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SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• Live music all night • Tours of historic Broward House • “Harvest Moon-shine” cocktails • Sky tours/moongazing • and much more...


Historic Napoleon Bonaparte Broward House 9953 Heckscher Drive Jacksonville, FL 32226

904.374.1107 VERY CASUAL ATTIRE: comfortable walking shoes (outdoor event); straw hats optional; bring yourbinoculars; telescopes will be provided SEPTEMBER 2016 •



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Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” because we both look alike.

Rizzo in “Grease!”

I would love to be Joey (horse) from “War Horse.” Then I could be the star and never say a word. Win, win for me!

Hermione in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Keeper of the keys, Matron ‘Mama’ Morton from “Chicago!”

I would be the camera operator. Being center of attention is not my thing, but helping others look great is!

Simba in the “Lion King.”









I’ve been Emily in “Our Town” twice, and love it!

The Black Knight in “Spamalot.”

Regina from “Rock of Ages.” She’s funny, an activist, and ends up happy!

The Fairy Godmother in “Wicked.”

Elphaba in “Wicked.”

Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Madea from “Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail.”








The Black Knight in “Spamalot.”





Adult Draco Malfoy in the new Harry Potter play.

Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing” because she’s intelligent, witty, and not afraid to speak her mind.

Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton.”


Romeo from “Romeo and Juliet.”









Claude in “Hair.”

Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” because she always has her head in a book.







Lise in “An American in Paris.”


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Nocatee Town Center

The 14th Annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show is an exciting and visually stunning experience. With exotic cars from all over the world, you will be amazed. Several vendors, organizations, and food trucks will have exhibits highlighting their services.

Community Picks

Sept. 18


Renaissance Resort World Golf Village

Here comes the Bride Expo! Premier Bride Magazine is hosting over 100 vendors for all things weddings. Ranging from bridal attire, photographers, and the glam squad, to venues, DJ’s, and financing, this expo has it all. There will be refreshments, samples, and a fashion show highlighting tuxes, dresses and accessories!

Sept. 24

Sept. 17


Metropolitan Park


Thrasher-Horne Center

Best Friends Animal Society’s annual event is about saving the lives of homeless pets. This summer, thousands of animal lovers will be strutting 9,000 Steps to raise money and awareness for animals in shelters. Bring your kids, family, and friends to strut you mutt for a cause and the paws!

The heart-warming, feel-good dinner and auction, known as Paws Denim and Diamonds, benefits the cats and dogs of the Safe Animal Shelter of Clay County. You can bid on hundreds of things, from home improvement and vacation packages, to pet care, and more! Food and drinks will also be available.

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

Children should not have to experience hunger,” said Vanderberg. “There are many children whose last meal until Monday morning breakfast at school was the school lunch on Friday. This kind of hunger is unacceptable. Hungry children cannot learn, they have trouble developing social skills, and they often have difficulty fitting in with other kids. Micah’s Backpack is a community effort to provide direct food assistance to children from low-income families. We are feeding our future, one child at a time.”

BONNIE VANDERBERG Micah’s Backpack, Jacksonville |

Bonnie Vanderberg volunteered with and was inspired by the original Micah’s Backpack in Blacksburg, Virginia. When she learned of hungry children in Duval County, she decided to replicate the program here. Micah’s Backpack now provides weekend meals for 30 children in three area schools. As the community becomes more aware of this need, Micah’s Backpack will be able to grow and help more children.




First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Described by the New York Times as an artist “who takes a backseat to no one,” Ulysses Owens Jr. is a Grammy award-winning jazz virtuoso and premier drummer. He’s also the founder of Don’t Miss A Beat, a local nonprofit Owens and his family founded in Jacksonville in 2008 to help kids through learning music. Growing up in the Crystal Springs area of Jacksonville’s Westside, Ulysses was introduced to music early on. He started playing drums at just two years old and his mother, Gwendolyn, soon enrolled him in classical piano lessons. In high school, Ulysses attended the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where he became part of the school’s inaugural jazz program and graduated with a full scholarship to the Juilliard School. Don’t Miss A Beat is his way of giving back to the First Coast. “In other cultures, I saw so many arts programs for kids,” Ulysses said. “I thought we really needed something like this back home.” DMAB programming includes the performing arts, academic enrichment, and civic engagement as well as job skills training for parents. Visit for more, and make sure to tune into First Coast Connect each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9 FM WJCT to hear the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast!

Beaches Fine Art Series, Inc.

For the past 42 years, Beaches Fine Arts Series has been bringing free world-class performances of music to Jacksonville. Their belief is that live music transcends societal boundaries and enriches lives. In addition to concert experiences, they offer educational outreach activities for youth, and art exhibits by local visual artists.

Help A Child

Help a Child Charity’s mission is to provide tutoring and educational services for children affected by cancer. Missing so much school from treatment, they needed more mental stimulation than just playing with toys. This program specifically ties maintaining schoolwork with a positive mental attitude towards treatment.



COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Visit our calendar for more local events.


ASK THE ATTORNEY Zachary C. Crabtree Crabtree Law Group, P.A. 8777 San Jose Blvd. Building A, Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32217 Phone: (904) 732-9701 Fax: (904) 732-9702

Rustapalooza • Sept. 24 •

$5 Fridays: Sept. 2, Museum of Science & History, Cosmic Concerts: Sept. 2, Museum of Science & History, Puttin’ On the Ritz: Sept. 2, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Jacksonville’s Annual Jerk Food Festival: Sept. 4, The Jacksonville Landing, $5 Fridays: Sept. 9, Museum of Science & History, Northeast Florida Benghazi Tribute: Sept. 10, Times Union Center, Ponte Vedra Auto Show: Sept. 11, Nocatee Town Center, Jax Beach Art Walk: Sept. 13, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, Job News Jacksonville Job Fair: Sept. 13, Prime Osborn Convention Center, Florida Heritage Book Festival: Sept. 15 – 17, Flagler College, $5 Fridays: Sept. 16, Museum of Science & History, Circo delle Aria: Sept. 17, FSCJ Wilson Center for the Arts, First Coast Heart Walk: Sept. 17, Metropolitan Park, Paws Denim & Diamonds: Sept. 17, Thrasher Horne Center, $5 Fridays: Sept. 23, Museum of Science & History, Fries with that Wine: Sept. 23, East US Assure Club at Everbank Field, 5th Annual Flavor of Jacksonville: Sept. 24, WJCT, 7th Annual North Coast Beach Festival: Sept. 24, Hampton Inn Jax Beach, Clean Water Music Festival: Sept. 24, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Rustapalooza: Sept. 24, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Strut Your Mutt: Sept. 24, Metropolitan Park, Toast to the Animals: Sept. 24, Everbank Field, $5 Fridays: Sept. 30, Museum of Science & History, Premier Bride Expo: Sept. 18, Renaissance Resort World Golf Village,

BUZZ: What brought you to Jacksonville? ZC: I’m a 5th generation lifelong resident. BUZZ: Where did you attend law school? ZC: Florida Coastal School of Law. BUZZ: What is your specific field of law? ZC: Real Estate law. BUZZ: How long have you practiced? ZC: Two years. BUZZ: How do clients benefit from your services? ZC:At our firm, they’re not only going to get the very best representation, but we also make it a point of catering to our clients’ needs. We don’t just provide legal services; we try to counsel them through each real estate transaction by personally walking them through any issues that may arise. BUZZ: How did you choose your particular field of law? ZC: It’s in my blood. My grandfather was a part of the Jacksonville Bar in 1964, handling both criminal and real estate cases and my uncle has been practicing real estate law since 1986, founding our firm in 1990. BUZZ: What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney? ZC: My greatest accomplishment thus far would be handling a multi-million-dollar commercial transaction from start to finish. I was able to get involved with such a complex case at an early stage in my career to get exposed to the intricacies of such a transaction. My goal at the closing table is to always have two happy people: one happy they’re selling and one happy they’re buying. BUZZ: Finish the sentence: “In 5 years I will…” ZC: Working diligently to assure that the residents of North Florida have the same hard-working and caring family atmosphere. As my career is still fairly new, I look forward to being able to grow as North Florida grows and share in the excitement as the community develops. 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.




Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste


Alfredo’s Alfredo – 11.5” pie with olive oil, 3-cheese alfredo sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh basil, grape tomatoes, and black pepper $8.45.


Article by Monica Stouder Photos by Monica Lea Imagery:

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What: Pieology When: Sunday Afternoon Price: $6.95 to $8.45 Where: 641 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 Contact: (904) 508-0803

If a doughy disk of pepperoni-smattered delight is your thing, make sure to hit up the new Pieology in Nocatee. This fun franchise is a great place to get a personal pizza fix fast. The atmosphere here is modern and casual. Hungry patrons can create their own custom pies at the counter by picking their sauce, cheeses, meats, and fresh toppings, or select from seven of Pieology’s standards: Easy Cheesy, Classic Margherita,

Rustic Veggie, Smokin’ Buffalo Chicken, Hickory BBQ Chicken, Mad to Meat You, and my personal favorite, Alfredo’s Alfredo. It is comprised of olive oil, 3-cheese alfredo sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh basil, grape tomatoes, and black pepper. I added sundried tomatoes and Kalamata olives for just a touch of acidity and found that my 11.5” pie was perfect.

toppings fresh, and the price point amazing at only $8.45 for an 11.5” pie. So get creative and construct your own munchable masterpiece at Pieology. Your wallet and your appetite will most certainly thank you!

