Here’s the naked truth, Clay Yarborough

On Tuesday, Jacksonville City Council President Clay Yarborough made a strong statement to the arts community (and rational people in general) when he fired off an email to Mayor Alvin Brown’s chief of staff Chris Hand with the subject: “Pornographic display at MOCA.” (And marked as “high importance!” no less.)

You can read up on the controversy at Folio WeeklyI, too, have my concerns, namely, where it will end. I’m more than slightly concerned that Yarborough will begin to notice other “pornographic”—and iconic—images throughout the city such as…

“Winged Victory, Memorial Park (Riverside)

sculpture by C. Adrian Pillars; photo by ali brauda/flickr

It was considered “indecent” when it was erected (pardon the pun) in the 1920s. I fear Yarborough will go back in a time machine and demand the sculpture be fitted with some proper knickers, a sweater vest over a freshly-pressed dress shirt, maybe even a newsboy cap.

 

“The Bathers,” Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (Riverside)

Naked The Bathers

painting by John E. Costigan; photo from cummer.org

Yarborough expressed his concerns about young children seeing the aforementioned “pornographic” photograph—in full view—at MOCA. Wait ’til he gets a load of this painting on display at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens that features naked children. 

 

“The Diving Boy,” Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (Riverside)

Naked Diving Boy

sculpture by Augusta Savage; photo from cummer.org

That Cummer Museum is a real smut factory, eh?

 

Statue of Andrew Jackson, Laura Street and Independent Drive round-about (Downtown)

photo from art.com

Replica of sculpture by Clark Davis; photo from art.com

I’m not exactly sure what’s under the backside of Jackson’s “rearing mount,” but its massive butt crack cannot be ignored.

The truly scary thing is Yarborough might not stop at “pornographic” artwork.

Will the Jacksonville Suns mascot Southpaw be forced to wear pants?

naked southpaw

photo from jacksonvillesuns.com

 

What about REX-The Beach Blvd Dinosaur (aka the Goony Golf Dinosaur)?

Naked Rex the Dinosaur

photo from Facebook.com

We won’t even get into the whole phallic thing with Rex holding a giant bone.

Will the naked chicken wings at Hooters (yet another story) have to be renamed “unbreaded”?

What about the eight Jacksonville-area government employees named “Fanny“? Will they be forced to change their names to “The Place Where I Sit”?

And what is to become of the employees with surnames “Butt,” “Breast” and “Heiney”?

I don’t know how this whole thing is going to play out, but I think it’s funny that by voicing his concerns about a boob, Yarborough became one.

The sexiest man in Jacksonville (sorta) … and then some

chris-hemsworth-sexiest-man-alive-people-cover-november-2014Last week, People named Chris Hemsworth the “Sexiest Man Alive.” Personally, I don’t even find the guy that attractive, let alone the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE (that honor is reserved for Alex O’Laughlin, of course). But it did get me thinking, if there were a similar title for local dudes, who would it be.

To make this determination, I turned to social media to seek nominations. Then, using a proprietary software (which may or may not be a pen and paper) and the counsel of a hand-picked panel of local folks who represent a range of ages, races, occupations and sexual preferences, I arrived at the “Sexiest Man in Jacksonville.” (The identities of said panelists are a highly guarded secret. I will never reveal their names or comments even under penalty of law.)

So without further ado, I present to you the Sexiest Man in Jacksonville…

Courtney Lewis

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photo by Agnes Lopez for Jacksonville Magazine

Occupation: music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic
What makes him sexy?
 “Besides being good looking, obviously, he is intelligent and so passionate about music. The accent doesn’t hurt.” (quote from a supporter)

NOTE: From the start there was controversy over Lewis’ nomination, namely that he doesn’t even live in Jacksonville and only pops in a couple times a year to conduct the symphony and leave the streets of Downtown covered in charisma. While I don’t disagree with Lewis’ selection, I do have to agree with the fact that he isn’t a true Jacksonvillian.  So I, once again, crunched the numbers (whatever that means) and consulted my secret panel to come up with a truly sexy, true Jacksonvillian. As it turns out, there were so many, we couldn’t decide on just one.

That said, I present to you the 10 Sexiest Men in Jacksonville (in alpha order). Eat your hearts out, straight ladies and gay guys and bisexual peeps.

Jim Alabiso

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photo by Kirk Chamberlain

Occupation: senior partner at LEAP Collaborative LLC , president and CEO of JumpingFish, also an open water marathon swimmer
What makes him sexy: “He’s fit, fearless and not afraid to wear a Speedo.”

