Friday, July 30, 2021

Dr Chen brings creativity to the arts programs in JAX

The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) has appointed Dr. Lucy Chen as its first Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement. She will begin her service on August 23, 2021. Dr. Chen currently serves as Head of Music Programs for the Count Basie Center for the Arts and Director of its Monmouth Conservatory for Music in Red Bank, New Jersey.

She will lead CAP’s advocacy efforts in support of the organization’s vision: for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing essential and accessible arts education that recognizes, grows and amplifies every child’s unique skills and strengths. Her responsibilities will include convening the Any Given Child Jacksonville collaborative in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; promoting Jacksonville’s LEAD artlook® map in partnership with Ingenuity and the National Endowment for the Arts; and fostering a network of stakeholders to maximize the impact of advocacy for equity and access to arts education.

Increasing access to arts education is important to Dr. Chen, as private arts education was out of reach for her as a child. “Like many first-generation immigrants, my parents worked long hours juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet,” said Dr. Chen. “Fortunately, the public elementary school I attended offered a plethora of arts programs, which became a treasured outlet for me. While I didn’t know it at the time — I thought the arts were just for fun — I was learning valuable life lessons. Orchestra taught me teamwork, theatre helped me overcome language barriers and gain comfort with speaking in public, and drawing class taught the value of persistence and hard work. Quality arts education instills grit and perseverance and transforms a child’s outlook on life.”

“Dr. Chen has a compelling personal story of how arts education changed the trajectory of her life as a child, an experience that has led her to successfully advocate throughout her career for more children to have access to arts education,” said Rev. Kimberly Hyatt, CAP President & CEO. “Wherever she’s led, Dr. Chen has demonstrated her capabilities by fostering relationships with parents, elected officials and administrators in order to bring quality arts education to more children.”

In speaking about her new role, Dr. Chen said, “The Cathedral Arts Project is an organization that I have long admired. Its quality arts education programs contribute to Jacksonville’s cultural fabric and enrich the lives of youth in Northeast Florida. I’m honored to serve alongside a dedicated team of arts leaders, and excited to share the CAP vision with our Jacksonville community and beyond.”

Prior to her current role at the Basie, Dr. Chen served as Chair of the Music Department and the Honors College at Edward Waters University. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University.

In addition to her administrative and advocacy experience, Dr. Chen has extensive experience in education, including service as a teaching artist for CAP’s Lift Every Student arts integration initiative. She founded the Keys on Parade group piano program to serve students at two public schools in Duval County. Her education programs have been featured around the country and many of her students have won national and international competitions and awards, including the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program Award, the American Protégé International Piano Competition and the ABRSM Distinction Award by the Royal Schools of Music.



Dr. Chen is also an award-winning soloist and collaborative pianist who has performed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Carnegie Hall (New York City) and the Spring of Shanghai Concert Series.

“The creation of this new position is an important part of CAP’s strategy to advocate for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing quality and transformative arts education for children,” explained Hyatt.

About the Cathedral Arts Project: The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of quality visual and performing arts instruction for school-aged children in Northeast Florida. CAP’s mission is to empower every child’s creative spirit, elevate arts educators in their field and advocate for access and equity in arts education. Learn more at capkids.org.

Clara White Mission and JuCoby Pitman’s recovery


Councilwoman Pitman continues to recuperate in a local hospital and has been urged by this writer, to rest and get her strength back. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

From the office of Clara White Mission:
“Thank you for your concerns and prayers for our staff and CEO. We appreciate those who have reached out. Your support during this difficult time has meant the world to us. Through these hard times we will continue to stand in our commitment to carry on Eartha's work of supporting and uplifting her community through nourishing food and housing.

Each summer we adjust our schedule and crops to the season. With blazing temperatures and 12 hours of sun, it's too hot for most crops. We use this time to plant cover crops and plan for the fall. Our volunteer hours are now MWF 8-noon. Sign-up is still through Eventbrite.

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve Moncrief Creek every last Saturday of the month with a creek clean up. This month the clean-up is on Saturday, July 31st, 9 am - noon in partnership with the Saint Johns River Keeper. Please come and make it as successful as the last! In June, we were able to fill a garbage container full of trash and clear some of the branches and debris caused by weather and time. When we left, we were able to see the creek floor and watch the water flow quicker. This is just the start of a long journey of restoring our creek to its natural spring status. There's still lots of trash to catch and remove from the creek floor. More info HERE.

We also have our community council meeting coming up on Thursday, July, 29th from 6-8pm. Join us as we plan Fall events, Creek clean ups and youth programming. More info provided below on our social media pages.

White Harvest Farmer's Market: Our Market will be closed July, August, and September. We will resume October 2nd 2021 through June 25th 2022! Our weekly market is on hiatus over the summer. We will be donating what we grow to the Clara White Mission and our beekeeping partner, Mika from The Herban Bee will be selling some of our crops at the DIG Local Farmers Market on Penman Rd along with her honey and soap products!

