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Deltas Encourage Youth to Prioritize Health & Fitness

The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently facilitated a health and wellness program for youth participants in their Delta Academy and Delta GEMS Institute initiatives. The purpose of the program was to introduce young ladies to healthy living practices, encourage them to incorporate regular exercise and physical activity into their lives and educate them on the preparati ...

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Jazz Lovers Find a Home at the Ritz

This past weekend, the Jacksonville Jazz Society sponsored their first Jazz Discovery Series at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. The series also kicked off the “Jazz Appreciation” awards which were presented to the Ritz Theater museum directors and staff. The featured artist was CC Sunchild, a composer, vocalist, and pianist whose musical range encompasses everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to  Tchiakovsky. The prim ...

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Dupree’s Culminate Love at First Sight with Holy Matrimony

While enjoying a local carnival in March of this year with her grandsons, Tina Dupree sat down on a bench next to who would be her future husband, Orlandos Dupree. The strangers struck up a conversation which resulted in the intrigued Tina taking his business card.. Widowed for 18 months, Tina had been praying for a husband. Meanwhile, Orlandos had been praying for a wife as well.  Destiny prevailed and the ...

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Awards Shows Honors Hair Industry Shining Diamonds –

Veteran stylist Julia Leggett-Nelson hosted the inaugural presentation of, Shine Bright Like a Diamond Hair Awards, last weekend at the San Marco Theatre. The awards show, modeled after The Grammys, featured a champagne brunch, fashion show and live entertainment. The event celebrated the area's top stylists, with proceeds benefitting Hubbard House. "Stylists are different than other entrepreneurs, because ...

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Ritzy Hats Take Over Epping Forest for Annual Fundraiser

Over the weekend, hundreds of hats took center stage at Epping Forest Yacht Club, the location for the second annual Ritz Chamber Players Hat Luncheon fundraiser. On the scene were hats of all shapes, sizes and colors. Guests enjoyed a traditional lunch, raspberry lemonade champagne punch, while enjoying the music and view of the St. Johns River. The event also showcased Ritz Chamber Players musicians talen ...

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2016 Fantastic Voyage Sails Along with Music Legends

By Tammy T. Reed - Has anyone ever described for you what a Bon Voyage party on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage is like? No? Well that’s probably because you don’t describe a Fantastic Voyage party, you experience it. That’s exactly what thousands of first-time and veteran cruise-goers from every corner of the map did as the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage prepared to sail the Atlantic Ocean for an 8-day u ...

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Zeta’s Laud Educators with Community Pearls

For almost 100 years Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has been on the frontline providing scholarships for deserving college undergraduate students. This year marks the 11th year for the Beta Alpha Zeta Chapters Community Pearls Luncheon.  The 2016 theme was “Honoring School Para-Professional - that make a difference”.  Twelve local Duval County school employees were honored with an award of appreciatio ...

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Public Market Opens in Historic Eastside

In the planning stages for more than a year, Groundwork Jacksonville announced the new Jacksonville Public Market, launching September 10, 2016. The Jacksonville Public Market will bring a wide range of family and nutritional programs, live entertainment, chef demonstrations, master gardener consultations, headline speakers, and youth entrepreneurial activities to the Eastside, exposing the neighborhood’s h ...

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Motown The Musical Star Delights in Performing for Family in Jax !

For one week,  Motown The Musical held centre stage at the Times Union Moran Center, where Motown music lovers enthusiastically sang in unison hits of the Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and the entire Motown roster. Motown fans were able to take a peek inside the life of Berry Gordy’s empire, his family and his heartbreaking relationship with singer, songwriter, actress and reco ...

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