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November 17, 2022

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 18-20

Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday Randall Bramblett Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach Over the five decades of his career — which includes solo work and collaborations with Greg Allman, Levon Helm, Steve Winwood and others — singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett has pushed

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December 16, 2021

How 4 Jacksonville artists made it to Miami Art Week

It’s just after 5 p.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Artist and Professor Dustin Harewood dons a paint-splattered denim apron as he takes a seat atop a craft table inside his sprawling classroom at Florida State College of Jacksonville’s Kent Campus. Seated two tables over, fellow artist and FSCJ Professor Mark Creegan is using a fine-detail brush to apply finishing

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November 3, 2021

PHOTO ESSAY | Jacksonville through the lens of Michael Rakim

Introduction by Matthew Shaw | Photographs and captions by Michael Rakim The first time I saw the work of Wesley Michael Rakim Edwards — who publishes his photography under the name Michael Rakim — I could tell he was a people person. I’d engage with Rakim’s imagery in the way most of us view photography these days — mostly on

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