Thursday, September 30, 2010


Attention ALL Psychedelic audiophiles and ALL artists! You are cordially invited to PSYCHEDELIC VINYL BATTLE/OUTSIDER ART SHOW at Modernism 101! Participate in one or both or just come support the show!

Outsider art theme only! No experience required/free show! Please submit all proposed images to: for approval. We have over 5000 square feet of wall/floor space. Oh yeah, DRESS IN YOUR BEST COSTUME! Kudos to homemade attire and honorable mentions will be chosen by exhibiting artist judges and be rewarded art. We will have 2 pro tables & equipment on hand. Now taking appointments to share details. Look for the official event invite soon!!!

Saturday, October 23rd at 7pm. Be here!

"The most underground ART and avant garde music venue in Jax." Over 5000sq ft.

Modernism 101
700 Union St.
Downtown Jacksonville

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

VOTE for The Excavation of Mushroom Island

Voting begins today for the People's Choice Award in BLURB's Annual Photography Book competition. You've already shown your support by purchasing or blogging about my book The Excavation of Mushroom Island, and now you have one more opportunity to show how much you like my fictional archaeological exploration of the Super Mario World.

Simply visit my Blurb book page and click on the orange VOTE banner located in the middle of the page. By doing so you'll help my chances of not only winning the award but also supporting creative interpretations of your favorite video games.

Thank you for all your support!

Logan Zawacki
Author/artist of The Excavation of Mushroom Island

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Repo!'s Terrance Zdunich Debuts A Series Of Online Art Tutorials!

Are you an aspiring artist, hoping to learn the tricks of the trade from those who have made it? Or maybe you're an outsider, dying to learn the secrets of those who have been blessed with the gift of creation? No matter your position, fear not! Class is now in session! Terrance Zdunich, the mastermind behind Repo! The Genetic Opera, wants to teach YOU how to paint!

Although fans best recognize Terrance as Repo!'s charismatic, creepy narrator, GraveRobber, he also provided the comic book inspired artwork that appears throughout the movie and has been independently producing his own comics series, The Molting, since September of 2009. The Molting details the dark struggles of a dysfunctional, Southern Californian family in the late 1990s.

In conjunction with the release of the fourth installment of The Molting, its author is debuting a new project: "Painting A Still Life With Terrance Zdunich" is a series of online how-to videos, a seemingly innocent collection of art lessons from "The Tutor". Pupils will notice, however, that their instructor's methods are...less than traditional and, like the lives of his characters, deceptively darker than imagined.

The first episode of "Painting A Still Life With Terrance Zdunich" premieres at today, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. A new lesson will be released every Tuesday until this fourteen-part series is complete. Don't be late for class, students!

The Molting, chapter 4, “Lethal Raids”, is also now available for pre-order at

Friday, May 21, 2010




JACKSONVILLE, FL - Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour debut, a headlining performance at The White House, a critically-acclaimed, chart-topping album, and an appearance at Coachella that garnered rave reviews from spectators and media alike, DJ Lance Rock and the cast of YO GABBA GABBA! are heading back on the road with YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! to play to enthusiastic fans in Jacksonville. Today’s hottest live show for families will be at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00AM & 7:00PM for two performances only. YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with Wildbrain Entertainment and The Magic Store and presented by The Artist Series.

Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba Gang will partner with Habitat for Humanity to further their homebuilding efforts in Jacksonville. In addition, $1 from every ticket sold for YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! in Jacksonville will be donated to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, HabiJax.

The public on-sale through The Artist Series will begin on Friday, June 4, 2010. A special GabbaTix pre-sale offer for members of the Gabba community will begin on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets will also be available. For complete tour, ticket information and VIP packages, visit or Children under one year of age will be admitted free to sit on a parent’s lap.

Jacksonville, FL @ Times Union Center’s Moran Theater
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00AM & 7:00PM

The state-of-the-art production features music, singing, dancing and animation. The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend Biz Markie to teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day”. Special guests will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments.

Released in October, 2009, YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 1 topped kids and overall music charts at iTunes (#1 kids album), Amazon (top 5 kids album) and Target sales, which reached more than 40,000 copies in only 6 months since its release. YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME was picked as one of 2009’s top holiday gifts for toddlers by both PARENTS magazine and the popular Mom web destination YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 2 will be released on iTunes and will hit shelves nationwide this September.