These thin crust rounds are ideal for a meal – not a carbo-overload, yet you’ll leave Pieology with a satisfied stomach and an appeased palate. Now this place for saucy pie also has some great salads and a couple of sweets. I ordered the Classic salad, which was full of great, organic greenery, but also some of the fun stuff. This entrée had delicious goodies such as gorgonzola, dried cranberry, candied walnuts, and chicken, only to be accompanied by a light raspberry vinaigrette. At only 700-ish calories, this is a hearty alternative to Pieology’s more crusty creations. I also was a big fan of the new Chocolate Chip Churro Dessert Pizza – my thighs were not, but I was to be sure! Overall, I enjoyed this crisp and clean spot. The service was exceptional, fast and friendly, pizza

BUZZworthy Note: No beer or wine at this tasty spot, but no worries. Only a couple of steps away from Pieology is a wine market that often does Friday night tastings and various other libation-inspired events! Tom Harrison, Pieology customer stated, “Perfect pie made my way – what more could you ask for?”

menu sample


Savory Herb Butter Strips – thin, garlicky bread strips sprinkled with herbs and baked only $2.95.




Classic – Organic field greens, gorgonzola, all-natural chicken, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and light raspberry vinaigrette (entrée size) for $7.95.


Chocolate Chip Churro Dessert Pizza – 11.5”, thin-crusted pie sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, baked, then drizzled with a sugary glaze and dotted with sweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips for $2.95.

Food Truck Foodies


by Shelton P. Buchanan

When you first spot the Son of a Butcher truck, you’re struck by the bright yellow paint job with a sunglasses-wearing bull decorating both sides. After just a cursory glance of the menu, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t make your mouth water. This intrepid reporter went with their pride and joy: Jacksonville’s Best Original Philly paired with their garlic and parmesan fries. The sandwich features thinly sliced ribeye steak and grilled onions topped with cheese whiz. Their idea of “thinlysliced” differs from what most of us might be used to. This is certainly no paper-thin “steakums” monstrosity. Quite the contrary, in fact. While still thin enough to be easily cooked and chopped into the sandwich, the steak is thick enough that you still know you’re eating steak, and high quality steak at that. Randy Leibl, the co-owner and head cook, and his team take great pride in serving only fresh, top quality products to their customers. The garlic and parmesan fries are the stuff legends are made of. They’re paired with the creamy concoction for dipping, Brutus sauce. Randy said he tried cutting each load of fries to order at first, but that proved too time-consuming in a business where speed is essential. If you like a little surf with your turf, try their shrimp Po’ boy or a variation of their Philly known as the Mayport S.O.B. This features the same ribeye with grilled fresh Mayport shrimp, loaded down with lettuce, tomato, grilled peppers and onions, and topped with provolone cheese. All in all, the Son of a Butcher is a prime cut for lunch or dinner.





The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro

The Soul Food Bistro has the perfect welcoming ambience with warm, rich colors. 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. Fionn MacCool’s

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.


Business savant and kitchen wizard Stacy Johnson is a force to be reckoned with in and outside her restaurant, The Lucky Penny Eatery. We caught up with this Italian dynamo of delicious dishes, and was able to get the scoop on her early culinary beginnings and some current kitchen experiences. BUZZ: When did you find an BUZZ: Do you have a specialty

dish that your family and friends SJ: I started paying close attention always want you to make? in the kitchen when my mom and/or SJ: My friends are always asking for uncle were cooking around 20 years meatballs. It doesn’t matter what ago. My grandparents had passed, the occasion is: tailgating, Sunday and my mom and/or uncle became dinner, or a regular weeknight, it is always meatballs. the chef for large family dinners. interest in cooking?

Maple Street Biscuit Company

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. Enjoy the fun community style seating and try The Five, a biscuit filled with fried chicken, bacon, cheese, and gravy. Hoby’s Honey & General Store

BUZZ: What cuisines influence BUZZ: Favorite dish to prepare? your style of cooking?

SJ: Italian, Italian, and more Italian!

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.

SJ: Chicken Cacciatore. BUZZ: Most unusual dish you

BUZZ: What sets your restaurant have eaten?

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1




Amazing Eats at Oktoberfest Jacksonville GRILLED BRATWURST w/house made and fermented kraut

PORK BELLY ROULADE, spaetzle, braised red cabbage

SAM ADAMS BRATWURST, mustard aioli, grilled hoagie, sauerkraut

HANDCRAFTED SPAETZEL w/beer cheese sauce and bacon





SOFT PRETZEL STICKS w/beer cheese dip or spicy brown mustard

BRAISED LAMB PITA, tzatziki, arugula, tomato-cucumber relish

GRASS-FED BURGER, w/ bacon, swiss, roasted garlic mayo, slaw, pretzel roll

SHRIMP POUTINE, fries, cheese curds, andouille étouffée

apart from others within your SJ: Tripe. food style, and in the local area? BUZZ: Do you cook on your off SJ: The Lucky Penny Eatery was time or do you prefer someone to formerly Joker’s Alley, who was cook a meal for you? known for their large chef salads. We have amplified that menu item SJ: I prefer to cook. to a whole different level and now BUZZ: Hobbies outside of the feel that we have truly perfected the kitchen? freshest and tastiest salads in town! SJ: Football, pool, being with family BUZZ: Favorite kitchen tool? and friends. SJ: A person to do dishes!


Shrimp Francese Recipe

DESSERTS BLACK FOREST SUNDAE Dutch chocolate ice cream, bourbon cherry compote, whipped cream, and Belgian chocolate flakes, cherry on top GERMAN CHOCOLATE SUNDAE Dutch Chocolate ice cream, gooey coconut, pecan conserve topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate drizzle. DUTCH CHOCOLATE extra rich European style chocolate ice cream

CHOCOLATE WASTED double chocolate ice cream, with a heavy fudge swirl and Belgian chocolate flakes GERMAN CHOCOLATE HOMEMADE FUDGE fudge extra chocolaty with coconut and pecans



Butterfly 2lbs of shrimp

MADE-ON-SITE BAVARIAN STYLE NUTS sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla roasted pecans, almonds, cashews, and walnut

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Heat about 4 tablespoons of olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Put flour in shallow bowl. Dip shrimp in egg mixture and add to skillet cut-side down; fry, turning until lightly browned, about 3 Whisk 4 eggs with minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour out 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, any oil from skillet. Don’t wipe skillet. Melt 2 sticks and 1 tablespoon of of butter in skillet. Squeeze fresh lemon into melted butter. Add shrimp. Cook only about 1 minute. Serve parsley in bowl. over spaghetti.





(The book that inspired Broadway Musical, Hamilton)


SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 12 - 1:30 pm

Session 2

OCTOBER 15, 2016 12 - 1:30 pm

Session 3

NOVEMBER 19, 2016 12 - 1:30 pm

bring your lunch for each session The event is casual so stop in and join us. Bring your lunch, your book and all of your thoughts, ideas and questions about this fascinating peek into American History.


Come early and enjoy Andrew J. Mowat on the piano playing songs of the era!



1400 University Blvd N. , Jacksonville, FL 32211





Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Come and see the strange and unusual flora on display at the Asian Garden & Land of the Tiger. Feast your eyes upon the amazing Amazonian hermaphroditic night-bloomer! Check out the world’s fastest growing grass! There’s even have a banana with 1,000 fingers! See all of these wonders and more.


Museum of Science & History

They come in all different shapes and sizes, and they make our planet healthy and beautiful! Come to the Museum of Science & History for a day of fun learning about the importance of trees! The program is designed with preschoolers in mind, so it’s flexible and fun!

Sept. 17


Riverside Ave. & Water St.

A 1000-foot water slide will span the streets of Jax for a fun day in the sun for family and friends. Bring your best swimsuits, dance moves, CURIOUS GEORGE STORYTIME Barnes & Noble Booksellers, St. John’s Town Center and inflatable tubes as you slide through this water adventure! Slide the City is bringing awareness to We all know the story of the adorable monkey that stole water conservation while bringing our hearts with his compassion and curiosity – Curious you a block party like no other. George! 2016 marks the 75th birthday of the world’s favorite monkey. Come join the fun at Barnes and Noble at the St. John’s Town Center and #GetCurious at the Curious George Storytime!

KIDS EVENTS Visit our calendar for more local events.

Bluestar Museums - Free Admission: Sept. 1, Bluestar Museums, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Auditions: Sept. 1, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Girls on the Run Fall Registration: Sept. 1 – 6, Online, Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Sept. 1 – 9, Virtual, Freaks of Nature Garden Tour: Sept. 3, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! Storytime: Sept. 3, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, St. John’s Town Center, Car Seat Workshop: Sept. 6, The Players Center for Child Health, Ada Twist, Scientist Storytime: Sept. 10, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, St. John’s Town Center, Morocco Shrine Fall Arts & Crafts Show: Sept. 10, Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds, Pollution Solution: Sept. 10, Museum of Science & History, Little Learners: Sept. 14, Museum of Science & History,

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Auditions • Sept. 1•

Pokemon GO After Dark: Sept. 16, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Curious George Storytime: Sept. 17, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, St. John’s Town Center, Jacksonville Only Circus: Sept. 17, Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville Baby Expo: Sept. 18, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Slide The City: Sept. 24, Riverside Ave. & Water St., The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! Storytime: Sept. 24, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, St. John’s Town Center, National Anthem at Jaguars Game: Sept. 25, Everbank Field,

Mentoring Mamas: Sept. 15, Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning St. Augustine Exotic Reptile Expo: Sept. 25, Mark Lance National Guard Armory, Center, 14



WJCT’s annual TEACH conference is scheduled for October 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. Nourish your teacher’s soul and buy them a ticket today!

