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Nearly 1,000 Attend Stanton Annual Gala

The 10th Stanton Alumni Gala was held this past weekend at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Nearly 700 gathered on Friday night for a fun filled evening of trivia, dancing and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Saturday night was the formal Gala banquet spotlighting the 50 year classes of the Engineers of Stanton Vocational and New Stanton classes of 1966. Additionally, a panel of alumni moderated by Judge Brian Davi ...

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016

For 30 years, Jazz Artist, aficionados and local jazz fans come from near and far to take a seat in the front row of The Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Exciting new additions to this year’s festival program included the Jazz Marketplace where artists and vendors showcased their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining ...

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Valerie Williams Named Free Press Women’s History Contest

Jacksonville Free Press subscriber Valerie Williams stopped by Free Press offices on Edgewood this week to claim her check for winning the annual March Women's History Month Contest. Unfortunately, none of the entries answered all of the questions correctly for the $250 grand prize. Ms. William, having the most correct answers, received the $50 alternate prize. Stay tuned for more subscribers only contests ...

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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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Alhambra Provides Theater Lovers a Professional Muscial Rendition of Broadway’s “The Wiz”

By Lynn Jones - Appearing at the Alhambra till April 24th is “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical,” a glorious musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious, funky-soul score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. The 1975 Broadway production was like nothing Broadway had ever seen, an ...

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Christian Comedians Sell Out and Show Off!

By Lynn Jones - The 6th annual Funnybone Experience Comedy Showcase held over the weekend was sold out!  The location was Household of Faith Ministry Auditorium on Lem Turner.  Over 500 church goers laughed out loud at the comedy of comedians Funnybone, Lady AJ, K. Webb, AJ and Ozrick.  The showcase was hosted by Mr. Charlie also know as Charlie Williams. Each comedian took to the stage and presented comedi ...

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Jax Celebrates Annual Martin Luther King Jr., Parade

The MLK Memorial Foundation held the  36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016. The Jacksonville, Florida, parade has continued to grow since its inception in 1980. Consistent with last year, the parade began at Everbank Stadium Parking Lot "J" and proceeded to the Jacksonville Landing. After the parade, Jax citizens convened at the Landing for the MLK Program, ...

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500+ Celebrates Fla Jax 86th Anniversary

Established in 1930, the Fla Jax Club history stands on the heels of prominent and successful African American male business leaders in Jacksonville Florida.  During the 1930’s many African American businessmen were eager to share their business acumen to launch a club that would prompt businessmen to execute business to business endeavors, while covering the community with male leadership, higher education ...

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Black Expo Returns to Jax!

Black Expo Returns to Jax! -This past weekend the Black Expo South premier events The Taste of Jacksonville, 40 Under 40 and Black Expo at the Prime Osborn was the place to be. Friday night the Taste of Jacksonville concert featured R&B singer Johnny Gill, The 40 Under 40 awarded young African Americans on their achievements in their communities. On Saturday, thousands of Duval county residents trekked ...

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