Arts & Culture

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

Some people view the term " GEEK"  with a negative composition.  But hey all of us our geeks in our own way, some are just better than others... and richer!!!! A geek is a person who is characterized as highly intelligent and very technicaclly oriented.  They are usually studious, technical, and present themselves in a formal manner.  So embrace your geekness everyone!!!! Spend the day on your computer, tinkering with gadgets, watching Sci-fi films, reading comic books.  It's your day!!!! Stand tell and be proud!

Murray Hill Theatre Hits Sweet Sixteen

Murray Hill Theatre Hits Sweet Sixteen

For the last sixteen years the Murray Hill Theatre, a non-profit nightclub on the westside of Jacksonville, has offered a safe place for young adults to enjoy live, uplifting entertainment in an environment free of drugs, alcohol, and second hand smoke. Since the summer of 1995 the Murray Hill Thetare has put on almost 2,000 live music events and concerts hosting the likes of Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, P.O.D., Family Force 5, The Almost, John Mark McMillan and countless other artists. Murray Hill Theatre has established itself as not only one of the best live music venues in the greater Jacksonville area but arguably as the nation’s premier Christian rock venue.

High Honors for Ad Agency

At the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY competition, one small multicultural agency truly shined. Playing in the big leagues, Brunet-García Advertising won three gold and one silver national awards – the most of any agency in Florida and the Caribbean. Only one other multicultural/Hispanic agency received an award at the national level. The winners were selected from 1,382 entries from a full range of advertising agencies around the country.

BG received Gold ADDY awards for the Block x Block Illustrations, the Players by the Sea “The Full Monty” poster and the Players by the Sea poster series. A Silver ADDY was also awarded for the Players by the Sea building design.

As Airline Baggage Policies Change After Troop Luggage Controversy, One Vietnam Vet Reflects

As Airline Baggage Policies Change After Troop Luggage Controversy, One Vietnam Vet Reflects

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Several airlines have now changed their active duty luggage policy after a YouTube video of two disgruntled soldiers went viral.

The video shows the duo visibly upset with Delta for charging them $200 for an extra bag.

The clip has one local Vietnam Veteran reflecting on his long trip home in 1966.

"I was proud, I was a second leuitenant," said Reid Oxley. 

He was just 22 years old when he was shipped out to Vietnam in 1965. After a 13 month deployment, he says they were on their own to get home.

"We bought out own ticket, with our own money and we were put on stand by. So we just had to sleep there until a flight became available," he said.  

 When he finally landed on US soil, Oxley says he had to change out of uniform because the anti-war sentiment was so strong.

"As veterans coming home we were held accountable for even serving over there," he said.

Chaffee Trail Elementary is WILD ABOUT LEARNING!!!

Chaffee Trail Elementary is WILD ABOUT LEARNING!!!

Listen up! Anyone can see that these kids are CRAZY about books and everything inside of them. Anyone can see that when they roam through the animal themed hallways accessorized with cheetah and zebra prints.

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Gleeks everywhere are busy making summer plans as “Glee” star and Mercury Records artist Matthew Morrison announced today a major summer tour that will feature songs from his forthcoming album along with many of the Glee fan favorites. In tribute to the great glee clubs across the country, the tour (in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation) will offer regional glee clubs the chance to compete for the ‘opening act’ performance slot. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in our nation’s schools is a proud partner in the competition and entries can be submitted at www.matthewmorrison.com/gleeclubcontest.

Jacksonville Arts & Culture Events, Spring 2011

Riverside Avondale Preservation society’s Spring Tour of Homes will be held April 16 - 17, offering visitors a rare opportunity to step inside several of Riverside Avondale’s most beautiful and interesting residences.  Featured tour stops include the first house built in the “new” Riverside subdivision, the oldest home in Avondale and a Henry J. Klutho masterpiece recognized as one of the 100 most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Jacksonville.  This year, the tour includes 11 homes, one business and two schools. The Riverside Trolley will be providing free transportation along the tour route.