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

TEACH-2016 Make a great start with your child’s teachers this year by giving them a ticket to WJCT’s TEACH conference. The 5th annual professional development conference, presented by WJCT and Community First Credit Union, gives teachers a full day of professional development mixed in with just the right amount of pampering and inspiration. Visit

Miss O, the Director of Odd Squad precinct #13579, has just delivered a very special mission to Kid Agents, Olive & Otto. Under the supervision of their favorite agents, audiences will put their STEM skills to the test to decode, decipher, and unravel the strange occurrences in Jacksonville. Odd Squad LIVE! comes to Jacksonville on November 12 at the Florida Theatre. Visit WJCT. org/Events for more information. READY TO LEARN PBS Ready to Learn programming provides a safe haven for children while WJCT’s Ready to Learn monthly workshops teach parents and caregivers how to use these programs as tools to help build literacy skills during crucial preschool years. WJCT’s Ready to Learn free family literacy workshops begin at selected elementary schools throughout Jacksonville in midSeptember. Visit for a workshop location near you!

TEACH, created by teachers for teachers is scheduled for October 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. An investment in your child’s teacher is an investment in your child, so nourish your teacher’s soul early on in the school year.

Join WJCT in honoring the 2016 American Graduate Champions on September 15 at WJCT Studios, for their commitment to helping students graduate. For more information and tickets, visit

AMERICAN GRADUATE Students have the will to graduate, but they do not always have the necessary support or resources. Three years ago, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), working with national partners, launched American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen — an initiative to help combat the dropout crisis in this country. WJCT’s American Graduate efforts have included honoring and telling the stories of five community education “champions,” in the hopes of inspiring others to become American Graduate champions themselves. Meet our newest champions as we honor them for their hard work and dedication on September 12 at WJCT Studios. TICKETS $40 PER PERSON: Table and sponsorship opportunities available. Visit for more information and tickets.

WJCT’s Ready to Learn free family literacy workshops begin at selected elementary schools throughout Jacksonville. Visit Ready-To-Learn for a workshop location near you!


MOSH is celebrating 75 years of service to the community.

The Museum of Science & History is celebrating 75 years of service to the community this year. MOSH will be included in “Jacksonville’s African American History Tour” on September 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a guided tour through three Jacksonville museums while learning about the city’s rich African American history. Your guided tour via bus and water taxi will stop at MOSH, the Cummer Museum, and the Ritz Theatre & Museum. Lunch, transportation, guided tours, and admission to all three Museums are included in the ticket price. Registration is required. For further information, please call (904) 899-6038. SEPTEMBER 2016 •




Grab a bite before the show Fionn MacCool’s

WHERE TO ...See a Show

PLAYERS BY THE SEA 106 N 6th St. • Players by the Sea is an artist-driven community theatre committed to providing creative opportunities, artistic risk-taking, a collaborative atmosphere, educational opportunities for everyone, and more. Players by the Sea is dedicated to enriching the community through excellence in theatre by showcasing classic and contemporary plays.

ALHAMBRA THEATRE AND DINING 12000 Beach Blvd. • Built in 1967, the Alhambra Theatre and Dining is the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the United States. The Alhambra is a symbol of entertainment, history, and a place of celebration and friendship. We have helped thousands celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, reunions, and more.

ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE 716 Ocean Blvd. • ABET’s mission is to bring the excitement of live theatre to diverse audiences. There is an emphasis on new and original plays and neglected classics, and on developing new talent. They seek diversity in all aspects. ABET brings original scripts and challenging plays and musicals to Jacksonville.


829 N Davis St. •

The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of La Villa. There is always an exhibition, music, dance or the dramatic arts inside the Ritz that will enthrall, educate and entertain.


501 W State St. #109 • Originally developed as a vehicle for making the arts more accessible to students, the FSCJ Artist Series celebrates its 51st season in Jacksonville. From Blockbuster Broadway shows to cultural programs from around the world, the FSCJ Artist Series brings quality entertainment to individuals of all ages and all tastes.

Grab a bite before your show with a river view at Fionn MacCool’s. This Jacksonville Landing pub is located right down the street from the Ritz Theatre and Museum. Enjoy authentic Irish food with an extensive wine and whiskey menu.

The Loop Pizza Grill

Before your show at Theatre Jacksonville, stop by The Loop for a delicious, diverse meal. Opened in 1981, This Loop is the very first location and is still going strong as a true anchor of the historic San Marco Square.

Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill


2032 San Marco Blvd. • Theatre Jacksonville is Florida’s longest-running community theatre, celebrating its 95th season of continuous production. As a volunteer based community theatre, their mission is to enrich lives and broaden cultural understanding through community participation in theatre arts.


128 E Forsyth St.

The Florida Theatre first opened its doors to the public in 1927, maintaining a commitment to excellence from day one. This historic movie theatre’s schedule is constantly abuzz with around 200 different cultural and entertainment events from opera to ballet to local graduation, fundraisers, and more.


11 Old Mission Ave.

Established in 1992, Limelight Theatre is the only year-round community theatre located in St. Augustine. They will celebrate 25 years during the 2016-17 season. In addition to staging eight live shows during each season, Limelight offers year-round theatre education for ages four to adult.

Nestled near the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) is Ragtime Tavern Seafood and Grill. Stop by for Cajun-accented eats and housebrewed beer. Enjoy the lively, rusticindustrial space and decor at this local spot for a one of kind fresh experience.

European Street Café

Not too far from Players by the Sea is the classic European Street Café. Stop by before your show for an international experience where you can get comfortable, explore, and indulge in the pleasures of the cuisines of foreign countries.


Sister Act

Merrily We Roll Along

Into the Woods

The Capitol Steps

The feel-amazing musical comedy smash, “Sister Act” tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent!

This compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success turns the traditional showbiz musical on its head. Enjoy the expert blend of energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals.

When a baker and his wife journey into the woods to reverse a curse cast upon them by the Witch that lives next door, they encounter Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood (just to name a few). This inventive musical reveals that wishes do come true, but at a price.

“The Capitol Steps” began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, together the performers represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

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Sept. 16 – Oct. 8 |

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Grab a bite before the show

History at the Thrasher-Horne Center


hrasher-Horne Center first opened its doors on the St. Johns River State College Orange Park campus in 2004. With a 1,725 seat mainstage, smaller studio theatre, conference center, and art gallery, the Thrasher-Horne Center presents the very best of professional music, theatre, and dance to diverse audiences of all ages in Northeast Florida. Under the guidance of Executive Director Denton Yockey, Thrasher-Horne Center has taken a new direction in programming that has seen a 60 percent increase in new attendees over the past year. Along with concerts and family entertainment, Thrasher-Horne Center also inaugurated a new theatrical series called Broadway Orange Park. Now in its second season, Broadway Orange Park will include the launch of the national tour of “Into the Woods” as well as “Avenue Q,” “Xanadu” and the farewell tour of “Mamma Mia!” Over 200 events are held in the conference center each year including meetings, receptions, business expos, and weddings. So many people share special moments at the Thrasher-Horne Center. From weddings to celebrations, from business meeting to live entertainment, Thrasher-Horne Center strives to be at the intersection of culture and community in Northeast Florida.

UPCOMING SHOWS OCTOBER 2016 Super Scientific Circus (School Time Series) Oct. 11 • 10:30 AM “The Super Scientific Circus” starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. Parsons Dance Oct. 14 Parsons Dance is a New York City based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Flawlessly fusing the gestures and movements that comprise contemporary dance with the discipline and precision of a classical company, Parsons Dance is always a favorite that can bring exuberance, joy, and passion to any stage. One Night in Memphis Oct. 22 • 8 PM “One Night in Memphis” is a rocking concert tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at this epic recording session while experiencing true American music featuring the hits, “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and many, many more!

NOVEMBER 2016 Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show (School Time Series) Nov. 2 • 10:30 AM “Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show” blends hip humor, magic, and music with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies, and helps kids discover the secrets for becoming “Bully-Proof.” Choosy Suzy’s show is exciting, fast paced, and filled with the kind of comic audience interaction that kids love! Into The Woods Nov. 26 • 8 PM With only 10 actors, one piano, and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is “Into The Woods” like you’ve never seen it before! The acclaimed Fiasco Theater production will launch its national tour this season at the Thrasher-Horne Center in a stripped-down, unplugged, thrillingly clever new version which includes all the dazzling classic songs like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky.”

DECEMBER 2016 Avenue Q Dec. 9 • 8 PM For Mature Audiences Only. Winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. This irreverent, laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment and tries to discover his purpose. Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas Dec. 11 • 3 PM Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas.” Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, and Tchaikovsky.