We are excited to begin selling our produce at our farmers market next year in our new space! We are currently in the stage of laying the foundation for the metal Quonset Hut to sit on. We will keep you updated through the summer on our progress.

We are excited to be able to invite more farmers to be part of the market and get more fresh, healthy produce out into our community!

On Saturday, July 31st, we are hosting another creek cleanup. This time, with the help of the St. Johns River Keeper! We want to send another thanks to the Cleanup Cruiser for the mobile cleanup van! We are excited to host these events every month. We're happy to say we are making progress on the waterway with better water flow and less trash. With all the rain coming this month, we are expecting more debris to wash down the creek. Come prepared with rain boots, waders and clothes that cover your skin! There are bugs so bring the repellant. Registration is required. See you there!

For the months of July - September, we change our hours to adjust to the hotter months of the Florida summer. They are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-noon. We hope you can still join us for our weekday volunteer hours.”

White Harvest Farms
5348 Moncrief Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Rebecca Louise Law’s: ‘The Journey’ at the Cummer

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has commissioned British installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law, to create and implement a site-specific installation, using flowers and natural materials, exploring the relationship between humanity and nature. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, July 30, 2021, and run through January 9, 2022.

A proponent of sustainability, Law will incorporate 1.2 million flowers from her previous installations around the world in the creation of the Museum’s installation, which also requires more than 1,200 community volunteer hours to install.

“I want this installation to be a physical and participatory experience. After exploring the intimacy of the womb and the sensation of being consumed and cocooned in nature, I would like to explore the momentum of life,” said Law. “From the second we are formed in cells we are moving and changing, within a world that is also evolving. The motion of walking through nature and witnessing its many forms from life to death. This rhythmic cycle that we are all participants of, fascinates me. This installation will be a short journey through nature, with its many forms and scents, stimulating the senses to the extreme.”

“Law’s site-specific installation, The Journey, is a timely invitation to immerse ourselves in nature’s abundant splendor and soak in its awe-inspiring beauty,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., the Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and CEO. “In recent months, most have at times felt fragile, depleted and vulnerable. Law’s poetic installation, incorporating millions of delicate dried and fresh flowers that have been painstakingly linked together by hand, is an apt metaphor for our shared quest to emerge stronger and more resilient than ever. This exhibition promises to activate our senses and ignite collective joy. We are privileged to present an original installation by this internationally acclaimed artist, whose work introduces new dimensions to the Museum’s emphasis on art, gardens, and education.”

Law uses both dried and fresh flowers in her work to illuminate the time-bound and natural process of decay, which is an integral part of her practice. Inspired by the dried flowers that hung in her attic as a child, Law’s “sculptures” are suspended from above and held together with copper wire, which are assembled by volunteers.

The volunteer effort began in mid-July, with community members assisting with stringing together garlands of flowers and taking some ownership over the installation — an aspect of the project that the artist feels passionate about.

“The Cummer Museum is thrilled that so many community members jumped at the opportunity to take part in the installation of Rebecca’s exhibition,” said Holly Keris, the Museum’s J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator. “While community participation has always been an important component of her work, whether actively by wiring flowers or more passively through physically and emotionally immersing themselves in the finished product, it has taken on a new level of significance during the pandemic. I hope visitors experiencing this installation will take a moment to delight in the abundance of the Earth, marvel at the interconnectivity of people and nature and our individual roles within our community microcosm and contemplate our collective journey over the past year.”

About Rebecca Louise Law: Based in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, Law has been commissioned to create installations at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London and in New York City’s Times Square, among other venues. Her work has been exhibited at a range of galleries and at major institutions, including the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   
829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   
Hours of Operation & Admission

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, performs the Music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer


The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce that "Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy" has been added as a special guest for the Alan Parsons Live Project show at the Florida Theatre. Carl Palmer is among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia. Palmer will present bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

Rock and Roll’s audacious, virtuosic progressive rock icons Emerson, Lake and Palmer were best known for classic songs like “Lucky Man,” “The Barbarian,” “Tarkus,” “Hoedown,” “Trilogy,” “Karn Evil 9” and more.

“I will deeply miss Keith and Greg, both of whom the world lost in 2016,” said Palmer. “It is now down to me to carry on flying the ELP banner and I will be playing that great music with my band for many years to come. The outpouring of support from ELP’s fans has been astounding, so, I felt I owed it to them to continue the music we made as a group.”

Headlining the show is Grammy award-winner Alan Parsons, who worked as assistant sound engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles. His band, The Alan Parsons Project, garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as "Eye in the Sky," “Time” and "Don't Answer Me", and “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You”, among other successes. It was Alan Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon that brought him to the attention of the music world but he has gone on to enjoy success as a producer, songwriter and performer.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com. Please read about COVID-19 precautions HERE!

