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CONTENTS

ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY THE ARTS KIDS CUISINE MUSIC HEALTH SPORTS AROUND TOWN

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FEATURED Sports, Sports and More Sports ............................................16-17 First Coast No More Homeless Pets Pet Adoption ..................34

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MIKE WHITE PRESIDENT

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

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PAZ PATEL

COURTNEY NICHOLS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

STACEY STEINER

ANGIE GREEN

Jaguars.

The Axemen.

The Jags.

The Sharks.

Baseball’s never been hotter with the Jacksonville Suns!

Jacksonville Cannons Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team.

The Jacksonville Jaguars.

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER

AMY RICHARDSON

JOSH HENDERSON

The Jacksonville Giants.

Armada FC!

The Jacksonville Axemen!

Jacksonville Suns.

The Jaguars.

The Armada.

The Sharks.

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BUZZ WRITER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

COO

PHOTOGRAPHER

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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Aug. 20 AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

In a career that spans 14 albums, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician blends elements of Americana, swing, jazz, gospel, folk and blues, making him one of the most diverse and compelling musicians in popular music.

Aug. 25 BLUES, BREWS, AND BBQ

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Come celebrate the Florida Theatre with an evening of local craft beers, local BBQ, and live music, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities. Enjoy the music of Smokestack, and Jacksonville native, Mama Blue, who graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and attended Jacksonville University.

Aug. 27

WAYNE BRADY

Thrasher-Horner Center THCenter.org

For more than a decade, Wayne Brady has entertained audiences with his acting, improv, singing, and dancing. Since his debut on the hysterical improv show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Brady’s success has continued with his talk show, “The Wayne Brady Show.” Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show!

Aug. 28 JILL SCOTT

Times Union Center JaxEvents.com

Jill Scott is an artist with a deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Simply put, if she feels it, she writes and sings it. While vivid imageries are her stock in trade, there’s no pretense, no hiding. She’s upfront, in-your-face real, using her own distinctive poetry to breathe life into words.

Sept. 1 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. ATLANTA

EverBank Field Jaguars.com

Are you ready for some football? Sport your best teal and gold gear to the Jaguars last preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s going to be a great game, especially if the stadium is packed with supportive and spirited fans ready to cheer our team to victory. Go Jags!

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July 23 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. LOS ANGELES

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxSharks.com

July 20

Show your support for Jacksonville’s arena football team as they take on the Los Angeles. The Sharks are fourthtime South Division and ArenaBowl XXIV champions in this fast-paced game! With a Christmas in July theme, enjoy the exciting game, friendly Chum the mascot and the talented Shark Attack dance team.

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER Veterans Memorial Arena JaxEvents.com

5 Seconds of Summer will return to Jacksonville with their “Sounds Live Feels Live” tour with special guests, Hey Violet and One OK Rock. 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.

July 31 - Aug 4

July 30

JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. BILOXI

ELVIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY BASH

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxSuns.com

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Root for your hometown team as they face-off against the Biloxi Shuckers! With promotions, entertainers, post-game concerts, firework shows, and a kid’s playground, there is fun for the whole family. Enjoy the friendly Southpaw and the talented Sunbeam cheerleaders too.

From his sexy sneer to his gyrating guitar playing, Scot Bruce is one of the world’s finest “Young Elvis” impersonators, while Mike Albert presents a stunningly accurate and respectful portrayal of the latter-day “Vegas” Elvis. Backed by the Big E Band, the two performers will trace Elvis’ fame.

Aug 27 WAYNE BRADY Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

For more than a decade, Wayne Brady has entertained audiences with his acting, improv, singing, and dancing. Since his debut on the hysterical improv show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Brady’s success has continued with his talk show, “The Wayne Brady Show.” Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show!

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entertainment

What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

FIREWORKS CELEBRATIONS • JULY 4

COMMUNITY

Cosmic Concert: July 1, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Amer Kobaslija: A Sense of Place: July 1-Aug. 14, UNF Gallery, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Museums on Us: July 1, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Rock Paper Scissors: The Printmaking Process: July 1-31, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville. UNF.edu Remain Loyal to Jehovah Convention: July 1-17, Veterans Memorial Arena, JW.org/EN Weaver First Saturday Free for All: July 2, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Art Fusion in Hemming Park: July 3, Hemming Park, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4, Jacksonville Beach, JackonvilleBeach.org Summer Art Camp: Island Adventures: July 5, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Florida Blue Free Tuesday: July 5, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Summer Art Camp: Save the Queen: July 5, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Downtown Art Walk: July 6, Downtown Jacksonville, ILoveArtWalk.com Camp Theatre Jacksonville: July 6-7, Theatre Jacksonville, TheatreJax.com $5 Fridays: July 8, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Jax Kid’s Mural Festival Summer Splash: July 9, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Art for Two: Storms Coming: July 9, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Adult BYOB Cruise: July 10, Amelia River, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Summer Art Camp: Animalistic Art, July 11, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu 8

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Camp Theatre Jacksonville: July 11-Aug. 5, Theatre Jacksonville, TheatreJax.com Camp Cummer: July 11-15, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Summer Art Camp: Art of the Ages: July 11, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Jax Beach Art Walk: July 12, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Little Learners: July 13, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Cumberland Island Tour: July 14, Amelia River, AmeliaRiverCruises.com MEGA Pet Adoption: July 15-17, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, FCNMHP.org Ancient City Con: July 15-17, Prime Osborn Center, AncientCityCon.com $5 Fridays: July 15, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Project Atrium: Ethan Murrow Members Preview: July 15, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville. UNF.edu Art Adventure: Printmaking: July 16, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Riverside Arts Market: July 16, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Summer Art Camp: Ceramics: July 18, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Camp Cummer: July 18-22, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Classic Car Cruise: July 19, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: July 20, Amelia River, AmeliaRiverCruises.com $5 Fridays: July 22, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Community First Night presents Inside Out: July 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Night at the Zoo: July 22, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org

Riverside Arts Market: July 23, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Mrs. International Pageant: July 22-23, Times Union Center, MrsInternational.com Camp Cummer: July 25-29, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Summer Art Camp: New York, New York: July 25, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Miss Teen Pageant: July 28-30, Times Union Center, MrsInternational.com MOSH After Dark: July 28, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Southeast Shooting and Outdoor Convention: July 29-31, Prime Osborn Center, ShootingandOutdoor.com $5 Fridays: July 29, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org JAXCOT Food Truck Rally: July 30, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Riverside Arts Market: July 30, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com


ELVIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY BASH • JULY 30 • FLORIDA THEATRE

NIGHTLIFE

Sublime with Rome: July 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: July 1-31, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Barenaked Ladies: July 2, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Top Gun 30th Anniversary: July 3, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com TwentyOne Pilots: July 3, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com FLAG with War on Women and The Dirty Nil: July 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Amez J: July 7-9, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com The Robert Cray Band: July 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConertHall.com The Black Ball: July 9, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com POCO: July 9, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Event One by Tonya presents Fabulous Woman Pageant: July 9, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Unity Fest: July 9, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Labyrinth 30th Anniversary: July 10, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Summer Jazz Concert Series: July 10, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org My2K Tour: July 14, St. Augustine Amphitheater, StAugAmphitheatre.com Carmen Lynch: July 14-16, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Labyrinth with David Bowie Tribute Night: July 15, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Miles Jaye: July 16, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Marianas Trench: July 16, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Shawn Mendes: July 16, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Hook 25th Anniversary: July 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Flight of the Conchords with Arj Barker: July 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com 2016 American Dream Pageant: July 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com 5 Seconds of Summer: July 20, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Ted Nugent Sonic Baptizm: July 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Drew Lynch: July 21-23, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Memphis: July 22-30, Players by the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org High School Summer Musical CATS: July 22-31, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJArtistSeries.org Comedian A-Train Presents Michael Jr. Live: July 23, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com City Slickers 25th Anniversary: July 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Todrick Hall Straight Outta Oz Tour: July 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com 311: July 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Bring it Live Tour: July 29, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Diamond in the Rough Encore Performance: July 30, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Emma Moseley Band: July 30, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Elvis 60th Anniversary Bash: July 30, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Pretty in Pink 30th Anniversary: July 31, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Wayne Brady: Aug. 27, Thrasher-Horne Center, THCenter.org

SPORTS

Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee: July 1-3, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com Celebration Run 5K: July 4, Baymeadows Road, 1stPlaceSports.com ESA Surf Contest: July 9, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Armada FC vs. Puerto Rico: July 9, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Jacksonville Axemen vs. Atlanta: July 9, UNF Soccer Fields, JaxAxe.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola: July 14-18, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com Bridge of Lions 5K: July 16, Castillo de San Marcos, BridgeOfLions5k.com Armada FC vs. Ottawa: July 23, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Vestcor 5K Bridges Run: July 23, Downtown Jacksonville, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Los Angeles: July 23, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Jackson: July 26-30, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com Super Grom Surf Event: July 30, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Axemen vs. Central Florida: July 30, UNF Soccer Fields, JaxAxe.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Tampa Bay: July 31, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Biloxi: July 31-Aug. 4, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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WEEKLY SPECIALS MONDAY Karaoke

TUESDAY

Half-Price Hookah Specials

WEDNESDAY

1/2 off price on beer

THURSDAY Exotic and Deluxe Hookah specials + DJ/live music

FRIDAY

Belly Dancer

Mon.-Fri.: Happy Hour from 4-7pm on HookaHs and drinks

OPEN DAILY 4 PM - 1:30 AM

SaharaCafeJax.com • 904.338.9049 Located across from Sam’s Club on Beach Blvd.

