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ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY THE ARTS KIDS CUISINE MUSIC AROUND TOWN

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SPORTS & HEALTH

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FEATURED Run JAX.................................................................................16-17 The Camp Sunshine 5K...........................................................29

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Ocean 60 with my wifey.

Dinner at Biscotti’s and then a movie at Sun Ray!

We love to hit Gumbo Ya Ya’s for their crab boil then a movie at AMC Regency.

Enza’s in Mandarin.

India House! The smells, the food, the kindness of the people...it is always a nice time!

The beach.

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER

AMY RICHARDSON

I love going to play mini-golf or bowling!

The gardens at the Cummer Museum.

To the Movie Nights at the Jax Beach Pavilion.

A hike along the UNF trails or somewhere out enjoying nature.

A walk along the river with a picnic.

Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas.

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ENTERTAINMENT

BUZZ PICKS

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Feb. 5 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

Ritz Theatre and Museum RitzJacksonville.com

The show formerly known as Amateur Night has a new name, but it’s still the same great show! Each month there will be amazing performances and music by DJ Chill Will. The liveliest audience in the south can still applaud or boo contestants as they compete for prizes.

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Feb. 14

VALENTINES’ DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

MOCA MOCAJacksonville.org

Say a toast to your sweetheart with a glass of Champagne or a mimosa. Then enjoy a buffet of fresh salads, pastries, and hot side items while you wait for your gourmet hot entrée. Finish your romantic brunch with free admission to MOCA Jacksonville and a leisurely walk through the galleries. Reservations are strongly suggested.

JAZZ ON THE BRIDGE

The Hyatt Regency JazzOnTheBridge2016. eventbrite.com

Infusing jazz, romance, and fun, this live concert gala is the premier fundraising event benefiting the children and families of The Bridge of Northeast Florida. Guests will be treated a large selection of hors d’ oeuvres and canapés, unlimited beer and wine featuring a top-shelf signature cocktail, a silent auction, great entertainment, and much more.

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10-21

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Times-Union Center ArtistSeriesJax.org

Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before!” The production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52. Katie Travis as Christine Daaé and Chris Mann as The Phantom. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Feb. 17 MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Thrasher-Horne Center THcenter.org

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Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, “This is M.E.,” as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window”, “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.” Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.


Feb. 20 7TH ANNUAL LIFT EV’RY VOICE AND SING Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church JaxChildrensChorus.org

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to fill a need for a children’s music program in the area. JCC has developed into one of Jacksonville’s most important providers of music education, enriching the lives of singers and audiences across the region. Emcees of the annual “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” event are Ju’Coby Pittman and The Honorable Judge Brian Davis.

Feb. 20

MICHAEL FELDMAN’S WHAD’YA KNOW LIVE

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Michael Feldman’s “Whad’Ya Know?” is live radio at its best. Host Michael Feldman entertains and amuses with his own brand of humor and comic asides as he enlightens with “All The News That Isn’t,” interviews guests, trades quips with members of the live studio audience and quizzes two lucky contestants vying for unique prizes.

Feb. 25

MOSH AFTER DARK

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

Enjoy MOSH After Dark with “Jazz Under the Stars.” Sit back, relax, and enjoy LIVE jazz music as you get lost in an immersive planetarium show taking you from the skies over Jacksonville to the edge of the known universe.

Feb. 25 JEFF DUNHAM

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxEvents.com

Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and heading to Jacksonville. He has been named Pollstar’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for two years in a row and has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central.

Feb. 28

NEW FOUND GLORY

1904 Music Hall 1904MusicHall.com

Hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, pop-punk band New Found Glory were formed in mid-1997. With hits like “My Friends Over You” and “All Downhill From Here,” as well as stints on the Vans Warped Tour, movie appearances, and more, NFG has consistently toured and released new material. They are back in Florida for an intimate tour promoting their latest release, “Resurrection: Ascension.” February 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA• FEB. 10-21 • TIMES-UNION CENTER Photo by Matthew Murphy

COMMUNITY

Project Atrium: Feb. 1-28, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Feb. 2, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown ArtWalk: Feb. 3, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com Smoking Clays for Kids: Feb. 4, Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm, SmokingClayEvent.com Annie: Feb. 4-5, Thrasher-Horne Center, THCenter.org Cosmic Concerts: Feb. 5, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Feb. 6, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jax Hot Rod Autorama: Feb. 6, Prime Osborn, JaxEvents.com Super Scientific Circus: Feb. 6, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJArtistSeriesJax.org

Little Learners: Feb. 10, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Art and Ideas: Feb. 18, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

Cumberland Island Tour: Feb. 11, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Teddy Bear Thursdays: Feb. 18, Adventure Landing, AdventureLanding.com

38th Annual Jacksonville Model Train and Railroadiana Show: Feb. 13, Prime Osborn, JaxEvents.com

North Beaches Artwalk: Feb. 18, North Beach Artwalk, NBAW.org

Riverside Arts Market: Feb. 13, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Bella Luna: Forever Young: Feb. 13, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Valentines’ Day Champagne Brunch: Feb. 14, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

Beach Creek Tour: Feb. 15, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Cumberland Island Tour: Feb. 20, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Wild Kratts Live: Feb. 15, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Girl Scout Camp In: Feb. 20-21, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise: Feb. 16, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org

7th Annual Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing: Feb. 20, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, JaxChildrenChorus.org

Art Fusion: Feb. 7, Hemming Park, MOCAJacksonville.org

Beach Creek Tour: Feb. 17, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Women for Christ 31st Annual Luncheon: Feb. 9, Prime Osborn, JaxWomenForChrist.org

