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CONTENTS

ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY THE ARTS KIDS CUISINE MUSIC AROUND TOWN

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FEATURED

SPORTS & HEALTH

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What’s New with the SUNS.....................................................16-17

photo by Jay Metz

photo by Erin O’Boyle Photographics

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ROLLCALL: MARCH 26 IS MAKE UP YOUR OWN HOLIDAY DAY. WHAT WOULD YOURS BE?

MIKE WHITE PRESIDENT

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

PAZ PATEL

COURTNEY NICHOLS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Switcheroo Day. You get to act like someone else you work with and have to stay in character all day.

Wig Day – everyone wears a crazy wig!

Rainy Day Funday- the day when it is rains all day and you binge watch shows on Netflix in bed.

Superhero Day- everyone has their favorite superhero and everybody needs a superhero to get through the toils of life.

Dance Party Day! Everyone has to stop what they are doing, break out the disco ball and dance!

National Trail Running Day (there’s a National Running Day, and a National Hiking Day, but not a National Trail Running Day).

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

MARKETING SPECIALIST

National Vegetarian Day.

Travel Free Day, where all flights are free so everyone can book their dream travel trip!

Give Peace a Chance Day.

National Food Truck Day because we need another excuse to overindulge.

National “Staycation” Day. A day that we all get to stay home with our families and not have to go anywhere!

MEDIA BUYER

BUZZ WRITER

PRODUCTION MANAGER

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

National Sleep-In Day.

COO

PHOTOGRAPHER

STACEY STEINER

AMY GRESS

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ENTERTAINMENT

BUZZ PICKS Mar. 1-31

IN LIVING COLOR: ANDY WARHOL

MOCA Jacksonville MOCAJacksonville.unf.edu

This exhibition features some of Warhol’s most iconic screen prints, including portraits, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Warhol’s work is placed in conversation with other artists of the postwar era who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images.

Mar. 4-6 INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

marketing, web & graphic design, public relations and communications

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MUTT MARCH

Jacksonville Landing JacksonvilleLanding.com

Hosted by the Jacksonville Humane Society, this tailwaggin’ fundraising event is for people, pups and doglovers alike. The people/pooch fun walk will take place along the Riverwalk at 10:30 a.m. A family fun zone, pet expo, live music, contests, prizes and giveaways will continue after the walk.

35TH ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Francis Field LionsFestival.com

The Festival features tons of food, entertainment and arts and crafts. Visit the Kidz Zone, arts & crafts show, Spanish Landing, and Pirate Village. Friday night is Jazz night; Saturday and Sunday will feature country and Americana music. There will be fun for the whole family!

Mar. 7 & 8 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

as well as internships available!

Mar.

Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts THCenter.org

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time, this show is the coming-of-age tale of young Tony Manero in 1970’s Brooklyn. Based on the 1977 movie, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees and a few new hits written for this production!


Mar. 19-20 THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles everchanging career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

Mar. 24 MOSH AFTER DARK

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

Gastro Science with Ruth’s Chris: There is always room to experiment in the kitchen and the experts at Ruth’s Chris will be giving demonstrations and tips on how to wow your next dinner guests. Learn what pair’s great together and pick up some tricks for your own kitchen.

Mar. 27

ST. AUGUSTINE EASTER PARADE

Downtown St. Augustine StAugEasterFestival.com

Mar. 24 BOB SAGET

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scenestealing cameos in “Entourage” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.

The St. Augustine Easter Parade began in 1956 through the organization of the St. Augustine Easter Week Festival. This family friendly parade, is known as the Parada delos Caballos y Coches, Parade of Horses and Carriages, and features St. Augustine’s Royal Family, the Easter Bunny, community floats, and marching bands.

Apr. 16-17 OYSTER JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Met Park TheOysterJamMusicFestival.com

Shuck oysters, listen to live music, and take advantage of all that Florida living has to offer at the Oyster Jam Music Festival April 16-17 at Met Park! The festival features the best bikini contest on the river, SUP Race, Wakeboard slider jam, shuck’n contest and the oyster cook-off featuring the area’s premiere chefs rocking their best oysters for you to judge! MARCH 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

In LIvIng CoLor • Mar. 1-31 • MoCa JaCksonvILLe

COMMUNITY

35th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: Mar. 4-6, Francis Field, LionsFestival.com

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

In Living Color: Andy Warhol: Mar. 1-31, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.unf.edu

Seussapalooza: Mar. 4, St. Johns County Public Library, Southeast Branch, SJCPLS.org

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Mar. 8, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Downtown Art Walk: Mar. 2, Hemming Plaza, HemmingPlaza.org

National Beer Mile: Mar. 5, Unity Plaza, DowntownJacksonville.org

Jax Beach Art Walk: Mar. 8, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org

Florida Forum: Peyton Manning: Mar. 2, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com

Weaver First Saturday: Free for All: Mar. 5, Cummer Museum and Gardens: CummerMuseum.org

Little Learners: Mar. 9, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Dispatches from the Gulf Documentary Screening: Mar. 3, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Girls Inc. Spring 2016 Daddy Daughter Dance: Mar. 5, Hyatt Regency, GirlsIncJax.org

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show: Mar. 3-6, Prime Osborn Center, JacksonvilleSpringHomeShow.com

Flagler College Campus Visit Day: Mar. 5, Flagler College, Flagler.edu

American Landscape: Mar. 3-5, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic: Mar. 5, Times Union Center, DisneyLive.com

Firefighter Friday at the Jacksonville Zoo: Mar. 4, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org

All Pro Dad – Father and Kids Experience: Mar. 5, EverBank Field, JaxEvents.com

Cosmic Concerts: Mar. 4, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org 8

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Mutt March: Mar. 5, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Mary Poppins: Mar. 10-13, Bartram Trail High School, BTHS.StJohns.K12.FL.US Disney’s Fantasia: Mar. 11, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Florida Eucharistic Congress: Mar. 11-12, Prime Osborn Center, FloridaEucharist.org Boy Scout Workshop: Mar. 12, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Back to the Future: Mar. 12, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Riverside Arts Market: Mar. 12, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com


saturday nIght Fever Mar. 7-8 • thrasher-horne Center America’s Girls Camp In: Mar. 12-13, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

