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6 Beach Activities to Heat Up Your Summer

April 14, 2016

Heading to the beach this summer and want to do something else other than getting pruny in the cold Atlantic, suffering first-degree sunburn or showing off some sandy cheeks? Here’s a list of things...

Fools Gold funk music festival pops off in St. Augustine

Fool’s Gold funk music festival pops off in St. Augustine

April 6, 2016

On April 1 and 2, the inaugural music festival Fool’s Paradise kicked off the funkiest weekend of 2016 in St. Augustine. Featuring two nights of music from funk powerhouse Lettuce, as well as performances...

DeLong has a fun way of creating beats for his music: via Nintendo Wii remotes.  Photo by Patrick Grabowski.

Robert DeLong took us up on a Tuesday at Jack Rabbits

February 29, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oab-ZpBJh3U After smashing through the Big Ticket festival in December, dance-pop music artist Robert DeLong returned to Jacksonville on Tuesday night for a stellar performance...

Top 5 Concert Venues in Jacksonville

Top 5 Concert Venues in Jacksonville

February 9, 2016

Jacksonville’s music scene is a force to be reckoned with. From downtown to St. Augustine and everywhere in between, you can find a local venue oozing with musical talent. Whether it be a larger stadium...

Iniabisi Alkpabio and Yoldine Valery share a dance. 

Photo by Rachel Cazares

African Student Association open mic night showcases talent and diversity

December 3, 2015

The stage was set on Tuesday at the Student Union, when students at the African Students Association (ASA) hosted an open mic talent show welcome to any student with a song to sing. In a room draped...

Stacks of vinyl records at Deep Search Records in Riverside. 

Photo by Patrick Grabowski

Local music shops gear up for Record Store Day Black Friday

November 26, 2015

Record Store Day is going down on Friday (Black Friday, that is), and the local vinyl shop is the place to be for special releases, sales and relief from deadly Black Friday mobs. Record Store Day is...

The UNF Concert Orchestra is accepting donations for a study abroad trip to Taipei, Taiwan in April led by Dr. Shiao, where they will have joint-orchestrated concerts and classes. Photo by Patrick Grabowski

UNF Concert Orchestra gets inspired by Bach

November 13, 2015

The UNF Concert Orchestra performed a Bach-inspired concert Tuesday night in the Andrew Robinson theater, worthy of a glowing review from their conductor Dr. Simon Shiao. “Bach is something that doesn’t...


Tuesdays with a Twist allows students to embrace their creative side

October 15, 2015

As students walked past the Student Union on Tuesday night, they stumbled upon something that put a “twist” on their average weekday night. The twist is a new weekly art initiative put on by the...

Freebird Live opened on Sept. 8, 1999 as Freebird Café, a restaurant adorned with rare Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia that served lunch and dinner alongside a live music act seven nights a week. Photo by Patrick Grabowski

Jacksonville Beach loses local music venue Freebird Live

October 9, 2015

The renowned music venue Freebird Live is shutting its doors after being bought by a new beach shack restaurant called Surfer, the Bar. For many Jacksonville Beach residents, the music-loving beach community...

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New smartphone app sheds light on Greek life

September 25, 2015

The new collaborative app GoGreekNow, exclusively for members of fraternities and sororities across the country, gives members of “Greek life” a chance to bust misconceptions about how they live. While...

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