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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

The mission of Hope at Hand cultivates wellness through art and poetry,” Fletcher said. “My team and I connect very quickly with adolescents who don’t normally trust adults. Once trust is established, they work hard to make personal gains. We provide them with effective tools that promote creativity, independence, wellness, choice. and change while embracing their desire to become productive members of society.”

STEFFANI FLETCHER

Hope at Hand, Inc. | www.hopeathand.org/

Steffani Fletcher is a Jacksonville native who is dedicated to meeting the social, academic, and wellness needs of underserved populations. She holds degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership, and has 22 years of experience with Duval County Public Schools. Fletcher has also earned national certifications from the American Montessori Society, and the National Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy. Founded in 2009, Hope at Hand has created poetry therapy programs for 23 North Florida social service venues.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Local business owner Katherine Way started a clothing company four years ago with one goal in mind: keep jobs in the United States. “It was important for me to try and find a manufacturing plant here in Florida to sew, so I could get there quickly, but also ship directly out of here,” said Way. Katherine Way Collections’ resort-style fabrics and prints are produced in California and sewn in Miami before arriving in Jacksonville. The line began in just eight stores and has now expanded into more than 300 boutiques across the country.

“Not only have women here told their friends and families, they continue to support us in every way,” said Way. “Also, the networking has been extremely important here in the Jacksonville area.” Make sure to tune into 89.9 FM every morning at 9 a.m. to hear from some of the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast! 14

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Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

We Are Straight Allies WeAreStraightAllies.com

We Are Straight Allies seeks to educate, engage, and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts, and private sectors as we move towards passage of comprehensive polices that protect our LGBT community against discrimination in the state of Florida.

Hunger Fight HungerFight.org

For two years, Hunger Fight’s mission has been to champion the cause of eradicating hunger and food insecurity in Northeast Florida. They have supplied local food pantries with over 1,051,060 meals for children and families in need, and will pack 1 million meals for their annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Event. July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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F FEATURE

BUZZ TAKE:

Sports Bars

WHERE TO Race in Town......

Miller’s Ale House

MillersAleHouse.com 3238 Hodges Blvd | 821-5687

CELEBRATION RUN 5K | JULY 4

This casual neighborhood tavern has an atmosphere for all ages with a menu that has it all, from wings to seafood, steak and more.

Baymeadows Rd. 1stPlaceSports.com This early morning run/walk is a great way to start off the holiday. It features a nice course, free food, including lots of watermelon, and fun for the whole family! Get an American Flag at the starting line to run with.

Jerry’s Sports Grille

JerrysSportsGrille.com 13170 Atlantic Blvd | 220-6766 In this ultimate sports viewing spot, with 30 high definition flat screens throughout the bar, you can catch all the action no matter where you sit!

BRIDGE OF LIONS 5K JULY 16

Castillo de San Marcos BridgeOfLions5K.com DID YOU Runners will receive a unique tech KNOW........ t-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag, and post-race refreshments at the 32nd annual Bridge of Lions 5K! The event starts at in downtown St. Coach Les Moss Augustine at The Fort and finishes has 23 years of on Anastasia Island.

VESTCOR 5K BRIDGES RUN JULY 23

The Jacksonville Landing 1stPlaceSports.com The Vestcor Companies will host its 21st annual Vestcor 5K Run in downtown Jacksonville. The net proceeds will benefit local nonprofits. After the race, runners can enjoy free food, drinks, live music, and tons of giveaways!

TOUR DE PAIN AUGUST 5-6

Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion 1stPlaceSports.com Tour De Pain includes a fourmile run at Jacksonville Beach, a 5K beginning on Baymeadows Road, and a one-mile sizzler at Hemming Plaza. Participate in all three or take your pick. After the races, enjoy free food and drinks!

experience, and is entering his seventh season as head coach of the ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks. Moss has led the Sharks to a South Division title in each of his first three seasons with the team, and was named AFL Coach of the Year in 2010, taking the Sharks to the playoffs in the team’s inaugural season.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Are you ready for some football? YOU’VE GOT TWO CHANCES TO CHEER ON THE JACKSONVILLE SHARKS THIS MONTH!

The Sharks are fourth-time South Division and ArenaBowl XXIV champions in this fast-paced game.

Show your support for Jacksonville’s arena football team and be sure to sport your red, black, and white to the game! July 23 Jacksonville Sharks vs. Los Angeles KISS Theme: Christmas in July

July 31 Jacksonville Sharks vs. Tampa Bay Storm Theme: 70’s/Disco Night

Come to the Veterans Memorial Arena to enjoy the exciting game, friendly Chum the mascot, and the talented Shark Attack dance team. For more information, visit JaxSharks.com.

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM Q: What is the craziest thing a fan has ever done or worn to a game? A: We have a ton of fans who dress up for our weekly theme nights, so it’s hard to single anyone out. But the craziest thing a fan has done is grab and hold the Georgia Force’s kick returner during the 2011 playoffs. We got penalized for that!

BuffaloWildWings.com 13230 City Station Dr. | 757-5777 A local hangout with wall-to-wall sports coverage and a variety of delicious chicken wings and sauces. Come here for a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Taps Bar and Grill

TapsPublicHouse.com 2220 County Rd 210 | 819-1554 A comfortable place to kick back, drink a beer, and watch the game. Enjoy a unique collection of constantly rotating draft beers for the broadest selection available.

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THE SOUTHEAST SHOOTING & OUTDOOR CONVENTION

July 29-31

Q: What is the story behind your team name? A: With Jacksonville’s proximity to the ocean, the name just made sense! Q: What is your favorite pre-game song to get the team pumped? A: “If You Want Blood” by AC/DC is our go-to song for pregame intros.

INSIDE BUZZ ON>>SPORTS STORES Prime Osborn Center ShootingAndOutdoor.com

Dick’s Sporting Goods 10390 Mid Town Pkwy 904-642-4299 DicksSportingGoods.com

Dick’s Sporting Goods serves and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best. Shop here for brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear. 16 July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

Academy Sports + Outdoors

11901 Atlantic Blvd 904-564-5010 | Academy.com

At Academy, a premier sport, outdoor, and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality fitness equipment, and outdoor gear, you’ll find the right stuff at low prices.

Sports Mania

All Wet Sports

Sports Mania USA is the licensed sports team apparel headquarters for the latest from the NFL, MLB, NCAA, and more. Find thousands of authentic items with tons of new gear arriving daily.

This premier water sports store is equipped with wakeboards, stand up paddleboards, windsurfers, kiteboards, and more. Rent a kayak or take a paddleboard lesson at their private launch site.

1246 3rd St S | 855-224-6120 SportsManiaUSA.com

8550 Beach Blvd. | 904-646-9887 AllWetSports.net

The Southeast Shooting and Outdoor Convention isn’t a gun show, it is an opportunity for you, the consumer, to interact directly with outdoor industry manufacturers in a trade show format. From the small startup manufacturers that are not available in every gun or outdoor store yet, to the big name brands like Glock, HK, and Taurus who will be on site showing off their soon to be released products, SESOC gives you unprecedented access usually only available to dealers.


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City Streets to Student Athletes

Baseball’s never been hotter with the We Are Jaguars! Jacksonville acksonville Jaguars fans, get excited! The season Suns! schedules are out so mark your calendars. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Head to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville this month for a FUNdamentally different experience than you’ve ever had before! The Jacksonville Suns are five-time champions of the 10-team Southern League of Professional Baseball. Make sure to save their schedule. Visit JaxSuns.com. JULY 1-3 Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee Smokies JULY 14-18 Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola Wahoos

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The First preseason game is August 11 at the New York Jets. Then, they’ll play at home against Tampa Bay before entering Week 3, where we should start to see the starters. The Jaguars nationally-televised preseason appearance is during the most important week of the preseason. Their Week 3 home game against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 28 will be televised on NBC. Get pumped for the first regular season game September 11 against the Green Bay Packers. The Jaguars will also play the Indianapolis Colts in a Jaguars home game at Wembley Stadium in London on October 2. Get your gold and teal gear ready for the first game. Go Jags!

CS2SA was established to deter athletic students from drugs and crime and develop them into productive student athletes. Regardless of financial or ethnic backgrounds, student athletes are not reaching their full potential due to various setbacks. CS2SA has launched a drug-free pledge campaign to educate and support student athletes.

