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ROLLCALL

What is your favorite thing about fall?

MIKE WHITE

KYLE BROWN

NATALIA GONZALES PRODUCTION MANAGER

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

Getting in the spirit for Jaxtoberfest!

The feeling on the way down.

Anything and everything pumpkin, especially PSL!

Holiday treats!

PRESIDENT

PAZ PATEL

ACCOUNTING

COURTNEY NICHOLS

RENEE MOORE

MEREDITH TEKIN

BETH SULLIVAN

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Cooler weather and the kids going back to school!

Spending time with family and friends.

It’s all about fall fashion.

KATRINA DAVIS

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

I like the cooler weather and of course, FOOTBALL!

Flannel button-ups, changing leaves, and tights are the only good things about fall. Summer forever.

Thanksgiving because its a holiday focused on family.

Jag’s tailgating!

WES BENWICK

CRAIG ONEAL

ALBERT BAGOCIUS

RILEY SHAABER

Hurricane parties.

NFL football season.

Cooler temperatures!

College football - Go ‘Noles.

AMY GRESS

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

KRISTINA VELAZQUEZ

The weather, fun activities and the pumpkin flavored food/drinks!

Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday.

I’m a scarf-a-holic, so I love busting those out.

COO

English premier league.

BOB ZINSSER

SALES & TRAINING SPECIALIST

WEB DIRECTOR

WEB SPECIALIST

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

PHOTOGRAPHER

MEDIA BUYER

BUZZ WRITER

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PRINT SPECIALIST

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

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FEATURED FALL in Love with Local Nonprofits .................................................. 18-19 Photo by Monica Lea Imagery

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ENTERTAINMENT

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COMMUNITY

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THE ARTS

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THEATRE

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KIDS

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CUISINE

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MUSIC

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SPORTS & HEALTH

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AROUND TOWN

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NIGHTLIFE

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BRAIN FOOD

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ENTERTAINMENT

BUZZ PICKS Sept. 3-6

D.L. HUGHLEY

The Comedy Zone ComedyZone.com

Enjoy D. L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. He has also made an impression in other arenas as a host of the TBS show, “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” and his afternoon radio show, “The D.L. Hughley Show.”

Sept. 5 LINDY HOP LESSON AND SWING DANCE

Monarch Ballroom FirstCoastBLS.com

Head to the Monarch Ballroom and Dance Studio for a fun, familyfriendly event. Start the night off with beginner Lindy dance lessons followed by social dancing until midnight. Enjoy swing, blues, modern music and more. Come dance the night away!

Sept. 3-7

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

Sept. 10 ADAMEC BIKE NIGHT

Jacksonville Landing JacksonvilleLanding.com

Enjoy free bike parking on Hogan Street, $10 bike washes, on-site tattooing, food and drink specials, live entertainment by Spanky the Band, a chance to win a $250 Adamec HarleyDavidson gift card, and more! For more information visit AdamecHarley.com. 

Sept. 11 9/11 HEROES RUN Seawalk Pavilion TravisManion.org

Participate in the 9/11 Heroes Run to unify the community and remember the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since. Whether veteran, first responder, civilian, or military, everyone deserves to be honored for their good work. Run, volunteer, donate, cheer, and most of all, honor!

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SUNS VS. MISSISSIPPI

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxSuns.com


Sept. 17 FRIES WITH THAT WINE EverBank Field RMHCJacksonville.org

Don’t miss this benefit event for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc. Mix and mingle with friends and family at this one-of-a-kind event that pairs a variety of wines and beer with all of your McDonald’s favorites like cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets and America’s favorite fries! 

Oct. 2

Sept. 19 BEACHES FINE ART SERIES FIRST COAST DANCING WITH THE STARS

WJCT Studio A FirstCoastDWTS.org

Witness local celebrities and professional dancers compete in showcase dances, and vote for your favorites at the First Coast Dancing with the Stars! Your votes and a portion of your ticket purchases will raise funds for the free concerts and education outreach programs of Beaches Fine Art Series.

BILL ENGVALL

Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

Come to the Thrasher-Horne Center for Bill Engvall, a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling record artist, and one of the top comedians in the country. The star of “The Bill Engvall Show” and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he is best known for his bit “Here’s Your Sign.”

Sept. 24

MOSH AFTER DARK: BEER WORKSHOP

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

MOSH After Dark is a cool monthly series of programs just for adults. Gather a group of friends or grab your significant other for this 21 and up, fun, and educational blockbuster event. This beer workshop will feature the brewmasters of Green Room Brewery!

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entertainment

What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

STRUT YOUR MUTT • SEPT. 26 • RIVERSIDE PARK • STRUTYOURMUTT.ORG

COMMUNITY Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Sept.1, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown Art Walk: Sept. 2, Hemming Park, JacksonvilleArtWalk.com

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Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Sept. 5, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Gum Lollipop Class: Sept. 5, Sweet Pete’s Candy, SweetPetesCandy.com

Jax Beach Art Walk: Sept. 8, Jacksonville Beach, BetterJaxBeach.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Sept. 8, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting: Sept. 9, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

The Elbow Social: Sept. 3, The Elbow, TheElbowJax.com

450th Landing Day Thanksgiving Feast and Celebration: Sept. 5, Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, FountainOf YouthFlorida.com

Free Newbie Dance Sampler: Sept. 4, The Dance Shack, TheDanceShack.com

450th Birthday Fireworks: Sept. 5, St. Augustine Lighthouse, StAugstineLighthouse.com

Poets in the Park: Sept. 3, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org

Reggae Jammin’ on the River: Sept. 6, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Stand Up Suit Up and Walk in Your Purpose Women’s Conference: Sept. 4, Marriott Hotel, MarthaCooperHudson.com

Unmasked: Art with a Heart in Healthcare: Sept. 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.org

GreenMarket: Sept. 4, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org

Music Under the Oaks: Sept. 6, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinCommunityClub.org

Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Historical Park: Sept. 5, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net

Practice World Peace Yoga: Sept. 6, Memorial Park, MemParkJax.org

D.A.D. Dall All Day Fatherhood Program: Sept. 5, Edward Waters College, FSSJax.org

#SocialSunday at Cabana Grill: Sept. 6, Cabana Grill, CabanaGrill.com

Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Historical Park: Sept. 12, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net

Lindy Hop Lesson and Swing Dance: Sept. 5, Monarch Ballroom, FirstCoastBLS.com

Marital Arts for Kids: Sept. 7, Atlantic Warriors, AtlanticWarriors.org

Grandparents’ Day: Sept. 12, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

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Lighting a Candle to Remember Vigil: Sept. 10, MOSH Friendship Fountain, AFSP.org The Elbow Social: Sept. 10, The Elbow, TheElbowJax.com Banned Book Lecture: Sept. 10, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Adamec Bike Night: Sept. 10, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com The Great Outdoors Event: Sept. 12-13, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, TheGreatOutdoorsEvent.com


Art for Two: Look at Me: Sept. 12, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Teach Conference: Sept. 12, Hyatt Regency, WJCT.org/Teach Jacksonville Pet Food Bank Distribution: Sept. 12, FCNMHP Clinic, FCNMHP.org Home Energy and Water Evaluation Workshop: Sept. 12, South Mandarin Branch Library, GreenTeamProject.org Riverside Arts Market: Sept. 12, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Historical Park: Sept. 19, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net Reggae Jammin’ on the River: Sept. 20, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Sept. 22, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org QuiltFest 2015: Sept. 24-26, Prime Osborn Convention Center, QuiltFestJax.com Daniel Kids 130th Celebration: Sept. 25, Haskell Building, DanielKids.org

Sunday Classic Concert: The Ritz Chambers Players: Sept. 13, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

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

Silent Sundays: A Buster Keaton Festival: Sept. 13, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

Wine, Women and Shoes: Sept. 26, Hyatt Regency, WineWomenAndShoes.com/Jacksonville

Reggae Jammin’ on the River: Sept. 13, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Historical Park: Sept. 26, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net

Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: Sept. 14, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Sept. 15, The Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org North Beaches Art Walk: Sept. 16, Beaches Town Center, NBAW.org Children’s DIY Energy Detective Program: Sept. 16, Bartram Trail Branch Library, GreenTeamProject.org Fries with the Wine: Sept. 17, EverBank Field, RMHCJacksonville.org

