249-5181. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See St. Johns Town Center. 1080 Third St. N. 241-5600. $

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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. $$$ PACO’S MEXICAN GRILL Serving Baja-style Mexican cuisine, featuring carne asada, tacos, burritos, fish tacos and shrimp burritos. CM, FB. B, L & D, daily. 333 First St. N. 208-5097. $ PARSONS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT F The family-style restaurant has an outdoor patio and an extensive menu, including the mariner’s platter and the Original Dreamboat. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 904 Sixth Ave. S. 249-0608. $$ 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 offer casual 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. Open daily. 1230 Beach Blvd., 242-4940. 251 Third St., Neptune Beach, 247-8323. $ THE WINE BAR The casual neighborhood place has a tapas-

style menu, fire-baked flatbreads and a wine selection. Tue.Sun. 320 N. First St. 372-0211. $$

DOWNTOWN

(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 Brand 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 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. $

FLEMING ISLAND

CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILLE F See Baymeadows. 406 Old Hard Road, Ste. 106. 213-7779. $$ GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET F See Riverside. B, L & D, Mon.-Sat.; L, Sun. 1915 East West Pkwy., 541-0009. $ HONEY B’S CAFE Breakfast includes omelets, pancakes, French toast. Lunch offers entrée salads, quiches, build-yourown burgers. Peanut butter pie is a favorite. Tea parties every Sat. B & L, daily. 3535 U.S. 17, Ste. 8. 264-7325. $$ 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. Come by car, boat or bike. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 2032 C.R. 220. 269-4198. $

INTRACOASTAL

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. $$ ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN & ITALIAN CUISINE F A varied menu offers European cuisine including lamb, beef and chicken dishes, as well as pizza and wraps. BW. L & D, daily. 13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 26. 220-9192. $$ 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. $$ THAI ORCHID F The restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine made with fresh ingredients, including pad Thai, Thai curry dishes and rice dishes. BW. L & D, daily. 12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 4. 683-1286. $$ 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. $$

JULINGTON, NW ST. JOHNS

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. $$

MANDARIN

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 Yorkstyle 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


Advertising proof 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. $$

ORANGE PARK

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, homemade-style. 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. $$

PONTE VEDRA, NE ST. JOHNS

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 &benefit D, daily. promise of 330 A1A N. 280-5515. $$

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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. promise of benefit 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-n-chips — plus 18 beers on tap. L, daily except Mon.; D, daily. CM, FB. 1521 Margaret St. 854-9300. $$ PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE F Traditional Italian fare is prepared with fresh sauces and dough made from scratch daily, along with a large selection of gourmet pizza toppings. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2. 378-8131. $ PERFECT RACK BILLIARDS F Upscale billiards hall has burgers, steak, deli sandwiches, wings. Family-friendly, non-smoking. BW, CM. L & D, daily. 1186 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill. 738-7645. $ PIZZA PALACE ON PARK F See San Marco. Outdoor seating. 920 Margaret St., 5 Points. 598-1212. $$ SAKE HOUSE F Japanese grill and sushi bar features sushi, sashimi, katsu, tempura, hibachi and specialty rolls. CM, BW, sake. L & D, daily. 824 Lomax St. 301-1188. $$ SUMO SUSHI F Authentic Japanese fare, traditional to entrees and sushi rolls, spicy sashimi salad, gyoza (pork dumpling), tobiko (flying fish roe), Rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, Calif. roll). BW, CM. L & D, daily. 2726 Park St. 388-8838. $$ SUSHI CAFÉ The café in Riverside Publix Plaza features a variety of sushi, including the popular Monster Roll and the Jimmy Smith Roll, along with faves like Rock-n-Roll and Dynamite Roll. Sushi Café also offers hibachi, tempura, katsu

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With multiple Best of Jax awards and locations all over Northeast Florida, including Atlantic Beach (pictured), Al’s Pizza has you covered whenever you’re craving a slice. and teriyaki. BW. Dine indoors or on the patio. L & D, daily. 2025 Riverside Ave. 384-2888. $$ TASTI D-LITE Health-conscious desserts include smoothies, shakes, sundaes, cakes and pies, made with fresh ingredients with fewer calories and less fat. More than 100 flavors. Open daily. 1024 Park St. 900-3040. $ 13 GYPSIES F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The neighborhood eatery is intimate and casual, serving tapas, shrimp dishes, salads and pressed sandwiches made from scratch. BW. L & D, Tue.-Sat. 887 Stockton St. 389-0330. $$ TWO DOORS DOWN F Former Tad’s owner offers traditional faves: hotcakes, omelets, burgers, pork chops, liver & onions, fried chicken, sides and desserts. CM, TO. B & L, Mon.-Fri. 436 Park St. 598-0032. $ WALKERS The nightspot has a tapas menu plus a wide variety of wines, served in a rustic, intimate atmosphere. BW. Tue.Sat. 2692 Post St. 894-7465. $ WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F AYCE buffet. Sushi bar, sashimi, hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, steak, seafood. BW. L & D, daily. 1014 Margaret St., Ste. 1, 5 Points. 301-1199. $$

ST. AUGUSTINE

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. 4609311. 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

