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October 21, 2022

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 21-23

Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday, Oct. 21 W.I.T.C.H.  JME Soundstage | Downtown Jacksonville  In the 1970s, the band W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend to Cause Havoc) was as big as The Beatles in their native Zambia. Pioneers of a sound that fuses American rock and

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April 26, 2022

THE JAXSON | Jacksonville’s 6 most distinctive foods

All across Jacksonville and the First Coast, restaurants pride themselves in serving up fresh Mayport shrimp. This isn’t a particular species of shrimp; the designation “Mayport shrimp” refers to shrimp caught wild and unloaded in the Jacksonville area, especially the historic fishing village of Mayport. First Coast waters are a very fertile breeding region for shrimp, and the crustaceans have

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February 22, 2022

THE JAXSON | 5 Gullah Geechee dishes to try in Jacksonville

The Gullah Geechee descended from enslaved Central and West Africans who worked the plantations of the Lowcountry in the coastal Southeastern United States. After the abolition of slavery, the Gullah Geechee settled in remote areas, in particular the barrier islands stretching from North Carolina to Northeast Florida, where they formed a unique culture and strong communal ties that remain today. 

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