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks: Sept. 26, NPS.gov

Dov Davidoff: Sept. 10-12, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com The Fall of Troy: Sept. 12, Underbelly, UnderbellyLive.com Scream Back to School Tour: Sept. 12, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Zappa Play Zappa: Sept. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Backyard BBQ: Sept. 15, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com September Comedy Showcase: Sept. 15-16, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Comedy Uncorked: Sept. 16, The Wine Bar, TheWineBarUncorked.com

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

Luke Bryan: Sept. 17, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

NIGHTLIFE

Bill Bellamy: Sept. 17-19, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

D.L. Hughley at The Comedy Zone: Sept. 3-6, Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise: Sept. 18, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Poets In Autumn Tour: Sept. 3, Murray Hill Theatre, MurrayHillTHeatre.com

Boy Scout Workshop: Sept. 19, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

Amateur Night Auditions: Sept. 10, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Reggae Jammin’ on the River: Sept. 27, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Free Thursday Tours at MOCA: Sept. 17, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.org

Festival of Flight: Sept. 19, Riverside Arts Market, AngelsForAllison.org

September Comedy Showcase: Sept. 9, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

9 to 5 The Musical: Sept. 16-Oct. 18, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com

Alice Cooper: Sept. 1, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Toast to the Animals: Sept. 19, EverBank Field, JaxHumane.org

Parents and Paws: Sept. 9, Happy Hound Dog Resorts, HappyHoundDogResorts.com

University of Phoenix Commencement: Sept. 26, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

The Living River Exhibit: Sept. 17, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

Riverside Arts Market: Sept. 19, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com

Comedy Uncorked: Sept. 9, The Wine Bar, TheWineBarUncorked.com

Amateur Night: Sept. 4, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Fiesta 450!: Sept. 4-6, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Friday Night Live Music Festival: Sept. 4, Jacksonville Landing, FNLMusicFestival.com

The Mousetrap: Sept. 18-Oct. 4, Theatre Jax, TheatreJax.com Ring of Fire: Sept. 18-Oct.18, Limelight Theatre of St. Augustine, Limelight-Theatre.org Tango Lovers: Sept. 19, Times Union Center, TangoLovers.com REO Speedwagon: Sept. 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Josh Rabionowitz: Sept. 24-26, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Lydia: Sept. 24, 1904 Music Hall, 1904MusicHall.com

Poncho Sanchez: Sept. 5, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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What’s Happening

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS • JAGUARS.COM MOSH After Dark Beer Workshop: Sept. 24, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

SPORTS

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina: Sept. 13, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com

Booney James: Sept. 25, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi: Sept. 3-7, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com

Avondale 5K Classic: Sept. 19, The Shoppes of Avondale, 1stPlaceSports.com/Avondale

Turtle Trot 5K: Sept. 5, Amelia Island, AmeliaRunners.com

Jacksonville PAL Amateur Boxing Championship: Sept. 19, Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, JaxPal.com

Helmet: Sept. 25, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Clay Walker: Sept. 26, Mavericks, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Whoopi Goldberg: Sept. 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com The Screwtape Letters: Sept. 29, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Houndmouth: Sept. 30, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com A Stage Play “A Heart That Forgives”: Sept. 26, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Reckless Serenade: Sept. 29, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Dr. Dog: Sept. 29, Freebird Live, JaxLive.com September Comedy Showcase: Sept. 2930, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

RunJax Labor Day Run: Sept. 7, 1st Place Sports, 1stPlaceSports.com/RunJax 9/11 Heroes Run: Sept. 11, Seawalk Pavilion, TravisManion.org Run with the Flock 5K: Sept. 12, Fiedlity National Financial, 1stPlaceSports.com/Flock Second Saturday Nature Hike: Sept. 12, GTM Reserve Ponte Vedra, GTMNERR.org Jacksonville Free to Breathe 5K Walk: Sept. 12, Jacksonville Landing, FreeToBreathe.org Sisters of the Sea Surfer Classic: Sept. 12, Jacksonville Beach Pier, JacksonvilleBeach.org Endless Summer Watermelon Ride: Sept. 13, Atlantic Recreation Center, NFBC.us

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Miami: Sept. 20, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com PurpleStride Jacksonville 5K: Sept. 26, Seawalk Pavilion, PurpleStride.org/Jacksonville Surfers for Autism: Sept. 26, Jacksonville Beach 15th Avenue N., SurfersForAutism.com Super Kids Triathlon: Sept. 26, Nocatee Water Park, 1stPlaceSports.com/Super Jacksonville Armada vs. Tampa Bay: Sept. 26, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, ArmadaFC.com Strut Your Mutt: Sept. 26, Riverside Park, StrutYourMutt.org Eastern Surfing Association Surf Contest: Sept. 27, Jacksonville Beach Pier, NFLSurfESA.org September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

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

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

We believe that when exercise is fun, it’s Easy Peasy! Our mission is to make fitness fun and available to all kiddos!”

EDEN KENDALL The Easy Peasy Kids Fitness Foundation | easypeasyjax.com

Eden Kendall can be heard each weekday morning on 99.9 Gator Country and seen weekly on The Cut on WJXT Channel 4. She is a group fitness trainer at Timed:Exercise, and the founder and Pea-resident of The Easy Peasy Kids Fitness Foundation.

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Community

Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Many Americans are familiar with the famed pioneers of racial integration in sports, but after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, many lesser-known African-American athletes also became firsts in their sport and faced a lonely and sometimes terrifying road. One of them was Perry Wallace. Wallace, who began playing basketball for Vanderbilt in 1967, was the first black player in the Southeast Conference. Even before he accepted a scholarship to Vanderbilt, Wallace received death threats from people who didn’t want him there.

Unity Plaza UnityPlaza.org

Opening this fall, Unity Plaza is an outdoor amphitheater and indoor community center dedicated to creating Jacksonville’s first central gathering place for nonprofits. Unity Plaza will accelerate the missions of our city’s critical nonprofits, and offer access to cultural enrichment through the arts, community education, and engagement.

Today, Wallace is a law professor at American University. His story unfolds in a new bestselling biography by author Andrew Maraniss, “Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South.” The book debuted on The New York Times bestseller lists in both the sports and civil rights categories. It also received a rare “Special Recognition” citation from the Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards, giving Maraniss a strong foothold in the publishing world. Although Wallace’s story comes from the world of sports, Maraniss’ skillful rendering of his life has appeal beyond the basketball court. Black athletes historically helped move the culture, leading the political and business class to discard racist laws and practices. Tune into First Coast Connect on 89.9 FM each weekday morning at 9am to hear from the region’s most compelling newsmakers!

Pit Sisters PitSisters.org

Since 2011, Pit Sisters has worked hard to combat breed discrimination and rescue over 300 homeless dogs. Pit Sisters has launched several innovative programs in partnership with Animal Care and Protective Services as well as Putnam County and St John’s County. They received the Jacksonville’s Boldest Nonprofit Award.

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

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

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

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THE ARTS

Arts Unleashed

Be On The Look Out For

Margete Griffin

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t’s not every day that the symbols chosen by an artist come with a key to decipher their creative code. Margete Griffin uses her art to communicate with the world, share life lessons, and honor those that she carries with her in her heart.

Griffin’s collaboration with C.A.S.K. to be featured for their Grand Opening was a union that came easily for Jesekah Sanders, who curated the Grand Opening space. Sanders said of Griffin’s art, “Margete was the perfect person to start showcasing. Her focus has given me direction.” You can see Griffin’s featured pieces at C.A.S.K. in Five Points from now until September 30, when there will be an event to meet the artist for the closing.

Be On The Look Out For

Silvia DeAraujo

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ilvia DeAraujo has always appreciated the freedom of ideas and expression available via the creation of art. Born in Brazil, she came to Jacksonville to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in painting and drawing at UNF. Silvia has exhibited her work in galleries in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St Augustine, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. “The human figure is especially fascinating to me,” said DeAraujo. “I’m inspired by the moods that the figure can create through different movements and positions. With simple lines and color, I interpret figures and place them in a context that depicts the situation and the moment.”

