Friday, October 4, 2019

‘Chop Barbershop’ soon to open in Jacksonville

Update: October 17, 2019
Chop Barbershop, a pub-style barbershop for all humanity, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Jacksonville shop around November of 2019.  The shop will open at 935 Edgewood Avenue South in Murray Hill.

Since its founding in Tallahassee in 2015, Chop Barbershop’s pub-like atmosphere, hair for all humanity ethos and affordable prices have attracted a loyal client base.  An upbeat, vintage feel combined with modern-day conveniences defines the Chop experience.  Energetic tunes play throughout the day, including a wide range of tracks by performers ranging from Johnny Cash to Rancid to Blondie. Guests ages 21+ can unwind with a complimentary canned beer; soft drinks are also available.

The Murray Hill location represents Chop’s first expansion out of Tallahassee, where it operates three shops.  Each location provides services such as full shaving, beard trimming, haircuts, fading and hair coloring.  Services start at $10 for a beard trim; haircuts start at $14 for children, $17 for men and $30 for women.

Chop will be open seven days a week; Monday through Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Sunday hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We are on a mission to bring back the fun family barbershop of old, while offering all the modern day conveniences of online and app booking, walk-in services and complimentary Wi-Fi, lollipops and beverages — including beer, for our 21+ clients,” said Sarah Bolinder, CEO of Chop Barbershop.  “We are equally committed to diversity and the concept that anyone at any time can walk into Chop Barbershop and get a great cut for a great price.”

Chop Barbershop was founded by Steve and Sarah Bolinder, and Danny and Katie Rainey. Steve and Danny were childhood friends who reconnected through Tallahassee’s barbershop industry; their expertise, combined with Sarah’s military and legal experience and Katie’s talent for fostering a customer-first culture, propelled Chop to rapid success.

Chop Barbershop’s second Jacksonville location is slated to open at Brooklyn Place in spring 2020. For more information, visit and like Chop Barbershop Murray Hill on Facebook.

About Chop Barbershop: Founded in Tallahassee, Fla. in 2015, Chop Barbershop provides a pub-like, family focused barbershop experience for all humanity.  Each location operates seven days a week, offering quality, affordable hair services as well as free beverages and Wi-Fi. For more information, including locations and franchising opportunities, visit their

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

2019 Southern Women’s Show is coming to JAX

The Southern Women’s Show will be back in Jacksonville, Florida from Thursday October 17th. to Sunday October 20, 2019.  You can enjoy over 300 vendor booths throughout the Prime Osborn Center.  There will be clothing, accessories, home decor, wine, gifts, make-up, gourmet products, crafts, live music, fashion shows, loads of freebies and “delicious foods”.

If you’ve previously attended the Southern Women’s Show, or this is your first time, you will be excited to know that special days have been designated for you again this year.  “Girls Night Out” will be Friday October 18 and a Complimentary Signature Cocktail
with coupon; Celebrating Women in Education”- FREE admission with Valid School ID at the Box Office for teachers and staff all weekend.  Saturday is “Mother Daughter Day”!

Saluting Women Veterans and Active Military, Police, Fire and Rescue – FREE admission all weekend with ID at the Box Office.  Visit the box office and show your military id card to receive one free admission (Acceptable Military ID Cards: Uniformed Service ID Card, State Issued Driver’s License or ID Card with Veteran designation, Department of Veteran Affairs ID Card) Military and First Responder Men are Welcome as well!

Val Chmerkovskiy will appear Saturday, October 19 to share the behind-the-scenes details of filming “Dancing with the Stars,” what it was like to grow up as an immigrant in Brooklyn, how he achieved career success amidst the ups and downs, and what others can learn from his inspirational life experiences in pursuit of their own dreams.

There are also a few fine Department Stores that have created a mini venue for your shopping convenience.  If you’ve missed it before – don’t miss it again.  Get your friends, family and coworker’s together as you make-a-day-of-it at the “2019 Southern Women’s Show” in Jacksonville, Florida.

