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CONTENTS

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The Phantom of the Opera

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ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY THE ARTS KIDS CUISINE MUSIC AROUND TOWN

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FEATURED

SPORTS & HEALTH

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The Top Events of 2016.................................6-7, 16-17, 20-21 & 28

Graham Nash

ROLLCALL: WHAT EVENT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2016?

MIKE WHITE PRESIDENT

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

PAZ PATEL

COURTNEY NICHOLS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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I love going to The Players every year.

The First Coast No More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption events!

I am getting married in April so that’s at the top of my list! Also looking forward to Patty Griffin and Sara Watkins show at Florida Theatre.

Justin Bieber!

The Superbowl! (Maybe one day, the Jags in the playoffs?)

USS ADAMS coming home.

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER

AMY GRESS

I’m a theatre nerd; I can’t wait for “Once” at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour in March.

Craft and Import Beer Fest 2016!

I always love going to Suns games.

The USA Curling National Championship.

Wolfson Children’s Challenge – a great event for an amazing hospital!

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THE TOP EVENTS OF 2016

Ragtime

photo by Scott Suchman

Piff The Magic Dragon

TAXSLAYER BOWL

Jan. 2 • EverBank Field • TaxSlayerBowl.com

Penn State and the University of Georgia go head to head in the annual TaxSlayer Bowl. The TaxSlayer Bowl is held each year in Jacksonville at EverBank Field. This college football bowl game was originally called the Gator Bowl. The TaxSlayer bowl is the sixth oldest college bowl and has been held continuously since 1946.

THE OLATE DOGS WINNERS OF AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

Jan. 11 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor.

RAGTIME

Jan. 7-8 • Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award® winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. This 13 time Tony Award® nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life - what it could and should be!

JOHN SEBASTIAN

Jan. 8 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

Over four decades, the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-60’s rock revolution, but what leader, singer, and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counterrevolution. The Lovin’ Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top Ten.

WINTER JAM 2016

Jan. 15 • Veterans Memorial Arena • 2016.JamTour.com

Co-headlining next year’s 48-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular are two fan favorites: GRAMMY® Award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West. The tour will also feature Crowder, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, KB/Tedashii/Trip Lee, Lauren Daigle and evangelist Tony Nolan, while the Pre-Jam Party is slated to showcase Stars Go Dim and We Are Messengers.

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE WITH NEW BREED BRASS BAND

SUSAN BARTON IN JACKSONVILLE

Jan. 15 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

Jan. 8 • Jacksonville Marriott • DePaulSchool.EventBrite.com

The DePaul School is thrilled to host a seminar featuring Susan Barton, an internationally recognized dyslexia expert. Susan works with parents of dyslexic children, and she invented the Barton Reading and Spelling System, which has represented a turning point in the educational experiences of countless students. This seminar is packed with incredibly useful information for parents, grandparents, and educators. Registration is now open, and the seminar is free!

JACKSONVILLE GIANTS VS. JACKSON SHOWBOATS

Jan. 9 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JacksonvilleGiants.com

GALA OF THE ROYAL HORSES

Jan. 10 • Veterans Memorial Arena GalaoftheRoyalHorses.com Gala of The Royal Horses is created, produced and led by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, who with the experiences of seven generations has recreated an event only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain. The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures.

X102.9 PRESENTS SILVERSUN PICKUPS WITH GUESTS THE DOG APOLLO

Jan. 10 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s Pikul EP to 2012’s far-reaching Neck of the Woods, each successive release has seen the band boldly venture into uncharted terrain.

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BLUE-GREY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL

Jan. 16 • EverBank Field • BlueGreyFootball.com The annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl positions a team of high school standouts from traditional northern states against a team of exceptional athletes from traditional southern states. Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 to help prep prospects from across the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure college scholarships. Prospects competing, specifically, in the All-American Bowl at EverBank Field were chosen by the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee from a talent pool of approximately 8,000 recruits, most of which were scouted during our nationwide series of yearlong Blue-Grey Regional and Super Combines.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band are joining forces with New Breed Brass Band! The New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. This is a collaboration that funk and jazz fans do not want to miss!

JACKSONVILLE GIANTS VS.. CHICAGO STEAM

Jan. 16 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JacksonvilleGiants.com

THE COLLEEN & JOSH SHOW

Jan. 21 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com The Colleen & Josh Show features Colleen Ballinger and Josh David Evans. Colleen Ballinger is a classically-trained singer and actress best known for her YouTube character, Miranda Sings. The character is a satire of common YouTube videos featuring mediocre or even bad singers who film themselves singing as a form of self-promotion. With over 1 billion views on YouTube, Colleen has toured all over the world with her One Woman Show as her character, Miranda Sings.

AIDA

Jan. 21 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS

Jan. 21 • Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Motown artists, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement winners The Temptations and The Four Tops together on one stage!

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON

Jan. 21-23 • The Comedy Zone • ComedyZone.com

42ND STREET

Jan.12-17 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,”“Shuffle Off To Buffalo,”“Dames,”“I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”

GRANDMA LEE

Jan. 14-16 • The Comedy Zone ComedyZone.com Grandma Lee rose to stardom on “America’s Got Talent” and is the most outrageous grandmother in America. She electrifies the stage with her unorthodox views on family, television and life and general. Don’t miss this sassy senior at The Comedy Zone! Get your tickets on our website today!

Piff the Magic Dragon is the funniest, grumpiest and most magical dragon ever seen from “America’s Got Talent.” He incorporates trickery, magic and comedy into his over-the-top act. Piff and his sidekick Mr. Piffles, his tiny Chihuahua, will be at The Comedy Zone. Get your tickets on our website today!

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS LEGENDS

Jan. 21-24 • Veterans Memorial Arena • Ringling.com Prepare to witness circus feats you thought were so amazing that they would be impossible, and spectacles of strength so grand you once thought them to be unbelievable. Ringling Bros. has combed the globe to find the most skilled circus masters for LEGENDS, be it the most majestic animals you’ve ever seen, the most exotic performers from faraway lands, or the most fearless daredevils that take danger to unheard of levels, this show has no equal anywhere. LEGENDS is going to take you on an adventure that will dazzle your senses, and redefine your sense of possibility!


Patti LaBelle

SHAWN COLVIN WITH GUESTS LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS

STAR TREK: THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE

Jan. 23 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other. This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra & international solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 2016

Jan. 26 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 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-akind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

Jan. 29 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners.

MOZART’S GREAT MASS

Jan. 29-31 • Jacoby Symphony Hall • JaxEvents.com The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart’s Great Mass.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – THE STORYTELLER TOUR

Jan. 30 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, will launch a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. Special guests include Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.

YANNI

FEB. 3 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

SMOKING CLAYS FOR KIDS

Feb. 4 • Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm SmokingClaysEvent.com Annual clay shoot to support Wolfson Children’s Hospital! photo by Joan Marcus

ANNIE

GRAHAM NASH

Feb. 4-5 • Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

Jan. 27 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!

Jan. 27 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

ANA POPOVIC

Jan. 28 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.

PATTI LABELLE

MOON TAXI

Feb. 2 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com The members of Moon Taxi are no strangers to the stage. Hailing from Nashville, the five-piece formed in 2006 and set out to conquer the Southeast with their unforgettable live set. Nine years later, they’ve amassed over one thousand shows and released two albums, Cabaret (2012) and Mountains Beaches Cities (2013).

Jan. 28 • Times-Union Center • TicketMaster.com Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. Through the years, the songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, and class. Her effortless ability to belt out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets has created the unique platform of versatility that the artist is known and revered for.

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S CHALLENGE

Jan. 30 • Bragan Field • WolfsonChildrensChallenge.org This is a running event benefitting Wolfson Children’s Hospital, highlights include: 55K Ultra Marathon, for long-distance runners, 55K Ultra Relay, for teams up to 11 runners, 30K Individual Run, 1-Mile Fun Run and an all-day celebration in honor of 55 Wolfson patients.

GAELIC STORM

Jan. 30 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm – the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band – is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, “Matching Sweaters. “ The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

COLIN HAY WITH GUEST HEATHER MALONEY

Jan. 31 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work. Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and last February he released his latest album Next Year People on Compass Records.

