Friday, October 22, 2021

‘James Taylor” and ‘Jackson Browne’ in JAX

Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer “Jackson Browne and his band” are coming to Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena on  Saturday, November 13, 2021 for one intimate and memorable night!  Taylor and Bonnie Raitt were reported to be in JAX back in 2018, but Bonnie had to cancel.

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label, won multiple Grammy Awards, and has earned multiple gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards. His Greatest Hits album alone sold more than 10 million copies.  In 2015, James was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  In 2016, he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor.

More than just a best-selling artist and legendary singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne has become an institution in American music selling over 18 million albums in the United States.

“James Taylor & His All-Star Band
“Jackson Browne and his band”

Sat. Nov. 13, 2021

8 p.m.


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

MOSH hosts ‘The Craft of Comedy’

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) will host a comedy workshop on October 28 as part of the Museum’s MOSH After Dark programming. “The Craft of Comedy” event will feature Jacksonville-based stand-up comedians: Mike Freed, Jenn Weeks and Bob Lauver, and will teach attendees what it takes to make people laugh.

Guests will laugh along with the comics, try their hand at stand-up and end the evening exploring MOSH’s traveling exhibit, Da Vinci Machines & Robotics. This event is 21+; tickets include two drinks and light refreshments.

DATE: Thursday, October 28, 2021

TIME: 6 –
8 p.m.

COST: Tickets are $24 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets are available and can be purchased HERE

SAFETY: At the MOSH, they aim to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged inside the Museum for all patrons 2+.

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

‘Chef Connie Kersee’ at the 2021 Florida Black Expo

The Taste of Florida Black Expo  announces that Chef Connie Kersee, founder of “Forks On The Left Catering”, will present a sample of her elevated comfort menu during The Florida Black Expo 2021” event.

"Chef Connie's selection of herbs and spices taste like paradise," said Manch, Co-Owner Business Administration at Forks On The Left Catering.

Positive Customer Impact: Many of Forks On The Left Catering's customers have benefited from its attention to detail and dedication to a superior customer experience. Third Cousin Media, a video media company, recently committed to using Forks On The Left Catering as its in-house catering for its Jacksonville Based Events. Forks On The Left Caterings The Elevated Comfort Meals menu will enable Third Cousin Media to provide their staff and talent the opportunity to unwind over a home-cooked meal while out on location.

"Chef Connie's customized menu is our go-to cuisine when we are in Jacksonville," said Troy Nalls (Videographer, Third Cousin Media), "There's nothing like a comfort meal selection when you're on the road."

The Elevated Comfort Meals menu is Forks On The Left Catering's commitment to delivering exquisite tasting food that feels like a mother's hug. Forks On The Left Catering’s The Elevated Comfort Meals menu is available through Meal Prep, Event Catering, and In-Home Dining products at or email.

Founded in 1998, Forks On The Left Catering is listed as @fotlcatering on all social media platforms – Chef Connie Kersee is a leader in Elevated Comfort Food Cuisines. The company's mission is to partner with its clients to create lasting memories through food. For your next occasion contact Forks On The Catering today.

Forks On The Left Catering and The Elevated Comfort Meals Menu are registered trademarks or trademarks of Forks On The Left Catering in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The Taste Florida
 Black Expo 2021”

Date: Fri. Oct. 22, 2021
Time: 7 a.m.
10 p.m.

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Monday, October 18, 2021

Cummer exhibition honors Cheyenne Warrior Artists

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents ‟Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion,” an ongoing exhibition that is on view to the public through February 27, 2022.

Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion features deeply personal works by three Cheyenne artists who were taken from their homes by the United States government in 1875 and imprisoned at Fort Marion (officially known as the Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine for three years. The humanity of these POW artists inspired their jailor, Richard Pratt, to experiment with assimilating the Plains warriors into quasi-soldiers. The missionary ladies of St. Augustine, including Harriett Beecher Stowe, convinced Pratt to allow them to create an ad hoc school in the fort, laying the foundation for Carlisle and Indian boarding schools.

