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Words by Amiyah Golden As we close out another spooky season, we can’t do so without acknowledging the recent production of Roberto Forleo’s “Dracula” performed by the Florida Ballet and featuring the Jacksonville Symphony. With opening night falling on Friday the 13th, it was the perfect added detail to a beautiful night of unique storytelling through pointe shoes, extravagant costumes and live music provided by the Jacksonville Symphony, led by conductor Kevin Fitzgerald.   The dancing and music came together cohesively to tell Forleo’s unique adaptation of a tale as old as time and also to move fans to see …

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10 Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Jacksonville

Cultural organizations and artists are poised to assist the City as they address their social priorities, including: Public Safety, Economic Development, Neighborhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Health and Wellness. The work of cultural organizations and artists expand far beyond just our sector. We have to dismantle the misconception that arts and culture exist in a silo and instead provide examples of how art and culture are woven into the fabric of every day life. In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report noted, “Jacksonville is growing. The region witnessed an ignition of the arts and music scene, stimulating business development …

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