Annual Drug Free Pledge Signing Youth Football Camp JULY 9- William F. Sheffield Regional Park This innovative speed/skills camp is for little league football players ages 5-15. The free football combine is coached by former NFL and collegiate athletes, and community volunteers. The combine will help students fine tune their athletic skills while promoting a drugfree lifestyle.

SPOTLIGHT SPORT SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS

First Coast YMCA July 1 – Aug. 12 FirstCoastYMCA.org

A World of Discovery awaits at the YMCA! Get ready to pack your bags. Explorers ages 5-12 will go Around the World, visiting a different country each week. Countries include India, Egypt, Brazil, South Africa, and more. Enjoy a variety of exciting activities!

Tommy Hulihan Sports Camp July 5-8 TommyHulihanBasketball.com

Held at St. Paul’s Catholic School Gym, Summer Sports Camp is open to all children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Grades are based on the 2016-2017 school year. Campers will participate in team sports including basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, tag games, and more.

Marital Arts Campapalooza

July 11-15 MichaelLeesDojo.com

During talent week, campers ages 4 to 13 will showcase their talents. There will be a new martial arts experience for some. Others will showcase their own talents, and practice for the show the following week. The weekly trip is to the movies!

Jax Surf and Paddle Camp July 18-22 JacksonvilleSurfAndPaddle.com

CITY STREETS STUDENT ATHLETES

Jax Surf Camp is a great way for your little surfer to learn and have fun! Camp is open to any child aged 6-16 who is able to swim. Camp curriculum consists of ocean safety, stance, paddle technique, and more. All skill levels welcome.

JULY 26-30 Jacksonville Suns vs. Jackson Generals

Junior Attack Dance Camp

JULY 31 – AUG. 4 Jacksonville Suns vs. Biloxi Shuckers

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT

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July 22-23 JaxSharks.com

// SUMMER SPORTS

Independence Day Run - July 4

Amelia Island Plantation RunSignUp.com/Firecracker5K This time chipped race will start and finish at Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Racquet Park. Enjoy a scenic run or walk, meandering through the beautiful, tree-canopied resort. After the 5K, there is a fun run and awards ceremony.

Armada FC vs. Ottawa - July 23

ESA Surf Contest - July 9

Jacksonville Beach JacksonvilleBeach.org The ESA is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment.

Jacksonville Axemen vs. Central Florida July 30

Community First Park | ArmadaFC.com University of North Florida Soccer Fields - JaxAxe.com Enjoy the exciting action of Jacksonville’s Since their beginning, the Jacksonville Axemen Photo By: Allene Rachel official North American Soccer League Rugby League team has developed into one of club as our talented players dominate the pitch. The Armada the most successful rugby league football clubs in the U.S. In always play to win. Be sure to sport your blue, white and gold 2012, they won the USARL Championship in 2012. on game day!

The 2016 Junior Attack Dance Camp will be held this month, culminating in an on-field performance at the Sharks’ game against the Los Angeles Kiss on July 23. This is a two-day event, with a Camp Day held at First Class Athletics on July 22.

Studio K Dance Camp Aug. 1-5 StudioKDance.biz

Pretty Princess Camp at Studio K Dance includes ballet, tumbling, crafts, tea parties, dress-up, spa days, activities, and visits from real princesses! Last day of each session will be a Royal Ball and Coronation for each princess in training! Ages 2.5-8 years old.

Jacksonville Giants Basketball Camp Aug. 8-12 JacksonvilleGiants.com

Spend the summer with the Jacksonville Giants at basketball camp! Campers will participate in 3 on 3 tournaments, daily free throw contests, basketball fundamentals, buzzer beater shots, and more. At the end of the camp, there will be awards and certificates too! July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE ARTS

William Garcia Ruiz

Havana, Cuba native, William Garcia Ruiz, moved to Jacksonville six years ago. He is currently a fine arts student at Florida State College at Jacksonville. While he is comfortable with a variety of media, he favors oils on canvas. Purposeful brushstrokes and thoughtful images collide on his canvases. “I like to think I am mixing emotions when I squeeze the tube colors to form my palette,” said Garcia. “I strive to make each piece evoke something in the viewer, like remembering a re-occurring dream or forgotten memory.” Garcia has been painting since he was old enough to hold a brush.

“Where I grew up, it was difficult to express anything that did not follow the government’s take on the matter,” said Garcia. “But our people are proud and creative. Even though society had limits, everyone created something. These items provided an income, and an outlet.” For more information, contact Foreman Services (agent) at 904-662-7859 or at garciafineart@gmail.com.

THRASHER-HORNE CENTER DENTON YOCKEY

Executive Director Thrasher-Horne Center

Tell us about the rest of the shows this season. Each show is special in its own way. We have a great mix coming up with our offerings for families and kids, along with some huge names in the business and some comedy thrown in for good measure. If you like to laugh, definitely check out Wayne Brady in the “It’s My Line” tour, which will showcase his acting, singing, improv, and more. Billy Gardell, best known for the hit show, “Mike and Molly,” will wow audiences with his comedy act based on his Comedy Central special. For a kid-friendly show, don’t miss the “Super Scientific Circus” – it will prove to your kids that science can be fun and funny. “Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show” is the perfect blend of hip humor, magic, and music with serious suggestions for coping with bullies, which is unfortunately an important and prevalent topic these days. We’re also proud to host Parsons Dance, the New York City modern dance company. Parsons Dance is always a favorite that can bring exuberance, joy and passion to any stage. There’s also already a buzz about Jay Leno, who is coming in January; and let’s not forget the man himself, Kenny Rogers, who will be gracing our stage on his final tour. How did you choose next season’s Broadway offerings? One of the great mysteries people always ask me about! First, we start with what is available within the Broadway touring industry. We get this information from agents who are charged by the tour producers of selling the shows to presenters like Thrasher-Horne Center. Sometimes the show is coming from Broadway after a successful run and sometimes it is a revival because a producer believes there is demand for a certain title. We match up show availability and routing with our calendar dates. We assess the strengths and weaknesses of each offering, the cost, the target audience for each show, and create a pro forma to see if it is financially viable. That’s why we are always interested in hearing from our patrons; we want to know what show they think we should bring next! 18

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Lights, Camera, Jacksonville! By Jax Flim Office

MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION SHOOTS IN JACKSONVILLE Jake Mills Productions, based in NYC, came to Jacksonville for two weeks this past May for a major photo shoot for Lincoln Continental. The crew of 15 shot at Huguenot Memorial Park, Ortega River Bridge, Stinson Park, a private residence in Ponte Vedra Beach, and The Guana Reserve. The production had an approximate $280,000 economic impact with 140 hotel room nights at One Ocean Resort. Jake Mills Productions produces print, digital, and motion content for the top brands in the world, photographed by some of the best photographers in the world. They’ve produced in over 40 states and a dozen foreign countries. They have worked with some of the biggest agencies in the world such as Arnold, Bailey-Lauerman, Brand Arch, Bromley Aguilar, DDB New York Berlin, Lowe Worldwide, McCann Erickson New York London Germany, Pentagram London, and countless others. Clients include brands Absolut, VISA, American Express, ESPN, AT&T, Chapstick, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Nike, USPS, Vanity Fair, and multiple car companies like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and more. The Jacksonville Film & Television Office assisted the executives with logistics, resources, and permitting throughout the entire production.


Arts in August PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTIST CONFRONTING THE CANVAS: WOMEN OF ABSTRACTION

Aug. 1 – Sept. 4

MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksvonille.UNF.edu

In one of the first exhibitions to focus solely on contemporary female painters, witness the work of emerging and midcareer women working in the field of gestural abstraction. Consisting of six contemporary painters, this exhibition explores how these women appropriate the physical and dramatic processes to boldly advance abstract painting.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ

Aug. 3 – Sept. 4

Alhambra Theatre and Dining • AlhambraJax.com

Winner of a Grammy Award and nominated for seven Tony Awards, this show is a non-stop celebration of the songs by the legendary hit makers, Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber. Enjoy memorable tunes like “Hound Dog,” and “Stand By Me” in the longest-running rock and roll revue in Broadway history.

MEMPHIS

Aug. 4-13

Players By the Sea • PlayersByTheSea.org

Rock and roll songs, roofraising dancing, and forbidden interracial romance spark the story of smooth-talking rebel, Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ who falls in love with the music of black underground dance clubs in 1950s Memphis. Huey has to fight opposition on both sides of the racial divide.

A-TRAIN LIVE: THE EXPERIENCE WITH RODNEY PERRY

Aug. 19

Ritz Theatre and Museum • RitzJacksonville.com

In this unique comedy experience, enjoy live bands and DJs as A-Train plays host to some of the funniest comedians from around the country. After each show, there will be a brief Q&A session to allow audience members to gain a more intimate understanding of the people behind the jokes. July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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

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KIDS

KIDS PICKS July 5-6 SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS Regal Cinemas Jax4Kids.com

Enjoy family fun movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the summertime. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1! Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars for “Despicable Me 2” and “Home!” Both movies play on both days.

