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A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

  The early 70’s belonged to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a rowdy group of piss cutters from the Westside of Jacksonville that punched a hole clean through the southern rock scene. The group made history alongside .38 Special, Molly Hatchett and the Allman Brothers for busting out of Florida and into the big time, pinning Jacksonville as the birthplace of the unofficial founding fathers of the movement. Hometown fans will welcome back to where it all began Sept. 2 as the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with guests Jason Aldean and Kid Rock. Original member Gary Rossington will be joined …

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10 QUESTIONS with NUMA SAISSELIN, PRESIDENT of the FLORIDA THEATRE

  April 8, 1927, opening night at the .  The program that evening boasted fanfare from the American Legion Bugle Corps, a live beauty pageant, and a live performance by Frank Morris and the Brilliant Florida Orchestra.  The feature attraction that evening was a two-real silent film titled “Let it Rain” (1927).  Organist Robert E. Mitchell accompanied the film on the theatre’s new $100,000 Wurlitzer pipe organ. The Florida Theatre has a rich history, including a notorious 1956 performance by rock n’ roll icon on August 10 and 11. At the time of his performance Presley was riding a wave of success …

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MUSICAL THEATRE PREVIEW: AN EVENING WITH GENE NORDAN & FRIENDS

Sometimes we wish we could enter a time machine and travel back to some of the super entertainment events in North Florida history. Think of being transported to the to see , or the to celebrate an appearance by . Well, we have a tip and a suggestion for a time travel trip that’s happening in the very near future, when North Florida residents will have the opportunity to experience the piano styling of , composer, playwright and performer! He will appear on-stage in “An Evening with Gene Nordan and Friends,” on January 30 and 31, at Players by the …

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Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

A self-described music geek turned rock historian has captured the golden age of southern rock in a series of photographs, stories and interviews from many of the artists of the time in his new book . Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Author was a self-described “music geek,” always appreciated the lyrics inside the sleeve of a record album, fanzines and the encyclopedia-like volumes of rock history books with glossy, color pictures of his favorite bands. “It’s almost like a concept that the internet has sort of rendered not as prevalent. Kids have different ways to find out about …

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Under The Streetlamp

The cornerstone of popular music is reclaiming its rightful spot at the intersection of past and present.  is a tip-of-the hat to the crooners of the American Radio songbook, featuring the music of such legendary artists as , , , the , and more. Backed by an outstanding seven-piece band, Under the Streetlamp bring these classic hits back to the fans who first fell in love with the music and introduces a new generation to the timeless classics of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with an impeccable balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, performed with the same signature harmonies …

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

When he was cast in the role of  in the touring production of ,  walked the line between historical accuracy and individual footprint in his portrayal of the iconic man in black. In the end, Moreau says he put his own ego as a performer aside and focused instead on delivering an honest representation of Cash in a way that diehard fans would truly appreciate. “I wouldn’t say I bring a whole lot of Scott to the show,” he says. “My feeling is, if I go see something like this, I don’t want to see someone getting up there that …

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Memphis: The Musical – theatre review

“” opened Tuesday night at the  in downtown Jacksonville and will continue through Sunday March 23. For tickets, call (904) 442-2929 or visit artistseriesjax.org.  is like a travel bureau for North Florida theatre-goers. Last month, we took a two-hour trip to England and France during the era of the First World War with “.” This week our trip is to Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950s, where thanks to great music and outstanding singing and dancing, we experience the birth of Rock and Roll. The plot is loosely based on the life and career of , who in the early 1950s …

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On Stage – the Artist Series

The  has been bringing the performing arts to the First Coast for quite a while. They started out with a mission of “making the arts more accessible to students,” but today they are doing that and much more. National and international acts can be found on their stages. From Broadway to dance, from world culture to opera, they’ve fed our appetite for great shows. The 2013-2014 season is their 48th. , Artist Series Executive Director says Jacksonville’s performing arts scene “is vibrant” and gives people of different ages and tastes “lots of entertainment options.” Downtown Jacksonville in particular, says Russos, …

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