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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. $$ MILL TOP TAVERN F A St. Auggie institution housed in an 1884 building, serving nachos, soups, sandwiches and daily specials. Dine inside or on open-air decks. At the big mill wheel. FB. L & D, daily. 19 1/2 St. George St. 829-2329. $$ 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. $$ SOUTH BEACH GRILL Located off A1A, south of the S.R. 206 bridge, the two-story beachy destination offers casual oceanfront dining and fresh local seafood. Dine indoors or out on a beachfront deck. FB. B, L & D daily. 45 Cubbedge Road, Crescent Beach. 471-8700. $ SPY GLOBAL CUISINE & LOUNGE In the historic district, Spy features James Bond-themed sushi and Mediterraneaninfluenced global cuisine on the seasonal menu, including fresh — never frozen — Hawaiian seafood. Dine indoors or out on the patio. Upstairs lounge, too. Great selection of chilled sakes. BW, CM. D, nightly. 21 Hypolita St. 819-5637. $$$ SUNSET GRILLE Casual Key West style, seafood-heavy menu — it’s a consistent Great Chowder Debate winner. Specialties include baby back ribs, lobster ravioli, coconut shrimp and datil pepper wings with bleu cheese dressing. CM, FB. L & D, daily. 421 A1A Beach Blvd. 471-5555. $$$ THE TASTING ROOM, WINE & TAPAS Owned by Michael Lugo, the upscale contemporary Spanish restaurant fuses innovative tapas with an extensive wine list. L, Wed.-Sun.; D, nightly. 25 Cuna St. 810-2400. $$

ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER, TINSELTOWN

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., 5389100. 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. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Tossed spring water dough, lean meats, veggies and vegetarian choices make up specialty pizzas, hoagies and calzones. FB. L & D, daily. 9734 Deer Lake Court (at Tinseltown). 997-1955. mellowmushroom.com $ MITCHELL’S FISH MARKET F A changing menu of more than 180 items includes cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon and seared salt-and-pepper tuna. FB, CM. L & D, daily. 5205 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Ctr. 645-3474. $$$ 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. rennaspizza.com $$ SEVEN BRIDGES GRILLE & BREWERY F Innovative menu of fresh local grilled seafood, sesame tuna, grouper Oscar, chicken, steak and pizza. Microbrewed ales and lagers. FB. L & D, daily. 9735 Gate Pkwy. N. 997-1999. $$ 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. $$ YUMMY SUSHI F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Teriyaki, tempura, hibachi-style dinners, sushi & sashimi. Sushi lunch roll special. BW, sake. L & D, daily. 4372 Southside Blvd. 998-8806. $$

SAN JOSE

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. $$ CRUISERS GRILL F Best of Jax 2011 winner. See Beaches. 5613 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 1. 737-2874. $ DICK’S WINGS F NASCAR-themed family style sports place serves wings, buffalo tenders, burgers and chicken sandwiches. CM. BW. L & D, daily. 1610 University Blvd. W. 448-2110. dickswingsandgrill.com $ MOJO BAR-B-QUE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. The Southern Blues kitchen serves pulled pork, brisket and North Carolinastyle barbecue. TO, BW. L & D, daily. 1607 University Blvd. W. 732-7200. $$

SAN MARCO, SOUTHBANK

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. $$ MATTHEW’S Chef’s tasting menu or seasonal à la carte menu featuring an eclectic mix of Mediterranean ingredients. Dress is business casual, jackets optional. FB. D, Mon.-Sat. 2107 Hendricks Ave. 396-9922. $$$$ METRO DINER F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Historic 1930s diner offers award-winning breakfast and lunch. Fresh seafood and Southern cooking. Bring your own wine. B & L, daily. 3302 Hendricks Ave. 398-3701. $$ MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE Morton’s specializes in generous portions of USDA prime aged beef as well as fresh fish and lobster. The tableside menu presentation features


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every item described by the server. FB, TO. D, nightly. 1510 Riverplace Blvd. 399-3933. $$$ THE OLIVE TREE MEDITERRANEAN GRILLE F Mediterranean homestyle healthy plates: hummus, tebouleh, grape leaves, gyros, potato salad, kibbeh, spinach pie, Greek salad, daily specials. L & D, Mon.-Fri. 1705 Hendricks Ave. 396-2250. $$ PIZZA PALACE F All homemade from Mama’s award-winning recipes: spinach pizza and chicken-spinach calzones. BW. L & D, daily. 1959 San Marco Blvd. 399-8815. $$ PULP F The juice bar offers fresh juices, frozen yogurt, teas, coffees; 30 kinds of smoothies, with flavored soy milks, organic frozen yogurt, granola. Daily. 1962 San Marco Blvd. 396-9222. $ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Consistent Best of Jax winner. Midwestern prime beef, fresh seafood, upscale atmosphere. FB. D, daily. 1201 Riverplace Blvd. 396-6200. $$$$ SAKE HOUSE See Riverside. 1478 Riverplace Blvd. 306-2188. $$ 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. $

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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 Featuring 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 cooks it fresh, made-to-order – fast, hot, simple. Daily specials and buffet at most locations. BW. L & D, daily. 5871 University Blvd. W., 733-0844. 11380 Beach Blvd., 564-9977. elpotrorestaurant.com $ 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