July 1-31

MOSH PROGRAMS Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

All month long, enjoy summer programs at MOSH! Kids can experience the sea creatures in the touch tank, create fun experiments in the Extreme Science Show, learn about the night sky, and more. Different programs run throughout the week, so be sure to participate in a few.

July 22 NIGHT AT THE ZOO Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens JacksonvilleZoo.org

See the zoo in a whole new light during the Night at the Zoo event! Enjoy live music, food trucks, a movie on the great lawn, and your chance to see the animals on exhibit until 8:30 p.m. There will be animal encounters, keeper talks, bounce houses, and more!

July 30 SUPER GROM SURF FESTIVAL III Jacksonville Beach Pier FloridaSurfing.org

The 7th Annual Super Grom Surf Fest Series is open to participants ages 10 and under. The event includes lunch, a t-shirt, a medal, and a goody bag for each participant. This is a great opportunity to learn to surf with the best surfers at the beaches, while building confidence and self-esteem. 22

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MOSH: Celebrating 75 years By Kristi Taylor

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is celebrating 75 years of service to the community this year. MOSH recently opened the exhibit, “Museum of Science & History: A Gateway to Nature” in the Jacksonville International Airport’s Sky Gallery. Since opening in its first permanent home in 1948, MOSH has inspired natural curiosity through exhibits and programs that teach visitors to “appreciate the little things of life that abound in their backyards, city parks, and interesting places they may visit.” appreciate the little

things of life...”

Objects and specimens from the Museum’s Collections are complemented by artist Kathy Stark’s striking paintings of Northeast Florida’s green spaces, weaving together the legacy of Jacksonville’s parks systems and the 75-year history of MOSH. While the Museum’s programs and exhibits change to serve the needs of the community, the emphasis on the importance of green spaces in our city prevails.

I Spy: Something “Odd”! By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Things are getting “Odd” around WJCT. Your mission, First Coast kids, should you choose to accept it, involves joining WJCT for two great family events coming your way in 2016! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to attend WJCT’s free Back to School Bash. You’ll watch the new Odd Squad movie on the big screen, enjoy complimentary movie snacks, participate in fun Odd Squad activities, and have the chance to win great prize packs! All we ask is that you bring a book to donate to the Police Athletic League. We hope you’ll join us August 6 at 2 p.m. RSVP at OddSquadMovie.EventBrite.com. Attention Odd Squad: Miss O, the Director of Odd Squad precinct #13579, has just delivered a very special mission to Kid Agents Olive & Otto. They need your help to crack the case in this live, interactive adventure coming to The Florida Theatre! Under the supervision of their favorite agents, audiences will put their STEM skills to the test to decode, decipher, and unravel the strange occurrences in their town. Through live and digital audience participation, Odd Squad LIVE! allows the audience’s junior agents to help solve these problems in real time alongside Olive and Otto. Join WJCT, Florida Theatre, and the Odd Squad special agents, November 12 at the Florida Theatre. Tickets go on sale July 8 at 10 a.m.! Visit WJCT.org/events for more information! The above missions have officially been declassified, so be sure to tell your friends about the great Odd Squad events coming to the First Coast. And don’t worry—this is one message that won’t self-destruct. Until next time! July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste

Buzz worthy Notes:

Mission BBQ has take out and catering service here. Additionally, anyone who orders The American Heroes Cup ($3.99) is actually donating $2 to support the Wounded Warriors Project.

Mission BBQ

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

the facts When: Sunday Afternoon Price: $7 to $15 Contact: (904) 712-0252

Jacksonville salutes meaty BBQ meals and its military. Mission BBQ, located on Blanding Blvd just off the I-295 exit, is a patriotic tribute to both in the most delicious way. Not only does the dining room of this amazing BBQ joint acknowledge all of the brave men and women of the military branches, but it also spotlights first responders. Uniforms, stickers, patches, plaques, and pictures cover the walls here, thematically demonstrating the Mission BBQ mantra. Owners Steve Newton and Bill Kraus’ mission is to serve those who serve. While I do love me some philanthropic business endeavors, it’s also important to wave a flag and surrender your appetite to the good food here. Everything at Mission BBQ is homemade or handcrafted with no microwaves or freezers on the premises. The meats are smoked fresh all day, every day.

The claim to being fresh and fabulous is not unfounded by any means. I ordered the Market Sampler with three meats. Brisket – fatty, melt-in yourmouth magnificent with a crisp n’ tasty bark, pulled pork – incredibly tender and perfectly seasoned, and the jalapeño and cheese sausage – a not-too-hot pop of porky, fork-filled fun! Included were cornbread plus two sides. I targeted the baked Maggie’s Mac-NCheese (which was undeniably some of the best in Jax) and the fantastic green beans and bacon. All of it was piping hot and simply delicious. On top of the awesome ‘we cater to something greater’ theme of Mission BBQ, the staff was young and friendly, and worked seamlessly as a team. So, hang out with some local heroes this month over at Mission BBQ. But don’t expect to do so on the 4th of July as this fantastic flag-waving spot will be closed in celebration of all the folks who serve our citizens this Independence Day!

Shelby the floor concierge stated, “The food here is house-made and always fresh, fresh, fresh!”

menu sample

Entrée:

Market Sampler – I chose 3 meats (with 2 sides and cornbread) for $13.49.

Side:

Green Beans & Bacon – serving of gorgeous green beans with a generous amount of bacon only $1.99 (also included in the Market Sampler Entrée).

Dessert:

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GRAB A BITE Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q

BonosBarbQ.com | 223-1391 | 3303 San Pablo Rd. S

Since 1949, Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q has been serving up slowcooked, authentic barbecue in specially designed fire pits. Bring the whole family in for their smoking meats and homemade sauces. This is the perfect place for any day of the week!

PERSONAL CHEF FLORENCE HARIDAN

Conscious Eats, Amelia Toffee and Creative Director for White Harvest Farms 904-612-3934 ccinjax@aol.com

Interview by Monica Stouder

Fionn MacCool’s

Fionnmacs.com

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

MillersAleHouse.com | 821-5687 | 3238 Hodges Blvd.

Stop by Miller’s Ale House, the casual neighborhood tavern with an atmosphere for all ages and top-quality food at a great value. Miller’s menu has it all, from wings and French fries to fresh seafood, steak, and more. 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.

Taking 5 with Taverna

Hand-crafted convenience in the heart of San Marco By Mike Kuusela

The first thing you’ll notice at Taverna in San Marco is the unique interior with a design that draws your eye and visually follows like a river. The interior has a very modern look and a trendy feel. I spoke with Olivia Baker, the events and marketing manager for Taverna. She explained that the restaurant got started in 2009 by Sam and Kiley Wynne Efron. Kiley worked in several five-star Italian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sam, who is the restaurant’s executive chef, studied the culinary arts at Florida State University and the Culinary Institute of America.

The vision of Taverna’s restaurant “draws inspiration from the simplicity and warmth of rustic Italian kitchens.” The concept of the interior design came from Kiley, who is passionate about presentation. She worked with a team of designers, but the project was her vision. If you’re a first-time guest at Taverna, order the braised short rib with kuskus, spring peas mushrooms, and tomato. Also, the house-made fettuccine has been on menu since day one and hasn’t changed for a reason: customers love it.

After deciding that being overweight was affecting many facets of her life, Chef Florence Haridan made a definitive change in her eating and cooking style. As a result of her healthier food choices, Haridan dropped a large portion of her weight and slipped into a new, conscious eating way of living and eating (thus, the name Conscious Eats). Haridan currently works wearing her Conscious Eats hat as the Toffee Chef for Amelia Toffee, and as the Creative Director for White Harvest Farms. BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking?

FH: As a child, I started taking an

interest in cooking when my mom when back to work. I took over in the kitchen! Additionally, for 13 years I engaged in preparing elaborate, international Christmas dinners with the family. This annual event really tapped into my creative culinary side!

Taverna is passionate about its customers and its San Marco neighborhood where the restaurant sits nestled right in the heart of the action on San Marco Boulevard. Sam and Kiley are a part of the San Marco Preservation Society and the San Marco Merchant’s Association. They also have water bowls on their front patio area for customers who wish to bring their four-legged friends with them. Taverna’s happy hour is every Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. with “Happy Drinks and Happy Bites,” premium wells, draft and craft beers, signature cocktails, and selected wines. The restaurant has a private dining area for special events and offers delivery through their own in-house delivery team. Taverna’s kid’s menu features favorites like cheese and pepperoni pizza as well as grilled cheese sandwiches. They also prepare daily lunch boxes for customers seeking a quick pickup and go solution that provides “hand-crafted convenience” for lunchtime. For more information, visit Taverna.Restaurant.com.

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to a healthy-eating lifestyle, I am completely appreciative of the sacredness of food. I love farm-totable, and will always be aware and serve the freshest and most flavorful ingredients to my clients.

BUZZ:

What is your most memorable kitchen experience? Cooking with Jaques Pipen!

BUZZ: How did you receive your

training to become a chef?

Favorite dish to prepare: Kale Slaw – it’s completely and utterly amazing.

No official schooling. I was selftrained.

