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    Jags Make It Three In A Row At The Bank




    The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 30-10. Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville offense with over 300 passing yards and 2 TDs in the air. BB5 performance helped to overcome a sluggish Jaguars running game in which the Colts out-rushed the Jags 141-96 yards. However, like most of the Jags wins this season, the Defense put together an elite performance.

          Calais Campbell's first quarter sack earned him the Jaguars franchise single season sack record. Jalen Ramsey's (the King of Duval) interception to close out the second half stifled a drive where the Colts could have scored some quick points. Tashuan Gipson earned a second half interception that also stifled another Colts drive in Jaguars' territory. The Defense had problems with the Colts running game and some middle of the field passes, showing that Telvin Smith's absence might be a problem if it is a long term deal. 

          Regardless, let's make this clear: Your Jacksonville Jaguars have won eight games this season. Yesterday's win guaranteed that the Jaguars will not have a losing season for the first time since 2010. Think about this: Did any of us truly believe this team would even win 6 games th...   [Read More]




    The Navy Football Team Will Be Wearing Blue Angels Inspired Uniforms In It's Game With Army




    The Navy football team will be wearing Blue Angels-inspired uniforms for the 2017 Army-Navy game on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. It will be the 118th Army-Navy Game!

    The uniform includes hand-painted helmets depicting six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation, as well as a chrome face mask to mimic the visors worn by Blue Angel pilots.

    “Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a Navy release. “The masterminds at Under Armour are always thinking of ways to inspire our troops while still reflecting a deep appreciation for a Naval history that is so ingrained in our game day traditions. Annually, a special Navy uniform has become a statement in this game and brings with it appreciated meaning and a clear message that we are all in.”

    Under Armour became the school’s official uniform supplier four years ago and every year, Under Armour has made a specialized uniform for the Navy game against Army.

    According to ...   [Read More]




    Christmas Lights Around Jacksonville




    With Thanksgiving all wrapped up, it’s time to find the best spots to look at Christmas lights. Here is a list of places where you can check out the best spots around Jacksonville.

     

    1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road

    Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago. 

    2.  370 Beauclerc Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 

    One acre of lights, including house completely covered in lights. Circular drive that can be driven or walked. Please stay to the right if your driving.

    3. Deck The Chairs

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Forty chairs are sponsored by local business and decorated by regional artists. The exhibit is on display in downtown Jacksonville Beach for the month of December.  

    4. 402 Snapping Turtle Drive E., Atlantic Beach

    Two homes are covered with over 40,000 lights, set in motion to holiday music that is playing outside. It is free...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Holiday Spectacular Show December 2nd and 3rd




     

    The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, who is executive artistic director of The Dance Company. The holiday spectacular is the story of a girl who is coming home for the holidays, traveling from New York to St. Augustine. En route she experiences obstacles and meets a variety of people. It’s a story, says Stephanie, about the holidays, but not all about the holidays.

    Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect high-kick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

    The Dance Company’s mission is to provide dancers with comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in all forms of dance in a manner that embraces a passion for the art form. The dance company strongly believes in making dance accessible to everyone and strives to provide scholarships and tuition as...   [Read More]




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule For This Holiday Weekend




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2017 season has been set. The schedule includes all college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.

    Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. Some of the rivalry games on the Thanksgiving football schedule include Alabama at Auburn, Florida State at Florida, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Ohio State at Michigan, Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Oregon State at Oregon, Clemson at South Carolina, and Washington State at Washington.

    There are also some great NFL games on the slate, highlighted by three Thanksgiving Classic games: Minnesota at Detroit, LA Chargers at Dallas, and NY Giants at Washington.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

    Matchup

    Time (ET)

    TV / Online

    Vikings at Lions

    12:30 pm

    FOX

    FCS: Edward Waters at Alabama State

    3:00 pm

    BamaStateSports.com

    Chargers at Cowboys

    4:30 pm

    CBS

    Ole Miss at (14) Mississippi State

    ...   [Read More]



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    The Playmakers Lounge Visited Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - For the Florida Georgia game, a special mobile lounge was trucked into Jacksonville. Unprecedented and unique, PlayMaker’s Club is the new paradigm of game day entertainment. Forget your basic tent—experience the uniqueness that is more than just upscale hospitality. PlayMaker’s Club was created out of decommissioned shipping containers as an eco-conscious choice to provide fans with an unrivaled game day experience.