 

Chris Dickerson

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photo by Laura Evans

Occupation: chef/owner at Corner Taco
What makes him sexy: “He’s got that rugged but boy-next-door thing happening … And he can cook!”

 

Anthony Duran

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Occupation: owner/founder, 904Fitness, personal trainer
What makes him sexy? Watch the video above. ‘Nuff said.

 

Terrance Freeman▼
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Occupation: Manager of Political Affairs at JAX Chamber
What makes him sexy? “Of course, there are his looks, but he’s a family man. He coaches little league and brags about his wife and kids.”

 

Abel Harding 

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photo by Renee Parenteau

Occupation: senior private banker with Wells Fargo
What makes him sexy: “He’s smart and charming. And he’s always dressed impeccably.”

 

Al Letson 

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photo by Tiffany Manning

Occupation: playwright/performance poet/actor and host and producer of State of the Re:Union on NPR
What makes him sexy
: “Passion. Talent. And that voice.”

 

Dan Nevins 

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Occupation: director of Warriors Speak at Wounded Warrior Project, motivational speaker and Army war veteran
What makes him sexy: “He’s really good looking, and it’s sexy that he overcame his injuries to inspire others.” (Nevis is a double amputee who also sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq.)

 

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Occupation: college football analyst for ESPN and NFL quarterback (free agent)
What makes him sexy” “His eyes, his body, his athleticism, his kind soul and his determination. He’s TIM mother f’in TEBOW!

Incidentally, Tebow was also named one of People’s Sexiest Men. “It sort of hits me out of the blue when I find out that anyone finds me attractive,” he told People. “I mean, it’s a great compliment, but I’m just trying to do the right things and live my life in the right way. I want to be noticed for the right reasons.”

Humility. Also very sexy.

 

Lew Turner

1 lew turnerOccupation: First Coast News anchor
What makes him sexy: “Unlike most TV news people, Lew doesn’t take himself too seriously. He has a great sense of humor and is easy on the eyes. And he has great hair!”

 

Mike Williams

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Occupation: director of patrol and enforcement with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (retired) and candidate for sheriff
What makes him sexy: “He’s humble but confident and smart as hell. And he’s the kind of neighbor we all want…great to have a beer with but the first guy you call if someone is breaking into your house.”

Well, there you have it: the sexiest men in Jacksonville. Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions, which included a dog with clip-on bangs, a few nameless waiters, a janitor from some elementary school and my brother. And I applaud John Phillips for his concerted efforts to get Jaxson de Ville on the list.

Agree? Disagree? Post your comments below.

And make it a sexy day!

What’s going on in Jax Nov. 20-23, 2014?

I could, as I’ve always done on Thursdays, post a list of the events I mentioned on WJCT’s First Coast Connect that day. But then you’d be missing out on detailed info on the events, not to mention my witty comments.

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27 Things You Might Not Know About Corrine Brown

We’ve all had a good laugh at Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s expense for a comment she made after being re-elected last week. (If you missed it, she compared herself to a doctor working “27/6.”)

Obviously, she misspoke, but I tried to find a plausible explanation just in case she was serious. The best I could come up with is she had just studying the periodic table of elements prior to the interview and thought the reporter asked her if she knew the atomic numbers for cobalt and carbon.

Until this mystery is solved, I would like to pay homage to the gentlewoman from Florida—and one of the most colorful politicians in office today—with 27 things you didn’t know about her. I’ll think of 6 other things later.

1. Her name is pronounced CO-reen. Not co-REEN. Not Cor-RIN. Not COR-rin.

▼ 2. She likes to wear hats.

corrine black beret

 

3. Her birthday falls on Veterans Day: Nov. 11.

▼ 4. She’s known for wearing hats.

corrine straw hat

5. The name “Corrine” is a variant of the Greek name “Cora” and means “maiden.”

▼ 6. Hats are her jam.

corrine orange
7. Her largest winning margin since being in office was in 2004 when she defeated Johnny M. Brown by 99.2 percent.

▼ 8. Did I mention she likes hats?

corrine giant black hat
9. Want to get under her skin? Spell her name wrong. “And don’t split it in the middle. Don’t write C-O-R and then go R-I-N-E on the next line.” (From Jacksonville Magazine, March 2009)

▼ 10. When I say she loves wearing hats, I’m not exaggerating.
corrine red hat w ander
11. She sponsored the bill that named Jacksonville’s Federal Building after Charles E. Bennett. (H.R. 2431 (103rd): To designate the Federal building in Jacksonville, Florida, as the “Charles E. Bennett Federal Building”) which was signed by President George. H.W. Bush on Oct. 6, 1993.

