The Elbow

Kumar Pictures, LLC for the Cultural Council

This Thursday is the deadline for artists to apply to decorate part of downtown Jacksonville.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A downtown Jacksonville nightspot on East Bay Street will be closing next month. 


Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

This could be the last week a popular downtown eatery has its doors open on Adams Street. The quirky sandwich shop Chomp Chomp is relocating to Avondale this month. At the same time, neighboring Burro Bar is closing for good.

For this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr and WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo headed downtown to find out what the moves mean for the entertainment district called The Elbow.


A new book by a local author and professor looks at the understudied issue of colorism and its impact on young black women.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder's "Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century" examines discrimination within the African-American community based on skin tone. Wilder is an associate professor of sociology and director of the new Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at the University of North Florida.

We speak with Wilder about the history of colorism and its contemporary significance.


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Downtown Vision

The Spark District is the new name for the area where entrepreneurs can find support in downtown Jacksonville. The new district and its corresponding website were unveiled Thursday evening in Hemming Park.


The Elbow

There’s a new local music compilation being released to celebrate the energy and creativity of the 2014 One Spark festival.

Grant Nielsen

NPR’s All Songs Considered recently conducted a survey of their listeners asking, “Are Concerts Too Loud?” Seventy-one percent said most of the live shows they go to are too loud, and they seem to have gotten louder in recent years.

When we asked on WJCT’s Facebook page, “Are indoor concerts in Jacksonville too loud,” people said “nope” and “the louder the better!”

A group of millennials outside Brewsters Roc Bar in Jacksonville love it when groups like Attila play loud.