Executive Director Theatre Jacksonville

BUZZ: What are you most excited about in your upcoming season? Sarah Boone: As always, we look forward to discovering the talents of our community through our open audition process. The most exciting thing for me is watching the creative process unfold. Our annual event in April is with Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Pray, Love” who will be talking about her newest book. BUZZ: What makes your theatre unique? SB: With our 100-year anniversary fast approaching, we have the distinction of being the oldest continuously producing community theatre in Florida and one of the oldest in the country. Our San Marco Square playhouse is on the national registry of historic buildings and is the only facility in Jacksonville where volunteers can have hands-on experience.


President Florida Theatre

BUZZ: What makes your theatre unique? Numa Saisselin: In 1927 when this theatre opened, there were five other theatres on Forsyth Street between here and Hogan, including the Savoy, Empress, Imperial, Palace, and St. Johns Theatres. The Florida Theatre is the only one left. We’re lucky to have it, and I’d say that makes us unique. BUZZ: How did you choose next season’s offerings? NS: Some of them are selected because of the financial imperative of operating a 2,000 seat historic theatre, and I’m pretty sure that everyone knows I would be lying if I tried to make anyone think otherwise. But some of them are selected just because we think they’re that extraordinary, and should be seen in Jacksonville. Savion Glover, the Tony Award winning tap dancer and choreographer, on November 18 is one of them. You don’t think you want to see that, but you do. He transcends his art form in an extraordinary way. SEPTEMBER 2016 •




Interview with Ben Steinfeld, director of “Into The Woods” By: Josh Henderson

Fiasco Theater’s acclaimed production, “Into the Woods” is launching its national tour at the Thrasher-Horne Center on November 26 at 8 p.m. We spoke with Ben Steinfeld, one of the directors of the production. BUZZ: How long have you guys been putting on “Into The Woods?” Ben Steinfeld: The first time we did it was in 2013. BUZZ: Why did you decided to direct this play? BS: Our company, Fiasco Theatre, had built a reputation of doing Shakespeare, and in a lot of those Shakespeare, we would do music. We realized how much we enjoyed doing that. So we thought, what if we took this ensemble way of creating productions that we’ve done with classical theatre and brought that to a musical? BUZZ: What are some messages or lessons an audience member can take away from seeing this production? BS: One of the big messages of the show is contained in the song “No One is Alone.” The big message of the show is that we all are connected, and we all are implicated in each other lives. If we focus too much on our individual ambitions, wants, and needs, we will lose the sense that we are all part of a bigger story than just our own lives. We are a part of an interconnected interdependent community. BUZZ: What are some of your favorite songs that are performed? BS: I have so many favorites, it’s hard to say. I love all the songs in the show really. If I had to choose “Giant in the Sky,” and “Moments in the Woods.” I think the opening prologue where you meet all of the characters in the show is probably my favorite piece, although it’s not a song, it’s a huge sequence. photos by Joan Marcus SEPTEMBER 2016 •



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Lights, Camera, Jacksonville! By Jax Flim Office


Arts Unleashed

Since January 2016, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office has permitted and assisted 37 productions. From these projects, 385 jobs were created, with an economic impact totaling nearly $1 million. Several music videos amounted to $375,000 of the overall economic impact. There was also a television series titled “American Justice,” produced for the BBC. Thus far, this production had shot for 133 days. In addition, Jake Mills Productions of New York City produced a major photography shoot for Lincoln Continental. Locations included Stinson Park in Ortega, Guana Reserve, and a Ponte Vedra residence. The 14-day production had an approximate $280,000 economic impact. The Film Office’s mission is to build job creation in the local film and digital media community, and to act as the liaison between government, local community, and the production company. In addition, they aim to streamline the production process, and recognize the tremendous economic impact the industry has local vendors and professionals.

Beth Haizlip A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Beth Darby Haizlip is a versatile and multi-talented artist. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Southern College. Working in a variety of media, Haizlip approaches her work with enthusiasm, skill, and vibrant colors. She has been painting for over 30 years. Her career turning point was when her artwork was chosen for the Jacksonville Jazz poster in 2007. She maintains her studio in her home at Fleming Island. Her work is at First Street Gallery in Neptune Beach, Great Hang Ups in Fleming Island, and Art Center Cooperative at the Jacksonville Landing. “My goal is for my paintings to stir excitement in the soul and bring great joy to the spirit of the viewer,” Haizlip said. “I accomplish this by using very colorful impressionistic strokes that makes the painting more interesting, and not like you are viewing a photograph.” View Haizlip’s artwork at or contact her at (904) 535-9525.




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Lots of things to see and do at the CUMMER this month

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: Sept. 3, MOCA Jacksonville, Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Sept. 3, The Cummer Museum, Art Fusion in Hemming Park: Sept. 4, MOCA Jacksonville, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Museums on Us: Sept. 4, The Cummer Museum, Art Fusion at Downtown Art Walk: Sept. 7, Downtown Jacksonville,

Women Artists: From the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism: Sept. 13, The Cummer Museum, Talks & Tea: The Permanent Collection: Sept. 14 – 15, The Cummer Museum, Fall Cocktail Tasting: College Football Edition: Sept. 15, MOCA Jacksonville, Third Thursday Tour: Permanent Collection: Sept. 15, MOCA Jacksonville, African American History Tour: Sept. 17, The Cummer Museum, Retro-Spective: Analog Photography in a Digital World Patrons’ Preview: Sept. 22, MOCA Jacksonville,

Downtown Artwalk • Sept. 7 Downtown Art Walk: Sept. 7, Downtown Jacksonville, Sustain: Clay to Table Reception: Sept. 8, MOCA Jacksonville,

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Retro-Spective: Analog Photography in a Digital World Members’ Preview: Sept. 23, MOCA Jacksonville,

North Florida Premier Board Training Corporate America is looking for leaders that care about their community. Since 1988, Blueprint for Leadership has cultivated qualified individuals to provide strong leadership for nonprofit boards. Boards are seeking individuals who have vision, commitment and passion, and understand the fiscal implications to serve. Do you know someone who has shown exemplary leadership and a desire to take the next step to serve on a board? Nominate someone now to be considered for the

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AIGA Always Summer Poster Show: Sept. 24, CoRK North Gallery, Festival of Flight: Sept. 24, Riverside Arts Market,

Cantore Watson Ober St. Germain Hitzig: Five Perspectives Inspired by Nature and Driven by Passion: Sept. 9, CoRK East Gallery,

Smithsonian “Museum Day Live”: Sept. 24, Mandarin Museum & Historical Society,

Art for Two: Music & Art: Sept. 10, The Cummer Museum,

MOCA Draw and Drink: Sept. 29, MOCA Jacksonville,

Lauren Fincham CD Release Party: Sept. 10, CoRK East Gallery,

Rachmaninoff and the Rite: Sept. 30, Jacksonville Symphony,

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Group Fitness

3 locations in Jax | (904) 246-LEAN

Neely Hufnagel, owner of Pilates On 3rd, enjoys helping clients achieve their goals and build self-esteem.

The 13-week challenge is a staple at Andy Decker’s fitness studios to literally “tighten up” your waistline and make you strong like a Titan.

First Coast CrossFit 3602 Park St | (904) 387-3243

“Most (adults) don’t play games or compete (athletically) with other people,” said owner Bill Adams. He said adults should try CrossFit because it’s a great way to relieve stress and bond.

Everbalance Wellness Studio

The green earth tones and light wood flooring have a calming effect in this studio where beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates classes are offered.

HEW Jax Beach

1500 Beach Blvd | (904) 853-5215


Tiffany Maxell at Hard Exercise Works explained that workouts cater to all levels and combine a variety of exercises she describes as “highintensity functional fitness.”

Everyone knows fitness is the way to a better life. But how do you find the activity that works for you?

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What started out as a remedy turned into Jared Patterson’s passion. Patterson opened his studio in 2014 after Pilates nursed him back from a running injury.

Neely Hufnagel has found it in Pilates. Owner of Pilates On 3rd in Jacksonville Beach, Hufnagel wants the muscular strength that comes from Pilates, but she adds her own twist on it. “I take the Pilates concept and integrate it with a little more of a fitness routine. People leave here sweating,” Hufnagel said of her 50-minute classes like High Intensity Pilates and Pilates Blast. “It gives people variety,” she said. “People don’t get bored here.”

WHAT IS PILATES? An exercise method that develops strength and flexibility with an emphasis on core stability. Workouts consist of controlled, flowing movements that work muscles through full range of motion.

WHAT TYPES OF PILATES ARE THERE? Mat Pilates on the floor or Reformer Pilates.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED? No weights are used and personal body weight acts as resistance. A Reformer machine is sometimes used to increase resistance.

WHO STARTED PILATES? A German former gymnast and bodybuilder named Joseph Pilates developed the exercise in the 1920s in New York City.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Balance, coordination, posture, alignment, strength, and flexibility.


Timed Exercise David Smith, Founder

A combination of hip-hop, ballet, and jazz choreography with Latin, pop and rock music make up the one-hour class. This international business was founded in Jacksonville and has local studios in San Marco and Neptune Beach.

“We just find in a group setting we are more effective and efficient,” said Smith who has a background in personal training which helps him lead groups. First session is free.