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original Lyricist and Director Martin Charnin and Choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

PAULY SHORE

Feb. 4-6 • The Comedy Zone • ComedyZone.com

Pauly Shore is a comedian, actor, writer and director who catapulted into superstardom in the 1990’s when his chart topping MTV show “Totally Pauly” hit the airwaves to major fan approval. He recently launched his podcast “Pauly Shore’s Interested” and will be at The Comedy Zone February 4-6. Get your tickets on our website today!

UNDER THE STREETLAMP FEATURING FORMER CAST MEMBERS OF “JERSEY BOYS”

Feb. 5-6 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com Under the Streetlamp, featuring cast members of “Jersey Boys” and other hit musicals, will perform classic hits of the 1950s-1970s for two nights at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall!

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC VS.. PHILADELPHIA UNION – PRESEASON OPENER

Feb. 6 • Community First Park ArmadaFC.com

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What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

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COMMUNITY

WinterFEST: Jan. 1-10, Adventure Landing, AdventureLanding.com First Day Hike: Jan. 1, Little Talbot Island State Park, FloridaStateParks.org

Town of Orange Park Farmer’s Market: Jan. 10, Town Hall Park, TownOfOrangePark.com Gala of the Royal Horses: Jan. 10, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Chicken Dance: Jan. 14, Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJArtistSeriesJax.org MOSH $5 Fridays: Jan. 15, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Beach Creek Tour: Jan. 11, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast: Jan. 15, Prime Osborn Center, JaxEvents.com

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Jan. 12, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

$5 Fridays: Jan. 15, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Jax Beach Art Walk: Jan. 12, Jacksonville Beach, BetterJaxBeach.com

The Light in the Piazza: Jan. 15-31, Theatre Jax, TheatreJax.com

2 for 1 Tuesdays: Jan. 12, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Retro Game Night: Jan. 16, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Tuesday Family Night: Jan. 12, Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex, JaxIceAndSportsplex.com

Art Adventures: Jan. 16, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Wacky Wednesdays: Jan. 13, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Riverside Arts Market: Jan. 16, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Little Learners: Jan. 13, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Wild, Wild West: Jan. 17, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org

MOCA Jacksonville Book Club: Jan. 14, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

Eva Chase Wood: Jan. 17, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Boy Scout Workshop: Jan. 9, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Yo-Yo Ma in Concert: Jan. 14, First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, AmeliaIslandChamberMusicFestival.com

Peppa Pig Live: Jan. 18, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Music at Main: Jan. 10, Jacksonville Main Library, JPL.COJ.net

$3 Thursdays: Jan. 14, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Art Fusion: Jan. 3, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: Jan. 3-7, MOCA, MOCAJAcksonville.org 2 for 1 Tuesdays: Jan. 5, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Jan. 5, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown ArtWalk: Jan. 6, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com MOSH $5 Fridays: Jan. 8, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Cosmic Concerts: Jan. 8, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org 2016 School Choice Expo: Jan. 9, Prime Osborn Center, DuvalSchools.org

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The Explorers Club Auditions: Jan. 18, Theatre Jax, TheatreJax.com


RAGTIME • JAN. 7-8 • THRASHER-HORNE CENTER

Beach Creek Tour: Jan. 18, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Jan. 19, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org 2 for 1 Tuesdays: Jan. 19, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Wacky Wednesdays: Jan. 20, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Homeschool Program: Jan. 20, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Cumberland Island Tour: Jan. 20, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Talks and Tea: Jan. 20, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org North Beaches Artwalk: Jan. 21, North Beach Artwalk, NBAW.org $3 Thursdays: Jan. 21, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends: Jan. 21-24, Veterans Memorial Arena, Ringling.com MOSH $5 Fridays: Jan. 22, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org One Day Fun Day Camp: Jan. 22, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Beach Creek Tour: Jan. 22, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

$5 Fridays: Jan. 22, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Slow Fish Dinner: Jan. 29, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

Riverside Arts Market: Jan. 23, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

$5 Fridays: Jan. 29, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

LEGO Competition: Jan. 23, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

MOSH $5 Fridays: Jan. 29, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Universoul Circus: Jan. 26-31, Prime Osborn Center, UniversoulCircus.com

Girl Scout Workshop: Jan. 30, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

2 for 1 Tuesdays: Jan. 26, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Riverside Arts Market: Jan. 30, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Jan. 26, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Cumberland Island Tour: Jan. 26, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Wacky Wednesdays: Jan. 27, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Ritz Chamber Coffee Concert: Jan. 27, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org MOSH After Dark: Jan. 28, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org $3 Thursdays: Jan. 28, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org In Context: The Permanent Collection’s Past and Future: Jan. 28, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

NIGHTLIFE

Sid Davis: Jan. 2, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Honky Tonk: Jan. 5 – Feb. 7, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Greg Morton: Jan. 6-9, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Ragtime the Musical: Jan. 7-8, ThrasherHorne Center, THCenter.org Tchaikovsky Spectacular Ballet: Jan. 8, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com 42nd Street: Jan. 12-17, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Grandma Lee: Jan. 14-16, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

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What’s Happening GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA JAN. 26 • TIMES-UNION CENTER

Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty: Jan. 15, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com

Carrie Underwood: Jan. 30, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Christian McBride: Jan. 16, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: Jan. 30, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

January Showcase: Jan. 19-20, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Johnny Mathis 60th Anniversary Concert Tour: Jan. 31, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Paul Taylor 2: Jan. 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com The Temptations and the Four Tops: Jan. 21, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Mutts Gone Nuts: Jan. 31, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

SPORTS

Piff the Magic Dragon: Jan. 21-23, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

TaxSlayer Bowl: Jan. 2, EverBank Field, TaxSlayerBowl.com

Aida: Jan. 21, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

Jacksonville Bank Marathon: Jan. 3, The Bolles School, 1stPlaceSports.com

Late Nite Catechism: Jan. 21-24, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJArtistSeries.org Hooking Up with the Second City: Jan. 23, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

Jacksonville Giants vs. Jackson Showboats: Jan. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena, JackonvilleGiants.com Healthy Start 5K: Jan. 9, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Star Trek: Jan. 23, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

Hellcat 10K and 5K: Jan. 9, Green Cove Springs, HellcatRace.com

Winter Jam 2016: Jan. 25, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Resolution Run: Jan. 9, Orange Park, FloridaStriders.com/ResolutionRun

Glenn Miller Orchestra: Jan. 26, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

Run for Shelter: Jan. 16, Trinity Rescue Mission Westside, TrinityRescue.org

January Showcase: Jan. 26, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Jacksonville Giants vs. Chicago Steam: Jan. 16, Veterans Memorial Arena, JacksonvilleGiants.com

Dancing with the Stars Live!: Jan. 27, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com January Showcase: Jan. 27, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Patti LaBelle: Jan. 28, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: Jan. 28, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: Jan. 30, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Theresa Caputo Live!: Jan. 30, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com 12

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Pirate 5K Run: Jan. 16, Palencia, St. Augustine, ThePirate5k.com Blue-Grey All American Bowl: Jan. 16, EverBank Field, BlueGreyFootball.com Winter Beach Run: Jan. 23, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Matanzas 5K: Jan. 30, St. Augustine, Matanzas5k.com Polar Plunge 5K: Jan. 30, Jacksonville Beach, FirstGiving.com/ FloridaPolarPlunge


In the Zone By Elizabeth Hecht

Complimentary Laughs Provided by The Comedy Zone “’I’ve decided when I die I want to be cremated and have my ashes sprinkled over the Krispy Kreme. That way I know my fat daughter-in-laws will come down and visit me a couple of times a week.” – Grandma Lee Grandma Lee is known as America’s funniest and most outrageous grandmother who shot to stardom after appearing on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She electrifies the stage with her unorthodox views of family, television and life in general. Do not miss this sassy senior at The Comedy Zone January 14-16.

“Miracles…they don’t happen. That is all, carry on.” – Piff the Magic Dragon Piff the Magic Dragon won the hearts of America on “America’s Got Talent” and is the funniest, grumpiest, most magical dragon you have ever seen. He perfectly incorporates trickery, magic and comedy into his standup routine. Don’t forget about his sidekick and partner, Mr. Piffles, his teacup Chihuahua. Piff and Mr. Piffles will be at The Comedy Zone January 21-23. More details are online at ComedyZone.com or Facebook.com/ComedyZoneJax. January 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.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

My service at Challenge Enterprises is labor of gratitude to all the families, individuals, businesses, foundations and to the extraordinary staff and volunteers that support the Power of People and Possibilities for individuals living with disabilities. The guidance I receive from the volunteer Board of Directors to manage a social enterprise is priceless. My greatest joy is creating jobs for people and my greatest anxiety is maintaining jobs for people employed by Challenge Enterprises. I am always seeking more work!”

