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Unlocking the Skeleton Key

Ashley Carter Published: September 14, 2005 “The Skeleton Key,” explores the history of hoodoo, a magical religion among slaves of the old south that still is used by many in the underground of southern culture; this is practiced by past inhabitants of the house in which the movie takes place.  The film star Kate Hudson...

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Gauchos, vintage jeans in this fall

Rachel Strehlow Published: Septmeber 14, 2005 Everyone knows styles change, that’s what’s so fun about fashion. Instead of wearing the same old thing, consider re-vamping your wardrobe with this fall’s coolest styles to express yourself in a whole new way. Clothes aren’t just what you put on in the morning, they make a statement, so...

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Literary group publishes first magazine

Kristen Bailey Published: August 23, 2005 Despite the odds against them, PJC’s Literary Round Table has successfully published their first issue of the literary magazine ISSUE. The magazine showcases a variety of works including literary short stories, fiction, poetry, art, a play, photos and paintings. “It has short fiction, poetry, art, there’s even a short...

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PJC’s music department offers improvisation classes

Steven Macks Published: August 23, 2005 Throughout the history of music, the art of making up good music on the spot has been a skill not many musicians can claim to have. The jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, guitarist Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead are just some of the artists that can claim  this skill...

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Male ‘fly dance’ troupe to open Lyceum arts series

Pam Griswold Published: August 23, 2005 A male dance team known as the Fly Dance Company is among the performers coming to PJC this fall as part of the Lyceum arts series. On Saturday, Oct. ÿ8, the Fly Dance Company will put their moves on the Ashmore Auditorium. ÿMembers of the all-male dance team range...

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New date, new location for the fifth Gracefest

Rachel Strehlow Published: August 23, 2005 Gracefest, Pensacola’s popular Christian music festival, celebrates its fifth year with a new date and location.  This year the Gracefest committees are planning their annual concert at a brand new location- Spring Street in Pensacola. Gracefest is scheduled for  Sept. 16 and 17. This year’s concert boasts performances by...

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The Scene: Return of the Rex

Josh Kinser Published: April 27, 2005 The neon lights of the orange and red facade of the long-abandoned Rex Theater are about to blink and buzz once again.  Tim Hogan, a successful and local software developer, has purchased the Rex Theater, which is located on Palafox Street next to Rock Hard Jewelry Designs. Hogan’s vision...

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Deployment Survival Guide For Marine Wives

 Liz Holloway Published: April 27, 2005 It  is often hard for civilian wives imagine her husband leaving for another country at a moment’s notice and not knowing when or if she will see him again. Unfortunately this scenario is a reality for many military wives. For a Marine wife, deployments can be extremely difficult, but...

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Walking tour this Saturday

From Staff Reports Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 The Jared Sparks Historical Society of PJC will have a walking tour of Downtown this Saturday October 18, 2008 from 10 AM to 12 noon. We will meet at Palafox and Wright Streets SE corner. All are welcome as the tour is free. See where Andrew Jackson...

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Downtown walking tour with Professor Broxton

Joshua Encinias Published: Monday, September 22, 2008 As smoky twilight gave way to dawn, captive Francis Scott Key penned “The Defense of Fort McHenry” offshore the port city of Baltimore in 1814. That September morning found the flag and fort tattered but standing.  Key’s poem about the “banner [that] yet wave” became the United States...