    This year at Florida Georgia, over 200 fans experienced the red carpet tailgating experience. Amenities included: Private restrooms, Premium catered buffet, Unlimited premium bar access, Private pre-game concert, Celebrity appearances, Game day fanfare, including visits from cheerleaders, band members, and mascots, Jumbotron, Multiple LED TV’s, Shuttle service to and from stadium, Wi-Fi Cellular charging stations & much more. 

    Its unique retro/industrial vibe creates a relaxed atmosphere that features casual fine dining, live entertainment and hassle-free transportation to and from the game. PlayMaker’s Club is a three-story encounter with multiple bars, live radio, on-site web streaming and loads of LED TV’s to capture the passion that is c...   [Read More]




    MC Wale Previews Florida - Georgia




     

    JACKSONVILLE, FL - It is that time of the year again: the RV's are pulling into Jacksonville, the trash talk over the airwaves and social media has started, and the invitations to tailgate parties are being shared as the entire city preps itself for one of the most exciting weekends in Jacksonville. The Florida-Georgia game, also known as the World's Largest Cocktail Party, is always a good time, although there seems to be a little less luster on this year's matchup due to the status of the two teams at this point of the season.

    The Florida Gators (4-3) and the Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) both entered this season with their eyes focused on Atlanta and the SEC championship. Both teams have very slim chances of making that goal a reality with both teams having two losses in the conference. Georgia specifically has been dealing with a ton of injuries on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Georgia is expected to have running back Todd Gurley, which should help quarterback Aaron Murray and their 25th ranked passing attack balance out the rest of their offense.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Gators have also been dealing with a ton of ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Trip To London




    London - This past weekend, our Jaguars traveled to London to play the San Fransisco 49ers. The final score was 42-10. Although the team lost, the brand was instilled into the hearts of many fans in the UK. The Jaguars staff, players & cheerleaders attended many events while over in London like a massive pep rally. Football fans from all over the area came to cheer on the Jags in hopes that there might be more games in the coming years that would frequent the country. Photos from london will be uploaded on wednesday when our photographer lands back in the USA

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    Jaguars Vs Chargers Pregame Report




     

    JACKSONVILLE FL - If there ever was such a thing as a moral victory in football, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have achieved that during the game against the Denver Broncos. The game was competitive most of the way through, the defense made big plays and the offense was able to move the ball. Sure they still lost 35-19, but it has given hope to the fans in this city that he Jaguars might be able to win a few games his year, provided that the game last week wasn't just a fluke. 

    The Jaguars (0-6) will square off against the San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Everbank Field Sunday. The Chargers come into this game after a close win against the Indianapolis Colts last Monday night and are on a short week. Quarterback Phillip Rivers had a decent game, throwing for 237 yards and a touchdown in the game against the Colts. The Chargers had a solid running game too, rushing for 147 yards. Jacksonville's offense will be without some play makers this week as wide receivers Ace Sanders and Stephen Burton are out with concussions. Cecil Shorts III is questionable with a shoulder injury, but should be expected to play through the pain. The Jaguars are expected to have tight end Marcedes Lewis back to play this week, after re-tweaking a c...   [Read More]




    Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps




    If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

    By implementing ALL of these 4 Steps you will be seeing less flabby body fat and more FABULOUS muscle tone in no time. Some people incorporate one or two of the following suggestions but fail to combine ALL of them, and thus fail to get rid of unwanted body fat as quickly and efficiently as they would like to…But you don’t want to be one of those people, right?

    Following ALL of these 4 Steps has been proven to help people reduce body fat faster than doing them alone.  So get to it, and get results!

    HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training)

    Steady paced cardiovascular exercise is great for your overall health, but when it comes to losing body fat it has less impact when compared to a HIIT workout!

    HITT is a combination of high intensity cardio intervals followed immediately by low intensity intervals. It’s a great way to torch unwanted body fat. The key is to keep yourself moving until you have completed your intervals. Also, it can include a combination of any form of cardi...   [Read More]



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    Country Artist Eric Church Will Be Performing In Jacksonville on March 27th 2015




    JACKSONVILLE, FL – (Jan. 19, 2015) -- EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Veterans Memorial Arena in JACKSONVILLE, FL on March 27, 2015.   Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 23 at 10AM at www.ticketmaster.com.  Special guest on this show will be The Cadillac Three.

    After closing out 2014 with country music’s top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four GRAMMY nominations (Best Country Album for The Outsiders, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Give Me Back My Hometown” and Best Country Group/Duo Performance for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban) and a new addition to his widely successful Outsiders World Tour 2015.

    “Eric Church is our greatest working rock star” proclaimed Stereogum, referring to Church as “…. a down-home everyman whose conversational vocal delivery surges into something huge when it needs to and who comes off as a perfectly genuine human being even when leading the choreographed rigors of an arena show. And holy shit, he has songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer&nb...   [Read More]




    Jason Mraz Making Tour Stop In Jacksonville In 2015




    tlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced new U.S. dates on his international tour to celebrate his latest album, “YES!,” released earlier this year. The “YES!” tour is a unique itinerary that sees the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. Mraz continues to celebrate his fifth studio album choosing to perform at historic venues around the globe, including such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Paris’ Casino de Paris, and Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré.

    Photo by Jeff Coffman

    The additional tour dates get underway this February with a month long run of intimate North American shows alongside longtime friends and “YES!” collaborators, Raining Jane. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.

    The Multi-Grammy®, Multi-Platinum winning superstar also completed “The Five Boroughs Tour” in September which saw Mraz perform 6 shows in 5 boroughs: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, a feat previously only accomplished by two other music artists; David Bowie and NYC’s own Beastie Boys. Mraz announc...   [Read More]




    Elton John Returns to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14




    JACKSONVILLE, FL – Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

    Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

    “Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Mayor Alvin Brown.  “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities for Jacksonville residents and visitors alike. The Arena’s successful run of concerts and legendary performers amplifies Downtown Jacksonville’s status as a major entertainment destination.” 

    “Elton John was the very first artist to ever play in Veterans Memorial Arena in 2003 and we are so thrilled that Elton and his band are returning to Jacksonville to celebrate the second deca...   [Read More]




    Steep Canyon Rangers to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 6, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, proudly announces that Dale’s Pale Ale and SevenBar Aviation Present The Steep Canyon Rangers live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Tickets for Steep Canyon Rangers will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

    The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group of friends playing music together for fun, but after more than a dozen years together, they are instantly recognized as one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit).

    The Steep Canyon Rangers play progressive bluegrass music firmly rooted in tradition, with smart, original songs. They are seasoned and dynamic, never failing to thrill their audience with instrumental dexterity and speed, tight harmonies, and the fun they obviously have on stage. Ever growing and evolving, the...   [Read More]




    Magic! To Perform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 5, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes lively pop, reggae and R&B fusion group Magic! on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Tickets for Magic! will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.

    When something is meant to be, you just know it immediately. It's as if there was a divine plan or universal synergy fusing the right elements together at the right time for the right situation. That's the feeling Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Nasri experienced the first time MAGIC! jammed. During a writing session in 2012, he heard collaborator and guitarist Mark Pelli strum a reggae-tinged riff, and something clicked. "I'm a huge fan of The Police, and I always wanted to do my own project that merged reggae, rock, pop, and a little soul for quite some time," he affirms. "The moment Mark began playing, it felt natural. We had this vision, and it all tied together instantly. We began recording, and the sound was so locked in on every song. That's even where we derived the band name. Everything simply worked like MAGIC!"