Also included is a work by Gordon Yellowman, the exhibition’s lead curator and Director of Language and Cultural Programs, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes — demonstrating a powerful link between past and present-day Cheyenne artists. Together, these 52 drawings offer a window into the hearts and minds of men who were exiled for defending their families, cultures and territories.

‟The significance of this exhibition is a powerful culture’s way of life, based on personal experiences of the exiled warrior artist. Each ledger drawing depicts and captures a Polaroid moment of history,” said Yellowman.

Though considered some of the most valuable Native American art ever created, these drawings have never been exhibited within a Cheyenne world view — until now. Over a period of two years, the Museum’s curatorial team worked with Dr. Eric Singleton, curator at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, which holds the esteemed Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection — the primary source for this exhibition.

‟The Museum is humbled to be able to share this important chapter in our regional and national history with the Northeast Florida community. Working with the project’s curators to bring this exhibition to fruition has been a powerful experience, and I hope our visitors can feel that authenticity when experiencing these works of art,” said Holly Keris, the Museum’s J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator. ‟It is easy for history to reimagine the Cheyenne warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion as an anonymous collective. However, they were individuals, with lives, experiences, families and voices, and we are proud to honor their perspectives.”

Veronica Pasfield, Ph.D., Journalist, Independent Curator & Museum Decolonizer, Bay Mills Indian Community Member, provided additional curatorial insight for this exhibition. ‟The Cheyenne artists in this exhibition are among the most celebrated and valued in Native American art,” said Pasfield. ‟These imprisoned artists understood the high communicative value of their drawings. They used a visual language — colors, symbols, composition — to communicate so much about themselves and Cheyenne people. Today's Cheyenne can readily decode what their relatives communicated. Why? Because the very same traditions are still practiced — from warrior Society colorways to protocols for setting up a tipi encampment. It is an honor and privilege to amplify the voice of the Cheyenne people via this exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.”

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.

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

‘The Price is Right Live’ is coming back to JAX

The Times-Union Center will play host to The Price is Right Live™” stage show on October 23, 2021 at 8 p.m. “The Price Is Right Live™” is a sellout interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" and play classic games made famous by the iconic network television show, The Price is Right™. Contestants can win cash, sought-after appliances, epic vacations and, of course, a brand-new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™ and the fantastic Showcase! Showing to sold-out audiences for more than a decade and counting, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America.

The Price Is Right Live™ is hosted by Daytime Emmy Award winning game show host Todd Newton, one of the most recognized and respected personalities on television today. Newton started his entertainment career as a disc jockey and eventually became the host on E! Entertainment Television. Todd Newton entered the world of game shows in 1999 as host of Hollywood Showdown on GSN. He has since awarded contestants over forty-five million dollars in cash and prizes on shows such as Whammy, Family Game Night, Instant Millionaire, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, and The Price Is Right Live.

The Price is Right™ remains network television’s #1 daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history. As a beloved piece of American pop culture, Price and its games are cherished by generations of viewers. This live travelling stage show version offers fans the chance to make dreams come true and relive feelings of nostalgia, while experiencing the same thrilling excitement of winning big, up close, locally and in-person.

For more information, follow The Price Is Right Live™ on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. See a location near you Here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US & Canada legal residents, 18+ (Residents of PR & Quebec ineligible to participate as contestants). For complete rules & regulations, including eligibility requirements & free method of entry, visit the FSCJ Artist Series website. Sponsored by Good Games Live, Inc. Void where prohibited. Price is Right: ®/© FremantleMedia Netherlands. 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Tickets are still available Here for “The Price is Right”. Join the eClub here to receive presale and on sale notifications for all FSCJ Artist Series events.

*The safety of our guests, cast and crew remains paramount. In addition to any state, local and venue-specific protocols, The Price Is Right Live™ will have its own COVID-19 protocols in place*

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000