What is your favorite ingredient to use? Dried ground lime.

BUZZ: What cuisines influence

Most unusual dish you have eaten: In Trinidad, we had flying fish wings that were fried crispy like a chip. They were delicious!

your style of cooking?

FH: Indian food. BUZZ: What sets your business apart from others within your food style, and in the local area?

RECIPE BOX

Taverna’s secret to success comes from their main goal to create food with integrity using fresh ingredients and produce from local vendors as much as possible. Taverna also won the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine multiple years. They feature a large selection of wines from Italy, France, South America, and California. Try “Dillon’s Cup,” a tribute to the owner’s son, which includes Dillion’s Gin, Pimm’s No. 1, cucumber, lemon juice, house-made ginger syrup, and soda (chef Sam’s favorite drink).

FH: After switching my mindset

(serves 6) INGREDIENTS

Favorite celebrity chef(s): Nigella Lawson.

Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese and Grits PREPARATION

Bring broth and water to boiling in heavy medium saucepan. Gradually 1/2 cup water stir in grits. Reduce heat to low, cover 1 cup quick-cooking grits and cook 4 minutes. Uncover, simmer 1/3 cup sliced fresh chives or green until thickened to consistency of thin mashed potatoes, stirring often, onions about 3 minutes. Add sliced chives 4 oz soft fresh goat cheese with and cheese. Stir until cheese melts. roasted garlic Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fresh chives or green onions, cut into Top with chive pieces. 2 inch pieces 2 14 1/2 oz cans of chicken broth


Getting -2- Know By Mike Kuusela

MOJO KITCHEN, BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR

Southern BBQ at it’s Finest

A JAX BEACH TRADITION By Mike Kuusela

ANGIE’S SUBS As I entered one of Jacksonville Beach’s longstanding local establishments, Angie’s Subs, I was greeted by a very friendly staff and subsequently introduced to long-time manager, Gordon Atkisson, as well as the owner of this tasty sub shop, Ed Malin. The interior of the establishment reminded me of a combination of a surf shack and rustic cabin, a style referred to as “garage sale atmosphere,” by Malin. He explained the interior as a collection of furniture and “kitschy-stuff” collected from places like Ruth Chris and Chick-Fil-A over the years. Malin has been the owner of Angie’s Subs since 1999, although the original shop opened in Mayport in the mid 1970’s, and was created by a man named Angelo who developed the menu concept through his love of Italian heritage and food. Angie’s sees an average of 400 customers a day.

Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit & Blues Bar stands as a fine example of what American barbecue should be like: flavorful, juicy, tender, and down right delicious. I grilled General Manager Keith Johnson with questions of Mojo’s origin. He explained that the owner, Todd Lineberry’s family was originally from North Carolina and brought some of the best barbecue with them. After travelling across the south and exploring famous barbecue establishments, Lineberry developed the concept of Mojo’s, a restaurant bringing the flavor and soul he experienced on his journey. Customers rave about the appetizer, Kansas City Burnt Ends, and the most popular main course, pulled pork. The signature brisket is another customer favorite, as is their sweet sauce. Speaking from personal experience, the homemade banana pudding is a great way to finish off a meal. There is also a full bar and many whiskey-inspired signature cocktails to enjoy.

If you are planning to visit Angie’s Subs for the first time, a solid recommendation is “The Peruvian,” as this sandwich accounts for 25 percent of all sales at the restaurant. If you want a little something along the adult variety, Angie’s Subs does offer about a dozen bottled beers and wine by the glass. There are also several special events throughout the year, like the “Best Butt at the Beach” contest in April. While the name might be rather suggestive, it is actually a BBQ contest. The restaurant hosts a popular pumpkin carving contest in October as well a large holiday Christmas party for customers and even former staff members. Angie’s Subs also has a history of community involvement, partnering with the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance and other community based organizations. Angie’s Subs always provides first responders with a free drink with purchase of a sub, and feeds military for free on the 9/11 anniversary. In addition, they partner with JSO on programs like “Get Hooked On Fishing,” which fosters a positive relationship between law enforcement officers and young kids in local neighborhoods. Malin believes Angie’s Subs is a local food fan favorite because of the blue-ribbon award for their Southern-style sweet tea, their delicious subs baked in a 550-degree pizza oven, and the quality of service and professionalism from his young staff. As for the future, Angie’s Sub will soon be diversifying their menu offerings in the local market in a major way. Stay tuned.

Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit & Blues Bar sees approximately 225 guests a day, and they have featured live entertainment from artists such as two-time Grammy winner, James Cotton, famous for blues music. Mojo’s has mastered bringing the soul of Memphis’ Bale Street, the Mecca for barbecue and blues music, to the shores of the First Coast. Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit & Blues Bar has always been conscious about giving back to the community as well. They participate in fundraising for Jay Fund, provide food at TPC for veterans and their families, donate food for Catty Shack (large exotic cats, lions, and tigers retirement), and are also involved in the “Caring Chefs” event at the Avenues Mall. Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit & Blues Bar and its parent company, Mojo Q Holdings Inc. have been blessed with success in the local market and currently stand six restaurants strong with plans to open additional locations in Ocala and Lakeland in the near future. Johnson believes there are no shortcuts to greatness. As an example, he explained how Mojo’s spends 13-14 hours a day smoking their meats in a wood fire smoker. For more information, visit MojoBBQ.com.

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MUSIC

JANET JACKSON STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress, Janet Jackson is a multi-talented artist whose musical and performance skills have been wowing crowds from all over for many years. With “The King of Pop” (Michael Jackson) being her older brother, the comparison between the two’s music is worthy of a debate. But Janet’s sonically innovative and socially conscious themes in her music identify her as her own artist. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album, “Control (1986).” Her collaborations with record producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in pop music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics. Being ranked as one of the highest-selling recording artists in the history of contemporary music, Janet Jackson has sold over 160 million records to-date. The Recording Industry Association of America named Janet the 11th best-selling female artist in America, with 26 million certified albums. She also holds the record for most consecutive top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 list with 18 records. One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records, and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.

CATCH HER LIVE: Aug. 5 at the Veterans Memorial Arena WEBSITE: JaxEvents.com

JILL SCOTT STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Three-time Grammy award winning R&B vocalist, Jill Scott made her debut in 2000 with the album, “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,” showing off her versatility. Scott began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work. She was eventually discovered by Amir “Questlove” Thompson of the Roots. Questlove invited her to join the band in the studio. The collaboration resulted in a co-writing credit for Scott on the song, “You Got Me.” In 2000, Erykah Badu and the Roots won a Grammy for “You Got Me,” and Scott debuted as an artist during a Roots live show, singing as original artist of the song. Subsequently, Scott collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical, “Rent.” Scott was the first artist signed to Steve McKeever’s Hidden Beach Recordings label. She experienced some notice and chart success with the single, “A Long Walk,” eventually earning a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance. Scott won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for “Cross My Mind.” Her live album was released November 2001. Scott’s second full-length album, “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2,” followed in 2004. She continues to make timeless soul music and remains one of the many queens of R&B.

CATCH HER LIVE: Aug. 28 at the Times Union Center WEBSITE: JaxEvents.com

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Music

Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

INTERVIEW WITH CULTURE CLUB

CHRIS STAPLETON

Aug. 4 St. Augustine Amphitheatre • St.AugAmphitheatre.com

Bluegrass musician and songwriter, Chris Stapleton has six No. 1 hit singles, which includes the five-week No. 1 “Never Wanted Nothing More,” recorded by Kenny Chesney. Once the front man of the band, “The SteelDrivers” from 2008 to 2010, Stapleton released his debut studio album, “Traveler” in 2015. The album earned him several awards, reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and went on to sell over 1.4 million copies domestically.

Boy George and Culture Club helped define the 80s generation. Now they are bringing their sound to the Morocco Shrine Auditorium. The Grammy-winning English band will visit Jacksonville on July 9. The concert will delight fans with a combination of their old chart-toppers and new songs from their upcoming album, “Tribes” set to release later this year. It is the band’s first album of new material since 1999.

BONEY JONES

AMERICAN AQUARIUM

Aug. 18 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Aug. 22 Jack Rabbits • JaxLive.com

4-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man, Boney James, continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic, “Futuresoul.” Fusing his strong love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney Jones has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 Grammy nominated album, “The Beat.”

American Aquarium is an alternative country band from Raleigh, North Carolina. The band derived its name from the Wilco song, “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” and consists of lead vocalist/ guitarist BJ Barham, bassist Bill Corbin, guitarist Ryan Johnson, guitarist Colin DiMeo, drummer Kevin McClain, and Whit Wright on pedal steel guitar and keyboards.

THE GOO GOO DOLLS

Aug. 31 St. Augustine Amphitheatre • St.AugAmphitheatre.com

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. Renowned for their 1998 commercially successful hit “Iris,” The Goo Goo Dolls have had several other notable and popular singles including, “Name” and “Naked” from 1995’s “A Boy Named Goo.” They have top 10 singles on various charts throughout their career, and have proven to hold a prominent longevity in the music industry.

