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Bon Jovi is on my Bucket List and would love to see them come to town.

J.S. Bach, but I don’t think he will be able to make it.

What musician would you most like to see perform in Jacksonville?





The Spice Girls!

Billy Floyd

The Rolling Stones


Such a hard question for this music lover the list is as follows: Van Morrison, The Pixies, Arcade Fire, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, and Joni Mitchell and the list could go on and on and on.











Red Hot Chili Peppers

Harry Connick Jr.

The Beastie Boys

Dave Mason because my Dad loves him!

The Cave Singers

All four members of the Who…now that would be something.








Ray Lamontagne

Neil Young!

I would most like to see the Brand New come to Jacksonville.

Justin Timberlake and Pink…together!

Paul Oakenfold

Justin Timberlake







I would love to see Bruno Mars live. I love the variety to his music.

I would enjoy watching Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

I want to see St. Augustine’s boys, The Wobbly Toms!

The band I would most like to see is the Aerosmith. The solo artist I would most like to see is Eric Clapton.

Beth Hart, I’ve seen videos of her perform live and know she would rock Jacksonville!

Jack Johnson, who will actually be playing St. Augustine this past month!












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PRESENTED BY’s 10th Annual Event


Museum of Science and History

You may have seen the movie “Jaws” – but you’ve never seen jaws like these. They belonged to a 60-foot-long monster shark, whose giant mouth bristled with 276 teeth. MOSH tells the remarkable story of this prehistoric shark that ruled the seas in “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” now through September 14.

JUNE 7TH 2014 join us from 1pm-9pm


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June 6


Jacksonville Landing

Metropolitan Park

Beautiful Bodies is a three-week competition on the riverfront stage at The Jacksonville Landing during Jacksonville Art Walk June 4, July 2, and August 6. From art to fashion, fitness to dancing, and the many diverse forms of artistic expression, all types of beautiful people are welcome to compete for cash and other cool prizes by showing us how their bodies are beautiful.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra sets the stage for one of the most festive events on the First CoastStarry Nights. The Jacksonville Symphony welcomes American singer-songwriter, five time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross. Christopher Cross will have the stage for the full show with the Jacksonville Symphony.


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THE WINE BAR June 2014 •

June 5-9 & 19-23


June 7

June 5-June 9, vs. Smokies June 19-June 23, vs. Barons Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville


This month, the Suns will kick off their fan promotions with College Ticket Discount Night & Thursday Night Throwdown on June 5th when they play the Smokies. On June 19th, performing hits throughout the game, is the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Himselvis courtesy of Process Master! Photo by David Pearce

The 10th Annual Jacksonville Beach Putt N’ Crawl promises excitement and new prizes for all who dare tackle the challenge of each home-built putting green. Note to all participants: dress to impress! Team chemistry and matching outfits are encouraged, so make sure to dress in your best golf attire because this is one event where style is rewarded.

Downtown Jacksonville Beach


EverBank Field

The Florida Country Superfest will feature some of the biggest names in country music including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Mirada Lambert and more! Festival-goers should plan to arrive early for the official Florida Country Superfest Fan Fest & Tailgate Party located directly outside EverBank Field.


Naval Station Mayport

BFAST is a Swim, Bike & Run race, which encompasses 3 sprint distant races and an Olympic Distance sanctioned by the USA Triathlon. Over 500 registrants compete in each race and all races offer significant branding and sponsorship visibility. Be sure to register now for the June 14th event! Photo by David Pearce

June 22


Veterans Memorial Arena

June 19-21 STEVE-O

Comedy Zone

Well known as a part of the infamous “Jackass” cast, the star of “Wildboyz,” and a competitor on “Dancing with the Stars,” Steve-O (aka Stephen Glover) has most importantly been clean and sober since 2008 and lives a healthy, vegan lifestyle. See him live at the Comedy Zone in June!

June 26


Museum of Science and History

Tantalize your senses at this workshop devoted to different types of wine. See it, smell it, and yes, taste it as you learn about the history of wine and how it’s made in a presentation with David Joudi, an expert with more than 35 years in the wine and spirits industry.

Jacksonville will experience its first ever full Paul McCartney headline concert on June 22 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Paul’s only previous performances in Jacksonville being his four-song set at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, and the one and only show The Beatles ever played in Florida at the Gator Bowl in 1964.


Jacksonville Main Library

Local special effects artist Jay Woodley will demonstrate the art of zombie makeup at Jacksonville’s Main Library downtown. Participants will get hands-on experience in zombie makeup application. Wear old clothes –Because you will be getting messy! This program is for teens ages 12 – 18.


Florida Theatre

See Dorothy’s classic adventure through the land of Oz on the big screen at the historical Florida Theatre during their Summer Movie Classics series. Admission to the Sumer Movie Classics is $7.50 per person a show or $45 for a punch card of 10. June 2014 •



What’s Happening JUNE 1-5

***Tour of Historic Spanish Ships in St. Augustine: Every day, St. Augustine Marina, St. Augustine,

Jacksonville Women in Business Expo: June 7, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center,

***Inside an African-American Community, Lincolnville in the 1920’s: Every day, Older House Museum Complex, St. Augustine, 824-2872

Black Creek Boat Trip: June 7, Knights Marina, Green Cove Springs,

***St. Augustine Camera Club’s 3rd Annual Photography Show: Every Mon.Fri., St. Johns Administration Building, St. Augustine, ***FrogWatch USA: Every Mon. & Thurs., Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, 461-2035 Every Woman’s Arts & Craft Summer Festival: June 2, St. Johns Ocean Pier, St. Augustine, Brown Bag Lunch German U-Boats on the First Coast: June 4, Amelia Island Museum of History, ***Wednesday Market at the Pier: Every Wed., St. Augustine Pier, ***Art in the Park: Every Wed., Washington Oaks State Park, Palm Coast, (386) 446-6783 Marineland Beach Walk: June 5, GTM Research Reserve, St. Augustine, 823-4500 ***Concerts in the Plaza: Every Thurs., Downtown St. Augustine, Spoken Word: June 5, Ritz Theatre and Museum, 632-5555

JUNE 6-8

North Florida Arms Collectors Gun, Knife & Military Show: June 8, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center,

JUNE 13-15

Celebrating the Literature of Black Music: June 14, Jacksonville Main Library, 620-2665 Springette Beauty Bash: June 15, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center, 765-9001

JUNE 16-18

***Dark of the Moon Tour: Every Fri.Sun., St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, St. Augustine,

The “Battle of Bloody Mose” Commemoration: June 21 & June 22, Fort Most Historic Park, St. Augustine,

10th Annual Putt N’ Crawl: June 7, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, I Love Music Tour: June 7, Jacksonville Landing,

Nikki Glaser is popularly known as the co-host of MTV late night talk show “Nikki and Sarah Live,” and for her podcast, “You Had to Be There.” She is a comedian, writer, host and guest star on Comedy Central’s “Inside Any Schumer.” Glaser will be at the Comedy Zone June 12 – 14.

JUNE 19-22

Nocatee Farmers’ Market: June 21, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Beach,

***Flagler College Solarium Tours: June 7, Flagler College Solarium, St. Augustine,

“Saw a girl litter. I’d usually confront her, but since it’s Easter I thought I’d pick it up for her and let it go. Also, I’m now $20 richer.” – Nikki Glaser

McCoys Creek Cleanup Summertime Special: June 18, Intuition Ale Works,

Starry Nights: June 6, Metropolitan Park,

***St. Johns Farmers Market: Every Sat., Alpine Groves Park, Switzerland, Facebook. com/St.JohnsFarmersMarket

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Yappy Hour Daddy Doggie Day: June 8, Jacksonville Landing,

World Refugee Day Celebration: June 20, San Marco Square,

***Riverside Arts Market: Every Sat., 715 Riverside Ave.,

- provided by The Comedy Zone

***Lincolnville Farmer’s Market: Every Sun., Eddie Vickers Park, St. Augustine,

***Historic Weapons Demonstrations: Every Fri.-Sun., Castillo de San Marcos, Downtown St. Augustine,

***Fernandina Beach Market Place: Every Sat., 1 N. 7th St., Fernandina Beach,

Complimentary Laughs

Beach Bash: June 7, Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, 461-2035

***Friday Market: Every Fri., Jacksonville Landing,

***Amelia Famer’s Market: Every Sat., The Shops of Amelia Island,

By Elizabeth Hecht

The Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo: June 7 & June 8, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center,

St. Augustine Music Festival: June 19-June 21 & June 26-June 28, Cathedral Basillica, St. Augustine,

***Old City Famers Market: Every Sat., St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine,


Visit our calendar to find more events.

In the Zone

Children’s Arts Festival at the Amphitheatre: June 21, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Go Skate Day: June 21, Hemming PlazaDowntown Jacksonville, Science of Making Great Iced Tea: June 21, Anastasia Island Branch Library, St. Augustine, St. John’s River Festival of Beer: June 22, Riverside Arts Market, 389-2449

JUNE 27-30

Florida Gospel Legends Awards Show: June 28, Florida Theatre, Woodley Special Effects: Zombie Makeover: June 28, Jacksonville Main Library, The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show: June 29, Liberty Center, 353-2888

“I can’t speak for all Latinos. Stop throwing us all together like some sort of Puerto RicaminicanTex-Mex buffet. Which isn’t a thing, but it should be because it sounds delicious.” – Al Madrigal Al Madrigal is a dynamic performer who is a seasoned correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He was named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. and has made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, including his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents.” Madrigal can currently be seen on NBC’s “About a Boy” playing the role of Andy. He will be at the Comedy Zone June 26 –28. More details are online at or



Dr. Judith A.M. Smith

President & CEO, HandsOn Jacksonville

To get involved in our community visit

Making a Difference: non-profit & charity leaders in our community

Knowing that young people will one day take our place in life, being able to teach young people how to live productive, participating lives,

We could not be where we are today if not for all of our volunteers. The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is completely run by

based on the 40 words of the Scout Oath and

volunteers. We have NO paid employees,

Law, gives me great hope and satisfaction for

so 100% of donations go directly to benefit

the future.

the animals. We even have a thrift store that is stocked by generous donations from our supporting community.”


Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council |

Jack Sears is a native of Mt. Hope, West Virginia, and holds a graduate degree in North Florida Council Youth Agency Administration from Salem College, Salem West Virginia. Jack began his professional Scouting career 29 years ago in Orlando, Florida; having served since in Griffin, Georgia and Westchester, New York before coming to Jacksonville in 2007. Mr. Sears is Scout Executive/CEO for the North Florida Council Boy Scouts, serving 46,000 youth and 5,700 adult volunteers within 17 counties of North Florida. He is active in the Downtown Jacksonville Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.


The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary |

Curt LoGiudice began working with exotic animals in 1982. In 1994, he joined “The Florida Panther project” in Jacksonville for educational presentations about endangered panthers. He is an active member with the state exotic animal community and regularly attends Fish and Game Commission meetings in Florida and works closely with the USDA and state officials when accepting new animals. He has earned the respect of the animals in his care through dedication, love, and kinship.

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The Most Interesting Person I’ve Interviewed This Month

North Florida School of Special Education

He’s a tireless promoter of downtown, a champion for the arts and an all-around great guy. North Florida School of Special Education’s mission is to improve the lives of students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities through the achievement of academic, vocational, and social skills. Founded in 1992, NFSSE students range in age from 6 to 22 years and possess a variety of intellectual disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our programs are designed to allow each student a unique learning opportunity.

Tony Allegretti never fails to bring his enthusiasm for Jacksonville to Studio 5 when he’s a guest on First Coast Connect.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

“This is a great time for arts in our city right now, and I’m so excited to be part of it,” said Allegretti, who is also known for helping to launch Jacksonville’s First Wednesday Downtown Art Walk and the Riverside Arts Market.

Programs include academics, vocational training, job coaching, art, music, physical education, computer lab, and culinary arts. After school activities include a running team, art club, two social clubs, yoga, swimming, dance and Capernaum. The school’s farm, Berry Good Farms, offers students and post-graduates a horticulture program using a variety of on trend urban farming methods. NFSSE offers students a safe and nurturing learning environment,which encourages growth and independence.

Hubbard House Founded in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic child care, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities.

L’Arche Harbor House L’Arche Harbor House has been part of the Jacksonville community for more than 29 years. L’Arche International is celebrating 50 years of building a more human and inclusive world for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. It is a faith-based organization in which people with and without intellectual disabilities create a community together. L’Arche Harbor House is home to 20 adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The community consists of 5 family style homes. Caring live-in assistants share life with the core members. All core members attend a day program. Many go to the L’Arche Rainbow Workshop, ARC, Pine Castle or work at local businesses. L’Arche Harbor House is building a new workshop and looks forward to its opening in the fall of 2014. Our new capital campaign “A NEW DAWN” officially launched in May 2014 to raise funds and equip the workshop, build and furnish a new home and start an endowment.

That’s why I was excited to host him once again when we recently discussed his new role as executive director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

He most recently worked as the JAX Chamber’s director of downtown engagement. While at the Chamber, he was instrumental in the creation of Community First Saturdays. Tony is also currently a director of the Downtown Investment Authority. And of course, most downtown foodies know he’s a partner in the group that owns the Burrito Gallery and the Uptown Market in Springfield. “I love Jacksonville, and the arts and culture of this city are part of what makes it great,” Allegretti said. “The future is exciting!” To hear the most compelling newsmakers in town, be sure to tune into First Coast Connect, every weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT! BROUGHT TO YOU BY


2nd Annual - 2014 Legacy of Leaders Dinner “A Celebration of Positive Leadership in Jacksonville & the Debut of the 2014 Portrait of Leadership Gallery” Photographs taken by Mario Peralta Photography

“Legacy of Leaders” is a celebration of positive leadership in the greater Jacksonville community. Each of these innovative champions was honored at a Leaders dinner presented by Ocean 60 in May and are now featured in the “Portraits of Leadership Gallery”. These leaders have been selected based on their excellence in both corporate and community responsibility. They are true visionaries who inspire, motivate, influence and lead by example. The 2014 set of leaders were nominated for this honor by the 2013 leaders and their peers. The gallery debuted at Ocean 60 and will travel throughout the greater Jacksonville area. The goal is to inspire others to dream big, “pay it forward” and to be a positive role model and leader.

OUR 2014 LEGACY OF LEADERS (Listed in no particular order): 1. DR. S. SCOTT KRAMARICH


Medical Director, Riverside Pain Physicians

DPM, Podiatry Centers of North Florida, Author

2. MR. DOUG ALRED Owner, 1st Place Sports

Executive Advisor, Retail, SAS Institute; Managing Partner, Speedy Banana





Vice President, Field Operations, Firehouse Subs


Orthopedic Surgeon, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute


Professors of Radiation Oncology & Dr. Nancy Mendenhall, Medical Director of UFPTI


Pediatric Endocrinologist, Nemours; Medical Director, NE Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center


Orthopedic Surgeon, Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

VEBA, Inc., President, Retired 747-400 Captain Northwest Airlines, Arthritis Foundation Board President

Host of First Coast Living. Stunt Double for John Travolta, Actor, Producer and Children’s Book Author





President & CEO WJCT Public Broadcasting


Arthritis Advocate & Speaker

Licensed Psychologist specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology

President & CEO, Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter

President, JWB Real Estate Capital

“Legacy of Leaders” is an event presented by the Arthritis Foundation Florida Chapter, Client Focused Media, Ocean 60 Restaurant and Mario Peralta Photography. The event was held in May in celebration of National Arthritis Month.