Talks and Tea: Feb. 18, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

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Riverside Arts Market: Feb. 20, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Meet the Maple Leaf Divers: Feb. 20, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Feb. 16, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Jax Beach Art Walk: Feb. 9, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org

Monster Jam: Feb. 20, EverBank Field, MonsterJam.com

Swinging Sunday: Feb. 14, Monarch Ballroom, FirstCoastBLS.com

Riverside Arts Market: Feb. 6, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Feb. 9, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Cumberland Island Tour: Feb. 19, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Third Thursday Lecture: Feb. 18, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net

Art Adventures: Feb. 20, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Shanghi Circus Acrobats of China: Feb. 21, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJArtistSeriesJax.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Feb. 23, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org MOSH After Dark: Feb. 25, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org


GARY CLARK JR. • FEB. 21 • PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL Beach Creek Tour: Feb. 24, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com In Living Color and Time Zones: Feb. 26, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org Double Threats: Feb. 27, Theatre Jax, TheatreJax.org Riverside Arts Market: Feb. 27, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Yoga on the River: Feb. 28, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: Feb. 29, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Florida Forum with Peyton Manning: Mar. 2, Times Union Center, TheFloridaForum.com

NIGHTLIFE

Moon Taxi: Feb. 2, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com 2Cellos: Feb. 2, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute: Feb. 5, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Together on Stage: Patty Griffin with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell: Feb. 13, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Valor Jam: Feb. 6, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

The James Hunter Six: Feb. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Yonder Mountain String Band: Feb. 9, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

“Survivorman” Les Stroud: Feb. 14, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Children of Bodem: Feb. 10, 1904 Music Hall, 1904MusicHall.com

Don Williams: Feb. 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Alan Parsons Live Project with the Jacksonville Rock Symphony: Feb. 10, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Marty Friedman: Feb. 17, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com

The Phantom of the Opera: Feb. 10-21, Times Union Center, ArtistSeriesJax.org Robert Randolph and the Family Band: Feb. 11, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Hagen, Stern and Shostakovich: Feb. 11-13, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org

Big River: Feb. 18-28, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Baby Boomers – Music of the 60s: Feb. 19-21, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Backyard Block Party: Feb. 19, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugustineAmphitheatre.com St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Feb. 19, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Blackberry Smoke Holding All the Roses Tour: Feb. 12, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Sun Ra Arkestra: Feb. 20, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Mothers and Sons: Feb. 12-27, Players By the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org

Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know Live: Feb. 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Pauly Shore: Feb. 4-6, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives: Feb. 12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Gary Clark Jr. “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” Tour: Feb. 21, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Feb. 5, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Always… Patsy Cline: Feb. 12-13, ThrasherHorne Center, THCenter.org

Foreigner: The Hits Unplugged: Feb. 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Under the Streetlamp: Feb. 5-6, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Comedy Zone: The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Martin Sexton: Feb. 21, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com

Yanni: Feb. 3, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeriesJax.org Southern Soul Assembly: Feb. 4, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

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What’s Happening Deray Davis: Feb. 25-27, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com 3Squares: Feb. 25, Prime Osborn, JaxEvents.com Experience Hendrix: Feb. 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Jazzmeia Horn: Feb. 26, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com David Cook: Feb. 27, Mavericks Live, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Richard Marx: Feb. 27, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Joshua Bell: Feb. 27, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org The McCartney Years: Feb. 28, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeriesJax.org Alabama: Feb. 28, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugustineAmphitheatre.com The Australian Bee Gees: Feb. 28, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham: Feb. 28, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org New Found Glory: Feb. 28, 1904 Music Hall, 1904MusicHall.com

SPORTS

Jacksonville Armada Preseason Opener: Feb. 6, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Duckpond Dash: Feb. 6, Miramar, 1stPlaceSports.com Pirates on the Run: Feb. 6, Fernandina Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Fight for Air Climb: Feb. 6, Downtown Jacksonville, 1stPlaceSports.com USA Curling National Championship: Feb. 6-13, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com 26.2 with Donna: Feb. 14, Mayo Clinic, BreastCancerMarathon.com Jacksonville Giants vs. Baltimore: Feb. 19, Veterans Memorial Arena, JacksonvilleGiants.com 8K River Day: Feb. 20, Grace Episcopal Day School, 1stPlaceSports.com St. Augustine YMCA Mardi Grad Run: Feb. 20, St. Augustine Beach Pier, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Swoop the Loop 5K: Feb. 20, University of North Florida, 1stPlaceSports.com

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS FEB. 26 • VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA Adam Trent – the Futurist from the Illusionist: Feb. 21, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Jacksonville Giants vs. Texas: Feb. 27, Veterans Memorial Arena, JacksonvilleGiants.com

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries: Feb. 24, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

St. Vincent’s Ortega River Run: Feb. 27, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, StMarksDaySchool.org

O.A.R.: Feb. 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

2016 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Mar. 2-6, Veterans Memorial Arena, SECSports.com

Jeff Dunham: Feb. 25, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com An Evening with Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett: Feb. 25, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com 12

Harlem Globetrotters: Feb. 26, Veterans Memorial Arena, HarlemGlobetrotters.com

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

HandsOn Jacksonville To get involved in our community visit HandsOnJax.org

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

I believe that when the community works together to ensure that everyone has his or her basic needs met, an end to poverty can be reached.”

