Charter School Hustle

—Who made Money on McReynolds School Sale By Rick Outzen and Jeremy Morrison Teaching is seen by many as a dedicated profession whose motive is not profit. However, charter schools in Florida have been very profitable for some. A highly critical report released last year from Integrity Florida outlined a number of issues haunting the […]

Never Enough Cursive

By Savannah Evanoff If it’s not broke, break it. At least this is Cursive frontman Tim Kasher’s approach while songwriting—making what was once pretty, ugly; once traditional, different and maybe once unidentifiable, a little more Cursive. “I’m part of the ilk of writers who have a tendency to muck things up at the end of […]

Foo Foo Festival 2019

By Jennifer Leigh In case you’re new to these parts or just need a refresher, Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration of arts and culture that happens every fall in Pensacola. There is literally something for everyone and anyone. Some of the events are generously funded through grants by Art, Culture, Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)—which […]

The Intersection of Art, Science and Skateboarding

By Jeremy Morrison Sometimes it seems science blurs into art and vice versa. Or, perhaps, one discipline is inspiring or informing the other. Caitlin Rhea, executive director of First City Art Center in Pensacola, recognizes these similarities between the processes of both artists and scientists. “I think I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection between […]

All for One

By Jennifer Leigh Since its debut in 2014 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, “As One,” has quickly become one of the most-produced modern operas in the country. On Friday, Nov. 1, the powerful chamber opera will make its Florida debut with Pensacola Opera. “It’s had 35 unique productions from 35 other opera companies,” said […]

“A DJ First” with NOLA Legend Mannie Fresh

By Savannah Evanoff Mannie Fresh is an old-school guy. Always has been. Always will be. The legendary rapper behind hits like “Real Big” and “Designer Caskets,” the longtime record producer for Cash Money Records and half of the hip-hop duo Big Tymer has dedicated his past few years to the DJ booth. Yet, when asked […]