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Community Events

Megalodon | MOSH |

*** Reoccurring Events

JUNE 1-5 Reception for “A Thousand Words”: June 1, MOCA Jacksonville, Walgreens Fundraiser for Wolfson Children’s: June 1-June 30, Jacksonville Area Walgreens Locations, ***Tapas Tuesday: Every Tues., Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Job News Job Fair: June 3, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center,

Visit calendar to find more community events.

Girl Scout Camp-In: June 7, Museum of Science and History,

Save the Rhinos: June 14, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens,

Child Safety Seat Inspections: June 7, Fire Station 2, Jacksonville Beach,

Vettes at the Village: June 15, World Gold Hall of Fame, St. Augustine,

***Night Feeding at Catty Shack: Every Sat., Additionally June 6 & June 20, Catty Shack Ranch,

Archaeology & Paleontology Road Show: June 14, Museum of Science and History,

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: June 7 & 8, FREE Admission, MOCA Jacksonville,

Art for Two: June 14, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens,

Sunday Classical Concert: June 8, Hixon AuditoriumCummer Museum of Art and Gardens,

Father’s Day at the Hall of Fame: June 15, World Gold Hall of Fame, St. Augustine,

JUNE 9-12

JUNE 16-19

Medicine and Miracles Celebrity Dinner: June 10, Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront, 244-9354

Environmentally Speaking Summer Solstice Walk: June 19, Tree Hill Nature Center,

Little Learners: Earth, Moon & Sun and Tiny Turtles: June 11, Museum of Science and History,

U.S. Women’s Open Championship: June 19-June 22, World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine,

U.S. Open Week at the Hall of Fame: June 12-June 15, World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine, Good in Every Neighborhood Annual Meeting & Campaign Celebration: June 12, Prime F. Osborn Convention Center,

JUNE 13-15 Beaches Fine Arts Triathlon: June 14, Naval Station Mayport, Mayport,

Jax Public Library Presents Dr. Keith Ashley: June 3, Jacksonville Main Library, 630-2665

JUNE 20-22 Matanzas Inlet Guided Hike: June 20, Matanzas Inlet Parking Lot, St. Augustine, 823-4500 Bowling for Rhinos: June 20 & June 22, Batt Family Fun Center, National Pollinator Day: June 21, GTM Environmental Education Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, 823-4500 “French in Florida” Premiere: June 21, Museum of Science and History, Art Adventures: June 21, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens,

Lightner Museum Curator’s Tour: June 4, Lightner Museum, St. Augustine,

JUNE 23-26 Commemoration Celebration of the Civil Rights Act: June 24, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens,

***Daytime Tour at Catty Shack: Every Thurs., Additionally June 15 & June 29, Catty Shack Ranch,

MOSH After Dark: Wine 101 Workshop: June 26, Museum of Science and History,

Volunteer Meeting at Catty Shack: June 5, Catty Shack Ranch,

JUNE 27-30

24th Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT: June 5, EverBank Field,

The Contemporaries Happy Hour: June 27, MOCA Jacksonville,

Clarinetissmo!: June 5, MOCA Jacksonville,

Family Seining: June 28, GTM Research Reserve Dam Recreation Area, Ponte Vedra Beach, 823-4500

JUNE 6-8 First Friday Cosmic Concerts: June 6, Museum of Science and History,

Save The Rinos | June 14| Image from Jacksonville

Garden Concert, An evening of Americana: June 28, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens,

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Arts Unleashed



hrissy Erhayel is a multi-disciplined fine artist whose work ranges from fine-art printmaking, to graphic design, to pen and ink illustration. For the past year Chrissy has been focusing on a collection of illustrations called “The Idiom Series,” a project conveying common phrases in the English Language transcribed into imagery reflective on the history and jargon of American English. The series is ongoing and currently consists of 30 different idioms.

Be On The Look Out For JACK SPELLMAN

JENTRAINMENT ack Spellman is a freelance illustrator based in Jacksonville, FL. He loves to tell stories with pictures of humorous and expressive characters. He has worked on everything from t-shirts to children’s books. When he’s not drawing or watching Bill Murray movies, you can find Jack honing his connect four skills. Be sure to visit his website for more information!

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Keeping Promises


Evelyn Peters-Washington keeps her promises because, to her, character matters. She comes from strong stock. Christian values and a belief in the importance of education are significant guideposts that move her forward and influence her choices. In 2010, the City of Jacksonville asked Mrs. PetersWashington to produce a tribute to her late husband, Teddy Washington, a supremely talented trumpet player and beloved Jacksonville native, for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. It was at this event, that Mrs. Peters-Washington made her vow to return to Jacksonville and carry the torch for her cherished mate and keep Jazz alive in Jacksonville. And now, she has reorganized her life and returned to Jacksonville full of commitment and energy, ready to use her talents and resources to give back to the citizens of our town. Mrs. Peters-Washington envisions Jacksonville as a mecca for culture and entertainment, full of abundant opportunities and dripping with talent. A strong advocate for downtown, she centers her efforts on making Jacksonville a destination spot for upscale worldclass cultural and entertaining events. Choosing to live downtown is another way she expresses her belief in the vitality of the area. Jax2025, a community effort to create and realize a vision for our town, has also claimed countless of her volunteer hours. She also feels especially motivated to reach youth and enrich their lives though the arts and music which are such strong motivators for learning. She plans to utilize her non-profit organization, Families Across America, to provide programs to enhance lives through music and the arts while also providing a moral compass. Her experience as a producer in the music industry has taught her that public recognition and success means very little without an inner rudder to guide and define character. Mrs. Peters-Washington has her finger on the pulse of Jacksonville, and feels that we are on the cusp of exponential growth and cultural development. A woman who is true to her word, she has returned to help Jacksonville realize its full potential, and we, the people of Jacksonville, will be the lucky recipients as she shares her very special legacy with us. Do you know a local artist, event, or organization that deserves attention? Suggestions can be submitted to



Through September 14 The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Many individuals in the Jacksonville area collect wonderful objects – from pottery to porcelain to paintings and beyond. In this exhibition, a selection of area collectors, both young and old, will share some of their prized possessions with the community. The collectors will select the pieces that best illustrate their passion for collecting.



June 1 Museum of Contemporary Art The MOCA presents their second annual interactive exhibition in the Florida Blue Education Gallery. In conjunction with their featured exhibition, “The New York Times Magazine Photographs,” visitors will have an opportunity to write personal stories and headlines inspired by images from our own community. Join the dialogue 2 p.m.-4 p.m. with these handselected photographs.


June 13

St. Johns Town Center Canvas Live is a community arts forum that exists to identify, connect, and reveal top presenters to Northeast Florida. Bring the family out to watch painters create art during live music, dance and drama performances. This multifaceted event also encourages the audience to take part in the show by submitting feedback to presenters via live texting, thus providing appropriate comments as each act or piece warrants.


Through August 24

UNF Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art “Backdoor Formalism” will feature works by Atlanta-based artist, Scott Ingram, whose work provides commentary of art and architecture in human environments. Ingram often appropriates images from postcards, color plates, books, and catalogs and uses conventional materials such as wood, limestone and sheetrock. Based in an American aesthetic, his artwork includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, as well as functional objects.

Author’s Note Dorothy Fletcher In 2007, Dorothy K. Fletcher retired after 35 years of teaching English in Jacksonville, Florida, and discovered life as a writer. With her poetry already appearing in 78 literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, and her articles appearing in national markets like the Christian Science Monitor, she became a monthly columnist for the Community Sun Section of the Florida Times-Union. Dorothy has published five books; “The Week of Dream Horses,” a children’s book; “The Cruelest Months,” a novel based on her experiences in an inner city school; “Zen Fishing and Other Southern Pleasures,” a collection of poems and essays; “Growing Up Jacksonville: A 50s and 60s River City Childhood,” a memoir, and her latest “Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville.” June 2014 •


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Theatre In The Know By Todd Rykaczewski

JOE SCHWARZ: Executive Director of Players By The Sea Players by the Sea Community Theatre has been a staple landmark in Jacksonville for forty-six years. The Community Theatre aims to educate and encourage creativity. Classes are available for all ages and experience isn’t required. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about theatre production and gain acting experience. Joe Schwarz the Executive Director has worked at Players by the Sea for the past eight years. He works with talented staff to bring education and enjoyment to the public. During the 2014-2015 season ten productions are scheduled to appear on their stage.

BUZZ: What makes Players By the

I was fascinated by the many elements that went into producing theatre. I never had the desire Sea unique? act. I found that producing theatre is my JS: We are willing to take risks. Each year to strength. I often have several shows in different we present work that is not often seen in our stages of production happening at once. community. “Hair,” “Batboy the Musical,” “Angels in America,” “Rent,” “Quills,” “The Lonesome West” to name just a few. By taking risks we attract new BUZZ: Which are your favorite playwrights? JS: Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Tennessee artists and audiences. Williams and Horton Foote. BUZZ: Do you have a favorite musical/play? JS: My favorite play is “BUG” by Tracy Letts. BUZZ: What role do you think music, dance, and theatre play in Jacksonville Beach? Favorite musical is “Parade”. JS: Jacksonville Beach has grown tremendously BUZZ: What made you first realize you over that past 20 years. We are no longer a wanted to pursue this career? summer destination but a thriving community JS: Theatre pursued me! I got involved with where people live, work and enjoy the relaxed theatre in the 70’s while in College. A friend culture that the beaches provide. An important invited me to a play at the Public Theatre in 1976. part of any community is a vibrant and thriving

arts scene. Players by the Sea provides our BUZZ: What show/shows are you currently community with theatre that is entertaining, working on? thoughtful and often surprising. “Expect the JS: “Venus in Fur” by David Ives and the musical Unexpected,” is our motto! “RENT” by Johnathan Larson based on Puccini’s opera “La boheme.” BUZZ: What are your future goals for Players By The Sea? BUZZ: What is your profession’s greatest JS: As we enter our 50th season, I want to challenge today? ensure that Players will be here for another 50 JS: We need to engage young audiences years providing opportunities for actors and and artists and support them in the artistic artists to explore and grow. aspirations. They are the future!

Players By The Sea “Venus in Fur” is a sensational and Funny battle oF the sexes at by the



Players by the Sea presents the local premiere of the sensational Broadway hit “Venus in Fur” June 6 – 21 on the Studio Stage. The Tony Award nominated comedy by David Ives is a wildly exciting erotic and intellectual power struggle between a know-it-all New York director and an actress who may not be quite as dumb as she looks. The director, Thomas, has adapted Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 novel “Venus in Fur” for the stage. (Okay, his play is about masochism, but in a loving way.) After an uninspiring day of auditions, he is set to go home to his bossy fiancé, when the door opens and in bursts Vanda, very late, very profane and very clueless. Nothing could be further from the refined goddess-like character he is seeking, but she desperately persuades Thomas to let her read and astonishes him with her stunning command of the part. She even pulls authentic costumes out of her tote bag. As the two work through the script, the line between play and reality blurs. The balance of power tilts, as the actress gradually exerts complete intellectual and sexual dominance over the director, exactly as in the novel. “Venus in Fur” is directed by Daniel Austin, whose brilliant performance as Prior Walter was the emotional center of the recent “Angels in America.” The two-person cast features Carl Vorwerk as Thomas and Amanda Morales as Vanda. Performances are June 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. There is a Sunday matinee June 15 at 2 p.m. The play runs a fast-paced 90 minutes, with no intermission. For information and tickets, call (904)249-0289 or log onto Tickets are $23; students, seniors and military $20. June 2014 •



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June 9-July 3 & July 14-August 8


Florida Theatre

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, “Move: Live On Tour,” onstage across North America beginning throughout the spring. “Move: Live On Tour” will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.

Theatre Jacksonville

Join us this summer as Camp Theatre Jacksonville travels back to the 1960’s. On the set of one of the decade’s most famous variety shows, our campers will rub elbows with the best and brightest talent from the silver screen. Our energetic and well-trained acting, musical theatre, dance and Improv instructors will have your child singing and dancing to the music of Motown, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Beatles, and many more! Come get your kicks watching our campers put the groove back in GROOVY in a production built around their many talents.

“SHREK THE MUSICAL” June 11- July 27 Alhambra Theatre & Dining

“TICK, TICK…BOOM!” June 13- June 22 ABET Theatre

“Tick, Tick…Boom!” is a musical soon set to hit the ABET Stage. Jon, an aspiring composer who lives in New York City in 1990, is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. A charming, autobiographical story of Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical Rent.



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June 6-July 6

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/ director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale “Venus in Furs.” Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.

The well-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale! “Oliver” is an orphan who runs away from his cruel caretakers only to land himself in trouble with the wrong kind of people. As he navigates his new life, he finds hope in the kindness of newfound friends.

Players By The Sea


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Join the beloved Ogre, chatty donkey, and spit fire princess in the Dreamworks Classic. When the Evil Lord Frarquaad threatens to take over Shrek’s swamp, Shrek and his new friend Donkey must set out on a fairy tale adventure to rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from the dragons keep. This show is perfect for kids from 2-92.

Limelight Theatre

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“Les Miserables” at Theatre Jacksonville

Theater in the River City By Tamara McClaran, Northeast Florida Theater Enthusiast The international smash hit musical “Les Miserables” may be the most popular in the world, and it makes its local premiere at Theatre Jacksonville in June. Michael Lipp, renowned for managing big theatrical productions, is directing. “’Les Miserables’ is arguably one of the most beloved and successful musicals ever,” Lipp said. “How could I turn down the opportunity to direct a production of this scope and importance, particularly the premiere performance of the musical in the area?” Approximately 180 people auditioned for a role in the 40-plus member cast. The auditions attracted many well known established actors as well as any new faces from area colleges. “I don’t believe any show in the Jacksonville area has drawn a field of talent of that size,” Lipp said. While acting and movement skills are vital, Lipp focused first on vocal ability during the audition process. “Our leads have voices you will not believe,” Lipp said. “I don’t think even the most ardent ‘Les Miserables’ fans will be disappointed.” The creative team for the Theatre Jacksonville production includes music director Kim Beasley, choreographer Curtis Williams and stage manager Ashley Weldon. Lipp’s vision for “Les Miserables” is intimacy and simplicity. “Despite its epic scope and the operatic score, there is a very human and personal story about injustice and redemption,” Lipp said. “I want audiences to see a ‘different’ ‘Les Miserables’ than they’ve seen before… and connect with it in new ways.” “Les Miserables” runs June 6-22 at Theatre Jacksonville. Call (904) 396-4425 or visit


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Sail Away with BUZZ Magazine! 2nd Annual Wine and Music Cruise, October 25-30, 2014

Join us for the Second Annual Wine Dine and Music Cruise! Included on this cruise will be a bottle of wine delivered from the family of Kendall-Jackson Winery every night to your stateroom. Stardust Theater performances every night. And back this year, top chef John Ash. Now you have an opportunity to be able to sail away and experience access to top tier wine makers, amazing and talented musicians and world-renowned chefs all the while sailing in the beautiful Caribbean. When you register using the BUZZ Magazine promo code “BUZZ” you will automatically receive tickets to the 2015: Mardi Gras Jax, Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival, Putt N’ Crawl & Jaxtoberfest! *The number of BUZZ Magazine event tickets you will receive is determined by the number of people in your reservation.


