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Rock the Decade

// photos by Amy Robertson The Florida Theatre’s Board of Directors and Friends of the Florida Theatre members met on Saturday, May 16 for Rock the Decade, a fun and glamorous evening including handcrafted cocktails, plated dinner, and a live auction. Guests ended the evening dancing on the Theatre’s stage while enjoying live music by Billy […]

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The Dark Side

The Jacksonville Jazz Fest has been entertaining the River City since 1981. It’s gone through many changes since that first year—when it was held in Mayport, headlined by Dizzy Gillespie and attended by nearly 25,000—but the mission of the festival has remained the same: to bring people together with music and shine a spotlight on […]

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Horrible Bosses

By Bryan Baker // from the April 2015 issue of 904 Magazine There’s an oft-quoted scenario from the cult classic 1999 film Office Space in which managers and middle managers meander to the cubicles of employees and redundantly request menial, mundane “TPS Reports.” What makes it funny is its simplistic truth: we, all of us, […]

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#Guidelines

words by Jasmine Marshall // from the April issue of 904 Magazine The year is 2007 and social networking sites have more or less divided the Internet into “adaptors” and “nonbelievers.” In one camp, bloggers swear by the practice of branding and non-stop status updates; in the other, professors advise their students not to look […]

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2015 Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Contest

This spring, the Cultural Council of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Magazine host an inaugural fiction writing contest open to all writers living in Northeast Florida. The contest features two categories—short story and poetry. The contest officially opens May 1, 2015. Stories and poems may be submitted for consideration for a three-month period of time ending July […]

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Road to Redemption

words by Matt Coleman // from the April issue of 904 Magazine Redemption and recovery. They don’t come easy for ex-offenders striving to return to normalcy after entering the prison system. National studies show that 60 to 75 percent of ex-offenders can’t find work within a year of their release. In Florida, close to 30 […]

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Best in Jax 2015

// compiled by Virginia Chamlee, Courtnee James and Jocelyn Tolbert There are countless websites, blogs & forums that debate the bests of any city, and Jacksonville is no exception. Our annual “Best In Jax” aims to take the many opinions of readers (thousands, in fact) and distill them into one compilation of the best places […]

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Shoe Cam: A Night at Roy’s

// by Brittany M. Wright On Tuesday, May 13, Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach hosted a special event, aptly called “A Night at Roy’s,” to benefit the Monique Burr Foundation. The Monique Burr Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the prevention of bullying and child-abuse among elementary school children through the use […]

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Moon Over Matanzas

// photos by Denise Williams The Moon Over Matanzas Soiree was an evening of authentic Spanish food, wine, and live music on El Galeon, an authentic replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, on May 3. Guests enjoyed the view of the full moon on the water while they dined and danced on the deck of […]

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Shoe Cam: THE PLAYERS Wives’ Luncheon

The second annual PLAYERS Championship’s wives invitation-only lunch and trunk show was hosted by Underwood jewelers and Dao Fournier on May 6. The event benefitted the PGA TOUR Wives Association, a non-profit organized to render support and provide assistance to needy children and their families through the means of charitable events. The Tom Bush MINI Shoe Cam […]

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