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The Musical Comes to Jacksonville

Posted on 22 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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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FSCJ Artist Series Presents Motown The Musical

Posted on 02 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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. TContinue Reading

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Pearl Street between Union and State streets closed this weekend

Posted on 01 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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 Must Never Forget Brave Bessie Coleman

Posted on 11 February 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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. TContinue Reading

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

Posted on 02 February 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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. TContinue Reading

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EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF EVENT

Posted on 25 January 2016 by The Florida Star Online

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College kicked-off its 150th anniversary with a balloon release and celebratory cake-cutting during a Sesquicentennial Celebration January 20th. TContinue Reading

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N. C. Davis Insurance Launches Mobile Obamacare Enrollment Center!!!

Posted on 12 January 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Norwood Davis, owner of N C Davis Insurance, prepares to launch his mobile Obamacare Enrollment Center in the upcoming days serving the citizens in the Jacksonville Florida Metro Area. TContinue Reading

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100th Birthday Celebration of Mary K. Heard

Posted on 12 January 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Mrs. Mary K. Heard of Jacksonville, Florida recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! TContinue Reading

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LOCAL CHURCH HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Posted on 25 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Jacksonville, FL – Children lined up for toys and games at Wayman Temple – West Campus today. Pastor Mark L. Griffin and members of the church hosted the 9th Annual Community Christmas Fellowship and presented their Christmas play. TContinue Reading

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First Black Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw dead at 85

Posted on 23 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Leander Shaw, who was the Florida Supreme Court’s first African-American chief justice, has died. Shaw was appointed to the court in 1983 by then-Gov. Bob Graham, and he retired in 2003. He was considered one of the most liberal justices during his time on the court. TContinue Reading

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