HEATHER MAUNEY UCOM UrbanServ Inc. | UCOMjax.org

A graduate of Terry Parker High School and FSCJ, Heather Mauney has been the Executive Director of UCOM UrbanServ for over 3 years. Under her leadership, UCOM has increased its impact in the community by adding several new programs, including the Summer Lunch Program, Community Vacation Bible School, Christmas Party, JCPenney Shopping Spree, and expanding previous programs to reach more people. Heather is active in her church, serves on the Board of Directors of the Civic Round Table of Jacksonville, and is a member of the Jax Chamber. When she’s not working, Heather enjoys reading, crafting and traveling.

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Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

Sulzbacher Center Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center is the largest and most comprehensive services provider to homeless individuals and families in northeast Florida. The Center’s services include street outreach, daily meals, safe shelter, case management, job placement; medical, dental, and behavioral health care; as well as scattered-site housing. Every day, the Sulzbacher Center is home to more than 350 homeless members of our community.

Guardian ad Litem Program GAL.FL.gov

The Guardian ad Litem Program is a partnership of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of First Coast’s abused, abandoned and neglected children. The program represents over 1,100 children of Duval, Clay and Nassau counties and is currently seeking volunteers to represent 100% of children appointed to the program.

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F FEATURE

Gate River Run

KILWIN’S ICE CREAM RUN

WHERE TO RUN

March 5, Orange Park

April 23, Riverside Park

Information on all races can be found at 1stPlaceSports.com

MARCH TO GET SCREENED

WINE AND CHOCOLATE RUN

DUCKPOND DASH 5K & MIRAMAR MILE

February 6, Miramar

PIRATES ON THE RUN

February 6, Fernandina Beach

March 6, Jacksonville Beach

GATE RIVER RUN

VILANO BRIDGE 5K

March 19, St. Augustine

CAMP SUNSHINE 5K

April 30, Jacksonville Beach

May 21, San Marco

ST. PADDY’S RUN

JAX KIDNEY PUMP RUN

May 28, Nocatee

26.2 WITH DONNA

MT. ACOSTA CLASSIC ENDURANCE RACE NAVY RUN 10K & 5K

ST. AUGUSTINE YMCA MARDI GRAS BEACH RUN

April 3, The Jacksonville Landing

RUN 13.1 & 5K

RPDS KIDS DUATHLON

April 9, Riverside

RUN WITH THE LIONS 5K

February 20, UNF

April 9, Neptune Beach

ST. VINCENT’S ORTEGA RIVER RUN

April 16, bestbet Orange Park

February 27, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School

KILWIN’S ICE CREAM RUN

March 5, St. Johns Town Center

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MARTY BIATHLON

April 3, Riverside April 2, NAS Jax

UNF SWOOP THE LOOP 5K AND FUN RUN

May 1, The Jacksonville Landing

RUNNING FOR DREAMS 5K

CHICK-FIL-A 5K

February 20, Grace Episcopal Day School

February 20, St. Augustine Beach Pier

SHANNON MILLER LIFESTYLE 5K

May 14, Riverside

March 26, River City Marketplace

8K RIVER DAY

May 12, Metropolitan Park

NEVER QUIT

5K WITH DONNA

February 14, Mayo Clinic

April 23, San Marco

BESON4 MEDIA GROUP CORPORATE RUN

April 30, Jacksonville Beach

March 20, EverGreen Cemetery

February 13, Downtown Jacksonville

FIRST COAST PARKINSON’S 5K

March 12, Downtown Jacksonville

FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB

February 6, Downtown Jacksonville

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SPARTAN 5K

RUN TO THE SUN

STRIDES FOR PRIDE

April 16, Riverside Park

SUMMER BEACH RUN


SALUTE TO VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY 5K

May 30, Orange Park

RUN FOR THE PIES

RACE FOR THE CURE

October 15, Metropolitan Park

CHOMP AND STOMP

RYAN’S RUN

November 12, Ortega

MCKENZIE’S RUN

June 11, The Jacksonville Landing

October 22, Orange Park

WELLS FARGO HISTORIC SPRINGFIELD 5K RUN/WALK

October 29, Penney Farms Florida

CELEBRATION RUN 5K

October 30, Downtown Jacksonville

December 10, San Marco

VESTCOR BRIDGES RUN

December 18, The Bolles School

July 23, , The Jacksonville Landing

BAILEY’S HEALTH AND FITNESS MANDARIN RUN

November 5, Mandarin

TOUR DE PAIN

SALUTE TO VETERANS

VYSTAR NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN

June 16, Springfield

July 4, Baymeadows Road

August 5, Jacksonville Beach, Baymeadows, and Hemming Park

PENNEY FARMS 5K

EVERGREEN PUMPKIN RUN

November 6, Jacksonville Landing

November 19, EverBank Field

SUBARU DISTANCE CLASSIC

November 24, Mandarin

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS JACKSONVILLE BANK MARATHON

December 31, The Jacksonville Landing

SUMMER BEACH RUN

August 20, Jacksonville Beach

RUNJAX 5K

September 5, Baymeadows Road

RUN WITH THE FLOCK

September 10, Riverside

AVONDALE

September 17, The Shoppes of Avondale

SUPER KIDS TRIATHLON

September 24, Nocatee

JACKSONVILLE MARINE CORPS HALF MARATHON

October 8, Metropolitan Park

MONSTER MASH DASH

October 14, Jacksonville Fairgrounds

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THE ARTS

Annelies Dykgraaf Annelies Dykgraaf is not only an award-winning artist but is actively instrumental in developing, encouraging and leading Northeast Florida to be the place for the arts, artists and our community. In 2001, Annelies chose Jacksonville for her home and immediately began making an impact on the cultural scene in this area. In 2002, she not only participated with the Beaches Fine Arts Series as a visual artist, but became an active member of their board and has served as the Visual Arts Coordinator for a number of years. In this capacity, Annelies made it her goal to help both emerging and established artists and bring diversity in representation to the Series. In 2004, Annelies was a founding member and served in an executive position of the Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists (JCAAA), now rebranded as Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation. Then, in 2005, she worked to form The Art Center Cooperative (TAC) and helped develop workshops, studios and exhibition space. Her most recent work will be exhibited in the upcoming “Through Our Eyes” annual exhibit at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, which opens February 4 and runs through August 14. To see more of her art, visit AnneliesDykgraaf.com.