12. ▼ She is especially fond of frilly hats with tulle.
corrine pink fluffy

13. ▼ …and hats with flowers.
corrine yellow flower

▼ 14. Whenever possible, she tries to coordinate her hat with her shoes.

corrine brown red w red shoes

15. Her astrological sign is Scorpio. According to astrology.com, Scorpios turn heads when they walk in a room and are nearly impossible for people to ignore. “[They] know full well that [they] can manipulate people, and [they] love it! This magnetic power is really [their] greatest strength.”

▼ 16. Just in case you forgot, the congresswoman really likes hats.
corrine tan sparkles

17. She shares a birthday with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Vonnegut, Demi Moore and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

▼ 18. If she can’t find the right hat to go with an ensemble, she’ll wear a headband like this one…

corine fluffy red

▼ 19. Or this one …
corrine hair band 2

▼ 20. Or this one …
corrine green bow

▼ 21. Or this one…
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▼ 22. Or this one …

corrine hair band

23. The infamous “Go Gata” (with subtitles) You Tube video has been viewed more than 909,000 times.

▼ 24. There are few things Brown likes more than hats … especially a statement hat.

corrine red feather

25. The congresswoman hung up on radio host Melissa Ross during an interview on WJCT’s First Coast Connect in June 2010. (From jacksonville.com)

▼ 26. UPS’ slogan “What can brown do for you?” was inspired by Congresswoman Brown.

Corrine ups

Juuuuuuust kidding. Though her penchant for wearing hats is no joke.

▼ 27. She knows President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama personally.
corrien and obamas

BUT WHERE’S THE HAT?!?!

 

Events mentioned on 11/6/2014 edition of First Coast Connect

In case you missed my ramblings on WJCT’s First Coast Connect this morning, here are some of the events coming up this weekend.

Please note: event times, dates and locations are subject to change, so call before you haul (call the venue, that is, not me).

Thursday, Nov. 6
• Casting Crowns, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena

Thursday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 9
SPANK! The 50 Shades Parody, times vary, T-U Center

Friday, Nov. 7
• AXIS Dance Company
, 7 p.m., Creekside High School (St. Johns)

Saturday, Nov. 8
Jacksonville Porchfest, noon-5 p.m., Springfield historical district
Jax by Jax Literary Festival, venues throughout Park & King District in Riverside

Monday, Nov. 10
• Salute to Our Veterans Concert, 6-8 p.m., Memorial Park

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TEDx Jacksonville: Let the ‘unknowing’ begin

Weren’t one of the lucky folks invited to the TEDxJacksonville event at WJCT today? Not to worry, I’ll be here live blogging all day so you won’t miss a thing … including how many times Al Letson says “hashtag.”

10:11 a.m. The event hasn’t started. But the show has … thanks to me. Media folks are sitting in the back on a riser about 3-feet-high, so our clickety clacking and bright screens don’t disturb the other audience members. I hiked up to the top and was setting up my computer when I somehow moved my chair back and fell right off the back of the riser.

brace yourselfFortunately, the good people around me were more concerned about making sure I was OK than taking pictures of me on my back, half on the riser/half off, green Converses in the air, cradling my precious laptop in my arms. I appreciate their kindness, but photographic evidence would have been nice. Instead, I have this picture of someone installing a new brace to fix the wall.

UPDATE: I was just informed Stephen Dare of Metro Jacksonville was kind enough to live blog my fall.

10:17 a.m. Co-hosts Al Letson, host and producer of the award-winning series State of the Re:Union, and Hope McMath, director of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, welcome the 350-ish people in the audience. Letson explains the theme of this year’s event: “(un)knowing.”

“The things that scare us most usually come from the unknown,” Letson says. “We’re asking you today to step into the ‘unknown’ and rethink everything you know about the world.”

Does this mean I have to unknow how smoove Al is? Because I cannot unknow that. And happy birthday, Hope!

10:26 a.m. According to Warren Anderson, destroying the environment is like tearing pages out of the The Bible, Torah or Koran. “Turn off your phone, your computer, your TV. Grab your kids, your grandkids, the neighborhood kids. Take them to the Timucuan Nature Preserve and allow them to connect to something bigger than themselves, rest in the grace of the world, knowing this is where they belong. This right here is the holy land.”

10:50 a.m. In a pre-corded TED talk, Steve Howard of IKEA speaks on “Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability.” Watch here.