NANCY C. KEATING Challenge Enterprises of North Florida | ChallengeEnterprises.org

Nancy is a Jacksonville University Graduate from the College of Business and resides in Green Cove Springs. She is affiliated with Rotary International (Past President of Green Cove Springs) and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her community service activities include Friends of the Park, Inc., Quality of Life Committee Chair, Special Olympic Golf Coach, and the Clay County Chamber Board. She also enjoys golf, travel and community projects.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH He’s a “Top Chef” winner from up north who is putting down roots here in Jacksonville and adding to this area’s dynamic and growing foodie scene. Celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga is already winning raves for his hip Southern cuisine at Sbraga and Co., the new restaurant at 220 Riverside in Brooklyn at Unity Plaza. Sbraga takes traditional favorites and ingredients and gives them a modern twist. He also emphasizes local produce and grains. The new eatery has a great ambiance, a raw bar, and excellent peoplewatching, not to mention its own bakery. Check it out! Make sure to tune into First Coast Connect each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9AM WJCT to hear from the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast!

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Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

Challenge Enterprises ChallengeEnterprises.org

Challenge Enterprises is a social enterprise that offers commercial services ranging from grounds maintenance, office cleaning, carpet care, shipping and receiving, secure document destruction, assembly and administrative support while providing work opportunities and promoting sustainability for individuals living with disabilities. For people living with disabilities, work is power; giving opportunity for choice. By partnering with Challenge Enterprises you support our mission of promoting the Power of People and Possibilities for individuals living with disabilities.

Quigley House QuigleyHouse.org

Quigley House is a comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault center serving the Clay County area in Northeast Florida. Our mission is to provide advocacy and empowerment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing community education to heighten awareness. Our services that we provide include our shelter where trained staff is available 24/7 and a 24 hour crisis hotline to provide a safety plan, crisis intervention and referrals. January 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE TOP EVENTS OF 2016

Roger McGuinn

2016 USA CURLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Feb. 6-13 • 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 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. 10 teams will face off to earn the national title with a berth in the World Curling Championships on the line as the season-long points race comes to an end.

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND WITH GUESTS TROUT STEAK REVIVAL

Feb. 9 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Feb.10-21 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PARKER URBAN BAND

Feb. 11 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over—”joy,”“freedom,”“energy.” Which are the same things that immediately spring into a listener’s mind when these 12 tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and The Family Band, explode out of the speakers.

MARTY STUART AND THE FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES

Feb. 12 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

For over 40 years, the five-time GRAMMY winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian has been building a rich legacy at this very crossroads.

ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE

Feb. 12-13 • Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger comes complete with true emotion, down home country humor and, with 27 songs in the show, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy” & “Walkin’ After Midnight”.

VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND AT THE COMEDY ZONE

Feb.12-14 • The Comedy Zone • ComedyZone.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with great food, big laughs and a night of top-notch entertainment and service. Spend this holiday with that special someone during Valentine’s weekend at The Comedy Zone. Get your tickets on our website today!

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX

Feb. 13 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall• PVConcertHall.com

Hunter’s latest release, Minute By Minute, marks a pivotal movement in this unique artist’s career—not only because it arguably contains his best writing, singing, and playing to date, but because it signals James’ return to the studio following the loss of his wife Jacqueline, who died of cancer in October 2011. It’s also the first album credited to The James Hunter Six.

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CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES

Feb. 24 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

BACKYARD BLOCK PARTY FEATURING PROTOMARTYR WITH SPRAY PAINT AND UVTV

Feb. 19 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Backyard Block Party featuring post-punk quartet Protomartyr with Spray Paint and UV-TV, presented in partnership with Commoditie Booking.

JACKSONVILLE GIANTS VS. BALTIMORE HAWKS

Feb. 19 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JacksonvilleGiants.com

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES

Feb. 19 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall• PVConcertHall.com

Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And St. Paul and The Broken Bones deliver on those promises. Half the City is the compelling full-length Single Lock/Thirty Tigers debut of the Birmingham, Alabamabased sextet, who have already created a maelstrom of interest with their roof-raising live shows and self-released four-song 2012 EP.

MONSTER JAM 2016

Feb. 20 • EverBank Field • JaxEvents.com

MONSTER JAM® makes its return to the Jacksonville area when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into the EverBank Stadium. Monster Jam is one of Jacksonville’s most popular and largest single day stadium events, attracting capacity crowds of over 65,000 fans. A huge field of Monster Jam superstar trucks, including the legendary GRAVE DIGGER, will compete in Racing and the fan-favorite Freestyle competition.

SEVENTH ANNUAL “LIFT EV’RY VOICE AND SING”

Feb. 20 • Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church • JaxChildrenChorus.org

Join us in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Emcees are Ju’Coby Pittman and The Honorable Judge Brian Davis. Our guest choir is from Hampton University (pictured). All JCC choirs will perform.

SUN RA ARKESTRA

Feb. 20 • Ritz Theatre • RitzJacksonville.com

Famed jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader Sun Ra was born on May 22, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama. He began performing professionally as a teen and, after moving to Chicago in 1945, immersed himself in jazz and the blues. Along the way, Sun Ra was influenced by space, religion and radical social movements—all of which found their way into his music. A prolific composer and record label owner, he took to wearing colorful, outlandish costumes with his band members.

GARY CLARK JR. “THE STORY OF SONNY BOY SLIM” TOUR

Feb. 21 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Ever since 2010, when Gary Clark Jr. wowed audiences with electrifying live sets everywhere from the Crossroads Festival to Hollywood’s historic Hotel Café, his modus operandi has remained crystal clear: “I listen to everything…so I want to play everything.” The revelation that is the Austinborn virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter finds him just as much an amalgamation of his myriad influences and inspirations.

This is the new message of Charles Bradley, the Bradley who has emerged from the heartache stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share. This is Charles Bradley, victim of love -- gratefully returning the joy that has been given to him. “It’s all about what you give.” Bradley says, leaning hard into that last word. “I don’t care how great a singer you are. I don’t care how much talent you have. If you give, and if the people feel what you’re giving, you’re blessed.”

JEFF DUNHAM – PERFECTLY UNBALANCED INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Feb. 25 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world as an internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist and is as funny as he is popular. The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.” 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. Jeff has sold over 7 million DVDs worldwide and garnered nearly a billion views on YouTube.

DERAY DAVIS

Feb. 25-27 • The Comedy Zone ComedyZone.com

DeRay Davis was in the popular movies “21 Jump Street” and “Jumping the Broom” and also lends his voice and writing talent to Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” as well as Kanye West’s albums. He has quickly climbed the ladder to fame and has become a true legend in the entertainment word. He will be at The Comedy Zone February 25-27. Get your tickets on our website today!

JAZZMEIA HORN

Feb. 26 • Ritz Theatre •RitzJacksonville.com

The winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition is Jazzmeia Horn. Originally from Dallas, Ms. Horn, 23, is a singer with a smart, steadfast connection to the jazz-vocal tradition, as defined by predecessors like Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan. Since moving to New York in 2009 to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, she has been a regular presence on the club scene, often with her band, the Artistry of Jazz Horn.

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. TEXAS SKY RIDERS

Feb. 27 • Veterans Memorial • JacksonvilleGiants.com

RICHARD MARX

Feb. 27 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” with “Don’t Mean Nothing” earning him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.”


Janet Jackson

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ALABAMA

JANET JACKSON-UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR

Feb. 28 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

March. 8 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They have had 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal, and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

FLORIDA FORUM WITH PEYTON MANNING

Mar. 2 • Times-Union Center • TheFloridaForum.com

Catch Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning at the Florida Forum speaker series, produced annually by The Women’s Board to benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital, which treats 80,000 children annually. Manning has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history over his 18-year career, which began with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 904.202.2886.

2016 SEC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Mar. 2-6 • Veterans Memorial Arena • SECSports.com

This is the first trip to Veterans Memorial Arena for the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tickets for the 2016 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, held at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. are now on sale. Tickets for the tournament are $100 for a reserved book. A ticket book contains seven tickets, one for each session, which allows one person to attend all 13 games.

