Arts & Culture

Kickstarter.com embraced by 'Fit For Rivals' for album funding

I just saw that local band 'Fit For Rivals' started a Kickstarter page to help fund the production for their next album. While I am new to their music, I can say they sound good and that it's awesome they took the web to keep it alive.

'SUNBEARS!' as you may know did and overreached their pledged goal of $8,000 with $9,555. I would love this idea to be applied to other local bands or projects that maybe aren't even well known. Embrace what resources you can!

If you wanted to help back the album you have about a month to do so in this way.

Norman Studios Brings Documentary To Springfield

Norman Studios Brings Documentary To Springfield

Springfield Home Tour Screens Hollywood East

Screening of Hollywood East: Florida’s Silent Film Legacy, Norman Studios’ documentary, celebrating Jacksonville’s heyday as the “winter film capital of the world”, will kick off the annual Springfield Home Tour, May 14-15. The film begins at  7:00 PM, Friday, May 13, at the Springfield Woman's Club, 210 W. 7th St.  Norman Studios Community & Education Outreach Director Rita Reagan will lead a panel discussion.  Film buffs are invited to share information, memorabilia, and ideas.

Serendipity Springfield Home and Outdoor Living Tour

Serendipity Springfield Home and Outdoor Living Tour

SPAR Council’s 33rd spring time tour. This popular weekend event is a great opportunity for the public to get an inside look at several turn of the century built homes, beautiful gardens and other sights of interest in Historic Springfield, Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhood founded in 1869. Springfield was featured as the South’s #1 comeback neighborhood in the January 2010 issue of Southern Living magazine and described as having “a life of its own” in the December 2010 issue of Florida Trend.

Jacksonville Band, Sunbears, Rock Springfield In New Video

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Calling All Gleeks! Glee's Matthew Morrison in Jax July 14th

Gleeks everywhere are busy making summer plans as “Glee” star and Mercury Records artist Matthew Morrison announced today a major summer tour that will feature songs from his forthcoming album along with many of the Glee fan favorites. In tribute to the great glee clubs across the country, the tour (in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation) will offer regional glee clubs the chance to compete for the ‘opening act’ performance slot. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in our nation’s schools is a proud partner in the competition and entries can be submitted at www.matthewmorrison.com/gleeclubcontest.

Art Walk April 6 "Artistic Ambitions"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine

Hemming Plaza – Art Walk welcomes iMentorJax, IMPACTjax, JCCI Forward, The Miracle Board benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Pawfessionals benefitting the Jacksonville Humane Society, Wild Things benefitting the Jacksonville Zoo and the World Affairs Council.

Jacksonville Arts & Culture Events, Spring 2011

Riverside Avondale Preservation society’s Spring Tour of Homes will be held April 16 - 17, offering visitors a rare opportunity to step inside several of Riverside Avondale’s most beautiful and interesting residences.  Featured tour stops include the first house built in the “new” Riverside subdivision, the oldest home in Avondale and a Henry J. Klutho masterpiece recognized as one of the 100 most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Jacksonville.  This year, the tour includes 11 homes, one business and two schools. The Riverside Trolley will be providing free transportation along the tour route.