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Arts in February In the Zone By Elizabeth Hecht

PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTIST

Complimentary Laughs Provided by The Comedy Zone “My wife at times will say I’m stubborn, selfish, insensitive, vague, deaf at times, and blah, blah, blah... but she’s never said I was boring!” – Henry Cho

PROJECT ATRIUM: IAN JOHNSTON

Feb. 1 – 28

MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksonville.org

In “Fish Tales,” Canadian sculptor Ian Johnston examines themes of consumption and material waste. Approximately twenty shopping carts are suspended in the forty-foot-tall Atrium Gallery. These mundane objects, typically used to transport consumer goods, are enveloped by a massive white nylon bag that inflates and deflates as a recorded soundtrack plays in background.

OVER IN ZION

Feb. 9 – Mar. 1

Henry Cho performs a perfectly timed, clean, Southern show that is sure to bring the laughs from any crowd. He can be heard on Sirius XM and Blue Collar Radio and seen on GAC’s “The Henry Cho Show,” Comedy Central and in the movies “McHale’s Navy” and “Material Girls.” Henry will be performing at The Comedy Zone February 11-14.

“Sometimes you wish your woman would run out of words like cell phone minutes. Right in the middle of a conversation it cuts out…Haha, talk to me on nights and weekends! ” – DeRay Davis

Florida State College Kent Campus Gallery • Bonsoir.us DeRay Davis was most recently seen in the blockbuster hits “21 Jump Street” and “Jumping the Broom.” He also lends his voice to countless characters on Kanye West’s albums, “The Boondocks,” and Adult Swims’ “Black Dynamite.” DeRay was the MVP on “Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam Tour” and is currently touring and preparing for his next special. See him at The Comedy Zone February 25-27.

In celebration of Black History Month, visit “Over In Zion,” a clothing and photography gallery designed by young, local creatives Jordan R. Walter, Malcolm Jackson, and Stanley Wilcox Jr. The gallery will showcase their local clothing brands and creative projects, focusing on traits and culture specific to the city of Jacksonville.

More details are online at ComedyZone.com or Facebook.com/ComedyZoneJax.

ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE

Feb. 12-13

Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

“Always… Patsy Cline” is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. This stunning production comes complete with true emotion, down home country humor, and 27 songs, including many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Feb. 10 – 21

Times Union Center • ArtistSeriesJax.org

Witness the breathtaking “Phantom of the Opera,” the beloved story and thrilling score with songs like “Music of the Night,” and “Masquerade.” This brand new North American Tour will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, featuring a brilliant new scenic design, exciting special effects, and the show’s legendary chandelier.

Lights, Camera, Jacksonville! By Jax Flim Office

KOHL IN THE ISLANDS Cinematographer/founder of Kohl Pictures of Jacksonville and director Ben Orisich collaborated with Bright Red TBWA Agency to create the Cayman Islands “Point of View” (POV) television campaign this past November. The project uses new state-of the-art equipment that gives viewers a real-life experience through the eyes of the Cayman Islands active traveler.

Photo by Matthew Murphy

“We wanted to create an experience where viewers feel as if they are experiencing the adventurous activities on the island. We were able to successfully capture what the natural human eye would: an up-close focus and racking focus to infinity backgrounds,” says cinematographer Mark Kohl. One of the biggest challenges was showcasing underwater activities that went on in the Cayman Islands. Radiant worked with Hydroflex and developed the first underwater housing for the Codex POV camera, which used an underwater BNC cable tethering the camera to the recorder. “This was a tricky task because the sealed BNC cable was only 80’ long and we had the recorder on a boat, which limited our shots of being in the sweet spot of the location. It ended up working out great and we could actually see underwater on live video. I don’t remember ever doing that before. It was quite exciting watching the clients see the underwater footage as it was happening.” says Kohl. February 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com 19


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KIDS

KIDS PICKS Feb. 20

Feb. 6

GIRL SCOUT CAMP IN: BROWNIES INVENTOR

SUPER SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS

Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts FSCJArtistSeries.org

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

The Super Scientific Circus is a program designed to help students understand that science can be appreciated in everything we see and do. The program features circus skills, magic tricks, and comedy to illustrate fundamental scientific concepts such as gravity, air pressure, the speed of sound, centripetal force, and more. During the program, students will learn how to balance a broom in the palm of their hand, why bubbles are always round, and more!

Spend a night in the museum, conduct design challenges, and learn about product creation at MOSH’s Inventors Camp In. Campers will put their original ideas to the test and meet women who do that every day while creating WILD KRATTS LIVE! products within the engineering industry! All troop levels Florida Theatre are welcome. FloridaTheatre.com

Feb. 15

Feb. MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY 21 The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, is often Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Tchaikovsky was delighted with the invitation to write the music for a ballet based on Charles Perrault’s well-known fairy tale.

