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Cassie Freeman interview: RED MOON THEATRE FESTIVAL

The in partnership with the Apex Theatre Studio will present the premiere of the Red Moon Theatre Festival: a celebration of diversity and building community. The three-day festival will present an enticing mixture of theatrical performances that honor the past while gathering a host of contemporary artistic talents to inspire a new generation of audiences to redefine the cultural landscape of Northeast Florida. Performance schedule is as follows: Friday, February 27th      The Mountaintop                        8 p.m.  (Ritz Museum Stage) Saturday, February 28th   Theatre of Rice and Beans         2 p.m. (Ritz Lobby) Our Town                                  8 p.m. (Ritz Theater) Sunday, March …

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Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum: 2015 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

829 N. Davis Street, 807-2010, www.ritzjacksonville.com Feb 7 SYL JOHNSON IN CONCERT Born Sylvester Thompson he migrated to his family to Chicago in 1950’s, blues guitarist son and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold and Junior Wells to mention a few.  Billboard R & B charts in 1069 for “Is it Because I’m Black. Feb 15 REIGNITING THE REVOLUTION: THE GIANTS WHOSE SHOULDERS WE STAND UPON A historical journey through the Civil Right’s movement. See excerpts of the first African-American Marines that fought our country to fight for our country winning WWII. Feb 20 REBIRTH BRASS BAND …

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – Ritz Theatre

CALL FOR ARTISTS Ritz Theatre and Museum presents Through Our Eyes 2014

Ritz Theatre and Museum presents Through Our Eyes 2014 Jacksonville area African American artists are invited to submit applications for the exhibition. “Call and Response: Illuminating God’s Trombones” February 13, 2014 through July 31, 2014 Artists will create original works inspired by James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 volume of poetry, God’s Trombones, Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. Written by Jacksonville’s “Poet Laureate”, James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones celebrates the eloquence, earthiness and passion of African American preachers. Their unique and often dramatic delivery of inspirational messages to the congregation combined vivid imagery, spiritual references and worldly applications. The theme of this …

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