11:33 p.m. The artist formerly known as “Keith Haring’s Ghost” (aka Chip Southworth) speaks on “Art: A Powerful Conduit for Change.” “There’s a fine line between street art and vandalism,” Southworth says. Southworth discuss his status as a wanted man. Inspired by the City of Jacksonville’s failure to pass the HRO and Mark Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Southworth began painting traffic light signal boxes.

LUNCH BREAK

TEDx Joseph Shuck1:15 p.m. Joseph Shuck of Antique Animals performs a song about Jacksonville (“whenever you’re in trouble, we’ll be there in a double”). Behind him a video of aerial shots of Jacksonville plays. “Drones can be cool,” he says.

 

 

 

1:30 p.m. In speaking on the importance of place, Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute says, “Place is more than a spot on a map. Place is what you makes your hometown different than mine. It what makes the physical surrounding worth caring about.

Summing up his talk on “Where Am I? A Sense of Uniqueness,” he says, “Remember this: the image of a community is fundamentally important to its economic well-being.  to econo well being. Every single day in America, people make decisions where to live, invest, vacation, retire … based on what a community looks like.”

1:48 p.m. Event co-host Hope McMath says, “And that is the talk that I think the mayor should see.”

1:45 p.m. In a pre-corded TED talk, Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks on “How an obese town lost a million pounds.” Watch here.

3:01 p.m. Hashtag count: 9. Failed attempts at doing a Justin Timberlake take-off “I’m Bringin’ Hashtags Back”: 1. (I kid because I love. At least I didn’t make a “Weird Al” reference.)

3:02 p.m. In a pre-recorded TED talk, actress/comedian Julie Sweeney speaks on “Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability.” Watch here.

3:10 p.m. Hashtag count: 10

3:11 p.m. “Our fixation on genitals is so entrenched [in society] it serves as a fundamental reference for how we relate to others. It keeps up bound to groups based a body part,” says Judi Herring, speaking on “Gender bound: Lesson from the world between.” When a child is born, she says, they are automatically put into the life track of a male or a life track of a female. But for the intersex child, doctors and parents choose to conform genitalia to “preserve psychological well-being.” As a reminder, it took 2,000 years for Copernicus to prove the Sun—not the Earth—the center of the universe.

3:25 p.m. Mama Blue takes the stage. “I don’t have anything deep to say about my songs except that they are seeds and I am grateful—and feel blessed—to be planting them in the most fertile soil in Jacksonville today,” she says. After the first song, she says she’s going to try not to “count” with her hips. “I don’t want to hypnotize anybody.”

3:39 p.m. Hashtag count: 11

3:30 p.m. “How much would you pay to save your memories, your cognition, your identity? … How much would you pay to keep your motor controls so that you could dress yourself, feed yourself, go to the bathroom alone.” Dr. Spring Behrouz of NeuroInitiative referring to Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, respectively. Speaking on “The dynamic future of neuroscience,” Behrouz warns that the number of individuals diagnosed with both diseases will become dramatically higher as life expectancy increases. “There is no cure, but there is hope,” she says. “But we are warriors fighting these unfair diseases.”

BREAKING NEWS: Al Letson does a pretty impressive Mick Jagger impression—dancing, not singing. #smoove
tedx al jagger

5:07 p.m. In a pre-corded TED talk, French street artist JR speaks on “Use art to turn the world inside out.” Watch here.

#selfiegate is over. And without a restraining order.

“Today is a date which will live in infamy.” —Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

First off, I am in no way comparing my own personal clash with Mayor Alvin Brown related to his refusal to take a selfie with me to the Pearl Harbor attack that killed more than 2,400 Americans. However, Oct. 23, 2014 will always be a date that I remember—as it is the day that marks the end of #selfiegate.

Since my announcement of #selfiegate this past April, I have always wondered how it would end. After posting about the rebuff all over Facebook and Twitter, I decided I would do the opposite of a selfie and photobomb Mr. Mayor whenever given the opportunity. This mission proved to difficult as he is usually surrounded by a bodyguard, photographer and other staffers. The fact that I was always sporting my signature orange glasses didn’t exactly allow me to blend in.

Knowing how much the mayor loves a photo op (which made his refusal of my selfie all the more puzzling), I started a Tumblr blog on all the things he would rather do than take a selfie with me including hula hoop, play lacrosse (and tennis) in a suit and tie and pretend to steer a ship. After more than 100 posts, I ran out of interest, mainly because I realized he’d pretty much do anything rather than take a selfie with me.

Cut to this morning. I woke up to find the mayor was a guest on WJCT, which just happens to be the day that I’m on First Coast Connect. What happens next can only be described as divine DeCamp intervention.