• A bottle of wine from one of the 5 wineries from the Kendall-Jackson family of wines, delivered nightly to your stateroom • Nightly shows in the main theater and around the ship • Photo opportunity with artists • Meals in the Indigo and Summer Palace Dining Rooms; Garden Café & Topsiders Grill • Special cooking demonstrations in the Culinary Center • Chef recipes • Introduction to Mixology Seminar


WINE ONLY: • 3 wines: $15.00 per person • Wine and Cheese: 3 wines - $20.00 per person hosted by Chef Tracey Shepos Cenami • Wine and Bites: 3 wines- $25.00 per person FOOD AND WINE PAIRING DINNER: • 4 wines plus 4 course meal $75.00 per person hosted by Kendall-Jackson ”MARRIAGE OF FOOD AND WINE” CLASS BY CHEF JOHN ASH: • 2 day, 2 ½ hour total class for $110.00 per person (This class is usually $125 in Napa at the Culinary Institute where he teaches.) ALTERNATIVE DINING: • Cagney’s Steakhouse, La Cucina, Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant, Sushi and Sake Bar, Teppanyaki and Mambos Latin Tapas Restaurant

*Prices do not include airfare or ground transportation to and from Florida, airport transfers to or from the cruise ship, specialty restaurants, personal expenses such as photos, souvenirs & island tours, a $15.00 corkage fee per bottle if you elect to take your bottle of wine to any restaurant or bar or lounge, sodas, bottled water or alcoholic beverages (except for a complimentary bottle of wine per cabin nightly), or any other extra activities that you may choose to participate in on the ship or on shore that require a fee.

ABOUT KENDALL-JACKSON Their story is as much about a winery as it is the story of one man, his family and a dream. In 1974, our founder Jess Jackson, famously bought an 80-acre pear and walnut orchard in rural Lakeport, California, where he planned to try his hand at creating wine from some of his favorite varietals while on weekends away from his successful career as a San Francisco attorney. “I was attracted by the lifestyle,” Jess said. “I wanted to get away from law and become a farmer.” By the early 1980s, Jess and his growing family had transformed the orchard into a working winery that produced grapes Jess sold to other wineries. During a fateful harvest in 1980, a large order from another winery was cancelled, and Jess was stuck with a bumper crop of unused grapes: from this the first bottle of Kendall-Jackson was produced. This first bottling, the 1982 Vintner’s Reserve, garnered attention for its unique bright fruitiness. It was an immediate, if modest, hit. Though Jess and his family shipped less than 20,000 cases of that legendary ‘82 Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, the release went on to become the most popular Chardonnay in America. In 1983, Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay won the first Double Platinum Award ever presented by the American Wine Competition, and has gone on to win accolades year after year.

“When my family and I founded Kendall-Jackson in 1982, we simply wanted to create extraordinary wine from California’s best vineyards.” -JESS JACKSON, Founder

Now, almost three decades later, Kendall-Jackson Winery produces an array of super-premium wines whose quality, taste and integrity embody the very spirit of our founder’s mission. In Jess Jackson’s own words, “We grow grapes on our own 15,000 acres of California coastal vineyards. We take the no-compromise, high-road approach to quality required to grow our world-class grapes and produce acclaimed award-winning wines.” Among the wines made in the Jackson Family collection are Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, Cambria, Stonestreet, Edmeades, La Crema, Cardinale, Lokoya, Hartford Family Winery, Vérité, Carmel Road, Murphy-Goode, La Jota, Freemark Abbey, Byron Estates, Arrowood in the United States; Chateau Lassegue in France; Tenuta di Arceno in Italy; Yangarra in Australia; and Calina in Chile. Jackson Family Wines is one of California’s few remaining family-owned winery groups, with family members working full-time in a variety of positions.

For info and to book your cruise today visit Cruise departure from Miami

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The Elbow - Burro Bar

WHERE TO SEE SUMMER CONCERTS JACKSONVILLE LANDING The Landing hosts more than 350 events each year including Florida/Georgia Weekend Celebrations, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve and Gator Bowl Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th. Weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40. The Landing also hosts a myriad of events for the community such as charity walks and runs and the Earth Day Ecology Fair.

June 7th from 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m. the I Love Music Foundation will host a free benefit concert at the Landing. With a focus on the importance of music education, the concert features ten national and local acts, five area high school marching bands. Their mission is to help raise funds for area high school music programs. Visit to view the full event schedule.



AMPHITHEATRE Freebird Live features the latest state-of-the-art The St. Augustine Amphitheatre was built sound and lighting systems. in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine’s A non-smoking two story music venue with a current 400th Anniversary as our nation’s oldest capacity of 700 with 2 full bars, a unique railed balcony permanent European settlement. The overlooks the ground floor stage. Freebird Live is a 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park general admission, standing room only music venue. that makes up the amphitheatre grounds The venue also has an open-air, exterior wrap around includes an old quarry where coquina balcony designated as the smoking area. rock was obtained to build early St. Augustine homes and commercial buildings, as well as the fort, Castillo de San Marcos. Visit to view the full event schedule. Visit for the full event schedule. In 2011, Burro Bar opened its doors for the first time, pioneering downtown Jacksonville’s now burgeoning live music scene and setting the tone for the new entertainment district the locals lovingly refer to as The Elbow. June 6: Sons of Hippies, Bask and Appalachian Death Trap will play at 8 p.m.

1904 Music Hall 1904 was founded in 2011 and is the brain child of partners Duane, Jason and Brian. Our goal is to bring music and art to downtown Jacksonville and to help bring this wonderful city of ours back to her former glory. On June 19th, Earphunk and Greenhouse Lounge will take the stage.

Underbelly Located in the heart of Downtown, Underbelly isn’t just a building and a stage where people come to enjoy music. It’s much bigger than that. It’s not the paint on the walls. It’s not the brick, wood, and nails that hold it all together. It’s about the music and community. On June 11th, Beartoe will perform.

Club TSI TSI is an eclectic underground nightclub & venue of Jacksonville, Florida. Centrally located downtown just off the St Johns River, TSI hosts a vast lineup of indie club nights as well as amazing local, national, and international shows each week. June 7 @ 10 p.m. is the infamous Bangarang Saturdays Underground.


FLORIDA THEATRE The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues The Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, The Florida Theatre draws 250,000 people to Jacksonville’s center each year.


Victor G Crespo “System of a Down”

Visit for a monthly event schedule.

Debbie Pounders “Cracker”


A1A Audio Pruductions

Cypress Records

Stay Tuned Studios

A1A Audio Productions is a full-service audio production facility located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, an area rich with music history and talent. A1A Audio is a full service audio production facility with the latest equipment and experienced music engineers. Whether you are a local independent artist or a well-known recording artist, we are here to ensure your audio recording is perfect. Experienced Team A1A Audio Productions’ owners and partners have years of experience in the music industry.

Founded in 1962 by Dave Plummer, Cypress Records has been Northeast Florida’s Largest recording studio, serving talented musicians and artists, for over 40 years. This local mastermind had several Country and Western Recordings on the charts in the mid-80’s. Cypress Recording Studio is open to the public, offering industry standard 24-track digital capabilities as well as state of the art musical instant digital interface which synthesizes sound automatically.

Stay Tuned Studios, Inc. has the ONLY FULLY EQUIPPED rehearsal studios you rent BY THE HOUR in Northeast Florida! The studios are of various sizes that are fully equipped with drums, guitar amplifiers, bass amps, and full PA systems (full backline setup). What this means is you save time and money (and your back)! Simply show up, and “YOU JUST PLUG IN AND PLAY”!


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Vision Sound Audio Recording Studios Vision Sound Audio Recording Studios are located just outside of Jacksonville, Florida in Orange Park. We offer the finest recording studio in North Florida with the finest engineers and producers around. Equipped with Pro Tools HD3 Recording Systems we can handle all of your tracking, mixing, and CD mastering needs! If you are a touring act and need a professional studio while you’re in the area, please give us a call.

Carolyn Mudgette “Collective Soul”


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Ian Stake Of Amplify Inc. Amplify, inc. is in its tenth year as a non profit based here in Jacksonville. They are dedicated to empowering young lives through music and technology. Amplify helps young musicians create, refine, record and distribute their music, and have worked with all kinds of musicians from singer- songwriters to hip hop artists, bands, DJ’s and classical artists. Amplify has also created after school programs to teach music to elementary aged students through technology. BUZZ: WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT SNYDER AS A VENUE?

BUZZ: WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK THIS MUSIC VENUE WILL PLAY IN THE JACKSONVILLE? IS: We want to compliment the other great live venues in N.

Florida; such as The Florida Theatre, St. Augustine Amphitheater, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Freebird. We also want to be one of the signature venues in the Southeast. We intend to partner with the Florida Theatre to bring in well known entertainment as well as showcase local talent. We believe it will have a very unique “vibe” that will be highly attractive to artists and fans. With these other great venues there will every type of venue for all the different types of performing acts.

An Interview with

MANDIE MCKENZIE from Friday Musicale BUZZ: What’s special about Friday Musicale that’s different than other music venues?

BUZZ: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MUSICIAN? IS: This may sound like a cop out but I like too many styles to

MM: Where should I begin? Friday Musicale started

in Jacksonville in 1890, that’s eleven years before The Great Fire (of 1901)! There’s great history here, thousands who have grown up playing recitals at Friday Musicale, as adults have had their weddings and special events at Friday Musicale and attend the numerous concerts presented each season.

BUZZ: Do you have a favorite musician? MM: I can’t necessarily say that I have a favorite

musician. From an early age, I have enjoyed various genres of music including jazz, country, Christian, classical, pop, soul, gospel and Latin. I truly am amazed by the students that perform at Friday Musicale in recitals and during our competitions, the talent they possess at such young ages is incredible and so encouraging for our future generations!

BUZZ: What are your goals for Friday Musicale? MM: We have an ongoing goal of increasing publicity about Friday Musicale. Although we are the oldest musical organization in the State of Florida, often we hear the phrase, “I’ve never heard of Friday Musicale before!” As our President Pam Franklin says, “We promise, we aren’t trying to keep it a secret!” The 2014-2015 concert season will be Friday Musicale’s 125th season.

BUZZ: What show/shows are you currently working on? MM: Right now we are confirming our 2014-2015

concert season artists, our 125th season, which will kick off Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with violinist Sean Lee who “is quickly gaining recognition as one of today’s most talented rising artists” and pianist Peter Dugan who prizes “versatility as the key to the future of classical music” and is “equally at home in classical, pop, and jazz idioms.”

IS:Our vision for the renovation of Snyder Memorial is for it to be a live performance venue (music, drama, dance), recording studio and technology training center for digital music. It would be unique in the region in that all of this would be happening in a beautiful, turn of the century church. Also, we love the re-purposing of a historic building downtown, the great natural acoustics of the main hall and the stunning original windows and architecture.



IS: About two years ago we were looking for a new recording space downtown. I remember seeing a band in Snyder during Jazz Fest and thought it could be a great space. Once we were able to get on the building we started to see the huge potential in what the space could be in terms a live venue, recording space and more!

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT Festival-goers should plan to arrive early for the official Florida Country Superfest Fan Fest & Tailgate Party located directly outside EverBank Field, featuring a country music stage, artist meet and greets, festive food, and much more. Offering a tailgating environment akin to the atmosphere surrounding the annual Florida Georgia gridiron battle, the Country Superfest—with its spirit of celebration— promises to send everybody home a winner.

have a favorite. Some of my favorites are Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, U2, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Clash, Ryan Adams, Queen, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, David Crowder.... It goes on and on.

BUZZ: WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR AMPLIFY? IS: Our short term goals are:

1. To raise the capital necessary to renovate Snyder ($3-5 million). 2. To have a working agreement with the city as to how our vision can compliment theirs for a revived downtown by Fall.

3. To begin the renovation project by the end of the year and open our doors by mid 2015. Then our goals are related to seeing Snyder Memorial being used for a live performance venue, recording studio, technology training center, as well a desirable destination for public events, weddings and partner with larger events in the city core.


Little Big Town: June 14

Florida Georgia Line: June 15

It takes a perfect storm to make a great album – an audacious mix of tension and release, passion and calm, love and violence. Hallmarks associated with all true forces of nature, these mighty attributes were exactly what Little Big Town had in their corner as they blew into the studio in late February for the whirlwind recording session that produced their strongest work yet, their aptly titled fifth album, “Tornado.”

It’s been more than two decades since a new country act has captured the public’s imagination the way Florida Georgia Line has. The duo’s multi-week #1 single, “Cruise,” hit the Top 10 just 14 weeks after its release, faster than any debut since Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man.” It’s the kind of affirmation few young artists ever experience, and yet was just the cap on a year that saw Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard thrill audiences on tour dates with Alabama, Brantley Gilbert and Jake Owen; cut an EP and their first album “Here’s To The Good Times.”

Jason Aldean: June 14 With more than 8.5 million records sold and 12 No. one hits under his belt, entertainer Jason Aldean recently released one of 2012’s most buzzed about new albums, “NIGHT TRAIN.” Entertainment Weekly calls Aldean’s delivery on the album “epic,” and Billboard points to the singer pushing the limits to move his “sound forward sonically, vocally and lyrically.”

Miranda Lambert: June 15 In her hit single “Baggage Claim,” Miranda Lambert sings about the kind of luggage you wish would get lost. “I have been dragging around your sensitive ego,” she tells an ex-friend or lover — soon concluding, with characteristic swagger, that she’ll “drop your troubles off at the conveyor belt/I hand you a ticket to, go get it yourself.” Mr. Needy is left doing loops on the suitcase carousel while Lambert’s rocking out in the unloading zone. Photo by Randee St Nicholas June 2014 •



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Marci Gurnow has been playing with the Jacksonville Symphony since 2006. This Georgia native will share her talents and the complexity of the clarinet in a casual concert. Joined by pianist, Jihye Chang, this concert is FREE and open to the public.

The Town of Orange Park knows how to put on a good show! The Inaugural Kids Fest will include multiple handson activities, storytime, workshops, live entertainment and more! Admission is FREE and fun will be priceless! This event will be geared towards kids ages 12 and younger, but families with older kids are always welcome!

Museum of Contemporary Art

Town Hall Park, Orange Park


The Jacksonville Landing

Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun, inventive 5K race! This race is fun for the entire family and you could win a pie! There will be a block party complete with Pie Eating Contest and giveaways! Register your family online today or go to a 1st Place Sports location for more details.

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St. Augustine Amphitheatre

This totally kid centric FREE event is sponsored by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! Whether they are interested in dance, music, acting, art and more, there will be loads of opportunities for your kids to demonstrate their growing talents. Be sure to stop by the Children’s Museum of St. John’s booth!

June 20-21 25TH ANNUAL BOWLING FOR RHINOS Batt Family Fun Center

In its 25th year, this family bowling adventure is all for Rhino preservation! With two critically endangered species, Rhinos need all the help they can get. Your individual registration of $25 includes shoe rental and 3 games! Preregistration is suggested, but not required.


Bigs bond with their Littles over and over, and before you know it, you’re inseparable. BIG is easy. BIG is fun. Go BIG today.

Main Branch Library

Don’t miss Theatreworks’ FREE Summer Theatre! “Alice Rocks Wonderland” will take your kids on a unique journey through the famous Lewis Carroll’s original story. Also, don’t miss Doug Berky as he performs in this series at the Florida Theatre! Go online for more information and to register.