Yappy Hour: Mar. 20, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

St. Augustine Easter Parade: Mar. 27, Downtown St. Augustine, StAugEasterFestival.com

Cumberland Island Tour: Mar. 14, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

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

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Mar. 29, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise: Mar. 15, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org

Spring Discovery Camps: MOSH Moments: Mar. 21-25, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

30th Anniversary Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon: Mar. 31, Prime Osborn Center, SalvationArmyNEFL.org

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Mar. 15, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Spring Break Camp: Mar. 21-25, Theatre Jacksonville, TheatreJax.com

All About DCPS Summer Camps: Mar. 15, Main Street Library, DuvalSchools.org

Cumberland Island Tour: Mar. 21, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Business of Sports Summit: Mar. 15, Veterans Memorial Area, JaxEvents.com

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Mar. 22, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

Il Volo: Mar. 3, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Yes You Canvas: Mar. 24, Yes You Canvas, RezClick.com/YesYouCanvas

Mary Lynn Rajskub: Mar. 3-5, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Annual St. John’s County Easter Egg Hunts: Mar. 24, Palencia Park, Co.St-Johns.FL.US

Corey Smith: Mar. 4, Mavericks Live, MavericksAtTheLanding.com

Public Garden Tour: Mar. 24, Cummer Museum and Gardens: CummerMuseum.org

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall: Mar. 4, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Easter Bounce with Bunny and Egg Hunt: Mar. 24-25, Pump It Up, PumpItUpParty.com

Puttin’ On the Ritz: Mar. 4, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Riverside Arts Market: Mar. 26, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

A Faculty for Living: Mar. 4-26, Limelight Theatre, Limelight-Theatre.org

Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunt: Mar. 26, Adventure Landing Beaches, St. Augustine and Blanding, AdventureLanding.com

The Great Guitar Gathering: Mar. 5, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Labor and Employment Law Workshop: Mar. 15-16, Prime Osborn Center, Constangy.com Homeschool Program: Mar. 16, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Talks and Tea: Mar. 16, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Cumberland Island Tour: Mar. 17, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Conductor Coffee Premier: Mar. 18, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps and Sommore: Mar. 18, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Cirque De La Symphonie: Mar. 18-19, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org World Down Syndrome Day Celebration: Mar. 19, Unity Plaza, DowntownJacksonville.com Great Atlantic Country Music Fest: Mar. 19, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Riverside Arts Market: Mar. 19, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Annual St. John’s County Easter Egg Hunts: Mar. 26, Treaty Park, CO.St-Johns.FL.US Easter Eggstravangza: Mar. 26, Chets Creek Church, Hodges.ChetsCreek.com Yes You Canvas: Mar. 26, Yes You Canvas, RezClick.com/YesYouCanvas

Clay County Agricultural Fair: Mar. 31, Clay County Fairgrounds, ClayCountyFair.org

NIGHTLIFE

Jewel: Mar. 6, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Saturday Night Fever: Mar. 7-8, ThrasherHorne Center, THCenter.org Frank Sinatra Jr.: Mar. 9, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Corey Holcomb: Mar. 10-12, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com MARCH 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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What’s Happening Continued Merle Haggard: Mar. 11, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Wayne Tucker: Mar. 11, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Amost, Maine: Mar. 11-26, Players By the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org Rihanna Anti World Tour: Mar. 12, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

rIhanna antI WorLd tour Mar. 12 • veterans MeMorIaL arena

Blue Man Group: Mar. 12, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org

Diamond in the Rough: Mar. 12, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Chris Botti: Mar. 13, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Gordon Lightfoot: Mar. 16, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Mar. 17, Fionn MacCool’s, FionnMacs.com The Moody Blues: Mar. 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com North Beaches Artwalk: Mar. 17, North Beach, Artwalk, NBAW.org

The Wiz: Mar. 23 – April 24, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire: Mar. 23, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com The Legend of Zelda Symphony: Mar. 24, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Aretha Franklin: Mar. 24, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Deon Cole: Mar. 24-26, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Bob Saget: Mar. 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Once Upon A Mattress: Mar. 25-26, Limelight Theatre, Limelight-Theatre.org Cecile McLoran Salvant: Mar. 31, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com MOSH After Dark: Mar. 31, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org

SPORTS SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Mar. 2-6, Veterans Memorial Arena, SECSports.com Kilwin’s Ice Cream Run: Mar. 5, St. John’s Town Center, ClarkeSchools. org/IceCreamRun Spartan 5K: Mar. 5, Orange Park, SJCDS.net

Get the Led Out: Mar. 17, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Starfish Strut 5K and 2.5K Fun Run on the Beach: Mar. 5, Atlantic Beach Lifeguard Station, JBEStarfishStrut5K.weebly.com

The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Mar. 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com

Lighthouse Night Fest 5K and Fun Run: Mar. 5, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Lighthouse5KRun.com

Rock and Worship Roadshow: Mar. 17, Veterans Memorial Arena, TheRoadShowTour.com

March to Get Screened: Mar. 6, Jacksonville Beach, MarchToGetScreened.com

The Perking Acrobats: Mar. 18, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Gate River Run: Mar. 12, Downtown Jacksonville, Gate-RiverRun.com

Swamp Radio: Mar. 18, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Vilano Bridge 5K: Mar. 19, St. Augustine, VilanoBeachFL.com

School’s Out Theatre’s In: Mar. 18, Limelight Theatre, Limelight-Theatre.org

Shamrock 5K and Kids Run: Mar. 19, Chets Creek Elementary School, Active.com

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute: Mar. 19-20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