“Wild Kratts Live!” is an all new theatrical stage show based on the No. 1 animated television series, “Wild Kratts.” Martin and Chris Kratt will step out live on stage and activate their Creature Powers! They show off the amazing abilities of animals such as rhino powers and caracal powers!

What’s Happening at WJCT! By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Daniel Tiger-LIVE!

Join us Monday, February 15, as WJCT and The Florida Theatre presents “Wild KrattsLive!” Two shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Visit floridatheatre.com now to get your tickets!

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the hit television series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to come to Jacksonville on May 22 to delight audiences with “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood-LIVE!” Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes the entire family on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood. This live theatrical production, filled with singing, dancing and laughter, will warm the hearts of multiple generations! Tickets available at floridatheatre.com.

Wild Kratts-LIVE! Enjoy family time with your favorite creature adventurers, “Wild Kratts-LIVE!” WJCT and Florida Theatre proudly present this theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series “Wild Kratts.” Martin and Chris Kratt step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts adventure. Join us at the Florida Theatre on February 15 and experience the astounding “creature” fundamentals, infectious excitement, and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make them such a hit with families. Tickets available at floridatheatre.com. 22

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Join us Sunday, May 22, as WJCT, The Jacksonville Zoo, and The Florida Theatre presents “Daniel Tiger-Live!” at 2 and 5 p.m. Visit floridatheatre.com now to get your tickets!

Calling All Writers and Illustrators… All kindergarten through third-grade students are invited to write and illustrate original stories

WJCT invites all First Coast kids grades K-3 to write and illustrate original stories for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

for WJCT’s annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, promoting the advancement of children’s literacy skills through active learning. The PBS KIDS Writers Contest allows kids to experience the hands-on process of developing their own stories and illustrations, encouraging their creativity and imagination, all while building key academic skills such as grammar and syntax. Winners will be announced in May. The contest is open to public, private, and homeschooled students and entries must be received by March 6, 2016. Entries must be accompanied by an official entry form and must comply with the official rules. All forms and rules, along with last year’s entries are available online at wjct.org/ writerscontest. If you want more information or to sign up for WJCT’s Kids Club, email Robin Warren at rwarren@wjct.org. We look forward to sharing more kids’ news and activities with you! Until next month!


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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste

Appetizer: Fresh and Hot Bar – All-you-can-eat cold and hot bar filled with endless options such as locally produced vegetables, authentic Brazilian hot dishes like black beans and rice, cured meats, and cheeses.

Terra Gaucha

Article by Monica Stouder Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com

the facts When: Terra Gaucha Price: $22.95 - $39.95 Contact: (904) 551-5920

are meticulously carved tableside for your carnivorous convenience. Premium cuts such as Filet Mignon and Rib eye are dusted and grilled with special spices, or wrapped in bacon or slathered and cooked in garlic. Chicken, lamb and pork are tender and tasty. Flip your disc from green to red and the flurry of mobile meaty moguls stops.

“We hope everyone enjoys this unique dining experience.” - Rodolfo, manager

Red means “Stop!” (my fork is taking a break) and Green means “Go!” (my taste A gorgeous cold bar is packed with veggies and charcuterie. A hot bar with buds are not yet tired) at Terra Gaucha on Southside Boulevard. black beans, mushroom Madeira, and mashed potatoes will add to your dining For those omnivores who have not yet had the eating experience via a experiences as well. Each table also receives caramelized bananas, warm cheese churrascaria (or Southern Brazilian steakhouse), I recommend a foodie frolic to puffs, and fried polenta. this amazing eatery with your favorite fork.

The price point is expensive but worth the amazing service and quality of food Service at Terra Gaucha parallels that of the highest caliber and to be honest I at $39.95 per person. could not count how many servers we had throughout the course of our meal. No glass was half full for more than a moment, fresh plates were bestowed to each diner only a split second after eating, and every few minutes a head Buzzworthy Note: waiter would ask if we required any special accoutrement (such as mint jelly or Terra Gaucha has an amazing array of wines to pair with your dinner and homemade chimichurri sauce) from the kitchen. I cannot express how much I is now serving lunch Monday – Friday 11:30 am to 2 pm and Sunday 11:30 appreciate such attentiveness during dinner. am to 2:30 pm. Dinner pricing includes all food bars, sides and entrees is $39.95 ($22.95 for the salad bar only). Kids ages 7 – 12 are half-price. Lunch On each linen-clad table you will find a red and green medallion. By flipping is $36.95 for the full eating experience and only $17.95 for the salad bar over to the green disc, a diner will signal the traveling Gauchos (Brazilian only. Sunday lunch is $32.95. cowboy) to come to your table with large skewers of charcoal-fired meats that

menu sample

Sides: Every table is served warm cheese puffs,

fried polenta sticks dusted with cheese, and caramelized bananas.

Entrée: Churrasco (Gaucho style BBQ) – All-you -caneat, fire-roasted beef, New Zealand lamb, chicken and pork.

Dessert: Crème de Papaya – cold and creamy,

mousse-like fruit dessert drizzled with Cassis liqueur.

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GRAB A BITE

PERSONAL CHEF

EXECUTIVE CHEF ADAM ROMAN TREE STEAKHOUSE

Uptown Kitchen & Bar

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Come to Uptown Kitchen & Bar for a creative twist on modern dining in a stylish, light-filled space with an open kitchen. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this hotspot.

Amazing Executive Chef Adam Roman, of the newly revamped Tree Steakhouse, shares with us some of his thoughts regarding his long and kitchen-creative career.