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Art Locale

FEATURED SHOWS & EXHIBITS

ARTISTS WITH A BUZZ

Sept. 25

The Art Center Cooperative II • TACJacksonville.org

“Artists with a BUZZ” is an art show featuring local artists who are members of The Art Center collaborative. These artists previously participated in a collaborative project between the Art Center and BUZZ Magazine to recycle and revamp more than 70 newspaper distribution boxes around town. The project launched in 2013 with a determination to bring some art to the streets of Jacksonville. The goal was to recycle between 50-100 newspaper boxes to become new BUZZ Magazine distribution boxes decorated with art from 50 of the best local artists. The decorated boxes are placed all over town for the art to be seen and enjoyed every day. The project also raised funds for local nonprofits. The artists from this project have now come together to show Jacksonville a taste of the art they produce when they are not painting newspaper boxes. “Artists with a BUZZ” will open with a reception at the Art Center’s new gallery in the Jacksonville Landing September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to meet Jacksonville artists, discuss their work, and maybe buy one of your favorites!

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F FEATURE

FALL in Love With Local Nonprofits SENIOR VETERANS & SPOUSES MISS OUT ON BENEFITS

Every day, senior veterans who proudly served our country and their spouses miss out on benefits that can help pay for homecare, assisted living or nursing home care. The reason that they miss out is the lack of information about the programs that are available. The program is called “Pension plus Aid & Attendance.” In order to get the information, the veteran or family member can go to the VA website, VA.gov, which is very confusing. The other option is to seek the help of the National Association of Veterans & Families (NAVF), a nonprofit service organization that specializes in assisting veterans with these types of claims. “In 2014, NAVF handled over 3,000 claims and helped veterans and spouses get over $60 million in benefits,” says Joe Solsona, a NAVF director. “These benefits enabled the veteran or spouse to remain in the facility and not run out of money.” The benefits are for the veteran or spouse as long as the veteran served during wartime – they need not have served in combat. Veteran must have received an honorable discharge and the applicant must need help with activities of daily living (i.e. medicating, bathing, eating, and transferring, etc.) or have some form of dementia. A married veteran could receive up $2,120 tax-free per month. For more information or help on a claim on a veteran or family member eligibility, go to VetsMatter.org or call 800-352-2919.

MISSION HOUSE PLANS FACILITY EXPANSION IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH

Mission House is the only day facility for homeless adult men and women in the Beaches area (Mayport to Jacksonville Beach). Its number one goal is to assist the homeless off the streets and back to a self-sufficient, productive life. This is achieved through individual case management, a medical clinic, and offering basic services. Mission House is working on an expansion plan with its Raise the Roof campaign. The nonprofit has been aiding the homeless for the past 18 years at the 800 Shetter Avenue in Jacksonville Beach. With only six employees and an executive director, Mission House assisted seventy homeless men and women get off the streets in 2014. “Off the streets” is defined as being permanently housed. This was accomplished within

the constraints of the existing building that was constructed in the 1950’s. As Mission House becomes positioned to better serve clients and clinic patients with the expansion, it will then benefit the community by assisting more homeless community members. Low-income adults will be better served by the clinic and not use the emergency room for minor medical issues. The cost savings to the city and the community for 2014 was $288,050 in avoided arrest fees. As Mission House better serves uninsured patients, the organization can save local emergency rooms $499,130 in unnecessary costs. To learn more or to donate, visit MissionHouseJax.org.

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“My case worker just said, ‘Don’t you cry. We will take care of you. These things happen all the time, and you are in the right place right now.’” - Diana

THE SALVATION ARMY’S RED SHIELD LODGE: A SAFE PLACE TO GET BACK ON YOUR FEET Diana and her two sons, ages 7 and 5, call The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge family shelter their home right now. Diana works hard to keep it together for the sake of her young sons, but she admits that she broke down when she first got here. “My case worker just said, ‘Don’t you cry. We will take care of you. These things happen all the time, and you are in the right place right now.’” Diana’s husband walked out on the family, leaving her scrambling to pay the rent on her income alone, and stuck in a legal battle to get financial support from him. After losing her home and finding that even staying in a motel was beyond her means, a neighbor suggested that she go to The Salvation Army. “I wanted so badly to get back on my feet by myself. I fought so hard with myself about it, but I finally realized that I needed help – I needed to put my guard down and accept help.” Diana’s story is not unusual. Many of us are one life event away from being without a home – an unexpected expense, a hospital bill, the loss of a safety net. That’s why The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge is there for families and single women when they need a safe place to get back on their feet. You can be there for families like Diana’s too. Volunteering just a few hours of your time really can make a meaningful difference. You can serve a meal, tutor a child, or just be a listening ear. To learn how you can help families right here in Jacksonville, visit SalvationSrmyNEFL.org or call 904-301-4846.

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Aaron Bean & Krista Thomas

Audrey Gibson & Christian Marcantonio

Lynne Radcliffe & Adam Horna

Chevara Orrin & Chris Thomas

Meg Haston & Benjamin Clark

Josée Hoey & Aleksei Alekseev

Ron Brown & Carolyn Morriss

Kurtis Loftus & Megan Wallace

Shahn Sarwary & Alicia Thomas

Laura Dolan & Allan Alday

Sterling Joyce & Jasmine Montgomery

Dancing With the Stars for a Good Cause Beaches Fine Arts Series (BFAS) celebrates dance with its First Coast Dancing with the Stars fundraiser Saturday, September 19, at WJCT Studio A. The gala event, supported by local restaurants and celebrities, will raise funds to support the free concerts and educational outreach programs of BFAS, known for presenting world-renowned music performers ranging from classical to jazz to international genres. Stars for the 2015 event are a wonderful and diverse array of locals. Senator Aubrey Gibson and Senator Aaron Bean will “face off” on the dance floor. Passionate human rights activist and arts supporter Chevara Orrin will show her moves; musician and teacher Lynne Radcliffe will light up the floor. Shahn Sahwary of Suite and Sterling Joyce of Casa Marina will take time out from their great establishments to dance. Author and counselor Meg Haston will bring youth and vitality to her dance; surfer and ballroom dancer Josée Hoey will exhibit her considerable abilities when she takes the floor. Laura Dolan of Wells Fargo Advisors will show her enthusiasm and talent on the dance floor. Local personality and media guru Kurtis Loftus will undoubtedly bring an entertaining routine; and Ron Brown, former city attorney for St. Augustine will take the dance floor by storm. BFAS is very grateful for the help and expertise of our participating local dance studios, where our stars are paired with professional dancers to compete in the event, Monarch Ballroom, Dance Alday, and Kaluby’s Atlantic. First Coast DWTS is delighted to have Jim Alabiso as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Jim brings talent, humor and enthusiasm to the project. For ticket information and to VOTE for your favorite star, check out FirstCoastDWTS.org.

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THEATRE

THEATRE IN THE KNOW MIKE SUPER

Dec. 26 at Thrasher-Horne Center BUZZ: When did you realize you wanted to be a magician? MS: A trip to Disney World when I was six. BUZZ: How often do you practice, and who serves as a test audience for your new routines?

MS: I’m continually practicing, I have no practice schedule. I just try to create

new stuff when the touring schedule allows. Sometimes a new piece is in rehearsal for six months to a year, and then it gets added to the theatre show and is further refined. Currently I’m working on some new magic concepts for a network TV show and after TV, they will end up on stage.

BUZZ: Who is your role model

as a magician? MS: I think David Copperfield is truly the king of magic and has done more than any magician before him. I am also a big Houdini fan. I truly respect anyone that has made magic mainstream on TV like David Blaine and Criss Angel.

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BUZZ: What is the most rewarding part of being a magician? MS: I love to see the look of true amazement in people’s eyes. It’s very

fulfilling to cause someone to have a real emotional reaction to something because at that exact moment, they forget about everything else in their life, and are on a mini mental vacation from their problems.

BUZZ: What is the most challenging part of being a magician? MS: Trying to create something new that hasn’t been done, or reinventing

magic so it is completely unique and fresh. It keeps me very busy creating.

BUZZ: What is your favorite trick to perform? MS: I love all the magic pieces in the show. They are truly all my little children,

so trying to pick a favorite is very difficult because I think they are all special. But if I am forced to decide, right now I love doing magic with my “imaginary friend Desmond.” HAHA, he really freaked out the judges on “America’s Got Talent” and I love that! I love making people wonder if it’s real or just a trick.