Pure Barre Victoria Koster, Owner

Pure Barre is a 55-minute class where a ballet barre, floor, and light weights strengthen the entire body. Don’t be fooled, this is not a “light” workout. Koster said clients leave her Riverside studio drenched with sweat. 24


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The daily boot camp class is a fan favorite. “It combines cardio with strength training,” said trainer Johnathan Rhodan.




Amber Mills said her Reformer Pilates class at A Pilates Studio is the most popular “because you never do the same workout more than once.”

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Titan Up Fitness

Barre Pilates, Reformer Pilates and Mixed Apparatus classes are a unique find at this Intracoastal location. Those interested in teaching Pilates can take certification courses.

Owner Lynn Peterson wants clients to live life with “spontaneous zest and pleasure” via Pilates. “Our mission is built around empowering our clients,” said Peterson.


Willness Fitness Melvin Williams, Owner Are you interested in calisthenics, boxing, and kicking MMA style? Willams, an Army veteran, teaches these “warrior training” skills in a boot camp setting in Ponte Vedra Beach. All fitness levels are welcome.

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“I wanted to be in one of the helping professions,” Wagner said of his early career aspirations. “I had always had good experiences with dentists growing up.” Dr. Scott Wagner chose the name Eccella because it means “to excel” or “excellence” in Italian. Excel is exactly what Wagner and his team hope to do in dentistry and beyond at Eccella Smiles in Jacksonville Beach. Starting his business 15 years ago as a dental practice, Wagner has since expanded services to include performance mouthwear, sleep

Invisalign “invisible braces” are still a mystery to some. How do clear trays take the place of braces? Dr. Wagner said the tray adjusts crooked teeth in incremental stages. New trays are made every two weeks and removed only to brush, floss, and eat. Typically Invisalign works in six to 12 months.

apnea and skin treatments. Wagner strives to bring a personal touch to patients.


wanted to go into dentistry because of the relationships,” said Wagner. “It’s the last field in medicine where you can really have a relationship with your patients.”

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Dr. Nicholas Narducci

BUZZ: How can we teach

One practice wasn’t enough for Nicholas Narducci. The University of Florida graduate opened one dental practice in 2001, which ballooned into seven different offices from Callahan to west Jacksonville to the beaches.

our kids the significance of oral care? Dr. Park: The most important is to make it enjoyable. Let kids do what they want to do with the brush. You can always go back and show them what they missed.

BUZZ: Now what about adult oral care? Dr. Park: People just don’t floss, but again they are not used to doing it. It’s not a routine. But once you get used to doing it, it becomes normal.

Eccella Smiles offers cutting-edge techniques in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wagner said he spends two to three hours on a patient’s first visit to thoroughly understand their goals. For more information, visit

BUZZ: How do you start a better routine? Dr. Park: In the beginning, don’t overwhelm yourself and try and floss everyday. Start flossing once a week, then twice a week. Get to the point when you are doing it daily.


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Dr. Gary Myers

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Dr. Henry Matthew Dr. C.J. Henley

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“Number one thing people can do to take care of their teeth (is) brush twice a day, floss every single day and visit a dentist twice a year,” said Synder.

“Try to get them super clean before bed,” said Myers. “There’s no saliva at night to flush your mouth of sugar and bacteria.”

“In the 1980s, veneers were really popular,” said Matthew. “These days it’s more about creating a harmonious smile that is natural that fits within the frame of the face.”

“It’s not the quantity of sugar intake; it’s the frequency,” said Henley. “It’s a little bit of sugar over a long time frame that causes decay and the onset of tooth decay.”

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Founder and Owner Narducci Dental Group

An Air Force veteran inspired by customer service, Narducci wants each patient to have the “wow” experience. He constantly provides trainings on customer service for staff at the Narducci Dental Group. Narducci also cautions young dentists who graduate dental school with massive debt to focus on quality service, not patient quantity. “If you focus on doing what’s right,” said Narducci, “the money will come.” Narducci also said he takes special interest in creating a unique interior design. One office may feel modern and crisp while another may have an art deco vibe. A receptionist at the Surfside Beach location said Narducci desires a very clean, no messy look. This particular location is vibrant with warm earth tones and accentuated with pops of color. Perfectly aligned professional photos line the walls. All this is a part of the “wow” experience for patients, Narducci said. He wants to combine an unforgettable patient experience and high dental expertise. For more information, visit SEPTEMBER 2016 •



Health Picks Sept. 10

HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Visit our calendar for more local events.


Butler Beach

The Healthy Groove 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run promotes a healthy lifestyle for Floridians, brought to you by the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative in St. Johns County. The initiative aims to help children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. Come race, run, or walk for some fun! Healthy Groove 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run • Sept. 10 • Morning Pilates: Sept. 1, Studio Jear Group Fitness, Body Pump: Sept. 1, Studio Jear Group Fitness,

Sept. 16


Downtown Jacksonville

Join Downtown Jacksonville for our celebration of Park(ing) Day! The annual event allows citizens, artists, and activists to collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary parks! Get out of the house and get active, building your own parks or looking at other interesting parks created in public metered spaces!

Sept. 17

Art and Yoga Workshop: Mandala Coloring: Sept. 10, Fresh Jax, Be Joint Smart: Sept. 10, Sheraton Hotel Jaguar II Room, Healthy Groove 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run: Sept. 10, Butler Beach,

Join other attendees at Girls’ Day Out for an uplifting day of health and wellness. Health experts are there to inform and inspire, with free screenings provided by Baptist Health. Gift bags, healthy and delicious food, and knowledge will surely help you feel pampered and prepared to live healthy!

Jacksonville Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Walk: Sept. 10, Jacksonville Landing,


BlackFinn American Grille

This complimentary community dinner is all about health! There is something for everyone with the vast array of food options. While your food is being prepared, Dr. Jake Marshall will spend 20 minutes teaching you about the true definition of health, how to avoid chronic illness, and how to stay well! SEPTEMBER 2016 •

Safe Sitter Class: Sept. 3, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside,


Jacksonville Hyatt Riverfront


Tobacco-Free Jacksonville Coalition Meeting: Sept. 2, American Lung Association,

Orange Park CrossFit: Lift Up Autism: Sept. 10, Orange Park CrossFit, Strongpoint CrossFit: Lift Up Autism: Sept. 10, Orange Park CrossFit, A Functional Approach to Asthma, Allergy and Sinusitis: Sept. 13, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Community CPR/AED (Child, Infant and Adult) Certification: Sept. 13, Babies R Us Orange Park,

Half Marathon Training Class: Sept. 14, Florida Striders Track Club, Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Sept. 15, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Stressed to the Max: Sept. 15, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Park(ing) Day: Sept. 16, Downtown Jacksonville, Purple Stride: Sept. 17, Seawalk Pavilion, Girls’ Day Out: Sept. 17, Jacksonville Hyatt Riverfront, F.R.A.M.E.: Functional Rebalancing and Mobility Enhancements: Sept. 19, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Sept. 22, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Health and Wellness Workshop: Breathing for Vitality: Sept. 24, Fresh Jax, Smile Run 5K & 10K: Sept. 24 – 30, Various Locations (Virtual), Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Sept. 29, Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, Adult Mental Health First Aid Training: Sept. 24, Jessie Ball DuPont Center, Jacksonville Community Dinner: Sept 26, BlackFinn American Grille,



Sept. 1-5

Everbank Field


Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Football season is back! Come cheer on your Jacksonville Jaguars as they play the Green Bay Packers in their first regular season home game. We’re expecting great things from the Jags this year. Fill those seats with your best teal and gold to really give the Jags something to roar about!

Come and root, root, root for the home team! Join the Suns as they finish out their season strong, battling the Mobile BayBears. With fireworks, giveaways, and fan appreciation night, this series is sure to be fun for all! As they say, “Baseball’s never been hotter with the Jacksonville Suns!”


Everbank Field

The FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between USA and Trinidad and Tobago is coming to Everbank Field! Come support the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team as they battle for a chance to advance to the final round. Millions of passionate fans will flock to Jax, so don’t miss it.


Sept. 24


Community First Park

As Oklahoma City comes to Jacksonville, so does Hispanic Heritage night! Join the thousands of fans that support the Jacksonville Armada Football Club as they bring you food, festivities, and fun with cultural influence. Cheer them on as they achieve “Ex Pertinacia Victoria” or Victory Through Determination!


Visit our calendar for more local events.

