Music

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Guns N’ Roses – including Axl Rose and Slash – are bringing their Not In This Lifetime tour to Jacksonville this fall.

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Cure Violence

Cure Violence launches this Saturday in Jacksonville. Mayor Lenny Curry says his administration hopes this program can bring down the rate of violent crime. Cure Violence treats the problem of crime as a public health issue. On Thursday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, technical assistance trainer Jarmain Merritt and outreach worker supervisor with Noah’s Ark Project Kim Varner joined us with more information.

The Rolling Stones
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Jacksonville fans of The Rolling Stones anxiously awaiting word on lead singer Mick Jagger’s recuperation from heart valve surgery have something to cheer about.

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Does a 1960s rock-n-roll band at the forefront of the British invasion mix with a modern day country and southern rock music sensation? In a word: yes.

Sub Pop

Yuno, who grew up in Jacksonville's Arlington area, is gaining recognition across the country and in Europe for his music. 

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The Rolling Stones are bringing their No-Filter tour to Jacksonville this spring.

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Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after falling and hitting his head while he was playing with his dog in Sarasota Monday night.

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Students attending four Jacksonville colleges and universities could reap the rewards of a $100,000 donation gifted to the city by the King of Pop 34 years ago.

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The Jacksonville-based blues-rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band recently donated 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, to Englewood High School.

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Unique art has been a part of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival since 1980 with an official event poster unveiled each year.

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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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New Year's Day 2018 is one that members of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus' Touring Choir will remember for years to come.

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

Florida Lawmaker Proposes Renaming U.S. 441 In Honor Of Tom Petty

Oct 30, 2017
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A portion of U.S. 441 in Alachua County, a highway that drew a mention in the song “American Girl,” would be named after the late rock star Tom Petty, under a proposal filed Monday by state Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.

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Oct. 20, 1977, three days after Lynyrd Skynyrd released its fifth album, "Street Survivors," lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, their assistant tour manager and two pilots died and dozens of others were hurt when their twin-engine plane went down in a wooded area in Gillsburg, Mississippi.

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