Elton John has announced that he will be done touring once he wraps up his farewell tour. While this isn’t the first time that he’s announced retirement and continued to tour, he insists that it’s his time. Now 71, he wants to spend as much time with his family as possible; well deserved time. Good news for us, as of right now his last date listed is right here in Jacksonville!!
Neil Diamond has announced that he is retiring from concert touring. With 8 shows left on his 50th anniversary tour Diamond was forced to retire follwing a Parkinson’s diagnosis. However, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will continue to write and record music!
On the road to Pittsburgh! A Jalen Ramsey interception ended what was a close, low scoring game to propel the Jags’ further into the playoffs. The first home playoff win in almost 20 years, and the city showed up for it. A sold out crowd watched the Jaguars defeat the Buffalo Bills 10-3 yesterday in what was the lowest scoring Wild Card game to date.
Next up: Pittsburgh, where its expected to be 20 degrees. Meanwhile, the Titans will be taking on the Patriots in Foxborough. If the Jaguars and Titans both win next week, Jacksonville will be hosting the AFC Championship game! Not to get too far ahead of ourselves.
For now, it’s time to enjoy this win and be hopeful of the future with a young, skilled Jaguars team!
A limited amount of unused tickets for the Jaguars home playoff game this Sunday went on sale, but after only 3 minutes they were sold out! The tickets came from unused inventory from groups such as the NFL, the Bills team tickets, players families, internal holds, and standing rooms.
Luckily for standing room ticketholders, the Jaguars do a great job keeping it fun and comfortable. You can either watch from the BudZone sports bar in stadium, the FanDuelville club with a live DJ, or the Sky Patio right under the scoreboards.
Shad Khan also gave away 2,500 tickets for only $20 split up between 500 refugees from around the world that live in the area, 500 Puerto Ricans that are displaced due to Hurricane Irma, and 1,500 local military members!
An agreement has been made between the owners of the Jacksonville Landing, and the owners of Mavericks Live to stop the eviction of Mavericks.
Mavericks Live was originally to be shut down on December 14th for having more than $40,000 in unpaid rent. Since their original lease ended, they had a month to month lease with the Landing, but after failing to pay their eviciton notice came in Novemeber.
The motion says that the Mavericks Live owners transferred funds to family members, or another third party to impede the Landing. However, through all of this an agreement has been made!
There were warnings for a hard freeze this morning that was expected to close bridges. However, to commuters delight just after 7 a.m there were no reports of any bridge closures. The warning called for freezing wind chills, rain, and ice that could cause slippery road conditions.
The worst is supposed to come tonight going into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20’s with a wind chill in the teens! If you have a flight booked leaving out of Jax make sure to keep an eye on that as cancellations are happening. On your morning commute, try to give yourself extra time due to the road conditions. Always protect your pets, plants, and pipes. Most importantly, be safe!
Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb of the Beegees will receive knighthood during Queen Elizabeth’s annual New Years Honours. Ringo was already knighted as a member of the beatles but is now joining Paul to be solo knighted. Now Paul no longer has to push for Ringo to become knighted, as he has jokingly said he’s done in the past.
Gibb, who was knighted with the rest of the Beegees in 2004, will be receiving the “Knights Bachelor” for his services to music and charity.
Marc Almond, Hugh Laurie, and Wiley were also named to the New Years Honour List.
The Skyway is expected to run for another 4-5 years, during which the specifications will be develoepd for the new automated vehicles. The cost is unknown, but the concept right now is to take down all of the concrete beams that guide the Skyway trains in order to keep an entirely flat surface for the new automated vehicles.
Enjoy it while you can….they will use the beach as the HQ for the Hurricane renourishment efforts. Heavy equipment will be on the beach at least till Spring….