Tuesday on First Coast Connect, we discuss: Could recent severe weather be a sign of things to come? We also talk about how you can help the blind read printed books and a new art exhibit at the University of North Florida shows off fans’ love for the …
It’s not exactly something you’d expect to see hanging in The Lourve, but a very unusual art exhibit is on display at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art. “Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2’s Brand Through Fan Tattoos” is a multimedia project that examines the personal experiences of U2 fans and their relationship with the Irish rock band. UNF assistant professor of graphic design and digital media Beth Nabi is curator of the exhibit. She is a big fan of U2 but does not display any tattoos. Nabi told First Coast Connect that someone doesn’t have to be a fan of the band, or even tattoos, to enjoy the exhibit. “They’re fascinating and the reason for that is because they are such a diverse spread,” she said. “U2 doesn’t have that singular iconic mark like a band like the Rolling Stones do and that’s what really motivated the project was to see the diversity of what fans get tattooed.” The display continues at UNF through Aug. 26. It will then be on display at the Rock &
The first day of school for Duval County students was Monday, and it’s also the debut for 14 converted or rebranded schools. Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti visited two of those schools reprogrammed to address the district’s challenges with low-occupancy and failing grades.
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both presented their economic plans last week, outlining very different ideas for what they’d do to grow jobs if they get elected. On Monday’s First Coast Connect, we talked with two University o…
A civil-rights group has filed an ethics complaint against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff. The complaint stems from a city audit finding she improperly diverted $317,000 dollars from four Northside redevelopment projects to a consulting group, where she later got a job.
Jacksonville-based EverBank, the largest bank based in Florida, is being sold to a company called TIAA. In this week’s Business Brief, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo the positives of the sale for Jacksonville should outweigh the negatives.
Accident investigators are one step closer to finding of what happened in the hours prior to cargo freighter El Faro sinking off the coast of the Bahamas last fall. The ship’s voyage data recorder was raised earlier this week from 15 thousand feet of water and arrived at Mayport Naval Station Friday morning aboard the Navy Ship Apache.
The Jacksonville Progressive Coalition led a protest in Hemming Park Friday against the policies of Republican State Attorney Angela Corey.
A group opposed to Mayor Lenny Curry’s plan to use a half-cent sales tax to pay down the city’s pension deficit has filed a lawsuit against the amendment.
Candidates for several Northeast Florida offices gathered in the basement of a downtown Jacksonville church Thursday to talk about addressing homelessness. For just over an hour, five Democrats and one Republican traded ideas and answered questions fro…