BLACK VIOLIN

Mar. 3 • Ritz Theatre • RitzJacksonville.com

The band’s most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music. The N.Y. Times describes them as, “Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play… Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars.”

Janet’s Jackson’s tour is not only UNBREAKABLE, it is now unstoppable thanks to her fans across North America. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 2nd North American leg to her UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR with an additional 27 new cities added to what has become one of the most highly-anticipated international tours.

STEVE MILLER BAND

Mar. 4 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre StAugustineAmphitheare.com

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of psychedelic rock and pop legend Steve Miller to St. Augustine

ROGER MCGUINN

Mar. 4 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

As the founder of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn”, “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn didn’t just make music, he made history. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song; populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that McGuinn so passionately embraces.

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY AND MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC

Mar. 5 • Times-Union Center TicketMaster.com

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.

JASON ISBELL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SHOVELS & ROPE

Mar. 5 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell with special guests Shovels & Rope will perform on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

CLAY COUNTY LITERACY COALITION’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AT THE THEATRE

Mar. 10 • Orange Park Community Theatre

CCLC is a non-profit group that trains volunteers to be literacy tutors. Our volunteer tutors teach adults to read and write, and to speak English. We at CCLC host a Theatre night each year. This year the play will be Run For Your Wife. We will have refreshments to purchase and a silent auction before the show and at intermission. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact Clay County Literacy Coalition at 272-5988 or email Info@ ClayLiteracy.org.

DISNEY’S FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT

March 11 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

THE MOODY BLUES

Mar. 11 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

Rock legends The Moody Blues will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, March 11, 2016

WAYNE TUCKER

Mar. 11 • Ritz Theatre • RitzJacksonville.com

Wayne Tucker is a 27 year old Trumpet/Composer/Arranger/Teacher from Syracuse, NY. He is a full-time professional musician based in New York City and a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. He has played with many of today’s current jazz stars like Bob Mintzer, Cyrille Aimee and Delfayo Marsalis, pop legend Elvis Costello and even the popular Haitian band Djet-X. He has performed at some of the world’s greatest venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. He has studied under many great trumpeters including George Coble, Jon Faddis, Scott Wendholt and Jim Rotondi.

EDDY AWARDS

photo by ©Erin O’Boyle Photographics

Mar. 12 • Hyatt Regency 225 E Coastline Dr.

The EDDY Awards, an annual event to celebrate Duval County’s leading teachers, is a time-honored tradition that has grown into its new mission to elevate the role of Jacksonville’s best teachers. The EDDY Awards is a venture of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, and it has evolved beyond an awards ceremony, to build a network of exemplary teachers who are leaders in the community and who work to improve our schools, student performance and the teaching profession.

BLUE MAN GROUP

March 12-13 • Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

THE ZOMBIES FEAT. COLIN BLUNSTONE & ROD ARGENT

Mar. 3 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, two true stalwarts of classy English pop, have reunited after three decades under the moniker of their former outfit, The Zombies. Their reunion has been enthusiastically embraced by the public, thanks to a hot band, some superlative new material, and a stage repertoire that draws heavily upon their much-cherished catalogue of Zombies and solo hits.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

March. 7-8 • Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time in a spectacular new production, Saturday Night Fever is the coming of age tale of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970’s Brooklyn. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,”“Night Fever,”“Jive Talking,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep is Your Love,” in addition to several new songs written especially for this production.

RIHANNA ANTI WORLD TOUR 2016

Mar. 12 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Rihanna has become a modern music, entertainment and fashion icon. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 54 million albums and 210 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She’s released 7 albums in 7 years, achieved 13 Number One singles and won 8 Grammy Awards. She is the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube with over 7 billion views and 23 Vevo certified videos, the most of any artist. She is also one of the biggest artists on Facebook with over 81 million friends. January 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE ARTS

Paola T. Pileri Hernandez Paola T. Pileri Hernandez is an Italian painter, muralist and illustrator. Her peak interests involve still life subjects done in oils and pastels.

“I see my still life paintings as a channel to connect the spiritual to nature, to man, and creativity.” says Hernandez Paola was born and raised in Northern Italy and is a self-taught artist, with the innate gift of drawing since her childhood. After taking a few courses in figure drawing, she moved to the Island of Sardinia. There, she began her art career with commissions for private homes, shops, restaurants and business. In the early 90s, she moved to the United States. Here, she continued to get several mural commissions. She illustrated four children’s books and two book covers. Still drawn to the classical arts, she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of Jacksonville. Paola uses transparencies and lights effects to create more interest and intricacies to the subject. She continues to dedicate her skills to study still life subjects in oils, now her favorite media. Paola is a member of the St. Augustine Art Center and the Jacksonville Art Center Cooperative. TACJacksonville.org 18

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Arts in January PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTIST HONKY TONK

Jan. 5 – Feb. 7

Alhambra Dinner Theatre • AlhambraJax.com “Honky Tonk” tells the story of an American girl who quits her job, kisses her loved ones goodbye, and climbs aboard a Nashvillebound Greyhound. Enjoy 31 of your favorite songs in this sparkling musical production, including, “Stand by Your Man,” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

42ND STREET Jan. 12-17

Times Union Center • JaxEvents.com “42nd Street” is the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic. Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, “42nd Street” tells the story of starry-eyed young dancer, Peggy Sawyer, who leaves her Allentown home and goes to New York to audition for the Broadway musical “Pretty Lady.”

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! DANCE ALL NIGHT TOUR

Jan. 27

Times Union Center • JaxEvents.com “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s leading entertainment show, is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to Jacksonville. The official 90-minute live show, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, will showcase some of the faces from the show you know and love.

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THODOS DANCE CHICAGO – A LIGHT IN THE DARK: THE STORY OF HELEN KELLER AND ANNE SULLIVAN Jan. 28 Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org A Light in the Dark is a story ballet choreographed by Melissa Thodos and Tony Award winner Ann Reinking. It is based on the book, “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, and Anne Sullivan’s autobiography. “A Light in the Dark” showcases Thodos Dance Chicago’s innovative presence in the modern dance landscape.

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THE TOP EVENTS OF 2016

Duran Duran

ALAN DOYLE

Mar. 20 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, “So Let’s Go,” in January of 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner.

DEON COLE

NORTHEAST FLORIDA’S PREMIERE PREGNANCY & BABY EXPO

Apr. 3 • Hyatt Regency Riverfront • ThePregoExpo.com

Join us for: Fertility specialists; free 3D/4D sonograms to the first 100 expectant moms; free photo mini-session; VIP swag bags (valued at $200+); $20,000 in giveaways; the Babies & Bumps fashion show; educational seminars; and baby and mommy product demos. VIP tickets are $50 and General Admission Tickets are $12.

Mar. 21-23 • The Comedy Zone • ComedyZone.com

DANIEL KIDS GOLF CLASSIC

Mar. 14 • Timuquana Country Club • DanielKids.org

Daniel Kids’ annual fundraising golf classic is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. It is being held at the very prestigious Timuquana Country Club, featuring Celebrity Golfers, and will be followed by a wonderful awards reception including a Silent Auction; this event is one you won’t want to miss.

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

Mar. 15-16 • Jessie Ball duPont Center • NonProfitCtr.org

Day 1 is 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Day 2 is 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Appropriate for all levels of grant writers. $150 for Members of Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida | $300 for Non-members

FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS WITH MIKE EPPS, SOMMORE, EARTHQUAKE AND GARY OWEN

Deon Cole is one of the most requested headliners in the county and is popularly known from his role on ABC’s “Black-ish” and appearances in the blockbuster films “Barbershop,”“Barbershop 2: Back in Business” and the soon to be soon to be released “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” This superstar will be at The Comedy Zone March 21-23. Get your tickets on our website today!

CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HEART AND SOUL TOUR 2.0

Mar. 24 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

With more than 200 million albums sold and 20 GRAMMY® nominations between them, the tour will continue to provide unparalleled entertainment from two of America’s most legendary musical groups. Billboard hails that Chicago is one of “the most successful American rock band[s] of all time, in terms of both albums and singles” and “been able to fill arenas with satisfied fans” with music that has endured throughout time while Rolling Stone has described Earth, Wind & Fire as “a funk-fusion powerhouse that changed the sound and history of popular music.”