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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. $$ URBAN ORGANICS The local produce co-op offers seasonal fresh organic vegetables and fruit. Open Mon.-Sat. 5325 Fairmont St. 398-8012. WASABI JAPANESE BUFFET F AYCE sushi and two teppanyaki grill items are included in buffet price. FB. L & D, daily. 9041 Southside Blvd., Ste. 138C. 363-9888. $$

SPRINGFIELD, NORTHSIDE

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. $$ MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE F A locally-owned-and-operated steakhouse with choice steaks from the signature broiler, and seafood, pasta, Millhouse gorgonzola, homemade desserts. CM, FB. D, nightly. 1341 Airport Rd. 741-8722. $$ RIVERCITY ISLAND GRILL & CHILL F Casual fare: seafood, wings, burgers. 10 hi-def TVs, drink specials, club nights. L & D, daily. 13141 City Station Dr. 696-0802. $$ SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA F Southwest cuisine made from scratch; family atmosphere. CM, BW. L & D, daily. 840 Nautica Dr., Ste. 131, River City Marketplace. 696-4001. $ THREE LAYERS CAFE F Best of Jax 2011 winner. Lunch, bagels, desserts, and the adjacent Cellar serves fine wines. Inside and courtyard dining. BW. B, L & D, daily. 1602 Walnut St., Springfield. 355-9791. $ 3 LIONS SPORTS PUB & GRILL F Salads, sandwiches, pizza, fine European cuisine. Nightly specials. 2467 Faye Rd., Northside. 647-8625. $$ UPTOWN MARKET F In the 1300 Building at the corner of Third & Main, Uptown Market serves 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. $$ 

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 GRAPE 5-7:30 p.m. every Wed.; 1-4 p.m. every Sat. 10281 Midtown Pkwy., Ste. 119, SJTC, 642-7111 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 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 

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The Bart Simpson School of Technology

Anti-Theft ID Breakthrough: For people who become stressed when asked to prove their identities by biometric scans of fingerprints, handprints or eyeballs, Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology has developed a chair frame that authenticates merely by sitting down: a butt-scanner. Prof. Shigeomi Koshimizu’s device produces a map of the user’s unique derriere shape, featuring 256 degrees of pressure at 360 different points and may be used not only to protect vehicles from theft but, when connected to a computer, to prevent logons by those with unauthorized posteriors.

Compelling Explanations

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Because last Christmas was on a Sunday, nearly one in 10 U.S. Protestant church reported canceling services that day out of fear of low attendance, as parishioners stayed home with family. The Lifeway Research poll noted too that other churches, while not canceling, had left services to second-string clergy. Retired Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. was arrested in November in a Denver suburb, charged with distributing methamphetamine to men in exchange for sex. Sullivan, who had a distinguished career as Arapahoe County sheriff, was booked into the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Center, named for him after he retired in ’02. Eldon Alexander, 36, and Ms. Korin Vanhouten, 47, had two different encounters with Ogden, Utah, police on Dec. 15. First, they were issued misdemeanor citations after being accused of shoplifting at a WinCo Foods store. They were released and walked out to their car in the parking lot, but called police when they found that while they were busy shoplifting, someone broke into their car and stole a stereo. The shoplifted items were worth about $25, the stereo about $60. Sheriff ’s deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in December in Bryan,

Texas, when she allegedly arranged a hit on her husband. The “hit man,” of course, was an undercover officer. Gelber said she’d walked in on hubby romancing one of her friends, and the couple were in the process of divorcing (complicated by his having taken her off his health insurance just as she was scheduled for expensive surgery). Gelber, author of a 2010 “crime thriller” “Temporary Amnesia,” told the “hit man” she was quite familiar with investigative procedures (though obviously poor at spotting undercover officers).

The Litigious Society

Jesse Dimmick filed a lawsuit in Topeka, Kan., in October against Jared and Lindsay Rowley — whom he’s been convicted of kidnapping in a notorious 2009 episode resulting in his being shot by police. Dimmick broke into the home and held the couple hostage at knifepoint, but now says during the siege, the couple made him an “oral contract,” “legally binding,” that they’d help him hide if he’d later pay them an unspecified amount of money. According to the lawsuit, since Dimmick was subsequently shot (accidentally, say Topeka police), his injuries were the result of the Rowleys breaching the contract to hide him safely. Police, who’d surrounded the home, arrested Dimmick when he fell asleep. The two men who heroically pulled a woman from a burning car wreck in 2009, and surely (according to a highway patrol officer on the scene) saved her life, have sued the woman for emotional and physical disabilities resulting from the rescue (brought to light in an Aug. ’11 AP report). David Kelley and Mark Kincaid not only stopped voluntarily to help, but were the only ones on the scene capable of pulling the woman to safety. The fire was so hot, it melted Kelley’s cellphone. Kelley said he’s suffered serious breathing problems and can’t avoid horrific dreams reliving the episode. The woman, Theresa Tanner, subsequently admitted she deliberately crashed the car that day in a suicide attempt. Former 11-year-veteran police officer Louise McGarva, 35, filed a lawsuit recently, asking about $760,000, against Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland, for causing her post-traumatic stress disorder. Officer McGarva was attending a supposedly routine riot training session that got out of hand. She said she’d developed a debilitating fear of sirens and police cars. Tri-athlete Sabine von Sengbusch, 46, filed a lawsuit recently against Meghan Rohan, 28, over a June bicycle-pedestrian collision in New York City’s Central Park. Von Sengbusch claims Rohan had the audacity to step in front of her as she was bicycling, causing her to fall and suffer “painful and permanent” injuries. Though von Sengbusch said she was inside the “bike lane” at the time, park officials said signs make clear that pedestrians have the right of way at all times. Von Sengbusch’s “permanent” injuries didn’t stop her from competing in an Oct. 1 triathlon, in which she finished second. According to a New York Post item on the lawsuit, Central Park pedestrians are getting more vociferous in denouncing bicyclists, and vice versa.  Chuck Shepherd WeirdNews@earthlink.net


