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    The Venardos Circus Is Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Beginning January 24




    The Venardos Circus, a unique family oriented traveling troupe, will bring its big-top performance to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre beginning January 24 and running through February 10, 2018. The Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and seating for up to 300 guests. The tent will be set up in the parking area of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, adjacent to the larger venue.

    Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” The group recently completed a series of shows in Las Vegas and arrives in St. Augustine with aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing adds another level of intrigue to the performance.

    The Venardos Circus’ St. Augustine visit fills a void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in May after 146 years of entertaining. A new 20th Century Fox film musical that portrays the career of P.T. Barnum, entitled “The ...   [Read More]




    Come All Ye Bold Heroes Is Saturday At The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument




    Florida Living History, Inc.’s  volunteers, in partnership with the National Park Service’s Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, will recreate a 1779 recruitment drive at Fort St. Mark in St. Augustine, the capital of British East Florida, enlisting soldiers to "take the King's Shilling" and march against the American rebels this Saturday.

    Those who sign on will tour their new barracks, learn about the equipment and food with which King George will supply them, and practice 18th-century close-order drill under with their sergeant. Regular soldiers of Florida's British Army will also be on hand to demonstrate the daily life of a soldier on this frontier of the Empire, while the ladies of the garrison will discuss what it means for wives and children to "follow the drum."

    The event takes place at the Castillo de San Marcos from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a lecture presented by Roger Smith at 2 p.m. inside the Castillo. Sgt. Batten's stirring recruitment speech will conclude the event at 3 p.m. on the Castillo lawn. General admission into the park is $10, and admission for youth ages 15 and under is free.

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    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee Is Opening This Saturday




    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee is opening at 1300 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach at 9am this Saturday. The Mini Bar will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 13 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Jacksonville natives Brooke Sams and her husband, Chase, are the owners of the store. They will also offer coffee by Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and beer by local breweries such as Jacksonville Beach-based Southern Swells Brewing Co.

    “The donuts are all made to order, so if you come you’ll always get a hot donut,” Sams said. “There will be a set menu you can pick from but you can also come in and build your own donut with any number of crazy toppings.”

    The Mini Bar will have 16 donut flavors, including s’mores, peanut butter cup, cookies n’ crème, jelly, birthday cake and a variety of glazes such as vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and maple. A gluten-free donut also will be available. Their donuts are about a third of the size of a regular donut. This means you get to try more flavors each visit.

    The 2,800-square-foot space will have 30 inside seats plus lounge seats and a 1,700-square-foot outdoor courtyard. Sams said she anticipates having a staff of 15. The s...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




    And then there were eight. The NFL heads into the Divisional Playoffs with a slate of four key games on tap. 

    On Saturday, January 13, the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), who won the NFC East and secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC, will host the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Lincoln Financial Field to kick off the weekend (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (CBS, 8:15 PM ET), the New England Patriots (13-3), who won the AFC East and own the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Gillette Stadium.

    On Sunday, January 14, the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), the AFC North champions, will welcome the AFC South-champion Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) to Heinz Field (CBS, 1:05 PM ET) and the Minnesota Vikings (13-3), who won the NFC North, will host the New Orleans Saints (12-5) at U.S. Bank Stadium (FOX, 4:40 PM ET), the home of Super Bowl LII.

    Saturday, January 13

    NFC     Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:35 PM ET                                          

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    Teal Beer and Food Will Be Served At Sunday’s Jaguars vs Bills Game




    Jacksonville Jaguars fans will get to enjoy teal beer at Everbank Field for Sunday’s home playoff game thanks to the Jacksonville Anheuser Busch Brewery!

    The beer will be sold throughout the stadium on Sunday while supplies last. In addition to the teal beer, Delaware North, the official food provider for the Jaguars, will be creating additional teal fare to support the Jaguars first home playoff game since the 1999-2000 NFL season.

    Here’s what fans can expect:

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    Rodney Atkins at Mavericks Recap




    Jacksonville FL - On January 25, 2014, Mavericks hosted Rodney Atkins who performed in front of lots of his fans. Braving the cold weather, many people came out to see this performer. Before the country singer went on to perform, two opening acts took the stage to get the crowd warmed up:  Rose Falcon and Frankie Ballad. 

           

    Each of them was great in their performances. Frankie Ballad got the crowd going with his hits, “Bunch of Girls” and his newest song “Helluva Ride”. Frankie also played a cover of John Mellencamp’s song “Ain’t That America”.  Personally, I liked his music; he had some great songs and was no stranger to Mavericks as he performed there last year. He also has a new album that will be released next month.  As for Rose Falcon, she is new to country music and is also Rodney Atkins’ wife.  An interesting fact is that if you were an Inspector Gadget movie fan back in 2003, she played a song for the second Inspector Gadget movie. That was the first time she was introduced as a pop singer. Now that she’s a country singer and starting over, it seems she’s ready for a country music career.

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    Jack Johnson is coming to St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 27, 2014) – Jack Johnson announced a summer headline tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson's fourth chart topping album to date. The tour will make its only Florida appearance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 with special guest ALO.

     

    The public on-sale will be this Friday, January 31 at 10 AM. There are a maximum of 4 tickets per household on this event. No Ticket Transfers are available on this show. This show will be paperless entry for all Standing Pit, 100 and 200 sections and will require the credit card used to purchase the tickets for entry. This show will have a seated general admission 300 section.

