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Memorial Day Weekend Tradition, Jacksonville Jazz Festival Features Big Names, Festival Veterans and Young, Emerging Artists

Jacksonville Jazz Festival , City of Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown Jacksonville does more than just set the stage for the . It becomes the stage! A Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 39th annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival features a lineup of big names, festival veterans and young, emerging artists on two stages at the courthouse lawn and . The legendary Gladys Knight is the 2019 festival headliner. Other artists include Brian Culbertson, Monty Alexander, The Noel Freidline Quartet with Maria Howell, Ledisi, Kirk Whalum, Jazmin Ghent, Moonchild, Avery Sunshine, Alfredo Rodriguez, Terence Blanchard & the E Collective, Camila Meza Quartet, Norman Brown, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul, Amina Scott, …

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A Swingin’ Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

A Swingin' Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

This holiday season, Jane Lynch is traveling across the country spreading Christmas cheer. Instead of climbing into a sleigh like “you-know-who,” the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner is sharing a tour bus with her bandmates to bring her A Swingin’ Little Christmas album to the stage in a larger-than-life holiday showcase. “We’re doing a huge tour now and going all over the country in a tour bus. We hang out in airports, we hang out in hotel diners,” she says. “We know each other pretty well, and we’re all over 50, so there’s not going to be any crazy partying. …

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Explore Our Roots with Ranky Tanky, Bringing Gullah Music to the Ritz Theatre and Museum

It’s been a whirlwind year for Ranky Tanky. Named for the Gullah phrase meaning to “get funky,” the rising stars of the low country released its debut album in October 2017 in homage to the Gullah culture of the region. Just two months later, they were topping jazz charts and touring the country. EU Jacksonville spoke with Clay Ross, guitarist and vocalist of the Charleston-based quintet about the band’s meteoric rise, infusing modern jazz with lowcountry flavors and a shared history with the First Coast. “It’s definitely been kind of a big breakthrough year for us. We released our album …

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JTA Plays Prominent Role in Revitalizing Historic LaVilla Community

BY LEIGH ANN RASSLER, Public Relations Manager Jacksonville Transportation Authority Last month, hundreds attended the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) ribbon cutting ceremony for the Intercity Bus Terminal, Phase One, at the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). Greyhound Lines Inc. leases the 9,961 square foot bus terminal from JTA. The terminal features an indoor waiting area, ticketing offices, a cafeteria, restrooms, nine bus bays, parking, and a customer drop-off area on Stuart Street. Phase Two, currently under construction, will feature JTA’s administrative headquarters and main bus transfer facility with an enclosed passenger waiting area, ticket vending machines, operator lounge, public restrooms, …

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Sandra Lynn is an “Artist You Should Know” at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla

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Like California sunshine on an Appalachian mountain stream She’s a little bit California cool and a little bit country soul. is combining the best of both genres into a fluid style that’s earning attention on both coasts. As an “Artist You Should Know” in the Summer Country Concert series, Sandra Lynn is excited to showcase a fresh interpretation of contemporary country music with a subtle west coast vibe June 30 at the (www.ritzjacksonville.com). Sandra Lynn will perform songs from her recent EP “Fight” which she divided into a three-part project. The first record was released early this year, and she …

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The Ritz Brings New Artists to the LaVilla Neighborhood

RITZ THEATRE AND MUSEUM PRESENTS ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW The Ritz Theatre and Museum is proud to present a new series entitled Artists You Should Know. This on-going series will highlight rising artists in a variety of musical genres including blues, jazz, and even country, exposing Jacksonville music lovers to artists they’ll be hearing about for years to come! Artists You Should Know will also introduce new and diverse audiences to the and , who might not have yet had the opportunity to experience these downtown Jacksonville cultural gems firsthand. CODY WEBB Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8 p.m. Singer, songwriter, musician, and touring artist …

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Cody Webb: An Artist You Should Know Comes to The Ritz

Read about the other musicians in the “Artist You Should Know” series. BY LIZA MITCHELL Breaking into country music is not unlike taming a wild horse. It takes discipline, commitment and a whole lot of heart. As part of the new crop of young emerging artists in Nashville, has it all. Billed as “an artist you should know,” Webb performs May 12 at the Ritz Theatre (www.ritzjacksonville.org). “You should know, but you don’t,” Webb laughs during a recent phone interview with EU Jacksonville. The South Carolina native talked about his small-town roots, writing outside the box and falling in love …

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ArtRepublic Announces Fashion Design Gala with Estee Lauder

Alex Vinash, ArtRepublic Fashion Gala, Jacksonville, Florida, Art Republic

ARTREPUBLIC FASHION DESIGN GALA NOV. 10 Jacksonville, FL: Yesterday, announced that the Fashion Design Gala will take place November 10 at the historic . The organization revealed that International beauty brand Estee Lauder will serve as Title Sponsor of the event in correlation with New York City Fashion Designer Alex Vinash. The Design Gala will include a black-tie cocktail party and Fashion Exhibit by Jacksonville based photographer , contributing to the conversation of Fashion being acknowledged as applied Art. Last year’s strategic positioning of the ArtRepublic Fashion Design Gala made it the first centralized event in Jacksonville to be focused …

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Country Comes To The Ritz: Lorrie Morgan July 28

Country artist Lorrie Morgan is bringing heart and soul to Jacksonville with a special July 28 performance at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 North Davis Street. Tickets will be available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at the and (800-745-3000, or buy online here). In an industry where the latest ingénue is often regarded as the “next big thing,” is living her truth as a modern woman making country music history. Her most recent record Letting Go . . . Slow, released in 2016 by Shanachie Entertainment, reflects a soulful approach to her style, sound and …

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ART REPUBLIC: The Creative Intervention invading Jacksonville’s Urban Core

Art Republic, Jacksonville, Florida, Downtown Art District, Jessica Santiago, Art (Re)Public, Downtown Jacksonville

THE WALLS Guest artists will begin to invade Jacksonville November 1 and 2, and begin to execute their mural designs in real-time. Walls featuring the Downtown Art District murals will include: FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Concierges will ensure a welcoming experience for all participating artists, including a Private Artist Lounge, city excursions to introduce each of them to Jacksonville, and a slew of events: DOWNTOWN ART DISTRICT From Jacksonville’s genesis as an early 20th century cultural destination for film and music, there is a move afoot to enhance and designate the as a nationally recognized Art District by visionary , founder of the non-profit …

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