About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August, 2007 and currently ranks as one of the most popular children series on television. Yo Gabba Gabba!, was voted as one of the best new shows on television by TIME magazine, won a BAFTA Award in 2008, was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Television” Award by the Television Critics Association, and is a two-time Emmy nominee. The series airs three times a day, seven days a week on Nick Jr. and in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.

Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today’s most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to guest star in the groundbreaking show, including Jack Black, Rachel Dratch, Melora Hardin, Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mark Mothersbaugh, The Roots, Andy Samberg, Amy Sedaris, The Shins, Amare Stoudemire, The Ting Tings, Jimmy Eat World and Elijah Wood, among others. Yo Gabba Gabba! toys, apparel and other merchandise are sold in stores nationwide in the U.S. and have skyrocketed in popularity. Yo Gabba Gabba! is recommended as a trusted program for preschoolers by The Smart Television Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of leading non-profit children’s media organizations including Common Sense Media, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Parents Television Council and Coalition for Quality children’s Media: KIDS FIRST!. Visit

W!ldbrain is an award-winning entertainment company and one of the world’s foremost producers of animation. The studio develops and produces television, motion pictures, short-form programming, commercial content and licensed merchandise. W!ldbrain has produced an exceptional slate of programming, including the critically acclaimed television series Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nick Jr.) and the live touring show Yo Gabba Gabba!: There’s A Party in My City!; The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO) and the hit Disney series, Higglytown Heroes. Some upcoming television and short-form projects include Bubble Guppies, an animated series for Nick Jr., The Hard Times of RJ Berger, an animated series for MTV and Team Smithereen, the short-form stunt puppet show from Dan Clark. W!ldbrain and its creative team have won top industry awards. In film, the studio won an Annie for its computer graphics short film, Hubert’s Brain. W!ldbrain has received Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands for leading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike and has gained national attention for their animation work on behalf of Esurance, Ubisoft and Virgin America. W!ldbrain’s sister company, Kidrobot, creates limited edition toys, clothing, artwork and books, with stores in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. W!ldbrain is based in Los Angeles, CA.

YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! will be performed at the TIMES UNION CENTER’S MORAN THEATER Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00AM & 7:00PM for two performances only. Tickets range in price from $26.00 to $36.00. Inquire within regarding VIP Pricing or Group Discounts.

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at
(904) 632-3373
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

KICK UP YOUR HEELS For The 2010-2011 Broadway in Jacksonville Season

At the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

JACKSONVILLE - The Artist Series announces its INCREDIBLE 2010-2011 Broadway Across America – Jacksonville/The Artist Series’ Broadway Season. Experience the best Broadway has to offer this 2010-2011 season with such extraordinary productions as the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, LEGALLY BLONDE, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, SHREK THE MUSICAL, and our subscriber special CATS!

December 2–12, 2010

Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes® bring their eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in the breathtaking RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR®! Every performance of the SPECTACULAR is a glittering present full of fun and surprises for the whole family! Parents enjoy the flawless precision of the Rockettes in numbers such as the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.” Children thrill as Santa takes them on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life! And everyone marvels at the stunning reenactment of the very first Christmas in the “Living Nativity.” The New York Times says, “BRILLIANT! It lifts the spirit and spreads warmth, joy and good will!”

January 11-16, 2011

It's here, and it's "AN ELLE OF A SHOW" (TIME Magazine). The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical, and now LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is coming to you. Legally Blonde follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. After turning Broadway and MTV hot pink, this “Feel-Good Song and Dance Juggernaut” (New York Magazine) is “The Best New Musical Around!” (WOR).

February 15-20, 2011

Climb aboard the all new CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION journey, from the creators of Broadway’s groundbreaking hit and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION blends world renowned imagination, critically acclaimed theatrical innovation and breathtaking presentation into a story that illuminates a city of everyday people, workers and pedestrians into feats of disbelief. Marvel as 27 world-class artists illuminate objects, balance on wires, leap structures and redefine flight with entertaining variety, comedy and extraordinary occurrences that reinvent everyday life. Urban acrobatics, dazzling choreography and brilliant illusions are ignited by special effects performed to a stylish original score of jazz, salsa, ballroom, pop and trendy beats from the streets.

May 10-15, 2011

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, “FAR, FAR AND AWAY THE FUNNIEST NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY!” SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

June 17-19, 2011

There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory.