“Alan Parsons Live Project
°°°featuring special guest
°Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy”

DATE: Sat., Sept. 11, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $49.50 - $99.50 **All tickets for the original performance on March 24, 2020 will be honored on the new date of September 11, 2021 so patrons should hold on to their tickets.**

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)


One night only with 'QUEEN'


“One Night of Queen”
, performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, and featuring the hit songs “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and more, is a spectacular live concert that recreates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. This show will be for one evening at the prestigious Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, FL.

“One Night of Queen” is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.  Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as: “We are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Radio GaGa,” “Under Pressure,” and many others. One Night of Queen will Rock You!

Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. He began touring on his own, and in 2002 formed a band The Works to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen & The Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. They have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. Today, Gary Mullen & The Works are the world’s premiere Queen tribute band.

**Please be aware that the Pit Seating is not available for this performance** Check about COVID protocol HERE!

One Night Of Queen
DATE: Mon., Aug. 23, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS:
$25 $45 **All tickets for the original performance on May 1, 2020, July 27, 2020, and May 22, 2021 will be honored on the new date of August 23, 2021, so patrons should hold on to their tickets**

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

‘Katt Williams World War III Tour’ soon in JAX

Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his World War III Tour is coming to Jacksonville. Performing at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on August 27 at 8 p.m., Williams brings his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of today's top entertainers, having developed a career seeded with thousands of sold-out arenas, an expansive list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. His latest project, the comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Williams along with Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020.

Since performing his first stand-up show as a teenager, Williams has been taking the comedy world by storm. He quickly developed a unique style of standup that highlights articulate and sharp dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political landscape. By 1999, he had cultivated a loyal fan base and was performing on some of the most notable comedy stages in the nation. After conquering the stage, Williams shifted his focus into film and television. In 2002, Williams made his onscreen debut as a guest star on “NYPD Blue.” Soon after, Williams began to consistently book television appearances, before landing his first feature film role as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” Following his breakout performance in the sequel to “Friday,” Williams captured the attention of directors, producers, and audiences in a major way, eventually racking up an extensive list of memorable onscreen appearances including “Father Figures,” “Norbit,” “Scary Movie V,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out,” and his guest role in “Atlanta,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.  Celebrated for his brilliance and ingenuity on stage, Williams is also known for his epic standup specials, including “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle,” “Priceless: Afterlife,” “Kattpacalypse,” and most recently, “Katt Williams: Great America” on Netflix.

The World War III Tour is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.

Katt Williams: World War III Health & Safety Policies are found HERE!

Katt Williams

DATE: August 27, 2021
TIME
: 8 p.m.


TICKETS: $59, $75, $99, $125, $250 (plus applicable service charges)

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

About Katt Williams:
Katt Williams is a comedian, actor, rapper and social activist who’s over-the-top, often polarizing brand of humor has made him one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world with a career spanning over 20 years and thousands of performances. In 2018, Williams returned to television with his critically acclaimed Netflix comedy special, “Katt Williams: Great America,” filmed in Jacksonville, FL. That same year, Williams earned a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest role in “Atlanta” on FX. His latest project, comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Mike Epps, Williams, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020. With ratings gold HBO Specials ("The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1," "It's Pimpin' Pimpin'," "Kattpacalypse," "Priceless: Afterlife," "Katt Williams Live," "American Hustle"), Williams remains as one of the top touring comedians in the country as he embarks on his national World War III Tour, while adding to his list of on-screen achievements (“Friday After Next,” “Norbit,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out”). To keep up with Williams, follow him on Facebook @KattWilliams and Instagram: @kattwilliams.

Monday, July 12, 2021

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat’ in JAX

The Florida State College at Jacksonville High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience is celebrating its 15th year providing theatre opportunities to 7th–12th graders in the First Coast area. This summer, more than 40 student performers and technicians will train with professional theatre artists in preparation for their production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat”.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
DATES:
      TIMES:
Fri., July 23, 2021   7:30 p.m.
Sat., July 24      7:30 p.m.
Sun., July 25      2 p.m.
Fri., July 30      7:30 p.m.
Sat., July 31      7:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 1       2 p.m.

LOCATION:  Wilson Center for the Arts:
       Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, purchase online at fscjartistseries.org or call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646–2222, Monday - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or email them at wilson-center@fscj.edu. $25 for Reserved Seating. $20 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID)
Limit 4 discounted tickets per valid ID. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.

MOSH to host ‘Rock the Moon’ event


MOSH will host a celebration of science and music with a “Rock the Moon'' concert and Planetarium experience on July 17. The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) and local rock band Skyview will join MOSH in advance of the 52nd anniversary of the historic U.S. moon landing.

The event will include a happy hour Q&A with local astro-experts from NEFAS and a Bryan-Gooding Planetarium experience, with a live debut performance of Skyview’s latest EP, “Magnificent Desolation,” synced with lasers, lights and video to complete the immersive experience.

