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HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute To The Eagles” Is At The Thrasher-Horne Center Friday
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Cou... [Read More]
2018 March Madness Is Here
The Selection Committee has spoken and for the eighth consecutive year there are 68 teams that put together the field for March Madness.
The single-elimination tournament features 68 teams fighting for the chance to be crowned national champions. Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky follows with eight national titles while North Carolina has six.
After going 31-2 and winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships, Virginia enters this year's tournament as No. 1 overall seed.
The 2018 Final Four is set for San Antonio. Here's the complete schedule for the tournament:
Disney Cruise Lines Will Add Three New Ships To Their Current Fleet
At the Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, it was disclosed that their Disney Cruise Lines will add three new ships to their current fleet.
The three newest vessels will set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and will be approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The new vessels will have approximately 1,250 guest staterooms.
In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages.
The new vessels will bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity they have introduced across their existing fleet. Over the past years , they have added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces to their kids’ clubs. They have also added new dining experiences combining live entertainment, storytellin... [Read More]
Sports Complex Traffic And Parking Advisory For March 9-10
Due to the large amount of events happening Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, there is high attendance anticipated in and around the Downtown Sports Complex. A larger amount of traffic is expected along with current construction projects. Please plan routes accordingly and allow extra time for travel and parking.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
· Gate River Run packet pick-up at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds – 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
· High school baseball games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Nease vs. Trinity Christian – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Christian vs. Bolles – 2 p.m.-4.p.m.
TNXL vs. Stoneman Douglas (Fundraising Event) – 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
· Jumbo Shrimp Press Conference at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – 1 p.m.
· Icemen hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)<... [Read More]
Paddle Pub Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville FL. - A new activity in Jacksonville has arrived this month and just in time for Spring Break. Kraken CycleBoats announced that its pedal boat party tour is now in the River City area!
The 'booze boat' lets passengers pedal at one of 10 stations set up around the bar on a boat while enjoying a frosty beverage. The company says the parties are perfect for brthdays, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and team building.
Each two-hour boat tour will start at Friendship Park on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. Weekday tours cost $35 per person and weekend tours cost $39 per person. Passengers buying individual tickets must be 21 or older.
"Our CycleBoat will have you floating up and down the St. Johns River, allowing you to take in the incredible sights of downtown Jacksonville, as well as catch a glimpse of the dolphins that cruise the waterways!," the Kraken Cycle Boats website explains.
For more information, or to sign up, visit https://www.krakencycleboats.com.... [Read More]
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Richard Marx Plans Tour Stop @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 9
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL -- (Friday, July 25, 2014) — Fresh off releasing Beautiful Goodbye, his first studio album in 10 years, GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Richard Marx will hit the road this fall for a highly anticipated U.S. tour. The multi-city Whatever We Started tour will kick off October 4 in Ferndale, WA with a stop at the intimate Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, October 9. “I’m very excited to tour behind my new album Beautiful Goodbye and play some new songs along with all the hits," says the singer.
Marx’s hits include “Right Here Waiting”, “Satisfied”, “Hold On To The Nights”, “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Should’ve Known Better”. On July 8, Marx released Beautiful Goodbye to critically acclaimed reviews across the board with Billboard magazine saying, “One word likely describes Beautiful Goodbye best: sexy.” Miami Herald refers to the music on Beautiful Goodbye as “some of [Richard’s] richest yet.” The single, “Whatever We Started”, was released in May following a surprise performance of Richard’s hit song “Right Here Waiting” on the finale of American Idol with host Ryan Sea... [Read More]
Widespread Panic Schedules Tour Stop At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, October 5, 2014
Widespread Panic Schedules Highly Anticipated 2014 Fall Tour Stop At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, October 5, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (July 14, 2014) – Southern rock jam band Widespread Panic announces 2014 Fall Tour with a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 5. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, July 18 at 10AM.Photo Courtesy: Sara Bill / Riverside Theater
Inheriting the road-warrior mantle left behind by the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic has established a devout grassroots following on the strength of constant touring and a loose, rootsy brand of Southern rock infused with jazz and blues textures. The group's origins date to 1982, when vocalist John Bell and guitarist Mike Houser first began playing together while attending college in Athens, Georgia. When bassist Dave Schools left academia to join the duo the next year, Widespread Panic were officially born.
Widespread Panic has sold more than three million records and released a total of 20 records, building a loyal following on the road beginning in dingy dive bars across the South and eventually headlining nearly every major U.S. music festival and selling out some of the world’s most prestigious venues. No artist ... [Read More]
Tab Benoit to play Ponte Vedra Concert Hall November 12, 2014
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Tuesday, July 15, 2014) – Four-time Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" Tab Benoit will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.Photo Courtesy: Steve Shaffer/KET
Benoit is a three-time GRAMMY-nominated musician and five-time "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner. Tab began releasing music in 1993 with the release of “Nice and Warm”. In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.
Known for his signature “Bayou Blues” sound, Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Fe... [Read More]
Beres Hammond To Preform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014
Soulful Jamaican Reggae artist Beres Hammond to Preform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL-- (Monday, July 14, 2014) — Soulful Jamaican Reggae artist Beres Hammond and his “One Love One Life” Tour featuring the Harmony House Musicians and DJ Inferno has scheduled a stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:00PM.
A soulful crooner, Beres Hammond’s dusky, emotive voice has made him a major figure in the lovers rock movement as well as an influence on dancehall. Throughout his five decade-spanning career, Hammond has also delved into conscious roots reggae, hip-hop fusion and contemporary R&B.
