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Friday Night Sweet & Soulful Jazz at Sweet Pete’s

Jacksonville’s own songstress Akia Uwanda headlined a Sweet and Soulful Jazz dinner and musical evening at Sweet Petes Café in downtown Jacksonville. The Friday Jazz segment was attended by a crowd of 70 Jazz enthusiasts. Every 4th Friday of the month, Akia and Friends hold court at Sweet Pete’s singing vibrant songs belting out the acoustics and lyrics of various musical legends. The songs of Anita Baker, ...

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Souper Soul Sundays Continue to Delight

This past Sunday at the Ritz Theater, Jacksonville church goers and individuals interested in a relaxing Sunday evening attended Souper Soul Sundays, “Something Miraculous” episodic four stage play, produced by TDE Entertainment. The fourth sequel installment answered questions to the last cliff hangers as audience members laughed out loud, cried and pondered how did this happen?  If you didn’t see the firs ...

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Stanton Vocational All Class Reunion Sparks Donations and Fellowship

Stanton Vocational All Class Reunion Sparks Donations and Fellowship  - By Rhonda Silver - The 9th Annual Stanton New Stanton-Stanton Vocational Gala was held this past weekend at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center. Friday Night the meet and greet was spirited with loads of smiles and hugs. As classmates united with chatter it made it hard to hear the oldies played by the DJ, but that’s what catching ...

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New Stanton Class of 1957 Reunion

The New Stanton Senior high School Class of 1957 was in rare form as classmates flew in to Jacksonville from around the country to celebrate 58 years of friendship.  Classmates flew in from Californian, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, The Carolinas and South Florida. The reunion was held June 12-14th at the Jacksonville Airport Doubletree Hotel and other locations throughout Jacksonville. On ...

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St Paul Missionary Community Fest Celebrates Families in the Community

St Paul Missionary Community Fest celebrates families in the community - Over the weekend, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church took over Ribault High School with a community festival designed to bring families, church members and friends together for a day of health screenings, food and fun. On the premises were bouncey houses for the kids and a popcorn machine filled with hot fresh kennels popping by the se ...

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Ritz Chamber Players’ Hat Luncheon Features Haberdashery with the Classics

By Kionta Brooks - The Ritz Chamber Players hosted a Hat Luncheon at the Jacksonville Garden Club on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. The event benefitted the Ritz Chamber Players organization. The program included classical selections from Johannes Brahm, Maurice Ravel and William Bolcom. Ritz Players Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot welcomed guests with soft music selections while they mixed and mingled to their assigned tab ...

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Annual Food Fight Takes a Bite out of Hunger

The 25th Annual Jacksonville "Foodfight" was held at the EverBank Field Touchdown Club East on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Each year, volunteers representing the local restaurant community host “The Jacksonville FOODFIGHT.” The event features some of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants and beverage wholesalers/distributors. Everyone comes together to “take a bite out of hunger” by raising fu ...

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Village of Volunteers Rally To Feed the Homeless at Annual Miracle

Clara White Mission Still on a Mission Serving Miracles on Ashley Street - The 21st annual Clara White Mission “Miracle on Ashley Street” event was a day to remember as organizations throughout Duval County volunteered in the efforts to feed the homeless. Hundreds of homeless veterans, women and children enjoyed meals prepared by various organizations, chefs and restaurants.   There was a bevy of food for g ...

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St. Paul Missionary OSOS Banquet, Summitt & Dream Girls Career, Health & Safety Expo

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was on the front line April 23-25 for a weekend of events to save Jacksonville daughters and sons.  The Operation Save Our Sons banquet took place Thursday April 23rd. On Saturday, Operation Save Our Sons held their 3rd Annual OSOS Summit and Dream Girls: A Career, Health & Safety Expo' at Jean Ribault High School. ...

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Selma 50th Anniversary: Bloody Sunday, Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights Act

Selma 50th Jubilee Re-Crossing the Bridge to Selma By Lynn Jones   Over 70,000 history lovers from around the country gathered in Selma, Alabama last weekend in honor of the March that occurred there 50 years ago. Celebrities, politicians and even President Obama celebrated the event including a variety of Jaxons who traveled by plane, trains and automobiles. On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the ...

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