Mar. 18 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Coming right off his widely successful “Real Deal Tour” and filming of STARZ Survivors Remorse Epps ventures straight into 2016 with the filming of ABC’s Uncle Buck and the long awaited Richard Pryor biopic. Sommore and Earthquake had previously hit the road together for the widely successful “Royal Comedy Tour”, Sommore went on to host the revival of BET Comic View and Earthquake hosts ‘Quake’s House Radio Show’ in New York City. Most recently, Gary Owen has been in the blockbuster film Think Like A Man.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. BIRMINGHAM NAJEE

Apr. 9 • Ritz Theatre • RitzJacksonville.com

THE JOHNNY CLEGG BAND

TOM COUGHLIN JAY FUND 2016 WINE GALA

Mar. 18 • Wells Fargo Building • TCJayFund.org

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing financial, emotional, and practical support. The proceeds from the annual Wine Gala provide support to Jacksonville families. The Gala offers cuisine from the area’s top restaurants and world-class wines in a walkabout format. Guests will eat, drink, and socialize with Coach Coughlin and other celebrities. Tickets for the Gala go on sale in January and can be purchased on our website, cost is $125 per ticket.

THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

Mar. 19 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Paul! John! George! Ringo! If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,”“Yesterday,”“A Day In The Life,”“Twist And Shout,”“Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

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The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Apr. 7-11 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

Mar. 18 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Johnny Clegg is one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons. He is a singer, a songwriter, a dancer, anthropologist and a musical activist whose infectious crossover music, a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms, has exploded onto the international scene and broken through all the barriers in his own country.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN

Apr. 6-10 • Veterans Memorial Arena • DisneyonIce.com

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES

Mar. 24 • Times-Union Center • TicketMaster.com

Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise. Guests will enjoy their favorite game moments from the series, carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and Legend of Zelda franchise composer, Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all fans, many of which attend “cosplaying” as their favorite characters.

DURAN DURAN

Mar. 30 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced their 2016 North American “Paper Gods” Tour which includes a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT

Mar. 31 • Ritz Theatre • RitzJacksonville.com

Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls, and festivals accompanied by renowned artists.

One of the best-selling instrumentalists of the late ‘80s to mid-’90s, Najee has been a consistent favorite in the quiet storm and so-called “smooth jazz” markets. Often compared to Kenny G, George Howard, and Dave Koz, the New Yorker has been greatly influenced by Grover Washington Jr. -- although he hasn’t been nearly as adventurous. Heavily produced and quite formulaic, Najee’s albums have tended to avoid improvisation and strive for commercial radio airplay above all else.

THE CUPCAKE RUN AND CAKE WALK

Apr. 9 • St. Johns Town Center • GOTRNEFL.org

Sweet by Holly and Athleta present THE CUPCAKE RUN & CAKE WALK benefiting Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida. This is a 5K and Fun Run at the St. Johns Town Center on Saturday, Apr. 9th. Start time is 7:30 a.m. for the 5K and 8:30 a.m. for the CAKE WALK. All runners will receive custom bib, race shirt and a medal* as well as a cupcake at the finish line. In addition, all finishers will receive coupons for four mini cupcakes and frozen yogurt that can be used immediately or at a later date. *CAKE WALK participants 14 years of age and under will receive a medal.

AMY HELM

Apr. 12 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Helm delivers a timelessly powerful statement with her first solo release Didn’t It Rain. The spellbindingdozen-song set is rooted in first-person experience, exploring universal themes of life, love and loss.


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JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. ORLANDO PREDATORS

Apr. 15 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GALA

Apr. 23 • Hyatt Downtown • CCBJAX.org

The Gala is one of Catholic Charities’ two annual fundraisers for the Emergency Assistance program. Have a ball with your friends or meet new ones while you raise money for local families in crisis!

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. ARIZONA RATTLERS

Apr. 23 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MISSISSIPPI

Apr. 28 – May 2 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

RITA WILSON

Apr. 28 – May 1 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Apr. 15 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Musician, actress and producer Rita Wilson has announced her second studio album – self-titled Rita Wilson, a collection of original songs that she cowrote – and a headline Spring 2016 tour featuring material from the album.

ART OF NATURE

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before.You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it!

Apr. 16 • Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens • .JacksonvilleArboretum.org

WOLFSON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BASS TOURNAMENT

JOSEPH A. STRASSER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

The Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival is hosted by Tree Hill Nature Center each year, and is a family friendly, community wide event. Visitors will be able to walk all of our trails, meet with local vendors and artisans and hear live music. There is always food, fun for the children and a live butterfly release. The proceeds from this event go directly to Tree Hill Nature Center’s science and outdoor education programs.

ONCE

May. 1 • Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

Apr. 23 • Tailgaters Parking Downtown DanielKids.org

The most delicious event in Jacksonville! The 8th Annual Backyard BBQ Championships benefit the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship for Daniel Kids’ homeless youth. This family-friendly event features more than 50 professional and amateur BBQ teams competing for the chance to be crowned the King of BBQ! Chicken, Ribs, and Pork- All you can eat samples! Event features a kid’s zone and various vendors. Tickets are on sale for $20, available on our website under the Events tab.

CRAFT & IMPORT BEER FESTIVAL

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. PENSACOLA

Apr. 30 • Tree Hill Nature Center • TreeHill.org

BACKYARD BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS BENEFITING DANIEL KIDS

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MONTGOMERY

May 14-18 • Bragan Field • JaxEvents.com

May 19-23 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MOBILE

Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Gary Mullen & The Works deliver the look, the sound, the pomp and the showmanship of arguably the greatest live band of all time.

Breakthrough British art-pop band, The 1975, and guests The Japanese House will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Join us for the eighth annual Craft & Import Beer Festival held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. We create a setting for you to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available. We will have over 40 participating breweries bringing more than 350 different beers to taste.

Apr. 17-21 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

Apr. 19 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

May 10 • St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugustineAmphitheatre.com

May 20 • 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd. • BeerFestJax.com

The Art of Nature is a family-friendly festival where visitors to the Arboretum will experience fine art in a natural outdoor environment. The celebration will include live music, storytelling, food, children’s crafts, nature-related merchandise, workshops, demonstrations, guided nature walks and other activities throughout the day. Admission will be $5 per person (10% member discount) with children under 12 admitted free.

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN

X102.9 PRESENTS THE 1975 WITH GUESTS THE JAPANESE HOUSE

May 19-21 • Palatka City Docks • Foundation.BaptistJax.com/ BassTournament

This 27th annual event is the second largest bass tournament in the nation. The tournament is growing every year and, thanks to generous sponsors and participants, has contributed more than $2 million to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament Endowment provides for the educational needs of patients and staff and supports equipment purchases for the hospital.

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. PORTLAND THUNDER

May 21 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

c Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

RIVERHOPS

May 7 • Private home on the St. Johns River

The 7th Annual RiverHops will be held at one of Jacksonville’s most beautiful riverfront estates to benefit North Florida School of Special Education. The annual pairings dinner will feature a seated dinner prepared by the chefs of Bistro Aix, Ovinte, IL Desco, and Berry Good Farms. Ben Davis of Intuition Ale will provide craft beers to be expertly paired with dinner by our chefs. The evening will feature cocktails, dining under the stars, live music, and a silent and live auction. Tickets are $150pp; sponsorships are available. This event sells out quickly! Please contact Melanie Jensen for information. (904) 7248326 or mjensen@northfloridaschool.org.

MARTY BIATHLON BIKE/RUN

May 28 • Nocatee • MemoriesofLove.org

Kid’s Run; 5K; 25/50 bicycle ride; silent auction; children’s activities to benefit Memories of Love Foundation. Memories of Love serves children of parents that are battling a life-threatening illness by providing an Orlando theme park trip. The trips are a way for children and parents to build hope-filled memories at a devastating time in a family’s life.

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KIDS

KIDS PICKS

Jan. 9-10 AFTERNOON SKATE

Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex JaxIceAndSportsplex.com

Lace up your skates for Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Skating from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at North Florida’s only year round NHL sized ice rink. Rental hockey and figure skates are available in sizes Youth 6 through Adult 14. Enjoy a safe and fun experience for the whole family!

Jan. 15 $5 FRIDAYS

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Jan. 23

MOSH LEGO COMPETITION

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

PEPPA PIG LIVE!