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Putting the Brakes on the Summer Slide By Robin R. Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Summer is here! But along with warmer weather, trips to the pool and the Fourth of July, comes a not-so-fun reality... the summer slide. The term summer slide describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. One study revealed that kids lose about 2.6 months of their math skills and approximately 2 months of reading skills during summer break. So what’s a parent to do? I’m so glad you asked! As always, WJCT has you and your children covered. We have some tips to help your little ones of all ages put the brakes on the Summer Slide! • Watch WJCT-TV! This summer, you can rely on PBS KIDS and WJCT to provide a positive learning

experience that is also fun. We’re adjusting our regular schedule to provide more of the PBS KIDS programs your kids love - more “Wild Kratts,” more “Curious George,” more “Dinosaur Train” - AND more of the key learning they need to stay ahead of the summer slump. It’s double the learning and double the fun! • Have your kids teach you about what they learned at school. Focus on a major subject, such as math or science. If your third grader had to memorize the multiplication table, have them quiz you on it during the summer between third and fourth grade. It will also be fun for the kids to see how smart you are! • Read, read, read! Read with your child every day, many times a day. Read books, signs, posters— anything with words. Read in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night. Read at the park, in the living room, at the pool. Read print everywhere you can find it! • Stimulate their minds. You can also keep kids stimulated by taking them on outings, such as a children’s museum, the zoo, an art museum, the theater, or a professional baseball game.

Until next time!

kids to KIDS EAT FREE DID YOU for eat, play, KNOW? grow & learn.

Cross Creek Steakouse

The beginning of the week is the place to be at Cross Creek Steakhouse on Lane Avenue! Kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée. Try their Grilled Salmon or Grilled Shrimp salads for healthier options.

Bruster’s Ice Cream Bruster’s Ice Cream knows it can get really hot in Jacksonville during the summer. That is why when you purchase a full priced ice cream treat they offer free “baby cones” to any child under 40” in height. Anytime, any day, any flavor! 3 Jacksonville area locations!


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What’s Happening at MOSH By Kristi Taylor

By Courtney Nichols

…the Riverside Arts Market will host its annual Kids’ Day on June 7? With face painters, balloon makers, and local kid centric entertainment, your family will love this day under the bridge! Check out the food vendors and the farmers while you’re there! Go to for more information.

Crispers Okay so NOT free, but so close it is worth the honorable mention. On Tuesdays and Saturdays at Crispers, kids eat for just $0.99. Yes, your kids can eat for less than a dollar per meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Verify with your location prior to dining.

Watch curious T-Rex Buddy and his friends in the PBS KIDS series “Dinosaur Train” Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. on WJCT-TV 7.1 (Comcast 8 & 440)

…that on June 14, the Museum of Science and History will host the Archeology and Paleontology Road Show? Bring your artifacts or fossils and a team of scientists will help you discover their hidden story! This event is free with the cost of museum admission! Go to for details.

…that Publix Aprons Cooking School will have a 3 Day Camp for Teens (ages 13-18) from June 26-28? For $125, your teen can learn about basic kitchen survival skills and techniques, and how to cook some amazing concoctions! To register, go to today!

The French in Florida Gallery Now Open at MOSH Exhibit and Related Programs Celebrate Fort Caroline’s 450th Anniversary In 2012, Jacksonville commemorated the 450th anniversary of French Huguenot Captain Jean Ribault’s arrival and the beginning of French history in Florida. 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of the founding of Fort Caroline. French Huguenot Captain René Goulaine Laudonniére arrived at Fort Caroline in 1564, along with ships loaded with hopeful settlers, livestock, tools, seeds and munitions. The French built a settlement and began trading with the native Timucuans. THE EXHIBIT “French in Florida” is a celebration of the 450th anniversary of Fort Caroline. The exhibit is comprised of 42 digital reproductions of historic Jacques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry engravings of

16th century Florida. The reproductions chronicle the French’s experiences with the Timucuans as they established Fort Caroline. These digital images are made possible by a donation to the State Archives of Florida from the personal collection of Michael W. and Dr. Linda Fisher of Jacksonville, Florida. “French in Florida” is on display adjacent to “Uncovering the Past: New Archeological Discoveries of Northeast Florida.” The exhibit, showcased in The Loft Gallery on the third floor, takes a comprehensive look at Native American life both before and after European contact in what archaeologists call the St. Mary’s Region. “French in Florida” will be on display through July 6. PROGRAMMING MOSH – and a host of other cultural partners – and are presenting programs to celebrate Fort Caroline’s 450th anniversary. On June 21, MOSH will present the Jacksonville premier of the “French in Florida” film. The digitally animated short film is based on the historic Jacques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry engravings of early Florida. A string quartet from the University of Florida will play the original film score live during the showing and historical archaeologist Dr. John de Bry, descendent of Theodore de Bry, will provide context for these iconic engravings.

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The FacTS

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Menu SaMple

When: Dirty Reds’

Appetizer: Jambalaya Egg Rolls –

Jambalaya stuffed egg roll wraps, deep-fried and served with an amazing Remoulade for $7.00.

Where: 1451 Atlantic Blvd.

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Price: $6.00 - $19.00 Contact: 372-9438

How Good Food Should Taste


for hours on end and signature dishes such as the Jambalaya Egg Rolls and Kickin’ Mac & Cheese (yes, owner Lisa Haywood’s Grandma’s actual recipe). Plus a variety of fried seafood platters, Creole Low Country Boil William Cowper, said “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its with Andouille sausage and some tasty looking signature side dishes. And flavor.” That being said, everyone in Jax should pop on over to the Cajun- everything here is house-made…down to the sauces. inspired kitchen of Dirty Reds’ to experience one spicy menu with a variety of delish dishes – cause who can argue with a flavorful recipe for a great life. I really enjoyed New Orleans Native Chef Norman Williamson’s Fried Green Tomatoes. They had a spiced up batter – not too thick- with a shrimp Yup this place is truly tasty. ladened Remoulade sauce over top. Amazing flavor! And the Jambalaya Egg Another strip mall find, Dirty Reds’ is Rolls were also a treat. Article by Monica Stouder & Photos by Monica Lea Imagery

tucked away off Atlantic Boulevard in what used to be the old Hala restaurant. The space is a bit offset from the road and a bit difficult to see when simply driving by. But really this one is not to be missed.

The Gulf Shrimp & Grits entrée was very good. The grits themselves were cooked perfectly and even on their own would have been a phenomenal meal. But the House Smoked Bacon Lardons cream sauce and shrimp blanketing my dish was definitely a unique additive to an already tasty base. Very creative indeed.

With plenty of parking I found myself already inspired when walking to Dirty Reds’, but what made the short jaunt truly drool-worthy was the fact that there was a mammoth BBQ out front infusing chicken, chicken wings, brisket and ribs with a cloud of smoky goodness. I guess it would have looked strange a lone woman standing in the parking area breathing in a savory food fog, so I begrudgingly moved past the marvelous meat and into Dirty Reds’ front door.

Friendly service, well varied menu, homemade eats, amazing ownership, casual atmosphere, good price points, New Orleans Chef... it is all good here.

Immediately I was greeted with a warm welcome from one of the owners Joe Haygood. Very nice indeed! The atmosphere encompasses a completely casual feel with wooden tables, blues music plays in the background, cement floors, metal pails embedded into the tables for bare rib bones and Low Country boil toss-aways, - all centered around a good size bar. The place seats around 87 inside and around 15 outside on a little patio and overall would be great for a good sized gathering.

But the Fried Brownies captivated my heart (and my hips). Deep fried in a waffle batter and dusted with powdered sugar these brownies also came with homemade dipping sauces. Absolutely amazing!

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– beautifully battered fried green tomatoes topped with house-made Remoulade and Gulf shrimp only $7.00.

Entrée: Shrimp n’ Grits – Gulf shrimp served with a smoked bacon lardon cream sauce over grits served with homemade mac n’ cheese for $16.00.

So bring on the variety! Add a little (Cajun) spice to your life and give Dirty Reds’ a taste. Trust me, your taste buds will assuredly thank you!

Buzzworthy Note:

Happy Hour is B.O.G.O on Miller, Abita Amber and Purple Haze, House Red and White wines every night from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.! Tuesday’s are Live Blues Night from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and a whopping 20% off for all Military, Wednesday children under 12 years old eat for FREE and Thursday’s are $1.00 Rib Days where Dirty Reds’ smoke-infused, meaty, lip-smackers are only a The menu is Cajun-Southern so there is a nice mix of Po-Boys, Cajun comfort buck each. Plus there is Live Reggae from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.! No worries if you food such as Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo Etouffee, BBQ’s meat’s slow cooked can’t sit down for a spiced up bite, call in an order and get some DR to go!


Appetizer: Fried Green Tomatoes

Dessert: Fried Brownies – deep

fried brownies in a deliciously dense batter, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a cream cheese and raspberry dipping sauce only $6.00.


5197 Big Island Dr. | 997-9233 Located at the St. Johns Town Center, we invite you to join us and enjoy classic steakhouse fare, like our dry aged Porterhouse. It is our sole desire that everything, and we mean everything, that arrives at your table at The Capital Grille delights you. To ensure that experience, we use only the finest, freshest ingredients, artfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.



1201 Riverplace Blvd. | 396-6200

3832 Baymeadows Rd., Suite 3 | 739-7206

The best USDA Prime steak is at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Jacksonville. With our special 500° sizzle and awardwinning wine list, we make any occasion an extra-special one. Whether you’re joining us for a business dinner, a private party or just a drink at the bar, our Jacksonville steakhouse looks forward to delivering superior service and a dining experience to remember.

Stonewood’s oak grilled steaks deliver an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy premium aged beef. From the tender 6 oz. Filet Mignon to our perfectly-marbled Ribeye, our signature oak grill gives a distinct, savory flavor to the cut of your choosing.


725 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 6, Atlantic Beach | 372-4105 Locally owned and operated, our objective has been to create a place that has fabulous food, a great environment and appeals to all aspects of our community. The vision of North Beach Bistro is a collaboration between renowned Chef Tony Pels and Executive Chef David Seavey.

{ MUST TRY LOCAL EATS } FANCY SUSHI & GRILL They offer a wide array of authentic Japanese food, such as Hibachi Vegetable, Shrimp Tempura, Chicken Katsu, Sushi & Sashimi . You can also online order your favorite Japanese food for take out. 251 3rd St., GROTTO WINE BAR Welcome to The Grotto, where our passion for wine is only rivaled by the incredible atmosphere. From the impressive wine by the glass selection (over 70) to the large bottle display (over 300, for here or retail to go) and the complimenting Tapas menu (small plate selections from around the world) you will find all you need to relax, unwind and escape to another world. 2012 San Marco Blvd. 398-2404. CINOTTI’S BAKERY A family tradition since 1936. Stop by today to enjoy one of the many tasty treats Cinotti’s has to offer. They have tons of baked goods. They are open for both breakfast and lunch. 1523 Penman Rd., Jacksonville Beach, 246-1728 NORTH BEACH BISTRO Enjoy fabulous dining with exceptional food in a casual environment. “Best Kept Secret at the Beach.” Featuring 2-4-1 Happy Hour and Tapas menu. 725 Atlantic Blvd. Ste 6. 372-4105.

CAFÉ FREDA At Café Freda, they describe their menu as “Global comfort food made with local love.” Their foods draw inspiration from a plethora of international sources, including Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Greek and Mediterranean, Indian and Pakistani, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, American Southern and Vietnamese. Café Freda also offers Vegan and Vegetarian friendly meal options. 2782 Park St., 619-7687 YOUR PIE Your Pie is the world’s originator of the quick-serve, brick-oven, and customized personal pizza concept. Developed in Atlanta, GA; Your Pie offers Jacksonville their innovative, made to order specialty pizzas in Fleming Island or Southside today. BLUE WATER DAIQUIRI AND OYSTER BAR Blue water has

everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. The next time your in Jax Beach get tropical at Blue Water Daiquiri and Oyster Bar . 205 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, 249-0083 SAHARA CAFE AND BAR Get your Middle Eastern favorites here everyday starting at 4 p.m. Come out to the best hookah lounge in Jacksonville!. 10771-110 Beach Blvd. 338-9049

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2 for $20 Food, Fun and

Your Pie

the beautiful brick oven behind the counter. You pay for your meal at the end of your carb Article by Monica Stouder & creations construction. My counterpart chose Entertainment Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: the Caprese Salad from the menu as their entrée. No pre-made selections here…the dough was Warm woods and brick on the once again chosen and fired in the brick oven in the shape of a bowl. Mmnnn…edible salad bowl! large oven pizza give a casual A generous portion of spinach, fresh mozzarella, feel to this eatery. My foodie basil and tomatoes were added with a drizzle of friend and I were greeted when extra virgin olive oil and garlic on top. This was we walked in and given a quick definitely not an overdressed mess by any means. A side of balsamic dressing and marinara came tutorial on ordering. Essentially with the dish as well (and all for an astonishing hungry patrons can either order $6.95 price point) – just amazing!

The FacTs What: Your Pie When: Monday Afternoon Where: 4828 Deer Lake Dr. W. Contact: 337-0155, Have you had enough of acquiescing to your roommate’s desire for pizza that doesn’t placate your palate? Well, stop the culinary compromise and “Express your inner pizza” with some doughtastic digs in Tapestry Park called Your Pie. But be sure to bring that pizza-loving pal because 2 definitely can eat for $20 at this yummy Southside spot!

The aTmosphere

a pizza, Panini or salad from the menu or build their own mangiainspired masterpiece…genius concept in my book!

So I chose a 10” pizza as my entrée. The friendly (and patient) carb-constructors behind the counter asked which dough I would prefer and I chose Classic White. (Wheat and Gluten Free options were also available). And after a quick dip in some semolina my beautiful base was ready to be topped by a super selection of sauces such as sun dried tomato, traditional marinara and pesto, all natural cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, Ricotta, Feta, Gorgonzola, unlimited veggies like roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, spinach, onions and basil. Meats such as bacon, Capicola, Italian sausage, meatballs, anchovies, ham and chicken (only to name a few) are available for only $1.00 each.

So with a slathering of fresh basil pesto, some It is not often that I lay favor with a franchise… fresh mozzarella, a mountain of mushrooms, but I must admit Your Pie won me over from artichoke hearts, red onions and black olives my perfect pizza was thrust into the mouth of the onset.


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After purchasing our dishes we found a booth and waited for approximate 5 minutes before our meals were brought to the table. Incredibly fast! I was told that the brick oven stays between 520 – 560 degrees so pizzas and bread bowls can be cooked in 4 to 5 minutes approximately. My pizza was crisp – not burnt, and to my delight not greasy in the least! It was actually quite fantastic. The salad bowl that my foodie friend ordered was equally as tasty – and the side of marinara to dip the bread bowl in was a great concept as well! Additionally YP has Gelato and Sorbet options as well. And while your thighs may not appreciate the rich and creamy flavors in YP’s refrigerator case, I guarantee your taste buds will be delighted! I indulged in an amazing coconut Gelato and sampled my friends Blood Orange sorbet – all of it incredible! Yes, the food here is fresh and fabulous with an almost unbelievably affordable price point. The young and knowledgeable staff and management are friendly and patient. The interior here is clean, casual and comfortable. With all of

these great elements who really cares that this is a franchised establishment. Your Pie is a novel concept with amazing staff and fresh eats – and in my humble opinion that is a delicious formula for success.