Jacksonville Suns vs. Mobile UNF Volleyball vs. Mercer: Sept. 9, BayBears: Sept. 1 – 5, Baseball Grounds UNF Arena, of Jacksonville, UNF Volleyball vs. Nicholls State: JU Soccer vs. UNC Asheville: Sept. 9, UNF Arena, Sept. 2, Southern Oak Stadium, UNF Volleyball vs. FIU: Sept. 10, UNF Arena, JU Volleyball vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose: Sept. 2, Jacksonville University, Bruval Beaches Fall Festival: Sept. 10, Seawalk JU Volleyball vs. Charlotte: Sept. 3, Jacksonville University, ESA Surf Contest: Sept. 10, Jacksonville Beach, JU Volleyball vs. Chicago: Sept. 3, Jacksonville University, Run with the Flock: Sept. 10, Riverside Ave., JU Soccer vs. Georgia Southern: Sept. 4, Southern Oak Stadium, 9/11 Heroes Run: Sept. 11, Seawalk Pavilion, RunJax Labor Day Run: Sept. 5, Baymeadows Road, Turtle Trot: Sept. 5, Amelia Island, USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Sept. 6, Everbank Field,

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers: Sept. 11, Everbank Field, JU Football vs. Ed Waters College: Sept. 17, D.B. Milne Field,

USA VS Trinidad & Tobago • Sept. 6 •

Tunnel to Towers 5K: Sept. 17, Jacksonville Landing, UNF Volleyball vs. FAMU: Sept. 20, UNF Arena, JU Soccer vs. NJIT Highlanders: Sept. 21, Southern Oak Stadium, JU Volleyball vs. UNF Ospreys: Sept. 23, Jacksonville University, World Golf Village Golf Festival: Sept. 23 – 25, World Golf Hall of Fame, Avondale 5K Classic & 1 Mile Fun Run: Sept. 24, The Shoppes of Avondale,

Hispanic Heritage Night, Armada FC vs. Rayo Oklahoma City: Sept. 24, Community First Park, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens: Sept. 25, Everbank Field, Youth Soccer Night, Armada FC vs. FC Edmonton: Sept. 28, Community First Park, Hats Off Hustle: Sept. 30, Jacksonville Beach, JU Volleyball vs. Kennesaw State: Sept. 30, Jacksonville University, UNF Volleyball vs. Lipscomb: Sept. 30, UNF Arena,

JU Soccer vs. Lipscomb: Sept. 24, Southern Oak Stadium, SEPTEMBER 2016 •




Game Play: Headstrong Boxing

Martial Arts

929 12th Ave S (904) 334-0836

Jacksonville Muay Thai

Headstrong Boxing, located in Jacksonville Beach, is home to several professional boxers on the First Coast including Nate Campbell, Curt “The Hurt” Harper, and Bobby “The Technician” Wallace. The gym first opened in 2008 and offers training to those seeking to learn the sweet science for improvement in either the realm of the own personal lives or for the hope at reaching the big stage in world of professional boxing.

Giles Wiley opened Jacksonville Muay Thai to establish the first true Muay Thai training facility on the First Coast. Jacksonville Muay Thai has approximately 80 students and five coaches. Giles strives to make his gym a family friendly places focusing on the true nature of Muay Thai as a Thailand art form dedicated to balance and maintaining composure.

Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu

Local trainer and professional boxer, Bobby Wallace started in boxing from a basic need in self-defense. He got involved with the Police Athletic League in Jacksonville twelve years ago and the rest is history. Wallace admitted he didn’t like fighting at first, but quickly discovered that he had a natural talent for it. He wanted to find a sport that would challenge him both mentally and physically. He found his answer in a pair of gloves and a heavy bag. He believes that the regulars in the gym value the fun and gain self-confidence while training. The gym sees about 20 to 30 regulars a day who come in to get a hard workout and lay down some leather. They develop their boxing skills through a team mentality and atmosphere.

“I love seeing people feel accomplished after training hard, while learning and reaching their goals,” said Wallace. The team works together to develop people into the best physical condition possible. If they want to step into the ring after that then they have the support from the coaches. Bobby said one of the things he enjoys the most about Headstrong Boxing is that it is operated as a family and feels like its run by the local community.

“We’re a family, we’re all seeking to help one another out regardless of ability, strength, or skill,” said Wallace. “We’re a family keeping the love of the sport alive in Jax.” Headstrong Boxing is planning to start hosting ProAm exhibition matches in the near future which may be tied to various charities, but those details have not been finalized at this time. For more information, visit

Daniel Gray is the program director at a legendary martial arts training center, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu. While Jacksonville’s center opened in 2008, there are more than 200 training locations throughout the world. Daniel said what drives his passion for the sport is “seeing the fruit of the training that brings out the best in you.”


Billy Mitchell, owner and founder of LUDUS MMA, opened his training facility in 2008. He is passionate about coaching and focuses on helping local kids become their best. His coaches strive to offer a “no judgement zone” where everybody takes everyone as they are. They typically have 30-35 students a night and have three classes a night Monday through Saturday.

GEAR UP>>HUNTING & FISHING Green Acres Sporting Goods

Located in Jacksonville for over 47 years, Green Acres offers a wide selection of archery items and accessories including traditional bows, cross bows, revolvers, handguns, tactical rifles, and shotguns.



Strike-Zone Fishing

Strike-Zone Fishing was established in 2003 as an informative and customer service based outdoors shopping experience. They make sure you have the right gear for your fishing, hunting, and paddling adventures.

Army Navy Outdoors

Army Navy Outdoors is a survival and work store that keeps its roots in Army Navy. This surplus retailer features military, camping and survival gear, and outdoor apparel and accessories.

Bullseye Gun Range

Rely on Bullseye Guns for gun licensing, repairs, upgrades guided by master gunsmiths, and training. Bullseye Guns provides quality tactical, sporting, and personalprotection firearms to citizens.

ON CAMPUS: Karate America


Karate America is a global training center of martial arts instruction where students of all ages come to learn martial arts for a variety of reasons. Karate America has 1,500 locations throughout the world in 21 different countries. 27 of those schools are in Florida, with 11 locations in Jacksonville and North Florida.

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Students come to Karate America to learn discipline at an early age, which helps with external institutional learning that kids receive in regular schools. Once the younger students have matured and grown within the martial arts ranks, they are often offered the opportunity to compete in national tournaments sanctioned by the American Taekwondo Association.

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Master Moore of the Jacksonville Karate America schools and Chief Instructor Cossa of the Karate America schools in Orange Park offered some insight on specific programs.

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Chief Instructor Cossa Karate America, Orange Park

Master Moore Karate America, Jacksonville

Master Moore has been active in martial arts since 1988 and currently holds a seventh degree black belt. His passion is driven by the students and what they get out of the experience. He explained how many parents applaud the organization on their great instruction for kids in a family friendly atmosphere.

Students of all ages benefit from us as they are consulted during our first meeting,” Moore said. “We want to make sure the student can find the best fit program for their individual needs. Parents seek confidence and discipline for their kids, trophies and medals are what kids stay it in for after they reach a certain age and can start competing.” Karate American offers a variety of classes and training programs for all ages. The younger age groups focus on Taekwondo, which is a South Korean martial arts focused on form, balance, composure, and various striking techniques.

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Chief Instructor Cossa said, “I have done Karate for thirteen years and have a world title. I enjoy teaching Krav Maga for practical self-defense. Krav Maga practices the use of weapons of opportunity, such as kubatons. We also conduct self-defense seminars twice a year for the students and community.”

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Chief Instructor Cossa’s personal conviction is to keep on learning and improving.

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Every student gives you the opportunity for improvement,” he said.

Some of the key aspects that Karate America focuses on is safety during training, respect amongst the students and staff, providing a good workout, and proper action in self-defense. The adult groups have several options which include fitness kick boxing, Krav Fitness, Kali, and self-defense Krav Maga. Many of the techniques that Krav Maga teaches include disarming opponents and quick precise striking. The style uses a combination of boxing, wrestling, aikido, and judo. For more information, visit and

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GAME FACE: Local Athletes of Jacksonville Ryan Murphy

Bolles swimmer

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Caleb Dressel

Bolles swimmer

The Jacksonville native and former Bolles swimmer was one of the stars of the 2016 Olympics. Murphy won three gold medals. He also set a world record with his backstroke split in the medley relay, and that last relay gold will also be remembered for Michael Phelps’ final Olympic swim.

The former Bolles swimmer from Clay High School finished his first Olympics with two gold medals and a sixth place finish. Dressel won two gold medals on relay teams and his sixth place finish came in the 100-meter freestyle in Rio.

Joseph Schooling

Tim Tebow

Bolles swimmer

The former Bolles swimmer, who now competes for the Texas Longhorns, had a huge moment in Rio. Schooling beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly to capture the gold medal for his home country of Singapore. It was the first swimming medal for Schooling’s home country.

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Music Locale Sept. 15 JAKE SHIMABUKURO

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Sept. 1


The Florida Theatre

Kenny G is a smooth jazz legend whose career has been going strong for more than three decades. First making his rise to commercial success in the mid 1980’s with his sophomore album “Duotones,” he has sold over 75 million albums, making him one of the top-selling artists ever.

Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, classical, and flamenco. Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

Sept. 26


St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Since their inception in Athens, Georgia, in 1986, Widespread Panic has risen to elite status among American jam bands. Following in the steps of other Southern rock jam bands like The Allman Brothers Band, they draw influences from the Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk, and hard rock genres.


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I The Mighty is an alternative rock band from San Francisco, California. As of 2015, the band has released three studio albums. Their major label debut, Satori, was number 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts. Having shared the stage with the Deftones, they are building an impressive following of their own.




