Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta

Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)
Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)

This is the first in what will be an ongoing weekly feature at Indie Art South, Yippee-Fri-Yay. Each Friday I’ll post a wrap on news of the week and things to do on the weekend. I tried this before and focused only on North Florida. Going forward, I’ve widened the scope to happenings and news around the South. First up is Lil Duval (Roland Powell) who is putting Jacksonville on the comedy map. Continue reading “Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta”

Jacksonville Film & Television forum was a must-attend for musicians

Before Jacksonville Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum 2-20-2020
Attendees filtered in ahead of start time for the inaugural Jacksonville Television, Digital Media, and Music Forum on Feb. 20. (Photo: Indie Art South)

Jacksonville’s Film and Television Office held a forum at the main library on February 20 and it was a must-attend if you’re an aspiring or working musician. The “inaugural” Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum featured a stellar lineup of panelists and hosts.

Even a musician who has already established a career learned a great deal about getting music into TV and film productions as well as streaming, capturing royalties, and the benefits of a Performance Rights Organization like BMI. Continue reading “Jacksonville Film & Television forum was a must-attend for musicians”

Hallmark’s American Rescue Dog Show puts creativity in motion for good cause

Rusty rescued by Rebecca/The Crazy Daysies
Rebecca Day adopted her mixed breed Schnauzer Rusty. –Photo from @thecrazydaysies on Facebook

Did you know the Hallmark channel, known for romantic movies and a weekday morning home show, featured the American Rescue Dog Show this past weekend? Unlike the upper scale dog shows for purebreds, this show focused on lovable mutts who found ‘forever homes’. We watched parts of the show, and it was evident creativity had been put in motion for a good cause. Continue reading “Hallmark’s American Rescue Dog Show puts creativity in motion for good cause”

Mardi Gras, Jax Beach style, features giveaways, prizes, and ‘unique pub crawl’

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras, post Katrina (Carol M. Highsmith Collection, US Library of Congress)

On Saturday, February 22, Jacksonville Beach will be the place for all adults who want to celebrate Mardi Gras—in English, Fat Tuesday. Celebrations like this precede the traditional Shrove Tuesday events in New Orleans, and the Jax Beach affair will feature giveaways, prizes, and what organizers describe as “a unique pub crawl.” Continue reading “Mardi Gras, Jax Beach style, features giveaways, prizes, and ‘unique pub crawl’”

Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left

Vinyl "Revival" by Jenn Bostic
Image: jennbostic.com

Jenn Bostic isn’t a household name in the US. Yet. She should be. Continue reading “Jenn Bostic sets up online show before UK tour—only 32 tickets left”