Friday, December 31, 2010

Gator Bowl Parking to Support the Jacksonville Historical Society

Dear Mississippi State and Michigan Fans: You can support history just by parking at this year's Gator Bowl! Click here for google map or input Palmetto and Duval Streets in your gps! Supporting this great cause will probably be the karma that will put your team over the top! THANK YOU!






            The Jacksonville Historical Society invites you to park for the Gator Bowl Game in an historic site near the stadium.  The site is Old St. Luke’s Hospital property at 314 Palmetto Street immediately behind the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum providing convenient parking and tail gate space for $20.


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            St. Luke’s, Jacksonville’s first hospital, opened in December 1878.  The hospital moved to a larger complex in Springfield in 1912.  In the late 1970’s, the center section of the original building was saved and restored by the late Congressman Charles Bennett and other community leaders. 

            The Jacksonville Historical Society is raising funds to purchase this historic property to house the Society’s archives of Jacksonville history.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010



Dear Friends & Supporters:  It's been a great year for Atypical Arts Presents - we presented private house concerts featuring 2 terriific artists from NYC, as well as producing 5 well attended events at the 5 Points Theater (live music & music film events featuring music industry leaders) and received tons of local media coverage and support.  We also forged a terrific relationship with the Riverside Arts Market, where two of our visiting artists performed on their main stage.  Now we're about to end the year with a hot New Years Eve event that is on the edge of being SOLD OUT!  If you want to attend, click on the link at the bottom of this email to go to our ticketing website...but you gotta act fast as there's just a couple dozen tickets left!

Our sincere thanks to everyone that came out and supported our events. We have a bunch of great events on the drawing board - including the return of our invite only house concerts, as well as bringing Morley & Balthrop, Alabama back to Jax.  We'll also be introducing you to some amazing new artists that we believe you're gonna love.  Happy New Year!  Jimmy Saal - Director, Atypical Arts Presents  


You are invited to attend ...



All dressed up and no place to go to ring in 2011?
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Brought to you by Riverside Dental & Silver Chiropractic


Discard any preconceived notions....this is NOT your Grandmother's Bingo!

Dressed in black, white and red like the leering faces on a good poker hand, the Bingo! Show is a multimedia stage experience that includes original black-and-white silent films, aerialists, dancers, ingénues, clowns, audience interaction, bingo games, slapstick comedy and shady characters who remind you that every stage door opens into a dark alley.

Ringleader – or ringmaster – Clint Maedgen, a Louisiana native, writes love songs to the bohemian beauty of downtown New Orleans with heartbreaking purity and unimpeachable chops; his songs swell with tenderness and crackle with sinister menace in equal parts.
Rounded out with occasional upright bass, organ, musical saw, theremin, siren, pantomime, flashlight, found percussion and suspicious behavior, the band is a Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans' Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'.



In recent years, The New Orleans Bingo! Show has forged a deep involvement with the New Orleans traditional jazz institution the Preservation Hall Jazz Band– touring with them, joining the show and working with the band to update, twist and preserve the unique quality that is New Orleans style showmanship.

"[The New Orleans Bingo! Show] is a link between the old music to come and the mysterious funhouse atmosphere that continues in New Orleans" (New York Times)

But as in the finest dime museums, sideshows and collections of oddities since the dawn of vaudeville, seeing is believing. So step up to the ticket booth, surrender a nominal sum and allow yourself to be astonished, amazed and amused by America's best-loved musical gameshow cabaret -- The New Orleans Bingo! Show.


Hosted in the historic & architectural jewel - The 5 Points Theatre - this Atypical Arts & EU Jacksonville promoted event is made even more special as part of the proceeds are going to benefit local non-profit efforts, JASMYN, the Riverside Arts Market & Movember Jax.

A very special and warm thanks goes out to Riverside Dental and Silver Chiropractic & Wellness (both in 5 Points) for stepping up to bring this amazing event to our community and to support the charities involved. Without their sponsorship, this never would've happened!

And, don't dare miss a few extra opportunities.....