St. Paddy’s Run: Mar. 20, EverGreen Cemetery, 1stPlaceSports.com

Joe Satriani: Mar. 19, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com K. Michelle: Mar. 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band: Mar. 20, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies: Mar. 20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Spring Break College Tour: Mar. 21-25, Legend Center, WNME.org 12

Teen’s Spring Break “Stay-cation”: Mar. 21-23, Publix Aprons Cooking School San Jose, Publix.com

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Chick-Fil-A 5K: Mar. 26, River City Marketplace, 1stPlaceSports.com Lumi-Ton-IX Run: Mar. 26, Nocatee, 1stPlaceSports.com UF vs. FSU Baseball: Mar. 29, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxEvents.com


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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

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

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

We had our first National Campaign in 2008, and now BOOKS-A-GO GO is celebrating 9 years,

and over 850,000 books given out to children in need across the country and in 25 countries around the world! Our goal is to have book drives across the country, collecting books no longer used, and giving them to the millions of children who cannot afford them. We are so grateful for the many people who have participated to make this vision a reality!”

BETTY METZ Bibliophiles of America, BOOKS-A-GO GO, Inc. BooksAGoGo.org

Betty Metz started the BOOKS-A-GO GO in 2007 with support of the community donating books to children in need. BOOKS-A-GO GO started at West Jacksonville Elementary School, where she volunteered just wanted to get books for her school. Requests for books came in from other schools, and BOOKS-A-GO GO began after a one-time community book drive began a continual flow of book donations. Metz has her BA Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Urban Planning. 14

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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH

Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

He’s a professional gambler and political analyst from Manchester, England and he’s putting most of his chips on Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination here in America in 2016. Paul Krishnamurty has been the chief political analyst for the world’s leading betting exchange, Betfair.com, for the past nine years. Betfair is regarded as one of the best prediction guides to elections. In the U.K., there are virtually no restrictions on political gambling, as there are here in the United States. Krishnamurty’s fresh perspective gives him a unique point of view of analysis for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “In England, we have no partisanship one way or the other towards your candidates, so all my bets are research and data-driven,” he told First Coast Connect. Krishnamurty is devoting himself to the 2016 US elections and traveling the country to the key primaries and convention states. Throughout his journey, he will be writing a diary book of the whole experience while he analyzes races and predicts outcomes. He will be blogging regularly at his website PoliticalGambler.com, including blogging live during the debates and as the primary results come in. After mastering political betting in U.K. General Elections and party leadership contests, he moved onto U.S. politics for the 2008 elections. During the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, he backed Barack Obama at 10/1 to become President and John McCain at 20/1 for the Republican Nomination. For the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, he confidently and repeatedly advised readers to bet on Barack Obama winning a second term two years before the election.

American Lung Association Lungse.org

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through our 3-tiered approach of education, advocacy and research, we envision a world free of lung disease. Together, we continue our fight for clean air and healthy lungs.

“In England, we have no partisanship one way or the other towards your candidates, so all my bets are research and data-driven.” - Paul Krishnamurty

The combination of his deep political knowledge and non-partisan, hardheaded analysis of betting markets enables Paul to provide a one-of-a-kind viewpoint on politics. His sole agenda is to predict winners and make money. And for the record, although he’s betting on Cruz (with some side bets on Marco Rubio) to take the GOP nomination, Krishnamurty says the 2016 general election still favors the Democrats - but only slightly. Make sure to tune into WJCT’s First Coast Connect on 89.9 FM each weekday morning at 9am to hear from the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast!

UCOM UrbanServ Inc UCOMJax.org

UCOM UrbanServ, Inc has been working to end hunger and poverty in Jacksonville’s Southside communities since 1979. Currently operating a food pantry, Meals on Wheels, CNA Scholarship Program, tutoring partnership with San Jose Elementary, and more, UCOM’s combined programs served over 23,000 people in 2015.

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F FEATURE

Photos by Jay Metz

BUZZ TAKE:

Suns Behind the Scenes

Trevor Johnson Group Sales Manager 904-374-4558 • TrevorJ@jaxsuns.com Seasons with the Suns: 2011-present Experience: Began with the Suns as an intern in 2011. He has also previously been the Suns’ Director of Merchandise, and he now oversees the group sales and ticketing department.

WHERE TO WATCH $5 TICKETS – EVERY GAME!

Andrea Williams Director of Community Relations 904-374-4749 • Andrea@jaxsuns.com

Affordable family fun starts here! For every game in 2016, general admission is only $5. A family of four can enjoy the game from the right-field bleachers or left-field berm grass for just $20 at any game! Close by is the center-field Kids Zone.

Seasons with the Suns: Rookie in 2016!

SKY BOX

Experience: Director of Ticket Operations for the Quad Cities River Bandits (Class-A Midwest League), Account Executive for the Atlanta Dream (WNBA).

Taste the ballpark luxury experience. Each airconditioned, fully-furnished suite has indoor bar seating and serving areas, with outdoor, roof-covered balcony seating overlooking the field. There is a delicious catering menu and personal wait staff. Sky Boxes are $600 per game; annual and semi-annual leasing rates are available. DUGOUT BOX SEATS

BULLPEN TERRACE

Get an up-close view of future major leaguers and all the on-field excitement of Suns baseball. Located right behind home plate and between the two dugouts, this is the only general seating area with wait staff. Season ticket plans start at less than $11 per game.

Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat, 90-minute picnic and a unique field view from brand-new, high-top swivel chairs and rail tables. Behind the Suns bullpen on the third-base side, the exclusive area hosts a group of 24-48 people. Picnic and game tickets are $30 per person (minimum 24 people).

Ernest Hopkins Director of Food and Beverage 904-224-8531 • Ernest@jaxsuns.com Seasons with the Suns: Rookie in 2016! Experience: Recently food and beverage manager for SAVOR Jacksonville. Retired U.S. Navy, he has a master’s degree from Webster University in Jacksonville and is married with five children.