GREEN EYED ANGEL You: Effortless beauty, always serving my favorite Golden Spiral, guessing close enough to my actual Mug club number. You make my heart flutter when I see you, and 3pm is never early enough. You said you don’t do boyfriends, but how about a date? Me: Brown hair, blue eyes, hoping to constantly SEE*U. When: Dec. 31, 2011. Where: Intuition. #1256-0124

SPARKLE-TOP GIRL OF MY DREAMS You: Gorgeous dark haired beauty, dancing with your friends with dance moves that would make Shakira jealous. Me: Guy in blue shirt, grey beanie and glasses noticing you while trying to casually fit in. I’m hoping you don’t play for the other team and wondering if you wanted to start the New Year off right. When: Dec. 31, 2011. Where: Incahoots. #1245-0110

BOY IN A CANDY SHOP You: Sexy tall tan and knows how to handle his guns. Me: Short cute and couldn’t take my eyes off you. At Shooters you were looking for a gun even though you knew exactly what you wanted but still played around like you were thinking of other options. Maybe next time you can show me how to shoot your gun at the range ... When: Dec. 2011. Where: Shooters. #1255-0124

RUN AROUND THE PUBLIX RACETRACK You were at the Publix on Racetrack Road. Blonde hair, in a nice pair of running pants, I think. You got off your checkout line for a second to come down my aisle in order to get a drink up front. Me: Salt n pepper hair in a gray hoodie. Maybe we can grab a Starbucks sometime. When: Jan. 2, 2012. Where: Publix. #1244-0110

PATRON SAINT OF SKIN ILLUSTRATIONS Friday 13th at Black Anchor Tattoo. You: Insanely big eyes that looked right into my soul... Me: Heart pounding so hard you heard it. Let’s ponder the mysteries of the universe and eat at the Y... I’ll be yours forever, you stole my fart sign!! When: Jan. 13, 2012. Where: Old Southside Tattoo. #1254-0124 GREGG ALLMAN CONCERT Tall, Young and Handsome! You were my seat neighbor… the seats were so close I was practically in your lap... I wanted to touch you... I gave you gum... and thanked you for not being a drunken A******... like the busy bee crowd that could not sit still and enjoy the show... coffee with me perhaps?? Why not?? When: Jan. 13, 2012. Where: The Florida Theatre. #1253-0124 SEXY SILVER S2000 SPEEDING AWAY You: Driving a tiny convertible in Riverside, saw you in my rearview. Blue rims – do they match your eyes? Me: Darkhaired vixen vying for your time, white Volvo is what I drive. Maybe you’ll take me for a ride? When: Jan. 9, 2012. Where: Riverside. #1252-0124 MULTIPLE SIGHTINGS First saw you Oct. 15th at Kanki on Southside. Looked like you were celebrating with friends so I stayed away. Noticed you again at Warehouse 31 running from a clown. Now I keep seeing you getting a cherry coke from the Daily’s on Gate. You have piqued my interest. Let’s meet and talk over some cherry cokes. When: Oct. 15, 2011. Where: Daily’s on Gate. #1251-0124 BAYMEADOWS BLONDE You: Long legs, inviting lips, blue eyes, blouse and Altima. We made small talk about your Angel perfume. I find you quite stunning. Thinking we need to get together soon. I am serious – are you? Me: Dark blue shirt, tan pants. A blue-eyed devil in a red Corvette. When: Nov. 23, 2011. Where: ABC Liquor Store. #1250-0117 RED AUDI HOTTIE Riverside Publix, Looking for sexy man getting into red Audi, always looking so sharp. I see you in the aisle and want to help you fill your cart! Three Forks on me? When: many. Where: Riverside Publix. #1249-0117 HONEY, YOU’RE SO SWEET You work right next to me in downtown St. Augustine. I always catch you looking my direction when I’m giving samples. You order coffee from me often and use honey as a sweetener. You wear a blue polo and khakis every day. Is your name spelled with one or two t’s? Oh, and you’re welcome for the free shot of espresso. When: Jan. 2, 2012. Where: Downtown St. Augustine. #1248-0117 A DREAMY BARTENDER Who stole my heart and can pour a mean draft or drink. You: Curly brown hair and a Ravens fan. Me: Tall dark brown hair and glasses. I know you are attached, but I can still say you have my heart. Please don’t stop doing what you do every day. You are beautiful. Maybe one day we can pour drinks together. When: Jan. 2, 2012. Where: The Harbor Tavern. #1247-0117 YOU BLEW ME AWAY AT BONO’S Me: Having lunch with Wednesday before Christmas with my fiancé. You: Blonde bombshell blew by me. You changed my world. Would you like to change my destiny? When: Dec. 20, 2011. Where: Bono’s. #1246-0117

