Arts & Culture

STRIKE A CHORD contest to fight homelessness

A great idea, and a chance to get your band out there more.

‘STRIKE A CHORD’ contest offers bands and musicians an opportunity to compete for cash, prizes and recognition by coming up with the accompanying music to the provided lyrics. Musicians are being encouraged to get involved and help fight homelessness.

Choose your favorite song lyrics, and create the accompanying music with your musical talent.READ MORE @

Youth Writers / Bloggers Needed

Youth Writers / Bloggers Needed

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We are looking for youth contributors who have a passion for life, a desire to
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Local Breast Cancer Survivors Model in "Pink Carpet" Fashion Show

Last year’s first annual “An Evening on the Pink Carpet” event proved to be a huge success and is back to showcase more than 20 breast cancer reconstruction patients in fabulous fashions from participating area boutiques and stores.  The models are patients of Dr. Rebecca Glasser of Parkway Plastic Surgery, and will grace the stage on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Florida Theatre.  The event is hosted by The Donna Foundation and Parkway Plastic Surgery and presented by MIA Styling.

Painter Finishes a Piece Each Day for Entire Year

Painter Finishes a Piece Each Day for Entire Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You may have heard the old cliche: "Idle hands are the devil's playground." If that's true, then Jacksonville artist Kelly Hennessey had nothing to worry about during the last year.

"I remember in the beginning thinking 'Why am I doing this'," she said, laughing.

She has been toiling in her dining room/studio since August 2010, when she got a sudden urge. "I wanted to do something that I wasn't comfortable with," she said, looking for a challenge.

So she decided she would finish one painting every day for a year; each painting done on a small tile. "It takes hours, some of these."

You can click here to see a full range of all her tiles on her blog.

Jax Youth Poetry Slam

Jax Youth Poetry Slam
Hosted by Taryn Wharwood
Main Library Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Written by Anyis (6th Grader), SJ (5th Grader), William Jackson, M.Ed.

Contest for Musicians Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. Musicians Against Homelessness is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to sponsor a contest in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

Striking A Chord Against Homelessness is a contest to create the music for a stage musical to educate people about the causes of homelessness. The contest is open to bands and individual musicians writing in all styles of music, who may choose as many songs as they like from among the lyrics provided and write the accompanying music. All music must be original.