Matthew Shaw
Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.
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December 28, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Dec. 29-31

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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December 12, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Dec. 15-17

Two holiday maker markets, a symphony performance, The Nutcracker, and a royal singing group are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

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December 5, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Dec. 8-10

Holiday music, a new art gallery opening and a Gingerbread Extravaganza make this week’s list of Arts Picks.…

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Phoenix Arts District | Toni Smailagic, courtesy of @cre8jax
November 29, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Dec. 1-3

A local holiday arts market, piano prodigy with the Jacksonville Symphony and local literary fest are this week’s Arts Picks.…

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November 16, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 17-19

A cover band concert in the Cummer Gardens, open artist studios in Riverside and classical music at Jacksonville Beach at…

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November 8, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 10-12

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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Credit: Toni Smailagic, courtesy of @cre8jax
November 1, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 3-5

PorchFest, the music of John Williams at the symphony and an exhibition on St. Augustine’s Black history are this week’s…

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October 25, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 27-29

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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October 19, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 20-22

This weekend’s Arts Picks include a jazz trio, art by one of the Florida Highwaymen and a music-and-art show in…

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Credit: Toni Smailagic, @cre8jax
October 12, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 13-15

Two concerts on Friday night, an art show at the Beaches and Jacksonville’s only Hispanic festival are the Arts Picks…

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October 5, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 6-8

Two art shows and Jacksonville’s annual LGBTQ pride festival are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

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September 28, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Sept. 29–Oct. 1

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday & Saturday  Beethoven,…

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September 20, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Sept. 22-24

This weekend is all about music, from national headliners in St. Augustine to a local jazz trio taking on “A…

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Grammy nominated Tiny Desk contest winners Tank and the Bangas headline Florida Fin Fest at the Seawalk Pavilion this weekend | Credit: Courtesy of the artist
September 14, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Sept. 15-17

Visual arts in LaVilla, music at Jacksonville Beach and a new atrium exhibit at Downtown’s MOCA are this weekend’s Arts…

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September 7, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Sept. 8-10

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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Icon of Southern hip-hop, Big Boi performs at this weekend's Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival | Concerttour, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
August 31, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Sept. 1-3

Two museums with free admission and a music and taco festival are this Labor Day weekend’s Arts Picks.…

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Credit: Toni Smailagic, courtesy of @Cre8Jax
August 23, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Aug. 25-27

This weekend’s Arts Picks span from the beach to Riverside and Avondale. Where will you be?…

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August 17, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Aug. 18-20

This week, your Jacksonville Arts Picks are experimental theater, a makers’ market or dancing the night away in a honky…

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Headliners for this year's Queer Country Disco include (clockwise from top left) Rachel Angel, Daddy and Folk is People.
August 10, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Aug. 11-13

New art, a musical about life as an artist and a concert event celebrating queer country music are this week’s…

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From the Jazz Jam photo collection on view at the Main Branch Public Library through late September | Felicia Bass
August 3, 2023

ARTS PICKS | Aug. 4-6

A comedy and film fest, a Civil Rights exhibit and photos of the pandemic’s early days are this weekend’s local…

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A celebration of hip-hop and all its elements -- graffiti, DJ'ing, emceeing and (seen here) breakdancing -- is the main thrust of this weekend's Summer in the City held in James Weldon Johnson park | Photo by Toni Smailagic, courtesy of Cre8Jax
July 27, 2023

ARTS PICKS | July 28-30

Free music in Avondale, theater in Arlington and a free celebration of hip hop Downtown are this weekend’s Arts Picks.…

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Grammy-winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. (center) leads a trio of topflight jazz artists at Wildcrafters on Sunday | Photo by Toni Smailagic
July 20, 2023

ARTS PICKS | July 21-23

A clay workshop, competitive storytelling and a jazz jam are the Arts Picks for this Jacksonville weekend.…

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July 13, 2023

ARTS PICKS | July 14-16

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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Summer at the Cummer returns to Riverside's revered cultural institution this week with the first of 10 free Friday evenings of programming taking place across the museum's grounds | Photo by Toni Smailagic, courtesy of Cre8Jax
July 6, 2023

ARTS PICKS | July 7-9

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday Summer at the…