BUZZ WorThy Happy Hour is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri. and Sunday ALL DAY! Also be sure to ask for a YP loyalty card on your first visit. Each dollar you spend gives you one point. 50 points and you get a $5.00 YP credit. And trust me; you might as well…because once you get hooked on this awesome little eatery you’ll want to “express your inner pizza” again and again!

The Damage $19.80 10” Monica-constructed, piled-high pizza masterpiece for $6.95 plus $1.00 for bacon, $0 for 2 waters, Caprese Salad in a freshly-baked bread bowl with side of marinara and balsamic house dressing only $6.95 and 1 small, creamy coconut Gelato and 1 small Blood-Orange sorbet only $2.45 each.

BUZZ: What is your most memorable kitchen experience? AW: I worked for Telemundo for the 1996 Olympics & didn’t speak Spanish at the time.

Personal Chef

BUZZ: Do you have a specialty dish that your family and friends always want you to make? AW: I like to think that everything I make is special. BUZZ: Favorite kitchen tool: AW: The Dishwasher

Casa Marnia

Aaron Webb is executive Chef of Casa Marina and Co-owner of Zeta Brewing Company. This enterprising and ingredientinspired culinarian is making his mark with delicious dishes all over the sandier sides of Jacksonville!

BUZZ: What food is your greatest indulgence? AW: My greatest food indulgences are beautiful, fatty foods like Pork Belly, Foigras and Crème Brulee.

BUZZ: Favorite celebrity chef(s): AW: Dominique Crenn

BUZZ: Most unusual dish you have eaten: AW: Balut

Interview by Monica Stouder & Photos by Monica Lea Imagery

691 1st. St. N. Jax Beach 270-0025 |

BUZZ: If you could have your own cooking show what would you name it? AW: “Wish I Was Better on TV Cooking Show”

BUZZ: Favorite dish to prepare: AW: Whole Roasted Snapper


Casa Marina Hotel

BUZZ: Hobbies outside of the kitchen: AW: Drinking craft beer

BUZZ: What is your favorite ingredient to use? AW: Virgin Oil


Pork Belly Sandwich with Feta Vinaigrette & Arugula

BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking? AW: I started washing dishes in a small restaurant at age 15.

INGREDIENTS ½ lb. raw pork belly ½ cup celery diced ½ cup onion diced 1 Tbsp. caraway seed

BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef? AW: Again, it all started from being in the kitchen washing dishes, then learned to prep & butcher. Then of course I went to culinary school.

Cup whole garlic cloves Salt & Pepper Loaf Ciabatta Bread ½ cup Arugula ¼ cup Feta

1 + Lemon Juice ¼ cup Virgin Oil 1 tsp. Rice Vinegar 2 Bay Leaves


BUZZ: What cuisines influence your style of cooking? AW: Must-try to use everything available, southern-coastal, Mediterranean.

Place celery, onion, garlic, caraway, bay leaves, in a roasting pan place pork belly in skin side up roast at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours, uncover cook 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to crisp the skin-let rest-cut into sandwich portions. In a blender put feta, lemon juice & vinegar blend & slowly add the virgin oil.

BUZZ: What sets your restaurant apart from others within your food style, and in the local area? AW: We do lots of weddings & buffet work. We try to use big displays like whole snappers & whole pigs.

ASSEMBLY Slice & toast the ciabatta, add arugula & drizzle vinaigrette, place pork on top & serve.









Trivia @ 7:45 Split Tone

Trivia @ 7:45 Ryan Campbell




Barret Jockers

Live Music



BURGER AND BEER WEDNESDAY 10oz burger with pub chips and one draft beer $10

Dirty Pete


PINT NIGHT Every Night 8pm-2am $2 Pint of the Night

The ONLY Irish Pub in Jax Beach 514 1st Steet N., Jax Beach • 249.5181

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Cuisine is somewhat Spartan—simple wooden, ebony colored tables and chairs, a stone floor, and high ceilings. The copper-colored glass-ball lights and the smaller bare-bulbs give the place a celestial feeling and warm the atmosphere. The rooftop makes any happy hour happier.


Executive chef, Waylon Rivers, grew up in Mandarin and graduated culinary school at FSJC. He is proud to use as many local purveyors as possible—Black Hog Farm in Palatka, Community Loaves in Jacksonville, Cowboy Meats in Glen St. Mary, Karma Acres in Callahan, Pine Street Market, in Atlanta, Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, and Wainwright Dairy in Live Oak. As a result, the outstanding food is fresh and flavorful.

One can go casual and order a Cowboy Meats Grass Fed Hamburger or one can go fancy with BLACK SHEEP Crispy Skin, Red Snapper smothered in Sapelo GREEN DERBY Photo by Pamela Auth Island clams, crispy andouille sausage, roasted If ever I want to make a Red Bliss tomatoes, tomato comfit and sherry on its side. Patrons used to get “all dolled up” said, “but he went to each table to be sure that for an evening at the Green Derby. Sports fans everyone was happy. If they weren’t, he would difficult day into a one shellfish broth. packed the place whenever there was a victory to go back to the kitchen to make it right. He also of pampered elegance, When my husband and I went to lunch at Black trained his waitresses carefully. He was a strict celebrate or a defeat to be endured. all I have to do is dust Sheep recently, he enjoyed a Reuben sandwich boss, but he had workers stay with him for years.” myself off and head with in-house prepared pastrami, and I had the Van Fletcher, the first owner, opened the Green to any of a number of fried green tomato, bacon, lettuce sandwich. Derby at the end of World War II. He built the The Green Derby may only live in memory, but it BLACK SHEEP wonderful restaurants Everything was wonderful. We topped it off with a restaurant into an institution before he sold it to certainly was part of the fabric of the Jacksonville Photo by Dorothy Fletcher in Jacksonville. One chocolate milkshake to-die-for, and we left feeling Fred Abood in the early 70’s. Abood continued tapestry, and those who remember it, are indeed wonderful place is the tradition of excellence until he retired and lucky to have enjoyed such a great place full and so much happier for having been there. found in the shady, comfort of Riverside with its sold the place in 1982. In 1986, Blue Cross/ Blue many beautifully restored houses and pedestrian Shield bought the property to use for parking. friendly streets. Black Sheep Restaurant stands at Pamela Auth, the daughter of Fred Abood, worked the corner of Margaret and Oak Streets. Whether in the office as a teenager, and she watched as her If you are about to open a restaurant in the it’s a quick lunch, a glorious happy hour or a fine GREEN DERBY dining experience, Black Sheep can provide you Riverside has had a long tradition of excellent father worked tirelessly to maintain the classy Jacksonville area and want to have its opening with it all. restaurants. One of the most legendary is the reputation the restaurant. She firmly believes announced, please contact Dorothy Fletcher the restaurant’s success was due to his great at so that it can be Jonathan Insetta, the owner, has housed his Green Derby once located at the corner of customer care. mentioned in a future installment of Dining restaurant in an award-winning structure with Riverside and Roselle where there is now a parking garage. For decades, the Green Derby “Not only did he greet customers at the door,” she Through the Decades. huge windows and rooftop vistas. The interior stood there with its mustachioed logo emblazoned



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Paul McCartney June 22nd Veterans Memorial Arena


Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney’s universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Paul has confirmed a show in Jacksonville on June 22nd, for the 2014 U.S. Out There tour.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives.

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.

1. Paul McCartney’s middle name?

A. Paul B. James C. Winston

D. George

2. What year was Paul McCartney listed as Forbes list of “Hollywood’s 10 Most Generous Entertainers” ? A. 2003 3. What year has The Beatles inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? A. 1987

B. 1988

4. Which Broadway show tune did the Beatles cover in their early days?

A. “My Favorite Things”

5. Which was the last Beatles album to be released?

B. “The White Album”

A. “Abbey Road”

C. 1989

B. 2009

C. 2006

D. 2000

D. 1990 B. “Til There Was You”

C. “Let It Be”

C. “Some Enchanted Evening

D. “Luck Be a Lady”

D. “Magical Mystery Tour”

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ANSWER KEY 1.A 2.C 3.B 4.B 5.C




The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years–Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)– the show never disappoints.



Music Locale


June 6 Metropolitan Park

Matt Hires is an American singer-songwriter from Tampa, Florida. Drawing inspiration from influences as disparate as The Band, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and Ryan Adams, Matt became the first artist to sign with F-Stop Music, an imprint of Atlantic Records.

Christopher Cross with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra American singersongwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross performs live at Starry Nights. Hear hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind.”


June 8 5 p.m.: Clay Benjamin 6:15 p.m.: Bob Baldwin 7:30 p.m.: The Sax Pack

The City of Jacksonville Beach is proud to present the line-up for the 13th Annual Summer Jazz Series. This two-concert series is scheduled for Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Sea Walk Pavilion on June 8 and July 13. Come out and enjoy the combination of exciting music performed by national recording artists, the caress of cool sea breezes, and the rhythm of the ocean. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs.


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June 1 Jack Rabbits


June 14 and 15 EverBank Field

Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford and Joe Nichols will rock Jacksonville’s EverBank Field in the inaugural edition of the mega-fest. For two days and nights, Jacksonville will become the epicenter of country music as fans from around the nation converge on the city for performances by many of the most popular artists in American music. EverBank Field will be redesigned to include an enormous rock-n-roll-styled stage at one end with thousands of seats positioned on the field creating a rare stadium festival experience.



June 28 Freebird

June 22 Veterans Memorial Arena

Formed in 2007 when Alex Dorris and Taylor Freydberg met at a local bluegrass jam, the Wholetones were later completed with the addition Russ Depa, on upright bass, and Mayo Coates on drums. They play a unique mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and metal, all translated through acoustic instruments. Combining impressive technical skill with the spontaneity of jazz and drive of bluegrass, they put on a captivating live show, jumping from folk to metal as easily as they do from banjo to cello. The Wholetones’ blend of genres is a result of the four members’ enormously varied musical appetite. They play and listen to reggae, metal, hip-hop, bluegrass, and everything in between, and the end product is a truly original sound.

“This success in drawing a musical legend like Paul McCartney to Jacksonville showcases SMG’s hard work as it continues to bring top acts here – keeping our city in the spotlight,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Paul McCartney is a global superstar who performs in world-class cities. Fans will come here from across Florida and Georgia for this concert. We hope they’ll make a full weekend of it, staying at our hotels, eating in our restaurants, shopping at our stores, having a good time and returning home to tell their friends that Jacksonville is a place where great things are happening.”



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Turn it UP Bands to be on the lookout for

ANDY GRAMMER STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: In the three years since Andy Grammer released his self-titled debut album, the Los Angeles native singer-songwriter known for his vibrant pop/rock/ soul mix has taken an incredible journey. Emerging as one of the biggest success stories in 2012, Andy has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (three times) while sharing the stage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat. He was named the first male pop star, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first 2 singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me”, both certified Platinum and Gold respectively with more than 1,500,000 singles sold together. Every song that Grammer wrote on the album had one goal in mind: “I’m just trying to track down the truth,” says Grammer, who was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York. “My favorite thing is to pop up above everybody and write from a bird’s-eye view. It may be about a break-up, it may be about a good relationship, it may be what we’re doing on this planet here. I like to be far enough away to see the whole scope of what’s occurring.” While much of his music is upbeat, Grammer is

quick to add that he’s hardly “pink and fluffy.” I’m not intentionally trying to be positive, I’m just trying to be real.”

Performing live remains a communal experience for Grammer, who’s toured with Gavin DeGraw, Mat Kearney, the Plain White T’s, Parachute, and Natasha Bedingfield - among others. “As an artist, you have an opportunity to get in and move things around in people. It’s one of the only times during the day where they say, ‘I’m going to open up to some other stuff here,’ and you have that hour to get in and move stuff around and put it all back together. Those are the best gigs, where you can see that the whole room has moved somewhere together.”

CATCH HIM LIVE AT: June 19th at Freebird Live WEBSITE:

AMERICAN AQUARIUM STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: In the business of music, many are called and many may try, but few cross the threshold of being able to say they are truly committed for the long haul. With the release of their latest studio album, “Burn.Flicker.Die.,” American Aquarium is proving that they have graduated to that class of professional musicians that have made an undeniable commitment to their music and their fans.

Like many of the musical heroes that have paved the way before them, American Aquarium can wrap the ugliest feelings in the most spirited soundscape. Sonically uplifting instrumentation and

vivid, wrenching lyrics illuminate the dark side of hanging out in rock ‘n’ roll limbo, but also how the band has clawed their way out of it. Through

their struggle to sustain their career and resist the temptation of fire, American Aquarium’s demons have hung around.

CATCH THEM LIVE AT: June 2nd at Jack Rabbits WEBSITE:


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Paleface is an American musician and artist currently on tour as a high-energy folk rock band featuring his girlfriend drummer Monica “Mo” Samalot (drums, back-up vocals), in support of his Ramseur Records follow up “One Big Party.” Paleface celebrated the album release with a special guest-performance alongside The Avett Brothers at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours. Soon after the album’s release, Daytrotter. com featured a brand new live stripped down recording session by Paleface, and one of the tracks was voted “Daytrotter’s Best of the Year - Reader’s Choice”. Later, PASTE Magazine premiered “PALEFACE - The Making of ‘One Big Party,’” a short documentary which follows Paleface during the process of recording, touring and performing. Paleface’s latest video for the ablum’s tittle-track released this winter and received TV exposure via MTV’s college station MTVU as well as via satellite and online outlets. And just this Spring Paleface performed at Mountain Stage and the session has been airing worldwide via National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America’s satellite radio service. Paleface was schooled musically by friend Daniel Johnston and soon discovered by the legendary Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) at an NYC open mic. He has since released over a dozen


Ryan West - Acoustic/lead vocals Pat Haverty - Lead guitar/vocals James Glass – Drums Chris Scott - Lead guitar/vocals Scott Shepherd - Bass/vocals

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: With a sound like no other, The Ryan West Band has been playing numerous venues for the past six years stretching from Florida, to Alabama, throughout Georgia to South Carolina. There is no mistaking

the drive and vocal range that front man Ryan West uses to entertain his audience. Able to hang with rock star highs like Steve Perry and

drop to the lower end with Kenny Chesney he instantly connects with the crowd. Patrick Haverty, RWB’s lead guitar player, joined RWB in 2010 from the rock group Generator followed by fellow band members Scott Shepard (bass guitar and vocals) and Chris Scott (rhythm guitar and vocals). James Glass, previously with Ryan in the LoneRyder Band days, has reunited with him as drummer in the RWB.

Currently in the studio with their first CD the Ryan West Band has already had numerous plays of their single “Broke The Seal On The Bottle” on Clear Channel Radio stations records including two major label releases, and he’s collaborated in Georgia and Alabama. This single has been given “thumbs up” approval by the and performed on three albums by The Avett Brothers. Nashville Songwriters Association who recently pitched it to major label representatives in Nashville. These guys put on one hell of a show! To quote a line from Paleface has influenced and inspired a wide range of musical acts, from electropopsters YACHT, their single they are “a hard act to follow!” So come check out one of their shows and to Grammy Award recipients Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches / Juno), and Beck who calls witness firsthand what everyone is talking about! Paleface “a big influence on my early work” on Annie Leibovitz’s book American Music. At the moment, Paleface is in the process of writing a new album to record later in the year, and in the meantime he’s just self-released Multibean Bootleg Vol.3, a collection of raw demos, live CATCH THEM LIVE AT: June 13th at Mavericks at the Landing performances and outtakes.