BEAUTY IN BROWN You-Stunning beauty wearing brown. You were guarding the dessert table with your life yet recommended the rum balls. Me-tall, thin, dark hair guy that was constantly hugged by the drunk party host. Wanna find other dessert tables to guard? We’d make a good team :) When: Oct. 23, 2011. Where: Riverside. #1243-0110 JJ GREY AND MOFRO You got kicked out before they went on for having too much fun. I made sure you were OK until you decided to leave. I truly care, and want to make sure you are ok. Can we plan the next JJ Grey and Mofro show together? When: Dec. 29, 2011. Where: Mavericks. #1242-0110 OUR EYES MET AT PROGRESSIVE You were the cutest guy I’ve seen. Our eyes kept locking and your smile was so sexy. You have medium brown short hair about 5-9 tall. Me: In a blue rugby shirt and cap. When: Dec. 29, 2011. Where: Progressive service center. #1241-0110 MARKET FRESH HONEY I saw you at the Fresh Market. Thought I recognized you from the JCP gym. You were doing exercises that needed great flexibility. At Fresh Market you were dressed to the nines. Me: Boyish looks, salt & pepper hair. You are in better shape than most if not all personal trainers so you know who you are. When: Dec. 21, 2011. Where: Fresh Market. #1240-0103 NIKE WEARING DANCING QUEEN You: Nappy hair, tatted up and wearing Nike sneakers dancing away at the Ritz. Me: Short Italian with a big mouth. Your sexy moves and big ol boobs caught my eye! Wanna teach me to dance? When: Dec. 20, 2011. Where: The Ritz. #1239-0103 PLANNING YOUR WAY TO MY HEART! I asked you to dance but being the event planner for the library, you smiled and said you could not! Would love to meet you away from work for a cocktail and dancing! You: Tall, bald,

black sexy male in blue suit and white shirt! Me: Tall, white, slender blonde bridesmaid! Where: Main Library courtyard wedding reception. When: Nov. 4, 2011. Where: Main Library Downtown. #1238-0103 MAYO CLINIC MAN OF MY DREAMS I saw you in the Mayo Clinic parking lot with your dark hair and green sweatshirt getting out of your red Jeep Cherokee with the FSU license plate. I was the redhead in the Gator shirt. Not sure if you winked at me because of the UF/FSU thing or if you sensed a connection. Let’s find out... When: Dec. 14, 2011. Where: Mayo Clinic parking lot. #1237-1227 HELLOOOO NURSE! You: Gorgeous redhead medical assistant. Me: Unsuspecting patient. You had your scrubs inside out & backwards; I pointed this out while you were taking my pulse. Care to play doctor after hours? When: Dec. 1, 2011. Where: Commonwealth Family Practice. #1236-1220

listen to Leatherface. When: Dec. 9, 2011. Where: Dish-pit at The Floridian. #1231-1220 DEVASTATINGLY HANDSOME GEORGIA FAN Wanted serendipity to strike a third time. You introduced yourself first at FL/GA and blindsided me at the Jags game when you took your sister. When you smiled, I forgot my own name, much less to give you my number. Up for a friendly rivalry? You: Warm Brunette Georgia Boy. Me: Dark curly-haired Gator Girl. When: Oct. 29, 2011. Where: EverBank Field. #1230-1213 YOU RUN ACROSS MY MIND! You also run across all of Riverside. Literally. Slow down! I’ve been contemplating a conversation for the past couple of years. Curious to know if we play for the same team. You: Usually in sweatpants, sports bra, beanie and headphones. Me: Usually walking my dog and wearing scrubs. When: All the time. Where: Riverside. #1229-1206

FLOPPY HAT GUY We met eyes a couple of times, you were really cute. You drank your beer and left before I had a chance to say anything to you. Let’s meet up and talk like we should have. What kind of hat was I wearing? When: Dec. 13, 2011. Where: Park Place. #1235-1220

BAKING BLONDE IN A THUNDERBIRD You: Gorgeous blond baker girl with giant eyes and perfect smile in front of pulp around 10 with friends. Me: Severely modified guy with tail lacking intestines to speak. We’ve met a few times, but get friend vibe from you. Would slaughter a unicorn to get your attention. Coffee sometime?? When: Nov. 27, 2011. Where: Pulp/ San Marco. #1228-1206

TALL GREEN-EYED BARTENDER TAILGATERS You: Wearing a black pullover and a beanie. You asked what I wanted to drink. I said a shot to warm me up, you smiled. I had to leave with my group; maybe you can suggest a shot that we could have together. When: Dec. 11, 2011. Where: Tailgaters parking. #1234-1220