Theatre Locale

CENTER STAGE THIS MONTH

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Sept. 16 – Oct. 18

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In this Broadway hit, three women—an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary—conspire to depose their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes in the workplace. This musical is about teaming up and taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

THE SUMMER CLASSIC IN SAN MARCO: THE MOUSETRAP

Sept. 18-19, 24-27

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In the world’s longest running play, a group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. To get to the rationale of the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.

SCREWTAPE LETTERS

Sept. 2

Sept. 2

Whoopi Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists who have won a Grammy, an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, a Tony award, an Emmy, and a Daytime Emmy for “The View.” Don’t miss this comic genius superstar in her Florida Theatre debut performance!

The play, adapted from C.S. Lewis’ beloved book, follows Satan’s top psychiatrist Screwtape  and his slavish creature-demon, Toadpipe, as they train an apprentice demon, Wormwood, on how to ruin the life and damn the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. Witness this piercing production’s insightful take on human nature.

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KIDS

KIDS PICKS Sept. 7 LABOR DAY BASH

Pump It Up Beach Blvd PumpItUpParty.com/Jacksonville-Fl

Are you looking to bounce around? Head over to Pump It Up on Labor Day for special prices and a fun celebration! Spend your day sliding and jumping on gigantic indoor inflatable filled play areas. There will also be a special Labor Day balloon drop followed by pizza and drinks.

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Sept. 15

Sept. 10 JAX ICE AND SPORTSPLEX PUBLIC ICE SKATING SESSIONS

ART ADVENTURES: STORYTELLING IN ART!

Cummer Museum and Gardens CummerMuseum.org

CINEMARK DISCOUNT DAY

Cinemark Tinseltown Cinemark.com/Theatre-260

Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex JaxIceAndSportsPlex.com

Lace up your skates at the home of North Florida’s only year round NHL sized ice rink. Public skating provides an opportunity for you and your family to enjoy the great ice arena! Rink guards are on duty for sessions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Is there a new movie the kids have been waiting to see? Whether it’s the newest Pixar movie or a hilarious comedy, head to Cinemark Tinseltown for Discount Day on every Tuesday this month. Tickets are only $6 each. Enjoy air conditioning and comfy seats with the kids!

Open to children ages 6 through 12, spend the day at the Cummer Museum and Gardens. Kids will view works from the Cummer Museum’s Permanent Collection that explore the idea of narrative in art. They will then create their own paintings that tell a story. Call 904-355-0630 to register.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MOSH: Nature Unleashed at MOSH By Kristi Taylor

As the end of hurricane season approaches in Florida, MOSH will host its fall exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters. Come explore natural disasters through stunning displays; state-of-the-art animations; poignant, large-scale images; and cultural artifacts that reveal the dynamic relationship we have with the Earth.

Nature Unleashed focuses on four types of disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. These phenomena are the spectacular results of the forces that drive our ever-changing planet. From Pompeii to Papua New Guinea to New Orleans to Greenburg, Kansas, Nature Unleashed examines the science behind the history and the headlines. The exhibition illustrates how much we know – and how much we are still learning – about nature’s terrifying power and stresses that storms, volcanoes, and other forces of nature are completely natural phenomena. Whether they’re disasters or not depends on the choices we make; obviously, a powerful message for visitors and residents of Florida in which hurricanes are a regular weather threat.

Nature Unleashed will be on display from October 3, 2015, to January 10, 2016. MOSH will have special programming during the exhibit’s stay at the Museum, including a Wild Weather Extreme Science Show and the Force Five Planetarium show added to our daily programs. An exclusive member’s only event will take place October 2 and the exhibit will open to the general public Saturday, October 3. For more information, visit the MOSH website at TheMOSH.org.

American Graduate: Let’s Make This Happen! By Robin Warren WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

Students have the will to graduate, but they do not always have the necessary support or resources. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), working with national partners, has launched American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, an initiative to help combat the dropout crisis in this country. WJCT and other public radio and television stations, located in 20 impacted “hub markets” where the dropout crisis is most acute, are at the core of the American Graduate initiative. WJCT is making progress. WJCT conducts Ready To Learn workshops for parents and caregivers; hosts an annual TEACH Conference, providing an engaging day of learning at an affordable price to educators from across Florida; and provides rigorous educational content for learners of all ages. You can also help! Whether you have a child in a school or not, we all have a stake in the quality of education in our communities. 26

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YOU can: • Mentor, tutor, read to, support or coach a young person. • Donate a small (or large!) amount to your favorite education organization each month. Parents and Families: • Join the PTA or other school-based parent organizations and volunteer at the school. • Learn what it takes to graduate from high school in your teen’s district and encourage him or her to stay on track. Set goals. Educators: • Encourage faculty collaboration for sharing information and forming instructional teams within and across grades, particularly at key points of transition. • Engage young people in leadership capacities, either by seeking their input and recommendations or by sharing the decisionmaking power. Businesses: • Develop workplace flexibility programs and family-friendly leave policies that allow employees to attend school-sponsored events and support local school systems. • Provide in-kind and monetary donations to schools and local nonprofits.

BUZZ KIDS COLORING PAGE

For other ideas about how you can help and to find out more about what WJCT is doing as an American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen station, visit wjct.org. Until Next Month!

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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste Steamer Platter Shrimp, clams, four clusters of Snow Crab Legs, crawfish, mussels, smoked sausage, broccoli, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, mushrooms and a side of seasoning. Platters come in a full size for $69.95, a half-size for $36.95, and a single platter for $18.95.

Outback Crab Shack

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

the facts What: When: Where: Price: Contact:

Outback Crab Shack Saturday Evening 8155 CR 13N, St. Augustine, FL 32092 $10 - $69 (904) 522-0500

There are several spots around town that serve “swamp food,” but none does it better or more authentically than Outback Crab Shack. Menu items such as a gorgeous (and oh so tender) gator tail, fresh local shrimp, smoke house BBQ, fried green tomatoes, conch fritters, perfected hush

puppies, and smoked fish dip are only a few of the beautiful bites at this rustic shack on the river. Now, this place is not fancy… not fancy at all. Leave the stilettos at home; I guarantee a trek across the gravel-dusted parking area will be more than a challenge for the weak-ankled. A T-shirt willing to receive a smattering of drawn butter and shorts are the perfect attire here. Wood clad walls, concrete floors, open screened windows and lots and lots of decking make for a patio-esque dining experience (even while indoors). The river is right at the backdoor of Outback Crab Shack and you wonder if some of the menu items may have been sourced straight from the vicinity.

The atmosphere here is perfect for the fare: simple and delicious. No eclectic dishes, just fish, crustaceans, gator and BBQ; all fresh, served with a smile and delivered delightfully in huge portions. Truly Outback Crab Shack is a great night out for those who enjoy the bounty from Florida’s amazing waterways!

Jessica, our server, regarding the Full Steamed Platter: “Best dinner in the state!”

menu sample

Outback Gator Tail

Fried Cheesecake

Deep-fried, tender gator tail and dipping sauce, only $9.95.

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GRAB A BITE {SOUTHERN COOKING}

THE POTTER’S HOUSE SOUL FOOD BISTRO

11876 Atlantic Blvd. (904) 394-2801 TheSoulFoodBistro.com

Feed your soul food cravings with the fresh and full flavors of home cooking. Everything on the menu is fantastic, but you can’t go wrong with the fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens. Don’t forget the cornbread!

METRO DINNER

9802 Baymeadows Rd. (904) 425-9142 MetroDiner.com

Are you in need of some oversized portions of the perfect Southern comfort foods? Head to Metro Diner, the local hotspot featured on the Food Network’s “Diner, Drive-ins and Dives.” Enjoy delicious chicken and waffles in a retro, laid-back atmosphere.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE

4680 Lenoir Ave. S. (904) 296-7530 CrackerBarrel.com

Come to Cracker Barrel for the classics! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day so you’ll be satisfied no matter your mood. Be sure to sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch and browse through the store too.

MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY

2004 San Marco Blvd. (904) 398-1004 MapleStreetBiscuits.com

Are you looking for a local hangout with comfort food and a modern twist? Head to Maple Street Biscuit Company for flaky buttermilk biscuits and other Southern favorites. The fun community style seating is a great way to make friends.

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HOBY’S HONEY & GENERAL STORE 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. 11473 San Jose Blvd., 701-4769, Facebook.com/ProducingEdibles, #hobys

SAHARA CAFE AND BAR Come out to the best hookah lounge in Jacksonville! Enjoy belly dancing Friday nights karaoke on Monday nights and half price beers on Wednesdays. 10771110 Beach Blvd., 338-9049

CASA MARINA

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Join us for a casual dining experience with an oceanfront view. Casa Marina serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues-Sat. Don’t miss their award-winning Sunday Brunch at 10 a.m. 691 N. 1st St. 270-0025.


RECIPE BOX

PERSONAL CHEF

WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

CHEF MICHAEL WILLIAMS FULL CIRCLE EATERY

fullcircleeatery@gmail.com Interview by Monica Stouder

Restaurateur and chef phenom Michael Williams has rocked Jacksonville for years at the various restaurants he has co-owned. Now, this amazing chef has housed his culinary cutlery within the kitchen of the brand new Full Circle Eatery located within the Avonlea Antiques & Design Gallery.

INGREDIENTS 3c 1c 1/2c 1/4c 12oz 2 eggs 1 Loaf 1/4 tsp 1tsp

Heavy Cream Milk Sugar Brown Sugar White Chocolate Chips (Beaten) Day old Italian Loaf cut into 1” cubes Cinnamon Vanilla

DIRECTIONS Scald heavy cream and milk in sauce pan. Pour over all ingredients in a large bowl. Mash down and let sit until absorbed. Grease six 4 oz. ramekins and fill ¾ full. Place ramekins in baking dish and fill with water half way. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Enjoy!

BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking? BUZZ: What sets your restaurant apart from others BUZZ: What is your most memorable kitchen experience? MW: Age 6 when I cooked supper for my parents within your food style and in the local area? MW: We are unique in that customers are able to MW: Sharing my kitchen with celeb chef Robert Irvine. for the first time. BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef? MW: Training came from my Grandmothers; they molded me into who I am today.

BUZZ: What cuisines influence your style of cooking? MW: Being from the South, Southern, of course!

both shop and dine since we are located inside Avonlea Antiques & Design Gallery.

BUZZ: Do you cook on your off time or do you prefer someone to cook a meal for you? MW: Knowing the passion most chefs possess, I enjoy letting them show off for me every now and then.

BUZZ: Do you have a specialty dish that your family and friends always want you to make? MW: Alabama Meatloaf and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

BUZZ: Hobbies outside of the kitchen: MW: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well an occasional mountain/camping getaway.

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2 for $20

Food, Fun and Entertainment

ChiCken Salad ChiCk

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

the facts What: Chicken Salad Chick When: Wednesday Afternoon Where: 10920 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256 Contact: (904) 503-3271

My foodie friend and I chose the Fancy Nancy made with Fuji apples, pecans and seedless grapes with the option to sample additional items with the Chick Trio. Customers can choose any three salads or side items, so we sampled the Pimento Cheese, the Sassy Scotty (ranch, bacon and shredded cheddar), and a side item of Grape Salad. Each dish also came with a chewy chocolate chip cookie and pickle spear.

The Fancy Nancy was a sweet success, with great Ready for a new Southside spot that won’t flavor and texture. I recommend the Chick Trio to feed those with adventurous beaks, as you get “be-fowl” the budget? Well, don’t ruffle an opportunity to sample several of this eatery’s a tail feather! The new Chicken Salad awesome items.

Chick restaurant on Baymeadows Road will allow both you and your favorite bird to quell peckish palates without robbing that nest egg!

the atmosphere New in on Baymeadows Road, Chicken Salad Chick is a brand new eatery with a very specialized menu meant to please hungry patrons with a palate for poultry. While there are a couple of menu such as a Turkey Hoagie, ham and roast beef sandwiches, gourmet soups and some spectacular sides, the eats here are primarily specialty chicken salads. …And they are clucking awesome! GM and former Sun Dog Diner owner Curtis Winter has brought a tasty new franchise to Jax. This chicken salad spot has some delicious renditions of the normally sedate standard. 30

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The staff was accommodating and knowledgeable and the atmosphere casual, clean and cute. The shining star buzz worthy was definite the fowl fare here. I enjoyed every salad CSC has an extensive catering service and menu! I sampled here! Don’t worry about your budget being There is even an Executive Box Lunch option for hen-pecked, as the price points here are all under $10. office-cubers who need a quick lunch on-the-go. If you’re looking for a free lunch, go ahead and post some CSC photos or write a review on your favorite social media. They choose someone each month to eat wallet-free!

the damage

$16.98

2 ice cold waters: free; 1 Fancy Nancy with Broccoli Salad, cookie and fresh pickle: $7.99; 1 Chick Trio with house-made Pimento Cheese, Sassy Scotty chicken salad, side of Grape Salad, cookie and pickle spear: $8.99.


MUSIC

Zappa Plays Zappa Sept. 13

musicology

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall by Jasmin Lankford

Dweezil Zappa, the son of Frank and Gail Zappa, grew up as an aspiring guitarist after hearing his father’s music. At the age of 12, he made his first onstage appearance and recorded his first single, “My Mother Is A Space Cadet.” In 1986, he released his first album, “Havin’ A Bad Day.” After signing with a label in 1988, he released three successful solo albums over several years. Dweezil wasn’t afraid to branch out musically, blending his heavy rock approach with his father’s distinct compositional insignia. After another album in 2006, Dweezil took on the challenge of bringing his father’s legendary music back to the concert stage with a new band, Zappa Plays Zappa. The earliest ZPZ tour included Steve Vai, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Terry Bozzio, playing Frank Zappa favorites and obscure gems. The group’s version of the Frank Zappa classic, “Peaches En Regalia” earned Dweezil his first Grammy.

In 2012, Dweezil redefined ZPZ’s mission and sculpted it into the current configuration of Scheila (MetalMouth.net interview) Gonzales, Kurt Morgan, Chris Norton, Joe Travers, and Ben Thomas. Each musician has their own unique qualifications, but their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa unites them all.

Test Your Music Knowledge 1. What is the name of Dweezil’s music boot camp? A. Dweezilla C. Zappattack B. Dwee D. Weezil 2. What song earned Dweezil a Grammy Award? A. Valley Girl C. Peaches En Regalia B. Bobby Brown D. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow 3. How many members are in the current ZPZ? A. 10 C. Six B. Two D. 23

ANSWER KEY 1. A, 2. C, 3. C, 4. D

My goal was always to find the younger kids and give them the chance to experience the music and realize that it’s relevant to their generation,” said Dweezil Zappa.

4. What instrument does Dweezil play? A. Piano C. Keyboard B. Flute D. Guitar

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Music Locale RICH HOMIE QUAN

Sept. 12 Veterans Memorial Arena JaxEvents.com

The Scream Back 2 School Tour will be headlined by hip-hop star, Rich Homie Quan. Quan will be joined by radio hit maker K. Camp and also featuring, Jacquees, Diggy, Justine Skye, Silento, Elijah Blake, Rawyals, Anthony Lewis, Chris Miles, 4EY, Star Mic and some other special guest stars.

PONCHO SANCHEZ

Sept. 5 Ritz Theatre and Museum RitzJacksonville.com

Poncho Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums, and timbales, before settling on the congas. For more than three decades, he has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

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FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC SCENE

THEE OH SEES

REO SPEEDWAGON

Sept. 15 St. Augustine Amphitheatre StAugAmphitheatre.com

Sept. 24 Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

The Backyard BBQ, in partnership with Commoditie Booking, will feature the psychedelic, punk rock quartet Thee Oh Sees with guests, Orlando’s Golden Pelicans and Gainesville’s Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands. Thee Oh Sees is known for their hot-wired guitars, over-revved vocals, and jagged hooks within their pre-heavy metal sound.

Together since 1967, REO Speedwagon achieved commercial success and rose to the top of the charts with hit songs like, “Time for Me To Fly,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” and “Keep On Loving You.” REO Speedwagon has sold 22 million albums in the U.S. and 40 million worldwide.