      

    Jack Johnson's From Here To Now To You tour continues to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Greening actions include fueling tour vehicles with sustainable biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise, sourcing local food from local farms, and promoting ride share programs and mass transit in addition to engaging venues and fans to eliminate single-use plastics, recycle, use water refill stations and...   [Read More]




    Darius Rucker with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 20, 2014) –Darius Rucker returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Darius Rucker previously performed at the Amphitheatre on October 29, 2010.

    Rucker, who first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers - ranging from his current single, the feel-good, sing-along, "Radio" to the sophisticated narrative of "Shine." He expresses special pride in the raw and realistic sentiments of songs like "Miss You" and "I Will Love You Still," a duet with young powerhouse vocalist Mallary Hope.

    The two songs Rucker didn't have a hand in writing are both major events of their own. "Love Without You" features Sheryl Crow, with whom Rucker had wanted to record ever since they sang together at a VH1 function almost twenty years ago. For his version of the popular Old Crow Medicine Show song "Wagon Wheel," initially based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, Rucker, never expecting them to say yes, invited his tour partners and Capitol Records labelmates Lady Antebellum into the studio. When they came...   [Read More]




    New Lounge - The Volstead Opens Downtown




    The Volstead joins Downtown Jacksonville right in time for 2014. Indulge in decadent bourbon, whiskey, and scotch on the top shelf, and try their classic cocktails made with a unique twist. Great drinks start with great ingredients, and aren’t we glad that we aren’t faced with the challenges that Prohibition brought to this nation.

    “The Volstead” gets its name from The Volstead Act, which enacted Prohibition in the United States in late 1919. The act was later repealed in 1933, but the era would forever leave its mark on history. Some of histories most colorful personalities were players in bootlegging operations, and to this day bars still carry on the tradition.

    Jacksonville Florida pre-prohibition was a beautiful, bustling city where people came to achieve their dreams; designed to be the original site of Hollywood where the stars and starlets of the era came to spend their time.

    As the decade progressed the nation fell on hard times, Congressman Andrew Volstead chalked up the bill to eradicate the production and sale of liquor throughout the United States. As liquor became more scarece, people became craftier in finding ways to get hooch into the country. Due to the prime waterfront ...   [Read More]




    Dave Matthews Band Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - The Dave Matthews Band will be preforming in Jacksonville on July 15th 2014. Presales go on sale February 7th. 

    In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.

    “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.

    "I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It's how we started – in the basements of Carter's and my mom'...   [Read More]



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    Web.com Tour Championship Events List




    Wednesday, September 25 (*Boselli Foundation) Boselli Foundation Am-Am (Stadium Course) Taste of Golf (TPC Sawgrass/Must purchase Ticket)

    Thursday, September 26 (*Junior League) Tournament Round 1 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) 7:00pm Northeast Florida Beer Cup (Tailgate Pavilion/Must Purchase Ticket) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  3-6pm Golf Channel

    Friday, September 27 (*Military Appreciation Day) Tournament Round 2 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) Operation Shower (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 12:00pm Web.com Small Business Forum presented by Sawgrass Marriott (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  Blues Traveler Presented by Legacy trust (Clubhouse Lawn) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Saturday, September 28 (*College Game Day with Girls on the Run) Tournament Round 3 7:30am    Play Begins (1st Tee) College Tailgate Party (Tailgate Pavilion-Dye's Valley Course) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) Girls on the Run 5K (Front Nine- Dye’s Valley Course) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Sunday, September 29 (*Wolfson Children’s Hospital) Final Round 7:30am    Play Begins (1st...   [Read More]




    Costa Concordia Salvage is Complete




    Italy - The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday during a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat.

    The vast hulk of the 114,500 ton cruise liner has lain on its side for more than 20 months, dominating the tiny port in the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio where it hit rocks on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people.

    Heres some photos from the operation: 

    All Photo's Courtesy: Tony Gentile

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    5 Common Obstacles & How You Can Overcome Them




    If you’re like most people, you have likely run into your fair share of obstacles due to work and other responsibilities that have prevented you from exercising as much as you would like to…Hey, it happens!

    Even on days that you have your workouts scheduled in your calendar it seems that unexpected obstacles and extra responsibilities just seem to pop up, right? So how do you make sure that you don’t get derailed by these obstacles? It’s important to find a healthy balance between your everyday responsibilities and the time you dedicate to your well-being and fitness goals.

    Here is a list of common obstacles and how to overcome them to accomplish your goals:

    The Time Crunch – If you’re like most people in the 21st century, time is difficult to come by. Unfortunately, magical pocket watches that can stop time are still not in production (thanks for teasing us, Hollywood).

    The first thing you should address is any extraneous or unhealthy habits you may have, like watching too much television or excessively surfing the internet. I know it’s difficult…but you know deep down it’s totally worth it. It’s just a matter of taking a stand and starting today.

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    Record Setting Gator Killed In Mississippi




    Vicksburg Ms - Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., ventured with his brother and friend into the Mississippi River by motorboat early Saturday night and emerged with a 727-pound record breaker that was 13 feet, 4.5 inches long.Previous record setting weight was 697.5 pounds. The massive gator took over 2 hours to catch - "We chased him for about two hours", Brockman said. "Then we got a shot on him." They plan on eating the meat and using the skin for a new gun strap. They also plan on getting the massive head mounted. ...   [Read More]




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