Weather permitting, local NEFAS experts will take viewers outside to look at the stars and experience a telescope demonstration after the concert.

An onsite bar and band merchandise will be available for purchase, as well as an opportunity to meet the band after the event.

DATE: July 17, 2021
TIME: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
COST: Tickets are available for preorder here
    $20 for members, $25 for non-members

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle

 Jacksonville, FL 32207
 (904) 396-MOSH (6674)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Michael Bublé finally back on tour


Michael Bublé
, the multi-Grammy winning multi-platinum entertainer, is scheduled to re-start his hugely successful tour beginning in Jacksonville, Florida on August 13th with stops in Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other major markets. A full schedule of tour dates follows this release. Tickets are on sale now and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back on the road to entertain my fans live and in person. When my touring family last performed, we did not know when or if we would ever get the chance to get back on stage. Like the rest of the world, this has been a very emotional time. During this past year, I loved being a full-time dad but I missed what felt like a party every night where we were able to celebrate the best way I know how, ‘singing my songs to you.’ It seems more important than ever that we can share the music as we all heal from this past year. I can’t wait to see everyone,” commented Bublé.

Bublé is currently in the studio working on a new album scheduled for release next year. This Christmas will be the 10th anniversary of the release of his historic multi-platinum Christmas album.

An Evening With Michael Bublé 2021 Tour Dates:
Aug. 13, 2021 – JAX – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug. 14, – Greenville – Bon Secour Wellness Arena
Aug. 17 – Charlotte – Spectrum Center
Aug. 18 – Raleigh – PNC Arena
Aug. 20 – Cincinnati – Heritage Bank Center
Aug. 21 – Cleveland – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Aug. 24 – Boston – TD Garden
Aug. 25 – Albany – Times Union Center
Aug. 27 – Uniondale – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall
Sept. 9 – Allentown – PPL Center
Sept. 11 – Louisville– KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 13 – Grand Rapids– Van Andel Arena
Sept. 14 – Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum
Sept. 16 – Moline – TaxSlayer Center
Sept. 17 – Des Moines – Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 19 – Oklahoma City – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 20 – Austin– Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 21 – Ft Worth – Dickies Arena
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas – T- Mobile Arena
Sept. 25 – Anaheim – Honda Center
Sept. 28 – Fresno – Save Mart Center
Sept. 29 – San Francisco –Chase Center
Oct. 1, 2021 – Salt Lake City –Vivint Arena

“Michael Bublé tour”

DATE: Fri., Aug. 13, 2021
TIME
: 8 p.m.


TICKETS: Vary from $65 $142

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Helping others by hearing God

Watching the rain bands come and go (Hurricane Elsa came and went without any damage near us here in northern FL). Our hummingbird even dropped by to let me know that everything is going to be alright.


God is so great. I had a wonderful time ministering to a Lady on the phone who I didn’t know. If you’ve ever called a company, and don’t get an answer right away, you could wait a bit. Instead of using my computer, I wanted to explain what I wanted to a person. I tenaciously stayed on an automated call for 1 hour/33min (got some laundry and ironing done while waiting). After hanging up I called the number again and a young man picked up after a 3 minute wait. That’s when I got transferred right away to a lovely Lady. I took my time and explained why I called. I wasn’t rude and I needed to explain that some older people need to be helped by a timely phone call. I could hear her typing all my information and concerns.

Some kind of way, we started talking about the COVID vaccine and how we both had our shots, yet she didn’t go out much. She too wears a mask out in public even though the mask mandate has been lifted in Las Vegas where she works from her home. She let me know that she felt anxious when wearing a mask. I was led to pray for her and she received the prayer and let me know that she was a Christian and that our meeting was not by chance, but Devine appointment.

Even though I lost time out of my day, it was not wasted. I did what God wanted me to do and got my laundry done. 

After praying for our safety from the storm and thanking God for safe travels, it’s time to get some dinner and relax. Have a good evening and a blessed week. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cummer closed on Wednesday, July 7

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa’s path through Florida, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will be closed to the public on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

The Museum will remain open through its regular hours on Tuesday, July 6, including free admission during extended hours (4 to 9 p.m.) as part of its ongoing Free Tuesday’s program, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

The Museum will post operational updates at its website (cummermuseum.org) and on social media.

About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: For 60 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 150,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. For further information, including hours, visit www.cummermuseum.org.

Friday, July 2, 2021

‘IL DIVO’ hits JAX ‘For Once In My Life’ U.S. Tour


Famed vocal superstars "Il Divo" (Spain’s Carlos Marin, America’s David Miller, France’s Sebastien Izambard, and Switzerland’s Urs Buhler) announce the U.S. leg of their “For Once In My Life Tour.” The tour will feature a dynamic live show celebrating Motown and filled with Il Divo’s hits from their vast catalog of songs with an incredible stage production.

Produced by Nederlander Concerts, the 15-city U.S. leg will kick off August 12th at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts and stop at the Florida Theatre on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 7 p.m. For once in my life: a celebration of Motown (decca gold) is set to release on July 16th.