CLAY WALKER

Sept. 26 Mavericks MavericksAtTheLanding.com

American country music artist Clay Walker first topped the Billboard country single chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You,” followed by a second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 songs on Billboard’s singles chart, scored four platinum-selling albums and two gold albums.

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Turn it UP

LUKE BRYAN -by Jasmin Lankford

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: American country music star, Luke Bryan, is stopping in Jacksonville for his “Kick the Dust Up” tour! As a recipient of the ACM Entertainer of the Year and the CMA Entertainer of the Year, his performance is not one to miss. The Georgia native is touring in support of his fifth studio album, “Kill the Lights,” which was released last month. The debut hit single, “Kick the Dust Up,” is the fastest rising single of his career and his 13th No. 1 hit. Bryan played the guitar as a teen and planned to move to Nashville after high school, but the death of his older brother kept him close to home. He graduated from Georgia Southern University before finally making his Nashville move in 2001. Tragedy struck again in 2007 when his older sister died, but Bryan and his family focused on the positive memories, their strength holding them together. Although his debut single, “All My Friends Say,” from 2007 reached No. 5 on the country charts, Bryan was also a successful songwriter during his early years in Nashville. He wrote “Good Directions” for Billy Currington as well as songs for Travis Tritt. His commercial success truly reached superstardom in 2011 with the breakout song, “Country Girl” from his third EP, “Spring Break 3… It’s a Shore Thing.” The platinum-selling song also appeared on his third studio album, “Tailgates and Tanlines,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2013, Bryan released, “Crash My Party,” a certified platinum album, in addition to his first compilation album, “Spring Break… Here to Party.” The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the Billboard Top 200, his first album to top the all-genre album chart.

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STRIKE UP A CHORD INTERVIEWS IN THE MUSIC COMMUNITY

BLACKALICIOUS

Blackalicious.com

BUZZ: How long has the band been together? Chief Xcel: We’ve been together since 1988.

BUZZ: How would you describe your band and the type of music you play? CX: Blackalicious is classic

soulful hip hop music for all people who love music.

BUZZ: What makes you and your music unique? CX: Our perspective, world view, music view, and collective experience is what makes us unique.

BUZZ: What is your favorite part of performing shows? CX: It’s connecting with people, combining hundreds or thousands of energies into one unified energy for 90 minutes. 

HOUNDMOUTH -by Jasmin Lankford

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Alternative Americana band,

Houndmouth has learned what it means to be a band in the last four years. Less than a half-decade ago in New Albany, Indiana, four pals were crafting tunes on their own with few ambitions of turning those songs into a spectacle. But soon Matt Myers became the guitar, Shane Cody the drums, Katie Toupin the keyboard, and Zak Appleby the bass of Houndmouth, creating a magnetic force of harmonious vocals and raw music. In 2012, the group issued a self-titled EP on Rough Trade Records, the legendary imprint that signed them after seeing a simple gig. Houndmouth’s 2013 LP, “From the Hills Below the City,” affirmed what label owner Geoff Travis had heard: the sounds of Americana, renewed by the youthful glow of musicians and pals unafraid to both celebrate and desecrate them. In cramped clubs and big theaters alike, Houndmouth earned a reputation as a must-see act, their hooks, energy and charismas, making them feel like a lifelong friend you’d just met. “For the first record, we were floating around after having been thrown into this,” said Matt Myers. “This time, we were able to write more about experiences than random stories, because that’s where we are in life. There had to be an attachment to what we recorded.” Recorded by Dave Cobb in Nashville, their second album, “Little Neon Limelight” pairs the energy and nerves of raw first takes with the accents and moods of a more contemplative, thoughtful unit. Hearts are broken, and friends are exiled, love grows cold, and drugs do damage, leaders make mistakes, and money turns tricks. Despite the turmoil embedded within many of these songs, they are equal parts energetic proclamation, built with choruses that can’t be denied, harmonies that can’t be escaped, and rhythms that can’t be resisted.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Sept. 26 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall WEBSITE: Houndmouth.com

BUZZ: What has been the biggest challenge the band has faced? CX: There isn’t just one. Life presents challenges daily. Those challenges help you grow. That growth births creative inspiration.

RECKLESS SERENADE

Sept. 29 at Jack Rabbits RecklessSerenadeBand.com

BUZZ: Your band’s name is based off of a song by the Arctic Monkeys. How have they influenced you? Mark Neidhardt: The

Arctic Monkeys are an example of a band that writes all different kinds of music and that’s what we’re trying to do with Reckless Serenade.

BUZZ: When did the band get together? MN: Cory and I started playing some acoustic songs as a two piece, then

decided to go full band in 2012.

BUZZ: Your band is known for its unique sound. How would you describe your music? MN: I like to think that anything is possible with our music. We have a new EP coming out in the fall and each song has its own unique style. Every member of the band has their own taste in music and we like to bring as many different influences into our songs as possible. BUZZ: What is your favorite part about making music? MN: Starting with a small idea and watching it progress into a full song. It’s great to be able to write music with your best friends and have everyone challenge each other to get better and try new things. September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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SPORTS PICK S

Sept. 11

9/11 HEROES RUN TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION Seawalk Pavilion TravisManion.org

Participate in the 9/11 Heroes Run to unity the community and remember the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since. Whether veteran, first responder, civilian, or military, everyone deserves to be honored for their good work. Run, volunteer, donate, cheer, and most of all, honor!

Sept. 18 VARSITY FOOTBALL PROVIDENCE VS. CREEKSIDE

Providence School Prov.org

School is back in session, which means it’s time for high school sports! Whether you’re following the football season, counting down the days until basketball or supporting your favorite sport, enjoy the variety of games going on this month. Head over to Providence to watch the football team take on Creekside!

Sept. 20

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS

EverBank Field Jaguars.com

Wear your teal and gold to the game as the Jaguars take on the Dolphins in their second regular season game. It’s going to be a great season, especially if the stadium is packed with supportive and spirited fans ready to cheer our team to victory. Go Jags!

Sept. 26

PURPLESTRIDE 5K

Seawalk Pavilion PurpleStride.org/Jacksonville

PurpleStride is back and better than ever! This family-friendly event along the beach will raise awareness and fundraise for pancreatic cancer research, patient support, and advocacy. Enjoy a beautiful beach day filled with hope and inspiration to support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow.

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GAME FACE

Local Athletes of Jacksonville ALLEN ROBINSON

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

Jaguars<Wide Receiver

The Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver appears to be destined for stardom. Last year’s second round draft pick from Penn State had a monster training camp and has made plays from the day he stepped on the field in Jacksonville. Robinson owns a 42” vertical jump, which gives the Jags another target in the red zone.

RYAN DAVIS

Jaguars<Defense

The Jaguars defensive end has gone from undrafted free agent to a critical part of the 2015 pass rushing attack. Davis played his college ball at Bethune-Cookman in Daytona. He’s created a niche for himself on Gus Bradley’s defense because of his versatility to play defensive end and move inside and play defensive tackle.

DEMARCUS WALKER

Seminoles<Defense

The Florida State junior will have a major role in the Seminoles defense this fall. The former Sandalwood star will play defensive end and had the second most tackles of any defensive lineman in Tallahassee a season ago. Walker will team up with fellow Jacksonville products Derrick Mitchell and Reggie Northrup on the FSU defense.

