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The Florida Gators Top TCU To Advance To The College World Series Finals
The Florida Gators pitcher Alex Faedo pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out 11 as the Gators beat TCU, 3-0, Saturday night to advance to the College World Series Championship Series for the third time in program history.
Florida (50-19) will face rival LSU for the title after the two schools shared the Southeastern Conference regular-season title this season. Faedo and the Gators shut out TCU (50-18) for the second time this week by matching 3-0 scores. LSU (52-18) earned the championship game by stunning No. 1-ranked Oregon State for the second day in a row, 6-1.
The Gators face Southeastern Conference rival LSU on Monday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series. The Gators won two of three against the Tigers during the regular season March 24-26 at McKethan Stadium. The Gators won the SEC East title, and LSU won the SEC West.
Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Game 2 at 8 p.m. Tuesday and a third game at 8 p.m. Wednesday, if necessary.
The Jacksonville Sharks Host The Monterrey Steel In The Playoffs Tonight
The (11-1) Jacksonville Sharks are set to take on the (7-4) Monterrey Steel for the NAL Playoffs in Jacksonville on tonight at 7 p.m.
The Sharks and Steel faced off last week, and the Sharks were given their first loss of the season as they fell to the Steel 44-37. Despite resting quarterback Damien Fleming for the majority of game the Sharks will ahead of the Steel at the half however, the Steel made a late drive before the half to score a field goal making the score 29-21 and the Steel received the ball following the half assisting the Steel come back to take the lead in the third quarter. Despite that, the game was a close battle between teams, the Sharks leading the entire first half before Monterrey made their comeback in the third quarter. The Sharks made multiple attempts to retake the lead closing in with a score of 44-37, but turnovers proved to be too costly as the Sharks rallied on their final drive, reaching the redzone but a fumble ended the drive and the Steel ran out the clock to give the Sharks their first loss of the season.
This playoff game is going to be the ultimate test for this Sharks team. The winner of this game will head to the National Arena League Championship ... [Read More]
Dinner in Jacksonville’s Oldest Historic Shopping and Dining District
Avondale has been well known for its historic shopping and dining districts. Avondale’s sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a covey of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries like The Brick, Biscottis, Orsay and others.
Located in Historic Avondale, Brick Restaurant features eclectic selections with regional inspiration. It is a neighborhood favorite with signature dishes embracing a modern take on American Cuisine.
Restaurant Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm
A staple of the Avondale / Riverside dining district is a small bistro style restaurant and bar specializing in eclectic American cuisine infused with Southern charm, craft cocktails and some of the best desserts Jacksonville has to offer. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele. Walk through the door and you’re face-to-face with their dessert case filled with decadent ... [Read More]
Morton’s The Steakhouse Is Opening Tomorrow At The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Morton's The Steakhouse is scheduled to open inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel tomorrow June 23rd. Morton’s has converted the former Plaza III The Steakhouse, which closed in 2009 and they will have 298 seats, with 224 inside the dining and bar area and 74 seats on the patio.
Morton’s is based in Houston and previously operated on the Southbank. It closed in early 2012 as part of shutdowns after a change in ownership.
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak... Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world.
Their hours of operation will be as follows:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm
Sunday - 4pm - 10pm... [Read More]
8 Lazy Rivers In Florida That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Summertime is here in Florida and many can agree that it is unbearably hot. This time of year, Floridians begin a season-long conquest for fun ways to get out of the house without melting into a puddle. While swimming pools and water parks are fun, there is nothing that beats Florida’s natural lazy rivers.
Despite Florida having its alligators living in the state, they usually prefer to stay clear of these busy areas. However, its always wise to stay alert and aware of your surroundings when exploring anywhere in Florida.
1. Ichetucknee, Fort White
The most well-known tubing spot in Florida. It marks the summer tubing season here when visitors are allowed to launch from the north end. There are daily limits on the number of tubers and this popular park can reach maximum capacity easily in summer months, so arrive as early as possible. Located northwest of Gainesville, open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown every day of the week. The north launch closes at 2:00 p.m., or earlier if the 750-person limit has been reached.
Address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32038.
2. Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunlop
Rainbow Spring... [Read More]
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Weezer Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (February 17, 2014) – Rock band Weezer is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10am.
Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.
1996 saw Weezer's much-awaited second LP, entitled Pinkerton, released. It was quite different from 'Weezer'; the guitars were more gruff, the lyrics were deeper and much more exposed, and the band's talent and style had matured considerably. Weezer released three singles from Pinkerton: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle". Pinkerton eventually went gold in record sales and has ... [Read More]
Sneak Preview Of Monster Jam Trucks On Thursday, February 20th And Friday, February 21st
Jacksonville Fl - MONSTER JAM makes its return to Jacksonville when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, February 22nd. You can catch many of the trucks appearing in the event at many local businesses listed below. They will be displayed around North Florida on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st. All displays are free and open to the public. Truck Displays: Thursday, February 20th Dairy Queen 2784 Sadler Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Grave Digger The Legend Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd (U.S. 90) Jacksonville, FL 32250 Thursday 2/20 5pm-9pm Monster Mutt Dalmatian Bozard Ford 540 Prime Outlet Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Thursday 2/20 4pm-8pm Max D AutoNation Ford 7700 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Stone Crusher Walt Live Oak Ford 1109 Ohio Ave. N. Live Oak, FL 32064 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Gunslinger Friday, February 21st Metro PCS 8102 Blanding Blvd STE 16 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Friday 2/21 ... [Read More]
Todd Snider To Preform At Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Todd Snider will be hitting the road again this spring, but this time with a multi-media show starring the wit, honesty and spontaneity he’s best known for. The tour will stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 23.