CATCH THEM LIVE AT: June 11th at Underbelly



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Owner of 3 Dog Music & Full Time Musician Bill Ricci is the owner of 3 Dog Music, where he prepares aspiring musicians for a successful career by providing them with a strong technical foundation. He is also a full time musician, demonstrating his passion and musical proficiency at events both public & private. He has earned a plethora of awards and over 100 professional endorsements for his outstanding talent.

BUZZ: What’s the first song you ever remembering hearing?


“Love me Do” by The Beatles

Buzz: How do you feel about censorship? Bill: There’s a fine line between artistic freedom and

just being stupid. I’m amazed that some try to abuse the 1st amendment just to make the evening news on how filthy they are.

Buzz: What do you like most about your profession? Bill: The variety of people that I get to meet and the Buzz: What are you listening to lately? wide selections on songs that I get to perform. Bill: Mostly Satellite Radio, up and coming Singer Buzz: How many guitars do you own? Bill: 55



Singer for the Crescendo Amelia Big Band and the All-star Orchestra

BUZZ: Where have you performed? Lee: YES, there is something out there for everyone no matter what you’re into. Musicians create an escape for Lee: TPC Senior Center, Siena’s Italian Cuisine, Akaya us all.

Baymeadows, Sliders Neptune Beach, Sandy Bottoms Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Zoo, Jacksonville Landing, Lilly’s Cafe for Art Walk, Sawgrass Marriott, Deerwood Country Club as well as numerous senior living facilities.

BUZZ: What songs do you perform most frequently? Lee: “Fly Me To The Moon,” “It Had To Be You,” “Route 66,” all timeless classics requested time and time again.

BUZZ: Where would you most like to perform? Lee: Alltel Stadium, Vegas, Japan, and China. BUZZ: To you what is the meaning behind singing?

Lee: Singing is something that makes me happy. Singing can make anyone HAPPY whether you’re a professional or just singing karaoke with friends. Anyone BUZZ: Are you happy with the direction music who’s upset about anything can sing and be instantly lifted by the action. has gone?


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EverBank Field



This month the Suns will go head to head with the Smokies and the Barons. Look out for a special treat on June 8th, when Jacksonville’s own X Factor breakout star, Rion Paige, performs live for Country Music Night. Return to Bragan Field when they play the Barons to enjoy another presentation of Friday Family Fireworks!

The final match of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s Send-Off Series against Nigeria will take place at EverBank Field on June 7. Nigeria is the USA’s only Send-Off Series opponent to have qualified for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In the U.S. MNT’s only previous match against Nigeria, the U.S. Photo by David Pearce defeated the Super Eagles 3-2.




St. John’s River Viewing at Memorial Park

Billed as the “Grand Prix of the Sea,” it will be the first powerboat race on Jacksonville’s St. Johns River in nearly 30 years. There will be seating for spectators as well as food vendors. The races will be broadcasted internationally. “Jacksonville is a perfect fit for P1; it’s an internationally recognized sporting city with a spectacular natural resource in the St. Johns River running through its center,” said Powerboat P1 CEO, James Durbin.


June 5-9 & 19-23

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June 21, vs. Central Florida Warriors June 28, vs. Atlanta Rhinos UNF Hodges Stadium,

The Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League team has been bringing hard hits to Jacksonville FL since 2006, and have developed into one of the most successful rugby league football clubs in the United States both on and off the field. Catch them at UNF’s Hodges Stadium this month as they play the Warriors and the Rhinos.

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June 7, vs. Spokane Shock June 28, vs. Pittsburgh Power Veterans Memorial Arena

Prepare for another Shark attack! The Jacksonville Sharks will return to Sea Best Field on June 7th when they face the Spokane Shock. All teachers, administrators and school employees will receive a buy one get one ticket discount to the game in celebration of Education Appreciation Night.


Beach Volleyball Courts between Beach Blvd. & 4th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach

Who is the First Coast Volleyball Association? You are. There are no membership fees, no applications. If you play volleyball anywhere on the First Coast of Florida,(and Southeast Georgia) we consider you a part of the FCVA. Join in the fun this June at Jacksonville Beach for a weekend tournament!

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Visit calendar for more information about local sporting events.




Jacksonville Sharks vs. Spokane Shock: June 7, Veterans Memorial Arena,

The League of Shadows Jax Beach Fitness Festival: June 21, Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach,

Jacksonville Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Power: June 28, Veterans Memorial Arena,



JTC Running Track Decathlon & Heptathlon: June 7, The Bolles School,

Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee Smokies: June 5-June 9, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville,

Run for the Pies: June 14, The Jacksonville Landing, 1stPlaceSports. com/Pies.html

Jacksonville Suns vs. Birmingham Barons: June 19-June 23, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville,

Beaches Fine Arts Series Triathlon: June 14, Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, Join the Movement 5k: June 21, Jacksonville Beach Pier, Jacksonville Beach, Get Inspired 6k: June 28, Hemming Plaza,

RUGBY Jacksonville Axemen vs. Central Florida Warriors: June 21, UNF Hodges Stadium, Jacksonville Axemen vs. Atlanta Rhinos: June 28, UNF Hodges Stadium,

SOCCER 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Nigeria: June 7, EverBank Field,

VOLLEYBALL First Coast Volleyball: June 14 & June 15, Beach Volleyball Courts between Beach Blvd. & 4th Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,

JACKSONVILLE AXEMEN | JUNE 21 & 28 Photo by David Pearce


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Local Athletes of Jacksonville Blake Bortles


The Jacksonville Jaguars first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was quarterback Blake Bortles. He played his college football at UCF and is from the Orlando area. Bortles was a bit of a surprise pick by the Jags considering the plan will be to sit him down at the outset of the season while Chad Henne starts. Bortles (6’5”, 230 lbs.) is a prototypical quarterback when it comes to size. Bortles was only the 6th quarterback drafted in Jags franchise history.

Marqise Lee

Jaguars<Wide Reciever

The Jaguars got their rookie quarterback a future weapon when they drafted Marqise Lee in the second round. Lee played at USC and was considered a first round pick, but he fell to the Jags with the 39th overall selection because of a knee injury. Two years ago, Lee was projected as a Heisman Trophy candidate, but an early season knee injury in 2013 made for a tough year statistically. Many experts believe Lee was one of the steals of the draft for the Jags.

Telvin Smith


On day three of the NFL Draft, the Jaguars turned their attention to the defensive side of the football. Smith is a linebacker from the national champion Florida State Seminoles. He is fast and hard hitting despite being a bit undersized for the position. The Jags think Smith has the body to fill out his frame and add 10-15 pounds. Smith is another good value pick for the Jags considering his stock dropped after failing a drug test.

Allen Robinson

Jaguars<Wide Reciever

The Jaguars added more competition at wide receiver in the May draft when they traded up to get Allen Robinson from Penn State. Robinson is a different kind of receiver than the Jags have on their roster. He weighs 220 pounds and is known for his ability to go up catch balls with his vertical jumping ability. The Jags were trying to decide between picking Lee and Robinson, but they were able to get both.




General Manager of Jacksonville Armada Even before they play a single soccer game, the Jacksonville Armada is building the soccer community in Jacksonville. This summer, coaches from one of the world’s most renowned teams, Real Madrid, will be in Jacksonville conducting clinics for boys and girls ages 8-14, June 23- August 15. Cole Pepper visited with Armada general manager Dario Sala about the camps:

CP: How did this partnership with Real Madrid come about? DS: Real Madrid Foundation was looking to expand their soccer camps and clinics in north Florida and the city of Jacksonville. They approached us to see if there was interest from the Armada to partner up with them. We had a few meetings and agreed to start the program in Jacksonville this summer. CP: What will the kids who attend these camps learn? DS: The kids attending the camps would learn the fundamentals of the Real Madrid philosophy and school of soccer. We believe the clinics will help the kids to become a better player once they start to understand the differences between systems and styles of playing the beautiful game. CP: What will this do for local soccer in Northeast Florida?

DS: It will definitely help north Florida youth soccer system. Local youth coaches will have a chance to participate as assistant coaches in some of the skills sessions and take that experience to their own clubs. CP: Is this a one-time deal, or will there be more of these camps? DS: We are planning to run eight weeks of camps this summer. If these are successful in terms of attendance and response from Jacksonville’s youth soccer community, then we will host more of them. CP: Will we see more international partnerships with the Armada? DS: Yes, we are planning more international partnerships and we would like to announce them after the summer. All I can say is, the caliber of the teams we are in conversations about partnership are top level and top brands around the world. It’s going to be great to put Jacksonville on the world stage and it will be great for soccer fans in northeast Florida. June 2014 •



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SPRING LESSONS FROM COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA: There is optimism in Gainesville that the offense under new coordinator Kurt Roper will be much improved. It all starts with quarterback Jeff Driskel, who has lost nearly ten pounds. Most importantly, Roper has worked hard with Driskel on his sloppy mechanics that caused him to make horrendous picks similar to the ones he threw against Miami and Tennessee. The defense with the likes of Dante Fowler, Jr. and a more mature Antonio Morrison should be solid. GEORGIA: Most of the early attention will be on quarterback Hutson Mason, but the defense under Jeremy Pruitt is what needs the most improvement. Pruitt has simplified the defense for the nine returning starters. Defensive backs Tray Matthews and J. J. Green, who was moved from running back, must replace the production of Josh Harvey-Clemons, who was dismissed from the team during the off-season. ALABAMA: Former Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker has enrolled and is ready for summer workouts. Coker has a chance to win the job after an unimpressive showing by senior Blake Sims and the younger Tide quarterbacks in the spring game. Jacksonville area products Derrick Henry and receiver Chris Black are ready to explode on the scene. If Coker wins the job he will likely be facing former FSU quarterback Clint Trickett in the Chick- fil- A classic to open the season. AUBURN: The loss of Tre Mason will not slow down the Tiger offense. There are three solid running backs-Cameron Artis Payne, Corey Grant and Peyton Barber-returning in the backfield. Quarterback Nick Marshall improved his passing game during the spring. Auburn’s main concern is replenishing the defense after losing nearly half a dozen starters. The front line could be one of the best in the league with Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson. FLORIDA STATE: Quarterback Jameis Winston simply has to stay out of trouble the rest of the summer. Winston’s ridiculous crab legs fiasco is an example of what he can’t afford to do if he wants to be the leader of this football team. Spring practice proved that the offensive line with four returning starters will be solid. Yet, the receivers are unproven compared to previous years. Holes have to be filled on the defensive line. There is great promise in the secondary due to players such as Ronald Darby and Jalen Ramsey.

Kevin Murphy, MD, of Heekin Orthopedic Specialists, is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, ankle, hip, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Murphy is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Olympic Sports Medicine Society. He is a lecturer and instructor in the field of arthroscopy, and is a nationally recognized expert in hip, knee, & shoulder pathologies. Jim Mackie: In your practice what are some of the injuries you see in the young throwing athlete and how could they be possibly avoided? Dr. Kevin Murphy: We see a number of labral tears, which are probably the most common injury in young, throwing athletes. Rotator cuff strain is also a fairly common injury seen in this age group.

Many of the injuries they experience are related to abnormal mechanics and poor throwing motion of the shoulder. The vast majority are from overuse; throwing too many pitches without proper rest. Prevention can be addressed through proper throwing mechanics and rotator cuff strengthening exercises. The rotator cuff functions to hold the humeral head in the socket tightly and can minimize many of these overuse injuries.

Jim Mackie: What is the advice you would give to a young athlete in regards to preventing arm injuries through increasing strength, flexibility, pitch counts, proper mechanics, etc.?

Dr. Kevin Murphy: Pitch counting is helpful for all age groups of throwers, but

more useful in the younger athlete. They are more prone to injury and overuse is much more significant. Pitches should be limited to the 50-60 range per game, with the pitcher receiving at least two days rest before pitching again. Remember, if these pitchers are also position players, pitch count should be further limited based on their throwing activities.

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 physician. Consult your physician before you begin any nutrition, exercise, or dietary supplement program.

MIAMI: So much of the season rides on the return of quarterback Ryan Williams and a rebuilt defensive line. Williams is still rehabbing a torn ACL and is hoping to return early in the season. Kevin Olsen looks to be the starter going into fall camp. The Canes will be very effective on offense with the likes of tailback Duke Johnson and receiver Phillip Dorsett. Miami’s much criticized defensive staff needs to take some of the positive momentum from the spring. CLEMSON: Some of coach Dabo Swinney’s priorities for spring practice were replacing skill position players such as quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkins. Cole Stoudt was named the starting quarterback after spring drills ended. The Tigers will have plenty of offseason motivation with early games against Georgia, Florida State and North Carolina in the month of September. Brent Beaird is the college sports blogger for You can read more of his work at Check out more blogs at If you would like to be an blogger email June 2014 •




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BLUE WATER DAIQUIRI & OYSTER BAR 205 1st St. N. | 249-0083

Blue Water features great drink and food specials every day of the week. Friday specials include $15 all you can eat Crawfish and $3 Frozen Drinks and Daiquiris all day. A live band is also featured every Friday night at 10 p.m. The menu consists of fresh fish, sandwiches, burgers, and of course oysters. Oysters can be ordered raw, steamed, blackened, fried, Rockefeller, casino style, or in a shooter.


320 N 1st St. #1 | 372-0211 The Wine Bar features wine tastings every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. If you are looking for a different wine experience, grape stomping is available every Tuesday night. Cheeses platters which are uniquely crafted serve as a complement to their hand-picked collection of wines. The Wine Bar offers seven different cigars to choose from and over a dozen beers. The intimate setting is perfect for a date night or to meet new people.



602 1st St. N. | 246-4200



333 1st Street N. | 701-3765

A non-conventional way to end the night is at Mango’s Beach Bar and Grill. This is a spot locals flock to because of their cheap beer and rustic atmosphere. The juke box and pool table allows for a fun environment. At Mango’s you can feel free to participate in karaoke or listen to the DJ play music. Smoking is also permitted in the establishment.

Ocean Grille allows you to feel like you’re on vacation with their oceanfront view and laidback atmosphere. A margarita or watermelon fusion adds to the vacation mindset. A unique menu item is the Surf n Turf Burger. This burger includes an 8 oz. of char-grilled beef topped with grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of cheese on a fresh bun. Every Saturday night at Ocean Grille is featured as Ladies Night. Ladies drink unlimited from 12-2 for just $5 while guys can enjoy $2 tall beers and $3 Lemon Drops.



320 1st St. N. | 372-08015

Harmonious Monks has an extensive menu ranging from steaks to wraps. A popular menu item is their Monk’s Nachos. They take crispy corn tortillas, thickly layered with seasoned refried beans, your choice of cajun chicken or seasoned ground beef, then cover them with jack and cheddar cheeses, and top them with a few jalapeno chilies. Then bake them up ‘til the cheese is nice ‘n melted, just the way you’ll love them. The restaurant is kid friendly as well with every Tuesday being Kids Night.


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514 1st. St. N. | 249-5181

Lynch’s Irish Pub has the most extensive beer selection on Jacksonville Beach with fifty beers on tap! A popular shooter on their menu is the Car Bomb. This shooter is made with Tullamore Whiskey, Irish cream, and a half pint of Guinness. Lynch’s serves traditional Irish meals such as fish n chips, shepherd’s pie, and corned beef & cabbage. Other entrees that appear on the menu include burgers, salads, and paninis. Patrons can enjoy live music from local bands every night.

