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Chip Southworth

Art on Unoccupied Structures Bill Passes Unanimously | Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (CCGJ) are proud to celebrate the passing of bill 2014-730 through City Council on Tuesday evening, allowing the solicitation and management of artistic projects on “unoccupied structures” in the Jacksonville urban core. “This has been a true example of collaboration between so many within the arts community, the redevelopment community and city government,” said , chairman of the  board. “It’s a significant step towards our goal of leveraging arts and culture to make downtown the dynamic core a great city deserves.” The change …

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Change Keeps Downtown Fresh

Barroom conversations and threads among Jacksonville’s urban cultural creatives over the past years have abounded with pessimistic rants, open wishes, and pleading prayers for a more conscious, vibrant, and progressive city. Over the years, that energy has been randomly dispersed in grassroots campaigns and DIY-style events. A growing army of younger energy has single-handedly made it their mission to be the change they want our city to be. These individuals, typically operating on shoestring budgets, rely heavily on their networks, fans, and a hope and a prayer, to spark a notion in others that, “if we can dream it, we …

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Jesus Christ Superstar – theatre review

 in Jacksonville Beach presents the /  rock opera, “,” on stage at 105 6th Street North, until October 11, 2014. For reservations, call at 904 249-0289, or visit playersbythesea.org.The musical was first recorded in 1970 as a record album, and sold over 2 million copies. The musical opened on Broadway in 1971, and has been performed throughout the world since then. It was revived on Broadway in 2012. A number of years have passed since it has been staged in the North Florida area. We recall seeing  perform in the title role three times, In 1995, at Christ Methodist Church, …

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Review: Venus In Fur at PBTS

Players by the Sea opened ‘ provocative and risqué “” on June 6, 2014. The drama is an adaption by Ives of the 1870 novella by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch entitled “”. The play opened in 2010 Off Broadway, and transferred to Broadway in 2011 where it became a hit. The play received a Tony nomination for Best Play, actress  received a Tony Award for Best Actress. Playwright David Ives is no stranger to North Florida audiences. His “” has had several productions, and  performed his adapted version of Mark Twain’s “” in 2012. Ives also co-authored the book …

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Angels In America – theatre review

Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, presents ‘s  and  Winning play, “” on stage through March 29, 2014. For reservations and information call (904) 249-0289 or visit playersbythesea.org. This is the long overdue North Florida premiere of this controversial play and will probably be the only opportunity you will have to see it in this area. In the times right after “Angels” won all the 1993 awards (which, in addition to the Pulitzer, included four Tonys, one for Best Play), it was so controversial that picket lines were created in some cities that dared stage it. The play …

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