  • Restaurant Orsay (voted in Folio Weekly's  'Best of Jax' in 2010 as the 'Best Restaurant to Impress your Date!') is offering a very limited 'Orsay VIP' ticket, which--in addtion to the New Year's Eve show--features a special, New Orleans inspired pre-show dinner courtesy of Executive Chef Brian Siebenschuh, as well as reserved theatre parking, access to private balcony seating at the 5 Points Theatre and The New Orleans Bingo! Show CD [SOLD OUT].
  • Witness a very special guest appearance, as accomplished playwright, performance poet, actor and host of NPR's 'State of the Re:Union',  Al Letson, opens the event with a spoken word performance!
  • Ladies, use your Bingo! ticket to get ready for the party!  Present your ticket at Hair Peace Salon in 5 Points and get a luxury scalp massage, elegant up do, sleek blow out, champagne & hor d'oeuvres from 11-3 for only $35! P: 356.6856
  • Then document the evening with a special commemorative photo taken in a custom painted photo booth born from the mind & talents of Shaun Thurston and inspired by The New Orleans Bingo! Show.  If you don't know, Shaun is the talent behind the 5 Points mural, which won the Folio Weekly's Best of Jax award as 'the Best Graffitti' in 2010! ($10 gets you a printed photo, as well as a digital image e-mailed to you!)
  • Next, carry on the night at the after party, which will extend to both Underbelly & Birdies, where your ticket will earn you a drink on the house!
  • Or use your Bingo! ticket to gain free entry into Lomax Lodge's late night DJ event!
  • Last, but not least, take your ticket to Riverside Dental and for $100 you'll get your teeth whitened ($325 value)!
  • Ok...this is really the last one. For parents, use your ticket at KidsPark, which will be open until 1am on New Year's Eve and is happy to provide a 10% discount for childcare during The New Orleans Bingo! Show. Present your ticket or Eventbrite receipt at time of check out to receive the discount (may not be combined with any other offers). Not registered at KidPark? This ticket will also serve as a coupon for half off your family registration (a $12.00 value). Registration forms may be downloaded at to save time at check in.

So, get ready Riverside.......this night will be special

Check out two joint efforts between The New Orleans Bingo! Show & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 'Complicated Life' and 'St. James Infirmary' well as the Bingo! Show's maestro Clint Maedgen teaming with Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz & Trombone Shorty to record 'Ain't My Fault' for aid in the Gulf recovery.

Friday, December 31, 2010 8:30 PM until Saturday, January 1, 2011 1:00 AM
5 Points Theatre
1028 Park Street
Jacksonville, 32204

Will you be attending?
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Graphic Novel workshop for parents and kids at the Main Library! Jan 15th @ 3pm

Dear urban core, child literacy and independent publishing enthusiasts,
On January 15th you and your child have the opportunity to learn why reading graphic novels are "really" reading! Katie Monnin, one of the most enthusiastic speakers I've ever heard, is coming to the Main Library.  She's published two successful books about the literary merits of graphic novels, how to use them in the classroom, and why they rock!   As a parent, you get to come learn the who-what-when-why of you and your children reading graphic novels together, and your kids get to come and participate in a graphic novel creation activity. 
Please take a moment to spread the word about this event however you see fit.  I know a lot of you are active online and in the community. I've attached a .jpg file of the event flyer, but can also send a larger .pdf file or printed fliers upon request.
Thanks so much, and have a great holiday season.

Josh Jubinsky

(904) 630-2417

Main Library / Children's Department
303 North Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Art Opening at nullspace - Friday, 6-9

Hey Art Fans,
Please come out to nullspace from 6 - 9 to see the new works of
Patrick Moser and Loren Myhre, both teachers at Flagler College. A
wonderful mixture of mixed media painting and sculpture awaits. If you
missed the article in Folio magazine, you can check out the transcript
here . Hope to see everyone Friday!
From: Goya To: Gooseneck
(New Works by R. Patrick Moser & Loren Myhre)

Based on an excerpt taken from Albert Camus short story, “Jonas, Or
The Artist At Work”.
From time to time a friend would come and camp beneath the loft.
“What are you doing up there, Jonas?”-“I’m working.”-“Without
light?”-“Yes, for the time being.”  He was not painting, but he was
meditating.  In the darkness and this half silence which, compared to
his previous experience, seemed to him the silence of the desert or
the grave, he was listening to his own heart.  The sounds that reached
the loft did not seem to concern him now, even if they were addressed
to him.  He was like those men who die at home alone in their sleep,
and when morning comes the telephone rings and keeps ringing, urgent
and insistent, in the deserted house, over a corpse forever deaf.  But
he was alive, he was listening to this silence within himself, he was
waiting for his star, still hidden but ready to rise again, to emerge
at last, unchanged, above the disorder of these empty days.  “Shine,
shine,” he would say.  “Don’t deprive me of your light.”  It would
shine again, he was sure of it.  But he still needed more time to
meditate, since at last he had the chance to be alone without being
separated from his family.  He needed to discover what he had not yet
clearly understood, although he had always known it, and had always
painted as if he knew it.  He had to grasp at long last that secret
which was not merely the secret of art, he could see.  That is why he
did not light the lamp.

