the Specktator

08-18-2016

0

“Another Round” Ep. 25: Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Four-time Olympic medalist in swimming (including three gold medals), civil rights activist and CEO of Champion Women Nancy Hogshead-Makar takes a dip into the treacherous waters of "Another Round."

Photo credit: Robin Patton

07-18-2016

0

Pokémon GO … away?

To Pokémon or not to Pokémon ...

Everybody seems to be on the hunt but me. You may be surprised.

05-04-2016

0

We have a podcast!

What are Jacksonville's celebs really like? Give me a mic and an endless supply of beer, and I'll find out.

Clockwise from top right: Melissa Ross, Kenny Gilbert, Lew Turner, Nikki Kimbleton, Courtney Lewis (photo credit: Robin Patton)

04-30-2016

0

Mayor Lenny Curry tells grads to ‘go crazy’ at JU Commencement

THIS JUST IN: Mayor Curry is a Prince fan.

Or at least he likes to quote his lyrics.

Photo credit: Jacksonville University

03-16-2016

0

Clinton or Trump: Who would you vote for?

Another highly-unscientific poll brought to you by The Specktator

And for the record, I am not in the running.

Photo credit: the BRILLIANT Sen. Jeff Davis

Upcoming Jacksonville Events

Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm UNF Gallery of Art
From Facebook.com “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is an exhibit showcasing the research of the U2 Tattoo Project, a curation and study of U2 fan tattoos. The project is a collaboration[...]
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
From nemours.org The Honorable Mayor Lenny Curry and Mrs. Molly Curry invite you to the 4th Annual An Evening of Promise. This special evening will feature delicious food, live music and amazing company – all with[...]
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook.com Hybrid Marketing & Hot 99.5 Duval invite you to dress up and dance to the best hits of the ’80s and ’90s in Hemming Park. Enjoy musical entertainment by DJ NickFRESH, DJ Hiztory[...]
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm The Museum and Gardens
From feelthefantasea.com Make a splash at the hottest party of the year. You’re invited to an amazing adventure just below the surface on Saturday, August 27 at our 7th annual party for JASMYN – Feel the[...]
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Hemming Park
From facebook.com Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors. FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
The third Thursday of every month local farmers, food trucks, artisan food vendors, street food vendors, craft beer (in the Intuition Aleworks Beer Garden, no less), fashion trucks (did you even know there was such[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Comedy Zone
Fred’s All-Star Comedians’ night features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. There’s a different line-up every week, but I’m not going to bother to list them every time because you’ve never heard of any[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm The Comedy Zone
The Comedy Zone’s weekly-ish Comedy Showcase features Jacksonville’s best local comics. Judging from some of the open mic nights I’ve seen around town, they should pay me $10 to come.      
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm The Hourglass Pub & Coffeehouse
They said it best themselves so why reinvent the cow? “As entertainment, Mad Cowford improvised comedy is exciting and immediate. It is interactive between performer and audience. It is fun, and every single performance is[...]
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Hemming Park
From facebook.com Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors. FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”

Big thanks to my supportive peeps!