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Witness to History

by Ron Whittington // from the May 2015 issue of Jacksonville Magazine It was a normal, busy Friday night in Jacksonville Beach on April 10, 1942. Before the day was over, residents and tourists enjoying rides at the amusement park or walking the pier would realize the war wasn’t as far away as they thought. […]

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Boys & Girls Club Rock & Roll Bash

// photos by Amy Robertson Bozard Ford Lincoln hosted the 5th annual Rock & Roll Bash on May 23 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of St. Augustine. The “1980s Spring Break” themed evening featured music by the Dirty Gringos,  a backroom poker tournament, silent and live auctions, food and drinks and a few […]

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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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