The exhibition will be made up of paintings and sculpture all
conceived within 2009/2010.  The included images represent the nature
of the work as well as pieces to be featured in the show.  Along with
these examples are a resource of other paintings and sculptures of
equal quality, theme and concept that depending on curated choices may
be included.  The dimensions of the paintings vary anywhere from 4ft.
square to 12in. square and many of the sculptures are floor or
pedestal situated/freestanding with dimensions ranging anywhere from
4ft. to 2ft. in any direction.The common thread in our work focuses on
the odd and eccentric product of a private creative practice.  The
work brings more questions than resolution as to why it is what
creative individuals choose to pursue and produce.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Luminaria and the Riverside trolley

All - Just wanted to alert everyone that the Riverside Trolley will be running for the 26th annual Luminaria this Sunday from 5pm until midnight.  Because of the huge numbers that come out for Luminaria, JTA is running 6 trolleys stopping every 12 minutes.  The trolley will run it's regular route which will take it through the shops of Avondale so expect slight delays.  This is not a loop tour of Luminaria, so we are encouraging people to get off and walk around to enjoy the 30,000 plus Luminaria or some dinner and let the trolley do the driving.  
For any guests at our downtown hotels, this is a great opportunity to get into one of Jacksonville's greatest neighborhoods on it's most beautiful evening.  For those that live outside the district and off the trolley route, RAP has arranged to have the RAM parking lot (under the Fuller Warren bridge) available to park and ride.  If you have been to Luminaria you'll agree that getting as many cards off the roads as possible is a great thing.  
I have attached the schedule and map as well as a great piece put out by RAP about Luminaria and all the events that night.  Please help spread the word.
JTA has been very open to running the trolley for special events like this.  New Years Eve?

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JTA Riverside Trolley allows residents see the 26th Luminaria

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Nothing better than Ronnie Land poster and a warm ride on a Riverside Trolley while you are enjoying the white lights of winter!

Just got this sweet message:

I know your heart is still in Riverside so I thought I would share this with you to share with your contacts. The event on Sunday, December 19, and the Riverside trolley will run the attached schedule.  It is not a special tour and the cost per boarding is still a dollar, but it is warm way to see the lights.  For more information visit the JTA website at or call customer service 904 630-3100.


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Monday, December 13, 2010


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Hi Everyone,

More and more companies are seeking quality community programs to associate their business activities with.  In response, e2ride bike tours, inc. has developed the FREE RIDE JAX Initiative, a collaboration of businesses coming together to support sustainable neighborhoods through activity and education.   Whether it’s for marketing, employee wellness benefit programs, or specific corporate initiatives, there are endless opportunities for local companies to become involved. What are your company’s goals?

A year ago there were no daily historic bike tours in Jacksonville.  Today, e2ride bike tours is the #1 Attraction in Jacksonville, with four of our seven exciting tours offered in our historical pocket neighborhoods.

Much of this success has come from the help and leadership of the area Preservation and Historical Societies and the St Johns Riverkeeper.  These groups excel at community responsibility and stream our neighborhood growth in positive directions. 

Attached is an overview with some sample FREE RIDE sponsorship programs.  All programs may be customized and programs range from $1,000 a year, and up. Once a  business signs up, the program is turnkey.  Please contact me if your business or any business contacts that you may have may benefit from a FREE RIDE program, or forward this on to them.  Opportunities to sponsor the area’s fastest growing educational activity don’t come around often, and some of our programs are product exclusive with rights of annual renewal so best to look at this soon before it gets snapped up by a competitor.

e2ride bike tours and the FREE RIDE provide day tours with a twist. We act as an ambassador for the passionate historical and preservation teams behind the neighborhoods we call home.  We share in their vision and spread their message on  relaxing fun day tours that average about 10 miles in length and a total of 3 hours.  In one year of business, we have become a leader in experiential and responsible sustainable tourism. Sponsors of the FREE RIDE are and will be the community leaders of the future.

I look forward to hearing from you.   

Happy Holidays!

Have a nice day.



Leigh A. Burdett 


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Thursday, December 09, 2010

TILLMAN MOVIE AT 5 Points Theatre!

1.  The 5 Points Theatre is proud to open The Tillman Story on Friday, December 10th.  This engaging and controversial documentary details the coverup and conspiracy following the football star's death in Afghanistan.

It will run for one week (until December 16th).  The trailer can be found here:  

2.  Christmas Movies - We are excited to be showing 3 classic Christmas Movies this season:

It's a Wonderful Life plays Friday, December 17th at 8:30 pm and Sunday, December 19th at 5 pm.

Miracle on 34th Street plays Friday, December 17th at 6:30 pm and Sunday, December 19th at 3 pm.

Bad Santa (maybe not a true classic yet) plays Friday, December 17th at 11 pm and Sunday, December 19th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for each movie are $6.50 and will be available online soon.

3.  The new documentary Ready, Set, Bag! about the national Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas, will be shown Tuesday, December 21st at 7:30.  This showing is a fundraiser with the Sulzbacher Center, and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Center.  You can see the trailer here:  

4.  The theatre will be opening True Grit (the newest film from the Coen Brothers - a remake of the 1969 classic with Jeff Bridges in the John Wayne role) on December 22nd and running through January 13th.  Christmas Day is our largest day for ticket sales, and this year we'll be offering online ticketing so families can be sure they have a seat.

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