“We are beyond excited to be creating a brand-new world tour centered around our new album “For Once In My Life”. We have spent the last two years creating this album, which pays tribute to some of the greatest music in American pop-culture.  And now, to finally be able to present our versions of these great songs to the world, and to get back onstage and sing them for live audiences... well it makes us feel very emotional.  We have very much missed performing together and enjoying the connection with our audiences and our fans. We just can’t wait for opening night,” said David Miller, Il Divo.

The tour supports their 10th studio album, For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown (Decca Gold), set for release on July 16th. Il Divo’s celebratory collection of Motown classics include their distinctive take on chart-topping songs such as “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5), For Once In My Life” (Stevie Wonder), and “Say You, Say Me” (Lionel Richie). Additionally, the quartet introduce brand new collaborations with superstar group Boyz II Men (“I’ll Make Love To You”), the legendary Smokey Robinson (“The Tracks Of My Tears”) and the peerless vocals of singer/songwriter Marvin Gaye (“Aint No Mountain High Enough”). The 10-track album truly showcases the quartet’s incredible vocal talents as they pay tribute to the legendary artists and label that has been a part of the musical fabric of America and the world for over 60 years. You can pre-order the album here.

Il Divo is the most commercially successful classical crossover group in international music history, which Il Divo still enjoys since they first banded together in 2003. With over 30 million albums sold, 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit Il Divo were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com.

   “Il Divo
For Once In My Life Tour”

DATE: Sun., Aug. 29, 2021
TIME: 7 p.m.
TICKETS: $55 – $150

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)

‘Randy Rainbow’s’ Pink Glasses Tour stops in JAX


The Florida Theatre is pleased to welcome comedian and singer “Randy Rainbow” who hits the road with his new Pink Glasses Tour beginning August 27, 2021, in Clearwater, FL. followed by an evening in JAX. A list of upcoming dates is shown below.

Following the recent rave reviews for Rainbow's last tour– the 2x Emmy nominated producer, actor, singer, and show-stopping performer will be crossing the U.S. once more.  The show will feature his classic parodies and new hits, and some surprises in his inimitable style.

Randy Rainbow Pink Glasses Tour Dates:
8/27/2021 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/28 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
8/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
9/23 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
9/24 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/25 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
10/1 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
10/2 Charlotte, NC - Belk Theater at North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
10/7 Indianapolis, IN - The Palladium
10/8 Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
10/21 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
10/22 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
10/23 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
10/27 Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28 Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
10/29 Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
10/30 New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre

11/6 Providence, RI - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
11/7 Medford, MA - The Chevalier Theater
11/11 Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
11/12 Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Performing Arts Center
11/13 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
11/19 Santa Rosa, CA - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
11/20 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
12/4 Toronto, ON - Meridian Hall

About Randy Rainbow: Randy is a two-time EMMY® nominated American comedian, producer, actor, singer, writer, and satirist best known for his popular YouTube series, The Randy Rainbow Show. His musical parodies and political spoofs have garnered him worldwide acclaim and two EMMY® nominations for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.  His first viral video of 2020 was called "The Funniest Trump Roast Ever" by Funny or Die, and his subsequent viral parodies like "Social Distance" and "A Spoonful of Clorox" (described as "perfect" by John Legend) have been viewed by tens of millions. His fresh take on politics and current events has led to interviews and profiles by such venerable media outlets as The Washington Post (magazine cover story), The Hollywood Reporter, CNN, NPR, ABC News, OUT, People, and Entertainment Weekly. Rainbow (yes, that's his real name) enjoys a star-studded fan base that regularly retweets and shares his work. Some notable admirers include: Ryan Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Josh Gad, Debra Messing, Sharon Stone, Alan Menken, Don Lemon, George Takei, Mark Hamill, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Sondheim, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch, Ana Navarro, Barry Manilow, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Julie Andrews, Rosie O'Donnell, Martin Short, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Steve Martin. Rainbow was recently featured as a guest lead opposite Molly Shannon on the fourth season of FX's comedy-drama series "Better Things." He has hosted and performed in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret, and LGBTQ communities, as well as for the TONY® Awards. He starred in New York City Center's Encores production of "Call Me Madam" and headlined the New York Comedy Festival at the Beacon Theatre to a sold-out crowd. As The Washington Post noted, Randy Rainbow has found his own spotlight through the Internet, emerging as a viral sensation who dispenses musical-comedy salve for a divided nation.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com.

Randy Rainbow

DATE: Sat., Aug. 28, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS:
$35 $75

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

Summer Fun with ‘Blues, Brews And BBQ’


The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce the return of its annual fundraiser party “Blues, Brews and BBQ” which is downtown’s best indoor picnic, pairing some of Jacksonville’s favorite local craft beers with some of the city’s best locally-owned BBQ restaurants. Enjoy wings, pulled pork, smoked brisket and more with unlimited samples of some of Jacksonville’s favorite craft beer, as well as live continuous blues music featuring The Snacks Blues Band and Beale Street.