The band, who reunited in 2014, is comprised of Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). They hit it big in the 1980s with songs like, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon.” We had a chance to chat with Mikey Craig about the new album, his favorite Culture Club song, and of course, getting the band back together.

BUZZ: What can fans expect from Culture Club at the concert?

MC:

Oh yeah, and more so. Watch out Jacksonville. He will definitely be shocking out.

BUZZ: How did you all manage to get the band back together? MC: We were thinking about doing it a few years before we officially got back together in 2014, but it took a bit of toing and froing, if you know what I mean. It was try this, try that. We changed management; a lot of chopping and changing. It seemed it wasn’t going to work, but we did come back together and finally we did actually get a great album.

BUZZ: Speaking of your new album, can you tell us about how it was put together?

MC: We recorded it with Youth, who is a rock

producer. It sounded like a crazy choice, but it worked spectacularly well. He helped us reconnect as a band and made us into a band again without using a lot of technology to patch things up. He brought the songs out of us, using no technology whatsoever. It was amazing working with him. He has a studio in Spain, and we recorded outside of Granada in Southern Spain. It was a beautiful location, and we couldn’t help but record great music. July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com 29


HEALTH

Building the Temple PERSONAL TRAINING Most people know Kingdom Plaza mall on Lenox Avenue for the delicious cuisine at The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro. But, nestled in the same building is a different kind of endorphin rush. Temple Builders, a full-service health club, offers personal training from a certified fitness professional. Fitness director and personal trainer, Timothy Donald, said he puts a special emphasis on creating a caring environment for clients. “We are kind of like Cheers,” said Donald, citing a popular 1980s sitcom that highlighted the affection found in a close-knit social community. “They kind of want to go where everybody knows their name,” Donald said. At Temple Builders, trainers have a training area for clients along with state-of-the-art Precor fitness equipment with every exercise tool imaginable. Along with medicine balls, bands, and dumbbells, there are Bulgarian Bags – one of the latest pieces of fitness equipment growing in popularity. Donald and his team want to help those new to exercise, and support the regular gym-goer seeking education and instruction from an expert. “People don’t realize the benefits,” said Donald. “Once they use it, they use it their whole life.” For more info, visit GetTempleFit.com or call (904) 394-0856.

Temple Fitness Personal Trainer Timothy Donald demonstrates how to use a Bulgarian Bag.

WHERE TO Find a Certified Trainer ASANA WELLNESS CENTER

Trainers offer 30 and 60 minute sessions in a dynamic indoor and outdoor setting in a brand-new facility. AsanaWellnessCenter.com (904) 575-3710

DOWN UNDER FITNESS

This former Australian rugby player-turned-personal-trainer builds fitness levels with highintensity interval training. DownUnderFitnessJax.com (904) 778-5584

CLUB FITNESS

This San Jose Boulevard fullservice gym offers 10 trainers to choose from with a water wall serene setting. GoClubFitness.com (904) 268-2141

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT

1388 Beach Blvd | (904) 714-5750 BikramYogaJax.com Bikram is “hot yoga” where the room is heated to 105 degrees. Every class is led in the same 26 posture sequence with no deviation.

JacksonvilleYoga.com 391 3rd Ave S | (904) 635-6762 jacksonvilleYoga.com

Try the MELT method on a yoga mat using a soft body roller and small balls taught by a certified MELT method instructor.

Soluna Yoga + Spa

4154 Herschel Street (904) 680-7344 SolunaYogaSpa.com Expectant mothers can attend yoga at the Prenatal Yoga class offered on Tuesday evenings. Look out for monthly Mommy and Me yoga workshops.

Mbodyyoga

3807-A Southside Blvd (904) 565-1005 | MbodyYoga.com Enjoy a free, guided meditation class on Monday evenings at the Southside location, and Tuesday evenings at the Neptune Beach studio.

Green Energy Go by Pulp’s juice bar for this apple, cucumber, lemon, celery, parsley, spinach, kale, and ginger drink.

Jeff Keeler stands in his Exceed Fitness studio next to his workout mantra.

WHERE TO........

Try A Personal Trainer

“The challenge is to overcome perception for people who have had the big box gym experience with novice trainers,” said Jeff Keeler, personal trainer and owner of Exceed Fitness. “They will get a totally different experience here. People who come here really want dependability with their trainers.”

// TRYING YOGA Bella Vida Yoga, Owner Brittany Prep

“The thing (students) appreciate the most is no judgment,” Foreacre said of the atmosphere at her four locations. “We want everyone to the yoga that’s right for them.”

Prep explained their “laid-back vibe” is why students come back. Yoga is taught in an indoor or outdoor setting a few blocks from the beach, close enough to feel the breeze.

inShape Ladies Fitness, Owner Sandy Salem

Hot Spot Power Yoga, Owner Leah Hansen

All levels are welcome for Ariel yoga, what Salem calls a “fun and engaging experience.” Traditional yoga postures are practiced in a soft hammock suspended a few feet from the ground.

“Creating a space for people to emotionally and physically improve” is what Hansen enjoys most about her job. First timers who try one class for free can expect physical challenge.

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Bikram Yoga

Where can I find a healthy summer snack?

Yoga Den, Owner Alyson Foreacre

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Yoga Around Town

ON BUZZTHE STREETS

VERB JAX

Try a free orientation session in a resort-feel environment with upscale amenities and less crowding due to capped membership. VerbJax.com | (904) 677-4125

BUZZ TAKE:

Watermelon Hydrator Smoothie King offers a summer smoothie mixed with strawberries, watermelon juice blend, coconut water, lemon juice blend, turbinado sugar, and protein blend.

Grasshopper Native Sun Natural Food Market’s vegan smoothie has organic banana, organic spinach, cacao, peppermint, soy milk, and agave nectar.

Coconut Heaven Try this local favorite at Grassroots Natural Market made with organic mango, date, pineapple, fresh coconut water, and coconut oil.


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SPOTLIGHT

“Modern day stress is the worse thing in their bodies,” said Jaime Carter said of her massage therapy clients. “This is a way for people to take care of themselves.”

Massage Therapy – Healing Powers

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods. Source: NWHealth.edu

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aime Carter wants her hands to have a healing touch. A massage therapist at Reverie Bloom Wellness Spa and Beauty Bar, Carter provides a way for clients to recover from pain without medication. Carter works with doctors of clients to ensure the best outcomes after surgeries or athletic injuries. There’s no side effect other than you feel better,” she said. “But, we focus more on pain management and less on pampering you.”

Reverie Bloom Wellness Spa and Beauty Bar, located in Jacksonville Beach, offers massages such as the Cold Stone Migraine Relief, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Dolphin Therapy. Cupping, a massage technique to increase blood flow, is also offered. The spa staff provides foot treatments made with dried flowers, mint and citrus. For more information, visit ReverieBloom.com.

Buzz Health Editor Angie Green spoke with longtime Jacksonville massage therapist Patricia Hill of Synergy Studio. BUZZ: How would you describe massage therapy? PH: My massage therapy is about people healing emotionally, and physically, and spiritually.

BUZZ: What are some benefits of massage therapy? PH: Massage helps the person’s body and mind to reconnect. It helps that person who is holding onto anything let it go.

BUZZ: Reiki is becoming more and more popular. What kind of massage is that? PH: It’s gentle laying of the hands. Very light touch. We focus on energy work and clearing the seven chakras (energy points) in the body.

BUZZ: How can someone expect to feel after a Reiki massage? PH: Reiki energy is intelligence. Reiki helps your energy systems to be balanced. It assists the body in finding homeostasis - that is your body’s natural ability to correct itself.

INSIDE BUZZ ON>>PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIOS

TERRI MORRISON

Owner Mindful Motion Yoga

When yoga studio owner Terri Morrison opened her location she had one mission in mind. She wanted the beginner and the seasoned yoga student to feel welcomed. “Yoga is intimidating,” said Morrison, who opened Mindful Motion Yoga in 2008. “I wanted to make it very accessible.” Morrison chose warm, inviting earth tones for the décor and foyer area. Before class every yogi student – at no extra cost – receives a yoga mat, fresh towels, bottled water and refreshments. Her philosophy was simple: “Get yourself here and we will take care of everything else,” said Morrison. The facility, located at 3546 St. John’s Bluff Road near the Beach Blvd intersection, has a large space for group classes and a smaller room for private instruction. Classes are taught by one of 10 instructors and range from Chair Yoga to Basic Yoga, and others. New students can try unlimited classes for 30 days for $30 and walk-ins are welcomed. “We have had very organic growth and we like it that way,” said Morrison. “We want our clients to be seen as a whole person and know that they are cared about.” Some of her yoga students are grabbling with issues such as a muscle injury, while others are more serious, such as divorce or loss of a murdered child. Morrison and her team help student develop mindfulness through yoga, which can be a very powerful life skill and therapeutic coping tool. “Mindfulness is paying attention to one thing at a time on purpose without judgment,” said Morrison. She hopes all of her students will “experience joy” and “practice awareness” with every breath and movement. For more information, visit MindfulMotion-Yoga.com or call (904) 996-2500.