BEAUTIFUL DANCER You: Purple dress, red bag, heels, hair up, dancing like your feet were on fire with a lot of girlfriends. Me: Shy guy in white shirt, blue sweater at the table by the door. Wanna teach me some dance moves? When: Nov. 26, 2011. Where: Suite at the Town Center. #1227-1206

FLAWLESS TATTED PEARL SATURDAY GIRL You: Short and slender blonde wearing a beanie, white tank top; half-sleeve / back tatted. Me: Tall, dark, tatted, snake bites. I told you you were gorgeous and you said ditto. Dancing with a friend near me and we both admitted to scoping each other out. Come dance with me on Saturday nights? When: Sept. 24, 2011. Where: The Pearl. #1233-1220

NICE TRUCK…HOT GUY I noticed your truck on Mayport Rd first... silver with a DC sticker in the back window... Then I noticed your baby blue eyes... I’m the Pittsburgh fan in the Jeep... I’d like a closer look. When: Nov. 25, 2011. Where: Mayport Rd. #1226-1206

BLUE EYES AT THE REGISTER You: Working the register, prettiest ice-blue eyes I’ve ever seen, pulled-back brown hair, tattoos peaking out of sleeves. Me: Cargo shorts, brown hair and beard, Gators shirt. I bought a pack of cigarettes and milk. We shared meaningful eye contact and a suggestive smile. Let me know if you’re interested in batting for the same team... When: Dec. 9, 2011. Where: CVS A1A South, Anastasia. #1232-1220 WORLD’S BEST/ CUTEST DISHWASHER You had a dark blonde Mohawk hidden under a black hat. You came out to bus tables and retreated back to your dish-pit disco. I tried to get a final look at your adorable mug and caught you making a soap beard. You rule; let’s drink beer and

PUBLIX HOTTIE You asked me to buy a turkey dinner. I said no, but got a platter instead. I was mesmerized by your blue eyes and meat-selling techniques. Would you like to enjoy it with me?? You had dark hair and wore a red sweater. Me: Hungry for more of what you are selling. When: Nov. 20, 2011. Where: Jax Beach Publix. #1225-1206 GARAGE SALE NEAR RATHBONE Please indulge me: Years ago, an artist saw you in a golden dream. So inspired, he wrote a symphony called Good Vibrations. You: Long blonde hair, jean shorts, with ladies. Me: Black shirt, sunglasses. Passed on everything and turned to see you looking in my direction. Heaven knows I wanted to say hello. Love to see you again if possible. When: Nov. 19, 2011. Where: Garage Sale. #1224-1129