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The Jacksonville Landing Summer is here and The Jacksonville Landing is the place to be! Satisfy your dining, shopping and entertainment needs with a variety of restaurants to choose from, locally-owned shops and FREE events all month long.

Reggae Jammin’ on the River starts June 1st, 4 p.m.– 9 p.m. and will continue the first Sunday of the month through September. Come jam with Mystic Dino and the Reggae Swat Team, while you cool off from the weekend and enjoy great drink specials and an awesome view! On Saturday, June 7, Jacksonville’s I Love Music Foundation will host the “I Love Music at 3 p.m., featuring performances by several recording artists. Let the Jacksonville Landing light up your summer with a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. and live music by


Something Distant.

Don’t miss the tail-waggin’ fun at the Yappy Hour Daddy Doggie Day on Sunday, June 8 from 2 p.m.– 5 p.m. featuring giveaways, a Daddy/Doggy look-a-like contest, live music and more!

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What is Petit Theft?

On Thursday, June 12, Adamec Bike Night takes over the Courtyard from 6 p.m.– 10 p.m. featuring free bike parking, live music by Rick Arcusa Band, prizes and much more. Have an athletic side? Join 1st Place Sports at Run for the Pies on June 14 at 7 p.m. and enjoy the USA vs. Ghana Watch Party on June 16 at 6 p.m. presented by the Armada and Sports Commission.

The Latinas Hot Summer Fiesta series kicks off on Saturday, June 21, presented by

Hola Noticias. Celebrate the start of summer with family-friendly games, live music, Mr. and Mrs. Latina 2014 Competition and more! Latinas Hot Summer Fiesta will take place the third Saturday in June, July and August. For more information on these events and to see what’s happening at Fionn MacCool’s Mavericks, visit or

Petit theft is a crime prohibited by Florida State 812.014 and it refers to knowingly obtaining or using the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently deprive the person of the property. If a person enters a plea to Petit Theft, he or she may end up with a permanent criminal record. First time offenders are usually offered probation or a diversionary program.

What happens if I am accused of Petit Theft? Usually the person is given a Notice to Appear, which requires them to schedule a court date within 10 days. Notice to Appear is given instead of arresting the person, and it is usually because they don’t have a criminal history and are not a flight risk. Petit theft is considered a second degree misdemeanor if it is under $100.00 or first degree misdemeanor if the property allegedly stolen is worth between $100.00 and $300.00.

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.

Suite & Buzz Magazine Search For Jacksonville’s Top 30 Professionals Under 30 SUITE and BUZZ Magazine have begun their annual search to find the top 30 professionals in Jacksonville, under the age of 30. These individuals will be honored at a special event held at SUITE on Friday, July 25. Nominations are now open for the Jacksonville’s Fourth Annual Top 30 Under 30, which will recognize future leaders within our community for their business, civic, cultural or athletic contributions. Those interested in submitting a nomination must do so before midnight July 1 at In order to be nominated, the individual must be under the age of 30 and work in the Jacksonville area. Winners from last year will not be considered for an award this year. Each nomination must include the name and email address of the nominator; the nominee’s name, employer and email address; the affiliation associated with nominee; and a concise write-up describing why the nominee should be honored. Last year’s winners included such personalities as past Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Action News Reporter Erica Bennett, WJXT Reporter and Anchor Vic Micolucci, Jacksonville Suns General Manager Chris Peters, Miss Jacksonville 2014 Erin Winters, Jacksonville Business Journal Michael Clinton, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Jennifer Kifer, City Council Candidate Fernando Meza, The Artist Series Sarah Roy and Children’s Miracle Network Elisabeth Ward. For more information or to nominate someone you know visit Jacksonville-FL/Top30Under30.


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BUZZ: Tell us about your business. LB: Kitchen of Life is a unique, hands-on, in-home kitchen service that is designed to help you understand the direct link between food and health. Our programs are designed to provide you with the best information and resources available to help you achieve your personal health goals and dietary needs.

BUZZ: What made you decide to open Kitchen of Life? LB: Health issues prompted me to do a great deal of research. This led me to enter a program under Dr. Brian

Clement at the world renowned Hippocrates Health Institute. It is here where I learned hands-on about the healing aspects of individuals through diet and nutrition and Kitchen of Life was born.

BUZZ: Why do you think people should choose more raw/organic food options? LB: While I don’t push anyone toward vegetarianism or veganism (or any kind of dietary fad), I do promote

Laura Bushey

Owner of Kitchen of Life

eating plant-based whole foods to gain maximum health and nutritional benefits! If meat, fish, poultry are still desired in the home they easily can be added to our recipes, but the objective here is to educate consumers on healthier eating largely with deliciously prepared plant based foods.

BUZZ: What are some of the services you offer? LB: Education on the medicinal properties of food and its connection to improved health, hands-on instructional meal prep with a personal holistic chef, guided grocery store tours, detailed survey of home pantry and the ability to experiment with raw food appliances brought to your home. We also conduct seminars and chef/restaurateur consultation.

Info Laura Bushey We have a traveling kitchen – so… wherever YOU are!


itchen of Life, owned by Laura Bushey, is an incredible way to receive an education on how to put those fruits and veggies to the best use for optimum flavor AND health – in your own kitchen! We spoke to Laura on the logistics of KOL’s delicious business profile.


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BUZZ: What is your culinary background? LB: My ex-husband was a sous chef at one point in his life and taught me all I know.

I developed a love of cooking from there. When I fell ill, I turned to food to heal but I couldn’t use the food I was accustomed to eating. I had a restricted diet and needed to find ways in which to make vegetables/plant based foods taste gourmet! I received my Level 1 certification in raw food prep at Hippocrates Health Institute. I plan to further and master my culinary skills but haven’t found the right plant based outlet yet! :)

BUZZ: What are some of the delicious ingredients or menu items that your clients can expect? LB: A lot of green leafy vegetables, red and orange, high carotene-based veggies, sprouts and microgreens,

green juice smoothies, plant-based omega-3 fats like chia, flax and hemp seeds. Menu elements can also include red/blue fruits that contain healthy flavonoids and antioxidants, quinoa – the list of delicious, vitamin-packed ingredients can go on and on!

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Let’s face it; life is busy. Often as we flutter from one task to the next, making time for those we care about can sometimes fall through the cracks. Running into friends, we promise, “Let’s get together; maybe grab a cup of coffee, soon.” Before any more precious moments slip away, check out these great spots to meet for a great cup of java or, if you prefer, tea and make some new memories with some old friends. Do you have a special event, gem of a place, or outstanding individual that deserves recognition? Send suggestions to


804 Atlantic Ave. 277-4300

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122 S. 8th St. 491-9815

The Pecan Roll Bakery offers sweet indulgences made from scratch. This quaint little shop serves delightful Martin coffee which is locally distributed from Jacksonville. Couple your fresh cup of java with a best-selling cinnamon or pecan rolls and you are in for a treat. Or try a Southern corn muffin stuffed with eggs, bacon, and cheese for an innovative, hearty breakfast alternative.

If coffee is not your cup of tea, you are encouraged to try English Tea at the Hoyt House. With eight loose teas to choose from, you are sure to find one to strike your fancy. Served in the elegant dining room of this Victorian mansion, you can soak in all the luxury as you add clotted cream from England to your tea and munch on scones and crumpets. Be sure to make a reservation to enjoy this indulgent treat!


5517 S. Fletcher 277-6614

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Parkway Grille offers a distinctive location in the middle of the island. Bustling at peak hours, the Grille is a hot spot with locals. It proudly boasts serving Citavo coffee. This brand of coffee is unique as it arrives in a liquid form. Patrons swear by its taste and flavor. From pancakes to club sandwiches, the menu provides a pleasing variety of alternatives. You’re sure to leave satiated and caffeinated!


1014 Atlantic Ave. 491-4663


Chez Lezan is a full service bakery which also serves up a hot tasty cup of coffee. Two small tables, one inside and one outdoors, offer a quick quiet stop to catch up and munch on delectable treats. A totally artisan bakery, Chez Lezan makes everything from scratch and no processed ingredients are used. There is a bevy of treats to choose from. Raspberry cream cheese muffins are a favorite. Come early, and you can get a luscious bagel while it is still hot!

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75 words Located in the heart of historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island Coffee offers a great location and super cup of coffee. Iron outdoor tables offer a view of all that’s happening on the street while still allowing for intimate conversation. New owners mean customers can look for some upcoming changes, including more local products. Coffee, provided by local roaster, Nuanz, means you can always count on a cup of fresh delicious java.


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Sherri Osborne

transformation in their own furry friends, many owners choose to continue with their canine’s instruction.

If you looked in a thesaurus for the exact opposite of lazy, you would find a picture of Sherri Osborne. Always on the move, Sherri Osborne rarely has a dull moment. There was a time, not long ago, when her days were full of activities related to a barn full of horses. There were lessons, trail rides, summer camps, and more. Now, Osborne Quarter Horses only boards horses, and Sherri’s time is eclipsed by her other four legged friends, dogs. Although Sherri has been raising and training her own Labrador retrievers for over thirty years, in the last ten years, demand for her dogs and training skills has markedly spiked.

Ask Sherri what her secret to success is, and she reveals that you must learn to communicate with each dog as an individual. After an understanding is established, it is simply a matter of patience and repetition. Her modest reply is deceptive in its simplicity. She makes it seem like anyone could do what she does, but in reality her talents are quite rare, especially in this area.

Dog Breeder, Basic Obedience Skills & Bird Dog Trainer

A well-trained dog can compete in UKC (United Kennel Club) and/or AKC (American Kennel Club) events. Dogs acquire titles as they pass a prescribed number of tests at these events. Sherri brings her bevy of talented pooches to competitions throughout the Southeast. Clients are welcomed to accompany her, but are asked to wait until after successful completion of the test to fraternize with their pet.

Sherri breeds and sells a select line of Labradors and also teaches basic obedience skills, as well as, bird dog training. Retrievers are her breed of choice, but over the years, clients have persuaded her to work with an array of dogs, including German shorthaired pointers, Weimaraners, Australian shepherds, and Boykin spaniels. What she does with these dogs A titled dog may sell for as much as $15,000, but for most is nothing short of miraculous. folks, money is not the primary motivator. A happy, fulfilled Basic obedience teaches a dog useful commands, such as dog makes a far better companion. Ask Sherri what inspires sit, stay, here (come), heal, down, etc. Duck training takes her, and she promptly answers, “ the satisfaction of seeing compliance to a whole other level. For example, ignoring all an owner pick up a well-trained dog. There is nothing diversions, dogs learn to locate a bird solely at the direction more rewarding!” of their handler, who uses a whistle and hand signals to Do you have a special event, gem of a place, or outstanding direct them. Dogs only release the bird upon command. individual that deserves recognition? Surprisingly, it’s not just hunters who want their dogs trained. After watching Sherri work with the dogs and witnessing the Send suggestions to


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Casa Marina

330 A1A N. | 280-5515

691 1st St. | 270-0025

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HH 4-7PM & 9-11PM 2-4-1 Wells, Dom. Drafts, House Wines (GL); Bar Bites Starting @ $5


HH 4-7PM & 9-11PM 2-4-1 Wells, Dom. Drafts, House Wines; Bar Bites Starting @ $5


Wine Down Wed. $15 Wine Samples & 1/2 Price Apps 5:308 PM; Live Music 6PM; HH 4-7PM & 9-11PM 2-4-1 Wells, Dom. Drafts, House Wines (GL); Bar Bites Starting @ $5

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½ Price Bottle of Wine @ 7 PM.; Serving lunch from 11 AM- 3 p.m.


Live Music & $5 Martinis @ 7 PM; Serving lunch from 11 AM- 3 p.m.

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lunch from 11 AM- 3 p.m.

Wines; Bar Bites Starting @ $5, Live Music 7:30PM


HH 4-7PM & 9-11PM 2-4-1 Wells, Dom. Drafts, House Wines, Bar Bites Starting @ $5, Live Music 7:30 PM


Late Night Drink Specials & DJ Hydro @ 10 p.m.; Serving lunch from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.


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Late Night Drink Specials & DJ Hydro @ 10 PM

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SU Sunday Brunch 10 AM-1:30 PM

Bar Bites Starting @ $5, All day 1/2 price Wine Bottles

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Sahara Café & Bar


2012 San Marco Blvd. | 398-0726

10771 Beach Blvd | 338-9049

4880 Big Island Dr. | 493-9305

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Service Industry Night

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College Night

SU Team Trivia at 6 PM


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Buy 2 Tapas, Get the third for free

World of Beer


9700 Deer Lake Ct. | 551-5929

104 Bartram Oaks Walk | 891-0482


Orange Park


Loyalty Card Night



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Wine Down Wednesday

Live Music

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320 1st St. N. #1 | 372-0211

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HH 5PM- 9PM; Open Mic Night


Bar Open 4-10PM. HH 4-7PM. Surf N’Turf Mondays: Mayport Shrimp w 8 Oz Ribeye, and garlic whipped potatoes & veggie of the day $12.95


Lobster Night $9.95. Hh 2-7PM


Free Trivia 7:30-9:30PM. Hh 2-7PM

TH 1/2 Price Select Appetizers, HH 2-7PM

TH $10 All You Can Drink Wells & Dom. Draft 9 PM-CL; Karaoke 9 PM-CL; HH 2-8 p.m.; Shows @ 10:45PM & 12:15 AM


HH 5PM- 9PM, Live Music


HH 2-8 PM; Shows @ 10:45 PM & 12:15 AM


Live Music


HH 2-8 PM; Shows @ 10:45 PM & 12:15 AM

SU HH 2-8 PM; Shows @ 10:45 PM & 12:15 AM


SU 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

Live Music 7:30-10:30PM


Live Music 7:30-10:30PM, HH 2-7PM


Live Music 7:30-10:30PM, HH 2-7PM

SU Sunday Brunch 11AM-3PM. HH 2-7PM.

1/2 Price Select Bottles Of Wine 5-10PM

Wild Wing Cafe



4555 Southside Blvd. | 998-9464

10208 Buckhead Branch Dr. | 900-7730

131 1st Ave. N. | 372-0727


St. John’s Town Center

JAX Beach


$7 Bacardi buckets


$6 Vino Del Giorno (HH 2-6 PM)


$2 Corona


$5 Huckleberry Lemonade


$6 Vino Del Giorno (HH 2-6 PM)


Ladies’ Day


$3 3 Olives, $4 Jäger, $4 Rumple Minze


$6 Vino Del Giorno (HH 2-6 PM)

TH $3 Fireball and Jäger

BRIAN LITTLE The Beer Apostle “Sourcing Suds” is a new column in The BUZZ Magazine written by The Beer Apostle, Brian Little, in which he acknowledges locally brewed beers being served at locally operated beer joints. As the Beer Apostle, Brian seeks to spread the good-news-message of craft brews. Join him each month as he highlights a different craft beer location and a locallyproduced beer from their tap list and hosts fun and educational events around town for Jacksonville Grapes & Hops. REGISTER AT to attend their next event! June 2014 •





Unlike the James Dean version of a rebel, the new Samuel Adams Rebel IPA does have a cause! And, that cause is to make your 4th of July grilling fireworks worthy. We’ll step out of the box a bit; this IPA deserves better than the usual grilling marinade. Meet the Samuel Adams Rebel IPA Grilled Orange Rosemary Chicken. Upon opening a bottle of Samuel Adams Rebel IPA, you’ll be able to smell the piney-ness immediately, and we all know rosemary goes wonderful with chicken. There’s a hint of citrus that makes me think of summer. Lemon, you say? Nope. We’re gonna use roasted oranges, and create a silky rosemary orange cream sauce to top it off when we’re done. Who does that for 4th of July? YOU do! ***Note – when cooking with citrus, always use a nonreactive pan/dish. Reactive pans are aluminum or copper – DO NOT use these with citrus.***

INGREDIENTS 6 whole oranges 1/3 cup grapeseed oil 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 3 cloves garlic, grated 3 Tbsp. shallots, grated 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper 2 lbs. chicken breast or thighs ¼ cup dry white wine ¼ cup heavy cream or half and half ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut oranges in half. Lightly brush pulp with grapeseed oil. Heat an ovenproof pan on high. Place pulp sides down in the pan and quickly sear. Turn oranges over and place in oven until almost soft. Combine next 7 ingredients in large, zippered plastic bag. Make sure it’s combined. Add the juice of 4 of the oranges, reserving 2 for garnish. Add chicken, seal and refrigerate for 2 hours. Reserving the marinade, cook chicken on oiled, heated grill for approximately 4 to 6

Catchin' a BUZZ Kori Blacker Tafoya, Owner

ROYAL PALM VILLAGE WINE & TAPAS Interview by Monica Stouder and photos by Monica Lea Imagery:

What is unique about your bar?