WHERE TO GRAB A COCKTAIL

Any fan can settle into the ballpark before a game or stop in during the game at the air-conditioned, indoor Sundowner Lounge on the suite level. With a full bar, you can choose your personalized drink, and sit for a visit with friends while enjoying the view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline and riverfront. Grab a spot by the TVs, and you won’t have to miss any game action. 16

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Theresa Viets

Box Office Manager 904-374-4745 • Theresa@jaxsuns.com

Seasons with the Suns: 2007-present Experience: Suns Box Office Manager (20112014), Director of Community Relations (2015), Executive Assistant and Receptionist (2007-2011).


sound OFF

Family Sundays – starting Sunday, April 10 “Affordable Family Fun” is the catch phrase of the new Jacksonville Suns, and all 11 Sunday home games will be especially planned to bring kids and parents together. Before the game, kids and their parents can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. After catch, kids can come onto the concourse, where a Suns player will read a children’s story. Sunday home games will begin at 3:05 p.m., with exceptions on Sunday, April 17 (5:05 p.m.), and on holiday weekends, when fireworks will follow 6:05 p.m. games on Sunday, July 3, for the Independence Day Celebration and Sunday, Sept. 4, for Fan Appreciation Night. Following every Sunday home game, kids can run the bases on the field!

Family Fireworks and Red Shirt Fridays – starting Friday, April 8 The Suns will make a season-long tribute to military personnel at Friday home games. For all 11 Friday nights, the Suns will wear red jerseys, and encourage fans to show their support as well. Any fan wearing a red shirt to the Suns box office on Friday game days can get $1 off the price of a regular game ticket or choose to have that $1 from the purchase donated to a military charity. Following each Friday home game will be a spectacular fireworks show!

All Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games – plus Opening Night Thursday, April 7 – are available in a “Weekender” ticket package, starting at less than $7 per game! Call 904-358-2846 to order.

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EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT // PROMOTIONAL LINEUP 1 Make a Difference on Mondays

Through the brand-new “Charity Begins at Home” program, each Monday will feature a local nonprofit organization raising funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion at the game. Contact Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams for details.

2 Trending Tuesday Each Tuesday night’s theme will uniquely focus on a “trending” topic or phenomenon – in social media, the news, popular culture or the Jacksonville area. Be sure to follow JaxSuns.com and the Suns on social media for updates. Have an idea? Email info@jaxsuns.com.

3 Wednesday Matinees All three weekday early games will be Wednesdays. April 20 (11:05 a.m.) will highlight education. May 18 (12:05 p.m.) is for business people to come enjoy sunshine and Suns baseball. June 29 (12:05 p.m.) is a special game for summer youth programs.

4 Thirsty Thursday The Suns will offer drink specials at every Thursday home game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The most frequent night of the week for a 2016 Suns game, a set of 13 Thursday games begins with Opening Night April 7.

5 Giveaway Saturdays To accommodate families’ weekend schedules, all 11 Giveaway Saturday home games will begin at 6:05 p.m. But come early! Gates open at 5 p.m., and the first 1,000 fans to each Saturday home game will receive a premium giveaway item! MARCH 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE ARTS Lora Wood Artist and photographer Lora Wood has a love for art; a love that started very early in life and has sustained her through the many curves that it has taken over the years. “Art has always been a part of who I am. It has been my escape from reality, my therapy. My first love was photography. As a kid, my Uncle was always showing up with postcards and pictures from all over the world, and I ‘felt’ them! They weren’t just photographs. They were color, angles, experiences, feelings …I was hooked!” Her friends describe her as a “Florida Gypsy Artist.” due to her overwhelming need to travel. If she is not driving the back roads looking for new experiences and things to photograph, she is at her home daydreaming about traveling them and painting the visions that ensue. “There is a feeling that I get from creating something from nothing, a calmness that takes over. Each of my images, whether real or imagined, is a part of me, a feeling that I was experiencing; something that I couldn’t describe with words, so it had to be photographed, painted, drawn, or created. I never know what is going to come out, I just let go and see what it becomes.” She has a very eclectic style, a love of color, and when painting, prefers to work in acrylics and oils. She is currently a member of The Jacksonville Art Guild, The Art Center and the Art Guild of Orange Park. Her work may be seen on her website ShotsFromTheRoad. com, as well as The Art Center Galleries, downtown and various local business around Orange Park.

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Arts in March PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTIST

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

March 7-8

Thrasher-Horne Center • THCenter.org

Witness one of the most beloved dance stories in a spectacular new production, “Saturday Night Fever.” This coming of age tale stars young Tony Manero, who learns the value of life in 1970’s Brooklyn. Based on the 1977 movie, this musical is packed with legendary hits including “Stayin’ Alive,” and more!

IN LIVING COLOR: ANDY WARHOL AND CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING

Mar. 1 – May 15

MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksonville.unf.edu

This exhibition features some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic screen prints, including his portrait of Marilyn Monroe. “In Living Color” is divided into five sections: experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol’s work is placed in conversation with other artists who use color to shape how we interpret images.

BLUE MAN GROUP

Mar. 12-13

Times-Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment you’ll never forget. Don’t miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.

THE WIZ

Mar. 23- April 24

Alhambra Dinner Theatre • AlhambraJax.com

Come to the Alhambra Dinner Theatre for “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical.” This production is a glorious musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious funky soul, this musical renews relevance to a timeless classic.

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KIDS

KIDS PICKS Mar. 5

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY AND MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC

Times Union Center • DisneyLive.com

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with “Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic!” Join Mickey, Minnie, and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown, along with special appearances by Tinker Bell, Aladdin’s Genie, and more!

Mar. 11

EASTER BOUNCE WITH BUNNY AND EGG HUNT

Mar. 19

Pump It Up Beach Blvd. PumpItUpParty.com

SHAMROCK 5K AND KIDS RUN

DISNEY’S FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT

Times Union Center • FSCJArtistSeries.org

Witness scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000,” presented live-inconcert by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. This stunning production features iconic moments like Mickey dabbling in magic in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

Mar. 24-25

Chets Creek Elementary School Active.com

Come to Chet’s Creek Elementary School for the Shamrock 5K and Kids Fun Run! Children will receive a Subway Kids Run Jax finishers medal. Be sure to wear your green and gold, or lucky leprechaun race wear. The best dressed male and female will win a prize!

