Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Civil Rights Monument Unveiling, Public Reception
The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Remembrance Project invites everyone to the unveiling of the Foot Soldiers Monument, which is dedicated to the many activists involved in the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitución. Speakers will share the history of the 1960's events, and bands will provide entertainment. Following the ceremony, there will be a public reception at A1A Ale House at 1 King St., St. Augustine. Both events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Questions: please contact Dr. Casey Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org, 904-826-8544).
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HIP HOP HELL presents-
Del The Funky Homosapian
performing live with
Bukue 1, Project Lotus, D.A.R.Y.L., and the $BIG BUCKS$ Dj crew
Saturday May 7th 2011
at Lomax Lodge
822 Lomax St. (5 Points)
Jacksonville, Fl. 32204press inquires and publicity requests can be sent to me directly-
(904)568-1828 Thanks for your time. Cheers!,
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
News Release-City of Jacksonville presents Starry Nights featuring The Four Tops Accompanied by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Tickets on Sale Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR STARRY NIGHTS FEATURING THE FOUR TOPS ACCOMPANIED BY THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jacksonville, Fla. - The City of Jacksonville will welcome the Motown group The Four Tops, accompanied by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, to Metropolitan Park for Starry Nights on Saturday, May 21. Tickets are on sale now. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. The symphony will begin the concert and will then be joined by The Four Tops. Another Starry Nights concert will take place on Saturday, June 4 with a new featured artist, to be named soon, accompanying the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
”For more than a decade, Starry Nights has been one of the city’s most popular events,” said Mayor John Peyton. “It brings the wonderful sounds of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and featured top entertainers outdoors to Metropolitan Park. This year, we are honored to have a performance by the world-renowned Four Tops, guaranteeing an excellent evening along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.
The Four Tops’ first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving,” made them stars. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers and was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song.”
They realized extraordinary success in the U.K., and have had hits spanning three decades including “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There”. In the 1990s, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 60th anniversary season last year, as well as the tenth season of Music Director and Principal Conductor Fabio Mechetti. Having hosted some of the most renowned artists of the past century, including Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman and Mstislav Rostropovich, the Jacksonville Symphony is poised as an American orchestra for the 21st century. The Orchestra’s superior quality and commitment to Florida composers “offered a timely reminder of how much interesting music-making goes on outside what are traditionally regarded as major music centres,” as reported by the “Toronto Star.” The Orchestra has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on American Public Media’s “Performance Today.”
This year, those purchasing VIP table seating for Starry Nights will have the opportunity to participate in the Table Decorating Contest at each concert for a chance to win fabulous prizes. The Table Decorating Contest offers attendees the opportunity to be stars at their own tables by bringing tablecloths, candelabras and other decorations. Attendees can also pre-order meals from Bogetta di Bella Sera and N’ Awlins Fusion for pick up on site at the event.
Ticket prices for Starry Nights per concert, per seat are $50 for VIP table seating and $20 for lawn seating, and applicable service charges will apply. Day-of-show VIP table seating will be $60 and lawn seating will be $25. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.MakeASceneDowntown.com or by calling the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Box Office at (904) 354-5547.
Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged for lawn seating. Picnic baskets with food and beverages (no glass containers or alcoholic beverages) may be brought into the park. In addition, strollers, diaper bags and “chairs in a bag” will also be permitted. All items are subject to search. A variety of food and beverages (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic) will be available for purchase in the park.
The following items are prohibited from being brought into the park: alcohol, glass bottles or containers, bags, backpacks or fanny packs larger than 8 ½” x 11”, still or video cameras of any kind, roller skates or roller blades, bicycles, pets and umbrellas.
Starry Nights is produced by the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events and is part of the Make A Scene Downtown! series. Clear Channel Radio’s Greatest Hits Station, Magic 107.3 is a proud sponsor of this event. Visit www.MakeASceneDowntown.com or call (904) 630-3690 for more information.