Southern Women’s Show
DATES:         TIMES:
Thurs. Oct. 17, 2019  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 18     10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19     10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 20     11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Prime Osborn Center    
1000 Water St.
    Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Tickets: Advanced Adults $10 online
    Admission at the door: $12
$4 After 4pm: Thursday, Friday and Saturday on Tickets                   Purchased at the Door.
    Youth 6 – 12 yrs. $6
    Children under 6 FREE with paying adult
Groups: $8.00 (10 or More; Advance Only)
    Parking $5 per car

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Alhambra announces its 2020 schedule

The iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining will open its 52nd season on January 9, 2020 with a four-week run of the Broadway hit, Love Letters. The Alhambra announced its 2020 season line up in early September to its current season subscribers, what the Alhambra refers to as “Season Partners”.  There are more than 4,000 such fans of the Alhambra and the 2020 release marked a new record for renewals.  Beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2019, the proverbial “ticket windows” will open to the general public, giving access to Season Partnerships and single-show purchasing.

The 2020 season features seven musicals, a dramatic love story (“Love Letters”) and a comedy.  The lineup will include recognizable titles like: “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Grease,” and “Footloose,” based on the hit-movie with Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow as well as a return engagement of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” last shown at the Alhambra in 2010.  Concluding the year will be Broadway classic, “The Music Man” then the comedy “Love, Sex and the IRS” and the musical rendition of “A Wonderful Life,” a version new to the Alhambra.

In a letter to current Season Partners, Craig Smith, Managing Partner, thanked the Alhambra’s supporters for their continued love of the Theater’s unique brand of entertainment, mixing an award-winning culinary experience with a Broadway-quality show, all in a high-value package for about $50 per person.  Smith reminded the Alhambra’s most loyal fans that, “We truly look at you as partners in this journey, many who have been loyal to the Alhambra for more than 25 years.  Your continued commitment allows us to support organizations like the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office, Child Cancer Fund, Rotaract Club, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the USO of Greater Jacksonville and the countless other charities we support. You also allow the Alhambra to enrich the cultural fabric of our city in so many other ways.”

Season Partnerships start at just $299 for a six-show package.  Partnerships include a substantial savings on the single-show pricing and also allow guests to book desired seats long in advance.  Season Partners also receive first notice on the Alhambra’s many other events, including its popular Alhambra After Dark music series and perennially sold-out New Year’s Eve Gala.  Single-show tickets will be available for purchase beginning October on the Alhambra’s website, at the box office or by phone.  Season Partnerships are available by phone or at the box office.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

Alhambra tickets start at just $38 and include a three-course meal that changes for each show, a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Tickets can be purchases on line, or by calling (904) 641-1212.

Chris Stapleton will be in JAX for one night

Chris Stapleton will continue his extensive, sold-out “All-American Road Show” through 2019 with newly confirmed performances for this fall.  The shows kicked-off on July 9th. at Allentown’s PPL Center with a tour stop at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on October 10th.  Special guest openers include: Margo Price, Brent Cobb, Brothers Osborne, The Marcus King Band, and Kendell Marvel.  See complete details HERE.

The newly confirmed shows follow yet another monumental year for Stapleton, who is nominated in three categories at the 61st GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 2) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Millionaire”) as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his performance on Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something.”  Additionally, last year, Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year (for the fourth-straight year), Single of the Year (“Broken Halos”) and Song of the Year (“Broken Halos”) at The 52 Annual CMA Awards,
Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 1 as both artist and producer) at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1) at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

Released in December 2017 on Mercury Records Nashville, From A Room: Volume 2 takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where it was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums.

In addition to his work as a solo artist, Stapleton is also featured on Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something.”  The music video—which was filmed in a single shot at L.A.’s historic Bradbury Building—has been viewed over 287 million times.  Watch the YouTube video
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DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2019
TIME: 7 p.m.

TICKETS and information are available at available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the VyStar Veterans Arena, or by visiting Chris Stapleton tour, where you can find information about Chris, his tour schedule, music and more.

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900