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10 Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Jacksonville

Cultural organizations and artists are poised to assist the City as they address their social priorities, including: Public Safety, Economic Development, Neighborhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Health and Wellness. The work of cultural organizations and artists expand far beyond just our sector. We have to dismantle the misconception that arts and culture exist in a silo and instead provide examples of how art and culture are woven into the fabric of every day life. In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report noted, “Jacksonville is growing. The region witnessed an ignition of the arts and music scene, stimulating business development …

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Unbroken”

“Survival. Resilience. Redemption.” Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero  (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from ’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. If I can take it, I can make it. The …

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THEATRE: “Dirty Dancing” a movie critics review

Live at the Moran Theater in the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts December 9 – 14, 2014 Grade: A- Directed by:  Adapted for Stage by:  Original Choreography by:   as Frances “Baby” Houseman  as Johnny Castle  as Penny Johnson  as Robbie  as Dr. Jake Houseman “Have the Time of Your life” The timeless love story of Baby and Johnny hits the stage this week at the  at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts.   hit theaters by storm the summer of 1987 and became one of the most beloved romantic movies of all time.   The film and stage adaptation …

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