Public Relations Manager
City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 280
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Thursday, April 21, 2011
ONLINE BOAT SLIP REGISTRATION TO OPEN
FOR 2011-12 JAGUARS SEASON
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 21, 2011 – The City of Jacksonville’s Waterfront Management and Programming Division will open online registration on Friday, April 29 for boaters looking to reserve a marina slip at Metropolitan Park for the 2011-12 Jacksonville Jaguars football season.
Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made by visiting www.jaxparks.com and clicking on the Online Registration link at the bottom of the page.
The marina features multiple slip categories with varying fees. The fees are per game or event.
- Up to 30 feet with a 12-foot beam = $25
- Up to 34 feet with a 13-foot beam = $33
- Up to 45 feet with a 16-foot beam = $40
- Up to 55 feet with a 16-foot beam = $50
- Up to 80 feet with a 16-foot or greater beam = $70
- Vessels over 80 feet must coordinate with the dock master for availability.
Rafting for boats up to 45-feet-long on wood docks is $20. Boats are rafted up to five deep coordinated by size. Boaters wishing to raft vessels greater than 45 feet must coordinate with the dock master on availability.
Car passes for boats with reservations are offered on a very limited basis. No more than one pass per reserved boat will be offered and only as spaces are available.
Reservations for other 2011-2012 events including the Florida-Georgia game, Gator Bowl and New Year’s Eve Celebration will be available as those events draw near.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Call to Artists/Graphic Design Students
The 3rd Annual Right Whale Festival will be held in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
The mission of the festival is to is to celebrate North Atlantic right whales and their seasonal return to the waters off Florida and Georgia, which is the only known right whale calving area. For more information, visit: www.rightwhalefestival.org.
Need: Design 2011 Right Whale Festival Poster
(Design elements from poster will also be used for t-shirts, ads, and kid’s passports program.)
Submission Details: Please submit a pdf your poster to Jessica Koelsch via email: email@example.com by May 13, 2011.
Include the following information in your submission email:
· Email address
· Phone number
· Year of Graduation
Poster Design Requirements:
· Must include a mother and calf (baby) right whale.
· Physical characteristics feature of the right whales should be anatomically correct (ex. paddle shaped flipper vs. pointed flipper).
· Poster should include the Right Whale Festival logo either incorporated into the artwork or somewhere on the poster. The logo is available on the festival website.
· Component of the poster should be easily converted to two-color/ b&w graphic, as needed for advertisements and some t-shirts.
· Include white space for sponsor logos.
· Text to be included:
2011 Right Whale Festival
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
November 19, 2011
Beach Clean-up 9-11am
Beach Run 11am-12pm
Live Music 12-4pm
Celebrate the North Atlantic right whales' annual return to their only known calving area in the Southeast U.S. With as few as 350 remaining, there are many local efforts to protect these critically endangered whales from extinction. Join us at the 3rd annual Right Whale Festival to learn how we can lessen human impacts and bring peace to the right whales that share our coastal waters!
· Artist must be willing to worth with a representative from the Right Whale Festival to create 1 color and 1 b&w ad for print advertisements, as well as, design for t-shirts, and other materials as needed.
· Artist must provide designs files in Adobe Design Program used upon request.
· Artists name will be included on the festival poster.
· Artists will be called on stage during festival to receive formal recognition.
· Artist will be provided with each item in which their design was used including posters, t-shirts, passports, advertisements, and any additional items.
2009 and 2010 posters can be found on the festival website at www.rightwhalefestival.org.
Please direct questions to Jessica Koelsch: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Links to right whale images and information:
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Ever since we advanced to the runoff two weeks ago, my campaign has put in long hours and immense effort. We have gotten our field operation off the ground, met with every type of voter, and created a palpable buzz around Jacksonville.
Tomorrow is a crucial day in our journey.
In just over 24 hours, the biggest fundraising reporting period of the runoff election ends. As of this moment, we are just $10,000 away from reaching our goal.
We have a huge opportunity here -- this is our first chance to tell Jacksonville that our operation is strong and will take the Mayor’s seat next month.
Let’s show this city we’re here to win.
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