the Specktator

05-04-2016

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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

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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

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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

01-18-2016

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12 best things I swallowed in the last 12 months

I eat out. A lot.

Here are my faves from the last 12 months.

Photo by Kristen Penoyer, kristenpenoyer.com

Upcoming Jacksonville Events

Jul 2 @ 6:05 pm Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Opponent: Tennessee Smokies Promotion: Patriotic Bucket Hat Giveaway and Home Run for Life Night
Jul 3 @ 6:05 pm Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Opponent: Tennessee Smokies Promotion: Baptist Health Family Sunday, All-American Night, Independence Day Celebration and Post-game Fireworks
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Jul 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[...]
Jul 6 @ 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.      
Jul 8 @ 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[...]
Jul 9 @ 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.”
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm University Center, University of North Florida
From facebook.com If you love Doctor Who, this one-day event is for you. Special guests include actor Colin Spall, producer Louis Robinson, The Ken Spivey Band, the Madrina Dance Company and Noise Complaint Comedy Troupe. And what Doctor[...]
Jul 12 @ 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[...]
Jul 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[...]
Jul 13 @ 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.      
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Jul 20 @ 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[...]
Jul 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[...]
Jul 20 @ 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.      
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Jul 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[...]
Jul 27 @ 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.      
Jul 29 @ 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 2 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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.      
Aug 5 @ 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 6 @ 7:00 pm Ritz Theatre & Museum
From ritzjacksonville.com In her two years of living in transitional housing, Momma Rose (Sharon Powell) has seen everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. Center, a local homeless shelter. But this new group that just checked in takes the[...]
Aug 9 @ 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 10 @ 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 10 @ 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.      
Aug 12 @ 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[...]

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