CROSS TRAINING 2400 FOCUS FITNESS 1531 STUDIO 33 DEFINITION 3rd Street South Atlantic Blvd (904) 339-0323 (904) 210-2520 SAN MARCO FITNESS FocusFitnessJax.com Studio33FitnessTraining.com 1950 San Marco Blvd 1722 Hendricks Ave (904) 619-3113 CrossTrainingSanMarco.com “Expect to do way more in a half hour than they can logically imagine,” said personal trainer, Sean Watts, of the studio’s highintensity sessions.

“The benefits of personal training have everything to do with wellness,” said personal trainer, Storm Woerner, who customizes every session to a client’s need. “Some want high-intensity; some want to release anger.”

“It’s one-on-one personal training,” said studio owner, James Stewart. “I want them to be very comfortable. All my clients have become friends. It’s a real joy to be around them.”

(904) 398-6442 DefinitionFitness.com “I love this environment,” said studio owner, Melissa Kingston. “You get the camaraderie of people, but they still get that individualized attention.” July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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Health

Health Picks July 6 BIG STEP-SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM UF Health Community and Family Medicine UFHealthJax.org

Visit the UF Health Jacksonville building, located at 655 West 8th Street, for Big Step, a four-week smoking cessation program open to the public. Topics include yoga, relaxation, and meditation as aids to smoking cessation.

July 15 FIT CAMP Club Fitness GoClubFitness.com

Come to Club Fitness on San Jose Boulevard for an interval training experience. This high octane class will increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and coordination by incorporating weights, drills, sprints, jump rope, high, and low impact, and more! All fitness levels welcome.

July 19

DIABETES EDUCATION CLASS Flagler Wellness Center FlaglerHospital.org

Visit the Flagler Wellness Center for a diabetes education course. The classes are approximately one hour and cover basic diabetes self-management. Topics include nutrition, medications, exercise, preventing and delaying complications, and general support. The classes are free and no pre-registration is required.

July 20 MINDFUL YOGA 510 Shetter Ave BellaVidaYoga.com

Are you looking for a unique yoga experience close to the beach? Visit Bella Vida Yoga for good music, good vibes, and a great flow. Practice Mindful Yoga with Dennis and Kathy. This Vinyasa Style class focuses on Mindfulness and being present.

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SPORTS

SPORTS PICK S July 16

July 9

Runners and walkers are welcome for the annual Bridge of Lions 5K! The event will start at the historic Castillo de San Marcos (The Fort), in downtown St. Augustine, and finish at Oglethorpe Park on Anastasia Island. Runners will receive a unique tech t-shirt, finisher’s medal, goody bag, and post-race refreshments.

ARMADA FC VS. PUERTO RICO FC

Community First Park ArmadaFC.com

The Armada FC is Jacksonville’s official North American Soccer League club. Enjoy the exciting action as our talented players dominate the pitch. The Puerto Rico FC have proven to be tough competition, but the Armada plays to win. Be sure to sport your blue, white and gold on game day!

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JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. PENSACOLA

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxSuns.com

It’s baseball season! Head to the baseball grounds and watch the Jacksonville Suns take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Jacksonville Suns are the minor league Class AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. They are proud members and five-time champions of the 10-team Southern League of Professional Baseball.

GAME FACE

Local Athletes of Jacksonville Name

BRIDGE OF LIONS 5K

Castillo de San Marcos BridgeOfLions5k.com

July 30

JACKSONVILLE AXEMEN VS. CENTRAL FLORIDA

University of North Florida Soccer Fields jaxaxe.com

Since their beginning, the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League team has developed into one of the most successful rugby league football clubs in the U.S. In 2012, they won the USARL Championship in 2012. Witness their talent against the Central Florida Warriors!

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

Dane Dunning<Washington Nationals pitcher

The former Clay High pitcher from Fleming Island was picked 29th overall in the MLB Draft. The Florida Gators pitcher had a sensational year, and will likely starter at the professional level. Dunning was a 34th round selection out of high school and obviously improved his stock in college.

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Keith Skinner<New York Yankees catcher

The UNF catcher was drafted in the seventh round of the MLB Draft. The Johnny Bench Award Finalist is the fourth Osprey’s player in years to be drafted in the top ten rounds. Skinner hit .382 to lead the Atlantic Sun, and he threw out 17 runners trying to steal.

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Austin Hays<Baltimore Orioles outfielder

The Jacksonville University slugger was drafted in the third round of the MLB Draft. Hays was the third player in the last three years from JU to be drafted in the first three rounds. Hays hit .350, and led the Atlantic Sun in homeruns and slugging percentage.

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Bolles Bulldogs Baseball

The Bolles Bulldogs won the state championship in baseball. The Bulldogs won 1-0 on a walk off suicide squeeze in the ninth inning. The title is the baseball program’s seventh and first since 2010. The Bulldogs pitching staff only allowed one run in the five games of their championship run. July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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REDEMPTION AT LAST AFTER YEARS IN THE SHELTER Layla was homeless for almost three years before one man saved her life DATE: July 15-17, 2016 TIME: Adoption hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day LOCATION: Jacksonville Fairgrounds Clay County Animal Care & Control brought Layla to December’s MEGA Adoption with high hopes that a special family would finally adopt her. After almost three years of being in the shelter, Layla’s best friends were Clay County’s staff, volunteers, and another longtime resident, Bucky. Enter Lance Hackelton, who lives and works in Neptune Beach, and came to the MEGA Adoption looking for a new best friend. Lance had always wanted a loyal and loving dog to take to the beach, and when he saw Layla he knew he had found his companion.

“This was just the dog I was looking for, she’s gorgeous,” said Hackelton. “She gets a home, she gets out of the cage, and finally gets to be a dog.” Clay County Animal Care & Control (CCAC&C) employees and volunteers were in tears. Because Lance lives at the beach, Layla will be in heaven; she is known to be a waterlover. Layla is laid back and very affectionate, and loves to “hug” humans. Moreover, a long time in the shelter does have its upside – Layla knows how to sit, shake, and lay down, among other tricks and commands. “Sweet Layla is so much fun and I am overjoyed that she finally has a home, because she deserves it,” said Jennifer Woolard of CCAC&C. “I think we will all miss her – like playing in her sprinkler with Bucky, but I think this is the happiest I’ve been all year… just to see Layla find a loving home.” Dogs and cats like Layla are still homeless and waiting for a family to call their own. First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) organizes and runs large-scale adoption events sponsored by the Petco Foundation, helping shelters and rescues find homes for hundreds of pets. The mission of FCNMHP is to end the needless killing of cats and dogs in shelters. Several programs offer free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and veterinary care discounts to those who need it the most. Since 2002, more than 160,000 dogs and cats have been sterilized and benefited from our programs. Pairing that with large adoption events, the effect has been a 97 percent reduction in the euthanasia rate in Jacksonville.

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BRINGING ACTION TO THE BIG SCREEN

By Mike Kuusela

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with a former business acquaintance and current Hollywood stuntman, Nick Loren. Nick Loren has been the long-time stunt double of John Travolta and has recently made a name for himself in the world of children’s literature.

In 1996 he was acting as a stunt double for Nicholas Cage in John Woo’s “Face Off.” He networked himself amongst the cast members during his two weeks on set. Soon, he received a call to become John Travolta’s stunt double.

Nick and I used to work together at First Coast News in downtown Jacksonville when Nick was cohosting on Jacksonville’s local program, “First Coast Living” with Casey Black. Nick provided an inside look at businesses and local entrepreneurs on the show.

Nick told me, “This is where I met John and a year later became his personal stand-in. It was a few years later that friends encouraged me to take on stunt work. It was a hard decision to make because you have to understand people that go into the industry wanting to be a stunt man have a very unique mindset. I mean human nature is to survive.”

During our interview, I discovered the back story of Nick’s career and what had brought him to Jacksonville. Originally from San Diego, California, Nick entered the entertainment business out of high school. His entertainment career developed through his love for music. As a teenager, he used to be in a band, and was even a back-up dancer in several 90’s music videos. “I was a single dad to my then 4-year-old son, Tysan,” said Nick. “I was discouraged with the politics of the music industry and decided to walk away from all of it in order to provide for my son. It killed me to walk away from it, but it was the only choice I felt I had.” Nick traces his memory and inspiration for being in movies back to the first movie he ever saw by himself, “Grease.” That movie changed Nick’s life, and ever since he wanted to be in the film industry. “On Cinco de Mayo of 1995, I was invited to a big industry party,” said Nick. “This is where I met my future wife, business partner, and best friend, Denise. It was love at first sight. We’ve been together ever since that night.” A published writer and lyricist, Denise has also spent years as a producer, production manager, and coordinator for networks like Oprah Winfrey Network, HBO, STYLE Network, HGTV, and more. A combination of connections and authentic talent began Nick’s professional career as a part-time stand-in on various movies. He explained, “Determined to help me pursue my passion for entertainment, Denise made a few calls and next thing I knew, she had me booked as a stand-in on a movie. Little did I know that this would be the beginning of my life long career in the entertainment industries.”