Hammond’s stellar career was launched in the 1970s with the release of “One Step Ahead,” a blockbuster single which stayed at Number One on the charts for 14 weeks. In the 1980s he cemented his name with the smash “Tempted to Touch,” and subsequent albums “Love Affair,” “Full Attention” (1993), “In Control” (1994), “Love From a Distance” (1996), “A Day In The Life” (1998), “Music is Life” (2011) and “One Love One Life” (2012), ... [Read More]
Earth, Wind & Fire Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Saturday October 11, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 7, 2014) – Soul-Funk-Fusion powerhouse Earth, Wind & Fire has announced their “Now, Then & Forever” Tour stop at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, July 11 at 10AM.
Earth, Wind & Fire is America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, scored eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. Earth, Wind & Fire has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is one of the world’s top touring bands. Born in Chicago in 1969 and one of the most important and innovative R&B/pop/funk musical groups of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire creates music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries.
In 2013, Legacy Recordings announced the release of Now, Then & Forever, the first new studio album from Earth, Wind & Fire since 2005’s Grammy-n... [Read More]
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The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the Jacksonville Budweiser Brewery!
The Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display in the Budweiser Brewery Tour Center parking lot (weather permitting) on the following dates and times: Thursday, March 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The event is free to the public.
Prep and hitching operations can be viewed each day one hour prior to the event. The tour center and gift shop will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, then 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Event Dates: Thursday, March 6 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, March 7 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, March 8 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Sunday, March 9 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
For more information about this event, visit www.budweisertours.com... [Read More]
Pop-up Art Show March 9th
Jacksonville Fl - Local Motives - A Pop-up Art Show opens Sunday, March 9th 2014 5pm-9pm for one night only.The event will be held at Brewers Pizza located at 14b Blanding Blvd, Orange Park Fl 32073. Local Artists Coming Together is proud to invite viewers to Brewer's Pizza for "Local Motives - A Pop-up Art Show" a collection of works centered on a more local way of life.
The artwork at the show will be exclusively created by local area artists, held at a local brewery, benefiting a local nonprofit. One night only these works of art will be displayed and sold. Some of the artists will be on hand to discuss their works with collectors and admirers. All items will be available for purchase so we do ask that you come prepared to purchase art. Also, we ask that you please tell a fellow art enthusiast about this event.
15% of all artwork sold will be donated to The St. Johns Riverkeeper, whose mission is to work on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. Door prizes will be awarded randomly throughout the evening.
Cesar Cardona will be performing a live acoustic set. Brewer’s will be offering a ful... [Read More]
Slide Into Spring Craft Beer Festival In Fernandina Beach
On March 29th, 8 Flags Playscapes will hold a fundraising event that will be one that nobody should miss!!! The Slide into Spring Craft Brew and Music Festival will bring a wonderful blend of amazing music, great beer, kids zones, interactive games, arts and crafts, fashion and much, much more. World class musicians will take the stage all day long with none other than Keller Williams headlining the event. There will be 2.5oz beer tasting from several of Northeast Florida's craft breweries from 12pm - 5pm and beer sales during the entire event.
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Herd of Watts
2:00pm - 3:15pm - Vagabond Swing
3:30pm - 5:00pm - The Fritz
5:15pm - 6:30pm - Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Keller Williams
General Admission - $20/advance and $25/day of event. Ticket includes admission into event and souvenir tasting cup (if over 21)
IP Tickets - $50 – Ticket includes preferred parking, admission into the event, souvenir tasting cup (if over 21), private tasting times in beer garden (12:00pm – 12:30pm and 3:30pm – 4:00pm), access to VIP Tent with special discounts on food and drinks, meet and ... [Read More]
The missed call cell phone scam
The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to people about a new scam- The missed call cell phone scam.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) have issued a alert about the cell phone scam, explaining it in more detail. The scam group have their computers call your cell phone number (and, of course, the numbers of thousands of other people), and let the phone ring just once. That leaves a "missed call" indicator on your phone. Most of us will ignore the call but others wondering who just called from an unfamiliar number will call back. That's when the trouble begins.
If you call back, you're actually calling an international number, and the cell phone scam immediately connects you to a premium service, such as an adult entertainment service or "chat" line. The meter immediately starts running often hitting you with an initial international call fee of $19.95, followed by charges of perhaps $9 per minute, or more. The total hit could be just a few dollars so as not to catch your attention or concern or it could be much more.
You can avoid getting involved by simply not calling back an unknown number that was missed. The Better Business Bureau notes that these calls generally come from outside the U.S., wit... [Read More]
The 27 foot long "Wienermobile" is in town
Oscar Mayer has brought the famous "Wienermobile" to Jacksonville. Here's a list of all the locations to see it up close this weekend.
Winn-Dixie 11101 Old St. Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257 February 7, 10am-1pm
Winn-Dixie 11701 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223
February 7, 2pm-5pm
Mayport NS Commissary 2294 Mayport Rd Atlantic Beach, FL 32223
February 8, 10am-2:30pm
Rowe’s 8595 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32216 February 9, 9am-12pm
Rowe’s 6765 Dunn Ave Jacksonville, FL 32219 February 9, 1pm-4pm
Oscar Meyer is also having a contest going on that ends today.The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is up for grabs, at least temporarily. As the first vehicle for “lease” exclusively on Twitter, the Weinermobile will be someone’s personal getaway car for a day. By tweeting the hashtag #Tweet2Lease, the lucky wiener (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it) will get access to the “27-foot long hot dog on wheels,” with personal chauffeurs ready to whisk you way.
The contest runs through... [Read More]
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