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U2 Fans Display Tattoos For UNF Art Exhibit

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 &

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El Faro Voyage Data Recorder Arrives At Mayport Naval Station

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.

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