UptownKitchenAndBar.com

Interview by Monica Stouder

BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking? Fionn MacCool’s

AR: When I was around 8 years old I used to find different ways to fry

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There is nothing like a genuine Irish pub experience. Fionn MacCool’s creates that experience right here on the First Coast with a warm welcome, friendly staff, great food, and the perfect pint of Guinness. Eleven South ElevenSouth.com

Are you searching for an elegant dining destination? Head to the beach and visit Eleven South for a variety of sophisticated New American fare and an extensive wine list.

bologna, think I was hooked after that!

BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef? AR: I started in this business when I was 9 years old at the local pizza joint

in my neighborhood in Macon, GA. I have always made a point of learning from great chefs and leaders throughout my culinary journey; all of their influences mixed with my passion for art has led to an exciting career.

BUZZ: What cuisines influence your style of cooking? AR: I love the foundation of classic French cuisine, it’s a great building block to utilize my artistic flare to create my own ideas.

Hoby’s Honey & General Store

BUZZ: What sets your restaurant apart from others within your food

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style and in the local area?

Hoby’s is your local culinary general store. The focus is on Americana foods and handmade products. Raw honey and honeycomb, jams and jellies, local soaps and candles, and Hyppo popsicles are available. Open every day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

AR: I am a firm believer that fresh, quality ingredients always set any

restaurant apart. The Tree Steakhouse is newly renovated and we now have a team of chefs that are extremely focused on freshness and quality - to me this is what people want.

BUZZ: Do you have a specialty dish that your family and friends always want you to make?

AR: My signature steak sauce is requested quite often. BUZZ: Favorite dish to prepare: AR: Skirt steak au poivre with parmesan herb risotto. BUZZ: Most unusual dish you have eaten: AR: Blood pudding

RECIPE BOX

USDA PRIME RIBEYE

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What’s Happening at MOSH By Kristi Taylor

TAKE YOUR VALENTINE BACK IN TIME Put on your best neon, your ‘80s prom dress, your members only jacket and style your big hair for this blast from the past that will be totally rad! MOSH is hosting “Bella Luna: Forever Young” on Saturday, February 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. You can dance under the disco ball to some of the decade’s most memorable tunes. You will be treated to love-themed science shows, Cosmic Concerts in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, MOSH’s version of “The Newlywed Game,” and full access to Museum exhibits. The highlight of the event is sampling desserts and appetizers from some of Jacksonville’s best eateries including Black Sheep, Biscottis, Sweet Pete’s, Famous Amos, and Taco Lu. A MOSH favorite – liquid nitrogen ice cream – will be back for all to enjoy courtesy of Nitrogen Creamery! Tickets to “Bella Luna” are $90 per couple ($75 for MOSH Members), which includes an open bar (beer, wine, water and soft drinks). For required reservations, visit TheMosh.org.

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Runners can help spread sunshine at the Never Quit Beach Run. Tropical Smoothie Café has teamed up with the Never Quit event on April 30 for a race within the race – The Camp Sunshine 5K. When you run the Camp Sunshine 5K, you will be helping to raise money for Camp Sunshine, an organization that provides a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their entire family. All you have to do is go to www.neverquitnever.com, click on sign up, look for the Camp Sunshine 5K on April 30 and get your tickets. Your registration includes a commemorative runner’s bib, a custom Never Quit – Camp Sunshine shirt, a finishers medal, and entry into the race. 100% of your entry proceeds go to Camp Sunshine.

Camp Sunshine is in Casco, Maine on Sebago Lake and is the only full-time facility dedicated to giving a respite to children, siblings, and parents. Each year they allow countless families to put away the stress of a life-threatening illness and have a week of fun. The families who come have children diagnosed with cancer, hematologic conditions, renal disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, or have undergone solid organ transplantation. The camp offers illness specific sessions and plenty of recreational activities. It costs about $2,000 to send one family to camp for a week, but for these families the week is completely free. The camp relies on the generous donations from individuals, foundations, civic groups, and corporations like Tropical Smoothie Café who has donated more than $3.7 million to the organization providing a week of fun to more than 1,850 families. Last year, Tropical Smoothie Café raised a record-breaking $1 million for the camp and they are asking for you to help them once again exceed their donation goals by joining them at the Camp Sunshine 5K. For more information on Camp Sunshine, you can visit www.campsunshine.org.

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MUSIC DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM -by Cory Leschel

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Dave Mason has been a leading

figure in rock and roll with a career spanning 50 years. He joined forces with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Steve Winwood in the 1960s to form the band Traffic. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, securing a place in music history alongside some of the genre’s biggest icons including The Eagles, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac. “Feelin’ Alright,” one of his best known songs, was recorded with Traffic in 1968. He recorded his best known solo hit, “We Just Disagree,” in 1977. Mason has performed with legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and Michael Jackson. He continues to inspire and entertain audiences. A recognized philanthropist, Mason has been praised for his charitable efforts to restore music education to the United States Public School System. He is a supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization which provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools. He is also involved in Work Vessels for Veterans and Yoga Blue.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Feb. 14 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall WEBSITE: PVConcertHall.com

