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JU Chamber Ensembles: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

The College of Fine Arts, 2800 University Blvd. N., (904) 256-7677, arts.ju.edu Feb 10 at 7:30pm Harsha Abeyaratne, Piano Terry Concert Hall, Sri Lankan pianist Harsha Abeyaratne returns to Jacksonville University for a solo recital in a program which includes music from his recent New York recital. Feb 13 at 7:30pm Omphalos, Lauren Frances Evans and Jensen Hande Alexander Brest Gallery, Two-person exhibition. Evans’ sculptural work addresses the body as a site of irresistible paradox. Hande’s photographs, portraits in nature, are equally investigative and explore the potential humor, sweetness, and commercialism juxtaposed within the portraits’ format.. Feb 19, 20, and …

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theatre review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

The  presented “,” a musical comedy, on stage at the  during October 24-26, 2014. This innovative musical has remained popular since it was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2005 and garnered two, for Best Book of a Musical and Best Actor. No doubt it will be a show with a long life, as spelling bee competitions remain so popular that they are featured on ESPN, the sports network. The story is that of a small town spelling bee, featuring a cast of eccentric characters. The setting and story are pure fiction and lots of fun. If you are not …

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On the River: St. Johns River Cleanup & Celebration

There is something intriguing about participating in an activity at the same exact moment hundreds of other people are doing the same thing. Recently, the unveiling of a lighted waterfall in New York required residents to turn off their lights at the same time in order to fully experience the splendor in darkness. The waterfall installation was a glowing success, a spectacle that would not have happened without support from the city and the participation of the community. The City of Jacksonville is looking to do the same thing. It isn’t new. In fact, this is the 19th annual, and …

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Heffron Drive

Heffron Drive Brewsters Megaplex

Brewsters Megaplex was the place to be on Wednesday night, November 26 as an excited young crowd greeted Heffron Drive. This duo from Wichita, Kansas rocked the house. The band members are Kendall Schmidt (Member of Nickelodeon band ‘Big Time Rush’) and Dustin Belt (Traveling guitarist for Big Time Rush and actor in short film ‘August’). Kendall Schmidt started playing guitar at 15 years old but has dreamed of a life as a musician even before that. He and Dustin Belt never knew each other until a chance meeting in 2008 in L.A, where they became instant best friends. Later …

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