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The week ahead is likely to be abnormally free of worries and frustrations. But that means you won’t have as much right to complain as usual. Can you handle it? Or will you feel bereft when faced with the prospect of having so little to grumble about? Just in case, here’s a list of fake annoyances to draw on: 1). “My iPhone won’t light my cigarette.” 2). “The next tissue in the box doesn’t magically poke out when I take one.” 3). “I ran out of bottled water and now I have to drink from the tap.” 4). “My cat’s Facebook profile gets more friend requests than mine.” 5). “When people tell me I should feel grateful for all I have instead of complaining all the time, I feel guilty.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): California was named for a storybook land described in a 16thcentury Spanish novel. In the mythical paradise, ruled by Queen Calafia, gold was so plentiful, people made weapons from it and even adorned their animals with it. Did the real California turn out to be anything like that fictional realm? Well, 300 years after it got its name, the Gold Rush drew 300,000 folks who mined a fortune in the precious metal. Your assignment: Think of the myths you believed in when you were young and the fantasies at the edges of your imagination. Have any of them come true, even a little? I suspect one may do so in the weeks and months ahead. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Bill Moyers’ DVD “The Language of Life,” poet Naomi Shihab Nye is shown giving advice to aspiring young poets. She tells them to keep an open mind about where their creative urges may take them. Sometimes when you start a poem, she says, you think you want to go to church, but you end up at the dog races. I’ll make that same point. As you tune in to the looming call to adventure, don’t be too sure you know what destination it has in mind for you. You may be inclined to assume it’ll lead toward a local bar for drinks when in fact it’s nudging you toward a wild frontier for a divine brouhaha. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Renowned comic book writer Grant Morrison claims he performed a magic ritual in which he conjured the spirit of John Lennon, who appeared and bestowed on him the gift of a new song. I’ve heard Morrison sing the tune, and it does sound rather Lennonesque. Next week is a good time to go in quest of a comparable boon: a useful and beautiful blessing bequeathed to you by the departed spirit of someone you love or admire. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “There are works which wait, and which one does not understand for a long time,” said Oscar Wilde. “The reason is that they bring answers to questions which have not yet been raised; for the question often arrives a terribly long time after the answer.” I predict sometime soon, you’ll prove that true. You’ll finally know the brilliant question whose crucial answer you got long ago; so, you’ll comprehend a mystery that’s been churning in semi-darkness.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Shedding is healthy — not just for animals but for humans, too. Did you know you shed thousands of particles of dead skin every hour? And just as our bodies need to shed, so do our psyches. You’re in an unusually favorable phase to do a whole lot of psychic shedding. What should you shed? Old ideas that don’t serve you any more, habits undermining your ability to pursue dreams, compulsions at odds with noble intentions, resentment against folks who did you wrong ages ago, and anything else that keeps you from being fully alive and radiant. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, the price of freedom and aliveness is eternal shedding.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to research published in Psychological Science, many people are virtually allergic to creative ideas. When asked to consider a novel proposal, they’re likely to reject it in favor of an approach well-known to them. (More info at tinyurl.com/3oor4nq.) This may be a problem in the weeks ahead, since one of your strengths will be your ability to come up with innovations. It won’t be enough to offer brilliant notions and original departures from the way things have always been done; you’ll have to be persuasive and diplomatic. Can you can handle a dual assignment? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away shadows,” said St. Francis of Assisi. That’s overly optimistic. In many circumstances, just one ray of light may not be enough to dispel encroaching haze and murk. Luckily, there’s quite an assortment of sunbeams appearing in your sphere during the weeks ahead. However, they won’t all show up at once; they’ll arrive in disparate locations. Your task? Gather them up and unite them so they can add to each other’s strength. If you’re successful, you’ll have more than enough illumination to chase away any darkness creeping around. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Poet Elizabeth Alexander says that to create a novel, a writer needs a lot of uninterrupted time alone. Poems, on the other hand, can be snared amid the jumbled rhythms of everyday chaos — between hurried appointments or riding the subway or at the kitchen table waiting for coffee to brew. Alexander says inspiration can sprout like grass poking up from sidewalk cracks. Whether or not you’re a writer, your weeks ahead are more akin to snagging poems than cooking up a novel. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “A true poet does not bother to be poetical,” said poet Jean Cocteau. “Nor does a nursery gardener perfume his roses.” I think that’s wise counsel for you in the weeks ahead. It’s important to do what you do best without any embellishment, pretentiousness or selfconsciousness. Don’t dare try too hard, think too much or twist like a contortionist to meet impossible-to-satisfy expectations. Trust the thrust of your simple urges. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Collectors prefer wild orchids, William Langley wrote in the UK’s Telegraph. Orchids grown in nurseries, which comprise 99.5 percent of the total, are tarnished with “the stigma of perfection.” Their colors are generic, their petal patterns are boringly regular. More appealing are exotic varieties untouched by human intervention, with “downy, smooth petals and moistened lips pouting in the direction of tautly curved shafts and heavily veined pouches.” Whatever your sphere or specialty, model yourself after the wild orchid collectors in the days ahead. Shun the stigma of perfection. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): While doing a film a few years ago, actress Sandra Bullock stumbled upon a stunning secret: Rubbing hemorrhoid cream on her face helped shrink her wrinkles and improve her complexion. I predict at least one and maybe more comparable discoveries soon grace your life. You find unexpected uses for things supposedly not meant to be used in those ways. Here’s a corollary, courtesy of scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, describing a related talent you’ll have at your disposal: “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”  Rob Brezsny freewillastrology@freewillastrology.com


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doubt I’ll be going to Tallahassee with the high school students again this year. I can’t see what’s to be gained. Duval Education Advocates and this city’s students have been asking — begging — lawmakers for the same things for the past several years. Without success. The main “beg” has to do with putting education funding above other needs, as the Florida Constitution demands. (Florida TaxWatch has identified $4 billion in suggested savings and closed tax loopholes.) My feeling is: Why waste my breath (again)? Why bother talking with party followers, who take their orders from party “leaders,” who in turn take their orders from lobbyists? Why continue to pretend that Florida lawmakers give a flying fig about children who go to public school? When I expressed this sentiment to a fellow advocate from the County PTA, however, her response was, “Shhh, not in front of the children.” Most of the children had left by that time, after a morning filled with lessons on how to determine whether their particular concerns were school-based, School Boardbased or state-based. Smart kids, this bunch. So why not tell the kids the truth? Don’t these high school students deserve to learn how our government really works? Don’t they deserve to know what our generation is preparing to pass off to them, as well as what we’ve allowed to slip away? I can wear my “politically correct” hat with the best of them. I can wax nonpartisan for hours. But sometimes “working within the system” simply isn’t effective — particularly when that system is very, very broken. Sometimes, you’ve got to

How can the state of Florida be so moderate and produce such an overwhelmingly right-leaning Republican legislature? call it like you see it. This column is dedicated to all the things I’m not supposed to say in front of the kids. Lesson One: Jacksonville is purple — indeed, Florida is purple — but the Duval Delegation and the remainder of Florida Legislature are red as a Key West sunburn. You may ask yourself, why, in a city that just elected a Democratic (“blue”) mayor, is our 11-member legislative delegation so lopsided (8 to 3) in favor of (“red”) Republicans? You may ask the same question about the state as a whole, which carried Barack Obama to the White House in 2008; a state that has sent one Democrat and one Republican each to serve in the U.S. Senate; a state that was also

