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    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute To The Eagles” Is At The Thrasher-Horne Center Friday




    For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

    This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Cou...   [Read More]




    2018 March Madness Is Here




    The Selection Committee has spoken and for the eighth consecutive year there are 68 teams that put together the field for March Madness.

    The single-elimination tournament features 68 teams fighting for the chance to be crowned national champions. Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky follows with eight national titles while North Carolina has six.

    After going 31-2 and winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships, Virginia enters this year's tournament as No. 1 overall seed.

    The 2018 Final Four is set for San Antonio. Here's the complete schedule for the tournament:

     

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    Disney Cruise Lines Will Add Three New Ships To Their Current Fleet




    At the Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, it was disclosed that their Disney Cruise Lines will add three new ships to their current fleet.

    The three newest vessels will set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and will be approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The new vessels will have approximately 1,250 guest staterooms.

    In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages.

    The new vessels will bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity they have introduced across their existing fleet.  Over the past years , they have added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces to their kids’ clubs.  They have also added new dining experiences combining live entertainment, storytellin...   [Read More]




    Sports Complex Traffic And Parking Advisory For March 9-10




    Due to the large amount of events happening Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, there is high attendance anticipated in and around the Downtown Sports Complex. A larger amount of traffic is expected along with current construction projects. Please plan routes accordingly and allow extra time for travel and parking.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

    ·         Gate River Run packet pick-up at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds – 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

    ·         High school baseball games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

              Nease vs. Trinity Christian – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

              University Christian vs. Bolles – 2 p.m.-4.p.m.

              TNXL vs. Stoneman Douglas (Fundraising Event) – 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

    ·         Jumbo Shrimp Press Conference at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – 1 p.m.

    ·         Icemen hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

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    Paddle Pub Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville FL. - A new activity in Jacksonville has arrived this month and just in time for Spring Break. Kraken CycleBoats announced that its pedal boat party tour is now in the River City area!

    The 'booze boat' lets passengers pedal at one of 10 stations set up around the bar on a boat while enjoying a frosty beverage. The company says the parties are perfect for brthdays, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and team building.

    Each two-hour boat tour will start at Friendship Park on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. Weekday tours cost $35 per person and weekend tours cost $39 per person. Passengers buying individual tickets must be 21 or older.

    "Our CycleBoat will have you floating up and down the St. Johns River, allowing you to take in the incredible sights of downtown Jacksonville, as well as catch a glimpse of the dolphins that cruise the waterways!," the Kraken Cycle Boats website explains. 

    For more information, or to sign up, visit https://www.krakencycleboats.com.

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    Goo Goo Dolls to bring acoustic show to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Monday, February 3, 2014) — The Goo Goo dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The group will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00PM.

    The shows will be performed in a “Story Tellers” format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning their nearly 30-year history. It also offers a rare opportunity for fans to see them perform in more intimate settings than the Goos normally visit on their many live treks. 

    Tickets for this seated show will go on sale this Friday, February 7 at 10AM. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, findmytix.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

     

    SHOW:   Goo Goo Dolls  – The Otis Midnight Sessions – An evening of Acoustic Music with special guests Run River North. 

    DATE:          Thursday, April 17, 2014 TIME:           Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm TICKET PRICE: 1st Ten Rows - $65.00; All remaining rows...   [Read More]




    Cher & Cyndi Lauper Planning To Visit Jacksonville On May 14th




    JACKSONVILLE, FL (JANUARY 30) – Cher has just announced Cyndi Lauper as support for her “Dressed To Kill Tour”.  Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and for complete “Dressed To Kill” tour details and ticket information, please visit www.cher.com.

    Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning artist and New York Times Best Selling author Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move.  A true renaissance woman with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Lauper continues to reach new heights as a career artist. 

    In 2013, Cyndi became the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award Winner for Best New Musical.  In addition, Cyndi marked the 30th anniversary of her debut smash hit album, She's So Unusual, with a celebratory world tour, she also released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster, and continued her philanthropic work through the True Colors Fund.

    For more information, please visit: http://...   [Read More]




    MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TOUR- IN jACKSONVILLE OCTOBER 19




    Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TONIGHT and will appear on "CBS This Morning" TOMORROW MORNING.

     

    With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different.  Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’...   [Read More]




    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]



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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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    Man Bitten By Alligator




    Lake City Fl - Yesterday while repairing his dock, James Tennant, 44, was bitten by a alligator. The Attack happened just after 3pm in about 4 ft of water. James was bitten on his calf and was taken to UF Shands where he under went surgery. Since the attack, FWC issued a permit to a trapper who has since trapped the gator. The alligator turned out to be a little over 8 ft long and weighed in at 150 lbs. It was caught Thursday night and euthanized.We wish James the best with his recovery. Just a reminder, please do not feed alligators or tantalize them. These un-natural human behaviors can turn normal alligators into nuisance alligators which are relocated and sometimes put down. ...   [Read More]




    10 Fun Beach Activities to Keep You Fit and Active This Summer!




    Jacksonville Fl - Summer is almost over and our fitness partner LA Fitness shared this awesome article with us about ways to have fun while still getting fit at the beach. It is time to make your beach outings more fun-and fit-this summer! Adding some activities to your beach days will have you soaking up rays from that beautiful summertime orb in the sky, all while burning some extra calories.

     

    In fact, some of the high-intensity activities are not only fun, they can provide an incredible workout, too!   So get off of your beach towel and grab your friends this summer because it is time to have FUN and stay FIT! To get you warmed up, we will start with some moderate-intensity activities that are perfect for fun in the sun and burning some extra calories. After that, we will give you some higher intensity options that will have you sweating and feeling invigorated at your favorite summertime beaches.   All of the calorie totals are for the following activities are based on 150 pound person doing the specified activity for 1 hour. They are only estimates and are provided to give you a general idea of the calories burned while performing the listed activity.   Sun Bathing - 68 calories/hour - This is only 7 more calories per ...   [Read More]



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