Jacksonville Zoo JacksonvilleZoo.org

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

It’s the January Jackpot! In the month of January, come to the Zoo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays and take advantage of special money-saving deals! Pay only $5 general Zoo admission when you bring in the $5 coupon printed online or shown on your phone.

Get ready for more fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig, the star of the top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!” This show promises to be the perfect theatre show for all preschoolers.

Kindergarteners through ninthgraders will battle it out in a LEGO® Competition designed to foster creativity and promote science education. Participants will work in teams or as individuals to build original designs for the chance to win prizes. Bricks 4 Kids will be on site to host building activities for non-contestants.

Calling All Writers and Illustrators… By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

WJCT invites all First Coast students from kindergarten through third grade to write and illustrate original stories for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, promoting the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages creative thinking and storytelling, while building literacy skills through the creation and illustration of original stories. 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. The contest is open to public, private, and home-schooled 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, both available online at wjct. org/writers.

WJCT invites all First Coast kids in Grades K-3 to write and illustrate original stories for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Entries accepted through March 6th!

All entries submitted will be judged by a panel of local judges on:

Prizes will be awarded on each grade level for Grand Prize, 2nd, and 3rd places. The top 4 average scores in each grade will be entered into the online People’s Choice popular vote competition. Contest begins January 1, 2016 and stops accepting stories on March 6, 2016. Winners will be notified on or before May 1, 2016.

• Originality

Creative Writing Resources

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS

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To help young writers get started, PBS KIDS offers a robust set of resources for children, parents and teachers. Story ideas and activity sheets, along with the previous winning entries, are available on the WJCT website at wjct. org/writerscontest to inspire children during the brainstorming process. PBS LearningMedia also offers a collection of online teacher resources for use in classrooms. Go to wjct.org/writerscontest for creative writing resources, rules, and contest forms. Until next month!


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MOSH: Put on your best neon or 80s prom dress and members only jacket, tease your hair and throw on some Ray-Bans for a blast from the past that’s going to be totally awesome! MOSH’s annual Valentine’s event, Bella Luna, is celebrating the 80s in their glory. Dance under the disco ball to the decade’s best and sample the variety of food tables presented by some of Jacksonville’s best restaurants. This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night you won’t forget. Bella Luna will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. at MOSH on the Southbank. Reservations and pre-payment are required; all guests must be 21 and up. Tickets are $90 per couple and include beer and wine plus all food tastings. MOSH Members receive a 20% discount and priority registration. For more information about how to become a MOSH member and to register for the event, visit TheMOSH.org.

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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste “You won’t find a microwave here in Hero’s Eatery.” -Jay, General Manager

Entrée Lifeguard – hero sandwich constructed with corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, slaw, Russian dressing, on toasted garlic bread plus a side of homemade potato salad; only $6.49.

Hero’s Eatery

to the patriotic feel of this spot where grinder-lovers reflection on your business. can gorge. Article by Monica Stouder Overall the menu is good (yes, I will be in to sample Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com the AUCE brunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Breakfast is now an all-day affair at Hero’s Eatery, weekend), the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is the facts but my foodie friend and I opted to try some NY deli- fun, warm and comfortable! Where: 12276 San Jose Blvd. inspired subs. The Franklin had deliciously tender Price: $3 to $9 cheese steak, peppers and onion, with a blanket of Bring your favorite hero to this flagship sub shop and Contact: (904) 374-8646 Provolone cradled within a delicious hoagie roll. honor them with some good eats from some really More than just a thematic little sub joint in Mandarin, The Lifeguard hero had corned beef, pastrami and nice peeps! Hero’s Eatery is putting out not only good vibes to Swiss with a light Russian dressing. Loved it! the community, but also some tasty eats. Yes, hero sandwiches are the hub of this little eatery’s menu. The premise consists of placing the spotlight on heroes such as policemen, firemen, lifeguards, nurses, survivors, etc., as menu items to order. There is a community spotlight contest each month for hungry patrons to nominate their own noted hero right here in Jacksonville (check out Hero’s Facebook page for details). A charitable contribution is added in relation to the monthly elected hero, again adding

All hero’s are 8 inches long and made from Boar’s Head cheeses and meats. All of the soups and sides, such as potato, chicken, pasta salads and coleslaw, are super tasty and homemade. The staff we met onsite, Josh and Andrea, were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us. Kudos Hero’s Eatery for picking team members that will perpetuate your vision so wholeheartedly! This kind of positivity is a great

Buzzworthy Note: Every month Jacksonvillians can vote for their favorite local, personal Hero via Hero’s Eatery Facebook Page. That person will be featured on the website and marketing and have a sandwich correlated to their “Hero Status” for that particular month. All proceeds from the sale of that specific sandwich go to the hero’s allocated charity for the duration. How positively philanthropic.

menu sample

SOUP

Lobster Bisque – creamy bisque with bits of the redclawed crustacean and side of freshly-baked bread; only $3.99 for a cup and $5.49 for a bowl.

ENTRÉE

Franklin – hero sandwich piled high with Philly cheese steak, provolone, peppers and onions, and a side of house-made coleslaw; only $6.49.

DESSERT

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GRAB A BITE

PERSONAL CHEF RONNIE TENNANT BURGER88

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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RuthsChris.com

Interview by Monica Stouder

Do you want to celebrate the New Year in style? Come to Ruth’s Chris Steak House for excellent service and delicious steak. This hotspot will not disappoint! Marker 32

Chef Ronnie Tennant is placating Jacksonvillian’s taste buds one gourmet burger at a time from new food truck Burger88. We caught up with Chef Ronnie and were able to grill HIM regarding his cool, culinary experiences and path to perfect hamburger patty-dom.

Marker32.com

Stop by Marker 32 for savoy seafood and a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The fresh, locally gathered seafood and produce will make for an unforgettable, five star meal. Ted’s Montana Grill TedsMontanaGrill.com

Are you looking for a spot for the whole family? Stop by Ted’s Montana Grill for hearty food and hospitality. Try something tasty from the biggest bison menu in the world. Hoby’s Honey & General Store Facebook.com/ProducingEdibles

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.

BUZZ: What sets your cuisine apart from others?

RT: It starts with the meat, which

we source from local butcher shops and hand mix into our signature patty; we add seasonings that bring out the umami flavor (known as the fifth taste). Our fries are freshcut from Idaho potatoes, soak and double fry, and for those who like an elevated experience, parmesan truffle fries is the way to go!

BUZZ: What is your most

memorable kitchen experience?

RT: In 2008, I managed a local

deli. It was late summer and we had a tropical storm hovering over the entire state of Florida. Most businesses closed in the area except us. I thought “If we can serve a couple dozen customers, it will be worth it.” Instead, we served nearly two hundred hungry stomachs who were so happy and thankful to

RECIPE BOX

see us open. It was a fun day at work and we gained many new customers simultaneously.

BUZZ: What are your favorite ingredients to use?

RT: Spices are my favorite. Especially the less commonly used powders, which I feel many chefs are under-utilizing. Among others, I’m a big fan of mushroom powder; it works with a large variety dishes and brings out great flavor. BUZZ: Hobbies outside of the kitchen:

RT: Besides spending time with family and friends, playing golf on a nice day, or fishing trips, music is my passion. I had the opportunity to start a band (Jaremiah Motions) with my friends here in Jacksonville and since then we’ve had a lot of fun playing gigs around town.

Lamburger

LAYER

cucumber and pinch of salt. Hydroponic Arugula on bottom bun. Add to patty. PATTY 5 ounce, marinated overnight with the following: Mushroom powder, Soy Sauce powder, Garlic Powder, Worcestershire (concentrate liquid), Black Pepper and egg yolk. Once on the griddle, add salt. FETA MIX Mix in a bowl feta, basil, chives, parsley, olive oil, tomato, diced 26

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TZATZIKI Plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, lemon juice, cucumber and roasted seeds (coriander, fennel and cumin): First place seeds on pan and bring to heat until lightly roasted and aroma is released, then place in a grinder and convert into fine powder. Add the powder into the yogurt with remaining shopped ingredients and blend until smooth. Top with bun!


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THE TOP EVENTS OF 2016

5 Seconds of Summer

An Evening of Promise

Photo By Tom Van Schelven

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – SOUNDS LIVE FEELS LIVE TOUR Jul. 20 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled debut album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, selling 260,000 units in the U.S. in its first week of release, marking the biggest debut for a new act in 2014 and the biggest debut ever by an Australian artist. It topped the iTunes charts in a total of 76 countries. The band has won numerous awards, including an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, five MTV European Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and an iHeartRadio Music Award.