A limited number of VIP tickets are $120, and include early access at 4:30 p.m. where VIP ticket holders will experience tastings from Manifest Distilling and passed food samples. Also included in the VIP experience is valet parking, VIP lounge access throughout the night with a private bar and restrooms and a VIP swag bag.

“There is a natural alliance between the Florida Theatre, one of our city’s premier arts institutions, and the best crafts professionals working in our city’s culinary arts’ community,” said Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin. “For $50.00 you get all the local craft beer you can drink and all the local BBQ you can eat, plus continuous live Blues music by two of our city’s best Blues bands… and it all benefits the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre.”

BBQ samples will be located throughout the Theatre in both the main and mezzanine lobby areas. This year’s BBQ providers include The Butt HuttBono’s Pit Bar-B-QWicked Barley Brewing CompanyMonroe’s Smokehouse Bar-B-QSeven Bridges Grille & Brewery and more to be announced.

Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer provided by Bold City BreweryWicked Barley Brewing CompanySouthern Swells Brewing Co. and more to be announced.

This year’s event is sponsored by: Blues Sponsor: Publix. Brew Sponsors: Brown & Brown Insurance & CK Direct. Sampling Sponsor: Wilson Dutra.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com.

Blues, Brews & BBQ
DATE: Thurs., Aug. 19, 2021
TIMES: 4:30 p.m. with a VIP Ticket, 5:30 pm with Regular Admission
TICKETS: $50, VIP Experience - $120

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

Summertime at the Cummer Museum in JAX

What a wonderful time to visit the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens. It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy time with in a unique atmosphere. Come on down to the Cummer.


Free Friday Nights
: July 2 through Sept. 3, 2021from 4 to 9 p.m., presented by PNC Bank. Bring a friend, a date, or the whole family to experience art, culture and community this Summer at the Cummer! Come take a moment in their beautiful backyard (aka the Cummer Gardens), and enjoy live music, art experiences, lawn games and more. Visitors will also be able to purchase food and beverages, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Additional programming and activities also will be available for purchase. Advance Registration encouraged, but not required. Like to plan ahead? Pre-order a picnic from the Cummer Café and have dinner and dessert ready for pick up when you arrive. Click here to select your date. Free!

“Promoting the arts and education is a core value at PNC, and given that the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is one of the great and largest cultural resources in Northeast Florida, it’s a win-win,” said Brian Bucher, PNC regional president of North Florida. “Free Fridays provides access to quality, visual art experiences, while supporting the cultural vitality of this region.”

“Our annual Summer at the Cummer gives everyone another reason to love Fridays, and we could not be more excited to welcome our community back for a welcomed and much-needed summer of fun and friendship,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, PhD, the Cummer Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs director & chief executive officer. “We are grateful to PNC Bank for once again sponsoring this annual tradition with free admission for all.”

New Exhibition: Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey: Opens July 30.
British artist Rebecca Louise Law has designed and created a site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to form an immersive visitor experience that explores the relationship between humanity and nature. Click here to learn more.

Events & Programs: Ponce de León Opening for Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey. Wednesday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to Ponce De León Society. Registration required. Member Opening for Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey, Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to Members | Registration required.

Upcoming Artist Events: Meet the Artist: Susan Ober Friday, July 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Meet the Artist: Cassidy Ramos: Friday, Aug. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Lecture: Ashley Woodson Bailey: Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members $35, Non-Members $45.

Education:
Art Connection Activity Saturday
July 10 from11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for a fun activity. Free with Museum admission.

Make & Take Tuesday: Sketching
Tuesday, July 13 The Cummer Gardens set the stage for this introduction to sketching. Members $45, Non-Members $60. Registration required.

Slow Art Wednesdays: Virtual Talks: July 14, Looking for Lines July 28, Seeing Shapes from 12 to 1 p.m. Take a fun and mindful break. Free | Registration required.

Studio on the Go: Drop-in Art Making Activity: Sunday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Art in the Landscape. Free with Museum admission.

Miniature Canvas with Allison Watson:
July 31 and August 1, two days from 12 to 4 p.m., each day. An introduction to painting on small canvases. Members $125, Non-Members $155. Registration required.

Cummer Shop: Visit them at the Museum, or from the comfort of home through their online shop. Cool, comfy, and exclusively Cummer! These new shirts are perfect for celebrating all that is summer. Coordinating Summer At The Cummer items include ball caps, hoodies, and more. 


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   Hours of Operation & Admission

Thursday, July 1, 2021

MOSH celebrates 80 years in JAX

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is celebrating 80 years of curiosity and learning here on the First Coast. This civic institution will celebrate with special events and discounts throughout the coming year. Since its inception in 1941, MOSH has been at the forefront of science, education and fun for River City residents and guests of all ages.

