Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two off-beat documentaries coming to the 5 Points Theatre

We've got two new and somewhat unusual documentaries starting Friday
at the Theatre.
From acclaimed documentary filmmaker D A Pennebaker (who made the Bob
Dylan doc Don't Look Back), the documentary Kings of Pastry starts
Friday and will run for a week:
.  The film shows the
grueling competition to be named one of the best pastry chefs in
And the truly strange documentary Winnebago Man also starts Friday:
.  Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer
set out to find a man he's seen on a viral video angrily cursing out a
Also, the world-famous cult film The Room plays Friday night - check
out the trailer: 

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Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 JFF Update

As of today, we are LIVE on-line with ALL of our Workshops, Panels,
Film Programs and Special Events and each Is available for purchase,
including All Access and Festival Passes.  We are still in the hunt
and have several options pending for our Saturday Night honoree and/or
Saturday Night film.  Here is an update on our other Special Events:

OPENING NIGHT Reception and Film:
Join us for an incredible evening Thursday, October 14th beginning at
6:00PM at Square One for a VIP Reception, followed by a 7:30PM Special
Screening at the San Marco Theatre of EVERYTHING MUST GO (starring
Will Ferrell), courtesy of Roadside Entertainment

Our Kids Red Carpet Event will include a screening of 2 short films
LOVEBUG (by JFF alumna Kat Candler), and ORMIE (an animation short),
plus the the feature film FINN ON THE FLY

THESPIANS World Premiere
Unbeknownst to them, we will be honoring 2 of the teachers featured in
the film prior to the screening, Dr. Lee Beger (Douglas Anderson) and
Shirley Sacks (Stanton College Prep).  3 of the kids in the film will
be in attendance as well as the choreographer James Kinney and the
head of the Educational Theatre Association in Cincinnati, Michael

Our Women in Filmmaking honoree will be Academy Award Nominated
producer and Executive Director of the Independent Feature Project in
New York, Joana Vicente.  This event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17th
from 12:30pm – 2:30pm (location TBD Garden Club or MOCA).  We have had
to change the timing of this event due to our honoree’s availability.
This will include a light brunch, video presentation, presentation of
award and Q&A with Ms. Vicente.  Melissa Ross from WJCT will moderate.

Please encourage those that you know to order their tickets on-line or
they can buy them in person at the Florida Theatre, 5 Points Theatre,
Pulp in San Marco, Grassroots in 5 points or through you.  We still
have several thousand dollars to raise to cover the cost of the
vehicle.  We have had a jump in sales recently, which is great. Let’s
keep it going.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update :: 17 Social Networks. One Night Only. // Unite // Thursday, September 23 @ 6:30

Hello friends,

We have 85 confirmed guests, but our goal is to hit over 100. If you haven't already, rsvp at uclubunite.eventbrite.com.

I serve on the Young Executive Society (YES) Board for the University Club. Our Board has invited 17 of the most popular Social Networking Groups to the University Club for an evening of food, fun and frivolity. Our aim is to bring together the members of these groups to meet, greet and eat. (and drink, but that doesn't rhyme)

The admission is only $10 and that includes 2 drink tickets and hors d'ouvres. It'll be a great night. See you then.

University Club
1301 Riverplace Blvd
27th floor
396-1687 for directions

Drop me a replay if you can make it!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Balthrop, Alabama!

Tomorrow is the day.  We've been telling everyone we know about coming out to see this great band from NYC and finally that day is here.  Please note that Balthrop will be playing a FREE "preview" set at the Riverside Arts Market around noon.  With the full concert later tomorrow evening at the 5 Points Theater.  So now you have two chances to check them out and the first chance is FREE!

Also check out the weekend section of today's Jacksonville Times-Union as they made the Balthrop, Alabama concert their top music pick for this weekend!  