Tickets to the 2010-2011 Artist Series season are on sale now with prices ranging from $93.33 to $248.75. Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week and seating location. A renewal order form has been mailed to current Artists Series subscribers allowing them to confirm or upgrade their seat locations. Subscriber benefits include: premium seat locations, no waiting in line or on the phone for tickets, exclusive exchange privileges, priority ticket purchases, discounts to other Artist Series events and lost ticket insurance.

VIP Seating is available to contributors to the Artist Series at five levels Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron and Donor. Call the Artist Series for information and additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.

New subscriptions may be ordered over the phone by calling 632-3373 or 1-888-860-BWAY Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm; by fax at 1-800-535-2929.

Tickets to individual shows in the 2010-2011 season are not available for purchase at this time. Season ticket holders have the unique opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public. Broadway subscribers will also have the opportunity to purchase other Artist Series events including dance, opera, off-Broadway, concerts and family Entertainment at the “Test Drive Your Seats Event.” For more information on the 2010-2011 season please visit Reservations for groups of ten or more for individual shows can be made at this time by calling (904) 632-3228.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Saturday afternoon at 2:00PM, and Sunday at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Radio City Christmas Spectacular Sunday Subscriber Performances are at 2:00PM and 8:00PM. (All times are subject to change). American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf are available for one pre-determined Sunday evening of each presentation. Please call the Box Office for more information.

The Artist Series is recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Sponsor/Presenter Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Galactic Enounter Day at the Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

Friday, March 26, 2010


Universal Orlando Also Unveils Details for the Highly Anticipated New Attraction:
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 25, 2010) – One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – is set for a public grand opening on June 18.

Today, Universal Orlando Resort also revealed details about what is expected to be one the most exciting theme park experiences ever created: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It will be one of three themed attractions within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This all new adventure combines a powerful storyline with spectacular new technology so effectively that guests will be completely immersed in the experience.

And as they live their adventure, guests will feel things no one has ever felt inside a theme park attraction, move in ways no one has ever moved, experience film like no one else ever has, explore vast sets punctuated by amazing special effects – and have an adventure only possible in Harry Potter’s world.

The new attraction lies deep within Hogwarts castle, a majestic structure that towers over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - the only place in the world where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films comes to life.

The Adventure

…meeting Harry, Ron and Hermione as if they were in person
…soaring over Hogwarts castle with Harry
…being swept into a Quidditch match
…feeling the chilling effect of a Dementor
…exploring your favorite places inside Hogwarts castle
…living adventures you’ve only been able to imagine – until now.


The Story

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey draws you into the excitement and chaos of Harry's life. As you venture through Hogwarts castle, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice, you travel by Floo powder, and begin the adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.

"Guests will experience firsthand a completely new adventure featuring the iconic characters, amazing creatures and recognizable locations they’ve only read in the books or seen in the films," said Thierry Coup, creative director for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Location
The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey experience starts as soon as you walk through the gates of Hogwarts. Within the towering Hogwarts castle, you explore a truly magical place. You journey through iconic locations taken from the films and take in the extraordinary detail of each scene. They include:

• Dumbledore’s office: Here, you meet the Headmaster as he welcomes you to Hogwarts
• Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom: Where you first meet Harry, Ron and Hermione
• Gryffindor common room: You meet three additional characters who prepare you for your journey
• Room of Requirement: Here, with hundreds of floating candles above, you take your seat on an enchanted bench and begin the Forbidden Journey
• Other locations: In addition, guests will pass through the Dungeon passageway and hallways of Hogwarts where they will have the chance to see hundreds of wizard portraits from the films, including several magical talking portraits created exclusively for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including the four founders of Hogwarts. Guests will even get a glimpse of the Sorting Hat.

The Innovation

This is more than just an attraction and it is unlike any theme park experience ever created. It’s a revolutionary, 360-degree theme park experience and first-ever combination of live-action, advanced robotic technology and innovative filmmaking – specially designed and developed for this brand-new adventure.

"We have created an entirely new way to place our guests into the heart of one of the most compelling stories of our time," said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. "What we have done will forever change the theme park attraction experience."

The attraction’s newly created ride system envelops guests in filmed action scenes and moves those scenes with them as they travel through the ride, allowing more time in the center of the adventure and with their favorite characters. This fusion of robotic technology and filmed scenes has never been achieved until now. In some cases, technology had to be invented to achieve the highest level of guest experience. The combination of pioneering, state-of-the-art technology, innovative filmmaking and surprises around every corner make this attraction the embodiment of the Harry Potter book and film series—and the future of theme park entertainment.

For the latest news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010