Behind the Storyteller’s Circle: Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly

The African American Society has partnered with storytellers and actors, Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly, to bring the “Storyteller’s Circle: The Color of Courage” to the 2017 Foo Foo Festival. To prepare you for this captivating event, here are some facts about who the storytellers are and how “The Color of Courage” started. Mitch Capel […]

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The Sounds of Foo Foo

We are nearly three (3) full weeks away from the beginning of Foo Foo Fest 2017, the 4th edition of Pensacola’s all en-compassing arts, cultural, and entertainment festival. Are you planning your trip? Planning your festival experience? If not, you need to get started today, because with nearly 30 events, there is a lot to […]

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Pensacola Umbrella Sky Project: The Journey to Pensacola

You do not have to travel to Agueda, Portugal to see the Umbrella Sky Project. This November, the designers of the art-installation are traveling to Pensacola, Fla. to create the first-ever “Pensacola Umbrella Sky Project!” As a part of the 4th Annual Foo Foo Festival, the event will take place on Intedencia St. in Downtown […]

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Buskers: The Interesting History of Street Performers

A centuries-old tradition is making its way to Pensacola, Fla. for Foo Foo Festival. This year, festival attendees will be able to experience the premier Pensacola Busker Festival, November 3rd-5th. To prepare you for this exciting event, you need a little background information on the tradition of busking. Here is everything you need to know […]

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The Heroic Tale of True Comeback Kings – The Oystermen

Everyone enjoys a good comeback story, and this year we are celebrating the return of a true Gulf Coast region hero – The Oystermen. After the devastating affects to the seafood industry due to the BP Oil Spill in 2010, the oystermen are making a comeback with new techniques and tactics. In the years since […]

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Whiskey and Oysters: Territorial Aphrodisiacs

  Whiskey and oysters may seem like an odd pair at first, but with some innovation and thoughtful pairing, these two can literally go hand-in-hand. The distillers over at Bowmore Scotch Whisky have drawn out what they affectionately call the “Oyster Luge”. This pro-method for consumption involved first sipping the oyster brine, followed with some […]

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Art, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) Announce Return of Foo Foo Festival for 2017 and Grant Workshop Date

PENSACOLA, Fla., March 21, 2017 – Art, Culture and Entertainment, (ACE), Inc. today announced the return of Foo Foo Festival for 2017. The festival will mark the start of its fourth year with a grant workshop for organizations interested in learning more about participating. The workshop will be held on Wed., March 29, at 4:00 p.m. […]

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Five Reasons to Visit Beautiful Pensacola, Fla. During the Offseason

Visiting a coastal destination in the off-season is a tenured traveler’s best-kept secret. Here’s why a trip to Pensacola after the summer peak is the perfect way to spend your time. Mild weather Pensacola’s mild fall weather means you can comfortably enjoy a multitude of outdoors activities. Comb the sugar-white sandy beaches for shells, enjoy […]

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A Street Mural Like None Other

Throughout this year’s Foo Foo Festival (FFF), you can watch a massive piece of outdoor art unfold as popular Pensacola-based artists Ashton Howard and Evan Levin collaborate on a 3,000-square-foot outdoor mural. Drop by the downtown Jefferson Street Garage to catch a glimpse of the artists at work. Here’s what Howard and Levin (H&L) had […]

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5 Historic Coastal Lighthouses to Visit this Fall

Coastal lighthouses are impressive and beautiful – stunning beacons that provide visitors of all ages a window into America’s significant maritime history. This fall, as winds whip, waves crash and sunlit water sparkles, check out these gorgeous guiding lights, including the Pensacola Lighthouse and its newly restored maritime museum. Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine […]

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History of the “Blocks” in Pensacola, Fla.

For the first half of the 20th century, the “Blocks” neighborhood in Pensacola, Fla., was known as the “Harlem of the South,” a thriving district west of the city’s downtown at Belmont and Devilliers Streets. The cultural and economic heart of the African-American community, the neighborhood was lined with businesses, entertainment hubs, civic organizations and […]

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Five Can’t Miss Southern Events this Fall

Fall across the South is lively and fun, with lots of options for celebrating regional culture in unbeatable weather. From fresh picked apples to changing leaves to native songwriting, the South serves up activities that delight and inspire all five senses. Halloween Ghost Train Blowing Rock, North Carolina September 23 – October 29 All aboard! […]

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