FCL Spotlights Archives - FirstCoast.Life

Category: FCL Spotlights

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30 November

Reading Time: 5 minutes Say Hello to Raz, One of the First Coast’s Premier Photographers … Born and raised in Romania, at 24 I made my big move to the United States to start my career as a family physician. As a doctor my focus is on lifestyle, and I find photography goes hand in hand with health and […]

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30 November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anjie Palmer Skinny Legs and All What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? I’ve lived in the Mandarin area since 1982. When did you know you had an interest in music? I don’t remember ever not singing Did you start with any specific instrument and migrate […]

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25 November

Reading Time: 5 minutes John “Johnny The Claw” Piantadosi Living The “Clawsome” Life Born into a musically rich family in New Jersey, I still have such wonderful memories of growing up listening to Dad jamming on the ol’ upright bass, Mom singing, or my older brothers tickling the ivories on one of the two pianos we had in the […]

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23 November

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ronnie Phillips of Nature by Ronnie Ronnie’s art is truly eye catching! The vivid colors he uses and all of the movement he creates is truly one of a kind. He’s as genuine as the day is long and you can’t help but become inspired after talking with him about his art. It is his […]

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16 November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rick Doeschler Guitarist in Jacksonville, Florida I grew up in during the British Invasion, my favorite period of music. Was lucky enough to have seen the Beatles in Jacksonville, Florida September 11, 1964. A life changing experience. What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? The Westside […]

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16 November

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mike Sits Down with Ame Cowan (Arts & Entertainment Content Manager) It felt great to be able to be face to face during my featured artist interview once again. I met Mike for coffee and truly got to spend some time getting to know him. One of my favorite parts of writing these articles is […]

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10 November

Reading Time: 5 minutes A Sit Down with Jen Becker. A Storyteller at Heart … Tell Us a Little About Yourself: I find the words and ways to tell your story. This is a candid, no B.S. approach that will help you find your story and tell it with intention and honesty – and sometimes with humor. This isn’t […]

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09 November

Reading Time: 7 minutes Debbie (Debra) Rider Debra Rider-Singer-Songwriter-Linda Ronstadt Tribute Artist Debra (Debbie) Rider was born in St. Augustine, Florida. Her passion for music and versatility as a vocalist began as she grew up listening to gospel radio on her Aunt’s farm in Kentucky, then singing along to Diana Ross & The Supremes, living in the Washington, D.C. […]

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03 November

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brian Hulse …. a five decade journey. Born on the northwest portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan, Brian’s musical journey started in his pre-teens. Winding his way through junior high, high school, some secondary schooling while working in a factory, a 10 year stint in the US Navy and a 35 year civilian career […]

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03 November

Reading Time: 3 minutes Featured Artist: Katy Mattice It was such a pleasure getting to know Katy and so many other amazing facts about her life and her craft. I never knew much about creating original kiln- formed art glass and how many steps go into it. I had no idea one piece may be in the kiln three […]

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28 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been said to me that I live my life as if I’m in a movie and I can honestly say that’s because I’m constantly taking my experiences and turning them into a song. Any kind of drama or world events I always feel the need to write my way out to understand and it’s […]

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19 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes Brian McElrath     “…Workin’ like a workin’ man do” Born here, raised everywhere; a local man’s process we’re living his dream. What part of First Coast do you reside now and how long have you lived there? I am a long time beaches resident currently living in South Jacksonville Beach. When did you know you […]

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19 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes Featured Artist: Lisa Brito of ElevenWings Each piece of Lisa’s jewelry are little works of art. She has a very versatile line that appeals to a broad range of people. She’s as sweet and humble as they come and I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know her better. I was telling her the other day, that […]

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14 October

Reading Time: 2 minutes Featured Artist: Terry Dostalik If you have ever stumbled upon a beautiful hand painted rock at our beaches area, there is a huge possibility it was one of Terry’s! I always try and keep an eye out for one of her mini pieces of artwork and I know my kids certainly do. They bring a […]

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14 October

Reading Time: 4 minutes John is one of the best “seascape” photographers in Jacksonville. He’s up every morning walking (stalking) 🙂 the beaches for his next shots. His images just make you feel like you are there! He’s also a contributing photographer for First Coast Life. Make sure that you check his portfolio of images for sale on his […]

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14 October

Reading Time: 3 minutes Personal Introduction from Glenn Shuck, Publisher First Coast Life I know Al on two levels. Professionally I met Al several years ago and have watched him continue to network and meet many hundreds of new people, and help connect them to his professional network without ever asking for anything in return. He is known locally […]

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