Just in time for the Easter holiday, bring your kids to Pump It Up for the Easter Bounce! Easter eggs will be hidden all around the gigantic inflatables for your kids to find. Plus, enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny and a special craft. Reserve your space online in advance.

“READY JET GO!” takes viewers on a journey into outer space, building on children’s curiosity about science, technology and astronomy. The series follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore the solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way. Catch “READY, JET, GO!” on WJCT-TV 7.1 Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on WJCT-TV 7.4 Saturdays at 9 a.m. Daniel Tiger-LIVE! Catch READY, JET, GO! on WJCT-TV 7.1 Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on WJCT-TV 7.4 Saturdays at 9 a.m.

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

WJCT is proud to have recently aired the premiere episodes of “READY JET GO!,” PBS KIDS’ newest series for kids ages 3-8. An animated series that helps children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts, “READY JET GO!” also has related digital content, including games, hands-on activities, and parent resources. “READY JET GO!” expands on kids’ natural interest in science and astronomy and extends PBS KIDS’ mission to use the power of media to spark children’s curiosity. “READY JET GO!” encourages a love of learning and exploration, broadening kids’ horizons to the outer limits of space and imagination. 22

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“Won’t you be my neighbor?” The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the hit television series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to come to Jacksonville on May 22 to delight audiences with “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood-LIVE!” Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes the entire family on an interactive Join us Sunday, May 22, as WJCT, The Jacksonville Zoo, and Florida Theatre present Daniel Tiger-Live! @ 2 p.m. and musical adventure as he and his The 5 p.m. Visit FloridaTheatre.com now to get your tickets! friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing and laughter will warm the hearts of multiple generations! Tickets available at FloridaTheatre.com.


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MOSH: By Kristi Taylor

Dinosaurs, LEGOs & Space Featured Topics at MOSH Summer Camps Looking for a fun, yet educational, place to send your child while school’s out? MOSH offers Spring and Summer Camps to keep your little – and not so little – ones busy. Spring Camps will be held March 21 through 25 and Summer Camps will kick off June 13, running through August 12. In celebration of MOSH’s 75th anniversary, Spring Discovery Camp goers will create a time capsule and commemorative pieces to be displayed at MOSH. Campers will get to explore Museum exhibits and attend science shows in the JEA Science Theater and the Florida Naturalist’s Center. Beginning in June, Summer Discovery Camp goers will get to explore science, history, astronomy and more with weekly adventures that are sure to tap into a child’s interests in Summer Discovery Camps. A popular camp that debuted last year, Build It!, is back. Campers will become honorary members of the MOSH Exhibits Team to explore the history of engineering, build with different types of materials, and construct their very own take-home creations in MOSH’s workshop! Space camps will feature a trip to Kennedy Space Center. More than 25 camp topics will be offered over nine weeks. For camp costs, times and descriptions, visit theMOSH.org. Don’t forget that MOSH Members receive a 20% discount.

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

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

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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste

Appetizer:

Shrimp Dip – creamy dip packed with bite-sized shrimp, served warm with chips only $6.99.

The Chatty Crab

crawfish, shrimp, etc.), kid’s standards such as chicken tenders, fried seafood platters and fish baskets served with seasoned fries, and the chef’s homemade coleslaw. The batter on the fried shrimp is well seasoned, super crispy and delicious – a must try.

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

the facts

Where: 9041 Southside Blvd . (Next to HomeGoods Store) Price: $8 to $69 Contact: (904) 888-0639

So Southside has another unique yet yummy spot to satiate starving seafood lovers. Crowded in the corner of the Academy Sports Store strip mall next to the Homegoods store, The Chatty Crab has opened its doors for crustaceanchowing customers. While 50¢ wings are also on the menu, The Chatty Crab has a full array of different crab boils that can be selected. This menu is unlike any in Jacksonville. It is truly unique in its boil offerings and I like it – a lot! The sauces, dips and boil seasonings are all the chef’s own signature concoctions. Boils can be had at many different price points, ranging from $18.99 to a familysized boil of $69.99 (feeds 4 or 5). You can purchase either a NOLA (spicier) or Chesapeake blend for your boil and, with each price point, add different elements such as crawfish, mussels, clams, Dungeness Crab, etc. There is the additive of hardboiled egg which is unusual, but incredibly tasty, as well. This crustacean-cracking spot is super casual (flip-flops acceptable) with a full bar, 10 TVs, and a lot of seating in the back room. While the boils here are the shining star, the menu offers other elements such as seafood by the pound (crabs,

Friendly, fast and informative, my service here was amazing as well. This is a great spot to have a cold drink, kick back with crab crackers in hand, and eat like a king - Neptune that is. And with good price points at this ocean-indulgent spot, you can be assured your appetite (and your wallet) won’t leave crabby.

“We have an amazing array of crab boil selections for Jacksonville to try.” - Super server Michelle Buzzworthy Note: TCC has a full bar with Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. During this time, hungry patrons can receive lunches from $5.95 and $11.95 all-you-can-eat wings Monday through Friday, $2 drafts, $2 Yuengling, $2 Bud Light and $2 PBR. Wings are always 50¢ each and shot specials can definitely libate the thirstiest of customers at $4 for Patron shots, $4 for Crown Apple Shots and $6 Hennessy shots. Look for upcoming events such as a Ladies Night, Comedy Night and Trivia.

menu sample

Soup:

Seafood Chowder – generous bowl of broth-based soup, packed with all kinds of seafaring bites only $7.99.

Entrée:

NOLA 3 – large bucket of crab boil containing crawfish, shrimp, Crab, clams mussels, sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes and hardboiled eggs for only $49.99 (easily serves 2 to 3).