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. LOS ANGLES KISS

Jul. 23 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. JACKSON

Jul. 26-30 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. TAMPA BAY STORM

Jul. 30 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. BILOXI

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MONTGOMERY

Jul. 31 – Aug. 4 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

JACKSONVILLE’S DANCING WITH THE STARS

Aug. 11-15 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

May 31 – Jun. 4 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

Jun. 4 • Jacoby Symphony Hall in Times-Union Center • JaxDWTS.com

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus partners with A Social Affair Dance Studio for this exciting event. Local celebrity dancers are partnered with professional ballroom instructors to learn to dance, compete for the mirror ball trophy and to be named Jacksonville’s favorite dancer. Much like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars event, this stage show extravaganza is always a crowd-pleaser. Show also includes performances by all of the JCC choirs. Vote for your favorite couple online and get tickets at www.JaxDWTS.com.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MISSISSIPPI JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. CHATTANOOGA

Aug. 22-26 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

AN EVENING OF PROMISE

Aug. 26 • The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens • Nemours.org/EveningofPromise

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. PHILADELPHIA SOUL

This signature fundraising event for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care helps raise funds for NCSC to continue pediatric patient care. The evening features live music, great food and entertainment.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CAMP CADET, INC.

Sept. 1-5 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

Jun. 4 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

Jun. 12-18 • North Fork Leadership • FLCampCadet.com

Free leadership camp for youth ages 12-15. Not for troubled youth (their wording, not sure if they wanted this in the listing or how we should go about stating that) Application enrollment begins January and runs thru April.

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS.. ORLANDO PREDATORS

Jun. 18 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MOBILE GIRLS DAY OUT

Sept. 17 • Hyatt Downtown

It is a partnership with WJCT and Amy Robach, news anchor with Good Morning America, will be our Keynote Speaker.

BURGERS & BREW

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. BILOXI

Nov. TBD • Location TBD

Jun. 15-19 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

In partnership with Jacksonville Magazine, this event will treat guests to some of the best gourmet burgers ever created along with craft beer and live music. Be the judge as local chefs team up with a craft brewery and compete for the “Best Pairing” award. Proceeds from the event will benefit Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. CLEVELAND GLADIATORS

Jun. 25 • Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxSharks.com

JUSTIN BIEBER PURPOSE WORLD TOUR

Jun. 29 • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents

The hype around Bieber’s new music continues with the smash successes of “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” which was crowned Justin’s first #1 on Billboard’s all-format airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 the week of its release, selling over 335,000 units digitally in the U.S. that week. “What Do You Mean?” also went to #1 in Justin’s native Canada, and became his first #1 UK national chart hit. The song, which hit #1 at iTunes within five minutes of its release, and reached #1 at iTunes in more than 90 countries, went on to easily break the Weekly Global Spotify streaming record with over 41 million streams, reaching 100 million Global streams in less than one month out.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. TENNESSEE

Jun. 29 – Jul. 3 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. PENSACOLA

Jul. 14-18 • Bragan Field • JaxSuns.com

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NAVY VS. NOTRE DAME

Nov. 5 • EverBank Field • JacksonvilleSportsCouncil.com

Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk and Jacksonville Sports Council President & CEO Rick Catlett announced today that the 2016 Navy-Notre Dame game will be played in Jacksonville at EverBank Field and will be nationally televised. JAXSPORTS is currently accepting requests for tickets to the 2016 Navy-Notre Dame Game, which will be available on a priority system.

40TH ANNUAL ART & ANTIQUES SHOW

Dec. 2-4 • Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center • ArtandAntiqueShow.com

You won’t want to miss the 40th annual Art & Antiques Show, produced by The Women’s Board to benefit Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where no child is turned away regardless of ability to pay. The Art & Antiques Show includes a black-tie gala, lectures by nationally known interior designers and antiques experts, a children’s fashion show featuring Wolfson patients, and art and antiques for sale by dealers from across the country. Visit us online or call 904.202.2886 for more information.


VERB JAX

GETTING -2- KNOW...

Q & A with the owners: Ferdinand and Toni Mendiola

BUZZ: How would you describe this gym? FM & TM: Verb is not a typical gym. The aesthetics, the feel, the noise, and the smell are just different. We cater to our members. Anything that a member may want, we try to have that. One of our members told us that Verb “felt like home.” You won’t get treated like you’re in a typical gym. I brought all of the best things that I’ve seen in my 17-year career in this industry and combined them with the country club atmosphere.

BUZZ: What sets Verb Jax apart from other gyms in the area? FM & TM: The feel and environment as compared to other gyms. We

have a physical therapist and a kid’s club with unlimited classes and towels. We also offer massages. All of our classes are included in the membership. The only extras that aren’t included in a membership are personal training and massages. We are not a “volume” gym, so we will eventually cap off membership so that it doesn’t get too crowded.

BUZZ: What can someone expect on their first visit to Verb Jax? FM & TM: They will get a tour, get set up for a free 45-minute orientation BUZZ: What is your background? Ferdinand: I spent 17 years in the business and 10 years as the fitness

with a personal trainer, and a free day pass. They don’t have to worry about being locked into a contract as our memberships are month to month. We want to make sure that we are held accountable. We don’t feel like someone should stay a member of our gym because they are locked into a contract. We want them to stay a member because of how we do business.

director at Timuquana Country Club.

Toni:

I’m a nurse at St. Vincent’s in the telemetry unit.

BUZZ: How long have you been in business? FM & TM: . We opened our doors on September 1st, 2015.

BUZZ: What do you enjoy most about owning this business? FM & TM: I guess it’s just the fact that we both have the mentality that

if you’re going to do something, do it right. We want to give Riverside an option. We love our business and we hope that people like our vision for what we want this place to be. Go see the other gyms and come see ours. You will notice the difference.

BUZZ: What made you decide on this area and location? FM & TM: Some of it had to do with the building. The floor to ceiling

windows, the aesthetics of the building and the active neighborhood that has the old mixed with the new. Riverside is up and coming and most businesses in the area aren’t franchises.

BUZZ: What have been your biggest challenges so far and how have you overcome them? FM & TM: With a lot of franchises, the name is already known and people

know what they are getting. Our biggest challenge is getting people to know that we exist and develop our reputation. It’s really two pieces: getting people to know who you are and getting people to understand what we stand for. The majority of people already have a gym membership and we want to let people know that there are other options. Even if someone already has a membership somewhere else, we just want people to come in and see the difference and give us a try.

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MUSIC PATTI LABELLE -by Cory Leschel

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Patti Labelle has been a driving force in the R&B, pop, soul, disco and soul music genres for several decades. Her induction into both the Grammy Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame serve as testament to her impactful and resilient career. Throughout her varying and many philanthropic ventures and entrepreneurial pursuits, 70 year-old Labelle continues to captivate audiences with her iconic voice and onstage charisma. CATCH THEM LIVE: Jan. 21 at Florida Theatre WEBSITE: FloridaTheatre.com

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE WITH NEW BREED BRASS BAND -by Cory Leschel

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Trombone Shorty has been pushing the boundaries of many different musical genres since the young age of 12. His music integrates elements of funk, jazz, hip-hop, and even rock. A Grammy Award nominee, Trombone Shorty has performed with mega stars including Madonna and Macklemore. Performing alongside Trombone Shorty is New Breed Brass Band, a band that hails from New Orleans whose music captures the essence of New Orleans while integrating other influences. CATCH THEM LIVE:

Jan. 15 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

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Music

Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS

Jan. 21 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Since their parallel rise to stardom, The Temptations and The Four Tops have both redefined the image of Motown and greatly influenced soul and R&B music since the 1960s. The two bands will be joining forces for a highly anticipated show that will include Otis Williams, the last remaining member of The Temptations. You might recognize their iconic tailored suits or intricate choreography in the 1991 film, “The Five Heartbeats,” which focuses on the lives of individuals in an aspiring Motown band in the 1960s. Some of their most popular hits include “My Girl” and “Treat Her Like a Lady.” In similar style, the Four Tops have been a shining light since their days as Motown stars with the addition of new members throughout the years. The band has received two number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as many other prestigious awards.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS

Jan. 16 Ritz Theatre and Museum • RitzJacksonville.com

Hailing from Los Angeles, Silversun Pickups has been elevated from humble roots to become one of the leading rock bands of today. Since the release of their first album, “Carnavas,” in 2006, they have steadily gained momentum and as a result have been toured with greats like Manchester Orchestra, performed on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show, and even earned a nomination for a Grammy award.

