FALL ARTS PREVIEW

Fall Arts Calendar 2013

The “First Coast Nutcracker” celebrates the holiday tradition with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Dec. 6-8 at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater in Downtown Jacksonville.
Mike Erdely
Guest conductor André Raphel (pictured) leads the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in a performance of “Romeo and Juliet” Feb. 13-15 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall in Downtown Jacksonville.
Whatever you do, don’t ask Chris Tucker: “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” Since his days playing opposite Jackie Chan, he’s probably heard that one a few times. The comedian “speaks American” Sept. 27 at The Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville.
Douglas Anderson School’s “Extravaganza” shows off the best musicians, performers, dancers (pictured) and visual artists Feb. 15 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Jacksonville.
The Black Crowes arrive on their “Lay Down with Number 13” tour after a two-year touring hiatus Oct. 5 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
The Moscow Festival Ballet performs “Swan Lake,” the story of a princess turned into a swan Feb. 23 at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park. Photo: Columbia Artists Management Inc.
“A Retrospective,” work by University of North Florida graduate Alynne Sharp (piece pictured) expressing her love of travel and the natural environment, is on display through Oct. 11 at UNF Gallery of Art in Building 2 on the UNF campus.
Mindi Abair (pictured) — the featured saxophonist on “American Idol” in 2011 and 2012 — performs with a deep roster of jazz musicians at more than 15 concert events Oct. 6-13 at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. She returns for a Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun on Dec. 18 at The Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville.
Brianna Angelakis is one of nine artists selected for the second-annual Highway Gallery, a public art project on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards throughout Jacksonville. “The Madwoman in the Attic” (pictured) is among her work featured in an exhibit through Sept. 19 at Highway Gallery, rotating with the other eight artists — Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber — through Oct. 31 on digital billboards. Beginning Nov. 1 with Angelakis and continuing through July 2014, each artist will be featured for one month on the billboards.
BET comedian Arnez J never lacks energy when he takes the stage Sept. 12-14 at The Comedy Zone in Mandarin.
Ana Popovic (pictured) joins Mud Morganfield, Zac Harmon, John Nemeth, Albert Castiglia, Ben Prestage, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson with the Shuffle Junkies, Josh Miller Band, Karl Davis Band and the Blues in School Band for the Amelia Island Blues Festival Sept. 13-14 at Centre Street and Harbor Front in Fernandina Beach.
Sjoerd de Wit
The Black Crowes arrive on their “Lay Down with Number 13” tour after a two-year touring hiatus Oct. 5 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
The Moscow Festival Ballet performs “Swan Lake,” the story of a princess turned into a swan Feb. 23 at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park. Photo: Columbia Artists Management Inc.
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