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The holiday season kicks off in Downtown Jacksonville Wednesday night with a variety of activities.

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In 1938 a live radio play directed and narrated by actor and filmmaker Orson Welles was so realistic that it scared some listeners into believing the world was being invaded by aliens from Mars.

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The Monster Jam monster truck show returns to Jacksonville this weekend for two shows at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events is adding a full-service restaurant, a bar serving beer and wine and up to 50 arcade games at its Jacksonville location.

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Hot weather, hot music and an extra day off for many adds up to plenty of entertainment opportunities across the First Coast over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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From comics and movies to the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s, the history of superheroes will be on display beginning Saturday at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

Business Brief: Entertainment Boom A Sign Of A Healthy Jacksonville Economy

Sep 14, 2018
Cathey standing in front of "Smash" sign.
Karen Mathis / Jacksonville Daily Record

Northeast Florida is seeing a boom in new entertainment venues.

As Jacksonville Daily Record editor Karen Mathis tells WJCT’s Jessica Palombo, that’s a sign of a healthy economy.

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Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville is the site of the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend.

Cher is one busy lady.

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First Coast Connect is hitting the road for Friday morning’s episode.

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All of the rain in the forecast is expected to make for a wet Jazz Festival this weekend.

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Although it’s not officially part of this weekend’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Landing has plenty of live  music planned for the holiday weekend.

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Whether your mom is into golf, funk or art, there’s plenty to do around the First Coast this weekend.

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Elton John has announced his farewell tour, and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena has made the list.

@SanMarcoTrain on Twitter

Recently a lively voice popped up on Jacksonville’s Twitter scene that takes potshots at politicians, sports figures, media folks, and yes,  the infamous San Marco train crossing.

TheBigTicketFest.com

The Big Ticket 2017 concert and festival scheduled for December 1 is being moved from Metropolitan Park to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

A wide variety of First Coast cultural and entertainment attractions are teaming up to offer kids free admission during the month of November.

NBC

A former Baker County Biology teacher is pursuing a singing career and he’s doing it on national TV.


Tinseltown Asks For Zoning Exception To Sell Beer, Wine And Liquor

Sep 20, 2017
Modern Cities

Cinemark USA has filed for a zoning exception (E-17-76) to permit the sale and service of all alcoholic beverages, including liquor, for on premise consumption in the lobby and the theaters of the Cinemark Tinseltown and XD Theater.

Nikeya Heath / WJCT News

The 35th annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns this weekend, running from Thursday through Memorial Day.

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Singles in Jacksonville may have a harder time finding love than their counterparts in most other cities. The River City ranks No. 123 out of 150 metropolises in WalletHub's list of 2015's best and worst places for dating

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Confetti filled the sky, a 15-foot-tall dragon blew smoke into the air and thousands of LEGO Minifigures parachuted to the ground on Friday morning to mark the official opening of the LEGOLAND Hotel in Winter Haven, Florida.

Rhema Thompson

The last time Garth Brooks did six shows in Jacksonville, Veterans Memorial Arena was a Coliseum, people still bought their music in CD form and Mark Zuckerberg was in middle school.

You’ve probably heard of TED talks, those global conferences that feature speakers from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. On a smaller, regional scale, there are independently-organized TEDx events.

One is planned for here in Jacksonville at WJCT, with a theme of “connecting currents.”

Hosted by Al Letson, creator and host of State of the Re:Union, the event promises to offer awe-inspiring presentations from a diverse selection of industry leaders and artists.