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Sally Ann Keiser wants to bring sewing, which has been her passion since she was about 8-years-old, back to the First Coast.

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One Spark 2014 will kick off in one week, flooding Jacksonville with an estimated 150,000 visitors.

The event, which runs from April 9-14, stretches 20 square blocks with 77 venues and displays from more than 630 projects for visitors to enjoy.

Festival-goers cans also expect the expansion of a two-block food village on Laura Street between Adams  and Bay streets.

One lucky One Spark creator will walk away with a marketing and advertising package worth as much as $100,000. 

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Several Jacksonville organizations are collaborating to clean and beautify the city's downtown in preparation of the One Spark festival, including Hemming Plaza.

The Florida GI Bill, One Spark, and the Final Four are in the headlines today.

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Since their first show at the inaugural One Spark festival, "DIY" indie rockers Civil Brute have become a favorite in the Jacksonville music scene.

Craft beer, "human blight," and Bill Murray are in the headlines today.

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Downtown Jacksonville is getting a little more visually exciting thanks to The Looking Lab: Art in Empty Storefronts, a project that transforms empty storefront windows into mini pop-up art exhibits.

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Jacksonville's Retirement Reform Task Force presented their final recommendations for solving the city's pension troubles to top officials yesterday, but a consensus among those officials is unlikely.

One Spark, pension reform, and the Florida Gators are in the headlines today.

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The One Spark festival, which began in 2013 in Jacksonville, will expand to Berlin, Germany in the fall of this year organizers announced Thursday night.

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One Spark’s second annual crowdfunding festival is coming up April 9-13 in downtown Jacksonville.

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What do you get when you take Corey Peterson’s screaming sax; mix it with the chimed chords of brothers Ben and Matthew Strok, wrap it in the blistering baselines of Sean Thomas and serve it with the rhythmic percussion of Jamil Wright? The answer is “Junk.”

Not to be disparaging. The term was coined by Jacksonville five-piece group Herd of Watts themselves when classifying their unique blend of jam and funk music.

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With just a few more weeks until One Spark takes over Jacksonville, one creator is hoping to raise funds to create a permanent addition to downtown.

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Elton Rivas considered two factors when deciding whether to lay down business roots in Jacksonville: enjoyable surroundings and cold, hard data.

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