To celebrate its anniversary, the Museum will present community programs throughout the year, including a special 80 years of history tour within the Museum; $8 admission on August 8 (8/8/21); the launch of a new Museum by Moonlight event series on Friday September 17, in conjunction with the opening of Da Vinci Machines & Robotics exhibition; and the MOSH GALAxy fundraiser event on April 30, 2022.

“Eighty years is quite an accomplishment for any establishment,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. “The Museum has been a beacon for innovation and lifelong learning, and will continue to serve curious minds for years to come. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone as we look ahead to what MOSH will be for the next eighty years. We look forward to inviting the community to join in our celebration over the coming year.”

Throughout its history, MOSH has made bold moves to serve the public. In 1948, the Jacksonville Children’s Museum (the Museum’s original name) moved into its first permanent location, a Victorian home in Riverside. In 1969, it relocated to its current home at 1025 Museum Circle on the Southbank of the St. Johns River. In 1988, the Museum was officially rebranded as the Museum of Science & History — expanding its mission to serve more members of the community. And in 2020, the Museum announced its intent to build a new structure on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.

The community can join the celebration by sharing their favorite MOSH experiences on social media with the tag #MOSHMemories, becoming a member, donating to the Museum or volunteering. For more information, visit themosh.org.

About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH): The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15.95 for adults; $12.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members.

Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.

Friday, June 25, 2021

‘Michael Bublé’ tours rescheduled

Michael Bublé is rescheduling his hugely successful “An Evening With Michael Bublé” Tour to late summer 2021 with an opening night in Jacksonville, Fl. on Friday, August 13th. A complete list of dates is below.

Tickets for previously scheduled dates will be honored.

Due to the popularity of the artist and/or the event, this show is being posted early on “Around Town With Ms. “V” so that patrons may purchase tickets and guarantee their seats. COVID protocol may change by the time this event is scheduled to take place.

AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BUBLÉ 2021 TOUR DATES:
Aug. 13, 2021 – JAX – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug. 14, – Greenville – Bon Secour Wellness Arena
Aug. 17 – Charlotte – Spectrum Center
Aug. 18 – Raleigh – PNC Arena
Aug. 20 – Cincinnati – Heritage Bank Center
Aug. 21 – Cleveland – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Aug. 24 – Boston – TD Garden
Aug. 25 – Albany – Times Union Center
Aug. 27 – Uniondale – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall
Sept. 9 – Allentown – PPL Center
Sept. 11 – Louisville– KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 13 – Grand Rapids– Van Andel Arena
Sept. 14 – Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum
Sept. 16 – Moline – TaxSlayer Center
Sept. 17 – Des Moines – Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 19 – Oklahoma City – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 20 – Austin– Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 21 – Ft Worth – Dickies Arena
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas – T- Mobile Arena
Sept. 25 – Anaheim – Honda Center
Sept. 28 – Fresno – Save Mart Center
Sept. 29 – San Francisco –Chase Center
Oct. 1, 2021 – Salt Lake City –Vivint Arena

An Evening With
º“Michael Bublé”

DATE: Fri., Aug. 13, 2021
TIME
: 8 p.m.


TICKETS: Vary from $65 – $142

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

'MOSH' to host Fourth of July celebration

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is celebrating the Fourth of July in style. The Museum will be open for extended hours from 5 – 9 p.m., followed by rooftop access from 9 – 10:30 p.m. to enjoy the City of Jacksonville’s fireworks display over the St. Johns River.

After enjoying the Museum and the mythical world of fire-breathing creatures in The Lost World of Dragons, sit back and watch fireworks light the night sky red, white and blue!

Concessions, including shaved ice from Kona Ice, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase on the rooftop.

SAFETY: The aim of the MOSH is to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Masks are required for all patrons 6 years and older. Single-use masks available for purchase for $1 at the front desk. Attendees may remove their masks when eating or drinking, and for the fireworks display on the rooftop when socially distanced.

“MOSH 4th of July Celebration”

DATE: Sunday, July 4, 2021
TIME: 5 10:30 p.m.

TICKETS: This is a ticketed event. Advanced ticket reservations are encouraged, as capacity is limited to 120 guests. Admission includes access to the Museum and the rooftop fireworks show. Tickets cost $30.95 for adults, $27.95 for youth (ages 3-12), seniors and students. Guests under 2 are free. Click HERE to purchase your tickets!