CC JEFFERSON

Gators<Defense

The Florida Gators freshman is getting rave reviews from teammates. The former Baker County standout arrived in Gainesville this summer and will have a chance to play a big role on the Gators defense immediately. Jefferson was one of the top high school football recruits in the country last year.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE AND THE UNIQUE WAY YOU APPROACH AND TREAT YOUR AESTHETIC PATIENTS? We see patients who are looking to combat the aging process of Mother Nature. At Avanti Medical Spa, we can enhance anyone’s natural beauty and revitalize their appearance with the latest in rejuvenating facial products, treatments and procedures. Laser resurfacing, facials and peels, facial waxing, dermal filler, and non-invasive cosmetic treatments are just a few of the services we have to offer. WHAT COMMON THINGS DO YOU SEE PEOPLE COMING IN FOR? Patients come to see our physicians and skin care specialists for their individual unique skin care issues. At Avanti Medical Spa, we provide complimentary consultations using cutting edge technology of VISIA skin analysis, which shows us the underlying skin damage and helps to formulate a plan of products and procedures to best fit the patient’s individual needs. We provide a wide array of minimally-invasive treatments and procedures plus therapeutic facials and regenerating skin care products like Avanti Rx. HOW CAN PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES TO MAINTAIN GOOD SKIN CARE AFTER AESTHETIC TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES? Avanti Rx preventative and corrective skin care products are a monumental success with clients and patients who want to maintain a healthy appearance. The luxurious lotions and serums add radiance to the skin with effective botanical therapy to naturally brighten the skin as well as treat and prevent blemishes. Other botanical extracts are used to moisturize and prevent wrinkles, replenish moisture loss and promote healthy growth of probiotic bacteria to strengthen the skin.

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.

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INSIDE LOOK BUZZ: What is Jax Kitchen and what makes this business so unique? Jax Kitchen is a commissary - a licensed kitchen that allows start-up businesses and caters to use as needed. We share kitchen space to make it affordable for many businesses.

BUZZ: What was your inspiration to open Jax Kitchen?

As the owner of the Kilwins in the St. Johns Town Center, we needed additional space to do our ice cream catering; therefore, Jax Kitchen was born.

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Jax Kitchen 1850 Emerson St. (904) 619-5872 Jax-Kitchen.com

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ulinarians who require a commercial kitchen to get their apps, entrees and desserts to Jacksonville’s taste buds need to look no further. Jax Kitchen, brainchild of Dana and Vance Stallings, has provided a way for creative cuisinists to cook up a storm without having to weather antiquated equipment or a heavy price tag. I spoke with the Stallings regarding their delicious digs.

BUZZ: Most delish (or unusual) dish to come out of the kitchen? Rob’s Fine Food makes the MOST DELISH collard greens and mac and cheese ever and that is saying ALOT coming from a Midwest farm girl. Additionally, Hamra’s Hummus is amazing as well - I have never liked hummus until I had hers.

BUZZ: What’s in the future for Jax Kitchen? Possible expansion out by the Beaches and other cities.

BUZZ: Best part of owning this amazing business?

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

Seeing the excitement of individuals as they start their own business.

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Around town

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY Malcolm Anthony

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

The Jacksonville Landing The Jacksonville Landing is on FIRE! Don’t miss free events every weekend this month! Friday Night Live at The Landing kicks into gear Friday, September 4, featuring five weeks of music competitions on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage. This music competition will take place every Friday in September and the finals will be held on October 2. Adamec Bike Night will be held Thursday, September 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. Come out for live music, free bike parking, drink specials, raffles, and more! Get ready to dance on Saturday, September 12, at the Mexican Independence Day Celebration presented by Norsan Media. Don’t miss Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday, September 19, at 8 a.m. Check out the One Connection Business Expo later that day from 2 – 7p.m. The expo will include showcases of local vendors and business, live music, free activities for kids, a teen fashion show and more! Put your boots on for the FREE Joe Nichols country concert on Friday, September 25, at 7 p.m. presented by The Jacksonville Landing and 99.1 WQIK. The Jacksonville Landing is proud to host the 3rd Annual Fidelity Investments Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, September 26, starting at 8 a.m. Organized by Pan Am Dragon Boat Association, In the Pink, and Charlene Shirk Productions, the festival hopes to host 50 teams with more than 1,000 athletes participating in the Dragon Boat races on the St. Johns River.

Can I get a DUI in a golf cart, boat or bicycle?

YES, all of these are vehicles under the DUI statute. Even a horse on your own property constitutes a vehicle for DUI in the state of Florida.

“Don’t miss Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday, September 19, at 8 a.m. “

What do I do if I get pulled over and my license has been suspended?

Make sure you tell the officer that you didn’t know it was suspended. Knowingly driving on a suspended license is a crime. Unknowingly driving on a suspended license is a civil traffic infraction.

What do I do if an officer pulls me over for a traffic violation and asks to search my vehicle?

Tell the officer NO. Without probable cause, the officer can only search your car if you consent to a search. The officer can only detain you as long as it takes to write the traffic citation and give it to you. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

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Stumbling Home By Wes Benwick

As summer comes to an end and school starts back up, the looming question is what will happen to the real estate market as we move into fall? Will it cool down with the weather, hold steady, or continue to rise like bread in the oven? With a city the size of Jacksonville, each neighborhood can offer a much different answer, so it really depends on where you’re looking. Overall, the average list and selling price of homes continues to rise, extending the trend that started in January, while the total number of new listings has been declining. This month, we focus on the Riverside neighborhood, which is one of my favorite areas of town. From the fantastic dining at 5 Points on one end to the revitalization and nightlife on King St., the value of Riverside in Jacksonville is on the upswing. The number of listings added is nearly half of what it was just 6 months ago and the length of time homes are on the market is one of the lowest in the city. Home prices have been steady for some time now, although I believe this will change as we see more renovated homes hit the market throughout the next year.

About the Author: Wes Benwick is a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors and is an associate with Yellowfin Realty. He would love to hear your thoughts, and can be reached at 904-4777556 or via email: wbenwick@jax-homes.com

Lights, Camera, Jacksonville!

Taking 5 with Matt Robinson

By Jax Flim Office

Jacksonville Child Actor, Evan Brinkman, Stars in Amy Shumer’s New Movie “Trainwreck” Though only 12 years old, Orange Park native Evan Brinkman has already built an impressive acting resume. Most recently, Evan played the role of Allister in this summer’s hit blockbuster “Trainwreck” alongside celebrities such as Amy Schumer, LeBron James, Bill Hader, John Cena and Daniel Radcliffe. His character, the dorky and lovable stepson of star Amy, provided consistent comic relief to this laughout-loud comedy. “Trainwreck” has dominated the box office this summer with $61.5 million in domestic grosses (boxofficemojo.com). Clearly, his six weeks of New York City filming last summer paid off. Being a part of such a large-scale film will almost certainly set up Evan for future success in the industry.

“His six weeks of New York City filming last summer paid off.”

Vice President of Sales and Business Development American In-Home Care

Former NFL quarterback Matt Robinson recently threw another touchdown pass by accepting a position as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at American In-Home Care, LLC; an in-home care senior services organization. Robinson is now responsible for overseeing sales and marketing staff in multiple offices throughout Florida. Robinson, a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, had a distinguished football career that began with the New York Jets. He later played with the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Bulls before becoming a radio broadcast commentator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. American In-Home Care supports their clients’ goals of living in their own homes and maintaining an independent lifestyle by placing compassionate, capable and certified caregivers with them. The company also differentiates itself from other home care companies by being the “live-in-experts,” according to their website, AmericanInHomeCare.com. As a seasoned quarterback, Robinson’s game plan is to run the offensive by setting up and implementing new sales processes and forming strategic partnerships with corporations in Florida. By keeping an eye on the ball and calling the correct plays, Robinson will apply his NFL skills and make AIHC number one in the senior in-home care services arena. For more information, call 904-220-1930. September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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NIGHTLIFE

Catchin' a BUZZ

REGINA HEFFINGTON

THE ANNEX Interview by Monica Stouder

What is unique about your bar area?

What compliments do you hear most often from your customers?

We have a laid back ambiance combined with retro candy and snacks, condiment buckets full of chalk for thirsty patrons to practice their Picassoing, and oodles of crazy bar toys to purchase. Who couldn’t use a new set of googly eyes or sparklers to watch with their sips! We have giant Pixie Stix, cotton candy, wax lips and crazy bar toys. Each condiment bucket includes a collection of chalk so that you can write on our sidewalks and at your table. Bar toys allow you to blow bubbles outside, play with sparklers and glow toys, don a mustache or wear a pair of Googly Eyes. Additionally, all of our games (foosball, skeeball, pool, etc.) are free for patrons to play.

We read that we’re a Chuckie Cheese meets a Vintage French Market and had a love child! EXACTLY what I was after! What do you want more people to know about your business? We’re here helping to “hold down the late night fort” on the south end of King Street! Swing by and give us a try and take a look next door – we hope one or both of the atmospheres will inspire you to return!

