Arts & Culture

Chris Mills

The One Spark festival is in full force as people get the opportunity to see each of the creator’s projects.

The festival headlines music, science and technology projects created by people from all over the country.

Another, main creative output displayed at One Spark is art projects.

Cris Dam, an artist from Brooklyn, New York, came to Jacksonville to paint a mural on one of the Laura Street Trio Buildings.

"I was a good boy," South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela assures NPR's Michel Martin. But still, he says, "as a kid, I was whipped on a slow day at least three times."

Eventually, Masekela told his chaplain, "If I can get a trumpet, Father, I won't bother anybody."

His wish came true.

(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY)

USA Today reports The 87 year old legendary actor/song-and-dance man, Dick Van Dyke has canceled a planned public appearance set for New York next week due to fatigue and other symptoms, according to an Entertainment Tonight report. Dick Van Dyke posted this statement on twitter  "My head bangs every time I lay down.

Whether or not you give a damn for Superman, you know who he is. Even if you've never read a comic book in your life, no one can hear the name "Superman" without a flash of recognition: red-and-yellow S on blue background, red cape, the dark-haired man in flight, jaw set, blue eyes fixed on a distant destination. He's on his way to save the world.

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Missed Sundance? Can't Do Cannes? Try Tribeca

Apr 19, 2013

This week, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its 12th year. With a shorter history than Sundance or Cannes — the two major festivals that flank it on the calendar — Tribeca has grown in fits and starts since its 2002 launch as an effort to revitalize Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Today, Tribeca has carved out an identity as an international festival supporting both established and first-time filmmakers — and, not coincidentally, showcasing New York as a filmmaking hub.

Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

Apr 19, 2013

Money Jungle has a story. One day in 1962, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach recorded an album and gave it that provocative title. The repertoire was new blues by Ellington, who was in his 60s, while Roach and Mingus were each about 40.

When you listen to NPR on your local Member Station, the audio always sounds so pleasant and calm. The programming floats along, bouncing seamlessly from one topic to another, from one program to another, going off without a hitch.

Except when it doesn't.

Over the last 42 years, there have been plenty of glitches, snags, slip-ups and utter meltdowns when it comes to using the technical tools for recording and playing audio. A few employees agreed to tell us about some of these less-than-perfect moments.

An Entire Show, Cut to Bits

The advent of bebop added a fresh sound to American music. It also added new voices to some metropolitan radio stations: the late-night jazz DJs who specialized in presenting this new music to their fellow hipster nightflies.

To recognize the work of the groundbreaking DJs who lent them critical exposure, jazz musicians of the period would occasionally write songs in their honor. Here are five of those songs.


From Un Cut the news that in a conversation with Rolling Stone Graham Nash  revealed that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are planning to release their long-awaited live album from their 1974 tour "in August" .

See Crosby Stills & Nash at  The Florida Theatre               
05.17.2013 Friday 8:00 pm


"Daft Punk work on Kanye West's new album and  Q Magazine has the details of the collaboration that is guarnteed to get your feet moving.

Happy shoppers - A History of Record Store Day

Ahead of this Saturday's (April 20) event, Q Magazine in the UK  charts how coffee and comic books inspired the annual celebration of independent record shops.

Kurt Vile / Photo by Michael Flores

The Electro Lounge played music by Kurt Vile this week and Spin magazine has a review of "Wakin on a Pretty Daze" Vile's fifth album. 

David Luckin

There is plenty to do in the Jacksonville area this weekend - here are a few suggestions. Don't forget your sunscreen if you're outdoors!

1. One Spark:  Friday – Sunday
 Creators from all over the world will showcase ideas and projects to connect with a $250,000 crowdfund, $1 million in capital investments, and immediate individual contributions. All via live, on-site voting.