Knowing the risk and reward, Nick jumped on the opportunity and has been a stunt double for the last 20 years. His partnership with Travolta has taken him all over the United States and the world. Nick was first introduced to the First Coast in 2001 when filming “Basic,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta. He had the opportunity to revisit once again in 2006 when filming “Lonely Hearts.” This time Nick and his family fell in love with the area and ended up purchasing a home in Amelia Island. That same year, the vice president of programming at First Coast News, Bonnie Solloway, approached Nick for the first pilot episode of First Coast Living. In 2008 while working on “The Taking of Pelham 123,” Nick released his debut album, “Forever Be Cool.” The project had started way back in 1996, and saw success in the radio world. After such an exciting Hollywood career, Nick explained his most dangerous stunt. During the filming of “From Paris with Love” in 2009, John Travolta and his partner are chasing a band of terrorists in a high-speed car pursuit. Nick had to hang himself out of an Audi traveling approximately 100 mph, holding a rocket launcher, while a professional driver zipped in and out of traffic. There is a part in the scene where Nick had to pull half of his body back into the car before it narrowly misses a semi truck. “I have to take my family into consideration before doing any stunt,” said Nick. “John is the first one to ask ‘what does Denise think about you doing this stunt?’ It’s not something you take lightly.”

PANSHOO KIDS INC Fast-forward a few years, Nick and his family have entered the publishing industry. Nick has always enjoyed reading and has been an avid fan of Dr. Seuss his entire life. Through the inspiration of his own children, Nick developed a children’s character known as Farful Foolong, which is a playful alien from the planet Oolong Panshoo. Through his character and his own private publishing firm, Nick hopes to re-establish a love for reading amongst the younger generations. Nick stated, “Panshoo Books LLC is a proud sponsor of Panshoo Kids Inc. The two organizations have joined forces to do a Florida Children’s Hospital Tour to provide a therapeutic and fun literary experience to the children and families of these hospitals. We’ve also teamed up to start a Northeast Florida School tour which will provide books and live readings to the children of title one schools.” Panshoo Kids Inc. aims to increase childhood literacy for a chance at a better adult life for less privileged kids. National statistics show that 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read, 37 percent of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifetime learning, and two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.

The incredible response we are getting from the live readings has inspired us to think bigger than ourselves,” said Nick. “This issue affects our economy, reduces the competitiveness of our workforce and challenges our highest ideals. My wife, Denise, was deeply affected by the stats on early childhood literacy and the direct impact it has on a child’s future.

Nick added, “Denise started Panshoo Kids Inc., a nonprofit that aims to empower children everywhere with the opportunities, tools, and desire to become literate, confident, creative, and responsible beings, regardless of their social or economic background.” For more information, visit PanshooKids.org. July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ

WILLIAM COLE

THE LEMON BAR

Bahama Mama

Interview by Monica Stouder

What is unique about your bar area?

Do you have live music or any kind of events?

Lemon Bar is very unique because we are the only place where you can get close to the beach and enjoy a cocktail. Lemon Bar is a great spot for locals and tourists alike.

We have live music Monday evenings and at our Lemon Bar Luau once a month.

When is Happy Hour? Monday through Friday 2-8 p.m. What kind of weekly drink specials do you offer? Various $4 specialty drinks Monday through Thursday. Tell us about your best-selling drink. Lemon Bar Freeze is a delicious, refreshing frozen treat! Do you serve any local liquors or brews? We feature Carve Vodka and Engine 15 J’ville Lager on draft.

MIXOLOGY

What compliments do you hear most often from your customers? Customers like the fun atmosphere, being on the oceanfront, brunch on the weekends, our great frozen cocktails, and monthly luaus. When customers are having a really good time at your business what are they doing? Lots of our customers ride their bikes to Lemon Bar in big groups. You never know who you will run into. Busiest night of the week? Our days are much busier than nights!

Ingredients Pina colada 1 part white rum 1 part coconut milk 3 parts pineapple juice Blend with ice

Planters Punch 2 part dark rum 1 part orange juice 1 part pineapple Add sour mix and a dash of grenadine

Pour Pina Colada in a glass then pour in the Planters Punch! Garnish with pineapple slice.

The Lemon Bar

120 Atlantic Blvd Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904) 372-0487 LemonBarJax.com

5 minutes with The Heavy Pets STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, disco, and reggae with rock and roll. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful song craft and powerhouse live performances. Continuing the momentum of their current EP series, The Heavy Pets recorded and released, “Stolen Smile” in the second half of 2014 amidst their rigorous tour schedule. The group became an instant SiriusXM radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double disc debut album, “Whale.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their follow-up eponymous release propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music and landed the record on the Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Albums of 2010” list. Returning to their acoustic roots on “Swim Out Past the Sun” from 2011, THP’s guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing, “Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1” in 2012, recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos. In 2013, The Heavy Pets launched an ongoing series of self-produced EPs: “Two Horses” and “Rags and Aces,” which have both received heavy airplay on satellite radio. The Heavy Pets have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, AURA and their namesake PetZoo, and performed with nearly all of the “who’s who” of the festival circuit and touring jam rock world. With a full tank of gas, wind in their sails, a new side project Beatles tribute show and a hot set of 80’s covers to offer festivals, The Heavy Pets joined Hoplite in the beginning of 2016, ready to expand their touring base and turn on new fans everywhere. CATCH THEM LIVE: July 15 at the 1904 Music Hall WEBSITE: 1904MusicHall.com, TheHeavyPets.com July 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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SUDOKU

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY JULY HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) You may be in need of some self-help books this month. There are no love prospects in your near future, and reading is something you can do while you are alone this month. Might as well read up on how to meet people while being ignored.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) It’s time you start having the fun. Normally a giver, Libra, but this month Jupiter is in Aries, your partnership house, and it is time you bravely ask for what you need. Don’t feel guilty about it either. The rest of us have been doing it for years.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Your passion has been reinvigorated this month. It’s time to not blend in with the background, but stand out for once. That crazy shirt or wild dress you bought, but haven’t worn. It’s time to shake the dust off of it and mingle.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) When the Gemini new moon eclipse happened, it brought power to your eighth house of intimacy and sex. Yes, there are at least eight of those houses. And with that, you should be giddy to get out there and meet some people. This month should not be dull for you.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21) This month, is more about fixing things than starting new ones. As much as you want to forget about the relationship that just had epic fail written all over it and move on, believe it or not, bringing closure to it makes you come off as less of a jerk.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) The partnership vibe is in the air all month. The Sun visits Gemini and Cancer this month, rulers of your committed and intimate relationship sectors. So if you have been a make-out bandit lately, this month you are going to be slowing down and finding more “quality time” with someone.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) With the current alignment coming up this month, you are about to have a monumental situation. Either a long relationship is coming to a quick end, or you are about to embark on meeting a possible soulmate, if such things exist. Either way, neither will go unnoticed.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) You’re in touch with your feelings after an emotional six months, but maybe a little too in touch. With Jupiter going through Taurus, your fifth house of romance, you may finally be intimate with someone else this month.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) With Mars visiting Gemini this month, your casual connections will be at an all time high. Sure we all want a meaningful relationship, but you have to play the hand you’re dealt. It’s time to frolic and play the “get in, get out” card this month. Enjoy.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Cool, calm and casual? Not anymore. Passion, and perhaps some drama, ignites your sign this month, thanks to a procession of planets in Gemini, your fifth house of romance. You are feeling very reactive and charged-up this month, so you may want to think before you just pounce.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Neptune is in retrograde and with this, you are licking your love wounds. Everyone else is having fun, but you are emotionally scarred, and not up to meeting new people. It’s a shame because it’s summer-loving time.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Try being a valued friend this month. Instead of always agreeing with their heartache and sounding like an echo, try offering some real advice or something helpful instead of, “yeah, I know what you mean.”

Heather B. Quick

The Quick Law Group 4312 Pablo Professional Court Jacksonville, FL 32224

TheQuickLawGroup.com 904-241-0012 office@thequicklawgroup.com

What is your area of law? Divorce and Family Law for Women.

How long have you practiced law? 16 years.

What brought you to Jacksonville? I am a native of Jacksonville, and after law school returned to raise my family.

How did you choose your area of law? Family law provides a unique opportunity to help people accomplish things they cannot do otherwise. It is extremely rewarding to see women conquer their fears and the stigma of divorce to gain independence.

What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney? I find great satisfaction in going to trial and winning alimony awards for my clients who did not value themselves enough, and their former husbands also placed no value on their contribution to the marriage.

What is a frequently asked question you receive from your clients? How do we find out what he makes and where the money is?

How would you answer the above question? The rules of family law provide for full disclosure of financial documents, and even when the other party is difficult in producing financials, we are skilled in finding the money and records.

Anything you would like to add? Women so often underestimate their strength and ability to make it on their own. It is an honor to not only represent women, but watch them grow and build self confidence in their abilities. 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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