One last note...and it's pretty cool.  Vanity Fair just this afternoon posted on their website a series of 24 illustrations of scenes from the just completed NY Fashion Week (previewing designs for spring/summer 2011).  The illustrations were all drawn by Balthrop, Alabama bandmember, Michael Arthur!  In fact, he will be drawing live 

(with ink, no erasing or starting over) tomorrow night onstage at the 5 Points Theater - his drawings are projected on a large screen behind Balthrop as they play (he draws as they play).  See it for yourself - it is pretty cool! (click VanityFair.com)

Thanks and we hope to see you tomorrow! 
Jimmy Saal and Felicia Snead

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Hardest Working Man in (Duval) Showbusiness

Got the Social Calendar from Triclops I in the place to be. Thought it was pretty amazing how much stuff he has planned. Hope you enjoy!
Thurs Sep. 30th @ Lomax Lodge- Jackie Chain/G Side/SWORDZ/Hot Mess (9pm, $5)
- a rare and special crunk/Down south style Hip Hop show for us featuring Jackie Chain and G Side from Paper Route Gangstas in Huntsville, Alabama. Jackie Chain and PRG had caught some recognition from Diplo who released some of their stuff on Mad Decent Records. Jackie Chains currant hit "Rollin" features a slowed down Gucci Mane sampled chorus and Kid Cudi on the second verse. Local support includes Duval mainstay SWORDZ and Hot Mess
Fri Oct. 1st @ Shantytown Pub- ESQ and Chiciramanga with DJ Therapy, DJ Wax Wonda and more (9pm, $3)
-ESQ, also know as Esquire is a MC who live in Jacksonville for awhile in the mid-late 90s. Over the years he has made it to LA, California where he has linked up with Tres Records and will be having a CD release party for his new project back here in Jax.
Fri Oct. 8 @ Lomax Lodge- Frank Nitt/Illa J/Grim Ace/Willie Evans Jr./DJ Therapy (9pm, $7-10)
-Detroit City Hip Hop in Jax! Frank Nit is one half of the Detriot duo Frank and Dank who worked extensively with the late, great, J Dilla. His collaboration with Madlib for the Medicine show series should be dropping real soon....Illa J knew Dilla very well, he is his younger brother! He had his debut come out on Delicous Vinyl Records last year and he has been keeping those Dilla drums banging for the world ever since. Opening acts include Grim Ace, Willie Evans Jr., and DJ Therapy
Fri Oct. 15 @ Lomax Lodge- Lady Daisey with Batsauce, Paten Locke, more tba (9pm, $5)
-since leaving Riverside a few years back  Brit and Daisey Trayham have traveled the world, resided in Germany, and had Daisey's debut solo LP come out on the world famous BBE Records. They return to swing through their old stomping grounds with Paten Locke, DJ Therapy, and more
Fri. Oct. 22 @ Lomax Lodge- Keith Murray/Burnt MD/ DARYL/Mr. Al Pete/DJ Therapy (9pm, $10-12, presales avail.)
- the world famous Keith Murray will be swinging through for a special performance at LL! Keith Murray was signed to Def Jam Records for many many years and is a member of The Def Squad with Eric Sermon and Redman. Truly a legend, Mr. Murray has recorded with LL Cool J, Ludacris, Biggie Smalls, and about any other famous rappers you can imagine. Openers include Burnt MD, DARYL, Mr. Al Pete, and DJ Therapy. Presale tickets available at Lomax Lodge, Shantytown Pub, and The Diamond Mine/Burro Bags.
Fri. Oct. 29 @ Lomax Lodge- HIP HOP HELLOWEEN (9pm, $5)
-our yearly Hip Hop Halloween themed show this year will feature Tough Junkie, The Annunakais, CHOP, and resident DJ Therapy. Costume encouraged! Crazy drink specials and games!
and finally... Fri. November 5th at T.S.I. (9pm,$15) HIP HOP HELL proudly presents...
Inspektah Deck, Masta Killah, and DJ Mathmatics of Wu Tang Clan performing live with Paten Locke, Arsun F!st, and the $BIG BUCKS$ Crew
-Wu Tang/Hip Hop royalty in the house at TSI featuring Inspektah Deck and Masta Killah, 2 prominent members of The Wu Tang Clan! Backed up by Paten Locke, Arsun F!st, and the $BIG BUCKS$ Crew....presale tickets will be available....This show will sell out!

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Balthrop, Alabama!