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GRAB A BITE Burrito Gallery BurritoGallery.com

Are you searching for fresh Mexican classics? Come to Burrito Gallery for tacos, burritos and more! This hotspot has a fun and festive atmosphere with live music and friendly locals. Fionn MacCool’s

Fionnmacs.com

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

Visit Taverna San Marco for handcrafted Italian cuisine. This trendy wine bar serves brick-oven pizzas as well as seasonal Italian eats. Enjoy their sophisticated flavors made with simple ingredients. Hoby’s Honey & General Store Facebook.com/ProducingEdibles

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

PERSONAL CHEF JUSTIN PETRUCE SBRAGA & COMPANY

Interview by Monica Stouder

Executive Chef Justin Petruce of Sbraga & Co. is an amazing force in the kitchen. A true culinary artist, this amazing Chef has left Philadelphia to grace Jacksonvillians with some incredibly amazing eats. We got a quick minute with this savvy chef to get some insight into his influences and some of his favorite things.

BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking?

JP: At a young age, probably around seven or eight years old.

BUZZ: What sets your restaurant apart from others within your food style, and in the local area?

JP: We try to be progressive without

University-Charlotte.

being pretentious. Our specialty is home-style food that you can share with your family, like you would share a Thanksgiving dinner, but hopefully a little more upscale than how grandma would prepare it.

BUZZ: What cuisines influence your

BUZZ: What is your most

style of cooking?

memorable kitchen experience?

JP: In Philadelphia, there is a big

JP: The opening stages and the

melting pot of people and cultures, from Chinese to Moroccans; I try to take it all in. Here in Jacksonville, I’m having fun playing with Southern cuisine.

stress it put on me when I opened my own restaurant in Philly. Having that experience is really valuable, since I joined the Sbraga & Company team right after it opened.

BUZZ: Most unusual dish you

BUZZ: If you could have your own

BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef? JP: I went to Johnson and Wales

have eaten?

JP: I ate a newt once, it wasn’t great.

cooking show what would you name it?

JP: Petruce on the Loose.

RECIPE BOX

Shrimp Ceviche (serves six people)

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

1.5 pounds shrimp ½ cup Old Bay 2 lemons, sliced 1/8 cup lime juice 1/8 cup olive oil ½ cup black beans, cooked 1/8 cup red onion, julienned 1/8 cup roasted poblano pepper, diced ¼ cup popcorn, popped Sliced avocado Salt

1. Add Old Bay and lemons to one gallon of water, bring to boil, reduce to simmer. 2. Poach shrimp until done; remove, cool, peel, and dice. 3. Combine shrimp, beans, poblano, olive oil and lime juice in a bowl. 4. Season with salt to taste. 5. Split mixture into six bowls. Garnish with red onion, popcorn and avocado.


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MUSIC

THE MOODY BLUES -by Jasmin Lankford

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Rock legends The Moody Blues will visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre during their Spring tour, “Fly Me High.” For five decades, The Moody Blues have lit up the hearts and minds of millions of rock fans with inspiring anthems like, “Night in White Satin,” and “I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band).” The band’s unique style of music expresses themes of love, compassion, and peace worldwide.

From being immortalized on “The Simpsons” to having their music featured in movies, television, and in national advertisement campaigns such as VISA, The Moody Blues are embedded not only in music history, but in pop culture. The Moody Blues continue to produce music that bridges the gap between rock, classical, and pop-rock genres without ever wavering in their integrity and commitment. The band named the 2016 tour “Fly Me High” to mark the 50th Anniversary of Justin Hayward and John Lodge joining Graeme Edge as well as Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder as lead guitarist and bassist for the iconic band. Since their formation in England, The Moody Blues have created top-charting music that offers unprecedented and inspirational depth.

CATCH THEM LIVE:

Mar. 17 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

WEBSITE:

StAugAmphitheatre.com

K. MICHELLE AND FRIENDS PRESENT MY LIFE -by Jasmin Lankford

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: K. Michelle is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. She is on the road again, performing live at the Florida Theatre for the “My Life” Tour. She is currently No. 2 on the R&B charts, and has solidified her place among music’s elite, garnering a Soul Train Award for “Best New Artist” and an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding New Artist.” K. Michelle’s first two studio albums, “Rebellious Soul” and “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?” were both No. 1 on the charts, selling copies worldwide. She also has had several chart-topping singles including, “I Just Can’t Do This,” “How Many Times,” and “Fallin’,” featuring Missy Elliott. In 2014, K. Michelle toured with Robin Thicke during his “Blurred Lines” tour. She went on a joint tour with Keyshia Cole in 2015. K. Michelle is also a television personality with her own show, “K. Michelle: My Life.” Her highly anticipated third studio album, “More Issues Than Vogue” will be released later this year.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Mar. 20 at the Florida Theatre

WEBSITE:

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FLORENCE K FlorenceK.com

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH MUSIC? Music was always part of my life. I was born to an opera-singer mother and a guitarist father and I started playing piano at the age of 3. I studied classical piano for ten years and later on, I got interested in jazz and world music. I have released my first album in 2005 at age 22. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION? I find inspiration in every little feeling, every emotion, every thought that creates a sparkle inside of me. And of course, in love! IF YOU COULD DO ANY JOB BESIDES BEING A MUSICIAN, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I went to college to study communication and journalism, which I loved, and it has actually helped me a lot since I’m the host of a radio show here in Montreal and I wrote a book last year. I also taught yoga for a while, because I love yoga and I wanted to share my passion for it with children and teenagers. I would probably work in that field or in the psychology field. WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES? I love Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hector Lavoe, Buena Vista Social Club, The Beatles, Chucho Valdes. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WRITING MUSIC AND TOURING? I am the single mother of a beautiful nine-year-old and I love being a mom, so I spend the most quality time possible with her. I also love to read and I’m writing another book. TELL US ABOUT YOUR CRAZIEST FAN/TOURING STORY? I love when people come to me and they tell me about how a certain song of mine associated with an important moment in their life. A woman told me my album played on repeat during her delivery! And one of my song was the wedding song of a couple… i just find that it really shows how important music and how perfectly it underlines the most meaningful moments of life. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUMENT TO PLAY BESIDES THE PIANO? I don’t play any other instrument! I can fake play guitar, a bit of trumpet and flute, but piano really is my main thing! HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO FLORIDA? JACKSONVILLE? DO YOU HAVE ANY TIME TO EXPLORE WHILE YOU’RE HERE? I’ve been to Florida many times, a big chunk of my family lives in Miami and Boca and I love it. It’s gonna be my first time in Jacksonville, though! CAN YOU SHARE A SONG FROM YOUR LATEST ALBUM THAT REALLY STANDS OUT FOR YOU? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I didn’t write my latest album, because it’s a jazz standards recording with crooner matt dusk, but there is a song in there called “How Insensitive” that was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and that tells the story of a love that’s dying and how insensitive the person who wants to leave may look. Jobim nailed the emotion so perfectly and the melody is so beautiful. ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY NON-PROFITS OR SOCIAL CAUSES THAT ARE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? I work with an organization in Montreal called “La Foundation Du Dr. Julien,” which is a social pediatrics clinic and center of activities for kids and teens from a difficult neighborhood. I teach yoga there once a week and I help them with their fundraising. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I have just released a jazz and bossa album with Toronto crooner Matt Dusk and now I’m writing my next album. I also am gonna be doing a big tour in Canada and keep on hosting my music radio show! FRIDAY, APRIL 15 AT THRASHER-HORNE CENTER

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Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

JEWEL

Mar. 6 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Four-time Grammy nominee Jewel is best known for her songs, “Foolish Games” and “You Were Meant for Me.” A New York Times best-selling poet and author, her latest book, “Never Broken - Songs Are Only Half the Story” was released alongside her newest album, “Picking Up the Pieces.”

ARETHA FRANKLIN

Mar. 24 St. Augustine Amphitheatre StAugAmphitheatre.com

RIHANNA ANTI WORLD TOUR

Mar. 12 Veterans Memorial Arena • JaxEvents.com

Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist, Rihanna will visit Jacksonville for the Anti World Tour. Rihanna is a modern music, entertainment, and fashion icon. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 54 million albums and 210 million digital tracks worldwide, making her the top-selling digital artist of all time.

CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

Mar. 31 Ritz Theatre and Museum • RitzJacksonville.com

Cécile McLorin Salvant is the 2016 Grammy award winner for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing at 8. Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard, and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. 32

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Reigning and undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin has an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to her current RCA Records release, “Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics.” She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an eighteen (and counting) Grammy Award winner, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement, and Grammy Living Legend awardee.


AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ

RACHEL TATE

SAHARA CAFÉ AND BAR Interview by Monica Stouder

What is unique about your bar area? We have a large, three-sided bar central to the restaurant that is setup for social interaction. I’ve seen many firsttime customers welcomed in not just by employees, but customers as well. Strangers easily become friends here.

atmosphere. We have many repeat customers that we know by name and have their order or preferences memorized, which allows us to provide a personalized experience. Our goal is to turn new and first-time customers into regulars so that they always feel comfortable, welcome, and valued.

When is Happy Hour?

Have any local Jax celebs stopped by for a drink?

Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. This includes specials on our drafts, well liquors, and hookahs.

Reggie Hayward and his fiancée have been known to come in, and we even had the comedian Doug Benson in before.

What kind of weekly drink specials do you offer?

When customers are having a really good time at your business what are they doing?

Besides our Happy Hour 5 days a week, we offer half off all draft beers on Wednesdays, as well as discounted bottled beers. Fridays and Saturdays, we have drink specials that change every week. Tell us about your best-selling drink. Our customers’ most favorite drink would be the Berries and Cream. It is a perfectly balanced cocktail between sweet, fruity, and citrus, with layered grenadine for flavor and to add to the attractiveness of the drink. What do you love most about Jacksonville’s nightlife? What I love the most is that while our city is big, you will always run into someone you know. We also have a great culture, from the art walks all across town to our museums. The way we treat our local businesses like treasures is hard to find anywhere else. The people here are what really make Jacksonville, Jacksonville.

MIXOLOGY

Berries and Cream

Normally they are hanging out with old friends, sharing a hookah, buying each other shots, and taking advantage of the social atmosphere by making new friends. What is your funniest customer story? That would be a toss-up between the time a regular stopped by Saharas before the Batman premiere dressed as Batman, simultaneously throwing me over his shoulder and yelling “Rachel” in a Batman growl; and then on Halloween, a group of regulars orchestrated an entrance in which our DJ played the Ghostbusters theme song and they entered in Ghostbusters costumes complete with one Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. What does your staff enjoy the most about working here? We enjoy getting to know our customers on a more personal level. Many of us have built relationships with them outside of work. It’s kind of like an ever growing family.

Do you serve any local liquors or brews? We have Intuition, Veterans United, and Bold City on draft.

What do you want more people to know about your business?

INGREDIENTS

Do you have music or any kind of events or games?

Aside from our unbeatable hookahs and drinks, by taste and price, we have a great selection of food. From Mediterranean to our American dishes, we have something for everyone!

Three Olives Whipped vodka

We have karaoke on Monday nights, a DJ on Thursday nights, and belly dancing every Friday night. We will be developing and adding more events soon.

Dragonberry Bacardi rum Simple syrup Fresh squeezed lime juice

What compliments do you hear most often from your customers? The most common and most appreciated compliment that we hear from customers is that we have a “Cheers”-like

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#LoveKeeler

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

17255 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32234 Phone: (904) 574-4040 | Email: info@thekeelerproperty.com Share the love @KeelerProperty

facebook.com/TheKeelerProperty

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SPORTS & HEALTH Mar. 15

Mar. MARCH TO GET SCREENED 5K 6 Participate in the March to Get Screened, an annual 5K to Jacksonville Beach MarchToGetScreened.com

raise awareness of colon cancer. All proceeds benefit the BGC Foundation for research and education. Register to walk or run at this awesome event. After the race, enjoy the award ceremony and live music after party!

