Glen Washington LIVE at Jax Jerk Food Fest

Pepper eating contest, limbo contest, jerk chicken cook-off, Spicy jerk wing eating contest, Kids Fun Zone and much more.
Tons of activity for the entire family.
Admission is free with donation of non-perishable food items -OR- a $5 to a partner charity!

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One Music Fest 2013 – ATL

Atlanta’s Kick A$$ Musicfest created by music lovers, for music lovers…. of ALL kinds.

This will be our BIGGEST line up EVER.  TWO Stages!

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Hey Music Lovers! TOMORROW is your LAST chance to buy Blind Early Bird Discount Tickets. Ticket prices will increase this FRIDAY. So you’re still not convinced that a $30 Blind Early Bird Ticket is the BEST deal of the DECADE?! Here are 5 hints, on 5 of the artists performing at ONE Musicfest 2013! 
Atlanta Hip Hop Festival

Atlanta Hip Hop Festival

ONE of the groups/artist is currently featured on The Great Gatsby soundtrack….
ONE other group/artist are Atlanta Groundbreakers….
ONE of the groups/artist is a certified West Coast Legend
ONE of the groups/artist is a Philly songstress who rocks the hell out!
ONE of the groups/artists is a British cat who’s voice can melt rocks
…. and we still have 6 more acts!!!

that’s all we can say : ) This will be our biggest year yet! Grab your tickets while you can. This event WILL sell out. Spread the word!  www.onemusicfest.com

Previous Performers & DJs Include:   Common,  Santigold,  De La Soul,  Chrisette Michele,  The Pharcyde,  Goapele,  Slick Rick,  Marsha Ambrosius,  The Foreign Exchange,  Tortured Soul,  Big Daddy Kane,  The Cool Kids,  Eric Roberson,  Big K.R.I.T.,  Doug E. Fresh,  Anthony David,  MC Lyte,  Two Fresh,  Mick Boogie,  Joi,  DJ Apollo,  DJ Kemit,  Speakerfoxxx,  Mike B  and  MORE

The District of Soul in Durkeeville

Durkeeville Historical Society, in an effort to bring awareness to the facility as well as become a rebuilding tool in the community, will be organizing one of many of its annual events. The initial event in collaboration with the District of Soul Event, will be 5 days of awareness, unity, and building strong individuals to carry on the historic legacies that already exist combined to enjoy a Juneteenth Celebration. We are in search of sponsors to help bring this event to life through sponsorship.

· Do you have interesting artifacts or stories about the history of Durkeeville; · Do you currently run a business in Durkeeville; · Do you live in Durkeeville; did you grow up in Durkeeville or the Northwest side of Jacksonville?

Then we need you to pitch in and help! Give back to our community through donations, volunteerism, and sponsorship. The event will be organized for the Durkeeville Historical Society. Our goal is to cause the facility to be utilized to share the great history of the Northwest side of Jacksonville, as well as become a pillar to help build up the current residents pride in their community. Durkeeville Historical Society has served the community since 1998; the reigns are now being passed to the next generation of greatness. Don’t miss your opportunity to be recorded in history. Your support in the form of sponsorship should be of great help for successfully organizing this event.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Arts and Cultural Festival 2013 – Cocoa, Florida

Juneteenth Arts and Cultural Festival 2013 – Cocoa, Florida [June 15, 2013]

Juneteenth Arts and Cultural Festival 2013 – Cocoa, Florida [June 15, 2013] Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society. © JUNETEENTH.com. https://www.facebook.com/juneteenthcocoa 900 Block of Stone & Barbara Jenkins Street Cocoa, Florida

– See more at: http://joydennismusic.com/us/2013/05/22/juneteenth-arts-and-cultural-festival-2013-cocoa-florida-june-15-2013/#sthash.3pZu4S62.dpuf

Florida Culture Festival

Pastor Calls Out Clear Channel for Hip-Hop Songs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Michael T. Smith is a man with a plan. The pastor of The Church of Jacksonville took to the pulpit Sunday to talk about one of the most controversial topics around: hip-hop.

“It’s no mystery that you can turn on the radio and hear people talking about gun violence, dealing drugs, trafficking cocaine,” he said.HOT 106.5

Smith wrote a letter to Clear Channel, asking for a “change in broadcast policy.” He believes the songs often heard on 93.3FM aren’t ones that uplift the community, and in fact, influence the disproportionate number of blacks in prisons, on drugs and involved in homicides.

“You’re a company that broadcasts black artists in a negative light and white artists not in that negative light. Don’t tell me don’t listen. Change your policy No. 1,” he said.

In response, Clear Channel issued us the following statement:

“The Beat FM 93.3 is a popular station in Jacksonville that has a great relationship with the local community, playing music that our listeners want while abiding by all government regulations as a responsible broadcaster. We are a solid community partner, participating in many local charitable events including the MLK Parade, local school health fairs, feed the city with the Clara White Mission, MAD DADs pledge to help keep kids drug free, as well as national campaigns with the United Negro College Fund and the national mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Smith doesn’t see it that way. He believes the more negative messages played, the more executives unfairly profit. He says he’s not giving up any time soon.

“I’m not stopping until it’s a different America,” he said.

Read >http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Pastor-calls-out-Clear-Channel-for-hip-hop-songs/cThT3ycNqEa2grK420kgWQ.cspx

 

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Natural Hair Beauty Expo in Orlando, Florida Sept. 28th

Exclusive offer for Blacksonville.com members!

Receive a $3 discount off the online ticket price of $15 when you enter Promo Code ‘blacksonville’ or use this link http://naturalhairandbeautyexpo.eventbrite.com/?discount=blacksonville

The discount ends midnight on Monday! Hurry to get your tickets.

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Take This Marketing Idea – The Buy One, Give One Album

I have always been fascinated by the buy one, give one model of doing business. As far as I know, it was pioneered by Tom’s Shoes and it’s brilliantly simple. When you buy a pair of Tom’s shoes for yourself, another pair is given to someone in need. It works because people like doing nice things for people, especially if they don’t have to make any additional effort.

So I was thinking recently how this model might apply to music. While it’s no secret that I think emerging artists should not charge for their music, I had an idea for those who are either not ready for that idea or who are already selling enough that they don’t have to give anything away. It’s simple – the “Buy One, Give One” album.

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Soulbird Presents A Songversation with India.Arie

Tickets go on sale on July 19 at 10am.

Sometimes you have to step back to move forward. Coming to that realization—let alone taking that crucial first step—can be a daunting endeavor. Now on the other side of a self-imposed four-year hiatus, India.Arie returns with the most illuminating album of her career. SongVersation (Soulbird/Motown, June 25) reunites the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer with longtime writing partner/co-producer Shannon Sanders. Recorded in Atlanta and Los Angeles, India.Arie’s fifth studio album features additional production from singer/songwriter David Ryan Harris and songwriter Michael Ruff. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth.

Singer/songwriter India.Arie has sold 10 million albums worldwide, earning 4 Grammy Awards for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, Best R&B Album, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, plus 17 other Grammy Nominations. Her hits include “Video,” “Brown Skin,” “Little Things,” “Strength, Courage & Wisdom,” “Purify Me,” “I Am Not My Hair,” (featuring Akon), “There’s Hope,” “Chocolate High” (featuring Musiq Soulchild), and “Beautiful Flower.”

http://floridatheatre.com/event/india-arie/