Monday, May 31, 2010

steaks whats up

the allegrettis are celebrating america at the suns!

thank you military and vets!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


In the immortal words of Adrock:
But yo, I'm Out And I'm Gone
I'll Tell You Now I Keep It On And On dam!


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Monday, May 24, 2010

New Plans for Downtown Jacksonville Unveiled




WHAT:             Development team to be joined by Mayor John Peyton and JEDC Executive Director Ron Barton in announcement of agreement to purchase and redevelop the historic Barnett Bank and Laura Street Trio buildings in downtown Jacksonville.


WHEN:             Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – May 25, 2010


WHERE:           Mayor’s Conference Room – Suite 400                            

                        City Hall

                        117 W. Duval Street                              


WHO:               Ron Barton, JEDC, Project Development Team, Mayor John Peyton



CONTACT:        Tina Kicklighter, 904/710-3887, tkicklighter@trsg

                        Nancy Seely, 904/571-2690,

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Our usual stuff is incredibly unusual

From the RAMfather

Hi --

I was just printing out the program for the Riverside Arts Market for
tomorrow, and I realized that this is so cool I need to share it with
my friends.

Although RAM will have all of the usual great stuff tomorrow -- the
huge farmer's market with fresh veggies and peaches, over 125 artists
with hand-made works of art, 25 different kinds of fresh bread, our
fabulous food court with international flavors, and 5 hours of free
concerts in our riverfront amphitheatre -- our usual stuff is
incredibly unusual.

I mean, in one day,
where else
on earth are you going to get :

a human volcano
a speed-painter
belly dancers
a human statue
a hula gorilla with a hotdog luau
a national champion juggler
a spray paint wizard
a pan piper
a one-man band
virtuoso children playing violins and cellos
and clowns, balloons, magicians, and tarot card readers
all for free!

Please click
on this  and see the
17-ring circus we have laid out for you
I wouldn't want you to miss it!
(Even though it's just your average day at RAM.)


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jax quacks

country duck image, thursto

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

People Get Ready

"Almost everyone equates jazz and jazz events with New Orleans, Louisiana, but there are many other places in the USA that celebrate jazz too.

The longest running jazz festival in the world, for example, is in Monterey, California and the second largest, and widely considered to be one of the best in the USA, takes place in Jacksonville, Florida. Where ever they are being held, USA jazz festivals all present the best in jazz music, featuring the best jazz performers in the world."

from topevents

Best Jazz High Schools. Biggest/Best Jazz Festival (after New Orleans). Best Jazz Universities. I can't wait until Memorial Day Weekend. Can't. Wait. 

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new essay coming soon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cargo Ride? Picnic? Bikes?

Go on this leisurely ride and HAVE FUN!
Cargo rides are a fun way to move stuff. Including your apartment!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Thinking about selling these at City Council Meetings

Bollywood comes to RAM and the gourds go wild! TOMORROW! FREE!

Riverside Arts Market!
Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches, and Firebreathing Dudes anchor awarding winning arts market this weekend.
Big RAM tomorrow. 10am to 4pm. Free. Loads of free parking. I hope you can come check it out. Bring the kids.
We've got a farmers row that is bursting with fruits and vegetables. The Sweet Grass Dairy is back with a truckload of craft cheeses.
Entertainment is our middle name. Sit on the river and jam. Take a walking tour of our little weekly streetperformer festival. Shop in our little art bodegas along the way. Come hungry because we have the best street food vendors around, representing many different cultures at surprising low prices. From fresh squeezed lemonade to wood fired pizza to locally roasted espressos to bridge chillin' smoothies.
We've got very unique arts and crafts and craft foods and breads too. All types of art too and new artists appear all the time. I know because I have to direct them in during load in and load out. Thankfully we have what Arts Market Digest calls "The best traffic flow map in the business."tm
Bollywod Hits the Fringe!

Embroidered & sequin colorful skirts, scarves and tops.
Handicrafts made of clay, terracotta or wood.
Jewelery based on traditional folk art but with a modern twist.
Traditional Indian folk paintings, tapestries, wall hangings and cushion covers.
Indian handicrafts and sculptures.
There is so much more but I think you should come explore it for yourself. You must be present to win!

    PS- We always need new volunteers! Shannon's email is  Let her know when you want to join the best volunteer group in the nation! Our vols get invites to exclusive special events, not to mention the awesome feeling one gets helping us Seek Shelter From the Ordinary - Under the Bridge and Over the TOP!
    Feel Like Its Time to Give Back?
    The City of Jacksonville is about to announce a great new program in Community Centers and Parks in some of the neighborhoods in Jacksonville identified as high-crime neighborhoods. The Saturday Night Lights (Saturdays, June 18 to August 7) project keeps the centers open and offers programming to youth, young adults, and families in these neighborhoods. Programming ranges from movies to bike repair workshops. One program that they would like to see flourish is art and craft workshops. I thought our vendors and community might be able to help here. If you are interested in learning more about Saturday Night Lights and possibly being an artist with a project (or some other great idea) please contact Robert Hall as soon as possible.
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