Kicking the show off will be a 30-minute preview of East Nashville Tonight. Directed by the Barnes Brothers, the film was originally intended to be a documentary on Snider, but soon turned into what has been best described as a stoner musical.
Todd will read from his upcoming book, “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like (Mostly True Tall Tales) to be released April 29th via Da Capo Press. The book features insightful and often hilarious classic Todd storytelling with chapter titles such as “Talkin’ Margaritaville Blues,” “I’m Tight With Slash,” Jerry Jeff’s Balls” and “Drugs.” Following the reading, Todd will answer questions and take song requests.
Todd breaks it down like this… "Ok Buckaroos, so here’s the plan: First we show 30 minutes of our 70 minute stoner digest movie, East Nashville Tonight w... [Read More]
Conor Oberst set to perform with Dawes at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Indie Rock singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with Dawes on Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00PM.
With his trembling voice, acoustic guitar, and confessional approach to songwriting, Conor Oberst played an important role in shaping the lighter, intimate side of indie rock during the late-'90s and beyond. His main project was Bright Eyes, an eclectic group of rotating musicians that vacillated between pop, folk, electronica, and country-rock. Although Oberst remained at the center of that band, he also logged time in a number of other outfits, including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, the Magentas, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and an early version of the Faint. Finally, he supported like-minded artists on an executive level, co-founding Saddle Creek Records in the '90s and launching his own label, Team Love, in 2003.
Recorded in a makeshift studio with a cast of musicians dubbed the Mystic Valley Band, the self-titled Conor Oberst arrived in 2008. While on the road in support of that album, the Mystic Valley Band found time to compose another album, this time highlighting the band's collaborative spirit. Released in 2009, Outer South feat... [Read More]
The Brumos Companies Presents The WJCT and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 3X5 Classic Film Festival on March 28th- 30th
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2014) – See Orsen Wells, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Bogie and Bacall during three action packed days featuring the greatest films ever made. Coming on the heels of two years of WJCT’s film series at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, WJCT is proud to launch the 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival! In keeping with WJCT’s mission to encourage joyful learning, the film festival’s goal is to encourage appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema by presenting the most outstanding films produced from the 1930’s through the 1970’s. The 3 x 5 Classic Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Night Reception at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 28th and run through Sunday, March 30th featuring piano jazz performer John Thomas. The reception will be followed by Orson Well’s most famous film Citizen Kane. Saturday will be a daylong event with a Tinsel Town trifecta starting with the musical fantasy adventure and family favorite, The Wizard of Oz. Fans of one of the best-known films in American popular culture are encouraged to come early and participate in a festive fan experience filled with food, entertainment an... [Read More]
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Mama Mia Is Back In Jacksonville
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
Event Dates & Times:
Friday, October 18 – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
For tickets and more information, visit artistseriesjax.org.... [Read More]
Jacksonville Beach Getting Massive Celtic Festival November 16th
Join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site: www.jaxcelticfest.com... [Read More]
Events This Weekend : 10/10 - 10/13
PVL Release Party - Neptune Beach Location: In the courtyard at beached town center (Lillie's Coffee Bar) Time: 6:30pm Complimentary valet parking provided by A1A Valet
Grand Opening of Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free All Night. RSVP Here: http://on.fb.me/1bfS0zfFriday:
Downtown Office Party - Downtown Location: Hemming Plaza Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is your chance to try something new for lunch from one of the many food trucks, get some fresh air and network with the people around you!
Concert in the Park - San Marco Location: Fletcher Park in San Marco Time: 6-late Featuring music by BE EASY. Food available from: On the Fly Sandwiches & Stuff, The Happy Grilled Cheese & Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery. Wine and Beer will be Available. FREE Admission but bring your chairs and blankets.
JAXtoberfest - Downtown Location: Shipyards across Bay St from Maxwell House Time: 3-10 Activities include: 5K Beer Run, Keg Tapping Ceremony, Food & Brew, Live Entertainment, a Kinderfest Area for kids and MORE!!!!! See JaxtoberFest.com for more information!!!
Vampir... [Read More]
New Tap House Opening Later This Month On The Southside
Copper Tap House located on the corner of Beach Blvd and Hodges plans on having their grand opening on October 28th. The tap house will feature over 24 beers on tap as well as a craft food menu. Chef inspired favorites like the snapper sliders will be one of the tasty entree's you can get at the new spot.
The tap house will feature a custom bar built out of 48,000 pennies that took over 200+ man hours to complete.
There will be plenty of seating at peak house and the owners plan on having nightly entertainment. The tap house also boast a stage with high end lighting and sound.
If your are interested in applying, please visit https://www.facebook.com/copperjax... [Read More]
New Evidence Suggest That There Are Big Foots All Over The US
Tennessee - Scientist from the The Erickson Project released today that they have tissue samples and have done a substantial amount of DNA research to find that there could be 1,000's of Big Foots all over North America and Canada.
We think it could be a hoax but the photos are pretty convincing..... Chewbacca might be making a comeback!!!
Let us know if you've seen one, we want to know. Most realistic picture will win a giftcard to Whisky River. Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org... [Read More]
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