ALABAMA -by Cory Leschel

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Alabama is one of the most successful and influential bands of all time. Having sold a combined 75 million records and

singles since the release of their first album in 1976, they continue to record new music. Their latest album, “Southern Drawl,” was released in September of 2015 and made its debut at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. Alabama boasts an impressive 15 Billboard #1 singles, the most recent being “Old Alabama” featuring Brad Paisley. Alabama’s unique style as a country-rock crossover has set them apart from other country music groups and has attracted a widespread fanbase. They incorporate country music with elements of rock, bluegrass, gospel, disco and even pop. Cousins Randy Owen, Ted Gentry and Jeff Cook collectively founded the band in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama. Throughout the years, the band has raised millions for charity. From 1982 to 1987, they sponsored June Jam, a popular music festival in their hometown which donated proceeds to various charities. They have hosted a number of events throughout the years to benefit Fort Payne charities. Owen also spearheaded “Country Cares for Kids,” an annual country radiothon that raised over $70 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

CATCH THEM LIVE:

Feb. 28 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

PATTY GRIFFIN

Feb. 13 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

A seasoned veteran of the music industry, Patty Griffin’s impressive career has earned her a Grammy Award and nominations for two different American Music Association Awards. Griffin will be teaming up with fellow Grammy Award winner Sara Watkins, as well as Anaïs Mitchell, for a collaborative performance. Watkins is best known as an original member of the hit band Nickel Creek. Mitchell is the recipient of the Folk Alliance’s “Best Contemporary Artist Award.”

DON WILLIAMS

CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES

Feb. 17 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Feb. 24 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Nicknamed the “Gentle Giant” of country music, Don Williams has had an active career since 1964 and earned a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Some of his most popular singles include “And So It Goes” and “I Believe in You.” In 1978, he earned a Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Colm Kirwan will open for Williams at his Jacksonville performance.

Charles Bradley’s elevation from his beginnings as a struggling and impoverished man to a critically acclaimed funk and soul singer is incredibly inspiring. Bradley worked a series of ill-fitting jobs, most famously as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn, New York clubs, before he was discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. Bradley has been described as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul.” His anticipated third album is expected to be out in April of 2016.

SUN RA ARKESTRA

Feb. 26 The Ritz Theatre and Museum • RitzJacksonville.com

The Sun Ra Arkestra extends the legacy of Sun Ra into the 21st century. The band was formed by the legendary Sun Ra (originally Herman Poole Blount), who was born in Alabama in 1914. Sun Ra developed a passion for music that would eventually lead him to take his place in history as a great influencer and innovator of American jazz. He was known for his experimental music, “cosmic philosophy,” and theatrical performances. Although Sun Ra died in 1993, The Sun Ra Arkestra continues to perform throughout the world.

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AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ

ROBERT RANDOLPH DIXON Bar Manager

HOPTINGER BIER GARDEN & SAUSAGE HOUSE Interview by Monica Stouder

What is unique about your bar area? We offer 62 tap beers that are constantly revolving, many inspiring cocktails that change with the seasons, and an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.

MIXOLOGY

Cat’s Tail

When is Happy Hour? Our happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and consists of many different beer and liquor specials. What kind of weekly drink specials do you offer? We offer a ton of late night specials throughout the week. One example is our “Beer, Brat, & Shot” for $12 on Tuesdays from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tell us about your best selling drink. Our best seller would have to be the “Blueberry Maple Smash.” Fresh blueberries, real maple syrup, pressed lemon, Florida made orange liquor, and bourbon. It is very refreshing, but will still let you know that you are drinking copious amounts of bourbon. Do you serve any local liquors or brews? We love to support local business. On our menu, you will find many different Florida breweries as well as some local craft liquors. It is great to be a part of all the innovation coming from our local breweries. We also love to run “pop-up” daily specials on (904) beers from time to time. Do you all have music or any kind of events? We host Trivia Nation on Wednesdays and we have live musicians every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m until close. We also frequently have brewery spotlights, tap take-overs, and pint nights with live music. Any local Jax celebs stopped by for a drink? We always love to have the Jags players stop by for some friendly shuffle board games. Be careful if you are playing against Bortles…he is a ringer.

Directions Catdaddy moonshine, citrus, cinnamon syrup, and pressed spiced apple married with Sea Dog Sunfish Ale.

When customers are having a really good time at your business, what are they doing? We take pride in the idea that Hoptinger is a place to come with your friends, grab a beer, and relax in a fun atmosphere. We have shuffleboard, darts, tons of TVs, and the best staff in town! Our beer selection is also a huge plus. What was the last big change you made to your drink menu? Our cocktail menu is based off of seasonal flavors. We update that about 3-4 times a year. The beers that we offer are constantly revolving so we change it up month to month.

Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House 333 1st Street N. Jacksonville Beach 904-222-0796

Other locations?

Hoptinger.com

We just opened up our second location in St. Augustine and we have our third location in Riverside on the way. CHEERS! PROST! SLAINTE! February 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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#LoveKeeler

Love is in the air Make your memories at The Keeler Property.

17255 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32234 Phone: (904) 535-0789 | Email: info@thekeelerproperty.com Share the love @KeelerProperty

facebook.com/TheKeelerProperty

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SPORTS & HEALTH Feb. 6

SPORTS PICK S

Feb. 20

UNF SWOOP THE LOOP 5K

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION

University of North Florida 1stPlaceSports.com

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Are you ready for some soccer? The Jacksonville Armada FC will kick off 2016 with their annual preseason matchup against Philadelphia Union. The match, presented by Community First Credit Union, marks the head coaching debut of new Armada FC head coach Tony Meola.

UNF Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run will include a 5k race through UNF’s beautiful campus as well as a 1-mile Fun Run for families and children. After the run, enjoy the festival, complete with a live band and familyfriendly activities. This event benefits UNF Student Scholarships and UNF’s Lend-A-Wing Pantry.

