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Pitbull – Fireball (parody), from Barely Political. Dec. 24.

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Visit ⇒ Ergo Body Pilates & PT (San Marco)

2015 New Years Fireworks at The Landing, accelerated, from Dana Hood, Jan. 1.↓

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Introduction of Jacksonville University, 80 years of History, from Maggie Foley, Jan. 1.↓

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Jacksonville Symphony musicians on “The Chat,” from Jax Symphony PR, Dec. 29.↓

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Audition!  The UNF Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach, seeks a multicultural cast of 25 males and females ages 16-60 for a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Some singing roles. A two-minute prepared monologue, modern or classical is required. Readings from the script. Vocalists should prepare to sing a cappella. The production will run for two weeks in April with performances on the UNF Green, at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach, and at a Downtown location. Auditions will be held at the UNF Student Union Jan. 15, 16, and 17. For more info, go to FACEBOOK and search for “Shakespeare-in-the-Park Auditions: Twelfth Night”:  FaceBook

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pic4 copyAugust’s List, by Farinelli. Not so easy listening. The Best of 2014, volumes 1-4, now posted. Genres: alt-country, alternative, Americana, cosmic, dance-pop, electropunk, experimental, folk, indie, lo-fi, neo-psychedelic, noise, post punk, shoegaze, synthpop, trip hop, etc. Watch & listen


crip2Smart Ass Cripple, by Mike Ervin. Expressing pain through sarcasm since 2010. Voted the World’s Biggest Smart Ass by J.D. Power and Associates. Read



The Field Negro, by Wain Bennett. Sometimes candid, sometimes tongue-in-cheek discussions about race. Read


brainBrain Pickings, by Maria Popova. A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity. Read



ClioNursing Clio: Because the Personal is Historical. An open access, peer-reviewed, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present-day issues related to gender and medicine. Read


pannedPanned Review, by Jacob Lusk. Film reviews by a Jacksonville movie-reviewing fiend and English teacher. Read


calvinsstoryCalvin’s Story, by Christy Shake. Epilepsy & beyond: a mother’s journal. A mother’s journal of the anguish, grief, joy, and triumph shared with her chronically ill son. Christy and Calvin live in Maine. Read


MaggieWorldMaggie World, by Sally Coghlan McDonald. Normalizing the abnormal. A mother sharing her experiences raising her disabled daughter and navigating, advocating and dealing with the system. [Although Maggie passed away in 2014, her mother continues to write. She lives in San Francisco.] Read


OnTheBlink On the Blink, by Emily Michael. Considering how my light is spent. Blog posts, music reviews, and published articles from a blind writer, musician, and UNF English instructor. Read



Everyday Dolce, by Jamie Cornman. Finding the dolce in everyday stories of life, love, and food. Jamie graduated from UNF and now lives in southern California. Read


pic copyFiction Fix 16. A Jacksonville publication. Jayshiro Tashiro, “Birds in the City” / Cathleen Calbert, “Man Loves Woman Loves Dog” / Amando Paulger, “In the Hands of God” / Van G. Garrett, “Piss and Vinegar” / Di Jayawickrema, “Kirkenes, Norway” / Josh Lamstein, “Cooties” / Meeah Williams, “The Taste of Strawberries Today” / Glenn Erick Miller, “Essence” / Edward Hagelstein, “The Peespot Players.” Read


pic2 copyEat Poems #9. Audio chapbooks–Poets in, around, and from Jax. Virus Conversations, by Michele Leavitt. Pub: Mark Ari. Leavett’s collection Back East won the Michael Macklin First Book Prize in 2013, & her memoir excerpt “No Trespassing” won The Ohio State University’s 2010 William Allen Award for creative nonfiction. Listen



Mudlark, edited by Dr. William Slaughter. An electronic journal of poetry and poetics. Dr. Slaughter is Professor Emeritus of UNF’s English department. Read


jaxleftThe Jaxleft Channel, from George Farrar. A progressive, public affairs channel for the people of Jacksonville, Florida. View


PF copyProgress Florida: Founded in 2008, Progress Florida is a nonprofit organization promoting progressive values through online organizing, media outreach, and networking with Florida’s leading progressive organizations. Read


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