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The Musical Comes to Jacksonville

Posted on 22 April 2016

Motown the Musical By Shanda Suggs
Edward Waters College

Are we in Duval County or New York City where Broadway is the norm? Yes, Jacksonville, Florida is where Broadway comes to town in “Motown the Musical” from April 19 – April 24, 2016.
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Ribault’s Lady Trojans Honored – April 12, 2016

Posted on 17 April 2016

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VIDEO: Motown the Musical – Trailer

Posted on 05 April 2016

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Florida News

FSCJ Artist Series Presents Motown The Musical

Posted on 02 April 2016

Motown the MusicalComing to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater April 19-24, 2016

Jacksonville, Fla. – Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center April 19-24, 2016 for 6 performances only. Continue Reading

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Florida News

Pearl Street between Union and State streets closed this weekend

Posted on 01 April 2016

Jacksonville – Pearl Street between Union Street and State Street is scheduled to close Saturday at 6 a.m. and reopen Sunday by 7 p.m. (April 2-3) to allow for drainage work at the southeast corner of Pearl and State streets.

Northbound Pearl Street traffic is detoured to Union, Julia and State streets. Southbound traffic is detoured to State, Clay and Union streets (see detour map below). Double lane closures on State Street west and east of Pearl Street will be in effect during the same time.

The road closure, weather permitting, is part of the $13 million Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) State Street, Union Street and Mathews Expressway resurfacing and improvement project.

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Jacksonville Police search for Popeye’s burglar

Posted on 21 February 2016

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Florida News

Jacksonville Must Never Forget Brave Bessie Coleman

Posted on 11 February 2016

By Opio Sokoni
The Florida Star Reporter

The major newspapers in the 1920s had a fascination with aviation. The first black female to fly an airplane, however, was made a household name among African Americans by the black press. They both covered her. Bessie Coleman was called “a vivacious little cutie” in one major newspaper and a “nervy lady” by The Chicago Defender, a black weekly. Continue Reading

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Local resident celebrates 103rd Birthday on Sunday

Posted on 07 February 2016

fannieFannie Mae Garner, who was born February 7th, 1913 in Hawkinsville, Georgia, will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Sunday, Feb. 7th.

Mother Garner is a faithful member of the Greater Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, where she will be celebrating this momentous occasion with friends and family.

Submit your news story or announcements to The Florida/Georgia Star at info@thefloridastar.com

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Founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire dies

Posted on 06 February 2016

Maurice White, the founder and lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.

White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, said his brother, Verdine White. He was 74.

A former session drummer, White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in the late 1960’s. The group went to sell more than 90 million albums worldwide.

White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 1980’s, which led him to eventually stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. However, White retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.

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Florida News

JTA and Clean Energy Fuels Open Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility with a Public Access Station

Posted on 02 February 2016

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Clean Energy Fuels celebrated the opening of the public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at JTA’s Myrtle Avenue operations campus located at 100 N. Myrtle Avenue. The CNG project was made possible through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Clean Energy. Continue Reading

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Crime and Justice

Florida caregiver arrested for stealing from elderly residents

Posted on 26 January 2016

A 30-year-old Florida woman was arrested who stole $12,000 in cash and jewelry from residents of the assisted living facility where she worked.

Melissa Taylor, admitted to stealing from multiple residents over the past several months. According to Taylor, since October 2015, she stole a diamond ring, gold chains, cash and a gift card from five separate victims who were all over the age of 80. Taylor said she traded and sold the stolen jewelry for money to pay her utility bills.

Taylor, is charged with five counts of theft from a person 65 years old or older. She was released Monday evening on $7,500 bond.

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Posted on 25 January 2016

By Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

With #OscarsSoWhite trending on social media and many up in arms about the lack of diversity at this year’s Academy Awards, actress/singer/producer Jada Pinkett Smith is giving “nothing but love” and challenging people of color Continue Reading

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