8006Frozen Theatre Chicago Review
December 31,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Frozen Theatre Chicago Review

The glitz, the glamor, and the icicles are back! Disney’s “Frozen,” the Broadway hit musical, has returned to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited ten-week engagement. Highly Recommend as we follow the lives of Elsa and Anna, who are heirs to the throne, with Elsa having a peculiar gift: the ability to create a frozen world of sparkling crystal. Many know how Disney’s Frozen took the box office by storm, and it’s clear sitting in the theater that audience members of all ages are excited to see the piece come to life. From kids, all dressed up and parents singing along. If you are a Disney fan, this musical was made for you. The Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the hit movie follows Elsa (Caroline Bowman) as she navigates, hiding her magical ice powers amid her coronation. When things go astray and her mystical magic is revealed, she runs off into the mountains to keep everyone safe – or so she thinks. With Arendelle suddenly under snow and the threat of permanent winter, her younger sister Anna (Marina Konodo) sets out to find Elsa to save their kingdom. This is where the story unfolds. Also in this musical are other favorite characters from the film: Kristoff (Mason Reeves), Olaf (F. Michael Haynie), Hans (Austin Colby), and of course, Sven (a combination of puppetry and acrobatic talents portrayed by Evan Strand and Colin Baja). This alone makes the magical experience full circle. Frozen is full of joy, and the eye-popping scenic design touches elicit uproars of laughter and applause. Standout performances and jaw-dropping special effects full of magic and flare make Disney’s Frozen a night to remember. Now, For the critical part, some songs needed a bit more clarity from the characters as a few of their pitches were off, but this is what makes live theatre awesome. Secondly, for all its glitz and girl power, l thought this magical show lacked some of the (human connect) warm connection found between Actors in other Disney musicals for the stage production. Overall, This is especially a top pick for those who first experienced this story as the original Disney film. Rating: 3.5 out of 4 Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets range from $33 – $179, plus a select number of premium tickets are available. Buy Tickets: Tridence Supports the Arts....

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8003O-Ku Sushi coming to Jacksonville Beach
December 16,2021ByDAVID VEGA

O-Ku Sushi coming to Jacksonville Beach

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group will launch a new sushi restaurant called O-Ku, announced this week. O-Ku is expected to open in early 2022 and is hiring for all positions. Located at 502 First St. North, the restaurant is across from the Jax Beach pier and will offer ocean views with rooftop dining and bar. The restaurant is approximately 4,400 square feet and can seat up to 165 guests. This will be the first restaurant by the group to open in Florida and the seventh O-Ku location. The Jacksonville Beach menu will offer an "innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine." In addition, O-Ku’s menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. #OkuJaxBeach will offer rare and unique dining options with sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii, alongside well-known local fisheries and other local purveyors. What is O-Ku? O-Ku is one of several award-winning restaurants offered by the nationally recognized The Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG). Inspired by sister restaurants located in Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Washington DC, O-Ku’s menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. It is a beautiful addition to the restaurant scene; instead of the typical dive bars and restaurants, Jacksonville Beach is upping its game to grow the culinary scene here. To learn more about IRHG and our current team openings, check out this link....

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8001Jacksonville Beach Tribute – Sterling Joyce – Remembrance | Tridence
December 15,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Jacksonville Beach Tribute – Sterling Joyce – Remembrance | Tridence

Jacksonville Beach Tribute - Sterling Joyce - Remembrance. At Tridence, we were fortunate to work with him for over 20 years. Helping the beach community and supporting local non-profits. He will be missed but not forgotten. Godspeed, my friend. A special Tribute: The man is known as the “Mayor Jax Beach” (sterling Joyce) passed on recently. While widely known out in the beaches area for serving as the Maitre’ D of Casa Marina, Sterling Joyce made an impression all over Jacksonville. His smile, warm heart, and love of sharing the love by giving roses to people he met have people all over the community sharing memories with each other and his family. River City sat down with his daughter Tonya to talk about his history and the legacy he built by giving so much back to the community....

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7999Dazzling Nights – Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens –  2021
November 25,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Dazzling Nights – Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – 2021

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the christmas holidays. A 3/4 mile journey of awe-inspiring light experiences. A magical experience for the entire family. Thousands of lights across a 3/4-mile walk are on display with Live entertainment, a 65-foot tunnel and a forest of fog and light are a few key attractions. Get out and enjoy. DATES : November 19, 2021 - January 9, 2022 LOCATION : Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225 TIMES : First entry at 5:30 PM. Last entry 9:00 PM TICKETS : Tickets must be purchased for a specific time and date, and are not available at the door. $22 per person weekdays, $25 per person weekends. Children 2 and under enter free. ARRIVAL : Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled entry time. PARKING : Limited, on-site parking can be reserved in advance for a small fee. Complimentary off-site parking and a shuttle will be provided at The Winn-Dixie, 1531 Monument Rd. FOOD : Lite bites, hot chocolate, beer, and wine are available for purchase. WEATHER : Dazzling Nights is open rain or shine unless severe weather necessitates a cancellation for the safety of our team and guests. If a cancellation happens, our box office will contact guests directly. Get tickets:

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7994Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations
November 18,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Chicago’s 2021 Christkindlmarket in Two Locations

Here's What to Know. The 25th annual Chicago Christkindlmarket will return in-person this year, with two locations, both opening Friday. Admission to both markets is free. The holiday markets feature traditional German and European live music, shopping, and food and drinks, including stuffed gourmet pretzels, spiced wine, schnitzel, Belgian hot chocolate, and more. For a sit-down meal, you can reserve an alpine-themed Stammtisch table in the heated Timber Haus for up to 8 people for 90 minutes at the downtown Chicago location. This year, the souvenir mug design is a boot shape. It's accompanied by a dark emerald green color to match the logo and a Chicago skyline. The Peppermint the Penguin mug is also back for the market's 25th anniversary this winter. More info, pictures, and pre-ordering: The Christkindlmarket's first location, in downtown Chicago at the Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, will be open Nov. 19 through Dec. 24. The market's second location, at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville, at 3635 N. Clark Street, opens Nov. 19 and runs through Dec. 31. Downtown Chicago Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 24 Sundays – Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket hours: Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 Saturday, Nov. 20: 4pm – 10pm Mondays – Thursdays: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve holiday hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities. Note: The Christkindlmarket's number one priority is the safety and health of all market visitors, vendors, and staff. Review the Health and safety policy by clicking here:

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October 14,2021ByDAVID VEGA


Welcome To Rockville. Don’t miss the rock ‘n roll finale of 2021 at Florida’s biggest rock festival in Daytona Beach Florida (NOV. 11-14, 2021). We’re stoked to announce that there will be a newly added campground stage to ensure we’re keeping the rock ‘n roll finale party going all weekend long. The campground lineup will be announced next week! Festival and camping pass for 2021 are still available. #Rockvillians Below are the latest Lineups: Mapping information For ticket information and additional information. Visit:

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7985Nights of Lights 2021-2022 | St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra, FL
October 13,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Nights of Lights 2021-2022 | St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra, FL

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS Celebrating 28 Years The 2021-2022 Nights of Lights will occur every evening from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022. The festival typically kicks off with Light-Up! Night on November 20 at 6 p.m. Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine's Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation's Oldest City, and it's free of charge. Para información sobre Nights of Lights en español, presiona aquí. How much does Nights of Lights cost? Nights of Lights is a free event open to everyone! There's no need to order tickets to enjoy the displays. What are the best ways to see the light displays? Since Nights of Lights covers such an expansive area of St. Augustine, there are plenty of ways to view the lights. By Car, Boat, and by Carriage. Experience St. Augustine in its beauty!...

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7983Harmonious new nighttime spectacular fireworks show – Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon at Disney – 2021
October 2,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Harmonious new nighttime spectacular fireworks show – Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon at Disney – 2021

Harmonious is the Brand new nighttime spectacular fireworks show at Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon at Walt Disney World for the #disney50. This new show will be featured in EPCOT's World Showcase Lagoon, and it will be the biggest show ever created for any Disney park anywhere in the world! Harmonious is the largest ever Walt Disney World nighttime spectacular – a fireworks show on steroids and the permanent replacement for IllumiNations. Harmonious celebrates how the music of Disney inspires people the world over. It brings to World Showcase Lagoon massive floating set pieces that house a variety of show effects, including custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, colorful lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and more during the 20-minute long show. Harmonious is a beautifully crafted nighttime spectacular presenting a dreamscape of music and imagery from Disney animated films, reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists worldwide. Let's work together! |

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7982Enchantment Magic Kingdom Fireworks | Walt Disney World – 2021
October 1,2021ByDAVID VEGA

Enchantment Magic Kingdom Fireworks | Walt Disney World – 2021

Brand New: Disney Enchantment is Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary fireworks spectacular for Magic Kingdom. The show is like a child of Happily Ever After and Wishes. It combines impressive pyro with stunning visuals and a moving soundtrack of your favorite Disney songs, as well as a handful of rare classics. Behold an all-new nighttime extravaganza that will take you on a journey beyond the ordinary to a land of magic. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, Disney Enchantment will feature captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks, and—for the first time—immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom park....

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September 30,2021ByDAVID VEGA


Don’t miss one of broadways biggest shows over the next several weeks at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts! HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. Although not the original casts. This show will be a crowd pleasure in this ultimate musical scoring piece. Jacksonville is finally bringing in some Broadway Classics outside of Chicago and New York. Duration 2hrs, 45mins with 1 intermission. Recommended For Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please note: there is some strong language. Location Moran Theatre Times Union Center 300 West Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue....

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