PARKING will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle
 Jacksonville, FL 32207
 (904) 396-MOSH (6674)


Monday, June 21, 2021

‘Green Day’ reschedules from Aug 2020

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, are gearing up to get back on the road this summer. The Hella Mega Tour, their U.S. headlining stadium run, kicks off with new 2021 dates beginning July 24 in Dallas, TX. and will be at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. on July 31, 2021. Produced by Live Nation, the 21-city North American outing will bring the bands to some of the most renowned stadiums including Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more, before wrapping up September 6 in Seattle, WA.  The Interrupters will appear as special guests on the tour.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand-new song “Pollyanna”. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles. Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn't seem to be changing.” In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It's exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock'n'roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim.  Released last year, Green Day’s thirteenth studio album Father Of All... (Reprise/Warner Records) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart and #1 in both the U.K. and Australia. Pitchfork declared, “Green Day’s most fetching and youthful songs in ages. The trio sounds reinvigorated, more like hungry newcomers staking their claim.” Green Day will also be headlining Life is Beautiful festival in 2020- click here for all dates.

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy most recently released the single “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” ft. Wyclef Jean from their November 2019 record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two. The song marked the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song Lake Effect Kid EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs “City in A Garden” and “Super Fade.” In January 2019, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track “I’ve Been Waiting,” a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen. Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a hometown show at Wrigley Field. In January 2021, they performed at the We The People concert as part of the official 2021 Biden-Harris Inauguration.

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning band Weezer continues to be one of the most beloved and influential bands of the last twenty-five years.  The band has already had an amazing 2021 with the release of not one but two incredible albums: an orchestral pop record meditating on technology and disconnectedness called OK Human, and an homage to the band’s shared metal roots growing up called Van Weezer.  2021 will also see the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of Weezer (The Green Album) and the 25th anniversary of Pinkerton.  Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide.  Their catalogue has included such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more. Following massively acclaimed album releases in 2016 and 2017 (Weezer [The White Album] and Pacific Daydream, respectively), and two sold out amphitheatre tours with Panic! At the Disco (in 2016) and Pixies (in 2018), Weezer released a fan-inspired cover of Toto’s “Africa.” The cover propelled the band back into the charts across the board, and has since gone Platinum. They then surprise dropped a covers album in 2019 -- Weezer (The Teal Album) -- which has been streamed over a hundred million times since its release.

THE HELLA MEGA TOUR North American Dates:
DATE                       CITY                         VENUE
Sat., July 24          Dallas, TX               Globe Life Field
Tues., July 27       Atlanta, GA              Truist Park
Thurs., July 29    
 Houston, TX           Minute Maid Park
Sat., July 31         Jacksonville, FL       TIAA Bank Field
Sun., Aug. 1         Miami, FL                Hard Rock Stadium
Wed., Aug. 4       
 Flushing, NY            Citi Field
Thurs, Aug. 5       Boston, MA              Fenway Park
Sun., Aug. 8         Washington, DC       Nationals Park
Tues., Aug. 10      Detroit, MI             
 Comerica Park
Fri., Aug. 13         Hershey, PA             Hersheypark Stadium
Sun., Aug. 15       Chicago, IL              Wrigley Field
Tues., Aug.17      Columbus, OH          Historic Crew Stadium
Thurs., Aug. 19   Pittsburgh, PA          
 PNC Park
Fri., Aug. 20        Philadelphia, PA      
  Citizen’s Bank Park
Mon., Aug. 23     Minneapolis, MN      Target Field
Wed., Aug. 25     Denver, CO                Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Fri., Aug. 27        San Francisco, CA    Oracle Park
Sun., Aug. 29      San Diego, CA           PetCo Park
Wed., Sept. 1      Milwaukee, WI          Summerfest
Fri, Sept. 3           Los Angeles, CA       Dodger Stadium
Mon., Sept. 6       Seattle, WA               T Mobile Park

JAX TICKETS

Summerslam®coming LIVE to JAX, FL and elsewhere


WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced that “SummerSlam” will take place on Saturday, August 21 from a summer destination location. The event will be in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Tickets for SummerSlam went on sale Friday, June 18. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else. WWE also announced its next 21 live events as part of the company’s touring schedule this summer.

The tour now includes:
Sat., July 24: Supershow – PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
Sun., July 25: Supershow – KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.
Sat., July 31: Supershow – Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
Sun., Aug. 1: Supershow – Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
Mon., Aug. 2: Raw – Allstate Arena in Chicago
Fri., Aug. 6: SmackDown – Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Sat, Aug. 7: Supershow – Hertz Arena in Fort Myers, FL
Sun., Aug. 8: Supershow – Stephen O’Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Mon., Aug. 9: Raw – Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Fri., Aug. 13: SmackDown – BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Sat., Aug. 14: Supershow – Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
Sun., Aug. 15: Supershow – Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
Mon, Aug. 16: Raw – AT&T Center in San Antonio
Fri., Aug. 20: SmackDown – Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix
Sat., Aug. 21: SummerSlam Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV
Sun., Aug. 22: Supershow – Ball Arena in Denver
Mon, Aug. 23: Raw – Pechanga Arena in San Diego
Fri., Aug. 27: SmackDown – Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, AR
Mon., Aug. 30: Raw – Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
Fri., Sept. 3SmackDown – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fl
Mon., Sept. 6: Raw – American Airlines Arena in Miami

TICKETS

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com
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