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Grammy winners and multi-platinum artists, Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. Their latest gold-certified album, “JEKYLL + HYDE” marks the band’s third consecutive No. 1 debut album on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, the band has sold over 8 million albums to date. They have also earned a historic series of fourteen No. 1 hit radio singles. Zac Brown is a record producer, record label head, and philanthropist, set on making the world a better place for as many people as possible. With his combination of bluegrass, reggae, country, and Caribbean music, he

appeals to a vast variety and demographic of fans. He sold over 30,000 copies of the first two self-produced albums he made for his own Southern Ground label. “Chicken Fried,” the Zac Brown Band’s first single to get national distribution, went platinum with over a million downloads. His first nationally distributed album, “The Foundation,” sold 300,000 copies within weeks of its release in late 2008. With his fan base and career steadily growing, Zac Brown Band has proven that they are here to stay, and are ready to continue making more good music for all to enjoy.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Sept. 17 at The Veterans Memorial Arena



STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Sarah Jarosz and Parker Millsap will both showcase their performances in Jacksonville. Both performers are known for having amazing live shows and huge influences of folk within their musical sound. Sarah Jarosz is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Her first album, “Song Up in Her Head” was released in 2009 and the song “mansinneedof” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her second album, “Follow Me Down” released in 2011, received a “Song of the Year” nomination from the Americana Music Association. Throughout her career, Jarosz has been described as a contemporary-bluegrass prodigy. Parker Millsap is a singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist from Purcell, Oklahoma. Millsap plays a blend of blues, country, alternative-country/Americana, and folk music. He was named one of the Americana

Music Association’s 2014 Emerging Artists of the Year after the release of his self-titled album. Millsap gained attention with his single, “Truck Stop Gospel,” which has been featured on NPR’s music program, “The Record.” Playing with childhood friend, Michael Rose on bass, and Daniel Foulks on the fiddle, Parker plays guitar with a style that has drawn comparisons to Elvis. He also plays the harmonica and slide guitar. He attributes his musical influence to growing up in a Pentecostal Church and listening to blues with his parents. He has opened for Patty Griffin, Old Crow Medicine Show, Shovels & Rope, Lake Street Dive, John Fullbright, and Jason Isbell.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Sept. 30 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall





Visit our calendar for more local events.

Kenny G at Florida Theatre: Sept. 1, Florida Theatre, Miss Sharon Jones Documentary: Sept. 1, Sun Ray Cinema, 4th Annual Friday Night Live Music Festival: Sept.2, Hemming Park, FNL2016. LiveXP: Sept. 2, Jacksonville Landing, LiveXP. Live Music by Ace Winn: Sept. 2, Jacksonville Landing, Live Music featuring Jay Garrett: Sept. 2, Jacksonville Landing, Tony Joe White: Sept. 2, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, William Lavant – LiveXP Recording: Sept. 2, Household of Faith Church, 878 & Friends: A Benefit Show for Michael Sullivan: Sept. 3, Murray Hill Theatre, Singing Contest for The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Sept. 3, Jacksonville Landing, The Broadway Musical Dreamgirls: Sept. 3, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida Chamber Music Project presents Beethoven & Glazunov: Sept. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Sunday Karaoke “Sing Against Cancer”: Sept. 4, Pizza Shack Wood Fired JW Gilmore & The Blues Authority @ Music by the Sea: Sept. 7, Saint Johns County Pier Park - St Johns County Ocean Pier, The Melvins: Sept. 8, Jack Rabbits,

Zac Brown Band • Sept. 17 • Veteran’s Memorial Arena

4th Annual Friday Night Live Music Festival: Sept.9, Hemming Park, FNL2016. Scott Elley Live: Sept. 9, Element Bistro Bar & Lounge, Sing Out Loud Festival: Sept. 9-11, St. Augustine, KB at Murray Hill Theatre: Sept. 10, Murray Hill Theatre, Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg @Music by the Sea: Sept. 14, Saint Johns County Pier Park - St Johns County Ocean Pier, An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro: Sept. 15, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Folk is People Music Video Release: Sept. 15, Rain Dogs,

Zac Brown Band: Sept. 17, Veteran’s Memorial Arena, Sunday Karaoke “Sing Against Cancer”: Sept. 18, Pizza Shack Wood Fired Rob Peck & Friends @Music by the Sea: Sept. 21, Saint Johns County Pier Park - St Johns County Ocean Pier, 4th Annual Friday Night Live Music Festival: Sept.23, Hemming Park, FNL2016. Il Divo Amor and Pasión: Sept. 23, Florida Theatre, Jazz Discovery Series Presents Sofija Knezevic: Sept. 23, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Wide Spread Panic: Sept. 23, St. Augustine Amphitheatre,

4th Annual Friday Night Live Music Festival: Sept.16, Hemming Park,

Festival of Flight: Sept. 24, Riverside Arts Market,

6th Annual Remission Rocks: Sept. 16, river City Brewing Company,

The Mars Hill Band: Sept. 24, Murray Hill Theatre,

iPrayz: Sept. 16, Murray Hill Theatre,

MBTS ALL Star Band @ Music by the Sea: Sept. 28, Saint Johns County Pier Park - St Johns County Ocean Pier, The Ann Wilson Thing: Sept. 28, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Jonny Lang in Jacksonville: Sept. 30, Florida Theatre, Prophets of Rage: Sept: 30, St. Augustine Amphitheatre,

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Sarah Jarosz and Parker Millsap: Sept. 30, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,

Oct. 1

Sept. 30

The Bands of Oktoberfest ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE LAW BRASS BAND The One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band brings the music of the Munich beer halls to our friends here on the First Coast. With a dazzling array of music from traditional polka to contemporary German hits, they are a Musical Brigands best suited for Oktoberfest. Band members include Cliff Newton, Phillip Newton, Dennis Hunsicker, and Richard Spruill. After retiring from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after 32 years as Principal Trumpet, Cliff Newton co-founded the polka/ oompah ensemble, One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band, also known as Edelweiss Piraten. In addition to multiple endeavors, he also provides live music for both private and public functions since 1978 through his family business, Newton Musical. Enjoy the One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band, Jacksonville’s premier Bavarian party band. AUSTIN PARK Austin Park is a modern pop country rock band from Jacksonville, formed by singer/ songwriter Jeff Congo and drummer Tim Crawford. Whether performing at festivals, clubs or corporate events, or as direct support for a major act, the audience can expect a high energy, interactive experience they are sure to engage in and build lasting memories! Since forming in 2005, the band has performed over 1,000 shows, performing in venues like Tootsies Word Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville, The Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville and GTMO Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and has provided direct support for a list of national recording artists. After signing with Grey Area Management in 2013, a mid-summer trip performing a showcase at the Tootsies Word Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville proved a worthwhile trip. Shortly after, the band signed with ZOD Lounge Productions and began working with many well-known Nashville songwriters such as Scott Fairclough (Lifehouse), Jeffrey East (Dierks Bentley), Kevin Terry (Martina McBride), on songs for their debut CD. Their lead-off song, titled “Life in Dixie” (Congo, Faircloth), gained major market radio airplay on Georgia’s Z94.5 FM. Their follow-up single, “12 Ticks to Midnight,” can also be heard spinning on Jacksonville’s 99.1 FM WQIK. Their debut album titled, “Invisible” will be available for release on October 15th and will credit Scott Fairclough (Lifehouse), Sal Oliveri (Carrie Underwood, P!nk, Brett Eldridge) and Mills Logan (Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell).

THE SWINGING BAVARIANS The Swinging Bavarians is a German Bavarian band based in Central Florida that performs in authentic and traditional Bavarian attire known as Lederhosen, that’s right, leather pants! In fact, their entire wardrobe has been imported from Germany and Austria. Bill Schoenfeldt, the leader of the band, was also imported, born in Nürnberg, Germany. He started the group with his brothers and close family friends, and now the band has grown to include his three adult children. The Swinging Bavarians play all the favorite and traditional songs of the Oktoberfest season as well as a wide variety of musical styles for all audiences to enjoy! Besides the traditional music, the Swinging Bavarians offer a complete Bavarian show including: 1. Authentic Bavarian Schuhplattler dancing. 2. Authentic Alpine yodeling and singing in both German and English. 3. Playing of the authentic Austrian cowbells. 4. Audience participation, such as the ever popular “Chicken Dance,” line dances, and numerous tunes that are sure to get the crowd involved. Plus, certain band members and dancers will go out onto the dance floor to help audience members get involved. 5. Audience sing-a-longs, such as the famous “Ein Prosit, Der Gemütlichkeit” and many other ‘Beer Drinking Tunes,’ too numerous to mention, will have the audience swaying back and forth. DJ E.L. DJ E.L. began training to be a radio DJ in 1994 at a high school radio station. He attended Vincennes University for broadcasting in 1995. That’s where a friend showed DJ E.L. how to blend, mix, and scratch vinyl. The destination for Spring Break 1996 was Jacksonville, Florida. That was the moment DJ E.L. chose to make being a DJ more than just a hobby. DJ E.L. has had the honor to share the stage with a wide variety of artists such as: Bill Murray, O.A.R, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Travie McCoy, Steve Azar, Magic, DJ Enferno (Madonna’s Tour DJ), Aaron Lewis, and many more. As you can see from the artists mentioned, DJ E.L. is a multi-genre entertainer.




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NIGHTLIFE Nightlife Picks

Sept. 3 BORIS

Myth Nightclub DJ Boris returns to Jacksonville to bring a one of the biggest dance parties to Myth Nightclub in downtown Jax. Boris has been in the music industry for years, consistently working to bring new flare and variety to the popular dance music people love. You won’t want to miss this!