For the past two decades, four-time Grammy award winner Christian McBride has been regarded as one of the most celebrated and sought after American jazz bassists. He has performed and recorded with countless other notable artists, and as a result has reached audiences surrounding almost every genre of music. A former child prodigy, Christian McBride has had a passion for music since his younger years, and continues to impress and inspire.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Jan. 30 Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Since being crowned as the winner of “American Idol” in 2005, Carrie Underwood’s name has become synonymous with American country music. As a result of her continuously growing fan base since her days on “American Idol,” Underwood has won multiple Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards. “The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round” will highlight music from Underwood’s new album and feature guest artists Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.

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CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

Jan. 10 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com


AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ

DAVE MAGEE Front of the House

V PIZZA AND TAP GARDEN Interview by Monica Stouder

WHEN DID YOU OPEN?

WHAT COMPLIMENTS DO YOU HEAR MOST OFTEN FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS?

We have several locations, but our Mandarin location opened in September 2015.

Our customers appreciate the variety of our beer selection and the best pizza in Jacksonville!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NAME? Our full name is Veloce Pizzeria Napolitano. “Veloce” meaning fast or speedy in Italian. Our pizzas cook in about 90 seconds. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR BAR AREA? We have 46 beers on tap and over 20 Florida beers. When is Happy Hour? Our HOPPY Hour is 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

WHEN CUSTOMERS ARE HAVING A REALLY GOOD TIME AT YOUR BUSINESS WHAT ARE THEY DOING? Our customers are experiencing the beer, trivia, NFL Sunday Ticket and LIVE music! WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? We serve a Napolitano style pizza with fresh imported ingredients from Italy. The 00 flour, that we are famous for, is low-gluten and has a distinct flavor of its own. Our great beer selection is a perfect complement to this phenomenal pizza. Also, we serve gelato and great menu of panini and salads.

Do you all have music or any kind of events? Yes, we have Wednesday night trivia at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays we do LIVE music from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Special drink (photographed): Funky Buddha nib smuggler – An unusual, chocolate milk porter

V Pizza and Tap Garden

12601 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 | 904-647-9424 | VPizza.com

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Come Work With Us. Full and part-time employment, as well as internships available!

To apply please email resume to Meredith Tekin at meredith.tekin@cfmedia.net

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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

SPORTS PICK S

Jan. 2

TAXSLAYER BOWL

EverBank Field TaxSlayerBowl.com

The 71st annual TaxSlayer Bowl will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference versus a team from the Big Ten Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference, or Notre Dame. Enjoy the week of parties, activities, and attractions for fans of all ages before coming to EverBank Field for the exciting game!

Jan. 9

JACKSONVILLE GIANTS VS. JACKSON SHOWBOATS

Jan. 16

BLUE-GREY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL

EverBank Field BlueGreyFootball.com

The annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl positions a team of high school standouts from traditional northern states against a team of exceptional athletes from traditional southern states. Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 to help prep prospects from across the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure college scholarships.

Jan. 30 POLAR PLUNGE 5K

Veterans Memorial Arena JacksonvilleGiants.com

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Witness the Jacksonville Giants’ first game of the year! The Jacksonville Giants are a professional minor league basketball team and a proud part of the American Basketball Association. The pre-game party begins outside at 5:30 p.m. in front of the arena with bounce houses, vendor booths, food trucks, and more!

Do you have what it takes to plunge into the chilly ocean water after a beach run? Participate in the annual Polar Plunge at the Jacksonville Beach. Adventurous winter weather folks can take a dip after the 5K race and receive special prices for raising money for Special Olympics Florida.

GAME FACE

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

Local Athletes of Jacksonville DERRICK HENRY

BILLY COBB

This young man from Yulee will go down in amateur athletics as one of the most decorated athletes of all time. He broke the national rushing record in high school. This season at Alabama, the running back broke the SEC singles season rushing record and took home player of the year, running back of the year, and the coveted Heisman Trophy. Henry joins Tim Tebow as a Jacksonville-area Heisman Trophy winner.

The quarterback of the Trinity Christian Conquerors was named Class 3A Player of the Year in the state of Florida. Billy Cobb engineered an offense that helped the Conquerors three-peat with their third consecutive state championship.

BILAL ALLY

IAN SHIELDS

Bilal Ally led Clay High School deep into the postseason thanks to another fantastic season running the football. Ally, one year removed from ACL surgery, ran for almost 3,000 yards this season. He finished his Clay career with over 5,000 all-purpose yards and 59 touchdowns in 31 games played.

Ian Shields was named the new head coach of the Jacksonville University Dolphins football team in December. Shields takes over for Kerwin Bell and brings a different style offensively than Dolphins fans are used to seeing. Shields teams run the triple option. He was an offensive coordinator at Army years ago but his most recent stop was at Division II Lenoir-Rhyne. January 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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SUDOKU

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY JANUARY HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) With the New Year here, you are feeling friskier than usual, needing to explore your desires. Exploration is fun, but as any miner would wear a helmet, so should you keep yourself protected. There are a lot of weird things out there in 2016.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) I saw this horoscope the other day for Libra: “Interaction with others will feel good.” Really? Water also tastes good when you are thirsty. And a buried treasure in your backyard is considered a good day also. What idiot writes these things?

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This month you are finding the courage to ask out that crush of yours or take your current relationship to the next level. Hopefully if you have a mate, you aren’t considering finding courage on a crush instead.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Some extremes will unfold at the beginning of the New Year for you: engagement, pregnancy, breakup, moving in (or out), etc. Apparently what you did in 2015 will finally blow up on you this month. Wow, sounds like a fun year.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Commitment is the word of the month for you, Gemini. This may scare a few of you. “It’s about time,” is another thought that may come to mind. My thought would be, how much is this going to cost? Cancer (June 22 – July 22) It’s time to reconnect with the idea of being with being alone again. Apparently what you have in store for 2016 is a whole bucket full of being by yourself. There’s a silver lining in everything, and just think… now you don’t have to share your tub of ice cream with anyone else.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) What’s up, you big pile of grump? This month you’re quick to anger, hard to connect with, and disengage with your normal desires. You sound like you got the gift of unawesome over the holidays. Yea, that’s a word, and it’s you this month. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Yes, texting on the phone is quick and great. But quick doesn’t equal great in a relationship. I know, you’re not getting your way and that’s unusual, but it’s a necessity if you don’t want to be alone… forever.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) An ex-love is going to try and wiggle their way back into your life. Maybe it’s their resolution to get you back. As good as this attention may feel, you know it’s going to crash and burn again. Although leftovers can be pretty tasty, reheating this one won’t be.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) It’s a new year, time for a new relationship. So help me, don’t start putting pictures of your dog or your nieces on your online dating profile. I am sure you love them, but prospective mates want to see pictures of you, not your baggage.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) New plan for 2016: quit trying so hard. Try caring less what anyone thinks and see how magically attractive you will become. We are humans; we like to hunt. You keep throwing yourself in the stove before they can chase you. Let them chase.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Love planet Venus is in Capricorn, your friendship sign. So yup, you guessed it. That so-called friend may want more of an intimate relationship. Lucky for your lack of friends, this should make it easy to guess which one.

MALCOLM ANTHONY

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WHAT DO I SAY WHEN THE POLICEMAN WHO HAS PULLED ME OVER ASKS TO SEARCH MY CAR? “No.” You do not have to give consent. You have rights under the U. S. Constitution to be free from unreasonable government searches.

WON’T THEY THEN THINK I HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE AND SEARCH ANYWAY? Telling them “No” does not provide them a reason to legally search your car.

CAN I GET A DUI IN A GOLF CART, BOAT OR BICYCLE? YES, all of these are vehicles under the DUI statute. Even a horse on your own property constitutes a vehicle for DUI in the state of Florida.

WHAT DO I DO IF I GET PULLED OVER AND MY LICENSE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED? Make sure you tell the officer that you didn’t know it was suspended. Knowingly driving on a suspended license is a crime. Unknowingly driving on a suspended license is a civil traffic infraction. 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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