MIXOLOGY

Duke of Whales

Ingredients In a pint glass, pour one part Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale and one part Killer Whale Cream Ale (both by Bold City Brewery).

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BALLAST POINT GRAPEFRUIT SCULPIN CRÈME BRÛLÉE

By Henriettibles.com

REDUCTION

½ vanilla bean

6 oz Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

¾ cup roughly chopped papaya

½ a grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

¼ cup sugar

5 mint leaves

1 tsp vanilla Place all in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil; reduce and simmer until it’s about ¼ of the original volume. Set aside. This month’s beer tastes of tart, fresh grapefruit, along with other citrus. Do you know about sculpin fish? Me, neither. A sculpin has some nasty spikes on its fins that apparently have a strong “bite,” yet the meat of the fish is considered by some to be some of the tastiest around. As an IPA, I think that pretty aptly describes Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin. Similarly, once you bust through the crunchy, caramelized top of my Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin Crème Brûlée, you’ve got nothing but smooth, creamy, decadence rolling across your tongue! You might be surprised by some of the ingredients, but your mouth won’t care. It’s simple enough that you can make any night or occasion special! 42

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½ sugar (divided)

2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream

½ caviar from vanilla bean 5 egg yolks

Add cream, ¼ cup sugar and caviar from the vanilla bean to a heavy saucepan. Bring just to a simmer – DO NOT BOIL! In bowl, whisk remaining ¼ cup sugar with the egg yolks. Slowly add cream mixture, whisking constantly (if you don’t do this very slowly, you’ll have scrambled eggs). Whisk in reduction. Strain into another bowl and pour into 6 ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish and pour boiling water into the dish until it’s halfway up the ramekins. Be VERY careful to not get water in the ramekins. Loosely cover with foil and place in a 325° oven for 20 minutes. Check for doneness by gently shaking pan. If it jiggles just a little, it’s done. If not, continue to check every couple minutes. When set, remove, uncover, and allow to cool in baking pan. When at room temp, cover and refrigerate at least a couple hours. Before serving, sprinkle a small amount of sugar on each (I use superfine) and place under broiler (or torch) until sugar is caramelized.


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Brew Time

By Marc Wisdom

Here in Florida, autumn is an elusive season. So, it seems odd that the rest of the country is preparing for cold weather while we are still sporting shorts and flip-flops. While temperatures still regularly soar above 90 degrees when fall beers hit the market in late August, the fall season brings treats like German marzens and weizenbocks, as well as fresh hop ales. Perhaps the best known fall brew is the marzen beer developed in the 15th century. Strictly controlled by German law, this beer was only allowed to be brewed between September 29 and April 23, and aged until late summer. Characterized by a malt-forward flavor and clean, dry finish, this beer has earned a place in the heart of nearly every German beer lover. Try Brekenridge Autumn Ale for an interesting twist on this style. A German beer that traces its roots back to the 14th century is the weizenbock, literally “wheat beer.” Typically this style consists of at least 50 percent wheat malt and boasts alcohol content of between 6.5 to 9 percent. Featuring a banana bread aroma and full, rich, almost creamy mouth feel this brew offers flavors of raisins, prunes, and molasses. Pick up some Ayinger Weizen Bock for an authentic German experience. While most hops arrive at breweries in the form of dried and pressed pellets, fresh hops arrive just as they are picked with no drying or processing. The logistics of shipping freshly picked hops can be a nightmare because hops begin to decay within hours of being picked and must be used quickly to avoid spoilage. But, those who go through the trouble of getting the “wet” cones into their beer are rewarded with an earthy, “green” flavor prized by many aficionados. Look locally, because in the past few years Intuition Ale Works has made a splendid entry into this style.

GOLDEN TAP BEER OF THE MONTH This time of year, pumpkin ales are also popular. One of the best is Good Gourd from Cigar City Brewing Company of Tampa. Chock full of pumpkin pie spices, this brew goes down like a slice of grandma’s Thanksgiving Day pride and joy. Marc Wisdom dreams of crisp autumn evenings in the mountains, but will settle for a rocking chair on the front porch, a cold fresh hop ale and a warm breeze. Follow all his exploits at JaxBeerGuy.com.

In the Zone By Elizabeth Hecht

Complimentary Laughs Provided by The Comedy Zone “Did you ever have the police follow you for so long that you got suspicious about your own self? Maybe I did kill them people.” – D.L. Hughley D.L. Hughley is an entertainment icon and can currently be heard on his radio show “The D.L. Hughley Show.” He also hosted the TBS game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” and starred in his own show, “The Hughleys.” D.L. blends his original material and brilliant stage presence to create a hilarious show. He will be at the Comedy Zone September 3-6.

“I appreciate a woman with really high self-esteem in much the same way I appreciate Japanese Samurai culture. Admirable, but not for me.” – Dov Davidoff Dov Davidoff was named one of the Top 10 Comedians to Watch by Variety Magazine and his comedy album, “The Point Is…,” was voted one of the top 10 Comedy Albums of the Year. He appeared in the blockbuster film “Invincible” and on the popular television shows “Chappelle’s Show” and “Whitney.” He will be performing his fresh, outrageous standup at the Comedy Zone September 10-12. More details are online at ComedyZone.com or Facebook.com/comedyzonejax. September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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33- Conceal 37- Let me repeat... 39- Not anywhere 40- Morning 42- Luau greeting 43- Having ears that droop 44- Sailor 45- Austrian composer 48- Some linemen 50- By accident, old-style 51- Asian cuisine 55- Trail of a wild animal 57- Scores 58- Bugs bugs him 60- Fair 64- Inclines

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SEPTEMBER HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) With Mercury in retrograde, you are in for a month of misunderstanding and confusing signals with your mate. To make matters worse, you could try avoiding him or her all month. Enjoy the frustration. Thankfully September only has 30 days instead of 31. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This month you may be getting some old flames calling you because they feel you are “the one that got away.” Long lost loves are just that – long and lost. You will like the attention from these old-time fun bags, but honestly you are just wasting time. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Pluto is in your intimate eighth house this month, Gemini, thus moving you towards tying up loose ends and making things more permanent (as in engagements, weddings, etc.). Dust off that ball and chain and fasten it to your ankle; it’s time to go for a dive. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Passionate Mars is in Cancer, making you magnetic and attractive this month. Attractive to whom you ask? Great question – I have no idea. Probably no one, but regardless, this shot of confidence could help you finally ask out that crush, or whomever you been pining over and won’t ask out. I would strike now; we both know you won’t be attractive next month.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) As much fun as it can be flirting via email with someone you met the other night, it is time to either move on or to take it to the next level. Just because you’re happy with the online connection you are having, the other is ready for some real intimacy (as in touching you and not a keyboard and mouse). Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Your love life is in slow motion this month (I know you didn’t see it, but I typed that previous sentence really slow for emphasis). Seems that Mars is in your friendship house, which means that as hard as you try, there will be no sparks – at most hugs and handholding for the next few weeks. Libra (September 23 – October 22) Love is a drug you are hooked on this month. Your need to fill the void of loneliness can’t be ignored by you anymore. During this reckless attempt to change your life for the “better,” please make sure you choose wisely and not quickly; this could be a permanent choice. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

priorities, regardless how backwards they may be. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) It’s a free-spirited month for you, such as a possible long-distance affair, maybe even an unscheduled road trip where you meet a random person, etc. You have no excuse, because you can say you read it in a horoscope. “It was my destiny to meet up with you.” Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) I think this month you might find that perfect mate or at least someone better than the current person filling the role. You’ve been through enough crappy relationships lately; you’re bound to find someone tolerable soon. This isn’t a premonition; I’m just doing the math. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Lately it seems you’ve been taking someone for granted. If you have a mate, then go work it out. If you are single, maybe it’s yourself. Again, go work it out. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Don’t rule out a serious relationship later in the month. Normally wish-washy, So you find a personal ad you like and you’re this month you have some bravado (I know, I thinking about responding, but are too afraid don’t know where it came from either). Take to cough up the $19.95 to meet that cutie. Listen cheapo, you will spend more on shoes, this forsaken little gift and put it to good use; I have a feeling it won’t be around long handbags, or video games, but not $20 at a chance for love. At least you have your September 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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