12/15/2017: Media Roundtable; Apex Theatre Holiday Shows; Bright Holidays Concert

Dec 15, 2017

Friday on First Coast Connect it was our weekly Media Roundtable with Florida Times-Union Reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics (01:13).

Apex Theatre Managing Director Ian Mairs joined the show to tell us about the performing company’s upcoming slate of holiday shows (39:12).  

Local musician Madison Carr told us about a concert this weekend at Unity Plaza to benefit the charity Bright Holidays and performed live in-studio (46:00).  

Media Roundtable

Our panel discussed the latest Times-Union/ ProPublica investigation regarding their Walking While Black series that showed over half of the those ticketed for a pedestrian offense in Jacksonville lost their driver’s license for lack of payment of the ticket. They also discussed Sen.Marco Rubio’s threat to vote no on the GOP tax overhaul bill and Mayor Lenny Curry releasing to the public the city’s proposal to bring Amazon’s second corporate headquarters to Jacksonville.     

Apex Theatre Holiday Shows

The Apex Theatre will present a series of seasonal offerings aimed to get audiences out of the house and into the holiday spirit. Upcoming performances include “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec.16 and 17 and “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” Dec.21 through 23 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

There will also be a production of NPR’s David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries”.

Bright Holidays Concert

Bright Holidays provides gifts to underprivileged children in Jacksonville. The benefit concert that features Madison Carr, Allie and the Cats and Chris and Chelsey. It will held 1 p.m. to 4p.m. Saturday at Unity Plaza.         

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.