squeaky-close to electing Democrat Alex Sink as Governor. How can the state of Florida be so purple, i.e., so mixed, so moderate, and produce such an overwhelmingly right-leaning Republican legislature? Here’s the answer: The purple and blue outcomes happen on a statewide level; or, in the case of Mayor Alvin Brown’s election, on a citywide level. That is, they happen where there are whole political subdivisions — cities and states — and those places aren’t subject to the careful political gerrymandering that is involved in producing our other political subdivisions. Lesson Two: Map-Drawing. Most people’s eyes glaze over when we start talking about the 10-year ritual of redrawing electoral district maps. Resist the eye-glaze, children, this is important. Whether we call it reapportionment or redistricting, it’s detailoriented, painstaking labor to get all the moving parts to work together. It’s certainly not work for advocacy journalists like me, who look to experts like Republican pollster John Libby to explain the ins and outs. The moving parts, Libby will tell you, are the laws, like Florida’s new Fair Districts Amendment, which incorporates the old, but likely relevant, Voting Rights Act of 1965 (which protects minority-access voting districts). Then there are the problems of equalizing populations, staying within boundaries like interstate highways, rivers and county lines, as well as keeping the districts as compact as possible. One moving part says that districts may not be drawn to favor one political party or individual over another. But laws in place to protect minority voter access complicate the picture: While a newly drawn and renumbered Congressional District 3 (formerly Rep. Corinne Brown’s Chinese dragon) might include 47 percent African Americans of voting age, it also comprises precincts that voted overwhelmingly — 70 percent — for Barack Obama. How many minorities in a minority access district does it take to elect a minority candidate? How many additional Democrats do we need to enable an African-American access district to put its traditionally Democratic candidate in office? Wouldn’t, say, a 55 percent Democratic majority do the job? After all, to win an election, a candidate needs only 50 percent of the votes plus one additional vote. So why would the powers-that-be see to it that the district is so overwhelmingly Democratic? Read on. Lesson Three: Packing and bleaching. When a district is drawn to concentrate (or “pack”) an overwhelming majority of one party into its boundaries, that will, as a result, drain (or “bleach”) that representation from surrounding districts. And so it is with all of Northeast Florida’s minority access districts. When the Florida GOP set about to redraw

this region’s U.S. Congressional, state House and state Senate districts a little more than a decade ago, they were happy to relinquish a couple of well-packed districts to the cause of minority access. The problem is, the GOP took all the remaining districts for themselves. That is, all the remaining districts in Northeast Florida — even on the new maps — are solidly bleached. This includes the former district of Sen. Steve Wise, Senate District 5, which, on the proposed map, now reaches northward into Nassau County and all the way to the coast up there. The new line not only preserves a well-bleached district, it draws in the home of former Rep. Aaron Bean, who’s been waiting patiently in line since 2009 for the opportunity to run for Senate. As you may have guessed, “bleaching” is a racially charged term, and “bleached” districts refer generally to white, Republican districts. I would apologize for the language, but I didn’t coin the term. Back in the late 1990s, a Washington lawyer named Benjamin Ginsberg came down to Florida to teach the GOP all about “bleaching” and “packing.” Those map-drawing methods were part of an operation that Ginsberg called “Operation Ratf*ck,” a name that first referred to some nefarious activity during Watergate. Lesson Four: With the exception of statewide races like the gubernatorial one, Florida’s state lawmakers get elected in the primaries. With the districts drawn to clearly favor one party, Republicans don’t run in Democratic, minority-access districts. Likewise, Democrats don’t run in the rest of the districts, which, in Northeast Florida, are all held by Republicans. (The exception to this was education advocate and former Channel 4 News anchorperson Deborah Gianoulis Heald, whose advisors and pollsters believed that her unparalleled name recognition could overcome Operation Ratf*ck. They were wrong.) What’s the effect of having a noncompetitive district, with a seat guaranteed to one party, which ensures, in turn, a candidate’s ability to win outright in the primary?

Lesson Five: Moderation and compromise are dead. Consider the political truth, explained to me by Jacksonville University Professor Steven Baker: Primaries attract a party’s most ideological voters. To win his primary, a candidate therefore need only appeal to the party ideologues — not the middle, not the purple, not the moderates — but the extremists . Some lawmakers might even assume that they represent only that tiny fraction of their party’s registrants, the ones who elected them. As a result, Florida’s House of Representatives and Senate become great echo chambers for the ruling Republican party’s dream agenda — going further right than any legislature has gone before. There simply aren’t enough Democrats in the legislature to make a difference, and there won’t be for a while. Secure in their partisan hegemony, the leadership establishes the pecking order and dispenses the instructions: “If you want to belly up to our lobbying trough, you’ll do what we tell you.” If you don’t, you get spanked. Just ask Rep. Mike Weinstein (R-Jacksonville), the only Northeast Florida Republican who’s ever given a flying fig about public school children. Weinstein was relieved of all his education committee assignments for bucking the party on the original teacher payfor-performance bill, SB 6. Lesson Six: It’s not going to change any time soon. Mr. Libby is watching the court cases, and there’s a big one going to the U.S. Supreme Court from that other right-wing fiefdom, Texas. Their laws may differ from ours, but we all fall under the jurisdiction of VRA ’65. The question is whether the courts will bother to look at how packed and bleached these districts end up, and at Ratf*ck’s effect on competitive elections. So there you have it in six simple lessons: The reason that “purple” Florida has me seeing red. Hopefully at least some of the children are listening. After all, it’s their future we’ve sold out.  Julie Delegal

Delegal has been a contributing writer for Folio Weekly since 2009.

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