Feb. 26

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Veterans Memorial Arena HarlemGlobetrotters.com

Feb. 6-13

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 90th anniversary world tour, with over 320 games in North America alone. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

USA CURLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

The top 10 men’s and top 10 women’s curling teams in the country will be coming to Jacksonville for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships! These 10 teams will face off to earn the national title as the season-long points race comes to an end.

GAME FACE

Local Athletes of Jacksonville

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

TRENT MACKEY The UNF senior guard is one of the best three point shooters in the country. Mackey has helped UNF to another big start in Atlantic Sun play and the program’s best non-conference slate in school history. Mackey recently recorded his 1,000th point in his college career. Mackey scored a career high of 24 points against Lipscomb.

ALEX MORRELL The former UNF soccer player became the first Ospreys soccer player to be drafted by a Major League Soccer team. Morrell, a forward, was drafted with the 22nd overall pick by the Chicago Fire. Morrell was drafted after performing well at the 2016 MLS Combine and opening eyes with his speed. Morrell and UNF won the Atlantic Sun Championship in the fall.

BRIONA BROWN The Jacksonville University women’s basketball player recently reached the 1,000 point milestone for the Dolphins. Brown is averaging over a dozen points per game. Brown does it all for the Dolphins, including playing solid defense. JU is a team to watch in the Atlantic Sun Tournament in March. Brown is playing her senior season alongside her younger sister Jasmyn Brown, who is a freshman.

Are you a veteran looking for help accessing the guaranteed benefits you are entitled?

TONY MEOLA The former United States soccer star is the new head coach of the Jacksonville Armada. Meola is a former world-class goalkeeper after playing on three different United States World Cup teams. Meola then played in the MLS for a decade before getting into coaching. The Armada open their second season in April.

The National Association of Veterans and Families provides one-on-one assistance to veterans and their families. We can help you out!

Contact us Toll Free at 800-352-2919 www.NAVF.org

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SUDOKU

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY “With my engineering background, I am able to analyze and evaluate complex matters including financial involvement in real estate development in a way that provides unique insight for the client.” – Alexander Cvercko

FEBRUARY HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) It’s time to take to the high road and spend time with all those annoying “friends” you have been blowing off the past few months. Sure they’re not cool like you, but you’re turning over a new leaf this year. You can go back to being a jerk about April. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You’re craving fun and excitement this month, Taurus. No need to take life too seriously for the next few weeks. Get out there and cut it loose; use up some “sick” days in the middle of the week if you need to. The year is still young; you can make up the time later. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) The Sun is in Capricorn, your eighth house of intimacy, which will intensify your ambitions for flings and casual affairs. Oh, yeah! Could be a fun month. Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day better than the “no call back.” Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Time to get your online profile updated for the New Year. Telling prospectives you’re jobless isn’t going to get it done. If a little white lie here or there is needed, then go ahead. It’s the internet! They should know better than to believe everything on the web, Mr. Available… I mean, Dr. Available. Leo (July 23 – August 22) Love is a-calling. And calling, and calling. You would think they would get the picture by you never answering their call. While you’re out looking for someone else, take the time and let the absentminded-always-caller know it’s not because you don’t like them. It’s because you just don’t care. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) A new year equals new love; or at least, renewed romance. Capricorn is in your passionate fifth house and some speed dating or matchmaking may be right up your alley. With your let’s call it straight-forward attitude, you’re sure to leave an unforgettable impression.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) With Venus in Aquarius, your romantic fifth house, you’re in the mood to flirt it up and be the life of the party. Now as much fun as parties can be, this newfound popularity may overwhelm you. Just remember after a few cocktails, what you think is cute could actually be your worst mistake ever. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) It seems you have some competition with your latest crush. Do as our leaders of this great country do: slander, put down, and point out all that is wrong about them. After that, you can maybe mention something positive about yourself, but only if you’re desperate. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) May not be the best month for love, but it still can be a blast. Your social third house is abuzz this month. Crank up the fun; be the king of karaoke or even a late night beach streaker. Just stay out of jail and off my property. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) This month is all about you – big surprise. Actually, which month don’t you put yourself first? Regardless, with the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, your romantic independence will woo possible mates all month. It pays to be self-centered sometimes. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) A connection you made over the past few months looks like it may blossom. Don’t start making wedding plans yet, you still have plenty of time to mess this up. The eager beaver doesn’t always get the worm. Yes, I made that proverb up. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) In times of turmoil you seek advice. Thus, probably why you’re reading this. Things will be just great this month. Valentine’s Day will be all you dreamed. Love and good fortune will surround you, so on and so forth. Happy yet? FYI… I sometimes don’t care and make stuff up.

ALEX CVERKO

Cverko & Asociates, Attorneys at Law 13500 Sutton Park Dr., Suite 304 Jacksonville, Florida 32224 (904) 821-8700

HOW DO YOU STAY CONNECTED TO THE JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY? ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS? I am an active member of the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association. I am currently active in many other law-related organizations. I also serve on the board if the Windsor Parke Master Association. I enjoy the practice of law and serving where my skills can help.

WHAT AREAS OF LAW DO YOU PRACTICE? I practice in the fields of business organization and construction, business, and real estate litigation. I earned my civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1996, and have always had a compelling interest in construction and real estate.

HOW DO I EXTRICATE MYSELF FROM THIS CONSTRUCTION DEBACLE? First, I tell my clients they wouldn’t be in this mess if they had seen me before contracting. Then I evaluate the situation and assure them together we can obtain a favorable result for them.

CAN THIS PIECE OF LAND BE USED FOR MY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT? After careful analysis, I can advise my clients of their best options and the suitability of their plans. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

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