    Magic! distills Caribbean flavor, arena-size bombast, and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion. ...   [Read More]



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    Meet the Boatanista - Lisa Almeida




    How many people have you heard say they were involved in a particular activity “before they could walk”? In most cases, it is a figure of speech used to emphasize a point. In my case it is the literal truth.

    I was a boater long before I could walk. And it is not just a figure of speech for me to claim that boating is etched into my DNA. I have visible proof.

    My favorite photo hangs on the wall over my breakfast table. It is a vintage, 1950s-era image of two water skiers waving to the camera as they are pulled behind a boat. The man and woman in the photo are competitive water skiers at world-famous Cypress Gardens. They are young, and fit, and smiling. What the photo does not reveal is that the two are among the best at their craft, and have set various records and won numerous accolades.

    It is a photo of my parents. To say I grew up boating is no exaggeration. In fact, before I could crawl, my parents would secure my baby carrier firmly near the helm of the boat as they practiced their routines. I took to boating from the start. My parents told me that the movement of the water would most often lull me to sleep.

    When other kids were riding tricycles I was learning to ski. When other kids were pl...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 19th - 21st




    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Heres a list of some of our top picks happening this weekend: 

    Feature Photo By: @eyeofthetiger

     

    Friday, Sept 19: Taste to Chicago- Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 8pm @Suite

    Friday, Sept 19: The Slow Down- a food fair featuring local restaurant and specialty cocktail @ St.Augustine Distillery 6:30pm ticketed

    Friday, Sept 19: Ladies Night- featuring great drink specials @ Pussers Bar and Grille in Ponte Vedra

    Friday, Sept 19: Modulism ft Dolf James and Andrew Zimmerman @ J Johnson Gallery Saturday

    Friday, Sept 19: The Jaguars Stash Dash @ Everbank Field. 1 Mile at 6:30 PM | 5K at 7:00 PM | EverBank Field​

    Saturday, Sept 20: The WithLove 5k @ The World Golf Village @ 8:00 am benefiting children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

    Saturday, Sept 20: Bike MS: PGA Tour to Shore - a two day biking event to help raise funds for MS @TPC Sawgrass 7:00am

    Saturday, Sept 20: Avondale 5k Classic- benefiting the Sanctuary on 8th street @ The Shoppes of Avondale @ 8:30 am

    Photo by @piersidestew

    Saturday, Sept 20: The&n...   [Read More]




    Top Events This Weekend - September 12-14th




    ​The Weekends Top Events:    Photo By Level Exposure

    Friday, September 12:  BlingFest 2014 featuring 11 local jewelry designers, 3 specialty cocktail stations, and 1 unique dessert station. Event is from 8-10pm

    Friday, September 12-14: Connection Festival – A three-day, open air festival presenting live music, performances by professional dance companies, art exhibitions and workshops along with tech and business meetups in downtown all weekend.

    Friday, September 12-14: 10th Anniversary of the 2014 Jacksonville Tattoo Convention at the Wyndham Riverwalk

    Friday, September 12:  Raven Clif will be preforming at Mavericks at the Landing. Doors Open @ 6pm, Concert at 8pm. 18+ Ladies/21+ Guys welcome

    Friday, September 12 & 13: The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival will be happening in downtown St. Augustine

    Saturday, September 13:  Cursing to the Creek – Car & Truck show and Community Festival at the Trout Creek Marina from 9am-2pm.

    Saturday, September 13: Run Diva 5K Woman’s Race at Nocatee Town Center @ 8:30am

    Saturday, September 13: RAM – Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren from 10am–2pm

    Saturday, September 13:...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th




    Weekly photo feature from @jrockstyle     ​The Weekends Top Events:   

    Friday, September 5:  St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm

    Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm

    Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm

    Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm

     

    Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm

    Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day

    Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at ...   [Read More]




    Randy Newman To Perform At Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium




    St. Augustine, FL (September 3, 2014) – Flying Saucer Presents, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns Cultural Events Division, proudly announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Academy Award winning singer- songwriter Randy Newman will perform at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Sunday, November 9. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m..

    With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the pr...   [Read More]



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