Mar. GATE RIVER RUN 12 Get ready for the GATE River Run, EverBank Field Gate-RiverRun.com

the largest 15K race in the United States! Last year over 24,000 people participated in the feature events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile. Bring the whole family for the fun!

GAME FACE

Local Athletes of Jacksonville

SPORTS PICK S ARMADA FC VS. JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Jacksonville University Southern Oak Stadium

The Armada FC is Jacksonville’s official North American Soccer League club. Enjoy the exciting action as our talented players dominate the pitch during preseason against Jacksonville University. This match will be the last preseason game before the regular season begins. You don’t want to miss this!

Mar. 29 UF VS. FSU BASEBALL

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxEvents.com

Are you ready for some in-state rivalry? Head to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for the annual Florida versus Florida State baseball game. This special rivalry game will celebrate its 10th meeting in Jacksonville. Be there to witness this signature sporting event. Who will you be rooting for?

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

CHRISTIAN CARLYLE The Bishop Kenny senior basketball player surpassed the 2,000 career points mark earlier this year. Carlyle is a shooter with an ability to get to the rim, too. He is committed to play his college basketball at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers. Carlyle chose the Eagles over other offers like George Washington and Duquesne.

PEKKA LAGERBLOM One of the newest Jacksonville Armada players this season is a former member of the Finland men’s national team. Lagerblom is a midfielder and has played at high levels of soccer for more than a decade. The 33-year-old is part of a new look Armada team that won a couple of preseason matches over MLS competition in February.

KEVIN WATERS The Jacksonville Giants head coach is in his sixth season in charge of the ABA basketball team here in the River City. Waters and the Giants won two ABA Championships and continue to be one of the premiere teams in the league. Waters has also spent time coaching at Ed Waters College and Kennesaw State.

JAKE MEDLOCK The former Fletcher High School star was drafted into the new Major League Football League. He was drafted in the 15th round. Medlock, a quarterback, played last season over in Europe. He played his college football at Florida International and Valdosta State. MARCH 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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SUDOKU

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY MARCH HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) Beggars can’t be choosers. It’s time you realize who you are and try dating within your range. If you are only a 5, quit trying to hook up with 9’s and 10’s. You know the rule: plus or minus one. Deal with it. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Bring some adventure and play back into your love life this month. Let’s face it, you’ve been just flat out boring lately. And if you disagree, when’s the last time you tried anything different or new? Ha! See, I told you. You’re boring and predictable. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Things are still hot this month, Gemini, but the old trust issue may come up. You may be turning a lot of heads this month, but your jealous nature may get in the way. Instead of a good romantic month, your inner beast may work its way out. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Hard work is finally paying off. All those little things you’ve been doing are finally going to get that crush to notice you. I like that philosophy: do a thousand nice things in hopes he or she will talk to you as opposed to walking right up and talking to them to see if they are worth it. Keep it up. Leo (July 23 – August 22) I read this online for you Leo: “Things are going so well you need to take your relationship to the next level and perhaps get engaged or married.” Made me think that writer has been dating a Leo for a long time, or they are really onto something. Hmm… Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Love planet Venus spends this month in Capricorn, which is your lusty fifth house. This apparently means you’re not taking relationships seriously and being a “flirt.” We grown-ups use a different word for those playing the field and going out with different people all the time, but “flirt” is safer to print.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) According to an online source, “Your hoarding instincts are ebbing this month.” That doesn’t sound very romantic at all. Your hoarding instincts? Yeah, um.… no. Unless, of course, you are collecting several phone numbers for another lonely weekend, which should be pretty soon. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Romance kicks in this month. The Sun moves to Pisces, your fifth house of love. I’m not sure what that means to you, but my “Horoscopes for Idiots” book tells me others will find you a suitable mate due to planetary alignment. Crazy stuff, huh? Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) This month you find yourself lucky with love. It’s time to indulge in a hedonistic fantasy or two. And why have just two if you can have more? And yes, hedonistic was a “word of the day” that I have been waiting to use. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) And the no-brainer online advice this month fell to you, Capricorn. “Your workaholic tendencies could cut into baby-making hours.” That was the advice from an online competitor. Just in case you couldn’t figure that one out yourself, they (and I) are here to help you out. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Aquarius, you’re less like water and more like a werewolf this month. Your love life will peak this month with the full moon on the 22. Go out and feed your animalistic needs. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) You’re craving freedom this month. Lucky for you, you won’t have to worry about anyone bogging you down, because you will be alone. It’s ok. This should be something you are used to, little Pisces.

MALCOLM ANTHONY

822 A1A N #310, • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-4529 (4LAW) • MalcolmAnthony.com

What do I do if I have a bunch of unpaid tickets and get pulled over? If a traffic citation does not get paid timely, the clerk issues a D-6 transmission to the Fla. Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and your driving privilege will be suspended. If your license is suspended and you are unaware of it, the officer can cite you for a civil traffic infraction of Driving with a Suspended License unknowingly. If you tell him you drove knowing your license was suspended, it is a criminal offense.

What do I do once I am cited? DO NOT go pay this ticket. If you pay a civil Driving with a Suspended License ticket, it will count as a conviction for the purposes of Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) designation, potentially leading to a FIVE-year suspension. Call the law office of Malcolm Anthony at 285-4529 and let us pull your lifetime driving record and set a court date and make sure you do not get convicted.

What do I do to fix all these old tickets? DO NOT just go pay them, especially if you have several. It may result in a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) designation and suspend your license for FIVE years. Call the law office of Malcolm Anthony at 285-4529. We have an active license restoration and traffic practice. We can avoid the suspension by walking through the process of fixing these old tickets so you don’t receive the designation or points leading to a suspension.

What do I do if I get a letter from DHSMV informing me I am to be suspended for HTO designation for five years? Call the law office of Malcolm Anthony right away at 285-4529. We can stop the suspension and restore your privilege. 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.

MARCH 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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