Atypical Arts Presents


End-Up Recording Artists in Debut
Jacksonville Concert

Saturday, September 18th @ 7:30p
Riverside’s Historic 5 Points Theater

(Free preview performance @ Riverside Arts Market’s main stage – 12:30p)

In 2006, Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop moved to New York City to start
a band and ended up founding a town. BALTHROP, ALABAMA (population 10 or so) is their bustling
folk-rock township. In 2007, they released their double-album debut, “Your Big Plans & Our Little
Town,” on the nascent End Up label, to be followed up by a series of EPs, of which “God Loves My
Country” was the first. They have also released “Subway Songs” a paean to Elliott Smith plus 5 other
death-rockin’ tunes and “Cowboy Songs” a small-town love-tragedy song along with 5 other twangers
on the EP.

For one night only, Riverside’s beautiful 5 Points Theater will turn off their film projectors to host a live
concert event featuring BALTHROP, ALABAMA in their debut Jacksonville performance. Musically,
the band straddles the fine line between antebellum and antifolk. Their sound reconstructs indie pop
with songs of love, dead people, and dead people in love. One fan described the town’s genre as
“barnyard epic indie rock.”

Recently spotlighted on NPR's Song of the Day, here is what they had to say about the group:

Balthrop, Alabama is a Brooklyn band spearheaded by Pascal and Lauren Balthrop,
siblings from Mobile, Ala. Their group includes 10 or so folks who play instruments such
as washboard, keys, banjo and guitar. In concert, they dress up as locals from the
fictional town of Balthrop, and perform in character as the milkman, the rabbit farmer,
the town drunk and so on. Those theatrical live performances showcase a penchant for
songs that are equally wry, glib and melancholy. (Sample line: "Today is the day that
the world is going to explode... This makes me smile to think about how / today is the
day of our last goodbye.")

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Balthrop, Alabama’s live performances are unique for another reason - they include the live ink
illustrations of renowned artist Michael Arthur (Balthrop alter ego - Toxey Goodwater). Michael’s live
drawings capture the moment and are projected on a large screen behind the band - he draws while
they play (no rough drafts…all live)! So this is the sort of illustration you might see Michael draw live at
Balthrop’s concert in Jacksonville on September 18th…

Outside of his band work,
Michael is kept very busy
using his unique artistic
vision to capture all kinds
of musical artists working
in a variety of major NY
venues. Here is a sample
of Michael’s work with
The Flaming Lips that he
drew during their Central
Park concert just a few
weeks ago. Michael’s
illustrations have
appeared in many
publications – including
19 illustrations of this
year’s SXSW featured on
Vanity Fair’s website
(he’ll be working with VF
again covering one of
NY’s biggest events –
2010 Fashion Week just
days before Balthrop’s
concert in Jacksonville!

A Few Press Quotes (+ 2 famous Balthrop, Alabama fans)…

“An impressive d├ębut double album…and their approach to performing is equally inventive…”
—The New Yorker

“Elaborate shows which feature the 10 or so members dressed as the aw-shucks residents of a fictional
Southern town…breezy, melody-driven pop”
—Village Voice

“Sweetly crooned loved songs inspired by apocalypse — a last kiss before the big bang…”
—Memphis Flyer
“Always melody conscious, with a solid stash of hooks… enough people to fill a school board.”

“What great fun in the form of a band called Balthrop, Alabama!”
—Rainn Wilson (of The Office)

“I love them!!!”
—Sarah Silverman

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ATYPICAL means out-of-the ordinary and that’s exactly what we’re bringing to Jacksonville.
Atypical Arts Presents began producing exclusive, invitation-only concert events in
Jacksonville in early 2009. Our events feature critically acclaimed NYC & LA-based artists that
we bring here exclusively as they either never tour or just don't ever come our way. Ask
anyone who has attended our events - the artists we present are memorable and unique.
Atypical Arts events are as much a social gathering as concert, which is why the buzz and
audience interest in our shows continues to grow. We have a simple plan - present great
artists in a unique environment that allows for friendly interaction and creates an honest sense
of community amongst the artist and the audience.

Atypical Arts Presents producer Jimmy Saal has a long and varied resume in the music
business, having worked on-staff for over 10 years at both Vibe & Spin Magazines. Other
music-related history includes working for Central Park SummerStage, Lincoln Center Festival
and MJI Broadcasting (managing production for broadcast events such as the Grammy
Awards and the Country Music Awards). It’s that experience, combined with friendships with
lots of incredible artists, that allows us to create unique music events.

Also check out:
Artist: BalthropAlabama.com
Artist: Inklines.blogspot.com/ (Michael Arthur – illustrations)
Label: EndUp.org

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