Oktoberfest Jacksonville celebrates German cuisine, culture, and great beer! Listen to a variety of live music with traditional dancing. Enjoy the games and activities, food vendors, traditional festival fare, and thirst-quenching beers. Kick off the event with the Hands On Jacksonville Human Race 5k Oktoberfest Run to the Sod Farm.


Mavericks at the Landing

Atlantic Blvd & 1st St.

Tory Lanez’s “I Told You” Tour continues with his upcoming performance at Mavericks at the Landing. The “Say It” star will be performing with special guests Jacquees and VeeCee. An enticing digital download comes alongside the admission ticket. This will be a performance you don’t want to miss.

Eclectic, unique, and tastefully done, the North Beaches’ Art Walk takes place every third Thursday of the month. Over 55 artists are featured, spanning throughout the Atlantic and Neptune Beaches, with the local venues providing the backdrop. Come shop, share, and explore with art, food, music, and more!








Catchin' a BUZZ Interview by Monica Stouder

What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer? The most popular item is the Aixoise Martini for $5, a $7 Old Fashioned, a $6 Paloma, $6 Vodka or Gin Elderflower Tonics, a small selection of wine and bubbles, a nice selection of small bites to munch on, as well as half-priced oysters for $8 per half dozen.

What do you love most about the San Marco nightlife?

I love the tight-knit, but progressive thinking neighborhood we’ve become BLAIR REDINGTON over the years. You have great Bar Manager We carry some of the Aardwolf, Intuition, restaurants with fantastic bar programs and Veterans United beers. We carry such as our place and Taverna to start the Marlin & Barrel rums as well as their your night, and fantastic cocktail bars When did you open? new local orange cello, the Palm Ridge with great atmosphere to wind down We opened in 1999, but transitioned into whiskeys, and many of the St. Augustine (or up) your evening. We all try to help each other out and have a great line of the ownership under Forking Amazing Distillery products. Restaurants in 2014. Tell us about your bestselling drink. communication between all the places. Any local Jax celebs stopped by for What is unique about your bar area? The “Orphan Annie” is our bestselling a drink? seasonal cocktail at the moment with The lounge area has a completely Do you serve any local liquors or brews?


different vibe from the restaurant, so you can pick which atmosphere suits you.

Ketel Citron, Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and topped with lavender bitters for $11.

The mayor is in quite often, Jaguars players and coaches, and plenty of local news personalities.

When is Happy Hour?

Do you have music or any kind of events?

What’s new?

Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 5-7 p.m. We also We have service industry night on offer 75 wines by the bottle for half-price Mondays, when anyone in a service industry gets 20 percent off everything. on Sunday evenings from 5-9 p.m. I also bring in guest bartenders from Busiest night of the week? other areas, and those nights have been Friday is typically our best night. known to get a little wild and fun.

We just picked up an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. This month we’re also celebrating California Wine Month by hosting a Chalk Hill wine dinner on September 20 and offering specially priced wines by the glass and bottle all month long.


Visit our calendar for more local events.

Line Dancing Lessons: Sept. 1, Mavericks at the Landing,

Tory Lanez: Sept. 13, Mavericks at the Landing,

Unleash University: Sept. 1, Myth Nightclub,

Line Dancing Lessons: Sept. 15, Mavericks at the Landing,

Carlos Mencia: Sept. 1 – 4, Comedy Zone,

North Beaches Art Walk: Sept. 15, Atlantic Blvd & 1st St.,

Smokey Joe’s Café: Sept. 1 – 4, Alhambra Theatre and Dining,

DC Curry: Sept. 15 – 17, Comedy Zone,

Grunge Fest: Sept. 2, Mavericks at the Landing,

Sunday Night Football, You Pick ‘Em We Pour ‘Em: Sept. 18, Element Bistro Bar and Lounge,


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BORIS: Sept. 3, Myth Nightclub, The Capital Steps: Sept 20 – 25, Wilson Center for Sister Act: Sept. 7 – 30, Alhambra Theatre and Dining, the Arts, Hellyeah: Sept. 21, Mavericks at the Landing, Line Dancing Lessons: Sept. 8, Mavericks at the Landing, Ralphie May: Sept. 21 – 23, Comedy Zone, Tom Arnold: Sept. 8 – 10, Comedy Zone, Line Dancing Lessons: Sept. 22, Mavericks at the Cloud 9 Vibes: Sept. 9 Mavericks at the Landing, Landing, The After Party: Sept. 23, Element Bistro Bar and Sunday Night Football, You Pick ‘Em We Pour Lounge, ‘Em: Sept. 11, Element Bistro Bar and Lounge, 36


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Cherub: Sept. 25, Mavericks at the Landing, Sunday Night Football, You Pick ‘Em We Pour ‘Em: Sept. 25, Element Bistro Bar and Lounge, Line Dancing Lessons: Sept. 29, Mavericks at the Landing, Carl Strong: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, Comedy Zone,

Oct. 1

Sept. 30

You won’t want to miss Jacksonville’s 2016 Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery is one of a kind! This highly anticipated festival celebrates German cuisine, culture, and beer with its two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Food vendors provide a smorgasbord of authentic German cuisine, traditional festival fare, and a plethora of thirst-quenching beers. Listen to a variety of live music with traditional dancing. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music, games, and more. Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, September 30th from 4 – 10 p.m. Saturday’s event will give you a run for your money, literally! Hands On Jacksonville will be hosting The Human Race 5K and 1-mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. on October 1st at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. All Human Race participants will receive free entry into Oktoberfest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., one free beer, and a tour of the Brewery!


Admission into the Oktoberfest Festival on Friday is $10 advance purchase and $15 day of event while tickets last. Enjoy live music, beer samples, and more!


VIP gets you admission into the Oktoberfest Craft and Import Beerfest for $30 in advance and $35 at the door. This ticket includes sampling throughout the brewery and festival access to VIP tents, as well as a sampling glass and $5 gift card to the Anheuser Busch Oktoberfest Gift Shop.


Raise your stein and toast at the 2016 Oktoberfest Stein Party for $80. Tickets gets you all access to VIP areas at the festival as well as access to the exclusive Stein Party and authentic beer stein.


Saturday admission is $20 advance purchase and $25 day of the event while tickets last. Enjoy festival food, beer, and live music from the Swinging Bavarians, One Step Ahead of the Law, DJ E.L.and more.

SATURDAY VIP ADMISSION: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

VIP admission for $50 gets you into the VIP tent in addition to receiving a VIP meal voucher and collectable 17oz AnheuserBusch Beer Stein. Enjoy discounted beer and food throughout the day as well as samplings. Plus there’s more! Come to the private meet and greet in the taproom with the brewmaster and take home your VIP gift bag.

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Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19)

A spicy month is in store for you, Aries! The Sun is in Leo, your fifth house of fertility, which means… who cares! It’s a spicy month. Quit holding yourself back from that true romance (if it exists). Let your hair down and go to town.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Mars is visiting Scorpio, your partnership sign. If the sizzle’s gone out of your connection due to busy schedules and the usual daily distractions (lame excuse), this is the perfect time to bring back the much loved “long lunch” afternoon delight. Bon appétit!

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

You’ve ruled the romantic scene for quite some time now, and that continues… I’m just kidding. You should know better. You haven’t ruled anything worth talking about. “There was that time I ruled the dance floor at the junior high dance.” No you didn’t. Who you kidding?

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

With Aquarius full moon in your intimate eighth house, you’re in for some big changes. That’s either, “oh no!” or, “oh yeah!” Either way, look for drastic changes coming your way in the relationship world. Maybe it’s a baby, or maybe a break-up. Maybe both. Fun times.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Daydreaming of your soulmate is getting you nowhere this month. Your desire to get swept away, which never happens, is pathetic child stuff. When is the last time anyone, and I mean anyone, literally was swept up by a soul mate? Yeah, I thought so.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

With your birthday approaching, it would seem your luck would be improving (as if it could get any worse). Get that online dating profile up and going. Even if it doesn’t get you anyone (as expected), at least you got to spend some money for the hope of meeting someone

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your house of passion and romance apparently has a moon in it this month, and that means things are looking good for you. You’re hot, sizzling, on fire, blazing, etc. You get the picture. Go do something about it.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

I was reading these Tarot Cards, and it seems you will be vulnerable, compassionate, and sensitive this month. I could be wrong. For all I know it means you need to buy goat, meet an eight-armed demi-god, and drink from a golden chalice for eternal bliss. I honestly have no idea.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Coupled Sagittarians are in for a good month with their mate. With romantic Venus spending a long cycle in Gemini, you and your partner are seeing eye-to-eye. For those single Sagittarians, I’m sorry. Not looking too good for you. Still single.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

A competitor horoscope (I was doing research) said to throw a costume theme party to help you get over an ex. Seriously, that’s advice? Yes, when I’m getting over an ex, I want to dress up and play make believe, just so I can be disappointed again when the night is over. Dumb.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Seems like you are still harboring doubts for the one you’re with or the one you have a crush on. If this rings true, then you need to end it. You shouldn’t need a horoscope to help you realize this. Go find someone who doesn’t bore you before you start getting old.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

This month your love life will be a labyrinth. I know you don’t get it, so let me explain. With so many wrong turns and dead ends, you may have to go back to where you started to find an ending. I hope that helps. SEPTEMBER 2016 •




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