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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Northside Coalition of Jacksonville members Ben Frazier and Wells Todd about their upcoming rally calling for the removal of Confederate monuments from public places on the First Coast (01:14).  

We were also joined by Sharika Cunningham, assistant director of Stompdown, which is coming to the Florida Theatre Saturday (46:00). 


Tuesday on “First Coast Connect," we spoke with North Florida Land Trust President Jim McCarthy (1:02) about the legislature moving to zero out Florida Forever funding despite the passage of Amendment 1, the law voters approved in 2014 to earmark preservation dollars. Vicky Gunning  (24:24), managing partner of the Dallas office of Locke Lord and co-chair of the firm’s real estate and real estate finance practice, previewed her talk Tuesday about closing the pay gap with Jacksonville’s Commercial Real Estate Women. Terrell Hogan attorneys Matt Sowell and Fadi Chakour (35:25) talked about the dangers of brain stem strokes and Florida Theatre executive director Numa Saisselin (41:57) talked about the venue’s 90th anniversary. 

 

Friday on “First Coast Connect,” was our weekly Media Roundtable. Our panel included Andrew Pantazi and Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union and WJCT business analyst John Burr. We also heard from Florida Theatre president Numa Saisselin about its new partnership with Community First Credit Union and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Theatre we were joined cast members of their current production of the play Come Blow Your Horn, Tod Booth, Lisa Booth and Jessica Booth.  

  

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT intern Kayla Davis be your guide for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

NOLA MOCA’s Women of the Knife

Fine dining brought to you by six amazing women. Guests ages 21 and up will be treated to a six-course meal along with accompanying drinks at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The cost of such a pleasure is $125 per person and is all inclusive. Space is limited so act fast.

Weekend Warriors: Comedy, Classics & Cause

Aug 4, 2016
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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Sarah De Nicolais and Pressly Pratt be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Rob Schneider at The Comedy Zone

 

Weekend Warriors: Oceanside Jazz, Furry Friends And The Little Mermaid

Jun 9, 2016
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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT interns Allie George, Kelsey Oates and Sarah De Nicolais be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast this weekend.

John Burr

Editor's note: This article has been updated from its original version.

Fans of live music, comedy and theater might have noticed the bulk of acts come through Northeast Florida toward the beginning of the year.

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr explains to News Director Jessica Palombo what’s behind the top-heavy schedule.

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When cellist and composer Dave Eggar got tired of playing only classical music, he combined his classical training with his eclectic musical tastes to create a sound that is all his own.

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Musicals, benefit events and a family friendly comic are what's in store this weekend on the First Coast.

Florida Theatre

Jacksonville's historic Florida Theatre has been named one of the top 100 concert venues of 2013.

Shatner's World

It's a long weekend for many on the First Coast with a full slate of events, from parades to an evening with Captain Kirk.

JASMYN

The forecast calls for rain this weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a host of options for getting out of the house and out of the rain.