Long story short (is it too late for that?), DeCamp, director of communications for the City of Jacksonville, approached Mayor Brown as he was leaving the station. I can only imagine what DeCamp said to the mayor, but Brown walked right up to me, said hello and let me take a selfie with him. Yes, me, “the one who posts things.”

selfie with the mayor

‘Twas a bittersweet moment when I pushed that button and took the photo. I am happy that #selfiegate was resolved peacefully (i.e., without a restraining order). At the same time, I’m somewhat sad that it’s over.

In other news, I am nominating David DeCamp for a Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Events mentioned or not on 10/23/2014 edition of First Coast Connect

Today was a HUGE day in Jacksonville history. Because of the events that transpired this morning and the discussion with First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross, I was unable to mention many of the great events coming up this weekend. Here, then, are the events that I didn’t get to, as well as those I did.

Please note: event times, dates and locations are subject to change, so call before you haul (call the venue, that is, not me).

Thursday, Oct. 23
• Fresh Market Wine Gala
 (benefiting Mandarin Museum & Historical Society), 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Fresh Market, San Jose Boulevard
• Shaping Sound, 8 p.m., Florida Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 23-Sunday, Oct. 26
• Annie, times vary, Times-Union Center

Friday, Oct. 24
• Opening of “Beyond the Degree” art exhibit, 5-7 p.m., UNF Gallery of Art
• Halloween Party at the Casket Party (benefiting Jacksonville Historical Society), 8 p.m., old St. Luke’s Hospital and the Casket Factory, 314 Palmetto St.

Saturday, Oct. 25
• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 7:30 a.m., Jacksonville Landing
Superhero 5K & Fun Run (benefiting The Keystone Academy), 9 a.m., Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Beach
• Florida Black Expo, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Prime Osborn Convention Center
• Dogtoberfest (benefiting First Coast No More Homeless Pets), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Metro Park
• Wine, Women and Shoes (benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
• Farm to San Marco Dinner (benefiting San Marco Preservation Society and Berry Good Farm), 3:30 p.m., Whatley Park
• Arbor”EAT”um Wine and Food Fest (benefiting Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens), 4-7 p.m., Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
• Paul McCartney, 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena

Saturday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 26
• NAS Jax Air Show, 10 a.m., NAS Jacksonville
• Beaches Oktoberfest, noon-10 p.m., Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach

Sunday, Oct. 26
• Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: “Syphonic Sorcery” with the music of Harry Potter, 3 and 6 p.m., Times-Union Center
• North Florida Comic Con, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ramada Inn Mandarin

Monday, Oct. 27
• My Favorite Cookbook: Featuring The Lee Bros., 7-9 p.m., Main Library
NOTE: Event is sold out, but a waiting list is available.

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Events mentioned or not on 10/9/2014 edition of First Coast Connect

In case you missed my ramblings on WJCT’s First Coast Connect this morning, here are some of the events coming up this weekend.

Please note: event times, dates and locations are subject to change, so call before you haul (call the venue, that is, not me).

Thursday, Oct. 9
• Richard Marx, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Funny article about Marx’s feud with a blogger...)
• Gov’t Mule, 8 p.m., Florida Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 9-Sat., Oct. 11
• Iliza Shlesinger, times vary, Comedy Zone

Friday, Oct. 10
• Zombiefest 2014 Killing Zombies for Charity, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Video Game Rescue
• Wines of the World, 6:30 p.m., Main Library
• “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship,” 7:30 p.m., UNF Lazzara Performance Hall
Riverside Fine Arts presents Jax Jazz Greats: John Betsch and Longineu Parsons, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd
JSym presents “Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel,” 8 p.m., T-U Center

Friday, Oct. 10 & Sat. Oct. 11
• 
Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena
Jaxtoberfest, 4-11 p.m. &  11 a.m.-11 p.m., The Shipyards
Für mehr Oktoberfest Geschehen, klicken Sie hier. (Google translate it. You’ll learn something.)

Saturday, Oct. 11
• Grand opening: Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MOSH
World Zombie Day, 2-7 p.m., Midtown Deli & Cafe
Book launch: In Search of Clara White, Storehouse for the People by Tim Gilmore, 6 p.m., Clara White Mission
• Earth, Wind and Fire, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Peter Case, 7:30 p.m., Mudville Music Room

Sunday, Oct. 12
Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax Street Party 4-8 p.m., Bold City Brewery
• Caring Chefs, 7-9:30 p.m., The Avenues

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