What is your funniest customer story?

We are a wine/craft beer retail shop by day & restaurant/bar/ retail by night. You can purchase any bottle of wine at retail price plus a small corkage (although always features without corkage) & enjoy it in house with our seasonal tapas menu.

We have an old fashion popcorn maker that we make one of our menu items-Truffled Popcorn. On more than one occasion a server has caught the same customer going up to the machine & self serving himself with his hands- which is totally unsanitary. When questioned, he replied “It’s okay, I know ‘Tori’ the owner.” Our staff always gets a kick out of this story as my name is Kori, not Tori.

When is Happy Hour? All day, everyday with $4 wine features & rotating $2 bottled craft beer features. What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer?

Friday - 5 p.m.-8 p.m. complimentary wine tasting with no corkage on any bottles that are featured Tell us about your best selling drink

What inspired the bars name?

Well it is a difficult choice with about 2,000 wines & 200+ beers.. but, one thing that is somewhat unique is our Sangria. We make both white & red sangria that is very tasty and refreshing!

Royal Palms Drive is the street on which we are located and for those who grew up around Jacksonville the historic area was well known with the old post office & theater. “Village Wine & Tapas” clearly identifies what we offer.

Tuesday - Two for One Glass wine or Draft Beer 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays - Live Music

Go to for other 4th of July recipes!

What do you want more people to know about your business? First, that we are a retail store open for business daily, with exception of Sunday. We are very focused on farm to table as far as the restaurant is concerned working with local farms such as Twinn Bridges, Alvarez Farms & have a garden of our own that we source a lot of vegetables & herbs from. We support and source locally as much as possible. Additionally we have offsight catering, private wine tastings and educational seminars.

Monday - No corkage on any bottle of wine

minutes per side (internal temp should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit). Allow chicken to rest. Place reserved marinade in heavy saucepan & heat on medium high until reduced – about 10 minutes. Strain into another saucepan & add cream; bring just to a boil, whisking entire time. Reduce to low heat; whisk in butter a little at a time. Add salt & pepper as needed. Serve over grill chicken. Garnish with reserved oranges.

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Do you serve any local wines or brews? We support all of the local breweries. We constantly rotate our craft beers- focusing on the seasonal specialties. Do you all have music or any kind of events? We offer live music on Thursday evenings from 7p.m. -10 p.m. with local artist. Any local Jax celebs stopped by for a drink? Several- although I feel as if I shouldn’t expose them by name- several football players, coaches, news broadcasters, weathermen & pro surfers.

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Spanish Tempranillo (red) or crisp white wine, best with a little residual Sugar, Lots of juiced lemons, limes, oranges & topped with soda.


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Sourcing Suds

Brew Time By Marc Wisdom More than once, over the past five years of writing about beer, I have made the statement that beer is a social beverage. One has only to look at the proliferation of tap rooms, craft beer bars, brew pubs and gastropubs to notice that most are full of friendly, jovial and loyal beer aficionados. What is it about beer that attracts this kind of loyalty and fanaticism? To answer that question we have to go back the dawn of civilization, which by no coincidence, many sociologists and archeologists believe beer had a defining role. Around 9,000 years ago, in the arid land of Mesopotamia (now modern day Iran), beer is believed to have been discovered in what can only be described as a happy accident. Before that time, man was nomadic, moving from place to place seeking food and shelter. But, because beer required grains that took time to grow and manpower to tend, man began to assemble into tribes. Within these tribes a hierarchy began to emerge; there was a leader and followers – civilization had been born. Fast forward several millennia to the time of Vikings. As early as 500 A.D. it is believed that Vikings drank a brew made from honey and grains called mjod. Beer was so loved in the Norse lands that Vikings were known to stop mid-battle for a beer break. After the break they would strip themselves of their armor and shirts and fight berserk, which is the word Norse word for “bare shirt.”

By Brian Little

Britain, a renowned beer-drinking nation, probably was well-acquainted with brewing by the time the Romans arrived in 54 B.C. A series of domestic and military accounts found in the 1980s, written on wooden tablets were dug up at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, at Chesterholm in modern Northumbria, dating to between 90 A.D. and 130 A.D. They reveal the garrison at Vindolanda buying ceruese, or beer, almost certainly from brewers in the local area. And what account of beer’s history would be complete without a mention of the importance of beer to the political, economic and social history of Germany? Over 3,000 years ago beer appeared in Germany, mostly brewed in tribal units by hausfrauen. Later the art was taken up by monks and nuns. But, it was not until the feudal lords of southern Germany and burgher-merchants took over that beer in Germany switched from aales to lagers. The strange bedfellows of politics and religion began intertwining themselves into the fabric of German beer, understanding that he who wielded power also controlled the beer that defined the German people. Beer had woven itself into the society of the German people in such a way that it could not be extricated without causing major social upheaval. So, if history shows us anything, beer is indeed a very social beverage. So social in fact that it was the very reason society was


Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is a refreshing, naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty aroma and Flavor. It pairs well with mild cheeses and other mildly flavored fare.

Marc Wisdom tends to think of beer a social beverage, which is why he only drinks it socially. Learn more about his love of all that is beer and read his blog at:

JUNE 16-18 Comedy Showcase: June 17 & June 18, Comedy Zone, Community Night School at the Equestrian Center: June 17, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 573-3150

Dean Napolitano: June 5-June 7, Comedy Club of Jacksonville,

JUNE 19-22

JUNE 9-11

JUNE 1-4

Golden Tap Beer of the Month

D.L. Hughley: June 5-June 7, Comedy Zone,

Sunset Celebration: June 7, Vilano Beach Pier, Vilano Beach, 540-0402

*** Reoccurring Events

first created. It later became so linked to society that without it, empires may well have crumbled. It is no wonder then, that beer inspires such awe and passion among its devotees.

Visit our calendar for more local events.

***Movies by the Bay: Every Wed., St. Augustine Municipal Marina, St. Augustine, 824-1606

Steve-O | June 19-21 |

Follow me on twitter @beerapostle Sourcing Suds is a new column by the Beer Apostle, Brian Little, recognizing beer that’s served and brewed locally. Join him each month as he highlights different craft bars and brews!

Jaxsons Night Market: June 19, 21 E. Adams St., Steve-O: June 19-June 21, Comedy Zone,

Comedy Showcase: June 10 & June 11, Comedy Zone,

Erin Foley: June 19-June 21, Comedy Club of Jacksonville,

Jax Beach Art Walk: June 10, Downtown Jacksonville Beach,

Bobby Slayton: June 21, The Gypsy Comedy Club,

JUNE 12-15

JUNE 23-25

Nikki Glaser: June 12- June 14, Comedy Zone, Comedy Showcase: June 24 & June 25, Comedy Zone, Brian McKim: June 12-June 14, Comedy Club of Jacksonville,

Comedy Showcase: June 3 & June 4, Comedy Sunset/Moonrise St. Augustine Lighthouse: June 12, St. Augustine Lighthouse Zone, & Museum, St. Augustine, 829-0745 First Wednesday Art Walk: June 4, Bruce Bruce and Friends’ Fathers Day Downtown Jacksonville-Hemming Plaza, Weekend Comedy Bash: June 13, Florida Theatre, ***Music By the Sea Concert Series: Every Wed., St. Johns County Pier Park & Pavilion, St. Second Saturdays Artrageous Artwalk: June 14, Historic District, Fernandina Beach, Augustine,

JUNE 26-30 Al Madrigal: June 26-June 28, Comedy Zone, Paul Varghese: June 26-June 28, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, Uptown Saturday Night: June 28, Uptown Shops, St. Augustine, 823-9263 The Downtown Bazaar: June 28, Colonial Quarter, St. Augustine,

Source DAHLIA’S POUR HOUSE Andrea Dahlia opened the doors to this beer oasis in July of 2012 wanting to create a laid back bar that’s serious about its beer. “I want people to be able to come and try a lot of beer and styles that they’ve never had before,” said Dahlia. “In addition to our beer, we have games and events that allow people to interact and meet other local beer lovers.” With 85 different taps, a selection of over a hundred different cans and bottles, and even a few meads on draught, Dahlia’s Pour House has one of the largest and most diverse selection of beer in Jacksonville. With the recent trend of local breweries canning their beer, Dahlia’s has made it a point to carry most, if not all, of them! “Cans are easier to carry and distribute, and the flavors of the beer are preserved better,” said Dahlia.

Suds PEOPLE’S PALE ALE Intuition currently cans three of their brews ( Jon Boat, People’s Pale Ale, and I-10 IPA). In addition, they’re getting ready to launch a fourth canned product: King Street Stout. People’s Pale Ale is the flagship offering from Intuition. It’s a crisp and refreshing ale, offering a solid combination of citrus hops and caramel malt flavors. It’s approachable and easy to drink. The lemon and grapefruit notes play a prominent role on the palate. The finish is slightly bitter and mildly sweet. Dahlia’s Pour House is located at 2695 Post Street at the intersection at King. Check out for a list of weekly specials and events. To see more from the Beer Apostle, including indepth reviews, check out

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Etiquette Essentials By Eric Engel


- H. Akkerman, Arnhem, Netherlands

Professor Dubious Says: For centuries, this effect was thought to be due to an optical illusion. Many theories were put forward to explain it, but none ever was fully convincing.

The investigations of modern science, however, have finally put this question to rest. Careful studies have shown that objects which are farther away actually ARE smaller. Thus, the dog down the street is smaller than your dog. In fact your dog could probably take the dog down the street in a fight every time.

When you go through a door, it’s customary to glance behind you to see if anyone else is about to come through. If there is someone, you hold it for them, or at least give it an extra little shove so it doesn’t slam shut in their face. I observed this rule several months ago when I was leaving an old office building and an old man with a cane was right behind me. I held the door, stepped back, and patiently waited for him to pass.

What will robots do for us? - J. Biseda, San Francisco, CA

Professor Dubious Says: The Asaki-1 robot being developed by Kurosawa

Industries is intended as an assistant for your main robot, taking care of the supplemental tasks that are not covered by standard household robots. While most robots currently under development can handle work such as cleaning, cooking and organizing, the Asaki-1 takes care of the tasks that take up the majority of your time, such as watching TV, attending sporting events, and complaining about your spouse to friends.

Why do some things taste better than others?

Little did I know that the “in” door for the building was “out of order.” This being right after lunch time, dozens of workers were now trying to reenter the building. By the time the little old man had passed through the door, a sizeable line had formed outside. They waited for the old man—but they weren’t about to wait for me. By the time everyone had entered, there were several people behind me waiting to leave. The last in line was an old lady carrying a large bag and two boxes. After letting her through, I offered to help her carry something. It took us three minutes to get to her car, two minutes for her to unlock her doors, and another four for her to situate her boxes and bags and thank me for my time.

- J. Bialik, Peetee, NC

Professor Dubious Says: Our bodies naturally crave cake.

How good we perceive the taste of something to be is in direct proportion to how much cake they contain. For instance, ice cream cake has a Toggfield Cake Index (TCI) of 0.86, so it is perceived as quite tasty, whereas topsoil has a TCI of <0.01, and thus is not popular as a food.


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Realizing I had left my briefcase by the door, I rushed back—praying no one else was waiting to get in or out. It was here that I discovered why no one would take the door from me. Above it, a big white sign read “WET PAINT”. The same sign had been hung on the inside, but had apparently escaped my detection. The painted door had only one flaw in it—my big hand print right in the middle.


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June Horoscope

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) Don’t expect any “love at first sight” this month. You will need to dig deep into someone’s intellect to find something you like, because the cover of this book … well, let’s just say no one would read it from the way the cover looks.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This is where you want me to say, “if you try hard enough, they will notice how special you are.” I don’t write that crap; you’re reading the wrong paper. They are ignoring you for a reason. Surprise, they are fixed on someone who isn’t you! I’ll save you from having to hear it from him/her. It’s not you, it’s them.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21) You’re not giving mixed signals, you’re giving bad ones. What you think is funny or cute doesn’t always come out as such. Quit being annoying, and try a different approach. You’ll notice people quit walking away. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Looks like this month bragging may actually work for you Cancer. Drop some not-so-subtle hints on what’s

going on good with you and watch people start to warm up to you. Who thought this negative quality would actually start to work for once!?!

Leo (July 23 – August 22) What you thought was going to be a fun summer fling is going to surprise you. Beware of the clinger. That fling is going to try and, “make it work.” They may even go as far as to, “fight for you.” Enjoy the baggage. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Your mate is going to drive you crazy this month. To the point where you’re going to want to do something foolish and make a mistake. The type of mistake you can’t shake and includes a visit to the doctor. I advise to put up with your crazy mate, buy some earplugs and just ride it out. Libra (September 23 – October 22) This month Venus will link up with unpredictable Uranus in your relationship house, and this

conjunction could throw interest your way. Yeah, I just read that myself. What!?! Apparently Uranus rules technology. So you will garner some attention online, just not with any keepers. Fire up the Tinder profile!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Easy Captain Hormone Overdrive. You may need to turn it down a notch or two. So, yeah, it’s been awhile, but don’t make it so obvious. You’re the type that probably says your tired of flings. Take a look in the mirror! Look how desperate that person is. You would have only a fling with you also.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) NSA fling alert! Venus is in Aries, your fifth house of passion and creativity this month. Who knows what that really means, but who cares. Sounds awesome. Take advantage and use that built-up mojo and hit the town and have some fun. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) I know it’s hard to concentrate on work when you are waiting for loveavenger88 to email you back. Online dating is fun, but you are a little too involved right now. I hear real, breathing people are fun too. Quit looking at your phone every 2 minutes. It’s probably a fake picture you’re in love with. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) You know how your friends have been talking lately how your current love interest is starting to rub them the wrong way? Well, heed to their advice. Your interest should move onto something that isn’t so blah, blah, blah, annoying, a nnoying, annoying Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Venus is moving through Aries, which will help stabilize the penetrating Mars. Yup, that’s what I

said. What does it mean though? You will have a sudden burst of confidence. I doubt you will do anything with it, but it will be there. Don’t get mad at me, you’re the lazy, self-pitying one.

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